With Edward Seckerson.
6.03 Strauss Morgen
Margaret Price (soprano),
Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
6.30 Michael Haydn Symphony in A, P6 London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.03 Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat, K378 Henryk Szeryng , Ingrid Haebler (piano)
7.42 Gounod Ballet Music (Faust)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Georg Solti Producer Vanessa Nuttall
With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of the month's newest releases. Chris de Souza reviews new releases of chamber music by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak.
10.00 An interview with lutenist Paul
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Stravinsky Danses Concertantes Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.00 Building a Library
Peter Paul Nash recommends a version of Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 in D (Classical)
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is the novelist Susan Hill , author of bestsellers including Strange Meeting, In the Springtime of the Year, The
Service of Clouds, Mrs de Winter (the sequel to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca), and the spine-chilling ghost story The Woman in Black. Susan Hill has strong connections with Aldeburgh, and her musical choices today reflect her passion for English music, and in particular the music of Benjamin Britten.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Stephanie Hughes introduces a Schubert programme which continues the Wigmore Hall series of chamber music concerts.
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897;
Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Repeated from Monday
Humphrey Carpenter presents the weekly programme of requests from listeners. This week's choices include:
Howells Paradise Rondel
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Britten Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac
Jean Rigby (contralto), Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano) Ravel La Valse
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Producer Christina Pritchard
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Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown
With Geoffrey Smith.
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Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
Musicians had been moving towards swing ever since Louis Armstrong, playing in King Oliver's Creole Jazz Orchestra, started taking every opportunity to give a triplet feel to the beat. Then the tuba was replaced by a new rhythm section of guitar and string bass. But swing only emerged fully with the smooth, lithe unison riffs developed by big bands in the thirties.
(Repeated Friday 11.30pm)
Verdi's four-act opera Ernani in a performance given in December at the Vienna State Opera. Based on Victor Hugo 's play, it unfolds a tale of conflict and rivalry set in Spain, where the outlaw Ernani and his sworn enemy Don Carlo - the king - find themselves in love with the same woman. Elvira languishes in the clutches of her elderly guardian - a metaphor for Austrian dominion - and Ernani may only rescue her at a terrible price. Written when he was just 30 for the Fenice theatre in Venice, Ernani was hugely popular and was the work that established
Verdi as one of the foremost opera composers of his day. It marked his first collaboration with librettist
Francesco Maria Piave , soon to become his most trusted collaborator, and was later the first
Verdi opera to be performed in Britain. Sung in Italian.
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva:
Steve Jones returns with another series of the intriguing science magazine which explores areas where science and art meet.
Producer Paul Arnold
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Conductor Matthias Bamert
Tonight and tomorrow evening, an opportunity to hear four substantial pieces by one of the century's most strikingly original composers, the Catalan-born Roberto Gerhard , who studied with Granados and Pedrell in his native Barcelona and later with Schoenberg. After the Spanish Civil
War, he settled in England, where he forged a distinctive, highly colourful style as a composer of brilliantly orchestrated scores whose complexity is rigorously subordinated to the higher goal of powerful musical communication - Gerhard said that the sense of his music should come across to the listener without the need for explanatory programme notes. Tonight's concert includes the rarely performed original version of the second symphony, with its strange percussion sounds and an extraordinary final scherzo - one of his most striking creations. Gerhard Symphony No 2;
Symphony (Homenaje a Pedrell) See also tomorrow 11.55pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles. Producer Philip Tagney
Tonight's concert features lain
Ballamy's Food for Quartet - a new Anglo-Norwegian collaboration between lain Ballamy (saxophones), Thomas Stronen (drums), Mats
Eilerstein (bass) and Arve Henrikson (prepared trumpet and effects). The combination of a tight rhythm section and two brass players produces music which is at once beautiful, humorous and surprising. The project was commissioned by the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and recorded there in April. It is also the 40th anniversary of John Coltrane 's Giant Steps album, and Jazz on 3 assesses its lasting impact on contemporary jazz.
Producer Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
2.05 Blow Venus and Adonis Evelyn Tubb and Emma Kirkby (sopranos),
London Oratory Junior Choir, Consort of Musicke, conductor Anthony Rooley
3.10 Villa-Lobos Prelude No 3
Norbert Craft (guitar)
3.20 Schumann Kinderszenen
Eunsoo Son (piano)
3.35 Trad, arr Steven Wingfield Three Bulgarian Dances Moshe Hammer (violin), William Beauvais (guitar)
3.45 George W Chadwick Symphony No 2 in B flat Albany Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Julius Hegyi
4.35 Pergolesi Violin Concerto in B flat Andrea Keller , Concerto Koln
4.50 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
5.00 J Strauss (son), arr
Schoenberg Emperor Waltz
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
5.10 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 3 in D minor Nelson Goerrier ,
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Matthias Aesbacher
5.50 Massenet Méditation (Thais) Marie Berard (violin),
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, conductor Richard Bradshaw