With Edward Seckerson.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
6.25 Suk Praga , Op 26
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Libor Pesek
7.00 Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.45 Mahler Piano Quartet Movement Domus
8.00 Stenhammar Overture:
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.40 Eigar Introduction and Allegro Allegri Quartet, Sinfonia of London, conductor John Barbirolli
Producer Mark Rowlinson
With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. David Owen Norris reviews new recordings of piano music by Mozart, Chopin, Reger and Shostakovich.
10.00 An interview with conductor
Radio 3 Disc of of the Week:
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 David Shifrin , Emerson Quartet
11.00 Building a Ubrary Hilary Finch recommends a version of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is novelist Mavis Cheek , author of bestselling titles such as Aunt
Margaret's Lover, Sleeping Beauties, Getting Back Brahms and Three Men on a Plane - which has just been reissued. Her choices of music include the opening movement of Brahms's German Requiem, two
Puccini arias, Easter matins sung by a Russian Orthodox choir, a Mozart piano concerto played by Annie Fischer , and an excerpt from the Royal National Theatre production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music, sung by Judi Dench.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital by the Schubert Ensemble of London: Simon Blendis (violin), Douglas Paterson (viola), William Howard (piano) and Jane Salmon (cello) with guest violinist Catherine Manson.
Bax Piano Quartet
Eigar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 Repeat
Humphrey Carpenter presents the weekly programme of requests from listeners. This week's choices include the following works:
Thomas Tomkins When David Heard
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Philips Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Joshua Bell , Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Leontyne Price, New Philharmonia, conductor Thomas Schippers
Scarlatti Sonata in G minor, Kkl2
Joseph Payne (harpsichord) Producer Venty Sharp
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Bernard MacLaverty picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Sandy Thacker
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents a history of jazz. 23: The Big White Bands. Jazz came closest to being the pop music of its time in the late thirties with the rise of well-drilled big bands, fronted by star leaders like Benny Goodman , Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman. Producer Phil Speight
Repeated Friday 11.30pm
Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno, the second of the composer's surviving operas, is an uproarious comedy written in the infectious style of Rossini and Donizetti. It is loosely based on an episode in the reign of the 18th-century king of Poland
Stanislas Lescinski, who travelled to
Warsaw disguised as a coachman, while a French chevalier, Beaufleur
(Belfiore), impersonated him to allow him to make good his escape. All this is merely a launching pad for the age-old comic situations of mistaken identity and young love temporarily thwarted by parental opposition. This recording was made at a live performance at this year's Royal
Opera Verdi celebration at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Presented by lain Burnside .
Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Maurizio Benini
7.40 "I've no doubt it was a bad opera," said Verdi. lain Burnside and Michael Oliver re-evaluate the only comedy Verdi wrote before his final masterpiece, Falstaff.
8.00 Act 2
Marchesa del Poggio:
Giulietta di Kelbar:
Edoardo di Sanval:
Cavaliere di Belfiore:
Barone di Kelbar:
In the course of four programmes, Kevin Jackson travels to Scotland,
Wales, Northern Ireland and England to talk to poets about their ideas on nation and nationality in the wake of devolution.
1: Scotland. Robert Crawford and Kathleen Jamie discuss the Scottish tradition and their reasons for writing poetry in Scots dialect.
Producers Fiona McLean and Anne-Marie Cole
Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
Conductor Nicholas Cleobury Music by contemporary British composer Giles Swayne and by Sibelius, one of the composers by whom he was most influenced.
Sibelius Overture: Karelia
Swayne Orlando's Music
Sibelius Valse Triste (Kuolema) Swayne Naaotwa Lala
In a special edition from the Bath International Festival, Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present music by some of Britain's finest experimental DJs. Philip Jeck creates atmospheric loops and samples from his collection of old vinyl played on antique Dansette record players.
Ashley Wales and John Coxon are the innovative drum and bass duo Spring Heel Jack, whose influences are as diverse as Lee Perry, Can, and Harrison Birtwistle. Tonight they explore the electronic music of French composer Bernard Parmeglani. Producer Felix Carey
Jez Nelson rounds up the best of the latest jazz CDs. The second in Jazz on 3's monthly series of specially recorded studio sessions documenting the cutting edge of contemporary jazz in Britain features the innovative Noh Ground. Formed about 18 months ago, Noh Ground is the latest project of Peruvian-born electric guitarist
Mano Ventura , who has been active on the British jazz scene for more than 20 years. The musicians - ex-Tackhead drummer Keith LeBlanc , Jason Yarde on soprano sax, and Nico Gomez on bass - are the ideal exponents of Ventura's music: Latin funk energy and beautiful melody. Producer Steve Shepherd
With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 In tonight's concert recording, Michael Stern conducts the Saarbriicken Radio Symphony
Orchestra, with Helene Grimaud
(piano). Ravel Alborada del Gracioso Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
2.35 Villalobos Guitar Preludes Atos 1 and 2 2.40 Bizet Parle-Moi (Carmen)
2.50 Marais Suite No 2 in G (Pieces a Une et Deux Violes)
3.30 Palestrina Magnificat Primi Toni
3.40 Lassus lam Lucis Orto Sidere
3.45 Schubert Symphony No 2 in B flat
4.10 Veljo Tormls Spring Sketches
4.15 Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511
4.25 Tchalkovsky Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
4.40 Malcolm Forsyth Songs from the Q'Appelle Valley
5.00 Mllhaud, arr Kaln Scaramouche
5.10 Machaut Le Voir Dit (excerpts)
5.25 Fabrttius Violin Concerto
5.50 Groneman Flute Sonata in G