With Humphrey Carpenter , including piano music played by Maurizio Pollini. Beethoven Leonore Overture No 3
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
6.40 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Iona Brown (violin),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
7.00 Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka" Maurizio Pollini (piano)
7.30 Haydn Fra un Dolce Deliro (L'lsola Disabitata) Ying Huang
(soprano), Padova Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Golub
8.00 Grieg Morning (Peer Gynt) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Jeffrey Tate
8.50 Mozart Rivolgete a Lui to
Sguardo (Cosi Fan Tutte) Bryn Terfel (baritone), Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, conductor James Levine Producer Mark Rowlinson
With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. David Owen Norris reviews recent recordings of chamber music by Beethoven, Schubert,
Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich.
10.00 Conductor Ronald Corp discusses his new recording of Sidney Jones 's opera The Geisha. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
11.00 Building a Library
David Benedict recommends a version of Bernstein's West Side Story. Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is artist and composer Tom Phillips , who worked on the stage designs and provided a translation for the new production of Otello currently in the repertoire of English National
Opera. A vintage recording of Otello features among his musical choices, which also include operatic excerpts by Wagner and Harrison Birtwistle , choral works by Bach and Brahms, a Dvorak string quartet, and music by John Cage and Terry Riley.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Byrd Pavan and Galliard in D minor; Alman in G; Prelude in A minor;
Clarifica Me, Pater No 2; Qui Passe: For My
Lady Nevell Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 2 No 3
Repeated from Monday
Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3 over the past week. Producer David McGuinness
Radio 3's platform for leading young musicians continues. Sandy Burnett introduces the recent winner of the Pierre Fournier Award for cellists, and a scintillating - if unlikely - version of an orchestral showpiece by Ravel.
Farkas Five Ancient Hungarian Dances Aurora Ensemble
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Alice Neary ,
Jeremy Young (piano)
Ravel La Valse Philip Moore and Simon Crawford Philips (piano duet)
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. In the last of three programmes, string players remember their conversations about vibrato techniques and the operatic nature of Mozart's instrumental music.
Great moments from the archive include 1960s masterclasses with Paul Torteiier and Henryk Szeryng and 1970s masterciasses with Yehudi Menuhin , from which violinists
John Holloway and Marcia Crayford recall his inspirational teaching.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents a major history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 5: The First Records. It is regrettable for historians of jazz music that the first jazz record was not pressed until 1917. In that year, an all-white New Orleans group called the Original
Dixieland Jazz Band became famous for being first - more famous than their musical talent warranted. A few years later, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings emerged with a more subtle sound. Repeated Friday 11.30pm
Live from the Met: La Bohème
Puccini's touching tale of the love of the beautiful but consumptive seamstress Mimi and the poet Rodolfo, set against the background of late-19th-century bohemian Paris, with the ambitious daydreams of its poverty-stricken artists, its lovers' quarrels, crowded cafe scenes and lonely garret rooms. This is one of the most heartrending of all Puccini's operas, crowned by the death scene of Mimi. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Marco Armiliato
Acts 1 and 2 7.30 New York Stories
The continuing series of interval talks in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to
New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction.
Distinguished Irish professor of literature Denis Donoghue reflects on his years in New York, filtered through the perspective of the writer whose chair he holds - Henry James.
7.55 Act 3
8.20 Bohemian Paris
Christopher Prendergast explores the Parisian background to Puccini's setting. "A district bordered on the north by cold, on the west by hunger, on the south by love, and on the east by hope." Such was an anonymous 19th-century geographer's definition of Bohemia, both a geographical quarter and a state of mind, its boundaries defined as much by lifestyle as by location. The run-down Left Bank gave 19th- and 20th-century Europe a potent cultural reference point. Repeat
8.45 Act 4
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Joan Bakewell chairs the discussion programme. Guests this week are historian Theodore Zeldin , philosopher Prof Roger Scruton , scientist
Prof Steven Rose and organist Gillian Weir. Producer Anna Cox
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The vocal and instrumental group
Le Concert Spirituel, conductor Herve Niquet , perform rarely heard music for Vespers by the great French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier , in a concert recorded at last summer's
Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
Jazz on 3 picks the best of the month's releases and presents the last in the series of Blue Note landmarks as the label celebrates its 60th anniversary. Recorded at the London Jazz Festival, tonight's concert comes from one of today's finest pianist/composers.
Geri Allen performs in her trio - with Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Ralph Penland on drums. Allen has played with many of the contemporary-jazz greats, including Ornette Coleman , Betty Carter , Tony Williams ,
Dave Holland and Ron Carter. She has her own distinctive voice, presenting an amalgam of her African-American heritage, encompassing bebop and hard bop, R 'n' B, free jazz and African and Latin rhythms.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Missa Solemnis in D
Ingrid Haubold (soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo),
Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (bass), National Philharmonic Choir, Sinfonia Varsovia/Krzysztof Penderecki
2.20 Tchaikovsky The Seasons Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
3.00 Purcell Timon of Athens
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Orchestra/John Eliot Gardiner
4.15 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Royal Danish Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
5.15 Bach Klavierubung III (excerpts) Scott Ross (organ)
5.35 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 Corrado Orlando, Elena Braslavsky (piano)