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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Overture No 6 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor
Reinhard Goebel
7.14 Britten
Two Insect Pieces
Heinz Holliger (oboe) Andras Schiff (piano
7.21 Schumann
Etudes symphoniques, Op 13
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
7.49 Gershwin
Pardon My English (Freud and Jung and Adler, Act 1) Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Eric Stern
7.54 Strauss
Sinfonia Domestica
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor
Wolfgang Sawallisch
8.39 Mozart
Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat (K495)
Anthony Halstead (horn)
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor
Christopher Hogwood


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Conductor: Eric Stern
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Horn: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Building a Library Berg's Lyric Suite by

Peter Paul Nash.
Roderick Swanston on a selection of new choral releases, including Daniel Barenboim 's recording of Verdi's Requiem.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

: Record Release Llll Boulanger

Clairières dans le ciel
Martyn Hill (tenor) Andrew Ball (piano)
Kodaly Psalmus hungaricus
Peter Svensson (tenor)
Copenhagen Boys' Choir Danish National Radio
Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Charles Mackerras


Tenor: Martyn Hill
Piano: Andrew Ball
Piano: Kodaly Psalmus
Tenor: Peter Svensson
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Reissues

In 1947 the Russians impounded a couple of early Karajan recordings.
These are now available on CD for the first time and Michael Oliver has been investigating them together with recordings by Vaclav Talich and Willem Mengelberg
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Vaclav Talich
Unknown: Willem Mengelberg
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt talks to keyboard player John Toll and lutenist Paula Chateauneuf
(with assistance from soprano Catherine Bott ) about the many roles of the continuo player.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Talks: George Pratt
Unknown: John Toll
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Table Talk

The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along India's old spice routes. 5: The Spice Mountain The Jains are a devout religious sect who, despite believing that tasty spices erode morals, quite happily make money from dealing in them. A pilgrimage to a lost mountain world leads eventually to a video-taped temple ceremony.
Producer Matt Thompson


Producer: Matt Thompson

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor
Fedor Glushchenko
Grieg Symphonic Dances, Op 64 Rpt


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
Brigitte Fassbaender is at the pinnacle of her career as a singer of Lieder and opera, but today she invites us to step back to pre-war Germany and the generation of her father,
Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender , who sang at Glyndebourne in the 1930s. For many music-lovers, this era was a golden age of singing.
With recordings by the great tenors Joseph Schmidt , Peter Anders ,
Alfred Piccaver , Marcel Wittrisch , Franz Volker and Helge Roswaenge ; Maria Cebotari (soprano) and Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender (bass).
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender
Tenors: Joseph Schmidt
Tenors: Peter Anders
Tenors: Alfred Piccaver
Unknown: Marcel Wittrisch
Unknown: Franz Volker
Unknown: Helge Roswaenge
Bass: Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall Discs

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the truth about the origin of two famous Mozart pieces, and an interview with the 85-year-old American composer Elliott Carter.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Elliott Carter.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Khovanshchina

I from the London I Coliseum.
Musorgsky's epic historical opera as arranged by Shostakovich.
English National Opera's spectacular new production by Francesca Zambello is conducted by their Music Director, Sian Edwards , who made a special study of Khovanshchina (The
Khovansky Affair) at the St Petersburg Conservatory. For Musorgsky, it is the long-oppressed, long-suffering Russian people who are the true heroes and heroines, as their rulers play power politics in Peter the Great's Moscow of the late 17th century.
Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera, conductor Sian Edwards
6.15 Improving on History Adrian Mourby looks at the liberties that are taken when turning real events into the panoply of grand opera, with references to Khovanshchina,
William Tell , Mazeppa and Joan of Arc.
6.35 Acts 2 and 3 7.35 The James Naugrrtie Interview
Sian Edwards , Music
Director of English National Opera, and this evening's conductor, talks to James Naughtie.
7.55 Acts 4 and 5


Production By: Francesca Zambello
Director: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: James Naugrrtie
Unknown: Sian Edwards
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Prince Ivan Khovansky: Willard White (bass)
Prince Andrey Khovansky, his son: Alan Woodrow (tenor)
Prince Vasily Golitsyn: Kim Begley (tenor)
Shaklovity: Paul Whelan (bass)
Dosifey: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Marfa: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Susanna: Maria Moll (soprano)
Scribe: Howard Haskin (tenor)
Emma: Cathryn Pope (soprano)
Kuzka: John Marsden (tenor)

: Blue Skies

A series of six programmes which explore the workings of the mind through science and art.
5: Dreams and Visions
How do we interpret those things that we see, but are not really there? Professor Steve Jones investigates. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Beethoven

Piano Trio in E flat, Op 70 No
Bartholdy Trio:
Dominique Juchors (violin) Guillaume Paoletti (cello) Nathalie Juchors (piano)


Violin: Dominique Juchors
Cello: Guillaume Paoletti
Piano: Nathalie Juchors

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded set by three improvising musicians - Mats Gustafsson (tenor and soprano saxophone) and Raymond Strid
(percussion) from Sweden, and Barry Guy (bass) from Britain. And there is music on disc from guitarists Al DiMeola and Joe Morris , and from saxophonist Glenn Spearman.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Tenor: Mats Gustafsson
Tenor: Raymond Strid
Tenor: Barry Guy
Guitarists: Al Dimeola
Guitarists: Joe Morris
Unknown: Glenn Spearman.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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