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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Dohnanyi Pastorale (Hungarian Christmas Song)
6.10 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E, RV2 70 Riposo- perilNatale)
7.00 A Scarlatti 0 di Betlemme, Altera Poverta Venturosa
7.30 Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony
8.00 Britten A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28
8.40 Sibelius Suite: Karelia, Op 11


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Altera Poverta Venturosa

: Composer of the Week:Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky

(1840-93). This week Donald Macleod looks
! at five periods in the life of Tchaikovsky. ! 1: 1864-69
None but the Lonely Heart (Six Songs) Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), Ziatina Ghiaurov (piano)
Overture: The Storm Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter
Daydreams) (Scherzo) Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Souvenir de Hapsal , Op 2 Nos 2 and 3 Viktoria Postnikova (piano)
Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet (1869 version) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Piano: Ziatina Ghiaurov
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Souvenir de Hapsal
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

: Work in Progress

A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. Theatre and opera director David Leveaux , whose new production is playing on Broadway, talks about his latest projects. Producer Fiona McLean


Director: David Leveaux
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring Purcell anthems and recordings by Claudio Arrau.
Purcell Behold, / Bring You Glad Tidings The King's Consort, director Robert King
10.17 Liszt Transcendental Studies:
Nos 1-6 Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.44 Respighi Trittico Botticelli
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
11.04 Purcell My Beloved Spake Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
11.14 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols Thomas Allen (baritone), Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Claudio Arrau.
Director: Robert King
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Baritone: Thomas Allen

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
Petroc Trelawny introduces performances from this year's festival.
Beethoven Septet in Eflat, Op 20
Julie Price (bassoon), Stephen Stirling (horn), HannaWeinmeister (violin), Andreij Vijtovitch (viola), Natalie Clein (cello), Mary Scully (double bass), director Antony Pay (clarinet) Webem Pieces for cello and piano (1899)
Natalie Clein (cello), Imogen Cooper (piano) Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
Antony Pay (clarinet), Isabelle Faust and Harvey de Souza (violins), Andreij Vijtovitch (viola), David Waterman (cello) Traditional Russian Tangos Igor Outkine (accordion)


Bassoon: Stephen Stirling
Violin: Andreij Vijtovitch
Viola: Natalie Clein
Cello: Mary Scully
Cello: Natalie Clein
Cello: Imogen Cooper
Clarinet: Isabelle Faust
Violins: Harvey de Souza
Violins: Andreij Vijtovitch
Viola: David Waterman

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A Journey through Christmas
Brian Kay introduces a concert given at the Temple Church, London, by the Choir of New College, Oxford, directed by Edward Higginbottom , in performances of music which illustrates the Christmas story.
Including traditional carols, Palestrina's
Alma Redemptoris and Lassus's Videntes Stellam alongside 20th-century classics such as Darke's In the Bleak Midwinter ,
Tavener's The Lamb and Joubert's There
Is No Rose.


Introduces: Brian Kay
Directed By: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Alma Redemptoris
Unknown: Videntes Stellam
Unknown: Bleak Midwinter

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

From the Chapel of King's College,
Cambridge. A complete broadcast of the service heard yesterday live on Radio 4. Full order of service: page 42

: Christmas Cantata

A performance of Bach's wonderfully exuberant cantata forChristmas Day. Alison Smart (soprano), Penny Vickers (contralto), Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks
(tenor), Stephen Charlesworth (baritone), BBC Singers, Orchestra of St James , conductor Stephen Cleobury
Bach Cantata No 63: Christen, Atzet Diesen Tag (R)


Contralto: Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks
Tenor: Stephen Charlesworth
Conductor: St James
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Opera in Action

For over 50 years Sir George Solti was one of the towering figures in opera. His widow, Valerie Solti presents an intimate portrait of the legendary conductor.


Unknown: Sir George Solti
Unknown: Valerie Solti

: Jazz Legends

Charlie Parker. Julian Joseph celebrates the recorded legacy of the great alto saxophonist and musical trailblazer Charlie Parker. (R)


Unknown: Charlie Parker.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Charlie Parker.

: Christmas Collection

The first in a set of nine programmes exploring the music of Christmas, with readings, carols and devotional music.

: Belief

A series of programmes in which
Joan Bakewell talks to celebrities about what they believe and why.
1: Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Proms 2000

Another chance to hear a performance of Handel's Messiah given at this year's Proms 2000 season.
Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano),
Monica Groop (mezzo), Kurt Streit (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass-baritone), Choirofthe English Concert. English Concert, conductor TrevorPinnock
Handel Messiah (R)


Soprano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Soprano: Monica Groop
Tenor: Kurt Streit
Tenor: Nathan Berg

: Facing the Music

The first in an occasional series in which writers reflect on musical relatives and friends. Someone Has to Carry the Violin. Novelist Christopher Hope is tone deaf. So how is it that his son Daniel is so eloquent on the violin?


Unknown: Christopher Hope

: Dear Sarah Bernhardt

An experiment in biography by Francoise Sagan. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace. When Francoise Sagan set out to write a life of Sarah Bernhardt in 1983 she began with a letterto the Pere Lachaise Cemetery where the great actress had been resting for some 60 years.
1: "Don't Worry.... /'// Tell You All.... With this reply from beyond the grave began a dialogue between two remarkable and rebellious women.
Director Richard Wortley. Producer Keith Slade


Unknown: Francoise Sagan.
Unknown: Pamela Grace.
Unknown: Francoise Sagan
Unknown: Sarah Bernhardt
Director: Richard Wortley.
Producer: Keith Slade
Francoise Sagan: Eileen Atkins
Sarah Bernhardt: Vanessa Redgrave

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Richard Hickox
Sullivan Overture: In Memoriam;
Suite: The Tempest (incidental music); Symphony in E (Irish)


Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Saint-Saens The
Swan 12.10 Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor 12.50 Kuchar Fantasia // in D minor 1.00 Copland Two Pieces for string quartet; Movement for string quartet Peter Schickele String Quartet No 1
(American Dreams) Barber String Quartet, Op 11 Copland Sextet for clarinet, piano and stringquartet 2.15 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks 2.30 Reger
0 Tod Wie Bitter Bist Du, Op 110 No 3
2.40 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E 3.50
Dautrecourt Concert No 44 (Tombeau des Regrets) 4.05 Pasquini Sonata in A minor for two harpsichords 4.20
Dobrzynski Monbar 4.30 Verdi Patria Oppressa (Macbeth) 4.45 Verhuist De
Groene Krans , Op 29 No 4 5.05 Paganini Moses Fantaisie 5.15 Rossini Overture:
William Tell 5.25 Chopin Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4 5.30 Ravel Tzigane 5.45 Francis Francoeur , arr Trowell Sonata in E


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kuchar Fantasia
Unknown: Peter Schickele
Unknown: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Harpsichords: Dobrzynski Monbar
Unknown: Groene Krans
Unknown: Paganini Moses
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: Chopin Mazurka
Unknown: Francis Francoeur

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