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: Handel Week: Breakfast

During Radio 3's week commemorating the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, Martin Handley invites listeners to contact the programme with their favourite moments from the composer's output. Text [number removed] (texts cost lOp-12p) or email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Martin Handley

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor with reviews of new releases.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Handel Week: Building a Library

As part of Handel week, Berta Joncus recommends a recording of the composer's Messiah.
10.30 Lute-maker Michael Lowe reviews some recent releases of music for the instrument.
11.45 Disc of the Week: Lukaszewski Via crucis Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia/Stephen Layton www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: cdreview@bbc.co.uk Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Berta Joncus
Unknown: Michael Lowe

: Music Matters

Tom Service talks to pianist Imogen Cooper about her passion for Schubert's music, which she's been revisiting in a series of performances and recordings at the Royal Festival Hall, London. He also explores the place that singing holds in the city of Cambridge ahead of a week of choral concerts celebrating the university's 800th anniversary, and discusses music's role in cancer care with Don Campbell , author of The Mozart Effect. Producer Jeremy Evans


Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Don Campbell
Producer: Jeremy Evans

: The Early Music Show

A programme of music from the courts of Philip II of Spain and Mary Tudor , including works by Guerrero, Cabezon, John Sheppard and Tallis, presented by Lucie Skeaping. Producer Rebecca Bean


Unknown: Mary Tudor
Unknown: John Sheppard
Presented By: Lucie Skeaping.
Producer: Rebecca Bean

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear Monday's recital from London's Wigmore Hall. With Sean Rafferty. Matthew Barley (cello/electric cello)
Bach Six Preludes (Cello Suites, BWV1007-1012) interspersed with improvisations


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: World Routes

Cimarron performs joyful musica llanera from the central plains of Colombia, with virtuosic harp-playing and songs to milk cows by. Plus Carlou-D in songs that celebrate Muslim mysticism and warn of the dangers facing his homeland, Senegal. With Lucy Duran. Producer James Parkin


Unknown: Lucy Duran.
Producer: James Parkin

: Jazz Library

Percy Heath (bass) and his brothers Tootie (drums) and Jimmy (saxophone) were all exceptional musicians. On one of their last visits to London before Percy's death in 2005, Alyn Shipton talked to them and introduced the albums they made together and the discs they made with other artists, including Dizzy Gillespie , Miles Davis ,
Dexter Gordon and Wes Montgomery. Producer Alyn Shipton


Bass: Percy Heath
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Dexter Gordon
Unknown: Wes Montgomery.
Producer: Alyn Shipton

: Opera on 3: Live from the Met

Die Walkure
In the second of the four operas that make up
Wagner's Ring cycle, Wotan, the leader of the gods, is torn by conflicting loyalties: to his children's search for true love (if adulterous and incestuous), or to the conventional marriage rights of an unloved husband. Presented by Margaret Juntwait , with guest commentary by Ira Siff and, during the two intervals, backstage interviews and the Met Opera Quiz.
Orchestra and Chorus of Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
RT DIRECT: Wagner Die Walkure, with Birgit Nilsson and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (3CDs) is available for £19.99 including p&p. To order. please send a cheque, payable to Selections, to: [address removed], phone [number removed] (national rate), or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect, quoting B46-Z024


Presented By: Margaret Juntwait
Commentary By: Ira Siff
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf
Siegmund: Johan Botha (tenor)
Hunding: John Tomlinson (bass)
Wotan: James Morris (bass-Baritone)
Sieglinde: Waltraud Meier (soprano)
Brunnhjlde: Irene Theorin (soprano)
fricka: Yvonne Naef (mezzo)
Gerhilde: Kelly Cae Hogan (soprano)
Ortlinde: Wendy Bryn Harmer (soprano)
Waltraute: Laura Vlasak Nolen (mezzo)
Schwertleite: Jane Bunnell (mezzo)
Helmwige: Claudia Waite (soprano)
Siegrune: Lann Sandel-Pantaleo (mezzo)
Grimgerde: Mary Ann McCormick (mezzo)
Rossweisse: Teresa S Herold (mezzo)

: Hear and Now

Robert Worby presents a concert by The House of Bedlam with poet Matthew Welton , recorded at the Warehouse, London. Larry Goves sinew
Matthew Sergeant this was not a film about a drowning man (first performance)
Larry Goves/Matthew Welton Poppy Larry Goves deaf John's dark house Ian Vine x
Larry Goves riviniana and the vermillion border Matthew Welton Writing 21 Simon Holt brief candles
Larry Goves talking microtonal blues
And Anne-Hilde Neset reviews the book Playing with Words: the Spoken Word in Artistic Practice.


Unknown: Robert Worby
Unknown: Matthew Welton
Unknown: Matthew Sergeant

: The Early Music Show

Catherine Bott talks to Warwick University art historian Michael Rosenthal , author of several books on Thomas Gainsborough. Producer Chris Wines


Talks: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Michael Rosenthal
Unknown: Thomas Gainsborough.
Producer: Chris Wines

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Brahms Scherzo in C minor, WoO 2 (FAE Sonata) Chausson Poeme, Op 25 Ysaye Violin Sonata in G, Op 27 No 5 Chia-Chen Chiang Dance 11 Bacewicz Polish Caprice
1.44 Bach Cantata No 78: Jesu, der du meine Seele
2.07 Vogler Jesu, Leiden, Pein, Tod
2.13 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
3.00 Vivaldi Concerto da camera in D, RV94 3.13 Kolb Praeludium tertium in A minor 3.16 Flocco Suite in G
3.25 Wolf String Quartet in D minor 4.11 Noskowski A Hut beyond the Village (excerpts) 4.24 Charpentier Prelude (Te Deum) 4.26 Chambonnieres Pavane in D minor (L'entretien des dieux) 4.33 Rossi Toccata No 7 in D minor 4.38 CPE Bach Easter Cantata, Wq243 5.00 Benoit Overture; Entr'acte; Valse
(Charlotte Corday) 5.14 Brahms Six Songs 5.35 Matz Ballade 5.43 Corelli, arr Billinqton Concerto grosso in C, Op 6 No 10 Pergolesi Organ Sonata in G
5.55 Wassenaer Concerto armonico No 5 in B flat
6.06 Zarebski Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 34
6.42 Ferdinand III Chi volge ne la mente Monteverdi Madrigal: Altri canti d'Amor 6.54 De Greef Humoresgue


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

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