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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes makes a gentle start to the new year with the Prelude from Wagner's opera Lohengrin at
6.00. Other music includes before
7.00 Beethoven's Grosse Fuge ; at
7.30 Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht for string sextet; and before 8.00 the closing trio and duet from Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Grosse Fuge

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.07 Bach Concerto in D minor for
Oboe and Violin, BWV1060
Leon Goossens (oboe), Bath Festival Orchestra, director Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
9.23 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.31 Arnold Overture: Tam O'Shanter
Scottish National Orchestra. conductor Alexander Gibson
9.40 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.51 Respighi Pines of Rome Cleveland Orchestra. conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu
Piano: Murray Perahia
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: The New Year's DayConcert

From the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. Brian
Kay introduces the Vienna
Philharmonic's traditional New Year concert of music by the Strauss family. This year's guest conductor is the orchestra's old friend,
Lorin Maazel , and their programme has a special double-anniversary fizz to it: the father of the Strauss dynasty, Johann the elder, died 150 years ago in 1849; and his famous son, waltz king Johann the younger, died exactly 100 years ago. There will be plenty of old favourites: the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, the Thunder and Lightning Polka, and waltzes like Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube. And once or twice
Lorin Maazel will take up his violin and join in - as in Johann the elder's waltz tribute to another great
19th-century musician, the devilish violin virtuoso Paganini.
10.50 Naked Beauties
The first of two interval programmes in which Andrew Jefford examines the handmade cigar - cultural icon and nineties phenomenon. He travels to Cuba, one of the world's last bastions of communism, to find out how these symbols of capitalist success are made. And he explores the pleasures and pains to be derived from their smoke.
Second programme tomorrow 7.25pm
11.15 Concert, part 2
Second part of concert also on BBC2


Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Telemann

Sonata in A minor for Recorder,
Violin and Continuo (Essercizii Musici) Palladian Ensemble

: The Harmonic Series

9: Adrian Jack accumulates added-note chords.
Next programme 3.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Lucie Skeaping introduces a week of BBC invitation concerts from historic venues in Kent and Sussex.
5: The Cardinall's Musick, director
Andrew Carwood , perform splendours of English choral music written for the 16th-century dukes of Arundel. From the Church of St Nicholas, Arundel.
Nicholas Sturgeon Salve Mater; Gloria Richard Blome Credo: Sanctus Walter Lambe Nesciens Mater
Nicholas Huchyn
Salve Regina Robert Fayrfax Eterne Laudis Lilium Nicholas Ludford Ave Cuius Conceptio


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Director: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: Gloria Richard Blome
Unknown: Nicholas Huchyn
Unknown: Nicholas Ludford

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Vernon Handley and Nicholas Braithwaite ,
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Copland Quiet City; Inscape; Old
American Songs (Set 1): Music for the Theater; Latin-American Sketches;
Suite: Billy the Kid; El Salon Mexico See also 6pm


Conductors: Vernon Handley
Conductors: Nicholas Braithwaite
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: El Salon Mexico

: The Harmonic Series

10: Adrian Jack 's grand tour continues with Italian, French and German sixths. Next programme 11.20pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Mozart Voices

Concluding the series 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 Thomas Allen.


Talks: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Thomas Allen.

: Music to Die For

To end the series,
Jeanette Winterson responds to Strauss's Act 3 Trio from Der Rosenkavalier.


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson

: A Medieval Christmas

Music for Christmas past and present.

: Music Rooms

Concluding the series. Has Natalie Wheen lost her marbles in Stoke Newington ? Or is it just a new year resolution?


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Stoke Newington

: Discovering Music

with Leonard Slatkin
Ten programmes in which conductor Leonard Slatkin and the BBC
Philharmonic bring a fresh approach to listening to music.
In this final programme, inspired by Aaron Copland 's book What to Listen for in Music, he takes the pain out of getting your ears round something unfamiliar with a look at what to listen for in new music: not just modern compositions, but anything - even a Haydn symphony you have never heard before. He is joined by the BBC Philharmonic to perform a piece that only a handful of people have heard so far - Bolcom's
Symphony No 6.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Aaron Copland

: Cabaret Cocktails

The last 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.
9: Prom 35, given on 14 August, featured Harrison Birtwistle 's The
Triumph of Time. Like some enormous procession or tableau, the work, inspired by Diirer, teems with musical events. All of human life also passes by in Beethoven's monumental ninth symphony - its choral finale rejoicing in universal freedom is still a political challenge to today's world.
Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo), Philip Langridge
(tenor), Willard White (bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Blrtwlstle The Triumph of Time Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Repeat


Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Jadwiga Rappe
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Willard White
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Postscript

The Shakespeare Trade
Peter Holland talks to ten Shakespeare experts about the Bard today.
5: Global Shakespeare.
Terence Hawkes and Ania Loomba discuss the role of Shakespeare - and particularly The Tempest - in the postcolonial world.


Talks: Peter Holland
Unknown: Terence Hawkes
Unknown: Ania Loomba

: Yevgeni Kissin

Another chance to hear
Yevgeni Kissin 's phenomenal first solo recital at the 1997 BBC Proms, staged in the arena at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Kissin is an extraordinary young Russian pianist who attracts the attention and praise usually reserved for the starriest virtuosos of the past - like Liszt and Chopin themselves. Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52
Uszt Liebestraum No 3; Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op 27:
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 Plus encores by Chopin, Uszt,
Schubert and Beethoven. Repeat


Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Albert Hall

: The Harmonic Series

11: Adrian Jack changes colour at the prospect of enharmonics. Next programme tomorrow 1.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: And His MotherCalled Him Bill

Repeated from Boxing Day 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Bizet

For details see Christmas Day 12 noon

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Baroque church music for Christmas from the New World.
Psalms, motets and festive pieces by Padilla, Fernandes, Morales, Victoria, de Cristo and Guerrero, performed by La Colombina with Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano),
Claudio Cavina (alto), Josep Benet (tenor) and Josep Cabre (baritone)
2.10 Sibelius Masonic Ritual Music
Risto Saarman (tenor), Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.10 Granados Spanish Dances, Op 37 Angela Hewitt (piano)
4.05 Haydn Symphony No 11 in E flat Slovak RSO/Stefan Robl
4.45 Brahms Alto Rhapsody Mirjam Kalin (contralto), Slovenicum Chamber Choir, Consortium Classicum Choir,
Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih
5.35 Kodaly The Viennese Clock; Entrance of the Emperor and His
Courtiers (Hary Janos ) Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr
Soprano: Claudio Cavina
Tenor: Josep Benet
Tenor: Josep Cabre
Tenor: Risto Saarman
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Contralto: Mirjam Kalin
Unknown: Hary Janos
Conductor: Andrew Davis

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