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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes introduces arts news and music, including works by Schubert and Bartok, plus before
7.00 Bach's Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor. BWV1067.


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Chopin piano music and vintage performances by the English oboist Leon Goossens.
Berlioz Waverley Overture
Scottish National Orchestra. conductor Alexander Gibson
9.12 Chopin Twelve Studies, Op 10 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
9.40 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Leon Goossens , Philharmonia, conductor Alceo Galliera
10.04 Janacek Sinfonietta
LSO. conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Leon Goossens.
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Artist of the Week

A Christmas Selection: King's Singers
Over the last 30 years, the King's Singers have performed four centuries of music to wide and enthusiastic acclaim. This year, they celebrated a major anniversary. Joan Bakewell discusses the King's Singers past and present with Brian Kay, Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix. Repeat


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Stephen Connolly
Unknown: Paul Phoenix.

: Sound Stories

Peggy Reynolds looks at four favourite ballets.
1: Sleeping Beauty. At the christening of the Princess Aurora. everyone celebrates and all the fairies bestow gifts on her. But then Carabosse, Aurora's godmother, arrives - she was not invited and takes her revenge by cursing the Princess: she will grow up, but then she will prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy, who has not yet given her present, cannot revoke the curse, but mitigates it: Aurora will not die, but will fall asleep for one hundred years. Aurora does indeed grow up into a beautiful woman, and at her birthday celebrations accepts a spindle from an old woman. She pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. Music in this programme is taken from the recording of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty by the Kirov
Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Conductor: Valery Gergiev.

: Composer of the Week: Camille Saint-Saens

With David Byers. Tarantella, Op 6
Clara Novakova (flute), Richard Vieille (clarinet), Paris Orchestral Ensemble. conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow Phaeton Philharmonia , conductor Charles Dutoit
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), RPO, conductor Charles Dutoit
Odelette Gary Arbuthnot (flute), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Africa Gwendolyn Mok (piano), LPO, conductor Geoffrey Simon Producer David Byers
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Flute: Clara Novakova
Flute: Richard Vieille
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Conductor: Phaeton Philharmonia
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Rondo Capriccioso
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Flute: Odelette Gary Arbuthnot
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Piano: Africa Gwendolyn Mok
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Producer: David Byers

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Lucie Skeaping introduces a week of BBC invitation concerts from historic venues in Kent and Sussex.
1: 1 Fagiolini, director Robert Hollingworth , and Fretwork perform seasonal music associated with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn from Hever Castle in Kent, home to the Boleyn family in the 16th century. The programme includes songs by Henry VIII and William Comysh , and viol consorts by John Taverner and Christopher Tye.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Director: Robert Hollingworth
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Songs By: Henry Viii
Songs By: William Comysh
Unknown: John Taverner
Unknown: Christopher Tye.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky and George Hurst , Aleksandar Madzar (piano)
Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus; Annen-Polka;
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka; Waltz: An Artist's
Life; Egyptian March; Champagne
Polka; Thunder and Lightning Polka Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C.
Heuberger Overture: The Opera Ball Josef Strauss Anvil Polka
Johann Strauss (son) Hunt Polka; Pizzicato Polka; Perpetuum Mobile Eduard Strauss Polka: Train Galop Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss (father) Radetzky March Josef Strauss Polka: Ohne Sorgen


Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: George Hurst
Piano: Aleksandar Madzar
Piano: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Josef Strauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Eduard Strauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Radetzky March
Unknown: Josef Strauss

: The Harmonic Series

3: Adrian Jack is torn between dominant and diminished sevenths. Next programme tomorrow 3.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Mozart Voices

No other composer makes such demands in terms of technique. style and interpretation on his performers as Mozart. In the first of four programmes, Michael Oliver talks to Margaret Price about the demands and challenges facing the singer of Mozart's operatic roles, illustrated with recordings ranging from the early part of this century to the present day. Producer Peter Tanner


Talks: Michael Oliver
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music to Die For

5: Howard Jacobson responds to Monteverdi's Lasciatemi Morire.


Unknown: Howard Jacobson

: A Medieval Christmas

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

: Music Rooms

In the sixth of ten programmes, a Londoner in Dorset welcomes
Natalie Wheen into his home.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Discovering Musicwith Leonard Slatkin

6: How many tunes can you hear going on at once? Three? Six? Many musicians think that counterpoint and its ultimate form - fugue - is the most difficult kind of technique for an audience to follow, though composers from Byrd to Bernstein found it fascinating. Leonard Slatkin and the BBCPO investigate music written by great contrapuntalists, ending with a close look at
Beethoven's Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica).


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin

: Cabaret Cocktails

Four programmes in which Robert Cushman mixes classic cabaret recordings with a dash of comment. Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Next programme tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Performance on 3

From the BBC Proms 1998
Another chance to hear ten of the most memorable concerts of the 1998 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
6: Prom 72. given on 11 September, featured the acclaimed partnership of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Together, they electrified the Proms with Beethoven's heaven-storming mass - a grandly universal and intimately personal statement of his beliefs.
Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Bemarda Fink (contralto), Herbert Lippert (tenor), Neal Davies (bass).
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Repeat


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Bemarda Fink
Contralto: Herbert Lippert
Bass: Neal Davies
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Beethoven Missa

: Postscript

The Shakespeare Trade
Peter Holland talks to ten Shakespeare experts about the Bard today.
1: Shakespeare's Life and Work With biographer Park Honan and Katherine Duncan-Jones , editor of the sonnets.
Producer Jane Greenwood


Talks: Peter Holland
Unknown: Park Honan
Unknown: Katherine Duncan-Jones
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Brodsky Quartet

introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Shostakovich String Quartet No 11, Op 122
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt)
Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D804


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall scan the passing year and play tracks from the Mixing It listeners' top ten albums of the year.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton and Campbell Bumap review the best CDs of 1998.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Georges Bizet

For details see Monday 21 December 12 noon

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schumann Liederkreis , Op 39 Christian Eisner (tenor), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
1.25 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K4 78 James Ehnes (violin),
Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Maria Kliegel (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
1.50 Fux Missa Pro Gratiarum
Actione Capella Nova Graz/Otto Kargl
2.30 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
Danish NRSO. conductor Albert Wolff
3.30 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Helsinki Quartet
4.20 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 46 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
5.05 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for Wind, K297b Soloists. NieuW Sinfonietta Amsterdam/Lev Markiz
5.50 Fux Laudate Dominum
Capella Nova Graz/Otto Kargi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schumann Liederkreis
Tenor: Christian Eisner
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Violin: James Ehnes
Violin: Lars Anders Tomter
Viola: Maria Kliegel
Cello: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Albert Wolff
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Unknown: Fux Laudate Dominum
Unknown: Capella Nova

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