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: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Schutz O Bone Jesu, Fili Mariae , SWV471 Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
Ravel Bolero Berlin PO, conductor Pierre Boulez
Verdi Va' Pensiero (Nabucco) Rome Academy of Santa Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Myung Whun-Chung
8.30-10.00: Beethoven An die feme Geliebte, Op 98 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
Byrd Hughe Ashton's Ground Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod: Tristan and Isolde Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim


Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Myung Whun-Chung
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Jorg Demus
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.09 Praetorius Terpsichore (excerpts)
Anthony Bailes and Anne von Royen (lutes), Wanda Landowska (harpsichord),
Martha Gmunder (spinet), Members of Ensemble Doulce Mémoire, director Denis Raisin-Dadre , Members of Ricercar Ensemble, Zurich, director Michel Piguet
10.18 Rubbra Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby , Op 50 - Loth to Depart Heming, arr Collins
Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
10.30 Praetorius Terpsichore (excerpts) Collegium Terpsichore , director Fritz Neumeyer (keyboards)
10.38 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Nathan Milstein , New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.04 Scriabin Feuillet d'Album, Op 45 No 1; Etudes: No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 8; No 4 in F sharp, Op 42; No 5 in C sharp minor, Op 42 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
11.14 Praetorius, arr Williams Terpsichore
(excerpts) John Williams and Kevin Peek (guitars)
11.19 Mahler Five Ruckert-Lieder
Janet Baker (mezzo), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.39 Weinberger Christmas
New York PO, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Fledermaus Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Praetorius Terpsichore
Unknown: Anthony Bailes
Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska
Harpsichord: Martha Gmunder
Director: Denis Raisin-Dadre
Director: Michel Piguet
Unknown: Giles Farnaby
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Praetorius Terpsichore
Unknown: Collegium Terpsichore
Director: Fritz Neumeyer
Unknown: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Scriabin Feuillet
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

Liszt's Letters
4/5. Donald Macleod delves into another batch of ruminations from Liszt's pen, including the changing fortunes of his popularity as a composer, and a premonition of Wagner's death. Ave Maria I Edward Goater (tenor),
BBC Singers, conductor Peter Dijkstra Totentanz (Danse Macabre)
Krystian Zimerman (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Andante Maestoso Daniel Hyde (organ) Mephistopheles (A Faust Symphony)
Orchestra of the Ferenc Liszt Academy, conductor Andras Ligeti
La Lugubre Gondola Thomas Hitzlberger (piano) Repeated at 8.45pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Tenor: Edward Goater
Conductor: Peter Dijkstra
Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Andras Ligeti

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. A concert by Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Szymanowski Quartet from Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Presented by Louise Fryer. Rachmaninov String Quartet in G minor (Unfinished)
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Nos 1-7 Ravel String Quartet in F
2.00 British Symphony Series Arnold Bax (1883-1953) With Louise Fryer.
Bax Symphony No 6
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Simon Crawford Phillips (piano), Royal Quartet
Frank Bridge The Sea BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Quilter Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op 12
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
John Adams My Father Knew Charles Ives BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer Bax Symphony No 7
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Arnold Bax
Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: Andrew Kennedy
Tenor: Simon Crawford
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Tenor: Andrew Kennedy
Tenor: Julius Drake
Piano: John Adams
Unknown: Charles Ives
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny presents a selection of music and news from the arts world.

: Performance on 3

A recital given last month at London's Wigmore Hall by pianist Imogen Cooper. Presented by Catherine Bott.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op 101 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 Tippett Piano Sonata No 2 Ravel Miroirs


Pianist: Imogen Cooper.
Presented By: Catherine Bott.

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

Repeated from 12 noon

: Night Waves

Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter talks to Philip Dodd about his play The Homecoming on the eve of a new Radio 3 production, in which he himself plays the role of Max alongside
Michael Gambon and Gina McKee. Pinter last acted in the play in 1969, so how have his feelings about it Changed? Producer James Cook


Talks: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Gina McKee.
Producer: James Cook

: Artist Focus

Catherine Bott presents a sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Conductor Simon Rattle begins tonight's programme with La Val/ée des Cloches (Miroirs) by Ravel, orchestrated by Percy Grainger.


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Percy Grainger.

: The Essay

States of Mind
4/4. Award-winning composer Errollyn Wallen ponders the parcels of exotic gifts that helped form her idea of America as a child: and how this sense of otherness has been continued in adulthood by the distinctive work of American classical composers.


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces the Arve Henriksen Quartet, recorded in concert at Norway's Punkt 06 festival, as well as CD tracks featuring
Liverpool composer and drummer
Joseph Livingstone , and traditional music from Vietnam.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Joseph Livingstone

: Through the Night

A concert from last year's BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London presented by John Shea. Ravel Ma Mere /'Oye Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Royal Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor Stephane Deneve 2.11 Karlowicz Ten Songs. Op3 2.26 Hollins A Song of Sunshine 2.31 Strauss Four Last Songs 2.54 JC Bach Quintet in D, Op 11 No 6
3.11 Rameau Suite: Les Indes Galantes 3.44 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C. K285d 4.05 Schubert Fantasia in F minor, D940 4.25 Purcell Sonata No 6 in G minor, Z807
4.32 Arvo Part Magnificat 4.40 Glazunov Serenade Espagnol, Op 20 No 2 4.43 Granados La Maja y el
Ruisenor 4.51 Donizetti Overture: La Fille du Régiment
5.00 Lipinski Violin Concerto No 4 in A 5.15 Messiaen 0 Sacrum Convivium 5.20 Wert Motet: Peccavi super
Numerum 5.24 Saint-Sains Havanaise 5.34 Schubert Allegretto in C minor, 0915 5.40 Strauss Allegro
Marcatissimo, Op 3 No 5 5.45 Weber Divertimento Assai Facile, Op 38 5.57 Elgar Sea Pictures 6.20 Reinecke Ballade 6.29 Mendelssohn Overture: Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt 6.42 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18


Unknown: Albert Hall
Presented By: John Shea.
Conductor: Stephane Deneve
Unknown: Granados La Maja
Unknown: Saint-Sains Havanaise
Unknown: Strauss Allegro
Unknown: Reinecke Ballade

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