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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Tchaikovsky Dumka , Op 59 Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
7.03 Eigar Sospiri
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
7.43 Mozart Tutto e Disposto ... Aprite un Po' Quegl'Occhi (The Marriage of Figaro)
Samuel Ramey (bass), London
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
8.03 Saint-Saens Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op 79
William Bennett (flute), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), James Campbell (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano) Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Dumka
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Mozart Tutto
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Georg Solti
Flute: William Bennett
Flute: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: James Campbell
Clarinet: Julius Drake
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of this month's new releases.
Robert Hollingworth reviews recent recordings of early English music, from 13th-century chant and polyphony to Tallis and Byrd.
10.00 Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter discusses her new recording of Beethoven's violin sonatas and casts a backward glance over her career so far.
Radio 3's Disc of the Week:
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Garrick Ohlsson ,
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
11.00 Building a Library
Jeremy Sams recommends a version of Puccini's La Bohème, followed by music by Catalani and Mascagni.
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: Robert Hollingworth
Unknown: Garrick Ohlsson
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is American writer and academic
Erich Segal , known to millions all over the world for his bestselling novel Love Story, which was filmed with Ryan O'Neal and AN McGraw as the doomed lovers. Segal once collaborated with the Beatles on the screenplay of Yellow Submarine, and a Beatles song is among his musical choices, plus works by Tallis, Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Shostakovich, and a song from HMS Pinafore. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Erich Segal
Unknown: Ryan O'Neal
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Swedish-born pianist Peter Jablonski performs music by the two piano giants of the 19th century.
Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Peter Jablonski (piano)
Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
Chopin Mazurkas: in C sharp minor, Op 6 No 2; in C, Op 56 No 2; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in C, Op 24 No 2; in A minor, Op 68 No 2
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies: No 11 in A minor; No 3 in B flat; No 15 in A minor Repeated from Monday


Pianist: Peter Jablonski
Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Piano: Liszt Ballade

: Best of 3

Novelist Bernard MacLaverty picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Producer: Svend Brown

: One Hundred Years of the Yellow Label

The History of Deutsche Grammophon In 1887, Emil Berliner patented his new invention - the gramophone - and by 1898 Berliner and his brother Joseph had scraped together the money to open the world's first record-pressing factory. By 1902,
Berliner and producer Fred Gaisberg had discovered an artist who was prepared to commit his voice to the recording process - Enrico Caruso. In six programmes, Stephen Johnson explores the history of this great record company, talking to artists, critics and record executives.
1: From 1898 to the Present Day Producers Lyndon Jones and Martin Smith


Unknown: Emil Berliner
Producer: Fred Gaisberg
Unknown: Enrico Caruso.
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producers: Lyndon Jones
Producers: Martin Smith

: Artists' Question Time

Natalie Wheen is in the chair as a panel of musical celebrities tackles questions from a studio audience in Cheltenham Town Hall. Panellists are pianist Joanna MacGregor , oboist Nicholas Daniel and composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
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: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Mississippi Goddam

Nina Simone 's career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought her worldwide fame - but not always happiness. Helen Mayhew presents the story of a woman who changed jazz music and her country. In the first of three programmes, she explores
Simone's early years. Her story is told through her own words from a recent interview, and through her mother Mary, her brother Sam, guitarist
Al Schackman , music critic John Fordham , and jazz singer Dianne Reeves. See Friday's radio choices on page 139. Producer Sonia Beldom
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Helen Mayhew
Guitarist: Al Schackman
Unknown: John Fordham
Singer: Dianne Reeves.
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: Opera on 3

Jonathan Dove 's new comic opera, written to a libretto by playwright April de Angelis, in its world premiere production by Richard Jones for
Glyndebourne Touring Opera. The work is set in an airport lounge, where various passengers and crew, subject to one of those almost inevitable airport delays, all prove to have hang-ups of various kinds.
There is even a refugee for whom the airport has become home. By the end, when all but the refugee are finally on board, the conflicts have been resolved. This performance was given last Thursday at Glyndebourne and is introduced by Piers BurtorvPage. immigration officer ...RICHARD VAN ALLAN (bass) Glyndebourne Touring Opera
Orchestra, conductor David Parry


Unknown: Jonathan Dove
Production By: Richard Jones
Introduced By: Piers Burtorvpage.
Bass: Richard van Allan
Conductor: David Parry
Refugee: Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Controller: Claron McFadden (soprano)
Bill: Richard Coxon (tenor)
Tina: Mary Plazas(soprano)
Older woman: Nuala Willis (mezzo)
Stewardess: Ann Taylor (mezzo)
Steward: Garry Magee (baritone)
Minskman: Steven Page (baritone)
Minskwoman: Anne Mason (mezzo)

: Blue Skies

Professor Steve Jones assesses the legacy of Charles Darwin 's Origin of Species. 5: Groups within Groups Darwin's pioneering work clarified the natural order of animals and plants and explained how species divide and subdivide through the process of evolution. Steve Jones meets the researchers who continue to study this subject today and investigates whether such natural group boundaries exist in the arts.


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Steve Jones

: Kurtag and Ligeti

Kurtag Scenes from a Novel
Rosemary Hardy (soprano), Music Projects London/Richard Bernas Ligeti Horn Trio
Members of Psappha


Soprano: Rosemary Hardy

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Matthias Bamert
Dohnanyi American Rhapsody; Symphony No 1


Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Jazz on 3

A special programme on Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. Hancock and his band are touring together for the first time in nearly 20 years, with Bennie Maupin on reeds and flute,
Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion. This performance, recorded at the Barbican in July, takes a nineties approach to the original Headhunters sound. New interviews with musicians Bennie Maupin and Mike Clark bring the Headhunters' story right up to date.
A prize for jazz lovers: Giveaways and offers, page 150


Contributor: Bennie Maupin
Flute: Paul Jackson
Bass: Mike Clark
Bass: Bill Summers
Bass: Mike Clark
Bass: Steve Shepherd
Producer: Lyn Champion
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 BSfPaul Badura-Skoda (piano) Schubert Four Impromptus, D899; Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer); Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
1.30 GMT Dohnanyi Suite in F sharp minor West Australian SO/ Jorge Mester
2.00 GMT Ugeti Lux Aetema Norwegian Soloists' Choir/Grete Helgerod
2.25 GMT Patrick Cardy Virelai John Rapsom (clarinet), CBC Vancouver SO/ Mario Bernardi
2.50 GMTTakemitsu From Me Rows What You Call Time Sydney SO
3.20 GMT Reger Fantasy on "Wachet Auf", Op 52 No 2 David Dury (organ)
3.40 GMT Gordon Jacob Trombone
Concerto Warwick Tyrrell , Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite
4.05 GMT Purcell Incidental music:
Timon of Athens Lynne Dawson and Gillian Fischer (sopranos), Rogers
Covey-Crump and Paul Elliott (tenors), Michael George and Stephen Varcoe (basses), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
4.30 GMT Strauss Intermezzo:
Symphonic Interludes Sydney SO
4.50 GMT Fasch Trio Sonata in D minor Amsterdam Bach Soloists
5.00 GMT Cherubini Requiem Mass No 1 in C minor Belgrade Radio
Choir, Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih
5.45 GMT Bach Cantata No 54:
Widerstehe doch der Sunde Jadwiga Rappe (alto), Concerto Avenna


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Jorge Mester
Unknown: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: David Dury
Unknown: Gordon Jacob Trombone
Unknown: Warwick Tyrrell
Sopranos: Gillian Fischer
Sopranos: Paul Elliott
Tenors: Michael George
Tenors: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Sunde Jadwiga

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