Presented by Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op 49 Stravinsky Ebony Concerto
8.00-9.00: Bach, transcr Gwilt Trio Sonata No 6 in G, BWV530 Kodaly Dances of Galanta For full details visit www.bbc. co.uk/radio3/morningon3 on the day of transmission PHONE: [number removed]
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Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's classical music CD releases.
9.30 Building a Library Patrick O'Connor reviews the currently available recordings of Verdi's Don Carlos and picks his favourite.
10.15 A round-up of recent reissues.
10.50 Harriet Smith reviews recent recordings of piano music, including works by Bach and Beethoven performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy andMitsukoUchida.
11.20 Russian conductor Yakov Kreizberg talks to Andrew McGregor about his early training in the Soviet Union, his championing of music by Franz Schmidt and Bertold Goldschmidt , and teaching the Viennese to waltz to his latest disc of Johann Strauss with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
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: Hummel Piano Trio No 5 in E, Op 83 Voces Intimae 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) Discdetails are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651
Michelangelo. 1/2. On the opening weekend of the British Museum's new exhibition, Michelangelo Drawings, Catherine Bott and the curator Hugo Chapman discuss the artist's early years and explore the music that would have surrounded him in late 15th- and early 16th-century Italy. Concludes tomorrow at 1pm
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Taking Britten's famous piece, in which he "took the whole orchestra to pieces and then put it back together again" as a starting point. Charles Hazlewood probes the workings of the orchestra.
Lucy Duran reviews new world-music CD releases with the journalist Nigel Williamson. Plus music live in the studio from the Cape Verdean singer Nancy Vieira.
Claire Martin reveals the contenders for this year's BBC Jazz Awards, to be held in July.
Geoffrey Smith plays listeners' jazz requests. ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
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Pee Wee's Blues
1/2. Michael Pointon marks the centenary of jazz clarinettist Pee Wee Russell's birth with a profile of his career. Today a look at his beginnings in St Louis and Chicago in the early 1920s, and the "Nicksieland" years playing at Nick's Club in New York. Producer David Perry
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Luisa loves Rodolfo. But who is he? Is he promised to another? And what dreadful secret lurks in the shadows? These are the classic ingredients of a Verdi tragedy.
Presented from New York by Margaret Juntwait.
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Maurizio Benini Act1
7.35 Interval: The Met Opera Quiz
Steven Blier puts listeners' questions to Evans Mirageas , Fred Plotkin and Karen Stone.
Send questions to Met Opera Quiz, FDR Station, PO Box 805, New York. NY 10150, USA, or via bbc.co.uk/radio3
8.00 Act 2
8.45 Interval: Opera Box
Stephanie Hughes is joined by opera director
Francesca Zambello to explore the place of the Metropolitan Opera in the life of New York City.
9.10 Act 3
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Miller, Luisa's father:
Ian McMillan launches a competition about writing the crucial first two pages of a novel.
Tim Lott takes the lead by exclusively beginning one of his own. And suburban-gothic poet
Suzanne Andrade puts a forbidding and surreal world to words and music. Producer Ariane Koek
Poet Lavinia Greenlaw goes in search of the endangered dark. Is true darkness to be found anywhere? With photographer Garry Fabian Miller and literary critic Alan Downie. Producer Tim Dee
Robert Worby introduces a studio session by the Michael Nyman Band, playing Nyman's new BBC commission for Mozart year, Revisiting the Don, and they're joined by mezzo Hilary Summers for Nyman's Six Ce/an Songs. And, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, in October, the London Sinfonietta with Synergy Voices and Sound Intermedia, conducted by Jurjen Hempel , perform Writing on Water by David Lang and librettist Peter Greenaway , commissioned to mark the bicentenary of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, and De Staat by Louis Andriessen.
With John Shea.
Mahler Symphony No 6 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
3.24 BST Debussy Préludes, Book 1 (excerpts)
3.39 BST Franck Cello Sonata in A 4.07 BST Schreker Fantastic Overture 4.17 BST Biber Harmonia Romana
4.31 BST Handel Lascia Ch'lo Pianga (Rinaldo)
4.35 BST Kreisler 0, Sanctissima 4.39 BST Tormis Spring Sketches 4.42 BST Beethoven Overture: King
Stefan 4.50 BST Rachmaninov Prelude in G sharp minor, Op 32 No 12 4.53 BST Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
5.00 BST Bach Violin Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002
5.19 BST Wilkinson Salve Regina 5.34 BST Tchaikovsky Theme and Variations in F, Op 19 No 6 5.44 BST Mozart
Serenaded D, KV239 (Serenata Nottuma) 5^6 BST Schubert Notturno in E flat, D8976.06 BST Puccini Che Gelida
Manina (La Boheme) 6.10 BST Puccini String Quartet in D
6.19 BST Butterworth A Shropshire Lad 6.30 BST Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66