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: Day of Dance

C Geoffrey Smith hostsa day featuring 500 years of dance music from the old and new worlds. Classic Russian Seasonal Ballets
7.10 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Act 2
Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
7.40 Prokofiev, arr Pletnev Suite: Cinderella Martha Argerich and Mikhail Pletnev (pianos)
8.00 Stravinsky Petrushka
French National Orchestra, conductor Ion Marin
8.40 Tango Barocco
From the seduction of Baroque dance to the passion of tango. A concert recorded last year. Daniel Yeadon and Anthea Cottee
(violas da gamba), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, director Marc Destrube (violin) Leclair Overture: Scylla et Glaucus; Violin Concerto in D, Op 7 No 2
Airs pour les Mate/ots et les Tritons (Alcyone) Handel Overture and Dances (Rodrigo)
Renato Antonio Duchiff re Concerto Tango in D minor for two violas da gamba


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: Cinderella Martha Argerich
Pianos: Mikhail Pletnev
Pianos: Stravinsky Petrushka
Conductor: Ion Marin
Unknown: Daniel Yeadon
Violas: Anthea Cottee
Violin: Marc Destrube
Unknown: Renato Antonio Duchiff

: 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, their friends and their rivals, live from the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. Lorin Maazel conducts works by Franz von Suppe and Josef Hellmesberger (son), as well as all the old favourites from Vienna's top dance dynasty, including the waltzes Tales from the Vienna Woods and From the Beautiful, Blue Danube, and the Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss (son).
10.50 Interval: Immendorf
July 1945. Schloss Immendorf is on fire, set alight by retreating Nazis. Inside, priceless works of art are being reduced to ashes, including many paintings by Gustav Klimt. Outside, Klimt's lifelong companion Emilie Floge watches and remembers. A monologue for radio by Rufus Stone , performed by Patience Tomlinson.
11.15 Part 2
Including from around 12.45pm more music from today's Day of Dance. Part 2 can also been seen live on BBC2, and the whole concert is broadcast on BBC4 at 7pm


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Franz von Suppe
Unknown: Josef Hellmesberger
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Schloss Immendorf
Unknown: Emilie Floge
Unknown: Rufus Stone

: Radio 3's Great Balloon Debate

From the Wigmore Hall in London, a debate in which four celebrities champion four great composers. In their respective corners: writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer makes her case for Bach; the editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger , for Beethoven; Michael Portillo for
Wagner; and the choreographer Siobhan Davies for Stravinsky. Sean Rafferty is in the chair.
2.00 The audience having cast their votes based on the strength of the candidates' arguments, the programme concludes with a substantial work by the winning composer. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Siobhan Davies
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Invitation to the Dance

Dance critic Ismene Brown joins Geoffrey Smith to explore the origins of dance and how it moved from the dance hall and the ballroom into the theatre and the concert hall. They also discuss dance and Nationalism, and what
George Bernard Shaw described as a "perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire". Weber Invitation to the Dance
Warlock Capriol Suite
Rameau La Danse (Les Fêtes d'Hebe) Kodaly Dances from Galanta
Plus dance music by Mozart, Beethoven,
Schubert, Chopin, Joplin, Piazzolla and others.


Unknown: Ismene Brown
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Kodaly Dances

: Opera on 3

Live from the Met:
Rodelinda Grimoaldo has taken the Milanese throne from Bertarido, forcing him into hiding, and now has his eye on Bertarido's wife,
Rodelinda. But Bertarido is not dead, as everyone thinks: he's on his way back to Milan to seek revenge. The Met's production of one of Handel's most dramatic operas features a top line-up of soloists, including Renee Fleming and David Daniels.
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor Harry Bicket Act
7.05 Interval: A Handel Singer's Round Table Renee Fleming , Stephanie Blythe , David Daniels and Harry Bicket share their experiences of the challenges and rewards in Handel's operas with moderator Steven Blier.
7.35 Act 2
8.40 Interval: The Met Opera Quiz
Brian Zeger puts listeners' questions to Cori Ellison , Bill Lutes and Christopher Purdy.
Send questions to Met Opera Quiz, FDR Station, PO Box 805. New York, NY10150 or via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
9.10 Act 3


Unknown: Rodelinda Grimoaldo
Unknown: Renee Fleming
Unknown: David Daniels.
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Unknown: Renee Fleming
Unknown: Stephanie Blythe
Unknown: David Daniels
Unknown: Harry Bicket
Unknown: Steven Blier.
Unknown: Brian Zeger
Unknown: Cori Ellison
Unknown: Bill Lutes
Unknown: Christopher Purdy.
Rodelinda: Renée Fleming (soprano)
Eduige: Stephanie Blythe (mezzo)
Bertarido: David Daniels (countertenor)
Unulfo: Bejun Mehta (countertenor)
Grimoaldo: Koble Van Rensburg (tenor)
Garibaldo: John Relyea (bass)

: New York New Year

Broadway conductor Eric Stern and BBC NOW bring the music of Manhattan to Cardiff in a concert of show tunes given earlier this evening at St David's Hall. Introduced by Sarah Walker. Mary Carewe , Karl Daymond and Brent Barrett (singers), Peter Jablonski (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Eric Stern Styne Overture: Gypsy
Bernstein New York, New York; My Place (On the Town); Something's Coming (West Side Story) Gershwin Rhapsody No 2
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes (On the Town) Loesser Fugue for Tin Horns (Guys and Dolls) Bernstein Lonely Town (On the Town); Cool (West Side Story)
Sondheim Broadway Baby (Follies) HK Gruber Manhattan Broadcasts
Porter Take Me Back to Manhattan (The New Yorkers)
Bernstein What a Waste (Wonderful Town)
Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm (Lady Be Good) Bernstein Some Other Time (On the Town)


Conductor: Eric Stern
Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Introduced By: Mary Carewe
Introduced By: Karl Daymond
Singers: Brent Barrett
Singers: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Eric Stern

: Kopelman QuartetTchaikovsky

String Quartet in E flat minor,
Op 30

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Arve Tellefsen (violin), Truls Mork
(cello), Havard Gimse (piano), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Rolf Gupta Haydn Overture: L'isola Disabitata Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir) 2.10 Berlioz Te Deum 3.00 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2 3.25 Archanqelski Now Lettest; Judgement Day Fateev Blessed Is the Man 3.40 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet 4.00 Handel Perche Viva il
Cam Sposo (Rodrigo) 4.10 CPE Bach Sonata in B minor for harpsichord and violin, Wq76 4.25 Pachelbel Exsunjat Deus 4.30 Dvorak Overture: The King and the Charcoal
Burner 4.35 Mendelssohn Fantasia in E minor, Op 16 No 2 (The Little Trumpeter) 4.40 Brahms Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op 29 No 2 4.45 Glinka Spanish Overture No 1 5.00 Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
5.05 Brahms Three Ophelia Songs 5.10 Albinoni Oboe Concerto in minor, Op 9 No 2 5.20 S Rossi Gia del Volto
5.25 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
5.45 Gluck Melody (Orfeo ed Euridice)
5.50 DJourov Ballades Nos 1 and 4 6.00 Schoenberg Friede aufErden, Op 13 6.10 Arriaqa Erminia
6.25 Ludvig Norman Sextet in A minor, Op 29


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Violin: Truls Mork
Cello: Havard Gimse
Conductor: Rolf Gupta Haydn
Unknown: Handel Perche Viva
Unknown: Mendelssohn Fantasia
Unknown: Brahms Schaffe
Unknown: Arriaqa Erminia
Unknown: Ludvig Norman Sextet

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