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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton. Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Waldmeister
Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Alfred Walter
7.13 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi
Gaudeamus Omnes ; Incipite Virgines Concerto Ensemble, director Roberto Gini
7.23 CPE Bach Sonata in C, Wq87 Nancy Hadden (flute),
Lucy Carolan (harpsichord)
7.38 Suk Fantasy in G minor, Op 24 Thomas Christian (violin),
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gunter Neuhold
8.02 Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations
Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Zurich Opera Orchestra, conductor Franz Welser-Most
8.15 Dowland Say Love If Ever Thou Didst Find; Time Stands Still; Behold a Wonder Here
Paul Agnew (tenor),
Christopher Wilson (lute)
8.26 Triebensee Trio in C
Marilyn Zupnik (oboe),
Kathryn Greenbank (oboe), Elizabeth Starr (cor anglais)
8.38 Copland Piano Concerto Garrick Ohlsson ,
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
9.00 Building a Library
John Steane compares the available recordings of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte. Hilary Finch reviews new releases of chamber music, including Schubert from the Takacs Quartet, Schumann from the Hagen Quartet, and Mendelssohn on period instruments plus Brahms from the Schubert Ensemble of London.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No 2 in F minor, Op 2
Schubert Ensemble of London
10.44 Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3
Hagen Quartet
11.15 Reissues
Robert Philip has been listening to the second batch in Sony Classical's Masterworks Heritage series, including recordings by conductors Fritz Reiner , Dmitri Mitropoulos and Leonard Bernstein , and bass
Alexander Kipnis. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Alfred Walter
Conductor: Giulio Cesare Monteverdi
Conductor: Gaudeamus Omnes
Director: Roberto Gini
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Violin: Thomas Christian
Conductor: Gunter Neuhold
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Oboe: Marilyn Zupnik
Oboe: Kathryn Greenbank
Oboe: Elizabeth Starr
Unknown: Garrick Ohlsson
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Robert Philip
Conductors: Fritz Reiner
Conductors: Dmitri Mitropoulos
Conductors: Leonard Bernstein
Bass: Alexander Kipnis.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Personalities from all walks of life share their musical private passions with composer Michael Berkeley. His guest today is actor and satirist John Bird - recently seen with John Fortune on Channel 4's The Long Johns - whose choice of music includes piano works by Bach,
Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy, and orchestral works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Boulez. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: John Fortune

: The Power and the Glory

The third of four programmes on church patronage of the fine arts. Bringing Back the Body
Are churches locked in a verbal culture that systematically excludes the dimension of visual awareness?
George Pattison talks to sculptor Jean Lamb , painter Mark Cazalet , and Canon Keith Walker of Winchester Cathedral.


Talks: George Pattison
Unknown: Jean Lamb
Unknown: Mark Cazalet

: Vintage Years

Better Than It Can Be Played The third of four programmes exploring the musical legacy of pianist Artur Schnabel , who was one of the first pianists to realise the supreme profundity of Mozart in an age that tended to view him too lightly. His repertoire included more than a dozen of the great concertos when few of them were regularly performed. In conversation with some of today's distinguished pianists, Stephen Plaistow introduces a mostly Mozart programme which includes 1930s recordings of the Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459, the Piano Sonata in A minor, K310, and the Piano Quartet in G minor, K478, with the Pro Arte Quartet.


Pianist: Artur Schnabel
Pianists: Stephen Plaistow

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The fourth of eight programmes showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras.
MinJim Kim (violin), Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edwin Roxburgh Debussy Jeux
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Pascal Dusapin La Rivière
Dutilleux Symphony No 2 (Le Double)


Violin: Minjim Kim
Conductor: Edwin Roxburgh

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners.
Producer Felix Carey Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Felix Carey

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett presents the magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. This week, music in ancient Rome, a new look at neglected composer Vincent d'lndy, and how to write a good national anthem. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Live from the Met: Aida

Giuseppe Verdi 's ancient Egyptian spectacular, a classic conflict between love and duty. Aida is a captured Ethiopian princess who is now an Egyptian slave, and Radames is commander of the Egyptian army. Together, they have to choose between their love for their countries and for each other.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer
7.15 Dreaming of Rivers
Egyptian-born novelist Ahdaf Soueif reflects on why she writes in English and where her true home is. Reader
Jane Whittenshaw. Repeat
7.35 Act 2
8.20 The Met Opera Quiz
Presenter Owen Lee invites opera experts Will Crutchfield ,
Stuart Hamilton and Bridget Paolucci to tackle questions sent in by listeners.
8.40 Act 3
9.20 Fullness of Harmony
Simon Callow reads about the deep effect the last act of Verdi's Aida had on the hero of Thomas Mann 's novel
The Magic Mountain. Repeat
9.40 Act 4
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Unknown: Ahdaf Soueif
Reader: Jane Whittenshaw.
Presenter: Owen Lee
Unknown: Will Crutchfield
Unknown: Stuart Hamilton
Unknown: Bridget Paolucci
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Aida: Sharon Sweet (soprano)
Radames: Michael Sylvester (tenor)
Amneris, Princess of Egypt: Stephania Toczyska (mezzo)
Amonasro, King of Ethiopia, Aida's father: Juan Pons (baritone)
Ramfis High Priest of Egypt: Eric Halvarson (bass)
King of Egypt: Hao Jiang Tian (bass)
Messenger: Deng (tenor)

: Apocalypse Now and Then

The last of the series in which Iwan Russell-Jones
examines the theology behind the belief that we are living at the end of time.
5: Fire and Ice
Waco, Texas, was the scene of the spectacular confrontation between the FBI and the extremist Branch
Davidian sect of David Koresh. Amid the charred ruins of the compound, Amo Drake still lives with her husband. She is there to tell visitors that the fire was a warning to the world that the end is at hand. She says the Branch Davidians are being used as an example by God of what is to come, all prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones
Unknown: David Koresh.
Unknown: Amo Drake
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to bass player and composer Graham Collier , who is also director of the jazz course at London's Royal Academy of Music and has just celebrated his 60th birthday. Music on CD comes from recent releases by pianist Yosuke Yamashita , reed player
Louis Sclavis , and the Mike Westbrook
Orchestra (the recording of his Radio 3 commission Bar Utopia).
12.30 First Bass
The fourth of six programmes about bass player Ray Brown , presented by Alyn Shipton. Repeat
Impressions producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Graham Collier
Pianist: Yosuke Yamashita
Unknown: Louis Sclavis
Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Ray Brown
Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Swedish Jazz Musicians of the Year Elbjorn Svensson (piano),
Gunnar Bergsten Quartet, Jeanette
Lindstrom/Steve Dobrogosz Duo and the Frederik Noren Band
2.30 Tartini Violin Sonata in G minor
(Devil's Trill) Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Ysaye Violin
Sonata, Op 27 (Ballade) Wieniawski Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from
Gounod's "Faust" Joseph Achron
Hebrew Melody Jack Liebeck (violin), Christopher Ross (piano)
3.35 Polish music from three centuries, including Benedykt
Konowalski and Jan Wanski Tomasz
Strahl (cello), Concerto Avenna
Baroque Orchestra/Andrzej Mysinski
4.30 Cristina Ortiz (piano),
Portuguese SO/Alvaro Cassuto
Weber Overture: Oberon Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Elbjorn Svensson
Piano: Gunnar Bergsten

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