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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne. Wallace Suite: Pelleas and Melisande
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
7.20 Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde, D913 Anthony Halstead ,
Christian Rutherford, Robert Maskell ,
Anthony Chidell and Gavin Edwards (horns), Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.28 Frank Martin Piano Quintet (1919) lain Burnside,
Britten-Pears Ensemble
7.53 Schubert Gebet
Angela Kazimierczuk (soprano), Lynette Alcantara (alto),
Robert Johnston (tenor), Noel Mann (bass), Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano), Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.08 Walton Symphony No 1
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
9.00 Building a Library
David Murray compares the currently available recordings of Debussy's six Images for piano.
Edward Greenfield 's review of new releases focuses primarily on choral music, including Tchaikovsky's Liturgy of St John Chrysostom , Frank Martin 's
Mass for Double Choir and the latest addition to the Britten choral edition from Chandos.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Britten Missa Brevis, Op 63
Finzi Singers, Andrew Lumsden (organ), director Paul Spicer
10.30 Vaughan Williams Five
Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
10.42 Pizzetti Messa di Requiem Choir of Westminster Cathedral, director James O'Donnell (organ)
11.15 Reissues
Robert Cowan explores a set of reissued performances from the New York Philharmonic, including the first ever recording of Bruckner's Ninth conducted by Otto Klemperer , Debussy's La Mer from
Guido Cantelli , and Bartok's Bluebeard's
Castle from Rafael Kubelik. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: Robert Maskell
Unknown: Anthony Chidell
Horns: Gavin Edwards
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Frank Martin
Unknown: Schubert Gebet
Soprano: Angela Kazimierczuk
Soprano: Lynette Alcantara
Tenor: Robert Johnston
Tenor: Noel Mann
Bass: Malcolm Bilson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: David Murray
Piano: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: John Chrysostom
Unknown: Frank Martin
Singers: Andrew Lumsden
Director: Paul Spicer
Director: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Pizzetti Messa
Director: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Guido Cantelli
Unknown: Rafael Kubelik.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest, Professor Robert Winston , is head of infertility services, obstetrics and gynaecology at Hammersmith Hospital, London, and one of the world's leading experts in infertility treatment. He was catapulted into the spotlight in 1996 when he agreed to give infertility treatment to a woman with HIV. Lord Winston is a passionate music lover, and his choices range from a Hebrew cantata by Carlo Grossi and traditional
Jewish klezmer music to operatic excerpts from Rossini, Wagner and Strauss, and Schubert's sublime Piano Trio in B flat.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robert Winston
Unknown: Carlo Grossi
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wanderer Trio: Vincent Coq (piano), Jean-Marc Phillips (violin), Raphael Pidoux (cello) Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 29
Chausson Piano Trio in G minor. Op 3 Repeated from Monday


Piano: Vincent Coq
Violin: Jean-Marc Phillips
Cello: Raphael Pidoux

: Behind the Masque

Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music making.
5: Julian Bream got his first lute when a sailor sold one to his father in the street for £2. The boy was also given a jazz guitar, but he was determined to play the classical instrument. That determination has seen him through 50 years of hard work: at music college, where neither of his instruments was taught; in concert, where he created a new audience and a new repertoire: in the studios; and on tour, alone or with the Julian Bream Consort. A self-confessed loner, he tends his magnificent garden with the same thoughtful perfectionism he brings to his other great love, music. Music includes:
Dowland Forlorn Hope Fancy; Three Songs
Peter Pears (tenor) Rosseter Sacred End Pavan and Galliard Britten,
arr Bream Dances from "Gloriana"
Falla Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Debussy
Bach, arr Bream Chaconne in D minor


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Julian Bream
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Galliard Britten,
Unknown: Falla Homenaje

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Ulster Youth Orchestra
Return of the series showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras. The first of eight programmes features a five-year-old orchestra which has become an important part of Northern Ireland's music scene.
Conductor Takuo Yuasa
Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor
Producer David Byers


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Producer: David Byers

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners. 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

Concluding the series telling the story of South African jazz over the last 50 years.
6: Giant Steps to Freedom
"Making records in South Africa is what I always wanted to do," says trumpeter Hugh Masekela , who returned there after 30 years in exile. The days of jazz as a rallying cry for liberation may be over, but how easy is it to shake off the legacy of apartheid? John Fordham investigates whether democratic
South Africa offers a new dawn for jazz musicians.
Producer John Goudie
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Unknown: John Fordham
Producer: John Goudie

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: Die Zauberflote
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Mozart's wonderful mix of childlike pantomime and spiritual exploration, in a production originally made for
Glyndebourne with designs by David Hockney. This Met revival features an international cast.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Edo de Waart
7.45 The Met Opera Quiz
Cori Ellison puts listeners' questions to Speight Jenkins , Michelle Krisel and Robert Marx.
8.15 Act 2


Unknown: David Hockney.
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Unknown: Speight Jenkins
Unknown: Michelle Krisel
Unknown: Robert Marx.
Pamina: Barbara Bonney(soprano)
Queen of the Night: Mary Dunleavy(soprano)
Papagena: Carol Meyer(soprano)
Tamino: Frank Lopardo(tenor)
Papageno: Gerald Finley(baritone)
Speaker: John Cheek(bass)
Sarastro: Kurt Moll(bass)

: The Sounding the Century Lectures

1: The Last Empire, or It Is Earlier than You Think
Author, politician, raconteur and wit Gore Vidal gives the first of six lectures in which leading figures from around the world reflect on the most powerful forces for cultural and political change at the end of the century. Given before an audience in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, and chaired by Christopher Bigsby. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Impressions

With Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. The Royal Festival Hall concert given last October by Gary Burton
(vibraphone) and Chick Corea (piano) was one of the year's top attractions. Alyn Shipton talks to
Gary Burton about their partnership and music and introduces highlights from the concert. Composer and conductor Maria Schneider recalls her work with Gil Evans and discusses her own music. CD releases include a boxed set of Charles Mingus and a reworking of Miles Davis tapes by Bill Laswell. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Gary Burton
Piano: Chick Corea
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Gary Burton
Conductor: Maria Schneider
Unknown: Gil Evans
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Bill Laswell.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Emerson Quartet
Janacek String Quartet No 1
(Kreutzer Sonata) Wolfgang Rihm
String Quartet No 4 Smetana String Quartet No 1 (From My Life)
2.15 Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Melisande CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.30 Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor Ilkka Paananen
3.00 Finnish Radio SO/Segerstam, Hannele Segerstam (violin)
Leif Segerstam Impressions of Nordic
Nature Strauss An Alpine Symphony
4.45 Frescobaldl Messa della Domenica Peter van Dijk (organ)
5.15 Spohr Nottumo for Wind Instruments and Turkish Band
Octophoros/Paul Dombrecht
5.50 Johann Stadlmayr Ave MarisStella Graz Capella Nova, conductor Otto Kargl


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Ilkka Paananen
Violin: Leif Segerstam Impressions
Unknown: Peter van Dijk
Unknown: Spohr Nottumo
Unknown: Johann Stadlmayr
Conductor: Otto Kargl

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