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
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.
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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
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
Novelist Bernard MacLaverty picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown
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
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
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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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
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
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.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Kurtag Scenes from a Novel
Rosemary Hardy (soprano), Music Projects London/Richard Bernas Ligeti Horn Trio
Members of Psappha
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Conductor Matthias Bamert
Dohnanyi American Rhapsody; Symphony No 1
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
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