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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Concerto in C for flute and harp, K299
6.30 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109 7,OOWaktteufel Waltz: LesPatineurs
7.45Telemann Divertimento in A
8.00 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Blue Danube
8.45 Bernard Herrmann Concerto
Macabre (Hangover Square)

: Composer of the Week:Antonio Vivaldi

(1678-1741). With Donald Macleod. 1: The Violinist and the Pieta
Trio Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Folia) Musica Antiqua , Koln
Bassoon Concerto in B fiat, RV501 (La
Notte) Claude Wassmer , Academie Sainte Cecile, director Philippe Couvert
Flute Concerto in D, RV428 (II Gardellino) Liza Beznosiuk , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Concerto Funebre in B flat, RV579; Concerto in D, RV562
The King's Consort, director Robert King (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Unknown: Claude Wassmer
Unknown: Academie Sainte
Flute: Philippe Couvert
Unknown: Liza Beznosiuk
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Robert King

: Work in Progress

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind j talks about his work on an extension for the Victoria and Albert Museum , a design called "the Spiral". Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Daniel Libeskind
Unknown: Albert Museum
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Music around the World

Andrew McGregor and Simon Broughton preview some of the sounds to be heard in Radio 3 ' s worldwide tour later today.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simon Broughton

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Brian Kay presents the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra's traditional new year concert of music by the Strauss family and friends, direct from the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. This year's guest conductor is Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
10.50 Interval: the Real Millennium Waltz
Vienna, shortly before New Year's Eve. The Wittgensteins, old Austrian aristocrats, are planning a family party. But is it or isn't it the millennium? Who will supplythe music? And what is music anyway?
11.15 New Year's Day Concert from Vienna Part 2


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
August Wittgenstein, the industrialist: Norman Rodway
Paul Wittgenstein, the pianist: David Tlmson
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Campbell Graham
Margarete, the beautiful socialite: Patience Tomlinson

: Music around the World

A musical tour of the globe, exploring traditional and world styles.
Andrew McGregor and Songlines editor Simon Broughton host the event from London.
Australia In Sydney, ABC presenter Penny Lomax introduces a range of local music, including a live performance by cross-cultural band Mara.
1.10 Japan Paul Fisher explores the new wave in Okinawan music, guitarist
Bob Brozman talks about his project with vocalist and sanshin player Takashi Hirayasu and Joji Hirota performs live in the studio with his Taiko Drummers. Plus local musicians
Makoto Kubota and Yasuba Jun.
1.50 Java From Radio Multi Kulti in Berlin, Colin Bass (aka Sabah Habas Mustapha ) introduces fresh interpretations of West Javanese traditional music by his own band, the Jugala Allstars and others, and puts in a call to Sunda in Java to hear how they celebrate the new year.
2.20 Tibet Phuntsog Wangyal from the Tibet Foundation on Tibetan musicians in exile - Mark Trewin explains the different types of chant. Plus Yungchen Lhamo and the traditional dranyen (Tibetan lute) playing of Techung.
2.50 Georgia and Armenia Festive songs from male choir Mtiebi made at last year's Womad Festival. The group's leader Irakli Garakanidze explains the origins of their vocal style. Plus the haunting sounds of the duduk from Armenia's Djivan Gasparian.
3.20 Africa - North Africa Lucy Duran reports on music in north Africa and introduces Ethiopian flute player Alula Andetu playing live in the studio
East Africa Sigbjorn Nedland presents a feature on Tanzanian music recorded at the NRK studio in Dar Es Salaam. And in Zanzibar Yusuf Mahmoud talks about his
Festival of the Dhow Countries.
South Africa Ivor Haarburger tells the story of Gallo Records, which began recording local music in the thirties. :
4.10 Portugal A performance by fado singer Paulo de Carvalho and guitarist Mingo Rangel from Mozambique.
4.40 Ireland Irish radio's world music presenter PJ Curtis hosts the craic with accordionist Josephine Marsh and her band.
5.10 Latin America Michael Voss reports from Rio de Janeiro and meets guitarist
Toni Costa. Lucy Duran looks at some of the new music coming out of Brazil at the close of its 500-year anniversary and Jan Fairley reports from Havana with a look behind the scenes at the Buena Vista Social Club.
6.00 United States Live from Manhattan , WNYC presenter John Shaefer introduces a range of world music recorded in the USA, and isjoined by live acts in the studio.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Editor: Simon Broughton
Guitarist: Bob Brozman
Unknown: Takashi Hirayasu
Unknown: Joji Hirota
Musicians: Makoto Kubota
Unknown: Multi Kulti
Unknown: Colin Bass
Introduces: Sabah Habas Mustapha
Unknown: Jugala Allstars
Unknown: Mark Trewin
Unknown: Yungchen Lhamo
Leader: Irakli Garakanidze
Unknown: Djivan Gasparian.
Unknown: Alula Andetu
Guitarist: Mingo Rangel
Accordionist: Josephine Marsh
Guitarist: Toni Costa.
Guitarist: Lucy Duran
Guitarist: Jan Fairley
Introduces: John Shaefer

: Performance on 3

A concert performance, given at the Royal Festival Hall last year, of Leonard Bernstein 's musical about three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York. Presented by Humphrey Burton , the programme also features a conversation he had with librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green in 1993. Cast includes Brent Barrett , Graham Bickley , Karl Daymond , Kim Criswell , Sally Burgess , Lillian Watson , Daniel Washington , Julia McKenzie , Ned Sherrin , Judith Rees , Christopher Dee , Robert Fardell , Lindsay Benson , Neil Bellingham , Deryn Edwards and Amanda Dean. London Voices, BBC
Concert Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel Bernstein On the Town


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Presented By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Brent Barrett
Unknown: Graham Bickley
Unknown: Karl Daymond
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Lillian Watson
Unknown: Daniel Washington
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Judith Rees
Unknown: Christopher Dee
Unknown: Robert Fardell
Unknown: Lindsay Benson
Unknown: Neil Bellingham
Unknown: Deryn Edwards
Unknown: Amanda Dean.
Conductor: Paul Daniel

: Objects of Desire

Fay Sweet presents the first programme in a new series focusing on modern design.
1:Alessi. A visit to the Alessi factory in Italy.

: Music around the World

Verity Sharp presents a new year celebration live from the Jazz Cafe in London, including British and Eastern-European roots music from the Joe Townsend Band, Kenyan-born Ayub Ogada 's one-man mix of vocals, nyatiti lyre and foot-rattles, an earthy fusion of jazz and Middle Eastern music from the five-piece band Fantazia, and finally,
Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos and herquartet. During two short breaks, Andy Kershaw reflects on his early encounters with the music of different cultures.
Production team: Graham Dixon. Philip Tagney ,
Felix Carey. Andrew Kurowski , Deborah Preston , Sam Hickling and Karen Smith


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Ayub Ogada
Singer: Monica Vasconcelos
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Graham Dixon.
Unknown: Philip Tagney
Unknown: Felix Carey.
Unknown: Andrew Kurowski
Unknown: Deborah Preston
Unknown: Sam Hickling
Unknown: Karen Smith

: Through the Night

WithJillAnderson. Kuhlau Piano Sonatina in C,
Op 59 No 3 12.15 Schubert Rosamunde (Incidental music) 12.50 Kalman Komm Zigany: Czardas (Graf in Mariza) 1.00 Suk Balada in D minor, Op 3 No 1 : Serenade in A, Op 3 No 2 Kodaly Cello Sonata, Op 4 Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6 1.40 Elgar Sea Pictures
2.05 Grieg Lyric Pieces: Book 3. Op 43
2.20 Nielsen Wind Quintet 2.45 Strauss An Alpine Symphony 3.45Sorkochevich
Symphony No 3 in D 3.55 Mozart Ch 'lo Mi Scordidi Te.... Non Temer , Amato Bene, K505
4.10 Beethoven, transcr Busoni The Ruins of Athens 4.20 Philip Wilby Flight 4.30 Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1 4.40
Milhaud Scaramouche 4.50 Satie, arr Milhaud Jack-in-the-Box 5.00 Lili Boulanger
Nocturne 5.05 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante , Op 22
5.20 Handel Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 4 5.30 Bach Cantata No 51:
Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen
5.50 Lotti Sonata in F(Echo-Sonate) I


Unknown: Schubert Rosamunde
Unknown: Suk Balada
Unknown: Non Temer
Unknown: Philip Wilby
Unknown: Milhaud Scaramouche
Unknown: Lili Boulanger
Unknown: Chopin Andante Spianato
Unknown: Grande Polonaise Brillante
Unknown: Jauchzet Gott

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