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: Open University

Women's Studies: Beware
- Gender at Work 6.15
Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice 6.35
Language in Hard Times

: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Wagner Prelude: Lohengrin Chicago SO, conductor Daniel Barenboim
7.14 Bach Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV 528 Piet Kee (organ)
7.27 Hoist The Morning of the Year
Guildford Choral Society Philharmonia, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
7.50 Schubert Rondo in A, D951
Yaara Tal and Andreas
Groethuysen (piano duet)
8.04 Rovetta/Monteverdl Le Lagrime d'Erminia Ellen Hargis (soprano) Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
The King's Noyse, conductor David Douglass
8.19 Gade Symphony No 1 Danish National Royal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Conductor: Schubert Rondo
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Soprano: Ellen Hargis
Conductor: David Douglass
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko

: Building a Library

Debussy's Preludes by Bryce Morrison.
Edward Greenfield on 20th-century English chamber, orchestral and choral music, including a disc of works by Percy Grainger from John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: Bryce Morrison.
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: John Eliot

: Record Release

Howells Paradise Rondel
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
10.26 Bax Elegiac Trio Nash Ensemble
10.37 Parry Piano Concerto in F sharp
Piers Lane (piano) BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe investigates the Royal Classics label, which has licensed recordings from EMI, many of which have not previously been issued on CD. They include performances from
John Barbirolli , Paul Kletzki and Rafael Kubelik.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Paul Kletzki
Unknown: Rafael Kubelik.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

The renowned conductor Sir
Colin Davis talks to Michael
Berkeley and chooses music from Tippett's The
Midsummer Marriage and Britten's Peter Grimes , together with works by Mozart, Bruch, Beethoven, Brahms and Berlioz.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Talks: Colin Davis
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Cold Wan Hot Science

In the last of four programmes, Georgina Ferry meets scientific pioneers working in Britain in the fifties who set the stage for today's revolution in biotechnology.
Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Producer: John Watkins

: Vintage Years

Alfred Deller
The last of three programmes presented by Richard Wigmore exploring the life of pioneering countertenor Alfred Deller , with contributions from his son Mark Deller , members of the Deller Consort and countertenors James
Bowman and Paul
Esswood. Including English folk songs and excerpts from Purcell's King Arthur and The Fairy Queen,
Handel's Orlando, Sosarme and Theodora, and Britten's Midsummer
Night's Dream. Discs


Unknown: Alfred Deller
Presented By: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Mark Deller
Unknown: Deller Consort

: The Classical Accordion

The last of three concerts for the classical accordion.
Joseph Petric plays his own transcription of Mozart's
Andante in F for mechanical organ, K616,
Nigel Clarke 's On the Wings of the Wind, and three more transcriptions of sonatas by Soler and Domenico


Accordion: Joseph Petric
Unknown: Nigel Clarke

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Jean Yves
Dohnanyi Symphony No 1 Rpt

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith with 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]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. Tonight, he talks to Richard Rodney Bennett as he approaches 60 and discusses the state of music coverage in the press with Andrew Porter ,
Richard Morrison and Frank Johnson.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Unknown: Richard Morrison
Unknown: Frank Johnson.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Live from the Met: Carmen

Bizet's opera in a production starring the American singer who has recently made the title role very much her own. Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera,
New York, conductor
John Fiore
7.30 James Levine
The first of a two-part interview in which
Metropolitan Opera artistic director James Levine talks to Terence McNally.
7.50 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz With Edward Downes.
8.50 Act 3


Conductor: John Fiore
Unknown: James Levine
Talks: James Levine
Unknown: Terence McNally.
Unknown: Edward Downes.
Carmen, a gypsy: Denyce Graves (mezzo)
Don Jose, a corporal: Richard Margison (tenor)
Escamillo, a bullfighter: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Micaela, a country girl: Veronica Villaroel (sop)
Zuniga, a lieutenant: James Courtney (bass)
Morales, a corporal: Christopher Schaldenbrand (baritone)
Frasquita a gypsy: Emily Pulley (sop)
Mercedes, a gypsy: Margaret Lattimore (mezzo)
Remendado, a smuggler: Anthony Laciura (tenor)
Dancairo, a smuggler: Hector Vasquez (baritone)

: Interval

Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi talks to George Jellinek.


Soprano: Renata Tebaldi
Unknown: George Jellinek.

: Act 4

Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU

: Blue Skies

With Steve Jones. The programme that bridges the gap between art and science explores the light which dictates the dawn chorus and the human biological clock, as well as providing the inspiration for great artists.
Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Steve Jones.
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Creative Jazz Orchestra

This northern-based,
16-piece orchestra was conducted by composer Mike Gibbs during its Contemporary Music
Network tour, with special guest American drummer
Peter Erskine. The numbers they played included original compositions by Mike Gibbs and reorchestrations of music by Mark-Anthony Tumage , Charles Ives and Oliver Knussen
. Alyn Shipton introduces a recording of the concert given last
January at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and talks to
Mike Gibbs and Mark-
Anthony Tumage.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Mike Gibbs
Unknown: Peter Erskine.
Unknown: Mike Gibbs
Music By: Mark-Anthony Tumage
Music By: Charles Ives
Music By: Oliver Knussen
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Mike Gibbs
Unknown: Anthony Tumage.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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