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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Overture: In the South
La Scala PO, conductor
Riccardo Muti
7.26 Anon Saltarello Zorzi;
Saltarello Torza
Florentino Canto di pastori bacchiatori di bassette
Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Andrew King and Paul Agnew (tenors) Simon Grant (bass)
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
7.36 Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58
Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
8.07 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 5 in E minor Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Bassette: Christopher Robson
Unknown: Andrew King
Tenors: Paul Agnew
Bass: Simon Grant
Director: Philip Pickett
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri

: Building a Library

Mendelssohn's Piano
Concerto No 1 in G minor by Bryce Morrison. Edward Seckerson on new releases of 20th-century American music.


Unknown: Bryce Morrison.
Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Record Release

Copland Grohg
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
10.47 Ives A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber
Gilbert Kalish (piano) Orpheus CO
10.57 Sondheim There
Won't Be Trumpets; The Girls of Summer
Weill My Ship
Bernstein My New Friends; Glitter and Be Gay
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Orchestra, conductor
Eric Stern


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Piano: Gilbert Kalish
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Conductor: Eric Stern

: Reissues

Deutsche Grammophon have released the second batch in their mid-price series Masters: mainstream repertoire with big-name artists like Bernstein,
Sinopoli and Giulini.
Jonathan Swain picks some of the plums.


Unknown: Jonathan Swain

: Sibelius

Tapiola, Op 112
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

How would Bach's music have been performed in his own day? George Pratt and Andrew Parrott unearth the evidence for the resources he might have used. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
3: The Last Moguls
Hyderabad was once the pinnacle of fine living and eating. Inside walled gardens, good manners and courtly love from the days of the Persians thrived: then came the outsiders.
Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99


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

: Round the Horn

Joachim Piano Trio
Michael Thompson (horn)
Horn Sonata in F, Op 17
Ives Piano Trio
Abrahamsen Six Pieces for violin, horn and piano
Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 Rpt


Horn: Michael Thompson

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
In the 18 years since
Rudolf Kempe died, his recordings of Richard Strauss have become
"must-haves". But his wife, the violinist Cordula
Kempe, feels that Kempe's commercial discs show only part of his wide repertoire, and she prefers to demonstrate his conducting with tapes from the Kempe archive, including extracts from:
Bruckner Symphony No 8 Munich Philharmonic
Orchestra (1972)
Mahler Symphony No 1 in C BBC Symphony Orchestra . (1965)
Symphony No 9
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Piano Trio in C, Op 87 Rudolf Kempe (piano) Cordula Kempe (violin) Fritz Kiskalt (cello) (1973)
Janacek Glagolitic Mass Soloists
Brighton Festival Chorus RPO (1973)
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Dresden Staatskapelle (1976) Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
Dresden Staatskapelle (1968)
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Piano: Rudolf Kempe
Violin: Cordula Kempe
Cello: Fritz Kiskalt
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

In the week marking the tercentenary of Voltaire's birth, Ivan Hewett finds out about the connection between this famous writer and the musical world.
Also the world premiere of Elgar's unfinished opera Spanish Lady.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm
See also Thursday 8.05pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: The Rake's Progress

Igor Stravinsky was so struck by Hogarth's prints at a Chicago exhibition that he quickly sought a libretto from W H Auden and Chester Kallman
. The result was a fable warning of the dangers both of materialism and of trusting a mysterious stranger. This performance is sung in English.
Vienna State Opera Chorus Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum/ Sylvain Cambreling
An Austrian Radio recording


Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: W H Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman
Unknown: Sylvain Cambreling
Tom Rakewell: Jerry Hadley (tenor)
Anne Trulove: Sylvia McNair (soprano)
Trulove: Peter Rose (bass)
Nick Shadow: Monte Pederson (bar)
Mother Goose: Linda Ormiston (mezzo)
Baba the Turk: Grace Bumbry (soprano)
Sellem: Uwe Schonbeck (tenor)
Keeper of the Madhouse: Jonathan Best (bass)

: Blue Skies

Six programmes exploring the workings of the mind through science and art.
3: Free Will
Professor Steve Jones explores the forces that drive us to do the things we do. Do we really have choice in our actions, or is everything from violence to creative inspiration preprogrammed in some way?
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Coming of Age

A recital of pieces all written when the composers in question were just 21.
David Owen Norris (piano)
Mozart Sonata in C (K309)
Weber Variations on "Vien qua Dorina bella", Op 7
Brahms Scherzo in E flat minor, Op 4
Purcell Three Fantasias
Britten Holiday Diary, Op 5 Rpt


Piano: David Owen Norris

: Impressions

Brian Morton 's selection of recent releases includes
The Complete Bud Powell on both Verve and Blue
Note, and albums by singer Betty Carter , pianist Gene Harris and drummer Bobby Previte. Alyn Shipton reviews a new biography of Art Tatum by James Leicester , a collection of interviews by Graham Lock , and Cleo Laine 's autobiography.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Pianist: Betty Carter
Pianist: Gene Harris
Unknown: Bobby Previte.
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Art Tatum
Unknown: James Leicester
Unknown: Graham Lock
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Producer: Derek Drescher

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