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: Open University

5.55 Child Abuse
6.15 The Political Imagery of Queen Elizabeth I
6.35 Assignment 103

: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Hindemith Overture to "The Flying
Dutchman", as Played at Sight by a Second-Rate Spa Orchestra at the Spring at Seven O'Clock in the Morning
Kocian Quartet
7.12 Bach Oboe d'Amore Concerto in D, BWV1053
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Anthony Robson (oboe d'amore)
7.34 Erkki-Sven Tuur String Quartet Duke Quartet
7.52 Hermann Goetz Psalm 137
Stephanie Stiller (soprano),
North German Radio Choir and Philharmonic, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
8.15 Britten Three Divertimenti
Sorrel Quartet
8.28 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Unknown: Hermann Goetz
Soprano: Stephanie Stiller
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Building a Library

Richard Osborne compares available recordings of Strauss's symphonic poem Don Quixote. Jonathan Freeman -Attwood reviews new releases of late-
Baroque choral music, including
French cantatas from Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, cantatas by Scarlatti and Hasse from Robert King and the King's Consort, and the latest volumes in two competing cycles of the complete Bach cantatas - from Ton Koopman and Masaaki Suzuki. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Unknown: Jonathan Freeman
Unknown: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Masaaki Suzuki.

: Record Release

Hasse Salve Regina
James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, director Robert King
10.33 Bach Cantata No 106:
Gottes Zeit 1st die Allerbeste Zeit
Aki Yanagisawa (soprano),
Yoshikazu Mera (countertenor), Gerd Turk (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Japan Bach Collegium, director Masaaki Suzuki
10.55 Clerambault Le Soleil, Vainqueur des Nuages
Mireille Delunsch (soprano), Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski


Unknown: Hasse Salve Regina
Unknown: James Bowman
Director: Robert King
Unknown: Allerbeste Zeit
Soprano: Aki Yanagisawa
Soprano: Yoshikazu Mera
Tenor: Gerd Turk
Bass: Peter Kooy
Director: Masaaki Suzuki
Director: Marc Minkowski

: Reissues

David Huckvale has been listening to some classic film scores from the golden age of the cinema in reissues of original soundtracks. His selection includes anthologies of music by Korngold and Bernard Herrmann and the complete soundtracks of North by Northwest by Herrmann and Ben Hur by Miklos Rosza.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Huckvale
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Ben Hur
Unknown: Miklos Rosza.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is writer and broadcaster Nigel Rees , who is host of Quote Unquote and compiler of the famous Graffiti series. His musical choices include excerpts from John Gay 's The Beggar's Opera, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin , a Mozart piano concerto, a Mendelssohn overture and Henry Wood 's orchestral transcription of Rachmaninov's Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Henry Wood
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Simon Rattle - Home and Away

Conductor Simon Rattle's name is synonymous with that of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, but over the years he has worked with many other orchestras in this country and abroad. Michael Birkett presents an eight-part series looking at some of these collaborations.
1: The Early Years
Including excerpts from the 18-year-old Rattle's performance as soloist and director in Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind; some of his earliest commercial recordings with the Nash Ensemble and Northern Sinfonia; and one of his performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Contributors include John Carewe ,
Martin Campbell-White , John Willan and Simon Rattle himself.
Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: Michael Birkett
Unknown: John Carewe
Unknown: Martin Campbell-White
Unknown: John Willan
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Producer: Martin Cotton

: The Department Score

Tommy Pearson hosts a fast-moving and entertaining music quiz in which teams of students from eight university music departments around the country battle it out to become
Department Score Champions 1996. To arrive at the final, teams will need to possess an encyclopedic knowledge of both popular and classical music and be able to identify lost chords and music played backwards and upside down. And they even perform their own triple concerto!
1: Birmingham v Cardiff
From the Concert Hall at Cardiff
Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Aberdeen International Youth Festival
David McGuinness presents the first of three programmes from this summer's Aberdeen International Youth Festival which complete the series.
Among a gathering of over 800 young musicians, dancers, actors and artists from around the world was the Baden-Wurttemburg Youth Wind Ensemble and conductor Felix Hauswirth , who perform in this programme.
Hindemith Symphony in B flat
Henze, arr Wengler Ragtimes and Habaneras
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Ives , arr Elkus Old Home Days
H Owen Reed Suite: La Fiesta Mexicana


Unknown: David McGuinness
Conductor: Felix Hauswirth
Unknown: Wengler Ragtimes
Unknown: Habaneras Bernstein
Unknown: Riffs Ives

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners.
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 presented by Ivan Hewett about topical issues in the world of music. This week, a new biography of Schubert and a focus on English song - is it underrated? Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett

: Leeds International Piano Competition

The Finals Part 2. Howard Goodall introduces the last three finalists at Leeds Town Hall as the competition reaches its climax and the pianists join Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to perform their concertos. During the interval, lain Burnside charts the progress of tonight's soloists through the week of semi-final recitals.The winner will be announced before
Through the Night begins at 1.00am. SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2


Unknown: Simon Rattle

: Best Words

Michael Rosen 's weekly insight into the world of poetry includes reviews of new collections and an interview with Brian Patten , who once claimed that "poetry is the monster hiding in the child's dark room". This week's reassessment is of the work of the Objectivists, an alliance of mainly
American left-wing experimental poets in the 1930s that included Louis Zukofsky
. His stripped-down verse was described as "electric shorthand".


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Louis Zukofsky

: Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales

Conductor Gordon Downie ,
Jane Manning (soprano) Stockhausen Kreuzspiel
Stravinsky Three Songs from William Shakespeare
Downie Forms 3
Elliott Carter Sonata for Flute, Oboe,
Cello and Harpsichord
Berio Circles for Female Voice, Harp and Two Percussionists


Conductor: Gordon Downie
Soprano: Jane Manning
Soprano: Stockhausen Kreuzspiel
Unknown: William Shakespeare

: Mike Westbrook

This pianist and composer was commissioned by Radio 3 to write Bar Utopia, with a text by Helen Simpson. Alyn Shipton introduces a recording of the first performance, given at the 1995 Bath Festival by the Westbrook Orchestra. The group included vocalists Kate Westbrook and John
Winfield, cellist Stanley Adler , trumpeters Noel Langley and James McMillan , and saxophonists Peter Whyman and Alan Wakeman. The programme also includes Westbrook's compositions Checking In at Hôtel le Prieure, South from Toulouse and Music Is. During the interval,
Alyn Shipton talks to him about his work. Repeat


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Kate Westbrook
Unknown: Stanley Adler
Unknown: Noel Langley
Unknown: James McMillan
Unknown: Peter Whyman
Unknown: Alan Wakeman.
Talks: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Igor Oistrakh (violin), I Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia/Massimo Freccia Brahms Violin Concerto in D; Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.30 Michael Kieran-Hardy (piano)
Szymanowski Variations on a Polish Folk Song, Op 10 Scriabin Vers la Flamme, Op 72 Uszt Sonata in B minor
3.30 Soile Isokoski (soprano),
Peter Stein (narrator), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London) Beethoven Incidental music: Egmont
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Igor Oistrakh
Piano: Michael Kieran-Hardy
Soprano: Peter Stein
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

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