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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Handel Alessandro (Act 1 Sinfonia) Brandenburg Consort , conductor Roy Goodman
7.06 Schumann Konzertstuck in Ffor
Four Horns
Philharmonia, conductor Christian Thielemann
7.26 Mozart Serenade in B flat for
13 Wind Instruments, K361
Wind Soloists of the Orchestre des
Champs-Elysees, director Philippe Herreweghe
8.16 Handel Placa I 'Alma
Catherine Bott and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
8.20 Bantock Sapphic Poem Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
8.36 Prokofiev Concertino in G minor, Op 132
Alexander Rudin (cello), Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Theodore Kuchar
9.00 Building a Library
Jonathan Keates compares the available recordings of Handel's oratorios. Bryce Morrison reviews new piano releases including
Schubert sonatas from Mitsuko
Uchida and Martino Tirimo.
Haydn sonatas from Patrick Cohen , Mozart concertos from Robert Levin , and Hummel concertos from
Howard Shelley.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Hummel Gesellschafts-Rondo in D
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
10.30 Haydn Sonata in F, H XVI 29 Patrick Cohen (piano)
10.47 Mozart Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450
Robert Levin (fortepiano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
11.15 Reissues
Edward Seckerson looks at the latest releases in Sony Classical's Masterworks Heritage series, including Berg's Wozzeck conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos , Puccini's La Bohème with Bidu Sayao and Richard Tucker , and Strauss and Brahms conducted by George Szell. Producers Clive Portbury , Susan Kenyon Discs E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Handel Alessandro
Conductor: Brandenburg Consort
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Schumann Konzertstuck
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Conductor: Mozart Serenade
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Director: Handel Placa
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Cello: Alexander Rudin
Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Bryce Morrison
Unknown: Martino Tirimo.
Unknown: Patrick Cohen
Unknown: Robert Levin
Unknown: Howard Shelley.
Unknown: Hummel Gesellschafts-Rondo
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Haydn Sonata
Piano: Patrick Cohen
Unknown: Robert Levin
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Conducted By: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Unknown: Bidu Sayao
Unknown: Richard Tucker
Conducted By: George Szell.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Robert Ponsonby , a former director of the Edinburgh Festival, controller of the BBC's music division and director of the BBC Proms. During the course of a long and distinguished career in music administration, Robert Ponsonby has worked closely with many famous artists, some of whom he has chosen to feature in today's programme.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robert Ponsonby
Unknown: Robert Ponsonby
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Pierre Amoyal (violin), Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Schoenberg Phantasy , Op 47 Janacek Violin Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A,
Op 100
Repeated from last Monday


Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Piano: Schoenberg Phantasy

: Vintage Years

Janos Starker
In 1931 Janos Starker entered the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest as a prodigiously gifted six-year-old cellist, and by the time he was nine, he already had several students. The die was cast. For most of his extraordinary, seven-decade-long career, Starker has not only been one of the century's great cellists but also one of its foremost teachers.
In the first of three programmes, LSO principal cellist Moray Welsh talks to Starker and his contemporaries about those formative years at the academy.
Starker's choice of music includes works by his teacher's teacher,
Popper, and academy professors Weiner, Kodaly and Bartok. Producer David Papp


Unknown: Janos Starker
Talks: Moray Welsh
Producer: David Papp

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents the third of six programmes showcasing outstanding young musicians. This week's programme features some heartfelt Russian songs, virtuosic recorder music spanning four centuries, and one of the great violin sonatas.
Tchaikovsky Both Painful and Sweet; Not a Word, Beloved; None but the Lonely Heart; Why? (Six Songs, Op 6) Rachmaninov In the Silent Night; 0 Sing No More; Spring Waters Louise Mott (mezzo),
Alexander Taylor (piano)
Boismortier Sonata in G minor
Wander van Nieuwkerk Kadanza
Madrigal arrangements by Weelkes, East and Baldwine
Trio Tagarela
Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
Sarasate Habanera
Matthew Trusler (violin), Zoe Mather (piano)
During the interval. Alison Prain talks to the administrator of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, founded in 1953 to encourage young British singers.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Louise Mott
Piano: Alexander Taylor
Violin: Matthew Trusler
Piano: Zoe Mather
Talks: Alison Prain
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: Jazz Record Requests

From the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Geoffrey Smith is joined by Claire Martin in a special edition broadcast as part of the London Jazz Festival. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Claire Martin
Producer: Alan Hall

: Documenting the Blues

In the fifth of eight programmes Paul Oliver discusses a neglected form of the blues called hokum. Many African-American singers in the twenties and thirties expressed their feelings of melancholy or repression through the music and lyrics of the blues, but hokum depended on parody and humour to meet the needs of migrants to the cities. Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Oliver

: Opera on 3

Beatrice et Benedict
A performance given last May in the Hummingbird Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, of Hector Berlioz 's sparkling operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado about Nothing. Hero and heroine return after 50 years of marriage to comment on and clarify how they got married in the first place. This production is directed by Robin Phillips.
Canadian Opera Company Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Richard Bradshaw


Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Directed By: Robin Phillips.
Conductor: Richard Bradshaw
Beatrice: Jane Gilbert (soprano)
Benedict: Gordon Gietz (tenor)
Claudio: John Hancock (baritone)
Hero: Nancy Allean Lundy (soprano)
Don Pedro: Gidon Saks (bass)
Ursula: Anita Krause (mezzo)
Somarone: Francois Loup (bass)
Beatrice and Benedict in old age: Fiona Reid
Beatrice and Benedict in old age: Barry Ingham (spoken)
Leonato: William Webster (spoken)

: Susan Tomes

Suk About Mother, Op 28
Janacek On an Overgrown Path (Book 1)

: Blue Skies

The third of four programmes bridging the gulf between the arts and sciences. Steve Jones explores the 18th century, during which Linnaeus introduced the classification system for all living organisms, Richard Brinsley Sheridar wrote The Rivals, and John Harrison 's chronometer led to accurate measurement of longitude. E-MAIL: scirad@. bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Richard Brinsley Sheridar
Unknown: John Harrison

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

Alyn Shipton introduces the last of three programmes of highlights from the Clerical Medical Jazz Weekend in May. Tonight's programme begins with a set by Azimuth -
Norma Winstone (vocals), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet) and John Taylor (piano). French guitarist Nguyen Le blends jazz with traditional music from his
Vietnamese heritage, with the group entitled Tales from Vietnam. The weekend ended with a rousing set from the French trio of Louis Sclavis
(reeds), Henri Texier (double bass) and Aldo Romano (drums). Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Norma Winstone
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Piano: John Taylor
Unknown: Henri Texier
Unknown: Aldo Romano
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Vienna With the Be
Ta-Foli Ensemble , directed by Lukas Ligeti. who blend jazz, mamdingo
(African folk music) and composition
2.35 Madrid SO/Cristobal
Halffter Wagner Prelude; Good Friday music (Parsifal) Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E (Adagio) Halffter Turbas
3.50 Ockeghem A concert of music by the Flemish composer given by the vocal group Huelgas, director
Paul Van Nevel , reed quintet Calefax, and the Orchestra of the Renaissance, director
Richard Cheetham
5.20 Charles Koechlin 24
Esquisses, Op 41; Sonatina. Op 59 No 2; Suite: L'Ancienne Maison de
Campagne Peter Schmalfuss (piano)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ta-Foli Ensemble
Directed By: Lukas Ligeti.
Unknown: Halffter Wagner
Director: Paul van Nevel
Director: Richard Cheetham
Director: Charles Koechlin
Piano: Peter Schmalfuss

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