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: Rob Cowan

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Veracini Sonata in D, Op 2 No 1
John Holloway (violin), Jaap ter Linden (cello), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV871 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) Edwin Fischer (piano)
J Strauss Blue Danube Waltz
Vienna PO, conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.30-10.00: Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E, RV270 (IIRiposo, perilNatale) II Giardino Harmonico Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat, Op 31 Stephen Hough (piano)
Strauss Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme COE, conductor Erich Leinsdorf


Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Malcolm Arnold Commonwealth Christmas Overture LPO, conducted by the composer
10.30 Schutz Weihnachtshistorie Emma Kirkby (soprano), Nigel Rogers (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Taverner Consort/Andrew Parrott
11.13 Honegger Une Cantate de Noël
Vaclav Zitek (baritone), Kuhn Children's Chorus, Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Libor Pesek
11.39 Leopold Mozart Toy Symphony
Children's Ensemble of the Moscow Music School, conductor Igor Markevitch
11.50 Saint-Saens Wedding Cake Caprice Valse, Op 76 David Owen Norris (piano), I Musici de Montreal, conductor Yuri Turovsky


Unknown: James Jolly.
Soprano: Nigel Rogers
Tenor: David Thomas

: Composer of the Week: Coates

3/5. Eric Coates Goes to Town. You can take
London out of the boy, but.... as he moves into several addresses in and around London, thanks to his wife's hobby as an early property developer, Eric Coates falls in love with the city. And the BBC is quite keen on Coates, too. With Donald Macleod. London (London Every Day) Czecho-Slovak RSO (Bratislava), conductor Adrian Leaper
London Bridge March Royal Artillery Band, conductor Major Geoffrey Kingston Suite: London Again
LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
Saxo-RhapsodyJack Brymer (saxophone), RLPO, conductor Charles Groves
TheSeven Seas BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson Repeated at 8.45pm


Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Major Geoffrey Kingston
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Saxo-Rhapsodyjack Brymer
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: John Wilson

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Penny Gore .
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The Beethoven Plus series continues with Beethoven's Op 18 No 5 and a quartet by Bartok. Ysaye Quartet
Bartok String Quartet No 1
Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5
2.00 Bayreuth Ring Cycle 2007
Wagner Die Walkure:Act 2 (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
Bach Cantatas 1-3: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV248 Christine Schafer (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Werner Gura (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Arnold Schoenberg Chorus, Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Introduced By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Conductor: Bach Cantatas
Soprano: Christine Schafer
Soprano: Bernarda Fink
Tenor: Werner Gura
Tenor: Gerald Finley
Bass: Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Siegmund: Endrik Wottrich (tenor)
Hundinq: Kwangchul Youn (bass)
Wotan: Albert Dohmen (bass-Baritone)
Sieglinde: Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)
Brunnhilde: Linda Watson (soprano)
Fricka: Michelle Breedt (mezzo)
Gerhilde: Sonja Miihlbeck (soprano)
Ortlinde: Anna Gabler (soprano)
Waltraute: Martina Dike (mezzo)
Schwertleite: Simone Schroder (mezzo)
Helmwige: Edith Haller (soprano)
Siegrune: Wilke Te Brummelstroete (mezzo)
Grimgerde: Anette Kiittenbaum (mezzo)
Rossweisse: Alexandra Petersamer (mezzo)

: Luciano Pavarotti: Opera's Golden Tenor

3/5. Sean Rafferty examines Pavarotti's breakthrough in America and his continued success in Europe, in conversation with Richard Bonynge. Including scenes from Puccini's La
Bohème, Turandot, Madama Butterfly and Tosca.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Richard Bonynge.

: New Generation Artists

Performances by Radio 3 New Generation Artists, introduced by Verity Sharp. Haydn English Songs
Allan Clayton (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano) Widor Flute Sonata, Op 34
Sharon Bezaly (flute), Love Derwinger (piano) Mozart Variations on a theme by Gluck, K455 Shai Wosner (piano)
Gwilym SimcockA Typical Affair
The composer (piano), Phil Donkin (double bass), Martin France (drums), Ben Bryant (percussion)


Introduced By: Verity Sharp.
Tenor: Allan Clayton
Tenor: Roger Vignoles
Flute: Sharon Bezaly
Piano: Shai Wosner
Piano: Phil Donkin
Bass: Martin France
Unknown: Ben Bryant

: BBC Proms 2007

Another chance to hear a Prom in which singing star Michael Ball performs some of the music theatre hits that have made him famous in London's West End and on Broadway. Including songs from Jesus Christ , Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Funny Girl,
Godspell, Chess, West Side Story and Les Misérables, and music by Queen and Gilbert and Sullivan.
With Alf Boe (tenor), Laura Michelle Kelly (singer), Izzy Johnson (violin), Capital Voices, and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Callum McLeod. introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Tenor: Alf Boe
Tenor: Laura Michelle Kelly
Violin: Izzy Johnson
Conducted By: Callum McLeod.
Introduced By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Composer of the Week: Coates

Repeated from 12 noon

: Belief

1/7. Joan Bakewell talks to the Very Rev June
Osbourne, the Dean of Salisbury, about what she believes and why. Producer Janet McLarty


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Janet McLarty

: BBC Proms 2007

Another chance to hear a Saturday Matinee Prom concert given in July at London's Cadogan Hall. Anna Dennis (mezzo),
Britten Sinfonia , conductor Alexander Shelley Mendelssohn Overture and Scherzo: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Korngold Suite: Much Ado about Nothing
Stravinsky Three Songs from William Shakespeare Bridge There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook Shostakovich Suite: Hamlet


Unknown: Anna Dennis
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Conductor: Mendelssohn Overture
Unknown: William Shakespeare

: Late Junction

A recording from this year's Oxford
Contemporary Music Festival, featuring a rare visit to the UK by Californian minimalist composer and pianist Harold Budd. With Verity Sharp.


Pianist: Harold Budd.
Unknown: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Beethoven String Quartet in E minor.
Op 59 No 2 (Razumovsky); String Quartet in B flat. Op 130 Juilliard Quartet 2.20 Bizet Symphony in C 2.56 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 G C minor, Op 25 3.36 Sibelius Violin Concerto 4.11 Liadov The Enchanted Lake 4.19 Dowland Thou Mighty God; When David's Life: When the Poore Criple 4.30 Liszt Harmonies du Soir (Transcendental
Studies) 4.39 Bruhns Wohl dem, der den Herren fiirchtet
4.47 Dobryznski Overture: Monbar 5.00 Hildegard von Bingen 0 Vis Aeternitatis 5.08 Mendelssohn
Variations Sérieuses, Op 54 5.19 Liebermann Suite on Six Swiss Folk Songs 5.31 Anon The Milde Lomb 5.42 Rossini Overture: William Tell 5.53 Ravel La Valse 6.06 DebussY La Mer 6.35 Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Hildegard von Bingen

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