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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Schiitz Ein Kund 1st Uns Geboren Bach Collegium Japan, director Masaaki Suzuki
6.50 Mozart Three German Dances, K605 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
7.00 Praetorius In DulciJubilo (Part 1) Taverner Choir and Consort, Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.35 Tchalkovsky Suite: The Sleeping
Beauty Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
8.00 Torelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 8 No 6 (Christmas Concerto) Les Violons du Roy, director Bernard Labadie
8.35 Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story) CBSO, conductor Paavo Jarvi


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Schiitz Ein Kund
Director: Masaaki Suzuki
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Bernard Labadie
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

Donald Macleod examines five significant periods in the life and work of Tchaikovsky. 2: 1874-76
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (1st mvt) Mikhail Rudy , Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
Waltz (Swan Lake, Act 1) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Mark Ermler
Francescada Rimini Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Mikhail Rudy
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Work in Progress

Theatre and opera director David Leveaux , whose new production is playing on Broadway, talks about his latest projects.


Director: David Leveaux

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Rlmsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Czech PO, conductor Karel Ancerl
10.22 Purcell Rejoice in the LordAlway (Bell Anthem) The King's Consort, conductor Robert King
10.31 Albenlz Iberia : Book 1
Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.49 Martin Three dances for oboe, harp, stringquintet and orchestra
Heinz Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger
(harp), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
11.07 Purcell The Lord Is My Light
The King's Consort, conductor Robert King
11.18 Debussy La Puerta del Vino; Feux d'Artifice (Preludes, Book 2) Claudio Arrau (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Albenlz Iberia
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Oboe: Ursula Holliger
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Robert King
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
Petroc Trelawny introduces performances from this year's festival.
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 29
Imogen Cooper (piano), Isabelle Faust (violin), Natalie Clein (cello) Watkins Lullaby
Paul Lewis (piano). Katharine Gowers (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello)
Franck Piano Quintet in F minor
Imogen Cooper (piano), Priya Mitchell and Harvey de Souza (violins), Lawrence Power (viola), Jan-Erik Gustafson (cello)
Dvorak Bagatelles , Op 47
Katharine Gowers and Priya Mitchell (violins), Natalie Clein (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano) Traditional Russian Tangos Igor Outkine (accordion)


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Isabelle Faust
Violin: Natalie Clein
Cello: Watkins Lullaby
Piano: Paul Lewis
Piano: Katharine Gowers
Violin: Adrian Brendel
Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Priya Mitchell
Violins: Harvey de Souza
Violins: Lawrence Power
Viola: Jan-Erik Gustafson
Cello: Dvorak Bagatelles
Unknown: Katharine Gowers
Violins: Natalie Clein
Cello: Alexander Melnikov

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Temple Church, London. Brian Kay introduces a concert given earlierthis month by the European Baroque Orchestra, directed by Lars Ulrick
Mortensen, featuring Jean Rebel's Les Elemens and the suite from Rameau's
Castor and Pollux.


Introduces: Brian Kay
Directed By: Lars Ulrick

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
Conductor YoavTalmi
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Conductor Osmo Vanska
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Marco Rizzi , conductor Yoav Talmi Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Conductor Yoav Talmi


Conductor: Marco Rizzi
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Yoav Talmi

: Voices

lain Burnside explores the candy-flavoured realm of Christmas songs; notjust sugared sledges and sleighbells but also more high-fibre contributions from the world of early music and whipped-cream confections from the Christmas albums of divas
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Leontyne Price.


Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

: Jazz Legends

Stephane Grappelli. Julian Joseph presents the music of virtuoso French violinist Stephane Grappelli who rose to fame in the thirties alongside
Django Reinhardt in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Music from the archive includes a concert given byGrappelli'strio in 1983, featuring guitarist Martin Taylor and bassist Jack Sewing. (R)


Unknown: Stephane Grappelli.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Violinist: Stephane Grappelli
Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Guitarist: Martin Taylor
Bassist: Jack Sewing.

: Christmas Collection

A sequence of music for Christmas, with readings, carols and devotional music from across six centuries.

: Belief

A series of programmes in which
Joan Bakewell talks to celebrities about what they believe and why.
2: Lord Puttnam, Film Producer


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Proms 2000 Iolanthe

Gilbert and Sullivan's sparkling comic operetta remains as pungently satirical about politics and the law today as it was in 1900. It charts the fortunes of Strephon - son of a mortal father and the fairy Iolanthe - as he outwits the entire House of Lords in pursuit of the fair shepherdess Phyllis.
BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Jane Glover
Gilbert and Sullivan Iolanthe (R)


Conductor: Jane Glover
Conductor: Sullivan Iolanthe
Iolanthe: Sarah Connolly(mezzo)
Phyllis: Claire Rutter(soprano)
Strephon: William Dazeley(baritone)
Lord Chancellor: Richard Suart(bass)
Queen of the Faires: Anne-Marie Owens(mezzo)
Lord Tolloller John: Graham Hall(tenor)
Lord Mountararat: Ashley Holland(baritone)
PrivateWillis: Jonathan Velra(bass)
Narrator: Ian Richardson

: Dear Sarah Bernhardt

An experiment in biography by Frangoise Sagan. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace. 2: A Dialogue of Drama and Love


Unknown: Frangoise Sagan.
Unknown: Pamela Grace.
Frangoise Sagan: Eileen Atkins
Sarah Bernhardt: Vanessa Redgrave

: Newbury String Festival

Piers Lane (piano), Guildhall String
Ensemble, director Robert Salter (violin) Mozart Divertimento in F, K138
Flnzl Romance for string orchestra, Op 11 Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414 Flnzi Prelude in F minor for string orchestra. Op 25; Eclogue in F for string orchestra, Op 10
Mozart Divertimento in D, K136


Violin: Robert Salter
Violin: Mozart Divertimento

: Donald Tovey

Richard Goode and Andras Schiff (pianos) Tovey Balliol Dances


Unknown: Richard Goode
Pianos: Andras Schiff
Pianos: Tovey Balliol Dances

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Mozart Hai Gia Vinta la Causa (The Marriage of Figaro)
12.10 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K3 70
12.25 Anon 0 Nicholas Our Shepherd,
Rule Thy People 12.35 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos 1.00 A concert of Italian music given by II Giardino Armonico at the 1996 Early Music Festival, Herne. 2.05 Berlioz
Harold in Italy 2.50 Debussy Etudes: Book 1 3.10 Szokolay Violin Concerto, Op 4
3.35 Gassmann Stabat Mater 3.45
Strauss Suite for 13 wind instruments, Op 4 4.10 Chopin Preludes Op 8: No 21 in B flat; No 22 in G minor; No 23 in F; No 24 in D minor 4.20 Stravinsky Symphony in three movements 4.55 Handel Tamburino
(Alcina) 5.05 Berlioz, transcr Uszt Danse des Sylphes 5.15 Marcel Poot A Cheerful Overture 5.35 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor. Op 2 7 No 2 (Moonlight)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Hary Janos
Unknown: Gassmann Stabat Mater
Unknown: Strauss Suite
Unknown: Uszt Danse
Unknown: Marcel Poot

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