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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
6.25 Haydn Variations in F minor, H XVII
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
7.03 Strauss Prelude (Capriccio) Raphael Ensemble
7.48 Vaughan Williams Overture: Henry V Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Peter Parkes
8.02 Suppe Overture: The Beautiful Galathea Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
8.30 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Raphael Ensemble
Conductor: Peter Parkes
Conductor: Galathea Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Geoffrey Smith reviews discs of orchestral music by Shostakovich, Bartok and Honegger.
10.00 An interview with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Bach Trio Sonata in G (after BWV1027 and BWV1039)
Marc Hantai (flute), Jerome Hantaf (basse de viole), Ageet Zweistra
(cello), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord)
11.00 Building a Library
Simon Heighes recommends a version of Monteverdi's
L'lncoronazione di Poppea
Producers Clive Portbury and Andrew Lyle WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed] or consult CEEFAX on BBC1. page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Pianist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Flute: Marc Hantai
Flute: Jerome Hantaf
Cello: Ageet Zweistra
Cello: Pierre Hantai
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to actor
Samuel West , who shot to fame for his portrayal of the unfortunate
Leonard Bast in the Merchant-Ivory film Howards End and has since become increasingly well known in TV productions (such as Jane Austen 's Persuasion), on radio and on the stage. Music has always played a central role in his life - he is a keen amateur cellist. His choices today range from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No 3 to
Mendelssohn's sparkling String
Octet, Ravel's haunting Piano Trio, songs by Musorgsky and Oliver Knussen , Thelonius Monk's Raise Four and Brian Eno 's The Jezebel Spirit. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Leonard Bast
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Brian Eno
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The London recital debut of a brilliant young German soprano. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.
Melanie Diener (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und -
Leben Strauss Einerlei ; Blaue Sommer ; Am Ufer; Riickleben; Meinem Kinde;
Hochzeitlich Lied; Wiegenliedchen; Muttertandelei; Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen
Repeated from Monday


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Soprano: Melanie Diener
Piano: Irwin Gage
Piano: Schumann Frauenliebe
Unknown: Leben Strauss Einerlei
Unknown: Blaue Sommer
Unknown: Ein Obdach

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents the weekly programme of requests from listeners. This week's choices include: Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Frankie Howerd (narrator), City of London Ensemble, conductor Alan Doggett
Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D940 Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
Janacek Sinfonietta London Symphony Orchestra , conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Victoria Tenebrae Responsories
(excerpt) Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor George Malcolm Producer Christina Pritchard
WRITE TO: Listeners' Choice, BBC Birmingham, B5 7QQ
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Narrator: Frankie Howerd
Conductor: Alan Doggett
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Piano: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Janacek Sinfonietta
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Victoria Tenebrae Responsories
Conductor: George Malcolm
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. Producer Felix Carey
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London, W1A4WW
FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey


Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 20: The Duke and the Count. As the Ellington and Basie bands established themselves, it became clear that they were very different. Duke's playing was rich in musical impressionism, created by the great individualists within the band, while the Count's was sharper, leaner and more aggressive. Producer Phil Speight
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Phil Speight

: Bach

Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock

: Opera on 3

Radio 3 and BBC2 join forces for a simultaneous live relay of English National Opera's latest Handel hit, Semele, with Rosemary Joshua in the title role in Robert Carsen 's production, already acclaimed in Flanders and Aix-en-
Provence and now restaged for the London Coliseum. The notoriously lecherous god Jupiter has the hots for the mortal Semele, daughter of King Cadmus of Thebes, and whisks her off to higher things. Jupiter's wife Juno is, as usual, furious, but says to herself: don't get mad, get even. Helped by the fact that - not surprisingly - Semele rather fancies herself as a goddess, Juno hatches a brilliant plan. This entails tricking Semele into insisting that, before they consummate their relationship, Jupiter must show himself to her not in human form but in his full glory as a god, something that Juno reckons will be too much for the mortal Semele.
Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera, conductor Harry Bicket Acts 1 and 2 8.40 During the interval, Charles Hazlewood takes a look at the source of Semele's story: Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses - magical verse stories of the gods at play with humans. What is it about them that has so inspired artists, musicians and writers down the centuries?
9.00 Act 3
+ Brian Kay 's Opera of the Week: p44


Unknown: Rosemary Joshua
Unknown: Robert Carsen
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Brian Kay
Semele: Rosemary Joshua(soprano)
Jupiter/Apollo: John Mark Ainsley(tenor)
Juno: Susan Bickley(mezzo)
Ino: Sarah Connolly(contralto)
Prince Athamas: Stephen Wallace(countertenor)
Cadmus: Clive Bayley(bass)
Somnus, God of Sleep: Graeme Danby(bass)
Iris: Janis Kelly(soprano)

: Blue Skies

Steve Jones presents the series exploring the boundary between science and art with another programme about science in fiction. Fay Weldon has been concerned with cloning since she wrote The Cloning of Joanna May in the late eighties. Blue Skies asks: how far has her science fiction been realised by scientific fact?
Producer Deborah Cohen E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Joanna May
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell select an eclectic mix of new musics and invite guest musician Genesis P Orridge to introduce three tracks that have influenced his career as a pioneer of performance art, industrial and acid house with his groups
Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Jazz on 3

Dazzling post-bop modernist Kenny Werner , who has occupied the piano seat for Joe Lovano and Peter
Erskine, brings his working trio - which includes veteran drummer Billy Hart and bassist Drew Gress - to
London's Pizza Express. The pianist also discusses his role as an educator and gives his views on teaching jazz. Plus the final part of Jazz on 3's four-week Ellington competition.
Producer Steve Shepherd
PHONE: Radio 3 Information Line on [number removed] E-MAIL: jazzon3@somethin-else.com


Unknown: Kenny Werner
Unknown: Joe Lovano
Unknown: Billy Hart
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Verdi Requiem Julia Varady (soprano), Katia Lytting (mezzo), Stuart Neill (tenor), Peter Mikulas
(bass), Paris Orchestra Chorus, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
2.35 Alexina Louie Songs of Paradise Winnipeg Symphony orchestra, conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi
2.50 Uszt Legend No 2 (St Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves);
Sonata in B minor Richard Raymond (piano)
3.30 Lutoslawski Symphony No 4 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Roman Kofman
4.00 Strauss An Alpine Symphony Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
5.20 Szymanowski Kurpian Songs Olga Pasiecznik (soprano), Joszef Ormeny (piano)
5.50 Trad, arr Hurst Swagman 's Promenade West Australian
Symphony Orchestra/Measham


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Verdi Requiem Julia Varady
Soprano: Katia Lytting
Tenor: Stuart Neill
Tenor: Peter Mikulas
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
Piano: Richard Raymond
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Soprano: Olga Pasiecznik
Soprano: Joszef Ormeny
Unknown: Hurst Swagman

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