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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Ravel Une Barque surl'Ocean (Miroirs)
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
6.15 Handel Nisi Dominus HWV238 Choir of Westminster Abbey/Simon Preston
7.20 Mozart Piano Trio in B flat, K502 Beaux Arts Trio
7.50 Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70 Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)
8.05 Debussy Petite Suite Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff (pianos)
8.30 Dvorak Slavonic Rhapsody, Op45 No 3 in A flat Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Handel Nisi Dominus
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Pianos: Michel Beroff

: Composer of the Week: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

With Donald Macleod.
As the century draws to a close Donald Macleod begins his survey of Mozart's life and work through the lens of a century of great recordings. Today he investigates Mozart's symphonic writing.

Symphony No 1 in E flat Berlin PO, conductor Karl Bohm
Symphony No 29 in A Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
Symphony No 35 in D (Haffner) (1st mvt) BBC SO, conductor Arturo Toscanini
Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) (Finale) London Classical Players/Roger Norrington
Producer Lyndon Jones


Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

The Royal Ballet's assistant director,
Monica Mason , describes the company's return to its new premises at Covent
Garden and the seasonal arrival of The
Nutcracker. Producer Richard Bannerman


Director: Monica Mason
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring Chopin sonatas and ballades and early music performances by David Munrow.
Lennox Berkeley Serenade for Strings, Op 12 LPO, conducted by the Composer
10.20 Chopin Piano Sonata NolinC minor, Op 4 Vladimir Ashkenazy
10.45 Susato Dances from the Dansereye Early Music Consort of London, director David Munrow
10.58 Falla Ballet: ElAmorBrujo Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: David Munrow.
Unknown: Susato Dances
Director: David Munrow
Unknown: Huguette Tourangeau
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Morning Performance

I Beethoven Symphonies. This week's programmes feature some of the greatest and most influential music ever written - the nine symphonies of Beethoven, played by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. This is a chance to hear the symphonies performed using instruments and playing techniques of Beethoven's time. Plus a rare chance to hear one of Beethoven's early concert arias. Christopher Cook presents the programme in conversation with Sir Roger Norrington and Ivan Fischer. Symphony No 1 in C
Conductor Roger Norrington
Primo Amore Piacer del Ciel, Wo 092 Lynne Dawson (soprano), conductor Frans Bruggen Symphony No 2 in D Conductor Ivan Fischer Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Ivan Fischer.
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents the first of five concerts for the Christmas season, given last month at the 12th-century Temple Church in London. The Tallis Scholars under Peter Phillips perform music by Tallis, including his mass Puer Natus Est.


Unknown: Chris Desouza
Unknown: Peter Phillips

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Charles Hazlewood ,
Vernon Handley , Jun'ichi Hirokami and Justin Brown Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments Copland Three Latin American Sketches; Suite: Billy the Kid
Barber Piano Concerto Leon McCawley
, Copland Orchestral Variations
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)


Conductors: Charles Hazlewood
Conductors: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Leon McCawley

: Voices

Thomas Allen 's Voices. Another chance to hear Thomas Allen talking about the singers who have influenced him. This programme focuses on classical singers, including Peter Pears , Charles Craig , Lisa Delia Casa, Marti Talvela and Victoria de los Angeles. See also tomorrow 4pm (R)


Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Charles Craig
Unknown: Lisa Delia

: Christmas Collection

An uninterrupted selection of Christmas music through the ages.

: The Blue Peter Guide to the Orchestra

6: The Multifaceted Orchestra. Konnie Huq and the BBC Philharmonic explore some of the things orchestras can do, from making pictures in your head to creating different moods. Two celebrity guests join the programme today. Vet Trude Mostue chooses one of her favourite pieces of music and Otis the Aardvark makes his debut as the cuckoo in Leopold Mozart 's Toy Symphony.


Presenter: Konnie Huq
Guest: Trude Mostue

: Artist of the Week Christmas Encore

Another chance to hear Joan Bakewell 's interview with mezzo Dame Janet Baker. (R)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Dame Janet Baker.

: Living with Glorious John: 1: Mr Barkworth Goes to New York

Four programmes this week remembering the great conductor John Barbirolli.

The oboist Evelyn Rothwell first met John Barbirolli in 1931. She was 20 and he was auditioning her for a job. By the end of the decade, he was principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic and she was his wife.


Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: The Coward Centenary: Performance on 3

A new performing version of After the Ball, Noel Coward's operette based on Oscar Wilde's Lady Windemere's Fan, recorded earlier this year at London's Peacock theatre as part of the BOC Covent Garden Festival. The music has been painstakingly restored by John McGlinn.
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John McGlinn
Chorus/Duchess of Berwick Penelope Keith
Director Paul Curran.
Original orchestrations by Phil Green with additional orchestrations by Barry Day.


Unknown: John McGlinn.
Conductor: John McGlinn
Director: Paul Curran.
Unknown: Phil Green
Unknown: Barry Day.
Lady Plymdale: Rosie Ashe
Lady Stutfield: Fiona Kimm
Lady Jedburgh: Frances McCafferty
Mr Dumby: Christopher Saunders
Mr Cecil Graham: Tom McVeigh
Lord Augustus: Gordon Sandison
Lord Windemere: Eric Roberts
LadyWindemere: Linda Kitchen
Mr Hopper: George Dvorsky
Lord Darlington: Karl Daymond
Lady Agatha: Nina Young
Mrs Erlynne: Marie McLaughlin

: Nature's Alchemist: 1: Burgundy

First of four programmes this week in which Andrew Jefford looks at some of the people who make just a few of the world's most intriguing drinks.
Wine-maker Dominique Lafon reveals the secrets of terroir and vinification.


Presenter: Andrew Jefford
Interviewee: Dominique Lafon
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Joachim Piano Trio

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 (R)

: Jazz Notes

We Love You Madly
A celebration of Duke Ellington by the Stan Tracey Big Band recorded in May 1999 at the London's South Bank Centre's Ellington Centenary weekend. Producer Terry Carter


Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Beethoven Variations on a Swiss Song, Wo064 12.25 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 11.00
Beethoven Variations on "God Save the King", WoO 78; Variations on "La Stessa , la Stessissima", Wo073; Variations, Op34; Eroica Variations, Op 35 2.05
Boris Papandopulo Trio Sonata 2.20 Brahms, orch Schoenberg Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25 3.05 Jan Van Gilse Trio 3.25 Rossum Violin Concerto 4.10 Szymanowski Piano Sonata No 1 5.00 Beethoven
Variations on "Quant' EPiuBello", Wo069; Ah! Perfido, Op 65 5.25 Mendelssohn
Scherzo (Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49) 5.35 Gordon Jacob Trombone Concerto


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Beethoven Variations
Unknown: La Stessa
Unknown: Boris Papandopulo
Unknown: Jan van Gilse
Unknown: Gordon Jacob Trombone

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