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: Rob Cowan

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Degli Antoni Ricercata No 10 Julius Berger (cello)
Wagner Prelude, Act I: Lohengrin
Munich PO, conductor Hans Knappertsbusch The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue in D sharp minor, BWV877 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) Glenn Gould (piano)
8.30-10.15: Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi , Oh Dio!... Ah, Conte, Partite, K418 Rita Streich (soprano), Bavarian RSO, conductor Charles Mackerras Faure, orch Rabaud Dolly Suite
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Haydn Arietta con Variazioni in E flat, HXVII Monique Haas (piano)


Unknown: Degli Antoni Ricercata
Cello: Julius Berger
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi
Soprano: Rita Streich
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: Hxvii Monique Haas

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

f Octogenarian French conductor
Georges Pretre takes the helm for the first time as ' the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gives the traditional New Year's Day concert, live from the Musikverein. Presented by Brian Kay. Vienna PO, conductor Georges Pretre
J Strauss (son) Napoleon March, Op 156; Waltz: Dorfschwalben aus Osterreich, Op 164; Laxenburger Polka , Op 60
J Strauss (father) Pariser Walzer ; Versailler Ga/opp J Strauss (son) Orpheus Quadrille, Op 236 Hellmesberger Kleiner Anzeiger, Op 4
10.50 Twenty Minutes: Vienna
Tracy-Ann Oberman reads an extract from Eva
Menasse's critically acclaimed first novel. During a game of bridge in wartime Vienna, one of the players reassesses his love of taking risks.
11.10 J Strauss (son) Overture: Indigo und die vierzig Räuber'; Waltz: Freut euch des Lebens, Op 340;
Polka: Bluette, Op 271; Polka: Tritsch-Tratsch, Op 214 Lanner Waltz: Hofball Tanze, Op 161
Josef Strauss Polka: Die Libelle, Op 204
J Strauss (son) Russischer Marsch, Op 426; Polka: Die Pariserin, Op 238
J Strauss (father) Chineser Galopp, Op 20
J Strauss (son) Kaiser Waltzer, Op 437; Polka: Die Bajadere, Op 351
Festive radio highlights: page 232


Conductor: Georges Pretre
Presented By: Brian Kay.
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: J Strauss
Unknown: Laxenburger Polka
Unknown: Pariser Walzer

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

2/5. Elvira. The composer's elopement with one of his pupils, Elvira Gemignani , had lasting consequences. A married woman with two children, Elvira took a brave leap when she ran off with him. Having survived the ensuing scandal, the couple conducted their relationship in a fashion that for most of their friends and colleagues defied comprehension. Yet despite Puccini's frequent infidelities and her obsessive jealousy, they remained together until his death in 1924. Capriccio Sinfonico (excerpts)
RPO, conductor Jacek Kaspszyk
Sola, Perduta Abbandonata (Manon Lescaut) Julia Varady (soprano), Berlin RSO, conductor Marcello Viotti
La Boh ème (excerpt) Mirella Freni (soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti and Michael Senechal (tenors), Gianni Maffeoand Rolando Panerai (baritones),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), Berlin Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan Senza Mamma , 0 Bimbo (Suor Angelica) Julia Varady (soprano), Berlin RSO, conductor Marcello Viotti Repeated at 8.45pm


Unknown: Elvira Gemignani
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Soprano: Julia Varady
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Conductor: La Boh
Soprano: Luciano Pavarotti
Soprano: Michael Senechal
Baritones: Gianni Maffeoand Rolando Panerai
Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Senza Mamma
Soprano: Julia Varady
Conductor: Marcello Viotti

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Louise Fryer. Bayreuth Ring Cycle 2007 Wagner Siegfried: Act 3
See yesterday for cast details. Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers) Monika Mauch and Constanze Backes (sopranos), Markus Brutscher , Hans Jorg Mammel ,
Wilfried Jochens and Stephan Schreckenberger (tenors), Kai Wefer (bass), Ullrich Bohme (organ), St Thomas ' Choir, Musica Fiata , conductor Georg Christoph Biller


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Conductor: Monteverdi Vespro
Unknown: Beata Vergine
Unknown: Monika Mauch
Sopranos: Constanze Backes
Sopranos: Markus Brutscher
Sopranos: Hans Jorg Mammel
Sopranos: Wilfried Jochens
Tenors: Stephan Schreckenberger
Bass: Kai Wefer
Bass: Ullrich Bohme
Unknown: St Thomas
Conductor: Musica Fiata
Conductor: Georg Christoph Biller

: At the Piano

2/5. Pianist Anne Oueffelec reflects on Murray Perahia playing Bach and Nelson Friere playing Villa-Lobos. With Petroc Trelawny.


Pianist: Anne Oueffelec
Unknown: Murray Perahia

: New Generation Artists

Introduced by Verity Sharp.
Schubert Moments Musicaux, D780 Martin Helmchen (piano)
Brahms Sonata, Op 78 (arr for viola)
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Katya Apekisheva (piano)


Introduced By: Verity Sharp.
Piano: Martin HelmcHen
Viola: Maxim Rysanov
Viola: Katya Apekisheva

: BBC Proms 2007

Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly makes his first appearance at the Proms as music director of one of the world's oldest orchestras. Their programme of much-loved classics also introduces Munich-born violinist Viviane Hagner in Beethoven's lyrical concerto. Brahms's final symphony, with its passacaglia in homage to Bach, ends the programme.
Viviane Hagner (violin), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan; Violin Concerto in D Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Unknown: Riccardo Chailly
Violinist: Viviane Hagner
Violin: Viviane Hagner
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

Repeated from 1pm

: Belief

5/7. Joan Bakewell talks to award-winning poet Daljit Nagra about what he believes and why.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Daljit Nagra

: BBC Proms 2007

Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Another chance to hear this concert from BBC Proms 2007 in which Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes the triple roles of pianist, conductor and pianist-director. Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
Ligeti Etudes for solo piano (selection)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: Ligeti Etudes

: Late Junction

A new-year carol from the Watersons and a dance from Mali to ensure good fortune in the year ahead are among the usual wide mix of music from around the world. Presented by Verity Sharp. EMAIL: late.junction@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Landini Divennon , gli Occhi;La Dolce Vista; Nella Mia Vita Anon Indescort Machaut Hont Paur Anon Sovent Mes Pas Anon Du'ochi Ladri; Istampita: Estampie Bologna Ostelleto Selvagio Anon Lucente Stella; Istampita: Isabella Landini Questa Fanciulla; Ognor Mi Trovo La Folata 1.58 Sibelius
Symphony No 2 2.41 Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 127 3.25 Debussy 12 Etudes 4.08 Shostakovich
Festive Overture 4.14 Fetis Sanctus (Messe des Solennes Majeurs) 4.20 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor
4.28 Strauss Largo, Op 3 No 3 (Funf Klavierstiicke)
4.37 Purcell Awake, and with Attention Hear 4.48 Martinu Clarinet Sonatina 5.00 Bernstein Overture: Candide
5.05 Faure Fantaisie 5.10 Mozart Four Minuets, K601
5.21 Milhaud Trois Psaumes de David, Op 339 5.31 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales 5.43 Vivaldi
Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Folia) 5.53 Palestrina Ad Te Levavi Oculos Meos 5.59 Bertali Sonata Prima a 3 for two recorders, bass viol and basso continuo
6.06 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 1016.24
Schutz Vaater Abraham, Erbarme Dich Mein, SWV477
6.38 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

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