With Edward Seckerson.
Rachmaninov Caprice Bohémien
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.15 Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D537
7.00 Satie La Belle Excentrique Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (piano duet)
7.15 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
Simon Standage (violin),
Philip Pickett and Rachel Beckett (recorders), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso Oslo Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons
8.45 Puccini Capriccio Sinfonico Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Producer Mark Rowlinson
With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Stephen Johnson on new orchestral releases, including music by Dvorak, Suk, Elgar,
Vaughan Williams and Poulenc.
10.00 Peter Alward , head of artists and repertoire for EMI's classical division, explains what an A & R man does and how the job has evolved. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte (excerpt)
Cologne Chamber Choir, Concerto Koln, director Rene Jacobs
11.00 Building a Library
William Mival recommends a version of Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor. Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: [address removed]
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Michael Berkeley meets novelist David Lodge , author of many bestsellers, including Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work
(which became an acclaimed TV series) and Therapy. He also wrote the screenplay for the televised adaptation of Dickens's
Martin Chuzzlewit. Music from that series features among his choices, along with works by Ravel and Victoria, and the voices of Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) Mendelssohn Fantasia in F sharp minor, Op 28 (Sonate Ecossaise)
Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 (excerpts) Schumann Kreisleriana
Repeated from Monday
With Michael White.
Producer David McGuinness
The series showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras ends with a blockbuster programme from the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, featuring two 20th-century classics, a premiere and the revolutionary piece with which Debussy reinvented music at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Debussy: PrÃ©lude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune, conductor Anthony Weeden
Carl Ruggles: Sun-Treader
Anthony Payne: The Spirit's Harvest (first performance of new version)
Conductor: Edwin Roxburgh
Royal College of Music Symphony
In the last of four masterclasses recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Evelyn Glennie takes young percussionist Magnus Mehta through Paul Smazbeck 's Rhythm Song. Producer Svend Brown
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
13: Handful of Keys. The shift from a largely written ragtime piano idiom to the exploratory and risky approach that jazz required seemed to demand a player as talented and courageous as Earl Hines. There followed the blind genius Art Tatum , who has inspired and intimidated pianists ever since. Producer Phil Speight. Repeated Friday 11.30pm
Live from the Met: Rigoletto
Verdi's much-loved opera on a theme close to his heart - the relationship between a father and daughter. The title role is not the innocent young heroine Gilda, nor the antihero the Duke of Mantua, who seduces and then abandons her - but Gilda's father, the Duke's court jester Rigoletto. Rigoletto is the archetypal tragic figure: a despised hunchback who is his own worst enemy. His overprotective cosseting of Gilda makes her easy prey for the honey-tongued Duke, and when Rigoletto plots revenge, it backfires hideously.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor Maurizio Benini
7.30 New York Stories
Another 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, Egyptian writer Andre Aciman catches the bus on his favourite Manhattan route.
8.00 Act 2
8.25 The Met Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer puts listeners' questions to Father Lee Owen , Frank Rizzo and Sarah Bryan Miller.
8.55 Act 3
Duke of Mantua:
Julian Maclaren-Ross was one of the leading London literati of the 1940s and 1950s and a wicked chronicler of his time. In tonight's double bill,
Harold Pinter chooses and reads two of his comic stories, beginning with another chance to hear I Had to Go
Sick, originally broadcast on Boxing Day to critical acclaim. It is followed by Second Lieutenant Lewis: a Memoir, a droll story of a wartime meeting with Welsh writer Alun Lewis. Second Ueutenant Lewis director Kate Rowland
The Salomon Quartet play three quartets by the Czech composer who was an exact contemporary of Mozart. String Quartets: in C, Op 10 No 5; in B flat, Op 15 No 3; in E flat, Op 45 Repeat
With Jez Nelson. The Brecker
Brothers - trumpeter Randy and saxophonist Michael - led one of the most successful jazz-rock bands of the mid-seventies, but their performing history dates back to an earlier group: on the 30th anniversary of the formation of Dreams, Randy Brecker talks about the band that gave birth to the hugely popular Brecker Brothers.
Renowned pianist and composer
Julian Joseph formed his first quartet nine years ago after a stint in Branford Marsalis 's band in the late eighties. The current line-up is Adam Salkeld (guitar), Orlando LeFleming (double bass) and Mark Mondesir (drums), and they form the rhythm section behind the BBC Band, led by Joseph in a concert given on Wednesday in the Commonwealth
Institute in west London, featuring his own compositions and his favourite standards, with soloist Butch Thomas on alto sax. Their programme included new arrangements of Ellington's Caravan and Come Sunday to celebrate the Ellington centenary.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
2.00 BST La Scala POI
Giuseppe Sinopoli , Violetta Urmana (contralto), Wolfgang Schmidt (tenor) Schubert Symphony No 5 in B fiat Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
2.40 Eustache de Caurroy Eight Fantasias Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall (viol)
3.00 Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816 Jevgeny Rivkin (piano)
3.15 Puccini Madam Butterfly (Ballet Suite, Act 1) Victoria SO/Lanchbery
4.00 JC Vogtef Jesu, Leiden, Pein, Tod Bert Matter (organ)
4.05 Szymanowski Six Kurpian Songs Camerata Silesia Singers Ensemble, conductor Anna Szostak
4.50 Schubert Polonaise in B flat, D850 Peter Zazofsky (violin), Prima
La Musica, conductor Dirk Vermeulen