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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8
(Christmas Concerto) I Musici
7.19 Mozart Rondo in E flat (K3 71)
Ab Koster (horn)
Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil
7.27 Verdi Macbeth: Act 3 ballet music
Met Orchestra/James Levine
7.39 Reger Concerto in Olden Style, Op 123 Peter Rosenberg and Harald Orlovsky (violins) Bamberg SO/Horst Stein
8.05 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.32 Ravel Piano
Concerto in G
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Leonard Slatkin


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Musici: Mozart Rondo
Horn: Ab Koster

: Building a Library

Nielsen's Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva) by Edward Seckerson.
Roderick Swanston reviews recent releases from Virgin Classics' period-performance label Veritas.


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: Record Release

Gibbons The Silver Swan; Pavan and Galliard; What Is Our Life?
Jeremy Budd (treble) Michael Chance
(countertenor) Fretwork
10.24 Bach Cantata No 4:
Christ lag in Todesbanden Soloists
Taverner Consort and Players/Andrew Parrott
10.45 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 9 in E flat
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) New Mozart Ensemble


Unknown: Jeremy Budd

: Reissues

Jan Smaczny has been listening to reissues of Karel Ancerl and Vaclav Talich
in Supraphon's
Czech Philharmonic series.
11.35 Janacek Suite: The
Cunning Little Vixen Czech Philharmonic, conductor Vaclav Talich
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Unknown: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Vaclav Talich
Conductor: Vaclav Talich
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

The Monteverdi Choir was founded 30 years ago, with the aim of introducing the colours of Italian music to audiences accustomed to the English choral tradition. George Pratt talks to the choir's founder and director, John Eliot Gardiner. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Monteverdi Choir
Talks: George Pratt
Director: John Eliot Gardiner.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: THE 30s A Personal View

Robert Kee talks to people for whom the 30s was a significant period. Today, Denis Healey , who was at Oxford in the mid-30s and joined the Communist Party to fight the threat from
Nazism. By the end of the decade, he had signed up and was in the army preparing for war. Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Robert Kee
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Raglan Baroque Players

director Nicholas Kraemer
Telemann Overture des
Nations anciens et modernes
Locatelli Violin Concerto inE,Op3No-4
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for four violins (RV580) Locatelli Violin Concerto in A, Op 3 No 11
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor (RV169) (Al Santo Sepolcro);
Concerto in G (RV146) Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins

: The 30s: Russia in the 30s

In the 1930s Russia was ruled by fear, and for most people the top priority was survival. David Fanning looks at some of the survival tactics of composers at the time, including Shostakovich and Prokofiev, and plays a variety of music composed in the name of Socialist Realism. Excerpts include Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Shelabin Dramatic Symphony on Vladimir Il'ich Lenin, Knipper Symphony No 4 Shostakovich The Boh, Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution


Presenter: David Fanning
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week Spain comes to
Britain with what is, according to the Spanish ambassador,
"one of the most ambitious arts festivals ever staged outside Spain". Plus, a report from the first international Bruckner conference in America.
Producer Fiona Shetmerdine


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Fiona Shetmerdine

: Live from the Met

Verdi's censored opera comes to the Met for the first time, in Giancarlo del Monaco's new production, with Placido Domingo making his debut in the title role.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/James Levine Actl
7.25 Roger Parker considers the place of religion in Verdi's life and operas.
7.50 Act 2
8.15 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera experts: Stephen Brown, Henry Fogel and Barrymore Schere.
8.40 Act 3
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Stiffelio: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Lina: Sharon Sweet (soprano)
Stankar: Vladimir Chernov (bar)
Raffaele: Peter Riberi (tenor)
Jorg: Paul Plishka (bass)
Federico: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Dorotea: Margaret Lattimore (mezzo)

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time Marina Warner gives the last of six talks.
Home: Our Famous Island
Race. From the Cabinet War
Rooms to cardboard city, changes in British identity. Readers Robert Stephens and Nigel Carrington.
Series producer Elizabeth Burke


Readers: Robert Stephens
Readers: Nigel Carrington.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Nocturne

Haydn Notturno in C
Vienna Concert-Verein. Discs

: Tim Berne's Caos Totale

One of the leading lights of the New York jazz scene, composer and saxophonist Tim Berne brought his sextet to this country last April. They were joined by Django Bates (tenor horn/ keyboards) to play bass, luna; It could've been a lot worse and a new piece specially commissioned by Birmingham Jazz. The concert, recorded at the Bloomsbury Theatre, is introduced by Brian Morton , who talks to Tim Berne during the interval. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Tim Berne
Tenor: Django Bates
Introduced By: Brian Morton
Unknown: Tim Berne
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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