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Stephanie Hughes makes a gentle start to the new year with the Prelude from Wagner's opera Lohengrin at
6.00. Other music includes before
7.00 Beethoven's Grosse Fuge ; at
7.30 Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht for string sextet; and before 8.00 the closing trio and duet from Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephanie Hughes
Unknown:
Grosse Fuge

With Peter Hobday.
Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.07 Bach Concerto in D minor for
Oboe and Violin, BWV1060
Leon Goossens (oboe), Bath Festival Orchestra, director Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
9.23 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.31 Arnold Overture: Tam O'Shanter
Scottish National Orchestra. conductor Alexander Gibson
9.40 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.51 Respighi Pines of Rome Cleveland Orchestra. conductor Lorin Maazel

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Hobday.
Unknown:
Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu
Piano:
Murray Perahia
Oboe:
Leon Goossens
Violin:
Yehudi Menuhin
Piano:
Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor:
Alexander Gibson
Piano:
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:
Lorin Maazel

From the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. Brian
Kay introduces the Vienna
Philharmonic's traditional New Year concert of music by the Strauss family. This year's guest conductor is the orchestra's old friend,
Lorin Maazel , and their programme has a special double-anniversary fizz to it: the father of the Strauss dynasty, Johann the elder, died 150 years ago in 1849; and his famous son, waltz king Johann the younger, died exactly 100 years ago. There will be plenty of old favourites: the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, the Thunder and Lightning Polka, and waltzes like Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube. And once or twice
Lorin Maazel will take up his violin and join in - as in Johann the elder's waltz tribute to another great
19th-century musician, the devilish violin virtuoso Paganini.
10.50 Naked Beauties
The first of two interval programmes in which Andrew Jefford examines the handmade cigar - cultural icon and nineties phenomenon. He travels to Cuba, one of the world's last bastions of communism, to find out how these symbols of capitalist success are made. And he explores the pleasures and pains to be derived from their smoke.
Second programme tomorrow 7.25pm
11.15 Concert, part 2
Second part of concert also on BBC2

Contributors

Unknown:
Lorin Maazel
Unknown:
Lorin Maazel
Unknown:
Andrew Jefford

Lucie Skeaping introduces a week of BBC invitation concerts from historic venues in Kent and Sussex.
5: The Cardinall's Musick, director
Andrew Carwood , perform splendours of English choral music written for the 16th-century dukes of Arundel. From the Church of St Nicholas, Arundel.
Nicholas Sturgeon Salve Mater; Gloria Richard Blome Credo: Sanctus Walter Lambe Nesciens Mater
Nicholas Huchyn
Salve Regina Robert Fayrfax Eterne Laudis Lilium Nicholas Ludford Ave Cuius Conceptio

Contributors

Introduces:
Lucie Skeaping
Director:
Andrew Carwood
Unknown:
Gloria Richard Blome
Unknown:
Nicholas Huchyn
Unknown:
Nicholas Ludford

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Vernon Handley and Nicholas Braithwaite ,
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Copland Quiet City; Inscape; Old
American Songs (Set 1): Music for the Theater; Latin-American Sketches;
Suite: Billy the Kid; El Salon Mexico See also 6pm

Contributors

Conductors:
Vernon Handley
Conductors:
Nicholas Braithwaite
Baritone:
David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown:
El Salon Mexico

Concluding the series in which Michael Oliver talks to leading performers of Mozart's operatic roles about the technical, stylistic and interpretative challenges this music presents, illustrated with recordings from the past and present. His guest in this programme is Thomas Allen.

Contributors

Talks:
Michael Oliver
Unknown:
Thomas Allen.

From the BBC Proms 1998
Another chance to hear nine of the most memorable concerts of the 1998 BBC Proms season.
9: Prom 35, given on 14 August, featured Harrison Birtwistle 's The
Triumph of Time. Like some enormous procession or tableau, the work, inspired by Diirer, teems with musical events. All of human life also passes by in Beethoven's monumental ninth symphony - its choral finale rejoicing in universal freedom is still a political challenge to today's world.
Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo), Philip Langridge
(tenor), Willard White (bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Blrtwlstle The Triumph of Time Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Harrison Birtwistle
Soprano:
Ruth Ziesak
Soprano:
Jadwiga Rappe
Tenor:
Philip Langridge
Tenor:
Willard White
Conductor:
Simon Rattle

Another chance to hear Yevgeni Kissin's phenomenal first solo recital at the 1997 BBC Proms, staged in the arena at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Kissin is an extraordinary young Russian pianist who attracts the attention and praise usually reserved for the starriest virtuosos of the past - like Liszt and Chopin themselves.

Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52
Liszt Liebestraum No 3; Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor
Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op 27:
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
Plus encores by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and Beethoven.

(Repeat)

Contributors

Pianist:
Yevgeni Kissin

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Baroque church music for Christmas from the New World.
Psalms, motets and festive pieces by Padilla, Fernandes, Morales, Victoria, de Cristo and Guerrero, performed by La Colombina with Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano),
Claudio Cavina (alto), Josep Benet (tenor) and Josep Cabre (baritone)
2.10 Sibelius Masonic Ritual Music
Risto Saarman (tenor), Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.10 Granados Spanish Dances, Op 37 Angela Hewitt (piano)
4.05 Haydn Symphony No 11 in E flat Slovak RSO/Stefan Robl
4.45 Brahms Alto Rhapsody Mirjam Kalin (contralto), Slovenicum Chamber Choir, Consortium Classicum Choir,
Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih
5.35 Kodaly The Viennese Clock; Entrance of the Emperor and His
Courtiers (Hary Janos ) Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald MacLeod.
Soprano:
Maria Cristina Kiehr
Soprano:
Claudio Cavina
Tenor:
Josep Benet
Tenor:
Josep Cabre
Tenor:
Risto Saarman
Conductor:
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano:
Angela Hewitt
Contralto:
Mirjam Kalin
Unknown:
Hary Janos
Conductor:
Andrew Davis

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