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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 4 in A minor
6.21 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 38 in D (K504) (Prague)
7.05 Warlock I saw a fair maiden; Benedicamus
Domino; Bethlehem Down
7.32 Bach Organ Concerto in D minor (BWV 596)
7.50 Torelll Concerto in G minor, Op 8 No 6
8.05 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 1
8.32 Prokofiev Winter
Bonfire, Op 122 Discs

: MorningCollection withPaul Gambaccini

This week, Russian ballet music.
Corelll Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto)
9.14 Tchalkovsky The Nutcracker (Act 2) Discs

: MusicalEncounters

Piers Burton-Page 's Christmas selection includes Hoist carols, a look back at some Fairest
Isle themes, and as the centrepiece each morning, one of the last five
Beethoven piano sonatas. Hoist Lullay my liking Hoist Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
10.05 A Fugal Overture BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Jackson
10.15 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
II Giardino Armonico, director Giovanni Antonini
10.30 Purcell Welcome
Ode: Ye Tuneful Muses
Choir of New College, Oxford The King's Consort, director Robert King
10.55 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Villa-Lobos Bachianas
Brasileiras No 5
Cellos of the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
11.25 Stravinsky
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Members of the BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
11.35 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in A, Op 101
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
11.55 Hoist In the bleak midwinter
Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford, director Stephen Darlington


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Giovanni Antonini
Artist: Robert King
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Director: Stephen Darlington

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

Years at the Madeleine
From 1857 to 1877, Camille Saint-Saens was organist at one of the most prestigious churches in Paris, Ste Marie Madeleine. Richard Langham Smith visits Napoleon's great "temple" to talk to French musicologist Jean-Michel Nectoux.
1: St Merri, Satan and the Salon
Music in Parisian churches had both a serious and a gaudy side: Saint-Saens embraced the two. arr Lemare Danse Macabre
Saint-Saens Mass, Op 4 Rpt


Unknown: Camille Saint-Saens
Unknown: Ste Marie
Unknown: Michel Nectoux.

: TheAfternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Vingt regards sur I'enfant Jesus
Stephen Plaistow introduces a performance by Peter Donohoe of Olivier Messiaen 's cycle of devotional piano pieces. Producer Jeremy Hayes
3.20 A Festival of Nine
Lessons and Carols
For details see page 203 Repeated from yesterday at
3.00pm on Radio 4


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: The MusicMachine

Musicians haven't always played string instruments they way they do today.
Tommy Pearson finds out about the changes that have taken place in string technique since 1830.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Fairest IsleSongbook

While In Tune takes a break for Christmas and New
Year, Radio 3 presents a retrospective season of some of the highlights from its year of British music and culture.
Sing Your Own Song
Richard Rodney Bennett sings and accompanies himself in a selection of his own songs, including one written specially for the programme. Rpt


Song: Richard Rodney Bennett

: British Cities

Burns s Edinburgh
Burns came to Edinburgh in the 1780s - the heyday of the Edinburgh Musical
Society. Kirsteen McCue presents a selection of the music he may have heard there, from old favourites like Handel's Venus and Adonis to some of the more outrageous offerings by local Scots and Italian composers. With the Castalian Band and Mhairi
Lawson (soprano).


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue

: Dave Brubeck'sBirthday Bash

In celebration of his 75th birthday, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck gave a concert at the Barbican Centre, London, three weeks ago, along with four of his sons: Matthew
(cello), Chris (electric bass/bass trombone), Darius (piano) and Dan
(drums). They were joined by Bobby Militello (reeds) and the LSO, conductor
Russell Gloyd. The concert is introduced by Geoffrey Smith , who talks to this family of musicians during the interval.
Brubeck Three to Get
Ready; Jazzanians;
Brandenburg Gate Revisited; Blue Rondo a la Turk;
Cathy's Waltz; A Salute to Count Basie; New Wine;
Theme for June; Take Five Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Bobby Militello
Conductor: Russell Gloyd.
Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Blue Rondo
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Fortunate Cat

Five evening exchanges between poet and jazzman Roy Fisher and Mel Hill. 1: Who's It For?
Does a poet who also plays the piano in public worry about the audience?
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Mel Hill.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Perfect Fool

Gustav Holst's one-act operatic comedy to his own text tells of a princess, wooed by an elderly wizard, an Italian troubadour and a Wagnerian traveller.
Curiously, she falls in love with an inarticulate fool who is nearly always asleep.
With Camilla Johansen (sop), Ann-Marie Ives (sop) and Christine Bryan (mezzo)
Chorus of Opera North
BBC PO/Vernon Handley
Producers Kenneth Richardson and Peter Tanner


Unknown: Camilla Johansen
Unknown: Ann-Marie Ives
Unknown: Christine Bryan
Producers: Kenneth Richardson
Producers: Peter Tanner
Princess: Rosa Mannion (sop)
Wizard: Richard Suart(baritone)
Troubadour: Arthur Davies (tenor)
Traveller: Gidon Saks (baritone)
Fool's mother: Gillian Knight (mezzo)
Peasant: Michael Praed (spoken)

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a daily selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including listeners' requests for works by Lange-Muller. Weinberger and Michael Heming and performances by Tauber, Kreisler and Barbirolli.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Introduces: Michael Heming

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Haydn Piano Trio of Vienna.
Haydn Piano Trio in G minor (H XV 19)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor, Op 66


Introduces: Penny Gore

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