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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
6.00 Tallis Missa Puer Natus Est
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
7.35 Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Barry Rose
8.21 Sammartini Oboe Concerto in D
Heinz Holliger (oboe), I Musici
8.34 Britten Hymn to the Virgin The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers Producer Vanessa Nuttall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Barry Rose
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Director: Harry Christophers
Producer: Vanessa Nuttall

: CD Review

With Andrew McGregor , who introduces some of the month's newest releases. Tommy Pearson reviews recent recordings of orchestral music by Barber and Nino Rota, and two new versions of John Tavener 's The Protecting Veil.
10.00 Soprano Sumi Jo discusses her recording career and her recent
CDs of Italian songs and French arias. Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Haydn Cello Concerto in C Hidemi Suzuki ,
La Petite Bande , director Sigiswald Kuijken
11.00 Building a Library
David Owen Norris recommends a version of Chopin's Four Ballades. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed] or consult CEEFAX on BBC1. page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: John Tavener
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Unknown: Hidemi Suzuki
Unknown: La Petite Bande
Unknown: David Owen Norris

: Private Passions

In another Christmas Private
Passions special, Michael Berkeley meets the inimitable
Lady Pilar Woffington , exotic Agentinian-born society beauty and former wife of the British ambassador to the Hague. Twice widowed in tragic domestic accidents, she is now using some of her vast wealth to indulge her passion for opera in the grand style of Glyndebourne and Garsington by having an opera house constructed at her home, Gadley Manor. It has not gone unnoticed, however, that Lady Woffington is particularly fond of productions which involve snow scenes and, as Michael Berkeley points out, the snow is often of a suspiciously powdery nature.... Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Lady Pilar Woffington
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Wigmore Hall Chamber Series Lynn Harrell (cello),
Simon Mulligan (piano)
Bach Cello Sonata No 2 in D, BWV1028
Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1
Repeated from Monday 21 December lpm


Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Simon Mulligan

: Best of 3

Bernard McLaverty is in the chair, making his festive choice of highlights from the past week on Radio 3. Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: Bernard McLaverty
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Spitalfields Festival

Invocation are directed by Timothy Roberts in a celebration of convivial music-making in Georgian London. The concert was given in 1997 as part of the Spitalfields Festival. John Horsley 0 Poesy Divine! 0 Sacred Song!
Samuel Webbe Great Apollo Strike the Lyre
William Boyce 0 Nightingale
John Stafford Smith Blest Pair of Sirens
John Immyns Night Must Involve the World
Benedetto Marcello My Heart Is Inditing
Lassus The Nightingale Is So Pleasant and So Gay
Weelkes Welcome Sweet Pleasure
Ame The Singing Club
William Jackson Time Has Not
Thinn'd My Flowing Hair
Ame Where the Bee Sucks
3.50 Life and Death in Spitalfieldslain Sinclair looks at the lives and the stories of the people from the past who have made Spitalfields a vibrant part of London's East End.
4.10 Benjamin Cooke Hark , the Lark Thomas Attwood The Rrst of May Pinto Invocation to Nature
Webbe Come Live with Me, and Be
My Love
Haydn The Mermaid's Song
Thomas Linley The Lark Sings High in the Cornfield; Let Me Caress and Unthoughtful Lying
Benjamin Cooke Ah! Dove? Senza Me Wesley 0 Sing unto Mie Roundelaie Turlough O'Carolan Carolan 's Concerto
Thomas Moore Four Irish Melodies


Directed By: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Georgian London.
Unknown: John Horsley
Song: Samuel Webbe
Unknown: Benedetto Marcello
Unknown: William Jackson
Unknown: Benjamin Cooke Hark
Unknown: Thomas Attwood
Song: Thomas Linley
Unknown: Mie Roundelaie
Unknown: Turlough O'Carolan Carolan
Unknown: Thomas Moore

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London, WlA 4WW
FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.

: And His Mother CalledHim Bill

The last of three programmes in which David Hajdu explores the life of Billy Strayhorn , one of the great jazz composers and arrangers, an extraordinarily complex man who created songs such as Take the "A" Train, Chelsea Bridge and Lush Life. This programme explores Strayhorn's last years and looks at his final efforts to reclaim his musical identity from the shadow of Duke Ellington. Music includes Paris Blues, Blood
Count and Lotus Blossom, played by the Ellington Orchestra, Imagine My Frustration, sung by Ella Fitzgerald , and Upper Manhattan Medical Group by Strayhorn himself. Producer Dave Batchelor
Repeated New Year's Day 11.30pm


Unknown: David Hajdu
Unknown: Billy Strayhorn
Sung By: Ella Fitzgerald
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: The Magic Flute From the Metropolitan Opera
House, New York, a production of Mozart's pantomime-like opera about a search for truth and light, religious sects, attempted suicide and rape, magic musical instruments, a birdcatcher. a coloratura monarch and a slain serpent. Performed in German.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Charles Mackerras
7.45 The Met Opera Quiz
Steven Blier is in the chair for a special Christmas edition of the quiz, putting listeners' questions to Randall Behr and Brian Zeger.
SEND QUESTIONS TO: Met Opera Quiz. FOR Station. PO Box 805, New York. NY 10150. USA
8.10 Act 2


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Steven Blier
Unknown: Randall Behr
Unknown: Brian Zeger.
Pamina: Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Papageno: Matthias Goerne (baritone)
Sarastro: Franz-Josef Selig (bass)
Tamino: Paul Groves (tenor)
Speaker: Alan Held (baritone)
Priests: James Courtney (bass)
Priests: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Queen of the Night: Laura Aikin (soprano)
Ladies: Julia Faulkner (soprano)
Ladies: Jane Bunnell (mezzo)
Ladies: Delores Ziegler (mezzo)
Papagena: Yvonne Gonzales (soprano)
Monostatos: Dennis Petersen (tenor)
Men in Armour: Thomas Studebaker (tenor)
Men in Armour: Richard Vernon (bass)

: I Had to Go Sick

Julian Maclaren-Ross was one of the leading London literati of the forties and fifties and a wicked chronicler of his time. With his clove carnation and gold-topped stick, his fur coat and dark glasses, he cut a figure both Bohemian and dandy. He carried his gift for total recall of conversations from the army - from which he was invalided out - back into the bars of London. Harold
Pinter chooses and reads one of his classic comic stories of service life in the Second World War. I Had to Go
Sick reveals the crazed reality of military life.
Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Julian MacLaren-Ross
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Nash Ensemble

Nash Ensemble
Mozart Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K452
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat. Op 44 Repeat

: New York Cabaret

Robert Cushman reviews the ninth
Annual Convention held at Town Hall,
Manhattan, and selects the best from among the hundreds of songs and performers. Artists include Ann Hampton Calloway , Barbara Carroll , Julie Wilson , Steve Ross and Andrea Marcovicci.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Ann Hampton Calloway
Unknown: Barbara Carroll
Unknown: Julie Wilson
Unknown: Steve Ross
Unknown: Andrea Marcovicci.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Horst Stein ,
Waltraud Meier (mezzo)
Schumann Symphony No 4 in 0 minor Chausson Poeme de /'Amour et de la
2.20 Blow Venus and Adonis
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
3.55 Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34 Glenn Gould (piano)
4.10 Poulenc Sinfonietta
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
4.40 Beethoven Grosse Fuge
Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
5.00 Klami Piano Concerto No 1
Ralf Gothoni ,
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kari Tikka
5.30 Bartok Violin Sonata No 2 lldiko Ban,
Katalin Varadi (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Horst Stein
Conductor: Waltraud Meier
Director: Anthony Rooley
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Marko Munih
Unknown: Ralf Gothoni
Conductor: Kari Tikka
Piano: Katalin Varadi
Venus: Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Cupid: Evelyn Tubb (soprano)
Adonis: Richard Wistreich (bass)

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