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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Copland Our Town St Louis SO, conductor Leonard Slatkin
6.38 Haydn Symphony No 46 in B Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil
7.03 Grieg Overture: Peer Gynt Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
7.37 Respighi Fountains of Rome Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
8.03 Kreisler, arr Rachmaninov Liebesfreud
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano roll)
8.11 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in D Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
8.48 Grainger The Lads of Wamphray RNCM Wind Orchestra, conductor Clark Rundell
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: Clark Rundell
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of this month's new releases.
Sarah Walker reviews recent recordings of chamber music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
10.00 Argentinian tenor Jose Cura discusses his new recording of Saint-Saens's opera Samson and Delilah as well as his forays into the lighter repertoire of Argentinian songs. Radio 3's Disc of the Week:
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Midori, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
11.00 Building a Library
David Mellor recommends a version of Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra , followed by music by Hoist and Bax. 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: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Jose Cura
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Sprach Zarathustra
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Julia Neuberger , Britain's first woman rabbi. Now chief executive of the King's Fund Institute, she is closely involved with major heaithcare issues and has written several books on the subject. Her musical choices range from operas by Bellini and Halevy to sacred music by Salomone da Rossi and Haydn and songs by Schumann and Tom Phillips.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Tom Phillips.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Peter Frankl (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 11 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2, Op 67 Repeated from Monday


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cello: Peter Frankl

: 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

: One Hundred Years of the Yellow Label

The History of Deutsche Grammophon The second of six programmes celebrating the centenary of the Deutsche Grammophon record label.
Sound in the Darkness: 1933-45
Deutsche Grammophon did not escape the economic catastrophe that engulfed Germany in the 1920s and the company struggled to avert bankruptcy. The thirties saw a recovery from this perilous position, but Nazi influence on the company grew: as it now admits, this chapter of its history does not reflect well on Deutsche Grammophon. By 1941, the company had released a version of Bach's St Matthew Passion with Aryanised words, and had acceded to Gestapo instructions forbidding them to produce recordings of Jewish artists. Stephen Johnson looks into this dark period in the company's history, examining the extent of the collaboration with the Third Reich but also detailing acts of individual courage by employees who hid recordings of Jewish artists to save them from destruction.
# See Brian Kay : page 47


Artists: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Artists' Question Time

Janice Forsyth is in the chair for 45 minutes of diverting conversation as Raymond Leppard , Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson tackle questions from a studio audience. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Janice Forsyth
Unknown: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Jaime Laredo
Unknown: Sharon Robinson
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

The second of three programmes in which Helen Mayhew explores the career of jazz legend Nina Simone.
Singing for Civil Rights. Nina Simone played a powerful part in the campaign for civil rights in America during the sixties, writing some of the hardest-hitting protest songs, including Mississippi Goddam;
Young, Gifted and Black: and Four Women. She became the voice of the movement, alongside
Martin Luther King , Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X. She talks candidly about the part she played and her eventual rejection of the country she fought so hard to improve. The period had an enormous impact on her music and her emotions, which all poured into her improvisational performances.
Broadcaster and writer Darcus Howe talks about the impact of her work. Other guests include Maya Angelou , John Fordham and Dianne Reeve.
+ Competitions and offers: page 142


Unknown: Helen Mayhew
Unknown: Nina Simone.
Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Stokely Carmichael
Talks: Darcus Howe
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: John Fordham
Unknown: Dianne Reeve.

: Opera on 3

Smetana's tale of music, love, patriotism, murder and cross-dressing. David Pountney 's new production was one of the hits of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, a rare chance to hear what has been called a Bohemian Fidelio. Sung in Czech, Introduced by Linda Ormiston.
Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish
Opera, conductor Richard Armstrong


Unknown: David Pountney
Introduced By: Linda Ormiston.
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Jitka: Vivian Tierney (soprano)
Vladislav: Matthew Best (bass)
Milada: Kathleen Broderick (soprano)
Dalibor: Leo Marian Vodicka (tenor)
Vitek: Stephen Allen (tenor)
Budivij: Christopher Purves (baritone)
Benes: Jiri Kalendovsky (bass)

: Blue Skies

The last of six programmes in which Professor Steve Jones assesses the legacy of Charles Darwin 's Origin of Species.
Hybrids. When two unlikely bedfellows combine, is the result a uneasy mishmash which is neither fish nor fowl? Or are such hybrids exciting products of rigorous and dynamic fusion? Professor Steve Jones looks at hybridisation as it takes place in the arts and in science: from music and cookery to genetic modification and cross-breeding in nature. He investigates the mechanisms by which these variations come into existence and concludes the series with the startling question: is it possible for evolution to continue for ever - or not?
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


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

: Music in the Round

A recital of Hungarian music for two pianos and percussion, given in May in the Crucible Studio, Sheffield.
Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith (pianos), Tom Greenleaves and Matthew Rich
Ligetl Sonatina for Piano Duet Kurtag Games
Ugeti Monument
Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion


Pianos: Benjamin Frith
Pianos: Tom Greenleaves
Pianos: Matthew Rich

: Jazz on 3

A gig by tenor and soprano saxophonist Ravi Coltrane as part of his first visit to the UK to perform music from his first album as leader.
Despite an impeccable jazz pedigree - he is the son of John Coltrane and his keyboardist wife Alice - Ravi did not become involved with jazz until his early twenties. He has since toured and recorded with a variety of leaders - including Geri Allen , Steve Coleman , Joanne Brackeen and Graham Haynes - and has developed a personal, understated approach to his instruments. Tonight, he is joined by Ralph Alessi on trumpet,
Darryl Hall on bass, Steve Hass on drums and Andy Milne on piano.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Ravi Coltrane
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Geri Allen
Unknown: Steve Coleman
Unknown: Joanne Brackeen
Unknown: Graham Haynes
Unknown: Ralph Alessi
Unknown: Darryl Hall
Bass: Steve Hass
Bass: Andy Milne
Bass: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Viktor Tretyakov and Mikhail Bereznity (violins), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Natalia Gutman (cello), Vassily Lobanov (piano)
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478 Shostakovlch Piano Quintet, Op 57 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25
2.40 Brahms Klavierstucke, Op 116 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
3.00 Antoine Dauvergne Les Troquers Mary Saint-Palais and Sophie Marin-Deg (sopranos), Nicolas Rivenq (baritone), Jean-Marc Salzmann (bass), Capella Coloniensis , director William Christie (harpsichord)
4.00 Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Melisande CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
4.15 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) Sancta Cecilia Virtuosi, conductor Salvatore Accardo
5.10 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante , Op 22 Janina Fialkowska (piano),
Kitchener-Waterloo SO/Armenian


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Viktor Tretyakov
Violins: Mikhail Bereznity
Violins: Yuri Bashmet
Cello: Natalia Gutman
Piano: Vassily Lobanov
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Mary Saint-Palais
Sopranos: Sophie Marin-Deg
Sopranos: Nicolas Rivenq
Baritone: Jean-Marc Salzmann
Bass: Capella Coloniensis
Harpsichord: William Christie
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Chopin Andante Spianato
Conductor: Grande Polonaise Brillante
Piano: Janina Fialkowska

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