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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Tartinl Violin Concerto in G
Gordan Nikolitch , Orchestre d'Auvergne, conductor Arie van Beek
7.18 Milhaud Printemps Marcelo Bratke (piano)
7.32 Schein Die mit Tranen Saen ; Ich Lasse Dich Nicht (Israelis Brunnlein) European Vocal Ensemble, director Philippe Herreweghe
7.40 lbert Concertino da Camera
John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone), Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
7.55 Sammartini Recorder Concerto in F. Michala Petri , Moscow Virtuosi, conductor Vladimir Spivakov
8.08 Debussy Suite: Children's Comer Helen Huang (piano)
8.25 Rosenmiiller Ach Herr ,
Strafe Mich Nicht in Deinem Zorn
Ellen Hargis (soprano), the King's Noyse, director David Douglass
8.35 Poulenc Le Bal Masque
François Le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano), Soloists of the French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Gordan Nikolitch
Conductor: Arie van Beek
Piano: Marcelo Bratke
Unknown: Tranen Saen
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: John-Edward Kelly
Conductor: Juha Kangas
Unknown: F. Michala Petri
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Piano: Helen Huang
Piano: Rosenmiiller Ach Herr
Piano: Strafe Mich Nicht
Unknown: Deinem Zorn
Soprano: Ellen Hargis
Director: David Douglass
Baritone: François Le Roux
Baritone: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Building a Library

Edward Greenfield selects his all-time top ten recordings.
David Fallows reviews new releases of medieval and Renaissance choral music, including two recordings of Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, masses by Ockeghem from the Tallis Scholars and the Clerks' Group, and works by Scottish composer Robert Carver from the Sixteen.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: David Fallows
Unknown: Robert Carver

: Record Release

Machaut Puis Qu'en Oubli; Dis et Sept Cinq (Le Voir Dit) Oxford Camerata, director Jeremy Summerly
10.23 Carver 0 Bone Jesu a 19 The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
10.38 Ockeghem Missa De Plus en Plus
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips


Unknown: MacHaut Puis
Director: Jeremy Summerly
Director: Peter Phillips

: Reissues

Finlandia's new budget-price series Meet the Composer packages recordings made over the last 30 years of works by 20th-century
Finnish composers including Aarre Merikanto , Uuno Klami , Joonas Kokkonen and Einojuhanl Rautavaara. Michael Oliver has been listening to them. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Aarre Merikanto
Unknown: Uuno Klami
Unknown: Joonas Kokkonen
Unknown: Einojuhanl Rautavaara.
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley meets Lord Healey, an opera lover whose choices include Puccini, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Rossini, and the last-act trio from Strauss's Der
Rosenkavalier. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: The Power and the Glory

The last of four programmes on church patronage of the fine arts. The Shaping Spirit of Imaging
George Pattison asks why artists are drawn to create works for the sacred space of a church building, especially when many of them have doubts about the claims of religion. Contributors include
Anthony Gormley and Professor Glyn Williams , whose powerful Pieta is in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral. Producer Chris Gwilliam


Unknown: George Pattison
Unknown: Anthony Gormley
Unknown: Professor Glyn Williams
Producer: Chris Gwilliam

: Vintage Years

Better Than It Can Be Played The last of four programmes exploring the musical legacy of pianist Artur Schnabel returns to the music of Beethoven, the composer he was most associated with. Stephen Plaistow talks to some of today's distinguished pianists about Schnabel's recordings of the Waldstein sonata and the Emperor piano concerto, and reports on his occasional excursions into the music of Weber, Schumann and Brahms. He also asks why it was that Schnabel's imagination often seemed to work on a different level from other instrumentalists.
Producers Christine Hardwick and David Papp


Pianist: Artur Schnabel
Producers: Christine Hardwick
Producers: David Papp

: Youth Orchestras of the World

In the fifth of eight programmes showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras, Kirsteen McCue introduces a concert given by the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Elgar Howarth , from last summer's
Festival of British Youth Orchestras in Edinburgh.
Philippa Dames-Longworth (soprano) Debussy Suite: Ibéria
Robin Holloway Inquietus
Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine Journey; Funeral Music; Immolation Scene (Gotterdammerung)
Producer David McGuinness


Introduces: Kirsteen McCue
Conducted By: Elgar Howarth
Soprano: Philippa Dames-Longworth
Unknown: Robin Holloway Inquietus
Unknown: Wagner Siegfried
Producer: David McGuinness

: Rewrites and Rags

Two works by Stravinsky: the Suite Italienne played by Ernst Kovacic
(violin) and David Owen Norris (piano), and his Ragtime for 11 Instruments played by the London Sinfonietta.


Played By: Ernst Kovacic
Played By: David Owen Norris

: 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

A weekly magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. Ivan Hewett
investigates the teaching methods pioneered by Zoltan Kodaly ; reports on a double bass weekend at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music; and reveals news of the first conference about the health of professional musicians. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Zoltan Kodaly
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Live from the Met: Billy Budd

Britten's two-act opera to a libretto by EM Forster and Eric Crozier adapted from a story by Herman Melville . The opera was commissioned for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and first performed with Theodor Uppman in the title role, Peter Pears as Vere, and Frederick Dalberg as Claggart. This production is a revival of the first Met performance in 1978. Billy Budd is a newly press-ganged sailor aboard the Indomitable, a man-of-war during the French Revolutionary Wars of 1797. He quickly annoys master-at-arms
John Claggart , who resolves to deal with the troublemaker and arranges to have Budd accused of mutiny.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Steuart Bedford
8.00 The Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert Jr invites opera experts Carolyn Abbate , Martin Bernheimer and Frank Rizzo to tackle questions sent in by listeners.
8.20 Act 2
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Unknown: Eric Crozier
Story By: Herman Melville
Unknown: Theodor Uppman
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Frederick Dalberg
Unknown: Billy Budd
Unknown: John Claggart
Unknown: Carolyn Abbate
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Frank Rizzo
Captain Vere: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Billy Budd: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Claggart: James Morris (bass)
Mr Redbum: Victor Braun (baritone)
Mr Flint: James Coutney (bass)
Lieutenant Ratclliffe: Julien Robbins (bass)
Red Whiskers: Robert Brubaker (tenor)
Donald: Kim Josephson (baritone)
Dansker: Paul Plishka (bass)
Novice: Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Squeak: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Bosun: Thomas Hammons (bass)
First mate: Bradley Garvin (bass)
Second mate: Kevin Short (bass)
Maintop: John Osborn (tenor)
Novice's friend: Nathan Gunn (baritone;
Arthur Jones: Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)

: Best Words

Michael Rosen returns with his weekl) insights into the world of poetry.
Tonight a reassessment of George Eliot 's verse and the launch of a competition to find the best poem written for radio.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: George Eliot
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Women Take Centre Stage

Chris Parker introduces recordings made at the festival at London's
Purcell Room last year and talks to the three leaders. Composer Shirley Thompson conducted her ensemble in Tapestry, Blue for You and Transition. Singer and guitarist
Martha Lewis wrote three pieces for her ten-piece band - Movement, File Man and Take Your Time with You.
The final set comes from the quintet led by the prolific keyboardist Janette Mason.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Chris Parker
Unknown: Shirley Thompson
Guitarist: Martha Lewis
Unknown: Janette Mason.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert A recital given in 1978 by pianist Sviatoslav Richter at the Moscow Conservatoire. Sonatas: in E minor, D566 (Unfinished); in G, D894; Andante in A, D604;
Allegretto in C minor, D915
2.15 BBC Concert Orchestra: Polish
Fantasy. The first of four programmes. Conductor Barry Wordsworth Elgar Polonia
Kabalevsky Suite: The Comedians Panufnlk Sinfonia Mystica
3.15 Consort of Musicke, directed b) Anthony Rooley , perform music by Dowland, Monteverdi, Cacclni and Coprario
4.15 Andras Agoston (violin), Portuguese SO/Max
Bragado Darman Ippolitov-lvanov Caucasian Sketches Tchaikovsky Violin
Concerto Prokofiev Symphony No 7
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Panufnlk Sinfonia Mystica
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Violin: Andras Agoston
Unknown: Bragado Darman

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