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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Methods of Integration
6.15 The Faust Legend
6.35 Lord Briggs on Victorian Culture

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Croft Overture in D
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.10 Poulenc Litanies a la vierge noire MaÎtrise de Radio France,
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.20 Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) Takacs Quartet
7.47 Ethel Smyth Concerto for violin and horn
Sophie Langdon (violin), Richard Watkins (horn), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
8.17 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor
Philharmonia, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Violin: Sophie Langdon
Horn: Richard Watkins
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Building a Library

Roderick Swanston compares available recordings of Cesar Franck 's three Organ Chorales.
Edward Seckerson and Martin Cotton discuss new releases of orchestral music, including recordings of Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905) by Vladimir Ashkenazy with the St
Petersburg Philharmonic, the Barber Violin and Cello Concertos by Leonard Slatkin and the St Louis Symphony Orchestra with Kyoko Takezawa and Steven Isserlis , and Bruckner's
Symphony No 1 played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Georg Solti.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Kyoko Takezawa
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Georg Solti.

: Record Release

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Gil Shaham (violin),
London Symphony Orchestra. conductor Andre Previn
10.38 Hindemith Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50 Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
10.57 Mahler Symphony No 4 Angela Maria Blasi (soprano),
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Hindemith Konzertmusik
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Soprano: Angela Maria Blasi
Conductor: Colin Davis
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

This week, Michael Berkeley is joined by Australian-born publisher Carmen Callil, founder of Virago Press. Her musical selection includes medieval plainchant, arias by Bellini and Verdi, Victorian ballads, songs by Strauss and Jerome Kern and Schubert's String Quintet in C, D956.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Presenter: Michael Berkeley
Guest: Carmen Callil
Executive Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Behind the Masque: 2: Emma Kirkby

Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making.

Like Alfred Deller before her, Emma Kirkby has come to be the most famous voice of early music. She says that "human-sized voices" like hers are more natural than those of today's opera stars - and feels lucky that somebody was in search of her sound when she was still a teacher and part-time choral singer. The programme includes excerpts from sacred music by Byrd, Taverner, Couperin and Monteverdi; secular songs by Dufay, Sermisy, Ward, Schutz, Dowland, Lawes and Blow; and dramatic music by Purcell and Handel.


Presenter: Roderick Swanston
Guest: Emma Kirkby

: The Finishing Touch

Continuing the six-part series of masterclasses. The third programme comes from the Royal College of Music in London, where a chamber choir of college students and their student conductor Kevin Beckett meet to discuss the finer points of choral-singing interpretation and technique with the eminent conductor Paul
Spicer. As well as directing the highly regarded Finzi Singers, Spicer is also a composer, and was a composition pupil of Herbert Howells at the Royal College in the 1970s. It is particularly appropriate therefore that they are working together on Howells' unaccompanied motet Take him, earth, for cherishing. Producer Steve Portnoi


Conductor: Kevin Beckett
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: Young Composer Workshop

David Pyatt (horn), BBC Philharmonic. conductor Martyn Brabbins
Sarah Walker introduces the work of three young composers from the final concert of this year's Young Musician of the Year composers' workshop. The BBC Philharmonic spent a week in February preparing 12 new pieces of chamber and orchestral music selected from over a hundred entries, working closely throughout with the composers and their workshop leaders. The workshop culminated in two concerts conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Today's programme features a previous Young Musician of the Year winner, David Pyatt , in Tansy Davies 's demanding Horn Concerto, framed by two works that take their inspiration from turbulent periods in Scottish history.
Stephen Maniam The Seven Men of Moidart
Tansy Davies Concerto for horn and chamber orchestra
Stuart Macrae Boreraig
The second part of the concert can be heard next Saturday.
Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank


Horn: David Pyatt
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Introduces: Sarah Walker
Conducted By: Martyn Brabbins.
Unknown: David Pyatt
Unknown: Tansy Davies
Unknown: Stephen Maniam
Unknown: Tansy Davies
Unknown: Stuart MacRae Boreraig

: Mendelssohn

Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 1 Domus:
Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Timothy Boulton (viola), Richard Lester (cello), Susan Tomes (piano) Rpt


Viola: Timothy Boulton
Cello: Richard Lester
Piano: Susan Tomes

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of vibrant and varied 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: [address removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett presents the programme that examines current musical issues.
This week, Gustav Leonhardt at the Spitalfields Festival; what happens in the music department of a Bristol school; and the role of the police band in modern society.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Anna Bolena

Donizetti's first major international operatic success - and yet his 30th opera - is heard in a performance recorded last year at the Munich Opera. The two-act work, revived this century by Maria Callas , tells the tragic tale of Henry VIII 's second wife
Anne Boleyn , who in this version of her life is portrayed as an innocent heroine driven to her death by an unfeeling husband who no longer loves her. Introduced by Paul Guinery in conversation with Lady Antonia Fraser , author of a book on the wives of Henry VIII. Sung in Italian.
Munich Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Fabio Loisi


Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Introduced By: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Conductor: Fabio Loisi
Henry VIII: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Anne Boleyn: Edita Gruberova (sop)
Jane Seymour: Vesselina Kassarova (sop)
Lord Rochefort: Harry Dworchak (bass)
Lord Richard Percy: Jose Bros (tenor)
Smeaton: Anne Salvan (contralto)
Sir Hervey: James Anderson (tenor)

: Signs of the Times

Another discussion in which Mark Lawson
and his guests, including Tessa Blackstone and Simon Lee. uncover the social, ethical and cultural hinterland behind the issues of the week.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


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

: Six and Four Makes ... Jazz!

A concert given earlier this evening in the Coal Exchange, Cardiff, by the Paula Gardiner Quartet and the European Jazz Ensemble. Paula Gardiner Quartet: Paula Gardiner (bass), Ron Parry (drums),
Mark Edwards (piano/keyboards), Dylan Fowler (guitar)
European Jazz Ensemble: Ali Haurand (bass), Tony Levin (drums),
Rob van den Broeck (piano),
Stan Sulzmann (saxophones/flute), Gerd Dudek (tenor and soprano sax), Allan Botschinsky (flugelhorn trumpet) Producer Gwyn Williams


Unknown: Paula Gardiner
Unknown: Paula Gardiner
Bass: Paula Gardiner
Bass: Ron Parry
Piano: Mark Edwards
Guitar: Dylan Fowler
Bass: Ali Haurand
Bass: Tony Levin
Piano: Rob van Den Broeck
Piano: Stan Sulzmann
Tenor: Gerd Dudek
Unknown: Allan Botschinsky
Producer: Gwyn Williams

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A jazz concert given in Gothenberg in 1994 by the Thomas Jaderland Amazing Orchestra
2.00 Benedetto Lupo (piano) Bartok Sonata
Debussy Images (Bk I)
Schumann Symphonic Studies, Op 13 (1837)
3.00 Prague Academic Wind Quintet J C Bach Military Quintet in B flat
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K270
Dvorak Polonaise in E flat
J B Foerster Quintet in F. Op 95
Malcolm Arnold Three Shanties, Op 4
4.00 Andrew Willis (fortepiano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26; Piano Sonata in B flat. Op 106 (Hammerklavier)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Thomas Jaderland
Piano: Benedetto Lupo
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Dvorak Polonaise
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Andrew Willis

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