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: Breakfast

Presented by Suzy Klein. At 8.30 a Poem for Today, featuring Katrina Porteous reading her poem Shanky, and a Haydn piano sonata.


Presented By: Suzy Klein.
Unknown: Katrina Porteous

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library Graham Sadler recommends a recording of Rebel's Les Elemens, written in 1737.
10.30 Valery Gergiev talks about the challenges of recording Shostakovich's The Nose at the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, and Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
11.45 Disc of the Week
Eccles The Judgement of Paris Soloists, Early Opera Company, director Christian Curnyn bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: cdreview@bbc.co.uk Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1. page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Graham Sadler
Talks: Valery Gergiev
Director: Christian Curnyn

: Music Matters

Tom Service talks to conductor Colin Davis about his 50 years with the London Symphony Orchestra. Producer Juan Carlos Jaramillo


Conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Juan Carlos Jaramillo

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping explores the Balet Comique de la Royne - an allegorical spectacle given in October 1581 at the Paris court of Catherine de' Medici. With a recorded performance by Swiss-based group Ensemble Elyma and their director Gabriel Garrido. Producer Chris wines


Director: Gabriel Garrido.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear Monday's recital from
London's Wigmore Hall, introduced by Louise Fryer. Boris Giltburg (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57
Brahms Three Intermezzos: Op 117 No 2 in B flat minor Op 118 No 2 in A, Op 119 No 2 in E minor Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 2, Op 14


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Boris Giltburg

: World Routes

Lucy Duran introduces a session by Senegalese singer and hoddu player Malick Pathe Sow , plus an interview with Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington about their new album, Floodplain. Producer Felix Carey


Introduces: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Malick Pathe Sow
Violinist: David Harrington
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Library

In the 1950s trumpeter Booker Little was arguably one of jazz's brightest hopes, forging a new compositional and playing style that offered a strikingly original way forward from bebop. Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from Little's recorded catalogue. Producer Alyn Shipton


Unknown: Booker Little
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Alyn Shipton

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of listeners' requests.
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA
Fax: [number removed] email: jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith

: Opera on 3 Elektra

In Strauss's high drama, first performed in Dresden in 1909, Elektra seeks to avenge the murder of her father King Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra. Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Strauss Elektra
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Mark Elder
RT DIRECT: Richard Strauss Elektra (2 CDs) featuring Eva Marton , Cheryl Studer , Marjana Lipovsek and the Bavarian
Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch is available for £12.99 including p&p. Send cheque, payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or phone [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-AH410


Presented By: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Eva Marton
Unknown: Cheryl Studer
Unknown: Marjana Lipovsek
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Elektra: Susan Bullock (soprano)
Chrysothemis: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)
Clytemnestra: Jane Henschel (mezzo)
Orestes: Johan Reuter (baritone)
Overseer: Miriam Murphy (soprano)
First maid: Frances McCafferty (mezzo)
Second maid: Monika-Evelin Liiv (mezzo)
Third maid: Kathleen Wilkinson (mezzo)
Fourth maid: Elizabeth Woollett (soprano)
Fifth maid: Eri Nakamura (soprano)
Confidante: Louise Armit (mezzo)
Trainbearer: Dervla Ramsay (mezzo)
Young servant: Alfie Boe (tenor)
Old servant: Jeremy White (bass)
Orestes's tutor: Vuyani Mlinde (bass)
Aegisthus: Frank Van Aken (tenor)

: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009

Coverage of the Song Prize final from St David 's Hall, Cardiff, presented by Fiona Talkington with commentary from Catherine Bott.


Unknown: St David
Presented By: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Catherine Bott.

: Hear and Now

Ivan Hewett explores the mainly Polish theme of this year's Canterbury Sounds New Festival.
Marta Ptaszynska Space Model for percussion and tape Nicholas Reed (percussion)
Samantha Fernando Frozen Reflections (after Szymanowski's Piano Etude No 3)
Aurora Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon
Aqata Zubel Obciazenie Dopuszczalne (Loading Limit) for percussion and computer Nicholas Reed (percussion) Liqeti Chamber Concerto Lutoslawski Chain 1
Aurora Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Marta Ptaszynska
Unknown: Samantha Fernando
Conductor: Nicholas Collon

: Jazz Library

South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his recorded catalogue.


Pianist: Abdullah Ibrahim
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

Ortiz Passamezzo antico; Ruggiero Romanesca;
Passamezzo moderno Hume A Souldiers March; Harke, harke; A Souldiers Resolution Marais Prelude; Muzettes I and 2; La sautillante 1.24 Sanz Jacaras ; Canarios
1.30 Marais Couplets des Folies d'espagne 1.43 Jordi Savall Variations on Cuelz Old Britain 1.47 Mozart
Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 2.12 Brahms Cello Sonata No I in E minor, Op 38 2.36 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 7 (Appassionata) 3.00 Korngold Violin Concerto 3.28 Pekiel Missa pulcherrima 3.59 Rossini String Sonata No 5 in E flat 4.14 Debussy
Estampes 4.29 Sorkocevic, arr Matusic Symphony in No 3 in D 4.37 Auber Overture: Marco Spada 4.47 Buffardin Flute Concerto in E minor 5.00 Schubert
Overture in D In the Italian Style, D590 5.09 Grainger Four Folk Songs 5.20 Saint-Sains Scherzo in B, Op 87
5.31 Mozart Concerto Divertimento in E flat, K113 5.46 Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47 6.13 Handel Return, 0 God of Hosts (Samson) 6.22 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor, H426 6.45 Suk Fantastic scherzo


Unknown: Sanz Jacaras
Unknown: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Pekiel Missa
Unknown: Marco Spada

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