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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Musorgsky, arr Lyadov Overture and Gopak No 5 (Sorochintsy Fair) Russian State SO, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
7.11 Jolivet Chant de Linos
Manuela Wiesler (flute), Erica Goodman (harp), Patrik Swedrup (violin), Hakan Olsson (viola), Helena Nilsson (cello)
7.23 Handel Almira (Act 3. Scenes 1-4)
Fiori Musicali , director Andrew Lawrence-King
7.39 Miaskovsky Cello Sonata in D, Op 12
Truls Mork , Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.00 Mozart Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459
Robert Levin , Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
8.30 Tchaikovsky Coronation Cantata: Moscow Svetlana Furdui (mezzo). Vassili Gerelio (baritone), Dallas Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Flute: Manuela Wiesler
Flute: Erica Goodman
Harp: Patrik Swedrup
Violin: Hakan Olsson
Viola: Helena Nilsson
Cello: Handel Almira
Unknown: Fiori Musicali
Director: Andrew Lawrence-King
Unknown: Truls Mork
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Robert Levin
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Svetlana Furdui
Baritone: Vassili Gerelio
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Fernando: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Osman: Douglas Nasrawi (tenor)
Tabarco: Christian Elsner (tenor)
Consalvo: David Thomas (bass)

: Building a Library

William Mival compares available recordings of Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor. Tess Knighton and Ivan Moody discuss new releases of choral and vocal music from the Renaissance, with excerpts from works by Lassus and Willaert, the mass Mille Regretz by Morales from Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players, two competing versions of Dufay's Mass for St Anthony of Padua, and sacred choral music by the Portuguese composers Joao Lourenco Rebelo and Diogo Dias Melgas.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Tess Knighton
Unknown: Ivan Moody
Unknown: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Unknown: Joao Lourenco Rebelo
Unknown: Diogo Dias Melgas.

: Record Release

Rebelo Super Aspidem: Ecce Nunc; In Te, Domine, Speravi
His Majestys Sagbutts, Cornetts and Continuo Group, The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
10.29 Lassus Chanter Je Veux; Je Ne Veux Plus que Chanter; Ton Nom que Mon Vers Dira ; Et d'Ou Venez-Vous, Madame Lucette ?
Delphine Collot (soprano), Ricercar Consort , director Philippe Pierlot
10.41 Willaert Qual Dolcezza Giamai; Zoia lentil; Dessus le Marche darras;
Vecchie Letrose
Romanesque, director Philippe Malfeyt
10.52 Dufay Mass for St Anthony of Padua The version recommended in Building a Library Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Je Ne Veux
Unknown: Mon Vers Dira
Unknown: Madame Lucette
Soprano: Delphine Collot
Soprano: Ricercar Consort
Director: Philippe Pierlot
Unknown: Vecchie Letrose
Director: Philippe Malfeyt
Unknown: St Anthony
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

This week, Michael Berkeley is joined by poet Craig Raine , Fellow in English at New College, Oxford. His published writings include four poetry collections and the libretto for Nigel Osborne 's opera The Electrification of the Soviet Union. Craig Raine 's musical passions are wide-ranging: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky and Stravinsky rub shoulders with Carmen Jones and Dr Hook and the Medicine Show.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: Carmen Jones
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Simon Rattle - Home and Away

3: Philharmonia
Rattle made his professional Royal Festival Hall debut with the Philharmonia in 1976, and they were the first London orchestra with whom he had a long-term relationship.
Michael Birkett talks to the conductor and to players and management from that time, including Basil Tchaikov , John Wallace and Gavin Henderson.
The music includes Sibelius's Night-Ride and Sunrise, Janacek's Taras Bulba and Rattle's first commercial recording with the orchestra - Peter Maxwell Davies 's Symphony No 1, a work he premiered in 1978. See also Simon Rattle 's Leaving Home. tomorrow at 9pm on Channel 4.


Talks: Michael Birkett
Unknown: Basil Tchaikov
Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Gavin Henderson.
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Simon Rattle

: The Department Score

Tommy Pearson hosts a 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 Great Hall at King's College, London, where the home side will be competing against a team from
Cambridge University. Their tasks include identifying music played backwards, finding a lost chord, performing their own triple concerto and "twiddling their tuners".


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Aberdeen International Youth Festival
The Aberdeen International Youth
Festival Orchestra is a unique ensemble: auditions take place throughout the event with members of the participating groups. This summer, Janos Furst conducted players gathered from the Netherlands, Estonia, Portugal, Germany and England, and a prize-winner from the 1984 festival, Canadian violinist
Kai Gleusteen. David McGuinness introduces the concert and finds out how the orchestra takes shape in the last of the series.
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Unknown: Janos Furst
Violinist: Kai Gleusteen.
Introduces: David McGuinness

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. 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

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a new book on the value of popular music, and an appraisal of Bruckner 100 years after his death. Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: Debut

A recital by the young Russian pianist Konstantin Sherbakov , winner of the first Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow. Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV1004
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien


Pianist: Konstantin Sherbakov
Unknown: Busoni Chaconne

: The Doctor of Myddfai

From the New Theatre, Cardiff, Peter Maxwell Davies 's new opera, commissioned from Welsh National Opera and produced by its librettist, David Pountney. The work is set in a chillingly envisioned European superstate in the near future. The Doctor, a man of integrity and the descendant of a long line of legendary healers, journeys to the centre of the state to find the cause of a mysterious disease affecting his patients. Faced by a hostile bureaucracy, he at length gains access to the Ruler, only to find himself corrupted by the very power that he blames for his people's suffering. Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Act 1
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Richard Armstrong


Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies
Libretto by: David Pountney.
Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Doctor: Paul Whelan (baritone)
Child: Lisa Tyrrell (soprano)
Ruler: Gwynne Howell (bass)
First official: Elisabeth Vaughan (mezzo)
Second official: Ann Howard (contralto)
Third official: Nan Christie (soprano)
Secretary: Deborah Parry-Edwards (soprano)
First janitor: Philip Daggett (tenor)
Second janitor: James Miller-Coburn (baritone)

: Clashing of Symbols

Nicola Heywood Thomas sorts through the symbolism in The Doctor of Myddfai with help from Peter Maxwell Davies and David Pountney.
8.40 Act 2


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: David Pountney.

: Building for the Arts

Sir John Drummond begins a six-part series in which he meets leading architects for the arts and celebrates their visions and achievements.
1:Light in Dark Places
Art galleries used to be gloomy temples filled with objects to be revered. Now they are letting the light in. With Barry Gasson on the Burrell, Eldred Evans on the Tate at St Ives, and Jaques Herzog on the Bankside. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Sir John Drummond
Unknown: Barry Gasson
Unknown: Eldred Evans
Unknown: Jaques Herzog
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Phil Woods and Clark Teny

Geoffrey Smith introduces two concerts given in London's Wigmore Hall last May. American saxophonist Phil Woods renewed his partnership with British pianist Gordon Beck in the first, and trumpeter Clark Terry , veteran of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington
orchestras, was joined in the second by John Dankworth
(saxophones/clarinet), David Newton (piano) and Alec Dankworth (bass). Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Phil Woods
Pianist: Gordon Beck
Unknown: Clark Terry
Unknown: Duke Ellington
Unknown: John Dankworth
Clarinet: David Newton
Clarinet: Alec Dankworth
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A jazz concert from Simon Chterev (flute), Antoni Dontchev
(piano), Vesselin Ivanov (double bass) and Antanas Bakardjiev (bassoon), featuring numbers by Pat Metheny , Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillespie
2.05 Polish Radio Grand Symphony Orchestra/Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Mozart Symphony No 34 in C, K338 Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat
3.45 Thierry Mechler (organ) Bach Contrapunctus I (The Art of Fugue, BWV1080) Schumann Six Canonic Studies, Op 56 Liszt Fantasy and Fugue on "Ad Nos Ad Salutarem Unda Scriabin Four preludes Mechler Improvisation on Contrapunctus I
5.00 Alexi Sultanov (piano), Polish Radio Orchestra/Wojciech Rajksi
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A
(Italian) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Flute: Simon Chterev
Flute: Antoni Dontchev
Piano: Vesselin Ivanov
Piano: Antanas Bakardjiev
Unknown: Pat Metheny
Unknown: Chick Corea
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Thierry Mechler
Unknown: Bach Contrapunctus
Piano: Alexi Sultanov

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