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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Orchestre des Champs
Elysees/Philippe Herreweghe
7.12 Hoist Invocation
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner


Presented By: Richard Osborne.

: Henry Cowell

Concerto grosso
Manhattan Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Richard Auldon Clark
7.52 Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 34b
Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch
8.35 Haydn Symphony No 55 in E flat (Schoolmaster) C P E Bach Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Hartmut Haenchen


Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Conductor: Brahms Sonata
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

: Building a Library

Handel's Concerti grossi,
Op 6 by Lionel Salter. Misha Donat on new releases of piano music, including
Prokofiev's "war" sonatas by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Unknown: Lionel Salter.
Unknown: Misha Donat
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy.

: Record Release

Ravel Sonatine
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
10.28 Chopin, transcr
Balaklrev Romanza (Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor) Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
10.40 Schumann
Kreisleriana, Op 16 Radu Lupu (piano)


Unknown: Ravel Sonatine
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Balaklrev Romanza
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Radu Lupu

: Reissues

Stephen Plaistow has been listening to the latest reissues from Testament. including a Brahms cycle from Rudolf Kempe and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and a 1947 recording of Ravel's
L'enfant et les sortilèges with a French cast.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Rudolf Kempe
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

According to Boethius, music is "number made audible". If that is so, how do we hear those numbers, and why have composers from the early Middle Ages to J S Bach been so interested in weaving secret number symbolism into their music? George Pratt chairs a discussion. Producer Antony Pitts


Music: George Pratt
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Film in the Forties

A five-part series exploring the legacy of the 1940s film industry.
3: Wicked Ladies
The critics hated them, the audiences couldn't get enough of them. Mary Beth Hamilton examines the pleasures of films like The
Wicked Lady and Madonna of the Seven Moons and asks what these passionate melodramas offered to women in the 1940s. Featuring the voices of Phyllis Calvert , Sheila Sim , Sue Harper , Richard Dyer and Pam Cook , and archive interviews with Margaret Lockwood and Patricia Roc.


Unknown: Mary Beth
Unknown: Phyllis Calvert
Unknown: Sheila Sim
Unknown: Sue Harper
Unknown: Richard Dyer
Unknown: Pam Cook
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Patricia Roc.

: Celebrity Recital

Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Robin Bowman (piano)
Linda Ormiston presents a recital of music by Debussy, Copland,
Ruth Crawford Seeger and Berg.


Piano: Robin Bowman
Piano: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: Ruth Crawford Seeger

: Behind the Masque

In the last of the series profiling practitioners of early music, Roderick Swanston talks to the conductor John Eliot
Gardiner. With his virtuoso
Monteverdi Choir and many orchestras he has won a large following for his vibrant performances.
With excerpts from vocal music by Lejeune and Rameau performed by his teacher Nadia Boulanger. Victoria Tenebrae
Westminster Cathedral
George Malcolm C Bach Organ Concerto in F, Op 7 No 2
Boyd Neel Orchestra/ Thurston Dart (organ)
John Eliot Gardiner himself conducts the Monteverdi
Choir and Orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et
Romantique and the Vienna Phiharmonic in excerpts from:
Monteverdi Vespers (1610) Rameau Les Boreades
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro (Act II, finale) Schumann
Symphony No 2 in C
Lehar The Merry Widow Series producer Nick Morgan Discs


Talks: Roderick Swanston
Conductor: John Eliot
Unknown: Monteverdi Choir
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Thurston Dart
Unknown: John Eliot
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at the art of improvisation from the Middle Ages to the present. Also, a new production of Strauss's Salome at the Royal Opera House. And why it is that performers no longer make up their own cadenzas?
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Simon Boccanegra Placido Domingo stars as the young hero
Gabriele Adorno in Verdi's dark drama. Set in Genoa in the 14th century, the opera follows the rise and fall of the city's first doge, Simon Boccanegra. Sung in Italian. Presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
Act 1
7.00 Heartbreaks in Sound with George Jellinek.
7.25 Act 2
8.25 Singers' Roundtable with Phyllis Curtin and Marilyn Home under the watchful eye of Will Crutchfield.
8.50 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Gabriele Adorno
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra.
Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: George Jellinek.
Unknown: Phyllis Curtin
Amelia Boccanegra: Aprile Millo (soprano)
Gabriele Adorno: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Simon Boccanegra: Vladimir Chernov (bar)
Jacopo Fiesco: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Paolo Albiani: Bruno Pola (bass)
Pietro: Hao Jiang Tian (baritone)
Captain: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Ancella: Joyce Olson (mezzo)

: One Thousand Bombers

On 30 May 1942, the night sky was filled with the drone of 1,000 bombers on their way to ignite Cologne. What led to the unleashing of this awesome destructive force, and what were the real results of the area bombing of enemy cities? With the voices of historians Max Hastings and Noble Frankland , readings from the diary of Flying Officer Warrender and archive material.
Producers Dilly Barlow and Mark Burman


Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Noble Frankland
Producers: Dilly Barlow
Producers: Mark Burman

: Out of the Ruins

- The Kronos Quartet play music written in reaction to the destruction of war.
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 Discs

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded set by pianist John Law , who plays solo and with Louis Moholo
(percussion). Plus music from recent CDs by saxophonist
Rickey Woodard , the group Affinity and drummer Bobby Lurie , and a reissue from clarinettist Bill Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Pianist: John Law
Unknown: Louis Moholo
Unknown: Rickey Woodard
Unknown: Bobby Lurie
Clarinettist: Bill Smith.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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