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: Morning on 3

Presented by Martin Handley.
7.00 8.00 : Anon Haec Dies Hilliard Ensemble Schumann Violin Sonata in Fsharp minor, Op 11 Geza Hosszu-Legocky , Martha Argerich (piano)
8.00 9.00 : Bach/Busoni Toccata in C, BWV564 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Tchaikovsky Suite: The Sleeping Beauty
Danish National SO, conductor Yuri Temirkanov


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Geza Hosszu-Legocky
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov

: The Cowan Collection

Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection. Music includes: Schnittke, arr Yuri Kasparov Polka (Little
Tragedies) Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble Rameau La Villageoise; Tambourin Emil Gilels (piano)
Purcell When First Amintas Sued fora Kiss
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute) Pachelbel Chorale Prelude: 0 famm Gottes, unschuldig Helmut Walcha (organ)
Barber String Quartet, Op 11 Beaux Arts Quartet Pujol Guajira Julian Bream (guitar) Chopin Waltz in D flat, Op 70 No 2 Jeanne-Marie Darre (piano)
Katie Moss The Floral Dance Oscar Natzka
(bass) and orchestra conducted by Walter Goehr Ginastera Overture to the Creole Faust Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, conductor Howard Hanson


Introduces: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Yuri Kasparov Polka
Piano: Tambourin Emil Gilels
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Helmut Walcha
Guitar: Julian Bream
Piano: Katie Moss
Bass: Oscar Natzka
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Conductor: Howard Hanson

: Musical New Year - an International Celebration

Rob Cowan hosts a day of special concerts from around the world to mark the arrival of 2006. Vienna - New Year's Day Concert
Brian Kay introduces the traditional event live from the Grosser Saal of the Musikverein, where Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra in waltz favourites by the Strauss family and others. Including, at:


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: Grosser Saal
Unknown: Mariss Jansons

: Interval: Flowers

A haunting story of obsessive love by Arthur Schnitzler. Ready by Jasper Britton.


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler.
Unknown: Jasper Britton.

: Vienna - New Year's Day Concert Part 2

This concert is live on BBC2 from 11.15am and can be seen in fullonBBC4at7pm

: Sydney

From Sydney Opera House.
Schumann Overture: Manfred; Cello Concerto in A minor
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Christophe Coin (cello), Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kirill Karabits


Conductor: Kirill Karabits

: Berlin

From the Philharmonie, a concert to open this year's celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271;
Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague): Le Nozze di Figaro, Act 4 (Finale)
Emanuel Ax (piano), Camilla Nylund and Christiane Oelze (sopranos), Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Gerald Finley (baritone), John Relyea (bass), Berlin PO, conductor Simon Rattle


Piano: Camilla Nylund
Sopranos: Christiane Oelze
Sopranos: Magdalena Kozena
Baritone: Gerald Finley
Baritone: John Relyea
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Paris

From the Theatre des Champs-
Elysees. Myung-Whun Chung conducts the French Radio Chorus and Philharmonic
Orchestra and a distinguished line-up of soloists in Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in Dminor (Choral)


Unknown: Myung-Whun Chung

: Washington DC

Porgy and Bess George Gershwin 's great American folk opera, a bittersweet love story set in the Deep South. In this production by Washington National Opera, Wayne Marshall conducts a cast that includes Gordon Hawkins as Porgy, Indira Mahajan as Bess, and Angela Simpson as Serena, Terry Cook as Crown and Jermaine Smith as Sportin' Life. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Bess George Gershwin
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Gordon Hawkins
Unknown: Indira Mahajan
Unknown: Angela Simpson
Unknown: Terry Cook
Unknown: Jermaine Smith
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Drama on 3: The Club

By Gregory Whitehead.
At the height of the American "Gilded Age", the members of an elegant New England social and croquet club performed an elaborate if somewhat distasteful ritual. In 1915 sculptress Frieda Hopkins created "Seven Feet with Four Toes" in solid alabaster. Almost a century later the sculptures now act as iconic magnets for post-feminists and foot fetishists from around the globe. A story that strikes to the fungal roots of the American imagination through noir comedy, investigative expose and the rubato rhythms of melted cocktail music.
Songs composed and performed by Richard Busch Director and sound designer Gregory Whitehead Executive producer David Hunter


Unknown: Gregory Whitehead.
Unknown: Frieda Hopkins
Unknown: Richard Busch
Designer: Gregory Whitehead
Producer: David Hunter
Queen of Clubs: Elizabeth Aspenlieder
Genealogist: George Bergen
The Curator: Hillary Deeley
Mushroom Mike: Mike Dowling
Marilyn Mathiessen: Marilyn Hunter
Jacqui Rivers: Karen Lee
Sarah Fitzgibbons: Sara Paul
Mira: Anne Undeland
Charles Dove: Jon Swan
Brace Winter: Gregory Whitehead

: Sunday Feature: In Search of Hans Christian Andersen

In May last year, 200 years after the birth of Hans Christian Andersen , Michael Rosen and Lars Tharp travelled to Denmark to uncover the truth about the unlikely creator of some our best-loved tales. Their journey of discovery threw up a number of surprises.
Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Andy Kershaw

Rock god Robert Plant brings his band Strange Sensation to the BBC's Maida Vale studios for an exclusive session featuring songs from their album Mighty Rearranger.


Unknown: Mighty Rearranger.

: Composer of the Week:Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

1/5. In the Company of Giants. Donald Macleod examines Hummel's fluctuating reputation.
Hallelujah Emmy Destinn (soprano) with orchestra Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 87 (Finale) Schubert Ensemble of London Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 81 Stephen Hough Trumpet Concerto in E flat John Wallace , Philharmonia, director Christopher Warren-Green
Repeated from Boxing Day at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Unknown: John Wallace

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart at the 2005 Roskilde Schubertiade:
Mozart Mass in C minor, K427 Soloists, Lille MUKO University Choir, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Claudius Traunfellner
2.01 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht , Op 4
2.30 Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op 24 2.56 Escher Songs of Love and Eternity
3.08 Dutilleux Sonatine 3.17 Lhotka Frescoes
4.05 Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 45
4.12 Csiky Divertimento 4.25 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op 46 No 8 4.29 Sibelius Romance in 0 flat, Op 24 No 9 4.34 Schubert String Quartet in C, D32
4.53 Salmenhaara Adagietto 5.00 Poulenc Litanies a fa Vierge Noire 5.09 Haydn Overture: La Speziale, H XXVIII
5.16 Rangstrom Suite No 2 5.27 Malmfors In a Distant Haze Traditional, arr Wikander The Fine Crystal
5.32 Sibelius Lemminkainen's Return, Op 22 No 4
5.39 Sallinen Violin Concerto 5.56 Mozart Four Contredanses, KV2676.02 Telemann Trio No 6 in B minor for flute and viola da gamba (Essercizii Musici)
6.10 Stenhammar Fantasia in B minor, Op 11 No 3
6.15 Dittersdorf Piano Concerto in A
6.33 7.00 AF Lindblad String Quartet No 6 in E flat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Claudius Traunfellner
Unknown: Verklarte Nacht

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