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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Purcell Early, 0 Lord My Fainting Soul
6.25 Dvorak String Sextet in A, Op 48
7.00 Hoist Egdon Heath
7.30 D'lndy Symphonie surun Chant Montagnard Français
8.00 Strauss Helena , Oder Wie Ich Sonst Dich Nenne (Die Aegyptische Helena)
8.35 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Full details of Momingon 3s music are posted at www.bbc. co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Strauss Helena
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's s newest releases.
9.30 Building a Library: David Benedict picks a winning recording of Cole Porter 's finest musical, Kiss Me Kate.
10.30 Patrick O'Connor reviews recent songdiscs, including Volume 5 of the songs of Robert Schumann with Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson , Barbara Hendricks singing WQlf, the songs of Ernest Chausson on Hyperion, and Ravel's Mélodies sung by François Le Roux.
11.00 An interview with Steve Long of Global Music Network and a look at recent developments in internet music.
11.30 Radio 3's Disc of the Week:
Verdi Falstaff Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
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: David Benedict
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Christopher Maltman
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Producers: Andrew Lyle
Producers: Mark Lowther

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest today is singer-songwriter Neil Tennant , one half of the Pet Shop Boys. His choices include a Shostakovich symphony, songs by Noël Coward and Eva Cassidy , Poulenc's oboe sonata, a piece by Messiaen for ondes martenot, and Strauss's Metamorphosen. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Singer-Songwriter: Neil Tennant
Singer-Songwriter: Eva Cassidy
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: World Routes

The fervour of gospel, the emotion of soul, the abandonment of rock and the vocal flexibility of scat. LucyDuran is joined by Jameela Siddiqi to introduce a concert by Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen , recorded at the ICC in Birmingham.


Unknown: Jameela Siddiqi
Singer: Abida Parveen

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter introduces this week's selection of listeners' requests, including: Mozart String Quintet in G minor, K516 Takacs Quartet, Gyorgy Pauk (viola) Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variation Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Dvorak The American Flag, Op 102
Joseph Evans (tenor), Barry McDaniel
(baritone), St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin RSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer Christina Pritchard. ADDRESS: Listeners'
Choice, BBC Birmingham, B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Viola: Gyorgy Pauk
Viola: Franck Prelude
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Tenor: Joseph Evans
Tenor: Barry McDaniel
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer: Christina Pritchard.

: Jazz Line-Up

Claire Martin talks to guitarist
Andy Summers about his lifelong love of jazz and Brian Morton reviews new releases.
Producer: Keith Loxam.
ADDRESS: Jazz Line-Up, Room 220, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive , Glasgow, G12 8DG E-MAIL: jazzlineup@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Claire Martin
Guitarist: Andy Summers
Guitarist: Brian Morton
Producer: Keith Loxam.
Unknown: Queen Margaret Drive

: 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

Jump Jive and Wail
The first of four programmes exploring jump jive -jazz rooted in the dance floor which coalesced at the end of the thirties.
1: JitterbugJive. Brian Morton explores the various strands: Bessie Smith 's vaudeville blues, Cab Calloway 's Harlem hip, Fats Waller 's good-time music, Slim Gaillard 's nonsense and Chick Webb 's uncompromising swing, all brought together by the man who, if anyone did, invented the style - Louis Jordan.


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Unknown: Fats Waller
Music: Slim Gaillard
Music: Chick Webb
Unknown: Louis Jordan.

: Szymanowski and Bach

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Szymanowski Metopes, Op 29
Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816


Piano: Piotr Anderszewski

: Opera on 3

Paradise Moscow
Live from the Grand Theatre in Leeds,
Shostakovich's "musical comedy in three acts and five scenes", written in 1958. A brand new housing estate is being built on the outskirts of Moscow - everyone wants to live there. Cheryomushki! Paradise
Moscow! But all is not quite as it should be. Lusya would be happy if she were not constantly being stood up by Sergei.
Baburov doesn't believe in the new "ideal home". Sasha and his wife Masha would be happy if theycouldjust have some privacy. And Barabashkin, right-hand man to the big boss, Drebednyov, knows his power lasts only until he gives everyone their keys. Shostakovich Paradise Moscow
Opera North Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Steven Sloane
8.30 Twenty Minutes: Keeper of the Keys - in Search ofTikhon Khrennikov
For over 40 years Tikhon Khrennikov ran the Union of Soviet Composers.
Gerard McBurney visits Moscow in search of the man and his reputation.
8.50 Part 2


Conductor: Steven Sloane
Unknown: Tikhon Khrennikov
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Lusya: Rachel Taylor(soprano)
Sergei: Alan Oke(tenor)
Boris: Loren Geeting(baritone)
Drebednyov: Richard Angas(bass)
Barabashkin: Campbell Morrison(bass)
Barburov: Steven Beard(bass)
Bubyentsov: Daniel Broad(baritone)
Masha: Gillian Kirkpatrick(mezzo)
Lidochka: Janie Dee(soprano)
Varochka: Margaret Preece(soprano)

: Stage Directions

John Drummond talks to leading figures in contemporary British theatre.
5: Spaces and Voices. Theatre spaces condition both style and the use of the human voice. Historian and consultant lain Mackintosh analyses changing ideas of theatre design; writer and director John Barton discusses contemporary attitudes to speaking; and Denis Quilley covers a range from classic texts to musicals.


Talks: John Drummond
Director: John Barton
Director: Denis Quilley

: Hear and Now

To mark Contemporary Music Network's
30th birthday Sarah Walker discusses the nature of the series and presents highlights from two recent tours: Japanorama, curatedbycomposer/improviserOtomo Yoshihide, and the haunting music of Jocelyn Pook, played by her ensemble. See also Monday 10.15pm


Unknown: Sarah Walker

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Scriabin Two pieces for the left hand, Op 9 Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata in G, Op 3 "Stravinsky Serenade in A Scriabin Waltz, 0p 38; Poème Tragique, Op 34 2.20 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243
2.50 Hellendaal Cello Sonata in D, Op 5 No 2
3.00 Bartok Dance Suite 3.15 Strauss Suite for 13 wind instruments, Op 4 3.40
Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17
4.10 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38
4.20 Viktor Vaszy Comedy Overture
4.30 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201
4.50 Rachmaninov, orch Cailliet Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5 5.00 Faure
Nocturne in A flat, Op 33 5.10 Albicastro Concerto a 4, Op 7 No 2 5.20 Bruckner Motets: Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Iste 5.35 CPE Bach flute Sonata in G, Wql33 (Hamburger)
5.45 Homemann Overture: Aladdin


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Stravinsky Serenade
Unknown: Strauss Suite

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