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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
6.02 Bridge The Sea
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Christopher Seaman
6.22 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
BBC Welsh SO, conductor
Guido Ajmone-Marsan
7.05 Danzi Wind Quintet in E flat, Op 67 No 3
Albert Schweitzer Quintet
7.32 Respighi Aretusa Janet Baker (mezzo)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
8.05 Liszt Soirees de
Vienne No 3 in E
Leslie Howard (piano)
8.23 Vivaldi Aria: Sposa son disprezzata
Cecilia Bartoli (soprano) Gyorgy Fischer (piano)
8.32 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony No 37 in G
London Mozart Players, conductor Jane Glover


Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Unknown: Respighi Aretusa
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Leslie Howard
Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Gyorgy Fischer
Conductor: Jane Glover

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Faure Dolly Suite
Katia and Marielle Labeque (piano duet)
9.17 Beethoven Cello
Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2 Pierre Fournier (cello)
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.38 Massenet Suite No 3:
Scenes dramatiques Monte Carlo Opera
Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Faure Dolly Suite
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: MusicalEncounters

Presented by Mairi Nicolson.
Leopold Mozart Trumpet Concerto in D
Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) ECO/Raymond Leppard
10.10 A selection of carols, including the Austrian carol Stille Nacht
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor (D958)
11.05 Mozart Requiem in D minor (K626)
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Linda Finnie (mezzo)
Philip Langridge (tenor)
Robert Hayward (baritone) Britten Singers
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti


Presented By: Mairi Nicolson.
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Mozart Requiem
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Linda Finnie
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Baritone: Robert Hayward
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Composer of the Week: Zelenka

Presented by Karel Janovicky.
5: The Last Years
Allegro (Concerto a 8 in G) Requiem in D


Presented By: Karel Janovicky.

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
St David 's Hall Recital
The first of a new season, introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Thomas Bowes (violin) Eleanor Alberga (piano)
Szymanowski Three Myths, Op 30
John Metcalf Paradise
Haunts (first performance)
2.00 Limerick Choice
Your limericks now are sent in, Today we find out who 's to win.
The best ones we'll share
With you, live on air
And the rest go straight in the bin!
Susan Sharpe and a mystery guest mull over your strains and discover the best listener's limerick on a musical theme.
Send your original entries to: Limerick Choice, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
FAX: (0171) [number removed]
Closing date 18 December
2.20 Mozart
A Musical Joke (K522) Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
Adagio and Rondo in C (KV617)
Bruno Hoffmann (glass harmonica)
Aurele Nicolet (flute) Heinz Holliger (oboe) Karl Schouten (viola) Jean Decroos (cello) Discs
3.00 Mining the Archive Alan Bush
(b 22 Dec 1900-1995)
Susan Sharpe pays tribute to the British composer who died two months ago at the age of 94. She talks to John Amis , who knew him for many years, and introduces a selection of Bush's works, including his Christmas cantata The
Winter Journey.
Producer Susan Kenyon See also 10.50pm
4.20 Turns of the Century
Robert Cushman celebrates
Victoria Wood.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Songs of Winter Traditional music from around the world for
Christmas, carnival, the midwinter solstice and other festivals and customs of the cold months.


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: St David
Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Violin: Thomas Bowes
Piano: Eleanor Alberga
Unknown: John Metcalf
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Bruno Hoffmann
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Viola: Karl Schouten
Cello: Jean Decroos
Unknown: Alan Bush
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: John Amis
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The MusicMachine

Most Musical, Most Melanchotyl
Sue Lawley, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Kathryn McDowell choose their favourite and unfavourite music.


Unknown: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Kathryn McDowell

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Daquin Noël sur les jeux d'anches
6.03 Schnittke Variations on Stille Nacht
6.30 Scriabin Prometheus
- the Poem of Fire
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: Scriabin Prometheus
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

Humphrey Burton introduces the fouth of fifteen concerts given in May this year in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Jard van Nes (alto)
Women of the Netherlands
Radio Choir
Children's Chorus of St
Bavo, Haarlem
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Symphony No 3
Next programme Sunday 3.35pm See also tomorrow 9.00am


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: The DreamProject

Famous film directors talk about their ultimate fantasy film.

: Britannia at the Opera

Roderic Dunnett presents the third in this series of excerpts from British operas from 1710-1810.
Thomas Arne Alfred (1753 version)
Arne's "English opera" recounts the story of King Alfred's battle against the Danes and his eventual triumph, celebrated with Arne's most famous composition, Rule Britannia.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Nicholas Kraemer


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Thomas Arne Alfred
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Emma/Edith: Diana Montague (mezzo)
Corin: Nicholas Sears (tenor)
Eftruda: Catherine Pierard (sop)
Alfred: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Prince Edward: Stephen Wallace (countertenor)
Spirit: Ruth Holton (sop)

: Hear and Now

Alan Bush
Presented by Robert Ziegler. As a tribute to Alan Bush , a performance of the work which established his international reputation in the 1930s.
Dialectic for string quartet Very Soft Throughout
Sam Richards explores the music of Morton Feldman , who emerged from the American postwar experimental scene writing uniquely spacious, quiet yet intense works. Including:
Projections 1; Vertical
Thoughts 3; Bass Clarinet and Percussion
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Alan Bush
Presented By: Robert Ziegler.
Unknown: Alan Bush
Unknown: Sam Richards
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Producer: Philip Tagney

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