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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
6.35 Gounod Little Symphony for Wind
Instruments Members of the St Paul CO, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.00 Corrette Concerto Comique No 25 in G minor (Les Sauvages et la Furstemburg) Musica Antiqua , Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
7.35 Dvorak Suite in A, Op 98b (American) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Antal Dorati
8.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Richard Goode
8.45 Gluck Overture: Iphigenie enAulide Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer


Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Director: Dvorak Suite
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Richard Goode
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

With Donald Macleod. The pianist
Clara Haskil once remarked of Dinu Lipatti , "Why must you have so much talent and I so little - is this justice on earth?" This morning's programme of outstanding recordings of Mozart's chamber music features the Gran
Partita for 13 wind instruments played by members of the Vienna Philharmonic under Wilhelm Furtwangler , the "Dissonance" quartet and Dinu Lipatti 's poignant interpretation of the Piano Sonata in A minor.
Gran Partita in B flat for 13 wind instruments, K361 (Adagio) Wind Soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance) Amadeus Quartet
Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 Dinu Lipatti


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Pianist: Clara Haskil
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti

: Work in Progress

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


Director: Monica Mason

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
10.14 Perotln Viderunt Omnes Fines Terrae
Early Music Consort of London, director David Munrow
10.29 Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 Evgeny Kissin


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Director: David Munrow
Unknown: Evgeny Kissin

: Morning Performance

Beethoven Symphonies
Christopher Cook introduces the continuing series of programmes this week featuring the Beethoven symphonies played on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances given earlierthis month. Symphony No 5 in C minor Conductor Ivan Fischer
Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) Conductor Charles Mackerras
Symphony No 7 in A
Conductor Roger Norrington


Introduces: Christopher Cook
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces another concert in the series from London's Temple Church, given earlierthis month. The
Italian group Acantus make their UK debut in music from late medieval Italy.


Introduces: Chris de Souza

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Conductor Edward Downes
Roussel Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No 1 Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Martin Roscoe , conductor Jac van Steen
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Roussel Bacchus
Conductor: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Jac van Steen

: Choral Evensong

Service of the Century. Choral Evensong is the longest-running outside broadcast in the history of broadcasting. Since the first wireless relay was heard from Westminster Abbey in 1926, Choral Evensong broadcasts have maintained their special place through the years of world war and through the turbulent years leading to the end of the century. Today's service is a composite of broadcasts from cathedrals and chapels recorded earlier this century, with material from the National Sound Archive of the British Library and the BBC's own archives.

: Christmas Collection

An uninterrupted selection of Christmas music through the ages.

: The Blue Peter Guide to the Orchestra

8: Variations, Canons and Fugues. If you've got a tune in your head, what can you do with it to make a longer piece of music? Konnie Huq finds out from composer
Bill Connor , who explains how he took the Blue Petersignature tune and wrote some Blue Peter Variants for the BBC Philharmonic.
He also describes how Benjamin Britten used a tune by an earlier composer as the basis for The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, subtitled Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell.


Music: Konnie Huq
Unknown: Bill Connor
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week Christmas Encore

Another chance to hear Joan Bakewell 's s interview with baritone Bryn Terfel. (R)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Living with Glorious John

3: The Halle Years. John Barbirolli turned the Halle Orchestra from a good provincial band into an orchestra capable of greatness. A pioneer of the Mahler revival, Barbirolli also introduced his orchestra and audiences to the latest works by contemporaries like Vaughan Williams - and to outstanding artists like Kathleen Ferrier and Janet Baker.


Unknown: Halle Years.
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Janet Baker.

: Performance on 3

Birth of the Blues. Kim Criswell, Wayne Marshall and the Blues Band trace the history of the blues through songs made famous by such legends as Bessie Smith , Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington - a concert given earlier this year at the Talk of the Town during the BOC Covent Garden Festival. With Kim Criswell (vocals), Wayne Marshall (piano), Paul Davies (drums), Chris Rodell (double bass/electric bass), Mark Crooks (tenor saxophone/clarinet) and Dave Prizeman (trumpet).


Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Billie Holiday
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Piano: Wayne Marshall
Piano: Paul Davies
Unknown: Chris Rodell
Unknown: Dave Prizeman

: Nature's Alchemists

3: Tequila. Andrew Jefford visits the most primitive distillery he has ever seen to discover what varieties of flavours tequila maker Carols Camarena can conjure from the blue agave- a large succulent plant.


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Fou Ts'Ong

A performance by pianist Fou Ts'Ong. Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K39 7 Schubert Piano Sonata in D, D850 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 Chopin Etudes, Op 10 (R)

: Jazz Notes

We Love You Madly
More from the Stan Tracey Big Band in concert at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker) 12.20 Poulenc, orch Berkeley Flute Sonata 12.35 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks (arr for two pianos) 12.50 Champagne Danse Villageoise 1.00 Strauss Death and Transfiguration Tchakovsky SymphonyAto 5 in Em/norStrauss Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)
2.20 Bruckner Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Iste 2.30 Mahler Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) 3.55 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks 4.20
Montsalvatge Concierto Breve 4.40 Verdi Per Me Giunto (Don Carlos ) 5.00 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F5.30 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op 56a 5.55 Marais Allemande (Pieces de Viole, Book 5)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Waltz
Unknown: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Unknown: Strauss Death
Unknown: Handel Music
Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: Marais Allemande

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