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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.05 Haydn's
Piano Trio in A flat, H XV 14 played by the Beaux Arts Trio; after the arts news at 7.30 Vaughan Williams's
Greensleeves performed by the Hoist Singers; and at about 8.03 Ambroise Thomas 's Overture: Raymond played by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit.


Unknown: Ambroise Thomas
Conductor: Charles Dutoit.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Weber Bassoon Concerto in F
Klaus Thunemann ,
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
9.19 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
9.30 Mozart String Quartet in E flat, K428 The Lindsays
10.03 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
10.11 Glazunov The Sea Scottish
NO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Klaus Thunemann
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Unknown: Chopin Ballade

: Artist of the Week

Peter Katin
Peter Katin talks to Joan Bakewell about the importance of research into performance style and historical context. With music by Debussy and Khachaturian.


Unknown: Peter Katin
Talks: Peter Katin
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Parisians
With Richard Baker.
4: La Belle Epoque. The 30 or so years before the First World War are sometimes referred to as La Belle
Epoque, when the pursuit of pleasure was one of the main occupations of Parisians. But it was also a time of tremendous activity in the arts. Stravinsky and Ravel created some of their most sumptuous scores, Yvette Guilbert ruled the Moulin Rouge, and in the Bois de Boulogne the band played on. Satie Gnossiennes Nos 3 and 4 Pascal Roge (piano)
Debussy Prelude a I'Après-Midi d'un Faune Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Ravel Scarbo (Gaspard de la Nuit) Cecile Licad (piano)
Debussy Jeux (excerpt) LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Yvette Guilbert
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Ravel Scarbo
Piano: Cecile Licad
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Composer of the Week Mozart

4: The Keyboard Virtuoso. Chris Wines introduces more music Mozart wrote for himself to perform on the piano. Rondo in D, K382
ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano) Sonata in C, K19d Ingrid Haebler and Ludwig Hoffman (piano duet) Violin Sonata in B flat, K454
Szymon Goldberg , Radu Lupu (piano) Variations on Paisiello's "Salve Tu, Domine"
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Piano: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Ingrid Haebler
Piano: Ludwig Hoffman
Unknown: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Music for Advent and Christmas
Susan Sharpe introduces the second of five weekly concerts for the Christmas season, recorded in the 12th-century Temple Church in London. Ave Virgo Gloriosa. Vocal ensemble Henry's Eight are directed by Jonathan Brown in a votive mass for the Blessed Virgin Mary by Byrd,
Christmas music by Isaac, Victoria and Lassus, and traditional carols.


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Directed By: Jonathan Brown
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Martyn Brabbins and George Hurst , Lisa Milne (soprano) Dukas Fanfare (La Peri)
Debussy Marche Ecossaise sur un Thème Populaire
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Charpentier Depuis le Jour (Louise) Massenet 11 Est Doux, II Est Bon (Hérodiade)
MacCunn Oh! Would That I Again
Could See; Sleep for the Day Is Done (Jeanie Deans )
Strauss Freundliche Vision,
Op 48 No 1; Morgen, Op 27 No 4; Zueignung, Op 10 No I Walton Symphony No 1


Unknown: George Hurst
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Unknown: Charpentier Depuis
Unknown: Jeanie Deans

: Ensemble

Haydn dedicated most of his published works to influential patrons. Beethoven followed his example, despite his forward-looking ideals, but Mozart was largely uninterested in currying favour. Penny Gore investigates the niceties of musical patronage, including:
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1 Prazak Quartet
Beethoven Variations on a Theme of Count Waldstein Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Count Waldstein Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow

: Music Machine

The Inner Ear
Tommy Pearson and Ian Cross look at how we determine rhythm and melody.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Ian Cross

: In Tune

Korean soprano Sumi Jo talks to Sean Rafferty about international superstardom, the solo experience and how it feels to play the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute. Music includes Tchalkovsky, Bach and Britten's Simple Symphony, with a selection of new releases at 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

From the Barbican Centre, London. John Eliot Gardiner conducts three key Baroque choral works, including Handel's Dixit Dominus.
English Baroque Soloists,
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV589
Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden
8.40 The House of Fear
The second of four interval programmes of readings from the surrealist works of Leonora Carrington. Waiting. Reader Eleanor Bron. Cast Down by Sadness Reader Kate Beckinsale.
9.00 Handel Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110)


Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Vivaldi Gloria
Unknown: Leonora Carrington.
Reader: Eleanor Bron.
Reader: Kate Beckinsale.
Reader: Handel Dixit Dominus

: Postscript

Happy Talk
Five monologues about women.
4: Ivy. Played by Alison Steadman. Ivy sits on a train with her husband
George, on their way back from a disastrous weekend with a couple she and her husband met on holiday.
Beneath the surface chit-chat it becomes clear that Ivy is sheltering a broken heart.


Played By: Alison Steadman.

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the first of two Radio 3 Invitation Concerts of Spanish music recorded at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In this concert, given last October, Charivari Agreable perform colourful chamber music from the court of Philip II, including some of Diego Ortiz 's catchy recercadas, organ pieces by Antonio de Cabezon , music for vihuela by Luis de Milan, and arrangements of popular tunes by Hemando de Cabezon.
Producer Lindsay Kemp. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Charivari Agreable
Unknown: Diego Ortiz
Unknown: Antonio de Cabezon
Unknown: Hemando de Cabezon.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp.

: Night Waves

Dancing at Lughnasa was one of the theatrical hits of the decade, but how will Brian Friel 's sensitive play about five Irish sisters transfer to the screen? Paul Allen discusses the new film, which stars Meryl Streep. Plus views on The Jazz Cadence of American Culture, a new collection of essays on the role of jazz in American culture which includes contributions from Wynton Marsalis and August Wilson.
Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Brian Friel
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Meryl Streep.
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jan Notes

In 1968 an American businessman, Barker Hickox , decided to bankroll an all star band of swing-style veterans - men who had worked at the very top but, by the sixties, were suffering from the general public's love affair with rock music. Campbell Bumap celebrates 30 years of the World's
Greatest Jazz Band, the aggressively confident name Hickox selected for the nine-piece band.


Unknown: Barker Hickox

: Composer of the Week Josquin

Presented by Jeremy Summerly. Early in the 16th century, Josquin spent a year at the court of Ferrara. There, he composed the Missa Hercules dux Ferrarie, performed in this programme by A Sei Voci , director Bernard Fabre-Garrus .
Repeated from last Thursday


Presented By: Jeremy Summerly.
Unknown: Sei Voci
Director: Bernard Fabre-Garrus

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony Series Leonore Overture No 3; Symphony No 1 in C; Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) Warsaw Sinfonia , conductor Wojciech Michniewski
2.25 Vieme Violin Sonata, Op 23
Anne Robert , Sylvaine Defeme (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive! 4.05 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Standard Grade English
5.00 Beethoven, an Sedlak Overture: Fidelio Octophoros , director Paul Dombrecht
5.05 Crusell Concertino in B flat
Juhani Tapaninen (bassoon), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.30 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F,
Op 24 (Spring) Dene Olding , Max Olding (piano)
5.50 Corelli Sonata in A minor,
Op 1 No 4 London Baroque


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Warsaw Sinfonia
Conductor: Wojciech Michniewski
Unknown: Anne Robert
Unknown: Fidelio Octophoros
Director: Paul Dombrecht
Bassoon: Juhani Tapaninen
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Dene Olding
Piano: Max Olding
Piano: Corelli Sonata

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