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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Matrices and Transformations
6.15 Culture and Belief in Europe: Sermons
6.35 George Eliot : The Search for Secular Answers


Unknown: George Eliot

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Ellis Coronation Scot
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
7.07 Britten Film music: Night Mail Nigel Hawthorne (narrator),
Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend
7.13 Stravinsky Suite: The Soldier's Tale
Alan Brind (violin), Dmitri Ashkenazy (clarinet), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.28 Kodaly Hungarian Rondo Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.40 Donizetti Salut a la France (La Fille du regiment)
Kathleen Battle (soprano), Chorus and Orchestra of I'Opera Bastille, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
7.50 Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
Alicia de Larrocha (piano), English Chamber Orchestra/Colin Davis
8.23 Anthony Collins Vanity Fair New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.28 Randall Thompson Symphony No 2 Detroit SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Narrator: Nigel Hawthorne
Narrator: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Violin: Alan Brind
Violin: Dmitri Ashkenazy
Clarinet: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Donizetti Salut
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

: Building a Library

Michael Oliver compares available recordings of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. Paul Banks and John Warrack review some new vocal releases, including the first two volumes of a recording of all the Rachmaninov songs by mezzo Monica Groop and pianist llmo Ranta on Chandos: baritone
Dmitri Hvorostovsky 's recording of songs by Rachmaninov - and Sviridov's Russia
Cast Adrift - accompanied by pianist Mikhail Arkadiev ; Benjamin Britten song-cycles from tenor
Philip Langridge and Steuart Bedford (piano); the first recording of Britten's The
Rescue of Penelope, starring soprano Alison Hagley and the Halle Orchestra under Kent Nagano: and a selection of songs by Grieg and Diepenbrock from various performers.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Paul Banks
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Monica Groop
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Pianist: Mikhail Arkadiev
Pianist: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Soprano: Alison Hagley

: Record Release

Diepenbrock Three Ballades, Op 1 Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
10.32 Britten The Rescue of Penelope
Janet Baker (narrator), Halle Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
11.10 Sviridov Russia Cast Adrift
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
11.43 Grieg Five Songs, Op 60 Monica Groop (mezzo), llmo Ranta (piano) discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk


Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Narrator: Janet Baker
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piano: Mikhail Arkadiev
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Athene: Alison Hagley (sop)
Artemis: Catherine Wyn Rogers (mezzo)
Hermes: John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Apollo: William Dazeley (bass)

: Private Passions

This week, Michael Berkeley is joined by art-writer and exhibition-curator
David Sylvester , whose collection of critical essays spanning nearly 40 years - About Modem Art - is published this month. His musical choices include pieces by Antoine Mahaut. Bach, Purcell and Chopin, the famous first-act quartet from
Beethoven's Fidelio, and Harrison Birtwistle Tenebrae.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Sylvester
Unknown: Antoine Mahaut.
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle Tenebrae.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Behind the Masque

The last of six programmes in which Roderick Swanston asks leading performers of early music to reveal the personal element in their music-making. Nikolaus Harnoncourt
When Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his group Vienna Concentus Musicus burst on to the musical scene in the early sixties, public shock was mostly attributed to the fact that they performed familiar music in an unfamiliar way. Three decades on, Harnoncourt's performances - now with conventional orchestras too - are often just as shocking and surprising. He has lost none of his drive to question, challenge and innovate. Including excerpts from Berg Violin Concerto
Gershwin Porgy and Bess
Purcell If ever I more riches did desire, Z544
Marais Suite in D, Book 3 No 4
Monteverdi L'lncoronazione di Poppea Bach Cantatas No 65 and 68 Handel Suite: Water Music
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A,
Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor Producer Nick Morgan Dfscs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Music-Making: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer: Nick Morgan Dfscs

: Scandinavian Sonatas

James Clark (violin),
Richard McMahon (piano) Sibelius Sonatina, Op 80
Grieg Sonata in F. Op 8


Violin: James Clark
Piano: Richard McMahon

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor John Carewe , Janet Hilton (clarinet) Michael Torke Ash
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Britten Courtly Dances (Gloriana)
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor


Conductor: John Carewe
Clarinet: Janet Hilton
Clarinet: Michael Torke

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks in response to requests from listeners across the country.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
Fax: [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Why do children need musical education, and how effective is the national music curriculum? Will free instrumental tuition become a thing of the past - and is the privatisation of music services really the way forward? Ivan Hewett is joined by leading figures in the field of music education to talk about these issues - and others - in a debate on the future of music in schools.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Haydn Piano Sonatas

Caroline Palmer (piano)
Piano Sonatas: in C, H XVI 50; in A flat, H XVI 46; in C minor, H XVI 20


Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Continuing the series of broadcasts from the ambitious, long-term festival in which the Royal Opera presents all Verdi's operas, performed over the period leading up to the centenary of the composer's death in 2001. Tonight, Nabucco, the composer's third opera and his first great success, originally performed in 1842 at La Scala, Milan. The opera's libretto - by Temistocle Solera - is based on a French play about the biblical period of the Jewish captivity in Babylon. Sung in Italian, and introduced by Donald Macleod and Michael Oliver.
Verdi Nabucco
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Mark Elder
Parts 1 and 2 8.50 Verdi and Producers
Christopher Cook investigates the problems of producing Verdi operas.
9.15 Parts 3 and 4


Introduced By: Donald MacLeod
Introduced By: Michael Oliver.
Producers: Christopher Cook
Nabucodonosor (Nabucco): Gregory Yurisich (bantone)
Ismaele: Vicente Ombuena (tenor)
Zaccaria: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Abigaille: Cynthia Makris (sop)
Fenena: Elena Zaremba (mezzo)
High Pnest of Baal: Michael Druiett (bass)
Abdallo: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Anna: Jennifer Rhys-Davies (sop)

: Blue Skies

The programme in which Steve Jones explores the arts and sciences of the senses.
3: A Sense of Proportion
From prehistoric sculpture to stainless steel, proportion is crucial.


Unknown: Steve Jones

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded session that links Britain and Canada: clarinettist Francois Houle and his wife - poet Catriona Strang - collaborate with British pianist Veryan Weston. Alyn Shipton reports on the recording of bassist Ray Brown 's latest CD in New York, and talks to three of the participants - the outstanding young pianist Benny Green, and saxophonists Joe Lovano and Jesse Davis.
12.30am Words, Music and All That Jazz
Spontaneous improvisation is the lifeblood of jazz, so how does a jazz vocalist deal with the predetermined number of syllables in the lyric of a standard popular song? In the second of two programmes, Mel Hill considers a variety of strategies that jazz singers such as Joe Turner, Nina Simone and the late Ella Fitzgerald have employed to solve this problem and gain room for manoeuvre.
Impressions producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Clarinettist: Frangois Houle
Unknown: Catriona Strang
Pianist: Veryan Weston.
Pianist: Alyn Shipton
Bassist: Ray Brown
Pianist: Benny Green
Unknown: Joe Lovano
Unknown: Jesse Davis.
Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Joe Turner
Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 A jazz concert given by the Bobo Stenson Trio with singer Sheila Jordan
2.30 The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor
Roger Norrington perform a selection of music by composers from the Mannheim School and works by the Viennese classicists
4.00 Madrigals by Monteverdi performed by Concerto Italiano. directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Bobo Stenson Trio
Singer: Sheila Jordan
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Directed By: Rinaldo Alessandrini

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