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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Mozart Missa Solemnis in C, K337
Margaret Marshall (soprano), Ann Murray (contralto), Rogers Covey -
Crump (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (bass), David Briggs (organ), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
6.28 Mozart Serenade in C, K525
(Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) Vienna PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.03 Wagner 0 Du Mein
Holder Abendstern (Tannhauser) Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.32 Beethoven Variations on "Bei
Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen", WoO 46 Jacqueline du Pre (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
8.05 Vivaldi Concerto in C for Two
Trumpets, RV537
Mark Bennett and Michael Harrison
(trumpets), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.37 Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Margaret Marshall
Soprano: Ann Murray
Contralto: Rogers Covey
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Bass: David Briggs
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Unknown: Michael Harrison
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Strauss Die Frau
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Granados Valses Poeticos
Thomas Rajna (piano)
9.15 Elgar Sea Pictures Janet Baker (mezzo),
LSO, conductor John Barbirolli
9.39 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Piano: Thomas Rajna
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Musical Encounters

John Toal begins a voyage through Bach's last masterpiece, The Art of Fugue, with excerpts performed by the Amsterdam Bach Soloists at
10.10, 10.35, 11.02 and 11.42. The programme also includes final utterances from Desdemona, Dinu Lipatti and Brahms.
Rossini Overture: Otello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Robert Shaw
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Derek Lee Ragin (alto), Atlanta
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
10.42 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 Dinu Lipatti
11.12 Verdi Willow Song (Otello) Cheryl Studer (soprano),
Paris Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
11.20 Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2
Kim Kashkashian , Robert Levin (piano)
11.48 Barber Agnus Dei
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, conductor Robert Shaw


Unknown: John Toal
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Conductor: Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Conductor: Derek Lee Ragin
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Brahms Viola Sonata
Unknown: Kim Kashkashian
Piano: Robert Levin
Piano: Barber Agnus Dei
Conductor: Robert Shaw

: Composers of the Week 20th-century American Song

Mezzo Jennifer Larmore talks to Brian Morton
, and New York-based John Musto introduces his cycle of reminiscences and regrets, Recuerdo. Richard Hundley The Astronomers Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
Theodore Chanier Eight Epitaphs Sanford Sylvan (baritone), David Breitman (piano)
Laurie Anderson 0 Superman The Composer
Ned Rorem Mourning Scene
William Parker (baritone),
William Huckaby (piano), Columbia Quartet Copland Alone
Roberta Alexander (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) John Musto Recuerdo
William Sharpe (baritone), Steven Blier (piano) Barber Dover Beach
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Juilliard Quartet
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Talks: Jennifer Larmore
Unknown: Brian Morton
Introduces: John Musto
Unknown: Richard Hundley
Unknown: Jennifer Larmore
Piano: Antoine Palloc
Piano: David Breitman
Piano: Laurie Anderson
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Baritone: William Parker
Baritone: William Huckaby
Soprano: Roberta Alexander
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: John Musto Recuerdo
Baritone: William Sharpe
Piano: Steven Blier
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Endellion Quartet, Robert Cohen (cello) Schubert String Quintet in C, D956 Repeat


Cello: Robert Cohen

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents a special programme for New Year's Eve, including celebrity requests. Producer Brian Jackson Discs
ADDRESS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

From Westminster Abbey.
Introit: 0 Nomen Jesu (Du Mont) Responses (Neary)
Psalm 57 (plainsong)
First Lesson: Genesis 4, wl-10 Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: Matthew 10, wl7-22 A Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
No Love That in a Family Dwells (Neary) Organ Voluntary: Praeludium in C, BuxWV137 (Buxtehude)
Choristers of Westminster Abbey, director Martin Neary.
Sub-organist Martin Baker.
Assistant organist Stephen le Prevost. Aline Bewer (harp) Repeated tomorrow lam


Director: Martin Neary.
Unknown: Martin Baker.
Harp: Aline Bewer

: The Changing Orchestra

In the third programme, Michael Hall looks at the Philadelphia Orchestra and introduces recordings of the orchestra playing Stravinsky,
Wagner, Rachmaninov, Bartok,
Ravel and Musorgsky conducted by Leopold Stokowski , Eugene Ormandy , Charles Munch and Riccardo Muti.


Unknown: Michael Hall
Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Charles Munch
Conducted By: Riccardo Muti.

: Sotti Resounding

3: Solti Snapshots
Humphrey Carpenter introduces memorable encounters with Solti.
Evelyn Glennie remembers Solti the pianist, and Richard Eyre remembers their first meeting. Repeat


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Richard Eyre

: Perfonnance on 3

A concert given last month at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Fred Hersch (piano), Cynthia Clarey (soprano), Jake Gardner (baritone), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Robert Ziegler
Tchaikovsky, arr Ellington/Strayhorn Overture: The Nutcracker
Ellington Three Pieces from "The River" Billy Strayhorn , arr Hersch Three Songs
Wilhelm Grosz Afrika Songs Ellington New World A-Comin Anthony Davis Notes from the Underground
Ellington Harlem


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Piano: Fred Hersch
Piano: Cynthia Clarey
Soprano: Jake Gardner
Conductor: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Billy Strayhorn
Songs: Wilhelm Grosz
Unknown: Anthony Davis

: Postscript

Ageing Tastes
Travel. John Julius Norwich ,
Christopher Portway and Barbara Toy discuss the way in which travel has changed over this century and how their own personal views of travelling have developed during the course of their lives.


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Christopher Portway

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Belcea Quartet.
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark)
Debussy String Quartet Repeated tomorrow 3.55pm


Introduces: Penny Gore

: The Shellac Show

In the fifth of six programmes of music from the age of 78rpm records, Jeremy Nicholas introduces listeners' requests for Louis Kentner playing Constant Lambert's arrangement of Uszt's Dante
Sonata, and the voices of Oscar Natzke and Malcolm McEachern.
Final programme tomorrow 10.45pm


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Oscar Natzke
Unknown: Malcolm McEachern.

: Composers of the Week: British Light Music

John Toal introduces music by Eric Coates.
Calling All Workers BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult Orpheus with His Lute; Who Is
Sylvia?; It Was a Lover and His Lass Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), Eugene Asti (piano)
At the Dance (Summer Days)
LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras first Meeting Michael Ponder (viola), Eugene Asti (piano) Saxo-Rhapsody
Jack Brymer (saxophone),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
Knightsbridge March (London Suite) LPO, conducted by the Composer By the Sleeping Lagoon; The Three Bears
LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras Repeated from Christmas Eve 12 noon


Introduces: John Toal
Music By: Eric Coates.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Tenor: Richard Edgar-Wilson
Piano: Eugene Asti
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Eugene Asti
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Jazz Notes New Year Party

nDigby Fairweather is joined on stage at the Bull's Head in Barnes, one of London's most famous jazz venues, by the dynamic band Sax Appeal and the occasional piper to see in the new year.
Including the chimes of

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise) Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919) Shostakovich Symphony No 5
2.35 Stravinsky Octet Members of the RAI National SO/Michele Carulli
2.50 Schubert Lazarus - Oder die
Feier der Auferstehung
Bamberg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Ingo Metzmacher
4.00 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Salzburg Camerata Academica/Emmanuel Krivine
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schubert Lazarus
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Unknown: Salzburg Camerata
Jemina: Heike Hallaschka (soprano)
Mary: Claudia Barainsky (soprano)
Martha: Michaela Kaune (soprano)
Lazarus: Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Nathanael: Jurgen Sacher (tenor)
Samuel: Michael Volle (baritone)

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