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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.05 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331 Claudio Arrau
6.40 Eigar Introduction and Allegro, Op 4 LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
7.00 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets, RV537Crispian Steele-Perkins and Michael Meekes , City of London Sinfonia, director Nicholas Kraemer
7.30 Ravel Piano Trio
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin), Philippe Muller (cello), Jacques Rouvier (piano)
8.00 Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
8.40 Rutter Gloria Cambridge Singers, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Michael Meekes
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Violin: Philippe Muller
Piano: Jacques Rouvier
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

With Donald Macleod. Mozart once remarked, "I like an aria to fit a singer as a well-tailored suit of clothes." Since then great singers have been eager to try those clothes on, and in today's programme Donald Macleod listens to some of the great voices of the last 100 years, whose recordings have become classics of the catalogue. With contributions from Nellie Melba, Richard Tauber, Rita Streich, Fritz Wunderlich, Cecilia Bartoli and others, in performances from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Idomeneo and Cosi Fan Tutte.


Presenter: Donald MacLeod

: 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.
Chopin Ballades: No 1 in G minor, Op 23; No 2 in F, Op 38
Artur Rubinstein (piano) 10.23 Mouton Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum
Ghizeghem De Tous Bien Plaine
Anon Inviolata , Integra el Casia Es, Maria Early Music Consort of London, conductor David Munrow
10.44 Chopin Ballades: No 3 in A flat, Op 4 7; No 4 in Fminor, Op 52 Artur Rubinstein (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Anon Inviolata
Conductor: David Munrow
Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: Morning Performance: Beethoven Symphonies

Christopher Cook presents the last in the series of Beethoven symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Ah! Perfido, Op 65
Christine Brewer (soprano), conductor Ivan Fischer
Symphony No 8 in F
Conductor Frans Bruggen
Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto), Paul Charles Clarke (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus, conductor Simon Rattle


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Soprano: Christine Brewer
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Soprano: Rosemary Joshua
Contralto: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Paul Charles Clarke
Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Presented by Chris deSouza. Another concert in the seasonal series from the Temple Church in London, given earlier this month. Stephen Cleobury directs the world-famous choir of King's College, Cambridge, in Renaissance music by Victoria, Lassus and Palestrina and in more recent works by Peter Maxwell Davies and Thomas Ades.


Presented By: Chris Desouza.
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Thomas Ades.

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Takuo Yuasa , Thierry Fischer and Charles Hazlewood
Haydn Symphony No 99 in Eflat
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Kurt Nikkanen (violin)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1 in C minor Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella


Conductors: Takuo Yuasa
Conductors: Thierry Fischer
Conductors: Charles Hazlewood
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen

: The Piano

Great Pianists of the Century
Today's programme includes performances by Myra Hess , Clara Haskil , John Ogdon , Solomon and Krystian Zimerman.


Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Clara Haskil
Unknown: John Ogdon
Unknown: Krystian Zimerman.

: Christmas Collection

An uninterrupted selection of Christmas music through the ages.

: The Blue Peter Guide to the Orchestra

9: The Complete Work. Konnie Huq introduces the final programme in the series, which culminates in a complete performance by the BBC Philharmonic of Benjamin Britten 's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. If you have been following the series you will be able to hearthe various sections of the orchestra and listen to the different ways Britten has treated melody, rhythm and orchestral colour.


Introduces: Konnie Huq
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week Christmas Encore

Another chance to hear Joan Bakewell 's interview with Ivo Pogorelich , the Yugoslavian pianist who became famous when he was eliminated from the 1980 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw before the final round. Half the jury resigned in protest. (R)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Ivo Pogorelich

: Living with Glorious John

4: Conductor Emeritus
By the 1960s, John Barbirolli was free to work where and how he wished. Lady
Barbirolli recalls the pleasure he obtained from conducting opera once again - recording Madama Butterlyand Otellofrom working in places as far afield as Houston and Berlin, and from helping to develop the talents of young artists like Jacqueline Du Pre. The conductor known as "Glorious John"-somethingofa workaholic who kept depression at bay by non-stop activity- died on 29 July 1970.


Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre.

: Performance on 3

Broadway Baby
Kim Criswell , featured artist in this year's BOC Covent Garden Festival, presents a celebration of Broadway musicals. With conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall and the BBC Concert Orchestra she performs excerpts from Richard Rodgers 's
Oklahoma!, The King and I, Manhattan and The Sound of Music, George Gershwin 's Girl Crazy, Leonard Bernstein 's Trouble in Taihiti and Stephen Sondheim 's A Little Night Music and Follies.


Unknown: Kim Criswell
Pianist: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Music: George Gershwin
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim

: Nature's Alchemists

4: Chartreuse. Andrew Jefford fails to get any of the silent Carthusian monks to reveal the secrets behind their 350-year-old elixir and the world's most complex liqueur. He does, however, track down a possible supplier of a few of the 130 natural ingredients they are thought to use.


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Dvorak and Brahms

Delme Quartet: Galina Solodchin and John Trusler (violins), John Underwood (viola), Jonathan Williams (cello)
Dvorak String Quartet in D minor, Op 34
Brahms String Quartet in A, Op 51 No 2 (R)


Unknown: Galina Solodchin
Violins: John Trusler
Violins: John Underwood
Cello: Jonathan Williams

: Jazz Notes

We Love You Madly
Alyn Shipton presents the final part of Stan Tracey 's Big Band concert celebrating this year's Duke Ellington centenary.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Stan Tracey

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Purcell .
Overture: KingArthurl2.20 Gesualdo, arr Peter Maxwell Davies Motets: Peccantem
Me Quotidie; 0 Vos Omnes 12.30 Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat 12.45
Franco Tanodi Knot 1.00 Messiaen Eclairs sur
I'Au-dela 2.00 Ligeti Night and Morning
2.15 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor2.35 Mozart Davidde Penitente ,
K4693.25 Spohr Nocturne in C, Op 343.55 Vaino Raitio Ballet Music: Waterspout4.30 Henri Sauguet Les Forains 5.05 Poulenc Sinfonietta 5.35 Arensky Suite No 2
(Silhouettes) 5.55 Britten A New Year Carol


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Franco Tanodi
Unknown: Mozart Davidde Penitente
Unknown: Spohr Nocturne
Unknown: Vaino Raitio

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