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: Open University

VIPs: Karl Marx.


Unknown: Karl Marx.

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton . Augusta Holmes Andromede
Philharmonic, conductor
Samuel Friedmann
7.20 Mozart Clarinet
Quintet in A (K581)
Harold Wright (clarinet)
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
7.55 Alfven
A Legend of the Skerries, Op 20
Iceland Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari
8.15 Palestrina
Stabat Mater
Tallis Scholars , conductor
Peter Phillips
8.25 Saint-Saens Violin
Concerto No 3 in B minor
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons


Presented By: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Holmes Andromede
Conductor: Samuel Friedmann
Clarinet: Harold Wright
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Conductor: Tallis Scholars
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

: Building a Library

Bach's Four Orchestral
Suites by Graham Sadler. Jeremy Beadle on a couple of intriguing releases of contemporary music, and Roger Nichols on a new recording of Messiaen's complete organ works by Gillian Weir.


Unknown: Graham Sadler.
Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Gillian Weir.

: Record Release

Morales Parce mihi domine
Anon Sanctus
Jan Garbarek
(soprano/tenor saxophone) Hilliard Ensemble
10.28 Andriessen M Is for
Man, Music, Mozart; The Alphabet Song; Instrumental 1
Astrid Seriese (voice) Orkest de Volharding, conductor Jurjen Hempel
10.37 Messiaen
L'Ascension; Offrande and Alleluia (Livre du Saint Sacrement)
Gillian Weir (organ)
11.15 Reissues
Following BMG's licensing agreement with the Russian label Melodiya, many classic Russian performances are back in the catalogue.
Gerard McBurney explores Kirill
Kondrashin's Shostakovich cycle with the Moscow Philharmonic.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Morales Parce
Soprano: Jan Garbarek
Unknown: Astrid Seriese
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

"The lavishness of their music and singing gives them pride of place in the Catholic Church" - so the Spaniard Hieronimo Roman described the music of 16th-century Portugal.
George Pratt and Ivan Moody introduce music by some of the finest Renaissance composers working in Coimbra, Evora and Lisbon. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Ivan Moody
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Role Play

Michael Billington talks to actresses about key roles. 4: Nina
Harriet Walter and Helen
McCrory, who have both played the role of Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull, discuss productions past and present.
Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Flamenco Guitar

Juan Martin (guitar)
Rumba; Minera; Guajira;
Solea por medio; Fandango (Luna Negra Suite)
Rumba (Andalusian Suite) Rpt


Guitar: Juan Martin

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
The Cleveland Orchestra is the youngest of America's top orchestras, but from the start in 1918 the citizens wanted nothing less than the best. Christoph von Dohnanyi and Lorin Maazel (music directors present and past), players and critics explain how a post-industrial city created and sustains a great orchestra. With excerpts from Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor (1928) conductor Nikolai Sokoloff
Berg Violin Concerto (1940) Louis Krasner (violin) conductor Artur Rodzinski
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) (1963)
Sibelius Symphony No 2 in D (1970) conductor George Szell Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques (1970)
Philippe Entremont (piano) conductor Pierre Boulez
Prokofiev Gavotte ; Balcony scene (Romeo and Juliet) (1973) conductor Lorin Maazel
Webem Passacaglia , Op 1 (1992) conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Nikolai Sokoloff
Violin: Louis Krasner
Conductor: Artur Rodzinski
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Messiaen Oiseaux
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Prokofiev Gavotte
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Webem Passacaglia
Producer: Nick Morgan Discs

: Live from Covent Garden

Die Walkure by Richard Wagner. Piers Burton-Page presents the continuation of the Royal Opera House's "Ring" cycle in Richard Jones 's new production, starring John Tomlinson as Wotan, the Leader of the Gods, and Deborah Polaski as his daughter Brunnhilde. Disaster looms for the Gods as Siegmund and Sieglinde meet and fall in love ... and discover they are brother and sister. Schwertleite


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Deborah Polaski
Contralto: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Wotan: John Tomlinson (bass)
Siegmund: Poul Elming (baritone)
Sieglinde: Ulla Gustafsson (mezzo)
Fricka: Jane Henschel (mezzo)
Brunnhilde: Deborah Polaski (sop)
Hunding: Matthias Holle (bass)
Helmwige: Rita Cullis (sop)
Gerhilde: Penelope Chalmers (sop)
Ortlinde: Virginia Kerr (sop)
Waltraute: Anne Wilkens (mezzo)
Siegrune: Clare Shearer (sop)
Grimgerde: Gillian Knight (mezzo)
Rossweisse: Penelope Walker (contralto)

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett investigates the phenomenon of the composer who is too shy to show anyone his work, and looks at the role of the military band in today's new world order.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from Covent Garden

Die Walkure, Act 2
7.15 The Forging of the Ring, Part 2
As the first humans step blinking into the limelight, Piers Burton-Page investigates how that changes things for the production team. With contributions from John Tomlinson,
Deborah Polaski ,
Poul Elming , Richard Jones and Bernard Haitink.
7.55 Die Walkure, Act 3
Sponsored by Cable and Wireless


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: John Tomlinson,
Unknown: Deborah Polaski
Unknown: Poul Elming
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: Bernard Haitink.

: The Free Radio

A short story from Salman Rushdie 's new collection, published this month.
Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Brahms

Three Intermezzi, Op 117 Pieces for piano, Op 119 Jacques Klein (piano)


Piano: Jacques Klein

: The Schoenberg Quartets

A preview of a new CD set by the Arditti Quartet. Schoenberg Quartet in D minor, Op 7
An Auvidis/BBC production.
Next programme Monday 9.30pm

: Impressions

Brian Morton is joined by pianist Julian Joseph to talk about his Wigmore Hall series and to introduce a recording of the concert he gave with fellow pianist
Jason Rebello. Plus music on disc - the London Jazz
Composers' Orchestra playing Portraits by Barry Guy , and the Lee Konitz -Warne Marsh Quintet recorded in 1959 and never before released.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Pianist: Jason Rebello.
Unknown: Barry Guy
Unknown: Lee Konitz
Unknown: Warne Marsh Quintet
Producer: Derek Drescher

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