Women's Studies: Public
Voices 6.15 The Cosmos:
Renaissance Attitudes 6.35
With Richard Osborne.
Verdi Prelude: I masnadieri
La Scala PO/Riccardo Muti
7.09 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2
Sinfonia 21/Richard Hickox
7.31 Vierne Organ
Symphony No 4 in G minor lain Simcock (organ)
8.09 Haydn Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese Tolz Boys' Choir
8.18 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Berlin PO, conductor Daniel
Verdi's Don Carlo by Michael Oliver. Stephen Plaistow on his own selection of new releases, including the Uszt piano concertos from Boris Berezovsky and Pierre Boulez conducting his own music.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm
Beethoven String Quartet in D. Op 18 No 3
10.40 Schubert Moments musicaux (D780 Nos 1-3)
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
10.54 Maxwell Davies
Corpus Christi , with Cat and Mouse
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
With the introduction of Phase Four Stereo in 1962 and their custom-built twenty-channel mixer, Decca claimed to have expanded the scope of recorded sound, but how do these recordings stand up today? David Mellor has been investigating the first batch of CD reissues, which include performances by Leopold Stokowski and Charles Munch.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Michael Berkeley 's guest is Dr Steve Jones , professor of genetics and presenter of Blue Skies. His choice of music includes
Monteverdi, Beethoven, Strauss. Purcell, Bach, Steve Reich and the Ramblers Dance Band.
A Ladbroke Radio production
The second in a four-part series exploring the contemporary art world features Shirazeh
Houshiary, a Persian-born artist in exile in Britain since the mid-1970s. Inspired by Sufi poetry and Islamic calligraphy, her sculptures take the form of austere cubes and trays in lead, silver and gold. Paintings are almost devotional acts for her: she dances in the centre of her canvas and with a pencil inscribes a single Sufi chant. Nicholas Ward-Jackson meets the artist at the end of her
European tour. A Pier production
In the fifth of eight programmes celebrating young orchestras from across the world,
Kirsteen McCue introduces a concert given at last year's
Youth Festival by Camerata Scotland, conducted by Julian Clayton. The concert features past winners of the Skene Aberdeen
Festival Award, given each year to the most outstanding soloist of the festival, and now celebrating its twentieth year.
Tracey Redfern (trumpet) Marek Mieczko (oboe) Kai Gleusteen (violin) Rossini Overture: The
Italian Girl in Algiers
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eflat
Francaix L'Horloge de flore Edward Harper Fiddler of the Reels
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Producer David McGuinness
The great Ukrainian-born pianist died in December at the age of 86. This is his final - a recital that he gave at last year's Cheltenham Festival. Schubert Four Impromptus (D899)
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
A portrait of Shura
Cherkassky's visit last May to his birthplace of Odessa in the Ukraine, where he met Hobart Earle , the young conductor of the Odessa
4.05 Bartok Sonata
Rubinstein Melody No 1
Lennox Berkeley Preludes, Op 23 Nos 5 and 6; Polka Berlo Wasserklavier:
Liszt Polonaise No 2 in E
Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of vibrant and varied tracks chosen by listeners across Britain.
Producer Alan Hall Discs ADDRESS:
Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
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Ivan Hewett and guests discuss and highlight the hottest issues in music. In the melting pot this week: the story of the Steinway Piano Company, the case for Handel's neglected opera Rodelinda, and pianist Jack Gibbons on the strange, visionary composer for the keyboard, Charles Alkan. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Verdi's penultimate opera, to a libretto by Arrigo Boito , adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
Acts 1 and 2 7.45 The Met Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to Steven Biler ,
Phillip Gainsley and Speight Jenkins.
8.15 Acts 3 and 4 Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network, which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU. Shakespeare's The Tempest tomorrow 7.30pm
Critic Peter Kemp and poet Sarah Maguire dispute
February's choice of Book of the Month.
Producer Abigail Appleton
Ian Carr introduces a double bill recorded at the festival last August in Christ College. He talks to pianist Kenny Barron before his set with Ray Drummond
(double bass) and Ben Riley (drums). Pianist McCoy Tyner and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson have played together for some time: they talk about their relationship before demonstrating their skills. Producer Derek Drescher