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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley.


Unknown: Martin Handley.

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library William Mival recommends a recording of Bruckner's Symphony No 5 in B flat.
10.30 Purcell expert Bruce Wood reviews recent releases of the composer's works.
11.45 Disc of the Week Songs by Schubert, Wolf, Faure and Ravel.
Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) 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: William Mival
Unknown: Bruce Wood
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Baritone: Malcolm Martineau

: Music Matters

Tom Service explores the influence of Henry Purcell (1659-95) on British musical life as part of this weekend's celebrations on Radio 3 of the 350th anniversary of the composer's birth. The programme features both archive material and interviews recorded for this edition. Producer Juan Carlos Jaramillo


Producer: Juan Carlos Jaramillo

: The Early Music Show

As part of Radio 3's Purcell celebrations, Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of organ music by Purcell and some of his contemporaries, including voluntaries and fantasias by John Blow, Christopher Gibbons and John Bull, performed by Mahan Esfahani on the organ of St John's College, Oxford.


Presenter: Lucie Skeaping
Organist: Mahan Esfahani
Producer: Rebecca Bean

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Last Monday's recital from London's Wigmore Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington. Emerson Quartet
Haydn The Seven Last Words


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: World Routes

Lucy Duran announces a new world-music initiative on Radio 3 and meets two of the musicians who are taking part, including one of the Middle East's best-loved singers. Plus a session by Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) player Kudaushe Matimba. Producer James Parkin


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Kudaushe Matimba.
Producer: James Parkin

: Jazz Library

An edition recorded last week in front of an audience at the London Jazz Festival, in which British saxophonist John Surman joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recording career. Producer Alyn Shipton


Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Alyn Shipton

: Jazz Record Requests

Presented by Geoffrey Smith.
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A IAA
Fax: [number removed] email: jazz.record.requests®bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.

: Opera on 3

Jules Massenet wrote his four-act opera Werther after reading Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther while in Bayreuth to hear Wagner's Parsifal. The score was finished in 1887 but the director of the Opera-Comique in Paris rejected it on the grounds that it was too gloomy, thus delaying its public premiere until 1892 (in Vienna). Now perhaps Massenet's most popular opera, this tragic story of impossible love penetrates the human psyche while appearing to be a straightforward tale of love and death. Presented by Donald Macleod .
Massenet Werther
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, conductor Richard Farnes
RT DIRECT: Massenet's Werther (2 CDs), featuring Nicolai Gedda , Victoria de Los Angeles, Mady Mesple , Roger Soyer and the Pans Orchestra conducted by Georges Pretre , is available for £8.99 inc p&p. Send chegue payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or ring [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-RS725


Unknown: Jules Massenet
Presented By: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Richard Farnes
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Unknown: Mady Mesple
Unknown: Roger Soyer
Conducted By: Georges Pretre
Werther: Paul Nilon (tenor)
Charlotte: Alice Coote (mezzo
Sophie: Fflur Wyn (soprano)
Albert: Peter Savidge (baritone)
The Magistrate: Donald Maxwell (bass)
Johann: Richard Burkhard (baritone)
Schmidt: Joshua Ellicott (tenor)

: New Generation Artists

Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Tai Murray
(violin), Andreas Brantelid (cello), Shai Wosner (piano)


Violin: Tai Murray
Violin: Andreas Brantelid
Cello: Shai Wosner

: Between the Ears

Melting Point. In this "composed feature" by Nina Perry , the icy landscapes of Greenland, Iceland and the Highlands of Scotland are explored for their environmental, cultural and musical significance. Producer Nina Perry


Unknown: Nina Perry
Producer: Nina Perry

: Pre-Hear

A selection of music by leading figures in American contemporary music during the mid-20th century. Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs Lore Lixenberg (mezzo), Philip Thomas (piano)
Tenney Blues for Annie Stephanie Bozzini (viola) Feldman Vertical Thoughts II
Sophie Appleton (violin), James Weeks (piano) Cage The Seasons BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok


Piano: Philip Thomas
Viola: Stephanie Bozzini
Violin: Sophie Appleton
Violin: James Weeks
Conductor: Nicholas Kok

: Hear and Now

Robert Worby explores the music of American mavericks James Tenney and Pauline Oliveros. Tenney Collage No 1 (Blue Suede); Koan Bozzini Quartet
Pauline Oliveros lone The composer (accordion), Stuart Dempster (trombone)


Unknown: Robert Worby
Unknown: James Tenney
Unknown: Pauline Oliveros.
Unknown: Koan Bozzini
Unknown: Pauline Oliveros
Accordion: Stuart Dempster

: Jazz Library

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton about his recordings with Herbie Hancock and Art Blakey , and about his work as a film composer.


Talks: Terence Blanchard
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Art Blakey

: Through the Night

Strauss Festliches Praludium, Op 61 Mozart Oboe
Concerto in C, K314 Strauss Four Last Songs Messlaen Dieu parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) Beethoven Rondo in B flat, WoO 6 2.14 Elliott Carter Catenates
2.19 Scriabin Le poème de I'extase, Op 54 2.39
Hummel Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 5 No 3 3.01 Ibert Flute Concerto 3.20 Brahms Schicksalslied, Op 54
3.36 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain 4.00 Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 4 4.09 Grieg Jesus Kristus er opfaren; I himmelen, i himmelen (Four Psalms, Op 74 Nos 3 and 4) 4.23 Hoist Wind Quintet in A flat, Op 14
4.38 Ravel Sonatine 4.51 JC Bach Quintet in G for flute, oboe, violin, viola and basso continuo, Op 11 No 2
5.01 Brahms, arr Squarcia Three Hungarian Dances: No 1 in G minor; No 3 in F; No 5 in F sharp minor
5.10 Bach Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV228 5.18 Messemaeckers Grande marche funebre 5.27 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 2 5.39 Debussy Cello Sonata 5.50 Parac Sarabande 6.02 Berwald Septet in B flat 6.23 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G. Op 14 No 2
6.38 Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067

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