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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Part Collage sur BACH Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
7.12 Brahms Piano Sonata No 1 in C, Op 1
Anatol Ugorski
7.46 Fasch Overture-Suite in G minor
English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
8.11 Janacek Rikadla (Nursery Rhymes)
New London Chamber Choir, conductor James Wood
8.27 Berwaid Symphony No 3 in C (Sinfonie Singuliere)
Malmo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sixten Ehrling
9.00 Building a Library
Michael Kennedy selects his all-time top ten recordings. John Steane reviews choral and opera releases, including Delius's A Mass of Life from Richard Hickox , Stainer's The
Crucifixion, Stanford's Requiem and Vincent Wallace 's opera Maritana. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Stanford Sanctus (Requiem)
Frances Lucey (soprano),
Colette McGahon (mezzo), Peter Kerr (tenor), Nigel Leeson-Williams (bass), RTE Philharmonic Choir, National SO of Ireland, conductor Adrian Leaper
10.27 Stanford Pray that Jerusalem; Justorum Animae ; Beati Quorum Via; Coelos Ascendit Hodie
Choir of King's College,
Cambridge, James Vivian (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.40 Delius A Mass of Life
(Part One)
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo), Nigel Robson (tenor), Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone), Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
11.15 Reissues
David Huckvale has been listening to recent reissues and radio tapes of three great Russian pianists which are now on CD for the first time:
Vladimir Horowitz playing
Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, Emil Gilels playing Beethoven, and Yevgeni Kissin playing Chopin. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Janacek Rikadla
Conductor: James Wood
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Vincent Wallace
Soprano: Frances Lucey
Soprano: Colette McGahon
Tenor: Peter Kerr
Bass: Nigel Leeson-Williams
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: Justorum Animae
Unknown: James Vivian
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Jean Rigby
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Tenor: Peter Coleman-Wright
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: David Huckvale
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is the choreographer Siobhan Davies , whose innovative and highly creative dance company undertook a triumphant tour of the UK and Finland last autumn. She has worked extensively with the Irish composer Gerald Barry , and one of his recent works is featured in her musical choices, alongside music by Handel, Scarlatti, Bach and Stravinsky and contemporary composers
Steve Reich , Gavin Bryars and Kevin Volans. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Siobhan Davies
Unknown: Gerald Barry
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Kevin Volans.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Leslie Heward
"The most satisfying British conductor since Beecham" was
Walter Legge 's description of Leslie Heward , who was born in 1897 and died on this day in 1943. Lyndon Jenkins explores this remarkable musician's wide-ranging recorded legacy, with several British orchestras and with soloists such as Benno Moiseiwitsch , Eileen Joyce , Maggie Teyte and Joan Hammond. The music includes the first movements of Mozart's Eine Kleine
Nachtmusik and Ireland's Piano
Concerto in its first-ever recording made in 1942, and a movement from Moeran's Symphony in G minor, recorded in January 1943, only a few months before Heward's death.
There are also glimpses of Heward as a pianist and a composer. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Eileen Joyce
Unknown: Maggie Teyte
Unknown: Joan Hammond.
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Festival of Brass

Paul Hindmarsh introduces the third of six concerts featuring the best brass band music from two pioneering periods - the early years of original brass band repertoire up to 1930 and the seventies, when many leading composers were writing for the medium again. Today the BNFL Band, with conductor Richard Evans , frame a colourful work from 1976 by John McCabe with music in romantic style from earlier this century: a transcription of a French military-band overture of 1912 by Guillaume Balay , and a three-movement symphonic work by the English composer Percy Fletcher.
John Reeman Prelude (first UK broadcast)
Balay, arr Wright Diadem of Gold McCabe Images
Fletcher An Epic Symphony


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: Richard Evans
Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Guillaume Balay
Unknown: Percy Fletcher.
Unknown: John Reeman

: London International String Quartet Competition

John Tusa presents the third of four programmes of performances from the London International String
Quartet competition. Held last month at Goldsmiths' Hall, London, it featured young quartets from all over the world. Beethoven's String
Quartet in F minor, Op 95 is played by the Belcea Quartet , who won third prize, and his String Quartet in F, Op 135 is played by the Castagneri Quartet from France, who were runners-up.


Unknown: Belcea Quartet
Unknown: Castagneri Quartet

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of listeners' favourite jazz tracks.
Discs Producer Alan Hall
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett previews a fly-on-the-wall television series about conductor Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Hewett also pays a visit to rehearsals of A Bed of Arrows, an original piece of music theatre drawn from the Hindu epic The Mahabharata, and the programme takes a look at the way composers have used particular spaces as inspiration for their pieces.
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Mitridate, Re di Ponto

Mozart's first great operatic success, composed when he was 14 years old, follows the traditional pattern of noble characters, heroic deeds and long set-piece arias. At its premiere it ran for six hours and was so well received that 21 further performances followed. Mitridate was then forgotten until this century. This performance was recorded at the Mozart Week in Salzburg in January. Sung in Italian.
Salzburg Camerata Academica, conductor Roger Norrington


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Mitridate King of Pontus: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Sifare: Christiane Oelze(soprano)
Famace: Vesselina Kasarowa(mezzo)
Aspasia: Cyndia Sieden(soprano)
Ismene: Heidi Grant Murphy(soprano)
Marzio: Toby Spence(tenor)
Arbate: Larissa Rudakova(soprano)

: String Duos

David Juritz (violin), Lowri Blake (cello) Martinu Duo No 1
Ravel Sonata


Violin: David Juritz
Violin: Lowri Blake

: Between the Ears

Continuing the series of six experimental radiophonic programmes. 5: A Dream of a Pass. A musical match of mixed doubles, this sporting fantasy for radio has words and music by Jonathan Ll
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Robert Ziegler Producer Christopher Marshall


Music By: Jonathan Lloyd.
Conductor: Robert Ziegler
Producer: Christopher Marshall
Patsy: Moir Leslie
Claire: Sandra Berkin
Sam: John Webb
Colin: Christopher Scott

: Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band

Combining bebop with Indian classical music and fusing rock with bop and the blues has become the hallmark of this exciting band.
Recorded in the Mill at Wigan Pier, the concert is presented by Campbell Burnap, who talks to
Maynard Ferguson during the interval. The performers are Maynard Ferguson , Scott Engelbright , Carl Fischer and Jay Roberts (trumpets), Tom Garling (trombone), Chris Farr and Matt Wallace (saxes), Mike Wilner (piano), Phil Palombi (bass) and Phil Maturano (drums). Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Maynard Ferguson
Unknown: Maynard Ferguson
Unknown: Scott Engelbright
Unknown: Carl Fischer
Unknown: Jay Roberts
Unknown: Tom Garling
Unknown: Chris Farr
Unknown: Matt Wallace
Piano: Mike Wilner
Bass: Phil Palombi
Bass: Phil Maturano
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from the ten-piece Octurn
2.15 Polish Radio Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis
Vivaldi Concerto in E flat, RV130 (Sonata al Sancto Sepolcro);
Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 (Al Sancto Sepolcro)
Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1 in C minor
3.30 Andrzej Bauer (cello), Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Bach Sonata No 2 in D,
BWV1028 Brahms , arr Klengel Violin Sonata in C, Op 78 Messiaen Louange a I'Eternite de Jesus (Quatuor pour la Rn du Temps) Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69
4.45 Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Commissiona , Vladimir Viardo (piano)
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Sibelius En Saga
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Saulius Sondeckis
Cello: Andrzej Bauer
Cello: Piotr Anderszewski
Unknown: Bwv1028 Brahms
Unknown: Messiaen Louange
Conductor: Sergiu Commissiona
Piano: Vladimir Viardo

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