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Brahms Variations in D, Op 21 No 1 Andreas Bach (piano)
6.30 Rodrigo Concierto para una
Fiesta Pepe Romero (guitar), ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
7.03 Leopold Mozart Trombone Concerto in G Northern Sinfonia, director Alain Trudel (trombone)
7.30 Janacek Moravian Dances
Slovak Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Piano: Andreas Bach
Piano: Rodrigo Concierto
Guitar: Pepe Romero
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Alain Trudel
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of this month's latest releases. William Mival reviews recent recordings of symphonies and concertos by Mozart.
10.00 Interview Soprano
Sophie Daneman is perhaps best known for her recordings of Baroque music with William Christie and others, but her latest release takes her into the romantic song repertoire of Schumann. Radio 3's Disc of the Week:
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 1
Schubert Ensemble of London
11.00 Building a Ubrary
Chris de Souza recommends a version of Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Followed by Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
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: William Mival
Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Unknown: William Christie
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Christopher Bruce , artistic director of the Rambert Dance Company. A distinguished dancer and choreographer, Christopher Bruce has created many memorable ballets for the company, including Cruel Garden (in collaboration with Lindsay Kemp ), Ghost Dances, Intimate Pages,
Swansong, Meeting Point, Crossing (for the company's relaunch) and Quicksilver, a tribute to
Marie Rambert , the company's founder. His choices reflect some of the music associated with these productions. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Artistic: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Lindsay Kemp
Unknown: Marie Rambert
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wlgmore Hall Chamber Series Vermeer Quartet
Bartok String Quartet No 2
Beethoven String Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3 (Rasumovsky) Repeated from Monday

: 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 third of six programmes celebrating the centenary of the Deutsche Grammophon record label. World War to Cold War: 1945-63
The years 1945 to 1963 were as crucial to Deutsche Grammophon as they were to Germany as a whole. As the nation faced ruin - both political and financial - Deutsche
Grammophon's presence was crucial in the rebuilding of Germanic culture and society. From postwar recordings of Bach's organ works by Helmut Walcha to the death of Ferenc Fricsay in 1963, DG released a stream of classic recordings. Stephen Johnson visits Berlin, where, in 1945, following permission granted by the American High
Command, Deutsche Grammophon resumed production of 78s on the six presses that had not been destroyed in the air raids. He looks at the history of the company up to 1963, when the partition of Berlin opened another dramatic chapter in German history.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552 Helmut Walcha
Mozart String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance)
Amadeus Quartet
Bartok Piano Concerto No 2
(excerpt) Geza Anda , Berlin RSO, conductor Ferenc Fricsay


Unknown: Deutsche Grammophon
Unknown: Helmut Walcha
Unknown: Ferenc Fricsay
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Helmut Walcha
Unknown: Geza Anda
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay

: Music as Life

Continuing the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra's Nielsen symphony cycle. Victor Bendix said of Nielsen's Symphony No 5 in a letter to the composer in 1922: "This is dirty trenches music, an impudent fraud, this clenched fist in the face of a snobbish, titillation-sick public who lovingly lick the hand stained with their own noses' blood!". This specially commisioned radio fantasy charts the genesis of a great war symphony, puts it in context and shows just what makes the music tick. With contributions from David
Fanning, Stephen Johnson ,
Jorgen Jensen and Osmo Vanska. The BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Osmo Vanska.
Producer Simon Lord
Next programme Monday 7.30pm


Unknown: Victor Bendix
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Jorgen Jensen
Unknown: Osmo Vanska.
Producer: Simon Lord

: 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

Concluding the series in which Helen Mayhew explores the career of jazz legend Nina Simone.
Life after Home. A look at Simone's current output. Having left politics and the country she fought so hard to improve, she has now found peace living in Marseille and touring the world when it suits her. Her personal life has never been easy, and she admits to having a capricious nature. What is it that made this great talent such a troubled soul? With John Fordham , Miriam Makeba , Darcus Howe and Dianne Reeves.
Producer Sonia Beldom


Unknown: Helen Mayhew
Unknown: Nina Simone.
Unknown: John Fordham
Unknown: Miriam Makeba
Unknown: Darcus Howe
Unknown: Dianne Reeves.
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Director Anthony Halstead
Mozart Serenade in B flat for 13
Wind Instruments, K361 Repeat


Director: Anthony Halstead
Director: Mozart Serenade

: Opera on 3

Mary Stuart
From the London Coliseum, the new production by English National Opera of Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin Elizabeth I. The work is based on Schiller's drama rather than on historical fact. Mary has been imprisoned by Elizabeth, who jealously suspects that she and the Earl of Leicester are in love. In one of the great scenes in opera, the two queens confront each other until, despite her attempts at self-control, Mary is goaded into answering
Elizabeth's insults in kind. Sung in Amanda Holden 's new English translation. Introduced by Penny Gore .
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Noel Davies
8.35 Gloiiana Imperatrlx
Elizabeth I has fascinated composers as diverse as Donizetti, Britten, Rossini and Thomas. But what has made the Virgin Queen so operatically irresistible? Rupert Christiansen , opera critic of The Daily Telegraph, considers the seemingly disparate characterisations and their intriguing connections.
8.55 Act 2


Unknown: Mary Stuart
Unknown: Amanda Holden
Introduced By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Noel Davies
Unknown: Gloiiana Imperatrlx
Unknown: Rupert Christiansen
Mary Stuart: Ann Murray(mezzo)
Queen Elizabeth I: Susan Parry(mezzo)
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester: John Hudson(tenor)
George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury: Gwynne Howell(bass)
Sir William Cecil: Ashley Holland(baritone)
Hannah Kennedy: Sandra Ford(soprano)

: Best Words

Return of the series in which Michael Rosen introduces the latest reviews, performances and interviews from the world of poetry. Producer Rona McLean


Introduces: Michael Rosen
Producer: Rona McLean

: The Proud Bassoon

Mozart Sonata in B flat for Bassoon and Cello, K292
Krommer Bassoon Quartet in B flat, Op 46 No 1
Ursula Leveaux (bassoon),
Catherine Marwood and Simon Rawson (violas), Ursula Smith (cello)


Bassoon: Catherine Marwood
Violas: Simon Rawson
Violas: Ursula Smith

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, New York drummer
Joey Baron leads a group playing soul jazz with a twist. Recorded at this year's New York Jazz Festival, Baron is joined by Ron Carter on bass and Arthur Blythe on saxophone.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Joey Baron
Unknown: Ron Carter
Unknown: Arthur Blythe
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mozart Divertimento in D, 1<136; Clarinet Concerto in A, K622;
Divertimento in D, K334
Michael Collins (clarinet), Franz Liszt CO 2.40 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
3.00 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra/Jacques Lacombe
4.25 Dauvergne Concert in F,
Op 3 No 2 Capella Coloniensis/ William Christie (harpsichord)
5.10 Rossini Wind Quartet No 1 in F (arr from String Sonata No 1 in G) Canberra Wind Soloists
5.45 Hlldegard of Bingen 0 Virga ac Diadema Sequentia


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Unknown: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Harpsichord: William Christie

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