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Presented by Anthony Burton.
Symphonic Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Bolshoi Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
7.30 Alkan Concerto do camera No 1 in A minor
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Martyn Brabbins
7.46 Locatelll Violin
Concerto in C, Op 3 No 5 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Raglan Baroque Players/ Nicholas Kraemer
Saint-Saens Printemps qui commence; Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
Denyce Graves (mezzo)
Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Marc Soustrot
8.19 Enesco Symphony No 1 in E flat
Romanian National Radio
Orchestra, conductor
Horia Andreescu
9.00 Building a Library
Mozart's Quintet in E flat for piano and wind
(K452) by Colin Lawson.
Roderick Swanston on new opera releases of Boris Godunov and II Trovatore as well as Britten's Turn
'of the Screw and Rape of Lucretia.
10.15 Record Release
Musorgsky Boris Godunov (Act 2)
Xenia .VALENTINA VALENTE (soprano)
Shutsky ..PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.52 Verdi n Trovatore
(Act 1 excerpt)
Manrico.PLACIDO DOMINGO (tenor)
Leonora APRILE MILLO (soprano)
Il Conte di Luna
VLADIMIR CHERNOV (baritone) Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, conductor
James Levine
11.15 Reissues
Capitol's Full Dimensional Sound series has just been reissued by EMI at mid-price. The recordings come mainly from the 50s and, like RCA's Living and Mercury's Living Presence, they prided themselves on being at the cutting-edge of developments in sound technology. David Gutman listens to the first batch.
11.35 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
Berlin PO/Leopoid Stokowski Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
(Revised 3.00pm)


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Nicholas Kraemer
Unknown: Saint-Saens Printemps
Unknown: Denyce Graves
Unknown: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Marc Soustrot
Conductor: Horia Andreescu
Unknown: Colin Lawson.
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Unknown: Musorgsky Boris
Bass: Boris Anatoly Kotcherga
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Baritone: Vladimir Chernov
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: David Gutman
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page considers some recent recordings of medieval and Renaissance music from Britain and the continent.
Producer Kate Bolton
FACTSHEET: send sae to Spirit of the Age.[address removed]


Producer: Kate Bolton

: Poetry in Action

4: Obsessed with Beauty
The world of fashion and beauty from The Rape of the Lock to The Clothes Pit.
Compiled by Leo Aylen. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Leo Aylen.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Tokyo Quartet

Beethoven Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp); Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 Producer John Thomley


Producer: John Thomley

: Giulini: All in Good Time

Richard Osborne presents nine programmes celebrating the conductor's 80th birthday.
7: The California Connection From 1978 to 1986 Giulini was chief conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. With the help of reminiscences from
Giulini's principal guest conductor in Los Angeles, Simon Rattle , this week's programme examines the achievements of a time that included celebrated recordings of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, Brahms's Second
Symphony, Ravel's
"Mother Goose" Suite and Verdi's Falstaff.


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Simon Rattle

: Jan Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week the first ever encyclopaedia on music theatre, a new comic opera, Craig's Progress, and a preview of Channel 4's season on women composers.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: The Jacobin

A performance of Dvorak's opera at the National
Theatre in Prague. Set in an 18th-century Czech village, it is a story of political intrigue and enduring friendship. Sung in Czech.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre conducted by Zdenek Kosler Act
7.15 Cafe Culture
Mary Hockaday explores the thriving cafe culture of Prague.
7.30 Acts 2 and 3 Producer Clive Bennett


Conducted By: Zdenek Kosler
Unknown: Mary Hockaday
Producer: Clive Bennett
Count Vilem: Miroslav Podskalsky(bass)
Bohus: Ivan Kusnjer(baritone)
Adolf: Antonin Svorc(baritone)
Julie: Eva Urbanova(soprano)
Filip: Bohuslav Marsik(bass)
Jiri: Miroslav Svejda(tenor)
Benda: Jiri Cee(tenor)
Terinka: Jirina Markova (soprano)
Lotinka: Libuse Marova(contralto)

: PORTUGAL The Book of Disquiet

Bernardo Scares is a clerk in a Lisbon office whose life is dominated by obsessive routine and day-dreaming. He keeps a diary in which he records his thoughts and his impressions of the city that he loves.
Steve Hodson concludes his reading from Fernando Pessoa 's masterpiece, written in the early part of this century.
A Perryscope production


Unknown: Bernardo Scares
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Fernando Pessoa

: Nocturnes and Ballads

Kathron Sturrock (piano) James Patten Nocturne
Nol Chopin Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No
Ballade in A flat. Op 47
Rawsthome Ballade (1967) Barber Ballade , Op 46 Nocturne, Op 33
Patten Nocturne No 2 Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Piano: James Patten Nocturne
Piano: Nol Chopin Nocturne
Unknown: Barber Ballade
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

Miles Kington presents the first of three concerts recorded at this year's festival.
The Acoustic Quartet from
France, led by Louis Sclavis (clarinet and bass clarinet) and Dominique Pifarely
(violin), with Marc Ducret
(guitar) and Bruno Chevillon (double bass), play at the Guildhall, Bath.
During the interval, Louis Sclavis and Dominique Pifarely talk to Nod Knowles about the quartet and the way their music has developed.
Producer Derek Drescher


Clarinet: Louis Sclavis
Clarinet: Dominique Pifarely
Guitar: Marc Ducret
Guitar: Bruno Chevillon
Unknown: Louis Sclavis
Unknown: Dominique Pifarely
Producer: Derek Drescher

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