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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Music Group of London
6.30 Purcell Incidental music:
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
7.15 Trad Irish, arr Carter She Moved through the Fair
Trad Irish, arr Rutter The Lark in the Clear Air Cambridge Singers, members of the City of London Sinfonia, conductor John Rutter
7.45 Mozart Dies Bildnis 1st
Bezaubernd Schon (The Magic Flute) Ian Bostridge (tenor), London Philharmonic, conductor Franz Welser-Most
Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: John Rutter
Unknown: Bezaubernd Schon
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor. Radio 3's long-running Saturday morning review programme returns with a new title and a new presenter.
Andrew McGregor plays some of the newest CDs, and Lucie Skeaping samples some recent recordings of Baroque concertos, including Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico set from violinist Fabio
Biondi and his Italian group Europa Galante , and concerti grossi by Handel from Simon Standage and Collegium Musicum 90.
10.00 Award-winning tenor
Ian Bostridge talks about his recording career and his approach to music making, with songs from his recent Schumann disc. The Radio 3 CD of the Week is Carlos Kleiber 's benchmark recording of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic.
11.00 Building a Library
Geoffrey Smith celebrates this month's Gershwin centenary by recommending a recording of An
American in Paris. Plus more music with a jazzy tinge, including Martinu's Le Jazz.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Presenter: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Europa Galante
Unknown: Simon Standage
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Carlos Kleiber
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Alan Rusbridger , editor of The Guardian. A former chorister at
Guildford Cathedral, a keen amateur clarinettist and a fan of pianist Billy Mayerl , his choices reflect all these interests and also include works by Beethoven, Wagner and George Benjamin.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 5.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Pianist: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: George Benjamin.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Proms Chamber Music 98
Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Mozart, arr Heidenreich The Magic Flute (excerpts)
Sallerl Armonia per un Tempio della Notte
Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375 Repeated from Monday

: Best of 3

Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week, including drama, opera, jazz and the Proms. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Other Karajan

Six programmes in which
Richard Osbome focuses on the great conductor. 1: Undertones of War. The impact of war on Karajan's personality and music making.
Holst Mars (The Planets) Vienna PO Carl Telke
Alte Kameraden Gottfried Sonntag , after Wagner Nibelungen-Marsch
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Wagner-Regeny Die Burger von Calais (Act 2, excerpt)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly
Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor (excerpt) Prussian State Orchestra Bizet Carmen (Card scene)
Leontyne Price (soprano), Vienna PO Shostakovich Symphony No 10 (2nd mvt)
Honegger Symphony No 3 (Liturgique) (3rd mvt) Berlin Philharmonic Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Richard Osbome
Unknown: Carl Telke
Unknown: Gottfried Sonntag
Conductor: Simon Joly
Soprano: Leontyne Price
Soprano: Vienna Po
Producer: Jeremy Hayes
Cornelia: Marie Slorach (soprano)
Joseph Wissant: David Johnston (tenor)

: Artists' Question Time

James Naughtie is in the chair as a panel of musical celebrities answers questions from a studio audience.
This week's panel includes composer James MacMillan , pianist lain Bumside and soprano Margaret Marshall. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: James Naughtie
Pianist: James MacMillan
Soprano: Margaret Marshall.
Producer: Svend Brown

: 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

: Swinging with Uncle Joe

Russell Davies presents a four-part history of jazz under Communism. 3: Musical Coexistence. With the Khrushchev thaw, jazz musicians in the Eastern bloc enjoyed limited freedom and American bands toured with the blessing of Communist authorities both in Russia and eastern Europe. Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Brahms

String Sextet No 2 in G, Op 36
Endellion Quartet, Bruno Giuranna (viola), Stephen Doane (cello)


Viola: Bruno Giuranna
Viola: Stephen Doane

: BBC Proms 98

The Last Night of the Proms
From the Royal Albert Hall , London. The traditional Last
Night festivities draw together this year's Proms themes, with music for Gershwin's centenary, political shenanigans from two Figaro operas, a twinkle of devilish magic in Rachmaninov's Rhapsody and sparkling new works from Hugh Wood and Thomas Ades.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Thomas Hampson (baritone), BBC Singers,
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville
Mozart Non Piu Andrai (The Marriage of Figaro)
Verdi Di Provenza il Mar (La Traviata) Rossini Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)
Hugh Wood Variations for Orchestra (first UK performance)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Also broadcast on BBC2
8.35 And Finally ...
Christopher Cook investigates endings and grand finales - the eccentric ways people finish things off, bow out and ring down the curtain.
9.00 Bernstein Overture: Candide
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Gershwin Nice Work If You Can Get It; Somebody Loves Me; A Foggy Day;
Embraceable You; Fascinating Rhythm Thomas Ades These Premises Are
Alarmed (first London performance)
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Ame Rule, Britannia!
Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem Also broadcast on BBC1
Proms senior producer Riakeman # Brian Kay, p40: BBC Proms 98 double CD offer, pl28


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Thomas Ades.
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Piano: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Verdi Di Provenza
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Thomas Ades

: Books Abmad

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on 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 new historians rewriting Chinese history; unravelling the complexities of language and identity in Singapore; the impact of the Tiger crash on Korean publishing; and the dilemmas of writing in English in Malaysia.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer

: The Mood of the Moment

Daniel Barenboim plays piano music by Schubert.


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, a concert given by Gary Crosby 's Nu Troop at this year's
Cheltenham Festival. Led by bassist Gary Crosby , this exciting sextet play unadulterated modern acoustic jazz embracing every style from swing and bebop to modal and beyond.
Now in their seventh year, Nu Troop have built a solid following and a reputation for powerful and creative performance.
Robert Foudjour (drums), Alex Wilson (piano), Denys Baptiste (tenor saxophone), Tony Kofi (alto/baritone sax), Neil Yates (trumpet/flugel horn/flute)
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Gary Crosby
Bassist: Gary Crosby
Unknown: Robert Foudjour
Piano: Alex Wilson
Piano: Denys Baptiste
Unknown: Tony Kofi
Unknown: Neil Yates
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bavarian RSO, conductor Lorin Maazel , Frank Peter Zimmermann
(violin) Barber Overture: The School for Scandal
Britten Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 2
3.05 Szymanowski Piano Sonata No 2. Op 21 Jerzy Godziszewski
3.55 JC Bach Quintet in G, Op 11 No 2 Les Adieux
4.05 Brahms Eight Piano Pieces, Op 76 Robert Silverman
5.00 Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K301 Christine Enevold ,
Marie Rorbech (piano)
5.15 Bach Singet dem Herm ein Neues Lied, BWV225
Soloists and Chorus of Swiss Radio, Ensemble Vanitas/Diego Fasolis
5.35 Alexina Louie Songs of Paradise
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Unknown: Jerzy Godziszewski
Unknown: Robert Silverman
Unknown: Christine Enevold
Piano: Marie Rorbech
Unknown: Diego Fasolis
Unknown: Alexina Louie
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi

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