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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson , including:
Schubert Overture in D (In the Italian Style) Dresden Staatskapelle, director Wolfgang Sawallisch
6.40 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op 17 Michel Garcin-Marrou (natural horn), Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
7.00 Goldschmidt Overture: The Comedy of Errors City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
7.35 Bax November Woods
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
8.00 Nicolal Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Vienna Philarmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.50 Elgar The Starlight Express (excerpts) Alison Hagley (soprano), Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Director: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Michel Garcin-Marrou
Horn: Melvyn Tan
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Soprano: Alison Hagley
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor is joined by Geoffrey Smith , Lucie Skeaping and Stephen Johnson to celebrate the Christmas season with a roundup of this year's best recordings.
10.15 lain Burnside reviews Christmas CD releases, including an album called Home for Christmas from Swedish mezzo Anne
Sofie von Otter and a festive album,
Precious, from cult Japanese countertenor Yoshikazu Mera.
11.35 Listeners' Choice: the presenters pick three listeners' Discs of the Year out of a hat for a record token prize. Producers Clive Portbury and Andrew Lyle
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: [address removed]
DISC DETAILS: call the Radio 3 Information Une on [number removed] or consult CEEFAX, BBC1. page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Yoshikazu Mera.
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Andrew Lyle

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest today is historian Simon Schama , professor of art history and history at Columbia University in New York. His publications include The
Embarrassment of Riches, Landscape and Memory and the recently published
Rembrandt's Eyes, and next year he will present a 16-part television series on the history of Britain. His musical choices range from a flute concerto by Vivaldi, an impromptu by Schubert and operatic excerpts by Verdi and Janacek to Dinah Washington singing Rodgers and Hart's Manhattan and a South American song in praise of coffee.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson
Repeated Sunday 2nd January at 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Simon Schama
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

With Stephanie Hughes. Another chance to hear Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall. Augustin Dumay (violin), Claire-Marie le Guay (piano)
Schumann Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105
Ravel Tzigane
Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 (R)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Claire-Marie Le Guay

: Listeners' Choice

With Humphrey Carpenter , including: Binge The Watermill
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Handel Suite in F, HWV348 (Water Music) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton
Koopman Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer Choirof New College, Oxford. director Edward Higginbottom
Producer Christina Pritchard. ADDRESS: Listeners' Choice. BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Conductor: Handel Suite
Unknown: Koopman Mendelssohn
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Producer: Christina Pritchard.

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey.
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London, W1A4WW FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey.

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz. 51: Technique: a Barrier to Feeling, or the Point of Jazz? Starting from a basis of instrumental virtuosity unknown to previous generations, do today's players speak before they can think? Producer David Perry


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: David Perry

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: Tristan and Isolde
The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a new production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde- a legendary Celtic tale of the superiority of love over all human law. Wagner said of his opera, "Since I have never enjoyed the real happiness of love in my life, I want to erect another monument to this most beautiful of dreams in which love will be properly satiated from beginning to end." The love between
Cornish knight Tristan and Irish princess Isolde is made even stronger by a love potion. But Isolde is promised to another, and the lovers can only be united in death.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New York
Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine Act
6.55 Wonderful Town In the series of conversations with figures of the New York music scene, Miles Ward goes to Broadway.
7.25 Act 2
8.45 The Met Opera Quiz William Livingstone puts listeners' questions to John Ardoin , Ben Cameron and Linda Fairtile.
9.15 Act 3
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide call the BBC Information Line on [number removed]


Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Miles Ward
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Ben Cameron
Unknown: Linda Fairtile.
Isolde: Jane Eagten (soprano)
Tristan: Ben Heppner (tenor)
Brangane: Katarina Dalayman (soprano)
Kurwenal: Hans-Joachim Ketelsen (baritone)
King Marke Rene: Pape (bass)
Melot Brian: Davies (tenor)
Shepherd Mark: Schowalter (tenor)
Sailor Anthony Dean: Griffey (tenor)
Helmsman James: Courtney (bass)

: Killing Time

Written and performed by Simon Armitage. Killing Time is a 1,000-line poem in 12 sections, based loosely around news events of the last 12 months and their connections with the past 1,000 years of history. The poem explores the idea of the millennium as both fact and fiction, exploring the divisions of east and west, the old and the new, religion and science, and war and peace. At the end of the bloodiest century known to mankind, the poem does not swerve from its responsibilities to address global political issues. But on the eve of the biggest party ever, it also celebrates the past 1,000 years. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Simon Armitage.
Director: Kate Rowland

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson introduces a session from the David Murray Big Band, recorded last month at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague. Avant-garde saxophonist
David Murray leads a tentet playing his own arrangements of the obscure works of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The big band features Hilton Ruiz (piano), James Newton (flute), Hamiet Bluiett (sax) and Andrew Cyrille (drums). Producer Steve Shepherd


Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: Billy Strayhorn.
Piano: Hilton Ruiz
Piano: James Newton
Piano: Andrew Cyrille
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. 1.00 Kanchell V& V
Part Tabula Rasa Vivaldi The Four
Seasons Piazzolla The Four Seasons 2.45
Praetorius In Dulci Jubilo Rung Chime, You Bells 2.50 Mozart String Quartet in D,
K5 75 3.15 Elgar, transcr Lemare Pomp and Circumstance March No 13.30 Britten
Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
3.55 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 10 No 14.15 Kuula The Son of the Slave 4.45 Torelli Christmas Concerto, Op 8 No 64.55Tromboncino Noi.Peccando
Altri Ch 'el Core 5.05 Roussakis Mi et Fa
5.15 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A 5.40
Falla, arr Piatigorsky Ritual Fire Dance (El Amor Brujo) Klami Helsinki March


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Frank Bridge

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