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: Open University

Literature in the Modern
World: Lorca's Yerma

: Weather

: Record Review

with Anthony Burton. Bizet Suite: Roma
7.25 Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Troisième leçon de tenebres (Office du jeudi saint) (H136)
7.47 Copland
Four Piano Blues
7.57 Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44
8.25 Schmeizer Vesperae sollennes (with plainchant and music by Palestrina and Froberger)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

: Building a Library

Elgar's Symphony No 2 in E flat by Jerrold Northrop Moore. David Benedict on new releases of Stephen Sondheim . Edward Greenfield
on the first complete recording of the Schumann symphonies on period instruments.


Unknown: Jerrold Northrop
Unknown: David Benedict
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: Record Release

Symphony No 2 in C
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
10.52 Sondheim Passion
Orchestra from the 1994 Broadway cast recording, conductor Paul Gemignani


Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Paul Gemignani
Fosca: Donna Murphy
Giorgio: Jere Shea

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe has been listening to a new series of reissues from DG called
The Originals. Some of the performances are new to CD, including what many consider to be Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau's best recording of Schubert's Winterreise.
11.40 Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

The Passion of Our
Lord Jesus Christ according to all four gospel writers has been the direct inspiration for composers and poets down the ages. George Pratt talks to the Rev Dr Kenneth Stevenson about the Passion and its music, including settings by Richard Davy from the Eton Choirbook, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Bach. Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Lord Jesus Christ
Talks: George Pratt
Unknown: Dr Kenneth Stevenson
Unknown: Richard Davy
Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Poetry in Action

Six anthologies of poetry, music and actuality, compiled by Leo Ayien.
2: Suppose the strawberry were pushed into the mountain
Arguments and fighting, with Paul Durcan 's Wife
Who Smashed Television
Gets Jail, Roger McGough 's Pillow Rght and Wendy Cope 's Men and Their Boring Arguments. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Leo Ayien.
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Producer: Fiona McLean

: In the Midst of Life

Bo Holten conducts the BBC Singers in a programme of Lenten music, recorded at Christ Church, Oxford, including John Sheppard 's lavish setting of the well-known words. With Bernard
Robertson (organ continuo). Bach
Motet: Furchte dich nicht
(BWV 228) Taverner
Dum transisset Sabbatum
Sheppard Media vita
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah (Part 1)
Domenico Scarlatti
Stabat Mater
Sponsored by Linnells Solicitors


Unknown: John Sheppard
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Stabat Mater

: Schubert

Nottumo in E flat (D897) Beaux Arts Trio

: Conversations with Craft

The fourth of Stephen Walsh 's six conversations with Stravinsky's personal assistant, Robert Craft. 4: Moods, Movies and Medicines
Robert Craft gives a personal insight into daily life in the Stravinsky household, recalling the composer's collection of birds and cats, his temper and his passion for westerns.
Including excerpts from Stravinsky's Firebird, Symphony in Three
Movements, Ode and Ebony Concerto.
A Soundscape production


Unknown: Stephen Walsh

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett talks to Pierre Boulez and George Steiner about the relationship between words and music and the meaning of history and tradition in music today.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: George Steiner
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Pelleas et
Melisande by Debussy. In creating his highly original opera from Maeterlinck's play,
Debussy came up with "a technique which seems to me quite extraordinary, that is to say, Silence (don't laugh!) as a means of expression!" Early audiences may have found it difficult, but today it is one of the most popular of all French operas.
Presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
Acts 1 and 2 7.35 The Rush for Pelleas
What made four major composers rush to write music for
Maurice Maeterlinck 's play Pelleas et Melisande?
Graham Fawcett explores the fascination of this story for Faure, Schoenberg, Sibelius and Debussy.
8.05 Act 3
8.40 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs John Ardoin , Stuart Hamilton and Richard Woitach.
9.05 Acts 4 and 5 Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Maurice Maeterlinck
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Stuart Hamilton
Unknown: Richard Woitach.
Melisande: Frederica von Stade (soprano)
Genevieve: Marilyn Horne (mezzo)
Pelleas: Dwayne Croft (tenor)
Golaud: Victor Braun (baritone)
Arkel: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Physician: Christopher Schaldenbrand (bass)
Yniold: Gregory Rodriguez (treble)
Shepherd: Raymond Aceto (bar)

: Studio 3: Our Lady of Shadows

by Lucy Gough.
A dramatic reinterpretation of Tennyson's poem The
Lady of Shalott. A young girl dreams of escape from her prison tower. But her long-awaited rescue comes not so much from a gallant knight as from herself.
Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Lucy Gough.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Richard Wortley
Catherine: Claire Skinner
Sister Ignatius: Rosemary Leach
Hag: Tessa Worsley
Sir Lancelot: Malcolm Ward

: Impressions

Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to discuss new books on Billie Holiday and Gerry Mulligan , as well as Jazz, the American Theme Song by James Lincoln
Collier, The Cats Join In by Gene Lees and Bebop by Thomas Owens. Plus music on CD from Elton Dean (alto saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone) and Rick Hollander (drums).
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Gerry Mulligan
Unknown: James Lincoln
Unknown: Thomas Owens.
Baritone: Howard Johnson
Baritone: Rick Hollander
Producer: Derek Drescher

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