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: The Unfinished Symphony

To celebrate the dawn of a new millennium
Radio 3goes on a final tourthrough 2,000 years of western music from before plainchant right up to the year 2000. The Unfinished Symphonytraces the musical connections between one generation and another, between one piece and another, over the last 2,000 years. The programme unfolds according to a formula which allows 45 minutes for the first 500 years, increasing by five minutes a century, and reaching a total of one hour and 35 minutes for our own century.
Roderick Swanston , Geoffrey Smith and Georgina Born host 18 hours of music and discussion unfolding throughout the day, live from Broadcasting House in London. 1: A New Song
Meditating on the origins of music both sacred and profane, with the Rev Alan Walker.


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Georgina Born
Unknown: Alan Walker.

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.10 Bruch Romanze
! Gerard Causse (viola), Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
6.35 Haydn Piano Sonata in Eflat, HXVI 52 Sviatoslav Richter
7.00 Waldteufel The Skaters Waltz
' NBCSO, conductor Arturo Toscanini
7.35 Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.00 Soler Fandango
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
8.50 Suk Fantastic Scherzo, Op 25
Czech PO, conductor Charles Mackerras E-MAIL: morningon3@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bruch Romanze
Viola: Gerard Causse
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: AD 100-500

2: Golden Mouth, Tinkling Cymbal
Exploringthe earliest surviving pieces and traditions from Egypt, Milan and Gaul, and tracing their musical influences and legacy. With Ian Stewart ,
Jeremy Summerly , Mary Berry , Donald Greigand Valentine Cunningham.


Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Donald Greigand
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham.

: 500-1000

3: A Trope on the Daughter of Memory Questioning the theory of music as a branch of mathematics and recalling the practice of handing down the musical elements of the Mass by oral communication -from Gregorian chant to early polyphony in the Winchester Troper. Including Mozarabic and Old Roman chants forthe Eucharist. With
David Wulstan , Jonathan Thorpe and Adrian Jack.
7.30 Seventh Century
8.30 Eighth Century
8.35 Ninth Century
9.15 Tenth Century


Unknown: David Wulstan
Unknown: Jonathan Thorpe
Unknown: Adrian Jack.

: Composer of the Week: Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809) With Donald Macleod. Atthe age of 16 Haydn was homeless and unemployed in Vienna. It would be ten years before he found a permanentjob and anotherthree before he eventually began his association with the Esterhazy family. Symphony No 1 in D Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) (lstmvt)
I ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner i Baryton Trio No 64 in D : Esterhazy Baryton Trio
Symphony No 72 in D Hanover Band,
! director Roy Goodman Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Roy Goodman
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Work in Progress

With three major commissions in progress, writer AL Kennedy wrestles with the problem of creating characters for a television detective series, a musical comedy and a multimedia requiem. ProducerKateMrAll


Unknown: Al Kennedy

: 1000-1500

4: Divine Proportion in Imperfect Measure Looking at the development of musical notation that made it possible to construct vast and highly detailed edifices in sound - from Hlldegard of Bingen and Perotin of Paris to Ockeghem, Treasurer of of St. Martin of Tours, and measuring the inevitable consequences of writing music down. Including the songs of pilgrims to Rome, Compostela and Jerusalem, and music based on the popular L'Homme
Arme. Tours. With Christopher Cook , Mary Remnant , Daniel Leech-Wilkinson , Dermot Clinch , Margaret Bent , Bayan Northcott , John Butt and Julian Anderson.
10.50 12th Century
11.4513th Century
12.45 PM 14th Century
1.50 15th Century


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Mary Remnant
Unknown: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson
Unknown: Dermot Clinch
Unknown: Margaret Bent
Unknown: Bayan Northcott
Unknown: John Butt
Unknown: Julian Anderson.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring Berlioz
| orchestral works and songs, plus recordings conducted by Charles Munch . Berlioz Overture: Waverley
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
10.16 Michel de la Barre Suite XIII in D
(1722) Nancy Hadden (flute), Lynda Sayce (theorbo), Erin Headley (viola da gamba). Lucy Carolan (harpsichord)
10.26 Berlioz La MortdeCleopatre Jessye Norman (soprano), Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
10.50 Salnt-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Berj Zamkocjian (organ), Boston SO, conductor Charles Munch ProducerTonyCheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conducted By: Charles Munch
Conductor: Colin Davis
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Flute: Lynda Sayce
Viola: Erin Headley
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Berj Zamkocjian
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Morning Performance

Posh Folk
In five programmes this week Geoff Baskerville introduces music forthe concert hall inspired by music from various folk traditions. Today's works derive their inspiration from English folk music. Copland Hoedown (Rodeo)
! Hoist St Paul 's Suite
Grainger Mock Morris; Danish Folk Music Suite BT Scottish Ensemble, director Clio Gould (violin)
Traditional Fair Margaret and Sweet William; Gypsen Davy (collected in ' Tennessee and Virginia) Baltimore Consort
Copland Ballet: Appalachian Spring BT Scottish Ensemble/Clio Gould (violin)
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was, Op 90 BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Producer David McGuinness


Introduces: Geoff Baskerville
Unknown: St Paul
Violin: Clio Gould
Unknown: Gypsen Davy
Violin: Britten Suite
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: David McGuinness

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Chantal Juillet (violin), Pascal Roge (piano) Ravel Violin Sonata
Franck Violin Sonata in A


Violin: Pascal Roge

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione) Director Elizabeth Layton D'Albert Piano Concerto No 2 in E
Piers Lane, conductor Martyn Brabbins Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat Conductor Yoav Talmi


Director: Elizabeth Layton
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Yoav Talmi

: 1500-1800

5: Divisions above a Ground
Chronicling the legend of Orpheus and his lute on the operatic stage in music from the old world of Josquin des Prez, via
Palestrina, Monteverdi, Vivaldi and JS Bach to the turbulence of twentysomething Beethoven. Including examples of the instrumental In Nominefmm
John Tavemer 's model to the fantasias of Henry Purcell. With Michael Burden and Cyril Ehrlich.
4.1517th Century
5.3518th Century


Unknown: John Tavemer
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Unknown: Michael Burden
Unknown: Cyril Ehrlich.

: Opera in Action

Literary critic Peggy Reynolds explores the themes of some well known operas by ! composers as diverse as Mozart, Verdi, ; Puccini and Rossini. Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Chris Marshall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include pianist
Kathryn Stott and contralto Catherine Wyn -Rogers. Music includes at 5.35 Mozart's Violin Concerto No 2 in D, K211. played by GidonKremerwith the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; at
6.05 Poulenc's Sonata for horn, trombone and (rumpetplayed by Alan Civil (horn),
John Wilbruhan (trumpet) and John Iveson (trombone); and at 6.40 Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp performed by Aurele Nicolet (flute), Nobuko Imai (viola) and Naoko Yoshino (harp).
Producer Alan Hall. E.MAIL:in.tune@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Kathryn Stott
Contralto: Catherine Wyn
Conducted By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Played By: Alan Civil
Horn: John Wilbruhan
Horn: John Iveson
Flute: Nobuko Imai
Flute: Naoko Yoshino
Producer: Alan Hall.

: 1800

6: A Cycle of Fifths
Reflecting on the enjoyment of performance -from a swansong by Schubert to symphonies by Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms and Bruckner, and the revolutionary music-drama of Wagner.
Also including fugues and variations on the chromatic theme B.A. C.H. With
John Thornley , Anthony Payne and Lewis Foreman.


Unknown: John Thornley
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Lewis Foreman.

: Performance on 3

FromtheQueen Elizabeth Hall , London. Nicholas Daniel makes his London conducting debut and also directs John Woolrich 's s new oboe concerto.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Mozart Divertimento in D, K136
Ireland Minuet for strings (A Downland Suite)
Walton Passacaglia from Henry V FInzi Dies Natalis
8.40 Twenty Minutes: Keepers
The first of five programmes in which Tim Marlow talks to keepers, curators and museum directors on site, surrounded by the objects in their care.
1: Dr Irving Finkel , assistant keeper of Western Asiatic antiquities at the British Museum, whose collection includes
120,000 clay tablets with inscriptions from the Sumerian and Babylonian civilisations.
9.00 John Woolrich A Litany (first London performance)
Strauss Metamorphosen


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: John Woolrich
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Walton Passacaglia
Talks: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel
Unknown: John Woolrich

: A Stitch In Time

"What then, is time? If no one asks me, know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks me, I do not know." (St
Augustine, fifth century). Like StAugustine we all intuitively comprehend time- but can we define it? Following the threads of philopsophy, theology, physics, language and everyday experience, John Drinkwater unravels the fabric of this invisible dimension.


Unknown: John Drinkwater

: 1900

7: And All Kinds of Music
Unscrambling the network of musical cross-references that characterise the Twentieth Century from Russian
Stravinsky to American Stravinsky and beyond to the nineties. Including pieces influenced by plainchant such as the mediaeval sequence Dies Irae. With Julie Brown.


Unknown: Julie Brown.

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton discusses a new take on an old question -just what is essentially American about American art? As
American art critic Wanda Corn publishes a major new study of art between the wars, the programme explores the role early
20th-century artists played in defining the emerging identity of modern America. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Wanda Corn
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces music by Howard Skempton , Graham Fltkin and Simon Jeffes with the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Music By: Howard Skempton
Music By: Graham Fltkin
Music By: Simon Jeffes
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Hear and Now

Georgina Born , Geoffrey Smith and Roderick Swanston consider the story of music so far and where it might be heading. They also discuss
Robert Saxton 's work in progress - a radio opera, The Legend of the Wandering Jew, commissioned by Radio 3, with excerpts specially recorded fortonight's programme by the BBC Singers under
Stephen Cleobury. The complete work is scheduled forfuture broadcast on Radio 3.


Unknown: Georgina Born
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Robert Saxton
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury.

: The Future of Music: Credo

The title of a lecture by John Cage first delivered in 1937 and published in 1958 is the inspiration for this radio montage.
Music itself has the final word on its own past and present as echoes of the sounds heard throughout the day culminate in the midnight chimes of


Unknown: John Cage

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces a studio set by British tenor saxophonist Julian Siegel and ; his quartet. Producer TerryCarter j


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Julian Siegel

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. 12.05am Biber '
Sonata XII 12.10 Mozart, air Danzi Duos from "DieZauberflote 12.20 Kraus
Symphony in E flat 12.40 Bruhns Cantata: Jauchzetdem HerrenAlle Welt 1.00 Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66; Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 2 7 No 1
Debussy Images Book 1 Scriabin Piano
Sonata No 5 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 1112.00 Franck Psyche et Eros : (excerpt) 2.10 Poulenc Sept Chansons: No 1
2.25 Moeschinger Wind Quintet on Swiss Folk Songs, Op532.40Gautierd'Espinal Puis qu' en Moi A Recouvré Seignourie


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Unknown: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu

: 2000

8: Fade to Black
Following the news, the machine takes overwiththe beginning of an interactive musical experiment. A computer programme written by Jonathan Finn offers up-to-the-moment instantaneous composition.
Producer Antony Pitts. For details of the music and talks write to The Unfinished Symphony, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: unfinished@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/


Written By: Jonathan Finn
Producer: Antony Pitts.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Mahler Riickert Lieder
12.30 Reutter Ecce Quomodo Moritur
Justus 12.50 Satle, orch Mllhaud Jack-in-the-Box Pantomime
1.00 Weber, reconstr Mahler Die Drei Pintos
German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Chorus, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.30 Fasch Sonata in D minor 2.55 Paul
Siefert Benedicam Dominum 3.10
Brahms Piano Trio in C. Op 8 7 3.40 Mielck Finnish Suite, Op 103.55 Dohnanyl
Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song 4.05 Kresimir Baranovlc Gingerbread Heart4.25 Cavalli Combattimento di Ninfe e Satiri (La Calisto)4.35 Wienlawski Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor 5.00 Weber Overture: Der
Freischiitz 5.15 Hlndemith Symphonic
Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber 5.40 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Siefert Benedicam Dominum
Unknown: Carl Maria
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Don Gastos de Viratos: Gunnar Gudgjomsson (tenor)
Ambrosio: Thomas Mohr (bass)
Wirt: Soren Jackel
Inez: Janet Williams (soprano)
Don Pinto de Fonseca: Andreas Kohn (bass)
Don Pantaleone: Frledrlch Molsberger (bass)
Clarissa: Michaela Kaune (soprano)
Laura: Gabriele Sima (soprano)
Don Gomez de Freiros: Scott Weir (tenor)

: Schools

3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think about 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Revisewise 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources

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