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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Rachmaninov Caprice Bohémien
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.15 Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D537
Christian Zacharias
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


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Christian Zacharias
Piano: Leo van Doeselaar
Violin: Simon Standage
Violin: Philip Pickett
Violin: Rachel Beckett
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: CD Review

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]
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed]0300 or consult CEEFAX on BBC1. page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Peter Alward
Director: Rene Jacobs
Unknown: William Mival
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon
Rordiligi: Veronique Gens (soprano)
Dorabella: Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Despina: Graciela Oddone (soprano)
Ferrando: Werner Gura (tenor)
Guglielmo: Marcel Boone (bass)
Don Alfonso: Pietro Spagnoli (bass)

: Private Passions

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


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Martin Chuzzlewit.
Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Aretha Franklin.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Joseph Kalichstein (piano) Mendelssohn Fantasia in F sharp minor, Op 28 (Sonate Ecossaise)
Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 (excerpts) Schumann Kreisleriana
Repeated from Monday


Piano: Joseph Kalichstein
Unknown: Schumann Kreisleriana

: Best of 3

With Michael White.
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: David McGuinness

: Youth Orchestras of the World: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra

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: Prélude 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)
Varese: Arcana
Conductor: Edwin Roxburgh


Musicians: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Anthony Weeden
Conductor: Edwin Roxburgh
Producer: David Gallagher

: Glennie Masterclass

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


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Magnus Mehta
Unknown: Paul Smazbeck
Producer: Svend Brown

: 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.
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


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Earl Hines.
Unknown: Art Tatum
Producer: Phil Speight.

: Opera on 3

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


Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Unknown: Andre Aciman
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Father Lee Owen
Unknown: Frank Rizzo
Unknown: Sarah Bryan Miller.
Rigoletto: Franz Grundheber (baritone)
Gilda: Andrea Rost (soprano)
Duke of Mantua: Ramon Vargas (tenor)
Sparafucile: Eric Halfvarson (bass)
Maddalena: Graciela Araya (soprano)

: Julian Maclaren-RossDouble Bill

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


Unknown: Julian MacLaren-Ross
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Unknown: Ueutenant Lewis
Director: Kate Rowland

: Paul Wranitzky

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

: Jazz on 3

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


Unknown: Jez Nelson.
Talks: Randy Brecker
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Branford Marsalis
Guitar: Adam Salkeld
Guitar: Mark Mondesir
Soloist: Butch Thomas
Soloist: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

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


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bstla Scala
Unknown: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Contralto: Violetta Urmana
Contralto: Wolfgang Schmidt
Director: Jordi Savall
Piano: Jevgeny Rivkin
Unknown: Jc Vogtef Jesu
Unknown: Tod Bert Matter
Conductor: Anna Szostak
Conductor: Schubert Polonaise
Violin: Peter Zazofsky
Conductor: Dirk Vermeulen

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