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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
7.04 George Lloyd Overture: John Socman
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
7.25 Rameau Pièce de Clavecin en
Concert No 4 Trio Sonnerie
8.47 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
Producer Mark Rowlinson
# Face behind the voice: page 117


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: George Lloyd
Unknown: John Socman
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Record Breakers

Edward Seckerson presents a summer season of acclaimed recordings.
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
9.08 Haydn Nelson Mass (Kyrie)
English Concert Choir and Orchestra, director Trevor Pinnock
9.13 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor (2nd mvt)
Leningrad Philharmonic , conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
9.26 Faure Piano Quintet No 1 in D minor, Op 89 (1st mvt)
Domus, Anthony Marwood (violin)
9.37 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Moscow Chamber Orchestra,
Bath Festival Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai
10.00 Tchaikovsky, arr Pletnev
Rose Adagio (The Sleeping Beauty) Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
10.06 Elgar Sea Pictures Janet Baker (soprano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
10.36 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe (Part 3)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
11.00 Blind Tasting:
Fiona Talkington invites singer
Emma Kirkby and trumpeter Philip Jones to listen to and compare notes on three recordings of Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord Alway without knowing who the performers are.
11.30 Barber Violin Concerto
Isaac Stern , New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Leningrad Philharmonic
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Soprano: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Singer: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Philip Jones
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley's interview with Manfred Sturmer, the 112-year-old Viennese percussionist and poker player whose unbelievable reminiscences of bath time with Brahms and betting with Bartok astounded and entertained Radio 3 listeners last Christmas.


Interviewer: Michael Berkeley
Interviewee: Manfred Sturmer [John Sessions]

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Proms Chamber Music 98
Catherine Bott (soprano), London Baroque, director Charles Medlam Gasparini Cantata: Quanto Sei
Corelll Trio Sonata in G, Op 1 No 9 Fede Bellezze Voi Siete; Sei por Dolce; Sonata in D minor
Scarlatti Cantata: Correa Nel Seno
Repeated from Monday


Soprano: Catherine Bott
Director: Charles Medlam

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world of today. Leonard Bernstein was a man of extremes in his personal life as well as in his often controversial performances. David Mellor talks to Bernstein's biographer Humphrey Burton about the relationship
Bernstein had with London's musical scene as a composer and as a conductor.
Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Finale) Philharmonia, director Leonard Bernstein (piano) Mahler Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) (excerpt) Orpington Junior Singers.
Highgate School Boys' Choir,
Finchley Children's Music Group, Leeds Festival Chorus,
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (excerpt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein There's a Law (Trouble in Tahiti)
Julian Patrick (bass-baritone), Columbia Wind Ensemble, conducted by the Composer
Elgar Enigma Variations (excerpts) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein Glitter and Be Gay; I Am Easily Assimilated (Candide)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Clive Portbury


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Talks: David Mellor
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Bass-Baritone: Julian Patrick
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Clive Portbury
Cunegonde: June Anderson(soprano)
Old lady: Christa Ludwig(mezzo)

: Steven Isserlis and Friends

Joshua Bell and Pamela Frank (violins), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Steven Isserlis (cello),
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in B flat,
Op 22
Mozart Duo in G for Violin and Viola, K423
Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81


Violins: Pamela Frank
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

: 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

In the final programme, Humphrey Lyttelton remembers the banjo spurners who avoided both pop stardom and riches. And he looks back at the legacy of 50 years of British traditional jazz revival. Producer Dave Batchelor
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Schumann and Mahler

Barbara Bonney (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Robert Schumann Widmung ; Der
Nussbaum; Mignon (Myrthen, Op 25) Clara Schumann Six Songs, Op 13 Alma Mahler In Meiner Vaters
Garten; Ekstase; Der Erkennende
Gustav Mahler Fruhlingsmorgen ; Errinerung; Ich Ging mit Lust Repeat


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Robert Schumann Widmung
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Meiner Vaters
Unknown: Gustav Mahler Fruhlingsmorgen

: BBC Proms 98

Tonight at the Royal Albert Hall , colour and verve in a new work by Magnus Lindberg written for the first Sibelius Conductors
Competition. Alongside it, Beethoven's grandest concerto, pitting the soloist against the full might of the orchestra, and Stravinsky's primeval ballet, which has made its mark on the whole course of 20th-century music. Robert Levin (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Magnus Undberg Arena (first London performance)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
8.30 Le Fanfare
In the villages of the Minervois, mayhem ensues as a very dubious band attempts to get its show on the road. Novelist Christopher Hope reads his own short story, commissioned by Radio 3 with BBC Music Magazine.
8.50 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Repeated Tuesday 2pm
* Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: p36


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Piano: Robert Levin
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Magnus Undberg Arena
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Books Abroad

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world. This week, the journey from French outsider to bestseller, Hungarian as the language of defeat, Estonian novelist Emile Tode on borders, and the books read by Belgians.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer
Unknown: Emile Tode

: Guillaume Dufay

The Hilliard Ensemble perform the great French Renaissance composer's mass Se la Face ay Pale, interspersed with some of his motets, in a BBC invitation concert recorded earlier this year in St Alban's Church, London.

: Jazz on 3

Tonight's concert features the octet of British saxophonist Julian Arguelles , recorded at the Cheltenham Festival in April. Arguelles is acknowledged both as a distinctive, lyrical improviser and a prodigious composing talent. His octet is an all-star British line-up including lain Dixon on tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet.
Django Bates on E-flat peck horn, Mark Bassey on trombone, Mike Walker on guitar. Nikki lies on piano, Steve Watts on bass and Martin France on drums.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Julian Arguelles
Clarinet: Django Bates
Horn: Mark Bassey
Unknown: Mike Walker
Piano: Steve Watts
Piano: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Murray Perahia (piano), Bavarian RSO/Lorin Maazel
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat; Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.35 Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello Denes Kovacs (violin), Miklos Perenyi (cello)
3.00 Wolf Geistliche Lieder Capella Nova Graz , conductor Otto Kargl
3.15 Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Calgary PO/Mario Bernardi
3.55 Hans Huber Sonata No 4 in B flat
Esther Nyffenegger (cello)
4.30 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) Amsterdam Bach Soloists
5.05 Brahms Intermezzo in A,
Op 118 No 2 Jane Coop (piano)
5.25 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals Ensemble of the Festival of Sound, Ontario/James Campbell
5.50 Diepenbrock Les Chats Robert Hall (baritone), Rudolf Jansen (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Murray Perahia
Violin: Denes Kovacs
Cello: Miklos Perenyi
Conductor: Capella Nova Graz
Conductor: Otto Kargl
Unknown: Hans Huber
Cello: Esther Nyffenegger
Soloists: Amsterdam Bach
Soloists: Brahms Intermezzo
Baritone: Robert Hall
Baritone: Rudolf Jansen

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