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: Open University

Climate Change: Update

: Weather

: Record Review

Anthony Burton introduces new releases.
Zelenka Sinfonia a 8 in A minor
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Gottfried von der
Goltz (violin)
7.27 Smetana Three
Choruses for female voices
Prague Chamber Choir, conductor Josef Pancik
7.34 Szymanowski Four Etudes, Op 4
Martin Roscoe (piano)
7.49 Lortzing Verraten ...
Die Macht des Zepters! (Zar und Zimmermann)
Wagner Wie Todesahnung.... 0, du mein holder
Abendstem (Tannhauser) Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Fabio Luisi
8.04 Janacek Violin Sonata
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
8.23 Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (Linz)
English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Zelenka Sinfonia
Conductor: Josef Pancik
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Building a Library

Debussy's String Quartet in G minor by Peter Paul Nash
. Jonathan Swain on new releases of Russian orchestral music, including Valery Gergiev 's recording of Shostakovich's s
Symphony No 8.
Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Valery Gergiev

: Record Release

Prokofiev Violin Concerto
No 1 in D
Julian Rachlin (violin)
Moscow RSO, conductor
Vladimir Fedoseyev
10.38 Shostakovich Film music: Hamlet, excerpts CBSO, conductor
Mark Elder
10.50 Stravinsky Les
Noces Galina Bojko (soprano)
Margarita Maruna (mezzo) Ludovit Ludha (tenor) Egils Silins (bass)
Ernest Senff Chamber Choir
Members of Piano Circus, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy


Violin: Julian Rachlin
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Conductor: Shostakovich Film
Conductor: Mark Elder
Conductor: Stravinsky Les
Soprano: Noces Galina Bojko
Soprano: Margarita Maruna
Tenor: Ludovit Ludha
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Reissues

Rob Cowan on reissues of Dvorak from Karel Sejna , Bruckner from Wilhelm
Furtwangler and Eigar from Eduard van Beinum.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Karel Sejna
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Edwin Nixon , former chairman of IBM (UK), talks to Michael Berkeley and selects music by Monteverdi, Strauss and others.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Edwin Nixon
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Musical Tales

Billy the Kid
In the last of the series,
Tony Robinson tells a contemporary version of the original tale that inspired Copland's music.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Vintage Years

Quartetto Italiano
The second of three programmes in which
Richard Wigmore explores the art of Italy's finest postwar chamber ensemble. Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Schubert Quartet in A minor (D804)
Beethoven Quartet in F, Op 135
Schumann Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2


Unknown: Richard Wigmore

: Youth Orchestras of the World

With Kirsteen McCue.
Karlowicz Serenade , Op 2 Cracow Youth CO/
Raphael Jacek Delekta Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Craig Anderson (tuba)
Edinburgh Youth Orchestra/ Hilary Davan Wetton
Gorecki Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
Hanna Plewniak (soprano) Cracow Youth CO/
Raphael Jacek Delekta Producer Simon Lord


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Karlowicz Serenade
Unknown: Raphael Jacek Delekta
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Craig Anderson
Unknown: Hilary Davan Wetton
Soprano: Hanna Plewniak
Unknown: Raphael Jacek Delekta
Producer: Simon Lord

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett visits the new
Jacqueline du Pre Music
Building in Oxford, discusses the new translation of Darius Milhaud 's autobiography, and talks to the director of Opera North's forthcoming production of Ambroise Thomas 's
Hamlet. Plus a look at the special appeal of Sondheim musicals as A Little Night
Music opens at the National. Producer Jessica Issacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: Ambroise Thomas
Producer: Jessica Issacs

: Piotr Anderszewski

Bach Overture in the French
Style (BWV 831)
Webem Variations, Op 27 Chopin Three Mazurkas, Op 59
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26

: FAIREST ISLE Live from Covent Garden

Alexander Goehr 's new opera Arianna, a British
Music Year commission by BBC Radio 3 for the Royal Opera, is heard in its first broadcast performance.
Goehr takes as his text the Italian libretto that Ottavio
Rinuccini wrote for
Monteverdi's lost opera of 1608, reinterpreting the myth of Ariadne's abandonment by Theseus. Presented by Michael Berkeley.
Other parts played by Christopher Ventris (tenor). Timothy Robinson (tenor) and David Ellis (baritone)
Orchestra of the Royal
Opera House/Ivor Bolton Performance sponsored by the Drogheda Circle


Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Played By: Christopher Ventris
Tenor: Timothy Robinson
Tenor: David Ellis
Arianna: Susan Graham (mezzo)
Amor: Anna Maria Panzarella (sop)
Venus/Dorilla: Sheila Nadler (mezzo)
Bacchus: Axel Kohler (countertenor)
Theseus: Patrick Raftery (bar)
Counsellor: David Wilson-Johnson (bar)
Jupiter: Mark Beesley (bass)

: FAIREST ISLE Studio Three: Perfect and Endless Circles

The 350th anniversary of the death of William
Lawes, composer and Master of Musick to
Charles I, is celebrated with a meditation on music, time and human longing, written by Russell Hoban with Lawes's music played by the Consort of Musicke, Fretwork and London
Baroque. With Philip Franks as the composer.
Producers Michael Fox and Anthony Rooley
See also Tuesday 4.30pm


Written By: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Philip Franks
Producers: Michael Fox
Producers: Anthony Rooley

: AFRICA 95 Voices of Africa

Another chance to hear
Baaba Maal, Senegal's most famous musical export and a guitarist and singer whose music is rooted in traditional Fulani forms, performing and talking to Lucy Duran. Rpt


Unknown: Lucy Duran.

: John Harle Band

Brian Morton introduces a concert given in 1992 in the Bloomsbury Theatre by an 11-piece band led by John Harle (soprano and alto saxophones) and including Henry Lowther (trumpet). Steve Lodder (keyboards), Frank Ricotti (percussion) and Sarah Leonard (vocals). They play music by Duke Ellington , Stanley Myers and Harle himself, who talks to
Brian Morton during the interval about his career.


Introduces: Brian Morton
Soprano: John Harle
Unknown: Henry Lowther
Unknown: Steve Lodder
Unknown: Frank Ricotti
Unknown: Sarah Leonard
Music By: Duke Ellington
Music By: Stanley Myers
Unknown: Brian Morton

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