With Humphrey Carpenter.
Prince Igor Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.45 Granados El Pelele (Goyescas) Alicia Larrocha (piano)
7.30 Ernst Variations on "The Last
Rose" Gidon Kremer (violin)
8.15 Mozart Non Piu! Tutto Ascoltai
- Non Temer , Amato Bene , K490
Elly Ameling (soprano), Leipzig
Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
With Andrew McGregor.
Patrick O'Connor reviews new opera recordings, including Mozart's Die
Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Strauss's Salome and Puccini's // Trittico.
10.00 Pianist Andras Schiff discusses some of his recent recordings, including music by Smetana and Dvorak. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Maria-Joao Pires , CO of Europe/Krivine
11.00 Building a Library
Geoffrey Smith recommends a version of Dvorak's Cello Concerto.
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Michael Berkeley 's guest is Ursula Owen , one of the founders of Virago Press. She is currently the editor of Index on Censorship, which aims to publicise the work of writers who have suffered from persecution. Her musical choices range from a Haydn piano trio and an ensemble from Verdi's
Don Carlos to Constant Lambert's Rio
Grande, an excerpt from Messiaen's visionary Quartet for the End of Time, and an arrangement of the Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde played by a Venetian cafe orchestra. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Stephanie Hughes introduces another recital in the series from the Wigmore Hall. Peter Donohoe (piano) Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2 Bartok Piano Sonata Repeated from Monday
With Michael White.
Producer David McGuinness
The Great Exchange
The series showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras.
Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland - top youth chamber orchestras from opposite sides of the world - join forces in a selection of music from both continents.
Presented by Tommy Pearson in conversation with the players. Conductor Matthias Bamert
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
David Home Flicker
Matthew Hindson Rave-Elation
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Producer David Gallagher
In the third of four masterclasses recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Evelyn Glennie takes young percussionist Joby Burgess through Keiko Abe's Michi.
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 12: Towards Lyricism. Bix
Beiderbecke's cornet playing combined understatement and obliqueness with a concern for purity of tone, thus providing a striking contrast with the style of Louis Armstrong. Other musicians like
Frankie Trumbauer and Red Nichols also favoured this nimble, clean approach, which would eventually lead to the "ballad-playing" style of jazz. Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 11.30pm
Uve from the Met: Tosca
In Puccini's highly coloured melodrama, set in Rome at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, an artist called Mario Cavaradossi helps a political prisoner escape. He is interrogated by the cruel and corrupt police chief of Rome, Baron Scarpia, who tries to persuade Cavarodossi's lover, the opera singer Floria Tosca , to give herself to him as the price of Cavarodossi's freedom. The three acts take place in the ornate church of St Andrea, the elegant Palazzo Farnese, and the grim tower of the Castel Sant'Angelo. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York Metropolitan Opera, conductor Nello Santi
7.15 New York Stories
Specially commissioned interval talks for Radio 3 in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to
New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction. In this programme, British journalist
Christopher Hitchens describes a corner of his own New York.
7.45 Act 2
8.25 The Met Opera Quiz
Listeners' questions are put to a panel of opera buffs.
SEND QUESTIONS TO: Met Opera Quiz, FOR Station, PO Box 805. New York, NY 10150, USA
8.55 Act 3
A double bill to conclude the series of experiments in creative radio. Grosse Fuge - the Big Fugue Winston Churchill , JF Kennedy ,
Mahatma Gandhi and Brian Keenan are among those whose public words are woven together, counterpointing war and peace, noble and vain, profound and comic, good and evil. Producer Alan Hall
9.55 Portraits in Absentia
Our voices, with their tunes, rhythms and dynamics, are the most immediate and poignant objects of tenderness, recognition and regret. Composer
Jocelyn Pook weaves musical portraits of people who leave the music of their voices in her memory and in her life. Producer Marilyn Imrie
Mozart, arr Hasel Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K594
Reicha Wind Quintet in D, Op 91 No 3 Beethoven, arr Vester/Hasel Adagio in F (Pieces for a Musical Clock)
Beethoven, arr Rechtmann Allegro in G (Quintet, Op 4) Repeat
With Jez Nelson. This week, a celebration of one of the greatest groups of the late seventies - Jack DeJohnette 's
Special Edition. The quartet - drummer DeJohnette, altoist Arthur Blythe , David Murray on tenor, and bassist Peter Warren - created highly expressive music full of colour and energy.
Plus, voted musician of the year by Swedish jazz critics, multi-reed player Per Texas Johansson emerged as one of the standout players in last month's Swedish jazz week. His quintet, recorded at London's 606 Club, maximise interplay between the distinctive line-up.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Maurizio Pollini (piano), La Scala PO/Riccardo Muti
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Bruckner Symphony No 1 in C minor (Linz version)
2.25 Schubert Three Pieces, D946
Halina Radvilaite (piano)
2.45 Mozart Quintet in A, K581 (arr for String Quartet) Australia Ensemble
3.20 Uros Krek Koncertni Diptithon Milos Mlejnik (cello), Slovenian PO, conductor Janos Kovacs
3.45 Kozeluch Sonata (La Chasse) Gert Oost (organ)
4.05 Cavalli Magnificat Concerto Palatino
4.45 Veljo Tormis Kolm Mul Oli Kaunist Sona Peeter Malkov (flute), Estonian National Male Choir/Ants Soots
4.50 Rimsky-Korsakov Overture:
May Night Calgary PO/Mario Bernardi
5.00 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Sonata in C minor Musica Alta Ripa
5.25 Durante Concerto No 3 in E flat for String Quartet Concerto Koln
5.35 Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Edith Wiens (soprano), Valdepenas (clarinet), Rudolf Jansen (piano)