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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
Bach Trio Sonata in E flat (from BWV525)
Palladian Ensemble
6.39 Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maxim Shostakovich
7.15 Dowland All Ye, Whom Love or Fortune Hath Betray'd; The Lady Russell's Pavan
Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Andreas Martin (lute)
8.44 Brahms Academic Festival
Overture Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Andreas Martin
Conductor: George Szell
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Tommy Pearson reviews new releases of incidental music by Bizet and Sibelius and film music by Watton and Bernard Herrmann.
10.00 Mezzo Cecilia Bartoli discusses her new recording of Mozart's opera Mitridate. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Daniele Gatti
11.00 Building a Library lain Burnside recommends a version of Schumann's Kreisleriana.
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
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann.
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Adrian Noble , artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His acclaimed adaptation of CS
Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is currently in the RSC's repertoire, and Shaun Davey 's music for his production of The Winter's
Tale is one of his choices. His other favourites include: operatic excerpts by Purcell, Monteverdi, Mozart and Beethoven; an aria from Bach's St
Matthew Passion; one of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms; and an improvisation by Keith Jarrett. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Artistic: Adrian Noble
Artistic: Shaun Davey
Unknown: Keith Jarrett.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Romanesca: Andrew Manze (violin), Nigel North (Baroque guitar and archlute), John Toll (harpsichord)
Blber Violin Sonata in A (La Pastorella) Vivaldi Manchester Sonata No 3 in G minor
Biber Mystety Sonata in G minor
(Guardian Angel); Violin Sonata No 7 in Vivaldi Manchester Sonata No 4 in D


Violin: Andrew Manze
Violin: Nigel North

: Best of 3

With Michael White.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Svend Brown

: Young Artists' Forum

Sandy Burnett presents a final selection of young performers on the threshold of their careers.
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 Shostakovich String Quartet No 7, Op 108 Davidoff Quartet Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1
Busonl Toccata Tim Horton
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Grant Llewellyn , David Campbell (clarinet)
Flnzi Clarinet Concerto Repeat


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Clarinet: David Campbell

: Glennie Masterclass

Evelyn Glennie takes young percussionist Roberto Soria through Xenakls's Psappha in the first of four masterclasses recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. Producer Svend Brown
* Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p40


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Roberto Soria
Producer: Svend Brown
Producer: Brian Kay

: 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]
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.
10: Comet Chop Suey. After a stint as lead cornettist with Retcher
Henderson's orchestra in New York,
Louis Armstrong returned to Chicago and embarked upon a long series of recordings with his own Hot Five group in 1925. Armstrong immediately established himself as a profoundly musical soloist of incomparable technical brilliance. Producer Phil Speight
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Producer: Phil Speight

: Opera on 3

Uve from the Met: II Trovatore
A gypsy woman burns a baby in revenge for her own mother's execution as a witch. She claims the child was her own, but 20 years later, as her "son" is hanged on the orders of the Count di Luna , his real identity is revealed. The tragic revelation is a fitting climax to one of Verdi's most compelling dramas, which combines the supernatural, love and jealousy - all the main ingredients of opera. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Jun Markl
Parts 1 and 2 7.45 The Met Opera Quiz
Stuart Hamilton puts listeners' questions to opera fans Ken Benson , Charles Osborne and Patrick Smith.
8.15 Parts 3 and 4


Unknown: Count Di Luna
Unknown: Stuart Hamilton
Unknown: Ken Benson
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Patrick Smith.
Leonora: Michele Crider (soprano)
Azucena: Elena Zaremba (mezzo)
Manrico: Richard Margison (tenor)
Count di Luna: Alexandru Agache (baritone)
Ferrando: Paul Pushka (bass)
Inez: Jane Shauus (mezzo)
Ruiz: Thomas Studebaker (tenor)
Old Gypsy: John Russell (bass)
Messenger: Roger Crouthamel (tenor)

: Between the Ears

Another from the series of newly commissioned experiments in creative radio.
The Church of Lanza. Mario Lanza had a singing career that lasted ten years, and he cancelled almost as many concerts as he gave. He was a boxer and a gargantuan eater who only ever sang one complete opera in public. Lanza died 40 years ago this year, an obese, bloated and exhausted young man. However he remains one of the most celebrated - and, for some, the most execrable - tenor voices of the century. In an original sound piece for Radio 3, Jakko Jakszyk weaves the voices of Lanza's family, friends and acolytes into a musical contemplation of Lanza - man and myth. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Jakko Jakszyk
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Albion Ensemble

Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 Repeat


Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: Jazz on 3

Cassandra Wilson is widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and best-loved vocalists of her generation. Her distinctive, sultry voice has great range and is equally at ease breathing new life into jazz standards or reinventing pop classics. In recent years, she has incorporated a wider range of material, including rock and blues. With this concert, recorded at the Lincoln Center in New
York, Wilson returns to the musical influences of her childhood with her latest project, a tribute to the music of Miles Davis , with unique interpretations of the trumpeter's repertoire, several of which contain newly written lyrics. Also, 40 years ago, Miles Davis went into the studio to start recording Kind of Blue, which was to become a seminal album.
Featuring a line-up including John Coltrane , Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans , Kind of Blue helped popularise modal jazz and introduced two new standards, So What and All Blues. Jazz on 3 celebrates this jazz lover's all-time favourite.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Cassandra Wilson
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Moscow Soloists Ensemble:
Viktor Tretyakov (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Alexander Knysave (cello), Vassily Lobanov (piano) Brahms
Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25; Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78; Quintet in B minor, Op 115 (arr Bashmet)
3.10 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.40 Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor Peter Oundjian , William Tritt (piano)
3.55 Uszt Les Préludes
Lithuanian NSO/Juozas Domarkas
4.20 Kodaly Viennese Clock; Entrance of the Emperor and His Courtiers
(Hary Janos ) Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
4.25 Telemann Sonata in F minor
(Der Getreue Music-Meister) Camerata Koln
4.40 Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate, K165 Ellen van Lier (soprano),
Netherlands RO/Roelof van Driesten
5.05 Mendelssohn Venetian
Gondola Song (Songs without Words, Book 2) Jane Coop (piano)
5.15 Palestrina Magnificat Primi Toni Elmer Iseler Singers/Elmer Iseler
5.25 Saint-Sains Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28 Taik-Ju Lee (violin), Young-Lan Han (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Viktor Tretyakov
Violin: Yuri Bashmet
Viola: Alexander Knysave
Piano: Vassily Lobanov
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Peter Oundjian
Piano: William Tritt
Piano: Uszt Les
Unknown: Hary Janos

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