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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Wagner Prelude: Parsifal
BPO/Herbert von Karajan
7.32 Vivaldi
Concerto in G minor, Op 1 0 No 2 (La notte)
Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.45 Falla The Three-
Cornered Hat (excerpts) Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
8.05 Glinka Overture:
Ruslan andLudmilla
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
8.23 Corelli Trio Sonata inF,OplNol
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.32 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 23 in A
Murray Perahia (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Andrew Parrott

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. John Powell Singers, conductor John Powell
Anon Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht'
Trad, arr Keyte/Parrott All hayle to the dayes


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.
Singers: John Powell
Unknown: Anon Als

: Composer of the Week: Georges Bizet

Presented by Penny Gore . Prelude: Carmen
London Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Overture in A
Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra/Michel Plasson Romance without Words Setrak (piano)
Le Docteur Miracle (excerpts) Soloists
French National Radio
Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida Symphony in C
French NO/Thomas Beecham Producer Simon Lord. Discs


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
Producer: Simon Lord.

: Musical Encounters

Presented from Glasgow by Mary Miller , including at approximately
10.10 Lutoslawski Mini Overture
Wallace Collection
10.17 Artist of the Week
Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
11.25 Nielsen
Symphony No 5
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Mary Miller
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: The Beggar's Opera

Guy Woolfenden concludes his roundup of the various versions - from Gay and Pepusch to Brecht and Weill. Act3
Macheath the highwayman is back in the clink, condemned to hang - so all's set for a happy ending. Series producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Guy Woolfenden
Producer: David Gallagher

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Mahler Piano Quartet Movement in A minor
Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13


Unknown: St John

: POLSKA! BBC Philharmonic

conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
Szymanowski Concert Overture, Op 12
Lutoslawski Musique funebre; Mi-Parti Gorecki Scontri


Unknown: Mi-Parti Gorecki Scontri

: War and Peace

Darius Milhaud 's war-time
Cantate de la guerre and Francis Poulenc 's vision of "the Christian soul, confident of the afterlife" - his Mass in G, performed by BBC Singers/Jane Glover


Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: Francis Poulenc

: Byrd Organ Music

During the Commonwealth. members of the Dallam family of organ builders left England for Brittany. Their
1653 instrument in Lanvellec provides a perfect sound for the performance of Byrd's surviving music for organ.
The first of three programmes with Paul Nicholson (organ).


Unknown: Paul Nicholson

: POLSKA! Time and Silence

Brian Morton continues his six-part survey of jazz in Poland since 1955.
3: Zbigniew Namyslowski
He made his professional debut in 1957 as a cellist.
By 1961 he was playing saxophone with the Wreckers, the first Polish group to appear in the USA.


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Zbigniew Namyslowski

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.03 Faure Impromptu No 2 in F minor, Op 31
6.03 Schubert Abschied (Schwanengesang)
6.31 William Bolcom
Machine (Symphony No 5
7.15 Kodaly Dances from Galanta
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: William Bolcom
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: POLSKA! EBU Concert

from the Concert
Hall of Polish Radio,
Katowice, to mark the 60th birthday of Henryk Gorecki. Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano) Adam Kruszewski (baritone; Cracow Polish Radio Choir
Katowice Polish Radio
National SO/Antoni Wit
Szymanowski Symphony No


Unknown: Henryk Gorecki.
Soprano: Zofia Kilanowicz
Baritone: Adam Kruszewski

: The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

In 1543 Copernicus published his theory that the earth revolved around the sun. Paul Murdin visits his home in Torun, Poland, to discover why his ideas revolutionised the science of astronomy.
8.25 Gorecki Symphony No 2 (The Copernican)


Unknown: Paul Murdin

: POLSKA! Dark Angel

Thirty years ago, Ewa Demarczyk , a cabaret singer from Cracow, won all the prizes in a Polish song contest and found herself launched on a career which turned her into a national legend. Speaking in her native city, where she still lives, she talks about the poetry that forms the basis of her songs.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Ewa Demarczyk
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Anything Goes!

Songs by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington interspersed with sonatas by Alessandro Scarlatti , played and sung by the duo known as A Man, a Woman and a Double-Bass: Lowri Blake (voice/cello)
Peter Buckoke (double-bass)


Songs By: Cole Porter
Songs By: Duke Ellington
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Double-Bass: Lowri Blake
Double-Bass: Peter Buckoke

: POLSKA! Chopin

The last programme in Radio 3's Polish season. Twelve Etudes, Op 25 Piers Lane (piano)

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Le Nouveau Quatuor
Telemann Paris Quartet No9inG
Guillemain Quartet in A, Op 12 No 4
Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concerts No 4 in B flat

: News

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