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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugen Jochum
7.18 Bach Sonata for Solo Violin No
1 in G minor, BWV1001
Ida Haendel
7.38 Schubert An Sylvia; Romance (Rosamunde); Die Vogel; Der Einsame; Vedi Quanto Adoro
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)
7.55 Dohnanyi American Rhapsody Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alun Francis
8.11 Ravel Chants Populaires, Nos 1-4 Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Myung-Whun Chung (piano)
8.22 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Jean-Yves Thibaudet ,
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Vedi Quanto Adoro
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Gerald Moore
Conductor: Alun Francis
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Myung-Whun Chung
Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: An Advent Calendar

Bishop Jack Spong introduces Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Chetham's Chamber Choir, conductor Martin Bussey
English trad, arr Stainer What Child Is This?
Anon, arr Stainer Good Christian Men Rejoice
English trad, arr Keyte/Parrott The Darkest Midnight
Next programme tomorrow 8.40am


Introduces: Jack Spong
Conductor: Martin Bussey

: Building a Library

Robert Philip surveys available recordings by conductor
Arturo Toscanini , whose illustrious, 34-year recording career started in 1920 with the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. He then recorded with the New York
Philharmonic, the Philadelphia
Orchestra, and his own NBC Symphony Orchestra, which he directed until his retirement in 1954. Jan Smaczny reviews new releases of Czech chamber music, including Dvorak piano trios from the Florestan Trio, Janacek from Mikhail Rudy , Charles Mackerras and the Juilliard Quartet, and sonatas by Martinu and Schulhoff. Repeated tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Robert Philip
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Unknown: Mikhail Rudy
Unknown: Charles MacKerras

: Record Release

Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Juilliard Quartet
10.44 Dvorak Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky) Florestan Trio

: Reissues

Patrick O'Connor samples some lollipops of the orchestral repertoire, including ballet music by Glazunov, Delibes, Khachaturian, Kabalevsky and Shostakovich in performances by Andre Cluytens , Leopold Stokowski and Robert Irving.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
For further programme information see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Andre Cluytens
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Robert Irving.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is the novelist Alan Hollinghurst , widely regarded as one of Britain's finest young writers, and author of The Swimming Pool Library and The Folding Star. His choices range from Schumann's enigmatic Carnaval and Janacek's String Quartet No 2
(Intimate Letters) to the passionate love duet from Tristan and Isolde and the Countess's great aria from Act Three of The Marriage of Figaro. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Alan Hollinghurst
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Feuermann Remembered
The second of four programmes in which Annette Morreau explores the life and recordings of Austrian cellist Emanuel Feuermann , who died in 1942 at the age of 39. Today's programme includes rare non-commercial recordings of music by Saint-Saens and Bach and begins with a famous 1939 recording.
Brahms Double Concerto in A minor
Jascha Heifetz (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra , conductor Eugene Ormandy Bloch Schelomo
Philadelphia Orchestra , conductor Leopold Stokowski Strauss Don Quixote Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 2 in A minor
New York Philharmonic, conductor Alexander Smallens
Bach Suite No 3 in C, BWV1009 (Sarabande; Bourree) Repeat


Unknown: Annette Morreau
Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Alexander Smallens
Conductor: Bach Suite

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Sachio Fujioka , Craig Ogden (guitar)
Takashi Yoshimatsu Threnody;
Guitar Concerto; Symphony No 2


Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
Guitar: Craig Ogden
Guitar: Takashi Yoshimatsu

: Teares and Mourning

A performance of the Funeral Teares and Songs of Mourning by Giovanni Coprario , the 17th-century English composer who was bom "plain Cooper, but affected an Italian termination".
Sophie Daneman (soprano),
Catherine King (mezzo), Paul Agnew (tenor), Christopher Wilson (lute), Richard Boothby (bass viol)


Unknown: Giovanni Coprario
Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Soprano: Catherine King
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Bass: Richard Boothby

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of listeners' favourite jazz tracks.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Fax: [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme in which Ivan Hewett and guests explore current issues in the world of music. Today, a celebration of the Christmas pantomime. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12..15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore

The 19-week season from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins with Donizetti's enduring comedy about love, folly and the chance of making a fast buck. Disingenuous quack Dr
Dulcamara sells a bottle of his magic elixir to the lovesick young Nemorino. Inspired by the story of Tristan and Iseult, Nemorino is convinced it will make Adina fall madly in love with him - although she is about to marry someone else. The potion is a sham, but the news that Nemorino has inherited a sizeable fortune wins him admirers and opens Adina's eyes to his real qualities. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Carlo Rizzi
7.40 The Met Opera Quiz
A panel of three opera experts pit their wits against questions sent in by listeners.
[address removed]
8.15 Act 2
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, send an sae 14 x
23cm to [address removed]


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Adina: Andrea Rost(soprano)
Nemorino: Richard Leech(tenor)
Belcore: Gina Quillco(baritone)
Dulcamara: Leo Nucci(bass)

: Speaking Volumes

Does more than the Channel divide the literary worlds of France and Britain? Kevin Jackson explores current trends in French publishing and the power of the traditional publishing houses, and talks to
Edmund White about the allure of Paris in American culture.


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Edmund White

: Tea-Jan

Despite press calls for "the elimination of light music", jazz was very popular in the Soviet Union in the thirties. Inspired by the Tea-Jazz Ensemble of Odessa, Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No 1 includes parts for the banjo and Hawaiian guitar. Conductor Nikolai Maiko bet Shostakovich that he could not orchestrate Youmans' Tea for Two in an hour. Shostakovich needed only 40 minutes and renamed it Tahiti Trot. Discs


Conductor: Nikolai Maiko

: Scofield and Brecker

Guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Michael Brecker are among the most popular American musicians in jazz. They gave this concert last month at London's Royal Festival Hall during the recent
London Jazz Festival. Scofield was joined by Seamus Blake (tenor sax), Kevin Hayes (keyboards),
Larry Grenadier (bass) and Bill Stewart (drums), and Brecker by Joey Calderazzo (keyboards),
James Genus (bass) and Jeff Watts (drums). Alyn Shipton introduces the concert and talks to both John Scofield and Michael Brecker about their music.
Producer Derek Drescher


Guitarist: John Scofield
Unknown: Michael Brecker
Tenor: Seamus Blake
Unknown: Kevin Hayes
Bass: Larry Grenadier
Bass: Bill Stewart
Unknown: Joey Calderazzo
Bass: James Genus
Bass: Jeff Watts
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Scofield
Unknown: Michael Brecker
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Toronto A performance by the Diana Krall Trio
2.20 Helen Kwon (soprano), Ulrich Rees (tenor), Dietrich Henschel
(baritone), Geneva Motet Chorus, Russian National Chorus, Suisse
Romande Orchestra/Fabio
Luisi Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version) Otff Carmina Burana
4.00 Traditional music from Mali
4.50 Yosif Feigelson (cello), Detroit
SO/Neeme Jarvi Sessions Symphony No 1 Copland Suite: Billy the Kid Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Diana Krall
Soprano: Helen Kwon
Soprano: Ulrich Rees
Tenor: Dietrich Henschel
Unknown: Luisi Stravinsky Petrushka
Cello: Yosif Feigelson

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