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: On Air

Humphrey Carpenter begins Saturday morning with a selection of music.
6.10 Hummel Wind Sextet in F
Consortium Classicum
7.15 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Andras Schiff (piano)
8.15 Telemann Recorder Sonata in F
Frans Bruggen , Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord), Anner Bylsma (cello)
8.45 Ravel Bolero Berlin PO, conductor Pierre Boulez


Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Anner Bylsma
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
9.00 Building a Library
David Fanning compares the currently available recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3.
Anthony Burton reviews new Baroque choral releases, including music by Bach Boyce , , Blow and Handel. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Music By: Bach Boyce

: Record Release

Blow / Was Glad When They Said unto Me
Robin Blaze and Ashley Stafford
(countertenors), Rogers Covey-Crump (high tenor), Mark Le Brocq (tenor), Andrew Dale Forbes (bass), Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, Parley of Instruments, conductor John Scott
10.31 Bach Cantata No 170:
Vergnugte Ruh ', Beliebte Seelenlust Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Collegium Vocale Orchestra, Markus Markl (organ), conductor Philippe Herreweghe
10.56 Ignacio de Jerusalem Te Deum Chanticleer, Chanticleer Sinfonia, conductor Joseph Jennings


Unknown: Ashley Stafford
Tenor: Mark Le Brocq
Bass: Andrew Dale Forbes
Conductor: John Scott
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Beliebte Seelenlust
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Markus Markl
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Joseph Jennings

: Reissues

Stephen Johnson explores some reissues of chamber music, including the Smetana Quartet playing Mozart, Haydn and Schubert, the Busch
Quartet playing Brahms, and Adolf Busch and Rudolf Serkin playing the Beethoven violin sonatas.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Adolf Busch
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Binjamin Wilkomirski , who as a small child survived unimaginable horrors in the Nazi death camps of Majdanek and Auschwitz. He now lives in Switzerland, where he plays and teaches the clarinet. Through a course of intensive therapy, he has recovered fragments of his earliest memories, long buried as a result of the trauma he suffered. His musical choices range from traditional Jewish vocal and instrumental music to works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Binjamin Wilkomirski
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)
Suk Balada in D minor; Serenade in A
Kodaly Cello Sonata, Op 4 Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6 Repeated from Monday


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Thomas Ades
Piano: Suk Balada

: Ninette de Valois

Peggy Reynolds and guests - including ballerina Pamela May , conductor Barry Wordsworth and David Bintley , director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet - celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the pioneers of English ballet. With music from the works she choreographed and commissioned, and birthday best wishes from generations of dancers, directors and choreographers from Alicia Markova to Darcey Bussell. Producer Frances Byrnes


Conductor: Pamela May
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: David Bintley
Unknown: Alicia Markova
Unknown: Darcey Bussell.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: In Character

In the third of six programmes,
Edward Seckerson talks to Finnish soprano Karita Mattila about Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger and Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlos.


Talks: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Don Carlos.

: BBC NOW Children's Concerts

Bass Is Beautiful. Grant Llewellyn introduces and conducts the last of three concerts aimed at the younger concert-goer, given by the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales. In this concert, double bass soloist
Duncan McTier performs works by Bottesini, Musorgsky and Saint-Saens and a specially commissioned work from Derek Bourgeois.


Introduces: Grant Llewellyn
Soloist: Duncan McTier
Unknown: Derek Bourgeois.

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
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 started his singing career with childhood impersonations of favourites such as Louis
Armstrong and Bing Crosby but then matured into one of the most distinctive interpreters of the standard popular song. In the second of four programmes, he describes the process to Mel Hill and talks about his tribute albums to the late Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Repeated Friday 11.30pm
* See Brian Kay : page 52


Unknown: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Brian Kay

: I Palpiti

Paganini's Introduction and Variations on Rossini's "Di Tanti Palpiti" Gil Shaham (violin), Akira Eguchi (piano)


Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Akira Eguchi

: Opera on 3 Manon

Massenet's opera in five acts, based on the novel by Abbe Prevost , in David McVicar 's new production for English National Opera at the London Coliseum. Sung in the English translation by Edmund Tracey.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
Acts 1 and 2 8.00 Prevost's Manon Lescaut
Naomi Segal explores one of literature's great femmes fatales, the inspiration for Massenet's opera.
8.20 Act 3
9.15 The James Naughtie Interview James Naughtie talks to English
National Opera's music director Paul Daniel and to general director designate Nicholas Payne about the company's current and future direction in the light of Sir Richard Eyre 's new report on opera provision in London.
9.35 Acts 4 and 5


Novel By: Abbe Prevost
Unknown: David McVicar
Translation By: Edmund Tracey.
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Unknown: Naomi Segal
Unknown: James Naughtie
Talks: James Naughtie
Director: Paul Daniel
Designate: Nicholas Payne
Unknown: Sir Richard Eyre
Manon Lescaut: Rosa Mannion (soprano)
Chevalier des Grieux JOHN: Hudson (tenor)
Lescaut: Ashley Holland (baritone)
Count des Grieux: John Connell (bass)
Guillot de Morfontaine: Anthony Mee (tenor)
De Bretigny: Christopher Booth-Jones (baritone)
Poussette: Gail Pearson (soprano)
Javotte: Sally Harrison (soprano)
Rosette: Nerys Jones (mezzo)
Innkeeper CHRISTOPHER: Speight (baritone)
Guardsmen: Brian Dean (tenor)
: Gary Coward (baritone)
Manon's maid ..: Christine Thompson (soprano)

: Between the Ears

The third of six experiments in creative radio.
I'll Be Watching You. The unblinking eye of the surveillance camera now keeps a perpetual watch over high streets, shopping centres and road junctions. Big Brother is watching us, and we do not seem to mind. This is an audio journey through the world of hidden cameras, webcams, surveillance shops and beyond, with guidance from novelist lain Sinclair. Producer John Goudie


Producer: John Goudie

: Rachmaninov

Dmitri Alexeev (piano) plays a selection of the preludes.


Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: Jazz on 3

A concert from George Russell - one of the greatest living American composers - opens Jazz on 3's contribution to Radio 3's American season. The concert features his 15-piece Living Time Orchestra, Britain's Guy Barker , Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder , and a classical string section drawn from the Guildhall and the Paris Conservatoire. And Brian
Priestley celebrates this week's 40th anniversary of composer/pianist Cecil Taylor 's Looking Ahead.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: George Russell
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Steve Lodder
Pianist: Cecil Taylor
Pianist: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern ,
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.40 Vllla-Lobos Introduction to the Choros Timo Korhonen (guitar),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
2.50 Paul Juon Cello Sonata No 2 in A minor Esther Nyffenegger , Desmond Wright (piano)
3.10 Fritz Brun Symphony No 2 Berne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
3.50 Nicolaus Bruhns Cantata:
Paratum Cor Meum Greta de Reyghere and Jill Feldman
(sopranos), James Bowman
(countertenor), Guy de Mey and Ian Honeyman (tenors), Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort
4.15 Handel Water Music Suite No 1 in FCBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.00 Willem de Fesch Concerto in D
Musica ad Rhenum
5.25 Johann Strauss (son) A Night in Venice (excerpts) Joanne Kolomyjec (soprano), Mark Dubois (tenor), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Michael Stern
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Cello: Paul Juon
Unknown: Esther Nyffenegger
Piano: Desmond Wright
Piano: Fritz Brun
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Unknown: Meum Greta de Reyghere
Sopranos: Jill Feldman
Sopranos: James Bowman
Unknown: Guy de Mey
Tenors: Ian Honeyman
Tenors: Max van Egmond
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Soprano: Joanne Kolomyjec
Soprano: Mark Dubois

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