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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Delibes Suite: Le Roi S'Amuse
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
6.52 Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1
Radu Lupu (piano)
7.04 Mahler Des Knaben
Wunderhom (excerpts)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor George Szell
7.52 Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F,
Op 1 No
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Raglan Baroque Players, director Nicholas Kraemer
8.05 Bernstein I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)
Chee-Yun (violin),
Akira Eguchi (piano)
8.50 Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Brahms Rhapsody
Piano: Radu Lupu
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: George Szell
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Piano: Akira Eguchi
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday. Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E flat,
RV253 (La Tempesta di Mare)
Simon Standage , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.14 Butterworth Two English Idylls Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.25 Mozart String Quintet in G minor, K516
Alban Berg Quartet, Markus Wolf (viola) Discs


Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Alban Berg
Viola: Markus Wolf

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller , including movements from Pascha's
Christmas Mass in Fat 10.00,
10.33, 11.05 and 11.50, performed by the Prague Madrigal Singers, conductor Miroslav Venhoda.
10.05 Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Juilliard Quartet
10.47 Schubert Impromptu in C minor, D899 No 1
Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
10.59 Artist of the Week:
Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Tchaikovsky Es Geht auf Mitternacht (The Queen of Spades)
Philharmonia/Warwick Braithwaite
11.16 Vivaldi Viola d'Amore
Concerto in A, RV397 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director
Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
11.26 Beethoven Fantasy in C minor Robert Levin (fortepiano), Angela
Kazimierczuk and Constanze Backes
(sopranos), Susanna Spicer
(contralto), Julian Podger and Robert Johnston (tenor), Julian Clarkson
(baritone), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.47 Abramson Soldier, Soldier
Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)


Unknown: Mary Miller
Conductor: Miroslav Venhoda.
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Soprano: Tchaikovsky Es Geht

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

5: Last Works. In conversation with Humphrey Carpenter ,
Edward Downes ends his survey with music from Prokofiev's final years.
Ode for the End of the War
USSR Ministry of Culture SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Symphony No 7
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
Wedding Dance (Wedding Suite) Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Edward Downes
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Studio 7, Manchester
Introduced by Rodney Slatford. Peter Hill (piano)
Schoenberg Five Pieces, Op 23 Douglas Young Herr Schoenberg Plays Ping-Pong (first broadcast) Messiaen Le Courlis Cendre
(Catalogue d'Oiseaux)


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Peter Hill

: The BBC Archive

The Sound of King's
Founded in 1446 by Henry VI, the choir of King's College, Cambridge, is world famous. Brian Kay introduces some of the choir's many recordings, including carols sung at the celebrated Christmas Eve service, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. He also talks to Sir
David Willcocks , whose association with King's, first as organist and later as director of music, spans some 60 years. Music includes: Howells Te Deum ; Jubilate
(Collegium Regale)
Darke In the Bleak Midwinter
Ord Adam Lay Y-Bounden Willcocks Sussex Carol
Choir of King's College
Dupre Le Tombeau de Titelouze (excerpts)
Thomas Trotter (organ)
Handel Violin Concerto in B flat,
HWV288 (Sonata a 5) Roy Goodman , London Handel
Orchestra, conductor Denys Darlow Britten Ceremony of Carols
Choir of King's College, Osian Ellis (harp), conductor David Willcocks Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Howells Te Deum
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Denys Darlow
Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: David Willcocks
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Restored

Luz y
Norte Anthony Rooley introduces highlights of a concert of music from Lucas
Ruiz de Ribayaz's sparkling dance collection of 1677, given last month in the Wigmore Hall by the Harp
Consort, director Andrew LawrenceKing. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Norte Anthony Rooley
Director: Andrew Lawrenceking.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the ways in which composers have used bells.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

In this last programme of 1997, Sean Rafferty presents a special edition from the Royal Society of Arts in London, including live performances from the great and good of British talent, from pianist Julian Joseph to poet Benjamin Zephaniah.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.

: Performance on 3

From St Giles's Church, Cripplegate, London, the BBC Singers and the London Baroque Soloists join forces for two seasonal masterpieces from the 17th century. Schutz's The Christmas Story sets the familiar tale in dramatic fashion, with colourful instrumentation and choruses of angels, shepherds and wise men, while Charpentier's
Messe de Minuit weaves old French carol tunes into the music, mixing sophistication with rustic charm. To begin the second half, Stephen Farr plays a selection of noels for organ.
BBC Singers, Stephen Farr (organ), London Baroque Soloists, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Schutz The Christmas Story
8.15 Joyeux Noels
A look at the organs associated with 17th- and 18th-century Paris and some of the best known noel melodies.
8.35 Daquin Noel Suisse
Balbastre Noel Etranger
Dandrieu Noel en Duo
Daquin Noel pour les Grands Jeux
Charpentier Messe de Minuit


Singers: BBC Singers
Musicians: London Baroque Soloists
Organist: Stephen Farr
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Evangelist: Neil MacKenzie (tenor)
Angel: Margaret Feaviour (soprano)

: Postscript

Role Play
The last of four programmes in which Michael Billington talks to actors about key roles in the repertoire. Simon Russell Beale and David Troughton discuss Richard III.


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Richard Iii.

: Hear and Now

Hugh Wood at 65
A special edition in which Sarah Walker talks to Hugh Wood and introduces performances of his music in a concert given last month in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. Songs on Poems by Pablo Neruda ; Hom Trio , Op 29: Marina; Chamber Concerto
Ingrid Attrot (soprano), David Pyatt (horn), Stephanie Gonley (violin),
John Lenehan (piano), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Stefan Asbury Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Hugh Wood
Talks: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Pablo Neruda
Unknown: Hom Trio
Soprano: Ingrid Attrot
Soprano: David Pyatt
Horn: Stephanie Gonley
Piano: John Lenehan
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Composer of the Week: Goehr

With Piers Burton-Page and the composer himself. 5: In Extremis Three Pieces, Op 18; The Deluge; String Quartet No 3
Repeated from last Friday

: Kenton's Innovations

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Rodrigo
II Complesso Barocco, conductor Alan Curtis
3.20 Tartini Trumpet Concerto in D Stanko Arnold, Slovenian Soloists, conductor Marko Munih
3.30 Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Takacs Quartet Myrthen (selection); Lieder, Op 40 Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
4.25 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat; Symphony No 2 in D
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gunther Herbig ,
Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Handel Rodrigo
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Conductor: Marko Munih
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Gunther Herbig
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Rodrigo: Gloria Banditelli (mezzo)
Elisena: Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Florinda: Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano)
Giuliano: Rufus Muller (tenor)
Evanco: Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Fernando: Caterina Calvi (contralto)

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