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: Open University

5.55 Caribbean and Asian
Workers 6.15 Culture and Belief: a Life Apart 6.35 Assignment 103

: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Bach, orch Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.13 Liszt Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H
Lilya Silberstein (piano)
7.25 Bach Violin Concerto in D minor for two violins,
BWV 1043
Vaclav Hudecek (violin)
Virtuosi di Praga, director Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin)
7.43 Rachmaninov, orch Stokowski Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 Philadelphia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.49 Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285
Irena Grafenauer (flute) Gidon Kremer (violin) Veronika Hagen (viola) Clemens Hagen (cello)
8.05 Beethoven, orch
Stokowski Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) (1st mvt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
8.12 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.30 Medieval fiddle music
Jordi Savall
Pedro Estevan (percussion)
8.43 Boccherini, orch
Stokowski String Quintet in E, G275 (Minuet)
Debussy, orch Stokowski La Cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Bk I)
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Lilya Silberstein
Violin: Vaclav Hudecek
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Flute: Irena Grafenauer
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Viola: Veronika Hagen
Cello: Clemens Hagen
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Music: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Pedro Estevan
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Building a Library

Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel by David Nice.
Stephen Plaistow on new releases of piano music, including
Schubert on the fortepiano from Andreas Staier and Messiaen's Vingt regards from Joanna MacGregor.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor.

: Record Release

Liszt Etudes d'exécution transcendante Nos 11 and 12 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
10.31 Scrlabln Piano
Sonata No 6 in G, Op 62
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
10.44 Dussek Concerto in G minor
Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Concerto Koln


Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Reissues

Michael Oliver reports on recent reissues of the great Russian conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky with the Leningrad Philharmonic.
The reissues include works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Leningrad Philharmonic.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

This week, Michael Berkeley meets wine-buff Oz Clarke, whose musical choices range from Bach's St
Matthew Passion, Purcell and Puccini to Elvis Presley and Tom Waits ' The Piano has been drinking (not me). Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Tom Waits
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

The last of six portraits of musicians from the past presented by David Mellor. George Szell was music director of the Cleveland
Orchestra from 1946 until his death in 1970. Record producer Paul Myers recorded his performances during the 60s, and calls it "the best musical education of my life". Today he pays tribute to Szell's musicianship. Including excerpts from
Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman
Haydn Symphony No 93 in D Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
Mahler Symphony No 4 Strauss Symphonia domestica
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Presented By: David Mellor.
Presented By: George Szell
Producer: Paul Myers
Unknown: Strauss Symphonia
Producer: Nick Morgan

: The Music Machine Megamix

In the last programme,
Tommy Pearson investigates music and worship.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Leos Svarovsky Dvorak Overture: Hussite
Smetana Blanik (Ma vlast) Dvorak Symphonic Variations


Conductor: Leos Svarovsky

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a new book about
Fanny Mendelssohn - overshadowed by her brother Felix but a composer and pianist in her own right; Strauss's portrayal of the complex female character of Salome; and a look at the Chard Festival of Women in Music.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Fanny Mendelssohn
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Quatuor Ysaye

Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider) Ravel String Quartet in F

: Fidelio

From the Coliseum,
Graham Vick 's new production for English National Opera of Beethoven's masterpiece in a new translation by David Pountney. Rorestan ANTHONY ROLFE JOHNSON (tenor)
Second Prisoner
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
8.40 The James Naughtie Interview
As Anthony Rolfe Johnson tackles the role of Florestan for the first time,
James Naughtie goes behind the scenes to find out how he has been preparing for the role, catching him both in rehearsal and in conversation.
9.05 Act 2


Unknown: Graham Vick
Translation By: David Pountney.
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Baritone: Christopher Ross
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: James Naughtie
Leonore: Kathryn Harries (sop)
Don Pizarro: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Rocco: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Jaquino: Philip Sheffield (tenor)
Marzelline: Mary Plazas (sop)
Don Fernando: John Connell (bass)
First Prisoner: John Marsden (tenor)

: Signs of the Times

Mark Lawson and his guests Tessa Blackstone and Simon Lee discuss the social, ethical and cultural background to the issues of the week.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Simon Lee

: Roots

Alyn Shipton introduces a concert given by this all-star American band last month in the Everyman Theatre,
Cheltenham, as part of the town's Jazz Festival. The performers were Benny Golson , Chico Freeman , Arthur Blythe and Nathan Davies (saxophones), Kirk Lightsey (piano),
Buster Williams (double bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums). During the interval, Alyn Shipton talks to the four saxophonists about the formation of the band and their individual careers - all are leaders in their own right. The programme includes John Coltrane 's s To hear a teardrop in the rain and Buster Williams ' Toku-do.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Benny Golson
Unknown: Chico Freeman
Unknown: Arthur Blythe
Unknown: Nathan Davies
Piano: Kirk Lightsey
Piano: Buster Williams
Piano: Ed Thigpen
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Buster Williams
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 EBU Big Band/Felix Slovacek
2.00 Pianist Nelson
Goerner plays Haydn,
Brahms and Schumann
4.00 15th-century ballades
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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