With Martin Handley , including Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor,
Op 1 No 12 (La Follia)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.45 Strauss Morgen , Op 27 No 4 Margaret Price (soprano),
Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
7.00 Elgar Concert Allegro Peter Pettinger (piano)
8.00 Bernstein Symphonic Dances: West Side Story
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. William Mival reviews recent recordings of English music including Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Walton.
10.00 Renee Fleming discusses her life as a lieder and opera singer with excerpts from her new recording of Dvorak's opera Rusalka. Radio 3's CD of the Week is Prokofiev's Piano
Concerto No 3 played by Martha Argerich with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit.
11.00 Building a Library
Chris de Souza recommends a version of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, followed by music from the same soundworld, including Schubert's
Octet and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet. Producers Susan Kenyon and Clive Portbury WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is gardening guru and Radio Times columnist Alan Titchmarsh , whose debut novel, Mr MacGregor , is published this month. But apart from gardening and writing,
Alan Titchmarsh also harbours a passion for music, ranging from Allegri and Vivaldi to Elgar, Dvorak and Rachmaninov - with some voices from the Welsh valleys thrown in. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816 Schumann Kreisleriana
Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Elizabeth Clark
Six programmes about the great
Austrian conductor who died in 1989 in which biographer Richard Osborne looks at the musician and the man behind the myth.
3: On with the Motley. Karajan was first and foremost a man of the theatre. Richard Osborne describes the conductor's upbringing in the theatrically charged atmosphere of Max Reinhardt 's Salzburg; his early work in Ulm, Aachen and Berlin; and famous triumphs in Milan, Vienna and Salzburg. With music from across the centuries - from
Monteverdi to Strauss - and reminiscences from contributors including Luciano Pavarotti ,
Christopher Raeburn , Jeffrey Tate and Astrid Varnay.
* Win von Karajan CDs and biography: page 148
Geoffrey Baskerville is in the chair for 45 minutes of diverting conversation as a panel of musical celebrities answers the questions of a studio audience on anything from football to operatic tastes. This week, at the Bath International Festival, cellist
Ralph Kirshbaum describes the horror of interviews, composer Steve Martland pays tribute to Tippett, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie has advice for up-and-coming young professional musicians. Producer Svend Brown
Geoffrey Smith presents another varied selection of jazz tracks suggested by listeners.
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Jazz musicians have drawn on the riches of George Gershwin 's vast musical legacy for some 75 years, adapting his melodies and harmonies to fuel their own flights of inspiration. In this four-part series,
Geoffrey Smith examines the special character of Gershwin's compositions and investigates their appeal to jazz players and singers, surveying some first-rate performances in the process. This first programme includes records by Ella Fitzgerald , Oscar Peterson ,
Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Friday 11.30pm
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Tonight, on the centenary of George Gershwin 's birth, Radio 3 presents a performance of the composer's satirical anti-war, anti-tycoon musical It was created by Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, to a book by George S Kaufman. It opened unsuccessfully in Philadelphia in 1927 and was extensively revised before it eventually opened on Broadway in 1930, where it ran for a respectable 191 performances. Dick Vosburgh introduces a recording of the Lost Musicals Charitable Trust production, a restoration of the 1927 version, given earlier this month at the Barbican, directed for the stage by Ian Marshall Fisher.
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Kevin Amos
During the interval, Dick Vosburgh talks to Anne Kaufman Schneider - daughter of George S Kaufman - about her father's work.
Horace J Fletcher:
Six programmes in which Professor Steve Jones reassesses the legacy of Charles Darwin 's Origin of Species. It was first published in 1859, and few books can have had a more profound effect on how we interpret the world. Even today, scientific enterprise and artistic endeavour are driven by Darwin's lucid prose and artful argument. Over the next six weeks, Steve Jones talks to scientists who are discovering just how natural selection affects almost every aspect of life, and to artists who find the miracle of nature a constant source of inspiration.
Series producers Jim Clarke and Anne McNaught
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Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Yuzuko Horigome (violin), Jonathan Snowden (flute)
Takemitsu Spirit Garden; Far Calls. Coming Far! (first UK performances); I Hear the Water Dreaming
Glazunov Symphony No 7 in F See also Friday 7.30pm
Tonight, a live recording of a trio featuring legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz , pianist Paul Bley and double bass player Charlie Haden , recorded in Glasgow earlier this year. Jez
Nelson talks to Leon Thomas , the creator of the jazz yodel, about his famous collaborations with Pharoah
Sanders. Plus a celebration of Sam
Rivers's 75th birthday.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Netherlands Radio Choir,
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, conductor Edo de Waart
2.20 Debussy Violin Sonata
Peter Oundjian, William Tritt (piano)
2.45 William Brade North German
Dances Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
3.35 Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Verbitsky
4.00 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor Spanish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Yuri Ahronovitch
4.30 Debussy Images (Set 1) Roger Woodward (piano)
5.00 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla KBS Symphony Orchestra, conductor Chi-Young Chung
5.15 Telemann Missa Brevis David
Cordier (alto), Das Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
5.50 Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi