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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Haydn Symphony No 100 in G (Military) Columbia SO, conductor Bruno Walter
10.26 Mendelssohn LiederohneWorte , Op 53 Nos 22-24 Livia Rev (piano)
10.37 Tallis Eighth Tune for Archbishop Parker's Psalter (Tallis's Canon)
Theatre of Voices, director Paul Hillier
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis LPO, conductor Vernon Handley
10.55 Tallis 0 salutaris hostia
Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
11.00 Mahler Symphony No 1
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Conductor: Mendelssohn Liederohneworte
Director: Paul Hillier
Director: Vaughan Williams Fantasia
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: Spohr

3/5. By 1822 Spohr had returned to Germany after several years of international travel, and immediately set about trying to secure a reputation as an operatic composer. Donald Macleod tells the story of Spohr's emphatic commitment to the opera stage. Overture: Jessonda
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christian Frohlich
Als in mitternacht'ger Stunde (Jessonda)
Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gerd Albrecht
Der Kriegeslust ergeben (Jessonda)
Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gerd Albrecht
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor Elizabeth Wallfisch , Brandenburg Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman Ich hatf entsagt der Erde Freuden (Jessonda)
Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gerd Albrecht Jessonda (Act 3, finale)
Hamburg State Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gerd Albrecht Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Christian Frohlich
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Erde Freuden
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Jessonda: Julia Varady (soprano)
Tristan d'Acunha: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jessonda: Julia Varady (soprano)

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
2/8. From this year's Cheltenham Festival. BBC
Radio 3 New Generation Artists Tai Murray (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola) and Andreas Brantelid (cello), together with former NGA Ashley Wass (piano), perform Mendelssohn's Piano Quartet No 2 in F minor, alongside solo works by Bruch, Mendelssohn and Dobrinka Tabakova.


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Artists: Tai Murray
Viola: Maxim Rysanov
Viola: Andreas Brantelid
Unknown: Dobrinka Tabakova.

: BBC Performing Groups in Concert

Live from Maida Vale Studios in London. BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductors David Parry and Nicholas Chalmers Bax Christmas Eve
Bush The Winter Journey
Williams 0 My Dear Heart (first performance) Warlock Corpus Christi Finzlln terra pax
Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony


Conductors: David Parry
Conductors: Nicholas Chalmers
Unknown: Hely-Hutchinson Carol

: Choral Evensong

From All Saints' Church, Swanton Morley , Norfolk, with the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Introit: Arise, Shine (Ned Rorem ). Responses:
Peter Still. Psalm: 25 (Ainsworth). First Lesson: Isaiah 51, vvl-8. Office Hymn: Hark the Glad Sound! (Bristol) Canticles (Robert Nicholls ). Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1. Spirituals: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: There Is a Balm in Gilead; Ain't That Good News!; My Lord, What a Morning; Ezekiel Saw de Wheel (arr Henry Burleigh and William Dawson ). Final Hymn: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn of the Republic). Organ Voluntary: Hymn (Flights of Fancy) (Albright) Director of music Geoffrey Webber. Organ scholars Matthew Fletcher and Annie Lydford Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Swanton Morley
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Robert Nicholls
Unknown: Henry Burleigh
Unknown: William Dawson
Music: Geoffrey Webber.
Unknown: Matthew Fletcher

: In Tune Christmas Special

A feast of seasonal music and yuletide good cheer introduced by Sean Rafferty from the stage of the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London.


Introduced By: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A recital given last month at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Takacs Quartet
Beethoven String Quartets: in G, Op 18 No 2; in F minor, Op 95; in B flat, Op 130
Plus more Christmas music from around the world.


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall.
Presented By: Petroc Trelawny

: Night Waves

When he died in 1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell 's reputation seemed secure; yet today his standing has fallen dramatically. Anne McElvoy and guests debate his achievements. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Martin Smith

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The Great and Good Mr Handel

3/5. Handel's Working Practices.
Donald Burrows considers what Handel's manuscripts reveal about his working practices.


Unknown: Donald Burrows

: Late Junction

A Christmas song by Kate Rusby, a live concert set from Lisbon acoustic-roots act Deolinda and lute music by Paul O'Dette.


Singer: Kate Rusby
Musicians: Deolinda
Lutonist: Paul O'Dette
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Beethoven Seven Variations on a Theme of The Magic Flute by Mozart; 12 Variations on a Theme of The Magic Flute by Mozart 1.20 Mendelssohn Song without Words,
Op 109 1.25 Veracini Sonata in E minor 1.44 Handel
Sonata in E, Op 1 No 15 1.53 Brahms Trio in E flat, Op 40
2.20 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
3.01 Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in C 331 Poulenc Concert champetre for harpsichord and orchestra 3.53 Boeck Fantasy on two Flemish Folk Songs 4.00 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV230 (L'estro armonico) 4.08 Gesualdo Ave dulcissima Maria 4.15 Bax Legend 4.25 Trad Hungarian Early 12th-century Hungarian Dances 4.36 Smetana Sonata movement in E minor for two pianos, B70 4.47 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 5.01 Verdi Overture: Nabucco
5.09 Milhaud Trois psaumes de David, Op 339 5.18 Chopin Ballade No I in G minor, Op 23 5.28 Sibelius Rakastava, Op 14 5.41 Hoist, arr Walsh St Paul's Suite 5.55 Trad, arr Ward Swingle L'amour de moi 5.59 Glick Divertimento for string orchestra 6.19 Weber Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79 6.36 Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066

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