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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Johann Strauss (son), transcr Schoenberg Waltz: Roses from the South
Soloists of Lyon National Opera
7.14 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218
Regis Pasquier , Liège Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Bartholomee
7.38 Ronald Binge Sailing By Arthur Wood My Native Heath; Barwick Green
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
7.45 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
François-René Duchable,
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
8.10 17th-century English anon
/ Smell a Rat; Emperor of the Moon; Begone Sweit Night; Nottingham Ale The King's Noyse
8.27 Kodaly Peacock Variations Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yoel Levi
9.00 Building a Library
Stephen Plaistow compares the available recordings of Schubert's piano duets. Michael Oliver and John Deathridge discuss new vocal releases, including songs by Grieg, Szymanowski and Peter Heise ,
Hindemith's Das Marienleben from soprano Ruth Ziesak , lieder by Reger from mezzo Iris Vermillion , and the debut recital recording by mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Grieg To Her II; On the Water; A Swan; Spring Showers; At Rondane; A Bird Song Bodil Arnesen (soprano), Erling Eriksen (piano)
10.31 Szymanowski Love Songs of Hafiz
Ryszard Minkiewicz (tenor),
Polish State Philarmonic, Katowice, conductor Karol Stryja
10.55 Komgold Songs of the Clown Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
11.06 Reger An die Hoffnung Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Peter Stamm (piano)
11.19 Heise The Miner; In Youth,
When I Did Love; My Treasure; Arne's Song; A Summer Night Sten Byriel (bass),
Ulrich Staerk (piano)
11.34 Hlndemlth Das Marienleben
Ruth Ziesak (soprano),
NDR Philharmonic, Hanover, conductor Cord Garben
Producers Susan Kenyon , Clive Portbury Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Regis Pasquier
Conductor: Pierre Bartholomee
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Peter Heise
Unknown: Das Marienleben
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Unknown: Iris Vermillion
Unknown: Angelika Kirchschlager.
Soprano: Bodil Arnesen
Piano: Erling Eriksen
Tenor: Ryszard Minkiewicz
Conductor: Karol Stryja
Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Piano: Peter Stamm
Bass: Sten Byriel
Piano: Ulrich Staerk
Piano: Hlndemlth Das Marienleben
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Producers: Susan Kenyon
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Private Passions

This week Michael Berkeley is joined by conductor Paul Daniel , who is shortly to take the helm at English National Opera after a series of triumphs at Opera North, including recent productions of Wozzeck, Don Carlos and Gloriana. His musical passions range from David Bowie 's
Fame and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel to a vintage Artur Schnabel recording of Beethoven's Piano
Sonata in A flat, Op 110, an excerpt from Bach's St Matthew Passion, a Schubert lied sung by Joan Rodgers , and Anthony Rolfe Johnson singing the famous aria Possente Spirto from Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Artur Schnabel
Sung By: Joan Rodgers
Sung By: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Gyorgy Cziffra
In the first of two programmes, Jeremy Nicholas charts the extraordinary career of the pianist György Cziffra, who died in 1994. With contributions from pianist Charles Hopkins , and many rare recordings, including music by Bartok, Bach-
Busoni and Uszt, and Cziffra's own inimitable transcriptions. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Pianist: Charles Hopkins
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Festival of Brass

Paul Hindmarsh introduces the fifth of six concerts given in Manchester in February. Today's programme is devoted to brass band music of two pioneering decades - the twenties and seventies. The Black Dyke Band, conductor James Watson , include music written by Elgar Howarth in 1976 as a tribute to conductor Rudolf
Kempe, and a work commissioned by Howarth from Hans Werner Henze.
Edward Gregson Prelude for an Occasion
Howarth In Memoriam RK
Henze Ragtimes and Habaneras (Symphonies for Brass Bands)
Henry Gheel Overture: Oliver Cromwell


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: James Watson
Written By: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze.
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Unknown: Henze Ragtimes
Unknown: Henry Gheel
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell

: London International String Quartet Competition

The last of four programmes from the London International String
Quartet competition, held last month at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.
John Tusa introduces more performances from the final rounds, including Ravel's String Quartet played by the runners-up, the Castagneri Quartet from France. Plus a feature on the community and education work of the London String Quartet Foundation. Producer Tony Cheevers


Introduces: John Tusa
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
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 with the latest news and views from the musical world. This week, a celebration of Cornish culture and, hot from San Francisco, the group Beach Blanket Babylon. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Venus

By Othmar Schoeck. An ancient statue of the goddess Venus comes to life, with tragic consequences for the young couple Simone and Horace. This opera by a Swiss composer sets a German libretto by Schoeck's lifelong friend Armin Rueger and is based, like Bizet's Carmen, on a story by Prosper Mérimée . It also shares with Wagner's Tannhauser an exploration of the conflict between the two faces of love: sensual versus spiritual, pagan versus Christian. But Schoeck, composing in the throes of one of many passionate love affairs, came to rather different conclusions.
And his music, while influenced by Richard Strauss , has a beauty and haunting atmosphere all of its own.
According to his biographer, Venus is Schoeck's artistic credo, a work which reveals more of him than any other.
Chorus of the Grand Theatre, Geneva, Maftrise du Conservatoire Populaire, Swiss Romande Orchestra, conductor Mario Venzago


Unknown: Othmar Schoeck.
Unknown: Armin Rueger
Story By: Prosper Mérimée
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Mario Venzago
Horace: Paul Frey (tenor)
Simone: Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)
Raimond: David Potman-Jennings (baritone)
Lucile: Isobel Monar (soprano)
Baron de Zarandelle: Stuart Kale (tenor)
Madame de Launens: Hanna Schaer (mezzo)

: Andrew Wilde

Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Schumann Kinderszenen
Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Repeat

: Best Words

Michael Rosen returns with the first of three programmes taking a weekly look into the world of poetry. Today he meets Jamaican poet Jean Binta Breeze and announces the results of the poetry competition. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Jean Binta
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Jessica Williams and Andrew Hill

Alyn Shipton talks to two very different American pianists and introduces excerpts from concerts they gave at London's South Bank. Jessica Williams
played mainly standards like Cheek to Cheek and Willow
Weep for Me in her solo set, whereas Andrew Hill was joined by bass player Reggie Workman and drummer
Pheeroan AkLaff and concentrated on originals. US critic
David H Rosenthal wrote of Hill: "His rhapsodic, brooding compositions and solos are instantly recognisable, bearing the fingerprint of a unique sensibility." Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jessica Williams
Unknown: Andrew Hill
Unknown: Reggie Workman
Unknown: Pheeroan Aklaff
Unknown: David H Rosenthal
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Montreal, Canada with organist Denis Lepage
2.15 Berlin SO/Jan Krenz, Gabor Tarkovi (trumpet) Berlioz La
Damnation de Faust (excerpts)
Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
3.20 Chamber Music from the Vancouver Summer Chamber Music
Festival. Bryan Johanson La Folia
Folio Aaron Jay Kernis Ciacona and Echo Augustin Barrios Un Sueno en la Floresta David Tanenbaum (guitar) Murray Adaskin Piano Quartet Martin Beaver (violin), Carla-Maria Rodrigues (viola), Joseph Elworthy (cello), Angela Cheng (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20
No 2 James Ehnes and Timothy Haig (violins), Maria Lambros (viola), Christopher Constanza (cello)
Dohnanyl Piano Quintet in C minor Stephen Prutsman (piano), Borromeo Quartet
5.00 Balthasar Neumann Choir ,
Pythagoras Ensemble , conductor Thomas Hengelbrock Schutz
Musikalische Exequien Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Organist: Denis Lepage
Unknown: Gabor Tarkovi
Guitar: David Tanenbaum
Piano: Murray Adaskin
Violin: Martin Beaver
Violin: Carla-Maria Rodrigues
Viola: Joseph Elworthy
Piano: Angela Cheng
Unknown: James Ehnes
Violins: Timothy Haig
Violins: Maria Lambros
Piano: Stephen Prutsman
Unknown: Balthasar Neumann Choir
Conductor: Pythagoras Ensemble
Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock Schutz
Conductor: Musikalische Exequien Bach

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