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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Ippolitov-lvanov Caucasian Sketches
Baltimore SO/David Zinman
7.24 Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 110 Fontenay Trio
7.53 Boccherini Symphony in E flat, Op 35 No 5
London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
8.05 Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata , Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564)
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
8.24 Sibelius Violin
Concerto in D minor
Leila Josefowicz (violin) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Ross Pople
Unknown: Busoni Toccata
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Building a Library Wagner's Tannhauser by

John Warrack. David
Fanning on new piano releases, including
Beethoven from Alfred
Brendel and Chopin from Moura Lympany and Yevgeni Kissin.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: John Warrack.
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin.

: Record Release Scarlatti Sonatas

In D minor (Kkl); in G (Kk283); in G (Kk284); in B minor (Kk27) Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

10.29 Dussek Fantasia and Fugue in F minor, Op 55 Andreas Staier (piano)

10.43 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor

Yevgeni Kissin (piano) Moscow Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko

11.15 Reissues
Fritz Kreisler has been treated to a bumper reissues edition by RCA. Robert Cowan has been listening to these and to some of the great violinist's HMV recordings recently reissued by Biddulph.

11.35 Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3 Fritz Kreisler (violin) Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Dussek Fantasia
Piano: Andreas Staier
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to the Rev Dr Chad Varah , founder of the Samaritans.


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dr Chad Varah

: Layer by Layer

Andrew Jones sifts through the soils of Dartington Hall in Devon to unearth the secrets of the magnificent gardens, held in the bones, seeds and fragments of glass found in a medieval toilet.


Unknown: Andrew Jones
Unknown: Dartington Hall

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Duncan McTier (double bass) Tubin Double Bass
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Debussy Preludes (Book 1) (excerpts); Three Etudes Uszt Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
Ballade No 2 in B minor
Wagner, arr Liszt Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Schubert, an Liszt Erlkonig Given last June in Stromness
Town Hall, Orkney, as part of the St Magnus Festival

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor George Hurst Wagner Prelude to Act 1 (Die Meistersinger von Numberg)
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: George Hurst

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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, great symphonic composer Anton Bruckner , who is celebrated at the Barbican; the Park Lane group, which has helped young musicians over the past 40 years; and why choir schools are rushing to open their doors to girls. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: La Boheme

Puccini's four-act opera reaches its
100th birthday next month. With a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica , Puccini's masterpiece about young love and death in a Parisian garret brings together rising stars Barbara Frittoli and Marcello Giordani.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Carlo Rizzi
Acts 1 and 2


Unknown: Giuseppe Giacosa
Unknown: Luigi Illica
Unknown: Barbara Frittoli
Unknown: Marcello Giordani.
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Mimi: Barbara Frittoli(sop)
Musetta: Patricia Racette(sop)
Rodolfo: Marcello Giordani(tenor)
Marcello: Dwayne Croft(baritone)
Schaunard: Eduardo Del Campo(baritone)
Colline: Stefano Palatch (bass)
Benoit/Alcindoro: Francois Loup(tenor)

: The James Naughtie Interview

James Naughtie talks to tonight's conductor, Welsh National Opera music director Carlo Rizzi.
7.55 Act 3
8.25 The Opera Quiz
8.45 Act 4
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU


Talks: James Naughtie
Director: Carlo Rizzi.

: Best Words

The monthly poetry programme of performance, interviews and reviews with Michael Rosen. This month, a reassessment of South
African poet Roy Campbell. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Roy Campbell.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Early Music Summer Festivals

The Spanish ensemble La Romanesca and their conductor Jose Miguel
Moreno perform music from the time of Velazquez at a concert recorded in the Carmelite church in Bruges during last year's Flanders festival.
See also Friday 2.05pm


Conductor: Jose Miguel

: A Series of Intervals

Adrian Jack relishes the minor 2nd.
Producer Antony Pitts
Next programme tomorrow 3.25pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to pianist David Gordon about his work in jazz and his harpsichord recitals, and introduces a session by David Gordon 's trio, whose other members are Paul Cavaciuti (drums) and Danish bass player Ole Rasmussen. Music on CD comes from saxophonist Abraham Burton , veteran vocalist Mose Allison and fusion percussionist Alphonse Muzou.
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Pianist: David Gordon
Unknown: David Gordon
Unknown: Paul Cavaciuti
Unknown: Ole Rasmussen.
Unknown: Abraham Burton
Unknown: Mose Allison
Unknown: Alphonse Muzou.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Hi-de-Ho Man

Alyn Shipton presents a six-part profile of singer Cab Calloway, America's most commercially successful bandleader during the twenties and thirties. In the third programme, he talks to musicians Milt Hinton and Danny Barker about some of the many soloists who worked in Cab's band, including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Mario Bauza , saxophonist Chu Berry and drummer Cozy Cole. Rpt


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Musicians: Milt Hinton
Musicians: Danny Barker
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Mario Bauza
Unknown: Chu Berry

: Russian Orthodox Christmas Vigil

From All Saints Russian
Orthodox Cathedral, London. Conducted by Metropolitan Antony of Sourozh, with commentary by Father
Sergei Hackel. Choirmaster Michael Fortuonatto. Producer Faina lanova


Choirmaster: Sergei Hackel.
Choirmaster: Michael Fortuonatto.

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