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: Open University

Musical Style 6.15 Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice 6.35
American Conversations:
Arthur Hiller


Unknown: Arthur Hiller

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Mozart Divertimento in E flat (K113)
Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.17 Fibich Piano Quintet in D, Op 42
Endymion Ensemble
7.55 Delibes Fantasie aux divins mensonges (Lakme) Jerry Hadley (tenor)
ECO/Richard Bonynge
8.03 Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Bastille Opera Orchestra/ Myung-Whun Chung


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Musicus: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Tenor: Jerry Hadley
Unknown: Myung-Whun Chung

: Building a Library

Smetana's Ma vlast by Jan Smaczny. Jonathan Keates on new releases of choral and vocal music by Handel, including his opera Giulio Cesare with James
Bowman (alto) and Lynne Dawson (soprano), and the oratorio Israel in Egypt from John Eliot Gardiner.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: Jan SmacZny.
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner.

: Record Release

Handel Giulio Cesare
(Act 1, excerpts)
Achilla ..NICOLAS RIVENQ (baritone) La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, conductor
Jean-Claude Malgoire
10.40 Handel Israel in Egypt (part 1)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Handel Giulio Cesare
Baritone: Nicolas Rivenq
Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Cesare: James Bowman (countertenor)
Sesto: Eirian James (mezzo)
Cornelia: Gu1llemette Laurens (mezzo)

: Reissues

Stephen Johnson explores new releases on the Philips Duos label, including
Schubert symphonies from Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Beethoven violin sonatas from
Henryk Szeryng and Ingrid Haebler. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Henryk Szeryng
Unknown: Ingrid Haebler.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Sir Isaiah Berlin, now 86, has been described as the leading candidate for the title of Greatest Living
Englishman. His musical predilections, as he reveals to Michael Berkeley , include works by Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Private View

A four-part series in which Nicholas Ward-Jackson explores the contemporary art world. In the first programme, he meets Glasgow artist Douglas Gordon , who reveals an obsessive interest in football that both inspires and informs his art. He also expresses a desire to plant an image in the mind of the viewer that will linger on, whether through stark video images or by delivering cryptic messages to unsuspecting clients in cafes throughout Europe. A Pier production


Artist: Douglas Gordon

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Last August, Aberdeen's
Music Hall was transformed into a jazz club for the visit of the Wigan Youth Jazz
Orchestra, conducted by Ian Darrington. Kirsteen McCue introduces the concert they gave as part of the International Youth Festival.


Conducted By: Ian Darrington.
Introduces: Kirsteen McCue

: Refractions

A recital of concert pieces by composers who also wrote music for the movies.
Sophie Langdon (violin) Nigel Hill (piano)
Miklos Rozsa North
Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances (Little Suite)
Gotskosik Six Scenes from
"La Strada" (first UK performance)
Honegger Violin Sonata No 2 Korngold Suite: Much Ado about Nothing
A Heavy Entertainment production See also tomorrow 2.30pm


Violin: Sophie Langdon
Piano: Nigel Hill
Piano: Miklos Rozsa

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)
Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine
Journey (Gotterdammerung) Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in E flat
Bruckner, ed Novak
Symphony No 3 in D minor (original version)


Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductor: Gerard McChrystal
Unknown: Wagner Siegfried

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
4azz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
Fax: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett joins Scotland's celebration of American music and talks to John McGlinn about the authentic
Broadway sound of the thirties. Plus a visit to
Alexandra Palace in London to find out about the restoration of one of the finest concert organs in Europe.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: John McGlinn
Unknown: Alexandra Palace
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: Falstaff

Verdi's last opera, to a libretto by Arrigo Boito adapted from Shakespeare's The Merry
Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, tells of the amorous exploits of Sir John Falstaff. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera. conductor James Levine
7.05 Interval
Father Owen Lee examines
7.30 Act 2
8.15 The Met Opera Quiz William Livingstone puts listeners' questions to
Father Owen Lee ,
Richard Woitach and David
8.45 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Unknown: Sir John Falstaff.
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Father Owen Lee
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: Father Owen Lee
Unknown: Richard Woitach
Sir John Falstaff: Paul Plishka (bass)
Fenton: Paul Groves (tenor)
Dr Caius: Michel Senechal (tenor)
Bardolph: Pierre Lefebvre (tenor)
Pistol: James Courtney (bass)
Mrs Alice Ford: Barbara Daniels (sop)
Ford: Gino Quilico (baritone)
Nannetta: Barbara Bonney (sop)
Mistress Quickly: Marilyn Horne (mezzo)
Mrs Meg Page: Margaret Lattimore (mezzo)

: Blue Skies

Steve Jones presents the programme that bridges the gap between art and science. Tonight's edition explores the world of robots: how scientists create them and how artists use them.
Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Night Thoughts

Clive Williamson (piano) Copland Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)
Carter Night Fantasies


Piano: Clive Williamson

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a totally improvised session by Vanessa Mackness (voice), John Butcher (saxophones) and Phil Durrant (violin). Music on CD comes from two partnerships: saxophonist John Handy with Ali Akbar Khan (sarod): and pianist Michel Petrucciani with Eddie Louiss (organ). Plus some previously unreleased solo recordings by pianist John Lewis.
12.30 The Hi-de-Ho Man
Alyn Shipton presents a six-part profile of Cab Calloway. 5: Trumpeter Jonah Jones recalls his membership of Cab's great swing orchestra, and also the band within the band - the Cab Jivers. Rpt
Impressions producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Vanessa MacKness
Violin: Phil Durrant
Unknown: John Handy
Unknown: Ali Akbar
Pianist: Michel Petrucciani
Unknown: Eddie Louiss
Pianist: John Lewis.
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jonah Jones
Producer: Derek Drescher

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