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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Elgar, arr Brewer
Chanson de Matin
Thomas Trotter (organ)
7.07 Mozart
A Musical Joke (K522) I Musici de Montreal, director Yuli Turovsky
7.30 Vieuxtemps
Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Stuttgart RSO , conductor Neville Marriner
8.00 Poulenc
Les Biches
Paris Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Semyon Bychkov
8.40 Vaughan Williams In the Fen Country New Queen's Hall
Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Director: Yuli Turovsky
Cello: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Stuttgart Rso
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Building a Library

Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat by Jerrold Northrop Moore. Lionel Salter reviews new releases of chamber music from Pleyel and Spohr to Korngold and Zemlinsky.


Unknown: Jerrold Northrop
Unknown: Lionel Salter

: Record Release

Octet in B flat
Consortium Classicum
10.32 Beethoven
Septet in E flat. Op 20
Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble

: Reissues

Bryce Morrison has been listening to recent reissues of Wilhelm Backhaus playing Brahms and Artur Rubinstein playing Mozart and Liszt.
11.35 Brahms
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Wilhelm Backhaus
Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Paganini Wilhelm Backhaus
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Stephen Daw unlock a treasury of dance music hidden in Bach's cantatas.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Stephen Daw
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

Arnold Wesker , author of The Kitchen, pulls a strudel with Leslie Forbes.
Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Leslie Forbes.
Producer: Noah Richler

: Tokyo Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No I

: Vaughan Williams and America

Alain Frogley presents six programmes exploring the composer's little-known transatlantic connections.
5: Pilgrim Fathers
As a writer of hymn tunes and admirer of Bunyan, Vaughan Williams had much in common with American composers as they rediscovered their Puritan past.
Ives Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
(Holidays Symphony)
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (mono)
Strings of the New York Philharmonic, conductor
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Randall Thompson Alleluia Harvard University Choir/ Murray Forbes Somerville Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 2 Manhattan Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
William Schuman New England Triptych
The Phoenix Symphony, conductor James Sedares
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 5 in D LSO/André Previn


Unknown: Alain Frogley
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor: Randall Thompson
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Conductor: William Schuman
Conductor: James Sedares
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: André Previn

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thorne. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thorne.

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett talks to guitarist Marcos about the decline of flamenco festivals in Andalusia. Plus a look at the relationship between
Handel and Lord Burlington. Producer Anthony Sellors


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

The last of this season's operas is Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos; the second version, with a Prologue set back-stage, before the Opera, which tells the story of Ariadne abandoned on her island and her meeting with Bacchus. Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal .
Sung in German.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor: James Levine
Ariadne: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Zerbinetta: Tracy Dahl (soprano)
Composer: Teresa Stratas (sop)
Bacchus: Wolfgang Schmidt (tenor)
Najade: Joyce Guyer (soprano)
Echo: Korliss Uecker (soprano)
Dryade: Jane Bunnell (mezzo)
Music master: Hermann Prey (bar)
Dancing master: Anthony Laciura (tenor)
Officer: Henry Grossman (tenor)
Lackey: James Courtney (bass)
Wigmaker: John Rorito (bar)
Major Domo: Nico Castel (tenor)
Brigliella: Paul Groves (tenor)
Scaramuccio: Philip Creech (tenor)
Harlequin: Mark Oswald (bar)
Truffaldino: Ara Berberian (bass)

: Raging Women and the Golden Wreath - Female Companions of Dionysus

Nurturing nurses, raging
Bacchae, lost and betrayed Ariadne made immortal: who were the women in the lives of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelling? Peggy Reynolds investigates.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Opera

(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


A short season for the Orthodox Holy
Week opens with the first in a series of ironic reflections by Graeme Fife , brief encounters with the Greek gods, all of whom are played by Edward de Souza and Anna Massey.
Tonight Fireworks in Heaven is performed by Edward de Souza as Zeus who metes out insults on his grandfather, takes meet vengeance on Prometheus and meets a wild goose. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Played By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Schubert

Piano Sonata in A minor
(D537); Hungarian Melody in B minor
(D81 i); Piano Sonata in E flat (D568)
Paul Berkowitz (piano)


Piano: Paul Berkowitz

: Falla

Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Harumi Hanafusa (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Laurent Petitgirard


Piano: Harumi Hanafusa
Conductor: Laurent Petitgirard

: Impressions

Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to review a new biography of Billie
Holiday by Donald Clarke , and The Duke Ellington Reader edited by Mark Tucker , and there is music on recent CDs by pianists
Lou Levy and Borah Bergman , and saxophonists
Evan Parker and Anthony Ortega. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Donald Clarke
Edited By: Mark Tucker
Pianists: Lou Levy
Pianists: Borah Bergman
Unknown: Evan Parker
Unknown: Anthony Ortega.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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