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: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
Dvorak Sonatina in G, Op 100 Gil Shaham (violin), Orli Shaham (piano)
7.22 Pezel Sonata-Ciacona in B flat
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
7.39 JPE Hartmann Symphony No 1 in G minor
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
8.12 Sanz Paradetas ; Hachas; Maricapalos; Giga Ingles; Canarios 1 y 2
Rolf Lislevand , Eduardo Eguez and Beatrice Pornon (Baroque guitars), Adela Gonzales-Campa (castanets)
8.26 Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor
Peter Jablonski ,
German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, conductor Vladimir Ashkenaky
9.00 Building a Library
Jonathan Keates surveys the available recordings of Handel's operas. William Mival reviews new releases of French orchestral music, including Ravel from Kent Nagano, Saint-Saens from Lorin Maazel , piano concertos by Massenet and Reynaldo Hahn and symphonies by Henri Sauguet.
Revised repeat tomorrow 12 midnight
10.15 Record Release
Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale
(Samson and Dalila, Act 3)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
10.24 Ravel Une Barque sur
I'Océan; Alborado del Gracioso Lyon National Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
10.42 Massenet Piano Concerto in E flat Stephen Coombs ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
11.15 Reissues
Edward Greenfield reviews the latest batch of BBC Radio Classics, including Herbert Howells 's Hymnus Paradisi , Arthur Bliss 's Morning Heroes,
Edmund Rubbra 's Symphony No 4, Alan Rawsthorne 's violin concertos and Alfred Schnittke 's Symphony No 2 (St Rohan).
Producers Clive Portbury ,Susan Kenyon Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Dvorak Sonatina
Violin: Gil Shaham
Piano: Orli Shaham
Piano: Pezel Sonata-Ciacona
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Conductor: Sanz Paradetas
Unknown: Rolf Lislevand
Unknown: Eduardo Eguez
Unknown: Beatrice Pornon
Guitars: Adela Gonzales-Campa
Unknown: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenaky
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: William Mival
Piano: Lorin Maazel
Piano: Reynaldo Hahn
Unknown: Henri Sauguet.
Unknown: Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Hymnus Paradisi
Unknown: Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to
Peter Shaffer , one of the most distinguished British playwrights of our time, whose successes include Equus, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Amadeus. His choices focus on the stage and include duets from Verdi's Otello and Rossini's La Cenerentola, and Sir John Gielgud reading the deposition scene from Shakespeare's Richard II. But there is also instrumental music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, a Handel birthday ode sung by Alfred Deller , and an excerpt from Britten's Holy Sonnets of John Donne.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Ii.
Sung By: Alfred Deller
Unknown: John Donne.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Gyorgy Cziffra
Jeremy Nicholas ends his assessment of pianist Gyorgy Cziffra , who escaped from Hungary in 1956. Already in his mid-30s but unknown in the west, he quickly established himself as one of the foremost virtuosos of the day, although tragedy marred his final years. With contributions from Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Michael Glover , Charles Hopkin and Bryce Morrison , he examines Cziffra's legacy, both as artist and philanthropist. Including Debussy Claire de Lune
Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor,
WoO 80
Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in 0 flat; Grand Galop Chromatique Weber Konzertstiick in F minor
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor (2nd mvt)


Unknown: Gyorgy Cziffra
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Pianist: Gyorgy Cziffra
Unknown: Michael Glover
Unknown: Charles Hopkin
Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Galop Chromatique
Unknown: Weber Konzertstiick

: BBC Festival of Brass

In 1995 the manuscript of Elgar's Severn Suite was put up for sale.
It is different from the much-played published version in a number of ways, not least the key. The
Williams Fairey Band, music director James Gourlay , bring the series to a close with a performance of the Severn Suite following Eigar's original manuscript.
Edward Gregson March: Chalk Farm II Robert Simpson Energy
Joseph Horovitz Euphonium Concerto David Welsh (euphonium)
Elgar, arr Bram Gay Severn Suite Producer Paul Hindmarsh See also Monday lpm


Director: James Gourlay
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: A Manchester Musical Gallery

From the Whitworth Art
BBC Singers, Stephen Betteridge
(piano), conductor Stephen Cleobury A celebration in words and music of the great figures connected with Manchester's musical life in the 1890s. In this period, the city welcomed composers and performers such as Elgar,
Paderewski and Grieg, amateur music-making flourished with glee clubs, choral festivals and adventurous concert programmes, and figures like Sir Charles Halle were putting the city on the musical map in ways which would last right up to the present day.


Singers: Stephen Betteridge
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Sir Charles Halle

: Jazz Record Requests

From the foyer of the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Geoffrey Smith presents listeners' and celebrities' favourites. He is joined by pianist Julian Joseph , who plays solo and makes a request of his own. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

I Know What I Uke
From the Library Theatre, Manchester. Ivan Hewett chairs a discussion about how people appreciate music, and the role music plays in their lives.
Everyone knows what they like, so why should they have to be told? Producer Antony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Antony Sellors

: Chopin

Cecile Ousset (piano)
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52; Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58

: Carmina Burana

From Manchester's
- Bridgewater Hall, introduced by Mairi Nicolson.
Anon Carmina Burana (excerpts) New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
8.10 Unspeakable Rites
A Short History of Cannibalism The horrors of cannibalism have always been attributed to distant primitive races or mankind's own distant past. Although it figures in many important literary works from Homer to Sade and Dante to Defoe, it is always shrouded by coy rhetoric or a political message.
Claude Rawson explores the strange history of cannibalism in western literature.
8.30 Orff Carmina Burana
Anu Komsi (soprano),
Christopher Robson (countertenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone), Manchester Boys' Choir, Leeds Festival Chorus,
City of Birmingham Choir, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Introduced By: Mairi Nicolson.
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Claude Rawson
Soprano: Anu Komsi
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Baritone: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Best Words

Michael Rosen presents the second of his three weekly insights into the world of poetry, including an interview with Sarah Maguire , whose new collection, The Invisible Mender, is published this week.


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Sarah Maguire

: Keith Tippett's Tapestry

Two days ago at the Band on the Wall in Manchester, this recently formed 21-piece orchestra gave the first performance of First Weaving by Keith Tippett, a Radio 3 commission. Geoffrey Smith introduces a recording of that performance and, during the interval, talks to Keith Tippett about his music. The first half of the concert is made up of small group performances by members of Tapestry, which includes Mark Charig (cornet), Pino Minafra (trumpet), Elton Dean (saxophones), Gianluigi Trovesi (alto sax/clarinets), Paul Dunmall (tenor sax/clarinet/bagpipes), Louis Moholo (drums) and Keith Tippett himself on piano. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Keith Tippett
Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Keith Tippett
Unknown: Mark Charig
Unknown: Pino Minafra
Unknown: Elton Dean
Unknown: Gianluigi Trovesi
Clarinets: Paul Dunmall
Unknown: Louis Moholo
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from France, with the seven-piece band Saxomania
2.00 Guitar Recital by Jose Maria
Gallardo del Rey, including works by Sanz, Falla and Manuel Castillo
3.15 Handel Concerto in B flat a Due
Cori, HWV332; Apollo e Dafne, HWV122 (La Terra e Liberata); Concerto in Fa Due Cori, HWV334 Amsterdam
Baroque Orchestra/Ton Koopman
(harpsichord), Isabel Rey (soprano), Werner van Mechelen (bass)
4.35 CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Richard Buckley ,
Martin Beaver (violin) Chan-Ka-Nin Poetry on Ice John Adams Shaker Loops Haydn Violin Concerto in C; Symphony No 87 in A
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Jose Maria
Unknown: Manuel Castillo
Harpsichord: Isabel Rey
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Violin: Martin Beaver
Unknown: John Adams

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