A selection of music, including the occasional surprise item, presented by Martin Handley.
With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Handel Week: Building a Library
Colin Lawson makes a personal recommendation from the available recordings of Handel's Water Music.
10.30 Releases of piano music, including the start of a new Schubert cycle from Imogen Cooper.
11.45 Disc of the Week: Elizabeth Maconchy The Sofa; The Departure
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Petroc Trelawny is joined by conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood , Sunday
Times music critic Hugh Canning and writer and broadcaster Berta Joncus to assess Handel's reputation and significance in the 21st century. Nicholas Hytner and David Alden talk about the challenges of putting Handel on the stage and soprano Rosemary Joshua talks about authenticity in performance. Trelawny also visits the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to find out what the Handel manuscripts there reveal about Handel's working methods. Producer Emma Bloxham
As part of Radio 3's Handel celebrations,
Catherine Bott talks to English keyboard player and music director Richard Egarr about Handel's chamber music. Plus a look at the supposedly troublesome relationship between the composer and his publisher John Walsh. producer Sam Phillips
Another chance to hear last Monday's live concert from the Wigmore Hall in London.
Michael Collins and Peter Sparks (clarinets), Gareth Hulse and Katie Clemmow (oboes), Robin O'Neill and Chris Cooper (bassoons), Richard Watkins and Sam Jacobs (horns) Mozart Wind Serenade in C minor, K388 Weber Adagio and Rondo Mozart Wind Serenade in E ffat, K375
Rita Ray introduces highlights from Sauti za
Busara 2009, a festival held in Zanzibar's historic Stone Town. The festival celebrates music from East Africa and beyond and features music by Msondo Ngoma , East Africa's oldest surviving band. Plus the soulful songs of Nawal from the Comoros Islands and the Berber music of Moroccan band Oudaden. Producer Roger Short
Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of listeners' jazz requests. www.bbc.co.uk/jazzrecordrequests ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Fax: [number removed] email: email@example.com
Live Live from the Metropolitan Opera, New
York, the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle. This compelling story, at the heart of Wagner's odyssey, centres on the cycle's hero, Siegfried, who forges a sword with which he slays powerful foes, and discovers eternal love in the shape of the Valkyrie Brunnhilde. The cast is lead by German tenor Christian Franz , supported by American soprano Christine Brewer as Brunnhilde. Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. Plus live backstage interviews and the Met Quiz during the two intervals. Wagner Siegfried
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
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Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a concert recorded at the City Halls, Glasgow. Elizabeth Layton (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Franck Ollu
Michel van der Aa Here; Imprint; Memo; Second Self
Much of Handel's keyboard music was occasional or improvised and is thus now lost; but soon after he settled in London a collection of eight Great Suites was issued. Harpsichordist
Laurence Cummings , who recently recorded these works in the Handel House Museum in Brook Street, London, joins Catherine Bott to discuss them and to introduce excerpts. Producer Rebecca Bean
Introduced by John Shea.
Rachmaninov Vespers 1.57 Glazunov Fantasy, Op 110
2.12 Shostakovich String Quartet No 7 Op 108
2.26 Musorqsky Pictures at an Exhibition 3.00 Handel Trio Sonata in G, Op 5 No 4 3.15 Bach Keyboard Suite in A minor, BWV818a 3.29 Bruhns Cantata: Muss nicht der Mensch auf dieser Erden in steten Streite sein
3A3 Brahms String Sextet in B flat, Op 18 (2nd mvt)
3.53 Haydn Symphony No 68 in B flat 4.14 Duparc Extase ; Elegie 4.21 Chopin Three Polonaises 4.42 SzymanowskJ, arr Wilkomlrski Variations in B flat minor,
Op 3 4.55 Louis Couperin Allemande 5.00 Schmelter String Sonata VIII (Duodena selectarum sonatorum)
5.06 Bach Prelude: Partita No 3, in E arr for two harps, BWV1006 5.11 CPE Bach Trio sonata in B flat for flute, violin and continuo, Wq161 No 2 5.29 Anon Mein junges Leben hat ein End Sweellnck Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End 5.44 Dvorak The Water Goblin, Op 107 6.05 Tchaikovsky Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
6.18 Norman 5 Tonbilder im Zusammenhange, Op 6
6.36 Mozart Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365