With Martin Handley.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor, HXV34 Alfred Brendel
6.45 Leclair Trio Sonata in B flat, Op 4 No 2 London Baroque
7.00 Humperdinck Overture: Hansel and Gretel Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Donald Runnicles
7.35 Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 11 Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Yc-Yo Ma (cello),
Emanuel Ax (piano)
8.00 Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 Camerata Salzburg , conductor SandorVegh
8.45 Ravel La Valse
Philharmonia, conductor Andre Cluytens Full details of Momingon 3s music are posted at www.bbc. co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission EMAIL: email@example.com
With Andrew McGregor , who plays some of this month's newest releases.
9.30 Building a Library: Stephen Johnson compares the currently available recordings of Haydn's Nelson Mass in D minor, H XXII 11, also known as the "Mass in Time of Anxiety".
10.15 A roundup of recent CD reissues.
10.30 David Nice reviews recent orchestral recordings, including Mikhail Pletnev and Mstislav Rostropovich in concertos by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.
10.55 An interview with tenor
Mark Padmore , including news of the new recording of Bach's St Matthew Passion in which he sings the role of Evangelist and is also one-eighth of the choir.
11.25 Disc of the Week:
Buxtehude Sacred Cantatas
Suzie LeBlanc and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Purcell Quartet www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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M ichael Berkeley's guest today is Peter Brookes , political cartoonist of The
Times. His great love is opera, and today he has chosen excerpts from Mozart's Don Giovanni , Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin , Handel's Rinaldo and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. He is also passionate about chamber music, and quartets by Janacek and Shostakovich feature among his choices. Repeated tomorrow 3pm
One of the world's most famous songs,
La Bamba, derives from the sonjarocho musical style of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Lucy Duran visits Mexico to explore the harps, the smalljarana guitars and the fancy footwork that form part of the revival of this once neglected music.
Humphrey Carpenter introduces a selection of listeners' requests, including: Guilmant Symphony No 2 in A
Ian Tracey (organ), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Ragnarsson April Night Song Hamrahlid Choir, conductor Thorgerdur Ingolfsdottir Howells Piano Quartet in A minor
Nona Udell (violin), Jean Stewart (viola), Bernard Richards (cello), Bernard Roberts (piano)
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Stacey Kent talks to pianist and composer Michael Garrick , who celebrates his
70th birthday. Plus a selection of recent jazz releases and news of gigs around the country.
In Wagner's sublime music drama, here starring Placido Domingo , the Brotherhood of Knights who guard the Holy Grail are facing extinction. Their other sacred relic - the spearthat pierced Christ's side - has been lost bytheir king, Amfortas, in a duel with the sorcerer Klingsor, leaving Amfortas with an agonising wound. Only a "pure fool, made wise through pity" can save the day. Enter the guileless, swan-shooting Parsifal.
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev Act
6.55 Interval: Letters from the New World
Living off the Grid. Richard Grant lives on an isolated ranch in southern Arizona without any connections to electricity, gas, water, telephone or sewage. Should he buy a gun?
7.15 Act 2
8.40 Met Opera Quiz
Brian Zeger puts listeners' questions to Louise Guinther , Stuart Hamilton and Terrence McNally.
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9.00 Opera Snaps
Rodney Milnes takes a sideways glance at this evening's opera.
9.05 Act 3
In this showcase of new writing, language and performance Ian McMillan meets Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner Richard Flanagan from Tasmania.
Flanagan reads Out of a Wild Sea, a story he hasjust finished. And Ian investigates the language of dance: plie, arabesque and cha-cha-cha. What do they mean, and where do they come from?
Orchestral Frames and Musique Concrete
Introduced by Alwynne Pritchard. BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Porcelijn
Kevin Volans 100 Frames; Concerto for orchestra (BBC commission)
And, at about 12.15am, Robert Worby launches the first of five reports from Cut and Spice -a new electronic music festival, co-produced between Hear and NowandthelCA- which looks atthe history of electronic music over the last 40 years. Todaythe subject is the tape-composition techniques of musique concrete, featuring the pioneering work of Bernard Parmegiani alongside pieces by Montreal sound artist Christian Calon and the Austrian group Farmers Manual.
With John Shea.
Yevgeni Svetianov conducts the French National Orchestra in two 20th-century works. Debussy La Mer
Scriabin Poeme de I'Extase, Op 54
1.55 Gorecki 0 Domina Nostra, Op 55
2.30 John Ireland The Land of Lost Content
2.40 Dvorak Piano Trio No 3 in Fminor,
Op 65 3.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G. K453 3.55 Tchaikovsky Fate, Op 77
4.15 Joseph Lauber Sonata Fantasia in Una Parte, Op 50 4.25 Johannes Le Febure 0 Quam Gloriosum 4.40 Beethoven, transcr Busoni Die Ruinen von Athen, Op 113 4.50 Poulenc Les Chemins de
I'Amour 5.00 Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations in B flat
5.10 JC Bach Flute Quartet in C (1st mvt)
5.20 Diepenbrock Maanlicht
5.20 Milhaud Suite: Le Globe Trotter, Op 358 5.50 Arnold Three Shanties