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: Record Review

With Richard Osborne.
Bulla A Christmas Suite
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Major Peter Parkes
7.13 Panufnik Song to the Virgin Mary Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
7.26 Leopold Mozart Sinfonia di Caccia in G
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donald Armstrong
7.39 Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82 Midori, Robert McDonald (piano)
8.06 Stravinsky Ave Maria
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
8.09 Beethoven Seven Bagatelles, Op 33 Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.30 Stravinsky Scherzo a la Russe London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas .
8.35 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor
Stephen Hough , CBSO, conductor Lawrence Foster


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Donald Armstrong
Piano: Robert McDonald
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Stravinsky Scherzo
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Christmas Discs

lain Burnside reviews some releases that might make good stocking-fillers, including Christmas music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from Pomerium and Virelai.

: Critics' Choice

Richard Osborne is joined by Michael Oliver , Stephen Johnson ,
Edward Seckerson and Roderick Swanston to discuss their favourite discs of the year.


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: Listeners' Choice

Richard Osborne highlights some of the records that have been recommended by Record Review listeners and pulls some winning letters out of the sack.


Unknown: Richard Osborne

: Record Release

A selection of music from the panel's discs of the year, including works by Grainger and Bernstein, discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651


Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Susan Kenyon

: Private Passions

This week Michael Berkeley talks to Frederic Raphael , biographer of Somerset Maugham and Byron and author of a succession of acclaimed novels and screenplays, including the TV drama series The Glittering Prizes and After the War, and the novels Oxbridge Blues, Heaven and Earth, and, most recently, Old
Scores. His musical choices range from the Viennese classical masters to Edith Piaf.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Edith Piaf.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chilingirian Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132
Repeated from Monday

: Vintage Years

Celebrating Salzburg
Six programmes in which Richard Osborne explores the story of the Salzburg Festival. 2: 1938-48
Richard Osborne traces the festival's changing face in the shadow of war: new positions of influence for
Furtwangler, Bohm and Knappertsbusch; the festival's strange and precarious wartime existence under Clemens Krauss 's stewardship; and its postwar rebirth in an occupied, war-damaged city with a dazzling roster of young Viennese-trained artists. Music includes highlights from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Strauss's Die
Liebe der Danae, with baritone Hans Hotter and the Vienna PC under
Krauss - who also play movements from Strauss's Bourgeois
Gentilhomme - and, with Karajan conducting the orchestra, Brahms's German Requiem and Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice. Plus:
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Vienna PO, conductor John Barbirolli Einem The Revolutionary Tribunal (Dantons Tod)
Danton THEO ADAM (baritone)
Herrmann KURT RYDL (baritone)
Austrian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek See also Christmas Day 7pm
Next week's programme is at lpm


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Clemens Krauss
Baritone: Hans Hotter
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Baritone: Danton Theo Adam
Baritone: Herrmann Kurt Rydl
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek

: Music Machine Megamix

The third of eight bumper editions of Music Machine presented by Verity Sharp and Tommy Pearson. This week, sixties political trends, brass bands and Res Rocket Surfer.
Revised repeat
Next week's programme is at 3pm


Presented By: Verity Sharp
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith presents a seasonal selection of listeners' jazz choices. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW FAX: (0171) [number removed]
Next week's programme is at 4pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Kenton's Innovations

Max Harrison presents the third of four programmes about American pianist and composer Stan Kenton and his Innovations in Modern Music
Orchestra. The most original composer to write for Kenton's orchestra was undoubtedly
Robert Graettinger. Max Harrison introduces recordings of the six pieces that form Graettinger's suite The Modern
World. The soloists are John Graas
(French horn), Gregory Bemko (cello) and Maynard Ferguson (trumpet). Repeated Boxing Day 12.30am


Unknown: Max Harrison
Unknown: Stan Kenton
Unknown: Robert Graettinger.
Introduces: Max Harrison
Unknown: John Graas
Horn: Gregory Bemko
Horn: Maynard Ferguson

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met:
The Barber of Seville
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Taking as its starting point
Beaumarchais's famous play of 1775 and originally entitled Almaviva or The Useless Precaution to distinguish it from rival settings, Rossini's comic masterpiece was sketched in a fortnight, first performed in 1816 and shows no signs of losing its popularity. Sung in Italian and introduced by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Edoardo Muller
8.05 Cecilia Bartoli
Acclaimed as one of the finest
Rossini singers of today,
Cecilia Bartoli talks to Joanne Watson about singing, acting and doing both at once.
8.35 Act 2
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, send a 14 x 23cm sae to Met Broadcast Opera Unit.[address removed]


Introduced By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: Edoardo Muller
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Talks: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Rosina: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)
Count Almaviva: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Figaro: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Dr Bartolo: Paul Plishka (bass)
Don Basilio: Simone Alaimo(bass)

: Developing Dance

Sir John Drummond 's six-part series exploring the incredible and diverse explosion of dance in Great Britain in the last 50 years.
5: In Their Own Image
Three outstanding choreographers talk about the springs of creativity, the constant danger of self-parody, and the limits of narrative in dance.
With Matthew Bourne of Adventures in Motion Pictures, Lloyd Newsom of DV8 and Siobhan Davies.


Unknown: Sir John Drummond
Unknown: Matthew Bourne
Unknown: Lloyd Newsom
Unknown: Siobhan Davies.

: Haydn and Bartok

The fourth programme in a 14-part series coupling Haydn sonatas with some of Bartok's major piano works. Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bartok Three Rondos on Slovak Folk
Haydn Sonatas: in E flat, H XVI 38; in B flat, H XVI 41
Next programme Boxing Day 8.45pm


Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

This American drummer, who died in 1990, was one of jazz music's greatest teachers, and many musicians took their first major musical steps in the ranks of the Jazz Messengers, including Keith Jarrett , Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis. Helen Mayhew introduces a concert the band gave at Ronnie
Scott's in London in 1985, when the line-up was Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Donald Harrison (alto saxophone), Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass). During the interval, a chance to hear part of a lively conversation Art Blakey had with Charles Fox in 1979. Repeat


Unknown: Keith Jarrett
Unknown: Wayne Shorter
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.
Introduces: Helen Mayhew
Unknown: Terence Blanchard
Unknown: Donald Harrison
Tenor: Jean Toussaint
Piano: Mulgrew Miller
Piano: Lonnie Plaxico
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Charles Fox

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Copenhagen with the Doug Raney Quartet
2.20 Penderecki Symphony No 3 Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
3.05 Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Michel Swierczewski , Mirijam Contzen (violin) Ravel Alborada del Gracioso; Tzigane Debussy La Mer
4.10 Brahms Three Motets for
Double Choir, Op 110; Fest- und Gedenkspruche
Danish National Radio Choir, director Stefan Parkman
4.40 Polish National Philharmonic, conductor Kazimierz Kord , Krzysztof Jakowicz (violin) Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Berg Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Doug Raney
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
Violin: Mirijam Contzen
Director: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Kazimierz Kord
Violin: Krzysztof Jakowicz

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