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19970719

Joan Bakewell presents a series aimed at music lovers and record buyers. Over eight programmes, music celebrities such as Thomas Allen, Andrew Davis and Richard Hickox talk about the earliest records that were significant for them, and Leonard Slatkin, Emma Johnson, Nicholas Daniel and Robert Tear compare notes on recordings they have heard without knowing who the performers are.

19970802

Joan Bakewell presents the third of eight programmes aimed at music-lovers and record-buyers. This week's contributors include Leonard Slatkin and clarinettist Emma Johnson, who compare notes on three recordings of Schubert's Impromptu in C minor without knowing who the performers are. Andrew Davis talks about the first records to be significant for him. And Petroc Trelawney reports on reissues.

19970823

Joan Bakewell presents the sixth of eight guides for music lovers and record buyers. This week's contributors include tenor Robert Tear and choreographer Siobhan Davies, who compare notes on three recordings of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor without knowing who the performers are. Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage talks about the first records that were significant for him, and Petroc Trelawney finds out what record buyers think of studio recordings on CD as opposed to those recorded live.

19970830

Joan Bakewell presents the seventh of eight guides for music lovers and record buyers. Guitarist Julian Bream talks about the first records that were significant for him, and other guests compare notes on recordings they have heard without knowing who the performers are. Plus another report by Petroc Trelawney on the classical music charts.

Ch19970809

Joan Bakewell presents the fourth of eight programmes aimed at music-lovers and record-buyers. This week's contributors include Sheena Mcdonald and conductor Robert King, who compare notes on three recordings of Mozart's `Ch'io mi scordi di te' without knowing who the performers are. Pianist John Lill talks about the first records to be significant for him. And Petroc Trelawney investigates whether opera and ballet videos measure up to recordings on CD.

My First Disc19970726

Joan Bakewell presents the second of eight programmes aimed at music-lovers and record-buyers, including `My First Disc', in which musical celebrities discuss the first record to influence their listening and career, and `Blind Tasting', in which two guests compare three different recordings of the same piece of music without knowing which artists appear on the discs.

Prelude A L19970816

Joan Bakewell presents the fifth of eight programmes aimed at music-lovers and record-buyers. This week's contributors include oboist Nicholas Daniel and critic Finch, who compare notes on three recordings of Debussy's `Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune' without knowing who the performers are.