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: Open University

5.55 Sociology: Past and Present
6.15 Social Science, the World and You
6.35 Arts Foundation Course: Revision

: Record Review

With Anthony Burton. Nielsen Saga-Dream Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.12 Telemann Concerto in A minor
Ensemble Fitzwilliam:
Jean-Pierre Nicolas (flute), Paul Dombrecht (oboe), Enrico Gatti (violin),
7.25 Poulenc Mass in G
RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed
7.45 J C Bach Bassoon Concerto in E flat, T288 No 4
Jeremy Ward, Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
8.08 Gorecki Totus Tuus
Vasari Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
8.18 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Flute: Jean-Pierre Nicolas
Oboe: Paul Dombrecht
Violin: Enrico Gatti
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Gorecki Totus Tuus
Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
Conductor: James Levine

: Building a Library

Roderick Swanston surveys the music of Orlando Gibbons. Michael Oliver reviews new releases of 20th-century opera including Stravinsky's The
Rake's Progress with Dawn Upshaw , Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle from
Bernard Haitink , Schoenberg's Moses and Aaron from Pierre Boulez , and Viktor Ullmann 's The Fall of the Antichrist, based on a production at the Bielefeld Opera. Revised repeat tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Dawn Upshaw
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Viktor Ullmann

: Record Release

Ullmann The Fall of the Antichrist
(Act 1, conclusion) Bielefeld Philharmonic, conductor Rainer Koch
10.36 Stravinsky The Rake's
Progress (Act 2, Scenes 2 and 3) Lyon Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
11.02 Bartok Bluebeard 's Castle
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink


Conductor: Rainer Koch
Unknown: Bartok Bluebeard
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
The Regent: Ulrich Neuweiler (tenor)
The Artist: Louis Gentile (tenor)
The Technician: William OBErholtzer (baritone)
The Priest: Richard Decker(tenor)
Anne Trulove: Dawn Upshaw(soprano)
Baba the Turk: Grace Bumbry(mezzo)
Tom Rakewell: Jerry Hadley(tenor)
Nick Shadow: Samuel Ramey(baritone)
Duke Bluebeard: John Tomlinson (bass)
Judith: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

: Reissues

The Ostankino archive, tucked away in a Moscow suburb, contains over 400,000 tapes of music heard on Russian television and radio over the last 70 years. Telstar have secured the rights for release of this catalogue on their new label Revelation. Robert Cowan
has been listening to the first 30 releases, which include artists such as Sviatoslav Richter , Emil Gilels , Leonid Kogan and David Oistrakh.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robert Cowan
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Leonid Kogan
Unknown: David Oistrakh.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

This week, Michael Berkeley talks to Tessa Blackstone , whose many prominent public roles include Master of Birkbeck College in the University of London, front-bench Opposition
Spokesman on Foreign Affairs in the House of Lords, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public
Policy Research, and Chairman of the Ballet Board of the Royal Opera House. Baroness Blackstone's musical choices range from operatic and instrumental music by Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner to ballet music by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, and Fred Astaire singing Jerome Kem 's Pick Yourself Up. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Tessa Blackstone
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Jerome Kem
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Simon Rattle - Home and Away

Conductor Simon Rattle 's name is synonymous with 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.
2: Rotterdam Philharmonic
Rattle first conducted this orchestra in 1978 and immediately took to what he describes as their "wild and cosmopolitan" qualities. For a time he was their principal guest conductor, and he still performs with them regularly. Michael Birkett talks to the conductor about the orchestra - and vice versa. Including excerpts from a 1981 concert featuring Haydn's
Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher), Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor with Shlomo Mintz and Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody, and a 1982 performance of Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms's Piano Quartet No 1.


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Michael Birkett
Talks: Michael Birkett
Unknown: Shlomo Mintz

: The Department Score

Tommy Pearson hosts a fast-moving and entertaining quiz in which teams of students from eight university music departments around the country battle it out to become Department Score
Champions 1996. The quiz this week comes from the Jack Hilton Room at
Lancaster University, where teams from Glasgow and Lancaster universities will be browsing through the operatic headlines, attempting to find the lost chord, twiddling their tuners and performing their very own triple concerto.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Aberdeen International Youth Festival
David McGuinness presents music from the concerts given by the Chamber Orchestra of the Estonian
Music Academy under
Peeter Paemurru , and the 100-strong Viotta Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, conductor Wim Bredenhorst. Soloists are Liivi Suurmaa (piano) and Peeter Paemurru (cello).
Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 Marcello , transcr Bach Piano
Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
Thomas Wilson Touchstone
Buxton Orr A Carmen Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra
Jaan Raats Concerto for Chamber
Orchestra No 1


Unknown: David McGuinness
Unknown: Peeter Paemurru
Conductor: Wim Bredenhorst.
Conductor: Peeter Paemurru
Unknown: K138 Marcello
Unknown: Thomas Wilson Touchstone
Unknown: Buxton Orr

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks back over 50 years of radio music magazines and asks how they have changed. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Hippolyte et Aricie

From the Palais Garnier, Paris,
Jean-Philippe Rameau 's controversial first opera. This tragic tale of incestuous love centres around
Theseus, King of Athens, his wife Phaedra and her guilty love for stepson Hippolytus. He, in turn, is in love with the princess Aricia, who, as the last descendent of Theseus's enemy Pallas, has been forced by Theseus to take a vow of chastity.
With the goddess Diana standing by to protect the lovers Hippolytus and Aricia, and Theseus's father Neptune on hand to aid and abet. how will it all end? Sung in French, to a libretto by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin. Introduced by Donald Macleod.
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
Prologue; Act 1
7.35 This Fool's One Concern Is
Rameau's turbulent career at the Paris
Opera is explored by Graham Sadler.
7.55 Acts 2 and 3 8.55 Emasculating a Masterpiece Graham Sadler charts the damaging revisions which Rameau's Hippolyte underwent during its first run.
9.15 Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Unknown: Simon-Joseph Pellegrin.
Introduced By: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Graham Sadler.
Unknown: Graham Sadler
Thesee: Laurent Naouri(baritone)
Phedre: Lorraine Hunt(mezzo)
Hippolyte: Mark Padmore(tenor)
Aricie: Anna-Maria Panzarella(soprano)
Diane: Eirian James(mezzo)
Neptune/Jupiter/Pluton: Nathan Berg(bass)
Cupid/Shepherdess: Gaelle Mechaty(soprano)
Sailor Girl/Priestess: Patricia Petibon(soprano)
High Priestess/Huntress: Mireille Delunsch(soprano)

: Best Words

Michael Rosen returns with a weekly insight into the world of poetry, including critical discussion about new works, interviews and the reassessment of a poetic reputation.


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Impressions

Brian Morton rounds up the best of the summer's releases on CD, including music by David Murray ,
Stephane Furic and Veryan Weston. Producer Derek Drescher
12.30am Misterioso
Thelonious Monk became a legendary figure during his own lifetime, and, since his death in 1982, his reputation as pianist and composer has steadily grown. In the first of eight programmes, Ian Carr examines
Monk's first recordings under his own name at the age of 30. Repeat


Unknown: Brian Morton
Music By: David Murray
Music By: Stephane Furic
Music By: Veryan Weston.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Ian Carr

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saar Radio SO/Manfred Honeck Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Dvorak Slavonic Dances: Op 46 Nos 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8; Op 72 Nos 1, 2, 5 and 7 Janacek Lachian Dances Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos
2.40 Nelson Goerner (piano) Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61: Nocturne in C minor, Op 48: Scherzo in E, Op 54; Ballade in F minor, Op
52: Three Mazurkas, Op 59; Sonata in B minor, Op 58
4.00 Music from 16th-century Italy, performed by Ensemble Romanesque
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hary Janos
Piano: Nelson Goerner
Piano: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie

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