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: Open University

American Conversations:
Henry Waxman


Unknown: Henry Waxman

: Weather

: Record Review

with Jonathan Swain.
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op 34
7.14 Mudarra Latin Songs (Book 3)
7.26 Haydn Symphony No 86 in D
7.54 Strauss Duett concertino
8.15 Wagner, orch Henze
Traume (Wesendonk Lieder)
8.22 Paganini, arr Nakariakov Moto
Perpetuo, Op 11
8.28 Prokofiev Piano
Concerto No 2


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Strauss Duett
Unknown: Nakariakov Moto

: Building a Library

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by John Steane.
David Huckvale on new releases of music, mainly for the piano. by Faure, Satie and Poulenc Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: John Steane.
Unknown: David Huckvale

: Record Release

Satie Airs a faire fuir (Deux pièces froides)
10.27 Poulenc
Violin Sonata
10.47 Faure Valse-caprice No 3 in G flat, Op 59;
Huit pieces brèves, Op 84

: Phone-In

Andrew Keener , one of the UK's busiest record producers, talks about his work.
Advance questions to: Record Review Phone-In, Room 4022. Broadcasting House. London, W1A1AA
Tel: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) Fax: (0171) [number removed]
E-mail: Record.Review@bbc.co.uk
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Andrew Keener
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

John Mortimer , former barrister, best-selling novelist and creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, talks to composer Michael Berkeley about his musical favourites - from murderers to Mozart.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Conversations with Poets

In the first of six programmes, Simon Rae talks to Douglas Dunn , the poet of elegies and Northlight, about the themes and form of the poems in his latest book, Dante's Drumkit.
Producer Sue Roberts


Talks: Simon Rae
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Producer: Sue Roberts

: Perlman at 50

Violinist Itzhak Perlman , celebrates his 50th birthday this summer. In this series of five programmes
Bernard Keeffe visits him at his home in New York City and introduces some of his most famous recordings. 2: The Virtuosi
With contributions from
Vladimir Ashkenazy , Andre Previn , Kenneth Sillito ,
Samuel Sanders and record producer John Fraser.
Paganini Caprice No 1 in E Franck Violin Sonata
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Salnt-Saens Havanaise
Samuel Sanders (piano) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Zubin Mehta


Violinist: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Kenneth Sillito
Unknown: Samuel Sanders
Producer: John Fraser.
Piano: Salnt-Saens Havanaise
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Charpentier

Idyle sur le retour de sante du Roi;
Epitaphium Carpentarij Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb (sopranos)
Rogers Covey-Crump and Nigel Rogers (tenors) Paul Hillier (bass) London Baroque Rpt


Unknown: Epitaphium Carpentarij
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Evelyn Tubb
Tenors: Nigel Rogers
Bass: Paul Hillier

: Music Machine Megamix

Tommy Pearson presents the last of four special extended programmes. 4: Jazz
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Chris Wines

: Jan Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett reviews
Maynard Solomon 's new biography of Mozart, along with a book called Haydn, Mozart and the Vienna
School, and talks to cellist
Mstislav Rostropovich. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Maynard Solomon
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: The Second Mrs Kong

Harrison Birtwistle 's s newest opera, to a libretto by Russell Hoban , in Tom Cairns 's world-premiere production from
Glyndebourne. Presented by Jonathan Cross.
The opera is a love story, the lovers being Pearl, the "girl with a pearl earring" of Vermeer's famous painting, and King Kong - or rather
"the idea of Kong", because there never was a 50-foot-high gorilla in the film, just a giant head, a giant foot and an 18-inch articulated model. And, owing to an administrative error, the idea of him is lost in the World of Shadows.
Can these two unlikely lovers connect across time, space and the customs barrier between death and life?
Glyndebourne Chorus LPO/Elgar Howarth Act
7.40 The Idea of Kong During the interval,
Jonathan Cross asks
Harrison Birtwistle and Russell Hoban how the opera came about. With contributions from
Philip Langridge , Helen Field and Omar Ebrahim.
8.00 Act 2
Performance sponsored by the Baring Foundation and the John S Cohen Foundation


Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Tom Cairns
Presented By: Jonathan Cross.
Unknown: Jonathan Cross
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Helen Field
Unknown: Omar Ebrahim.
Kong: Philip Langridge(tenor)
Pearl: Helen Reld (sop)
Orpheus: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Anubis/Death of Kong: Steven Page (bar)
Vermeer: Omar Ebrahim (bar)
Inanna: Phyllis Cannan (sop)
Mr Dollarama: Robert Poulton (bar)
Swami Zumzum: Kevin West (tenor)
Mirror: Thora Einarsdottir (sop)
Madame Lena: Nuala Willis (mezzo)
Eurydice: Liza Pulman (sop)

: Best Words

A new monthly poetry programme of performance. interviews and reviews, with Michael Rosen. Tonight, a new poem from
W N Herbert, an interview with the Australian poet Les Murray and the possibilities for poetry on the Internet. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Brahms and Uszt

Arnaldo Cohen (piano) Endellion Quartet Uszt Funérailles
(Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Rpt


Piano: Arnaldo Cohen

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

Alyn Shipton introduces a recording of the first performance of Mike Westbrook 's Radio 3 commission Bar Utopia, with a text by Helen Simpson.
The performance is given in the Pavilion, Bath, by the Westbrook Orchestra, which includes vocalists Kate
Westbrook and John
Winfield, cellist Stanley Adler , trumpeters Noel Langley and James McMillan and saxophonists Peter Whyman and Alan Wakeman.
The programme also includes Checking in at
Hotel le Prieure, South from
Toulouse, Breaking up at Smith's Academy and Music Is by Mike Westbrook , who during the interval talks to
Alyn Shipton about his work. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Unknown: Stanley Adler
Unknown: Noel Langley
Unknown: James McMillan
Unknown: Peter Whyman
Unknown: Alan Wakeman.
Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Derek Drescher

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