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: Open University

5.55 The State of Welfare
6.15 Images of America and Ireland
6.35 Changing Identities

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor,
RV315 (Summer, Four Seasons) Andrew Manze (violin),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
7.15 Spohr Piano Trio in E minor, Op 119
New Munich Trio
7.48 Beethoven Adelaide, Op 46 Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano)
7.56 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
8.29 MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor
Andre Watts (piano),
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Violin: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Piano: Andre Watts
Conductor: Andrew Litton

: Building a Library

David Murray compares available recordings of Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op 28. John Deathridge reviews new choral releases, including in his selection motets by Bruckner from the Prague Chamber Choir and Josef Pancik ; Schoenberg's Gurrelieder by the Dresden Staatskapelle and conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli ; and versions of Mendelssohn's oratorio
Paulus: from Helmuth Rilling with the Prague Chamber Choir and Czech Philharmonic, and from Philippe Herreweghe with the choirs of La Chapelle Royale and Le Collegium Vocale, plus the Orchestre des Champs Elysees.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Josef Pancik
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Unknown: Helmuth Rilling
Unknown: Philippe Herreweghe

: Record Release

Schumann Four Choruses for double choir, Op 141
Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Uwe Gronostay
10.32 Mendelssohn Paulus (excerpt) John Deathridge 's chosen version


Conductor: Uwe Gronostay
Conductor: Mendelssohn Paulus
Unknown: John Deathridge

: Reissues

The Vox Turnabout label has always been associated with unusual repertoire, often recording artists at the start of their careers. Bernard Keeffe
delves into the latest batch of reissues and chooses some interesting recordings, which include Otto Klemperer's famous recording of the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston , who is famous for the first non-stop solo voyage around the world back in 1968/9, and more recently for another record-breaking circumnavigation in just 74 days. His musical choices begin and end with pieces associated with the sea, but in between we take a visit to Norway, Finland, New York, Kansas City and Italy.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Behind the Masque

Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making.
5: William Christie
Twenty-five years ago, William Christie left his native America for an extended holiday in Europe. He has never gone back, and for many people he and his ensemble Les Arts Florissants are now more identifiable with the music of French baroque music than the French themselves! But far from being a latter-day Lully, he still finds himself an outsider in the highly politicised
French cultural scene. The programme includes excerpts from:
Francois Couperin Troisième leçon de tenebres
Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie
Schumann Scenes from Goethe's
Rameau Suite in D minor (1724)
Charpentier Le Reniement de Saint-Pierre
Rameau Castoret Pollux
Luigi Rossi Orfeo
Purcell King Arthur
Mozart Die Zauberflöte


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Francois Couperin

: The Finishing Touch

Last of a six-part series in which leading professional musicians offer advice to up-and-coming performers on staple pieces in the repertoire. To complete the series, Natalie Wheen introduces the second of two programmes of highlights from the succession of masterclasses given over three days last March by German mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender at London's Wigmore Hall.


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Manfred Honeck ,
Stephen Bryant (violin)
Schumann Overture: Manfred
Dvorak Romance in F minor
Goldmark Violin Concerto in A minor
(2nd mvt)
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)


Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Violin: Stephen Bryant

: 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: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme in which Ivan Hewett and guests examine current issues in the world of music.
Today, music for the theatre - from Mystery Plays to post-restoration drama - and a look at how classical concerts are filmed for television.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Romeo et Juliette

Charles Gounod 's tuneful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the star-crossed lovers does Shakespeare the singular honour of taking him at his word and adhering fairly closely to the original, although he could not resist having them both die together so that he could give them one last duet. The opera includes the famous waltz-song Je veux vivre. Recorded last April at a performance in the Grand Théâtre,
Geneva, and featuring
Leontina Vaduva , who sang the role to critical acclaim at Covent Garden a couple of seasons ago.
Grand Theatre Chorus, Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, conductor Cyril Diederich


Unknown: Charles Gounod
Unknown: Leontina Vaduva
Conductor: Cyril Diederich
Juliet: Leontina Vaduva (sop)
Steprtano: Marie-Ange Todorovitch(sop)
Gertrude: Monique Barscha (mezzo)
Romeo: Marcus Jerome (tenor)
Friar Laurence: Reinhard Hagen (bass)
Capulet: Marcel Vanaud (bass)
Tybalt: Christian Papis (tenor)
Mercutio: Richard Byrne (bantone)
Gregorio: Yves Bisson (baritone)

: Vanbrugh Quartet

Michael Berkeley introduces another chance to hear a performance given in the Birmingham Lunchtime Concert series last October, which included the first broadcast of his piece Magnetic Field.
Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730 Michael Berkeley Magnetic Field
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Rpt


Introduces: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Purcell Chacony

: Blue Skies

The series in which Steve Jones explores the arts and sciences using four senses.
2: A Sense of Place
A look at the sense of place, from animal groups to Scottish writing.
Steve Jones talks to Lewis Wolpert about how cells in a butterfly embryo get their sense of place from the chemical gradients which help to create their stunning wing-patterns. Dr David Daiches reads Robert Louis
Stevenson and discusses the powerful sense of place many Scottish writers seem to create, particularly when they are living far from Scotland.


Unknown: Steve Jones
Talks: Steve Jones
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Dr David Daiches
Unknown: Robert Louis

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

Chris Parker introduces the last of three programmes of music recorded during the Jazz Weekend in Bath.
British pianist John Taylor (who has been an inspiration to succeeding generations of players including
Django Bates and Julian Arguelles ) talked about his career and gave a solo recital in the Guildhall. In the Pavilion, the 15-piece French group Systeme Friche - led by clarinettists
Jacques di Donato and Xavier Charles - played some wild and exhilarating music. The line-up included Breton pipes, hurdy-gurdy, violin, alpine horn and assorted percussion, as well as more conventional instrumentation. Producer Derek Drescher


Pianist: John Taylor
Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Julian Arguelles
Clarinettists: Jacques Di Donato
Clarinettists: Xavier Charles
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A jazz concert given by the Thomas Jaderlund Amazing Orchestra
2.00 Bulgarian National Radio
Symphony Orchestra/Milen Natchev Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Djeni Petrova (piano)
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
3.30 A recital by fortepianist
Paul Komen , including Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in E flat, Op 31 No 3; in F, Op 54; in E, Op 109; Bagatelle in A, Op 33 No 4
4.30 Tafelmusik - with Ann Monoyios (soprano) and Anner Bylsma (cello) - perform vocal and instrumental music by Boccherini
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Thomas Jaderlund
Unknown: Natchev Dukas
Piano: Djeni Petrova
Unknown: Paul Komen
Soprano: Ann Monoyios
Soprano: Anner Bylsma

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