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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49 Vladimir Horowitz
6.30 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Mélisande
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
7.00 Eccles Symphony for Mercury (The
Judgment of Paris) Crispian Steele-Perkins (natural trumpet), Parley of Instruments
7.20 Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op 5 7
Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Borodin Quartet
8.00 Sullivan In Memoriam BBCPO, conductor Richard Hickox
8.30 Stanford Canzona (Violin Concerto)
Anthony Marwood , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Full details of Morning on 3 music are posted at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Anthony Marwood
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's newest releases.
9.30 Building a Library: Sarah Walker recommends a version of Messiaen's
Vingt Regards SurL 'Enfant Jesus from among the currently available recordings.
10.30 Richard Wigmore reviews a new box set of the complete Haydn string quartets from the Angeles Quartet.
11.00 An interview with saxophonist John Harle about his career and recordings, including Sally Beamish 's The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone.
11.40 Radio 3's Disc of the Week:
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Producers Andrew Lyle and Mark Lowther
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call the Radio 3 Information Line on [number removed] or consult CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: Sally Beamish
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Producers: Andrew Lyle
Producers: Mark Lowther

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is the political economist Robert Skidelsky , who has published books on Thatcherism, the world after communism and, most recently, the third volume of his biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes. His musical passions range from operatic excerpts from Donizetti and Musorgsky to Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat for violin and viola,
K364, and Uszt's Piano Sonata in B minor. Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Angela Hewitt (piano)
Bach Partita No 4 in D, BWV828
Messiaen Regard de la Vierge; Regard de I'Esprit de Joie (Vingt Regards sur I'Enfant Jesus (R)


Piano: Angela Hewitt

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter introduces this week's selection of listeners' requests, including: Elgar Nursery Suite
RLPO, conductor Charles Groves
Krumpholtz Sonata in Ffor flute and harp
Robert Aitken (flute), Erica Goodman (harp) Poulenc Suite: Les Animaux Modèles
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Christina Pritchard. ADDRESS: Listeners' Choice. BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Krumpholtz Sonata
Flute: Robert Aitken
Flute: Erica Goodman
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Christina Pritchard.

: Jazz Line-Up

A return to Huntington Hall in Worcester for the second half of a concert featuring the Jacques Loussier Trio. Best known for his interpretations of Bach, here Loussier jazzes up the works of Vivaldi, Satie and Ravel. Presented by Claire Martin.
ADDRESS: [Address Removed] E-MAIL: [Address Removed]


Musicians: The Jacques Loussier Trio
Presented by: Claire Martin
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Felix Carey. ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London, W1A 4WW FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey.

: Jazz File

John Surman 's World of Jazz. John Surman looks at the impact of world music on jazz and investigates the Jazz Epistles, the short-lived South African band that made its rare but revolutionary recordings in 1959. Trumpeter Hugh Masekela recounts the story of the band, and percussionist and producer Pops Mohamed discusses today's South African scene. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Producer: Terry Carter

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: La Traviata
Verdi's tuneful tale of the beautiful courtesan, Violetta Valery. She has been suffering from consumption but meeting and falling in love with Alfredo Germont gives her a new lease of life. However, the couple's happiness is short-lived.
Alfredo's father is worried about the family honour and begs Violetta to make the ultimate sacrifice - to leave her lover for good. And Rodney Milnes continues his series Opera Snaps -a sideways glance at each of this season's works.
Verdi La Traviata
Chorus and Orchestra of the New York
Metropolitan Opera, conductor Jun Markl Act
7.05 Interval: Talking to Gotham
A series of intervals in which Miles Warde interviews leading figures from New York cultural life. Today's subject is journalist George Plimpton on editing the Paris Review, and on persuading
Leonard Bernstein to let him play triangle with the New York Philharmonic.
7.30 Act 2
8.35 Interval: Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert Jr puts listeners' questions to Stephen A Brown , Phillip Gainsley and Stuart Hamilton.
9.00 Act 3


Unknown: Violetta Valery.
Unknown: Alfredo Germont
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Miles Warde
Unknown: George Plimpton
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Thor Eckert Jr
Unknown: Stephen A Brown
Unknown: Phillip Gainsley
Unknown: Stuart Hamilton.
Violetta Valery: Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano)
Alfredo Germont: Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)
Giorgio Germont: Dwayne Croft(baritone)
Flora Bervoix: Mary Ann McCormick (mezzo)
Annina: Diane Elias (mezzo)
Gastone: Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Baron Douphol: Michael Devlin(baritone)
Marquis d'Obigny: David Evitts(bass)
Doctor Grenvil: Vaclovas Daunoras(bass)
Giuseppe: Dennis Willams(tenor)

: The Wire: The Elasticity of Supply and Demand

Belfast writer Owen McCafferty's first play for radio is a story about love. A comic tragedy - or even a tragic comedy - about a relationship from the end to the beginning and back again.


Writer: Owen McCafferty
Music: David Chilton
Producer: Lucy Hannah
Him: Gerard Murphy
Her: Frances Tomerty

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Jazz on 3

As a festive treat, Jez Nelson introduces the first of two programmes offering another chance to hear highlights of exclusive studio sessions and live gigs broadcast over the last year. Including performances by Dave Douglas , Hermeto Pascoal , John Zorn , Mike Brecker , Don Alias and Andrew Hill. Producers Steve Shepherd and Kathryn Willgress


Introduces: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Dave Douglas
Unknown: Hermeto Pascoal
Unknown: John Zorn
Unknown: Mike Brecker
Unknown: Don Alias
Unknown: Andrew Hill.
Producers: Steve Shepherd
Producers: Kathryn Willgress

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet: The Tempest: Symphony No 5 in E minor
2.30 Blow Venus and Adonis 3.50 Britten
A New Year Carol 4.00 Schenck Sonata in A minor, Op 9 No 2 Usinski Overture: Porin
4.30 Suk Elegy, Op 23 4.40 Pergolesi Violin Concerto in B flat 4.50 Vaughan
Williams Silence and Music (A Garland for the Queen) 5.00 Debussy Prélude a I 'Apres-Midi d 'un Faune 5.10 John Wilbye Draw on Sweet Night 5.25 Tchaikovsky Waltz (The Nutcracker) 5.35 Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C, Op 48
5.50 Pezel German Dance Suite


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Schenck Sonata
Unknown: John Wilbye

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