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: On Air

With Lucie Skeaping.
Mozart Variations on an Allegretto, K500 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
7.07 Tchaikovsky Overture: Hamlet LSO, conductor Geoffrey Smith
7.50 Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
(Queen Mab Scherzo)
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
8.07 Howells Paradise Rondel
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
8.28 Elgar Dream Children Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
8.37 Beethoven Choral Fantasia
Daniel Barenboim (piano),
John Alldis Choir , New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Geoffrey Smith
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Simon Heighes reviews recent releases of Baroque chamber music by Bach, Telemann,
Biber and Matthew Locke.
10.00 Audio expert Barry Fox describes the new developments in audio technology, including DVD and "super-audio CD". What will be the format of the future?
See also Friday 4.45pm
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor (original version)
Isabelle van Keulen , Amsterdam
Nieuw Sinfonietta, conductor Lev Markiz
11.00 Building a Library
Jeremy Sams recommends a version of Ravel's L 'Enfant et les Sortilèges. 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: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Matthew Locke.
Unknown: Barry Fox
Unknown: Isabelle van Keulen
Conductor: Lev Markiz
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is the distinguished philosopher
Bernard Williams , formerly professor of philosophy at Oxford University. His musical passions range from a Mozart duo for violin and viola and movements from Bach's English
Suite No 1 to works by Elgar, Berg, Debussy and Strauss.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Bernard Williams
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Leon McCawley (piano)
Mozart Sonata in E flat, K282
Chopin Four Impromptus: in A flat, Op 29; in F sharp, Op 36; in G flat, Op 51; in C sharp minor, Op 66 (Fantaisie-Impromptu)
Scrlabln Five Preludes, Op 16; Sonata No 4
Repeated from Monday


Piano: Leon McCawley

: Best of 3

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


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents young performers on the threshold of their careers. This week's performers, all new to Radio 3, tackle a diverse repertoire: a contemporary classic for wind quintet, a showpiece for clarinet, and one of Ravel's most characteristic piano works. Ugeti Six Bagatelles Galliard Ensemble Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Orit Wolf (piano)
Weber Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48 Josep Sancho (clarinet), Lila Gailling (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Piano: Orit Wolf
Clarinet: Josep Sancho
Piano: Lila Gailling
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: The Secrets of Orchestration

Michael Oliver introduces a series of 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. In this programme, composer
Julian Anderson deconstructs the soundworld of Berg's
Altenberg Lieder and explores one of the most inspired and colourful orchestral textures of the century.


Introduces: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Altenberg Lieder

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Sounding the Century: Jazz Century: 8: Original Jelly Roll Blues

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.

So extravagant were the claims that Jelly Roll Morton made for himself in interviews at the end of his life that they threatened to undermine his real achievements as the first great jazz composer and the man who helped to make the jump from ragtime to jazz.
(Rptd Friday 11.30pm)


Presenter: Russell Davies
Producer: Phil Speight

: Sounding the Century: Opera on 3: Live from the Met: Moses and Aaron

In Graham Vick's new production, Schoenberg's opera of conflict among the ancient Israelites receives its first ever staging at the New York Metropolitan Opera. British singers star in the title roles of the two brothers who agree on the end - the unity of the human race with God's purpose - but fall out violently over the means of achieving it. The third main force in the opera is the Jewish people, personified in some of Schoenberg's most astonishing music as they are torn apart by their longing for a physical representation of God, a god they can influence by offering sacrifices.

Chorus and Orchestra of the New York Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
Act 1

7.25 The Met Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer puts listeners' questions to Stephen A Brown, Linda Fairtile and Robert Marx.
Send Questions to: Met Opera Quiz, [address removed]

7.55 Act 2
Met Broadcast Guide: For a free copy, phone [number removed]


Unknown: Graham Vick
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Stephen A Brown
Unknown: Linda Fairtile
Unknown: Robert Marx.
Moses: John Tomlinson (bass)
Moses: John Tomlinson (speaker)
Aaron: Philip Langridge (tenor)

: Between the Ears

Newly commissioned experiments in creative radio.
Eating at Coopers. By Rod Tinson. With mango sauce on the wall, a partner allergic to food, and a mysterious commis chef, will Cooper ever get his two stars in Hershel's restaurant guide?
Music composed by Rod Tinson and played by Colin Campbell. Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Rod Tinson.
Composed By: Rod Tinson
Played By: Colin Campbell.
Director: Sue Wilson
Cooper: Anton Lesser
Diana: Belinda Sinclair
Kerensa: Cathy Sara
Hershel: Simon Carter

: Raphael Walhisch

A recital given last year at the Wigmore Hall by the cellist Raphael Wallfisch and John York (piano). Beethoven Variations on "Ein
Madchen Oder Weibchen", Op 66 Ravel, arr Wallfisch Kaddisch (Deux
Mélodies Hebraiques)
Chausson, arr York Le Colibri, Op 2 No 7
Debussy, arr Gretchaninoss Beau Soir Joaquin Nin Chants d'Espagne
Beethoven Variations on Mozart's
"Bei Mannem, Welche Liebe Fuhlen", WoO 46 Repeat


Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Andrew Mogrelia , Peter Lawson (piano)
Hindemith Overture: Cupid and Psyche Alan Rawsthome Piano Concerto No 1
Weill Symphony No 2


Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Piano: Peter Lawson

: Jazz on 3

In the continuing series of features on the jazz industry, this programme focuses on live jazz as Britain's leading promoters discuss today's audiences and the factors they consider when booking performers for venues across the country. Music comes from a concert given at the 1998 London Jazz Festival by pianist Chick Corea and his acoustic sextet
Origin, who perform a set of original material featuring fluent rhythms and beautifully crafted arrangements.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Pianist: Chick Corea
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Bach Andreas Scholl (countertenor),
La Petite Bande/Sigiswaid Kuijken Concerto in D minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV1060; Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret;
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat; Cantata No 200: Bekennen Will Ich
Seinen Namen ; Cantata No 170:
Vergnugte Ruh , Beliebte Seelenlust
2.25 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 Australian Quartet
3.05 Szymanowski Preludes, Op 1 Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)
3.25 Ceslovas Sasnauskas Requiem Inesa Linaburgyte (mezzo),
Algirdas Janutas (tenor), Vladimiras Prudnikovas (bass), Kaunas State
Choir, Lithuanian NSO/Petras Bingelis
4.05 Bartok Five Songs, Op 16
Lucienne van Deyck (mezzo), Belgian RSO, conductor Fernand Terby
4.25 Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, H216 Igor Ozim, Slovenian RSO/Hubad
5.05 Gabriel Cusson Serenade
Metropolitan Orchestra/Gilles Auger
5.25 Fesch Concerto in G, Op 5 No 3 Musica ad Rhenum
5.55 Ravel, arr Gillet Pièce en Forme de Habanera Roger Cole (oboe), Linda Lee Thomas (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Music By: Bach Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Seinen Namen
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Beliebte Seelenlust
Piano: Jerzy Godziszewski
Tenor: Algirdas Janutas
Tenor: Vladimiras Prudnikovas

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