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: RecordReview

Presented by Jonathan Swain. Smetana Overture: The
Overture; Three Dances
(The Bartered Bride)
Cleveland Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Christoph von Dohnanyi
7.30 Granados Valses
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
7.45 Hindemith Clarinet
Ulrich Mehlhart (clarinet) Frankfurt Radio SO, conductor Werner Andreas
8.00 Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op 55 No 2 (Razor)
Salomon Quartet
8.29 Prokofiev Violin
Concerto No 2 in G minor
Vadim Repin (violin) Halle Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano


Presented By: Jonathan Swain. Smetana
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Granados Valses
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Clarinet: Ulrich Mehlhart
Conductor: Werner Andreas
Violin: Vadim Repin

: Building a Library

Mahler's Symphony No 6 in A minor by Stephen Walsh. lain Burnside on new releases of Christmas music, from
Michael Praetorius to Benjamin Britten.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm A Mahler Festival begins Monday


Unknown: Stephen Walsh.
Unknown: Michael Praetorius
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.

: Record Release

Trad, arr Willcocks Quelle est cette odeur agréable? Trad, arr Ribo El Noi de la
Ives, arr Echols A Christmas Carol
Billings A Virgin unspotted Chanticleer
10.28 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas
Choir of Westminster
Waynflete Singers Bournemouth SO, conductor David Hill
10.43 Britten A Boy Is Born
St Paul's Cathedral
Holst Singers, conductor Stephen Layton


Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: Stephen Layton

: Reissues

Wilhelm Kempff 's 1951-56 cycle of Beethoven sonatas for Deutsche Grammophon has just appeared on CD. Bryce Morrison reviews the set together with some of Kempff's concerto recordings.
11.35 Beethoven Sonata in G. Op 14 No 2
Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: PrivatePassions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is John Bird , one of Britain's celebrated comic actors. His selection ranges from piano music by Bach, Beethoven,
Schumann and Debussy to works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Boulez. A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: John Bird

: YoungScreenwriters:Hollywood in the 90s

Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's young screenwriters.
4: Paul Attanasio wrote
Quiz Show and Disclosure, adapted from
Michael Crichton 's novel about a corporate manager who accuses his female boss of sexual harrassment. Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Paul Attanasio
Unknown: Michael Crichton
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Composing forChildren

In the first of two programmes,
Tommy Pearson investigates the wealth of music written by British composers to be played by children. Britten, Hoist and Judith Weir are among the composers featured in a concert recorded at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, and there's the runner-up from Radio 3's competition to find younger composers writing music for children today. The winning piece is featured in next week's programme. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Judith Weir
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Songs of theEast

While Gustav Hoist's choral hymns from the Sanskrit Rig Veda are famous, his settings for solo voice and piano are less well known. A chance to enjoy their first ever complete recording, by Ruth Peel (mezzo) and David Owen Norris (piano). Producer David Gallagher
See also tomorrow 11.00pm and Wednesday 7.00pm


Unknown: Ruth Peel
Piano: David Owen Norris
Producer: David Gallagher

: Jazz RecordRequests

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

With Ivan Hewett. This week, the history and repertoire of the countertenor, a new book which asks what comes after "modern music", and why the Abbey Road
Studios were restored to their sixties glory.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from theMet

Die Meistersinger yon
Nurnberg Richard Wagner s epic comic opera in three acts is a human tale of passion, intrigue and love, plus an affirmation of the power of great German art. Sung in German.
Philip Cokorinos (bass), LeRoy Lehr (bass). Richard Vernon (bass), Rene Pape (bass)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York/James Levine. Act
6.25 Massive Reductions
In the days before radios and record players, the public got to know
Wagner's music by playing it on the piano. David Huckvale investigates. Rpt
6.55 Act 2
7.55 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes puts the questions to opera buffs Carolyn Abbate, Lotfi
Mansouri and Father Owen
8.30 Act 3
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU


Unknown: Nurnberg Richard Wagner
Bass: Leroy Lehr
Bass: Richard Vernon
Bass: Rene Pape
Eva: Karita Mattila (sop)
Magdalene: Birgitta Svenden (mezzo)
Walther von Stolzing: Ben Heppner (tenor)
David: Lars Magnusson (tenor)
Hans Sachs: Bernd Weikl (baritone)
Veit Pogner: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
Sixtus Beckmesser: Hermann Prey (baritone)
Kunz Vogelgesang: Eduardo Valdes (tenor)
Konrad Nachtigall: Christopher Schaldenbrand
Fritz Kothner: John Del Carlo (baritone)
Balthasar Zorn: Anthony Laciura (tenor)
Ulrich Eisslinger: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Augustin Moser: John Horton Murray (tenor)

: Book of theMonth

Novelist Paul Bailey and critic Kate Kellaway scour the bookshelves again in search of their Book of the Month and pick out some publishing highlights of the past year.
Producer Abigail Appleton


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

: London Jazz Festival

Giant Steppes
Saxophonist and composer Diane McLoughlin 's 18-piece band was recorded in concert during the festival in the Purcell Room. The performance is introduced by Chris Parker , and during the interval he talks to
Diane McLoughlin about bands (including Di's New
Outfit), her compositions (for television, films and bands) and her educational activites at Lewisham College. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Diane McLoughlin
Unknown: Purcell Room.
Introduced By: Chris Parker
Unknown: Diane McLoughlin
Producer: Derek Drescher

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