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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Debussy Rhapsody
Kenneth Radnofsky (saxophone), New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
7.15 Faure Cello Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 109
Arto Noras , Bruno Rigutto (piano)
7.37 Telemann Trio Sonata in C minor, TWV42 c2 Philidor Ensemble
7.51 Montague Snakebite
Orchestra of St John 's, Smith
Square, conductor John Lubbock
8.08 Dupre Four Motets, Op 9
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Joseph Cullen and Andrew Reid (organs), conductor James O'Donnell
8.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466
Richard Goode ,
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kenneth Radnofsky
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Arto Noras
Piano: Bruno Rigutto
Unknown: St John
Conductor: John Lubbock
Unknown: Joseph Cullen
Unknown: Andrew Reid
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Richard Goode

: Building a Library

Jerrold Northrop Moore compares the available recordings of Vieme's organ works. Stephen Johnson reviews new recordings of chamber music, including Berwaid from the Gaudier Ensemble, Brahms from the Hagen Quartet and Gerard Causse , Faure from the Auryn Quartet and Peter Orth. Eugene Goossens and Frank Bridge from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and Tippett from the Kreutzer Quartet.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Jerrold Northrop Moore
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Gerard Causse
Unknown: Peter Orth.
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Frank Bridge

: Record Release

Bridge String Sextet
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
10.44 Faure Piano Quintet No I in D minor, Op 89
Peter Orth , Auryn Quartet


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Peter Orth

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe investigates an assortment of violinists including Bronislaw Huberman ,
Zino Francescatti , Yehudi Menuhin playing in Moscow in 1945, Samuel Dushkin playing the Stravinsky Concerto and Leonid Kogan playing the Khachaturian Concerto Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Bronislaw Huberman
Unknown: Zino Francescatti
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Samuel Dushkin
Unknown: Leonid Kogan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is writer and broadcaster John Tusa , now chief executive of the Barbican
Centre in London. His musical choices include archive recordings of Verdi's // Trovatore, Schubert's
Piano Sonata in B flat, D960, played by Artur Schnabel , chamber music by Dvorak and Beethoven and the first song from Schubert's
Schwanengesang sung by Olaf Bar. Reflecting his long connection with eastern Europe as a journalist and political correspondent for the BBC, John Tusa also chooses an extraordinary arrangement of the Soviet national anthem played by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: John Tusa
Played By: Artur Schnabel
Sung By: Olaf Bar.
Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: I Was There

In the last of the current series of interviews which bring to life great musical events and celebrities of the past, Richard Fawkes talks to the 97-year-old harpist Sidonie Goossens. She recalls being a founding member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and remembers experiences with the likes of Boult, Toscanini and Elgar. Producer Louise Armitage


Talks: Richard Fawkes
Harpist: Sidonie Goossens.
Producer: Louise Armitage

: Vintage Years

Janet Baker
2: The Concert Hall
In the second of four programmes,
Dame Janet Baker talks to Brian Kay about her time on the concert platform, from the intimacy of lute songs to working with conductors such as Klemperer, Boult, Bernstein and Barbirolli. With contributions from Sir David Willcocks , Delia Jones and Lady Barbirolli, and music by Mendelssohn, Handel, Campion, Bach, Martini, Gounod, Brahms, Mahler and Eigar. Repeat


Unknown: Janet Baker
Talks: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sir David Willcocks
Unknown: Delia Jones

: David Roblou

A recital given on a harpsichord by the 18th-century Flemish maker JD Dulcken.
Telemann Overture No 1 in G minor
Mozart Suite in the Style of Handel, K399
JC Bach Gavotte in C minor
Bach Fantasia in C minor, BWV906 Domenico Corri Variations on "Duncan Gray '


Unknown: Duncan Gray

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of listeners' favourite jazz tracks.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests.
BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with news and issues from the musical world, including the latest fashion in musical clothing. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: Die Walküre

In the most human of the four operas which make up
Wagner's Ring cycle, the incestuous love between the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde spells the beginning of the end for their father, the god
Wotan. Tom between his love for his son and his duty as a god, Wotan finally abandons Siegmund - but not before his Valkyrie daughter
BrCinnhilde has disobeyed her father and tried to protect Siegmund.
Brunnhilde's punishment is to be put to sleep on a rock surrounded by fire.
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
6.35 Desert Song
Hundreds of miles from the Met, in the foothills of the Sangro di Cristo mountains in New Mexico, lies one of America's most unusual and successful companies - Santa Fe
Opera. Built on the site of an old ranch (its auditorium is partially open-air), Santa Fe has a tradition of staging both new and neglected operas which stretches back to its inaugural season in 1957, when Stravinsky himself presided over performances of The Rake's Progress.
Joanne Watson heads south to investigate.
7.00 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz
George Jellinek invites opera experts Alison Ames , Leon Botstein and Charles Osbome to tackle questions sent in by listeners.
ADDRESS FOR QUESTIONS: The Met Opera Quiz. FOR Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150
9.10 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Unknown: George Jellinek
Unknown: Alison Ames
Unknown: Leon Botstein
Unknown: Charles Osbome
Brunnhilde: Hildegard Behrens (soprano)
Sieglinde: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Siegmund: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Wotan: James Morris (bass)
Hunding: John MacUrdy (bass)
Helmwige: Frances Ginzer (soprano)
Gerhilde: Emily Pulley (soprano)
Oriinde: Janet Hopkins (soprano)
Wattraute: Victoria Livengood (contralto)
Siegrune: Michelle De Young (soprano)
Rossweisse: Judith Christin (contralto)
Grimgerde: Jane Shaulis (mezzo)
Schwertleite: Birgitta Svenden (mezzo)

: Between the Ears

Six experimental radiophonic programmes.
2: From the Diary of a Fly
At the centre of Adrian Jack 's musical tangled web are the diaries of Margaret Fountaine , linking her fascination with butterflies and her appetite for life. Joining
Anna Massey in her travels are the Rev WM Atkins, John Beckett ,
Paul Bailey , Andrew Lockyer ,
Stephen Maddock , Christopher Page and John Steane. Instrumentalists add their scrapings and flutterings to the music of Earth's smallest creatures.
Noriko Kawai (piano), Helen Tunstall (harp), Tim Palmer (percussion),
Gavin Edwards (horn), Philip Gibbon (bassoon), Arditti Quartet Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: Margaret Fountaine
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: John Beckett
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Andrew Lockyer
Unknown: Stephen Maddock
Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: John Steane.
Piano: Noriko Kawai
Piano: Helen Tunstall
Harp: Tim Palmer
Horn: Gavin Edwards
Horn: Philip Gibbon
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Impressions

Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce a session by the improvising group Scatter, with Pat Thomas (keyboards), Phil Minton (vocals), Dave Tucker (guitar) and Roger Turner (drums). Alyn Shipton also talks to Indian percussionist
Trilok Gurtu about his new album - a tribute to trumpeter Don Cherry. New releases on CD include discs by two Canadians - singer Jeri Brown , and composer and guitarist Tim Brady. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Pat Thomas
Unknown: Phil Minton
Guitar: Dave Tucker
Guitar: Roger Turner
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Trilok Gurtu
Unknown: Don Cherry.
Singer: Jeri Brown
Guitarist: Tim Brady.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.30 Jazz from Paris with Jean-Paul
Amouroux (piano/organ), Lucien Lobat (drums)
2.30 Frederick Kempf (piano),
Tatiana Vasilieva (cello), German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Sibelius Symphony No 7
3.50 Saxofon Concentus perform music for saxophone quartet by Alfred Desenclos , Glazunov and Lasse Thorensen
4.30 Robert Levin (piano),
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Gade Symphony No 4 in B flat
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Johannes F Frohlich Symphony in E flat, Op 33
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Lucien Lobat
Piano: Frederick Kempf
Cello: Tatiana Vasilieva
Unknown: Alfred Desenclos
Piano: Robert Levin
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

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