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Performance on 3

BBC Proms 2002
Presented by Edward Seckerson.
Maida Vale Singers, BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor David Charles Abell Rodgers, orch Spialek Overture: Babes in Arms
Rodgers, orch Robert Russell Bennett Symphonic Scenario (Victory at Sea);
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (On Your Toes) Rodgers and Hammeistein Oklahoma! (concert version)
BBC Radio 3

Study on 3

A programme on the arts
13: The all-embracing screen
In his new film Sunday. Bloody Sunday John Schlesinger treats the triangle situation in a way that would have been unthinkable in a public medium only a few years ago. Are today's film-makers working on the frontiers of what is acceptable or merely responding to greater public broadmindedness? [s there likely to be a return to romance and nostalgia?
DILYS poweli. discusses with JOHN TREVELYAN and KAREL REISZ the current range of themes in the cinema.
Produced by EDITH R. BAER †
(Rptd: Saturday. 11.30 am. R4)
6.40-7.10 VHF Open University: sec Radio 3 VHF oh facing page
7.10 Music in theTheatre
Three programmes which examine the function and importance of music in productions of Shakespeare's plays 2: Cakes and Ale
JOHN STEVENS shOWS ' hOW deeply integrated into the whole living organism of the play a song can be ' and describes how. in holding a mirror up to Nature, Shakespeare uses music as a symptom of people's character.
Produced by DAVID EPPS
BBC Radio 3

Drama on 3: Don Carlos

Starring Derek Jacobi , the acclaimed
Sheffield Theatres production of Friedrich
- Schiller's play in a new translation by Mike Poulton. King Philip II of Spain holds on to power through the terror of the Inquisition and his spies. His son Don Carlos seeks his father's trust yet hides his feelings for his father's wife, Elizabeth of France, to whom he was betrothed before
Philip married her. The court watches and listens.
Count Lerma Roqer Swaine Music composed by Adam Cork
Producers Richard Bannerman and Neil Gardner Directors Michael Grandage and Andy Jordan Staging a classic: page 16
BBC Radio 3


First performed in 1677 A new translation by JOHN EDMUNDS with Barbara Jefford as Phaedra Christopher Guinee as Hippolytus and Paul Daneman
Sheila Allen , Prunella Scales and Timothy West
(continued on facing page)
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 1996

The Last Night of the Proms
Haydn's magnificent setting of the Te Deum launches the final Prom, and Poul Ruders 's reworking of Purcell provides a new guide to the sounds of the orchestra. The concert also celebrates the 75th birthday of Sir Malcolm Arnold and features two of Britain's best-loved singers in the traditional festivities.
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray
(mezzo), Joanna MacGregor (piano), John Wallace (trumpet), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.
Haydn Te Deum
Poul Ruders Concerto in Pieces (BBC commission; first London performance) Mozart Deh Vieni, Non Tardar; Dove Sono (Le Nozze di Figaro); Se Viver Non Degg'io (Mitridate, Re di Ponto) Shostakovich Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
8.45 As the Promenaders prepare to burst into Land of Hope and Glory, Andrew Green profiles the contralto whose theme song it was - Dame Clara Butt , who died 60 years ago.
9.15 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Arnold The Sound Barrier
Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann); Ah! Que J'aime les Militaires (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) Berlioz Le Spectre de la Rose (Les Nuits d'Ete)
Puccini Flower Duet (Madam Butterfly) Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne Rule, Britannia!
Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem Proms producer Edward Blakeman
# Andrew Davis 's Kind of Day: page 138
BBC Radio 3

La Stupenda! Celebrating Joan Sutherland

An evening celebrating the artistry of the great Australian soprano Joan Sutherland , who is 80 years old this month. Her exceptional talent was internationally recognised in 1959 when she appeared in the title role of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal
Opera House in London. Hailed as La Stupenda by fans in Venice the following year, she has remained one of the most endearing and popular divas of our time, and her long career continued until 1990. Presenter Martin Handley is joined by former director of the Edinburgh Festival Brian McMaster , singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott and the Australian academic and writer
Peter Conrad to discuss the many aspects of the voice and character of this extraordinary musician, and music critic Rodney Milnes offers a personal view of her recording legacy. Bach Aria (Cantata No 147)
Joan Sutherland (soprano), Geraint Jones Orchestra, conductor Geraint Jones
Mozart Or Sai Chi I'Onore (Act 1, Don Giovanni ) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Donizetti Regnava nel Silenzio (Act 1, Lucia di Lammermoor) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Ana Raquel Satre (soprano), Orchestra of Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma, conductor John Pritchard
Handel Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson)
Joan Sutherland (soprano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
8.45 Verdi La Traviata (Act 1 complete)
Joan Sutherland (soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (tenor), Chorus and Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino , conductor John Pritchard
9.35 Opera Down Under
Donizetti Tonio and Marie's duet (Act 1, La Fille du Regiment) Joan Sutherland (soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
Bellini Casta Diva (Norma) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli Rodney Milnes on Joan's recordings
10.30 Donizetti It Dolce Suono Mi Colpi di Sua Voce ... Ardon gl'lncensi (Mad Scene) (Lucia di Lammermoor) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Orchestre de la Societe du Conservatoire, conductor Nello Santi Producer Johannah Smith
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3

Darkness into Light: the Music of James MacMillan - Quickening
Live from the Barbican. This year, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's January Composer Weekend focuses on Scottish composer
James MacMillan. Presented by John Tusa.
Celia Craig (cor ang!ais), Hilliard Ensemble,
Westminster Cathedral Choristers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis James MacMillan Trysf ; The World's Ransoming
8.10 Twenty Minutes: James MacMillan
John Tusa talks to James MacMillan about his life in music and the composers that have influenced his own work.
8.30 MacMillan Quickening see also ra.i5pm
BBC Radio 3

Drama on 3: Hold My Breath

By Ryan Craig. The life of a young, black school teacher, with a profound love of life, her students and Plato, is turned upside down by an unexpected and appalling accusation. This and the lack of support from her boyfriend sets her off on an odyssey from her east London flat to a bizarre encounter in Oxford
Circus with a man she meets over the internet.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Steven Canny
BBC Radio 3

Opera on 3 Live from the Met: Lohengrin

From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Wagner's romantic opera is about the shining white knight Lohengrin, who appears on a swan to defend the honour of the pure Elsa against the machinations of the evil Ortrud and Telramund, and who has to return to the castle when Elsa forces him to reveal his identity as a knight of the Holy Grail. The opera has always exerted a strong hold on audiences, with its highly perfumed mysticism and stark delineation of good and evil. Tonight's performance features some of the leading Wagner interpreters of our time, including the Heldentenor Ben Heppner.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor James Levine
6.35 Neuschwanstein
Philip Brady visits one of King
Ludwig ll's legendary castles, at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. He wonders if tourism has killed romanticism and discusses the survival of Ludwig's dream today with art historian
Dr Hans Ottomeyer and film-maker Hans Jurgen Syberberg. Repeat
7.10 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz
William Livingstone quizzes
John Ardoin , Fr Owen Lee and Alan Wagner.
9.00 Act 3
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3

Paul Guinery presents a programme of 16th-century music forvocal ensemble from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. The Tallis Scholars perform works by Palestrina and Allegri, and are joined by extra singers for a performance of Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium and a newly commissioned work by Robin Walker , written forthe same vocal forces.
Palestrina Tu Es Petrus 7; Tribulationes Civitatum ; Dum Complerentur; Tu Es Petrus a 6 Allegri Miserere
8.20 Twenty Minutes
Robin Walker 's piece for 40-part choir is the first 40-part choral work written for over 400 years and is inspired by Tallis's Spem in Alium. During the interval, Robin Walker 's audio diary of the compositional process is revealed ...
8.40 Tallis Gaude Gloriosa
Walker / Hold Thee by the Hand, 0 Man (first performance) Tallis Spem in Alium
BBC Radio 3

Drama on 3: Don Carlos

Derek Jacobi stars in the acclaimed Sheffield
Theatres' production of Friedrich Schiller 's play in a new translation by Mike Poulton. King Philip 11 of Spain holds on to power through the terror of the Inquisition and his spies. His son Don Carlos seeks his father's trust yet hides his feelings for his father's wife, Elizabeth of France, to whom he was betrothed before Philip married her. The court watches and listens.
Executive Producers Richard Bannerman and Neil Gardner : Directors Michael Grandage and Andy Jordan
BBC Radio 3

* Hold on, Please, We're Trying to Connect You

by ALAN MCCONNELL DUFF Read by John Shrapnel Producer
BBC Radio 3

Hold on, Please, We're Trying to Connect You

A short story by ALAN MCCONNELL DUFF. Read by John Shrapnel. Producer MARGARET WINDHAM
BBC Radio 3


by Clive Exton with A battlefield
Produced by Charles LEFEAUX
BBC Radio 3

Opera on 3

Live from the Met: La Bohème
Puccini's touching tale of the love of the beautiful but consumptive seamstress Mimi and the poet Rodolfo, set against the background of late-19th-century bohemian Paris, with the ambitious daydreams of its poverty-stricken artists, its lovers' quarrels, crowded cafe scenes and lonely garret rooms. This is one of the most heartrending of all Puccini's operas, crowned by the death scene of Mimi. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Marco Armiliato
Acts 1 and 2 7.30 New York Stories
The continuing series of interval talks in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to
New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction.
Distinguished Irish professor of literature Denis Donoghue reflects on his years in New York, filtered through the perspective of the writer whose chair he holds - Henry James.
7.55 Act 3
8.20 Bohemian Paris
Christopher Prendergast explores the Parisian background to Puccini's setting. "A district bordered on the north by cold, on the west by hunger, on the south by love, and on the east by hope." Such was an anonymous 19th-century geographer's definition of Bohemia, both a geographical quarter and a state of mind, its boundaries defined as much by lifestyle as by location. The run-down Left Bank gave 19th- and 20th-century Europe a potent cultural reference point. Repeat
8.45 Act 4
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3: Si J'Etais Roi

Sean Raffery introduces Wexford Festival Opera's new production of Adolphe Adam's opera comique. Set in Goa, this is the tale of Zephoris, a young fisherman, who is granted his wish to be king for a day after he rescues a beautiful girl from drowning. Amid magic potions and raging battles he triumphs against the evil Prince Kadoor to win the hand of the girl he has rescued, Princess Nemea.
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, National Symphony of Ireland, conductor David Agler Adoiphe Adam

Si J 'Etais Roi Act 1

8.55 Twenty Minutes: Adolphe Adam
Elaine Padmore looks at the life of the composer of Giselle and countless operas.

9.15 Act 2

10.00 Twenty Minutes: a Forgotten Diary
Declan Kiberd unearths neglected writings of the politician Wolfe Tone, who led a failed uprising against the English in 1798, and argues that he should be celebrated not as a po-faced nationalist icon but as a witty, observant writer.

10.20 Act 3
BBC Radio 3

Study On 3

6.30 Wiedersehen in Ansburg
A course for those with some knowledge of German.
11: Frau Bender lasst sich fotografieren
Broadcast script and production by EDITH R. BAER ‡
(Rptd: Saturday. 11.0 am, R4) (Book and records: see p 14)

7.0 Rosla and After
In-service education project for teachers
1: The Young School Leaver
"I don't fancy staying on another year because you've got to do all this work."
Is this pupils view typical? What does the extra year hold for the pupils and teachers who will be involved? And what are its implications in terms of the school curriculum? With WILLEM VAN DER EYCKEN, Research Fellow, Brunel University, and HUGH CUNNINGHAM, Headmaster, Madeley Court Eduction and Recreation Centre
(On VHF Open University, 6.5) (Linked with BBC1, Tuesdays 3.45 and BBC2, Thursdays 6.35)
What Rosla means to tomorrow's 16-year-olds: (page 13)
BBC Radio 3

The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Chamber Music: from
From the Cartwright Hall , Bradford, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
All the King's Men
Music for the Renaissance princes. I Fagiolini, Concordia
Henry VIII Helas madam Anon I love unlov'd
Fayrfax Puzzle Canons
William Cornysh A Robyn Alonso La Tricotea
Anchieta Con amores, la mi madre
Antonio de Cabezon Diferencias sobre las vacas
Encina Cucu, cucu
Anon Serrana donde dormistes?
Anon Schiarazula maruzula
Josquin Comment peult avoir joye L'Heritier Jan, petit Jan
Musicque de Joye Pavana la gaiette, Tordion
Ninot le Petit Et la, la, la
Senfl Ich weiss nicht
Isaac J'ay pris amours
Senfl Sich hat ein' neue Sach
Anon Der Hundt
TICKETS: (0161) [number removed]
2.00 The New Europe: City of London Sinfonia
The second of six concerts given by the City of London Sinfonia featuring music from three countries which recently joined the European Union - Austria, Finland and Sweden. Introduced by Penny Gore .
Susan Tomes (piano), City of London Sinfonia Soloists
Olli Mustonen Toccata for piano, string quartet and double bass
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
A concert sponsored by HSBC Holdings pic
3.00 Mining the Archive
The bombing raid on London on the night of 10 May 1941 was one of the most devastating of World War II. Among the casualties was the Queen's Hall, home of the Proms and Britian's leading concert venue. Philip Fowke recreates the atmosphere of the hall in its heyday, with archive recollections from musicians and staff, and s made during its final decade. These include Proms performances conducted by Henry Wood , a Mozart piano concerto performed by Wilhelm Backhaus ; and an excerpt from the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Producer Susan Kenyon
BBC Radio 3

Drama on 3: The Pattern of Painful Adventures

By Stephen Wakelam.
Drama set in 1607, following Shakespeare as his life reaches a turning point. Business is going well, but he needs a collaborator for his latest play. To complicate matters, his daughter is getting married, and his brother has a sick child and needs a job.
(Shakespeare's Pericles is broadcast next Sunday at 8pm)
BBC Radio 3

The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 City of London Sinfonia director Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Maidwyn Davies (tenor)
The first in a second series of lunchtime concerts from city churches, featuring music by 20th-century
British composers. Penny Gore introduces this programme from
St Bartholomew-the -Great,
Hoist Brook Green Suite
Alexander Goehr Fugue on the Notes of Psalm IV
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
A Classic Arts production of a concert sponsored by HSBC Holdings
2.00 Schools
Radio Q & A 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About: Infant
Assemblies 2.40 Music
Workshop: Music Course 3 Jiving Jukeboxes
3.00 A Singers' Celebration
The third of the BBC
Singers' 70th anniversary concerts, recorded in April at St John's, Smith Square, and conducted by their new chief conductor elect
Stephen Cleobury.
Christopher Hughes (organ) Bach Komm , Jesu Komm !
(BWV 229)
Andrew Simpson
The Hollow Hills (BBC commission, first performance)
Howells Requiem
3.45 Singers Talking Anthony Burton talks to BBC Singers past and present about the process of singing.
3.55 Andrew Simpson The Hollow Hills (repeat performance)
Parry At the round earth's imagin'd corners: Lord, let me know mine end (Songs of Farewell) Bach
Lobet den Herrn (BWV 230) Final concert in a fortnight
4.35 The British Touch
In the third of five programmes of early British keyboard music, Gary Cooper (harpsichord) introduces and performs John Munday Robin Giles Famaby
Bonny Sweet Robin
Thomas Morley Pavana
Anon Barafostus 's Dreame
Thomas Tomkins
Barafostus 's Dreame

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