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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Knussen The Way to Castle Yonder (pot-pourri after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!)
London Sinfonietta, conducted by the composer
7.11 Chinese trad, transcr Amiot The Willow-Leaf Brocade
Teodorico Pedrini Sonata in G, Op 3 No 5
XVIII-21, Musiques des Lumieres
7.25 Verdi Sleep-Walking scene (Macbeth)
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado
7.38 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 4
Frederic Chiu
7.57 Mozart Martern Aller Arten (Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail) Sumi Jo (soprano),
ECO, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
8.09 Schubert Sonata in A minor, D821 (Arpeggione)
Pieter Wispelwey (cello), Paolo Giacometti (piano)
8.32 Strauss Symphonic Fantasy from "Die Frau ohne Schatten
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
9.00 Building a Library
Lionel Salter compares the available recordings of Debussy's Violin
Sonata. Peter Paul Nash and Sarah
Walker discuss new releases of contemporary music, including discs of Estonian composers Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tuur , the Latvian
Peteris Vasks , the American Morton Feldman and British composers Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Finnissy.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Tormis Mardilaulud (Martinmas Songs)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tonu Kaljuste
10.25 Feldman Coptic Light
German SO, conductor Michael Morgan
10.51 Ferneyhough String Quartet No
Brenda Mitchell (soprano), Arditti Quartet
11.14 Tuur Architectonics V
NYYD Ensemble
11.28 Vasks String Symphony - Voices (Balsis)
Riga Philharmonic, conductor Jonas Aleksa Discs
Producers Susan Kenyon and Clive Portbury E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Unknown: Frederic Chiu
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Cello: Pieter Wispelwey
Piano: Paolo Giacometti
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Veljo Tormis
Unknown: Erkki-Sven Tuur
Unknown: Peteris Vasks
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: Brian Ferneyhough
Unknown: Michael Finnissy.
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste
Conductor: Michael Morgan
Soprano: Brenda Mitchell
Conductor: Jonas Aleksa
Producers: Susan Kenyon
Producers: Clive Portbury
Lady Macbeth: Carol Vaness (soprano)
Gentlewoman: Marisca Mulder (soprano)
Doctor: Ambrogio Riva (bass)

: Private Passions

Julian Barnes , author of several bestselling novels including Flaubert's Parrot and Talking It Over, chooses his favourite music in conversation with Michael Berkeley. His musical choices reflect his love of French culture, from the smoky atmosphere of Montmartre cabaret to the more pure ambience of Gounod's St
Cecilia Mass.


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

: The Power and the Glory

Four programmes in which George Pattison , dean of chapel at King's College, Cambridge, investigates church patronage of the fine arts. 2: Looking Local
The commissioning of Alan Evans 's cross, which crowns the new cathedral at Milton Keynes , and how a local brewery became involved in funding a painting for the west wall of Masham parish church in North Yorkshire.


Unknown: George Pattison
Unknown: Alan Evans
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Vintage Years

Better than It Can Be Played
The second of four programmes about the pianist Artur Schnabel. In the 1920s, he was responsible almost singlehandedly for rediscovering the Schubert piano sonatas, and his Schubert recordings are another of his glorious legacies. Distinguished interpreters talk to Stephen Plaistow about Schnabel's lasting achievement. This all-Schubert programme includes some
Impromptus and Moments Musicaux, the Sonata in A, D959, four-hand duets played with Schnabel's son
Karl Ulrich , lieder with his wife
Therese Bahr , and a movement from the Trout Quintet with the Pro Arte Quartet.


Pianist: Artur Schnabel.
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Karl Ulrich
Unknown: Therese Bahr

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The third of eight programmes.
Debussy, orch Biisser Petite Suite Orchestra of the Franz Liszt High School,
Debrecen Liszt A Faust Symphony Andras Molnar (tenor),
Hungarian State Chorus,
Orchestra of the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, conductor Andras Ligeti


Unknown: Debrecen Liszt
Tenor: Andras Molnar
Conductor: Andras Ligeti

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Felix Carey Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at the collaboration between Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin which resulted in Lady in the Dark, now being staged for the first time in London. He also revisits an opera project for young people being run by Glyndebourne. Plus the stories behind musical nicknames.-
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Remade in America

Barber's Adagio arranged for string orchestra, Stokowski's orchestration of Bach's Adagio, BWV 564 and a Bach Toccata remodelled by Percy Grainger for six pianos.


Unknown: Percy Grainger

: Live from the Met: Wozzeck

Alban Berg 's opera is a LIVE sinister tale of love, lust, jealousy and revenge. The composer wrote his own libretto after
Georg Buchner 's unfinished play Woyzeck. The story centres on a soldier,
Wozzeck, and his common-law wife, Marie. She lusts after a drum major, though she feels huge pangs of guilt. Wozzeck discovers he has been deceived and fights the drum major before turning his violence on Marie. stabbing her to death.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor James Levine
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Georg Buchner
Conductor: James Levine
Mane: Maria Ewing (soprancl
Wozzeck: Falk Struckmann Ibaritonel
Drum Major: Mark Baker (tenor)
Captain: Graham Clark (tenor)
Doctor: Michael Devlin (baritone)

: Apocalypse Now and Then

The fourth of five programmes in which Iwan Russell-Jones examines the theology behind the belief that we are living at the end of time. All Roads Lead to Israel
For all premillennialists, Israel is the linchpin of God's plan, and of world events. For them, the prophetic clock started ticking when the state was formed in 1948. But there are several steps on the road to the Second Coming. The temple has to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount, and Jewish observance resumed exactly in accordance with the Old Testament.
A power from the north will invade
Israel, triggering Armageddon. At the end of this war, Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives and begin his reign on earth.


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones

: Dust and Ashes

The Orlando Consort has created its own war requiem by combining poetry and prose about war - from the Crusades to the late 20th century - with music, including portions of one of the earliest requiem masses, by Antoine Brumel. Robert Harre-Jones (alto), Charles Daniels and Angus Smith (tenors), Donald Greig (baritone), William Lyons (Northumbrian bagpipes) With readings by Robert Hardy


Unknown: Antoine Brumel.
Unknown: Robert Harre-Jones
Unknown: Charles Daniels
Tenors: Angus Smith
Baritone: Donald Greig
Baritone: William Lyons
Unknown: Robert Hardy

: Unsung Music Festival

Alyn Shipton introduces a three-part concert recorded in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall during the festival last June. Hungarian composer Timor
Szemzo plays bass flute mixed with voice and music from tape. Next comes American duo of Lauren
Newton and the composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton. The concert ends with the 13-piece
Moscow Composers' Orchestra, with pianist and composer Vladimir Miller and Sainkho Namchylak (vocals). Between sets, the musicians talk about their music.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Anthony Braxton.
Unknown: Vladimir Miller
Unknown: Sainkho NamcHylak
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz with saxophonist Dave Liebman and friends
2.15 Gabriele Lechner (soprano), Vadim Repin (violin), Suisse
Romande Orchestra, conductor
Armin Jordan Schreker Chamber
Symphony; Zwei Lieder auf den Tod eines Kindes Shostakovich Violin
Concerto No 1
3.30 Norbert Mateusz Kuznik (organ) and Studio 600 Vocal Ensemble perform contemporary and early music, including Guillaume Gabriel Nivers Office for the Dead Augustyn Bloch Fantasy for Organ
4.30 Michael Sanderling (cello),
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Fruhoeck de Burgos Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Dave Liebman
Soprano: Gabriele Lechner
Violin: Vadim Repin
Conductor: Armin Jordan Schreker
Unknown: Norbert Mateusz Kuznik
Unknown: Guillaume Gabriel
Cello: Michael Sanderling
Conductor: Rafael Fruhoeck
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

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