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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 46: No 4 in F; No 7 in C minor
Russian National
Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
7.15 Mozart, air Grieg
Fantasia in C minor (K475) Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
7.31 Onslow String Quintet in L'Archibudelli
Smithsonian Chamber
7.59 Weber Andante e
Rondo Ungarese
Christian Davidsson
Sundsvall CO/Niklas Willen
8.11 Janacek Nursery Rhymes (excerpts)
Boris Berman (piano)
Prague Academy of Musical Arts
Netherlands Wind
Ensemble/Thierry Fischer
8.28 Sibelius Symphony No
LSO/Colin Davis


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Pianos: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Weber Andante
Bassoon: Christian Davidsson

: Building a Library

Dvorak's String Sextet in A by Stephen Dodgson. Edward Greenfield and Robert Cowan discuss new releases of 20th-century orchestral music, including Bernard Haitink 's recording of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No 5 in D.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: Stephen Dodgson.
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Unknown: Bernard Haitink

: Record Release

Janacek Taras Bulba
North German RSO/ John Eliot Gardiner
10.39 Rubbra Symphony No 4
BBC NO of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
11.09 Shostakovich
Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings
Mikhail Rudy (piano) Ole Edvard Antonsen
Berlin PO/Mariss Jansons
11.34 Bantock Symphony
No 3 (The Cyprian Goddess) RPO/Vernon Handley
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Janacek Taras
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Unknown: Edvard Antonsen
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is best-selling author Julian Barnes. His passion for
French culture is reflected in his musical choices, from the smoky cabaret bars of Montmartre to the purer ambience of Gounod's Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Julian Barnes.
Unknown: Sainte Cecile.

: Young Screenwriters: Hollywood in the 90s

Christopher Cook talks to Lem Dobbs, the young author who had an early success with Kafka, directed by Steven Soderburgh. Producer Fiona McLean
See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Talks: Christopher Cook
Directed By: Steven Soderburgh.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Vintage Years

Fritz Wunderlich
Richard Wigmore continues his exploration of the recorded legacy of the German tenor who died in 1966, aged 36.
2: Reaching the Top
Including excerpts from non-German operas by Handel, Tchalkovsky, Verdi and Puccini, from oratorios by Bach and Haydn,
Pfltzner's Cantata von
Deutscher Seele and Mahler's Das Lied von der


Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Deutscher Seele

: Young Artists' Forum

With Anna Markland. This week's programme features the Passacaglia Ensemble in sonatas by Telemann, Bolsmortier and Keller, violinist Lucy Jeal and pianist Julian Milford in works by Ravel and Szymanowski, and Jiun-Yoong Lim (piano) performing contemporary repertoire by Francois Morel , Takemitsu and George Crumb. During the interval, Andrew Sparling reports on how the careers of performers from the earlier series have been progressing.
Recorded in the National Portrait
Gallery on 12 November


Unknown: Anna Markland.
Violinist: Lucy Jeal
Pianist: Julian Milford
Piano: Yoong Lim
Unknown: Francois Morel
Unknown: George Crumb.
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: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

With the Arts Council's announcement of next year's funding imminent, Ivan Hewett presents a debate from the Lilian Baylis Theatre , London, about the public funding of music in Great Britain.
Panellists include
Mary Allen , chief executive of the Arts Council of England;
Jennifer Edwards , director of the National Campaign for the Arts; Duncan Fraser , artistic and community director of the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra;
Norman Lebrecht , music columnist of the Daily Telegraph; and Natalie Wheen , writer and broadcaster.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Lilian Baylis Theatre
Unknown: Mary Allen
Unknown: Jennifer Edwards
Artistic: Duncan Fraser
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Fedora

Maria Guleghina and Placido Domingo head the cast in Umberto Giordano's melodrama, based on a play by Sardou. When
Princess Fedora's fiance is assassinated, her attempts at revenge backfire.
Performed last week at
Covent Garden. Sung in Italian. Introduced by James Naughtie.
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden/Edward Downes Acts 1 and 2 7.45 The James Naughtie Interview
With Placido Domingo.
8.05 Act 3


Unknown: Maria Guleghina
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Placido Domingo.
Princess Fedora Romazov: Maria Guleghina (sop)
Count Loris Ipanov: Placido Domingo (tenor)
De Siriex: Carlos Alvarez (baritone)
Countess Olga Sukarev: Rosemary Joshua (sop)
Grech: Jeremy White (bass)
Cirillo: Michael Druiett (bass)
Dmitri: Maria Jagusz (sop)
Desire: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Baron Rouvel: John Dobson (tenor)
Lorek: Mark Beesley (bass)
Borov: David Ellis (baritone)
Nicola: Bryan Secombe (bass)
Sergio: Philip Slane (tenor)
A Savoyard: Jeremy Levitsky (treble)
Lazinski: Jonathan Shin'Ar (piano)

: Bach Cello Suites

Suite No 1 in G
(BWV 1007)
Introduced and played by Yo-Yo Ma.
Recorded earlier this year at the Barbican Centre, London
Next programme Tuesday 10.20pm


Played By: Yo-Yo Ma.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Peter Maxwell
Maxwell Davies The
Beltane Rre


Conductor: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Maxwell Davies

: Best Words

Michael Rosen presents
Radio 3's poetry magazine. This month, Irish poet Brendan Kennelly talks about his latest collection.
Plus a reassessment of the poetry of Samuel Johnson. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Talks: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Samuel Johnson.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: London Jazz Festival

The Art Ensemble of Chicago
The famous group, celebrating its 30th anniversary, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Plus five drummers from
Senegal paying tribute to the African heritage of jazz. Introduced by Chris Parker , who talks to Lester Bowie during the interval about some of the memorable events of the last three decades.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Introduced By: Chris Parker
Unknown: Lester Bowie
Producer: Derek Drescher

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