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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including featured pianist Howard Shelley. Strauss Prelude: Capriccio
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
6.30 Balakirev Piano Concerto No 1
Howard Shelley,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
7.15 Lalo Violin Concerto in F
Olivier Charlier ,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.45 Walford Davies March Past of the Royal Air Force
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
8.00 Lalo Overture in D minor
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.55 Rachmaninov Polka de WR
Howard Shelley (piano) Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Pianist: Howard Shelley.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Olivier Charlier
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Hilary Finch reviews vocal and operatic music sung by Barbara Hendricks , Bo Skovhus , Ben Heppner , Diana Montague ,
Galina Gorchakova and Neil Shicoff.
10.00 Pianist Kathryn Stott discusses her disc of piano music by Cuban composer Lecuona. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Torres Oh Quien Pudiera Alcanzar Marta Almajano (soprano), Al Ayre Espanol/Eduardo Lopez Banzo
11.00 Building a Library
Andrew Manze recommends a version of Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat, Op 20.
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: Hilary Finch
Sung By: Barbara Hendricks
Sung By: Bo Skovhus
Sung By: Ben Heppner
Sung By: Diana Montague
Sung By: Galina Gorchakova
Pianist: Neil Shicoff.
Pianist: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Pudiera Alcanzar
Soprano: Marta Almajano
Soprano: Al Ayre

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is poet Jo Shapcott. Formerly education officer at London's South
Bank Centre, she is now a full-time writer and has published three award-winning books of poetry, including My Life Asleep, which appeared last November. Her choice of music ranges from Bach to John Adams , Keith Jarrett and James MacMillan , and she also reads a selection of her latest poetry. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Jo Shapcott.
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Keith Jarrett
Unknown: James MacMillan
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces the continuing series of recitals by leading pianists.
Pascal Roge (piano)
Faure Nocturne in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
Satie Gnossiennes (Set 1)
Poutenc Suite: Les Soirees de Nazelles
Debussy Suite: Pour le Piano Repeated from Monday


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Faure Nocturne

: Best of 3

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


Producer: Dolly MacLeod

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents another selection of young performers on the threshold of their careers.
Janacek Violin
Sonata Fiona McNaught ,
Daniel Tong (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Alon Goldstein
Ibert Trois Pieces Brèves
Galliard Ensemble


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Violin: Sonata Fiona McNaught
Piano: Daniel Tong

: The Secrets of Orchestration

Michael Oliver introduces another programme from the series that lifts the the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples. In this programme, composer Robin Holloway explores the soundworld of Debussy's La Mer and investigates how Debussy creates his picture of the sea in orchestral colour.


Introduces: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Robin Holloway
Unknown: La Mer

: 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.
7: The Blues Craze
The blues tradition is so much part of jazz that it is sometimes easy to forget that it has a distinct life of its own.
But some of the great blues singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith often performed at their best in a jazz context.
Producer David Perry. Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ma Rainey
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Producer: David Perry.

: Opera on 3

Le Prophète
Placido Domingo heads the cast in a performance from the Vienna State Opera of Meyerbeer's French grand opera set in the Low Countries in 1530. The prophet of the title is innkeeper John of Leyden (sung by Domingo). Bearing an uncanny resemblance to a portrait of the biblical King David, he is enlisted by the Anabaptists and crowned emperor in Munster Cathedral. But the distress of his repudiated mother and the suicide of his fiancee persuade John to desert the Anabaptist cause. He ignites a fire in the cellar of the imperial palace to consume himself, his family and his enemies. Sung in French.
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Marcello Viotti


Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Jean de Leyden: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Fides, his mother: Agnes Baltsa (mezzo)
Berthe: Viktoria Loukianetz (soprano)
Count d'Oberthal: Davide Damiani (baritone)
The Anabaptists: Zacharie: Franz Hawlata (bass)
Mathisen: David Cale Johnson (baritone)
Jonas: Torsten Kerl (tenor)
Officer: Alexander Pinderak (tenor)
Burger: Johannes Gisser (bass)

: Between the Ears

Virtual Spires. The first of six newly commissioned experiments in creative radio. Richard Coles trawls the World Wide Web in search of its new empires: virtual communities the size of California, with no gravity, few laws and no restrictions on how you look. What sort of society develops when reality and imagination collide? And who rules the new city-states of cyberspace? Producer Graham Ellis


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Gould Trio

Fuchs Piano Trio in C, Op 22
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Repeat

: Jazz on 3

Multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband made his name as a drummer both in pop (Level 42) and in jazz (Allan Holdsworth and Geoff Keezer ).
Following a four-year stint playing keyboards with drummer Billy Cobham , Gary Husband has dedicated his future to the piano and formed an impressive trio with Clark Tracey on drums and Mick Hutton on bass to play a set of originals and standards. The New Gary Husband
Trio were recorded at the 606 club in London last November as part of the London Jazz Festival. And what is it about Sweden and jazz? In the sixties, a stream of American jazz musicians including Cecil Tayler and Albert Ayler made their living there, and Don Cherry made the country his home. Stuart Nicholson uncovers the source of this attraction with Sweden.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Allan Holdsworth
Unknown: Geoff Keezer
Unknown: Billy Cobham
Unknown: Clark Tracey
Unknown: Mick Hutton
Unknown: Cecil Tayler
Unknown: Albert Ayler
Unknown: Don Cherry
Unknown: Stuart Nicholson
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Anner Bylsma (cello),
Jaap ter Linden (cello),
Jacques Ogg (harpsichord) Vivaldi Sonata in F
Bach Cello Suite No 2 in D minor,
Boismortier Sonata in D, Op 50 No 4
JCF Bach Sonata in A
CPE Bach La Buchholtz; La Stahl;
La Boehmer
Vivaldi Sonata No 5 (3rd mvt)
2.20 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 3 in D minor David Lively,
Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Rahbari
3.10 Weber Mass in G minor
(Jubelmesse), Op 76
Vancouver Chamber Choir,
Vancouver Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jon Washburn
3.35 Brahms Fantasies, Op 116
Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
4.15 Bartok Symphony in E flat
Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Irwin Hoffmann
5.00 Andrea Gabriell Ricercar sopra Martin Menoit
Stefano Innocenti (organ)
5.25 Corelli Violin Sonata in E minor,
Op 5 No 8
Tomaz Lorenz ,
Jerko Novak (guitar)
5.40 Schumann Konzertstuck in F,
Op 86 Kurt Kellan , John Ramsey ,
William Robson and Lauri Metiation
(horns), Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Harpsichord: Jacques Ogg
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Conductor: Jon Washburn
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Irwin Hoffmann
Unknown: Martin Menoit
Unknown: Stefano Innocenti
Unknown: Tomaz Lorenz
Guitar: Jerko Novak
Guitar: Schumann Konzertstuck
Unknown: Kurt Kellan
Unknown: John Ramsey
Unknown: William Robson
Horns: Lauri Metiation
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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