Learning for Life: A
Question of Minorities
with Richard Osborne.
Debussy Première rapsodie Franklin Cohen (clarinet) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
7.11 Handel Suite No 2 in F (HWV 427)
7.21 Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind (K452)
Andras Schiff (piano) Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Elmar Schmid (clarinet) Klaus Thunemann
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
7.48 Shostakovich Cello
Concerto No 1
Mischa Maisky (cello)
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.18 Kodaly Hungarian Folk Melodies
Lucia Popp (soprano)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Symphony No 6
A Thomas Tallis survey by David Fallows. Martin
Cotton on new releases of orchestral music, including Previn's disc of Shostakovich's Symphony No 8 and Rattle's recording of Liszt's Faust Symphony.
Martinu Piano Concerto No
Rudolph Firkusny (piano) Czech PO/Libor Pesek
Symphony No 6
Cleveland Orchestra/ Vladimir Ashkenazy
Robert Philip has been listening to reissues of two great string quartets of the past: the Belgian Pro Arte Quartet playing Haydn in the 30s and the Hollywood Quartet playing Ravel and Hindemith in the 50s.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Christopher Page invites
Germaine Greer to listen to some new releases of some very old music. Producer Antony Pitts THE FORTIES
A five-part series exploring the legacy of the 1940s film industry.
4: Out of the Shadows - Val Lewton
Writer Kim Newman examines the legacy of producer Val Lewton.
Labouring with miniscule budgets and lurid titles imposed on him by RKO, Lewton and his talented team created a new kind of horror film for the 1940s with Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie.
Featuring the voices of Robert Wise , Kim Hunter , Joel Siegel ,
Ramsey Campbell and Val Lewton Jr.
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) Jeff Cohen (piano)
Linda Ormiston presents a recital of music by Faure,
Duparc, Poulenc and Satie.
When the young American conductor Robert Craft wrote to Igor Stravinsky in 1947, he had no idea that he would spend nearly a quarter of a century as the composer's personal assistant and a close friend. They worked together on a series of books which became collectively known as "the conversations". In a series of six talks with writer, critic and broadcaster Stephen Walsh , Robert Craft looks back on his relationship with one of the most creative musical minds of this century.
1: Symphonies and Manuscripts (1947-1951) The first conversation examines the beginning of their friendship, from
Craft's first letter about the Symphonies of Wind
Instruments to his work with Stravinsky on his opera The Rake's Progress. Including excerpts from the Symphonies of Wind
Instruments, Orpheus, The Rite of Spring, the Mass and the Symphony in C. A Soundscape production
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3.
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Ivan Hewett talks to musicologist Simon Heighes about his reconstruction of Bach's
St Mark Passion, leafs through Michael Tippett 's new book on music and asks: do music and colour really have anything to do with each other?
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Puccini's popular and ravishing opera follows the lives of four penniless young Bohemians in Paris when one of them, Rodolfo, falls in love with a seamstress. Presented by Peter Allen. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor John Fiore
7.30 Dropping Out on the Left Bank with Anthony Tommasini.
7.55 Act 2
8.20 The Opera Quiz
Among Edward Downes 's guests tonight are Stephen A Brown and Albert Innaurato
8.45 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU
The British Discover the British - Some 17th.
Century Perspectives In the second of the Radio 3/RSA lectures, novelist and biographer
Jonathan Keates explores the roots of our culture in the century that Britannia first appeared on coins and people began to take an interest in the Lake District. Producer John Boundy
The saxophonist, whose music reflects his native
Jamaican culture, came to live in Birmingham over 40 years ago but did not record his first album until
1991, when he was 72.
Geoffrey Smith introduces a concert given by Hamilton's band at the Jazz Cafe in London last September, and during the interval
Hamilton talks about his career. The band's line-up includes two of his ten children and his long-time colleague, the pianist Sam Brown , as well as tenor saxophonist
Jean Toussaint. Most of the music was composed by Andy Hamilton.
Producer Derek Drescher