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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Sammartini Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 5 No 6 (Christmas Concerto) Les Violons du Roy, director Bernard Labadie
6.45 Wesley Rondo on God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen Ian Hobson (piano)
7.00 Paul Creston The Nativity
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Theodore Kuchar
7.45 Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony
Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Barry Rose
8.00 Suk Meditation on an old Czech Hymn, St Wenceslas, Op 35a Delme Quartet
8.45 Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
Orchestre de Paris, conductor Semyon Bychkov


Director: Bernard Labadie
Director: Wesley Rondo
Piano: Ian Hobson
Piano: Paul Creston
Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Conductor: Barry Rose
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

Donald Macleod explores Strauss's involvement with the Nazi party. Das Bachlein , Op 88 No 1
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), LSO, conductor George Szell
Olympic Hymn Locke Brass Consort, conductor James Stobart
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Friedenstag, Op 81 (excerpt)
Choir of Bavarian State Opera and Bavarian RSO , conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Das Bachlein
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: James Stobart
Conductor: Bavarian Rso
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Commandant: Bernd Welkl(baritone)
Holsteiner: Kurt Moll(bass)
Maria: Sabine Hass(soprano)

: Work in Progress

Artist Dorothy Cross talks about her plans to stage an opera in a cave - a shrine to the Virgin Mary - in the west of Ireland.


Artist: Dorothy Cross
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan and Jonathan Swain.
Monteverdi Beatus Vir (Psalm 111)
Emma Kirkby (soprano). Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Taverner Consort and Players, director Andrew Parrott
10.16 Musorgsky St John 's Night on the Bare Mountain Anatoli Kotcherga (bass-baritone), South Tyrol Children's Choir, Berlin Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.29 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) Solomon
10.55 Purcell, ed Britten Chacony in G minor English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
11.04 Sibelius Symphony No 7
New York PO, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: David Thomas
Bass: Taverner Consort
Director: Andrew Parrott
Director: Musorgsky St John
Bass: Anatoli Kotcherga
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Britten Chacony
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Morning Performance Artist in Focus:

Charles Mackerras
Presented by Humphrey Burton.
Handel Oratorio: Saul (excerpt) Maureen Lehane (contralto), April Cantelo (soprano). English Chamber Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Janacek Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen BBC Philharmonic
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor Alfred Brendel , Scottish Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Presented By: Humphrey Burton.
Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Weinachtsmusik: a German Christmas

Today's concert from London's Temple Church includes a rarely heard motet for violins, organ and choir by Max Reger. Presented by Brian Kay.
BBC Singers, Stephen Bingham and Anna Bradley (violins) Iain Farrington (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury
Hugo Distler Singet Frisch und Wohlgemut (Geistliche Chormusik, Op 12 No 4)
Schutz Hodie Christus Natus Est
Mendelssohn Herr Gott, Du Bist Unser Zuflucht; Frohlocket, Ihr Volker auf Erden Schoenberg Friede auf Erden
Jan Sandstrom Es Ist ein Ros Entsprungen
Reger Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Violin: Stephen Bingham
Violin: Anna Bradley
Organ: Ian Farrington
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Great Gershwin. A celebration of the work of George and Ira Gershwin, recorded earlierthis year at the 2001 Covent
Garden Festival. Featuring singers
Kim Criswell and George Dvorsky , and pianist/ singer Kevin Cole with the BBC Concert Orchestra under David Charles Abell.


Singers: Kim Criswell
Singers: George Dvorsky
Singer: Kevin Cole
Unknown: David Charles Abell.

: Choral Evensong

Live from Westminster Abbey.
Introit: Bethlehem Down (Warlock).
Responses (Leighton). Psalms 57, 86 (Hine, Battishill, Rintoft, Tuale). First
Lesson: Genesis 4, wl-10. Canticles: Chichester Service (Walton). Second
Lesson: Matthew 23, w34-39. Anthem: Hodie Christus Natus Est (Sweelinck).
Hymn: Stephen, First of Christian Martyrs (Everton). Organ Voluntary: Grand Dialogue (Marchand). Organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell.
Sub-organist Andrew Reid.


Unknown: James O'Donnell.
Unknown: Andrew Reid.

: Performing Verdi

Rodney Milnes and conductor Mark Elder discuss Verdi's late Shakespearean masterpiece Otello and the challenges of performing Verdi in English. (R)


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Christmas Collection

A sequence of music for Christmas, with carols and devotional music. (R)

: Belief

Joan Bakewell talks to celebrities about what they believe and why.
3: Jeanette Winterson , writer.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson

: Performance on 3

BBC Proms 2001
Another chance to hear a concert featuring the music of Verdi.
Veronica Villarroel (soprano), Dolora Zajick (mezzo), Leah-Marian Jones
(mezzo), Carlo Ventre (tenor). Vassily
Gerello (baritone), Alexander Anisimov (bass). Alastair Miles (bass),
Halle Choir , Leeds Festival Chorus, London Symphony Chorus,
Halle Orchestra , conductor Mark Elder
Verdi Overture: Nabucco; II Trovatore:Actl Scene 2; Don Carlos : Act 4 Scene 1; Aida: Prelude to Act 1; Aida: Act 2 (complete) (R)


Soprano: Veronica Villarroel
Unknown: Leah-Marian Jones
Tenor: Carlo Ventre
Baritone: Alexander Anisimov
Bass: Alastair Miles
Bass: Halle Choir
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Don Carlos

: The Trial

By Franz Kafka. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace and read by Paul Scofield.
3: The Advocate. Charged with unspecified crimes, Joseph K begins to fear for his life.


Unknown: Franz Kafka.
Unknown: Pamela Grace
Read By: Paul Scofield.
Unknown: Joseph K

: BBC Proms 2001

Another chance to hear a late-night Prom featuring Jools Holland with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and guests, including pianist and com poser Julian Joseph and multicultural fusionist Nitin Sawhney. (R)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney.

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Beethoven Overture:
EgmontX2.1S Ravel String Quartet in F
12.40 Paul Gilson Suite Nocturne d'après Aloysius Bertrandl. 00 Frank Martin Le Mystere de la Nativité 2.50 Mlkolaj
Zlelenksl Viderunt Omnes Fines Terrae
Jan z Lublina Three Dances 2.55 Respighl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2
3.15 Rachmaninov Suite No 2, Op 17
3.40 Brahms Concerto in A minor for violin and cello 4.10 Jerzy Komowicz Waiting
4.20 Ferenc Erkel Hunyadi Laszlo (Swan Song) 4.25 Gibbons The Silver Swan
Lassus Susanna Fayre4.30 Fux Turcaria
4.45 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in A, Op 1 No
4.50 Murray Adaskin Legato and Ricochet 4.55 Peter Sculthorpe Awake Glad Heart 5.00 Debussy Première
Rapsodie 5.05 Sibelius Piano Sonatina
No 3 in B flat minor. Op 6 5.15 Martin Two Christmas Carols 5.15 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043
5.35 Handel Theme and Variations
5.40 Steve Maitland Three Carols 5.50
Leo Fall Overture: Die Geschiedene Frau


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Paul Gilson
Unknown: Aloysius Bertrandl.
Cello: Jerzy Komowicz
Unknown: Hunyadi Laszlo
Unknown: Lassus Susanna
Unknown: Fux Turcaria
Unknown: Peter Sculthorpe
Unknown: Steve Maitland
Unknown: Geschiedene Frau

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