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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Bach Flute Sonata No I in B minor, BWV1030
William Bennett ,
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
6.45 Strauss Befreit , Op 39 No 4; Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8
Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
7.15 Saint-Saens, arr Glennie
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Evelyn Glennie (percussion), National Philharmonic, conductor Barry Wordsworth
8.00 Ives, orch William Schuman Variations on "America"
New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: William Bennett
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Harpsichord: Strauss Befreit
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: William Schuman
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

Gramophone Awards Special
Andrew McGregor goes to the 1998 Gramophone Awards, featuring interviews with the winning artists and extended excerpts from the prize-winning discs. The awards are a feast of this year's best recordings, from operatic and orchestral music to music theatre and film scores.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed]0300 or consult CEEFAX on BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Gilbert Kaplan , an American businessman and Mahler enthusiast.
Having made a fortune on Wall
Street, he has since devoted his life to studying Mahler - particularly the Symphony No 2, which he taught himself how to conduct. This month, he celebrates the tenth anniversary of his bestselling recording of the work with another London performance, at the Royal Albert Hall. Naturally enough, Mahler features prominently in his list of musical passions.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Gilbert Kaplan
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Skampa Quartet, Melvyn Tan (piano) Janacek String Quartet No I (Kreutzer Sonata)
Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81 Repeated from last Monday


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Melvyn Tan

: Best of 3

Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Other Karajan

A Leader of Suggestive Power. In the penultimate part of his series on the great Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan, Richard Osborne considers questions of politics, power and perfectionism; the nature of Karajan's command of the orchestra; and his often ambivalent attitude to recording. The programme includes part of Karajan's 1943 recording of Brahms's Symphony No 1 in C minor with the Concergebouw Orchestra, plus music by Beethoven, Britten,
Ravel, Rossini, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky played by the Philharmonia, the Turin Radio
Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.


Unknown: Richard Osborne

: Artists' Question Time

Natalie Wheen is in the chair for 45 minutes of diverting conversation as a panel of musical celebrities tackles questions from a studio audience in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Panellists are cellist Julian Lloyd
Webber, pianist Kathryn Stott and pianist, organist and conductor Wayne Marshall.
Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Julian Lloyd
Pianist: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Wayne Marshall.
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces a vibrant selection of requests from listeners. Producer Derek Drescher Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London. W1A 4WW
FAX: [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Opera on 3

Don Carlos
One of Verdi's grandest operas: his moving setting of Friedrich Schiller 's drama of conflict between love, honour, loyalty and political ambition in a new production of the composer's revised, more compact, four-act version. Don Carlos , the heir to the Spanish throne, takes the side of the Flemish, fighting for their independence against Carlos's father, King Philip II, and the sinister Grand Inquisitor. This act of filial disobedience is aggravated by Carlos's love for Elisabeth, his father's new young wife. Sung in Italian.
Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Conlon
7.10 Why Do We All Hate Philip So? Was Philip II of Spain too conscientious to appeal to the likes of Schiller and Verdi? Novelist Adrian
Mourby asks why some monarchs are loved by history and others loathed. The words of the real and operatic Philip are read by Peter Jeffrey , and the testimony of those who knew the king is spoken by Cyril Shaps and Alice Arnold. Repeat
7.30 Act 2
8.10 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by writer and broadcaster Christopher Cook and Dermot Clinch , music critic of New Statesman, to review the latest books on music. This month, a comprehensive new history of jazz, a biography exploring the extraordinary musical talent of Jacqueline du Pre, and A Women Scorn'd - Responses to the Dido Myth.
8.30 Acts 3 and 4


Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: Friedrich Schiller
Unknown: Don Carlos
Conductor: James Conlon
Read By: Peter Jeffrey
Spoken By: Cyril Shaps
Spoken By: Alice Arnold.
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Dermot Clinch
Unknown: Dido Myth.
Don Carlos: Neil Shicoff(tenor)
Philip II: Samuel Ramey(bass)
Rodrigo: Vladimir Chernov(baritone)
Grand lnquisitor: Kristinn Sigmundsson(bass)
Elisabeth de Valois: Carol Vaness(soprano)
Princess Eboli: Dolora Zajick(mezzo)
Old monk: Michael Druiett(bass)
Tebaldo: Isabelle Cals(soprano)
Voice from heaven: Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano)
Count of Lerma: Hugh Smith(tenor)

: Blue Skies: Struggle

The series continues in which Professor Steve Jones assesses the legacy of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.
Tennyson's famous description "nature red in tooth and claw" predates Origin of Species by almost a decade, but it was Charles Darwin who realised that the brutal struggle that seems to characterise animals' lives is the driving force of evolution. Does all great creation result from struggle, or is this the oldest artistic cliche in the book?
Professor Steve Jones investigates. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Professor Steve Jones

: Spanish Dances

Pianist Alicia de Larrocha plays a selection of Granados's Danzas


Pianist: Alicia de Larrocha

: S'Wonderful, S'Marvellous

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 the penultimate programme, Geoffrey Smith concentrates on singers. He includes How Long Has This Been Going On? by Lee Wiley , S'Wonderful by Joe Williams , The Man I Love by Billie Holiday, Stiff
Upper Lip by Maureen McGovern and Let's Call the Whole Thing Off by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Lee Wiley
Unknown: Joe Williams
Unknown: Maureen McGovern
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.

: Jazz on 3

Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival, tonight's concert features the unusual line-up of saxophone, piano and vibraphone. Two leading British musicians - saxophonist
Tim Garland and pianist Jason Rebello - team up with the exciting American vibes player Joe Locke to create some melodic and robust jazz. And in the week that marks the birth in 1919 and death in 1990 of drummer, educator and bandleader Art Blakey , saxophonist
Jean Toussaint celebrates his work.
American-born Toussaint was a member of Blakey's Jazz
Messengers band in one of its last incarnations in the 1980s, but since its formation in 1954, the band has also contributed to the musical education of Jackie McLean , Freddie Hubbard , Wynton Marsalis , Keith Jarrett and Joanne Brackeen.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Tim Garland
Pianist: Jason Rebello
Unknown: Joe Locke
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Jean Toussaint
Unknown: Jackie McLean
Unknown: Freddie Hubbard
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Keith Jarrett
Unknown: Joanne Brackeen.
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
* Face behind the Voice: page 149
1.00 Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel , perform German songs and dances from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Their programme includes
Hollaender, Christopher Simpson , Scheidt, Johann Meder and others from Munich, Hamburg and beyond.
3.00 Machaut Messe de Notre Dame
Oxford Camerata, director Jeremy Summerly
3.40 Milhaud La Creation du Monde
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.35 Paganini Sonata Concertanta in A, Op 61 Tamaz Lorenz (violin), Jerko Novak (guitar)
5.00 Grieg Four Norwegian Dances Bratislava Radio Symphony
Orchestra/Robert Stankovsky
5.35 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200 Bratislava RSO/Ludovit Rajter Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Christopher Simpson
Unknown: Johann Meder
Director: Jeremy Summerly
Violin: Tamaz Lorenz
Guitar: Jerko Novak
Producer: Peter Thresh

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