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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D (II gardellino) (RV438)
7.32 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
7.44 Schumann
Papillons, Op 2
8.04 Giovanni Gabrleli
Canzon XVIII (Sacrae symphoniae, 1597)
8.22 Barber
Two scenes (Vanessa)
8.44 Schnittke
Suite in the Olden Style Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrleli
Unknown: Canzon Xviii

: Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

The tales from the Arabian
Nights that inspired Rimsky-Korsakov's famous work are narrated by Kate Binchy to introduce the performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Thomas Beecham. Rpt


Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Thomas Beecham.

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
10.05 Artist of the Week:
George Malcolm (h'chord) Haydn
Concerto in D (H XVIII 11) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
10.20 George Malcolm Bach before the Mast
The Composer (h'chord)
10.45 Monteclair
Two Brunettes
Blavet Suite in G
Nancy Hadden (baroque flute) Emily van Evera (soprano) with ensemble
11.25 Trad, arr Beethoven Scottish Folk Songs Janet Baker (mezzo)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) George Malcolm (piano)
11.35 Mozart Symphony No 34 in C (K338)
Salzburg Mozarteum
Ensemble/Paul Daniel


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: George Malcolm
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: George Malcolm
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Soprano: Emily van Evera
Songs: Janet Baker
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: George Malcolm
Unknown: Salzburg Mozarteum
Unknown: Paul Daniel

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: O Magnum Miraculum

In this Christmas concert recorded at St John's,
Smith Square, the Hilliard Ensemble explore a rich repertory of liturgical
Christmas music and songs from eastern Europe:
Bohemia, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. Some of the works have rarely been performed in the west, and they open the door to a new world of seasonal chant and polyphony.

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Norwegian National Youth Orchestra conductor Bjarte Engeset Henning Kraggerud (violin) Presented by Kirsteen McCue , who also discovers the mysterious langeleik. Geirr Tveitt
Suite No 1 (100 Folk Tunes from Hardanger) Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor
Suite: Romeo and Juliet
Producer Simon Lord


Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
Violin: Henning Kraggerud
Presented By: Kirsteen McCue
Producer: Simon Lord

: The Cambridge Musicke

Robert Ehrlich (recorder) Mark Levey (gamba and treble viol)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord) Handel Sonata in C, Op 1 No 7
Trio Sonata in G minor
Sonata in F, Op 5 No 4 Telemann
Trio Sonata in D minor


Unknown: Robert Ehrlich
Unknown: Mark Levey
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr

: Songs of Old Tbilisi

Before the Revolution,
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, was a town of many faiths and languages -church, mosque and synagogue were all near one another, and the city's music was influenced by Russian romances as well as by the Arabic-Persian songs of the ashougs.
Some of this lively mixture still survives in present-day Georgia.
Lela Sisauri presents folk music from Tbilisi, sung and played by the ensemble Soinari and the Rustavi Choir.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Rustavi Choir.
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
In the last programme,
Mike Edwards looks to the future of music and technology. What new developments are in store and how will the new music sound?


Unknown: Mike Edwards

: The Changing Orchestra

Michael Hall introduces recordings made between the years 1917 and 1973 by the Boston Symphony
Orchestra. They play music by Wagner Debussy, ,Musorgsky. Sibelius ,
Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Hindemith under the direction of Carl Muck ,
Pierre Monteux , Serge Koussevitzky ,
Charles Munch , Erich Leinsdorf , William Steinberg and Seiji Ozawa.
Series producer Ray Abbott


Introduces: Michael Hall
Music By: Wagner Debussy,
Music By: Musorgsky. Sibelius
Unknown: Carl Muck
Unknown: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Charles Munch
Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf
Unknown: William Steinberg
Unknown: Seiji Ozawa.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Speaking of Chopin.... a Pianist's View

The last of the series in which pianists talk to
Jeremy Siepmann about the challenges and rewards of playing Chopin.
5: Will the Real Mr Chopin Please Stand Up?
Finding the right edition, the right piano - and the right recordings.
Series producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Philharmonia Beethoven Cycle

The culmination of Nikolaus
Harnoncourt's recent symphony cycle, presented by Anthony Sargent.
Luba Orgonasowa (soprano) Ann Murray (mezzo)
Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor) Stephen Roberts (baritone) Till Fellner (piano)
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor; Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Recorded last month in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham


Presented By: Anthony Sargent.
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: Hans-Peter Blochwitz
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: John Updike

The last of three stories written and read by the author is set in East Anglia in 1986. 3: The Afterlife

: Boris Berezovsky

Medtner Song of the Morning, Op 39 No 4;
Sonata Tragica in C minor, Op 39 No 5
Strauss Five Pieces, Op 3 Ravel La Valse

: Friday Feature: To Purge Melancholy

As a prelude to Radio 3's year of British Music and Culture, an evocation of Purcell's London, recently torn by civil war and soon to be hit by plague and fire.
When Purcell died in 1695, England was at war with France and ruled by a Dutchman whom many considered a usurper.
Yet this era saw the dawn of a vibrant popular culture. Whether cavorting on the frozen Thames, ordering replicas of the Queen's regal drapes or running "with arses bare" through the streets of London, the high-spirited men and women of Purcell's
England found many ways of keeping melancholy at bay. Producer Daniel Snowman


Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard and Sarah Walker listen back to the year's studio sessions and CD releases and, with the help of listeners' requests, make a selection of late-night highlights. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Producer: Alan Hall

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