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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Bach Concerto in A minor for flute, violin, harpsichord and strings, BWV1044 La Stravaganza Hamburg, director Siegbert Rampe (harpsichord)
6.45 Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi Rene Reykjavik Wind Quintet
7.00 Verdi Ballabile (Macbeth)
Met Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.45 Shostakovich Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin Dimitri Kharitonov (bass), CBSO, conductor Mark Elder
8.00 Dvorak Hussite Overture
Royal Liverpool PO, conductor LiborPesek
8.45 Mozart Se le Pupille lo Giro (La Finta Semplice) Soloists, CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, conductor Peter Schreier
Full details of Morning on 3 's music are posted at www.bbc co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Harpsichord: Siegbert Rampe
Unknown: Verdi Ballabile
Conductor: James Levine
Bass: Pushkin Dimitri Kharitonov
Conductor: Mark Elder
Conductor: Peter Schreier

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's CD releases.
9.30 Buildinga Library: Roderick Swanston recommends a recording of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 1 in E flat, Op 12, from among those currently available.
10.15 A look at some recent re-issues.
10.30 Hilary Finch reviews the latest volumes of Naxos's complete Schubert song edition and compares them with similar repertoire on other record labels.
11.00 An interview with the founder of the Naxos label Klaus Heymann.
11.35 Disc of the Week: Le Belle
Immagini Operatic arias by Mozart, Gluck and Myslivecek sung by Magdalena Kozena (mezzo) with Prague Philharmonia, conductor Michel Swierczewski Producers Mark Lowther and Andrew Lyle
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: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Klaus Heymann.
Sung By: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
Producers: Mark Lowther
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest today is bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks , whose Second World War romance Charlotte Gray is the subject of a new film. His musical choices include a motet by Tallis,
Sibelius's fifth symphony, Beethoven's Emperor concerto, and pieces by Terry Riley , Miles Davis and Dionne Warwick.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Terry Riley
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Dionne Warwick.

: World Routes

Lucy Duran finds out what's new in world music with Michael Ormiston , who plays
CDs from Mongolia and Tuva, and Jameela Siddiqi , who reviews collections of Bollywood film songs. Plus music in the studio from one of the masters of Indian classical music, Ustad Imrat Khan.


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Michael Ormiston
Unknown: Jameela Siddiqi
Music: Ustad Imrat Khan.

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents this week's selection of listeners' requests, including: Busoni Lustspiel Ouverture
Chicago SO, conductor Daniel Barenboim Vaughan Williams Song of the Road
(Hugh the Drover) James Johnson (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor James Robertson
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K439b
Winds of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Ginastera Estancia Mexico City PO, conductor Enrique Batiz
Schubert/Newbould Symphony No 8 in B minor (Scherzo) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Hummel Mandolin Concerto in GVyacheslav Kruglov , Northern Crown Soloists
Ensemble, conductor Yuri Nikolayevsky Borodin String Quartet No 1 in Borodin Quartet
Musorgsky, arr Lelbowitz A Night on the Bare Mountain RPO, conductor Rene Leibowitz
Producer Anthony Sellors. ADDRESS: Listeners' Choice, BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: James Johnson
Conductor: James Robertson
Conductor: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Hummel Mandolin
Unknown: Gvyacheslav Kruglov
Conductor: Yuri Nikolayevsky
Conductor: Rene Leibowitz
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Jazz Line-Up

Claire Martin chats to British pianist Stan Tracey about his 75th birthday tour, and American actress and singer Cybill
Shepherd talks about her love forjazz.
Producer Keith Loxam. ADDRESS: JazzLine-Up, Room 220. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G12 8DG. MAIL: jazzlineup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Claire Martin
Pianist: Stan Tracey
Producer: Keith Loxam.

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer FelixCarey. 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.

: Opera On 3

Live from the Met: Rigoletto
Secrets, lies, love, revenge and death are all ingredients in one of Verdi's most popular operas: the tragic tale of the hunchbackjesterwho keeps his beautiful daughter Gilda hidden under lock and key, forfearthat his masterthe Duke will seduce her.
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Marco Guidarini Act 1
7.00 Twenty Minutes: Follow the Fool
Michael Rosen and author Beatrice K Otto track the jester across time and culture.
7.20 Act 2
7.55 Interval: The Met Opera Quiz
Send questions to Met Opera Quiz, FDR
Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150
8.15 Opera Snaps With Rodney Milnes.
8.20 Act 3
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, call the BBC Information line on [number removed]


Conductor: Marco Guidarini
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Beatrice K Otto
Unknown: Rodney Milnes.
Rigoletto: Juan Pons(baritone)
Gilda Ruth: Ann Swenson(soprano)
Duke of Mantua: Marcelo Alvarez(tenor)
Sparafucile: Robert Lloyd(bass)
Maddalena: Denyce Graves(mezzo)

: Grigory Sokolov

(piano). Music includes:
Chopin Mazurkas: Op 50; Op 63; Op 68 Nos 2-4; Mazurka in A minor

: Between the Ears

Homecoming: Some come home to lighted hearth/Some return to lover's wrath/ Some are carried, dead or alive/
Some head home but never arrive.
Antony Pitts makes a sonic journey from the heart of the city to a place called home.


Unknown: Antony Pitts

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp introduces a concert recorded at the Cheltenham Festival last year by Sinfonia 21, and Sarah Walker talks to Edward Cowie and introduces specially recorded performances of two of his works.
Julian Anderson: Shir Hashirim
Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto with Pianosong
Claude Vivier: Lonely Child
Valdine Anderson (soprano), Joanna MacGregor (piano), Sinfonia 21, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Edward Cowie: The Stillness between Two Waves; Phase Portraits
Steve Martland: Summer Rounds
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury


Presenter: Verity Sharp
Presenter: Sarah Walker
Guest: Edward Cowie
Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Musicians: Sinfonia 21
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Singers: BBC Singers
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Bach Oboe d'Amore
Concerto in A, BWV1055 Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, K452 Bach Oboe Sonata in B minor, BWV1030
1.55 Mendelssohn St Paul , Op 36
3.55 Liszt Soirées de Venise No 6 in A minor
4.05 Joseph Lauber Sonata Fantasia in unaparte, Op 504.20 Durante Concerto No 2 in G minor4.30 Liszt Ave Maria
4.40 Anon, arr Memelsdorff/Staier
Three tunes from John Playford 's Dancing Master4.45 Georges-Emile Tanguay
Pavane 4. 50 Kaspar Forster Sonata a 3 in G
5.05 Bach Sonata in G for flute and violin, BWV525 5.15 Brahms Hungarian Dances: Nos 1, 11, 13, 17 and 8 5.30 Stanford Magnificat in B flat. Op 164
5.40 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in A,
Op 65 No 3 5.50 Armas Jamefelt Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Mendelssohn St Paul
Unknown: Joseph Lauber
Unknown: John Playford

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