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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Sousa March: Liberty Bell Williams Fairey Band/ Major Peter Parkes
7.08 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 Kodaly Quartet
7.35 Trad, arr Beethoven To the Aeolian Harp;
0 Charlie is my darling Elaine Woods (soprano) Carolyn Watkinson (contralto)
Josef Protschka (tenor) Richard Salter (baritone)
Christian Altenburger (violin) Julius Berger (cello)
Helmut Deutsch (piano)
7.41 Mozart Serenade in B flat (K361)
Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
8.32 Weber Symphony No 1 Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Major Peter Parkes
Soprano: Elaine Woods
Contralto: Carolyn Watkinson
Tenor: Josef Protschka
Baritone: Richard Salter
Violin: Christian Altenburger
Cello: Julius Berger
Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor

: Building a Library

Chopin's Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor by Stephen Plaistow. Tess Knighton on new releases of Renaissance choral music.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm See also 1.25pm


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow.
Unknown: Tess Knighton

: Record Release

Ockeghem Credo: Sine nomine
Josquin Credo: De tous biens playne
Cappella Alamire, conductor Peter Urquhart
10.31 Anon Miri it is while summer Hast; Dance: Miri it is; Edi beo thu hevenequeene; Estampie: Edi beo thu
Dufay Collective
10.44 Velut Benedicta viscera; Ave mater gratie; Ora pro nobis
Dufay Ecclesie militantis Orlando Consort
10.55 Janequin Kyrie ; Agnus Dei (Mass: La Bataille)
Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse
Ensemble Clement Janequin , conductor Dominique Visse
11.05 Escobar Ave Maris stella
Morales Kyrie (Missa: De Beate Virgine )
Orchestra of the Renaissance, conductor Richard


Conductor: Peter Urquhart
Conductor: Anon Miri
Unknown: Velut Benedicta
Unknown: Dufay Ecclesie
Unknown: Janequin Kyrie
Unknown: Agnus Dei
Conductor: Clement Janequin
Conductor: Dominique Visse
Conductor: Escobar Ave Maris
Unknown: Morales Kyrie
Unknown: Beate Virgine

: Reissues

EMI's new series, Forte, is the latest in the two-for-the-price-of-one formats and makes many recordings available on CD for the first time. Robert Cowan samples the first batch.
11.35 Prokofiev Cinderella:
Act III (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Robert Cowan
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Dr Jonathan Miller , whose musical choices range from Monteverdi to Wild Bill Davison.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Bill Davison.

: The Indian Spice Trail

Leslie Forbes concludes her exploration of the old spice routes of India.
8: A Feast in a Temple Rpt


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Vintage Years

William Kapell Remembered Annette Morreau presents the last of three programmes recalling the career of the American pianist. With the composer Ned Rorem , Kapell's record producer Jack Pfeiffer and his student Jerome Lowenthal
Bach Suite in A minor
(BWV 818)
Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op 58
Bach Partita in D
(BWV 828)
Chopin Nine Mazurkas
Sonata in B flat minor, Op 35 A Morreau production


Unknown: William Kapell
Unknown: Annette Morreau
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Producer: Jack Pfeiffer
Unknown: Jerome Lowenthal

: Young Artists' Forum

Presented by Anna Markland.
This week's programme features
Krzysztof Chorzelski (violin) and Ekaterina Apekisheva (piano) in works by Szymanowski and Wieniawski, Kathryn Turpin (mezzo) and Richard Hetherington (piano) in songs by Debussy and Richard Strauss , and Anthony Zerpa-Falcon
(piano) in music by Liszt.
During the interval, Andrew Sparling reports on the importance of foreign music students in the country's colleges.


Presented By: Anna Markland.
Violin: Krzysztof Chorzelski
Piano: Ekaterina Apekisheva
Unknown: Kathryn Turpin
Piano: Richard Hetherington
Piano: Richard Strauss
Piano: Anthony Zerpa-Falcon
Unknown: Andrew Sparling

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, steel pans at the Huddersfield Festival, a new book on Bartok and his world, and an update on the merging of the National Sound Archive and the British Library.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Tosca

From La Bastille, Paris. Puccini's opera to a libretto based on Victorien Sardou 's play La Tosca, starring Galina Gorchakova and Placido Domingo. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera National, Paris, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Act 1
7.20 The Tosca File
The opera may be Italian, but tonight's performance is a homecoming for the plot. Victorien Sardou's play La Tosca, written for Sarah Bernhardt , was premiered in Paris. Who was Sardou? And who were Illica and Giacosa, the librettists? Graham Fawcett explores their lives.
7.40 Act 2
8.25 Realistically Speaking Michael Oliver sets the score straight on those composers bracketed under the heading verismo, including Giordano, Cilea,
Mascagni and Leoncavallo. Rpt
8.45 Act 3


Unknown: Victorien Sardou
Unknown: Galina Gorchakova
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Victorien Sardou
Unknown: Sarah Bernhardt
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Floria Tosca: Galina Gorchakova (sop)
Mario Cavaradossi: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Baron Scarpia: Renato Bruson (baritone)
Cesare Angelotti: Romuald Tesarowicz (bass)
II Sagrestano: Andrew Shore (baritone)
Spoletta: Georges Gautier (tenor)

: Fairest Isle: Two Handfuls Long Sir

Sexy songs of the 17th century performed by Lucie Skeaping and Doug Wootton of the City Waites at Ye Olde Mitre in London.
Historian Helen Weinstein chairs a discussion on attitudes to sex then and now.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Doug Wootton
Unknown: Helen Weinstein
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Jazz Week: London Jazz Festival: George Russell

Last Saturday this key innovator in modern jazz brought his Living Time Orchestra to the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Chris Parker introduces a recording of the concert by the 15-piece group, a mix of British and American musicians, with Tiger Okoshi (trumpet), Andy Sheppard (saxophone), Dave Bargeron (trombone) and Steve Lodder (keyboards).
During the interval: The Invisible Guru
Ian Carr explores the life and work of George Russell, now 72 and arguably jazz's only major theorist.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: George Russell
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Introduces: Chris Parker
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Dave Bargeron
Unknown: Steve Lodder
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: George Russell
Producer: Derek Drescher

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