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: Open University

VIPs: William Morris


Unknown: William Morris

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton.
Symphony No 18 in D (G520)
German Chamber Academy, Neuss, conductor
Johannes Goritzki
7.23 Medtner
Violin Sonata in B minor,
Op 21
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin) Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
7.45 Five Motets
(Montpelier Codex) Anonymous 4
8.00 Danzi
Wind Quintet in E flat, Op 67 No 3
Albert Schweitzer Quintet
8.20 Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
Violin: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Building a Library

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von NCirnberg by John Warrack. Robert Philip on John Eliot Gardiner 's
Beethoven cycle and the latest in Trevor Pinnock 's
Mozart cycle.


Unknown: John Warrack.
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock

: Record Release

Symphony No 20 in D The English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
10.40 Beethoven
Symphony No 5 in C minor Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Reissues

In the 50s and 60s, the countertenor Alfred Deller made over 60 records for the American label
Vanguard Bach Guild. These are now being released on CD and Lionel
Salter has been listening to
'some of them.
11.35 Byrd
Ah, Silly Poor Joas; Buy New Broom; Ye Sacred
Muses; Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby; In a Merry May Morn
Alfred Deller (countertenor) Wenzinger Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis, conductor
August Wenzinger
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Wenzinger Consort
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

The first of two programmes exploring the influence of medieval and Renaissance music on 20th-century composers.
Christopher Page's guests are Bayan Northcott and Judith Weir.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Bayan Northcott
Unknown: Judith Weir.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Role Play

The last of the series in which Michael Billington talks to actresses about key roles in the repertoire. Amanda
Noël Coward said of Private
Lives that it demanded "the maximum of resource and comedy experience" from its actors.
Maria Aitken and Isla Blair discuss their approaches to playing the "quite exquisite" Amanda.
Series producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Isla Blair
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Celebrity Recital

Imogen Cooper (piano)
Brahms Fantasies, Op 116 Schumann Humoreske in B flat, Op 20


Piano: Imogen Cooper

: Schumann

Kreisleriana, Op 16

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
In the early 1960s, Pierre Monteux enjoyed a remarkable Indian summer as chief conductor of the London Symphony
Orchestra. Renowned soloist Barry Tuckwell , then principal horn in the orchestra, remembers those years.
With excerpts from
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
John Ogdon (piano)
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D (Choral) Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D
Elgar Enigma Variations Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Pierre Monteux
Soloist: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: John Ogdon

: Jazz Record Requests

Now That's Jazz!
In a special edition,
Geoffrey Smith reveals listeners' choices of the single record they regard as the epitome of jazz. Producer Alan Hall
ADDRESS: Jazz Record
Requests. BBC Radio 3,
Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW.
FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the facts behind the label of "tone-deafness";
Frederick Ashton 's 90th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Opera House; and a preview of Radio 3's
Russian Symphony season. Producer Gautam Rangarajan
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Euryanthe

Weber's grand heroic-romantic opera in three acts to a text by Helmine von Chézy , in a concert performance given in the Queen Elizabeth Hall ,
London. Sung in German.
The New Company
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Mark Elder
7.40 Interval Talk
Roger Cardinal looks at the cultural life of Dresden,
Weber's home town and one of the cradles of German Romanticism.
8.00 Acts 2 and 3 Sponsored by the John S Cohen Foundation


Unknown: Helmine von Chézy
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Roger Cardinal
Unknown: John S Cohen
King Louis VI: Nathan Berg (bass)
Adolar: Jon Garrison (tenor)
Lysiart: Nicholas Folwell (bass)
Euryanthe of Savoy: Christine Brewer (soprano)
Eglantine of Puiset: Elizabeth Connell (soprano)
Rudolf: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Bertha: Elizabeth Woollett (soprano)

: What's beneath My Blouse?

Ilia Arun topped the Indian charts with her heady blockbuster "What's beneath My Blouse?".
While her earthy Rajasthani voice teases men up and down the subcontinent. others think that Ilia has sunk to new levels of western decadence, destroying the possibility of romance in life and on the movie screen.
Leslie Forbes takes the romantic pulse of the nation by asking those taste-makers of Indian culture, the movie moguls of Bombay, what they think is beneath Miss Arun's blouse.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Ilia Arun
Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Glasgow Jazz Festival

In the second programme from this year's festival, Brian Morton introduces recordings of the popular American group Gateway
(guitarist John Abercrombie , bass player Dave Holland and drummer Jack De Johnette)
and of the trio led by saxophonist Thomas Chapin (alto sax and flute), with Mario Pavone (double bass) and Michael Sarin (drums).
During the interval, Thomas Chapin , who rose to prominence in New York's
Knitting Factory, talks about his career to Brian Morton.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Guitarist: John Abercrombie
Unknown: Dave Holland
Unknown: Jack de Johnette)
Unknown: Thomas Chapin
Unknown: Mario Pavone
Unknown: Michael Sarin
Unknown: Thomas Chapin
Unknown: Brian Morton.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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