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Talking about the Enlightenment

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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Bach, arr Stokowski Fugue in G minor (BWV578)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.09 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 26 in D (K537) (Coronation) Maria-Joao Pires (piano) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Claudio Abbado
7.41 Vivaldi
Gloria (RV589)
Jennifer Smith and Nancy Argenta (sopranos)
Catherine Wyn Rogers (contralto)
English Concert and Choir, director Trevor Pinnock
8.17 Dvorak
Symphony No 8 in G Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Jennifer Smith
Sopranos: Nancy Argenta
Contralto: Catherine Wyn Rogers
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Building a Library

Mozart's Die Zauberflote by John Steane. David
Fanning reviews new piano releases, including Debussy and Berg from Pollini and Zimerman, and Scriabin's
Mazurkas from Artur Pizarro.


Unknown: John Steane.
Unknown: Artur Pizarro.

: Record Release

Preludes: Book 1, Nos 5-12 Krystian Zimerman (piano)
10.41 Berg
Piano Sonata, Op 1 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Scriabin Mazurkas , Op 25 Nos 3- 7 Artur Pizarro (piano)
11.15 Reissues
Berwald and Stenhammar,
Lutoslawski and Penderecki: Michael Oliver has been listening to EMI's new Matrix series, which consists of unusual repertoire reissued at mid-price.
11.40 Lutoslawski
Musique Funebre
Polish Radio National SO/ The Composer
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs


Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: Scriabin Mazurkas
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

"And they sung as it were a new song." (Revelations) Christopher Page and David Fallows reflect on the artistry of performing early song, with interpretations by Jantina Noorman ,
Andrea von Ramm , James Bowman , Margaret Philpot and others.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: David Fallows
Unknown: Jantina Noorman
Unknown: Andrea von Ramm
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Margaret Philpot
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: A Personal View

Robert Kee talks to people for whom the 30s was a significant period in their lives.
Today, the historian and poet A L Rowse talks about his experience of the decade.
Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Robert Kee
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Walter Klien

Mozart Fantasia in C minor
(K475); Piano Sonata in C minor (K457) Janacek
Sonata (1 X 1905)
Schubert Sonata in A (D959)


Piano: Mozart Fantasia
Unknown: Schubert Sonata

: Europe in the 1930s

This was a decade in which depression and recovery led to catastrophe. Stephen Banfield shows how complacency and commitment, fear and hope mingled with popular culture to produce potent, sometimes desperate music, including Walton
Symphony No 1 Sibelius
Funeral, Op 111b
Dallapiccola Il coro dei malammogliati Strauss
Die schweigsame Frau Vaughan Williams
Dona nobispacem Schmidt
Symphony No 4 Britten
Our Hunting Fathers


Unknown: Stephen Banfield
Unknown: Malammogliati Strauss
Unknown: Frau Vaughan Williams

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
REQUESTS: write to Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3,
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1M


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett asks how important is the title of a piece of music, and do all orchestras sound the same? Also, profiles of Boris Christoff and Alfred Schnittke.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Dialogues des
Carmelites Opera in three acts by Poulenc to a text by Georges Bernanos.
Sung in French.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus. and Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Act
8.00 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to this week's team of opera buffs: Martin Bernheimer ,
Phillip Gainsley and George Jellinek.
8.25 Act 2
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Unknown: Carmelites Opera
Unknown: Georges Bernanos.
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Phillip Gainsley
Unknown: George Jellinek.
Marquis de la Force: James Courtney(bass)
Blanche, his daughter: Dawn Upshaw(soprano)
Chevalier de la Force, lier brother: Gary Bachlund(tenor)
Old prioress: Helga Dernesch(mezzo)
Mother Marie: Florence Quivar(mezzo)
Sister Constance: Heidi Grant Murphy(soprano)
Mother Jeanne: Michelle de Young(soprano)
Sister Mathilde: Wendy Hoffman(mezzo)
Chaplain of the cotent: Vahan Khanzadian(tenor)
First commissary: Charles Anthony(tenor)
Second commissary: Jeffrey Wells(bass)
Thierry, a servant: Nico Castel (tenor)
Javelinot, a doctor: Bradley Garvin(bass)
Jailer: Kevin Short(bass)

: Bertort Brecht: Stages of an Exile

Brecht is generally considered the greatest German dramatist of the 20th century, and possibly the most important German poet of the period. With the rise of the Nazis, Brecht became an exile in stages, moving through Europe to America.
His songs, with music by Hanns Eisler , poems, letters and diaries have been selected by his translator John Willett to chart his journey.
Poems are read by Nadine Gordimer and others.
The singers are
Sara Kestelman. Philip Dogan and Jenny Galloway. Producer Ned Chalet


Music By: Hanns Eisler
Unknown: John Willett
Read By: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.
Unknown: Philip Dogan
Unknown: Jenny Galloway.

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to
American pianist and composer Mal Waldron and introduces his specially recorded solo set.
Plus reviews of albums by pianists Cecil Taylor ,
Bill Evans (with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer ) and Ralph Towner (with bass player Gary Peacock ).
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Mal Waldron
Pianists: Cecil Taylor
Pianists: Bill Evans
Unknown: Bob Brookmeyer
Unknown: Ralph Towner
Unknown: Gary Peacock
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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