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: On Air

With Martin Handley.
6.12 Ravel Une Barque sur I'Oce'an (Miroirs) Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
6.36 Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Paul Goodwin , English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
7.48 Purcell Jubilate Deo in D
Daniel Lochman (treble), James Bowman (countertenor),
Michael George (bass), Choir of New College, Oxford, King's Consort/Robert King
8.02 Hoist Suite No 2 Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish
8.19 Bach Double Concerto in D minor, BWV1060 Andrew Manze and Rachel Podger (violins),
Academy of Ancient Music
8.40 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Purcell Jubilate Deo
Unknown: Daniel Lochman
Unknown: James Bowman
Bass: Michael George
Conductor: Timothy Reynish
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Violins: Rachel Podger

: Summer CD Review

Geoffrey Smith plays the best recordings from the past season of CD Review, including the Building a Library winners.
9.03 Herrmann A Portrait of Hitch
City of Prague Philharmonic, conductor Paul Bateman
9.12 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Martha Argerich (piano)
9.20 Mozart Die Zauberer, K472;
Das Traumbild , K530 Joan Rodgers (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
9.27 Ravel L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Part 1) French National Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Ernest Bour
9.55 Plazzolla Tango Ballet Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica
10.09 Jan Garbarek Loiterando
The Composer (saxophone), Hilliard Ensemble
10.15 Purcell Incassum , Lesbia, Rogas Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo),
Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel
10.23 attrib Henry VIII Pastyme with Good Company Sirinu
10.28 Handel Water Music
II Fondamento, director Paul Dombrecht
10.55 Granados Romanza
Sonja van Beek (violin), Andreas
Frohlich (piano), Ensemble Variable
11.02 Janacek Ballad of Blanek Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Andrew Davis
11.10 Gounod The Hour Is Late
(Garden Duet) (Faust, Act 3)
Joan Hammond (soprano), Charles Craig (tenor), Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Vilem Tausky
11.20 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Alfred Brendel, Cleveland Quartet,
James van Demark (double bass) Producer Clive Portbury
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview DISC DETAILS: call [number removed]0300 or consult CEEFAX on BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Conductor: Paul Bateman
Piano: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Das Traumbild
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Ernest Bour
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Jan Garbarek Loiterando
Unknown: Purcell Incassum
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Unknown: Musica Antiqua

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is the distinguished barrister Lord Neill of Bladen QC, former warden of All Souls College, Oxford, who is currently chairing the Commitee on Standards in Public Life. His choice of music includes Bach played by Dinu Lipatti , Uszt played by Sviatoslav Richter , Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann, and excerpts from Janacek's opera Katya Kabanova and Britten's Peter Grimes.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Played By: Dinu Lipatti
Played By: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Katya Kabanova
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Another chance to hear last Monday's Proms chamber music concert.
11 Cerchio Secondo (The Second Circle) Anonymous 4 perform a sequence of 14th-century love songs by Francesco Landini illuminated by readings from Dante's II Vita Nuova.


Songs By: Francesco Landini
Unknown: Vita Nuova.

: Listeners' Choice

With Humphrey Carpenter , including: Suk Fantastic Scherzo, Op 25 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Villa-Lobos String Quartet No 2 Danubius Quartet
Bach Arias: Bis Du bei Mir, BWV508;
Willst Du Mein Herz Mir Schenken,
BWV518 Lorraine Hunt (soprano), David Bowles (Baroque cello),
Nicholas McGegan (harpsichord)
Haydn Symphony No 100 in G (Military) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
Producer Verity Sharp
WRITE TO: Listeners' Choice, BBC Birmingham, B5 7QQ PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Soprano: Lorraine Hunt
Soprano: David Bowles
Harpsichord: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Producer: Verity Sharp

: Best of 3

Michael White replays some highlights of the past week on Radio 3. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents more listeners' requests for jazz favourites. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents his continuing history of jazz.
31: The Traditional Jazz Revival
Although it could be argued that the traditional jazz revival of the forties was a reaction to the harmonic complexities of bebop, jazz had actually been reviving or reinventing its earlier forms for many years before revivalism became recognised as a movement.
Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: David Perry

: Discovering Music

A series of programmes in which conductor Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Philharmonic explore the language of music.
4: Composer Aaron Copland wrote that "timbre in music is analagous to colour in painting". How do composers use tone colour? What mood do different instruments create? Leonard Slatkin and the BBC
Philharmonic try out a few alternative orchestrations and end with a performance of Rlmsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol. Repeat


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin

: Caroline Palmer

Debussy /mages (Books 1 and 2) Repeat

: BBC Proms 99

From the Royal Albert Hall, Richard Attenborough presents a celebration of music in cinema, from the early days of the silent screen, through the Golden Age of Hollywood and the achievements of British composers such as Walton and Arnold, to the blockbusters of today.
Jonas Gwangwa and Nicola
Emmanuelle (singers), African Choir, Magdalen College Choir,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductors
Carl Davis and George Fenton The Silents:
Carl Davis Hollywood; Excerpts from Napoleon: The Eagle of Destiny; Gigue (Bal des Victimes); The Fan; Tambourin The Golden Age:
Korngold Overture: The Sea Hawk Steiner Gone with the Wind
Herrmann Psycho
A Tribute to David Lean:
Jarre Lawrence of Arabia; Dr Zhivago
9.00 The European Composer In Hollywood
Mark Russell assesses the influence of the European film composer in Hollywood and talks to George Fenton , John Barry and Hans Zimmer about their experiences of working there.
9.20 British Films:
Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Arnold The Bridge on the River Kwai Chaplin Limelight
Fenton Shadowlands; Cry Freedom Film Music Today:
Williams Schindler 's List; Star Wars


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Jonas Gwangwa
Conductors: Carl Davis
Conductors: George Fenton
Unknown: Jarre Lawrence
Unknown: George Fenton
Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: Hans Zimmer
Unknown: Williams Schindler

: Books Abroad

A window on the world through books. Colm Toibin considers a German television programme that sells more fiction than Britain's
Booker Prize, and why a Brazilian television host who writes novels is above criticism. Plus writing in Puerto Rico and an interview with a young Lithuanian poet who is preoccupied with his country's sense of identity. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Mixing It

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


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

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson introduces the Finnish band the Poppoo recorded at the EBU Jazz Festival in the Czech Republic. Their repertoire includes wayward tangos, Cannonball Adderly covers, up-tempo Abba tunes and Finnish folk music with a difference.
Producer Steve Shepherd


Introduces: Jez Nelson
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

Wagner, orch Mottl Wesendonk-Lieder Mahler Symphony No 6
2.40 Kuhnau Biblical Sonata No 3 in G
3.00 Paganini Moses Fantasy
3.05 Liszt La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (Annees de Pèlerinage, Book 1)
3.15 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
3.40 Kulesha Romance for Brass Band
3.50 Bach Fantasy in G, BWV572
4.00 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek
4.10 Bartok Four Hunganan Folk Songs
4.25 Mozart Concerto in E flat for
Two Pianos, K365
4.50 Telemann Sonata in C
5.00 Schubert Overture in the Italian
Style, D590
5.05 Scarlatti Sonata in E, Kkl36
5.10 WoH-Ferrari Suite-Concertino in F
5.30 Hellendaal Cello Sonata No 8
5.45 CPE Bach Rute Sonata in G,
Wql33 (Hamburg)
5.55 Schierbeck Largo for Strings


Unknown: Scarlatti Sonata
Unknown: Woh-Ferrari Suite-Concertino
Unknown: Bach Rute Sonata

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