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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny explores the myth of The Golden Cockerel as a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy-tale opera conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky opens at Sadier's Wells in London. Music includes
Part's Cantus in Memorian Benjamin Britten and Britten's Christ's Nativity.


Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday. Smetana Suite: The Bartered Bride
Royal Philharmonic. conductor Rudolf Kempe
9.19 Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3 Vegh Quartet
9.44 Schubert Fantasia in F minor.
D940 Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
10.05 Beethoven String Quartet in C minor. Op 18 No 4 Budapest Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Piano: Radu Lupu

: Artist of the Week

A Christmas Selection:
Roger Norrington
Joan Bakewell talks to conductor
Roger Norrington about how he coped with life-threatening illness, how it affected his orchestra, the London
Classical Players, and about the musical objectives that still lie ahead Repeat


Unknown: Roger Norrington
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Sound Stories

The Christmas Story
Richard Baker tells the story of the Shepherds in words and music, including:
Foster While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Taverner Choir and Consort, conductor Andrew Parrott
Poulenc Quern Vidistis Pastores (Christmas Motets)
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. director Richard Marlow
Messiaen Les Bergers (La Nativite du Seigneur) Gillian Weir (organ)
Bach Christmas Oratorio (excerpt) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor).
Monteverdi Choir. English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Richard Baker
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Director: Richard Marlow
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week: Bizet

Presented by Fiona Talkington , including excerpts from La Jolie Fille de Perth. Bizet's opera based on a novel by Walter Scott.
New Philharmonic. conductor Georges Pretre Variations Chromatiques M Setrak (piano) Jeux d'Enfants
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. conductor Ashley Lawrence Marche Funebre in B minor
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Ouvre Ton Coeur
Ann Murray (mezzo).
Graham Johnson (piano)
Repeated Wednesday 30 Decembei 12 midnight


Presented By: Fiona Talkington
Novel By: Walter Scott.
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Conductor: Marche Funebre
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Ouvre Ton Coeur
Conductor: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Catherine Glover: June Anderson (soprano)
Duke of Rothsay: Gino Quilico (baritone)
Mab Queen of the Gypsies: Margarita Zimmerman (mezzo)

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Philip Martin (piano) Uszt Christmas Tree
Mendelssohn Sechs Kinderstucke.
Op 72 Repeat


Piano: Philip Martin
Unknown: Mendelssohn Sechs Kinderstucke.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Brad Cohen. Jean Yves
Ossonce and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Peter Donohoe (piano)
Ives The Unanswered Question David Diamond Concerto for
Chamber Orchestra
Bernstein Suite: Fancy Free Lutoslawski Piano Concerto
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)


Conductors: Brad Cohen.
Conductors: Jean Yves
Conductors: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: David Diamond
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Choral Evensong

From Lichfield Cathedral
- Introit Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) (Franz Biebl ) Responses(Rose)
Office Hymn Lift Up Your Heads. Ye Mighty Gates (Gonfalon Royal) Psalms 114 and 115 (Tonus Peregrinus , Cooke)
First Lesson: Isaiah 55
Canticles: Blair in B minor
Second Lesson: John 5. w30-end
Anthems: A Tender Shoot
(Goldschmidt): Creator of the Stars of Night (Archer)
Hymn: Come. Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Puer Nobis Nascitur) (an Lumsden)
Organ Voluntary: Carillon-Sortie (Mulet) Organist and master of the choristers Andrew Lumsden.
Assistant organist Robert Sharpe.


Unknown: Franz Biebl
Unknown: Tonus Peregrinus
Unknown: Andrew Lumsden.
Organist: Robert Sharpe.

: A Medieval Christmas

Music foi Christmas past and present. including medieval carols, plainchant hymns and contemporary explorations of the season

: Music Rooms

Ten programmes in which Natalie Wheen is invited into the private room of a distinguished musician whose identity is only gradually revealed In this third programme, she visits the depths of the Cambridgeshire countryside to meet a collector of instruments from all over the world


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Discovering Musicwith Leonard Slatkin

Ten programmes in which
Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Philharmonic bring a fresh approach to listening to music. 3: A look at harmony, those luscious chords that send ripples up the spine. Leonard Slatkin and the BBCPO examine some of Beethoven's harmonic structures in the Symphony No 3 in E flat lEroica). Slatkin does his own Guess the Tune mystery harmonisation of a popular ballad, and the programme ends with a close look at a work more often remembered for its orchestration than foi remarkable harmonies
Respighl's Pines of Rome


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin

: Christmas Cocktails

A special five-part Christmas edition of the popular series exploring dance band recordings from Britain and America from 1930- 45
3 They Can't Black Out the Moon Dance band music of wartime romance recorded in Britain and America during the Second World War With the orchestras of Carroll Gibbons.
Harry Roy. Joe Loss and Geraldo, Glenn Miller and the Squadronaires: and vocalists Noel Coward. Harry Roy. Wendy Clare ,
Paula Greer , Celia Lipton.
Dorothy Carless. Jimmy Miller and Judy Garland.


Unknown: Moon Dance
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons.
Unknown: Harry Roy.
Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Noel Coward.
Unknown: Harry Roy.
Unknown: Wendy Clare
Unknown: Paula Greer
Unknown: Celia Lipton.
Unknown: Dorothy Carless.
Unknown: Jimmy Miller
Unknown: Judy Garland.

: Performance on 3

From the BBC Proms 1998
Another chance to heat nine of the most memorable concerts of the 1998 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
3: Prom 68. given on 8 September. featured Szymanowski s radiantly beautiful Violin Concerto No 1.
Coloured with the folk music of his homeland but reaching far beyond. the work forms the centrepiece of a programme that begins with Dvorak's heartfelt overture My Home and ends with Brahms s magnificent Symphony No 1 in C minor.
Raphael Oleg (violin). Czech
Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
Dvorak Overture: My Home
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Repeat


Unknown: Albert Hall
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Conductor: Libor Pesek

: Postscript

Ralner Hersch 's 20th-century Retrospective
Rainer Hersch presents five studies of the music of our century.
3: What Made You Think of That?
A comedic rummage in the trunk marked Inspirations. Muses and the Frankly Unbelievable".


Unknown: Ralner Hersch
Unknown: Rainer Hersch

: Beethoven and MozartQuintets

Bruno Giuranna (viola) joins the Endellion Quartet for a recital of string quintets
Beethoven, compl Donat Prelude and Fugue in 0, Op 137 (Hess 40) Mozart String Quintet in D. K593
Beethoven String Quintet in C. Op 29 See also tomorrow 9 55pm


Viola: Bruno Giuranna

: Book, Music and Lyrics

2: New Shows, Newer Voices
A look at some of the adventurous shows from the new generation of American theatre composers.

: Jazz Notes

More from the Harry Edison concert.


Unknown: Harry Edison

: Composer of the Week: Bach: The Young Bach

Suite in E minor, BWV996 (Bourree: Gigue)
Cantata No 71, Gott ist Mein Konig
Pastorale in F, BWV590
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051

(Repeated from last Wednesday)

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod
1.00 Bohemian Organs Jan Jensen. Jaroslav Tuma and Peter van Dijk play music by Unek. Nauss. Seger. Brlxi and Corelli
2.00 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor Finnish RSO. conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste
2.40 Uszt Années de Pelennage (Premiere Annee. Suisse)
Matti Raekallio (piano)
3.25 Schnlttke Twelve Penitential
Psalms Danish National Radio Choir. conductor Stefan Parkman
4.30 Respighl Botticelli Pictures Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi
5.10 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F. Op 17 Arvids Klisans, Ventis Zilberts (piano)
5.25 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D. K504 (Prague) Finnish RSO. conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Jan Jensen.
Unknown: Jaroslav Tuma
Unknown: Peter van Dijk
Unknown: Seger. Brlxi
Conductor: Jukka Pekka Saraste
Piano: Matti Raekallio
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
Piano: Ventis Zilberts
Conductor: Jukka Pekka Saraste

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