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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Beethoven Rondo in G, Op 51 No 2 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
6.40 CPE Bach Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq 165
Heinz Holliger , Camerata Bern
7.03 Eigar Serenade for Strings BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.30 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 16 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
8.38 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Barbirolli
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Schumann Arabeske
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Chris de Souza reviews recent recordings of orchestral music by Bruckner, Bartok, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams.
10.00 Pianist Rosalyn Tureck discusses her new recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Saint-Saens Suite, Op 16 Mischa Maisky (cello),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.00 Building a Library
Humphrey Burton recommends a version of Verdi's Requiem.
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
Pianist: Vaughan Williams.
Pianist: Rosalyn Tureck
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is poet, scholar and novelist John Fuller , whose works are full of musical allusions - from the novel
Look Twice about a one-handed pianist to many items published in his Collected Poems of 1996. His choices range from concertos by Szymanowski, Stravinsky and Prokofiev to songs by Britten and Lutyens, chamber music by Shostakovich and Poulenc and examples of his own poetic thoughts about music, specially recorded for this programme.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: John Fuller
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Lars Vogt (piano)
Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126 Brahms Ballade in B, Op 10 No 4
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) Repeated from Monday


Piano: Lars Vogt
Unknown: Brahms Ballade

: Best of 3

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


Producer: Svend Brown

: Young Artists' Forum

Radio 3's platform for leading young musicians returns for its sixth annual series. Many performers from previous series have gone on to develop major careers, and this year there is another wide-ranging crop of talent. Sandy Burnett introduces the first of six programmes and talks to the performers involved.
Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31; Berceuse in D flat. Op 57; Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 (Heroic) Sam Haywood (piano)
Hindemith Viola Sonata, Op 11 No 4 Katrine Bundgaard , Philip Moore (piano) Berio Opus Number Zoo Aurora Ensemble
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Sandy Burnett
Piano: Sam Haywood
Unknown: Katrine Bundgaard
Piano: Philip Moore
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: 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 second programme includes highlights from vocal masterclasses given by Peter Pears in 1966 and by Geraint Evans and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in 1981, with memories of their teaching from
Rosemary Ashe , Christine Cairns , Ian Partridge and Brian Bannatyne-Scott .


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Rosemary Ashe
Unknown: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Brian Bannatyne-Scott

: 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

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
4: A New Orleans Gumbo. Just what it was that made jazz happen may always remain a mystery. What is certain is that the city of New Orleans, with its rich and diverse musical heritage, provided the perfect breeding ground for this new musical form.
Producer David Perry. Rptd Fnday 11.30pm ♦ Face behind the Voice: page 143


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: David Perry.

: Opera on 3 Live from the Met: Werther

Massenet's operatic version of Goethe's tragic tale of the hopeless love of the young Werther for the married Charlotte. In this performance, Thomas Hampson takes on the mantle of the great Italian baritone Mattia Battistini, for whom Massenet made a baritone arrangement of the tenor title role. Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Donald Runnicles
Act 1
7.15 The James Naughtie Interview
James Naughtie talks to Rebecca Evans, who makes her Met debut this season in Massenet's Werther.
7.40 Act 2
8.15 The Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert Jr puts listeners' questions to opera experts Alison Ames, Joan Dornemann and George Jellinek.
Send Questions to: Met Opera Quiz, [address removed]
8.45 Acts 3 and 4

Broadcast Guide: for a free copy of the Metropolitan Broadcast Guide, telephone the Radio 3 Audience Line on [number removed].


Musicians: Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Interviewer: James Naughtie
Interviewee: Rebecca Evans
Presenter (The Met Opera Quiz): Thor Eckert Jr
Opera Expert: Alison Ames
Opera Expert: Joan Dornemann
Opera Expert: George Jellinek
Werther: Thomas Hampson (baritone]
Charlotte: Susan Graham (mezzo)
Albert: Christopher Robertson (baritone)
Le Bailli: Michel Trempont (baritone)
Sophie: Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Schmidt: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Johann: James Courtney (bass)
Bruhlmann: Mitchell Sendrowitz (tenor)
Katchen: Lee Hamilton (soprano)

: 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 novelist Ben Okri , biologist Prof Steven Rose , theologian Angela Tilby and historian Theodore Zeldin.
Producer Amanda Hancox
ADDRESS for questions: The Brains Trust, BBC North, Manchester, M60 1SJ E-MAIL: brainstrust@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Ben Okri
Unknown: Prof Steven Rose
Unknown: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Theodore Zeldin.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Wanderer Trio

Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, WoO 39 Saint-Saens Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, Lester Bowie meets Louis Moholo and the African Drum
Orchestra. Former Blue Notes drummer Louis Moholo made his home in London in the sixties after exiling himself from the apartheid regime in his native South Africa. He joined Brotherhood of Breath and became one of the leading figures in the European avant-garde with his groups Spirits Rejoice, Viva la Black and the Dedication Orchestra.
Contemporary jazz and African rhythms are fused and explored in tonight's concert, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall last November, when Moholo teamed up with long-time collaborator Lester Bowie ,
Brass Fantasy, a seven-piece percussion orchestra, and a group of soloists including Orphy Robinson
(marimba), Jason Yarde (sax), Steve Beresford (bass) and Francine Luce (vocals). The Art Ensemble of Chicago formed more than 30 years ago, growing out of the innovative and experimental collective the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. Their music combines an avant-garde sensibility with deep respect and empathy for African roots and traditions. The players adopt lavish costumes and make-up and perform their music vibrantly in live shows. With contributions from past and present band members, the programme explores their story.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Lester Bowie
Unknown: Louis Moholo
Unknown: Louis Moholo
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Lester Bowie
Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Unknown: Jason Yarde
Bass: Steve Beresford
Bass: Francine Luce
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Polish NRSO/Antoni Wit,
Benjamin Frith (piano) Ravel Suite: Mother Goose Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 2 in G minor
Roussel Bacchus et Ariane
2.55 JCF Bach Symphony in D minor Das Kleine Konzert
3.15 Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Ciril Skerjanec , Mojca Pulcelj (piano)
3.55 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Danish NRSO/Albert Wolff
5.00 Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.25 Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C,
Op 87 Andrea Pecolo (violin), Serena Mancuso (cello), Anna Barutti (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Unknown: Roussel Bacchus
Unknown: Ciril Skerjanec
Piano: Mojca Pulcelj

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