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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Anon Sumer is icumen in Dufay Collective
10.05 Purcell Fantasia No 7a 4 Phantasm
10.09 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
10.38 Poulenc Un soir de neige
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
10.45 Bach, arr Breuer The Art of Fugue (excerpt) Berliner Bach Akademie , director Herbert Breuer (organ)
11.01 Clemens non Papa Une fillette bien gorriere; Imcessament triste et doloreux; Nicolle des Celliers d'Hesdin; Ramonez moy ma cheminée Ensemble Clement Janequin, director Dominique Visse
11.08 A selection of works selected by critics as their personal picks for 2009 in Saturday's CD Review.


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Director: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Berliner Bach Akademie
Director: Herbert Breuer
Unknown: Papa Une
Director: Dominique Visse

: Composer of the Week:

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
1/5. Donald Macleod reassesses the composer's reputation, arguing that he should be given more credit than he often receives.
Overture, Op 12 Leipzig CO/Sebastian Weigle Clarinet Concerto No 1 in C minor, Op 26
Michael Collins , Swedish CO, conductor Robin O'Neill Sonata in C minor for violin and harp
Sophie Langdon (violin), Hugh Webb (harp)
Variations in B flat on a theme from Alruna) Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish CO/Robin O'Neill Producer Lyndon Jones Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Louis Spohr Clarinet Concertos land 3, played by Ernst Ottensamer with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. is available for £5.99 including p&p. Send cheque payable to [address removed]. or ring [number removed] quoting B46-A749


Unknown: Louis Spohr
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Collins
Conductor: Robin O'Neill
Violin: Sophie Langdon
Violin: Hugh Webb
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Producer: Lyndon Jones
Played By: Ernst Ottensamer

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Fiona Talkington introduces an all-Schubert concert, from London's Wigmore Hall.
David Fray (piano)
Schubert Impromptus , D899; Six moments musicaux, D780


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Piano: Schubert Impromptus

: BBC Performing Groups In Concert

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Christmas classics - highlights from the popular annual concert recorded last year at the Music
Hall in Aberdeen. Presented by Jamie MacDougall. Anderson Sleigh Ride
Tchaikovsky Sugar Plum Fairy: Trepak (The Nutcracker) Anderson Suite of Carols for string orchestra
Arnold, arr Christopher Palmer The Holly and the Ivy (Fantasy on Christmas Carols)
John Williams Adventures on Earth (ET the Extra-Terrestrial)
Loesser What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Anderson A Christmas Festival
Trad, arr John Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas


Presented By: Jamie MacDougall.
Unknown: Christopher Palmer
Unknown: John Williams
Tenor: Jamie MacDougall
Unknown: John Rutter

: Ravel

La valse
Tchaikovsky Serenade in C, Op 48 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nan Volkov


Conductor: Nan Volkov

: Rimsky-Korsakov

Sheherazade BBCSSO. conductor Stefan Solyom
Followed by a preview of the Lunchtime Concerts from the Cheltenham Festival throughout the rest of the week. Britten Six Folk Songs
Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Paul Turner (piano)


Conductor: Sheherazade Bbcsso.
Conductor: Stefan Solyom
Soprano: Elizabeth Watts
Soprano: Paul Turner

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert given on Saturday at Glasgow City Halls, with Robin Ticciati making his debut as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Robin Ticciati Henze Symphony No 7
Mahler Songs (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Brahms Symphony No 2 in D
Followed by the start of a week-long focus on Christmas music from around the world.


Unknown: Robin Ticciati
Unknown: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Robin Ticciati

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd presents the first in a week-long series reappraising the "sacred monsters" of recent cultural history, starting with German playwright, poet and theatre director Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). Once considered the essential quality of radical drama, "Brechtian" now denotes a production that is leaden, a message that is laboured and a design that is drab and unimaginative. Dodd invites his guests to assess the relevance today of Brecht's political fables. Producer Lisa Davis


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Lisa Davis

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The Great and Good Mr Handel

1/5. Handel in Italy. Jonathan Keates traces Handel's early years in Italy, where the composer rubbed shoulders with Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti. Producer Clive Portbury EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti.
Producer: Clive Portbury

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson presents a gig by Trio VD recorded at the Seven Arts Centre in their home town of Leeds on the eve of their debut album launch. Producer Peggy Sutton


Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Schumann Symphony No 2 in C minor Tchalkovsky
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor 2.15 Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor, BWV1029
2.29 Frescobaldl Toccata avanti la Messa; Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie; Canzon dopo I'Epistola; Toccata chromaticha per I'Elevazione (Messa della Domenica)
2.41 Respighl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2
3.01 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
3.45 Wassenaer Concerto No 2 in B flat (Sei Concerti Armonici) 3.56 Hartmann Etudes instructives, Op 53
4.06 Brahms Tragic Overture 4.19 Bach Cantata No 191: Gloria in excelsis Deo 4.34 Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 No 2 4.42 Kalnins Ballad for cello and piano
4.49 Kapp Paikesele 541 Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro 5.05 Jonqen Allegro appassionato, Op 95 No 2 (Two Pieces for Piano Trio) 5.13 Debussy L'isle joyeuse
5.19 Delius Violin Concerto 5.48 Brahms Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op 29 No 2 5.54 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV546 6.08 Forster Ah, peccatores graves 6.16 Dvorak Polonaise in E flat
6.23 Mozart Nine Variations in C on Lison dormait, K264
6.35 Dohnanyl Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25

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