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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.15 Mozart Sonata in D for Two
Pianos, K448
Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien
7.15 Grieg Violin Sonata No 1 in F, Op 8 Dong-Suk Kang ,
Roland Pontinen (piano)
7.45 Vaughan Williams Suite on English Folk Songs
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
8.15 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
No 2 Dmitri Alexeev ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Walter Klien
Unknown: Dong-Suk Kang
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
9.00 Building a Library
David Nice compares the currently available recordings of Strauss's Don Juan. Roderick Swanston reviews new Baroque releases, including music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Mondonville.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Vivaldi Concerto in D minor, RV540 Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze
10.32 Mondonville Sonata in C,
Op 3 No 4 Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
10.43 Graun Trio in G
Christophe Coin and Vittorio Ghielmi (viola da gambas), Bruno Cocset
(cello), Willem Jansen (harpsichord)
10.56 Handel Concerto a Due Cori
No 2 in F
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
11.15 Reissues
Peter Paul Nash investigates the latest reissues, including Antal Dorati and Rafael Kubelik conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in music by Hlndemrth, Kodaly and Bartok.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Don Juan.
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Director: Andrew Manze
Director: Marc Minkowski
Director: Graun Trio
Unknown: Christophe Coin
Viola: Vittorio Ghielmi
Cello: Bruno Cocset
Cello: Willem Jansen
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Rafael Kubelik
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Dr Alan Borg , director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and former director of the Imperial War Museum. His musical choices range from Purcell's funeral music for Queen Mary and 18th-century music for the stage by Thomas Unley and Handel to one of Ugeti's Nonsense Madrigals. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dr Alan Borg
Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Thomas Unley
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Igor Zhukov (piano)
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 2, Op 19 Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 3, Op 23


Piano: Igor Zhukov

: Curlew River

The first of three programmes featuring Britten's church parables. Neill Archer (tenor), Quentin Hayes
(bass), Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone), Ashley Thorburn (bass-baritone), City of Birmingham Touring Opera Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.


Tenor: Neill Archer
Tenor: Quentin Hayes
Bass: Jeremy Huw Williams
Bass-Baritone: Ashley Thorburn

: Andreas Staier Plays Mozart

Fantasia in C minor, K475; Sonata in C minor, K457
Andreas Staier (fortepiano) See also Monday lpm


Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Manchester International Cello Festival

Last weekend the Royal Northern
College of Music was host to cellists from all over the world. Many of the world's finest cellists were there. giving their time and expertise. In the first of two programmes,
Lynne Walker finds out about the festival from its founder, Ralph Kirshbaum. She sits in on celebrity recitals, masterclasses and workshops, talks to two of the Pierre Fournier Award winners and investigates the flourishing art of cello and bow making. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
See also Wednesday lpm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Ralph Kirshbaum.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Le Jazz Hot

Four programmes in which Russell Davies looks at the history of jazz in France. 2: Hot Club Swing
The Quintet of the Hot Club de
France gives French jazz an identity, and Django Reinhardt backs a wave of American soloists. A schism occurs between the two intellectual sponsors of French jazz.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Django Reinhardt

: English Cathedral Organs

The last of three visits to English cathedrals.
Liverpool Anglican. Ian Tracey is the organist presiding over the biggest instrument in Great Britain, with two consoles, five manuals and nearly 10,000 pipes.
Bach Fantasia in G, BWV572
Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude,
Set 2 No 2
Franck Chorale No 2 in B minor
Garth Edmundson Toccata on Vom
Himmel Hoch


Unknown: Ian Tracey
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Garth Edmundson

: Opera on 3

The Queen of Spades
From the Theatre Royal,
Glasgow, Pushkin's ironic tale of a soldier's destructive obsession with gambling given a romantic, Grand Guignol treatment by brothers Modeste and Peter Tchaikovsky. The music revels in the 18th-century setting while conveying a pervasive sense of disaster.
Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish
Opera, conductor Richard Armstrong Act


Unknown: Grand Guignol
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Tchekalinsky: Stephen Allen (tenor)
Sounn: Nicholas Garrett (bass)
Herman: Vladimir Kouzmenko (tenor)
Count Tomsky: Alexander Pouakovs (baritone)
Plutus: Alexander Pouakovs (baritone)
Prince Yeletsky: Boris Trajanov (baritone)
Countess: Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo)
Lisa: Elmira Magomedova (soprano)
Chloe: Elmira Magomedova (soprano)
Pauline: Michelle Walton (mezzo)
Daphnis: Michelle Walton (mezzo)
Governess: Margaret Izatt (mezzo)
Mascha: Rachel Hynes (soprano)
Master of Ceremonies: Declan McCusker (tenor)
Tchaplitsky: Peter van Hulle (tenor)
Narumov: Paul Anwyl (bass)

: Cards in Opera

For hundreds of years, card games have been at the centre of social life at the courts of Europe. The glamour and danger of gambling have been responsible for both the enrichment and ruin of substantial sections of the European nobility. Brian Morton and Gavin Bryars discuss the enduring fascination with cards displayed by composers of opera over the last three centuries.
8.40 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Gavin Bryars

: Between the Ears

The first of six experiments in creative radio. Hildegard 2000
The 900th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Hildegard of Bingen open with men of science and men of God battling for her soul. The
Devil - fabricated by writer Richard Gaskell and impersonated by Bob Peck - fires off seven deadly letters to distract the visionary abbess from her mission of harmony and heavenly revelation. Meanwhile, another anniversary celebration heads calmly towards an iceberg of unfathomable proportions, as Robin Guenier , executive director of Taskforce 2000, and David Atkinson MP explain. With Hazel Hoerder , Ronald Chrisley , Alan Walker , Doug Morrison , Dave Walton , Chris Anderson and Mike Kusmirak. Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Richard Gaskell
Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Robin Guenier
Unknown: David Atkinson
Unknown: Hazel Hoerder
Unknown: Ronald Chrisley
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Doug Morrison
Unknown: Dave Walton
Unknown: Chris Anderson
Unknown: Mike Kusmirak.
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Jazz on 3

Tonight's programme was recorded at the Cheltenham International Jazz
Festival and features a concert from the young British jazz band J-Life, winners of European Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 1997, with Jason Yarde (saxophone),
Robert Mitchell (piano). Darren Taylor (double bass), Daniel Crosby (drums) and Julie Dexter (vocals). The band draws on Afro-Caribbean and jazz roots to create an exciting mix of original compositions and contemporary arrangements of jazz standards.
Robert Wyatt looks at current releases, and Joe Zawinul talks about three generations of Weather Report and the challenge of live recording.


Unknown: Jason Yarde
Piano: Robert Mitchell
Piano: Darren Taylor
Bass: Daniel Crosby
Bass: Julie Dexter
Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Talks: Joe Zawinul

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Brahms Bavarian
RSO/Lorin Maazel, Yefim Bronfman (piano) Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16; Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
2.40 Franck Sonata in A Carlos Bruneel (flute), Levente Kende (piano)
3.10 Granados 12 Spanish Dances Angela Hewitt (piano)
4.05 Hummel Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 5 No 3 Michael Gieler (viola), Lauretta Bloomer (fortepiano)
4.35 Schumann Introduction and Allegro Appassionato
Ivan Palovic (piano), Bratislava RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard
5.05 Locatelll Concerto Grosso in E flat, Op 7 No 6 (II Pianto d'Arianna) Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
5.20 Schubert 16 German Dances,
D783 Ralf Gothoni (piano)
5.35 Hans Gal Serenade for Strings Symphony Nova Scotia, conductor Georg Tintner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Music By: Brahms Bavarian

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