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: Open University

American Conversations:
Gloria Steinem


Unknown: Gloria Steinem

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat (H XVI 49)
Emanuel Ax (piano)
7.22 Britten Pas de six
(The Prince of the Pagodas) Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Takuo Yuasa
7.35 Weber Piano Concerto
No 2 in E flat
Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Scottish CO, conductor
Charles Mackerras
8.00 Tchaikovsky It happened in the early spring, Op 38 No 2
Rachmanlnov Morning, Op 4 No 2; Child, you are beautiful like a flower, Op 8 No 2; Spring Waters, Op 14 Noll
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (bar) Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
8.11 Prokofiev
Symphony No 5
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piano: Mikhail Arkadiev
Conductor: James Levine

: Building a Library

A Rafael Kubelik survey by Jonathan Swain. John Steane
on new releases of choral music, including Rossini's Petite messe solennelle and Schoenberg's Gurrelieder.


Unknown: Rafael Kubelik
Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: John Steane

: Record Release

Schumann Overture; Part
One (Scenes from Goethe's Faust)
Swedish Radio Chorus
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.42 Krenek Maundy Thursday (Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae) RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Faust: Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Gretchen: Karita Mattila (sop)
Evil Spirit: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)

: Reissues

John Warrack has been listening to the Romanian pianist Clara Haskil in recordings she made for
Philips in the early 1950s. As well as solo and concerto repertoire, these reissues contain the chamber music recordings she made with the violinist
Arthur Grumiaux.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: John Warrack
Pianist: Clara Haskil
Violinist: Arthur Grumiaux.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

In 1772, the music historian Charles Burney travelled through the Low Countries and Germany, where he was welcomed by many of the leading musicians of the day. In Potsdam he heard Frederick the Great play the flute, and in Hamburg he was warmly received by C P E Bach. George Pratt retraces
Bumey's steps and plays the music he enthused about. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Charles Burney
Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Film in the Forties

The final part of the series exploring the legacy of the 1940s film industry. 5: Night and the City
Film noir is perhaps the greatest cinematic legacy of the 1940s. In films such as Double Indemnity,
Crossfire, Force of Evil, The Set-Up and Gilda, a different vision of America began to emerge: a nightmare world where one wrong turn plunges the hapless victim into a labyrinth of deceit.
Christopher Cook explores the origins of noir in European cinema and asks why this dark portrait of America suddenly emerged in the 40s. With the voices of Edward Dmytryk , Foster Hirsch , Abraham Polonsky , Richard Schickel , Billy Wilder and Robert Wise. Series producer Mark Burnam


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Edward Dmytryk
Unknown: Foster Hirsch
Unknown: Abraham Polonsky
Unknown: Richard Schickel
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Robert Wise.
Producer: Mark Burnam

: Celebrity Recital

Monica Groop (mezzo) llmo Ranta (piano)
In the last of the series, the Finnish mezzo-soprano sings Grieg's cycles
Romancer, Op 15 and Haugtussa and a selection of Sibelius songs. Presented by Linda Ormiston.
Series producer Svend Brown


Presented By: Linda Ormiston.
Producer: Svend Brown

: Conversations with Craft

The second of six conversations between
Robert Craft , the American conductor who worked closely with Igor Stravinsky , and the writer and critic
Stephen Walsh.
2: The Rake's Premiere
(September 1951)
Returning to the Teatro La Fenice almost 44 years after the world premiere there of Stravinsky's only full-length opera,
Robert Craft relives his memories of the composition, rehearsals and first performance of The Rake's Progress and of the critical reaction to the work.
Including excerpts from the original archive recording of the premiere and Craft's own recent studio recording. A Soundscape production


Unknown: 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, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at an organisation which designs and adapts musical instruments for players with special needs and visits a school where students with physical disabilities create music using computers. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm Free helpline: [number removed]


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

A star-studded cast sings Mozart's first operatic masterpiece.
Idomeneo, King of Crete, is returning home after the Trojan war when his ship is caught in a storm. In return for his survival, he promises to sacrifice to the gods the first living thing he meets on shore - a promise which presages tragedy when that living thing is his son. Sung in Italian and presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
7.30 A Tribute to Troyanos with George Jellinek.
Singers I Never Heard with Terrence McNally.
7.55 Act 2
8.40 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes 's guests tonight are George Jellinek , Fr Owen Lee and Terrence McNally.
9.00 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: James Levine
Singers: George Jellinek.
Unknown: Terrence McNally.
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: George Jellinek
Unknown: Fr Owen Lee
Unknown: Terrence McNally.
Ilia: Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Elettra: Carol Vaness (soprano)
Idamante: Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano)
Idomeneo: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Arbace: Ryland Davies (tenor)
High Pnest: John Keyes (tenor)
Voice of Neptune: Raymond Aceto (bass)

: High Life

"Live for today, for tomorrow we may die."
Marya Burgess reveals the unprecedented sexual liberation of the war years. Producer Judith Melby


Unknown: Marya Burgess
Producer: Judith Melby

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a solo set by Gerry Hemingway recorded during his recent tour. The American percussionist talks about his career, which included a period in the Anthony Braxton Quartet, and about fellow percussionists Gregg Bendian and Fritz Hauser.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Gerry Hemingway
Unknown: Anthony Braxton
Unknown: Gregg Bendian
Unknown: Fritz Hauser.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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