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: Record Review at 40

With Anthony Burton.
Handel Concerto in F, HWV331
English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
7.14 Ned Rorem As Adam Early in the Morning
Bridge The Last Invocation
Rorem Look Down, Fair Moon Weill Dirge for Two Veterans Thomas Hampson (baritone), Craig Rutenberg (piano)
7.27 Spohr Violin Concerto No 15 in E minor
Ulf Hoelscher ,
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christian Frohlich
7.51 Brahms Botschaft , Op 47 No 1; 0 Wusst Ich Doch den WegZuruck,
Op 63 No 8; Immer Leiser Wird Mein Schlummer, Op 105 No 2
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Inger Sodergren (piano)
8.05 Shostakovich, arr Atovmyan Ballet Suite No 3
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
8.22 Bellini La Ricordanza; La
Farfalletta; L'Abbandono Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
8.35 Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts)
Saito Kinen Orchestra , conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.00 Building a Library
To mark the 40th anniversary of Record Review, Richard Osborne compares the available recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in C minor, the subject of the first Building a Library, in 1957. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
9.50 Birthday Celebration
Anthony Burton is joined by David Mellor , Sue MacGregor ,
John Warrack and Decca producer Michael Haas to celebrate the anniversary of Radio 3's longest-running programme and to take a look at the last 40 years of the record industry.
10.20 Beethoven: Symphony No 5 The version chosen by Richard Osborne in today's Building a Library.
11.00 Classic Building a Library Edward Greenfield looks at those recordings that have been recommended consistently over the years by Building a Library and continue to be popular in the 1990s.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Moon Weill Dirge
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Craig Rutenberg
Unknown: Ulf Hoelscher
Conductor: Christian Frohlich
Conductor: Brahms Botschaft
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Piano: Inger Sodergren
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ingrid Surgenor
Conductor: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Warrack
Producer: Michael Haas
Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Ian Craft , director of the London
Gynaecology and Fertility Centre and one of the world's leading pioneers of in-vitro fertilisation. A passionate music-lover, Ian Craft comes from a musical background and is the dedicatee of several major contemporary works, including
Robert Simpson 's Symphony No 6, an excerpt from which is featured in this programme. But as he reveals, his musical tastes range from John Blow to Strauss.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Ian Craft
Music-Lover: Ian Craft
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: John Blow
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

The fourth of eight programmes celebrating musical personalities from the past. Adolf Busch - There Was Not a False Tone in Him
In a Berlin church on 1 April 1933, while Brown Shirts terrorised Jewish citizens all over Germany, the Busch Quartet performed Haydn's Seven
Last Words on the Cross. Soon, the leader, Adolf Busch , widely known as the only true successor to Brahms's friend Joachim, left Germany and cut himself off from his roots for ever. For many music lovers, the Lindsays, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, share Busch's intensity and seriousness. David Mellor talks to leader Peter Cropper about the legacy of this composer, orchestral leader, chamber musician, soloist and duo partner of Busch's son-in-law Rudolf Serkin. Including excerpts from:
Bach Solo Violin Sonata No 3 in C,
Busch Violin Sonata No 2, Op 56 Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in F Busch Chamber Players
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
Busch Quartet, Reginald Kell (clarinet) Schubert Fantasia in C, D934
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky) Busch Quartet Discs


Unknown: Adolf Busch
Leader: Adolf Busch
Talks: David Mellor
Leader: Peter Cropper
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin.
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Piano: Rudolf Serkin

: Solti Conducts Shostakovich

Sergei Aleksashkin (bass), BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Musorgsky, orch Shostakovich
Prelude: Khovanshchina; Songs and Dances of Death
Shostakovich Symphony No 15


Bass: Sergei Aleksashkin
Conductor: Georg Solti

: The Finishing Touch

Paul Spicer presents the third of five masterclasses given earlier this year as part of the fourth National Young Musicians Chamber Music Festival in Halifax. The Tempus Trio from the Royal Academy of Music are coached by pianist Ian Brown in the first movement of Faure's Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120.


Unknown: Paul Spicer
Pianist: Ian Brown

: 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

Concluding the series in which Jez Nelson tells the story of jazz band leader Sun Ra. Ra died in 1992, but his Arkestra continues to play. Today, his music and philosophy inspire many. Producer Lyn Champion
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Leader: Sun Ra.

: Opera on 3

Ariadne auf Naxos
A hit in August at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, Martin Duncan 's award-winning production of the first version of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal 's opera. The work is rarely heard, as it calls not only for an opera company but also for a full troupe of actors. Nottingham
Playhouse and Scottish Opera join forces in this production, in which
Strauss's music is prefaced by the razor-sharp comedy of Jeremy Sam 's new version of Moliere's play Le
Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Given at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and introduced by Linda Ormiston.
Scottish Opera Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong


Unknown: Martin Duncan
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Unknown: Jeremy Sam
Introduced By: Linda Ormiston.
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Monsieur Jourdain: Sam Kelly
The Composer: Guy Burgess
Dancing master: Robert Austin
Music master/Head tailor: Malcolm Scates
Fencing master: Mark Ashman
Philosopher: John Hodgkinson
Madame Jourdain: Gillian Hanna
Nicoline: Mary Roscoe
Dorante: Joe Dixon
Dorimene: Joanna Tope
First lackey: Steve Fawell
Second lackey: Nicholas Pegg
Ariadne: Anne Evans(soprano)
Bacchus: John Horton Murray(tenor)
Naiad: Helen Williams(soprano)
Dryad: Claire Bradshaw(soprano)
Echo: Anne-Clare Monk(soprano)
Zerbinetta: Lisa Saffer(soprano)
Harlequin: David Stephenson(baritone)
Scaramuccio: David Owen(tenor)
Truffaldino: Andrew Slater(bass)
Brighella: Richard Coxon(tenor)

: Best Words

Michael Rosen returns with three programmes exploring the world of poetry. Today he meets Cornish poet Charles Causley. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Charles Causley.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Medtner

Piano Sonata in E minor. Op 25 No 2 (Night Wind) John Ogdon


Unknown: John Ogdon

: Impressions

Jazz magazine presented by Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. Tonight's programme features a specially recorded session by Boulou and Elios Ferre , the brothers from Paris who were born into a family of great gypsy guitarists. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman and pianist Joachim Kuhn talk about their recent duo album.
Gene Santoro 's new book, Stir It Up, is reviewed, and music on CD includes new recordings of Marty Ehrlich and Bob Mintzer on the super-budget Naxos label, and a pairing of bass player Christian McBride and trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Producer Derek Drescher


Presented By: Brian Morton
Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Elios Ferre
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Pianist: Joachim Kuhn
Unknown: Gene Santoro
Unknown: Marty Ehrlich
Unknown: Bob Mintzer
Unknown: Christian McBride
Unknown: Nicholas Payton.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Paris
Deborah Seffer Quartet
2.00 Ian Wilson String Quartet No 3 (Towards the Far Country) Vanbrugh Quartet Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Anthony Marwood (violin), Roberto Diaz (viola), Stephen Doane (cello),
Duncan McTier (double bass), Joanna MacGregor (piano)
3.10 Tal-Groethuysen Piano Duo
Schubert Allegro in A minor, D947 (Lebenssturme); Variations on a Theme from "Marie", D908; Fantasy in F minor, D940 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op 23 Fanny Mendelssohn Allegretto in E flat; Allegro Molto in C minor
Felix Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro Brillant in A, Op 92
4.40 Tchaikovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier Violin Concerto in D Vadim
Repin, French NO/Christof Perick
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ian Wilson
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Violin: Roberto Diaz
Cello: Stephen Doane
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Schubert Allegro
Unknown: Allegro Molto
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn Andante

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