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: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Concerto a 8 in C
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
7.12 Paganinl Sonata No in D (Centone di sonate) Gil Shaham (violin)
Goran Sollscher (guitar)
7.22 Dellbes Coppelia (Act 1)
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
8.01 Telke Old Comrades; Sonntag Niebelungen-Marsch
Berlin Philharmonic Wind
Ensemble, conductor
Herbert von Karajan
8.11 Faure Soir
Sauguet Berceuse Creole Regine Crespin (soprano) John Wustman (piano)
8.19 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C, Op 56
Menahem Pressler (piano) Ida Kavafian (violin) Peter Wiley (cello)
Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur
9.00 Building a Library
Honeggers Symphony No 2 by Roger Nichols. Richard Wigmore reviews two new versions of Beethoven's
Missa Solemnis, Haydn's The Seasons and the world premiere recording of Berlioz's Messe Solennelle.
10.10 Record Release
Haydn Autumn; Winter (The Seasons)
Ruth Ziesak (soprano) Uwe Heilmann (tenor) Rene Pape (bass)
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Georg Solti
11.15 Reissues
Stephen Johnson listens to Berlin Classics reissues of the old East German label
Deutsche Schallplatten, including Peter Schreier in Beethoven Lieder, Kurt
Sanderling conducting
Shostakovich and a famous
Seven Deadly Sins with Gisela May.
11.35 Pfttzner Palestrina
(Act 3, excerpt) Soloists
Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Otmar Suitner Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Violin: Gil Shaham
Soprano: Regine Crespin
Piano: John Wustman
Cello: Peter Wiley
Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Tenor: Uwe Heilmann
Bass: Rene Pape

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and his guests David Melling and Yannis Plemmenos explore the tradition of psalmodia, the rich and ancient singing of the Greek Orthodox Church. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: David Melling
Unknown: Yannis Plemmenos
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: THE 30s A Personal View

Robert Kee talks to the author Sheila Grant Duff , who was a foreign correspondent for The Observer from 1936 and witnessed at first hand
Czechoslovakia's tragic struggle for survival.
Series producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Robert Kee
Unknown: Sheila Grant Duff
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Bach's Goldberg Variations

Davitt Moroney (h'chord) (Given in the Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford, last October)


Unknown: Davitt Moroney

: Vaughan Williams and America: 1: Walt Whitman and the American Dream

Alain Frogley presents six programmes exploring the composer's little-known transatlantic connections.

With contributions from Ursula Vaughan Williams, Leonard Slatkin, Elliot Schwarz and Byron Adams.
Ives Walt Whitman - Henry Herford (baritone) Robin Bowman (piano)
Roy Harris Freedom, Toleration (Three Songs of Democracy) - Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale/Robert Shewan
Hanson Symphony No 7 (A Sea Symphony) (1st mvt) - Seattle SO and Chorale/Gerard Schwarz
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony - Sheila Armstrong (soprano) John Carol Case (baritone) London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra/Adrian Boult
Roy Harris Symphony for Voices (1st mvt) - Lois Hendrix (soprano), Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale/Robert Shewan
Vaughan Williams Three Walt Whitman Songs - Ian Partridge (tenor) Jennifer Partridge (piano)
Barber Dover Beach - Leslie Guinn (baritone) Concord Quartet


Presenter: Alain Frogley
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Elliot Schwarz
Unknown: Byron Adams
Piano: Robin Bowman
Piano: Roy Harris
Unknown: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Baritone: John Carol Case
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thorne. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thorne.

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at a new staged production of Bach's St Matthew Passion and at the career of the 12th-century abbess and composer Hildegard of Bingen. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

La Boheme
Puccini's opera of love and tragedy in Paris's Latin quarter.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Carlo Rizzi Acts 1 and 2 7.30 Staging an Opera at the Met
Susan Stamberg puts listeners' questions to members of the New York
Met's technical and production departments.
7.55 Act 3
8.25 The Opera Quiz Will Crutchfield puts listeners' questions to John Ardoin , Alfred Hubay and George Jellinek.
8.45 Act 4
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Unknown: Susan Stamberg
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Alfred Hubay
Unknown: George Jellinek.
Mimi: Angela Gheorghiu (sop)
Musetta: Diana Soviero (soprano)
Rodolfo: Richard Leech (tenor)
Marcelh: Timothy Noble (bar)
Schunard: Mark Oswald (bar)
Colline: Kevin Short (bass)
Benoit/Alcindoro: Francois Loup (bass)
Parpignol: Meredith Derr (tenor)
Sergeant: Robert Maher (bass)
Custom House Officer: Jay Bahny (bass)

: THE 30s The Left Book Club

The Left Book Club was launched in 1936 by the publisher Victor Gollancz. Two years later it had nearly 60,000 members, over 700 discussion groups and 200 theatre groups. Paul Foot investigates the philosophy and significance of the club with Ben Pimlott,
Christopher Hill ,
Ruth Dudley Edwards , Betty Reid and Barbara Castle . Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Victor Gollancz.
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Ben Pimlott,
Unknown: Christopher Hill
Unknown: Ruth Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Betty Reid
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Debut

Borante Trio
Ireland Piano Trio No 2 Shostakovich Piano Trio Nol

: Love Songs in Waltz-Time

Jane Glover conducts the BBC Singers in Brahms's Liebeslieder, Op 52,
John Alley and Catherine Edwards (piano duet)


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: John Alley
Piano: Catherine Edwards

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a studio set by Harry Beckett 's All Four One, featuring four flugelhorns.
He also talks to Harry about the Caribbean influence on British jazz, and plays selections from recent CDs by saxophonists
Andy Hamilton , Courtney Pine and the late Joe Harriott.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Harry Beckett
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Joe Harriott.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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