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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Grieg Holberg Suite
ECO, conductor Raymond Leppard
6.47 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Gil Shaham (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.04 Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.49 Warlock Capriol Suite Nash Ensemble, conductor Martyn Brabbins
8.05 Rossini Overture: La
BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
8.42 Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka"
Maurizio Pollini (piano) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday features Strauss tone poems and Mozart string quintets. CPE Bach Symphony in D, Wql83 No
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
9.11 Strauss Don Juan
Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.27 Mozart String Quintet in D, K593 Arthur Grumiaux and Arpad Gerecz (violins), Georges Janzer and Max Lesueur (violas), Eva Czako (cello) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Violins: Georges Janzer
Violins: Max Lesueur
Violas: Eva Czako
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Verdi Overture: Nabucco
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Guido Ajmone-Marsan
10.05 Gurney Severn Meadows Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
10.10 Praetorius Singt und Klingt BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.15 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388
10.40 Stephen Gibson Spirit of Youth BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Lionel Friend
10.55 Schubert Shepherd on the Rock Margaret Price (soprano), Jack Brymer (clarinet), James Lockhart (piano)
11.10 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.50 Anon There Is No Rose
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
11.55 Gumey Prelude in A minor Alan Gravill (piano) Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Piano: Praetorius Singt
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Stephen Gibson
Unknown: Schubert Shepherd
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Piano: James Lockhart
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Piano: Alan Gravill
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Composers of the Week British Light Music

In recent years, light music has undergone a welcome renaissance. John Toal surveys the repertoire, from salon music by Elgar, through the golden age of Eric Coates and Haydn Wood , up to the present day and the music of Malcolm Arnold and Richard Rodney Bennett. Eric Coates Overture: The
LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
Anthony Collins Vanity Fair RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Haydn Wood Variations on a Once-
Popular Humorous Song Slovak RSO, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Elgar Salut damour
Nigel Kennedy (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Peter Pettinger (piano)
Charles Williams The Devil's Galop
Ronald Hammer Changing Mood No 2 Vivian Ellis Coronation Scot
Radio theme tunes
Billy Mayen The Jazz Master; Hollyhock The Composer (piano)
Ernest Tomlinson First Suite of English Folk Dances Slovak RSO, conducted by the Composer Producer Terry Black
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Toal
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett.
Unknown: Eric Coates
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson
Conductor: Haydn Wood
Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson
Conductor: Elgar Salut
Violin: Nigel Kennedy
Violin: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Peter Pettinger
Piano: Charles Williams
Unknown: Billy Mayen
Piano: Ernest Tomlinson
Producer: Terry Black

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Kathryn Stott (piano)
Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5
Chopin Nocturnes: in B, Op 9 No 3; in C sharp minor, Op 27 No I Liapunov Lesghinka Revised repeat


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mathias Dance Overture
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Joji Hattori (violin)
Copland Suite: Billy the Kid Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts) Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Joji Hattori
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Nursery Notions

Five programmes about nursery rhymes.
1: Humpty Dumpty. This riddle and rhyme about an egg has many
European cousins. David Holt reads the conjectures of Victorian scholars, with music from the Broadside Band.
Producer Vicky Whitaker
Next programme tomorrow 1.55pm


Unknown: David Holt
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: dementi and Beethoven

The first of three recitals by pianist Malcolm Binns. Stephen Plaistow talks to him about the relationship between the two composers.
Clementi Piano Sonata in F minor,
Op 13 No 6
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3
Next programme Christmas Eve 4pm


Pianist: Malcolm Binns.
Talks: Stephen Plaistow

: Turns of the Century

With a new five-part series of Turns of the Century starting on Friday, here is another chance to hear four earlier programmes celebrating great comedy performers. Today Roy Hudd looks at Max Miller. Repeat


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Max Miller.

: In Repertory

The first of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Ileana Cotrubas talks about Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, using the recording she made with the Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlos Kleiber. Repeat


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Talks: Ileana Cotrubas
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.

: Schubert Songbook

Highlights from this year's series.
Gone Fishing. Gordon Stewart presents songs with an angling theme. Repeat


Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: In Country Churches

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire
In the first of five programmes this week, Adrian Jack visits one of England's great Norman churches. Guest Stephen Farr plays music appropriate to the organ, built in 1858. Producers Antony Pitts and Michael Bacon. INFORMATION: for more details write to
In Country Churches, BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: Stephen Farr
Producers: Antony Pitts
Producers: Michael Bacon.

: Performance on 3

To celebrate the bicentenary of Donizetti's birth, Gordon Stewart introduces a performance given last week at the Royal Festival Hall, London, by the Royal Opera. The work tells of a daughter's journey on foot from Siberia to Moscow to win her father's release from unjust exile. Sung in Italian.
Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Elisabetta: Andrea Rost (soprano)
Maria: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Fedora: Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo)
Potoski: Giuseppe Sabbatini (tenor)
Tsar: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Michele: Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)
Ivano: Alastair Miles (bass)
Alterkan: Jeremy White (bass)
General: Roderick Earle (bass)

: Postscript

Christmas Day
Accustomed to loneliness, Paul accepts Frank's invitation for Christmas lunch.
Over five programmes this week, Paul Durcan reads his book-length poem that sets out a funny and poignant vision of Christmas. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Paul Durcan
Producer: David Hunter

: Voices

My Kind of Song: Victoria Wood lain Burnside meets singer and comedian Victoria Wood.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Song: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Mixing it

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall interview techno outfit Coldcut. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week Sergei Prokofiev

With Humphrey Carpenter and Sir Edward Downes.
Autumn; Toccata, Op 11; The White Swan, Op 7 No 1; Sarcasms, Op 17 Nos 1 and 2; Sinfonietta, Op 5 Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Edward Downes.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. This week's programmes feature the Jacques Loussier Trio with interpretations of Bach and Vivaldi. Tonight, Spring from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Jacques Loussier Trio
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tenor Peter Schreier and Alexei
Lubimov (piano) perform lieder by Mendelssohn and Brahms
2.10 La Scala Philharmonic/Riccardo Muti Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor Eigar
Overture: Alassio (In the South) Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No 2
3.40 Albeniz Iberia (Books
1-4) Guillermo Gonzalez (piano)
5.00 Sequence


Tenor: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Unknown: La Scala

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