With Martin Handley , including Haydn String Quartet in B flat,
Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Alberni Quartet 7.00 Rossini Miei Rampolli
Femminini (La Cenerentola)
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, conductor James Levine
7.45 Copland The Cat and the Mouse Eric Parkin (piano)
8.40 Komgold Film music: The Sea Hawk (excerpts)
National Philharmonic, conductor Charles Gerhardt
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of the month's new releases.
Roderick Swanston has been listening to recent recordings of Baroque choral music by Bach and Handel.
10.00 Marc-Andre Hamelin discusses his new recordings of Medtner piano sonatas and other knuckle-crunchers.
Radio 3's Disc of the Week is the Portland Baroque Orchestra's recording of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364, with soloists Pavlo Beznosiuk (viola) and Monica Huggett (violin), who also directs.
11.00 Building a Ubrary lain Burnside recommends a version of Grieg's Peer Gynt, followed by other examples of incidental music, including Mendelssohn's A
Midsummer Night's Dream and Schubert's Rosamunde.
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is the Duke of Kent, whose many public activities include support for major sporting events such as the All-England Lawn Tennis
Championships at Wimbledon. In private he is a passionate music lover and his choices today include Bach's great Mass in B minor (the Duke and Duchess of Kent are both members of the Bach choir),
Schubert's Nacht und Traume, a Chopin nocturne played by Arthur Rubinstein , an extract from Mozart's
Hunt string quartet, and three operatic excerpts, two from
Wagner's Gotterdammerung (the Dawn Duet and Siegfried's Rhine Journey) and the lovers' farewell from the last act of Janacek's Katya Kabanova.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Noriko Ogawa (piano)
Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 4 in D; No 5 in G minor; No 6 in E flat Mitsukuri Night Rhapsody; Sakkura Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 Repeat
Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown
The Hypnotist. A mesmeric figure on the rostrum, Karajan was also one of the finest ever rehearsers of an orchestra. In the fourth of his six-part series on the great Austrian conductor, Richard Osborne discusses the hypnotist who was also a realist. With contributions from Vladimir Ashkenazy ,
Walter Legge , Lorin Maazel , Simon Rattle and Jeffrey Tate.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat (1st mvt)
Berlin Philharmonic Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte (Act 1, excerpt)
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) (1st mvt) Berlin Philharmonic
Waldteufel The Skaters' Waltz
Webem Symphony, Op 21 Berlin Philharmonic
James Naughtie is in the chair for 45 minutes of diverting conversation as a panel of musical celebrities tackles questions from an audience at the Covent Garden Festival. Panellists are soprano Lillian Watson , tenor Robert Tear and composer Alisdair Nicolson. What is the strangest place in which Lillian Watson has sung? And what role would she give heritage secretary Chris Smith in A Midsummer Night's Dream? Producer David McGuinness
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With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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Geoffrey Smith continues his four-part series on jazz interpretations of the music of George Gershwin. In the second programme, he asks why I Got Rhythm has proved so popular with jazz musicians, who improvise not only on the melody but also the chords. Examples occur in Dizzy Atmosphere by Dizzy Gillespie,
Rhythm-a-ning by Thelonious Monk,
Lester Leaps In by Lester Young , and Oleo by Sonny Rollins. Other interpretations include pianist Art Tatum at work on Liza, and clarinettist Benny Goodman on Nice Work if You Can Get It.
Repeated Friday 11.30pm
The Flying Dutchman
Wagner's first mature opera, in a performance given at this year's
Bayreuth Festival. A mysterious ship sails into port with a ghostly crew led by a Dutch captain. The village beauty, Senta, succumbs to his charms, but will her love be strong enough to lift the curse that compels him endlessly to sail the seas? It is a theme that in various guises was to haunt Wagner throughout his later operas.
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Peter Schneider
In this series of Blue Skies,
Professor Steve Jones assesses the legacy of Charles Darwin 's Origin of Species. In the second of six programmes, Steve Jones looks at how the natural history of islands helped Darwin to develop his theory of evolution.
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Ursula Smith and Malcolm Martineau (piano) perform this little-known but compelling sonata.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Noriko Ogawa (piano), Craig Ogden (guitar) Takemltsu Riverrun ; Spectral
Canticle (first UK performance) Glazunov Symphony No 8
Tonight's programme features a live recording of alto saxophonist Greg Osby playing at New York's Knitting Factory earlier this year. In the 1980s, Osby was a leading figure in the New York jazz movement
M-Base. Frustrated by convention, he was Blue Note's first artist to explore the fusion of jazz with hip-hop and is noted for his inspirational improvisations. He is joined here by Jason Moran on piano, Alshi Osada on bass, and Rodney Green on drums. Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A concert given in Warsaw Castle by Musica Antiqua Koln , directed by Reinhard Goebel. Much of the music is associated with Poland; it includes a canzona by the Polish Baroque composer Adam Jarzebski and a Polish sonata by Carlo Farina , culminating in Bach's canons from the Goldberg Variations.
2.20 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Slovenian Trio,
Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Samo Hubad
3.20 Kodaly Sonata for Solo Cello, Op 8 Csaba Onczay (cello)
4.10 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Royal Danish Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
5.00 Handel Water Music: Suite
No 3 in G
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.25 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
5.40 Britten The Young Person's
Guide to the Orchestra (On a Theme by Purcell) Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Milen Nachev