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
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
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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
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
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
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Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Svend Brown
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey
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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
Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
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
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST WITH BBC2
+ Brian Kay 's Opera of the Week: p44
Somnus, God of Sleep:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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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
Verdi Requiem Julia