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: Open University

Learning for Life: A
Question of Minorities

: Weather

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Debussy Première rapsodie Franklin Cohen (clarinet) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
7.11 Handel Suite No 2 in F (HWV 427)
Paul Nicholson
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)
8.26 Milhaud
Symphony No 6
Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor
Michel Plasson


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Clarinet: Franklin Cohen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson
Piano: Andras Schiff
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Clarinet: Elmar Schmid
Bassoon: Klaus Thunemann
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Building a Library

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.


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: David Fallows.

: Record Release

Martinu Piano Concerto No
4 (Incantation)
Rudolph Firkusny (piano) Czech PO/Libor Pesek
10.35 Prokofiev
Symphony No 6
Cleveland Orchestra/ Vladimir Ashkenazy


Piano: Rudolph Firkusny

: Reissues

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


Unknown: Robert Philip
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page invites
Germaine Greer to listen to some new releases of some very old music. Producer Antony Pitts THE FORTIES


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Film in 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.


Unknown: Kim Newman
Producer: Val Lewton.
Unknown: Robert Wise
Unknown: Kim Hunter
Unknown: Joel Siegel
Unknown: Ramsey Campbell
Unknown: Val Lewton Jr.

: Celebrity Recital

Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) Jeff Cohen (piano)
Linda Ormiston presents a recital of music by Faure,
Duparc, Poulenc and Satie.


Piano: Jeff Cohen
Piano: Linda Ormiston

: Conversations with Craft

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


Conductor: Robert Craft
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Robert Craft

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House, London W1A4WW
Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

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


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Musicologist: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

La Bohème
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


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: John Fiore
Unknown: Anthony Tommasini.
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Stephen A Brown
Unknown: Albert Innaurato
Mimi: Barbara Prittoli (soprano)
Musetta: Diana Soviero (soprano)
Rodolfo: Luis Lima (tenor)
Marcello: Roberto Frontali (baritone)
Schaunard: Mark Oswald (baritone)
Colline: Herbert Perry (bass)
Benoit: Francois Loup (bass)
Alcindoro: Francois Loup (bass)
Parpignol: Marty Singleton (tenor)

: FAIREST ISLE These Islands Now: Transformations in British Culture

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


Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Producer: John Boundy

: Andy Hamilton

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


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Pianist: Sam Brown
Unknown: Jean Toussaint.
Composed By: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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