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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Beach The Year's at the Spring (Browning Songs)
Robert White (tenor),
Samuel Sanders (piano)
7.05 Pleyel Symphony in G, Op 68 London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.31 Stravinsky, arr Duo Danica Petrushka (Scene 2) James Crabb and Geir Draugsvoll (accordions)
7.36 Utolff Concerto Symphonique No 2 in B minor
Peter Donohoe (piano),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
8.10 Rossini L'lnvito; La Pastorella dell' Alpi; La Promessa (Les Soirées Musicales)
Rebecca Evans (soprano), Michael Pollock (piano)
8.21 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.00 Building a Library
Bruce Wood compares the available recordings of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. John Warrack reviews new releases of chamber music, including the Mozart flute and oboe quartets and clarinet quintet, the Haydn Op
77 string quartets, the violin sonatas of Friedrich Kuhlau and the violin and cello sonatas of Brahms.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 Viktoria Mullova,
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
10.37 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
Nicholas Carpenter , Brindisi Quartet
11.15 Reissues
Melodiya and Revelation have both just issued recordings by the great
Russian violinist David Oistrakh , who was regarded as one of the most characteristic representatives of the Russian school in his day. Robert Cowan has been listening to these discs, which include concertos by Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Bartok and Berg.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Tenor: Robert White
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: Danica Petrushka
Unknown: James Crabb
Accordions: Geir Draugsvoll
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Piano: Michael Pollock
Unknown: Bruce Wood
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Friedrich Kuhlau
Piano: Piotr Anderszewski
Unknown: Nicholas Carpenter
Violinist: David Oistrakh
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Michael Grade , who will shortly be leaving his post as chief executive of Channel 4 to become executive chairman of First Leisure
Corporation. A keen music-lover,
Grade has chosen music including one of Strauss's loveliest orchestral songs, the climactic end of Wagner's Siegfried, Beethoven's Missa
Solemnis, Sibelius's Symphony No 2 and music by Stephen Sondheim and Billy Strayhom.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Grade
Music By: Stephen Sondheim
Music By: Billy Strayhom.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years:

Vladimir Ashkenazy
The first of six programmes in which Chris de Souza introduces some of the great pianist and conductor's many recordings, together with the voices of Ashkenazy and some of the people who work with him.
Today's programme looks at his successes in piano competitions in Warsaw and Moscow with some of his early performances of Chopin studies, Liszt's Mephisto
Waltz No 1, and his British recording debut, Tchaikovsky's Piano
Concerto No 1 with the London
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Ashkenazy talks about his passion for the music of Scriabin and plays his Sonata No 5. The programme also covers the beginnings of his other career, as a conducter, with Prokofiev's
Classical Symphony. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Introduces: Chris de Souza
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Fantasy Pieces

Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op 88 played by Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello) and Olli Mustonen (piano).


Played By: Joshua Bell
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Olli Mustonen

: Youth Orchestras of the World Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

John Shea introduces the second of three programmes showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras. Claudio Abbado conducts the Gustav
Mahler Youth Orchestra in a concert of Austro-German classics.
Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Helene Grimaud
Schubert Entr'acte (Rosamunde)
Schoenberg Song of the Wood Dove (Gurrelieder)
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Producer David McGuiness


Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Helene Grimaud
Producer: David McGuiness

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of vibrant and varied jazz tracks chosen by 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, choreographer Mark Morris on his interpretation of Handel; violininst Gidon Kremer pays homage to the master of tango;
Astor Piazzolla , plus a look at Ravel's fascination with Spain.
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Ravel is the current Composer of the Week, Monday-Friday 12 noon


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Mark Morris
Violininst: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Astor Piazzolla

: Rinaldo

Handel's magical opera of 1711 was the first Italian opera written for the London stage. It is based on the story of the young knight Rinaldo and his adventures during the First
Crusade. Mermaids, fire-breathing dragons, the entire Saracen army and an evil enchantress are just some of his opponents. Handel's production employed a large cast and even included the twittering of sparrows. Birdsong also features in this performance which was recorded in the 15th-century cobbled courtyard of Beaune Hospice, Burgundy, as part of last July's Beaune Music Festival.
Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset


Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Rinaldo: Sara Mingardo (soprano)
Armida: Maria Constanza Nocentini (soprano)
Almirena: Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Argante: Roberto Scaltriti (baritone)
Goffredo: Evangelia Costantakos (contralto)
Eustacio: Pascal Bertin (countertenor)
Magician: Pierre Sciama (countertenor)
Siren: Cassandre Berthon (soprano)

: Fundamentals

Four programmes examining the big ideas in science. Tom Wilkie referees the clash between two of science's brightest minds.
Sex. Professor of genetics
Steve Jones and science writer Matt Ridley debate why we bother with sex. Producer Richard Aedy


Unknown: Tom Wilkie
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Matt Ridley
Producer: Richard Aedy

: Debut

Suzanne Stanzeleit (violin), Julian Jacobson (piano) Corigliano Violin Sonata
Walton Canzonetta; Scherzetto


Violin: Suzanne Stanzeleit
Piano: Julian Jacobson

: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

In the first of two concerts from the festival, Geoffrey Smith introduces a double bill of two illustrious American saxophonists recorded in the Everyman Theatre. Johnny Griffin - described by The Times as "the supreme ballad player on tenor" - is accompanied by a British rhythm section comprising John Taylor (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Arguelles (drums).
Jackie McLean 's rhythm section was all-American: pianist Cedar Walton , bassist David Williams and drummer
Victor Lewis. According to The
Guardian, "he played out the festival with wit and warmth."
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Johnny Griffin
Piano: John Taylor
Piano: Dave Green
Piano: Steve Arguelles
Unknown: Jackie McLean
Pianist: Cedar Walton
Bassist: David Williams
Unknown: Victor Lewis.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Paris with Antoine
Herve (piano), Francois Moutin
(bass) and Louis Moutin (drums)
1.50 Wratislava Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jan Stanienda ,
Jaroslaw Pietrzak (violin), Adam Klocek (cello), Anna Sikorzak-Olek (Celtic harp) Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A, Op 3 No
Zbigniew Penherski String Play Tomasz Sikorski La Notte
Boccherini Cello Concerto No 2 in A
Piotr Moss Concerto for Celtic Harp (Remanences)
3.15 Guitar Recital by Elena Papandreou.
Bach Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV998
Nikos Mamangakis Hroes
Mikis Theodorakis Deux Cantos
Nikita Koshkin Usher Waltz
Astor Piazzolla Primavera Portena
Stravinsky The Soldier's Tale (excerpts) Roland Dyens Saudade No 3
Vangelis Boudounis Tsifteteli for Elena; Cocktail
4.40 Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre , Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16 Strauss Four Last Songs
Brahms, orch Schoenberg Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Francois Moutin
Piano: Louis Moutin
Conductor: Jan Stanienda
Violin: Jaroslaw Pietrzak
Violin: Adam Klocek
Cello: Anna Sikorzak-Olek
Unknown: Zbigniew Penherski
Unknown: Tomasz Sikorski
Unknown: Piotr Moss
Unknown: Elena Papandreou.
Unknown: Nikos Mamangakis Hroes
Unknown: Nikita Koshkin
Unknown: Roland Dyens Saudade
Unknown: Boudounis Tsifteteli
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks

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