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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Ravel, arr Bourgeois Alborada del Gracioso
Williams Fairey Band, director Bryan Hurdley
7.11 Mozart Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, K299
Emmanuel Pahud (flute),
Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.40 Christopher Headington Serenade for Cello and Strings
Alexander Baillie , Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
7.53 Satie Parade
Duo Campion-Vachon (piano duet/sirens/lottery wheel/water puddles/typewriter/revolver)
8.07 Franck Le Manage des Roses Chausson Le Temps des Lilas
Faure Green; Les Roses d'lspahan Chabrier Lied
Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano) 8.24 Walton Violin Concerto
Joshua Bell , Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Zinman


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Director: Bryan Hurdley
Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Harp: Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: David Zinman

: Building a Library

Roger Nichols compares the available recordings of Saint-Saens's opera
Samson et Dalila. Stephen Plaistow reviews new releases of Russian piano music by Bortkiewicz, Roslavets, Prokofiev and Gubaidulina, and a Scriabin disc from Mikhail Pletnev.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev.

: Record Release

Prokofiev Toccata, Op 11 Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)
10.21 Rostavets Two Compositions Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
10.29 Gubaidulina Chaconne
Beatrice Rauchs (piano)
10.40 Scriabin 24 Preludes, Op 11 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)


Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Gubaidulina Chaconne
Piano: Beatrice Rauchs
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev

: Reissues

Chris de Souza has been listening to reissues of 20th-century English music on the Belart, Avid, Dutton and Testament labels, including music by Elgar, Bax, Hoist, Vaughan Williams and Walton from Adrian
Boult and George Weldon. Discs
Producers Susan Kenyon and Clive Portbury E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: George Weldon.
Producers: Susan Kenyon
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Denis Quilley , one of Britain's most versatile actors. Formerly a member of the National Theatre and now with Sir Peter Hall 's company at the Old Vic, he has starred in a wide range of plays, from Shakespeare to musicals such as Sweeney Todd. His film credits include Privates on Parade, Murder on the Orient
Express and Evil under the Sun with Peter Ustinov. And his musical tastes are equally wide-ranging, including Rodgers and Hammerstein. Lehar, Haydn, Poulenc, Butterworth and Britten.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Sweeney Todd.
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vladimir Ashkenazy is 60 tomorrow. In the fifth of six programmes, Chris de Souza introduces Ashkenazy's performances of music by composers with whom he is particularly involved, including his performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3, recorded on his triumphant return to Russia in 1989, Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy and Strauss's Don Juan. Cellist Lynn Harrell talks about his collaboration with Ashkenazy and joins him and violinist Itzhak Perlman in Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor.


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Don Juan.
Talks: Lynn Harrell
Violinist: Itzhak Perlman

: Cardiff Singer of the World Masterclass

The second of three programmes from the masterclasses at this year's competition.
Dame Joan Sutherland and Yevgeni Nesterenko talk to Elaine Padmore about their teaching and give the singers some tips.


Unknown: Dame Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Yevgeni Nesterenko
Unknown: Elaine Padmore

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Berwald Symphony No 2 in D (Sinfonie Capricieuse)
Sibelius Symphony No 2 Repeat


Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of vibrant and varied jazz tracks chosen by listeners. Producer Alan Hall
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
FAX: [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and events in the musical world.
This week a look at Leonard
Bernstein's A White House Cantata, which is only now receiving its world premiere; singers from the Royal Opera House rehearsing Verdi's Macbeth; and why the French composer Eric Satie wrote the piece Vexations, which lasts 14 hours. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm See also Tuesday 10.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Eric Satie
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a recital of Debussy and Liszt given in Stromness Town Hall by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as part of the 1995 St Magnus Festival.
Debussy Preludes (Book 1, selection); Etudes (selection)
Liszt Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este;
Ballade No 2 in B minor
Wagner, arr Liszt Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1
Schubert, arr Liszt Erlkonig, D328


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Yves Thibaudet

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

I From the Royal Opera
I House, Covent Garden.
The first performance of Verdi's
Macbeth took place in Florence in 1847. Later, Verdi revised it for performances at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris, and that version is the one usually heard nowadays. This live relay provides a chance to hear Verdi's opera as it was originally intended. It is sung in Italian, and introduced by Piers Burton-Page and Michael Oliver , who has described
Macbeth as "Verdi's first copper-bottomed masterpiece".
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Edward Downes
Acts 1 and 2 9.20 The Three Macbeths
Verdi loved the plays of Shakespeare, but had no compunction about changing and cutting them to fit in with the demands of opera. He had two goes at Macbeth, and Tom Rosenthal unpicks the differences between tonight's 1847 version and the 1865 Paris version, comparing the two librettos and illustrating the changes that were made.
9.40 Acts 3 and 4


Introduced By: Piers Burton-Page
Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Tom Rosenthal
Macbeth: Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone)
Banquo: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Lady Macbeth: Georgina Lukacs (soprano)
Lady-in-Waiting: Jennifer Rhys-Davies (soprano)
Macduff: Dennis O'Neill (tenor)
Malcolm: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Doctor: Richard Robson (bass)
Servant: Jonathan Coad (bass)
Murderer: Wyndham Parfitt (bass)
Three apparitions: Donaldson Bell (baritone)
Three apparitions: Andrea Hazell (mezzo)
Three apparitions: Glenys Groves (soprano)

: Books Abroad

The start of an eight-part series in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world. This week, the scandalising Italian cannibal writers, the best bookshop in Cologne and African oral poetry from Somalia to Burundi.
Producer Rob Ketteridge See also Friday 8.10pm


Unknown: Tibor Fischer
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: David Murray

American saxophonist and composer David Murray has won many awards and is one of the most prolific of jazz musicians. Last October, his big band toured the country for the Contemporary Music Network playing music specially commissioned by Birmingham Jazz. The band comprised seven members of Murray's New York big band, including James Spaulding (alto sax), Craig Harris (trombone) and whistler Joel Brandon , plus eleven musicians from the UK and special guest, poet Lemn Sisay. Alyn Shipton introduces the London concert and. during the interval, talks to David Murray about his career.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: James Spaulding
Unknown: Craig Harris
Unknown: Joel Brandon
Unknown: Lemn Sisay.
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: David Murray
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.

1.30 Jazz from France
with Jaques Thollot (drums), Henri Louther (trumpet), Tony Hymos (piano) and Claude Tchamitchian (double bass)

2.35 Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Muhai Tang, Tobias Ringborg (violin)
Andras Hultqvist Time and the Bell
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 6

4.00 Jupiter Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)
Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life)

5.20 Irish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kasper de Roo. Barry Douglas (piano)
Gerald Barry Flamboys
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G

6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Jaques Thollot
Unknown: Henri Louther
Piano: Tony Hymos
Piano: Claude Tchamitchian
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Violin: Tobias Ringborg
Violin: Andras Hultqvist
Conductor: Kasper de Roo
Piano: Barry Douglas

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