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: Open University

American Conversations:
John Lewis


Unknown: John Lewis

: Weather

: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Ysaye Poeme elegiaque, Op 12
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Edoardo Maria Strabbio
7.18 Eder Intrada for 16 horns
Mozarteum Horn Ensemble
7.27 John Field Piano
Concerto No 2 in A flat
Miceal O'Rourke (piano) London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
8.04 Rameau Cinquième concert (Pieces de clavecin en concerts)
Barthold Kuijken (flute)
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin) Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba)
Robert Kohnen
8.18 Bartok Concerto for
San Francisco SO/ Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Violin: Peter Zimmermann
Piano: Edoardo Maria Strabbio
Piano: Eder Intrada
Piano: Miceal O'Rourke
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Viola: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Unknown: Herbert Blomstedt

: Building a Library

A survey of Bach's church cantatas by Nicholas Anderson. Edward Seckerson
on his own selection of new releases, including music by Richard Addinsell and Constant
Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson.
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Music By: Richard Addinsell

: Record Release

Dyson Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.36 Gershwin Oh, Kay! (excerpts)
Kay .....DAWN UPSHAW (sop)
Jimmy Winter ..KURT OLLMANN (bar) Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Eric Stern
10.53 Grainger The Warriors
Philharmonia Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner
11.15 Reissues
Since the Melodiya label was acquired by BMG/RCA, a steady stream of reissues of Russian music performed by Russian artists his been released.
Gerard McBurney has been listening to recordings made by the great conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Jimmy Winter
Conductor: Eric Stern
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Booker Prize-winning novelist Bernice Rubens shares her musical tastes with Michael Berkeley. Her selection includes Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Ives. A Ladbroke production


Unknown: Bernice Rubens
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

: Conversations with Poets

This week Simon Rae talks to distinguished Irish poet Eavan Boland about her poetry and why she wrote a book of prose, Object
Lessons, alongside her recent collection In a Time of Violence.
Producer Tim Dee
# See This Week: page 12


Talks: Simon Rae
Unknown: Eavan Boland
Producer: Tim Dee

: Perlman at 50

5: Beyond the Violin
To end the series,
Bernard Keeffe asks Perlman about his interests away from the concert platform. With contributions from
Vladimir Ashkenazy , record producer John Fraser and accompanist Samuel Sanders - plus a guest appearance by Itzhak Perlman the baritone.
Fiocco, arr Fuessi Allegro Samuel Sanders (piano) Berlioz Rêverie et caprice Paris Orchestra, conductor
Daniel Barenboim
Beethoven Violin Concerto in Philharmonia Orchestra/ Carlo Maria Giulini
Strauss Morgen
Placido Domingo (tenor)
New York Studio Orchestra, conductor Jonathan Tunick
Barber Violin Concerto
Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa Ravel Tzigane
Paris Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Series producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Producer: John Fraser
Accompanist: Samuel Sanders
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Fuessi Allegro
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Carlo Maria Giulini
Unknown: Strauss Morgen
Tenor: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Hate Music!

Alison Wells (soprano) Martyn Parry (piano)
Bernstein / Hate Music!
Oliver Knussen Four Late
Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke
Copland Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson


Soprano: Alison Wells
Piano: Martyn Parry
Music: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Rainer Maria Rilke
Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: The Finishing Touch

What are the problems of performing Mozart's
Clarinet Quintet? In the third of four programmes
David Campbell and Simon Rowland-Jones discuss the problems of interpretation, phrasing, balance - and even what instrument the piece should be played on - with five students from the Royal Academy of Music. Producer Christopher Marshall


Unknown: David Campbell
Unknown: Simon Rowland-Jones
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, London W1A 4WW FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

As a grand finale to the current season and with opera festivals taking place the world over, Ivan Hewett chairs a contentious discussion on opera today. Who's in charge - the producer or the composer? Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Faust

Gounod's adaptation of Goethe's play enjoyed considerable success in the 19th century. Faust sells his soul to the Devil in order to pursue worldly pleasures with Marguerite - but in doing so he kills her brother Valin and brings about her downfall.
Presented by Paul Guinery.
Chorus of the Grand Theatre, Geneva
Suisse Romande
Orchestra/John Nelson Acts 1 and 2 7.30 Business in Birmingham
Richard Langham Smith explores the chain of events that led to Gounod's making a fortune out of the English.
7.45 Act 3
8.40 Lunching in London Richard Langham Smith explores Gounod's escapades with fashionable hostess Georgina Weldon.
8.50 Acts 4 and 5


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Georgina Weldon.
Faust: Giuseppe Sabbatini (tenor)
Méphistophélès: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Valentin: Jeffrey Black (bass)
Wagner: Fabrice Raviola (bass)
Marguerite: Deborah Riedel (sop)
Siebel: Martine Mahe (mezzo)
Marthe: Claire Larcher (contralto)

: Book of the Month

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


Unknown: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Joan Smith

: Italian Violin and Guitar

The first of four programmes of music ranging in style from Baroque to Romantic.
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Anthea Gifford (guitar)
Tartini Sonata in G minor
(The Devil's Trill) Rpt
Next programme Tuesday 10.25pm


Guitar: Anthea Gifford

: Impressions

Glasgow Jazz Festival With Brian Morton.
An American trio led by pianist Mulgrew Miller and a quartet led by Joe Locke (vibraphone) with Tommy Smith (tenor saxophone) play in the Fruitmarket, and Scottish trumpeter Robert Henderson 's quintet is in the Ramshom Theatre.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton.
Pianist: Mulgrew Miller
Unknown: Joe Locke
Tenor: Tommy Smith
Unknown: Robert Henderson
Producer: Derek Drescher

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