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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
7.12 Turina Circulo
Beaux Arts Trio
7.25 Schmelzer "Cucu" Sonata
7.33 Mendelssohn Concerto in E for
Two Pianos
Benjamin Frith and Hugh Tinney , RTE Sinfonietta, conductor Proinnsias o Duinn
8.07 Hlndemlth Septet for Wind Instruments
Berlin Phiharmonic Wind Quintet,
8.23 Bizet Symphony in C
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.00 Building a Library
Julian Budden compares available recordings of Gluck's Orfeo ed
Euridice. John Thornley reviews new releases of the Beethoven piano sonatas - the recently completed cycle from Alfred Brendel , a new set from Chilean pianist Alfredo Perl , and a reissue of a nearly complete cycle by Emil Gilels.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm See also Friday 8.05am
10.15 Record Release
Beethoven Piano Sonata in G,
Op 14 No 2 Emil Gilels
10.37 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Alfredo Perl
10.55 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109
Alfred Brendel
11.15 Reissues
Millennium Classics is a new collection consisting of the best of the old Westminster catalogue.
Martin Cotton talks about some of the most interesting discs, which feature artists including Hermann Scherchen , Artur Rodzinski ,
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna
Konzerthaus Quartet. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Turina Circulo
Pianos: Benjamin Frith
Pianos: Hugh Tinney
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Julian Budden
Unknown: John Thornley
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Pianist: Alfredo Perl
Unknown: Emil Gilels.
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Alfredo Perl
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Hermann Scherchen
Unknown: Artur Rodzinski
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Another chance to hear Michael
Berkeley's interview with Canadian writer, historian and journalist
Michael Ignatieff. A former presenter of BBC2's The Late Show, he was a finalist for the Booker Prize in 1993 for his novel Scar Tissue. His musical choices include Bach's
Italian Concerto in F(BWV971),
Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht and Hoagy Carmichael 's Stardust. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff.
Unknown: Verklarte Nacht
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael

: Threads

A six-part exploration of the material world presented by Hannah Andrassy. 5: Tartan
"My brand new presentation kilt And ornaments I wore,
As with my skian-dhu I rapped Upon the palace door"
(Macallister Dances before the King)


Presented By: Hannah Andrassy.

: Vintage Years: the Philharmonia

5: The New Philharmonia
In 1964, Walter Legge summarily disbanded the Philharmonia, claiming that the constraints of London's orchestral life made it impossible for him to maintain the highest standards. Overnight, the orchestra was reformed as the New
Philharmonia with the venerable Otto
Klemperer at its head. In the fifth of six programmes, Humphrey Burton traces the often problematic years, both before and after the disbanding, talking to Carlo Maria Giulini ,
Lorin Maazel , Daniel Barenboim , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and several then members of the orchestra. Including Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Philharmonia, conductor Lorin Maazel
Ravel Alborado del Gracioso
Verdi Requiem (excerpt)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano),
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Mahler Symphony No 5 New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
New Philharmonia, conductor Pierre Boulez
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor (Finale)
Daniel Barenboim ,
New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
Mahler Symphony No 9 (excerpt) New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer


Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Carlo Maria Giulini
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Verdi Requiem
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: The Finishing Touch

In the last of the series of masterclasses in which leading professional musicians offer advice to up-and-coming performers on staple pieces in the repertoire, the distinguished tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson holds a masterclass on Mozart's operatic roles with students at the Britten-Pears School, assisted by vocal coach Diane Forlano. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe
Unknown: Diane Forlano.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Prince Rostislav Stravinsky Symphony in E flat Repeat


Unknown: Prince Rostislav Stravinsky Symphony

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett investigates issues in the world of music. This week, a new piece for the virginals; music of the occult; and new ideas about Ockeghem. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Ockeghem is the Composer of the Week. weekdays 12 noon. See also a special concert on Wednesday 8.25pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: I Puritani

A tale of the English Civil
War, composed by a Sicilian living in Paris, Bellini's last opera is set in Plymouth Castle and deals with passionate jealousy and intrigue between the Royalists and the Puritans. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Edoardo Muller
7.50 William Weaver talks about
Bellini's I Puritani.
8.15 Act 2
8.55 The Met Opera Quiz
A panel of three opera experts tackles questions sent in by listeners.
9.20 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Conductor: Edoardo Muller
Talks: William Weaver
Elvira: Ruth Ann Swenson(soprano)
Lord Arthur Talbot: Stuart Neill(tenor)
Sir Richard Forth: Thomas Hampson(baritone)
Sir George Walton: Alastair Miles(bass)
Lord Walton: Hao Jiang Tian(bass)
Queen Henrietta: Diane Elias(mezzo)
Sir Bruno Robertson: Deng(tenor)

: Apocalypse Now and Then

The first of five programmes in which Iwan Russell-Jones examines the theology behind the belief that we are living at the end of time. Millions of fundamentalist Christians, many of them in America, believe that the biblical Book of Revelation refers to events in our own time.
1: The Late. Great Planet Earth
American premillennialist Hal Lindsey is interviewed on Trinity Broadcasting Network, a radio station based in Irving, Texas. In his book The Late, Great Planet Earth, which has sold some 32 million copies, he compares the signs of the times with biblical prophecy and concludes that the end is nigh.
Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones
Unknown: Hal Lindsey
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Impressions

Brian Morton reviews recent releases by pianist Myra Melford and drummer Bobby Previte , and a six-CD retrospective of pianist and composer Chick Corea. Alyn Shipton talks to keyboard player Roger Dean , who now works mainly in Australia, and he introduces a specially recorded session by Dean's group Australysis, with Sandy Evans (saxophone) and Greg White (sound generator).
12.30am First Bass
The second of six programmes in which bassist Ray Brown talks to
Alyn Shipton about his distinguished career. In the late forties, he was a regular in Dizzy Gillespie's groups and composed One-Bass Hit and Ray's Idea. He went on to work with Milt Jackson , Kenny Clarke and John Lewis in a group that was the forerunner of the Modern Jazz
Quartet. Repeat
Impressions producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Pianist: Myra Melford
Unknown: Bobby Previte
Unknown: Chick Corea.
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Roger Dean
Unknown: Sandy Evans
Unknown: Greg White
Bassist: Ray Brown
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Milt Jackson
Unknown: Kenny Clarke
Unknown: John Lewis
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Nuremberg with Enzer Izmail and the Geoff Warren Trio
2.00 Espen Lilleslatten (violin),
Havard Gimse and Helge Kjekshus (pianos), Tom Vissgren and Terje Viken (percussion), Bergen Philharmonic/Andras
Ligeti Bartok Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion; Two Portraits:
Concerto for Orchestra
3.10 Cantus Colin perform music by Monteverdi, including // Ballo delle Ingrate and II Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.
4.35 Rnnish RSO/Jukk&Pekka Saraste Debussy Printemps; La Mer Sibelius Symphony No 4; Valse Triste; Finlandia
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Enzer Izmail
Unknown: Geoff Warren Trio
Violin: Espen Lilleslatten
Violin: Havard Gimse
Violin: Helge Kjekshus
Pianos: Tom Vissgren
Pianos: Terje Viken
Andras==>: Ligeti Bartok

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