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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (The
Street Awakens; Morning Dance; Juliet the Young Girl; Dance of the Five
Couples; Masks; Romeo and Juliet) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.26 Bach Nuptial Quodlibet, BWV524 Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Axel Kohler (alto), Christoph Genz (tenor), Stephan Geyer (bass), Musica Antiqua Köln, director Reinhard Goebel
7.39 Haydn Symphony No 81 in G Cologne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Helmut Muller-Briihl
8.05 D'Albert Intermezzo, Op 16 No 3; Scherzo, Op 16 No 2 Piers Lane (piano)
8.18 Tippett String Quartet No 1 Kreutzer Quartet
8.39 Verdi Te Deum
Elena Filipova (soprano), Hungarian State Opera Choir and Orchestra, conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soprano: Dorothea Roschmann
Soprano: Axel Kohler
Tenor: Christoph Genz
Tenor: Stephan Geyer
Bass: Musica Antiqua
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Helmut Muller-Briihl
Unknown: Verdi Te Deum
Soprano: Elena Filipova

: Building a Library

Stephen Walsh compares the currently available recordings of Falla's ballet The Three-Comered
Hat. Graham Sadler reviews new releases of Baroque choral music, including Pergolesi's Stabat Mater from Veronique Gens and Gerard Lesne , Vivaldi cantatas from Rinaldo Alessandrini , and Bach's Magnificat from Philip Pickett.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Graham Sadler
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: Veronique Gens
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Unknown: Philip Pickett.

: Record Release

Pergolesi Salve
Regina Veronique Gens (soprano), II Seminario Musicale , director Gerard Lesne (alto)
10.31 Vivaldi Concerto in G, RV151
(Alia Rustica) Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
10.36 Bach Magnificat in E flat, BWV243a Catherine Bott and Elizabeth Scholl
(sopranos), Christopher Robson (countertenor), Paul Agnew and Andrew King (tenors),
Michael George (bass), New London Consort, director Philip Pickett


Soprano: Regina Veronique Gens
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Director: Gerard Lesne
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Director: Bach Magnificat
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Sopranos: Elizabeth Scholl
Sopranos: Christopher Robson
Unknown: Paul Agnew
Tenors: Michael George
Director: Philip Pickett

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe looks at the latest offerings in Sony Classical's
Masterworks Heritage series, including music conducted by Beecham and Bernstein and sung by Paul Robeson , Lotte Lenya and Bidu Sayao. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Sung By: Paul Robeson
Sung By: Lotte Lenya
Sung By: Bidu Sayao.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is conductor Sir Roger Norrington , one of the most energetic and versatile musicians of our time. Through his passionate commitment to authentic performance styles, Norrington and his world-famous ensembles have shed new light on the music of composers as diverse as Schiitz, Beethoven and Berlioz. Today he talks about his own musical passions, including Purcell, Byrd and the Violin Concerto by Berg.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Brentano Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No
Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2 Repeated from Monday

: Behind the Masque

Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making.
2: Conductor Philippe Herreweghe trained as a psychiatrist before turning to full-time conducting with the choir he formed in his home town of Ghent, Belgium, in 1972, the Collegium Vocale. Since then, he has formed two other vocal and instrumental ensembles - La
Chapelle Royale and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - to give performances of a wide range of music from Josquln to Schoenberg, always characterised by a gentle and lovingly prepared beauty of sound. The programme includes choral music by Lassus, Schiitz, Bach and Bruckner, and excerpts from
Schumann's Symphony No 4 in D minor, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'Ete, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

: Manchester Composers' Platform

"The perspiration and agony from which a composer suffers when hearing the sounds of his experience is the most valuable part of any training." Charles Stanford 's words, written almost 100 years ago, find an echo in the second Composers' Platform. Last October, 19 composers heard their latest music rehearsed and performed in six informal workshops led by Julian Anderson , John Casken ,
Peter Maxwell Davies , Roger Marsh and Stephen Pratt , who also introduces the first of three programmes of highlights. The music is performed by the BBC Philharmonic, the ensemble
Psappha, students from the Royal Northern College of Music, and pianist Peter Lawson. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Charles Stanford
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Roger Marsh
Unknown: Stephen Pratt
Pianist: Peter Lawson.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces a diverse selection of jazz tracks. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: No Easy Walk

Continuing a six-part series telling the story of South African jazz over the last 50 years.
3: Blue Notes.Pianist, composer and arranger Chris McGregor was the son of white missionaries and grew up in the Transkei, a tribal homeland. He wanted to play jazz with the finest musicians he could find, regardless of colour and the increasing problems posed by the apartheid laws. John Fordham investigates how McGregor and his band the Blue Notes found local fame and acclaim before quitting South Africa in 1964 in search of European success.
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Chris McGregor
Unknown: John Fordham

: Opera on 3 Live from the Met: Capriccio

Never before performed at the New York Met, Strauss's
"musical conversation piece", his last stage work, is an opera about opera. Kiri Te Kanawa leads the cast as the widow Countess Madeleine, trying to decide between her two rival suitors - the composer Flamand and the poet Olivier. Her indecision stands as a metaphor for the age-old operatic dilemma: which is more important, the music or the words?
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.25 Ivan Hewett on the fraught relationship between words and music in Capriccio.
7.55 Part two


Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
The Count: Wolfgang Brendel (baritone)
Flamand: David Kuebler(tenor)
Olivier: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
La Roche: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
Clairon: Kathryn Harries (mezzo)
Monsieur Taupe: Bernard Fitch (tenor)

: Between the Ears

The fourth of six experimental radiophonic features.
Out of the Blue. The scene is an office. Two people are sitting facing each other. An event is about to happen which will propel one of them into a drama which is unexpected, short and shocking. It is the moment when a relationship ends. People remember the dramatic turn of events which signifies redundancy. Compiled by Rex Brough
Producer Richard Bannerman


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Marc-Andre Hamelin

Dukas Piano Sonata in E flat minor

: Jazz Concert

Brian Morton introduces a concert by the Ray Brown Trio. Bass player Ray Brown has been on the jazz scene for more than 50 years, and is probably best known for the decade he spent with Oscar Peterson. For the last few years, he has led his own trio. At
Edinburgh's Queen's Hall last year, the trio included pianist Benny Green and Greg Hutchison on drums. During the interval, Brian Morton talks to Ray Brown about his life in jazz.


Introduces: Brian Morton
Bass: Ray Brown Trio.
Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Oscar Peterson.
Pianist: Benny Green
Pianist: Greg Hutchison
Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Ray Brown

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 2, selection) Andras Schiff (piano)
2.35 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.00 Ballet music by Tchaikovsky, including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Slovenian RTVSO/Marko Munih
3.40 Ib Norholm Americana Camerata
Chamber Choir/Michael Bojesen
4.00 Telemann Concerto in A for
Violin, Flute and Cello Musica Florea
4.20 Dvorak Symphony No 3 in E flat Irish NSO/Albert Rosen
5.00 Leclair Sonata in C, Op 5 No 6 II Tempo Ensemble
5.20 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir, Tallinn CO/Tonu Kaljuste
6.00 Sequence Music by Mozart and Dvorak, plus 6.10 Britten Five
Flower Songs Camerata Chamber
Choir/Michael Bojesen 6.25 Mozart Sonata in C, K521 Jeroen and Maarten van Veen (piano duet)


Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Swan Lake.

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