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Access to Maths: Starting Countdown

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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne. Vivaldi Concerto in C (RV537) Hakan Hardenberger and Rheinhold Friedrich (trumpets) I Musici
7.10 Alwyn Oboe Sonata Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Julius Drake (piano)
7.30 Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
German SO, Berlin/ Vladimir Ashkenazy
7.54 Offenbach A moi! Rois de la Grece (La Belle Helene)
Chorus and Orchestra/ Manuel Rosenthal
8.03 Liszt Csardas macabre; Rakoczy March Leslie Howard (piano)
8.25 Fibich Symphony No 2 in E flat
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Unknown: Rheinhold Friedrich
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Stravinsky Jeu
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Manuel Rosenthal
Unknown: Liszt Csardas
Piano: Leslie Howard
Helene: Jane Rhodes (soprano)
Paris.......: Bernard Plantey (tenor)
Menelas: Jean Giraudeau (bar)

: Building a Library

An Alfred Brendel survey by Stephen Plaistow. And Tess Knighton on new releases of Renaissance choral music.


Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow.
Unknown: Tess Knighton

: Record Release

Carreira Tento
Magalhaes Asperges me;
Salve sancta parens; Kyrie; Gloria
Stephen Farr (organ) A Capella Portuguesa, director Owen Rees
10.36 Giacomo de
Gorzanis Gallarda
Alonso Mudarra Fantasia
Gaspar Sanz Canarios
Joan Cabanilles Fantasia
Lucas Ruiz de Ribadayaz Paradetas
Anon Canarios
Hesperion XX
10.52 Ignacio de Jerusalem Kyrie; Gloria (Mass in D) Manuel de Zumaya Celebren, publiquen Chanticleer
Chanticleer Sinfonia, director Joseph Jennings


Unknown: Carreira Tento
Unknown: Magalhaes Asperges
Unknown: Stephen Farr
Director: Owen Rees
Unknown: Gorzanis Gallarda
Unknown: Alonso Mudarra Fantasia
Unknown: Gaspar Sanz Canarios
Unknown: Joan Cabanilles Fantasia
Unknown: Anon Canarios
Director: Joseph Jennings

: Reissues

A valuable archive of live recordings made at the Vienna State Opera in the 30s and 40s has been issued on Koch Schwann.
These discs include some of the great names of the day. Bernard Keeffe has been sampling them.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

England in the 17th and 18th centuries was one of the liveliest musical centres in Europe, but today most native composers of the period remain unknown. George Pratt explores Hyperion's series The English Orpheus, a collection of recordings that covers this rich but obscure repertoire. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

The Indian Spice Trail
In a special series, Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
1: The Traders of Malabar
"It's about coconut trees, it is about the rivers cradled with peppercorn, it is about beauty." Why in the watery coastal plains of Kerala are there spice merchants from the deserts of the north?
Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's book of the series Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Matt Thompson
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Celebrity Recital

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Grieg Lyric Pieces, Book 5 Debussy Estampes
Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op 58


Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
Leopold Stokowski created the first "super-orchestra" in Philadelphia, but it is easy to forget that after he left in 1940 his career still had a remarkable 37 years to run, and that he made his last record just weeks before his death in 1977 at the age of 95. Beethoven Overture:
Leonore No 3
National Philharmonic
Orchestra (1976)
Falla El Amor Brujo (excerpt)
Shirley Verrett (mezzo)
Philadelphia Orchestra (1960) Prokofiev Piano Concerto
No 3 (excerpt)
William Kapell (piano) New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1949)
Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (excerpt)
Houston Symphony (1958) Wagner Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung) London Symphony Orchestra (1966)
Tchaikovsky Hamlet New York Stadium
Orchestra (1958)
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Shirley Verrett
Piano: William Kapell
Unknown: Wagner Dawn
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

from "Dublin's fair
LIVE city" - where presenter Ivan Hewett wheels his barrow through the city which gave birth to the pianist, composer and inventor of the nocturne, John Field , and which scooped the first performance of Handel's Messiah.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Presenter: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: John Field
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Lulu

Alban Berg 's opera after Franz Wedekind , with the third act completed by Friedrich Cerha.
A concert performance given at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, in March.
Presented by Clive Bennett.
BBC SO/Andrew Davis.


Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Franz Wedekind
Unknown: Friedrich Cerha.
Presented By: Clive Bennett.
Unknown: Andrew Davis.
Lulu: Patricia Wise (sop)
Countess Geschwitz: Jane Henschel (mezzo)
Dresser: Cynthia Clarey (contralto)
Schollboy: Cynthia Larey (contralto
Groom: Cynthia Larey (contralto
Medical professor: Ernst Gutstein (bar)
Banker: Ernst Gutstein (bar)
Theatre director: Ernst Gutstein (bar)
Painter: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Negro: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Dr Schon: Wolfgang Schone (baritone)
Jack the Ripper: Wolfgang Schone (baritone)
Alwa: Ryszard Karczykowski(tenor)
Schigolch: Theo Adam (bass)
Animal tamer: Lenus Carlson (bass)
Acrobat: Lenus Carlson (bass)
Prince: Nigel Robson (tenor)
Valet: Nigel Robson (tenor)
Marquis: Nigel Robson
Girl: Susannah Waters (sop)
Mother: Fiona Kimm (contralto)
Lady artist: Helen Lothian (mezzo)
Journalist: Gwion Thomas (bar)
Servant...: Christopher Purves (bar)

: Blue Skies

Six programmes which explore the workings of the mind through science and art.
1: Consciousness
Professor Steve Jones explores the definitions, descriptions and analysis which artists and scientists have constructed about this extraordinary mental trick, from James Crick 's book
The Incredible Hypothesis to Shelley's poem "Mont Blanc".
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: James Crick
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Anything Goes!

Songs by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington , interspersed with sonatas by Alessandro Scarlatti , played and sung by A Man, a Woman and a Double Bass.


Songs By: Cole Porter
Songs By: Duke Ellington
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a session by one of Europe's leading big bands, the UMO Jazz Orchestra from Finland conducted by Rich Shemaria. It was specially recorded during the orchestra's recent visit to this country. There is also music on disc by the group Jazz Jamaica led by bassist Gary Crosby.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Conducted By: Rich Shemaria.
Bassist: Gary Crosby.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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