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With Stephanie Hughes , including Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: The Blue Danube Vienna SO, conductor Claudio Abbado
6.54 Mozart Schnelle Fusse ; Es Lebe Sarastro (Die Zauberflote)
Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Walter Berry (bass), Gerhard Unger (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
7.04 Saint-Saens Tarantelle
Susan Milan (flute),
James Campbell (clarinet),
LPO, conductor Geoffrey Simon
7.47 Clementi Sonata in B flat, Op 24 No 2 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.05 Ravel Laideronnette; Le Jardin Féerique (Mother Goose) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.52 Sibelius Finlandia Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Mozart Schnelle Fusse
Unknown: Lebe Sarastro
Soprano: Gundula Janowitz
Soprano: Walter Berry
Bass: Gerhard Unger
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Clarinet: James Campbell
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Clementi Sonata
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.10 Butterworth Loveliest of Trees
(A Shropshire Lad) Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)
9.14 Butterworth Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad
ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.25 Mozart String Quintet in C, K515 Takacs Quartet, Gyorgy Pauk (viola) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Baritone: David Willison
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Viola: Gyorgy Pauk

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Vivaldi Viola d'Amore Concerto in A, RV396 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
10.12 McEwen The Demon Lover
LPO, conductor Alasdair Mitchell
10.37 Abom Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
10.42 David Diamond Concerto for
Orchestra BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
10.58 Artist of the Week:
Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Mozart Non So Piu Cosa Son, Cosa
Faccio (Le Nozze di Figaro) Vienna PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
11.02 Saint-Saens String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 112 Miami Quartet


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Viola: Catherine MacKintosh
Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell
Unknown: Jennifer Larmore
Piano: Antoine Palloc
Piano: David Diamond
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

3: The Return.Prokofiev marked his return to his homeland with a series of large-scale works on patriotic themes, including the soundtrack for two epic Eisenstein films. Sir Edward Downes talks to Humphrey Carpenter about the music to Ivan the Terrible and what he describes as one of the composer's finest works, The Ballad of an Unknown Boy.
Overture; The Storming of Kazari; Ivan's Plea to the Boyars;
The Banquet (Ivan the Terrible) Nikita Storojev (baritone),
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Ballad of an Unknown Boy
N Poliakova (soprano), V Malchov (tenor), USSR Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Repated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Talks: Sir Edward Downes
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Baritone: Nikita Storojev
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St Augustine's Church, Birmingham. The ensemble
I Fagiolini perform Renaissance and early-Baroque Christmas music, ranging from a piece in imitation of bells - Das Glaut zu Speyer by Ludwig Senfl - to seasonal music by Byrd and Lassus.
ADMISSION: Free - no ticket required. Doors open at 12.30pm

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents more listeners' requests.
Producer Brian Jackson Discs
ADDRESS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek. choice@.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

From St Bride's Church,
- Fleet Street, London.
Introit: How like an Angel Came I Down (Drayton)
Responses (Sanders)
Psalms 119, w 41-56 (Martin, Turle) First Lesson: Isaiah 13, wl-13
Office Hymn: Hark, a Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton)
Canticles: Murrill in E
Second Lesson: Colossians 2, wl-15 Anthem: Laetentur Caeli (Byrd)
Hymn: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus)
Organ Voluntary: Jesus Accepte la Souffrance (Messiaen)
Director of music Robert Jones.
Organist Matthew Morley. Repeated tomorrow lam


Organist: Robert Jones.
Organist: Matthew Morley.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Neopolitan music for Christmas, a work song by Duke Ellington and jazz from Shostakovich. Bryn Terfel performs Sea Drift by Delius at 5.35, and the 100th birthday of Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice is celebrated.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Rush Hour Concert

Voices at the Wigmore Hall lain Burnside presents the fourth of eight vocal recitals from London's Wigmore Hall.
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Colin Lawson (clarinet), Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) Mendelssohn Neue Liebe; Die
Liebende Schreibt ; Romanze; Ach, um Deine Feichten Schwingen ; Was Bedeutet die Bewegung?
Fanny Mendelssohn Italien; Gondelied; Kennst Du das Land?; Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt; Nach Suden
Brahms 0 Wusst' Ich Doch den Weg Zuruck; Mainacht
Schubert Der Hirt aufdem Felsen


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Colin Lawson
Clarinet: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Liebende Schreibt
Unknown: Deine Feichten Schwingen
Unknown: Nach Suden

: Cocktails

Eight programmes of prewar recordings by London dance bands.
4: Jack Jackson and His Orchestra at the Dorchester Hotel, with songs by Jackson himself, Sam Costa , Peggy Cochrane , Fred Latham and Alberta
Hunter in Miss Otis Regrets. Repeat


Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Peggy Cochrane
Unknown: Fred Latham

: Performance on 3

Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mariss Jansons
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: William Tell

: Postscript

Role Play
Michael Billington talks to actors about key roles in the repertoire.
3: Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is one of the most frequently performed tragedies. Eleanor Bron and Juliet Stevenson discuss their experiences of playing the Duchess. Repeat


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Benjamin Britten

The second of two recordings from
Aldeburgh features Britten's cantata Phaedra, written for mezzo Janet Baker. The Northern Sinfonia is directed from the harpsichord by Steuart Bedford.


Unknown: Janet Baker.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Lorraine McAsian (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano).
Suk Four Pieces, Op 17
Saint-Saens Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Violin: Lorraine McAsian
Violin: Nigel Clayton
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Stephen Sondheim 's very first musical, Saturday Night, receives its world premiere tonight in London. Originally begun, and aborted, in 1955, it is based on a book by the screenwriters of Casablanca. But is it a curious period piece or lost masterpiece? Tony Palmer reports. And historian Martha Hodes tackles one of the most volatile topics in American history in her new book, White Women, Black Men: Illicit
Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South. Tony Palmer discusses the stories she has uncovered and their legacy in modern race relations. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Martha Hodes
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Composer of the Week: Goehr

With Piers Burton-Page . 3: The Poet's Voice
In Real Time, Op 50; Lament
(Arianna); Arianna Abbandonata; A Musical Offering (JSB 1985) Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: Jazz Notes

Tomorrow would have been the 100th birthday of Fletcher Henderson , and tonight and tomorrow
Digby Fairweather looks at the music of the great arranger and bandleader.


Unknown: Fletcher Henderson
Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Orchestral Concert Danish
NRSO/Jan Wagner, Male voices of the Danish National Radio Choir,
Randi Stene (contralto)
Johan Hartmann Voelven 's Prophecy Brahms Alto Rhapsody Zemlinsky Six Songs after Maeterlinck, Op 13 Mahler Symphony No 10 (Adagio)
2.25 Concordia Quintet Danzi Wind Quintet in E minor, Op 67 No 2 Barber Summer Music
Gyorgy Ranki Pentaerophonia
3.10 Bratislava Music Festival
Handel Harp Concerto in B flat
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 Zilina State CO/Leos Svarovsky, Katerina Englishova (harp), Igor Fiodorov (clarinet)
3.55 Madrigals by Sigismondo d'lndia Daltrocanto Vocal Ensemble/ Dario Tabbia
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Contralto: Randi Stene
Contralto: Johan Hartmann Voelven
Music: Gyorgy Ranki Pentaerophonia

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