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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Schubert Five Minuets and Six Trios,
0891 Musici de Montreal, conductor Yuli Turovsky
7.25 Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G minor, BWV1058
Robert Woolley , Purcell Quartet
7.50 Weinberger Schwanda the Bagpiper (Polka; Fugue) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
8.30 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
London Symphony Orchestra, director Andre Previn (piano) Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
Unknown: Robert Woolley
Unknown: Weinberger Schwanda
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Piano: Andre Previn
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Record Review

With Jonathan Swain.
9.00 Building a Library
Roderick Swanston compares the currently available recordings of Purcell's stage works. Roger Nichols reviews new orchestral releases, including Ravel from Bernard Haitink , Gounod from Neville Marriner , and Stravinsky from Valery Gergiev. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Valery Gergiev.

: Record Release

Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
10.25 Gounod Symphony No 1 in D Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.52 Faure, orch Gaubert Romance Chantal Juillet (violin),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.00 Ravel La Valse
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Reissues

Patrick O'Connor investigates some of the treasures from the Preiser label, including performances of Wagner from the 1940s with singers such as Set Svanholm and Paul
Schoffler, Strauss's opera Daphne with Maria Reining in the title role, and Strauss accompanying singers in his own songs.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Maria Reining
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is poet and journalist Blake Morrison, whose delving into the darker side of human nature recently produced As If, his acclaimed book on the infamous murder of toddler James Bulger. Morrison recently collaborated with composer Gavin Bryars on the opera Dr Ox's Experiment - which will be broadcast this Wednesday - and has provided a new translation for a staged version of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder. Both composers feature in his choice of music, together with a variety of works, from Schubert to Stevie Wonder.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: James Bulger.
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Stevie Wonder.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Leopold String Trio
Dohnanyl Serenade, Op 10
Beethoven String Trio in G, Op 9 No 1 Repeated from Monday

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past. The playing of the Russian cellist Daniil Shafran captivated
Steven Isserlis when, as a boy, he heard his cello teacher give a lecture about him. A product of the Soviet system, Shafran managed to preserve a full-blooded Russian romanticism, though he was too individual for some tastes, as Isserlis found when he brought Shafran to England shortly before his death. With excerpts from: Debussy, arr Gurt Petite Suite Anton Ginzburg (piano)
Tchaikovsky The Seasons Nina Musinian (piano)
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821
Lydia Pecherskaya (piano)
Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No 1 All-Union Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Estonian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto USSR SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Daniil Shafran
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Anton Ginzburg
Piano: Nina Musinian
Piano: Lydia Pecherskaya
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: In Character

The fifth of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles. American soprano Dawn Upshaw talks about her role as Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and how it contrasts with Broadway musicals.


Talks: Edward Seckerson
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Unknown: Anne Trulove

: Gillian Weir

Langlais Incantation pour un Jour Saint Dupre Cortege et Litanie, Op 19 Durufle Prélude sur I'lntroit de
Epiphanie Boellmann Versets sur "L'Adoro Te"
Demessleux Rorate Caeli , Op 8 No 1; Adeste Fideles, Op 8 No 2; Te Deum, Op 11


Unknown: Dupre Cortege
Unknown: Epiphanie Boellmann Versets
Unknown: Demessleux Rorate Caeli

: 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

In the final programme, American singer Tony Bennett and his long-time musical director Ralph Sharon talk to Mel Hill about their modus operandithe selection of material, tempi and keys, the choice of arranger, and the structure of their concerts.
Producer Derek Drescher. Rptd Friday 11.30pm


Singer: Tony Bennett
Director: Ralph Sharon
Unknown: Mel Hill
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Opera on 3

In Strauss's first opera - set in 13th-century Germany - Guntram is a minnesinger, a freedom-loving composer-poet who combats the tyranny of Duke Robert, falls in love with Robert's wife Freihild and finally renounces the world.
HUBERT DANY (bass). CINVENT LECORNIER (bass) Chorus of Radio France,
French National Orchestra, conductor Christof Perick


Conductor: Christof Perick
Freihild: Susan Anthony(soprano)
Guntram: Gary Lakes(tenor)
Old Duke: Jan-Hendrik Rootering(bass)
Buffoon: Lennart Stregard(tenor)
Friedhold: Peter Scheidegger(bass)
Robert: Johann Werner Prein(baritone)
Old woman: Corneua Wulkopf(contralto)
Old man: Ragnar Ulfung(tenor)
First young man: Sami Luttinen(bass)
Second young man: Andreas Kohn(bass)
Messenger: Patrick Ivorra(baritone)
Vassals: Mario Castagnetti(bass),

: Marc-Andre Hamelin

A recital by the Canadian pianist given last year at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816 Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op 117 7 Uszt Fantasia and Fugue on the Theme BACH
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D960

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Matthias Bamert
Frank Martin Passacaglia
Michael Haydn Symphony in D Martin The Four Elements


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Frank Martin Passacaglia
Conductor: Michael Haydn Symphony

: The Brains Trust

Joan Bakewell chairs the revival of the classic discussion programme. originally launched in 1941 on BBC radio's Home Service, in which leading minds in the fields of art, science, religion and philosophy debate important philosophical questions. With Dr Theodore Zeldin ,
Professor Steven Rose , Angela Tilby and Ben Okri. Producer Amanda Hancox
ADDRESS for questions: The Brains Trust. BBC North, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Dr Theodore Zeldin
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Ben Okri.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Jazz on 3

Continuing the American season, Jazz on 3 presents a concert by drummer Paul Motian 's trio, featuring Bill Frisell on guitar and Joe Lovano on saxophone, recorded at London's Barbican Centre earlier this year.
Motian began his career in mid-fifties New York and played extensively with Bill Evans and Paul Bley in the late fifties and early sixties. Frequently associated with bassist Charlie
Haden and pianist Keith Jarrett , he has led his own groups since 1977. Also tonight, writer and photographer Val Wilmer remembers the important musicians among the passengers on the Empire Windrush 50 years ago.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Paul Motian
Unknown: Bill Frisell
Unknown: Joe Lovano
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Paul Bley
Pianist: Keith Jarrett
Unknown: Val Wilmer
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.15 Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Mariss Jansons , Waltraud Meier (soprano)
Chausson Poeme de /'Amour et de la
Mer Strauss An Alpine Symphony
2.55 Machaut Longuement Me Sui Tenus (Lai de Bonne Esperance)
Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly
3.20 Schubert String Quintet in C. D956 Martin Chaulifour and Misha Keylin (violins), Erika Eckert (viola),
Young-Chang Cho , Judith Glyde (cellos)
4.10 Einar Englund Piano Concerto No 2 Eero Heinonen , Finnish RSO, conductor Ulf Soderblom
5.05 Donizetti Sinfonia for Wind
Bratislava Chamber Harmony
5.20 Fredrik Pacius Violin Concerto
Jorma Rahkonen , Finnish RSO, conductor Okko Kamu
5.50 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 46 No 2 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (piano duet)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Soprano: Waltraud Meier
Unknown: Mer Strauss
Unknown: Sui Tenus
Unknown: Martin Chaulifour
Violins: Misha Keylin
Violins: Erika Eckert
Viola: Young-Chang Cho
Cellos: Judith Glyde
Piano: Einar Englund
Unknown: Eero Heinonen
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Violin: Fredrik Pacius
Unknown: Jorma Rahkonen
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Piano: Leslie Kinton

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