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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
Coates Overture: The Merrymakers Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Gilbert Vinter
6.30 Salieri Concerto in C for Flute and Oboe Clementine Hoogendoorn (flute), Pietro Boronovo (oboe), I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
7.00 Balfe Excelsior
Robert Tear (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Andre Previn (piano)
7.40 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 Barry Tuckwell , LSO, conductor Paul Maag
8.00 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
(Waltz Sequence)
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Zubin Mehta
8.30 Obradors Five Spanish Songs Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Flute: Pietro Boronovo
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Tenor: Benjamin Luxon
Baritone: Andre Previn
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Conductor: Paul Maag
Conductor: Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor. William Mival reviews recent releases of piano music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov.
10.00 Conductor Riccardo Chailly discusses his new CD of Shostakovich's film music.
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Handel Agrippina Condotta a Morire Veronique Gens (soprano), Francois Fernandez and Mira Glodeanu
(violins), Les Basses Reunies
11.00 Building a Ubrary
David Mellor recommends a version of Mahler's Symphony No 5.
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: William Mival
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Soprano: Veronique Gens
Soprano: Francois Fernandez
Soprano: Mira Glodeanu
Unknown: David Mellor
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is writer Philip Hensher , whose novels Other Lulus, Kitchen Venom and Pleasured have recently established him as a major new talent on the British literary scene.
He also wrote the libretto for Thomas
Ades's brilliant first opera, Powder Her Face, and his own musical choices range from works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Busoni and Weill to Fatboy Slim.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat. Op 47 Liszt, after Auber Tarantelle di Bravura Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op 16 (excerpts) Ravel La Valse
Repeated from Monday


Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Chopin Ballade

: Best of 3

With Michael White. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Svend Brown

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents young artists on the threshold of their careers.
Lionel Rogg Two Etudes
Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor,
BuxWV161; Toccata in F, BuxWV156 Colm Carey (organ)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Newbold Piano Quartet


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Colm Carey

: The Secrets of Orchestration

Michael Oliver introduces the last of the 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 Colin Matthews deconstructs the sound world of Ravel's La Valse and explores one of Ravel's most inspired and colourful orchestral textures.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Colin Matthews
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 E-MAIL: [address removed]


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.
9: Sax-o-Phun. It became apparent that large groups of musicians could play the new music as early as the First World War, but it was
Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson who began to think seriously about the challenge of big band jazz. At the same time, the saxophone was shedding its image as a vaudeville novelty and emerging as a serious section instrument.
Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Paul Whiteman
Unknown: Fletcher Henderson
Producer: David Perry

: Krommer

Octet-Partita in E flat. Op 79 Nash Ensemble

: Opera on 3

Uve from the Met: Elektra
Richard Strauss 's gripping, one-act setting of the ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, to a libretto by Hugo von
Hofmannsthal. Elektra, abused and rejected by her mother Clytemnestra, is in a state of shock after the murder of her father Agamemnon.
She finds her brother Orestes, whom she had given up for dead, and together they plot revenge on their mother and her lover Aegisthus. When it was first performed, in 1909, the music of the opera was as controversial as its bloodthirsty plot: Strauss was accused of formlessness and of writing noise for its own sake. Sung in German.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conductor: James Levine
Elektra: Gabriele Schnaut (soprano)
Chrysothemis: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Clytemnestra: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Aegisthus: Kenneth Riegel (tenor)
Orestes: Monte Pederson (baritone)
Overseer: Janet Hopkins (soprano)
Serving woman 1: Lucille Beer (mezzo)
Serving woman 2: Mariana Karpatova (mezzo)
Serving woman 3: Jane Shaulis (mezzo)
Serving woman 4: Margaret Cusack (soprano)
Serving woman 5: Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano)
Guardian: James Courtney (bass)
Trainbearer: Joyce Olson (soprano)
Confidante: Carole Wright (soprano)
Young servant: Schowalter Mark (tenor)
Old servant: Richard Vernon (bass)

: Troy

Three new plays by Andrew Rissik re-telling the story of events leading up to and following the fall of Troy, broadcast over this weekend.
1: King Priam and His Sons. With Paul Scofield as Hermes, Michael Sheen as Paris and Geraldine
Somerville as Helen. A second son,
Paris, is about to be born to the Trojan king Priam and his wife
Hekabe. But the gods foretell only dissension and disaster if the child is permitted to live.
Music by Nick Russell Pavier and David Chilton Director Jeremy Mortimer. The Death of Achilles, Andrew Rissik 's second play, is broadcast tomorrow at 9.15pm Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Michael Sheen
Music By: Nick Russell Pavier
Music By: David Chilton
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Achilles: Toby Stephens
Aegisthos: James Hayes
Agamemnon: Oliver Cotton
Anakreon: Ian Hogg
Andromache: Emma Fielding
Elektra: Cassandra Sperry
Hekabe: Deborah Findlay
Hektor: Michael Maloney
Helen: Geraldine Somerville
Hermes: Paul Scofield
Klytemnestra: Lindsay Duncan
Menelaos: James Laurenson
Nikanor: Geoffrey Whitehead
Oenone: Abigail Docherty
Orestes: Jean-Marc Perret
Parmenion: Saeed Jaffrey
Patroklos: David Harewood
Priam: Julian Glover
Thetis: Eleanor Bron
Singer: Mia Soteriou

: Haydn and Bartok

Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bartok Three Rondos on Slovak Folk
Haydn Sonatas: in E flat, H XVI 38; in B flat, H XVI 41 Repeat


Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Between the Ears

Newly commissioned experiments in creative radio.
At the Window. Glimpses of the Chicago pianist Jimmy Yancey through one of his greatest blues, the voices of his family and friends, the magic of baseball, and the sounds and music of his city.
Producers Alan Hall and Piers Plowright


Pianist: Jimmy Yancey
Producers: Alan Hall
Producers: Piers Plowright

: Jazz on 3

John McLaughlin - the Heart of Things A concert given last year at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, by guitarist
John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra. And Jez Neison rounds up the new jazz releases.


Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Guitarist: John McLaughlin

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Harpsichordist Andreas Staier plays music by Bach, Byrd, Frescobaldl and Sweelinck
2.15 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C, Op 48 Danish Radio Concert Orchestra/Hannu Koivula
2.45 Telemann Flute Concerto in D
Wilbert Hazelzet , Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
3.00 Martinii Polkas and Etudes (Books 1, 2 and 3) Antonin Kubalek (piano)
3.50 Buxtehude Prelude in G minor, BuxWV149 Bernard Lagace (organ)
4.00 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
4.45 Uszt St Francis's Sermon to the Birds (Legends)
Richard Raymond (piano)
5.05 Haydn Trio in A, Op 71 No 1 Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.50 Fesch Violin Concerto in C minor, Op 5 No 5 Manfred Kraemer, Musica ad Rhenum


Harpsichordist: Donald MacLeod.
Harpsichordist: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Unknown: Wilbert Hazelzet
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Director: Martinii Polkas
Piano: Antonin Kubalek
Unknown: Bernard Lagace
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben

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