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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Buxtehude Sonata in F, BuxWV269
John Holloway and Ursula Weiss (violins), Jaap ter Linden and Mogens Rasmussen (violas da gamba), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
6.40 MacDowell Lancelot und Elaine, 0p27 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karl Krueger
7.00 Balakirev Capriccio Nicholas Walker (piano)
7.45 Lilburn Overture: Drysdale
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor William Southgate
8.00 Biber Battalia a 10 New London
Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
8.45Ginastera Estancia
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, conductor Eduardo Mata


Unknown: John Holloway
Violins: Ursula Weiss
Violins: Mogens Rasmussen
Harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Conductor: Karl Krueger
Piano: Nicholas Walker
Conductor: William Southgate
Conductor: Biber Battalia
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Eduardo Mata

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

Richard Strauss 's last years were among his most eventful. Forthefirsttimeinhis life he was forced to confront privation, derision and even criminal proceedings. Yet he responded with compositions whose beauty and lasting popularity belie the circumstances in which they were written. Donald Macleod concludes his series with a look at the final period of Strauss's life.
Malven Jessye Norman (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Oboe Concerto Heinz Holliger , Chamber Orchestra of Europe Four Last Songs
Gundula Janowitz (soprano),
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan (R)


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Malven Jessye Norman
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Soprano: Gundula Janowitz
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Work in Progress

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


Artist: Dorothy Cross
Unknown: Virgin Mary

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan and Jonathan Swain.
Allegri Miserere
Roy Goodman (treble),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director David Willcocks
10.18 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
Emil Gilels
10.49 Tchaikovsky, arr Ellington Nutcracker Suite (excerpts)
Duke Ellington and his orchestra
10.58 Scriabin Poem of Ecstasy Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio and Central TV, conductor Nikolai Golovanov
11.22 Shostakovich Tahiti Trot, Op 16 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Director: David Willcocks
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Conductor: Nikolai Golovanov
Conductor: Shostakovich Tahiti
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Charles Mackerras
Presented by Humphrey Burton. Sullivan Overture: Macbeth
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543 Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Janacek Glagolitic Mass
Christine Brewer (soprano),
Ameral Gunson (mezzo), Peter Bronder (tenor), Geoffrey Moses (bass),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Philharmonic


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Presented By: Humphrey Burton.
Soprano: Ameral Gunson
Tenor: Peter Bronder
Tenor: Geoffrey Moses

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

In the final programme of this series from the Temple Church, London, the boy choristers of St Paul 's Cathedral take time out from their busy Christmas schedule to sing music bythree 20th-century masters.
Frances Kelly (harp), Choristers of St Paul 's Cathedral, conductor John Scott Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Peter Maxwell Davies Alma Redemptoris
Mater Rutter Dancing Day


Unknown: St Paul
Harp: Frances Kelly
Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: John Scott
Unknown: Mater Rutter

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Gay Divorce
A performance of Cole Porter's thirties musical, starring Tim Flavin as Guy and Janie Dee as Mimi with Brendan O'Hea , Thelma Ruby , Su Chandler ,
James Vaughan and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Amos.


Unknown: Tim Flavin
Unknown: Janie Dee
Unknown: Brendan O'Hea
Unknown: Thelma Ruby
Unknown: Su Chandler
Unknown: James Vaughan
Conducted By: Kevin Amos.

: Jazz Legends

Freddie Hubbard
Julian Joseph talks to the American trumpeter whose career has included work with Art Blakey , Oliver Nelson ,
Ornette Coleman and Herbie Hancock in addition to his own classic recordings forthe Blue Note label. Hubbard talks about his early influences, which included Chet Baker and Clifford Brown , his friendships with Eric Dolphy and Sonny Rollins and the making of his latest album New Colors, which features arrangements by David Weiss.


Unknown: Freddie Hubbard
Talks: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Oliver Nelson
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Chet Baker
Unknown: Clifford Brown
Unknown: Eric Dolphy
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Arrangements By: David Weiss.

: 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. 5: Imogen Stubbs , actress.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs

: Performance on 3

BBC Proms 2001
Another chance to hear one of Germany's foremost orchestras performing works by Mendelssohn, Haydn and Dvorak.
Truls Mork (cello), Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's
Dream, Opp 21 and 61 (incidental music) (excerpts)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C. H Vllb 1
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) (R)


Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: The Trial

By Franz Kafka. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace and read by Paul Scofield. 5: The Cathedral. Joseph K becomes aware that a net is closing around him.


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

: BBC Proms 2001

Another chance to hear one of this year's late-night Proms, which featured performances of Constant Lambert's witty Prize Fight and his piano concerto, and Gerald Finzi 's melodious and heartfelt Farewell to Arms and Romance.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Philip Fowke (piano) Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury Lambert Prize Fight
Finzl Farewell to Arms; Romance Britten Nocturne
Lambert, orch Easterbrook and Shipley Piano Concerto (1924) (R)


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Philip Fowke
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Britten Nocturne

: Jazz on 3

Best of Live
Jez Nelson selects highlights from the year's live recordings and from the Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals. Producers Steve Shepherd and Robert Abel


Producers: Steve Shepherd
Producers: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Verdi Don Carlos (complete opera)
3.35 Franck Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op 174.00 JG Eckhard Piano Sonata in F. Op 2 No 14.15 Ambroz Cop My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 108)4.20 Anon Ave
Potentissima 4.30 Wassanaer Concerto No 1 in G4.40 Mendelssohn Etude No 2 in F4.45 Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7
4.50 Rossini Overture: The Barberof
Seville 5.00 Albicastro Trio Sonata, Op 8 No 115.10 John Kuhnau Biblical Sonata
No 1 (The Fight between David and Goliath)
5.25Gaspard Fritz Violin Sonata. Op 2 No 4
5.35 Mozart Five Contredanses, K609
5.50 Oscar Straus Overture: Ein Walzertraum


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Verdi Don Carlos
Unknown: Franck Grande
Unknown: John Kuhnau

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