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: On Air

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


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Michael Haydn Symphony
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: Henryk Szeryng
Piano: Ingrid Haebler
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

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)
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: Peter Paul Nash
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

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


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces a Schubert programme which continues the Wigmore Hall series of chamber music concerts.
Hausmusik London,
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897;
Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Repeated from Monday


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Piano: Schubert Notturno

: Listeners' Choice

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
WRITE TO: Listeners' Choice, BBC Birmingham, B5 7QQ
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Contralto: Jean Rigby
Contralto: Philip Langridge
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Best of 3

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


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Svend Brown

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Preenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Felix Carey

: Sounding the Century: Jazz Century: 19: Swing Takes Over

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)


Presenter: Russell Davies
Producer: Phil Speight

: Opera on 3

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


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Don Carlo
Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Ernani: Neil Schicoff(tenor)
Don Carlo: Carlos Alvarez(baritone)
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva: Roberto Scandiuzzi(bass)
Elvira: Michele Crider(soprano)
Giovanna: Liliana Ciuca(soprano)
Don Riccardo: Benedikt Kobel(tenor)
Jago: Aik Martirosyan(bass)

: Blue Skies

Steve Jones returns with another series of the intriguing science magazine which explores areas where science and art meet.
Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Paul Arnold

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

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


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard

: Mixing It

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


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

: Jazz on 3

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


Unknown: Thomas Stronen
Unknown: Arve Henrikson
Unknown: John Coltrane
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

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


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Adonis Evelyn
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Steven Wingfield
Guitar: William Beauvais
Conductor: Julius Hegyi
Unknown: Andrea Keller
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Unknown: Nelson Goerrier
Conductor: Matthias Aesbacher
Violin: Marie Berard
Conductor: Richard Bradshaw

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