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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Copland Quiet City
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Williams
7.30 Mozart Trio in E flat, K498
Charles Neidich (clarinet), Jurgen Kussmaul (viola), Robert Levin (fortepiano)
8.15 Corelli Trio Sonata in D,
Op 2 No 1 London Baroque Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Conductor: John Williams
Clarinet: Charles Neidich
Viola: Jurgen Kussmaul
Viola: Robert Levin
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Simon Heighes reviews new vocal and choral releases of Baroque music, including recordings from Andreas Scholl and Anne Sofie von Otter.
10.00 Pianist Stephen Hough discusses his latest release -
Schubert's Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Bach Partita No 5 in G, BWV829 Richard Goode (piano)
11.00 Building a Ubrary Colin Lawson recommends a version of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467.
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: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Pianist: Anne Sofie von Otter.
Pianist: Stephen Hough
Piano: Richard Goode
Unknown: Ubrary Colin Lawson
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is actor David Suchet , probably best known for his television role as Agatha Christie 's idiosyncratic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. At present he is starring on the London stage as the tormented composer Salieri in Peter Shaffer 's Amadeus. and his musical choices include two Mozart excerpts, a virtually unknown piece by Salieri himself, plus works by Vivaldi, Rachmaninov, Weber and Orff. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hercule Poirot.
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear Emanuel Ax 's piano recital at the Wigmore Hall. Haydn Sonata in A flat, H XVI 43
Corigliano Fantasia on an Ostinato Debussy Estampes; L 'Isle Joyeuse Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Emanuel Ax

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents a new weekly programme featuring music requested by listeners. This week's choices include:
Beethoven Ah, Perfido! Eileen Farrell (soprano),
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Max Rudolf
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Maxim Vengerov ,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasiliera No 2
French National Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Christina Pritchard WRITE TO: Listeners' Choice. BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Soprano: Eileen Farrell
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Best of 3

The Radio 3 selection box moves to a new time. With Bernard MacLaverty. Producer Svend Brown
* Roland White : Review, page 145


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty.
Producer: Svend Brown
Producer: Roland White

: 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.
14: Jungle Music. When Duke
Ellington took up a residency at New York's Cotton Club in 1927, it swiftly brought him international fame. He made a virtue of the contractual necessity to accompany the club's exotic floor shows by developing a primitivist, growling style of jazz that he was comfortable calling jungle music. Producer David Perry. Rptd Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: David Perry.

: Richard Stoltzman

(clarinet), Wayne Marshall (piano) Poulenc Clarinet Sonata Reich New York Counterpoint
Gershwin, arr Marshall Three Preludes Repeat


Clarinet: Wayne Marshall

: Opera on 3 Live from the Met: Susannah

Since its first performance in Tallahassee in 1955, Carlisle Floyd 's opera has had countless stagings in the United
States. This new production at the Met is just the latest and is the work's first broadcast in the United
Kingdom. The action is set in New Hope Valley, Tennessee, and this story of mountain valley intolerance is related to that told in the Apocryphal Book of Susanna. Royd's word-setting combines the natural inflexions of speech with lyrical arias and music with a traditional
American sound.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Conlon
8.15 New York Stories
Another in the series of outsider perspectives on life in the big city. Caribbean-born novelist Elizabeth
Nunez compares the impact of the landscape on her childhood home with the impact of the cityscape on her adopted one.
8.45 Act 2


Unknown: Carlisle Floyd
Conductor: James Conlon
Susannah Polk: Renee Fleming(soprano)
Sam Polk: Jerry Hadley(tenor)
Olin Blitch: Samuel Ramey(bass)
Little Bat McLean: John McVeigh(tenor)
Elder Hayes: Jonathan Welch(tenor)
Elder Gleaton: Jerold Siena(tenor)
Elder McLean: James Courtney(bass)
Elder Ott: Leroy Lehr(bass)
Mrs Hayes: Jennifer Welch(soprano)
Mrs Gleaton: Jane Dutton(mezzo)
Mrs McLean: Joyce Castle(mezzo)
Mrs Ott: Jane Shaulis(mezzo)
First man: Ross Crolius(bass)
Second man: Kenneth Young(bass)

: A Price Worth Paying

A five-part series in which former
Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a critical look at the state of opera in Britain since 1945.
1:A Place for Opera. Interviews with the Earl of Harewood and Sir John
Tooley - both former administrators of London's two world-class opera houses - about the postwar formation and consolidation of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, the revitalisation of Sadler's Wells and its metamorphosis into English
National Opera, and the setting of standards at Glyndebourne. Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: John Drummond
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Stravinsky

Wind Octet London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Mixing It

Mixing It moves to its new, regular Saturday-night home, where
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences. This week, Django Bates gives an insight into his own character and taste in music by selecting three tracks that he has found inspiring over the years. He is the latest in a growing line of musical luminaries who have agreed to share their wide musical heritage with Mixing It's listeners. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Django Bates
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz on 3

Tonight's concert presents two contemporary legends of jazz - Max Roach and Cecil Taylor - in their first on-stage collaboration in Britain.
Following his performance in Jazz on 3's first programme a year ago, veteran drummer Max Roach returns to share the stage with the phenomenal pianist Cecil Taylor.
Since the start of his career in the bebop era, Max Roach has been consistently innovative as a percussionist, composer and dynamic performer. The restless energy, brilliant technique and unpredictability of Cecil Taylor have made him a legend in both the European and American avant garde, and he makes a welcome visit to
Britain for the first time in ten years. Also tonight, Jez Nelson rounds up the best of the latest CD releases.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Max Roach
Unknown: Cecil Taylor
Unknown: Max Roach
Pianist: Cecil Taylor.
Unknown: Max Roach
Unknown: Cecil Taylor
Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Scarlatti St John Passion
Basle Madrigalists, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis String Ensemble/Fritz Naf
1.55 Vieme Twelve Preludes. Op 38
2.45 Reger Mein Odem 1st Schwach, Op 110 No 1
3.00 Puccini Madam Butterfly (Act 2 Ballet Suite)
3.45 Aladar Racz Gypsy Caprice; Hungarian Tune; Improvisation
4.05 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421
4.35 Muthel Concerto in D minor
5.00 Buxtehude HerrJesu Christ, Ich Weiss
Gar Wohl , BuxWV193
5.00 Knut Nystedt 0 Crux
5.10 15th-century anon The
Bordesholm Lament of the Virgin Mary (Part 4)
5.35 Grieg Jesus Christ Is Risen, Op 74 No 3
5.50 Frescobaidi Toccata sopra i Pedali dell'Organo e Senza


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Aladar Racz
Unknown: Gar Wohl
Unknown: Knut Nystedt
Unknown: Grieg Jesus Christ
Evangelist: Rene Jacobs(countertenor)
Christ: Kurt Widmer(baritone)
Pilate: Graham Pushee(countertenor)

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