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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Bach Orchestra Suite No 4 in D,
BWV1069 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
7.20 Stravinsky The Shrovetide Fair (Petrushka) Maurizio Pollini (piano)
7.45 John Adams The Chairman
Dances Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri
8.10 Poulenc Suite: Les Animaux
Modeles French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: John Adams
Conductor: John Mauceri
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Simon Heighes reviews new recordings of Baroque orchestral music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and Leclair.
10.00 An interview with countertenor
Robin Blaze.
Radio 3 Disc of of the Week:
Stenhammar Excelsior!
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Paavo Jarvi
11.00 Building a Library
Geoffrey Smith recommends a version of Brahms's German Requiem. 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: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Robin Blaze.
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Lady Natasha Spender , widow of poet Stephen Spender and formerly the concert pianist Natasha Litvin. Her book about the garden she and her husband created in Provence is published this month. The musical passions she shares with Michael Berkeley include the fugue from Bach's Solo Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV1001, excerpts from
Britten's Peter Grimes and Mozart's
The Magic Flute, and piano music by Schubert , Lennox Berkeley and Samuel Barber.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Lady Natasha Spender
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Pianist: Natasha Litvin.
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Music By: Schubert
Music By: Lennox Berkeley
Music By: Samuel Barber.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents another concert in the BBC Wigmore Hall chamber series. American soprano Sylvia McNair sings a selection of jazz songs, with Ted Taylor (piano). Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Piano: Ted Taylor

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents requests from listeners, including: Ravel Introduction and Allegro Melos Ensemble
Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Lydia Mordkovitch,
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Rutter Te Deum
Cambridge Singers, conducted by the Composer Haydn Symphony No 2 in C Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati
Producer Verity Sharp
WRITE TO: Listeners' Choice, BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Best of 3

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


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Sandy Thacker

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents more requests from listeners for their favourite jazz tracks. Producer Felix Carey
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London. W1A4WW
FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies continues his history of jazz.
25: The Mature Ellington. When composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn joined forces with Duke Ellington, the band's repertoire grew swiftly and dramatically. With the subsequent arrival of brilliant young bassist
Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster , the Duke could approach the 1940s with tremendous confidence.
Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Pianist: Billy Strayhorn
Bassist: Jimmy Blanton
Unknown: Ben Webster
Producer: David Perry

: Opera on 3

Set in the magical gardens of a sorceress, Handel's
Alcina - one of his most enchanting operas - was premiered in London in 1735. Tonight's performance, direct from the Paris Opera, is conducted by one of today's foremost Baroque specialists, William Christie , with Amercian soprano Renee Fleming in the demanding - and groundbreaking - title role. The story is based on part of Ariosto's epic Orlando Furioso. The sorceress Alcina lures heroes to her enchanted garden, where she transforms them into rocks, streams, trees or wild beasts.
But her latest captive, Ruggiero, looks set to shatter her magical powers. Sung in Italian.
Les Arts Florissants, Chorus of Les
Arts Florissants, conductor
William Christie
7.25 Michael Symes considers how the moods and emotions of visitors to 18th-century landscape gardens were manipulated by the design of the buildings and the layout of the planting.
7.45 Act 2
9.05 A Necromancer in the Midst of His Own Enchantment
Natalie Wheen interviews
William Christie in his idyllic garden in the Vendees.
9.25 Act 3


Unknown: William Christie
Soprano: Renee Fleming
Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Michael Symes
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: William Christie
Alcina: Renée Fleming (soprano)
Ruggiero: Susan Graham (mezzo)
Morgana: Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Bradamante: Kathleen Kullmann (contralto)
Oronte: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Oberto: Juanita Lascarro (soprano)
Melisso: Laurent Naouri (baritone)

: Rhymescapes

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.
3: Northern Ireland. Frank Ormsby and Gerald Dawe reflect on the Irish tradition and look to the future.


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Frank Ormsby
Unknown: Gerald Dawe

: Mixing It

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


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

: Jazz on 3

With Jez Nelson. Scotland's trio AAB is the innovative group comprising brothers Phil and Tom Bancroft and guitarist Kevin MacKenzie. Drummer Tom and guitarist Phil are leading figures on the Scottish jazz scene and have performed with top players on the American and European jazz circuit, including the Sun Ra
Arkestra, Joey Baron and Kenny Wheeler. Their own music incorporates diverse influences, from Celtic folk to Ornette Coleman - as evinced by their recently released CD Cold Fusion on their own Caber
Music label. Tonight's concert was recorded last month in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.
Producer Steve Shepherd
PHONE: Radio 3 Information Line on [number removed] E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Tom Bancroft
Guitarist: Kevin MacKenzie.
Unknown: Joey Baron
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler.
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
1.00 Eliahu Inbal conducts the RAI
National Symphony Orchestra, with Melanie Diener (soprano). Strauss Four Last Songs
Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor
2.20 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Camerata Chamber Choir, conductor Michael Bojesen
2.30 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Seung-Hee Hyun (piano)
2.40 Wladyslaw Zelenski In the Tatra Mountains Sinfonia Varsovia, conductor Grzegorz Nowak
2.55 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 Tori Trio
3.25 Handel Al Lampo dell'Armi (Giulio Cesare ) Jennifer Larmore
(soprano), Concerto Koln, conductor Rene Jacobs
3.30 Robert de Visee Logistille de
Roland de M Lully Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)
3.40 Forqueray Le Morangis, ou la Plissay Pierre Pitzl and Mary-Jean Bolli (viola da gambas),
Luciano Contini (archlute), Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
3.45 Debussy Jeux Saarbriicken RSO, conductor Hans Zender
4.05 Anon De Profundis Studio 600
4.10 Durufle Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, Op 10 Elmer Iseler Singers, conductor Elmer Iseler
4.15 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Anton Kuerti ,
Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
5.00 Berlioz Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
5.05 Mozart Violin Sonata in G,
K301 Reka Szilvay , Naoko Ichohashi (piano)
5.20 Wagensell Trombone Concerto in E flat Warwick Tyrrell , Adelaide SO, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
5.30 lacobus Gallus Camiolus
Missa super Adesto Dolori Meo Brno Madrigal Quintet
5.55 Uuno Klami Introduction and Staccato Etude Jouko Harjanne
(trumpet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Eliahu Inbal
Soprano: Melanie Diener
Conductor: Michael Bojesen
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak
Unknown: Tori Trio
Unknown: Handel Al Lampo
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Soprano: Jennifer Larmore
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Conductor: Robert de Visee
Unknown: Pierre Pitzl
Viola: Mary-Jean Bolli
Unknown: Luciano Contini
Conductor: Hans Zender
Singers: Elmer Iseler
Unknown: Anton Kuerti
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Unknown: Reka Szilvay
Piano: Naoko Ichohashi
Unknown: Warwick Tyrrell
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Unknown: Adesto Dolori
Conductor: Sakari Oramo

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