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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor (BWV 1067)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.26 Ravel La Valse
Berlin PO, conductor Pierre Boulez
7.41 Offenbach
Lettre de la Perichole; Ah! que les hommes sont bêtes!; Ariette de la griserie (La Perichole)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo)
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida
7.50 Debussy Khamma
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.12 Schubert String
Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden) (D810) Brandis Quartet


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Frederica von Stade
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Building a Library

Stravinsky's Petrushka by Roger Nichols. Robert Philip on a new cycle of Beethoven symphonies from Colin Davis and the Dresden Staatskapelle.
Hilary Finch on a new set of folk song arrangements by Benjamin Britten.
Revised repeat tomorrow


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Arrangements By: Benjamin Britten.

: Record Release

Britten Folk Song
Arrangements, Vol 1 (British) Felicity Lott (soprano)
Philip Langridge (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)
10.34 Beethoven
Symphony No 4 in B flat Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Colin Davis


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Reissues

John Deathridge has been listening to some Verdi operas recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, including Wilhelm Furtwangler 's
Otello with Ramon Vinay , and Karajan's Don Carlo with Sena Jurinac .
11.35 Verdi Il trovatore
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Ramon Vinay
Unknown: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Leonora: Leontyne Price (sop)
Manrico: Franco Corelli (tenor)
Di Luna: Ettore Bastianini (baritone)

: Private Passions

This week,
Michael Berkeley 's guest is the distinguished musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen , whose book The Classical
Style has proved a seminal text for the study of the Viennese masters. His musical choices range from a 16th-century English vocal piece from the Eton
Choirbook through Bach and Bellini to the cataclysmic Immolation scene in Wagner's Gotterdammerung.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Pianist: Charles Rosen

: Young Screenwriters: Hollywood in the 90s

Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful young screenwriters. Shane Black wrote Lethal Weapon while still a college student and has just become
Hollywood's highest paid screenwriter.
Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Shane Black
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Vintage Years

Fritz Wunderlich
In 1966 Fritz Wunderlich was killed in a domestic accident. He was only 36. yet many considered him the greatest lyric tenor of his time. Richard Wigmore presents three programmes surveying Wunderlich's art, with contributions from
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ,
Hermann Prey and Nicolai Gedda.
1: The First Five Years:
Including arias and extracts from Monteverdi's Orfeo,
Bach's Mass in B minor
(BWV 232) and St John Passion (BWV 245), Mozart's Zaide, Die
Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and Cosi fan tutte,
Lortzing's Undine, Rotow's Martha and Strauss's Die
Schweigsame Frau.
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Hermann Prey
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda.
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Young Artists' Forum

Presented by Anna Markland.
In this week's programme Loma McGhee (flute) and Lydia Clatworthy (piano) perform works by Jollvet and Bartok, cellist
Nicola Baxter and pianist Rebecca Woolcock present music by Beethoven, Popper and Martinu, and the Chameleon Wind Quintet play Nielsen's Quintet.
During the interval Andrew Sparling finds out how to run a successful ensemble.
Recorded in the National Portrait Gallery on 5 November


Presented By: Anna Markland.
Flute: Loma McGhee
Piano: Lydia Clatworthy
Unknown: Nicola Baxter
Pianist: Rebecca Woolcock
Unknown: Andrew Sparling

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces vibrant and varied tracks chosen by listeners across the country.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW Fax: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett and guests discuss the hottest issues in music. In the melting pot this week: African rhythms, the Venice of Vivaldi, and the Associated Board examinations - do we really need them?
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner's intense music drama, a genre he described as "deeds of music made visible".
Centred around the Cornish legend of Tristan and Isolde, whose love is only consummated in death, the prelude to the opera includes the famous chord which has intrigued musicologists and audiences alike. Recorded earlier this year at the Bayreuth Festival.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, conductor Daniel Barenboim


Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Tristan: Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)
Isolde: Waltraud Meier (mezzo)
King Mark: Matthias Holle (bass)
Kurwenai: Falk Struckmann (baritone)
Melot, Young Sailor: Poul Elming (tenor)
Brangane: Uta Priew (contrato)
Shepherd: Peter Maus (tenor)
Steersman: Sandor Solyom-Nagy (baritone)

: Book of the Month

Novelist Paul Bailey joins critic Kate Kellaway to search the shelves, trawling through both fact and fiction to select their Book of the Month.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Kate Kellaway
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Impressions

Brian Morton 's selection of new discs features pianists JoAnne Bracken and Sophia Domancich. Plus musicians who play a variety of instruments, from Jane Bunnett on flute and soprano saxophone and Dave Liebman on flute and soprano and tenor saxophones, to
Marty Ehrlich , who plays all of those plus clarinet and bass clarinet.
Followed by:


Unknown: Brian Morton
Pianists: Joanne Bracken
Pianists: Sophia Domancich.
Unknown: Jane Bunnett
Unknown: Dave Liebman
Unknown: Marty Ehrlich

: Sinatra's Jazz

Mel Hill traces the part played by jazz in the evolution of Frank Sinatra 's vocal style. In the last of four programmes, he examines Sinatra's activities in the sixties. In 1960
Frank left Capitol to form his own record company. which left him. in the words of his own publicity, "unfettered and unconfined," to make music with heroes such as Sy Oliver and Duke Ellington . Rpt


Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Sy Oliver
Unknown: Duke Ellington

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