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: The BBC Orchestras

The third of eight programmes featuring Haydn symphonies.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Haydn Symphony No 55 in E flat (Schoolmaster)
Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce ,
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Franck Symphony in D minor Repeat


Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Piano: Boris Berezovsky

: Proms News

The weekly guide to the Proms season, with Stephen Johnson. This week Peter Franklin reveals how
Mahler's symphonies were initially received, American composer Roger Reynolds is profiled, and Simon Broughton explores the origins of the exhilarating Georgian choral tradition as performed by the Rustavi Choir. Repeated tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Peter Franklin
Unknown: Roger Reynolds
Unknown: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Rustavi Choir.

: Other Times, Other Places

The Changing Sounds of the World's Great Orchestras
The third of four programmes in which Jonathan Swain explores the differences and developments in instrumental tone and playing styles throughout the century, contrasting orchestras from various countries and periods. Amid current concern that all of today's top orchestras sound the same, do any of them retain elements of their former distinctive characteristics? This programme focuses on the United States, a country famous for its virtuoso orchestras, and includes George Szell in Cleveland conducting Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis,
Rachmaninov's Isle of the Dead from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky , and, at
11.15, Fritz Reiner 's celebrated Chicago recording of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: George Szell
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Fritz Reiner

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents the third of eight programmes aimed at music-lovers and record-buyers, including My First Disc, in which musical celebrities discuss the first record to influence their listening and career, and Blind Tasting, in which two guests compare three different recordings of the same piece of music without knowing which artists appear on the discs.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Christies of Glyndeboume

An eight-part series in which Sir
George Christie , present owner and chairman of Glyndebourne, traces the history of the festival in conversation with James Naughtie. 3: Gui and Rossini. The death of Glyndebourne's first conductor, Fritz Busch , in 1951 ushered in a new era which was dominated by the Italian conductor Vittorio Gui and his introduction of Rossini to
Glyndebourne. Sir George Christie looks at that period, with excerpts from Rossini's La Cenerentola and Le Comte Ory, Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.


Unknown: George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Conductor: Fritz Busch
Conductor: Vittorio Gui
Unknown: Sir George Christie

: Youth Orchestras of the World

In the third in an eight-part series showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras, Paul Hindmarsh introduces last year's Benjamin
Britten Birthday Concert. It features the first public performance of his youthful Two Portraits for strings. Adrian Thompson (tenor),
Timothy Jackson (hom), Natasha Wright (viola), Tom Griffiths (piano), RNCM String
Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
Britten Young Apollo; Serenade for
Tenor, Horn and Strings; Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (real Matthews);
Two Portraits; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Tenor: Timothy Jackson
Viola: Natasha Wright
Piano: Tom Griffiths
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Go West

Carol Smith (soprano),
Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Andrew Ball (piano) Strauss Morgen , Op 27 No 4 Ives Sunrise
Vaughan Williams Two English Folk Songs for Voice and Violin
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor Repeat


Soprano: Carol Smith
Soprano: Madeleine Mitchell
Violin: Andrew Ball
Piano: Strauss Morgen

: 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

: Proms Feature: Magic Fire

The Spirit of Korngold Lives!
1927: the name Erich Wolfgang Korngold is on everyone's lips across Europe - a wunderkind to rival Mozart and a composer of heady hit operas. 1947: Korngold is all but forgotten, heard only on movie soundtracks. 1997: Korngold surges back into the history books and concert halls and onto CDs. David Huckvale profiles the last great Romantic all-rounder, with contributions from family members, screen and stage colleagues Olivia de Havilland and Marta Eggerth, conductors Charles Gerhardt and Leonard Slatkin, and Korngold biographers Brendan Carroll and Jessica Duchen.
Producer Nick Morgan


Conductors: Marta Eggerth
Conductors: Charles Gerhardt
Conductors: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Brendan Carroll
Unknown: Jessica Duchen.
Producer: Nick Morgan

: From St John's

The third of eight repeats of lunchtime concerts given in St John's, Smith
Square, London, over the last few years. This performance was given in 1995. Dussek Trio
Haydn Piano Trio in C, HXV27 Bridge Piano Trio No 2 Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. One of the most sparkling Savoy operas comes to the Proms. The Gondoliers is a zany tale of the mythical kingdom of Barataria and the real city of Venice with childhood betrothal and abduction, mistaken identity, thwarted love and an inevitable, implausible happy ending. This production can also be seen on BBC1 at 10.20pm on Thursday.
Gilbert and Sullivan The Gondoliers
BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Act l
8.30 The Battling Duo
Timothy West and Donald Sinden play Gilbert and Sullivan in a feature based on the letters and diaries of the team who were brought together by an impresario. In spite of - or maybe because of - the huge differences between them, their partnership produced some of the best-loved work in the operatic canon.
8.50 Act 2


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Duke of Plaza-Toro: Richard Suart (baritone)
Duchess of Plaza-Toro: Felicity Palmer (mezzo)
Don Alhambra: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Marco: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Giuseppe: Jason Howard (baritone)
Gianetta: Rosemary Joshua (soprano)
Tessa: Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Casilda: Mary Hegarty (soprano)
Luiz: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Inez: Penelope Walker (contralto)
Narrator: John Wells
Gilbert: Timothy West
Sullivan: Donald Sinden

: Books Abroad

The fifth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world. This week, stadium poetry from Colombia, free books from
Holland, Swiss writers with their heads in the clouds, and a trip inside a Buenos Aires bookshop.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer

: Sandor Veress

The first UK broadcast of Orbis
Tonorum by the Hungarian-born composer who is also known as the teacher of Ligeti, Kurtag and Holliger. In this performance from the 1986 Huddersfield Festival,
Ensemble Modern are conducted by Heinz Holliger.


Conducted By: Heinz Holliger.

: Mingus Big Band

This 14-piece band was formed to play the compositions of the late Charles Mingus by his wife Sue.
Brian Morton introduces the band's concert at the 1995 Glasgow Jazz Festival, when the line-up included saxophonists Chris Potter and John Stubblefield , trumpeter
Kenny Rampton , trombonist Robin Eubanks and pianist Kenny Drew Jr. The numbers include So Long Eric ,
Invisible Lady, Jump Monk, Started Melody, Nostalgia in Times Square, Fables in Forbus and Baby Take a Chance with Me. During the interval, Sue Mingus talks to Brian Morton about the band and her husband's compositions. Repeat


Unknown: Charles Mingus
Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Chris Potter
Unknown: John Stubblefield
Unknown: Kenny Rampton
Unknown: Robin Eubanks
Pianist: Kenny Drew Jr.
Unknown: Long Eric
Talks: Sue Mingus
Unknown: Brian Morton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Paris with the Antoine Illouz Quintet
2.20 Bavarian RSO/Yuri Ahronovitch, Boris Belkin (violin) Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G Strauss Violin
Concerto Wagner Overture: Rienzi
3.50 Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Messiaen Cantedojodyaya ; La
Bouscarle (Catalogue d'Oiseaux)
Boulez Piano Sonata No 3 Debussy En Blanc et Noir for Two Pianos
Florent Boffard (piano)
4.50 Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura ,
Joachim Dakitz (organ) Wagner Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 1) Matthus Organ Concerto (Blow-Out) Brahms Symphony No 2 in D
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Antoine Illouz
Violin: Boris Belkin
Piano: Messiaen Cantedojodyaya
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Conductor: Joachim Dakitz
Unknown: Wagner Lohengrin

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