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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Schumann Faust Overture
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
7.40 Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris)
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
8.15 Mendelssohn Rondo Brilliant in E flat
Stephen Hough (piano),
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
8.45 Balakirev In Bohemia
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Mendelssohn Rondo
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of the month's newest releases. Geoffrey Smith reviews recent recordings of symphonies by Schubert, Dvorak, Brahms and Bruckner.
10.00 Steven Isserlis , a great populariser of the cello repertoire, discusses his new album, Cello World.
Radio 3's Disc of the Week is
Mitsuko Uchida 's recording of Schubert's Piano Sonata in A, D959.
11.00 Building a Library
Lucie Skeaping recommends a version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Followed by concertos by Corelli, Stravinsky and Tippett.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed] or consult CEEFAX on BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is publisher Tom Rosenthal who, in the course of a successful and distinguished career, has fostered the talents of an illustrious list of authors including Doris Lessing , Tom Sharpe and John le Carre. He was also responsible for commissioning David Cairns 's biography of Berlioz. Tom Rosenthal is a great opera lover, and his choices include excerpts from operas by Beethoven (Fidelio), Berlioz (Les Troyens),
Britten (Peter Grimes ), Tchaikovsky (The Queen of Spades) and Verdi (Otello). He also chooses works by Bach, Janacek, Richard Strauss and Manuel de Falla.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Tom Rosenthal
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: David Cairns
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Trio Fontenay
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor Repeated from Monday

: Best of 3

Award-winning novelist
Bernard MacLaverty is in the chair this week, making his own choice of highlights from the week's programming on Radio 3.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Other Karaian

Love and Death. To conclude the series on the great Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan,
Richard Osborne tells the story of Karajan's pain-racked and politically troubled final years and explores his lifelong preoccupation with music concerned with love, death, dissolution and transcendence. With excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Mahler's Symphony No 9, the Barcarolle from Offenbach's rates of Hoffmann and Josef Strauss 's Waltz: Music of the Spheres.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Josef Strauss
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Artists' Question Time

Janice Forsyth is in the chair for 45 minutes of diverting conversation as a panel of musical celebrities tackles questions from a studio audience in Kirkwall Town Hall, Orkney. Panellists are composer Sir Peter Maxwell
Davies, conductor Martyn Brabbins and keyboard player and conductor Nicholas McGegan. Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: Janice Forsyth
Unknown: Sir Peter Maxwell
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents another vibrant and varied selection of jazz tracks requested by listeners around the country.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London, W1A 4WW
FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: 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 last of four programmes on jazz interpretations of music by the great American composer, Geoffrey Smith presents a composite performance of Porgy and Bess given by an all-star cast of jazz singers and players. Performers include Ella Fitzgerald , Louis Armstrong ,
Cleo Laine , Ray Charles , Sidney Bechet , Miles Davis , Gil Evans and Billie
Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Sidney Bechet
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Gil Evans
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Opera on 3

Rusalka Dvorak 's opera about a water spirit who falls in love with a prince and takes on human form only to discover the treachery and cruelty of men and women. This is a new revival by English National Opera of David Pountney's production, in which the story is interpreted as an allegory of adolescent longing and the loss of innocence. Dvorak started work on Rusalka at the time that Sigmund Freud 's The
Interpretation of Dreams was published (which opened up for the first time the world of the subconscious) and it is in that Freudian world of symbols - particularly of moon and water - that the director David Pountney and designer Stefanos Lazardis set their production for ENO, which was first seen in 1983. Rusalka's wish to change from her fishy, water-nymph state into a hot-blooded human is a metaphor for a girl's passage from childhood into sexual maturity at the turn of the century. The whole opera is set in an anything-but-cosy
Edwardian nursery, where everything is a virginal white. This performance was given last month at the London Coliseum.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Rusalka Dvorak
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Director: David Pountney
Designer: Stefanos Lazardis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Rusalka: Susan Patterson(soprano)
Prince: Robert Brubaker(tenor)
Water Spirit: John Connell(bass)
Jezibaba: Catherine Savory(mezzo)
Foreign princess: Janice Cairns(soprano)
Kitchen boy: Nerys Jones(mezzo)
Huntsman: Roberto Salvatori(baritone)
First wood nymph: Denise Mulholland(soprano)
Second wood nymph: Mary Nelson(soprano)
Third wood nymph: Emer McGilloway(mezzo)
Gamekeeper: Dominic Natoli(tenor)

: Blue Skies

The series of programmes in which Professor Steve Jones assesses the legacy of Charles Darwin 's Origin of Species.
Imprints. Fossils both intrigued and perplexed Darwin. Their mere presence seemed to provide ample evidence of "the origin", but the patchy glimpse of prehistory they provided allowed his critics to attack his theories: where, for example, was the animal halfway between a lizard and a bird? Where were the fish that first walked on the land?
This week's programme attempts to provide answers to these fundamental questions and looks for "fossilised" human behaviour that may give us clues as to how our ancestors thought.
Producers Jim Clarke and Anne McNaught


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producers: Jim Clarke
Producers: Anne McNaught

: Guarneri Quartet

Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6
Faure String Quartet in E minor, Op 121
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, a concert given in July at the Barbican Centre, London, by the Roy Haynes Trio. In the course of a long, distinguished career, veteran drummer Roy Haynes has worked with a host of jazz giants, from
Lester Young and Charlie Parker through John Coltrane , Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk to Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. The quintessential small-group drummer appears here with pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Roy Haynes Trio.
Unknown: Roy Haynes
Unknown: Lester Young
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Chick Corea
Unknown: Pat Metheny.
Pianist: Danilo Perez
Bassist: John Patitucci.
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in E, Op 109: in A flat, Op 110: in C minor, Op 111
Alfred Brendel
2.25 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
3.05 Ravel String Quartet in F Australian Quartet
4.30 Uszt Grandes Etudes de
Paganini Mijoo Lee (piano)
5.20 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100
Dene Olding , Max Olding (piano) Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Piano: Paganini Mijoo Lee
Unknown: Dene Olding
Piano: Max Olding

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