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: The BBC Orchestras

The fifth of eight programmes featuring Haydn symphonies. BBC Symphony Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 76 in E flat
Conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A,
Ivan Moravec (piano), conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A
Conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski


Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Piano: Ivan Moravec
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

: Proms News

The weekly guide to the Proms season, with Stephen Johnson. This week
Osmo Vanska talks about Sibelius's tone poem The Wood Nymph, which receives its Proms premiere on Wednesday. Simon Bainbridge is this week's featured composer, and Radio 2's Sarah Kennedy provides the competition teaser.
COMPETITION LINE: (0171) [number removed]Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Humphrey Burton's Conducted Tour

The first of four programmes in which Humphrey Burton looks at the different types of conductors who have emerged in the 20th century. Drawing on his experience of half a century of concert-going, he delves into the rich archive left by the great conductors, drawing on a wide range of music and styles and giving a personal evaluation and insight into each personality. 1: High Priests in White Ties -
Musicians Who Were Bom with a Baton in Their Mouth. Including recordings conducted by Toscanini, Koussevitsky, Monteux, Walter,
Stokowski, Furtwangler, Beecham,
Reiner, Boult, Erich Kleiber , Rodzinski,
Bohm, Mitropoulos, Szell, Barbirolli, Karajan, Solti, Giulini, Kubelik, Cantelli, Colin Davis , Haitink and Carlos Kleiber. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Carlos Kleiber.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents the fifth of eight guides for music lovers and record-buyers. This week's contributors include oboist Nicholas Daniel
and critic Hilary Finch , who compare notes on three recordings of Debussy's Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune without knowing who the performers are.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Hilary Finch

: 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.
5: Expanding Horizons. In 1962, two events happened at Glyndebourne which were to change the course of its history. Monteverdi's L'lncoronazione di Poppea received its Glyndebourne premiere two days before the death of the festival's founder,
John Christie. Sir George Christie looks back at the sixties and the time when he took over as chairman of the company, steering it through an uneasy course to emerge at the end of the decade with a new Glyndeboume discovery - Cavalli. Featuring excerpts from Cavalli's Ormindo and La Calisto, Strauss's Capriccio and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and contributions from Hugues Cuenod, Elizabeth Soderstrom , Helen O'Neill and John Christie himself.


Unknown: George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Christie.
Unknown: Sir George Christie
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Elizabeth Soderstrom
Unknown: Helen O'Neill
Unknown: John Christie

: Youth Orchestras of the World

In the fifth of an eight-part series, John Shea looks at the thriving youth orchestra scene in Budapest. Hungary has no national youth orchestra, but the country's local orchestras lead the world, thanks largely to the remarkable education system founded by Zoltan Kodaly. Leo Weiner Playing at Soldiers Bartok Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tibor Szabo
Bliss The Enchantress
Susan Kessler (mezzo), St Stephen High School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brenton Langbein
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466
Jeno Jando , Erno Dohnanyi Youth Orchestra, conductor Andras Ligeti Strauss Duett-Concertino
Istvan Hartenstein (clarinet), Gabor Devich (bassoon), St Stephen High School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kalman Zaborszky Weiner Piano Concertino
Balazs Reti , Bartok Conservatory SO, conductor Tibor Szabo
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music St Stephen High School Oratory Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brenton Langbein


Unknown: John Shea
Unknown: Zoltan Kodaly.
Unknown: Leo Weiner
Conductor: Tibor Szabo
Unknown: Susan Kessler
Conductor: Brenton Langbein
Unknown: Jeno Jando
Conductor: Andras Ligeti
Conductor: Strauss Duett-Concertino
Clarinet: Istvan Hartenstein
Bassoon: Gabor Devich
Conductor: Kalman Zaborszky
Unknown: Balazs Reti
Conductor: Tibor Szabo
Conductor: Vaughan Williams Serenade
Conductor: Brenton Langbein

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of favourite jazz tracks. 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: Schubert's Sommerreise

In the spring and summer of 1825, Franz Schubert travelled through the breathtaking landscape of Upper Austria, performing recitals and beginning to compose his Great C major Symphony. It was to be the holiday of a lifetime. For the bicentenary of the composer's birth, poet and German scholar David Constantine retraces this journey to explore the sources - physical and Romantic - of Schubert's passionate depiction of nature and to reflect on how this sunny summer break - this Sommerreise - was to prepare him for the autumn and winter of his tragically short life. With
Simon Russell Beale as Schubert and the voices of singer Ian Bostridge , conductor Roger Norrington ,
Schubert scholars Elizabeth Norman
McKay, Nicholas Rast and Marie-
Agnes Dietrich and Romantic experts Philip Brady and Peter Branscombe. Repeat


Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: David Constantine
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Singer: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Elizabeth Norman
Unknown: Nicholas Rast
Unknown: Agnes Dietrich
Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: Peter Branscombe.

: Haydn

Vanbrugh Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight's concert is a welcome return to the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall of one of the finest European chamber orchestras.
Their programme of lyrical works includes two popular symphonies by two anniversary composers, Wagner's romantic offering to his wife Cosima, and Britten's Serenade, which launches a weekend celebration of his vocal music.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Timothy Brown (horn), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

7.55 What's So Wrong with Mendelssohn?
This year sees the 150th anniversary of Mendelssohn's death, but no one seems particularly interested. Adrian Mourby tries to find out what has happened to one of the greats of 19th-century music.

8.15 Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Repeated Thursday 2pm
Proms in the Park tickets: p126


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Timothy Brown
Unknown: Adrian Mourby

: Books Abroad

The seventh of eight programmes in which Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores works from bookshops around the world. This week, new fusions from the Caribbean, why
Chinese writers are saying no, Hong Kong bookshops after the handover, and cliche-busting in Cuba.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer

: BBC Proms 97

Britten's strikingly simple retelling of a well-known Biblical story was the last of his three Church Parables, whose roots all lie deep in both western and eastern folk traditions.
Britten The Prodigal Son
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Simon Halsey
* Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: p38


Conductor: Simon Halsey
Tempter: Ivan Sharpe(tenor)
Father: Charles Johnston(baritone)
Elder Son: Quentin Hayes(baritone)
Younger Son: Andrew Burden(tenor)

: Don Cheny's Nu

Continuing this summer's season of recordings from Radio 3's jazz archive, a concert featuring the American trumpeter Don Cherry. Cherry was a pioneer in the movement to integrate elements of ethnic music with jazz. This 1987 concert by Don Cherry's group Nu is introduced by the late
Charles Fox. The line-up includes Don Cherry (trumpet/doussn'gouni), Carlos Ward (alto saxophone/flute),
Mark Helias (bass) and Nana Vasconcelos (percussion/berimbau). Repeat


Unknown: Don Cherry.
Unknown: Charles Fox.
Unknown: Don Cherry
Unknown: Carlos Ward
Flute: Mark Helias
Flute: Nana Vasconcelos

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ljubljana International Jazz
Festival EBU Big Band/Joze Privsek
2.20 Calcutta The third of four concerts of Indian music introduced by Mark Tully. Tonight a performance by singer Ajoy Charkrabarty
3.50 Franpois-Henri Houbart (organ) Lefebure-Wely Bolero in G minor, Op 166 Saint-Saens Prelude and Fugue No 3 in E flat Franck Fantasy in C,
Op 16 Dupre Lamento Messiaen Le Verbe (La Nativité du Seigneur)
4.50 Prague Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Serge Baudo Honegger Symphony No 3
(Liturgique) Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor Ravel La Valse
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Introduced By: Mark Tully.
Singer: Ajoy Charkrabarty
Conductor: Serge Baudo

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