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: Record Review

with Jonathan Swain.
Handel, arr Stokowski Overture in D minor
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.10 Handel Concerto grosso in D minor, Op 6 No 10
Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
7.25 James MacMillan
Cantos Sagrados
Christopher Bowers -Broadbent (organ)
Polyphony/The Composer
7.49 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest)
Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
8.15 Blow The Self
Banished; It Grieves Me
Christine Brandes (soprano) Arcadian Academy, director Nicholas McGegan
8.23 Will Gregory Hoe Down
Apollo Saxophone Quartet
8.27 Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.00 Building a Library Copland's Billy the Kid by Anthony Burton. David Nice on new releases of Russian choral music.
Revised repeat tomorrow
10.15 Record Release
Rachmaninov Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (excerpt) St Petersburg Chamber Choir, conductor
Nikolai Korniev
10.39 Grechaninov Five
Children's Choruses on Folk Texts, Op 66
Alexei Shmitov (piano)
Bolshoi Theatre Children's
Choir, conductor
Andrei Zaboronok
10.50 Taneyev At the Reading of a Psalm, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
Raisa Kotova (mezzo) Yurlov State Choir
USSR Symphony Orchestra/ Yevgeni Svetlanov
11.15 Reissues
The French label Tahra has just released performances by the Czech conductor
Karel Ancerl from German radio tapes. Martin Cotton has been listening to these, together with the latest Ancerl reissues from
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Director: William Christie
Director: James MacMillan
Director: Cantos Sagrados
Director: Christopher Bowers
Piano: Gerhard Oppitz
Soprano: Christine Brandes
Director: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: David Nice
Unknown: John Chrysostom
Conductor: Nikolai Korniev
Piano: Alexei Shmitov
Conductor: Andrei Zaboronok
Unknown: Raisa Kotova
Unknown: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Martin Cotton
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Chad Varah , founder of the Samaritans, shares his musical tastes with Michael
Berkeley, revealing a predilection for Handel and musical puzzles.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Chad Varah

: Conversations with Poets

In the second of six programmes, Simon Rae talks to Wendy Cope, well known for her collections Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns.


Interviewer: Simon Rae
Interviewee: Wendy Cope

: Perlman at 50

Five programmes in which Bernard Keeffe introduces recordings by violinist
Itzhak Perlman , who will be
50 this summer.
3: The Classical Line
With contributions from pianists Vladimir Ashkenazy and Samuel Sanders and violinist Kenneth Sillito.
Bach Preludio in E (Partita No 3, BWV 1006)
Mozart Rondo in C (K373) Vienna PO/James Levine Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim


Introduces: Bernard Keeffe
Violinist: Itzhak Perlman
Pianists: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Pianists: Samuel Sanders
Violinist: Kenneth Sillito.
Violinist: Bach Preludio
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Violin: Levine Beethoven
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Bach and Sons

Timothy Roberts (fortepiano and clavichord)
J S Bach Ricercare a 3 (Musical Offering)
W F Bach Polonaises
(F12): No 9 in F; No 10 in F minor; No 5 in E flat C P E Bach Rondo in G
(Wq 59 No 2); Fantasia in C (Wq 59 No 6)
J C F Bach Solfeggio in D (Musikalische Nebenstunden)
J C Bach Sonata in C minor, Op 17 No 2


Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Bach Ricercare
Unknown: Bach Solfeggio

: The Finishing Touch

Rolfe Johnson on Britten The first of four masterclasses. Today, the tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson passes on his knowledge and experience of singing Britten's operas to a young generation of singers at the Britten-Pears School in Snape. Natalie Wheen goes behind the scenes to discover what it takes to prepare and perform these complex roles and follows the singers through the often traumatic process of coming to grips with the characters.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

With the Royal Opera Verdi Festival under way,
Ivan Hewett talks to some of the world's foremost Verdi experts about the composer and his music. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: La Damnation de Faust

Berlioz never achieved his aim of staging his 'dramatic legend' as an opera, but subsequent generations took up the challenge and succeeded where he had failed. Paul Guinery presents a performance given earlier this year at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Parts 1 and 2 7.30 The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz
In 1847, Berlioz set off for
Moscow where he was to conduct a performance of Faust. The memoirs are translated by David Cairns and read by Daniel Massey.
7.50 Parts 3 and 4


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Translated By: David Cairns
Read By: Daniel Massey.
Marguerite: Beatrice Uriamonzon (mezzo)
Faust: Gary Lakes (tenor)
Mephistopheles: Kristinn Sigmundsson (bass)
Brander: Francois Harismendy (bass)

: Blue Skies

In this edition of the programme that bridges the gap between art and science,
Professor Steve Jones turns his attention to colour. He investigates how colour is filtered into language, art and our everyday awareness, and considers life on a tropical island where the native population are colour-blind. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Schubert and Vorisek

A recital given by the Czech pianist Radoslav Kvapil , a noted advocate of Vorisek.
Vorisek Sonata in B flat,
Op 20
Schubert Impromptu in A flat (D935 No 2)
Vorisek Impromptus, Op 7: No 1 in C: No 4 in A; No 5 in Schubert Sonata in A (D664) Rpt


Pianist: Radoslav Kvapil

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to pianist Emil Viklicky from Prague about the jazz scene in the Czech Republic and introduces a session by his group, recorded during their recent visit to Britain. Plus music on disc from trumpeter Guy Barker , saxophonist
Charles Lloyd and pianist Anthony Braxton.
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Pianist: Emil Viklicky
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Charles Lloyd
Pianist: Anthony Braxton.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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