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: On Air

Humphrey Carpenter presents his choice of music for Saturday morning. Mozart String Quartet in G, K80 Hagen Quartet
6.30 Bach Sonata in E, BWV1035 Frans BrCiggen (transverse flute), Anner Bylsma (Baroque cello), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
7.15 Grieg Old Norwegian Romance with Variations, Op 51
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Berglund
7.36 Schubert Elysium
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano) Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Flute: Anner Bylsma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Piano: Graham Johnson
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Tommy Pearson reviews recent releases of piano concertos by Brahms, Chopin,
Kuhlau, Grieg, Rautavaara and Brull.
10.00 Record producer Anna Barry discusses the series of Russian operas from the Kirov that are being released on the Philips label. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Bach and Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues
Olli Mustonen (piano)
11.00 Building a Library
Simon Heighes recommends a version of Bach's Double Violin
Concerto in D minor, BWV1043
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: [address removed]
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed]0300 or consult CEEFAX on BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Anna Barry
Producer: Shostakovich Preludes
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Sir Humphrey Maud , who has just completed five years as deputy secretary-general to the Commonwealth. He is a passionate music lover, and his choices range from cello music by Bach and a fantasia by Purcell to a Mozart string quartet and Arvo Part's Cantus In Memorium
Benjamin Britten. He also requests a South American tango and a 1925 recording by Bessie Smith.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Humphrey Maud
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: Bessie Smith.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The series of recitals by leading pianists is given this week by the Leeds competition winner Artur Pizzaro. Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42
Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25 Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Artur Pizzaro.

: Best of 3

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


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Lindsay Pell

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents the series of programmes featuring young artists on the threshold of their careers and also talks to all the performers involved.
Brahms Es Liebt Sich So Lieblich in Lenze: Wie Bist Du, Meine Konigin ?; Der Tod, Das 1st die Kuhle Nacht
Chabrier L 'lie Heureuse
Debussy Romance; Ballade des Femmes de Paris
Konrad Jarnot (baritone), Alexander Taylor (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat,
Op 1 No I Katalin Varnagy (violin), Shinko Hanaoka (cello), Kenji Fujimura (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Meine Konigin
Unknown: Kuhle Nacht
Piano: Alexander Taylor
Cello: Shinko Hanaoka
Piano: Kenji Fujimura
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: The Secrets of Orchestration

Michael Oliver introduces the first of four programmes lifting the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century. With the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples, composer and conductor George Benjamin takes apart the extraordinary sound world of Sibelius's Tapiola and exposes the revolutionary use of rhythm, harmony and orchestral colour that the piece displays.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Michael Oliver
Conductor: George Benjamin
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: 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 to the end of the millennium.
6: King Oliver and the Shape of Swing to Come. It was not until 1922, when
Kid Ory went into a studio in Los
Angeles, that a black band was first able to record. A more substantial body of black jazz was put down a bit later by the cornetist King Oliver, whose latest band recruit was a young man called Louis Armstrong. Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Kid Ory
Unknown: Louis Armstrong.

: Opera on 3

Uve from the Met: Simon Boccanegra Verdi interweaves passion and politics in his dramatic account of intrigue and the struggle between the patricians and the plebeians in the 14th-century city-state of Genoa. This is one of the most sensuously lyrical of Verdi's operas, with atmospheric musical seascapes, nocturnal romances and eloquent ensembles, and it contains one of Verdi's most rounded portraits in the figure of Boccanegra, the self-made man of war who rises to become doge of Genoa but sacrifices himself for his daughter Amelia's happiness with the man she loves - his young political opponent Gabriele Adorno.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
7.00 New York Stories
The ongoing series of interval talks for Radio 3 in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction. When the Kentucky-born science fiction writer Jack Womack first arrived in New York, it was as excitingly alien as another planet; but now, he argues, it is fast becoming as provincial as Peoria.
7.30 Act 2
8.25 The Met Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer puts listeners' questions to John Ardoin , Speight Jenkins and Michelle Krisel.
SEND QUESTIONS TO: Met Opera Quiz, FOR Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150. USA
8.55 Act 3
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide. call [number removed]0300


Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Unknown: Gabriele Adorno.
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Jack WomacK
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Speight Jenkins
Unknown: Michelle Krisel.
Amelia Grimaldi: Karita Mattila (soprano)
Gabriele Adorno: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Simon Boccanegra: Alexandru Agache (baritone)
Jacopo Fiesco: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Paolo: Haijing Fu (baritone)
Pietro: Hao-Jiang Tian (bass)
Captain: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Maid: Carolyn Sielski (mezzo)

: The Brains Trust

Leading minds in the fields of art, science, religion and philosophy discuss challenging questions sent in by listeners. In the last programme of the current series, Joan Bakewell is joined by scientist Paul Davies , historian Orlando Figes , theologian
Angela Tilby and professor of political theory David McLellan. Producer Anna Cox
Series producer Amanda Hancox
ADDRESS for questions: The Brains Trust, BBC North, Manchester, M60 1SJ E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Paul Davies
Unknown: Orlando Figes
Unknown: Angela Tilby
Unknown: David McLellan.
Producer: Anna Cox
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Bingham Quartet

Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 Repeat

: Jazz on 3

In October last year, veteran jazz drummer Elvin Jones (brother to pianist Hank and horn player Thad) brought his quartet to London's Ronnie Scott 's. Elvin Jones has supplied crisp rhythms and pinpoint timing to the bands of Charles Mingus and Bud Powell and was an essential member of the classic
Coltrane quartet of the sixties. The latest incarnation of the Elvin Jones sound machine features world-class trombonist Robin Eubanks , long-time Jones associate Sonny Fortune on saxophone and flute, Carlos McKinney on piano and Greg Williams on bass. Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Bud Powell
Unknown: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Robin Eubanks
Flute: Carlos McKinney
Flute: Greg Williams
Flute: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Trio in E flat, D897
(Notturno); Piano Trio in B flat, D898; Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Marek Mos (violin), Joanna Ziobro (viola),
Andrzej Bauer (cello), Tadeusz Gorny (double bass), Ewa Poblocka (piano)
2.25 Weber Four songs
Mieke van der Sluis (soprano), Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)
3.35 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Helsinki Quartet
3.55 Vincent Lubeck Prelude in C
Jan Kleinbussink (organ)
4.20 Tchaikovsky Serenade for
Strings, Op 48 Netherlands Radio CO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
5.05 Marais Plainte (Pieces de Viole, Bk 3) Pierre Pitzl and Mary Jean Bolli (violas da gamba),
Luciano Contini (archlute),
Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
5.25 Schubert Symphony No 3 in D Saarbriicken RSO/Marcello Viotti
5.50 Purcell Song and Chorus: Sound Fame (Dioclesian) Paul Elliott (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, Engish Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Marek Mos
Violin: Joanna Ziobro
Cello: Andrzej Bauer
Cello: Tadeusz Gorny
Bass: Ewa Poblocka
Soprano: Mieke van Der Sluis
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Pierre Pitzl
Violas: Mary Jean Bolli
Unknown: Luciano Contini
Tenor: Paul Elliott
Soloists: Engish Baroque

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