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: Open University

Maths Access: Countdown to Logs

: Weather

: Record Review

with Jonathan Swain.
Wagner Prelude: Die
Meistersinger von Nurnberg New Queen's Hall
Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth
7.14 Thomas Linley the younger Music for "The Tempest" (Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare) Julia Gooding (soprano) Paul Goodwin (oboe)
Parley of Instruments Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conductor Paul Nicholson
7.39 Jean-Michel Damase
17 Variations
Reykjavik Wind Quintet
7.54 Byrd The Bells
Sophie Yates (virginal)
8.01 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2 Salomon Quartet
8.25 Wagner Tristan und Isolde (Prelude to Act 3) New Queen's Hall
Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth
8.34 Dutilleux
Violin Concerto
(L'arbre des songes) Pierre Amoyal (violin)
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Thomas Linley
Soprano: Julia Gooding
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Paul Nicholson
Conductor: Jean-Michel Damase
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Wagner Tristan

: Building a Library

Orff's Carmina Burana by Jeremy J Beadle. David Fanning on his own selection of new releases.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle.
Unknown: David Fanning

: Record Release

Ancient Georgian Chorales Rustavi Choir, conductor
Ansor Erkomaishvili
10.23 Shostakovich The
Bolt (Act 3, excerpt) Royal Stockholm PO, conductor Gennadi
10.44 Schubert Allegretto in C minor (D915)
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
10.51 Charpentler Medee (Act 3, excerpt)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie


Conductor: Ansor Erkomaishvili
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: William Christie
Medee: Lorraine Hunt (sop)
Nerine: Noemi Rime (sop)

: Reissues

Following on from the Heifetz collection, three more blockbuster editions of violin playing from Isaac Stern , Arthur Grumiaux and Itzhak Perlman. Robert
Cowan has been threading his way through all these recordings and makes some recommendations. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Isaac Stern
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Actress and singer Toyah Willcox talks to Michael
Berkeley about her musical tastes, which include
Stravinsky's magical
Firebird and Hoist's The
A Classic Arts production


Singer: Toyah Willcox

: Great British Dishes

Suet Pudding
In the final programme,
Leslie Forbes goes on the suet trail with David Dorricot
, head chef at
Westminster, to look at the history of this most English pudding.
Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: David Dorricot
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Perlman at 50

Violinist Itzhak Perlman celebrates his 50th birthday this summer. In the first of five programmes, Bernard Keeffe visits him at his home in New York and introduces some of his most celebrated recordings: concertos, chamber music and solos as well as traditional Jewish tunes, blues and jazz.
The programme also includes contributions from friends and colleagues, including Andre Previn , Vladimir Ashkenazy , accompanist Samuel Sanders and record producer John Fraser. 1: A Jewish Heritage
Vivaldi Concerto in C minor
(RV199) (II sospetto) Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor
Bloch Nigun
Ben Haim Violin Concerto
Trad, an Seltzer Doyna Gershwin I loves you, Porgy
Williams Schindler 's
Producer Susan Kenyon


Violinist: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Andre Previn
Accompanist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Accompanist: Samuel Sanders
Producer: John Fraser.
Unknown: Bloch Nigun
Unknown: Ben Haim Violin
Unknown: Seltzer Doyna
Unknown: Williams Schindler
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: La grotte de Versailles

An entertainment for Louis
XIV, with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully , glorifying the monarch who returned victorious from military campaigns.
Emma Kirkby and Emily van Evera (sopranos)
Rogers Covey-Crump and Nigel Rogers (tenors) Paul Hillier (baritone)
London Baroque, director Charles Medlam
Rpt See also Monday 10.00pm


Music By: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Emily van Evera
Tenors: Nigel Rogers
Baritone: Paul Hillier
Director: Charles Medlam
Director: Rpt See

: Music Machine Megamix

Tommy Pearson presents four special extended programmes. 3: Repetition
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Jan Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to Derek
Alsop about the role of music in Joyce's Ulysses.
Plus a look at the neglected Russian composer Niko!ai Medtner and a play by Ken Russell about the death of Scriabin.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Play By: Ken Russell
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Orlando

from the Flanders
Opera, Antwerp,
Robert Carsen 's production of Handel's opera in three acts to a libretto after
Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.
Destroyed by conflicting demands of love and war, Orlando's reason is saved by the magician Zoroastro in a plot which is further complicated by a love triangle. Sung in Italian.
Flanders Opera SO, conductor Paul Dombrecht
Acts 1 and 2 8.30 Interval
Michael Oliver looks into
Handel's accounts for
Orlando and discusses why he stubbornly persisted in writing operas in Italian, despite their lack of favour and their financial uncertainty.
8.55 Act 3


Unknown: Robert Carsen
Conductor: Paul Dombrecht
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Orlando: Patricia Bardon (contralto)
Angelica: Lynne Dawson (sop)
Medoro: Hilary Summers (contralto)
Dorinda: Kathleen Brett(sop)
Zoroastro: Christophe Fel (bass)

: Book of the Month

Joe Farrell and Joan Smith read their way through piles of current publications in all fields to select their book of the month.


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Joan Smith

: The Jungle Book

Percy Grainger Jungle Book Cycle
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Bo Holten


Unknown: Percy Grainger
Conductor: Bo Holten

: Impressions

Brian Morton looks at two musical legends who are both great survivors. The 78-year-old American musician and poet
Moondog joins forces with the young French pianist Dominique Ponty to play percussion in a specially recorded studio session.
Trumpeter Doc Cheatham , who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier in the week, talks to Alyn Shipton and introduces a track from his latest record.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Pianist: Dominique Ponty
Unknown: Doc Cheatham
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Derek Drescher

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