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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F,
Op 4 No 8
Raglan Baroque Players, director Elizabeth Wallfisch
7.13 Nielsen Little Suite for Strings Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
7.30 Franck Prelude , Chorale and Fugue
Stephen Hough (piano)
7.50 JC Bach Symphony in F, Op 8 No 4
Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
8.02 Bruckner Motets: Locus Iste; Christus Factus Est; Pange Lingua; Ave Maria; Virga Jesse
Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Uwe Gronostay
8.23 Paganini Violin Concerto No 4 in D minor
Gidon Kremer , Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti
9.00 Building a Library
John Deathridge compares the available recordings of Weber's Der
Freischutz. Stephen Dodgson reviews new choral and orchestral releases, including Haydn symphonies from
Leonard Slatkin , Mozart symphonies from the Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra, Schubert symphonies from Ton Koopman and Mozart's
Requiem from Philippe Herreweghe. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Schubert Overture:
Die Zauberharfe (Rosamunde)
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
10.27 Schubert Gott 1st Mein Hirt ; Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern, D538
BBC Singers, Susan Tomes (piano), conductor Jane Glover
10.42 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.15 Reissues
Robert Cowan has been investigating recent reissues of three great cellists. Biddulph have brought out the complete acoustic recordings of Pablo Casals , and EMI have issued some lesser-known recordings by Pierre Fournier and the most important recordings that Mstislav Rostropovich made in Russia between 1950 and 1974. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Director: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Uwe Gronostay
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Philippe Herreweghe.
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Schubert Gott
Unknown: Mein Hirt
Singers: Susan Tomes
Conductor: Jane Glover
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Unknown: Pierre Fournier
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest today is psychotherapist and writer
Adam Phillips , author of On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, On Flirtation and, most recently, Monogamy. His musical passions include piano music by Schumann, Bax's Nonet, Janacek's String Quartet No 1, Wagner's Das Rheingold , music by Webem and Boulez, and songs by Billy Myles , Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Das Rheingold
Songs By: Billy Myles
Songs By: Bob Dylan
Songs By: Lucinda Williams.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Janet Baker
The Opera House. In the last of four programmes, Dame Janet Baker talks to Brian Kay about her experiences on the opera stage and the roles that particularly inspired her - from Handel's Julius Caesar to
Kate in Britten's Owen Wingrave.
With contributions from Sir Charles
Mackerras, Raymond Leppard ,
John Copley , Ian Partridge , Rodney Milnes and Della Jones. Including excerpts from
Handel Hercules; Julius Caesar ,
Donizetti Maria Stuarda
Gluck Alceste
Cavalli La Calisto
Berlioz Les Troyens
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito
Britten Owen Wingrave
Mahler Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden
Gekommen Repeat


Unknown: Janet Baker
Talks: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Owen Wingrave.
Unknown: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: John Copley
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Della Jones.
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Britten Owen Wingrave
Unknown: Mahler Ich Bin

: BBC Festival of Brass

In the second of six concerts, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band play the first masterwork for brass band,
Hoist's A Moorside Suite from 1928, and Blitz by Derek Bourgeois from 1980, which the band's conductor
Peter Parkes described as being "full of sounds new to the band. It is worth hearing just for the last thirty bars". Buxton Orr Caledonian Suite
Thomas Wilson Refrains and Cadenzas
Hoist A Moorside Suite
Bourgeois Blitz


Unknown: Derek Bourgeois
Conductor: Peter Parkes
Unknown: Thomas Wilson Refrains

: London International String Quartet Competition

John Tusa presents the second of four programmes from the London International String Quartet competition, held earlier this month at Goldsmiths' Hall, London. Today's programme includes the winners of the Sidney Griller Trophy, awarded for the best performance of a competition test piece. Nicola LeFanu , who wrote this year's piece talks about her Quartet.


Unknown: Sidney Griller
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week a biography of Bellini, a Sibelius experience in Scotland, and a new orchestra for Malaysia. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm See also Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met: Fedora

Umberto Giordano's second-best-known opera (after
Andrea Chenier ) has never been broadcast from the Met before, and has not been staged there for more than 70 years. Fedora is based on a melodrama by Sardou, and is named after its flawed heroine. The Russian princess Fedora Romanov swears revenge on Count Loris Ipanov , the man who shot her fiance, only to find herself falling in love with him. Mirella Freni takes the title role, with Placido Domingo as Loris - a part sung at the opera's premiere almost a century ago (and its Met premiere in 1906) by Enrico Caruso. And pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet makes a Met stage debut. Last broadcast in the season.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Roberto Abbado
7.00 Who Was Umberto Giordano?
Graham Fawcett tells the story of the little-known but acclaimed composer of Andrea Chenier and Fedora. Repeat
7.20 Act 2
8.05 The Met Opera Quiz With William Livingstone.
8.30 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU


Unknown: Andrea Chenier
Unknown: Count Loris Ipanov
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Enrico Caruso.
Unknown: Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Andrea Chenier
Unknown: William Livingstone.
De Siriex: Dwayne Croft (tenor)
Olga: Ainhoa Arteta (soprano)
Dr Borov: James Courtney (bass)
Dectective Grech: Stephen West (bass)
Desire: Anthony Charles (tenor)
Dr Lorek: Vernon Hartman (baritone)
Cirillo: Yanni Yannissis (bass)
Baron Rouvel: Eduardo Valdes (tenor)
Dmitri: Raveka Mavrovitis (contralto)
Boleslao Lazinski: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Between the Ears

Continuing the series of six experimental radiophonic programmes. 4: Please Believe Me. A voyage through the history of the BBC voice and received pronunciation, and a pilgrimage back to the days when announcers had to pass a stringent audition. Discover which Chancellor of the Exchequer complained that the mispronunciation of "Thetis" deserved a whipping and how redbrick voices infiltrated the airwaves. Produced in collaboration with Tom Morris , director of Battersea Arts Centre.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Tom Morris
Producer: John Goudie

: Intersections

Mark Russell introduces a recital by harpsichordist Jane Chapman.
Louis Couperin Prélude a limitation de M Froberger
Simon Emmerson Points of Departure Michelangelo Rossi Toccata Settima Mike Vaughan Tiento
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A minor, Kkl75
Maurice Ohana Conga Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Mark Russell
Harpsichordist: Jane Chapman.
Unknown: Mike Vaughan Tiento
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Impressions

Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce a session by the young British pianist and composer Roy Powell , with Mike Walker (guitar), John Marshall (drums) and the Norwegian bassist Arild Anderson. American saxophonist Tim Berne talks to Alyn Shipton about his various bands, particularly Blood Count, which is soon to begin a Contemporary Music Network Tour. Music on CD includes a new release by guitarist Terje Rypdal. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Roy Powell
Guitar: Mike Walker
Guitar: John Marshall
Bassist: Arild Anderson.
Talks: Tim Berne
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Terje Rypdal.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

1.00 A Celebration of Russian
Easter With Irina Kirillova. From the Bogoyavlensky Patriarchal Cathedral, Moscow. As more than 150 million
Russian Orthodox believers begin the Easter celebrations, His Holiness
Patriarch Alexis of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, leads the Easter Procession, Matins and Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Choir of Bogoyavlensky Patriarchal
Cathedrai/Nadezhda Biriukova and Vladmimir Togotin.
See also BBC Radio 4 tomorrow at 9.30am
5.00 Bulgarian RSO/Milen Natchev Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor; Overture: Romeo and Juliet
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Irina Kirillova.
Unknown: John Chrysostom.
Unknown: Vladmimir Togotin.

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