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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rutter What Sweeter Music
Clare College Choir, conductor Tim Brown
6.30 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Maxim Vengerov , Itamar Golan (piano)
7.00 Handel Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest, HWV258
Choir of Westminster Abbey, English Concert, conductor Simon Preston
7.10 Sullivan Cello Concerto in D
Julian Lloyd Webber , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.00 Dellus Winternacht
RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.45 Sibelius Karelia Suite Philharmonia
Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Conductor: Tim Brown
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Simon Preston
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

With Donald Macleod.
Rachmaninov's strenous concert tours meant that he had little time to compose, but during the summer of 1935 he produced his final symphony. Serenade, Op 3 No 5 The Composer (piano)
Symphony No 3 in A minor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Prelude in C sharp minor (arr for two pianos) John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas (pianos)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Pianos: John Ogdon
Pianos: Brenda Lucas

: Work In Progress

Stephen Cleobury , director of music at
King's College, Cambridge, prepares this year's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.


Unknown: Stephen Cleobury

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Uszt Gnomenreigen John Ogdon (piano)
10.08 Duparc Extase ; Le Manoirde Rosamunde; Serenade Florentine
Sarah Walker (mezzo), Thomas Allen (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
10.17 Adam Giselle (Act 1)
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
10.55 Busoni Fantasia Contrappuntistica John Ogdon (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: John Ogdon
Piano: Duparc Extase
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Baritone: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Busoni Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Piano: John Ogdon

: Morning Performance

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 1999 Lucie Skeaping presents a recital given at St John's, Smith Square, in June.
Elisabeth Scholl (soprano), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), St James 's Baroque Players, director Harry Bicket
Handel Overture and Menuet; Dove Sei , Amato Bene!; lo T'Abbraccio (Rodelinda); Concerto Grosso in A, Op 6 No 11;
Mio Caro Bene !; Vivi, Tiranno (Rodelinda); Tutto Puo Donna Vezzosa; Piangero la Sorta Mia; Aure, Deh, per Pieta; Carol Bella ! Piu Amabile Belta (Giulio Cesare )


Music: Lucie Skeaping
Soprano: Elisabeth Scholl
Soprano: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: St James
Director: Harry Bicket
Unknown: Dove Sei
Unknown: Mio Caro Bene
Unknown: Carol Bella
Unknown: Giulio Cesare

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given in June at this year's
Aldeburgh Festival. Skampa Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
Smetana String Quartet No 2 in D minor (R)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Bridge Suite: The Sea
Britten Les Illuminations
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) Britten Men of Goodwill
Walton Cello Concerto
Julian Lloyd Webber , conductor Rumon Gamba
Eigar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)


Conductor: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: The Piano

Great Pianists of the Century
The first of two programmes in which Piers Lane looks back at some of this century's great pianists. Today's programme includes performances by Josef Hoffman , Van Cliburn , Vladimir Sofronitsky and William Kapell. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Josef Hoffman
Unknown: Van Cliburn
Unknown: Vladimir Sofronitsky
Unknown: William Kapell.

: Christmas Collection

An uninterrupted selection of Christmas music through the ages.

: The Blue Peter Guide to the Orchestra

4: Brass. Konnie Huq meets the brass players of the BBC Philharmonic and finds which pieces really show off their instruments. Examples include
John Williams 's Star Wars March and Kodaly's Suite: HaryJanos. Plus Simon Thomas 's Instrument Fact File and a look at what
Britten wrote for brass in The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.


Unknown: Konnie Huq
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Simon Thomas

: Artist of the Week Christmas Encore

Gillian Weir. Joan Bakewell talks to the organist Gillian Weir. One of today's foremost artists, Gillian Weir is in demand not only as a performer but also as an adjudicator, lecturer, teacher, broadcaster and writer. Music in today's programme includes a complete performance of Stanford's Concert Piece. (R)


Unknown: Gillian Weir.
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Organist: Gillian Weir.
Artists: Gillian Weir

: Call Me Robbie

HC Robbins Landon talks to Ivan Hewett about the differences between French, Italian and German music and culture.


Talks: Hc Robbins Landon
Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Performance on 3: Side by Side... by Jerome Kern

A celebration of the musicals of Jerome Kern, starring Rebecca Caine, Marie McLaughlin, Jerry Hadley and George Dvorsky, held earlier this year at the Peacock Theatre in London as part of the BOC Covent Garden Festival.
Maida Vale Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John McGinn, director Paul Curran. Songs performed include Bill (Oh, Lady, Lady), Look for the Silver Lining (Sally), The Bullfrog Patrol (She's a Good Fellow), Make Believe (Show Boat), Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta), The Way You Look Tonight (Swing Time) and All the Things You Are (Very Warm for May).


Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Rebecca Caine
Unknown: Marie McLaughlin
Unknown: Jerry Hadley
Unknown: George Dvorsky
Unknown: Peacock Theatre
Conductor: John McGinn
Director: Paul Curran.

: Dear Joyce.... Dear Ginnie

4: 1948-52: Revue and Reviewing

: Vocal Cords and Strings

A selection of English songs from the 1920s with string accompaniment.
Vaughan Williams Merciless Beauty Philip Langridge (tenor),
Members of the Endellion Quartet
Bernard van Dieren Song (The Cenci); Rhapsodia Ludmilla Andrew (soprano), Emperor Quartet
Warlock S/eepJohn Mark Ainsley (tenor), Leo Phillips and Elizabeth Wexler (violins), Roger Chase (viola),
Christopher van Kampen (cello)


Tenor: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Bernard van Dieren
Soprano: Rhapsodia Ludmilla Andrew

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces works by Schnrttke and Gorecki, and traditional music from Russia and Poland.


Introduces: Verity Sharp

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to jazz pianist
Cyrus Chestnut about his career accompanying singer Betty Carter and his work on the Robert Altman film Kansas City. Rrst broadcast earlierthis year. (R)


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Cyrus Chestnut
Singer: Betty Carter
Unknown: Robert Altman

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Kuula Chanson sans Paroles, Op 22 No 1 12.10 Englund Violin Sonata
12.30 Kvemo Corpus Christi Carol "Missa Fidei Mysterii "12.50 Gershwin Piano
Preludes 1.00 Englund Suite: The White
Reindeer; Piano Concerto No 2; Symphony No 4 (Nostalgic) 2.05 Shostakovich Two Preludes and Fugues 2.20 Bach Violin
Sonata in G minor, BWV1001 2.35 Pekiel Missa Pulcherrima 3.05 Stradella Sinfonia in D minor3.15 Anon, 17th century Seven Sonatas 3.35 Glinka, reconstrShebalin Symphony on Two Russian Themes 3.45 Mozart, arr Danzi Duos from "Cosi Fan
Tutte" 3.55 Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien; Fantasiebilder, Op 264.20
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D4.45 Flurry Three Pieces 4.55 Tchaikovsky Chistmas Eve (Les Caprices d'Oxane) 5.00 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel 5.20 Eller Three Pieces
(Five Pieces for Strings) 5.35 Suk A Tale of Winter's Evening 5.50 Gould Windjammer


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kuula Chanson
Unknown: Fidei Mysterii
Unknown: Pekiel Missa Pulcherrima
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Unknown: Schumann Faschingsschwank

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