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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella
6.24 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
7.05 Bach Flute Sonata in A (BWV 1032)
7.24 Field Nocturne No 4 in A
7.32 Victoria Magnificat primi toni
8.05 Eigar Serenade in E minor for strings
8.32 Busoni Tanzwalzer


Unknown: Busoni Tanzwalzer

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Tchaikovsky Suite: The Sleeping Beauty

9.20 Scarlatti Sonatas: in D minor (Kk213) and D (Kk214)

9.32 Massenet Suite No 7 (Scenes alsaciennes)


: MusicalEncounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Hoist A Welcome Song
10.03 Blow The Lord is my shepherd
10.10 Bliss Meditations on a Theme of John Blow
10.45 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Duparc A selection of songs
11.00 Weiss Prelude and Fugue in C
11.05 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in E minor, Op 109
11.25 Goossens Silence,
Op 31
11.55 Hoist Terly Terlow


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Artist: John Blow

: Composer of the Week:Saint-Saens

Years at the Madeleine
3: I Didn't Ask for a Church, I Asked for a Temple
Presented by Richard Langham Smith.
Bénédiction nuptiale in F, Op 9
Coeli enarrant (Psalm XVIII) Fantaisie in E flat


Presenter: Richard Langham Smith.

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.

1.00 Rescues and Scandals
Carl Davis and the BBC Concert Orchestra revive Britten's music from the film Love from a Stranger and Geoffrey Burgon's Sirens Suite. The programme also includes music from The Belles of St Trinians, Dangerous Moonlight, The Deerhunter and The Battle of Britain.

3.00 Midwinter Choice
With Susan Sharpe.
Relax by the fireside with your own choice of music for a cold winter's day. Discs
WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice, [address removed]
Fax: [number removed]

4.00 Choral Evensong
From Westminster Abbey.
Introit: O nata lux (Tallis)
Responses (Neary)
Psalm 21 (Woodward) First Lesson: Isaiah 6, wl-8
Canticles: Westminster
Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: 1 John 5, wl-12
Anthem: Iste est Johannes (Philips)
Hymn: Glory to God (Highwood)
Carols: Here is a little door; A spotless rose (Howells)
Organ voluntary:
Improvisation on a theme to be submitted
Organist and Master of the Choristers Martin Neary.
Sub-Organist Martin Baker.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Martin Neary
Unknown: Martin Baker

: The MusicMachine

Why do today's musicians spend so much time and effort trying to re-create performances of old when there's no guarantee that they've got it right? Tommy Pearson talks to Robert
King and Christopher Hogwood to find out what they are trying to achieve in their "authentic" performances. Rpt


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Talks: Christopher Hogwood

: Fairest IsleSongbook

Kings and Queens lain Burnside looks out some songs with a royal slant.

: The LightBrigade

Stephen Banfield explores a neglected tradition in British orchestral music.
With musical contributions from Madeleine Dring , Frederic Curzon , John
Ireland, Haydn Wood , Albert Ketelbey ,
Ivor Slaney , Edward White , Eric Coates , Ernest Tomlinson and Robert Farnon. Rpt


Unknown: Stephen Banfield
Unknown: Madeleine Dring
Unknown: Frederic Curzon
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Unknown: Albert Ketelbey
Unknown: Ivor Slaney
Unknown: Edward White
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Ernest Tomlinson
Unknown: Robert Farnon.

: Nightingale

Another chance to hear a Radio 3 invitation concert, given in September at the Royal College of Music, London. Julia Gooding (soprano), Rufus Muller
(tenor), Frances Kelly (harp) and Timothy Roberts
(square piano) perform songs from late Georgian Britain, including a setting of Gray's Elegy by Stephen Storace and excerpts from Thomas Moore 's Irish


Soprano: Julia Gooding
Soprano: Rufus Muller
Tenor: Frances Kelly
Tenor: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Unknown: Thomas Moore

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

The eighth of 15 concerts featuring Mahler's symphonies and songs - and the first involving the Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra - given last May in Amsterdam and introduced by Humphrey Burton.
Anne Sofie von Otter
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Claudio Abbado
Des Knaben Wunderhorn:
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? Das irdische
Leben; Rheinlegendchen;
Wo die Schonen Trompeten blasen; Lob des hohen Verstandes
Symphony No 5
Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton.
Introduced By: Anne Sofie von Otter
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Des Knaben
Unknown: Schonen Trompeten

: The FortunateCat

Five evening exchanges between poet and jazzman Roy Fisher and Mel Hill. 3: What's New?
A jazz pianist draws on many echoes. What about a poet?


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Mel Hill.

: A Renaissance Christmas

BBC Singers
Rose Consort of Viols, conductor Bo Holten
The BBC Singers and their guest conductor present a selection of seasonal music for voices and viols by some of the best known English composers of the Renaissance. The programme includes pieces by William Byrd and Anthony Holborne and Orlando Gibbons ' anthems
This is the record of John and See, see, the world is incarnate.
Performance given earlier this month before an invited audience at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. London


Conductor: Bo Holten
Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Anthony Holbome
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons

: The ShellacShow

Jeremy Nicholas continues his selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including works by Tallis, Verdi and Rachmaninov, and performances by Michael Tippett ,
Rachmaninov himself and Malcolm McEarchern.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Malcolm McEarchern.

: Voices

Pick of the Year lain Burnside introduces his and your favourite songs from the past year's programmes.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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