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: On Air

. Penny Gore Mozart, arr Wendt Le Nozze di Figaro (excerpts)
Soloists of the Suisse Romande
7.05 Czerny Ouverture
Caracteristique et
Brillante Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
7.32 Michael Haydn Symphony in C, P31
Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss , conductor Johannes Goritzki
8.05 Lllburn Drysdale Overture
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor William Southgate
8.18 Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op 62 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.43 Rimsky-Korsakov Sinfonietta on Russian Themes
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Ari Rasilainen


Unknown: . Penny Gore
Unknown: Czerny Ouverture
Unknown: Brillante Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Unknown: Michael Haydn Symphony
Conductor: Kammerakademie Neuss
Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
Conductor: William Southgate
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Rimsky-Korsakov Sinfonietta
Conductor: Ari Rasilainen

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Zavateri Violin Concerto in C,
Op 1 No 3
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)
9.07 Purcell Frost Scene (King Arthur) Elizabeth Priday (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.24 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 3 in D (Polish)
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Soprano: Elizabeth Priday
Soprano: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: New Year's Day Concert

From the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Philharmonic's traditional concert of music by the Strauss family and friends. Conductor Riccardo Muti likes to mix old favourites like the Blue Danube Waltz and Radetzky March with interesting discoveries. These include a polka by Josef Hellmesberger , Mahler's rival as conductor of the Vienna
Philharmonic at the turn of the century, whose virtuosity as an 11-year-old violinist eclipsed the premiere of The Blue Danube in the same concert.
10.50 The Linz Version
In Vienna, in his own room at the Belvedere Palace. Anton Bruckner
(played by David King ) looks back over his life and music from the vantage point of his centenary and shares his opinions on the waltz,
Johann Strauss , the Austrian capital and much else.
Written by Piers Burton -Page
11.15 Concert, part 2


Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: Josef Hellmesberger
Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Played By: David King
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Written By: Piers Burton

: Hopes and Resolutions

Music from the Renaissance to celebrate the New Year, including
Resolution for lute by John Dowland , William Byrd 's 0 God. That Guides the Cheerful Sun, and viol music by Anthony Holborne and Tobias Hume.


Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: William Byrd
Music By: Anthony Holborne
Music By: Tobias Hume.

: Composer of the Week: Bernstein

Humphrey Burton continues his survey of Bernstein's work for Broadway with excerpts from the satirical operetta Candide (1956) and the incidental music for The Lark (1955). his earlier collaboration with playwright Lillian Hellman. In New York, he talks to poet Richard Wilbur , who wrote many of Candide's lyrics, and in London, to Denis Quilley , who sang Candide in the first London production.
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Lillian Hellman.
Unknown: Richard Wilbur
Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (excerpts)
Glenn Gould (piano)
Mozart Serenade in G, K525 (Bine Kleine Nachtmusik) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler Burgon Nunc Dimittis
Paul Phoenix (treble), James Watson (trumpet), John Scott (organ)
Dvorak Songs My Mother Taught Me Beatrice Harrison (cello) Producer Peter Thresh Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS:
Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Fax: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Bach Goldberg
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Burgon Nunc Dimittis
Conductor: Paul Phoenix
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: John Scott
Cello: Beatrice Harrison

: Choral Evensong

A service to mark the life and work of Dr Bernard Rose , who died last
November, recorded in the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, where Dr Rose was fellow, organist and informator choristarum from 1957 to
1981. Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Informator choristarum
Grayston Ives. Organ scholar Matthew Martin.
Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Dr Bernard Rose
Unknown: Grayston Ives.
Unknown: Matthew Martin.

: Music Machine

Music for the Next Millennium
The band Spooky created their first album from a bedroom, and composer Robin Rimbaud samples "the debris of sound" in his home studio. As digital technology transforms the way music is made and recorded, Sue Nelson discovers how producers can use the Internet to mix musicians from across the world inside a virtual studio.


Unknown: Robin Rimbaud
Unknown: Sue Nelson

: Interpretations on Record

Richard Wigmore looks back over the long history of Handel vocal music on record, with musical contributions from artists including Isobel Baillie , Heddle Nash , Jennifer Vyvyan.
Maureen Lehane , Joan Sutherland , John Shirley-Quirk , Janet Baker ,
James Bowman and Emma Kirkby. Repeat


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Heddle Nash
Unknown: Jennifer Vyvyan.
Unknown: Maureen Lehane
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Emma Kirkby.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley meets actress
Patricia Routledge , well known for her TV appearances as private eye Hetty Wainthropp and as Hyacinth Bucket in Roy Clarke 's Keeping Up Appearances. Her distinguished career has also embraced classical and musical theatre, and has even taken in a short spell of presenting on Radio 3.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Hetty Wainthropp
Unknown: Roy Clarke

: A Grand, Mysterious Harmony

The last in a series exploring the symphonic legacy of Anton Bruckner a century after his death.
14: This Work Belongs to the Good Lord
When Bruckner died in November
1896, he had completed only three movements of his final symphony - No 9 in D minor. Stephen Johnson introduces a performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Tadaaki Otaka. together with a completion of the finale and two alternative trios recorded by the BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Vassili Sinaisky. With comments by Bruckner scholars and readings by Joe Dunlop from the reminiscences of those who knew Bruckner.
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Conducted By: Tadaaki Otaka.
Conductor: Vassili Sinaisky.
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Saki Short Stories

2: Mrs Packletide 's Tiger
In which Louisa Mebbin proves that even a paid companion will turn. Reader Peter Howell.


Unknown: Mrs Packletide
Unknown: Louisa Mebbin
Reader: Peter Howell.

: Coull Quartet

Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway (violins), David Curtis (viola), John Todd (cello)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 11. Op 122 Repeat


Unknown: Roger Coull
Violins: David Curtis
Cello: John Todd

: Voices

Pick of the Year lain Burnside invites listeners to pick their favourite songs and singers from 1996.
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 3.45pm

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces music from the age of 78rpm records, including listeners' requests: works by Brahms, Auber and Jean Francaix , and performances by Olga Haley. Paderewski and Alexander Kipnis.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Jean Francaix
Unknown: Olga Haley.
Unknown: Alexander Kipnis.

: Composer of the Week Tchaikovsky

Further excerpts from the correspondence between the composer and Nadezhda von Meck , read by Alex Jennings and Anna Massey. Tchaikovsky is abroad, recovering from the trauma of his failed marriage. In lighter moments, he entertains his patroness with his views on other composers. With excerpts from the The Nutcracker in a recording by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati. Repeated from Christmas Day


Unknown: Nadezhda von Meck
Read By: Alex Jennings
Read By: Anna Massey.
Conductor: Antal Dorati.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Helen Mayhew picks some favourite discs from 1996.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Helen Mayhew

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Natalia Gutman (cello), Suisse Romande Orchestra/Armin Jordan Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C
2.15 Choral music by Charpentler performed by Le Concert Spirituel, director Herve Niquet
3.20 Monica Groop (mezzo), Raimo Leukka (baritone), Estonian National Men's Choir, Los Angeles Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka
Salonen Sibelius Tapiola ; Kullervo Symphony
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Natalia Gutman
Director: Herve Niquet
Baritone: Raimo Leukka
Unknown: Salonen Sibelius Tapiola

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