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: Record Review

with Anthony Burton.
Vanhal Symphony in C (Sinfonia Comista)
Munich Philharmonic
CO/Michael Helmrath
7.15 Chopin Waltz in A flat, Op 42; Polonaise in C minor, Op 40 No 2 Peter Katin (piano)
7.27 Grazyna Bacewicz String Quartet No 4 Maggini Quartet
7.48 Brahms Schicksalslied
(Song of Destiny)
Leipzig Radio Chorus
Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado
8.07 Purcell Suite No 2 in G minor (Z661); Chaconne in G minor (ZT680)
Kenneth Gilbert (h'chord)
8.20 Willem Pijper String Quartet No 3
Schoenberg Quartet
8.32 Mozart Violin
Concerto No 4 in D (K218) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Monica Huggett (violin)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Piano: Peter Katin
Piano: Grazyna Bacewicz
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Violin: Monica Huggett

: Building a Library

Ives's four Symphonies by Michael Oliver. Alan Blyth on new releases of vocal music, including the complete songs of Musorgsky from Aage Haugland.


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Alan Blyth
Unknown: Aage Haugland.

: Record Release

Schubert Kennst du das
Land; Heiss mich nicht reden; So lasst mich scheinen; Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.32 Schubert Rastlose
Liebe; Der Lindenbaum
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
10.39 Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch (excerpts) Felicity Lott (soprano) Peter Schreier (tenor)
10.54 Musorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Sergei Leiferkus (baritone) Semion Skigin (piano)


Unknown: Schubert Kennst
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Schubert Rastlose
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semion Skigin

: Reissues

David Gutman has been sampling the latest mid-price reissue series from Decca, The Classic Sound. It includes performances by Britten, Rostropovich and Ashkenazy, some of them on CD for the first time.
11.40 Stravinsky Capriccio John Ogdon (piano) Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Revised rpt Wednesday 3.00pm


Unknown: David Gutman
Unknown: Stravinsky Capriccio
Piano: John Ogdon
Piano: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

Today, the name Dolmetsch is linked with recorders, but Arnold Dolmetsch had a much wider influence in the early music revival at the turn of the century.
George Pratt visits the house in Haslemere where
Arnold lived from 1917, talks to his son Carl and Carl's two daughters,
Jeanne and Marguerite, and explores Dolmetsch's achievements through his own early recordings and music performed on instruments from the Dolmetsch collection.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Arnold Dolmetsch
Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Postmark

3: Dear Charlotte
Julia Neuberger puts pen to paper to challenge her childhood hero, Charlotte Bronte, on the author's attitudes to education, feminism, religion and the novel.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Julia Neuberger

: Celebrity Recital

John Williams (guitar)
Sebastian Bell (alto flute) The Australian guitarist
John Williams introduces a wide selection of music, including his own transcriptions of dances from Terpsichore by Michael Praetorius , and works by Domenico Scarlatti , Vivaldi,
Toru Takemitsu ,
Peter Sculthorpe , and the first performance of The Midst of Life by Stephen Dodgson.
A Classic Arts production


Guitar: John Williams
Guitar: Sebastian Bell
Introduces: John Williams
Unknown: Michael Praetorius
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Toru Takemitsu
Unknown: Peter Sculthorpe
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson.

: Behind the Masque

with Roderick Swanston.
5: Peter Phillips 's Tallis
Scholars have been called the Berlin Philharmonic of the choral world - and he likes the comparison: "Why make an ugly noise?"
He feels it's the best way to present the abstract perfection of counterpoint which he has loved since childhood.
Fugue in C minor (BWV 537) Bach Kyrie eleison (Mass in B minor)
Byrd Agnus dei (Mass for four voices) Tallis
Gaude gloriosa dei mater Robert White Exaudiat te
0 vos omnes (Tenebrae Responsories) Lassus
Third Lamentation for
Easter Saturday
(Lamentations of Jeremiah) Josquin Praeter rerum seriem
Palestrina Stabat Mater
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Robert White Exaudiat

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett listens to the new Talking Notes at London's South Bank, and investigates the repertoire for solo violin inspired by Belgian player Eugene Ysaye.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Eugene Ysaye.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Fresh from her appearance earlier this season at Covent Garden, Gwyneth Jones takes the title role in Puccini's opera to New York.
Insoluble riddles, insatiable passion and inhuman execution combine with Puccini's exotic orchestration and ecstatic melodies to make Turandot one of the most popular operatic experiences. Sung in Italian; presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Nello Santi
7.05 Interval
William Weaver talks about
Turandot. Second-Hand
Opera with John Ardoin.
7.40 Act 2
8.25 The Opera Quiz
Among Edward Downes 's victims are Alfred Hubay and William Weaver.
QUESTIONS TO: Opera Quiz. SDR Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150
8.50 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on 93 through the EBU.


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: Nello Santi
Talks: William Weaver
Unknown: John Ardoin.
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Alfred Hubay
Unknown: William Weaver.
Turandot: Gwyneth Jones (sop)
Liu: Teresa Stratas (soprano)
Calaf: Lando Bartolini (tenor)
Timur: Paul Plishka (bass)
Ping: Zheng Zhou (baritone)
Pang: Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Pong: Philip Creech (tenor)
Emperor: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Prince of Persia: Daniel Kucan (tenor)
Mandarin: Kevin Short (baritone)

: Why Bother?

Another chance to hear
Peter Cook 's comic portrayal of Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling , introduced by Christopher Morris.
Tonight Sir Arthur agrees to discuss his recent discovery of the fossilised remains of Jesus Christ.
A TalkBack production


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling
Introduced By: Christopher Morris.
Unknown: Jesus Christ.

: Impressions

Leo Records recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with two concerts at London's Purcell Room.
Brian Morton talks to founder
Leo Feigin and introduces recordings of the musicians who took part, including instrumentalists from
Russia, Greece and America. Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Leo Feigin
Producer: Derek Drescher

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