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
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
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.
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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
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
Bernard MacLaverty picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Dolly MacLeod
Sandy Burnett presents another selection of young performers on the threshold of their careers.
Sonata Fiona McNaught ,
Daniel Tong (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Alon Goldstein
Ibert Trois Pieces Brèves
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.
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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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
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
Jean de Leyden:
Fides, his mother:
The Anabaptists: Zacharie:
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
Fuchs Piano Trio in C, Op 22
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Repeat
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
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;
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