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: Open University

5.55 Transsexuals 6.15 Reformers and Secular Authority 6.35 How Special a Relationship?

: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Haydn Overture: // ritomo di Tobia; Sinfonia: Lo Speciale
Vienna Haydn Sinfonietta, conductor Manfred Huss
7.17 Revueltas The Wandering Tadpole
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maximiano Valdes
7.23 Prokofiev Cello Sonata, Op 119 Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano)
7.46 Uadov Baba-Yaga ; The Enchanted Lake
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
7.58 Montana Suite colombiana
No 2
Eduardo Fernandez (guitar)
8.13 Moncayo Huapango
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maximiano Valdes
8.22 Matthew Locke Broken Consort in Palladian Ensemble
8.30 Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor
Radio France Philharmonic, conductor Marek Janowski


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Manfred Huss
Conductor: Maximiano Valdes
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Piano: Uadov Baba-Yaga
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Guitar: Eduardo Fernandez
Guitar: Moncayo Huapango
Guitar: Simon Bolivar
Conductor: Maximiano Valdes
Conductor: Matthew Locke
Conductor: Marek Janowski

: Building a Library

Stephen Johnson compares available recordings of Beethoven's String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131.
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood reports on some new releases of late Baroque music, including Bach's orchestral suites.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

: Record Release

Corelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 2
Europa Galante, conductor Fabio Biondi
10.26 Telemann Sonata in G minor
(Sonate metodiche)
Barthold Kuijken (transverse flute), Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
10.36 Zavaterl Concerto in C minor,
Op 1 No 4
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)
10.50 Bach Suite No 3 in D, BWV 1068
Berlin Academy of Ancient Music


Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Viola: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Violin: Gottfried von Der Goltz

: Reissues

Patrick O'Connor has been listening to some of the golden voices of an earlier age, including those of tenors Beniamino Gigli and Aureliano Pertile, and baritone Titta Ruffo. He finishes his selection with an extended excerpt from Verdi's Aida with Elisabeth Rethberg and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
EMAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Tenor: Aureliano Pertile
Baritone: Titta Ruffo
Unknown: Elisabeth Rethberg
Unknown: Giacomo Lauri-Volpi
Producer: Clive Portbury
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is actor Joe Melia , stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and star of many television productions including The Ghostbusters of East Finchley.
Educated in Leicester and Cambridge
- where his tutor was F R Leavis - he completed his National Service as a Russian translator with Dennis Potter and Michael Frayn , among others.
After stints in the long-running West End productions Irma la douce and Beyond the Fringe, he appeared in Peter Nichols ' award-winning Day in the Death of Joe Egg. His wide-ranging array of musical choices includes
Uszt's symphonic poem Les Préludes, works by Beethoven and Britten, an excerpt from the musical Guys and Dolls, Verdi's opera Falstaff, Wagner's magnificent
Gotterdammerung and the ravishing final scene of Strauss's Capriccio. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Joe Melia
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Behind the Masque

Wenzinger Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making.
1: Now in his nineties, August
Wenzinger is all but forgotten. Without him however, the early-music revival would still be in its infancy. Seventy years ago, he was the first to play the viola da gamba like a gambist - not a cellist - and he founded the influential
Schola Cantorum in Basle. Today, his colleagues and students pay tribute to a man who married musicianship and musicology. Including Erlebach Suite in C
Purcell A selection of viol fantasias
Monteverdi Orfeo (excerpt) Bach Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV 1012
Marais Sujet diversify in G
Handel Brockes Passion (excerpt) Marais Alcyone (excerpt) Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: Wenzinger Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Monteverdi Orfeo
Producer: Nick Morgan

: The Finishing Touch

Continuing the series of six masterclasses. In the second programme, David Campbell is joined by flautist Philippa Davies and the Thalia Quintet from the Royal Northern College of Music to play and talk about the finer points of playing in a wind quintet. They begin by discussing the first of Malcolm Arnold 's Three
Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: David Campbell
Unknown: Philippa Davies
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Producer: Chris Marshall

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
Stravinsky Suite No 1 for small orchestra
Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

: Jazz Record Requests

An earlier time this week for the programme in which Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of jazz 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]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett presents the programme that examines current musical issues.
This week - is occasional music a thing of the past?
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from Glyndebourne: Theodora

I Handel's rarely heard oratorio LIVE is the opening production of Glyndebourne's 1996 season, bringing together the talents of controversial American director Peter
Sellars and early-music specialist William Christie.
The story is of the fourth century
Christian martyr Theodora, who is put to death by the Roman President Valens for refusing to worship the Roman gods on the Emperor's birthday. Introduced by Natalie Wheen , and sung in English.
Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor William Christie
7.50 Sellars at Glyndeboume Peter Sellars ' first visit to
Glyndebourne in 1990 caused a scandal, but how has opera's enfant terrible fared this time round? Natalie
Wheen talks to him and members of the production including conductor William Christie and soprano Dawn Upshaw.
8.10 Acts 2 and 3 Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: William Christie.
Introduced By: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Peter Sellars
Conductor: William Christie
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse
Theodora: Dawn Upshaw(soprano)
Didymus: David Daniels (countertenor)
Valens: Frode Olsen (bass)
Septimius: Richard Croft (tenor)
Irene: Lorraine Hunt (soprano)

: Signs of the Times

Mark Lawson and guests including
Simon Lee discuss the social, ethical and cultural hinterland behind the issues of the week.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Simon Lee
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Tom Bancroft Orchestra

Tom Bancroft is a 25-year-old, chain-smoking, erstwhile doctor whose dream is to play loosehead prop for
Scotland's rugby team during a defeat of England. He is also the drummer, composer and bandleader of the Tom Bancroft Orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic of the new breed of Scottish jazz musicians. His 15-piece orchestra is based in Scotland and are known for their witty, thrilling, sometimes swinging, sometimes funky music, which embraces band and audience.
Alyn Shipton introduces a concert given last February in London's Purcell Room. During the interval, he talks to Tom Bancroft about his music and, until recently, his parallel career as a doctor. The concert includes
Bancroft's new suite Birkhedges, which was commissioned by Birmingham Jazz.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Tom Bancroft
Unknown: Tom Bancroft Orchestra
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Purcell Room.
Unknown: Tom Bancroft
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.30 Beethoven Symphony No 6
(Pastoral); Ah! perfido; Piano Concerto No 4; Symphony No 5 Charlotte
Margiano (soprano), Yefim Bronfman
(piano), Bavarian RSO, conductor Lorin Maazel
3.40 Janacek String Quartet No 1
(Kreutzer Sonata) Osterc Four Songs by Gradnik Shostakovich String Quartet No 5 Martinu Quartet.
Waltraud Hoffmann-Mucher (alto)
4.40 Keyboard music by Kraus performed by Michael GCinther
5.30 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Songs By: Gradnik Shostakovich
Unknown: Waltraud Hoffmann-Mucher
Unknown: Michael Gcinther

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