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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton.
Telemann Overture-Suite in C
(Hamburger Ebb und Fluth) The
King's Consort, director Robert King
7.26 Schubert Piano Sonata in E minor, D566 Martino Tirimo
7.51 Handel Cantata: Pensieri
Nottumi di Filli Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Musica Alta Ripa
8.00 Wagner Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
8.10 Biber Serenade in C (Der Nachtwachter)
Peter Harvey (baritone), Purcell Quartet
8.22 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 8 in D (orchestral version with wind) Amsterdam New Sinfonietta, conductor Lev Markiz
9.00 Building a Library
Brian Morton compares the available recordings of Gershwin's Piano
Concerto in F. Martin Cotton reviews new orchestral releases, including Bruckner's Symphony No 9 from
Riccardo Chailly , Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde from Giuseppe Sinopoli , Strauss's Alpine Symphony from Seiji Ozawa , and the latest offering in Osmo Vanska's Sibelius cycle. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Bach, orch Webern Ricercar a 6 (A Musical Offering, BWV1079)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.24 Strauss An Alpine Symphony Vienna PO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
11.15 Reissues
Bruce Wood has been listening to the latest batch in Archiv's reissue series, Codex. It includes music of the Gothic era from David Munrow and the London Early Music Consort, Schutz's Psalms of David,
Monteverdi's Orfeo from August Wenzinger, and Blber's Mystery
Sonatas from Eduard Melkus. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Director: Robert King
Unknown: Martino Tirimo
Soprano: Musica Alta Ripa
Conductor: James Levine
Baritone: Peter Harvey
Conductor: Lev Markiz
Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Das Lied
Unknown: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Unknown: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Bruce Wood
Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Eduard Melkus.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Douglas Adams , author of the hugely successful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of books. His choice includes George Malcolm playing Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, vocal music by Mozart, Berlioz, Britten and Ugeti, and Randy Newman 's Faustian exhortation, Relax, Enjoy Yourself. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Randy Newman
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

The first of eight programmes celebrating musical personalities from the past.
Constantin Silvestri - Passion and Romance in a British Seaside Town
In 1961, the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra appointed a recently defected Romanian as principal conductor. Eight years later, Constantin Silvestri was dead, aged 55, but his Latin fire, combined with night-long study of Romantic scores, left an indelible impression on concertgoers and record-buyers. Among them was a young David Mellor , who returns to Poole to find Silvestri's flame burning bright in the memories and music-making of friends and colleagues from those days. Music includes:
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 (3rd mvt) Romanian RSO
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor (Waltz) Philharmonia
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade The Young Prince and the Young Princess (piano duet)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Silvestri Veloce London Schubert
Players, director Nicholas Miller
Elgar Overture: Alassio (In the South) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri
Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Unknown: Constantin Silvestri
Unknown: Constantin Silvestri
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Director: Nicholas Miller
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri
Producer: Nick Morgan

: The Christies of Glyndebourne

Concluding the series in which
Sir George Christie traces the history of the celebrated festival in conversation with James Naughtie.
New Beginnings. On 28 May 1994, a brand-new opera house opened its doors at Glyndebourne exactly 60 years after the first house opened in 1934. Sir George Christie talks about how the new house became so successful. Featuring excerpts from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro,
Janacek's The Makropulos Case, Rossini's Ermione and Handel's
Theodora, and with contributions from Graham Vick and Andrew Davis
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Postponed from 6 September


Unknown: Sir George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Talks: Sir George Christie
Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Songs from Saturn

In the first of four programmes telling the story of big-band leader Sun Ra , Jez Nelson remembers Ra's early days. Including the first recordings of Ra's Outer Space Arkestra.
Producer Lyn Champion. Postponed from 6 September. Repeated Friday 12.30am


Leader: Sun Ra
Leader: Jez Nelson

: From St John's

Concluding the Saturday series of repeats of lunchtime concerts given in St John 's, Smith Square, London. This performance was given in 1996. Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Peter Frankl (piano)
Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Repeat See also Monday lpm


Unknown: St John
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cello: Peter Frankl
Piano: Mozart Piano Trio

: BBC Proms 97

The Last Night of the Proms
A heady musical brew for the traditional Last Night festivities at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Some of the season's themes are here - Brahms, Britten and folk song - with a fanfare from John Adams and a choral work by Judith Weir. Wayne Marshall is an exuberant performer on organ and piano, and there are soprano solos from Anne Evans , a leading Wagnerian. The first half is also broadcast on BBC2; the second on BBC1.
Anne Evans (soprano), Wayne Marshall (organ/piano), BBC Singers, Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Handel Coronation Anthem No 1: Zadok the Priest
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Anthony Chorale)
Judith Weir Sanctus (first UK performance)
Messiaen Transports de Joie (L 'Ascension)
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
8.35 My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen Natalie Wheen investigates the British art of celebratory speech-making.
9.00 John Adams Fanfare for Orchestra
Gershwin Variations on "I Got Rhythm"
Britten Irish Reel (Village Harvest) (first London performance)
Weber Leise , Leise (Der Freischutz)
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne Rule Britannia! (Alfred)
Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem
Proms producer Edward Blakeman See also Radio 2 7.30pm
# See Brian Kay : page 38


Composer: John Adams
Composer: Judith Weir.
Organist and Pianist: Wayne Marshall
Soprano: Anne Evans
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Interval Talk: Natalie Wheen
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Reading Around

Kevin Jackson presents the third in a five-part magazine series for promiscuous readers. Today he seeks short cuts through Gibbon's
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Michael Holroyd reflects on the loneliness of the long-distance biographer. And novelist Nicholson Baker contributes to a feature on footnotes.


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Roman Empire.
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Nicholson Baker

: Au Revoir

A musical farewell by Beethoven.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Edith Vogel


Unknown: Edith Vogel

: John Scofield and Mike Gibbs

Concluding this summer's season of recordings from the BBC jazz archive, a concert given in 1991 by the Mike Gibbs Big Band featuring the American guitarist John Scofield.
Geoffrey Smith talks to Mike Gibbs during the interval. Repeat


Guitarist: John Scofield.
Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Mike Gibbs

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz with the Dig d'Diz Trio
2.25 Gelders Orchestra/Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Lucy Shelton (soprano) Matthijs Vermeulen Symphony No 7 Igor Markevitch Lorenzo II Magnifico Sibelius Symphony No 4
3.50 Hamish Milne (piano) Bach, transcr Busoni Fantasia and Fugue in A minor Schumann Presto
Passionato Uszt Rapsodie Espagnole
4.20 Benedek Istvanffy Missa
Dedicata al Santo Benedetto Purcell
Hail, Bright Cecilia Szilvia Hamvasi and Noemi Kiss (sopranos), Peter Barany and Zoltan Gavodi
(countertenors), Peter Drucker (tenor), Istvan Kovacs and Pal Benko (basses), Ensemble Orpheo/Gyorgy Vashegi
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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