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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135 Tokyo Quartet
6.30 Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 4 in D; No 2 in B flat
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
7.00 Godard Suite de Trois Morceaux
William Bennett (flute),
ECO, conductor Steuart Bedford
8.00 Saint-Saens Pastorale; El Desdichado
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano) Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Flute: William Bennett
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Record Breakers

Edward Seckerson presents a summer season of acclaimed recordings. Grainger I'm Seventeen Come Sunday Monteverdi Choir,
English Country Gardiner Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.04 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D (Notturno) Borodin Quartet
9.13 Faure Requiem (Agnus Dei) Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor John Rutter
9.20 Komgold Violin Concerto Jascha Heifetz , Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
9.42 Britten Folk songs Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.51 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
10.13 Machaut Rose , Liz Gothic Voices
10.19 Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer) Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.41 Puccini Turandot (Act 1, excerpt)
John Alldis Choir, London
Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
11.00 Blind Tasting: Fiona Talkington invites composer
Steve Martland and poet and journalist
Ruth Padel to listen to and compare notes on three recordings of Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate without knowing who the performers are.
11.30 Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini New York Stadium SO, conductor Leopold Stokowski Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: John Rutter
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: MacHaut Rose
Unknown: John Alldis
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Steve Martland
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Producer: Nick Morgan
Tosca: Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Calaf: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to former politician Lord Gowrie, who recently resigned his chairmanship of the Arts Council to become chairman of Development Securities pic. His wide-ranging choice of music includes choral music by Mozart and Brahms, a vintage recording of Caruso singing Verdi, music by Schoenberg and Berg, and contemporary works by Harrison Birtwistle and the brilliant young composer Thomas Ades.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Thomas Ades.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Proms Chamber Music 98
London Winds, director Michael Collins
Ugeti Six Bagatelles
John Woolrlch The Iron Cockerel Sings Barber Summer Music
Janacek Suite: Mladi (Youth) Repeated from last Monday


Director: Michael Collins
Unknown: John Woolrlch

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today. An unlikely cult figure even before his death at the age of 50, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould continues to fascinate. Joanna MacGregor is about to launch her own record label and applauds her late colleague's breadth of vision and refusal to fit into other people's categories. Including music by Bach, Byrd,
Sibelius, Beethoven, Grieg and Berg, plus excerpts from a radio documentary produced by Gould himself. Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: David Mellor
Pianist: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Producer: Nick Morgan

: From Where I'm Sitting

The fifth of six programmes in which pianist lain Burnside goes into the rehearsal room to show how artists build up a performance. This week, he rehearses a selection of Tchaikovsky songs with soprano Joan Rodgers.


Soprano: Joan Rodgers.

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Alun Francis , PaulBoyes(bassoon)
Dvorak Overture: Othello
Hummel Bassoon Concerto in F


Conductor: Alun Francis

: 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

: Take Me Back to New Orleans

Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of the British jazz revival. In the first of four programmes, he looks at jazz in Britain before the classic jazz was rediscovered, and tells of the very first Dixieland band, led by George Webb. With music from the Christy Brothers Stompers, the Crane River Jazz Band, Benny Carter ,
George Chisholm , Humphrey Lyttelton and Graeme Bell.
Producer Dave Batchelor
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: George Webb.
Unknown: Benny Carter
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Graeme Bell.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall ,
London. "I have more tunes in my head than I could put down on paper in a hundred years," said Gershwin, and, in the composer's centenary year, his evergreen folk-opera comes to the Proms for the first time. Its story of human aspirations provides a vivid political parable for our times. Gershwin Porgy and Bess
BBC Singers, Bournemouth
Symphony Chorus, BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Wayne Marshall Act
7.25 Broadway or Carnegie Hall - or Both?
Rodney Greenberg investigates
Gershwin's desire to be taken seriously as a composer of concert music.
7.45 Act 2
9.05 Did Gershwin Get It Wrong? Anthropologist Christopher Davis asks if Gershwin's opera demeans the community which Porgy and Bess inhabit.
9.25 Act 3
* See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Gershwin Porgy
Conductor: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Rodney Greenberg
Unknown: Christopher Davis
Porgy: Willard White (bass)
Bess: Cynthia Haymon (soprano)
Crown: Daniel Washington (baritone)
Sporting Life: Michael Forest (tenor)
Serena: Cynthia Clarey (soprano)
Clara: Maureen Brathwaite (soprano)
Jake: Jonathan Veira (baritone)
Robbins/Nelson: Wills Morgan (tenor)
Maria: Marietta Simpson (soprano)
Peter: Fredrick Martell (tenor)
Lily/Strawberry woman: Hyacinth Nicholls (mezzo)

: Books Abroad

Novelist and critic Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on to the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives. In this programme, the peril of hyperstores, what truckers read on the road, Richard Dooling on books in 2050, and the truth about the Golden Dartboard Award.
Producers Hannah Andrassy and Kate Whitehead. Editor Mary Price


Unknown: Tibor Fischer
Unknown: Richard Dooling
Producers: Hannah Andrassy
Producers: Kate Whitehead.

: Archdukes and Emperors

Italian madrigals by Monteverdi and violin sonatas by Pandolfi Mealli composed for the Austrian nobility. Taverner Consort and Players director Andrew Parrott
Andrew Manze (violin)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord) Fred Jacobs (theorbo)


Unknown: Pandolfi Mealli
Director: Andrew Parrott
Violin: Andrew Manze
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Harpsichord: Fred Jacobs

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, a concert given at New
York's Knitting Factory Jazz Festival in June by American group Harriet Tubman. Taking their name from the inspirational ex-slave and abolitionist who, after escaping slavery in 1835, went on to help over 300 slaves escape to freedom in the north, this recently formed avantgarde power trio pick up where Bill Frisell 's Power Tools left off in the mid-eighties. The trio consists of Henry Threadgill band member JT Lewis on drums, ex-Power Tools bassist Melvin Gibbs and long-time Cassandra Wilson musical director, guitarist Brandon Ross.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Harriet Tubman.
Unknown: Bill Frisell
Unknown: Henry Threadgill
Bassist: Melvin Gibbs
Unknown: Cassandra Wilson
Guitarist: Brandon Ross.
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Paris: Song of a City
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Dussek Sonata in A flat (Le Retour a Paris) Moscheles Rondeau Brillant, Op 54 (Les Charmes de Paris) Uszt Grand Fantasy on Themes from "Les Huguenots"
2.55 Stravinsky Petrushka
Irish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kasper de Roo
3.30 Dukas La Plainte, au Loin, du Faune; Tombeau de Debussy Jean-Francois Heisser (piano)
3.40 Ravel Piano Concerto in G Miklos
Daimay, Iceland SO/Andrew Massey
4.10 Mozart Piano Trio in G, K564 Takacs Trio
4.35 Bach Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
5.05 Ravel La Valse
Quebec Conservatory Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
5.30 Guy Bovet Improvisation on a Theme of Samuel Ducommun
The Composer (organ)
5.50 Leevi Madetoja Elegia
(Symphonic Suite, Op 4) Arto Noras (cello), Tapani Vaista (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Jean-Francois Heisser

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