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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter. Mendelssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
6.20 Rachmaninov Prelude in D,
Op 23 No 4
Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.10 Howells An Old Man's Lullaby; Here She Lies; 0 Garlands, Hanging by the Door
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
8.04 Mozart Rute Quartet No 1 in D, K285
Israeli Flute Ensemble
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Julius Drake
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
9.00 Building a Library
Jeremy Sams compares the currently available recordings of Puccini's Turandot. David Huckvale reviews new British orchestral releases, with music by Hoist, Walton, Grace
Williams and Alexander Mackenzie. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Hoist A Fugal Overture
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
10.22 Grace Williams Harp Song of the Dane Women; Manners' Song Frank Lloyd and Christopher Larkin
(horns), Caryl Thomas (harp), Richard Hickox Singers, director Richard Hickox
10.34 Alexander Mackenzie Pibroch
Malcolm Stewart (violin),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor David Davies
11.00 Walton, arr Palmer Henry V (At the Boar's Head; Embarkation; Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
Henry V MICHAEL SHEEN (spoken) Falstaff and Chorus ......ANTON LESSER (spoken) RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny
11.11 Hoist Suite: The Planets
Ladies of the New Queen's Hall Chorus, New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: David Huckvale
Unknown: Alexander MacKenzie.
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Song: Frank Lloyd
Horns: Christopher Larkin
Horns: Caryl Thomas
Harp: Richard Hickox
Director: Richard Hickox
Director: Alexander MacKenzie Pibroch
Violin: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: David Davies
Unknown: Palmer Henry
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is prize-winning author William Boyd , whose seventh novel, Armadillo, has just been published to critical acclaim. Among his musical choices are two pieces by Brahms,
Prokofiev's Cello Sonata, Delius's
Violin Sonata and an excerpt from Joseph Schwantner 's Percussion
Concerto, performed earlier this year by the winning finalist of the BBC Young Musicians 98 competition. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Joseph Schwantner
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Cardinal's Household Chapel

In January 1518, an unprecedented musical contest took place between the two greatest households in early Tudor England. It was during the Christmas celebrations of the previous month that King Henry VIII began to recognise a rival group in the chapel choir of his most illustrious statesman, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The King decided to arrange a competition between the two chapels, and a contemporary account of the event concluded that the singers in Wolsey's chapel were superior. The King was not amused. David Skinner explores the early years of the college that Wolsey founded at Oxford - Cardinal College, now known as Christ Church. The
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, conductor Stephen Darlington , performs Richard Pygott 's mass Veni Sancte Spiritus and John Mason 's 0 Rex Gloriose.


Unknown: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Unknown: David Skinner
Conductor: Stephen Darlington
Unknown: Richard Pygott
Unknown: John Mason

: From an Invalid's Workshop

Wind soloists from the BBC
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek , perform Strauss's Wind Sonatina No 1 in F.


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: In Character

The second of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles. Thomas Allen talks about playing Figaro and Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.


Talks: Edward Seckerson
Talks: Thomas Allen

: BBC NOW Children's Concerts

Martyn Brabbins introduces and conducts the second of three concerts aimed at the younger concert-goer given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
In this concert, journeys are the theme, with a new work by John Hardy and music by Prokofiev, Offenbach and Walton.


Introduces: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: John Hardy

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents jazz tracks old and new requested by Radio 3 listeners across the country. Producer Derek Drescher Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Beat of My Heart

Tony Bennett was born in 1926 and is set to star in this year's
Glastonbury Festival. In the first of four programmes, he talks to Mel Hill about his early years, and his musical director Ralph Sharon talks about a creative partnership that is now in its fifth decade.
Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Tony Bennett
Talks: Ralph Sharon
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Opera on 3

Cost Fan Tutte
Mozart's opera to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte in the new Glyndebourne Festival production by Graham Vick.
Presented by Donald Macleod. Sung in Italian.
Glyndebourne Chorus. London Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
7.45 Why Cosi Isn't Cosy
Author Michael Dibdin explores the darker sides of Mozart and Da
Ponte's opera.
8.10 Act 2


Production By: Graham Vick.
Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Michael Dibdin
Ferrando: Roberto Sacca (tenor)
Guglielmo: Natale de Carolis (baritone)
Don Alfonso: Alan Opie (baritone)
Fiordiligi: Barbara Frittoli (soprano)
Dorabella: Katarina Karneus (mezzo)
Despina: Daniela Mazzucato (soprano)

: Between the Ears

When novelist Charlotte Cory 's grandmother died, she inherited a typing course on scratched 78rpm records and a set of chipped willow-pattern china - the inspiration for this exploration of the connections between how we think and how we write through the keyboard. With Kathryn Stott and Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Charlotte Cory
Unknown: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Hindemith

Nobuko Imai (viola),
Roger Vignoles (piano). Jean Rigby (mezzo), members of the Royal Northern College of Music
Meditation (Nobilissima Visione);
Sonata for Solo Viola; Des Todes Tod


Viola: Nobuko Imai
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Jean Rigby

: Jazz on 3

In this second concert recorded last weekend at the Bath International
Music Festival, the Dutch trio
Clusone continue the European theme. Featuring three long-time leaders from the eclectic Dutch jazz scene - Ernst Reijesger on cello,
Han Bennink on drums and Michael
Moore on saxophones - the group draws on material from jazz standards to vaudeville for its inspiration to provide an idiosyncratic musical adventure. Jez Nelson rounds up the best new releases, and, in a Landmark feature,
Bill Laswell celebrates drummer Tony Williams 's ground-breaking album Emergency, recorded 29 years ago this week.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Ernst Reijesger
Unknown: Bill Laswell
Unknown: Tony Williams
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
Beethoven Violin Concerto in 0 Shostakovich Symphony No 5
2.30 Weiss Suite No 17 in F minor
Konrad Junghanel (Baroque lute)
3.00 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Viktor Simcisko (violin). Milan Telecky (viola),
Juraj Alexander (cello),
Juraj Schoffer (double bass), Helena Gafforova (piano)
3.35 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
4.15 Huber Cello Sonata No 4 in B flat Esther Nyffenegger , Desmond Wright (piano)
4.40 CPE Bach String Quartet No 3 in G, Wq95 Les Adieux
5.00 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Valerie Tryon (piano)
5.25 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 Antonella Balducci (soprano). Ulrike Clausen (contralto), Frieder Lang (tenor),
Fulvio Bettini (baritone),
Soloists and Choir of Swiss Italian
Radio, Ensemble Vanitas, director Diego Fasolis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Unknown: Konrad Junghanel
Violin: Viktor SimcIsko
Cello: Juraj Alexander
Cello: Juraj Schoffer
Piano: Helena Gafforova
Conductor: Peeter Lilje
Unknown: Esther Nyffenegger
Piano: Desmond Wright
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Contralto: Ulrike Clausen
Tenor: Frieder Lang
Baritone: Fulvio Bettini
Director: Diego Fasolis

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