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: Open University

Women's Studies: Religious Rebellions 6.15 Culture and Belief in Europe:
Mystery Plays 6.35 Patterns of Consumption: The Affluent and the Poor

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
J C Bach Symphony in E flat, Op 6 No 5 Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
7.13 Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider)
Festetics Quartet
7.38 Mozart Sonata in C minor (K457)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.00 Dvorak Symphony No 2 in B flat
Czech PO/Libor Pesek


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Building a Library

Brahms's two cello sonatas by Annette Morreau. John Allison on new releases of operas by Rubinstein,
Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and a recital disc from soprano Galina Gorchakova. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: Annette Morreau.
Unknown: John Allison
Soprano: Galina Gorchakova.

: Record Release

Rubinstein The Demon
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus
National SO of Ireland/ Alexander Anissimov
10.46 Prokofiev The Fiery Angel (Act 2, excerpt)
Kirov Chorus and Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
10.58 Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Letter Scene)
Galina Gorchakova (soprano) Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev


Unknown: Alexander Anissimov
Unknown: Kirov Chorus
Tamara: Marina Mescheriakova (sop)
The Angel: Alison Browner (mezzo)
Renata: Galina Gorchakova (sop)
Agrippa: Vladimir Galuzin (tenor)

: Reissues

Jonathan Keates investigates Teldec's Karl Richter Edition.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Karl Richter
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

This week,
James MacMillan , one of Britain's most highly respected young composers, reveals his musical tastes to
Michael Berkeley. His percussion concerto Veni, veni, Emmanuel has proved an international success and is receiving over 30 performances worldwide during the present season. A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

: Cold War Hot Science

In the first of four programmes, Georgina Ferry meets scientific pioneers who revealed the structure of proteins and DNA. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Producer: John Watkins

: Youth Orchestras of the World USA

The final programme in the series is an all-American edition which includes the first chance in Britain to hear William Schuman's opera The Mighty Casey, performed by students from New York's Juilliard School.
Plus Charles Ives's legendary Universe Symphony, now realised after 20 years' work by Larry Austin and premiered by students at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: William Schuman
Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: Larry Austin
Producer: David Gallagher

: Letters from Paul Cezanne

The last of five selections by Richard Kendall. A Painter to the End
In the two years before his death, Cezanne wrote to painter Emile Bernard , struggling to put his ideas into words. He argued with both Gasquet and Bernard, and it was with his son, manager of his affairs, that he corresponded in his final months.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Richard Kendall.
Unknown: Emile Bernard
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Brotherly Love

The rarely explored music of Daniel Purcell , performed by soprano Evelyn Tubb and the ensemble Sprezzatura. Suite: Virtue in Danger;
Cantata: By silver Thames' flowry side; Trio Sonata in D for two flutes; When Daphne first her shepherd saw; Is innocence so void of care?;
0 Morpheus, thou gentle god
4.00 Anthony Rooley investigates the unjust neglect of Daniel Purcell 's music.
4.05 Trumpet Sonata in D; Violin Sonata No 4 in D; Beneath a gloomy shade; Flute Sonata No 6 in F minor; Cantata: The
Beauteous Daphne; Trumpet Sonata and Aria for Pallas A concert given last January in the Wigmore Hall, London, in association with Anstey, Home and Co


Unknown: Daniel Purcell
Soprano: Evelyn Tubb
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Daniel Purcell

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, the haunting sound of Bulgarian folk choirs, Edward Elgar and the Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Aranyi, and the four-and-twenty fiddlers at the English Royal Court. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: Aida

Verdi's opera to a libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni after a scenario by Auguste Mariette. Sung in Italian. Messenger DENG (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor
Christian Badea


Unknown: Antonio Ghislanzoni
Unknown: Auguste Mariette.
Aida: Nina Rautio (sop)
Amneris: Dolora Zajick (mezzo)
Radames: Michael Sylvester (tenor)
Amonasro: Juan Pons (baritone)
Ramfis: Paul Pushka (bass)
King of Egypt: Hao Jiang Tian (bass)
Priestess: Norah Amsellem (sop)

: Stendhal in Italy

French author Stendhal arrives in Rome on the third stage of his travels around Italy in 1816. Alex Jennings is the disenchanted novelist in Frank Felsenstein 's adaptation of Stendhal's travel writing.
7.35 Act 2


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Frank Felsenstein

: The Met Opera Quiz

With Edward Downes.
8.40 Act 3


Unknown: Edward Downes.

: The Fullness of Harmony

The effect the last act of Aida had on Hans Castorp , hero of Thomas Mann 's novel The Magic Mountain.
9.40 Act 4
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Unknown: Hans Castorp
Unknown: Thomas Mann

: Book of the Month

Critic Peter Kemp and poet Sarah Maguire search through the springtime bookshelves to register their choice of March's
Book of the Month.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Impressions

Brian Morton is joined by John L Walters , editor of Unknown Public, to review some recent jazz releases, including discs by trumpeter
Terence Blanchard , plus pianist Ellis Marsalis and his saxophonist son Branford. There's also a specially recorded session by four of this country's leading improvisers: Evan Parker (saxophones), Keith Rowe (guitar), Barry Guy (bass) and Eddie Prevost (drums).


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: John L Walters
Unknown: Terence Blanchard
Pianist: Ellis Marsalis
Unknown: Evan Parker
Guitar: Keith Rowe
Guitar: Barry Guy
Guitar: Eddie Prevost

: Piano Man

Alun Morgan begins six programmes on pianist Earl Hines with an examination of his formative years. Rpt
Impressions producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Alun Morgan
Pianist: Earl Hines
Producer: Derek Drescher

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