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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Guiraut de Bomelh Reis Glorios ,
Verais Lums e Clartatz
La Comtessa de Dia A Chantar M'er de so Qu'ieu Non Volria Catherine Bott (soprano)
7.15 Korngold Theme and Variations German Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri
7.26 Louise Farrenc Nonet in E flat
Ambache Chamber Ensemble
7.55 Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.15 Hotteterre Suite No 3 in G (Bk 1) Wilbert Hazelzet (flute),
Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Konrad Junghanel (theorbo), Jacques Ogg (harpsichord)
8.32 Zemlinsky Sinfonietta
Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra, conductor James Conlon
9.00 Building a Library
Michael Oliver compares the available recordings of Verdi's Aida. Graham Sadler reviews new Baroque releases, including Vivaldi cello concertos from Peter Wispelwey and Florilegium, Bach violin concertos from Andrew Manze and the Academy of Ancient Music and Telemann suites from II Fondamento.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Telemann Suite in B flat
(La Bourse)
II Fondamento, director Paul Dombrecht
10.39 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in A minor, RV422
Peter Wispelwey , Florilegium
10.47 Bach Toccata in D, BWV912
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
11.00 Bach Concerto in D minor for
Two Violins, BWV1060
Rachel Podger ,
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
11.15 Reissues
EMI have reissued a series of recordings by French pianists mainly from the 1950s. Bryce Morrison has been listening to them: Yves Nat , Jacques Février, Yvonne Lefebure ,
Jeanne-Marie Darre , Jean and Robert Casadesus , and the French-based Brazilian pianist Magda Tagliaferro. Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Bomelh Reis Glorios
Unknown: Verais Lums
Soprano: Volria Catherine Bott
Conductor: John Mauceri
Conductor: Louise Farrenc
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Unknown: Konrad Junghanel
Harpsichord: Jacques Ogg
Conductor: James Conlon
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Graham Sadler
Unknown: Peter Wispelwey
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Director: Paul Dombrecht
Unknown: Peter Wispelwey
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Unknown: Rachel Podger
Violin: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Yves Nat
Unknown: Yvonne Lefebure
Unknown: Jeanne-Marie Darre
Unknown: Robert Casadesus
Pianist: Magda Tagliaferro.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to writer and philosopher Roger Scruton , whose choices include the Tenebrae
Responsories by the 16th-century composer Victoria, a sacred lullaby by Brahms, and the scene in Wagner's Die Walkure in which
Brunnhilde pleads with her father, Wotan. There is also instrumental music by Bach, Berg and Janacek. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: I Was There

Richard Fawkes meets five people who bring to life great musical events and celebrities of the past.
4: The 90-year-old tenor
Hugues Cuenod recalls his friendship with Stravinsky, for whom he created the role of Sellem in The Rake's
Progress in 1951.


Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Tenor: Hugues Cuenod

: Vintage Years

Janet Baker
1: The Life
In the first of four programmes,
Dame Janet Baker talks to Brian Kay about her remarkable career, from first successes in Yorkshire to the responsibilities of being an international star. With contributions from Martin Isepp , John McCarthy , Sir Charles Mackerras and Rodney Milnes and music from Dame Janet's many recordings, including songs by Vaughan Williams , Schubert and Wagner, arias by Bach, Gluck and Handel, Frauenliebe und -Leben by Schumann, Act 3, Scene 2 of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda , and Britten's Phaedra.


Unknown: Janet Baker
Talks: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Martin Isepp
Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Songs By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Maria Stuarda

: Violin and Piano

Antje Weithaas (violin), Michael Dussek (piano) Debussy Violin Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 108


Piano: Michael Dussek

: The Secrets of Orchestration

Stravinsky's Petrushka
As part of Radio 3's Rites of Spring season of Stravinsky programmes, Michael Oliver and George Benjamin take an in-depth look at one of his most colourful scores. With the help of specially recorded excerpts by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Stravinsky's orchestration is taken apart layer by layer to show his revolutionary treatment of rhythm, harmony and orchestral colour. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: George Benjamin
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Jazz Record Requests

From the Cheltenham
International Jazz Festival, a special edition for Easter, introduced by Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Felix Carey Discs
Next week's programme is at 4.00pm


Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Music Matters

A weekly magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. Ivan Hewett
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Youth
Orchestra, looks at the late Ronnie Scott 's contribution to the British jazz scene, and visits rehearsals for a recently rediscovered Czech children's opera, Brundibar. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Next week's programme is at 4.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Music from the Austrian Courts

Penny Gore introduces the first of two programmes in which Trio Sonnerie perform music by Schmelzer , Biber, William Young and Muffat.
Monica Huggett and Pavlo Beznosiuk (violins), Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba), Emilia Benjamin and Richard Campbell (viola/viola da gamba) Next programme tomorrow 6.30pm Repeat


Music By: Schmelzer , Biber,
Music By: William Young
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Violins: Sarah Cunningham
Unknown: Emilia Benjamin
Viola: Richard Campbell

: Live from the Met: Faust

Gounod's retelling of the story of a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil in return for youth and fulfilment. Much of the attention focuses on Marguerite, who is seduced by Faust, imprisoned for murdering the child she bears him, and dies. Despite criticism from Wagner and Debussy, Faust has always enjoyed great popularity. As Berlioz was quick to point out after the opera's 1859 premiere, "Faust is certainly tomorrow's success." Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Julius Rudel
Acts 1 and 2 8.25 Turkey Overtures
Joanne Watson investigates
Glimmerglass Opera, built in a converted turkey farm.
8.45 Act 3
9.40 The Met Opera Quiz
10.05 Acts 4 and 5 Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Conductor: Julius Rudel
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Marguerite: Renee Fleming (soprano)
Siébel: Jane Bunnell (mezzo)
Marthe: Diane Elias (mezzo)
Faust: Richard Leech (tenor)
Valentin: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Méphistophélès: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Wagner: Hector Vasquez (bass)

: Between the Ears

The experimental radiophonic series returns with six new features.
1: Chronicle
An exploration of Feliks Topolski 's mural Memoir of the Century, underneath the arches of Hungerford Bridge in London. This visual chronicle prompts contemporary commentators to reflect on their own memories and consider the artist's role in the making of the century's history. With contributions from Tony Banks, Simon Callow ,
Maggie O'Kane and the Topolski family. Producer Maud Hand


Unknown: Feliks Topolski
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Maggie O'Kane

: New Perspectives

To mark the centenary of the publication of A Shropshire Lad, saxophonist John Williams asked John Dankworth , Patrick Gowers , Andrea Vicari and Dick Walter to join him in composing five settings of Housman poems, to be performed by singer Jacqui Dankworth and the 12-piece ensemble New
Perspectives. Bridget Metcalfe introduces the concert they gave in the Stables, Wavendon, last year, which also included music by Duke Ellington , John Coltrane and Gil Evans. In the interval, she talks to
Jacqui Dankworth and John Williams. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Patrick Gowers
Unknown: Andrea Vicari
Unknown: Dick Walter
Singer: Jacqui Dankworth
Introduces: Bridget Metcalfe
Music By: Duke Ellington
Music By: John Coltrane
Music By: Gil Evans.
Unknown: Jacqui Dankworth
Unknown: John Williams.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.50 Jazz from Paris. Zappa Quintet
2.55 Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni ;
Clarinet Concerto in A, K622; Violin
Concerto No 4 in D, K218; Symphony No 35 in D, K250 (Haffner)
Mozarteum Academy SO/Dennis
Russell Davis with prize winners of the Academy competition
4.30 Berlin Philharmonic/Bernard Haitink Schubert Symphony No 3 in D Shostakovich Symphony No 4
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Clarinet: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Russell Davis

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