With Martin Handley.
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: email@example.com Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651
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
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.
Last Monday's recital from London's Wigmore Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington. Emerson Quartet
Haydn The Seven Last Words
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
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
Presented by Geoffrey Smith.
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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 .
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, conductor Richard Farnes
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Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Tai Murray
(violin), Andreas Brantelid (cello), Shai Wosner (piano)
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
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
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)
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton about his recordings with Herbie Hancock and Art Blakey , and about his work as a film composer.
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