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: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Haydn Symphony No 11 in E flat
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
7.26 Faure Messe basse
Andrew Brunt (treble)
Stephen Cleobury (organ) Choir of St John 's College, Cambridge/George Guest
7.36 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
7.56 Mozart Clarinet
Concerto in A (K622) Ernst Ottensamer
(basset clarinet)
Vienna PO/Colin Davis
8.27 Nielsen Springtime in Funen
Stockholm Boys' Choir
Swedish Radio Chorus and SO/Esa-Pekka Salonen
8.45 Beethoven Overture:
Orchestra of La Scala,
Milan/Carlo Maria Giulini


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Basse: Faure Messe
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: St John
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Building a Library

Bach's St Matthew
Passion by Nicholas Anderson. Sarah Walker reviews new releases of 20th-century American music, including
John Cage , Elliott Carter and George Rochberg.


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson.
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: George Rochberg.

: Record Release

Paul Schoenfield
Vaudeville Wolfgang Basch
(piccolo trumpet)
New World Symphony/ John Nelson
10.39 Sessions Six Pieces
Joshua Gordon (cello) 10.54 Harbison Oboe
William Bennett (oboe)
San Francisco Symphony/ Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Paul Schoenfield
Unknown: Wolfgang Basch
Unknown: John Nelson
Cello: Joshua Gordon
Oboe: William Bennett
Unknown: Herbert Blomstedt

: Reissues

In the 1930s, EMI's Walter Legge masterminded a series of Hugo Wolf Society albums. The pianist
Graham Johnson assesses
Pearl's new transfers of these legendary recordings.
11.35 A selection of Wolf Lieder.
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury , Discs
(Revised 3.00pm)


Unknown: Walter Legge
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and guests David Melling and Yannis Plemmenos explore the musical heritage of the eastern churches in the second of two programmes.
Beyond the Byzantine Empire, other Christian churches proudly retained their ancient musical traditions and rites, and these live on today in remote parts of the Christian world, in Africa and the Middle East. Producer Kate Bolton


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

: Table Talk

The offbeat food series returns.
The Case of the Squid Ink Pasta Determined to find out what people eat in crime novels, Leslie Forbes toys with a plateful of black tagliolini cooked by crime writer Joan Smith.


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Joan Smith.

: Emanuel Ax

Debussy Pour le piano Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Franck Prelude, Aria and Finale
Schumann Carnaval

: Vaughan Williams and America

with Alain Frogley.
2: Musical Landscapes
While Vaughan Williams was recreating the English pastoral idyll, his American contemporaries were charting wilder territory. Vaughan Williams On
Wenlock Edge; Bredon Hill (On Wenlock Edge) Ives The Housatonic at
Stockbridge (Three
Places in New England) Hovhaness Symphony No 2 (Mysterious Mountain) Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral)
Virgil Thomson The Plow That Broke the Plains
Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica (3rd mvt)
Piston Three New England Sketches Discs


Unknown: Alain Frogley.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Virgil Thomson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Jazz Record

Requests with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett.
Lighting design, amplification, period costume.... has concert presentation become too gimmicky?
Plus a very unusual opera company from New York - La Gran Scena.
Producer Fiona Sheimerdine


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: La Gran Scena.
Producer: Fiona Sheimerdine

: Russian Cello Sonatas

Lowri Blake (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)
Myaskovsky Sonata No 1 inD
Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor, Op 19


Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Live from the Met

Placido Domingo sings the title role in Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's tragedy of jealousy and manipulation.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Valery Gergiev Acts 1 and 2 8.45 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs Carolyn Abbate , Speight Jenkins and William Weaver.
9.15 Acts 3 and 4 (Event sponsored by Texaco)


Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Carolyn Abbate
Unknown: Speight Jenkins
Unknown: William Weaver.
Otello: Placido Domingo(tenor)
Desdemona: Carol Vaness(sop)
logo: Sergei Leiferkus(baritone)
Cassio: Richard Croft(tenor)
Emilia: Jane Bunnell(mezzo)
Lodovico: Paul Plishka(bass)
Montana: Kim Josephson(bar)
Rederigo: Charles Anthony(tenor)
Herald: Yanni Yannissis(bass)

: THE 30s The Fall of the City

An experimental verse play for radio by the American poet and dramatist
Archibald MacLeish , originally broadcast in the United
States by CBS in April
1937, and starring Orson Welles as the Announcer.
It is an allegory about the rise of fascism and the surrender of freedom as the people await the arrival of a new leader.
With Guy Repp, Dan Davies , Brandon Peters , Karl Swenson and Kenneth Delmar as the Chorus
Directed for CBS by Irving Reis Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Archibald MacLeish
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Dan Davies
Unknown: Brandon Peters
Unknown: Karl Swenson
Unknown: Kenneth Delmar
Unknown: Irving Reis
Producer: Michael Earley
Studio director: House Jamison
Dead woman: Adelaide Klein
First messenger: Carlton Young
Orator: Burgess Meredith
Second messenger: Dwight Weist
Priest: Edgar Stehli
General: William Pringle

: AMERICA Sweet Honey in the Rock

Geoffrey Smith introduces a concert by the American a cappella group. Though essentially gospel singers, their repertoire encompasses jazz, blues, spirituals and traditional African songs.
During the interval, he talks to Bernice Johnson Reagon , who founded the group 20 years ago.
Producer Derek Drescher
(A concert given earlier this evening in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. and sponsored by Motorola)


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bernice Johnson Reagon
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: That Was...

...waves lapping, a burbling stream, wind in the pines, the dawn chorus - the first of the week's offerings of ambient relaxing sound.
(Binaural stereo. Listening will be enhanced by the use of headphones)
A Planet 24 production

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