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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Sheppard Gloria (Missa Cantate)
6.40 Goldmark Rustic Wedding Symphony
7.00 Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline
7.20 Granados Five Pieces on Popular Spanish Songs
8.00 Rutter The Very Best Time of the Year
8.25 Arnold Suite: David Copperfield (excerpts)
Full details of Morning on 3'smusic are posted atwww.bbc. co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: David Copperfield

: CD Review

Andrew McGregor plays some of this month's newest releases.
9.30 Building a Library: William McVicker recommends a recording of Berlioz's oratorio L 'Enfance du Christ.
10.10 A look at some recent reissues.
10.30 Michael Oliver reviews new vocal recital discs from Angela Gheorghiu , Jane Eaglen , Cecilia Bartoli and others.
11.00 An interview with jazz pianist
Uri Caine about his encounters with the world of classical music.
11.30 Disc of the Week: Excerpts from
A Venetian Christmas: music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Cipriano de Rore. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh Producers Mark Lowther and Andrew Lyle.
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview E-MAIL: cdreview@bbc.co.uk
DISC DETAILS: call the Radio 3 Information Line on [number removed] or consult CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: William McVicker
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Jane Eaglen
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Pianist: Uri Caine
Music By: Giovanni Gabrieli
Music By: Cipriano de Rore.
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Producers: Mark Lowther
Producers: Andrew Lyle.

: Private Passions

For this special Christmas edition Michael Berkeley visits the shores of the Black Sea to interview Modest Musorgsky , who has been permitted to materialise on one day only. He talks about his relationships with his colleagues in the Mighty Handful and about his own artistic failings - possibly a result of his lifelong love affair with alcohol. Repeated Sunday 23 December 3pm


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Modest Musorgsky

: World Routes

A concert by one of South Africa's leading singing stars, Busi Mhlongo , recorded at the recent Awesome Africa festival in Kwa
Zulu Natal. Introduced by Lucy Duran.


Unknown: Busi Mhlongo
Introduced By: Lucy Duran.

: Listeners' Choice

Humphrey Carpenter presents this week's selection of listeners' requests, including: Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best
Handel Organ Concerto in F, Op 4 No 4 Marie-Claire Alain , Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Gottfried von der Goltz
Schnittke Choir Concerto Russian State Symphonic Cappella/Valeri
Poliansky ProducerAnthony Sellors. ADDRESS: Listeners' Choice. BBC Birmingham, B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: listeners.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Poliansky Produceranthony Sellors.

: Ann Dante Investigates

Who Killed Ramona Rhapsody ?
The final episode of a musical murder mystery for younger listeners.


Unknown: Ramona Rhapsody

: Jazz Line-Up

A double-bill of the Brecker Brothers and the Chick Corea New Trio with previously unbroadcast items recorded in concert at this year's Glasgow International Jazz Festival. Introduced by Claire Martin. Producer Keith Loxam. ADDRESS: Jazz Line-Up,
Room 220, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive , Glasgow, G12 8DG. E-MAIL:jazzlineup@bbc. co.uk


Introduced By: Claire Martin.
Producer: Keith Loxam.
Unknown: Queen Margaret Drive

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Felix Carey. ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London, W1A4WW. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey.

: Jazz File

Woody Allen 's New Orleans Clarinet
Film-maker Woody Allen selects music by the great names in New Orleans clarinet playing, focusing this week on recordings of Sidney Bechet on soprano saxophone, including versions of Summertime and Maple LeafRagand his solo on China Boy.


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Sidney Bechet

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met: La Traviata
A performance of one of Verdi's best-loved and most heart-rendingoperas, based on a play by Alexandre Dumas. During the interval Rodney Milnes continues his series Opera Snaps- a sideways glance at each of this season's Met operas.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New York
Metropolitan Opera, conductor Maurizio Benini
7.05 Interval: New York Collections
Tim Marlow talks to Samuel Sachs II , director of the Frick Collection, housed in the Fifth Avenue mansion in which wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick indulged his passion for European art.
7.30 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert Jr puts another selection of listeners'questions to Cori Ellison , Francis Rizzo and William Weaver.
8.55 Opera Snaps
9.05 Act 3
BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, call the BBC Information line on [number removed]


Play By: Alexandre Dumas.
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Talks: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Samuel Sachs Ii
Unknown: Henry Clay Frick
Unknown: Thor Eckert Jr
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Unknown: Francis Rizzo
Unknown: William Weaver.
Violetta Valery: June Anderson(soprano)
Alfredo Germont: Frank Lopardo(tenor)
Giorgio Germont: Anthony Michaels-Moore(baritone)
Flora Bervoix Mary: Ann McCormick(mezzo)
Annina: Diane Elias(mezzo)
Gastone: Eduardo Valdes(tenor)
Baron Douphol: Michael Devlin(baritone)
Marquis d'Obigny: Thomas Hammons(bass)
Dr Grenvil: Leroy Lehr(bass)
Giuseppe: Dennis Williams(tenor)
Messenger: Richard Pearson(tenor)
Servant: David van Asch(bass)

: The Wire

Car Four. By Ursula Rani Sarma. Adam, a taxi driver for 15 years, sees himself as a saviourforthe people of Cork. He prides himself on getting them home safely when all around him is violent, drunken behaviour. Then one Saturday night he breaks his own rules.
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Ursula Rani Sarma.
Director: Tanya Nash
Adam: Dermot Crowley
Marcy: Gina Moxley
Mags: Stella McCusker
Mairead: Amelia Crowley
Tommy: Eamonn Hunt
Kieran: Frank O'Sulllvan
Pat: Eugene O'Brien
Cathal: Frankie McCafferty
Damien: Kevin O'Leary
Maisey: Doreen Keogh

: Hear and Now

I another programme from this year's
Huddersfield Festival, German vocal group Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Arditti Quartet perform works by Hilda Paredes , James Dillon , Olga Neuwirth and Gyorgy Kurtag. Presented by Sarah Walker.


Unknown: Hilda Paredes
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Olga Neuwirth
Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag.
Presented By: Sarah Walker.

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Piano duets by Beethoven and Schubert. Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
2.30 Silvius Leopold Weiss Suite in D minor2.45 Carl Otto Nicolai Mass in D
3.20 Dinu Lipatti Improvisation for violin, cello and piano 3.25 Prokofiev Pensees , Op 623.40 Morawetz Clarinet Sonata
3.50 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) 4.10 Telemann Sonata in A
(Der Getreue Music-Meister) 4.20 JA Hasse Organ Concerto in D4.30 Handel Figlia Mia Non Pianger No! (Tamerlano) 4.35
Granados Danza Espanola from Andaluza, Op 3 7 No 34.40 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in A, Op 46 No 54.45 Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3 5.00 Brahms Hungarian
Dances: No 20 in E minor: No 21 in E minor
5.05 Debussy Violin Sonata 5.20 Durante Concerto No 2 in G minor 5.35 Delius Sleigh Ride 5.40 Bizet Carillon
(L 'Arlesienne: Suite No 1) 5.45 Telemann Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Piano: Prokofiev Pensees
Unknown: Handel Figlia
Unknown: Granados Danza Espanola

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