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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.22 Field Piano Quintet in A flat David Juritz and Jennifer Godson
(violins), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Julia Desbruslais (cello), Micheal O'Rourke (piano)
7.35 Dyson The Monk (Canterbury Pilgrims)
Stephen Roberts (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
7.41 Uszt Hamlet
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
7.57 Brahms Double Concerto in A minor
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma
(cello), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
8.31 Britten Serenade for Tenor,
Hom and Strings
Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ingo Metzmacher
9.00 Building a Library
Nicholas Anderson compares the available recordings of Handel's
Coronation Anthems. Michael Oliver and Peter Paul Nash discuss new releases of 20th-century orchestral music, including Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 (Leningrad) from Mark Wigglesworth , Bartok's
Miraculous Mandarin from Ivan
Fischer, Stravinsky's Suite: The Firebird from Mikhail Pletnev , the Walton Cello Concerto from
Julian Lloyd Webber , the Britten Piano
Concerto from Barry Douglas , and Ravel from Lorin Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Lorin Maazel
10.34 Britten Piano Concerto
Barry Douglas ,
French Radio Philharmonic, conductor Marek Janowski
11.09 Bartok Hungarian Peasant Songs, SzlOO; Romanian Dance, Sz47a Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
11.25 Stravinsky Suite : The Firebird (1945 version)
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: David Juritz
Violins: Jennifer Godson
Violins: Sarah-Jane Bradley
Cello: Julia Desbruslais
Piano: Micheal O'Rourke
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Horn: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Barry Douglas
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Barry Douglas
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: Stravinsky Suite
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

In the last of the series,
Michael Berkeley talks to Lord Harewood, whose varied career has encompassed the directorships of the Royal Opera House, English National Opera North and the Edinburgh Festival, and the presidencies of the British Board of Film Classification and Leeds United
Football Club. Lord Harewood's love of opera is well known: "I had an enthusiasm for the human voice when I was a little boy. I came to opera through the gramophone and then seeing it on stage. Then I became interested in opera itself - not just the singers who sang it and the sounds they made, but the way opera works and the way composers work. It's an extraordinarily fulfilling experience and I've gone on thinking that for many years." But apart from operatic excerpts by Britten,
Prokofiev, Janacek, Verdi and Wagner, his choices include a Schubert song, an excerpt from
Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and the slow movement of Beethoven's
Symphony No 9 in 0 minor (Choral). Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Vladimir Ashkenazy
At the age of 60, Vladimir Ashkenazy shows no sign of running out of steam. In the final programme of the series, Chris de Souza talks to some of the pianist's conductors and close associates and brings the story up to date with some recent recordings including Dvorak's Otello,
Schumann's Three Romances,
Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto with Ashkenazy's son Dmitri as soloist, Artur Rubinstein 's Piano Concerto
No 4 with Shura Cherkassky as soloist, Clara Schumann songs with Barbara Bonney , and Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 (Leningrad). Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Soloist: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Soloist: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Cardiff Singer of the World Masterclass

The final visit to this year's competition. Stuart Burrows puts some of the competitors through their paces in his masterclass and talks to Elaine Padmore.


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Elaine Padmore.

: 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

: Live from Covent Garden: Die Meistersinger

From the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, the final opera in the house before its 28-month closure. Wagner's life-asserting comedy is set in 16th-century Nuremberg on the eve and the day of the Mastersingers' singing contest. Graham Vick 's much-praised production conducted by Covent Garden's music director
Bernard Haitink has been one of the glories of the last regime. It returns with the original cast virtually intact.
Introduced by James Naughtie.
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Bernard Haitink
5.55 Music Matters
Ivan Hewett with the latest news and events in the musical world. This week, the symphony becomes heroic in the wake of Beethoven; composers write again for the virginals; a new book on English cathedral music; and a project in Birmingham to get young people singing.
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
6.30 Act 2
7.40 The Closing of the House With the Royal Opera House development plans well under way, Christopher Cook talks to the architects and construction manager to discover what the archaeologists have discovered about the history of Saxon London during the excavations. And director of the Royal Opera, Nicholas Payne , talks about what will happen to the company during the closure. See also tomorrow 5.45pm
8.00 Act 3


Unknown: Graham Vick
Director: Bernard Haitink
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Talks: Christopher Cook
Talks: Nicholas Payne
Eva: Nancy Gustafson(soprano)
Magdalene: Catherine Wyn-Rogers(mezzo)
Walther von Stolzing: Gosta Winbergh(tenor)
David: Herbert Lippert(tenor)
Beckmesser: Thomas Allen(baritone)
Hans Sachs: John Tomlinson(bass)
Kothner: Anthony Michaels-Moore(baritone)
Pogner: Gwynne Howell(bass)
Vogelgesang: Alasdair Elliott(tenor)
Moser: John Dobson(tenor)
Zom: Robin Leggate(tenor)
Eisslinger: Paul Crook(tenor)
Nachtigall: Richard Lloyd-Morgan(baritone)
Ortel: Grant Dickson(bass)
Foltz: Simon Wilding(baritone)
Schwarz: Geoffrey Moses(bass)
Nightwatchman: Michael Druiett(baritone)

: Books Abroad

The second of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world. This week, true-crime thrillers in Kenya, the writing of Egyptian emigrants, Greek novels of all ages, and new life in Beirut's bookshops.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer

: Impressions

With Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. Tonight, sets from the Sergei Kuryokhin memorial concert given in May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, including the duo of Evan Parker (soprano/tenor sax) and Ned Rothenberg (alto sax/bass clarinet) and a solo set by pianist John Wolf
Brennan. Alyn Shipton talks to Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter about their recent album, and the 30th anniversary of John Coltrane 's death is marked by the reissue of the classic album Blue Train, containing previously unreleased material. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Sergei Kuryokhin
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Soprano: Evan Parker
Soprano: Ned Rothenberg
Pianist: John Wolf
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Wayne Shorter
Unknown: John Coltrane
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Holland with Five Up High
2.05 Yehudi Menuhin Conducts An
80th birthday celebration concert from 1996. Beethoven Overture:
Egmont; Symphony No 6 in F
(Pastoral) Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Sinfonia Varsovia 3.45 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Ingo Metzmacher , Anatol Ugorski (piano) Karl Hartmann
Symphony No 2 (Adagio) Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Messiaen
La Ville d'en HautHenze Symphony No
5.00 Cantiga Chorus, conductor
Josep Prats Purcell , reconstr Dart Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary II
Alexander Baiget and Jose Luis Lopez (trumpets), Niquel Badia and David Morales
(trombones), Marc Caberg (timpani), Barcelona Brass Quartet Hugo Dlstler Totentanz , Op 12 No 2
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Piano: Anatol Ugorski
Piano: Karl Hartmann
Conductor: Josep Prats Purcell
Unknown: Alexander Baiget
Unknown: Jose Luis Lopez
Unknown: David Morales
Unknown: Marc Caberg
Unknown: Hugo Dlstler Totentanz

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