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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Rossini Overture: The
Barber of Seville
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
7.10 Rachmanlnov Sonata
No 2 in B flat minor
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
7.36 Wagner Overture; Bacchanal (Tannhauser) Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
8.02 Kuhlau Rute Quintet in A, Op 51 No 3 Eyvind Rafn (flute) Kim Sjogren (violin)
Bjarne Boye Rasmussen and Georg Svendsen Andersen (violas)
Lars Holm Johanson (cello)
8.28 Walton Symphony No 2
Bournemouth SO, conductor Andrew Litton


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Violin: Kim Sjogren
Violin: Bjarne Boye Rasmussen
Violin: Georg Svendsen
Cello: Lars Holm Johanson
Conductor: Andrew Litton

: Building a Library

To celebrate soprano
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 's 80th birthday today, John Steane surveys her available recordings. Gerard McBurney reviews new releases of chamber music, including a complete
Bartok string quartet cycle from the Keller Quartet.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm See also Friday 3.00pm


Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Record Release

Szymanowski Sonata, Op 9 Chee-Yun (violin)
Akira Eguchi (piano)
10.40 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Alban Berg Quartet
11.01 Prokofiev Five
Vadim Repin (violin)
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
11.15 Reissues
Humphrey Carpenter has been listening to the latest offerings in Sony's Bruno Walter Edition: recordings with the New York
Philharmonic and the Columbia SO of symphonies by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Piano: Akira Eguchi
Unknown: Alban Berg
Violin: Vadim Repin
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Bruno Walter
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Marjorie Wallace , director of the mental health charity Sane and a tireless fundraiser for good causes. Her selection ranges from sacred music by Gounod and Faure, through 19th-century grand opera, to instrumental works by Massenet and Chopin. A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Marjorie Wallace

: Young Screenwriters: Hollywood in the 90s CINEMA 100

Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful young screenwriters.
3: Caroline Thompson wrote Edward Scissorhands and adapted The Secret
Garden, before going on to adapt and direct her own version of Anna Sewell 's classic children's novel
Black Beauty last year. Producer Fiona McLean
See also tomorrow 5.45pm


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Caroline Thompson
Unknown: Edward Scissorhands
Unknown: Anna Sewell
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Vintage Years

Fritz Wunderilch
Richard Wigmore concludes his exploration of the recorded legacy of the German tenor who died in 1966, aged 36. New Paths
Schumann Dichterliebe
Schubert Die Schone
Hubert Giesen (piano) Plus excerpts from
Mozart's Die Zauberflote and Strauss Daphne and lieder by Beethoven and Strauss.


Unknown: Fritz Wunderilch
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Piano: Hubert Giesen
Piano: Strauss Daphne

: Young Artists' Forum

Anna Markland introduces a final selection of music.
The programme includes the first performance of a BBC commission by Julian Philips , played by the Chinook Clarinet Quartet, Debussy and Chopin performed by Jamie Walton (cello) and Daniel Grimwood (piano), and music by Bach arr Busonl, Chopin and Albenlz performed by pianist Christian McKay.
During the interval, Andrew Sparling examines the commissioning process from the composer's viewpoint.
Recorded in the National Portrait Gallery on 19 November


Introduces: Anna Markland
Unknown: Julian Philips
Cello: Jamie Walton
Cello: Daniel Grimwood
Pianist: Christian McKay.
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

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a survey of books about the life of Henry Purcell released in this tercentenary year,
Offenbach at the ENO with a twist from playwright Michael Frayn , and the unknown chants and spirituals of the American Shaker community. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm See also Tuesday 10.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Live from the Met

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Kurt Weill 's opera in three acts to a text by Berthold Brecht forms the first of this season's broadcasts from the New York Metropolitan Opera. Sung in the English translation by David Drew and Michael Geliot , the opera is a biting satire on materialism. "Do it!" is the motto of the city of Mahagonny, where there's only one capital offence - poverty.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York/James Levine
Performance in association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU
7.30 Christopher Wintle talks to Kim Kowalke of the Kurt Weill Institute.
7.50 Act 2
8.35 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes puts the questions to opera buffs Cori Ellison ,
Terrence McNally and William Weaver.
8.55 Act 3


Unknown: Mahagonny Kurt Weill
Translation By: David Drew
Translation By: Michael Geliot
Talks: Christopher Wintle
Unknown: Kim Kowalke
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Unknown: Terrence McNally
Unknown: William Weaver.
Leokadia Begbick: Helga Dernesch (mezzo)
Fatty: Kenneth Riegel (tenor)
Trinity Moses: Timothy Noble (baritone)
Jenny Hill: Teresa Stratas (sop)
Jimmy Mahoney: Gary Lakes (tenor)
Jacob Schmidt: Richard Versalle (tenor)
Moneybags Billy: Alan Held (baritone)
Alaska Wolf Joe: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
Toby Higgins: Tony Stevenson (tenor)

: Bach Cello Suites

Suite No 4 in E flat
(BWV 1010)
Introduced and played by Yo-Yo Ma.
Next programme Tuesday 9.40pm


Played By: Yo-Yo Ma.

: Blue Skies

Professor Steve Jones investigates the properties of magnetism, in the programme that bridges the gap between art and science.


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones

: Impressions

Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to discuss recent additions to the jazz bookshelf. Chris Parker talks to Mark Dresser and introduces a session by this American bass player. There is also a CD reissue of The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus. Followed by:


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Talks: Chris Parker
Unknown: Mark Dresser
Unknown: Charles Mingus.

: The Hi-de-Ho Man

In the first of six programmes, Alyn Shipton traces the progress of Cab Calloway's career. For 20 years, from 1930, he was the most successful black bandleader in America. Rpt


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

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