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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
7.03 Korngold, orch Zemlinsky The Snowman (excerpts) BBC Philharmonic. conductor Matthias Bamert
7.26 Liszt, after Meyerbeer Les
Patineurs (Illustrations du "Prophete Leslie Howard (piano)
8.23 Strauss, arr Prihoda
Der Rosenkavalier (Waltzes) Gil Shaham (violin),
Akira Euguchi (piano)


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Leslie Howard
Violin: Gil Shaham
Piano: Akira Euguchi

: Brian Kay's SundayMorning

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.14 Trad A Virgin Most Pure
Billings Methinks I See a Heav'nly Host Boston Schola Cantorum, Boston
Camerata, conductor Joel Cohen
9.20 Bach Concerto in D minor for
Two Violins, BWV1043 Christian Ferras
(violin), Bath Festival Orchestra, director Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
9.38 Composer of the Week-
Saint-Saens Two Choruses. Op 68 Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.45 Uszt Soirees de Vienne
Leslie Howard (piano)
9.53 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Wine, Women and Song Vienna Strauss
Orchestra, conductor Willi Boskovsky
10.00 Ten o'Clock Feature -
Christmas Concertos:
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in C minor,
Op 3 No 12 (Per il Santissimo Natale ) CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra. conductor Hartmut Haenchen
10.09 Pavel Vejvanovsky Sonata Natalis Academy of Ancient Music. conductor Christopher Hogwood
10.15 Strauss The Three Kings. Op 56 No 6
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano).
Berlin RSO. conductor George Szell
10.22 Vaughan Williams The Wasps (excerpts) LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
10.39 Antonio Teixeira Te Deum (excerpts) Soloists, the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra. conductor Harry Christophers
10.50 Victor Herbert Festival March
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. conductor Erich Kunzel


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Joel Cohen
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Santissimo Natale
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Victor Herbert
Conductor: Erich Kunzel

: Artist of the Week Encore

A Christmas Selection
Joan Bakewell recalls memorable moments from the series. Revised repeal


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Bells upon Bells

From the ancient bells of Chinese civilisation to the modern American carillon, from early monastic bells to English change ringing in churches. bells have defined the social and religious atmosphere of a country.
This montage evokes the sense and sound of bell traditions around the world and shows how bells have been an important source of inspiration for composers, ranging from Musorgsky's Coronation Scene in Boris Godunov to Tan Dun 's
Symphony 1997. which was inspired by the discovery of a set of 2.400-year-old Chinese bells. Repeat


Unknown: Boris Godunov
Unknown: Tan Dun

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

A recital recorded last month at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Alfred Brendel (piano)
Schubert Sonata in B. D575
Mozart Sonata in B flat, K570
Haydn Sonata in D. H XVI 42 Schubert Sonata in G. D894


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Schubert Sonata

: The Harmonic Series

Adrian Jack expands on A Series of Intervals in 12 programmes 1: The Common Chord Produce' Antony Pitts For details of music used in the series.
write to. The Harmonic Series, BBC Radio 3 Broadcasting House London. W1A 1AA Next programme 11.45pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Spirit of the Age

Naples City of Sirens.
Robert Hollingworth visits Naples to discover some of the hidden treasures of Neapolitan Baroque repertoire currently being unearthed at the Early Music Centre Opera buffa. sacred music and traditional Christmas pastorellas are performed by the distinctive Neapolitan voices of the Cappella della Pieta de' Turchini. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Robert Hollingworth
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

Corin Redgrave introduces recordings of music by Verdi Puccini , and Dalla made by tenor Luciano Pavarotti.


Introduces: Corin Redgrave
Music By: Verdi Puccini
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti.

: Centurions

50: The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup Duck Soup failed to impress critics and audiences alike, but it remains the Marx Brothers' most satisfying and undiluted assault on the silver screen. With contributions from
Dick Vosburgh and David Thomson. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: David Thomson.
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces music first performed in 1994 Thomas Ades ... but all shall be well
BBCSO. conductor Jan van Steen
Jonathan Harvey The Angels Joyful Company of Singers. conductor Peter Broadbent
Judith Weir Blond Eckbert (Act 2. excerpts)
ENO Orchestra, conductor Sian Edwards
Ligetl Viola Sonata (excerpt) Tabea Zimmermann
Kurtag Stele Berlin Philharmonic. conductor Claudio Abbado
John Tavener Song for Athene
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Knussen Horn Concerto
Barry Tuckwell , London Sinfonietta. conducted by the Composer Producer David Stevens


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Jan van Steen
Conductor: Jonathan Harvey
Conductor: Peter Broadbent
Conductor: Judith Weir
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Tabea Zimmermann
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: John Tavener
Conductor: Simon Joly
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Producer: David Stevens
Bird: Nerys Jones (soprano)
Berthe: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Eckbert: Nicholas Folwell (baritone)

: Sunday Feature:Shakespeare 2000

From The Sir John Falstaff Goblet
Collection to the Complete Plays on CD-Rom, Shakespeare is aiive in multitudinous ways today. But in what state is the English national poet at the new millennium? Who creates Shakespeare in 1999? What does he mean as a dramatist at the Royal National theatre compared to the Globe theatre: why was he chosen as the hologram for our credit cards: and how much is he worth to the tourist trade, or to the actors, scholars and teachers who spend their lives with him? Peter Holland investigates our
Shakespeare and theirs, and yesterday's and tomorrow's. Producer Tim Dee
See Postscript tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Sir John Falstaff
Unknown: Peter Holland
Producer: Tim Dee
Producer: See Postscript

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noor

: Choir Works

With Brian Kay. Handel Messiah
Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano). Robin Blaze (countertenor). John Mark Ainsley (tenor). John Tomlinson
(bass). BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales. conductor Nicholas Kraemer Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Unknown: John Mark
Tenor: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Sunday Play: Cadenza

By David Pownall
Alessandro Stradella, though a musical genius, is banished by Pope Innocent XI for his notorious philandering. But it is only after he has crossed the Doge of Venice that he finds that his music may be the only thing between him and a violent death


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Alessandro Stradella: Michael Maloney
Contanni: Joss Ackland
Maria Giovanna: Eleanor Bron
Prince Andrea Doria: Richard Grifiths
Serdoni: Jonathan Coy
Marcus: Tom Watt
Stephano: Gavin Muir
Agnese: Abigail Docherty
[Actor]: Andrew Woodall
[Actor]: Alastair Danson
[Actor]: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: Iwan Thomas
[Actor]: Sarah Rice
[Actor]: Alison Pettitt

: World Music

Singing the Goat
3: Voices from the Volcanos
Benedicte Paviot introduces songs of work and begging, and religious chant that is not quite what it seems.


Introduces: Benedicte Paviot

: The Harmonic Series

2: Adrian Jack gathers up clusters of notes.
Next programme tomorrow 3.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: BBC SymphonyOrchestra

Conductor Andrew Davis
Lutoslawskl Chain 3: Mi-Parti:
Symphony No 3


Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Dorota Radomska
(soprano). Urszula Kryger (mezzo). Adam Zdunikowski (tenor), Piotr Nowacki (bass). National
Philharmonic Chorus. Polish National
Theatre Orchestra. Sinfonia Varsovia. conductor Jerzy Semkow
2.55 Elgar Enigma Variations Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
3.30 Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
4.45 Britten Canadian Carnival
Edmonton SO. conductor Uri Mayer
5.40 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) Amsterdam Bach Soloists, conductor Wim ten Have


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Dorota Radomska
Soprano: Urszula Kryger
Tenor: Adam Zdunikowski
Tenor: Piotr Nowacki
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Conductor: Purcell Dido
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Dido/Sorceress: Jennifer Lane (mezzol)
Aeneas: Russell Braun (baritone)
Belinda: Ann Monoyios (soprano)

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