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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Elgar Chanson de Matin, Op 15 No 2
6.35 Donizetti String Quartet No 13 in A
7.05 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
7.50 CPE Bach Variations on "La Folie d'Espagne", Wqll8 No
8.20 Dvorak American Suite, Op 96b
8.45 Mllhaud Danses Exotiques


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

With Donald Macleod. 5: 1889-92
The Sleeping Beauty, Act 3
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Final Scene) Gegam Grigorian (tenor), Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera , conductor Valery Gergiev
The Nutcracker, Act 2 (excerpts) Kirov Opera Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Voyevoda St Petersburg Philharmonic, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Tenor: Gegam Grigorian
Conductor: Kirov Opera
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: 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.
Shostakovich Festive Overture
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Evgeni Svetlanov
10.12 Purcell Funeral Sentences forthe
Death of Queen Mary (1695) Collegium Vocale , director Philippe Herreweghe
10.27 Purcell Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences Collegium Vocale , director Philippe Herreweghe
10.31 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Claudio Arrau ,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Evgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Collegium Vocale
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Collegium Vocale
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
Petroc Trelawny introduces performances from this year's festival.
Ravel Pavane pourune Infante Défunte Imogen Cooper (piano)
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 Jan-Erik Gustafson ,
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht , Op 4
Priya Mitchell and Heime Muller (violins), Lawrence Power and Andreij Vijtovitch (violas), Jan-Erik Gustafson and Adrian Brendel (cellos)
Traditional Russian Tangos Igor Outkine (accordion)


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Jan-Erik Gustafson
Piano: Alexander Melnikov
Piano: Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
Piano: Heime Muller
Violins: Lawrence Power
Violins: Andreij Vijtovitch
Violas: Jan-Erik Gustafson
Violas: Adrian Brendel

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Schubert Fiona Talkington introduces a concert given last month at St George's, Bristol, featuring settings of Heinrich Heine from Schubert's Schwanengesangand from Lachner's rarely heard Songbook.
Mark Padmore (tenor) Julius Drake (piano) Franz Lachner Sangerfahrt , Op 33
Schubert Schwanengesang (excerpts)


Introduces: Schubert Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Heinrich Heine
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Julius Drake
Piano: Franz Lachner Sangerfahrt

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Kathryn Stott , conductor Vassily Sinaisky Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Jazz Legends

Miles Davis. During the sixties trumpeter
Miles Davis led a group that for many years defined the cutting edge in jazz.
Julian Joseph presents some of the highlights from the great Miles Davis Quintet recordings and talks to pianist
Herbie Hancock and tenor saxophonist
George Coleman. Bassist Ron Carter and Coleman's successor Wayne Shorter recall theirtime with the band, which also featured the innovative drumming of Tony Williams.


Unknown: Miles Davis.
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Pianist: Herbie Hancock
Bassist: George Coleman.
Bassist: Ron Carter
Unknown: Wayne Shorter
Unknown: Tony Williams.

: Julian Joseph at the Wigmore Hall

In addition to his time with Miles Davis ,
George Coleman worked with many of the giants in hard bop including Lee Morgan , Elvin Jones and Cedar Walton. Here the saxophonist joins forces with Julian Joseph for anotherjazz concert in a series given at the Wigmore Hall in London earlier this year. Completing the line-up are Adam Salkeld (guitar) and Orlando Le Fleming (bass).


Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: George Coleman
Unknown: Lee Morgan
Unknown: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Cedar Walton.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Guitar: Adam Salkeld
Guitar: Orlando Le Fleming

: Christmas Collection

A sequence of music for Christmas, with readings, carols and devotional music.

: Belief

Joan Bakewell talks to celebrities about what they believe and why.
5: Professor Paul Davies , Physicist and Mathematician


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Professor Paul Davies

: Proms 2000

" If ever a composer showed polyphony in its greatest strength and employed the most hidden secrets of harmony with the most skilled artistry it was certainly our late lamented Bach." Thejudgementof one of Bach's sons is marvellously confirmed in this most tautly dramatic and compelling of Passion settings.
Paul Agnew (tenor), Sanford Sylvan
(baritone), Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), Toby Spence
(tenor), Gerald Rnley (bass-baritone), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, St James 's Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton Bach St John Passion , BWV245 (R)


Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Sanford Sylvan
Baritone: Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Michael Chance
Tenor: Toby Spence
Tenor: Gerald Rnley
Unknown: St James
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: John Passion

: Dear Sarah Bernhardt

An experiment in biography by Frangoise Sagan. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace. 5: The Final Years
The writer concludes her conversation with the spirit of the dead actress.


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

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Emily Beynon (flute), Stephen Bell (horn), conductor Jane Glover
Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert in Ffor horn and orchestra, Op 94; Romance in D flat for flute and orchestra, Op 3 7


Flute: Stephen Bell
Conductor: Jane Glover
Conductor: Saint-Saens Morceau

: Hear and Now

Bach and Beyond. Verity Sharp introduces a concert featuring excerpts from Mauricio Kagel 's Chorbuch-a colourful reworking of Bach's chorale settings. The concert also includes Poul Ruders 's reworking of Jesu, Joy of Man 's Desiringand the Brandenburg-related Concerto Fribourgeoisfor piano and strings by Jose de Almeldo Prado. Plus recently composed or newly commissioned Christmas carols, including ones by Steve Martland and Judith Bingham.
Gilberto Matte (piano), BBC Singers,
Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Mauricio Kagel
Unknown: Poul Ruders
Unknown: Steve Martland
Unknown: Judith Bingham.
Piano: Gilberto Matte
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Johann Georges Reutter Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus 12.10 Weiss Prelude-
Fantasia in D 12.15 Beethoven Piano Trio in G, Op 1 No 2 12.45 Corelll Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 6 1.00 Monteverdi Orpheus
2.15 Kuhnau Biblical Sonata: Saul Cured through Music by David 2.30
Schumann Carnaval , Op 9 2.55 Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (Linz) 3.30 CPE Bach Trio Sonata in A, Wql46 3.40 Forster Viri Israelite (Dialogus de Judith etHoloferne) 3.55
Papandopulo Rapsodia Concertante 4.15 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
4.25 Corelli Sarabande ; Gigue; Badinerie
4.35 Mozart Fantasy in C minor, K475
4.45 Naumann Symphonie a grand orchestre de 'opera "Cora" 5.00 Saint-Saens Etude en Forme de Valse 5.15
Glinka Overture: Ruslan und Lyudmila
5.25 Balakirev Islamey 5.30 Kajanus
Funeral March 5.45 Kodaly A Song about King Stephen 5.50 Saint-Saens, arr d'Albert Danse Macabre


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Schumann Carnaval
Unknown: Corelli Sarabande
Unknown: Naumann Symphonie
Unknown: Saens Etude

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