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: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton. J C Bach
Symphony in E for double orchestra, Op 18 No 5 English SO, conductor William Boughton
7.18 Palestrina
Salve regina a 5 Chanticleer
7.25 Faure
Sonata in A, Op 13 Pierre Amoyal (violin) Pascal Roge (piano)
7.52 Wagner
On the beginning of the New Year 1835
Bamberg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
8.11 Lekeu Larghetto Isabelle Veyrier (cello)
Ensemble Musique Oblique
8.21 Purcell
0 dive custos Auricae domus (Elegy on the death of Queen Mary)
Carys Lane and Libby Crabtree (sopranos)
Members of the Orchestra of the Sixteen
8.30 Kodaly
Suite: Hary Janos
Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: William Boughton
Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Cello: Isabelle Veyrier
Unknown: Carys Lane
Sopranos: Libby Crabtree
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Critics' Choice 1994

Anthony Burton chairs a discussion between Richard Osborne
, John Warrack ,
Tess Knighton and Rodney Milnes on their pick of the year's releases.


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Tess Knighton
Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Record Release

Rodgers and Hammerstein If I loved you (Carousel)
Valerie Masterson
Thomas Allen (baritone) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
John Owen Edwards
10.44 Brahms Clarinet
Quintet in B minor, Op 115 Harold Wright (clarinet)
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
11.24 Verdi Otello (Act 2)
Bastille Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Myung-Whun Chung
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs
Revised rpt Wednesday 2.30pm


Soprano: Valerie Masterson
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: John Owen Edwards
Clarinet: Harold Wright
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury
Otello: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Desdemona: Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Jago: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Cassio: Ramon Vargas (tenor)
Emilia: Denyce Graves (mezzo)

: Spirit of the Age

with George Pratt. John Holloway demonstrates why, in the baroque period, the violin was thought of as the instrument closest to the human voice.


Unknown: George Pratt.
Unknown: John Holloway

: Brick and Baroque

Jeremy Musson looks at late 17th-century English architecture.
1: Kensington Palace
A walk around the building with Assistant Curator of Royal Palaces, Susan Jenkins.
Producer Ed Thomason
Purcell Concert from Kensington
Palace tomorrow 1.45pm


Unknown: Jeremy Musson
Unknown: Susan Jenkins.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: Bach and Sons

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Maggie Cole (harpsichord) C P E Bach Trio Sonata in B minor (Wql43)
J C Bach Sonata in A for cello and continuo
J S Bach Sonata in C minor for violin and keyboard (BWV 1017)
J C Bach Trio in C for flute, violin and cello (T317 No 2) W F Bach Keyboard Sonata in D (FA)
J S Bach Trio Sonata in C minor (The Musical Offering, BWV 1079)


Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today. As Director of the Royal Opera House, Lord Harewood knew Maria Callas well - for him, she re-created the 19th-century prima donna. Today he shares his memories and understanding of her extraordinary artistry. With excerpts including
Ponchielli: Suicidio! (La Gioconda) (Turin, 1952)
Wagner: Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) (Turin. 1949)
Bellini: Qui la voce (I Puritani) (Turin, 1949)
Verdi: Vespri siciliani (Florence, 1951)
Bellini: Casta Diva! (Norma) (EMI, 1954)
Verdi: Caro nome (Rigoletto) (EMI, 1955)
Mozart: Il Seraglio (San Remo, 1954)
Verdi: Il Trovatore (emi, 1956)
Verdi: La Traviata (Act 1) (Milan, 1955) Rpt


Presenter: David Mellor
Guest: Lord Harewood

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

To mark the beginning of Fairest Isle, Radio 3's Year of British Music and Culture, Ivan Hewett asks "what makes British music British?"
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten 's operatic portrayal of a closed, intolerant East Anglian fishing community, with British tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson recreating his acclaimed performance in the title role of the misfit fisherman: an uncompromising aperitif to Radio 3's Year of British
Music and Culture.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Conlon.
7.30 Interval
Reminiscences of Benjamin Britten , with Charles Osbome
7.55 Act 2
8.45 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes questions opera buffs Alison Ames , Christopher Keene and Charles Osborne.
9.05 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU. An Operama dramatisation of Peter Grimes is on R4 on Monday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe
Conductor: James Conlon.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Charles Osbome
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Alison Ames
Unknown: Christopher Keene
Unknown: Charles Osborne.
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Ellen Orford: Renee Flemming (sop)
Balstrode: Thomas Stewart (bar)
Mrs Sedley: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Auntie: Ann Howard (contralto)
First niece: Joyce Guyer (soprano)
Second niece: Yvonne Gonzales (sop)
Bob Boles: Dennis Petersen (tenor)
Rev Adams: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Ned Keene: David Malis (bar)
Swallow: John Del Carlo (bass)
Hobson: James Courtney (bass)

: All Aboard for Narragonia

One of the first bestsellers in the history of literature was The Ship of Fools, published in Basel 500 years ago. Philip Brady , with readings by Bill Paterson , recounts the stories of human folly which the author Sebastian Brant assembled on the voyage to Narragonia, the land of fools.
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Sebastian Brant
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Gaudier Ensemble

play Schubert's Octet in F (0803), recorded live in the Queen's Hall at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1993.

: A Jazz New Year

I See in the New
Year Caribbean-style with Jazz Jamaica , the eight-piece band led by bass player Gary Crosby , live from Monkey's Jazz
Club in the Hermit Centre,
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Jazz Jamaica
Unknown: Gary Crosby
Producer: Derek Drescher

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