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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
6.36 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) Orchestra of the 18th Century, director Frans Briiggen
7.03 Weber Overture: Euryanthe Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
8.03 Schubert Marche Militaire No 1 in D Malcolm Bilson and Robert Levin
8.15 Schumann Konzertstuck for
Four Horns, Op 86
Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Director: Frans Briiggen
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Malcolm Bilson
Unknown: Robert Levin
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Julius Drake reviews recent recordings of piano music by Mozart, Uszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmanlnov and Poulenc.
10.00 Conductor David Lloyd Jones discusses his new recording of Elgar's Falstaff.
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Wolf Morike-Lieder
Peter Schreier (tenor), Karl Engel (piano)
11.00 Building a Library
Hilary Finch recommends a version of Schubert's Piano Quartet in A, D667 (Trout).
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: [address removed]
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed] or consult CEEFAX on BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Julius Drake
Conductor: David Lloyd Jones
Unknown: Wolf Morike-Lieder
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Karl Engel
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is author and illustrator
John Burningham , whose work includes the enchanting and poignant children's picture book Granpa, which was filmed with music by Howard Blake. His work also includes Oi, Get Off
Our Train, filmed for television and shown for the first time last Christmas; and France, an affectionate pictorial tribute to the French way of life. His musical choices range from Mozart's Don Giovanni , Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Strauss's Alpine Symphony to Bix Beiderbecke and Felix Doran.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: John Burningham
Music By: Howard Blake.
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Felix Doran.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Best of 3

Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: David McGuinness

: Liszt and Dutilleux

A recital by pianist Todd Crowe in the presence of composer Henri Dutilleux. Dutilleux Le Jeu des Contraires
Uszt Variations on a Theme of Bach
(Weinen, Klagen) Repeat


Pianist: Todd Crowe
Unknown: Henri Dutilleux.

: Visions: the Music of Olivier Messiaen

I From the Barbican Hall,
London, the third concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's weekend celebration of the music of Olivier Messiaen. Conducted by his former student George Benjamin ,
Des Canyons aux Etoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) was inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Utah canyons and is Messiaen's musical journey from earth to paradise. Michael Thompson (horn),
Paul Crossley (piano), David Hockings (xylorimba), Fiona Ritchie
(glockenspiel), London Sinfonietta, conductor George Benjamin
Messiaen Des Canyons aux Etoiles Next programme tomorrow llam


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen.
Unknown: George Benjamin
Horn: Michael Thompson
Horn: Paul Crossley
Piano: David Hockings
Unknown: Fiona Ritchie
Conductor: George Benjamin
Conductor: Messiaen Des

: Classic Masterclass

Three programmes in which Andrew Green mines the BBC archive for great moments from masterclasses of the past and tracks down students who are now well known in their own right to find out what they remember about their big day. This first programme includes highlights from keyboard masterclasses given by Daniel Barenboim , Jorge Bolet and Nadia Boulanger. Steven Savage and Christopher Elton remember
Barenboim's inspirational teaching, Kathryn Stott talks about an entertaining masterclass with Bolet, and David Wilde remembers the incredible energy of Nadia Boulanger - and the beginning of a lasting artistic relationship.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Steven Savage
Unknown: Christopher Elton
Talks: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: David Wilde
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: 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]4378


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings until the millennium.
3: Original Rags. Before jazz flourished, the musical craze of the time was ragtime. It could be a stately, refined style, but lurking within it was the syncopation and wild energy that formed a major part of jazz. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: David Perry

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: Lucia dl
LIVE Donizetti's opera based ona text by Walter Scott , Lucia (Lucy Ashton) is in love with her family's sworn enemy. Her brother forces her into a more suitable marriage. On her wedding night Lucia, driven to desperation, kills her new husband and loses her reason in the most famous mad scene in all opera. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Carlo Rizzi
7.15 New York Stories
Throughout the century, the bright lights of New York have attracted some of the world's finest writers, and our own time is no exception. In an interval series of specially commisioned works for Radio 3, novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction.
3: French-born novelist Catherine
Textier reads a new short story about her adopted city.
7.40 Act 2
8.20 The Met Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer puts listeners' questions to Phillip Gainsley , Alfred Hubay and Alan Wagner.
SEND QUESTIONS TO: Met Opera Quiz, FDR Station. PO Box 805. New York, NY 10150. USA
8.45 Act 3
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, call [number removed]0300


Unknown: Walter Scott
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Phillip Gainsley
Unknown: Alfred Hubay
Unknown: Alan Wagner.
Lucia: Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano)
Edgardo: Ramon Vargas (tenor)
Enrico Ashton: Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone)
Lord Bucklaw: Gregory Turay (tenor)
Raimondo Bidebent: Alastair Miles (bass)
Alisa: Jane Shaulis (mezzo)
Normanno: Ronald Naldi (tenor)

: The Brains Trust

Joan Bakewell chairs the discussion programme, originally launched in 1941 on BBC Radio's Home Service, in which leading minds in the fields of art, science, religion and philosophy debate important intellectual issues. Guests in this programme are AS Byatt, Richard Dawkins , Niall Ferguson and Lord Quinton. Producer Amanda Hancox
ADDRESS for questions: The Brains Trust, BBC North, Manchester. M60 1SJ E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Niall Ferguson
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Cecile Ousset

Debussy Images (Setl); L'lsle Joyeuse Ravel Jeux d'Eau; La Valse Repeat

: Jazz on 3

How important is it for a British jazz artist to release records? Though major labels dominate, the independents have always played a major part in ensuring that British jazz artists are recorded. In the second of a series of features examining different aspects of the jazz industry, Jazz on 3 talks to Richard Cook, former head of jazz at Verve UK; Sirocco Jazz label head John Priestly; and Gary Crosby , who combines his roles as bassist in his groups Nu Troop and Jazz Jamaica with running his own independent label. Tonight's concert features a European trio who represented the vagues nouvelles at last November's London Jazz Festival. French reeds player Louis Scalvis, bassist Henri Texier and Italian drummer Aldo Romano share a background in the European improvisational scene and combine to produce a set that is both eclectic and lyrical. And in Blue Note's 60th year, the programme features a classic moment from the label.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Richard Cook
Unknown: Gary Crosby
Bassist: Louis Scalvis
Bassist: Henri Texier
Bassist: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Netherlands Radio PO, conductor Guido Ajmone-Marsan , Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin) Fodor Symphony No 4
Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in 0, K218 Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat
2.40 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Erich Hoeprich (clarinet),
Jacques Holtman and Aida Stuurop (violins), Wim ten Have (viola), Hidemi Suzuki (cello)
3.25 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 2 in C minor Frederic Meinders , Gelders Orchestra/Georges Octors
4.05 Brun Symphony No 2 in B flat
Berne SO, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko
5.30 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
David MacDonald (organ)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmerman
Clarinet: Erich Hoeprich
Clarinet: Jacques Holtman
Clarinet: Aida Stuurop
Violins: Wim Ten Have
Cello: Hidemi Suzuki
Unknown: Frederic Meinders
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko
Unknown: David MacDonald

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