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: Open University

VIPs: Charles Darwin


Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Boccherini Sinfonia in F,
Op 35 No 4
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor
Christopher Hogwood
7.21 Ravel Miroirs
Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
7.51 Adolphe Adam De vos nobles aïeux (Sij'etais roi) Sumi Jo (soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
8.00 Dvorak
Piano Quintet in A, Op 81 Jan Panenka (piano) Panocha Quartet 8.43 Respighi
Overture: Belfagor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
9.00 Building a Library Beethoven's Fidelio by Bernard Keeffe.
Stephen Walsh on new contemporary music releases including
Hans Wemer Henze 's Requiem.
10.15 Record Release
Birtwistle Nomos
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
10.31 Nono Espana en el corazon (Epitaffio per Federico Garcia Lorca)
Roswitha Trexler (soprano) Werner Haseleu (baritone) Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Horst Neumann
10.44 Ligeti Violin Concerto
Saschko Gawriloff (violin) Ensemble
Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
11.15 Reissues
Stephen Plaistow has been investigating APR's catalogue of historical piano recordings which includes gems from Walter Gieseking , Edwin Fischer , Benno Moiseiwitsch and Egon Petri.
11.40 Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
Solomon (piano)
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Revised 3.00pm


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Adolphe Adam
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Piano: Jan Panenka
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe.
Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Hans Wemer Henze
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Baritone: Werner Haseleu
Conductor: Horst Neumann
Violin: Saschko Gawriloff
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Edwin Fischer
Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Egon Petri.
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

The programme's regular presenters, Christopher Page and George Pratt , discuss the performances of early music that have had most impact on them. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes continues her journey tracing the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
6: Tracks in the Desert
"Roads get buried under thick sand and lose their identity."
A picnic with Rajasthani travelling singers ends with too much fiery red chilli.
The pig-sticking ex-Maharaja reads from one of 60 volumes of handwritten recipes. And an autumn feast is cooked on dried cow dung. The camel plods on. Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99


Producer: Matt Thompson
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Fretwork and Red Byrd

Dering City Cries
Byrd Pavan (Canon 2 in 1) Gibbons Fantasia a 2; In nomine a 5 Byrd Though Amaryllis dance in green; Browning (The leaves be green) Dering Country Cries Musgrave Wild Winter Dering Fantasia a 5 Lupo Fantasia a 5 (Ardo, si: Ardi et gela)
Gibbons The Cryes of London


Unknown: Lupo Fantasia

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
Sir Georg Solti returns to the Europe of his youth to remember the great musicians he knew and worked with early in his career, and to set the whole musical scene before and during the Second World War in its political context. His choice of historic artists includes two diametrically opposed figures, both of whom he admires, Furtwangler and Toscanini, and the violinist Georg Kulenkampff.
Series producer Nicholas Morgan Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Violinist: Georg Kulenkampff.

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall Discs

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at Verdi's first opera, Oberto, and previews some of the music books that will be in the shops this Christmas. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
The first of this season's broadcasts from the New
York Metropolitan Opera is Shostakovich's "tragedy-satire" of "love, and how love could have been if the world wasn't full of hideous things".
Graham Vick directs this new production of the opera Stalin suppressed because of its earthy attitude to sex and violence.
Sung in Russian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Conlon
Acts 1 and 2 8.15 The Met Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs John Ardoin , Cori Ellison and Terrence
McNally in the first Met
Opera Quiz of the season.
8.45 Acts 3 and 4 Sponsored by the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU.
As part of the Operama season, tomorrow's Sunday Play at 7.30pm is The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, a dramatisation of the novel on which the opera is based.


Unknown: Graham Vick
Conductor: James Conlon
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Katerina Ismailova: Maria Ewing (soprano)
Boris Ismailov: Sergei Koptchak (baritone)
Zinovy Ismailov: Mark Baker (tenor)
Sergei: Vladimir Galusin (tenor)
Aksinya: Janet Hopkins (soprano)
Sonyetka: Victoria Livengood (contralto)

: Blue Skies

The last of six programmes which explore the workings of the mind through science and art.
Attracting Attention
What is it that keeps us watching, listening or reading?
Professor Steve Jones discusses what grabs and keeps our attention.
Series producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: The Spirit of Django

An evening of music at Ronnie Scott 's club in London, inspired by the gypsy guitarist
Django Reinhardt. It is played by Martin Taylor (acoustic guitar) and, avoiding
Django's line-up,
Dave O'Higgins (saxophones), Jack Emblow (accordion),
John Goldie (rhythm guitar) and Terry Gregory (acoustic bass guitar).
The group play standards like Night and Day, Lady Be Good and Honeysuckle Rose, pieces by Django (Nuages, Swing 42 and Minor Swing), as well as compositions by Martin Taylor (Double Top, Django's Dream and Chez Fernand). This recording is introduced by Geoffrey Smith who, during the interval, reminisces with Ronnie
Scott and his partner Pete King about the 35 years since the club first opened in London.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Guitarist: Django Reinhardt.
Played By: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Dave O'Higgins
Accordion: Jack Emblow
Accordion: John Goldie
Accordion: Terry Gregory
Unknown: Martin Taylor
Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Pete King
Producer: Derek Drescher

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