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Presented by Anthony Burton. Borodin, completed Glazunov Overture: Prince Igor Russian National
Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
7.14 Mozart
Regina coeli (K108) Charlotte Margiono (soprano)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.30 Scrlabin Piano
Concerto in F sharp minor Nikolai Demidenko (piano) BBC SO/Alexander Lazarev
8.00 Schubert String
Quartet in A minor (D804) Rosamunde Quartet
8.40 Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Claudio Abbado


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Musicus: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Building a Library

Nielsen's Wind Quintet by Colin Lawson. Robert Philip on new releases of Haydn and Mozart, including the Mozart Piano Quartets on period instruments.


Unknown: Colin Lawson.
Unknown: Robert Philip

: Record Release

Haydn Symphony No 59 in A (Fire)
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.38 Mozart Andante and Five Variations in G (K501) Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch
10.48 Haydn The Creation (Part 3)
Ann Monoyios (soprano) Jorg Hering (tenor)
Harry van der Kamp (bass) Tölz Boys' Choir
Tafelmusik, conductor
Bruno Weil


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Mozart Andante
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Soprano: Ann Monoyios
Tenor: Jorg Hering
Bass: Harry van Der Kamp
Conductor: Bruno Weil

: Reissues

Patrick O'Connor on Viennese operettas by Millocker and Lehar in EMI reissues featuring artists such as Rita Streich , Helen Donath and Hermann Prey.
11.35 Lehar Der Graf von
Luxemburg (excerpt) Lucia Popp (soprano) Nicolai Gedda (tenor) Kurt Bohme (bass)
Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Graunke Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Willy Mattes
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Rita Streich
Unknown: Helen Donath
Unknown: Hermann Prey.
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Bass: Kurt Bohme
Unknown: Graunke Symphony
Conductor: Willy Mattes
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page introduces the first of five programmes on musical settings of early English poetry. Today, he explores repertoire from the Middle Ages, beginning with the songs of the 12th-century hermit and saint, Godric, via the stepping-stones of anonymous 13th-century lyrics, including Sumer is i-cumen in, to the 15th-century carol.
Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: Brick and Baroque

A series on late 17th-century English architecture, part of Radio 3's Year of British Music and Culture.
2:Felbrigg Hall
Jeremy Musson walks around an exceptional Norfolk country house
(cl690) in conversation with Dr John Maddison.
Producer Ed Thomason


Unknown: Jeremy Musson
Unknown: Dr John Maddison.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Susannah Waters (soprano) Kate Woolveridge (mezzo) Thomas Randle (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) BBC Welsh Chorus, conductor David Atherton
Beethoven Overture: Egmont Tippett Songs for
Dov Mozart Requiem in D minor (K626)
Concert given in St David 's Hall, Cardiff, jointly with S4C


Soprano: Kate Woolveridge
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Dov Mozart Requiem
Unknown: St David

: Vintage Years

A rare interview with Maurizio Pollini , presented by David Mellor.
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (1959)
Beethoven Sonata in B flat,
Op 106 (Hammerklavier) (first movement)
Artur Schnabel (1935)
Chopin Preludes , Op 28: Nos 1-6
Alfred Cortot (1933 and 1934) Chopin Ballades : in F, Op 38; in A flat, Op 47
Artur Rubinstein (1959)
Brahms Piano Concerto No
2 in B flat
Edwin Fischer (piano) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Wilhelm Furtwangler (1942) Scriabin Sonata No 5
Vladimir Horowitz (1976)
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor (finale)
Maurizio Pollini (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Paul Kletzki (i960) Rpt Discs


Unknown: Maurizio Pollini
Presented By: David Mellor.
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Artur Schnabel
Unknown: Chopin Preludes
Unknown: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Chopin Ballades
Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Paul Kletzki

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS. Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall Discs

: Music Matters

This week, a look at the forthcoming weekend celebrating "Hindemith the Rebel" at the Barbican
Centre in London, and an interview with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm


Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

Madama Butterfly Puccini's ever-popular opera portrays the love of a Japanese girl for an American lieutenant who callously abandons her.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Daniele Gatti
7.25 The Opera Quiz Thor Eckert xputs listeners' questions to opera buffs
Stephen A Brown , William Livingstone and Evans Mirageas.
7.55 Acts 2 and 3 Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU.


Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Unknown: Stephen A Brown
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: Evans Mirageas.
Cio-Cio-San: Galina Gorchakova (soprano)
Suzuki: Wendy White (mezzo)
Pinkerton: Richard Leech (tenor)
Sharpless: Dwayne Croft (bass)
Kate: Margaret Lattimore (mezzo)
Goro: Pierre Lefebvre (tenor)
Yamadori: Christopher Schaldenbrand (tenor)
Bonze: James Courtney(bass)
Commissioner: Bradley Garvin (bass)
Registrar: Meredith Darr (bass)

: The Sorrow of Sarajevo

In 1986 the writer and translator David Harsent went to Sarajevo where he met the poet Goran Simic and his wife, Amela. They have corresponded ever since. This is a compilation of poems by Goran about the siege of Sarajevo and the letters sent to England by his wife.
Readers: Alan Rickman and Julia Watson
Introduced and translated by David Harsent.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: David Harsent
Unknown: Goran Simic
Readers: Alan Rickman
Readers: Julia Watson
Translated By: David Harsent.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Music for the Mona Lisa

Mark Levy introduces some of the music which might have brought the smile to the subject of the world's most famous painting.
Performed by Concordia, director Mark Levy.
A Regent Records production


Introduces: Mark Levy
Director: Mark Levy.

: Impressions

Brian Morton suggests possible ways of spending those Christmas record tokens. He includes new releases by, among others, saxophonist
Bennie Wallace -, the Klaus König Orchestra, pianist
Marion McPartland , and groups led by guitarists Kenny Burrell and Bill Frisell.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Bennie Wallace
Pianist: Marion McPartland
Guitarists: Kenny Burrell
Guitarists: Bill Frisell.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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