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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, written and read by Peter Porter.


Unknown: Martin Handley
Read By: Peter Porter.

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library Jonathan Swain recommends a recording of Haydn's Surprise symphony, a work given its sensational first performance in London in 1792. 10.30 Stephen Farr assesses recent recordings featuring important historic European organs.
11.45 Disc of the Week
Janacek, arr Breiner Suite: The Makropulos Affair New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peter Breiner bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, p651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Stephen Farr
Conductor: Peter Breiner

: Music Matters

Tom Service examines our attitudes to Haydn with the help of Alfred Brendel among others. Producer Emma Bloxham


Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Emma Bloxham

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Sonnerie with countertenor Robin Blaze from this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Featuring the oratorios and cantatas of Handel and the theatre scores of Purcell as well as examples of his string chamber music. Producer Sam Phillips


Unknown: Robin Blaze
Producer: Sam Phillips

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear Monday's Wigmore Hall recital by pianist Jonathan Gilad.
Brahms Eight Klavierstucke, Op 76
Variations on a Theme by Handel, Op 24


Pianist: Jonathan Gilad.

: World Routes

Lucy Duran presents highlights of a concert by Malian guitarist and songwriter Vieux Farka Toure , recorded on 23 May at London's Jazz Cafe.
Toure's recent album Fondo combines traditional instrumentation with contemporary production techniques. He reveals the philosophy behind his sound and guitar technique. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Songwriter: Vieux Farka Toure
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Library

Canadian-born folk experimentalist Joni Mitchell often employed jazz musicians on her recordings, but she was also fascinated by Charles Mingus
(1922-79), collaborating with him on Mingus - an album of his music - shortly before his death. In this programme, singer Christine Tobin guides
Alyn Shipton through the jazz-oriented repertoire of Joni Mitchell. Producer Alyn Shipton


Unknown: Joni Mitchell
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Singer: Christine Tobin
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Joni Mitchell.
Producer: Alyn Shipton

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' requests from the world of jazz.
ADDRESS:Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Fax: [number removed] email: jazz.record.requestsiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Opera on 3

1 Capuleti e i Montecchi
RT CHOICE Donald Macleod and opera historian Sarah Lenton present a performance of Bellini's 1830 work I Capuleti e i Montecchi from the Royal Opera House, London.
Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Mark Elder
RT DIRECT: Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2CDs) featuring
Janet Baker. Beverly Sills, Robert Lloyd , Nicolai Gedda and the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Patane is available for £8.99 including p&p. Send cheque, payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or phone [number removed], quoting B46-AB596


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Sarah Lenton
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Janet Baker.
Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Conducted By: Giuseppe Patane
Romeo: Elina Garanca (mezzo)
Giulietta: Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Tebaldo: Dario Schmunck (tenor)
Capellio: Eric Owens (bass-Baritone)
Lorenzo: Giovanni Battista Parodi (bass)

: Romeo and Juliet

Kabalevsky Romeo and Juliet Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vasily Jelvakov


Unknown: Kabalevsky Romeo
Conductor: Vasily Jelvakov

: Between the Ears

Staring at the Wall. In this Sony Gold Award-winning programme Alan Dein patrols London's Pentonville Prison walls, capturing the sounds and thoughts of everyday life just outside. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Pre-Hear

Featuring two works by modern British composers with unusual approaches to symphonic repertoire. John White 's Fifth Symphony is for a group of six players and lasts eight minutes, while Richard Ayres 's No 37b is a symphony in all but the title. John White Symphony No 5
Gemini, conductor Peter Wiegold Richard Ayres No 37b
BBCSSO, conductor Nan Volkov


Unknown: John White
Unknown: Richard Ayres
Conductor: Peter Wiegold
Conductor: Richard Ayres
Conductor: Nan Volkov

: Hear and Now

To mark today's 70th birthday of Louis Andriessen , Zoe Martlew interviews the Dutch composer. Louis Andriessen De Stijl
Gertrude Thoma (voice), Schoenberg Ensemble , Asko Ensemble, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw De Staat Schoenberg Ensemble, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw


Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Unknown: Zoe Martlew
Unknown: Gertrude Thoma
Unknown: Schoenberg Ensemble
Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw
Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw

: Jazz Library

Alyn Shipton is joined by Clark Terry to look back over Duke Ellington's recordings. Stuart Maconie 's choice: page 26


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Clark Terry
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Through the Night

Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
Hoffmann, attrib JS Bach Cantata No 189: Meine Seele ruhmt und preist Handel Sinfonia in B flat, HWV339;
Water Music: Suite No 2 in D, HWV349 Durante Concerto a quattro in F minor Bach Cantata No 82: Ich habe genug
2.13 Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626 3.00 Marais Allemande (Pieces de viole, Book 5); Rondo (Book 3)
3.07 Saint-Saens, arr anon Le carnival des animaux
3.30 Berlioz Overture: Le roi Lear 3/46 Kodaly Hymn to King Stephen 3.52 Traditional Dance of the Prince of Transylvania: Three Dances (Gervaise Collection): Two
Dances (Locse Virginal Book) 4.00 Kodaly, arr anon
Dances of Galanta 4.16 Grainger Rustic Dance; The Gum-Suckers' March 4.24 Martinu Lento (La revue de cuisine) 4.29 Handel Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV366
4.36 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in E flat 5.00 CPE Bach Magnificat in D, Wq215 5.37 Mozart Church Sonata in B flat, K212 5.42 Rinck Nine Variations and Finale on Ah, vous dirai-je Maman, Op 90 6.00
Pierne Konzertstuck , Op 39 6.16 Nielsen Folketone , Op 3 No 1
6.19 Debussy, orch Brewaeys Préludes (Book 2)


Unknown: Meine Seele
Unknown: Handel Sinfonia
Unknown: Marais Allemande
Unknown: Pierne Konzertstuck
Unknown: Nielsen Folketone

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