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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Blacher Variations on a Theme of Nicolo Paganini
Vienna PO, conductor Georg Solti
7.05 Byrd The Barley Break Sophie Yates (virginals)
7.45 Parry Symphonic Variations LPO, conductor Mathias Bamert
8.05 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
K186 Zefiro Ensemble
8.18 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 68 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.29 Wagner Siegfried Idyll London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington


Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Conductor: Mathias Bamert
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: An Advent Calendar

Malcolm Bruno introduces more
Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Canzonetta, conductor Jeffrey Wynn Davies
Anon Angels from the Realms of Glory Warlock Bethlehem Down
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Introduces: Malcolm Bruno
Conductor: Jeffrey Wynn Davies
Conductor: Anon Angels

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Josef Suk , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
9.32 Rachmaninov Suite No 1
(Fantaisie-Tableaux) Andre Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy (pianos) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Josef Suk
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Andre Previn
Pianos: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.10 Brahms Three Pieces, Op 117 Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
10.14 Purcell Jehova , Quam Multi Sunt Hostes Mei , Z135 the Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
10.21 Bridge String Quartet No 3 Endellion Quartet
10.58 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Rossini Mura Felice (La Donna del Lago)
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Patane
11.20 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Piano: Purcell Jehova
Piano: Quam Multi
Piano: Sunt Hostes Mei
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Rossini Mura Felice
Conductor: Giuseppe Patane
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson

With Stephen Johnson.
3: Innocence and Experience
For Robert Simpson , as for William Blake , "exuberance is beauty." The first of his Four Temperaments celebrates it and the Second Quartet shows what happens when a high-spirited tune "runs into trouble and tries to recover itself". Finally,
Stephen Johnson introduces the recent Rute Concerto, which reveals a more mellow humour and ends with a sublime practical joke.
Sanguine Temperament (The Four Temperaments)
Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band, conductor James Watson
String Quartet No 2 Delme Quartet
Flute Concerto
Susan Milan, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: William Blake
Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Hamish Milne (piano)
Haydn Fantasia in C, H XVII 4
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61


Piano: Hamish Milne
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including Liszt Harmonies du Soir
(Transcendental Study No 11) Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
Trad Indian Daytime Raga Ustad Imrat Khan (sitar), Safaatullah Kahn (tabla)
Purcell From Hardy Climes and Dangerous Toils of War, Z325
Gillian Fisher and Tessa Bonner
(sopranos), James Bowman
(countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (high tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass), The King's Consort, director Robert King Producer Peter Thresh Discs
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Fax: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Safaatullah Kahn
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Tessa Bonner
Sopranos: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George

: Choral Evensong

From Durham Cathedral.
Introit: The Virgin's Child
Responses (Tomkins)
Office Hymn: 0 Heavenly Word (Verbum Supernum )
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Taylor, Ellis, Goss) First Lesson: Isaiah 45 wl5-end
Canticles: Howells in B minor
Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1
Anthem: Komm, Jesu, Komm (Bach) Hymn: Thou Whose Mighty Word (Moscow)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata in E flat (Maestoso)
Bairstow Master of the choristers and organist James Lancelot. Sub-organist Keith Wright. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Verbum Supernum
Unknown: Bairstow Master
Organist: James Lancelot.
Unknown: Keith Wright.

: The Music Machine

Celebrity Interview
Tommy Pearson continues his interviews with celebrity guests. Today he talks to violinist Joshua Bell.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Violinist: Joshua Bell.

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Arne Overture: Artaxerxes
Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman
6.05 Delibes Suite: Sylvia Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
6.30 Rubinstein Cello Sonata No 1 in D, Op 18
Steven Isserlis ,
Stephen Hough (piano) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Stephen Hough
Producer: Ray Abbott

: A Grand, Mysterious Harmony

Fourteen programmes exploring the symphonic legacy of Anton Bruckner a century after his death.
"Hallelujah! The Eighth is finished," wrote Bruckner to Hermann Levi. "I hope it meets with your approval." In fact, after three symphonies that escaped significant revision (Nos 5, 6 and 7), Bruckner was thrown into despair by Levi's rejection of the first version of the Eighth.
Stephen Johnson introduces a rare opportunity to hear this 1887 version in a studio recording by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gunther Herbig. With comments from Bruckner scholars, and reminiscences of contemporaries.


Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Unknown: Hermann Levi.
Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Conducted By: Gunther Herbig.

: Present Tense

The Enduring World of the Innu 3: Five days from their tents and there is still no game. Pien's brother sings and plays the drum to ask the animal spirits for food.


Innu Voices: Tyler Butterworth
1634 Missionary: Keith Drinkel

: Marc-Andre Hamelin

Beethoven Rondo in G, Op 51 No 2 Alkan Sonatina in A minor, Op 61
Medtner Improvisation, Op 31 No 1 Repeat


Piano: Beethoven Rondo

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a recital in which the young Canadian tenor
Michael Schade is accompanied by pianist David Syrus.
Beethoven Adelaide, Op 46; An die Feme Geliebte , Op 94
Schubert Adelaide, D95; Drang in die Feme, D770; Schwestergruss, D762: Der iungling an der Quelle, D300; Der Blumenbrief, D622 Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 3.45pm


Tenor: Michael Schade
Unknown: Feme Geliebte

: Night Waves

In his new exhibition Streets in the Sky, artist David Hepher makes a case for the Cinderellas of the city, but can anything be said for the towerblock in terms of urban design and planning? Patrick Wright investigates public art and architecture. Jonathan Miller returns to the theatre with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Plus The View from Abroad: every night this week, an artist commissioned by Night Waves reflects on the cultural year in their corner of the globe. Tonight's artist is Edward Said. Producer Robyn Read


Artist: David Hepher
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Edward Said.

: Composer of the Week Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage.
3: Laments and Celebrations
The laments from Les Muses,
George Dandin , Phaeton and Armide alternate with celebrations from Les
Amants Magnifiques, Alceste, Phaeton and Atys.
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Roger Savage.
Unknown: George Dandin

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Part of a Martin Taylor concert, recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol last year. Revised repeat


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), French NO/Charles Dutoit.
Martlnu Symphony No 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques) Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
2.30 Organist Felipe Lopez plays music by Eslava and Garcia
3.35 Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor Bavarian Royal Symphony Orchestra/Lorin Maazel
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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