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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes introduces arts news and music, including at 6.15 Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 1 played by Maxim Vengerov ; at 7.04
Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat, K493; and at 8.04 music by Bach played by Keith Jarrett.


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Played By: Maxim Vengerov
Played By: Keith Jarrett.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Glazunov Spring (The Seasons) Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
9.07 Cimarosa, arr Benjamin Oboe Concerto in C minor
Leon Goossens ,
Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.19 Chopin Three Studies. Op posth Artur Rubinstein (piano)
9.26 Puccini Principessa di Morte (Turandot) Joan Sutherland
(soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor). John Alldis Choir ,
London Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
9.42 Chopin Fantasy in F minor. Op 49 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.55 Dvorak String Quintet in E flat. Op 97 Raphael Ensemble


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Soprano: Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Artist of the Week

A Christmas Selection:
Vladimir Ashkenazy
As a child, Vladimir Ashkenazy used to spend all his pocket money on concert tickets, indulging his passion for orchestral concerts. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about how, in his early thirties, he started conducting for fun. He has since been associated with major orchestras such as the Cleveland, the Philharmoma, the Concertgebouw and the Berlin
Symphony. The programme includes excerpts from symphonies by Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Repeat


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds.
4: The Nutcracker. The story of Tchaikovsky's ballet was suggested to him by the choreographer Marius Petipa and based on a story by ETA Hoffmann. The action takes place at a party on Christmas Eve, where the mysterious Herr Drosselmayer arrives with presents for the children Clara and Fritz. Clara is given the Nutcracker, who comes alive in her dreams, defeats the Mouse King in battle and sweeps her off to his magic Kingdom of Sweets ruled over by the Sugar Plum Fairy. There she and the Nutcracker (now a handsome pnnce) are lavishly entertained. Music is performed by the LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Marius Petipa
Unknown: Herr Drosselmayer
Conductor: Charles MacKerras.

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

"During the 20 years I played the organ at the Madeleine. I improvised constantly, giving my fancy the widest range. That was one of the joys of life But there was a tradition that I was a severe, austere musician ..."
With David Byers.
Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Gillian Weir (organ), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Oboe Sonata in D. Op 166
Nicholas Daniel , Julius Drake (piano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Julius Drake

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Lucie Skeaping introduces a week of BBC invitation concerts from historic venues in Kent and Sussex.
4: Sophie Yates and Richard Egarr perform Baroque keyboard works on the historic instruments of Finchcocks in Goudhurst, Kent. JC Bach Duet in F. Op 18 No 6
JS Bach Toccata in E minor. BWV914
Soler Concerto in G
WF Bach Sonata in F. F10


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Richard Egarr

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Wayne Marshall (piano)
Gershwin Cuban Overture; Piano
Concerto in F: Suite: Catfish Row
(Porgy and Bess); Rhapsody No 2; Walking the Dog (Film music: Shall We Dance); An American in Paris


Piano: Wayne Marshall

: Mozart Voices

The third of four programmes in which Michael Oliver talks to leading performers of Mozart's operatic roles about the technical, stylistic and interpretative challenges this music presents, illustrated with recordings from the past and present. His guest in this programme is Joan Rodgers.


Talks: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Joan Rodgers.

: Music to Die For

Eight contemporary novelists mark their responses to a single moment in classical music with a specially commissioned piece of writing. 7: Anne Fine on Bach preludes.


Unknown: Anne Fine

: A Medieval Christmas

Music for Christmas past and present.

: Music Rooms

In this ninth programme, Natalie Wheen encounters an energetic presence near a north London swimming pool.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Discovering Music

with Leonard Slatkin
Ten programmes in which conductor Leonard Slatkin and the BBC
Philharmonic bring a fresh approach to listening to music.
9: This programme looks at interpretation - how the performer deals with music. Is adagio the same speed it was 50 years ago? Does the note F sound the same as it did
200 years ago? And how do performers cope when the composer leaves two different editions of the same piece, as Rossini did with his overture The Thieving Magpie?
Leonard Slatkin compares versions of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2, muses on the importance of getting the proportions right within a piece, and is joined by the BBCPO to play Elgar's Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin

: Cabaret Cocktails

The third of four programmes in which Robert Cushman introduces classic cabaret recordings.


Introduces: Robert Cushman

: Performance on 3

From the BBC Proms 1998
Another chance to hear nine of the most memorable concerts of the 1998 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
8: Prom 60, given on 3 September, featured one of the great world orchestras playing Mahler's titanic fifth symphony and a major new work by Birtwistle commissioned for
Chicago. It is based on the idea of discontinuous time and takes the moment just before midnight as a point of departure into a new world. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Birtwistle Exody
Mahler Symphony No 5 Repeat


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Postscript

The Shakespeare Trade
Peter Holland talks to ten Shakespeare experts about the Bard today.
4: Queer Shakespeare? Bruce Smith and Alan Sinfield discuss gay interpretations of The Merchant of Venice.


Talks: Peter Holland
Unknown: Bruce Smith
Unknown: Alan Sinfield

: Schubert Songs

Some favourite Schubert songs in a performance from the 1998 Schwetzingen Festival. Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Rastlose Liebe ; Erster Verlust ;
Suleika 1; Set Mir Gegrusst. D741; Dass Sie Hier Gewesen ; Du Bist die Ruh; Lachen und Weinen; Geheimes; An den Mond. D296: Klarchens Lied;


Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Piano: Rastlose Liebe
Piano: Erster Verlust
Unknown: Dass Sie Hier Gewesen

: The Harmonic Series

8: Adrian Jack samples the Neapolitan Sixth.
Next programme tomorrow 12.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Six programmes in which
Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings - some familiar. some less well known.
6: Clowns. A tribute to some musical comedy people who really were comic - and musical as well: Fanny Brice , Zero Mostel, Bob Hope ,
Martha Raye , Sid Caesar and others


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Martha Raye
Unknown: Sid Caesar

: New Year Jazz on 3

As the year draws to a close, Jazz on 3 presents highlights of the first 36 weeks of the show, featuring the picK of I ive contemporary jazz recorded in Britain and the USA. Tonight, there is another chance to hear excerpts from some of the most popular broadcasts, including Dave Holland , John Scofield , Michael Brecker ,
Kenny Wheeler , Geoff Keezer , Paul Motian and Nils Petter Molvaer.


Unknown: Dave Holland
Unknown: John Scofield
Unknown: Michael Brecker
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Unknown: Geoff Keezer
Unknown: Paul Motian
Unknown: Nils Petter Molvaer.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti , Mario Brunello (cello)
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Milhaud Cello Concerto No 2
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
2.10 Uszt Piano Sonata in 6 minor
Richard Raymond
3.35 Prokofiev Symphony No 7
Metropolitan Orchestra/Agnes Grossmann
4.30 Chopin Andante Sptanato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Janina Fialkowska , Kitchener-WaterloO
Symphony Orchestra/Raffi Armenian
5.05 Brahms Piano Trio In B, Op 8 Andrea Pecolo (violin),
Giuseppe Barutti (cello),
Elisabetta Bocchese (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Cello: Mario Brunello
Unknown: Richard Raymond
Unknown: Grande Polonaise Brillante
Unknown: Janina Fialkowska
Violin: Andrea Pecolo
Cello: Giuseppe Barutti
Piano: Elisabetta Bocchese

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