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: Open University

5.55 Women's Studies: The Way She Tells 'Em
6.15 The Political Imagery of Queen Elizabeth I
6.35 Victorian Religion: Dale and the Civic Gospel

: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Handel Concerto Grosso in D. Op 6 No 5 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.19 Stravinsky Sonata for Two Pianos Benjamin Frith and Peter Hill
7.30 Schein Vater Unser , der Du Bist im Himmel
Cantus Coin, La Fenice, director Konrad Junghanel
7.40 Glazunov Suite: From the Middle Ages
Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Konstantine Krimets
8.09 Beethoven Rondo in G, Op 51 No
Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
8.20 Monteverdi Magnificat Secondo a 4 Voci
Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
8.30 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Pianos: Benjamin Frith
Pianos: Peter Hill
Unknown: Schein Vater Unser
Director: Konrad Junghanel
Conductor: Konstantine Krimets
Conductor: Beethoven Rondo
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Building a Library

John Steane compares available recordings of Verdi's opera Rigoletto. Martin Cotton reviews new releases of French orchestral music including
Berlioz's Harold in Italy and a Chabrier disc from John Eliot Gardiner ,
Roussel's Bacchus and Ariadne and The Spider's Banquet from Yan Pascal Tortelier, and a disc of French symphonic poems from Michel Plasson. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm See also Friday 8.05am


Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Michel Plasson.

: Record Release

Duparc Aux Etoiles
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra. conductor Michel Plasson
10.22 Dutilleux Two Sonnets by Jean Cassou
Neal Davies (baritone)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.31 Berlioz Harold in Italy Gerard Causse (vioia)
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Jean Cassou
Baritone: Neal Davies
Unknown: Berlioz Harold
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Reissues

Peter Paul Nash reviews The Henze
Collection, a set of reissues from
Deutsche Grammophon celebrating the 70th birthday of one of Germany's great contemporary composers, Hans Werner Henze. It contains some of the most important recordings of his works from the years 1947 to 1973, including the first six symphonies and the operas Elegy for Young Lovers and Der Junge Lord. Many of these were world-premiere recordings.
11.35 Henze Five Neapolitan Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Members of the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Richard Kraus
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze.
Conductor: Richard Kraus
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley meets writer Marina Warner , who - in addition to three critically acclaimed studies of mythology relating to the Virgin Mary , Joan of Arc and the female form - has published novels, biographies, short stories and children's books. A former
Reith Lecturer , she has recently collaborated with composer
John Woolrich in his opera In the House of Crossed Desires, premiered at this year's Cheltenham Festival and to be broadcast on Radio 3 on Monday. Her musical selection includes works by Monteverdi, Schubert, Dvorak,
Stravinsky, plus an excerpt from John Adams 's opera The Death of Klinghoffer. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Marina Warner
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Reith Lecturer
Unknown: John Woolrich
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Placido Domingo

Michael Oliver presents the last in the series of recordings by the great tenor. Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera
Written to a libretto by Antonio Somma. Domingo sings the impassioned yet graceful role of Riccardo, English governor of Boston, who is in love with his best friend's wife. Sung in Italian.
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Members of Haberdasher Aske's School for Girls, Medici String Quartet, Rodney Slatford (double bass), New Philharmonia , conductor Riccardo Muti
Producer Peter Tanner Discs


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Antonio Somma.
Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Bass: New Philharmonia
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Producer: Peter Tanner
Riccardo, Earl of Warwick: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Renato: Piero Cappuccilli (baritone)
Amelia: Martina Arroyo (sop)
Ulrica: Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo)
Oscar: Reri Grist (sop)
Silvano: Giorgio Giorgetti (baritone)
Samuel: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Tom: Richard van Allan (bass)
Judge: Kenneth Collins (tenor)
Servant to Amelia: David Barrett (tenor)

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
The ninth of 12 programmes. In the grand finale of the Royal Academy of Music's 1996 British and American
Film Music Festival, John Williams conducts the college's symphony orchestra in highlights from seven of his best-known scores. The performance includes excerpts from
E T the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars and Jaws, plus the UK premiere of his
Bassoon Concerto with soloist Judith LeClai r, principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic.


Unknown: John Williams
Soloist: Judith Leclai

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents another selection of jazz tracks chosen by Radio 3 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

Ivan Hewett reviews a controversial new biography of Wagner and discusses proposals to redevelop the South Bank Centre.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Schubert and Chopin

Martino Tirimo (piano)
Schubert Four Impromptus, D935
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante , Op 22 Repeat


Piano: Martino Tirimo
Piano: Grande Polonaise Brillante

: BBC Proms 1996

The Last Night of the Proms
Haydn's magnificent setting of the Te Deum launches the final Prom, and Poul Ruders 's reworking of Purcell provides a new guide to the sounds of the orchestra. The concert also celebrates the 75th birthday of Sir Malcolm Arnold and features two of Britain's best-loved singers in the traditional festivities.
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray
(mezzo), Joanna MacGregor (piano), John Wallace (trumpet), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.
Haydn Te Deum
Poul Ruders Concerto in Pieces (BBC commission; first London performance) Mozart Deh Vieni, Non Tardar; Dove Sono (Le Nozze di Figaro); Se Viver Non Degg'io (Mitridate, Re di Ponto) Shostakovich Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
8.45 As the Promenaders prepare to burst into Land of Hope and Glory, Andrew Green profiles the contralto whose theme song it was - Dame Clara Butt , who died 60 years ago.
9.15 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Arnold The Sound Barrier
Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann); Ah! Que J'aime les Militaires (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) Berlioz Le Spectre de la Rose (Les Nuits d'Ete)
Puccini Flower Duet (Madam Butterfly) Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne Rule, Britannia!
Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem Proms producer Edward Blakeman
# Andrew Davis 's Kind of Day: page 138


Unknown: Poul Ruders
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: John Wallace
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Unknown: Dove Sono
Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Dame Clara Butt
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: Best Words

The weekly insight into the world of poetry. Tonight, Michael Rosen and his guests review a selection of newly published poetry and consider the art of anthologising. Plus, current practitioners discuss their recent work.


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Don Pullen

This innovative American pianist and composer died in April 1995 at the age of 53. He gave his last London concert in 1992 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, where he was accompanied by Hilliard Green and Cindy Blackman (basses). The concert is introduced by Brian Morton , who talked to Don Pullen during the interval. Repeat


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Accompanied By: Hilliard Green
Basses: Cindy Blackman
Introduced By: Brian Morton
Unknown: Don Pullen

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz singer Lina Nyberg gives a concert of her own songs, with Christian Spering (double bass), Fredrik Ljungquist (saxophone), Magnus Ostrom (drums) and the Temmel String Quartet
2.00 Pascal Roge (piano), Spanish National Orchestra /Miguel Angel
Gomez Martinez Falla Interlude; Dance
(La Vida Breve) Coria Falla Revisited
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Musorgsky , orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
3.15 The Bouzignac Ensemble performs music by Rosenmuller and Kerll
3.45 Mahler Symphony No 5 BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Singer: Lina Nyberg
Bass: Fredrik Ljungquist
Unknown: Magnus Ostrom
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Spanish National Orchestra
Unknown: Gomez Martinez Falla
Unknown: G Musorgsky

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