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: Morning on 3

Penny Gore. Warlock Serenade for string orchestra
Nash Ensemble, conductor Martyn Brabbins
6.50 Bruckner Virga Jesse Floruit Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, director John Scott
7.00 Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville
La Scala PO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
7.30 Berwald Duo, Op 7 Marieke Blakstijn (violin), Susan Tomes (piano)
8.00 Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.45 Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in C, Op 34 Gil Shaham (violin), Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: John Scott
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Violin: Susan Tomes
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Composer of the Week: EJ Moeran

With Donald Macleod.
5: Disintegration
Afterthe failure of his marriage to cellist
Peers Coetmore , EJ Moeran finally settled in Kenmare on the west coast of Ireland. His inspiration all but dried up as his drinking worsened, and he composed virtually nothingduring the last year of his life. But his popularity in Kenmare was, and still is, legendary. When he died in December 1950 the whole town turned out for a traditional Irish funeral.
Ivy and Holly Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor),
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury The Roving Dingle Boy (Seven Songs from County Kerry) Ann Murray (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano)
The ShootingofHis Dear Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)
Symphony in G minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Peers Coetmore
Unknown: Ej Moeran
Tenor: Holly Andrew Murgatroyd
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Baritone: David Willison
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Work in Progress

In writing her new novel The Peppered
Moth, Margaret Drabble hoped to come to a better understanding of her mother's death. As the book nears completion she assesses her success.


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor Andre Navarra , Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.11 Wolf Wenn Du, Mein Liebster; Wie
Viele Zeit Verlor Ich; Wenn Du Mich mit den Augen Streifst; Gesegnet Sei das Grun; 0 War' Dein Haus ; Heut' Nacht Erhob Ich Mich; Nicht Langer Kann Ich Singen;
Schweig' Einmal Still; 0 Wusstest Du. Wie Viel; Verschling' derAbgrund; Ich Hab' in Penna (Italian Songbook)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.55 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Andre Navarra
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Dein Haus
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Soprano: Dietrich Fischer
Baritone: Gerald Moore
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Morning Performance

Artist in Profile: Roger Vignoles
Humphrey Burton concludes his week of programmes featuring performances by pianist Roger Vignoles. Parys Un Jour Tu Verras
With Frangois le Roux (baritone)
Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind With the Albion Ensemble
Trenet Verlaine
Poulenc A Sa Guitare
Thiriet Complainte de Gilles Gey Pedro
Goraguer Je Bois
Vian Cinématographe
With Frangois le Roux (baritone)
Julia Gomelskaya The Divine Sarah With Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Vignoles/Herfoert The Battle Hymn of the Accompanist


Unknown: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Pianist: Roger Vignoles.
Baritone: Julia Gomelskaya

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Schubert Rona Talkington introduces a recital given at St. George's, Bristol, last October.
Prince Louis Ferdinand Larghetto with Variations
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)


Introduces: Schubert Rona Talkington
Unknown: Prince Louis Ferdinand Larghetto

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Turnage Silent Cities
Conductor Andrew Davis Stravinsky Ballet: Agon
Conductor Sylvain Cambreling
Berg Violin Concerto Leonidas Kavakos , conductor Andrew Davis
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Conductor: Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Jazz Legends

Jimmy Smith. Julian Joseph presents the music of Hammond organ star Jimmy Smith , who made a series of classic albums forthe Blue Note label during the late 1950s and early 1960s with the likes of Stanley Turrentine and Grant Green. In 1965 the BBC recorded Jimmy Smith with his trio, which included guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Billy Hart.


Unknown: Jimmy Smith.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Jimmy Smith
Unknown: Grant Green.
Unknown: Jimmy Smith
Guitarist: Quentin Warren
Unknown: Billy Hart.

: In Tune

Welcoming the Christmas season with a special edition of In Tune, Sean Rafferty hosts the festive celebrations with the best in music live from the historic Radio Theatre at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Seasonal music old and new come together in a concert given at Norwich Cathedral.
Alison Smart (soprano), Daniel Auchincloss and Philip Langridge (tenors), Stuart Mclntyre (baritone), BBC Singers,
Choristers of Norwich Cathedral, Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury Bach Cantata No 61: Num Komm der
Heiden Heiland
Michael Torke December
Ned Rorem Three Choruses for Christmas; Praises for the Nativity
8.10 Twenty Minutes: a Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Christopher Hunt and Michele Roberts to review recently published books on music. This month's edition features Menuhin by Humphrey Burton ; Places - a Travel Companion for Music and Art Lovers by Robert Craft ; and First Nights: Five Musical Premiers by Thomas Forrest Kelly.
8.30 Britten St Nicolas


Soprano: Daniel Auchincloss
Soprano: Philip Langridge
Tenors: Stuart McLntyre
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Unknown: Michael Torke December
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Christopher Hunt
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Robert Craft
Unknown: Thomas Forrest Kelly.

: Night Waves

Paul Allen reviews contrasting
Shakespeares as the RSC put on all three parts of the little known Henry VI and Ian McDiarmid plays Prospero at the Almeida theatre in London. And in a new Night Waves series of foreign fiction recommendations, novelist Christopher Hope makes the case for Chekov's contemporary and Nobel Prize winner, the Russian short story writer Ivan Bunin.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Ivan Bunin.

: Hear and Now

Huddersfield Festival
In the last report from this year's festival, Verity Sharp introduces dramatically expressive music by one of Germany's leading composers, Wolfgang Rihm.
Jagden und Formen (first UK performance) Ensemble Modern, conductor Dominique My Nachtstudien Ian Pace (piano)


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Wolfgang Rihm.
Conductor: Dominique My

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Rossini Selva
Opaca. Deserta Brughiera (William Tell)
12.10 Telemann Quartet No 12 in E minor (Paris Quartet No 6) 12.30 Bach Chorale Prelude: Komm, HeiligerGeist, BWV652
12.40 Delibes Suite: Sylvia
1.00 A complete performance of Rossini's four-act opera William Tell , given at the Croatian National Theatre, Split, in 1991. 3.30 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D. K218
4.00 Vanhall Symphony in A minor
4.30 Handel Incidental music to "The
Alchemist" 4.50 Corelll Sonate da Chiesa in C minor, Op 1 No 8
5.00 Beethoven Ten Variations on "Ich Bin der Schneider Kakadu" in G, Op 121a 5.20 Schubert 16 German Dances, 0783


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Rossini Selva
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: Ich Bin

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