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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Anon Istanpitta: Ghaetta Dufay Collective
7.11 Beethoven The
Creatures of Prometheus,
Op 43 (excerpts)
Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado
7.33 Mozart Lungi le cure ingrate (Davidde penitente) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer
7.39 Liszt Paraphrase: Valse de l'opéra Faust
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
7.50 Schmitt La Tragédie de Salome, Op 50
Detroit SO/Paul Paray
8.19 Franz Nun holt mir eine
Kanne Wein ; Ihr Auge ; Die susse Dim' von Inverness
Loewe Findlay
Thomas Hampson (bar) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
8.30 Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor (original version)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Mozart Lungi
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Kanne Wein
Unknown: Ihr Auge
Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Building a Library

Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in Dby Robert Layton. Lionel Salter on new chamber music releases. including Mozart from the Emerson Quartet.


Unknown: Robert Layton.
Unknown: Lionel Salter

: Record Release

Gehot String Quartet in G, Op 1 No 2
Smithson Quartet
10.24 Beethoven Piano
Trio in B flat, Op 11 Chung Trio
10.48 Weber Clarinet
Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Kari Kriikku (clarinet) New Helsinki Quartet


Clarinet: Weber Clarinet
Clarinet: Kari Kriikku
Clarinet: New Helsinki

: Reissues

Hugh Bean on recent reissues of concerto recordings made in the 1950s by the violinists David Oistrakh ,
Nathan Milstein and Alfredo Campoli.
11.35 Glazunov Violin
Concerto in A minor, Op 82 Julian Sitkovetsky (violin) Moscow Youth Orchestra, conductor Kirill Kondrashin
Producers Patric Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs
Revised repeat Wed 3.00pm


Unknown: Hugh Bean
Violinists: David Oistrakh
Violinists: Nathan Milstein
Violinists: Alfredo Campoli.
Violin: Julian Sitkovetsky
Producers: Patric Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

introduced by George Pratt. The harpsichordist Davitt Moroney plays and talks about French keyboard music of the grand siècle, focusing on two of the finest clavecinistes, Francois and Louis Couperin.
Producer Kate Bolton


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Harpsichordist: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: Louis Couperin.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
7: Layers of Influence
Old Delhi is a city of lanes: very Moghlai. There's the street of cooks, the street of parathas and the street of dancing girls. Every lane a different history, a different flavour.
Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99


Producer: Matt Thompson
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Schubert

Peter Schreier (tenor) Andras Schiff (piano)
Schubert Schwanengesang (D957); Rastlose Liebe
(0138); Schafers Klagelied (D121); Geheimes (D719); Ganymed (D544);
Harfenspieler I (D478); Harfenspieler II(D479); Harfenspieler III (0480);
Wandrers Nachtlied (D768); Der Musensohn (0764)


Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Vintage Years

with David Mellor.
For 25 years
Bernard Haitink presided over the world's most sheerly beautiful orchestra in one of the world's greatest halls, Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw. Today, he traces a century of the orchestra's excellence, with excerpts from
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor conductor Willem
Mengelberg (1928)
Bach St Matthew Passion conductor Willem
Mengelberg (1939)
Britten Peter Grimes conductor Eduard van
Beinum (1947)
Bruckner Symphony No 7 in conductor Eduard van
Beinum (1953)
Mahler Symphony No 2 in C minor
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) conductor Otto Klemperer (1951)
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) conductor Erich Kleiber
Strauss Ein Heldenleben conductor Bernard Haitink
Rpt Discs


Unknown: David Mellor.
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Britten Peter Grimes
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: 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

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett explores the many different shapes, sizes and sounds of the bagpipes, and visits Sheffield to take part in unique traditional carols sung in the local pubs. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

Verdi's Rigoletto in a performance relayed direct from the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Christian Badea
7.30 What is 'Voice'?
Once upon a time ...
In the first of a four-part occasional series, David Hamilton talks to Will
Crutchfield about the Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast Recordings.
8.00 Act 2
8.25 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs Thor Eckert Jr , Father Owen Lee and Lotfi Mansouri.
8.55 Act 3
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU


Talks: David Hamilton
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Thor Eckert Jr
Unknown: Father Owen Lee
Unknown: Lotfi Mansouri.
Gilda: Sumi Jo (soprano)
Maddalena: Wendy White (contralto)
Duke: Ramon Vargas (tenor)
Rigoletto: Juan Pons (baritone)
Sparafucile: Sergei Koptchak (bass)
Count Ceprano: Richard Vernon (bass)
Countess Ceprano: Amy Burton (mezzo)
Giovanna: Jane Shaulis (soprano)
Borsa: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Marullo: Christopher Schaldenbrand (bar)
Monterone: James Courtney (bar)
Page: Alexandra Newland Shea (mezzo)
Guard: John Russell (bass)

: Pride or Prejudice?

A hundred years ago, at the height of his success,
Tchaikovsky suddenly died. Was it cholera, or did he kill himself to prevent a scandal involving his homosexuality?
Stephen Johnson hears the evidence and asks how the answer affects our view of the man and his music.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Tchaikovsky's Swansong

A group of romances from the composer's last set Op 73.
Susan Roberts (soprano) Adrian Thompson (tenor) lain Burnside (piano)


Soprano: Susan Roberts
Tenor: Adrian Thompson

: Boccherini

String Quintet in D, Op 62 No 5
Petersen Quartet, with Yuri Gandelsman (viola)


Viola: Yuri Gandelsman

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded set by American singer
Helen Merrill. She is accompanied by the British pianist Gordon Beck.
And in a profile of the small but adventurous record label Criss Cross, Morton talks to its mastermind
Gerry Teekens.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Singer: Helen Merrill.
Pianist: Gordon Beck.
Unknown: Gerry Teekens.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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