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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Stravinsky Scherzo a la Russe LSO/MichaelTilson Thomas Rimsky -
Korsakov Oxana 's Aria (Christmas Eve) Yekaterina Kudryavchenko (soprano),
Forum Theatre Orchestra/Mikhail Yurovski Menotti Suite: Amahl and the Night
Visitors New Zealand SO/Andrew Schenck
8.30-10.00: Bax Christmas Eve on the Mountains LPO/Bryden Thomson Bach Cantata No 64: Sehet, Welch eine Liebe Ann Monoyios (soprano), Sara Mingado (contralto), Stephan Loges (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo
Unknown: Thomas Rimsky
Unknown: Korsakov Oxana
Soprano: Yekaterina Kudryavchenko

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain and Rob Cowan.
Listener request: Martin Trois Danses Heinz Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger
(harp), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.19 Sarasate Introduction and Tarantelle, Op 43 Ivry Gitl is (violin), Shuku Iwasaki (piano)
10.25 Liadov Eight Russian Folk Songs, Op 58 Philharmonia/Nicolai Malko
10.41 Barbara Strozzi Lagrime Mie, a Che Vi Trattenete Catherine Bott (soprano),
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone/baroque guitar), Timothy Roberts (harpsichord), Frances Kelly (double harp), director Stephen Cleobury
10.52 Webern Passacaglia, Op 1
Dresden Staatskapelle/Giuseppe Sinopoli
11.05 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in Eflat (Eroica) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Martin Trois Danses
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Oboe: Ursula Holliger
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Shuku Iwasaki

: Composer of the Week: Bach

3. 1800-1880. Donald Macleod reveals how Mendelssohn's performance of the St Matthew Passion in 1829 marked the beginning of a huge revival of interest in Bach's music.
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV84 7
(Well Tempered Clavier) Jeno Janda (piano) Overture: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
St Matthew Passion (Part 1) (excerpt) (arr. Mendelssohn) Angela Kazimierczuk (soprano), Alison Browner (contralto),
Wilfried Jochens (tenor), Peter Lika (bass), Cologne Chorus Musicus,
Neue Orchester , conductor Christoph Spering Cantata No 106: Gottes Zeit 1st die
Allerbeste Zeit (Funeral Cantata)
Yoshikazu Mera (countertenor), Gerd Turk (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Japan Bach Collegium, conductor Masaaki Suzuki Repeated on Tuesday 30 December at 12 midnight

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Jeno Janda
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Angela Kazimierczuk
Soprano: Alison Browner
Tenor: Wilfried Jochens
Tenor: Peter Lika
Conductor: Neue Orchester
Conductor: Christoph Spering
Unknown: Yoshikazu Mera
Tenor: Gerd Turk
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wallace Collection
Christopher Cook looks at a portrait of Queen Victoria by Thomas Sully at
London's Wallace Collection and presents chamber music for Victorian England. Wihan Quartet
Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eflat, Op 12 Dvorak String Quartet in E flat, Op 51

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Thomas Sully

: Afternoon Performance

Graeme Kay presents a special programme featuring BBC performing groups. Including Copland's Clarinet
Concerto played by Robert Plane and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Faure and Tchaikovsky from the BBC Philharmonic, and highlights of a concert given last week by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Contributors

Unknown: Graeme Kay
Played By: Robert Plane

: Grand Opera

Stephanie Hughes introduces a complete performance, in English, of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel recorded in the 1960s by the Sadler's Wells company, featuring soprano Rita Hunter. Plus highlights from another children's opera, Griffelkin by American composer Lukas Foss.

Contributors

Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Rita Hunter.
Unknown: Lukas Foss.

: New Generation Artists

Verity Sharp presents recordings by Radio 3's New Generation Artists, including: Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
Claudio Bohorquez , Martin Helmchen (piano) Chausson Andante et Allegro Martin Frost (clarinet), Niklas Sivelov (piano)
Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Alex Slobodyanik (piano)
Maric Predicaments Colin Currie (percussion), Dave Maric (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Claudio Bohorquez
Piano: Martin HelmcHen
Clarinet: Niklas Sivelov
Piano: Alex Slobodyanik
Unknown: Colin Currie
Piano: Dave Maric

: Performance on 3

An Evening with Irving Berlin
Edward Seckerson presents a tribute to the great American songwriter, recorded in June at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Maida Vale Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Kevin Farrell
Part 1 Kim Criswell stars as Sally Adams in a concert performance of Berlin's show Call Me Madam directed and narrated by Julia McKenzie , who also wrote the narration. With Simon Green as Cosmo Constantine , Anna-Jane Casey as Princess Maria, and Julian Ovenden as Kenneth Gibson.
8.50 Part 2 A selection from the hundreds of songs by Irving Berlin , including Top Hat, Always, Sisters, There's No Business Like Show Business (featuring a guest appearance by Billie Worth , the original London star of Call Me Madam in 1952) and White Christmas.
See also Boxing Day at 7.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Conductor: Kevin Farrell
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Sally Adams
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Simon Green
Unknown: Cosmo Constantine
Unknown: Anna-Jane Casey
Unknown: Julian Ovenden
Unknown: Kenneth Gibson.
Songs By: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Billie Worth

: Belief

3: Joan Bakewell talks to composer Nitin Sawhney about what he believes and why.

Contributors

Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney

: BBC Proms 2003

Presented by Verity Sharp.
Anne Sofievon Otter (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski Bach Cantata No 170: Vergnugte Ruh , Beliebte Seelenlust
Rameau Instrumental music from operas Handel Scherza Infida ; Dopo Notte (Ariodante) Revised

Contributors

Presented By: Verity Sharp.
Presented By: Anne Sofievon Otter
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Handel Scherza Infida

: Composer of the Week: Cole Porter

With Donald Macleod.
Every Time We Say Goodbye (Seven Lively Arts) Ella Fitzgerald
Night and Day (Night and Day) Cary Grant
Kiss Me, Kate (excerpts) Soloists, Ambrosian Chorus, London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn
Can-Can (excerpts)
Soloists, director Grant Hossack Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Cary Grant

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in E flat, Op 31 No 3 Clara Haskill (1957); in G minor, Op 49 No 1 Annie Fischer (1971); in G, Op 49 No John Lill (1986) 1.40 A Scarlatti Cinque Profeti 2.40 JB Forqueray Sarabanda: La d'Aubone 2.45 Haydn Divertimento in G, H IV 2.50 Adam, arr Cable Cantique de Noël 2.55 Copland Ballet: Billy the Kid
3.30 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
4.05 WF Bach Sinfonie in F
4.20 St Gregory of Nareg, arr Shoujounian Havoon , Havoon 4.30 Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso in E major/minor, Op 14
4.35 Handel Flammende Rose , Zierde der Erden, HWV210 4.40 Moniuszko Overture: Paria 4.50 Ord Adam Lay Ybounden
4.55Satzedo Concert Variations on 0 Tannenbaum 5.00 Berggreen
Christmas Has the Song of Angels
5.05 Mozetich The Passion of Angels
5.25 Goodall Romance of the Angels
5.30 Bouwman Overture: Thalia
5.40 Handel For unto Us a Child Is Born
(Messiah) 5.45 Doppler The Forest Bird,
0p21 5.50 Trad, arr Davies The Holly and the Ivy 5.55 Williamson This Christmas Night 6.40 Trenet Noel
6.45 Cornelius, arr Henderson Three Kings
6.50 Guilmant Introduction and Variations on a Polish Noël 6.55 Harle Mrs Beeton 's
Christmas Plum Pudding

Contributors

Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Annie Fischer
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: St Gregory
Unknown: Shoujounian Havoon
Unknown: Mendelssohn Rondo
Unknown: Handel Flammende Rose
Unknown: Trenet Noel
Unknown: Harle Mrs Beeton








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