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: Sacred and Profane

With Fiona Talkington.
14th-century Cypriot Homo Mortalis Firmitur ; Hodie Puer Nascitur
Huelgas Ensemble, Huelgas Schola, director Paul van Nevel
7.07 Joan Trimble Rosa Breathnach
(Ulster Air)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tomasz Bugaj
7.16 Reger Meinem Jesum , Lass Ich Nicht
Micaela Haslam (soprano),
Louisa Fuller (violin), John Metcalfe
(viola), Margaret Phillips (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
7.25 Britten Scottish Ballad
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (pianos), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tomasz Bugaj
7.41 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 28 (for the first Sunday after Christmas): Gottlob! Nun Geht das Jahr zu Ende
Edith Mathis (soprano),
Hertha Topper (alto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass),
Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter
7.58 Wuorlnen Bagatelle Alan Feinberg (piano)
8.07 Russian trad Monotonously Rings the Little Bell
Moscow Male Voice Choir, director Anatoly Grindenko
8.12 Anon Lamech Judith et Rachel de Plourer
Ferrara Ensemble, director Crawford Young
8.16 ETA Hoffmann Symphony in E flat Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tomasz Bugaj
8.40 Reger 0 Tod, Wie Bitter Bist Du, Op 110 No 3 BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Mortalis Firmitur
Unknown: Joan Trimble Rosa
Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj
Conductor: Reger Meinem Jesum
Conductor: Lass Ich Nicht
Soprano: Micaela Haslam
Violin: Louisa Fuller
Violin: John Metcalfe
Viola: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Pianos: Caroline Clemmow
Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Soprano: Hertha Topper
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Karl Richter
Conductor: Wuorlnen Bagatelle
Piano: Alan Feinberg
Director: Anatoly Grindenko
Director: Anon Lamech Judith
Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest preview the week ahead on Radio 3.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay in Vienna

Limbering up to introduce the famous New Year's Day
Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, Brian Kay presents a live edition of his programme direct from the Austrian capital, with visits to some of Vienna's musical landmarks, conversations with Viennese musicians, and music by Viennese composers and some who chose to settle here. Including Schubert Polonaise in B flat, D580
Ensemble Wien
Haydn Gloria (Nelson Mass)
Soloists, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
Mozart Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat.
Dennis Brain , Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Vienna Blood
Johann Strauss Orchestra, Vienna, conductor Willi Boskovsky
Brahms, orch Schoenberg Rondo alia Zingarese (Piano Quartet, Op 25) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon
Lehar Vilja (The Merry Widow)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Philharmonia, conductor Otto Ackermann
Mozart Sinfonia (Lucio Silla ) Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Beethoven Fantasy in C minor, Op 80 Robert Levin (piano), Monteverdi
Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire and Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner Weber Alia Polacca
(Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat) Ernst Ottensamer, Vienna
Philharmonic, conductor Colin Davis Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection) (Finale)
Arleen Auger, Janet Baker, City of Birmingham Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Schubert Polonaise
Unknown: Haydn Gloria
Conductor: David Willcocks
Unknown: Dennis Brain
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Schoenberg Rondo
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Lehar Vilja
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: Otto Ackermann
Conductor: Mozart Sinfonia
Conductor: Lucio Silla
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Robert Levin

: Robert Woolley

The second of two programmes in which Robert Woolley plays two of the harpsichords in Cobbe's collection. Froberger Toccata No 4 in F; Suite
No 1 in A minor; Suite No 18 in G minor Bach Partita No 3 in A minor, BWV827


Unknown: Robert Woolley

: The Liquid Companion

In the last of the series lifting the lid off the world of drink, Andrew Jefford braves the horizontal rain of Islay to discover the secrets behind one of Scotland's most fiavoursome whiskies.
Is it down to the water, the landscape, the peat, or the sea air? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor En Shao,
Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Nielsen Overture: Helios
Glinka Valse-Fantaisie
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Nielsen Symphony No 2
(The Four Temperaments)


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko

: Spirit of the Age

The Armenian monastery on the island of San Lazzaro is one of the few places in the world where the tradition of Armenian chant is still practised. George Pratt visits the island to find out more about monastic life and the musical influences that have combined to make the chant unique.


Unknown: George Pratt

: Thomas Hampson at the Wigmore

Baritone Thomas Hampson in a recital given at London's Wigmore Hall paying tribute to Carl Loewe , whose centenary falls this year. He is accompanied by pianist Wolfram Rieger.
Loewe Gruss am Meer;
Die Uberfahrt; Das Fischermadchen ; Uber Allen Gipfeln; Der Du von der Himmel; Ich Denke Dein
Schubert An die Leier; Memnon;
Der Zurnenden Diana;
Die Gotter Griechenlands
Schumann Lieder und Gesange aus dem Lyrischen Intermezzo (original version of Dichterliebe)


Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Carl Loewe
Pianist: Wolfram Rieger.
Unknown: Das Fischermadchen
Unknown: Ich Denke Dein

: The Sunday Feature: Walter Legge

The Unswerving Pursuit of the First-rate
Walter Legge was one of the last great impresarios, a visionary whose formidable authority helped shape the postwar music scene. For the recording studio, he assembled a galaxy of major artists to make recordings of the core repertoire which are still benchmark performances. He founded his own orchestra - the Philharmonia - and knew everything about any artist of quality. But if he was powerful, he was dangerous; he made enemies and died a virtual exile from the world he had created. To introduce
Radio 3's Vintage Years series celebrating the Philharmonia's 50th anniversary, Natalie Wheen explores the Walter Legge phenomenon, his success and failure. Producer Natalie Wheen
Vintage Years begins next Saturday 1.20pm


Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Walter Legge
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Chopin by Arrangement

Four programmes in which Jeremy Nicholas finds out how Chopin's music fares when dressed up by others. Each programme includes one large-scale work orchestrated by another hand, along with transcriptions of piano pieces. Today's programme ends with Balakirev's reorchestration of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, with Friedrich Guida as soloist. Producer Andrew Mussett
Next programme tomorrow 1.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Friedrich Guida
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Sunday Play: The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys.
1675. London is a hothouse of gossip and intrigue, and at the centre of it all is John Wilmot , Earl of Rochester, poet, wit and Restoration hero. Regularly banished from the court of Charles II for excesses of every kind, his brilliant and sordid life embodied the spirit of the age.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Stephen Jeffreys.
Unknown: John Wilmot
Director: Claire Grove
Rochester: Bill Nighy
Charles 11: James Laurenson
Etherege: Kim Wall
Sackville: Keith Drinkel
Downs: Richard Pearce
Elizabeth Malet: Adjoa Andoh
Jane: Colleen Prendergast
Alcock: Gavin Muir
Elizabeth Barry: Emma Chambers
Harris: Chris Scott
Huysmans: Ioan Meredith

: Choir Works

Francois Couperin Messe Solonnelle a I' Usage des Paroisses
The season of music for the Mass continues with a performance from the Chapel Royal in the Palace of Versailles, presented by Jeremy Summerly. Couperin's sumptuous mass setting, designed for use on feast days, was written for the church of St Gervais in Paris, where he was organist before his appointment to the Chapel Royal.
MaÎtrise of the Versailles Baroque Music Centre, Michel Bouvard
(organ), director Olivier Schneebeli


Unknown: Francois Couperin
Presented By: Jeremy Summerly.
Unknown: Michel Bouvard
Director: Olivier Schneebeli

: Closer to the Gods

The first of two programmes in which Janet Topp-Fargion explores African music of possession and trance. Repeat


Unknown: Janet Topp-Fargion

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Gotterdammerung
The final part of the complete Ring cycle from the Bayreuth Festival.
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine
5.30 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: James Levine
Siegfried: Wolfgang Schmidt(tenor)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha(bass)

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