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: Record Review

With Anthony Burton. Wagner Siegfried Idyll Dresden Philharmonic, conductor Michel Plasson
7.24 Kenneth Leighton What Love Is This of Thine?
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
7.32 Mysllvecek Wind Octet No 2 in E flat Harmoniemusik
7.43 Enescu Impressions of Childhood Gidon Kremer (violin),
Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
8.09 Brahms Five Songs, Op 104 Harvestehude Chamber Choir, conductor Claus Bantzer
8.24 Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595
Alicia de Larrocha , English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Kenneth Leighton
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Conductor: Claus Bantzer
Unknown: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Building a Library

Roger Parker compares the available recordings of Verdi's opera La Forza del Destino. Bryce Morrison reviews new piano releases, including Chopin from Mikhail Pletnev , Mompou from Stephen Hough , Brahms from Ronan O'Hora , and Schumann from Leif Ove
Andsnes and Alicia de Larrocha.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Roger Parker
Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Ronan O'Hora
Unknown: Leif Ove

: Record Release

Chopin Waltzes , Op 34; No 1 in A flat; No 2 in A minor
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
10.27 Mompou Cants Magics Stephen Hough (piano)
10.39 Schumann Piano Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11 Leif Ove Andsnes


Unknown: Chopin Waltzes
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Leif Ove Andsnes

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe investigates the latest releases in Sony Classical's Masterworks Heritage series. They include soprano Ljuba Welitsch singing Strauss and Puccini, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky playing Dvorak and Saint-Sains, George Szell conducting Haydn, the Budapest
Quartet playing Beethoven, and the 1963 cast recording of Kurt Weill 's Lady in the Dark, starring
Rise Stevens and Adolph Green. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Gregor Piatigorsky
Unknown: George Szell
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Rise Stevens
Unknown: Adolph Green.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is singer Felicity Lott. Noted for her appearances in great operatic solo roles by Mozart and Strauss, she has included both composers in her list of favourite works. Her choices also include a varied range of vocal interpretations she particularly admires, from James Bowman as Handel's Julius Caesar and Alfreda Hodgson in Bach's St Matthew Passion to Jacques Brel singing his own Chanson des Vieux Amants. Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Presenter: Michael Berkeley
Guest: Felicity Lott
Executive Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

The second of eight programmes celebrating musical personalities from the past.
Pierre Fournier - Aristocrat of the Cello
Twenty-five years ago, a young cellist won a scholarship and lessons with a great player. Julian Lloyd Webber did not hesitate: he wanted to study with the French cellist Pierre
Fournier. This aristocrat of the instrument was also called "the slow-movement cellist", a description borne out by many of his records, though for Julian Lloyd Webber it short-changes his blend of romantic power and classical restraint in a very wide repertoire. With excerpts from:
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Artur Schnabel (piano)
Brahms Double Concerto in A minor
David Oistrakh (violin), Philharmonia, conductor Alceo Galliera
Debussy, arr Heifetz Beau Soir Ernest Lush (piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov, arr Harrison Chanson Hindou (Sadko) Paris Concert Orchestra, conductor Jean-Marie Auberson
Martinu Cello Sonata
Jean Fonda (piano)
CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A, Wql72 Lucerne Festival Strings, conductor Rudolf Baumgartner
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Jascha Horenstein Discs


Unknown: Pierre Fournier
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Violin: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
Unknown: Harrison Chanson Hindou
Conductor: Jean-Marie Auberson
Piano: Jean Fonda
Conductor: Rudolf Baumgartner
Conductor: Jascha Horenstein

: Antoine Brumel

The Hilliard Ensemble perform a mass and motets by a contemporary of Josquin, together with penitential chants from the Cortona manuscript. Brumel Missa Victimae Paschali
Laudes (Kyrie; Gloria); Ave Virgo
Gloriosa; Mater Patris et Filia; Missa
Victimae Paschali Laudes (Credo); Nativitas unde Gaudia;
Missa Victimae Paschali Laudes (Sanctus; Benedictus); 0 Crux, Ave, Spes Unica; Missa Victimae Paschali Laudes (Agnus Dei)


Unknown: Mater Patris
Unknown: Missa Victimae Paschali Laudes

: The Finishing Touch

Paul Spicer presents the first of six masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax. Clarinettist Joy Farrall coaches the Marcellus Ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music in the first movement of Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Wind.
Producer Steve Portnoi


Unknown: Paul Spicer
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Songs from Saturn

The second in a four-part series telling the story of jazz band leader Sun Ra. Jez Nelson investigates some of the extraordinary demands placed on Ra's musicians. Repeated Friday 12.30am


Leader: Sun Ra.
Leader: Jez Nelson

: Opera on 3

Giullo Cesare
From the Barbican Centre, London. Giulio Cesare is one of Handel's most dramatic and compelling operas, packed with seduction, murder and suicide attempts. Ann Murray and Amanda Roocroft head the cast as the Roman emperor Julius Caesar and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Handel's opera is based on Caesar's visit to Egypt in 48-47BC. Although the plot is largely fictional, most of the characters are historical figures.
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Ivor Bolton
7.45 The Real Julius Caesar
Lindsay Hall reveals the facts behind the name.
8.10 Act 2
9.20 Only an Old Crank
Donald Macleod talks to Robert King about Handel's reputation as an opera composer, the revival of interest in his music in the 20th century, and the recent surge in the popularity of his operas.
9.45 Act 3
♦ See Brian Kay : page 38


Unknown: Giullo Cesare
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Amanda Roocroft
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Lindsay Hall
Talks: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Brian Kay
Cleopatra: Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Cesare: Ann Murray (mezzo)
Tolomeo: Brian Asawa (countertenor)
Sesto: Ruxandra Donose (mezzo)
Achilla: Gerald Finley (bantonei
Cornelia: Yvonne Howard (mezzo)
Nireno: Jonathan Peter Kenny (countertenor)
Curio: Roderick Earle (bass)

: Reading Around

The fourth in a five-part magazine series for omnivorous book readers.
Alchemy fascinates writers and readers from fantasy fiction to science history. Kevin Jackson goes in pursuit of the philosopher's stone and reviews some of the many modern publications devoted to this ancient art. Michael White discusses his forthcoming biography of Isaac Newton , The Last Sorcerer, which sees the founding father of modern science as more of a magician than a logician. And, as the Guilt List reaches Proust. Alain de Botton offers tips on tackling Remembrance of Things Past.


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Isaac Newton

: Impressions

Return of the jazz magazine presented by Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. Tonight's programme includes a profile of composerarranger Michael Gibbs on his 60th birthday. Alyn Shipton introduces highlights of a concert given by American saxophonist Jane Ira
Bloom at the Wigmore Hall earlier this year with pianist John Taylor , trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and bass-player Rufus Reid. And music on CD comes from a new disc by pianist Matthew Skipp and from reissues featuring the controversial bands of Miles Davis , recorded during the 70s. Producer Derek Drescher


Presented By: Brian Morton
Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Michael Gibbs
Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jane Ira
Pianist: John Taylor
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Unknown: Rufus Reid.
Pianist: Matthew Skipp
Unknown: Miles Davis
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.30 Jazz from France A session from Herve Sellin and his band
2.30 Pecs SO/Jean-Paul Penin, Ellen Van Haaren (mezzo) Beethoven
Overture: Leonora No 3 Mozart Porgi Amor; Dove Sono (Le Nozze di
Figaro) Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
3.45 Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano)
Mozart Variations on a Minuet by Duport. K5 73 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2
(Tempest) Scriabin Piano Sonata No 4 in F sharp, Op 30
4.25 Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado,
Peter Serkin (piano) Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat; Symphony No 3 in F
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Herve Sellin

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