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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Carl Stamitz
Symphony in D (La chasse)
7.20 Ernst Toch
Night Song; Roundelay (Five Pieces for wind and percussion, Op 83)
7.30 Prokofiev Violin
Sonata No 2, Op 94b
7.56 Saint-Saens
Danse macabre, Op 40
8.04 Schubert, transcr Liszt Erlkonig
8.10 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Presented By: Carl Stamitz

: Building a Library

Verdi's // Trovatore by Jonathan Keates.
David Nice on new releases of early 20th-century orchestral music, including new recordings of Mahler's Symphony No 7 from Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly.


Unknown: Jonathan Keates.
Unknown: David Nice
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Riccardo Chailly.

: Record Release

Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Bournemouth SO, conductor Richard Hickox
10.27 Prokofiev Suite:
Summer Night
Russian National
Orchestra, conductor
Mikhail Pletnev
10.50 Diepenbrock Im grossen Schweigen
Hakan Hagegard (baritone) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Baritone: Hakan Hagegard
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Reissues

David Fanning on a new series from Melodiya, The Russian Piano School, which surveys piano playing from Neuhaus and Feinberg via Richter and Gilels to the younger generation of Pletnev and Kissin.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: David Fanning
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Personalities from all walks of life share their musical tastes with composer
Michael Berkeley. Today's guest is Terry Waite , former envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose kidnap and five-year incarceration in war-torn Beirut shocked the world. In this moving discussion, he talks about the role that music has played in his life, including the extraordinary moment when, after four years of solitary confinement, without reading or listening materials of any kind, his captors finally brought him a small portable radio. The first broadcast he tuned in to was the 1991 First Night of the Proms: the music was Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.
A Classic Arts production


Presenter: Michael Berkeley
Guest: Terry Waite

: Fairest Isle: Great British Dishes: 2: Skirlie

Six programmes with Leslie Forbes.
Oats may be big business now, but in Alford the MacDonald family proudly mill the traditional way - and still argue over the recipe for the humble skirlie.


Presenter: Leslie Forbes

: Vintage Years

David Mellor presents historical recordings by the Cleveland Orchestra.
With excerpts from
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor conductor Nikolai Sokoloff
Symphony No 5 conductor Artur Rodzinski
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) (1963) Sibelius
Symphony No 2 (1970) conductor George Szell Messiaen
Oiseaux exotiques
Philippe Entremont (piano) conductor Pierre Boulez
Romeo and Juliet conductor Lorin Maazel
Webern Passacaglia, Op 1 conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi (1992) Rpt Discs


Unknown: David Mellor
Conductor: Nikolai Sokoloff
Conductor: Artur Rodzinski
Conductor: George Szell
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Bad Boy's Music

George Antheil Piano Sonata No 4
Marthanne Verbit (piano) Disc


Piano: George Antheil

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Strathclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra conductor Christopher Bell Barbara Suckling (violin) Kirsteen McCue and members of the orchestra present the music. Copland Rodeo
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Shostakovich
Symphony No 1


Conductor: Christopher Bell
Violin: Barbara Suckling
Violin: Kirsteen McCue

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett looks at the strange career of Adolf Sax. Plus a new book on Mozart by Maynard Solomon , and Ermione, a Rossini rarity at Glyndeboume.
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm See also Monday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Adolf Sax.
Unknown: Maynard Solomon

: Bello Bellini

Seven composers inspired by the music of this evening's opera, / Puritani. Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Herz, Czerny and Chopin Hexameron
Leslie Howard (piano)
Henry Lazarus Fantasia on Airs from Bellini's "I Puritani"
Colin Bradbury (clarinet) Oliver Davies (piano) Discs


Unknown: Chopin Hexameron
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Henry Lazarus Fantasia
Clarinet: Colin Bradbury
Piano: Oliver Davies

: I Puritani

from the Grand
- Theatre, Geneva. A tale of the English Civil
War, composed by a Sicilian living in Paris. Bellini's last opera is set in a Plymouth castle and deals with passionate jealousy and political intrigue between the Cavaliers and Puritans.
Chorus of the Grand
Theatre, Geneva
Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Bruno Campanella Parti
8.30 The Case for Bellini
John Rosselli looks at the fluctuating fortunes of Bellini's operas and calls music historians and performers to his defence, including the conductor
Daniele Gatti , musicologist Pierluigi Petrobelli and soprano Ruth Ann Swenson.
9.00 Parts 2 and 3


Unknown: Bruno Campanella
Unknown: John Rosselli
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Musicologist: Pierluigi Petrobelli
Soprano: Ruth Ann Swenson.
Gualtiero Walton: Kristinn Sigmundsson (bass)
Giorgio Walton: Michele Pertusi (baritone)
Arturo Talbo: Stuart Neill (tenor)
Riccardo Forth: Jeffrey Black (bass)
Bruno Robertson: Jan Martin (tenor)
Enrichetta di Francia: Rebecca Russell (soprano)
Elvira: Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano)

: Book of the Month

Joan Smith and Joe Farrell consider recent publications and discuss in detail a book which they have selected as book of the month. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Joan Smith
Unknown: Joe Farrell
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a session specially recorded by 73-year-old American guitarist Mundell Lowe during his recent tour of this country. He was accompanied in the studio by Trefor Owen (guitar),
Dave Green (bass) and Mark Taylor (drums). Music on disc comes from the latest chapter in Blue Note's
Connoisseur imprint, which includes musicians such as Grachan Moncur III and saxophonist Lou Donaldson. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Guitarist: Mundell Lowe
Guitar: Trefor Owen
Bass: Dave Green
Bass: Mark Taylor
Unknown: Grachan Moncur Iii
Unknown: Lou Donaldson.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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