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: Open University

5.55 Women and the Military
6.15 Images of America and Ireland
6.35 Hopkins's Religious Poetry

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Rubbra The Morning Watch
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
7.16 Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Op 22 Olli Mustonen (piano)
7.37 Mozart Trio in E flat, K498
Andras Schiff (fortepiano),
Elmar Schmid (clarinet), Erich Hobarth (viola)
7.59 Herbert Cello Concerto No 2 in E minor Yo-Yo Ma (cello), New York Philharmonic , conductor Kurt Masur
8.21 Peterson-Berger Boljeby Waltz ; Aspaker's Polka
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.27 Sibelius Symphony No 3
Oslo Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Clarinet: Elmar Schmid
Clarinet: Erich Hobarth
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Peterson-Berger Boljeby Waltz
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg

: Building a Library

Anthony Burton compares recordings of Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor, K427 (Great). Robert Philip reviews new recordings of orchestral music, including Mozart piano concertos from Mitsuko Uchida ,
Brahms' Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 by Roger Norrington and the London
Classical Players, and Schumann's four symphonies from the CO of Europe with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

: Record Release

Spohr Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor (In modo di scena cantante) Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin),
Brandenburg Orchestra/Roy Goodman
10.36 Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor
Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sanderling


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch

: Reissues

Karel Sejna was chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic for only one season - 1949/50, between the tenures of the better-known Rafael
Kubelik and Karel Ancerl. He had been principal double-bass in the orchestra since 1921 under Vaclav Talich , who directly influenced the development of his musicality and his exceptionally keen ear. Jan Smaczny samples recent Supraphon reissues in which Karel Sejna conducts music by Smetana, Dvorak, Suk and Martinu. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Karel Sejna
Unknown: Karel Ancerl.
Unknown: Vaclav Talich
Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Unknown: Karel Sejna
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is writer Ian McEwan , whose novels include The
Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs. His musical passions range from keyboard music by Bach through Mozart's
String Quintet in G minor, K516 and works by Lennox Berkeley and Britten to Wynton Marsalis , Leonard Cohen and Jonnie Johnson 's Tanqueray. Executive producer Wendy Thompson
The Comfort of Strangers is The Late Book on Radio 4 this week, starting Monday 12.30am.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Music By: Bach Through
Unknown: Lennox Berkeley
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Jonnie Johnson
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Behind the Masque

Roderick Swanston asks six leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making. 4: Reinhard Goebel
Reinhard Goebel 's impassioned performances with his ensemble
Musica Antiqua Koln give a good idea of his manic energy and ruthless perfectionism. "I don't want anyone else's tradition," he says, but in the same breath reveals his deep love and knowledge of German Baroque music. Recordings featured in the programme include
Farina Sonata in G minor for violin and continuo (La Desperata)
Telemann Concerto in A for two scordatura violins
J M Bach Cantata: Liebster Jesu , hor mein Flehen
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
Heinichen Passionsoratorium (excerpt) Veracini Overture No 6 in B flat Discs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Music-Making: Reinhard Goebel
Music-Making: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Liebster Jesu
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

: The Finishing Touch

A six-part series in which leading professional musicians offer advice to up-and-coming performers on staple pieces in the repertoire. To complete the series, Natalie Wheen introduces the first of two programmes of highlights from the succession of masterclasses given last March by German mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender at London's
Wigmore Hall. The second selection of highlights can be heard next week. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Falstaff

Elgar's symphonic study in a performance recorded at last year's BBC Proms.
BBC SO/Andrew Davis

: Jazz Record Requests

An earlier time this week for the programme in which Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of jazz tracks chosen by listeners across the country. 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

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme in which Ivan Hewett and guests examine current issues in the musical world.
This week, an investigation into what may be the most perplexing subject of all - the meaning of music. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

Continuing the series of broadcasts from the ambitious, long-term festival in which the Royal Opera presents all of Verdi's operas, performed over the period leading up to the centenary of the composer's death in 2001. This broadcast from the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, features the grandest of the composer's operas, composed to a libretto by Joseph Mery and Camille du Locle for performance at the Paris Opera in 1867. Andrew Lyle and Michael Oliver introduce a rare opportunity to hear Don Carlos performed in its original French and including some unfamiliar passages which Verdi later revised.
Verdi Don Carlos
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Bernard Haitink
Acts 1 and 2 7.35 Schiller and Verdi
Don Carlos was Verdi's fourth and final encounter with German dramatist
Friedrich Schiller. What attracted Verdi to the playwright and, in particular, to a play which some might find - according to Schiller himself - "too abstract" and "too serious"? Philip Brady investigates the spark that crossed the gap between the playwright's reflective work about politics and love and Verdi's explosive opera.
8.05 Act 3
8.50 The Unholy Office
Taking Verdi's character of the Grand Inquisitor as his starting-point, Graham Fawcett shadows the prosecuting detectives of the Inquisition from 13th century Provence to Umberto Eco's 1980 novel The
Name of the Rose. Including evidence from Beethoven, Goethe, Donizetti,
Dostoevsky, Dallapiccola, Charles de Coster and Leonardo Sciascia.
With readings by Denis Quilley and Timothy West.
9.20 Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Joseph Mery
Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Don Carlos
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Don Carlos
Dramatist: Friedrich Schiller.
Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Timothy West.
Philippe II, King of Spain: Jose van Dam (bass-Baritone)
Don Carlos, Infante of Spain: Roberto Alagna (tenor)
Rodrigue, Marquis of Posa: Thomas Hampson (baritone)
The Grand Inquisitor: Kurt Rydl (bass)
Monk: Michael Druiett(bass)
Elisabeth de Valois: Karita Mattila (sop)
The Princess Eboli: Martine Dupuy (mezzo)
Thibault, page to Elisabeth: Anna Maria Panzarella (sop)
The Count of Lerma: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Flemish deputies: Mark Beesley (bass)
Flemish deputies: David Ellis (bass)
Flemish deputies: Roderick Earle (bass)
Flemish deputies: Dean Robinson (bass)
Flemish deputies: Eric Garrett (bass)
Flemish deputies: Gerard Quinn (bass)
Voice from Heaven ELENA: Kelessidi (sop)

: Blue Skies

The return of the programme in which Steve Jones explores the arts and sciences of the senses.
1: A Sense of Order
From Sir John Soane 's collection to the meanders of rivers.
Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Sir John Soane
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Impressions at the Bath Jazz Festival

The second of three programmes of music recorded during the Bath Jazz Weekend. Brian Morton introduces highlights of performances by French duo Sylvain Kassap and Francois Corneloup (saxophones and clarinets);
Italian duo Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinets) and Gianni Coscia (accordion); and the trio directed by pianist
Bojan Zulfikarparsik from Belgrade. Chris Parker talked to some of the musicians about their music.


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Sylvain Kassap
Unknown: Francois Corneloup
Clarinets: Gianluigi Trovesi
Clarinets: Gianni Coscia
Pianist: Bojan Zulfikarparsik

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.30 A concert of jazz music performed by the Symbosis Quintet
3.00 Vienna Trio Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897; Piano Trio in B flat. D898
4.30 Folk songs from Pirini
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schubert Notturno

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