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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Barber Violin Concerto
Gil Shaham , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
6.42 Sibelius Karelia Suite
Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam
7.09 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noël
Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor John Rutter
7.47 Dvorak Slavonic Dances , Op 72 Nos 1-3
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.08 Tavener The Lamb
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
8.45 Faure Ballade in F sharp, Op 19 Kathryn Stott (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Conductor: John Rutter
Conductor: Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Faure Ballade
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Donizetti Sinfonia in G minor for Solo
Wind Instruments
Camerata Budapest, conductor Laszlo Kovacs
9.06 Purcell Welcome to All the Pleasures, Z339
Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.21 Schubert Impromptu in F minor, D935 No 1
Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.32 Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Laszlo Kovacs
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Strauss Death
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Rubbra Dormi Jesu
BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.05 Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
10.35 John Peterson Rituals in Transfigured Time (first broadcast) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Lionel Friend
10.50 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
11.30 Gurney I Will Go with My Father A-Ploughing
Janet Baker (mezzo), Martin Isepp (piano)
11.35 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Beethoven Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 16
Peter Donohoe (piano)


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: John Peterson
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Martin Isepp
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Composers of the Week British Light Music

With John Toal.
Frederick Curzon Overture: Punchinello
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
Richard Rodney Bennett Four-Piece Suite
David Nettle and Richard Markham
Charles Williams The Old
Ronald Binge The Water Mill
Trevor Duncan March (Little Suite) Radio and television themes
Roger Quilter Love 's Philosophy: Go, Lovely Rose; Fair House of Joy John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Petite Suite de Concert
RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Toal.
Unknown: Frederick Curzon
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Pianos: Charles Williams
Unknown: Roger Quilter Love
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Conductor: Adrian Leaper

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stravinsky Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza. Philip Dukes (viola),
Sophia Rahman (piano)
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Stravinsky Elegie for Solo Viola
Shostakovich Viola Sonata, Op 147 Repeat


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Viola: Philip Dukes
Piano: Sophia Rahman
Unknown: Stravinsky Elegie

: Nursery Notions

Five programmes about nursery rhymes.
2: Little Jack Horner
Victorian scholars reveal that there is more to Master Horner than a liking for Christmas pie. With readings from David Holt and music played by the Broadside Band.
Next programme tomorrow 3.55pm


Unknown: Jack Horner
Unknown: Master Horner
Unknown: David Holt

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Artur Pizarro (piano)
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Sibelius Symphony No 1
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas Eve


Piano: Artur Pizarro

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Turns of the Century

In the second of four programmes about great comedy performers, Peter Nichols looks at Kenneth Williams.


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.

: In Repertory

In the second of five programmes,
Willard White talks to Rodney Milnes about Porgy in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with excerpts from both the recordings he has made. Repeat


Talks: Willard White
Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Schubert Songbook

Michael Vogl
Gordon Stewart looks at Schubert songs from the singer's point of view and investigates what Vogl thought as well as what others thought of him. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Vogl
Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: In Country Churches

St James 's, Great Packington,
Warwickshire. In the second of five programmes, Adrian Jack visits one of England's most unusual churches, built to celebrate the restoration to health of George III. Guest organist Martin Souter plays the instrument which was designed to Handel's specifications.


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: George Iii.
Organist: Martin Souter

: Beethoven

String Quartet in E flat, Op 127 Henschel Quartet: Christoph and Markus Henschel (violins), Monika Henschel (viola), Mathias Beyer (cello)


Violins: Markus Henschel
Viola: Monika Henschel
Cello: Mathias Beyer

: Performance on 3

Paris, City of Light
From the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.
Kim Criswell (soprano),
Donald Maxwell (baritone), Gerald Martin
Moore (piano), chamber ensemble, director Wyn Davies (piano)
Satie Je Te Veux; La Diva de I'Empire Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Weill Three Parisian Songs
8.25 Brilliant Creatures
The last of six interval features about women who were great patrons of the arts this century. Lucinda Lambton visits the home of Ottoline Morrell - literary hostess, creative catalyst and friend to Lawrence and Woolf.
8.45 Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes ;
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
Plus songs by Porter, Gershwin and other Americans in Paris.


Soprano: Donald Maxwell
Baritone: Gerald Martin
Piano: Wyn Davies
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Ottoline Morrell
Unknown: Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes

: Postscript

Christmas Day
Paul and Frank continue their melancholic and often subversive
Christmas afternoon conversation.
Paul Durcan continues reading his book-length poem that sets out a funny, sweetly sad and often irreverent vision of Christmas.


Unknown: Paul Durcan

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Craig Ogden (guitar)
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Bizet Suite: Carmen


Guitar: Craig Ogden
Guitar: Milhaud Le Boeuf

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas returns with the popular series celebrating the age of 78rpm records. In the first of sixprogrammes, he introduces listeners' requests for Rimsky-Korsakov's
Overture: Ivan the Terrible conducted by Constant Lambert, and the Theme and Variations from Beethoven's
Funeral Sonata played by pianist Frederic Lamond.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Pianist: Frederic Lamond.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Composer of the Week; Prokofiev

They Are Seven; Quintet, Op 39 (excerpts); Symphony No 2 Repeated from last Tuesday

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. This week's programmes feature the Jacques Loussier Trio in concert with classic interpretations of Bach and Vivaldi. Tonight music by Bach.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Jacques Loussier Trio

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F Warsaw Sinfonia/Yehudi Menuhin
1.30 Cologne RSO/Emmanuel
Krivine, Andreas Haefliger (piano)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
2.50 Concertino Praga Prizewinners' Concert from the international competition for young musicians
4.15 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D. K504 (Prague)
European Chamber Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Andreas Haefliger
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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