Presented by Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Purcell Hosanna to the Highest, Z187 Schreker Intermezzo for strings, Op 8
8.00-9.00: Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 Bach Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor, BWV1017
introduced by Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Purcell Weekend: Building a Library
Jeremy Summerly makes a recommendation from the recordings of Purcell's 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas.
10.30 A round-up of recent cello releases, including a Schumann recital from Steven Isserlis and Denes Varjon , and a DVD of concerts given by Miklos Perenyi and Andras Schiff.
11.45 Disc of the Week: Ravel
L'enfant et les sortilèges (excerpts) Soloists, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: email@example.com Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651
Tom Service goes in search of Henry Purcell as Radio 3 celebrates the 350th anniversary of the British composer's birth, tracing what little is known about him and the latest discoveries, with help from musicians and historians, and the co-operation of Westminster Abbey, the British Library and the National Portrait Gallery. Producer Juan Carlos Jaramillo
Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of Purcell's keyboard suites. New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani plays a selection from the suites and other dance movements on the spinet. Producer Rebecca Bean
Last Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Introduced by Fiona Talkington Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in D, HXV124
Ravel Menuet sur le nom de Haydn; Miroirs:
Noctuelles; Oiseaux tristes; Une barque sur l'océan; Alborada del gracioso; La vallée des cloches
Debussy Hommage a Haydn; Images Book 2
Moshe Morad introduces recordings made at
November's Jerusalem International Oud Festival, featuring the songs of two exiled communities: the Paytanim of ancient Aleppo and the Persian Jews Of Iran. Producer James Parkin
Alyn Shipton remembers American drummer Louie Bellson , who died last month, aged 84. Producer Alyn Shipton
La Sonnambu/a From New York, Bellini's 1831 opera about a sleepwalker who ends up in the wrong bedroom. Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentary by Ira Siff and, during the intervals, backstage interviews.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Evelino Pido
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Geoffrey Smith presents listeners' jazz selections. www.bbc.co.uk/jazzrecordrequests ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Fax: [number removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Tripped on My Fairy
By Meredith Oakes. Social comedy about a man who has a realisation about the future of his marriage.
Producer Mary Peate
Ostrobothnian CO, conductor Juha Kangass
Per Norqard Fugitive Summer and Constellations
Robert Worby presents a concert recorded earlier this week at St Luke's in London. Huw Watkins (piano), London Sinfonietta, conductor Ryan Wigglesworth George Benjamin
Fantasia VII Oliver Knussen Upon One Note Colin Matthews Fantasia XIII
Michael Zev Gordon The Impermanence of Things (first performance)
Elliott Carter A Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia on One Note
Steve Martland One Note Fantasy
James Saunders either/or (first performance) Peter Maxwell Davies Fantasia on One Note (after Henry Purcell)
Lucie Skeaping visits The George inn in Southwark to join a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club. Producer Les Pratt
With Susan Sharpe.
Verdi Requiem 2.31 Liszt La Leggierezza (Trois etudes de concert No 2) 2.36 Thomson String Quartet No 2
3.00 Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor 3.21 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 3.46 Luython Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae a 6 (Opus musicum, 1604)
4.06 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor 4.14 Spohr Fantasia in C minor, Op 53 4.24 Mozart Ballet music: Les petits riens, K299b 4.35 Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op 54 4.46 Durante Concerto No 8 in A (La pazzia) 5.00 Schubert Overture in the Italian
Style, D590 5.09 Tallis Gloria (Mass Puernatus est nobis)
5.19 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 5.30
Myslivecek String Quintet No 2 in E flat 5.42 Grieg Lyric Suite, Op 54 6.01 Arensky Suite No4, Op626.20 Norman
String Quartet inE,Op 20 6.43 Hummel Trumpet ConcertoinE