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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson. Monteverdi Mentre VagaAngioletta
6.40 Salieri Piccola Serenata in B
7.00 Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder
7.40 Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
8.00 Mozart Soave Sia il Vento (Cosi Fan Tutte)
8.40 Schumann Konzertstuck in F. Op 86


Unknown: Salieri Piccola Serenata
Unknown: Mozart Soave Sia
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Boyce Symphony No 1 in B flat
9.15 Boddecker Natus EstJesu
9.20 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Morning Papers
9.30 Debussy Danse; Mazurka
9.45 Howells A Spotless Rose; Here Is the Little Door; Sing Lullaby
10.00 Tchaikovsky Suite: The Nutcracker
10.20 Pleyel Trio Concertant in E flat
10.35 Bach Cantata No 152: Tritt auf die
10.50 Musgrave Excursions
11.00 Bemers Fantaisie Espagnole
11.15 Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 50
11.50 Vivaldi Dopo un' Orrida Procella (Griselda)
11.55 Milhaud Ballet: La Création du Monde


Unknown: Boddecker Natus Estjesu
Unknown: Vivaldi Dopo

: Sounds American

Geoffrey Smith explores what it is about
American music that makes it sound
American. From Copland's cowboy ballets to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; from Ives's Three Places In New Englandto Ellington's Harlem and from Partch's home-made instruments to the anti-symphonic electric groups of Reich and Glass. With contributions from musicologists Dave Nicholls and Misha Donat , conductor Leonard Slatkin and composers Steve Reich , Steve Montague , John Adams , Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson. (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Musicologists: Dave Nicholls
Conductor: Misha Donat
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Steve Montague
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Virgil Thomson.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Verity Sharp presents a recital of music by Sibelius given at London's Wigmore Hall earlier this month.
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Nils Erik -Sparf (violin), Bengt Forsberg (piano) Music includes:
Sibelius Songs, Op 13
Scene d Amour (Scaramouche, Op 71)
Songs: Hennes Budskap , Op 90 No 2; Var Deten Drom, Op 3 7 No
Songs: Lenzgesang, Op 50 No 1; Die Stille Stadt, Op 50 No 5; Saf, SafSusa, Op 36 No 4; Fagellek, Op 17 No 3
Serenade, Op 79 No 4; Humoresque, Op 115 No 3; The Bells (Capriccietto, Op 115 No 4)
Songs: HertigMagnus, Op 57 No 6; Norden,Op90Nol
Pieces for violin and piano, Op 116


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Music By: Sibelius Given
Unknown: Nils Erik
Violin: Bengt Forsberg
Songs: Hennes Budskap

: BBC Legends

John Ireland. Drawing on the BBC archives, Piers Lane considers the reputation of the English composer and pianist John Ireland. The programme includes a recording of his song cycle The Land of Lost Content, with tenor Peter Pears , and the Piano Concerto with Eileen Joyce and Malcolm Sargent. John Ireland is featured on a BBC Legends CD available from retail outlets now.


Unknown: John Ireland.
Unknown: Piers Lane
Pianist: John Ireland.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Eileen Joyce

: Discovering Music

Stephen Johnson discusses Schubert's chamber masterpiece, his Piano Trio in Eflat, D929, with the help of musical examples played by the Schubert Ensemble. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Bach Year

Bach Cities: Leipzig and Dresden. In his final years, Bach devoted his composing energies to extended works such as the B Minor Mass and The Art of Fugue. But as a performer, he was busy giving regular concerts of smaller-scale pieces. Joshua Rifkin traces the story of Bach's last period and looks for answers to the many questions about Bach's life, his personality and his music in the churches, palaces and coffee houses of Leipzig and Dresden.


Unknown: Joshua Rifkin

: Sunday Feature: Art Isn't Easy

In March of this year composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 70th birthday. While in Britain earlierthis month Sondheim took time off to sit at a piano with Jeremy Sams and talk about the important things in life- "colour and light", music and art. See also Tuesday 2 January 7.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Jeremy Sams

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Shakespeare's Fools

From Wilton's Music Hall in London's East End, Karl Minns and Owen Evans, better known as the Nimmo Twins, host a guide to fooling illustrated by classic fool scenes from Shakespeare, performed by a cast of distinguished actors.


Presenter: Karl Minns
Presenter: Owen Evans
Music: Harvey Brough
Director: Kate Rowland
Corin (As You Like It): Joss Ackland
Touchstone (As You Like It): Roger Lloyd Pack
Rosalind (As You Like It): Matilda Ziegler
Maria (Twelfth Night): Matilda Ziegler
Feste (Twelfth Night): Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sir Toby Belch (Twelfth Night): Joss Ackland
Malvolio (Twelfth Night): Sylvester McCoy
Porter (Macbeth): Roger Lloyd Pack
Macduff (Macbeth): Sylvester McCoy
Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra): Sylvestra Le Touzel
Clown (Antony and Cleopatra): Sylvester McCoy
First clown (Hamlet): Louis Hilyer
Second clown (Hamlet): Sylvester McCoy
Hamlet (Hamlet): Roger Lloyd Pack
Horatio (Hamlet): Sylvestra Le Touzel
Launcelot (Merchant of Venice): Sylvester McCoy
Old Gobbo (Merchant of Venice): Joss Ackland
Fool (King Lear): Matilda Ziegler
King Lear (King Lear): Joss Ackland
Kent (King Lear): Sylvester McCoy

: Brazilian Bach

A Late Night Prom given at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. Anne Dawson (soprano), Lontano, BBC
Singers, conductor Odaline de la Martinez Villa-Lobos Choros No 7; Quartet for flute, alto saxophone, celeste, harp and women's voices; Bachianas Brasileiras No 9; Bachianas Brasileiras No 5; Nonet(R)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Soprano: Anne Dawson
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez

: Choirworks

Christmas Cantatas from Germany
Paul Guinery introduces three seasonal rarities from 19th-century Germany.
Thora Einarsdottir (soprano), Detlef Roth (baritone), German Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra/Robert Gritton Bruch Die Flucht der Heilige Familie, Op 20
Mendelssohn Vom Himmel Hoch
Rheinberger DerStem von Bethlehem, Op 164


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Soprano: Thora Einarsdottir
Soprano: Detlef Roth
Unknown: Mendelssohn Vom Himmel Hoch
Unknown: Rheinberger Derstem

: World Routes

Songs of the Sufi Mystics. In the final programme from this Sony Gold Award-winning series, first broadcast on BBC World Service, Jameela Siddiqi visits a mahfil, a late-night Sufi gathering in a private home in Karachi.


Unknown: Jameela Siddiqi

: BBC Philharmonic

Colin Currie (percussion). Boys of Manchester Grammar School Choir, Withington Girls School Choir, conductor James Macmillan
James MacMillan Britannia ; Magnificat; Veni, Veni, Emmanuel


Conductor: James MacMillan
Conductor: James MacMillan Britannia

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Part Kanon Pojakanen
2.15 Gade Octet in F for strings, Op 17
2.50 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
3.10 Schubert Don Gayseros , D93 3.25
Karlowicz Stanislav and Anna, Op 12 3.50 Zelenka De Profundis in D minor (Psalm
129) 4.00 Touchemoulin Sinfonia in B flat
4.15 JCF Bach Trio in C 4.25 Rosenmuller Sinfonia Quinta4.45 Svendsen Carnival in Paris 5.00 Hummel Overture No 1 in B flat, Op 101 5.15Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 15.30 Mozart Divertimento in D, K136
5.45 Fesch Concerto in G, Op 5 No 3


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Kanon Pojakanen
Unknown: Schubert Don Gayseros
Unknown: Karlowicz Stanislav
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento

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