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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
CPE Bach Symphony in G, Wql80 Les Amis de Philippe/Ludger Remy
7.171bert Trio
Kees Hulsmann (violin), Marien van
Staalen (cello), Ernestine Stoop (harp)
7.34 Strauss Muttertandelei;
Wiegenlied; Cacilie
Renée Fleming (soprano),
Houston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Eschenbach
7.45 Weber Trio in G minor
Irena Grafenauer (flute), Clemens
Hagen (cello), Vadim Sakharov (piano)
8.10 Rossini Nacqui all' Affano.... Non Piu Mesta (La Cenerentola) Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo), Bavarian Radio Chorus,
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Friedrich Haider
8.20 JCF Bach Sonata in A for Violin,
Viola and Fortepiano, F VII 6 London Baroque
8.38 Ravel Suite: Le Tombeau de
Couperin
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.00 Building a Library
George Pratt compares the available recordings of Bach's St John
Passion. Stephen Plaistow reviews new releases of piano music, including Schumann from Vladimir Ashkenazy, Uszt from Marc-Andre Hamelin, and the Bartok piano concertos from Andras Schiff.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Schumann Three Romances, Op 28 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.31 Novak Songs of a Winter Night Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
10.50 Uszt Nuages Gris; En Reve; Reminiscences de Don Juan
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
11.15 Reissues
In 1978, EMI issued a famous set of LPs called Schubert Lieder on Record, 1898-1952, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Schubert's death. The set has just made its first appearance on CD to celebrate the bicentenary of his birth. Patrick O'Connor picks his way through this treasure trove of Schubert singing, including performances by Harry Plunket Greene, Charles Panzera, Vanni-
Marcoux and Gerhard Husch.
Producers Clive Portbury. Susan Kenyon Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Burton.

: Private Passions

Another chance to hear Michael
Berkeley in conversation with writer
Ian McEwan , whose novels - including The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, and Black Dogs - have won many awards and nominations for major literary prizes. His musical selections include keyboard music by Bach, Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K516, choral music by Purcell and Britten, Jeff Buckley singing
Leonard Cohen 's Hallelujah, and jazz numbers by Wynton Marsalis and Jonnie Johnson. Repeat

Contributors

Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Jeff Buckley
Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Jonnie Johnson.

: I Was There

Richard Fawkes meets five people who bring to life great musical events and celebrities of the past.
3: Alan Melville recalls his time as chorus master of the Sadler's Wells
Opera Company and their premiere of Britten's Peter Grimes in 1945 - the first opera staged by the company on their return to London after the Second World War. Melville recalls the preparations for the performance and working with Peter Pears and Joan Cross on what became the first British opera to gain a foothold in the international repertoire since Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Joan Cross

: Vintage Years

William Kapell Remembered
The last of three programmes in which Annette Morreau explores the life of the American pianist William Kapell (1922-53), with archive interviews and performances of works by Bach and Chopin.
Contributors include composer
Ned Rorem , Kapell's producer Jack Pfeiffer , and his student Jerome Lowenthal.
Bach Suite in A minor, BWV818
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
Bach Partita in D, BWV828
Chopin Mazurkas: in F minor, Op 63 No 2; in D flat, Op 30 No 3; in A flat, Op 50 No 2; in C sharp minor, Op 63 No 3; in A minor, Op 7 No 2; in E minor, Op 17 No 2; in C sharp minor, Op 6 No 2; in A minor, Op 68 No 2; in A minor, Op posth; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 Repeat

Contributors

Unknown: William Kapell
Unknown: Annette Morreau
Pianist: William Kapell
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Producer: Jack Pfeiffer
Unknown: Jerome Lowenthal.

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The last programme in the series features the most international youth orchestra of all, the Jeunesses
Musicales World Orchestra, with members from around 40 countries and six continents. The first half of the concert is conducted by a man even younger than most of the players.
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Tumage Drowned Out
Conductor Daniel Harding
Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London) Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Conductor Ole Kristian Ruud
Series producer David Gallagher

Contributors

Conductor: Daniel Harding
Producer: David Gallagher

: Jazz Record Requests

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

Contributors

Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Felix Carey

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with news of events and issues in the musical world. This week a celebration of Romanian gypsy music, and Brahms as a songwriter. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm

Contributors

Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Gustav Hoist

Members of the Nash Ensemble perform two chamber pieces for wind instruments from opposite ends of Holst's composing career. Wind Quintet in A flat
Terzetto for Flute, Oboe and Viola

: Live from the Met: Das Rheingold

The first of the four operas in Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. Alberich steals the magic
Rhinegold from the Rhinemaidens, in the knowledge that he who forges a ring from it can rule the world. The ring is snatched from Alberich (who curses it) by Wotan, king of the gods, who in turn gives it to the giants
Fasolt and Fafner. They built Valhalla (a castle for the gods), and in return were promised Freia, goddess of youth, but they agreed to accept the gold instead. But they do not realise the power of the cursed ring, and in a struggle for its possession Fafner kills Fasolt. As the gods process into Valhalla, the Rhinemaidens lament the loss of the gold.
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU # See Music: page 47

Contributors

Conductor: James Levine
Wotan: James Morris (bass)
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Freia: Hei-Kyung Hong (soprano)
Froh: Mark Baker (tenor)
Donner: Alan Held (baritone)
Loge: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Erda: Birgitta Svenden (soprano)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (bass)
Mime: Graham Clark (tenor)
Fasolt: Rene Pape (bass)
Fafner: Stephen West (bass)
Woglinde: Joyce Guyer (soprano)
Wellgunde: Jane Bunnel (mezzo)
Flosshilde: Wendy White (mezzo)

: Best Words

Michael Rosen presents the last of the current run of programmes on the world of poetry, including an introduction to the Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib from Jatinder Verma. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Mirza Ghalib
Unknown: Jatinder Verma.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: ─2.00am Impressions

Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce recordings from the 1996 Unsung Music Festival, featuring
Americans appearing in this country for the first time. The first set is by guitarist Joe Morris with Nate McBride (bass) and Curt Newton (drums). The second is by the duo of vocalist
Lauren Newton and guitarist Thomas Horstmann. The final set features
68-year-old Joe Maneri (clarinet and saxophone), who is joined by Matt Maneri (violin), Joe Lockhead (bass) and Randy Peterson (drums). Alyn Shipton also talks to several of the musicians about their music.
12.30am First Bass
In the last programme, Ray Brown talks to Alyn Shipton about his trio. Repeat Impressions producer Derek Drescher

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Joe Morris
Bass: Nate McBride
Bass: Curt Newton
Unknown: Lauren Newton
Guitarist: Thomas Horstmann.
Clarinet: Joe Maneri
Violin: Matt Maneri
Violin: Joe Lockhead
Violin: Randy Peterson
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Talks: Ray Brown
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
2.00 BSISchubert Hans Leygraf (piano) Sonata in A minor, D537: Sonata in A. D959
3.00 BBC Concert Orchestra -
Polish Fantasy, conductor Martyn Brabbins Szabelski Toccata
Moniuszko Overture: Flis Baird Colas
Breugnon Paderewski Polonia
4.00 Dohnanyi String Quartet No 1 Kodaly Quartet
4.25 Gilles Binchois Ensemble/
Dominique Vellard The Play of the Three Marys at the Sepulchre on Easter Morning; Little Easter Mass
6.00 Sequence

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Hans Leygraf
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins Szabelski
Unknown: Flis Baird Colas
Unknown: Breugnon Paderewski Polonia
Unknown: Gilles Binchois
Unknown: Dominique Vellard








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