With Jonathan Swain.
Beethoven Wind Octet in E flat,
Op 103 Consortium Classicum
7.29 Sibelius Partsongs , Op 18 (excerpts)
Jubilate Choir, conductor Astrid Riska
7.43 Bliss Cello Concerto Tim Hugh , English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
8.12 Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Ivo Pogorelich (piano)
9.00 Building a Library
Peter Paul Nash compares the available recordings of Sibelius's
En Saga. David Fallows and Roderick Swanston discuss new releases of Renaissance choral polyphony, including music by Palestrina, Claude Le Jeune and Manuel
Cardoso, and liturgical reconstructions by Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players, and Richard Cheetham and the Orchestra of the Renaissance.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Palestrina Motet: Beata Es, Virgo Maria
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conductor Timothy Brown
10.20 Palestrina Missa Sine Nomine
Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S Petronio di Bologna, director Sergio Vartolo
10.43 Part of a reconstruction of the vespers service for All Souls Day as it might have been heard in Cordoba Cathedral around 1570, with music by Gombert, Perez, Ceballos and Josquin.
Orchestra of the Renaissance, director Richard Cheetham
11.13 Cardoso Magnificat Secundi Toni European Vocal Ensemble, director Philippe Herreweghe
11.23 Part of a reconstruction of the Easter Mass as it might have been celebrated in St Mark 's Basilica,
Venice, in around 1600 with music by Lassus, Giovanni Gabrieli and Merulo. Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh Discs
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This week Michael Berkeley talks to former cabinet secretary Lord
Armstrong of llminster. His choices include choral music by Byrd and Bach, chamber music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, an excerpt from the last scene of Strauss's Capriccio, and two British classics - the Scherzo from Vaughan Williams 's Sea
Symphony and Warlock's song Steep. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2.00pm
The Recital Room and the Recording Studio. In the third of four programmes. Dame Janet Baker talks to Brian Kay about the delights and pressures involved in pleasing audiences worldwide as well as the invisible listeners behind the microphone, and reflects on the crucial relationships between pianist and singer, and words and music.
With contributions from Martin Isepp , Sir Neville Marriner and Leo Black , and music by Stanford, Warlock,
Handel, Chausson, Bach, Strauss, Schoenberg, Ravel and Schubert, including an excerpt from his rarely performed cantata Lazarus. Repeat
The first of six programmes in which Paul Hindmarsh presents the best of brass band music from two pioneering periods - the early years of original brass band repertoire up to 1930, and the seventies, when many leading composers were writing for the medium again.
Yorkshire Building Society Band, conductor David King
Percy Fletcher Labour and Love (1913)
Walton The First Shoot (1979)
Leslie Condon The Present Age (1970) Cyril Jenkins Life Divine (1921) Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Last weekend at Goldsmiths' College in the City of London, young quartets from all over the world took part in the seventh London International
String Quartet competition, before a jury headed by Yehudi Menuhin. John Tusa presents the first of four programmes of performances from the competition, together with comments from judges, players and members of the audience. Today's programme includes the winners of the first prize in a quartet by Beethoven. Producer Tony Cheevers
Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of listeners' favourite tracks.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Ivan Hewett finds out about Miracles, a music theatre project at London's Royal Albert Hall involving schools from ten London boroughs, and explores performance practice in Bach's unaccompanied violin music. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
The Russian star soprano Galina Gorchakova leads a largely Russian cast in Tchaikovsky's popular opera of thwarted love.
Onegin spurns the advances of the young Tatiana, only to return some years later to declare his passionate love. But by then it is too late;
Tatiana has married Prince Gremin and, in one of the most emotional final scenes in all opera, is forced to reject the man she still loves.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Antonio Pappano Act 1; Act 2 Scene 1
7.50 The Met Opera Quiz
Will Crutchfield invites opera experts to tackle questions sent in by listeners.
8.20 Act 2 Scene 2; Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU
The third of six experimental radiophonic programmes.
Movement on Rock. "It is hard to imagine anything harder and more adventurous unless you have a few screws loose and don't mind going home in a wooden box ..." The
Great Wall on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu in Snowdonia is one of the world's most perilous rock faces. Two climbers explore the risks and the rewards of tackling an ascent so difficult as to be "almost beyond the realms of human comprehension". With John Dawes , John Redhead , Professor
Hannah Steinburg , Professor Barrie Gunter and Professor Richard Forty. Featuring music by David King. Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Rhythm of the Tides by Tony Haynes is the result of a two-year collaboration between Grand Union and a group of musicians from Lisbon. It takes its inspiration from the epic poem Lusiads by the 16th-century Portuguese poet Luis Camoes. Debbie Dickinson introduces a recording of a concert given by the 21-piece orchestra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, last October, when they performed the work with singers Maria Joao
Silveira, Paulo de Carvalho ,
Brenda Rattray and Richard Scott. The orchestra also included Chris Biscoe
(reeds). Paul Jayasinha (trumpet/ cello), Sadjo Djolo (kora), Wen Xin Zhao (pipa), Balu Srivastav (sitar/ tabla), Wye (djembe) and Brian Abrahams (drums). During the interval. Tony Haynes talks to Debbie Dickinson about his large-scale compositions. Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz with Jean-Loup Longnon (trumpet), Flavio Boltro
(trumpet/bugle), Carl Schlosser
(saxophone), Herve Selcin (piano),
Christophe Wallemme (double bass), Francois Laudet (drums)
2.25 Polish National Philharmonic
SO/Jerzy Katelwicz, Roman Jablonski (cello) Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune Saint-Saens Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor Pierre Michel
Bedard Symphony No 1 Ravel Boléro
3.30 Guillaume Gabriel Nivers
Choral works performed by Les
Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr/Emmanuel Mandrin (organ)
4.45 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner); Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450; Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Chopin
Academia Orchestra/Jan Stanienda, Nelson Goerner (piano)