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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Puccini Nessun Dorma (Turandot) Jose Cura (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor Placido Domingo
7.07 Schubert Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.14 Milhaud La Création du Monde
Victor Chamber Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
7.31 Grainger Country Gardens (1950 version) CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
7.35 Beethoven Piano Concerto No
2 in B flat Yevgeni Kissin ,
Philharmonia, conductor James Levine
8.05 Schumann Liederkreis , Op 24 Thomas Hampson (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
8.26 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Maxim Vengerov , LSO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Tenor: Jose Cura
Conductor: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Schumann Liederkreis
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Building a Library

David Nice compares the available recordings of Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov. David Huckvale reviews new orchestral releases, including works by Strauss,
Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Bartok.


Unknown: Boris Godunov.
Unknown: David Huckvale

: Record Release

Strauss Dance Suite after Francois Couperin
Kenneth Sillito (violin),
Stephen Orton (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano), Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
10.45 Stravinsky Faun and Shepherdess Lucy Shelton (soprano), Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
10.57 Bartok Dance Suite
Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer


Unknown: Francois Couperin
Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Stephen Orton
Cello: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Stravinsky Faun
Soprano: Shepherdess Lucy Shelton
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Ivan Fischer

: Reissues

Chris de Souza explores the latest batch of recordings from Dutton
Laboratories, including Mozart from Thomas Beecham , Berlioz from
Serge Koussevitzky , and Mahler from Bruno Walter. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Bruno Walter.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is novelist, columnist and biographer AN Wilson , whose novels include The
Sweets ofPimlico, Who Was Oswald
Fish?, Scandal and The Vicar of Sorrows.
Wilson has also written biographies of Tolstoy, Milton, and Belloc and, most recently, a controversial study of St Paul. His musical choices range from sacred music by Haydn and Bruckner to orchestral works by Shostakovich, Bartok and Stanford. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: An Wilson
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Endellion Quartet,
Juanita Lascarro (soprano)
Webern Slow Movement (1905); Five Movements, Op 5
Schoenberg String Quartet No 2 Repeated from Monday


Soprano: Juanita Lascarro

: Vintage Years

Janos Starker
A fundamental refusal to compromise his artistic principles, a forthright manner and a controversial performance style have been among the most striking features of the great Hungarian-born cellist Janos Starker's career. In the second of three programmes, the LSO's principal cellist Moray Welsh talks to Starker, friends and colleagues about these and other aspects of an unconventional career, which included spells as an orchestral principal under Antal Dorati and Fritz Reiner and has seen him become one of the world's most highly regarded teachers. Music includes:
Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes, Op 17
Gyorgy Sebok (piano) Bruch Kol Nidrei
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Unknown: Janos Starker
Unknown: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Fritz Reiner
Piano: Gyorgy Sebok
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents the fourth of six programmes showcasing outstanding young musicians. Today's programme includes 20th-century works for clarinet, virtuoso music for harpsichord, and one of this century's most imposing cello sonatas. Poulenc Clarinet Sonata
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
Francaix Theme and Variations Elaine Cocks (clarinet),
Rebecca Woolcock (piano)
Bach Toccata in E minor, BWV914
Scarlatti Sonatas: in B minor, Kk87; in A. Kk114; in A Kkll3
Naji Hakim Toccata
Tien Yang (harpsichord)
Elliott Carter Cello Sonata
Alasdair Tait (cello),
Jeremy Young (piano)
During the interval, Alison Prain talks to Glyn Russ , administrator of the Early Music Network Young Artists' Competition.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Clarinet: Elaine Cocks
Piano: Rebecca Woolcock
Piano: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Naji Hakim Toccata
Harpsichord: Tien Yang
Cello: Elliott Carter
Cello: Alasdair Tait
Piano: Jeremy Young
Talks: Alison Prain
Unknown: Glyn Russ

: 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

: Documenting the Blues

In the sixth of eight programmes, Paul Oliver argues that recorded evidence suggests that the relationship between jazz and blues needs to be reconsidered. He introduces examples of jazz accompaniments to blues singers by Freddie Keppard , Punch Miller and Odell Rand.
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Oliver
Unknown: Freddie Keppard
Unknown: Punch Miller

: Opera on 3

From the House of the Dead
Janacek's three-act opera after
Dostoyevsky, recorded earlier this month in the London Coliseum and sung in David Pountney 's English translation.
Chorus and Orchestra of English
National Opera, conductor Paul Daniel


Unknown: David Pountney
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Alexander Petrovich Goryanchikov: David Kempster (baritone)
Alyeya: Gail Pearson (soprano)
Luka Kuzmich (Filka Morozov): Robert Brubaker (tenor)
Skuratov: John Daszak (tenor)
Shishkov: Andrew Shore (baritone)
Prison commandant: Malcolm Rivers (bass)
Big prisoner: Antony Rich (tenor)
Small prisoner: Peter Snipp (baritone)
First guard: Russell Hibberd (tenor)
Second guard: Simon Wilding (baritone)
Elderly prisoner: Anthony Roden (tenor)
Voice/Drunk prisoner: Murray Kimmins (tenor)
Cook: Henry Walker (baritone)
Priest: Christopher Ross (baritone)
Chekunov/Don Juan: Roberto Salvatori (bass)
Shapkin/Kedril: John Graham-Hall (tenor)
Blacksmith: Anthony Cunningham (baritone)
Young prisoner: Richard Coxon (tenor)
Prostitute: Catherine Savory (mezzo)
Cherevin: Andrew Forbes-Lane (tenor)

: Debut

William Fong (piano)
Beethoven Variations in C minor, woo 80
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K540 Busoni Sonatina super Carmen


Piano: William Fong

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Minoru Nojima (piano)
Yoshimatsu Threnody for Toki Kaneko Tristesse
Takemitsu Star-Isle
Matsumura Piano Concerto No 2


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Minoru Nojima
Unknown: Toki Kaneko Tristesse
Unknown: Takemitsu Star-Isle

: Blue Skies

In the last of four programmes, Steve Jones explores the 19th century, when Darwin published the Origin of Species, Strauss wrote his decadent music, and JJ Thompson discovered the electron.
Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Jj Thompson
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Impressions

With Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. Tonight, excerpts from a concert given by the Charles Lloyd Quartet earlier this week at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Lloyd plays tenor sax, with Bobo Stenson (piano), Anders Jormin (double bass) and Billy Hart (drums). Lloyd talks to Alyn Shipton about his career, one of the highs being the remarkable quartet he was in during the 1960s with Keith Jarrett (piano), Cecil McBee (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). Music on CD comes from recent releases by the individual members of this group. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Piano: Bobo Stenson
Piano: Anders Jormin
Piano: Billy Hart
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Piano: Keith Jarrett
Piano: Cecil McBee
Piano: Jack Dejohnette
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Bulgaria With Version Acoustique
1.55 Vespers from Kiev Moscow
Patriarchate Choir/Anatoli Gridenko
3.05 Vivaldi Flute Sonata in C, RV55 (II Pastor Fido) Mauro Giuliani Grand Duo Concertant. Op 52
Matej Zupan (flute), Janko Setinc
(harpsichord), Milos Mlejnik (cello), Klara Tomljanovic (guitar)
3.45 Motets by Giovanni Paolo Colonna Arte Musica , Milan/
Francesco Cero (organ)
4.35 German SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy, Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), RIAS Chamber Chorus Peter Ruzicka Inseln , Randlos
Mahler Symphony No 4
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mauro Giuliani
Flute: Matej Zupan
Flute: Janko Setinc
Harpsichord: Milos Mlejnik
Guitar: Klara Tomljanovic
Unknown: Giovanni Paolo Colonna
Unknown: Arte Musica
Unknown: Francesco Cero
Soprano: Juanita Lascarro
Soprano: Christian Tetzlaff
Unknown: Peter Ruzicka Inseln

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