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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
6.25 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A,
Op 100
Pamela Frank , Peter Serkin (piano)
7.02 Borodin Scherzo (Les Vendredis) Dante Quartet
7.40 Bax The Garden of Fand
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
8.40 Uszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat Martha Argerich ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Pamela Frank
Piano: Peter Serkin
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. William Mival reviews new recordings of symphonies by Bruckner and Mahler.
10.00 Conductor Paul Daniel discusses his recordings of Walton's orchestral music.
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Komgold Piano Quintet
Kjell Lysell and Ulf Forsberg (violins), Nils-Erik Sparf (viola), Mats Lidstrom (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
11.00 Building a Ubrary
David Owen Norris recommends a version of Dvorak's Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World). Producers Clive Portbury and Andrew Lyle 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: William Mival
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Violins: Ulf Forsberg
Viola: Nils-Erik Sparf
Viola: Mats Lidstrom
Cello: Bengt Forsberg
Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is the Australian-born poet Peter Porter , whose 70th birthday has just been celebrated with the publication of a new edition of his collected works. Also a distinguished music critic, Peter Porter chooses music by Josquin Desprez , Bach, Schubert, Britten and Stravinsky, and one of Richard Strauss 's rarely heard operas.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Peter Porter
Music By: Josquin Desprez
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces a programme of piano trios from the Wigmore Hall's continuing season of chamber music recitals.
Takacs Trio
Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo)
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke)
Repeated from Monday


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents a weekly selection of music requested by listeners. This week's requested recordings include:
Allegri Miserere Mei A Sei Voci, conductor Bernard Fabre-Garrus
John Field Nocturne No 9 in E flat
John O'Conor (piano)
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Sarah Chang (violin), London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Bernard Fabre-Garrus
Piano: John O'Conor
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Sarah Chang
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Best of 3

Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Lindsay Pell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Lindsay Pell

: Jazz Record Requests

To celebrate the centenary of Duke Ellington's birth, Geoffrey Smith plays a selection of listeners' favourite tracks by this celebrated composer and band leader, whose recorded output spans five decades of classic jazz and features an all-star roster of musicians including Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges , Ben Webster , Charles Mingus and John Coltrane.
Producer Felix Carey
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests.BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London, W1A 4WW FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Johnny Hodges
Unknown: Ben Webster
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: John Coltrane.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 18: The Death of the Jazz Age
The so-called Jazz Age more or less ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the onset of economic depression. Coinciding with the deaths of iconic pioneering musicians like Pinetop Smith, Bix Beiderbecke and Bubby Miley , it created a sense of loss which was echoed by a feeling that twenties chordal progressions were all played out. Producer Phil Speight
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Bubby Miley
Producer: Phil Speight

: Opera on 3

Iphigenie en Tauride
A performance of Gluck's revolutionary opera, given in March in the Olivier Messiaen Concert in Paris, the city where it was first heard in 1779. Iphigenie changed the course of opera: out went stylised musical forms and cardboard cutout characters, in came vivid action and emotions.
Based on Euripides's play, the story takes place during the Trojan War and follows the fate of priestess
Iphigenia (daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra), her brother
Orestes and his friend Pylades, all under threat of death from Thoas, a barbaric tyrant, in Tauris, in the land of the Scythians.
Les Musiciens du Louvre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Marc Minkowski Producer John Thornley


Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Producer: John Thornley
Iphigénie: Mireille Delunsch (soprano)
Oreste: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Thoas: Laurent Naouri (bass)
Pylades: Yann Beuron (tenor)
Diana A: Lexia Cousin (soprano)
Greek Woman: Michele Norman-Webb (soprano)
First Priestess: Claire Delgado-Boge
Minister: Laurent Alvaro

: A Price Worth Paying

5: Whatever Next?
John Drummond concludes his series surveying the state of opera in Britain since 1945 by reflecting on the achievements of British opera companies over the past 50 years and looking at their future prospects. With contributions from key figures of the opera world, including
Sir Claus Moser and Sir John Tooley and critics Andrew Porter and Rodney Milnes. Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Sir Claus Moser
Unknown: Sir John Tooley
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Unknown: Rodney Milnes.
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Celebrity Recital

Penny Gore introduces a recital which the young Viennese pianist Till Fellner gave in 1996 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511: Sonata in B flat, K333;
Variations in G on "Unser Dummer
Pobel Meint", K455
Mendelssohn Variations Sérieuses
Reubke Sonata in B flat


Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences. Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Jazz on 3

Tonight, Jazz on 3 begins a series of monthly sessions featuring the best music being made on the UK jazz scene. Following the success of his drummer-less quartet which produced the bestselling Angel Song album, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler continues his exploration of unusual instrumental combinations in the company of two other equally innovative players - guitarist John Parricelli and flautist/saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Released from the restraints of a rhythm section, each instrument takes chances with melody, rhythm and form, producing music that is fluid and diverse. There is also a preview of saxophonist
Steve Coleman 's new album, plus the second in the series of tributes to Duke Ellington, and Jez Nelson 's monthly roundup of new releases.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd PHONE: Radio 3 Information Line on [number removed]00 E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Guitarist: John Parricelli
Unknown: Stan Sulzmann.
Unknown: Steve Coleman
Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Stuttgart Philharmonic, conductor Jorg-Peter Weigle , Ewa Kupiec (piano)
Paderewski Fantaisie Polonaise , Op 19 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
2.55 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Virtuoso Quartet
3.20 Bruhns Ich Liege und Schlaffe Greta de Reyghere (soprano),
James Bowman (countertenor),
Guy de Mey (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort
3.50 Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Aldo Ceccato
4.05 Rautavaara Three Sonnets by Shakespeare Taru Valjakka
(soprano), Jari Salmela (piano)
4.15 Klami Piano Concerto No 1
(A Night in Montmartre) Ralf Gothoni , Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kari Tikka
4.35 Tchaikovsky Swan Lake
Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
5.00 Buxtehude Psalm 98: Singet dern Herrn Irena Baar (soprano), Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Maks Strmcnik (organ)
5.20 Schubert Scherzo in B flat,
D593 No 1 Halina Radvilaite (piano)
5.25 Schubert Incidental music:
Rosamunde (excerpts) Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jorg-Peter Weigle
Piano: Ewa Kupiec
Piano: Paderewski Fantaisie Polonaise
Unknown: Schlaffe Greta
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: Guy de Mey
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
Soprano: Shakespeare Taru Valjakka
Soprano: Jari Salmela
Unknown: Ralf Gothoni
Conductor: Kari Tikka
Conductor: Marko Munih
Soprano: Herrn Irena Baar
Violin: Tomaz Lorenz
Violin: Maks StrmcNik
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

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