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
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
Radio 3 Disc of of the Week:
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]
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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
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
Humphrey Carpenter presents requests from listeners, including: Ravel Introduction and Allegro Melos Ensemble
Khachaturian Violin Concerto
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
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Michael White picks some highlights from Radio 3's schedule over the last week.
Producer Sandy Thacker
Geoffrey Smith presents more requests from listeners for their favourite jazz tracks. Producer Felix Carey
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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
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
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
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.
Robert Sandall and Mark Russell with a unique mix of musical styles. Producer Philip Tagney
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
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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