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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Thomas Overture: Mignon LSO, conductor
Charles Mackerras
7.12 Handel Oboe
Concerto in B flat
(HWV 302a) Paul Goodwin (oboe)
St James Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
7.22 Rossi Erge la mente al sole
7.37 Gounod Symphony No 1 in D
Targu-Mures PO, conductor Franz Lamprecht
8.10 Schubert Piano
Quintet in A (D667) (Trout) Alfred Brendel (piano)
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Richard Duven (cello)
Peter Riegelbauer (double bass)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Conductor: Rossi Erge
Conductor: Franz Lamprecht
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Cello: Richard Duven
Cello: Peter Riegelbauer

: Building a Library

Beethoven's Septet in E flat, Op 20 by Colin Lawson. John Warrack and Jan Smaczny discuss new opera releases, including Smetana's Dalibor.
Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: Colin Lawson.
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Jan SmacZny

: Record Release

Spontini La Vestale (excerpt) Soloists
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
10.53 Dargomizhsky
The Stone Guest (excerpt) Soloists
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Andrei Chistiakov
11.08 Beethoven Fidelio
(Act 2) Soloists
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncout
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Andrei Chistiakov
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncout
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is actress Fiona
Shaw. Her musical choices begin and end with Mozart, but there is also music by John Field , Tavener,
Britten, Rachmaninov and Honegger.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Music By: John Field

: The Indian Spice Trail

Leslie Forbes's eight-part exploration of the old spice routes of India.
6: Tracks in the Desert

: Vintage Years

William Kapell Remembered
In the first of three programmes,
Annette Morreau explores the short life of William Kapell , the first American bom and trained virtuoso pianist.
With contributions from his widow, Alistair Cooke , Tim Page , Jerome Lowenthal and Jack Pfeiffer. Including excerpts from:
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Khachaturian Piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 2 in B flat
Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in A minor
Prokofiev Piano Concerto
No 3
A Morreau production


Unknown: William Kapell
Unknown: Annette Morreau
Unknown: William Kapell
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Tim Page
Unknown: Jerome Lowenthal
Unknown: Jack Pfeiffer.

: Young Artists' Forum

Anna Markland introduces soprano
Geraldine McGreevy in songs by Faure, Nicholas Maw and Wolf, accompanied by Christopher Gould ; guitarist Jonathan Leathwood playing 16th-century variations by Luys de
Narvaez and music for 10-string guitar by Maurice Ohana ; and the Hogarth
Quartet with Beethoven's String Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3 (Rasumovsky). During the interval, Andrew Sparling investigates opportunities for young performers.


Introduces: Anna Markland
Soprano: Geraldine McGreevy
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Guitarist: Christopher Gould
Guitarist: Jonathan Leathwood
Unknown: Maurice Ohana
Unknown: Andrew Sparling

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the symphonies of Sibelius and two new books: essays by the Japanese composer Takemitsu and an exploration of the musical language, forms and styles of the Romantic period by the eminent American music theorist Charles Rosen
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Charles Rosen
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Owen Wingrave

Radio 3's complete series of Britten's operas continues with Glyndebourne Touring
Opera's new production of Britten's penultimate opera, originally written for television. Myfanwy Piper's libretto is based on a short story by Henry James. Owen, a gentle pacifist, clashes with his militaristic family, leading to a tragic climax in a haunted room at the family seat.
Introduced by Humphrey Carpenter.
Stoke Brunswick School
Choir, Glyndebourne
Touring Opera Orchestra. conductor Ivor Bolton
7.35 Humphrey Carpenter talks to librettist Myfanwy Piper, producer
Robin Phillips and conductor Ivor Bolton about tonight's opera.
7.55 Act 2
In association with the Britten Estate and the Esmee Fairbairn Charitable


Story By: Henry James.
Introduced By: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Robin Phillips
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Owen Wingrave: William Dazeley(baritone)
Spencer Coyle: Steven Page(baritone)
Lechmere: Peter Evans(tenor)
Miss Wingrave: Edith Pritchard (sop)
Mrs Coyle: Eiddwen Harrhy(sop)
Mrs Julian: Elizabeth Gale(sop)
Kate: Ruth Peel(mezzo-Sop)
General Wingrave/Narrator: Neil Jenkins(tenor)

: Best Words

Michael Rosen presents this month's edition of Radio 3's poetry magazine. U A Fanthorpe talks about and reads from her new collection, Safe as Houses. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Zehetmair's Bach

The first of five programmes featuring Bach's complete solo sonatas and partitas performed by Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
Sonata No 1 in G minor
(BWV 1001); Partita No 1 in B minor (BWV 1002) Producer Svend Brown
Next programme Wednesday


Violinist: Thomas Zehetmair
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Producer: Svend Brown

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal
Paul Silverthome (viola) Faure Pavane
Woolrich Viola Concerto
Dukas The Sorcerer's
Apprentice Rpt


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Viola: Paul Silverthome

: New York Composers' Orchestra

Formed in 1986 by composers Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb , this orchestra exists to provide a regular performing ensemble for jazz writers to experiment with. For the orchestra's Contemporary Music Network tour earlier this year, the musicians were mainly British. Chris Parker introduces the concert the orchestra gave in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Wayne Horvitz
Unknown: Robin Holcomb
Introduces: Chris Parker
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Producer: Derek Drescher

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