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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Mozart, arr Wendt Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
English Concert Winds
6.16 Haydn Symphony No 95 in C minor Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
7.04 Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Jascha Heifetz (violin), RCA Victor Orchestra, conductor William Steinberg
7.25 Bizet Suite: Jeux d'Enfants
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
8.05 Gershwin Overture: Let 'Em Eat
Cake Buffalo Philharmonic, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.52 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
(Waltz Sequence No 2)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eugen Jochum


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Colin Davis
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: William Steinberg
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Conductor: Eugen Jochum

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Klavierstuck in E flat, D946
No 2 Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.11 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Leon Spierer (violin), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Schubert Klavierstuck
Piano: Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Violin: Leon Spierer
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Musical Encounters

With Geraint Lewis.
Warlock Benedicamus Domino
BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.05 Bax Phantasy in D minor Steven Burnard (viola),
BBC NOW, conductor Richard Hickox
10.25 Gumey Down by the Salley Gardens Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.28 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet:
Suite No 3 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Ion Marin
10.45 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
11.20 John Peterson Rituals in Transfigured Time (first broadcast) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Lionel Friend
11.35 Tippett Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles
Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Geraint Lewis.
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Viola: Steven Burnard
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Prokofiev Romeo
Conductor: Ion Marin
Unknown: John Peterson
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Tippett Suite
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Composers of the Week: British Light Music

With John Toal.
Peter Hope Jaunting Car (The Ring of Kerry) Light Music Society Orchestra, conductor Vivian Dunn
Malcolm Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny Alan Longford Waltz Pro Arte Orchestra , conductor George Weldon
Billy Mayerl Marigold ; Railroad Rhythm Susan Tomes (piano) Robert Famon Jumping Bean
Trevor Duncan Girl from Corsica
Sydney Torch Shooting Start
Radio and television theme tunes
Ketelbey In a Persian Market
Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia, conductor John Lanchbery
Haydn Wood Suite: Paris Slovak RSO, conductor Ernest Tomlinson Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Toal.
Conductor: Vivian Dunn
Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Conductor: Alan Longford Waltz
Conductor: Pro Arte Orchestra
Conductor: George Weldon
Conductor: Billy Mayerl Marigold
Piano: Robert Famon
Unknown: Trevor Duncan Girl
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Conductor: Haydn Wood
Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Martin Roscoe and Kathryn Stott (piano duet)
Mozart Andante and Variations, K501 Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D940 Faure Dolly Suite


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Introduced By: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Mozart Andante

: The BBC Archive

Listeners' Requests
Paul Guinery introduces a special Christmas programme of requests for music from the archive.
Music includes:
Paganini Caprice No 5 in A Nathan Milstein (violin)
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat (1st mvt) BBCSO, conductor Adrian Boult Haydn Piano Trio in G. H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo) Parikian Trio Tippett Sosostris 's aria (The Midsummer Marriage) Janet Baker (mezzo),
BBCSO, conductor Norman Del Mar Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 Sviatoslav Richter , ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten
Plus clips from wartime duo Dobson and Young, and Dame Hilda Tablet 's own 1950s request programme. Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Parikian Trio
Unknown: Tippett Sosostris
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Dame Hilda Tablet
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Nursery Notions

Five programmes about nursery rhymes. 5: Ding-Dong Bell
The nursery tale of Tommy Linn and his cat, read by David Holt. With music by the Broadside Band.


Unknown: Tommy Linn
Read By: David Holt.

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Turns of the Century

Five new programmes in the series celebrating great comedy performers. Today Russell Davies looks at Al Read.


Unknown: Russell Davies

: In Repertory

The last of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Nicolai Gedda talks about the title role in Massenet's
Werther, with excerpts from the recordings he made with Victoria de los Angeles (as Charlotte) and the Paris Orchestra, conducted by Georges Pretre. Repeat


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Talks: Nicolai Gedda
Conducted By: Georges Pretre.

: Schubert Songbook

Schubert made about four dozen settings of poems by his friend Johann Mayrhofer , and there is hardly a weak song among them.
Gordon Stewart introduces a varied selection of the finest, with performances by Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau, Lucia Popp , Kurt Moll and Elly Ameling. Repeat


Unknown: Johann Mayrhofer
Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Kurt Moll
Unknown: Elly Ameling.

: In Country Churches

St Michael 's, Framlingham, Suffolk To conclude the series, Adrian Jack visits an East Anglian church containing some remarkable early-Renaissance monuments to the family of the Duke of Norfolk. Guest organist Margaret Phillips plays the instrument which came to
Framlingham from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1708. SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Adrian Jack
Organist: Margaret Phillips

: Performance on 3

Symphony of a Thousand
Mahler's biggest symphonic extravaganza, based on texts from Goethe's Faust, in a performance given on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Mahler Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)
Jane Eaglen , Deborah Voigt , Heidi Grant Murphy , Michelle de Young and Birgitta Svenden (sopranos), Johan Botha (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (baritone), Rene Pape
(bass), New London Children's Choir, Oratory School Choir, University College School Choir, London
Philharmonic Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus, Guildford Choral Society,
London Choral Society, Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Jane Eaglen
Unknown: Deborah Voigt
Unknown: Heidi Grant Murphy
Unknown: Michelle de Young
Sopranos: Birgitta Svenden
Tenor: Johan Botha
Baritone: Eike Wilm Schulte
Baritone: Rene Pape
Conductor: James Levine

: Haydn and Bartok

Thefiveth programme in a 14-part series coupling Haydn sonatas with some of Bartok's major piano works. David Golub (piano)
Haydn Sonata in C, H XVI 48
Bartok Ten Easy Pieces (1908) Haydn Sonata in A flat, H XVI 46


Piano: David Golub

: Postscript

Christmas Day
Back home, Paul's thoughts range across his life.
Paul Durcan reads the final part of his book-length poem.


Unknown: Paul Durcan

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling introduces a tribute to Alexander Goehr.
Peter Serkin (piano), London
Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Schoenberg Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra (1910)
Goehr Idées Fixes (first performance) Stefan Wolpe Piece for Piano and 16 Instruments (first UK performance) Stravinsky Movements Goehr Little Symphony Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Alexander Goehr.
Piano: Peter Serkin
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Stefan Wolpe
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

Ode for the End of the War; Symphony No 7; Wedding Dance (Wedding Suite) Repeated from last Friday

: Kenton's Innovations

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Hasse Solimano
Collegium Vocale, Concerto Kbln, conductor Rene Jacobs
4.40 Bremen Philharmonic/Gunter Neuhold, Emma Schmidt (piano) Schulhoff Piano Concerto
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
5.35 Mozart Symphony No 4 in D, K19; Ah Se in Ciel. Benigne Stelle. K538; Si Mostra la Sorte, K209 Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/
Hubert Soudant , Desiree Rancatore (soprano), Lothar Odinius (tenor)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Piano: Emma Schmidt
Unknown: Hubert Soudant
Soprano: Desiree Rancatore
Soprano: Lothar Odinius
Solimano: Thomas Randle (tenor)
Selimo: Iris Vermillion (mezzo)
Marsea: Judith Howarth (soprano)
Elmira: Graciela Oddone (soprano)
Acomas: Juan Jose Lopera (tenor)
Osmino: Stephen Wallace (countertenor)

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