Presented by Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00 8.00 : Debussy Danses Sacrees et Danses Profane Locatelli Violin Concerto in G, Op 3 No 9
8.00 9.00 : Schubert Fantasy in C, D760
(Wandererfantasie) Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 For full details visit www.bbc. co.uk/radio3/morningon3 on the day of transmission PHONE: [number removed]0300
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Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's classical music CD releases.
9.30 Building a Library Alyn Shipton surveys the available recordings of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, BWV248.
10.15 A round-up of recent reissues.
10.50 Stephen Johnson reviews new recordings of orchestral music, including Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra from Christoph Eschenbach and Seiji Ozawa , and Mahler's Sixth Symphony from Ivan Fischer.
11.20 An interview with Edward Downes , who talks about his long career in the opera house and his love for British and Russian music.
11.55 The Listening Booth Your chance to request some of the latest CD releases from the list on the programme website .
12.30 Disc of the Week:
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Steven Isserlis , Stephen Hough (piano) www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: email@example.com Text: [number removed] (standard rate) Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651
Catherine Bott presents a concert from the Greenwich International Festival of Early Music in London. Countertenor Timothy Travers-Brown and lutenist Jacob Herringman perform English lute songs in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.
Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Stephen Johnson joins conductor Grant Llewellyn and the BBCSO to look at the background to and the structure of Rachmaninov's great symphonic tone-poem.
Africa Lives on the BBC
2/2. In Zanzibar, Lucy Duran visits the world-famous Culture Musical Club, and meets the singer Bi Kidude , who at the age of 94 is still teaching young girls the art of good sexual practice through her songs. Producer James Parkin
Scarborough Jazz Festival
1/2. Singer Clare Teal and her band perform items from her new album as well as some jazz standards. Presented by Helen Mayhew.
Presented by Geoffrey Smith.
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Sketches of Gil
2/3. David Sanborn and Maria Schneider focus on the great composer, arranger and bandleader Gil Evans 's work with trumpeter Miles Davis. Producer JobyWaldman
Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten's classic is one of the supreme translations of Shakespeare into operatic form, his music wittily conjuring the mysteries of the Athenian wood where the confusions of love are tested and resolved. This new production by Olivia Fuchs for the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Other rustics played by Andrew Kennedy and Andrew Sritheran (tenors). Andrew Mayor (baritone), Jonathan Best and Jeremy White (basses); fairies played by James Walsh , Ben Davies , Tom Nichols and Edmund Jillings (trebles)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.55 Act 1
7.50 Interval: Opera Box Stephanie Hughes is joined by Britten expert Dr John Evans , and countertenor James Bowman talks about his view of the role of Oberon. Christopher Cook continues his series of interviews with the director of the Royal Ballet, Monica Mason.
8.05 Act 2
9.00 Interval: Exit, Pursued by VAT Man
Fay Weldon 's specially commissioned story takes Hermione from A Winter's Tale and gives her a modern-day dilemma, and one no less dramatic than the original! Reader Eleanor Bron.
9.15 Act 3
Oberon, King of the Fairies:
Titania, Queen of the Fairies:
Theseus, Duke of Athens:
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons:
Hermia, in love with Lysander:
Helena, in love with Demetrius:
Bottom, a weaver:
Ian McMillan presents the cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance. This week, acclaimed Chinese-American novelist Amy Tan on her latest book Saving Fish from Drowning, and poet laureate Andrew Motion on the launch of the National Poetry Archive. Producer AasiyaLodhi
A portrait of poet Jan Michelle Kerouac (1952-96), daughter of Jack, made by Marjorie Van Halteren , evoking the last time she saw her friend before her death at the age Of 44. Producer Marjorie Van Halteren
BMIC Cutting Edge: Continuum Ensemble
More from the British Music Information Centre's concert series, presented by Alwynne Pritchard. Continuum Ensemble, director Philip Headlam Luke Bedford Through Mazes Running
Larry Goves turning aperture slowly clockwise spinning (first performance)
Judith Weir The Voice of Desire
Margaret Cameron (mezzo)
Mark-Anthony Turnage A Fast Stomp Kenneth Hesketh Gabo 's Opus (first performance) Lisa Nelsen (flute)
Roger Smalley Quintet (first UK performance)
With Louise Fryer. Grieg Suite: Holberg Stenhammar
Serenade in F, Op 31 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
2.50 Schubert An die Musik, D547 2.53 Philips Paradisus Sacris Cantionibus (excerpts) 3.08 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 (Gran Partita) 3.58 A Scarlatti Toccata in G
4.07 Luzzaschi Two madrigals 4.14 Telemann Sonata in D for trumpet and two oboes 4.29 Mozart Dammi un Bacio (Cosi Fan Tutte) 4.33 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat
(Philosopher) 4.49 Durante Concerto per Quartetto No 3 in E flat 5.00 Loeillet Trumpet Sonata in G 5.09 Turina Fiesta en San Juan de Aznalfarache (Sinfonia Sevilliana, Op 23) 5.16 Prokofiev Pensées, Op 62 5.30 Lajovlc Zunaj Narahlo Sapica Piha 5.33 Ravel Trois Chansons 5.41 Roussel Suite: Le Festin de I'Araignee 5.59 Skjavetic, transcr Zupanovic Canzon 6.08 Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 2 in D, BWV1028 6.22 Stefani Tassilone (excerpts) 6.47 Rossini Overture: William Tell