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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Ravel Rapsodie espagnok Boston SO/Charles Munch
7.19 Haydn Cello
Concerto in D (H VIIb 2) Truls Mork (cello)
Norwegian Chamber
Orchestra/lona Brown
7.46 Bizet Symphony in C Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
8.21 Uszt Réminiscences de Norma
Jorge Bolet (piano)
8.45 Ravel Une barque sur l'océan Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti


Presented By: Richard Osborne.

: Building a Library

Beethoven's String Quartets, Op 18 by Richard Wigmore. Stephen Johnson reviews new releases of orchestral music by lbert, Koechlin, Martlnu, Langgaard and Uuno Klami


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Uuno Klami

: Record Release

lbert Bostoniana
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
10.23 Koechlin Les
Bandar-Log, Op 176
Berlin RSO/David Zinman
10.41 Uuno Klaml
Kalevala Suite, Op 23 Iceland SO/Petri Sakari


Unknown: Koechlin Les
Unknown: Uuno Klaml

: Reissues

Die Fledermaus and The
Merry Widow in French?
Patrick O'Connor explores recent EMI reissues of Viennese operettas as they were performed in Paris earlier this century.


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor

: Dante Marchetti

Pierre Kasty Deux enfants dans unjardin
Charles Cuvillier Oh! La troublante volupté
Poulenc Les chemins de l'amour
Janine Micheau (soprano) Raymond Saint-Paul Choir and Orchestra/Paul Bonneau Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive
Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Pierre Kasty Deux
Unknown: Charles Cuvillier
Unknown: Poulenc Les
Soprano: Janine Micheau
Soprano: Raymond Saint-Paul Choir

: Spirit of the Age

In Flanders' Fields
In the first of two programmes, Christopher Page and Christopher Wilson go in search of the sights and sounds of medieval Bruges. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

Butty Talk
Armed with a recipe for chip butties, Leslie Forbes meets Mike McCartney and Adrian Henri in the latter's Liverpool kitchen to find out what really fed Britain's most "gear" - and "happening" city. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Mike McCartney
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Pascal Roge (piano)

Debussy Images (Set 2) Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat (K333)
Faure Nocturne in B flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Satle Gnossiennes: Nos 2, 3and5 Ravel Sonatine
Poulenc Les soirées de


Unknown: Faure Nocturne

: Domestic Dvorak

Miniatures, Op 75a Howard Davis and Peter Pople (violins) Roger Best (viola) Discs


Unknown: Howard Davis
Violins: Peter Pople

: Vaughan Williams and America

Alain Frogley presents the last in the series exploring the composer's little-known transatlantic connections.
Songs of Democracy
"The composer must make his art an expression of the whole life of the community" - Ralph Vaughan Williams. Ives The Fourth of July (Holidays Symphony) Vaughan Willliams A London Symphony
Morton Gould American
Symphonette No 2
Gershwin Porgy and Bess (Act 1 sc 1)
Vaughan Williams Dawn
Patrol (Coastal Command) William Schuman A
Prayer in Time of War
Vaughan Williams Valiant for Truth
Series producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: Vaughan Willliams
Unknown: William Schuman
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

This week Ivan Hewett talks to Luciano Berio and visits Wormwood Scrubs - the two events are not unconnected....


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Domestic Dvorak

Bagatelles, Op 47
Members of the Alberni
String Quartet
Virginia Black (harmonium) Discs

: Peter Grimes

from the Theatre
Royal de la
Monnaie, Brussels.
A performance of Britten's opera to a libretto by Montagu Slater , after the poem by George Crabbe.
Theatre Royal Chorus and Orchestra/Antonio Pappano Prologue and Act 1


Unknown: Montagu Slater
Unknown: George Crabbe.
Peter Grimes: William Cochran (tenor)
Ellen Orford: Susan Chilcott (soprano)
Captain Balstrode: Gregory Yurisich (baritone)
Hobson: Malcolm Smith (bass)
Swallow: John Connell (bass)
Mrs Sedley: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Auntie: Anne Collins (contralto)
Niece 1: Xenia Konsek (soprano)
Niece 2: Amy Burton (soprano)
Bob Boles: Ian Caley (tenor)
Rev Horace Adams: Alexander Oliver (tenor)
Ned Keene.: Simon Keenlyside (bar)

: The Getting of Grimes

Joan Cross, who died last December, was the first Ellen and was also responsible for securing the premiere of Peter Grimes at Sadler's Wells in 1945. Amanda Holden looks back on a remarkable career, with contributions from Lord Harewood, Eric Crozier and Nancy Evans.


Presenter: Amanda Holden
Interviewee: Lord Harewood
Interviewee: Eric Crozier
Interviewee: Nancy Evans

: Acts 2 and 3


April in Hades, the last in the series of reflections by Graeme Fife , is performed by Anna Massey and Edward de Souza.
Persephone takes her spring holiday and Hades, left alone to do the audit, protests.
Series producer Piers Plowright


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

: GREEK EASTER Heaven upon Earth

David Melling continues his description of Holy Week at the Greek Orthodox
Patriarchate, Constantinople. The clergy and congregation light candles to symbolise the Resurrection of Christ proclaimed by the Patriarch.
(Final programme tomorrow 5.10pm)


Unknown: David Melling

: Sound and Fury

Composer and percussionist Edward Vesala brought his seven-piece band from Finland to Britain for the first time last autumn.
Brian Morton introduces a recording of the concert they gave at the Royal Northern College of Music. He talks to Edward Vesala about his work during the interval.


Unknown: Edward Vesala
Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Edward Vesala

: Russian Orthodox Easter Vigil

from All Saints'
Russian Orthodox
Church, Ennismore Gardens, London.
Conducted by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh. Choirmaster Michael Fortuonatto. Commentary by Father Sergei Hackel. Producer Faina lanova


Choirmaster: Michael Fortuonatto.
Commentary By: Father Sergei Hackel.
Producer: Faina Lanova

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