05 December 2008

Radio 3 Listings for Week Beginning 06/12/2008

SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.02am Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848): La Favorita (The Favoured One) - opera in 4 acts (Libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaez, with the Italian traduction by Francesco Janetti) Leonora di Gusman ...... Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo-soprano) Fernando ...... Alfredo Kraus (tenor) Alfonso XI ...... Sesto Bruscantini (baritone) Baldassare ..... Ivo Vinco (bass) Don Gasparo ...... Italo Pasini (tenor) Inez ...... Africa De Retes (soprano) Teatro Colon Chorus Tulio Boni (director) Teatro Colon Orchestra Bruno Bartoletti (conductor) 3.20am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34 Andreas Staier (fortepiano) 3.35am Reger, Max (1873-1916): Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin, Op 128 Philippe Koch (violin) Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Olaf Henzold (conductor) 4.04am Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz (1644-1704): Sonata I in C (Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes) 4.09am Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz (1664-1704): Sonata XII in C (Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes) Collegium Aureum Georg Ratzinger (conductor) 4.15am Eccard, Johann (1553-1611): Cui pia contingit divino munere conjunx (Wedding song for 6 voices) Ensemble Weser Renaissance Manfred Cordes (conductor) 4.19am Kalsons, Romualds (b.1936): Wedding Song Lepaja Symphony Orchestra Imants Resnis (conductor) 4.22am Byrd, William (c.1543-1623): Fantasia for keyboard in D minor Aapo Hakkinen (harpsichord) 4.27am Trad. English Folksong: O Waly, Waly Andreas Scholl (countertenor) Markus Markl (harpsichord) 4.31am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Symphony No 25, K183 Berlin Philharmonic Simon Rattle (conductor) 4.52am Dessane, Antoine (1826-1873): Ouverture Orchestre Metropolitaine Gilles Auger (conductor) 5.00am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Symphony No 6 in D (Le matin) National Arts Centre Orchestra Gabriel Chmura (conductor) 5.17am Geminiani, Francesco (1687-1762): Concerto grosso No 12 in D minor (La folia) - Theme with 25 Variations Concerto Copenhagen Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor) 5.29am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon (Die Zauberflote) Michael Schade (tenor) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.33am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Bei Mannern (Die Zauberflote) Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Russell Braun (baritone) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.36am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Symphony No 1 in D (Classical) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Karel Ancerl (conductor) 5.50am Pejacevic, Dora (1885-1923): Barkarola; Song without words, Op 5; Butterfly, Op 6; Impromptu, Op 9 Ida Gamulin (piano) 6.01am Reinecke, Carl (1824-1910): Flute Concerto in D minor, Op 283 Matej Zupan (flute) Slovenian National Radio Symphony Orchestra David de Villiers (conductor) 6.22am Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750): Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 Sietze de Vries (organ) 6.37am Novak, Vitezslav (1870-1949): In the Tatra Mountains - symphonic poem, Op 26 BBC National Orchestra of Wales Richard Hickox (conductor) 6.54am Goodall, Howard (b.1958): Romance of the Angels Robert Quinney (organ) BBC Singers Stephen Cleobury (conductor) 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Handel: Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 Swiss Radio Choir I Barrochisti Diego Fasolis (conductor) Schubert, arr. Liszt: Standchen Brigitte Engerer (piano) From 8.00am: Tchaikovsky: Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin) Soile Isokoski (soprano) Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Mikko Franck (conductor) Delius: Summer Night on the River Bournemouth Sinfonietta Norman Del Mar (conductor) 09:00 CD Review 09.05am JAN SANDSTROM: Biegga Luothe (Jojk till fjallvinden)* (c/w REHNQVIST: Ljusfälten; I himmelen; MÖLLER: Glaspolskan; GARDEMAR: Slängpolska efter Byss-Kalle; STENHAMMAR: Tre körvisor; WIKANDER: Kung Liljekonvalje; TRADITIONAL arr. Lindberg: Slåttervisa efter Knis Karl; HILLBORG: En midsommarnatts¬dröm; PALM: Under rönn och siren; ALFVÉN: Aftonen; LINDBLAD: Med en barnbön på sin mun; TRAD arr. Willemark: Bröllopsvisa efter Kirsten Bråten Berg) Erik Astedt (solo)*, Allmänna Sången *, Cecilia Rydinger Alin (conductor)*, Anders Widmark (piano) BIS-CD1714 (CD) KODALY: St. Gregory’s Day (c/w King Ladislaus’ men - or Magyars and Germans Whitsuntide; Ode to Franz Liszt (words by Mihály Vörösmarty); The Te Deum of Sándor Sík; Jesus and the traders (words by St. John 2, 13); The aged (words by Sándor Weöres); Transylvanian lament; Mátra pictures) MR Choir, MR Children’s Choir, Adam Fischer (conductor) Budapest Music Centre BMC CD144 (CD) IVES: Psalm 54 (Save me O God by thy name) (c/w Psalms 90, 24, 67, 135, 14, 25, 100, 150 and 42) SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart*, Marcus Creed (conductor)*, Aleksandra Lustig (soprano), Julius Pfeifer (tenor), Collegium Iuvenum Knabenchor Stuttgart, Kay Johnson (organ), Mitglieder des Radio-Sinfonieorchesters Stuttgart des SWR Hanssler Classic 93.224 (CD) LASSUS: Cantiones Sacrae (1594) (Prolongati sunt dies mei) Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor) Harmonia Mundi HMC901984 (CD) 09.30 am Building a Library Recommendation Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Op. 102 No. 1 Reviewer – Helen Wallace This week's recommendation will be placed on the website on Monday 8th December Next week David Fanning examines recordings of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1. 10.15 New Releases HONEGGER: Une Cantate de Noel (second part) (c/w Horace victorieux; Cello Concerto; Prelude, Fugue and Postlude) BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, James Rutherford (baritone), Alban Gerhardt (cello), Thierry Fischer (conductor) Hyperion CDA67688 (CD) 11.15 a.m. Karajan Historic Recordings BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68; BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a; R. STRAUSS: Salome – Dance of the Seven Veils - recorded in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 1943 Concertgebouw Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Naxos Historical 8.111298 (CD, Budget) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ (recorded at the Titania-Palast, 1953, the first postwar concert with the Berlin Philharmonic); Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 (recorded at the Grosser Saal of the Hochscule fur Musik Berlin,1957, 75th anniversary gala concert of the Berlin Philharmonic) Elisabeth Grummer (soprano), Marga Hoffgen (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Gottlob Frick (bass), Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Audite 23.414 (2 CDs, Mid Price) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 Op. 60; STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben – Sinfonische Dichtung Op. 40 – recorded at the Royal Festival Hall 1985 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Testament SBT1430 (CD, Mid Price) SCHOENBERG: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Op. 68 – recorded at the Royal Festival Hall 1988 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Testament SBT1431 11.45am Disc of the Week BELLINI: La Sonnambula Cecilia Bartoli (Amina), Juan-Diego Florez (Elvino), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Il Conte Rodolfo), Liliana Nikiteanu (Teresa), Gemma Bertagnolli (Lisa), Peter Kalman (Alessio), Javier Camarena (Un Notaro), Orchestra La Scintilla, Alessandro De Marchi (conductor) Decca 478 1087 (2 CDs, Mid Price) 12:15 Music Matters Tom Service looks through a new book charting nearly a century of Elliott Carter's correspondence. Plus an interview with one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos on the operatic stage, Angelika Kirchschlager. Angelika Kirchschlager Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager is one of the most sought-after singers of her generation. With a reputation for her trouser roles in Strauss and Mozart, she took centre stage at the Royal Opera five years ago with an acclaimed performance in the title role of Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice. Since then she has maintained a close relationship with London, returning last year for a feted production of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande, and now singing Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Tom meets her during rehearsals at Covent Garden. Hear it live on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 16th December at 7.20pm The Royal Opera’s new production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel opens on Tuesday 9th December Moreschi More than a century ago the castrato Alessandro Moreschi, a singer with the Sistine Chapel Choir, made a series of recordings which are now the only sounding evidence of a voice type that now no longer exists. In the 17th and 18th centuries, young boys who had been gruesomely mutilated became the intersex stars of the opera stage. A new version of Nicholas Clapton's book on Moreschi treats the phenomenon with the seriousness and fascination it deserves. Tom talks to the author, and discusses the book, and the voice of Moreschi, with counter-tenor James Bowman. Moreschi and the voice of the Castrato by Nicholas Clapton is published by Haus (Hardback £16.99) Handley and Hickox British music has lost two of its greatest champions in recent months: conductors Vernon Handley, in September - and Richard Hickox, just two weeks ago. Their passion for British music took them well beyond Bax and Vaughan Williams in concerts and recordings, Hickox and Handley between them championed Alwyn, Bantock, Lennox Berkeley, Bridge, Dyson, Leighton, Simpson, Stanford and many others corners of the repertoire untouched by other maestros. Tom discusses their contribution and the future of British music, both recorded and in performance, with writer and broadcaster Piers Burton-Page and critic Harriet Smith. Elliott Carter at 100 Incredibly American composer Elliott Carter turns 100 this month. In addition to concerts around the world a new book, 'A Centennial Portrait in Letters and Documents', explores the treasure-trove of Carter's letters, sketches and manuscripts held at the Sacher Foundation in Basel. Just 85 of more than 10,000 letters are printed. Tom asks one of the book's editors, Anne Shreffler from Harvard University (where Carter studied) about the selection process, talks to clarinettist Virgil Blackwell about his experiences as Carter's assistant for many years, and discusses Carter's place in US culture with Stanford University's Charles Kronengold. Elliott Carter: A Centennial Portrait in Letters and Documents by Felix Meyer & Anne C. Shreffler is published by Boydell (Hardback £25) Forthcoming Elliott Carter broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 include: Hear & Now - Saturday 6th December at 10.30pm Discovering Music - Sunday 14th December at 5.00pm Performance on 3 - Sunday 19th December at 7.00pm 13:00 The Early Music Show Catherine Bott, director of Le Concert Spirituel Herve Niquet, and Jean-Paul Montagnier from Nancy University, meet in the Tuileries garden, site of the former Tuileries Palace where the Concert Spirituel played in the Salle des Cent Suisses. They talk about the composers and performers who were closely associated with this ensemble, the first concert organisation in France specialising in performance of French grands motets. Repertoire includes music by Mondonville, Campra, Gilles and Leclair. 14:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert From London's Wigmore Hall, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces contralto Anna Larsson accompanied by pianist Stephen Kovacevich in a recital of songs by Brahms, Bartok and Sibelius. Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op 105 No 1; Immer Leiser wird mein Slummer, Op 105 No 2; Auf den Kirchmofe, Op 105 No 3; Meine Liebe ist grun, Op 63; Sapphische Ode, Op 94; Von ewiger Liebe, Op 43 Bartok: Five Songs, Op 16 Sibelius: Den forsta kyssen; Sav, sav susa; Sen har jag ej fragat mera, Op 17 No 1; Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote 15:00 World Routes Lucy Duran presents world music CD releases as well as an interview and session with Amadou and Mariam, the husband and wife duo of guitarist Amadou Bagayoko and singer Mariam Doumbia, featuring material from their new release Welcome to Mali. They formed as a group in Bamako in 1980 and became well known throughout Mali, Burkino Faso and Ivory Coast for their distinctive blend of Malian music, blues and rock with Bambara language lyrics. They have since established themselves on the international circuit, been championed by Manu Chao and Damon Albarn, and were winners at the Radio 3 Awards for World Music for their 2006 album Dimanche a Bamako. 16:00 Opera on 3: Live from the Met Wagner's Tristan und Isolde Direct from New York, Daniel Barenboim makes his Met debut conducting Katarina Dalayman as Isolde, alongside Peter Seiffert as Tristan in Wagner's powerful and highly influential opera exploring of the agony and ecstasy of erotic love. After unwittingly drinking a love potion, Tristan and Isolde fall deeply in love with each other, but their romance faces opposition from King Brangane and can only end in tragedy. The programme, which also includes backstage interviews with the artists during the intervals, is presented from New York by Margaret Juntwait, with guest commentator Ira Siff. Tristan ...... Peter Seiffert (tenor) Isolde ...... Katarina Dalayman (soprano) Brangane ...... Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano) Kurwenal ...... Gerd Grochowski (baritone) King Marke ...... Kwangchul Youn (baritone) Melot ...... Stephen Gaertner (baritone) Shepherd ...... Mark Schowalter (tenor) Steersman ...... James Courtney (baritone) Young Sailor ...... Matthew Plenk (tenor) Chorus and Orchestra of New York Metropolitan Opera Daniel Barenboim (conductor) 21:15 Between the Ears Mole Jazz A portrait of the late Ed Dipple, an obsessive collector who ran what has been described as the world's greatest second-hand jazz shop in a shabby corner of London's Kings Cross. Ed's widow Leni, a poet, interviews old friends such as saxophonist Bobby Wellins and drummer Spike Wells. 21:45 Pre-Hear Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, in a performance of Pawel Lukaszewski's O Antiphons. 22:30 Hear and Now Composer Elliott Carter, who celebrates his centenary year in 2008, talks to Ivan Hewett about his long life and career, including his apprentice years with Nadia Boulanger, the emergence of the individual style that has marked him as one of the most influential figures on the modernist scene and his fascination with jazz. The Harmony of Morning (excerpt) Piano Sonata (Charles Rosen (piano) Penthode Ensemble Intercontemporain Pierre Boulez (conductor) Adagio Tenebroso BBC Symphony Orchestra Oliver Knussen (conductor) SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER 2008 00:00 Jazz Library Art Ensemble of Chicago In the 1960s, a quartet of Chicagoans altered the way improvising jazz groups approached form, instrumentation and structure. Originally led by saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, the band developed to become the collective Art Ensemble of Chicago. Their recording catalogue is sizeable and diverse, but Alyn Shipton picks a way through it to find the essential discs, guided by the two surviving members, Mitchell and drummer Famadou Don Moye, and their original record producer Chuck Nessa. Including archive interviews with bassist Malachi Favors and trumpeter Lester Bowie. 01:00 Through the Night 1.01am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Symphony No 4 in B flat, Op 60 1.35am Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931): Symphony No 5, Op 50 Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR Herbert Blomstedt (conductor) 2.11am Grunfeld, Alfred (1852-1924): Soirees de Vienne for piano, Op 56 Dennis Hennig (piano) 2.18am Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899): Annina (polka mazurka), Op 415; Wein, Weib und Gesang (waltz), Op 333; Sans-Souci (quadrille), Op 63; Durch's Telephon (polka), Op 439 ORF Symphony Orchestra Peter Guth (conductor) 2.41am Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975): Second Waltz (Jazz Suite No 2) Eolina Quartet 2.46am Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963): Sextet for piano and winds Zoltan Kocsis (piano) Anita Szabo (flute) Bela Horvath (oboe) Zsolt Szatmari (clarinet) Gyorgy Salamon (bass clarinet) Pal Bokor (bassoon) Tamas Zempleni (horn) 3.03am Trad, collected by Bartok, Bela (1881-1945): Three folksongs (Gyergyo) Zoltan Juhasz (shepherd's pipe) Zoltan Kocsis (piano) 3.07am Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750): Concerto in C minor for violin, harpsichord and orchestra, BWV 1060 Richard Egarr (harpsichord) Risor Festival Strings Andrew Manze (violin/director) 3.21am Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897): Sextet No 2 in G for strings, Op 36 Oslo Chamber Soloists 4.01am Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): Legends, Op 59 (No 4 in C) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Stefan Robl (conductor) 4.08am Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759): Spirit Music (Alcina, Nos 1-4) CBC Vancouver Orchestra Monica Huggett (conductor) 4.14am Dukas, Paul (1865-1935): The Sorcerer's Apprentice Orchestre National de France Charles Dutoit (conductor) 4.27am Groneman, Johannes Albertus (1710-1778): Flute Sonata in G Jed Wentz, Marion Moonen (flutes) 4.35am Wassenaer, Unico Wilhelm van (1692-1766): Concerto No 5 in F minor (Sei Concerti Armonici, 1740) Combattimento Consort Amsterdam Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor) 4.46am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Russian Overture, Op 72 BBC Philharmonic Vassily Sinaisky (conductor) 5.00am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Rondo in C, Op 51 No 1 Andreas Staier (fortepiano) 5.06am Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (1804-1857): Capriccio brillante for symphony orchestra on the Theme of Jota Aragonese (Spanish Overture No 1) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Ondrej Lenard (conductor) 5.16am Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946): 7 Canciones populares espanolas (Nos 5, 7 and 4) Moshe Hammer (violin) William Beauvais (guitar) 5.23am Glick, Srul Irving (1934-2002): Song and Caprice Valerie Tryon (piano) 5.26am Larsson, Lars-Erik (1908-1986): De nakna tradens sanger (Songs of the Naked Trees, Op 7) Swedish Radio Choir Gote Widlund (conductor) 5.42am Rangstrom, Ture (1884-1947): Violin Suite No 2 Tale Olsson (violin) Mats Jansson (piano) 5.53am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): String Quartet in D minor, K421 Artemis Quartet 6.26am Mozart: Vedro mentr'io sospiro (Le nozze di Figaro) Russell Braun (baritone) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 6.31am Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788): Quartet in D for flute, viola and continuo, Wq 94 Les Adieux 6.47am Wagenaar, Johan (1862-1941): Frithjof's Meerfahrt, Op 5 Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra Jac van Steen (conductor) 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Chopin: Grande valse brillante in E flat, Op 18 Ingrid Fliter (piano) Handel: Ombra mai fu (Serse) Andreas Scholl (countertenor) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Roger Norrington (conductor) Shostakovich: Festival Overture, Op 96 Philharmonia Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor) From 8.30am: Bach: Partita No 3 in A minor, BWV 827 Murray Perahia (piano) Skempton: The Bridge of Fire Exaudi James Weeks (conductor) Mozart: Piano Concerto No 5 in D, K175 David Greilsammer (piano) Suedama Ensemble 10:00 Iain Burnside Religion in Music Iain and his guest composer Jonathan Harvey explore the point at which heaven and earth meet in works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams. 12:00 Private Passions Michael Berkeley's guest is award-winning Scottish writer Janice Galloway, whose most recent book, This Is Not About Me, is a memoir exploring her difficult childhood in 1950s Ayrshire. A person for whom music is very important, she has written a much-praised novel, Clara, about the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann. 1: Hound Dog by Lieber/Stoller Elvis Presley CD/Record number:RCA ND81707 2: Balulalow and Deo Gracias! (from A Ceremony of Carols) by Britten Libby Crabtree (soprano), Sioned Williams (harp), The Sixteen/Harry Christophers CD/Record number:COLLINS CLASSICS 13702 3: Music for a While (from Oedipus) by Purcell Andrew Dalton (counter tenor), Anneke Uittenbosch (harpsichord), Freek Borstlap (viola da gamba) CD/Record number:ETCETERA 1013 4: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV 1043 (1st movement: Vivace) by Bach Andrew Manze & Rachel Podger (violins), The Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze CD/Record number:HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907155 5: Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo) by Handel Ewa Mallas-Godlewska (soprano), Derek Lee Ragin (counter tenor), Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset CD/Record number:TRAVELLING K105 6: Widmung (No 1 from Myrthen, Op. 25) by Schumann Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) CD/Record number:DG 447 042-2 7: Chiarina (from Carnaval, Op 9) by Robert Schumann Mitsuko Uchida (piano) CD/Record number:PHILIPS 442 777-2 8: Variations of a theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20: Variation V by Clara Schumann Micaela Gelius (piano) CD/Record number:ARTE NOV 74321 72106 2 9: The Bird-Scarer's Song by Britten John Shirley Quirk (baritone), Osian Ellis (harp) CD/Record number:MERIDIAN CDE 84119 10: Dirge: This Ae Night (from Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31) by Britten Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn), LSO/Benjamin Britten CD/Record number:DECCA 417 153-2 11: Study in G Flat, Op 10, No 5: ‘Black Keys’ by Chopin Maurizio Pollini (piano) CD/Record number:DG 413 794-2 12: Don Giovanni, a cenar teco (from Don Giovanni, Act II, Scene V, Finale) by Mozart Gottlob Frick (Commendatore), Giuseppe Taddei (Leporello), Eberhard Wächter (Don Giovanni), Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini CD/Record number:EMI 556232-2 13:00 The Early Music Show Lully's Paris: Lucie Skeaping considers the life and music of Jean-Baptiste Lully by exploring some of the sites in central Paris associated with the composer. 14:00 Radio 3 Requests Braga Santos: Symphony No. 2; Movement 3 (Allegretto Pastorale) Bournemout Symphony Orchestra, Álvaro Cassuto (conductor) Naxos 8.225216, track 3 Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen, Sir Colin Davis (conductor) RCA 09026626462, CD 3, track 2 Richard Stoker: Zodiac Variations Eric Parkin (piano) Priory PRCD 659, tracks 23-34 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 3 “The First of May” Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Choirs of the Russian Republic, Kirill Kondrashin (conductor) Melodiya 74321198452, track 5 Rachmaninov: All-night Vigil; Ave Maria (Bogoroditse Djevo) Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hiller (conductor) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907384, track 6 Novák: Sonata Eroica, Op. 24 František Rauch (piano) Supraphon SU 3744-2 113, CD 2, tracks 1-2 Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” – movement 1 (Lebhaft) Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) Archiv 457 591-2, CD 3, track 4 Joni Mitchell: A Case of You Joni Mitchell and orchestra ‘Both Sides Now’, Reprise 9362-47620-2, track 6 Beethoven: Choral Fantasy Op. 80 Carola Hohn (soprano), Katharina Kammerloher (soprano), Andrea Bönig (mezzo-soprano), Endrik Wottrich (tenor), Pär Lindskog (tenor), René Pape (baritone), German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor) EMI 7243 5 5551627, tracks 4-9 ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ Phone: 03700 100 300. email: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk 16:00 Choral Evensong From Lichfield Cathedral. Introit: Advent Prose (Lloyd) Responses: Leighton Office Hymn: Creator of the starry height (Conditor alme) Psalm: 18 (Harris, Turle, Hopkins, Wesley) First Lesson: Isaiah 28, vv1-13 Canticles: Evening Service on Plainsong Tones (Wills) Second Lesson: Matthew 12, vv38-50 Anthem: Morning Prayers (Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Philip Moore) Final Hymn: Hark, what a sound (Highwood) Organ Voluntary: Fantasy on Veni, Emmanuel (Leighton) Sub-organist: Martyn Rawles Organist and master of the choristers: Philip Scriven 17:00 Discovering Music Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time Stephen Johnson is joined by members of the Fibonacci Sequence for a detailed exploration of Messiaen's wartime piece Quartet for the End of Time, with pianist Kathron Sturrock, violinist Jack Liebeck, clarinettist Julian Farrell and cellist Benjamin Hughes, before a complete performance of the work, given at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. In 1941, Messiaen was captured by the German army and held as a prisoner of war at Stalag VIII-A in Gorlitz. It was there, to an audience of about 400 fellow prisoners that he, along with the clarinettist Henry Akoka, violinist Jean le Boulaire and cellist Etienne Pasquier, gave the world premiere performance of his eight-movement piece. 'Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension', the composer recalled after the event. 18:30 The Choir As part of the 2008 Olivier Messiaen centenary celebrations, Aled Jones considers the choral legacy of the French composer, together with his successor at Paris's church of La Sainte Trinite, Naji Hakim. The BBC Singers perform Messiaen's Cinq Rechants and its companion, Jolivet's Epithalame, widely regarded as one of the most difficult choral pieces ever written. Olivier Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium Netherlands Chamber Choir, conducted by Ed Spanjaard GLOBE 5125 t13 Naji Hakim Missa Redemptoris – Agnus Dei Vox Nova Ensemble, conducted by Fredrik Malmberg IFO IFO00321 t7 Naji Hakim Noel no.1 Vasari Singers, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse GUILD GMCD7314 t11 Naji Hakim The Angel Cried (premiere recording) BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill BBC Recording Jean Langlais O Salutaris from 5 Motets BBC Singers, conducted by Nicholas Kok Naji Hakim Messe Solenelle - Gloria Choir of Manchester Cathedral, Jeffrey Makinson (organ), conducted by Christopher Stokes HERALD HAVPCD248 t14 Goffredo Petrassi Nonsense (excerpt) BBC Singers, conducted by Stephen Cleobury BBC Recording André Jolivet Epithalame BBC Singers conducted by David Hill BBC studio recording Olivier Messiaen Cinq Rechants BBC Singers conducted by David Hill BBC Prom 20:00 Drama on 3 Great Escape By Andrew Whaley. A satirical play set in Zimbabwe in 2005, and written in response to the Mugabe government's Operation Murambatsvina, in which thousands of illegally built dwellings were demolished, making thousands homeless. Two disenfranchised men desperately try to tunnel their way from Zimbabwe to freedom in the promised land of South Africa. But even with the help of their bizarre machine Son of the Soil - constructed with the remnants of the country's constitution - their task proves harder than they imagined. Osborn ...... Jospeh Mydell Memory ...... Christopher Obi Directed by Peter Leslie Wild. 21:20 Avison Pavlo Beznosiuk directs the Avison Ensemble in a performance of Charles Avison's Concerto grosso in C, Op 9 No 5. 21:30 Sunday Feature John Milton's Adventurous Song David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, places Milton's work in the context of the social and political turmoil of his times, exploring the changing views of him over the centuries and his importance to us today. 22:15 Words and Music John Milton For Radio 3's celebration of the 400th anniversary of John Milton's birth, a programme of poetry and music exploring the theme from Paradise Lost of 'darkness visible'. Darkness Visible When Milton's Satan is cast from Heaven and falls headlong to the burning lake of Hell he falls also into a realm lit by the black beams of "darkness visible". Rather than the glory of the world revealed by God's holy light these rays discover a region of woe and despair - a shadow image of the Creation but one which gives it definition. It's a paradox that stalks us still. Are shadows all that we can see? And is that why we sing and write about them more convincingly than the resounding kingdom of clear, divine light from which our mortal nature excludes us? It seems to me that the flickering uncertainties of our world give us not just the desire but also the wings to defy gravity and fly towards something purer, something ideal and I wanted to explore this. TRACK LIST Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Scanner Name of piece: Radio Entry Composer: Name of CD: Sulphur CD Code: sub rosa vista 2sr95 Track on CD: 1 Readings Author of poem: John Milton Name of poem: Paradise Lost From Book: Paradise Lost Translator (if necessary) Reader: Andrew Wincott Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Scanner Name of piece: Radio Entry Composer: Name of CD: Sulphur CD Code: sub rosa vista 2sr95 Track on CD: 1 Music Performers (including conductor if necessary): Paul Agnew and Christopher Wilson Name of piece: In Darknesse let me Dwell Composer: John Dowland Name of CD: In Darknesse let me Dwell CD Code: METCD 1011 Track on CD: 1 Readings Author of poem: John Milton Name of poem: Paradise Lost From Book: Paradise Lost Translator (if necessary) Readers: Imogen Stubbs and Andrew Wincott Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Tamami Honma Name of piece: Tenebrae Composer: John McCabe Name of CD: Tenebrae CD Code: METIER MSVCD92071 Track on CD: 6 Track List Readings Author of poem: William Blake Name of poem: Without Contraries and The Voice of the Devil From Book: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Translator (if necessary) Reader: Imogen Stubbs and Andrew Wincott Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Berliner Philharmoniker Name of piece: Die Toteninsel Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov Name of CD –Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2; The Isle of the Dead. CD Code: Deutsche Grammophon 4294902 Track on CD: 5 Readings Author of poem: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Name of poem: Dejection: An Ode – sections 1-3 From Book: Collected Poems Translator (if necessary) Reader: Andrew Wincott Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): The Clerks of the Choir of New College, Oxford Name of piece: Lamentations 1 Composer: Thomas Tallis Name of CD – Renaissance Masterpieces – Volume 1 – Great Britain CD Code: COLLINS CLASSICS 14872 Track on CD: 12 Readings Author of poem: Anne Sexton Name of poem: The Sickness Unto Death From Book: The Complete Poems Translator (if necessary) Reader: Imogen Stubbs Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): The Hilliard Ensemble Name of piece: Feria Sexta – Responsoria 5 Composer: Gesualdo Name of CD: Tenebrae CD Code: ECM8438672 Track on CD: 14 Readings Text – Authorised Bible Name of text: Extract from the Book of Job Reader: Andrew Wincott Track List Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Leonard Cohen Name of piece: Anthem Composer: Leonard Cohen Name of CD The Future CD Code: COLUMBIA 4724982 Track on CD: 5 Readings Author of text: John Milton Name of text: Extract from Letter to Philaras From Book: Collected works of Milton Translator (if necessary) Reader: Imogen Stubbs Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Thomas Ades Name of piece: Darknesse Visible Composer: Thomas Ades Name of CD: Ades: Life Story etc CD Code: EMI CDZ5696992 Track on CD: 1 Readings Author of text- William Golding Name of text: From the opening of Darkness Visible From Book: Darkness Visible Translator (if necessary) Reader: Imogen Stubbs Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Duke Ellington and his orchestra Name of piece: Part 3 - “Light” – of Black, Brown and Beige Composer: Duke Ellington Name of CD: Black, Brown and Beige CD Code: COLUMBIA CK65566 Track on CD: 3 Readings Author of text: Ralph Ellison Name of text: Invisible Man From Book: Invisible Man Translator (if necessary) Reader: Andrew Wincott Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Claudio Abbado with Marjana Lipovsek Name of piece: Alt-Rhapsodie Composer: Johannes Brahms Name of CD: Brahms Symphony Nr 2. Alt-Rhapsodie CD Code: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4276432 Track on CD: 1 Track List Readings Author of text: Thomas Styron Name of text: Darkness Visible From Book: Darkness Visible Translator (if necessary) Reader: Imogen Stubbs Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Claudio Abbado with Marjana Lipovsek Name of piece: Alt-Rhapsodie Composer: Johannes Brahms Name of CD: Brahms Symphony Nr 2. Alt-Rhapsodie CD Code: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4276432 Track on CD: 1 Music Performer (including conductor if necessary): Scanner Name of piece: Radio Entry Composer: Name of CD: Sulphur CD Code: sub rosa vista 2sr95 Track on CD: 1 23:30 Jazz Line-Up Claire Martin presents a round-up of new CDs as well as a discussion with jazz journalist, musician and broadcaster Dave Gelly about the life and music of tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, who died in July. Griffin began his career in 1945 when he joined jazz star Lionel Hampton's orchestra after studying music at the DuSable High School in his native Chicago, Illinois. He went on to make a name for himself in the music industry with collaborations including drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Nat Adderley. MONDAY 8 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.01am Szymanowski, Karol (1882-1937): Penthesilea for soprano and orchestra 1.08am Roussel, Albert (1869-1937): Bacchus et Ariane Suites 1 and 2 1.43am Maciejewski, Roman (1910-1998): Kurpian songs for chorus 1.54am Szymanowski: Agave, Op 39, arr. Hill; Demeter, Op 37b; Agave, Op 39, arr. Moss Izabella Klosinska (soprano) Jadwiga Rappe (contralto) Polish Radio Chorus Wlodzimierz Siedlik (director) Polish RSO Lukasz Borowicz (conductor) 2.19am Stenhammar, Wilhelm (1871-1927): String Quartet No 4 Yggdrasil Quartet 2.54am Roman, Johan Helmich (1694-1758): Svenska messan Maria Keohane (soprano) Marianne Beate Kielland (contralto) Jakob Block Jespersen (bass) Ars Nova Copenhagen Concerto Copenhagen Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor) 3.39am Martinu, Bohuslav (1890-1959): Sonatina Jozef Luptacik (clarinet) Pavol Kovac (piano) 3.51am Salzedo, Carlos (1885-1961): Chanson dans la nuit Tournier, Marcel (1879-1951): Etude de concert Mojca Zlobko (harp) 3.59am Auber, Daniel (1782-1871): Guaracha; Bolero Slovak RSO Viktor Malek, Ondrej Lenard (conductors) 4.11am Leoncavallo, Ruggero (1857-1919): I Pagliacci Allan Monk (baritone) Calgary Philharmonic Mario Bernardi (conductor) 4.16am Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868): Quartet No 1 Canberra Wind Soloists 4.28am Dukas, Paul (1865-1935): Villanelle Esa Tukia (horn) Finnish RSO Michael Adelson (conductor) 4.35am Forqueray, Antoine (1672-1745): La regente Pierre Pitzl, Mary Jean Bolli (violas da gamba) Luciano Contini (archlute) Augusta Campagne (harpsichord) 4.42am Weiss, Silvius Leopold (1686-1750): Prelude, Toccata and Allegro Hopkinson Smith (baroque lute) 4.52am Janequin, Clement (c.1485-1558): Escoutez tous gentilz King's Singers 5.00am Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713): Trio Sonata London Baroque 5.06am Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962): Variations on a Theme of Corelli Jela Spitkova (violin) Tatiana Franova (piano) 5.10am Fibich, Zdenek (1850-1900): Poem Jela Spitkova (violin) Tatiana Franova (piano) 5.13am Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): In Nature's Realm Danish National Radio Choir Stefan Parkman (conductor) 5.26am Kunzen, Friedrich (1761-1817): Overture (The Hussites) Danish Radio Concert Orchestra Peter Marschik (conductor) 5.34am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Fra gli amplessi Fiordiligi ...... Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Ferrando ...... Michael Schade (tenor) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.41am Anon. Armenian, arr. Shoujounian: Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Chamber Orchestra Raffi Armenian (conductor) 5.47am Mendelssohn, Fanny (1805-1847): Larghetto; Presto (Lieder ohne Worte, Op 8) Sylviane Deferne (piano) 5.53am Dessane, Antoine (1826-1873): Haec dies Tudor Singers of Montreal Patrick Wedd (conductor) Scott Bradford (organ) 6.00am Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759): Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV 210 Helene Plouffe (violin) Louise Pellerin (oboe) Dom Andre Laberge (organ) 6.06am Rozycki, Ludomir (1884-1953): Cello Sonata in A minor Tomasz Strahl (cello) Edward Wolanin (piano) 6.25am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Five Scottish and Irish songs Stephen Powell (tenor) Lorraine Reinhardt (soprano) Gwen Thompson (violin) Eugene Osadchy (cello) Linda Lee Thomas (piano) Vancouver Chamber Choir Jon Washburn (conductor) 6.40am Strauss, Richard (1864-1949): Macbeth, Op 23 BBC Philharmonic Vassily Sinaisky (conductor) 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: J Strauss II: Waltz: Delirien, Op 212 Vienna Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Trad: O Jesu dolce Minstrels of God Warlock: Serenade for strings Academy of St Martin in the Fields Neville Marriner (conductor) From 8.30am: Vierne: Carillon de Westminster Robert Sharpe (organ) Handel: Sonata in F for recorder Michala Petri (recorder) Keith Jarrett (harpsichord) Mozart: Piano Concerto in B flat, K238 Suedama Ensemble David Greilsammer (piano/conductor). 10:00 Classical Collection 10.00 Chopin Etudes, op 10 No 6 in E flat minor; no 4 in C sharp minor; no 2 in A minor; no 3 in E major Tamas Vasary (piano) DG 431 588 2 10.10* Bartok Divertimento Sz 113 RIAS Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay (conductor) DG 437 675 2 10.36* Debussy L’Isle Joyeuse Livia Rev (piano) HYPERION CDA 66416 10.43* Brahms Zigeunerlieder op 103 nos 1-7 & 11 Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano) DG 429 727 2 10.50* Bach Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 Andre Gertler (violin) Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Lehel (conductor) HUNGAROTON CLASSIC HCD 31635 11.13* Kodaly Hary Janos (part of Act 1) Peter Ustinov (narrator) Hary: Gyorgy Melis Orzse: Erzsebet Komlossy Marczi: Laszlo Palocz Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir Edinburgh Festival Chorus London Symphony Orchestra Istvan Kertesz (conductor) DECCA 443 489 2 11.39* Beethoven Sonata for cello & piano in C op 102 no 1 The Building a Library recommendation 12:00 Composer of the Week Donald Macleod focuses on the beginning of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck's relationship, beginning with a young Robert in Leipzig, following his mother's wishes for him to study law. A musical house party in 1828, at which he meets Friedrich Wieck and his little virtuoso daughter Clara, sees Robert instead pursuing his dream 'to devote myself entirely to music'. Widmung (Myrten, Op 25) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Jorg Demus (piano) DG 474 466-2, CD 2 - Tr 23 Schumann: Polonaise No 6 in E (1828) Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow (pianos) Olympia OCD 676 - Tr 12 Schumann: ABEGG variations, Op 1 Imogen Cooper (piano) Ottavo OTR C39027 - Tr 1 Schumann: Papillons, Op 2 Murray Perahia (piano) SX4K 63380, CD 1 - Trs 6-18 Impromptus on a Theme of Clara Wieck Charles Rosen (piano) GLOBE GLO 5001 - Tr 1. 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Live from London's Wigmore Hall, Sarah Walker introduces a performance by Trio Jean Paul. Haydn: Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26. Schumann: Trio in D minor, Op 63. 14:00 Afternoon on 3 Louise Fryer presents music by composers Messiaen admired as well as pieces by his contemporaries. Plus two John Milton poems read by actor Robert Glenister: At a Vacation Exercise in the College and An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Cristian Orosanu (conductor) Poulenc: Sonata Orietta Caianiello, Antonio Sardi de Letto (pianos) 2.50pm Shostakovich: Symphony No 9 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Cristian Orosanu (conductor) Mozart: Piano Concerto in A, K414 Steven Osborne (piano) BBC Philharmonic Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor) 3.45pm Foerster: Violin Concerto No 2 Ivan Zenaty (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra Jiri Belohlavek (conductor) Stravinsky: Orpheus Ulster Orchestra Kenneth Montgomery (conductor). 17:00 In Tune Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Including at 6.00pm the Milton Sonnet XV - On the Late Massacre in Piedmont. 19:00 Performance on 3 BBC Choir of the Year Competition Final 2008: Petroc Trelawny and host Aled Jones introduce the four category finalists plus two wildcard choirs vying for the top prize. 21:15 Night Waves Rana Mitter reviews Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrman's epic film Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and set on a ranch in Northern Australia during the Second World War. The country's tourist board along with the local film industry are hoping for a revival of their fortunes with this the most expensive Australian film ever made. And Rana asks whether the traditional professional classes are slowly being dismantled, given Bank of England warnings of a white collar jobs implosion, social workers under fire and plans to 'liberalise' the legal system. But are the traditional professional classes a closed-shop relic of a bygone age or are they bastions of integrity and expertise whose independence and status should be respected? 22:00 Composer of the Week [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today] 23:00 The Essay Martyn Crucefix, a poet who also teaches in a secondary school, responds to Milton's treatise Of Education. It was written in 1644, when he was engaged in an urgent debate about how the Church should be organised and how the State should be governed. Crucefix finds that, just as more recent governments have declared, Milton believed 'education, education, education' needed to lie at the heart of this project. 23:15 Jazz on 3 Jez Nelson presents a highlight of the 2008 London Jazz Festival: a concert by Grammy Award winning pianist Herbie Hancock. Performing to a sell-out Barbican crowd Hancock plays music from classic albums including Headhunters and Speak Like A Child with a stellar line-up of musicians: New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Benin born guitarist & vocalist Lionel Loueke, Gregoire Maret on harmonica, bassist James Genus and talented young drummer Kendrick Scott. Since Herbie Hancock’s emergence on the scene as part of Donald Byrd’s band in 1961 he has been at the forefront of almost every major development in modern jazz. Whether it be joining Miles Davis’ second classic quintet and adopting the electronic piano as his instrument of choice, going platinum with the groundbreaking funk-jazz fusion of his Headhunters album, or joining the MTV generation with his revolutionary use of early electro and rap in the 1980s, Hancock has always been a true musical trailblazer. PLAYLIST 08/12/08 Herbie Hancock Sextet Presenter: Jez Nelson Producer: Peggy Sutton Herbie Hancock Sextet recorded live at the Barbican centre on 19th November 2008, during the London Jazz Festival LINE UP: HERBIE HANCOCK - piano, keyboards, electronics TERENCE BLANCHARD - trumpet LIONEL LOUEKE - guitar GREGOIRE MARET - harmonica JAMES GENUS - bass KENDRICK SCOTT - drums SET LIST: Extract of CHAMELEON (Herbie Hancock) SPEAK LIKE A CHILD (Herbie Hancock) V (Wayne Shorter) STELLA BY STARLIGHT (Victor Young) CANTELOUPE ISLAND (Herbie Hancock) CHAMELEON (Herbie Hancock) TUESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.01am Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907): Sonata No 2 in F for violin and piano, Op 8 1.23am Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897): Sonata No 2 in G for violin and piano, Op 78 Vilda Frang Bjaerke (violin) Jens Elvekjaer (piano) 1.49am Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911): Symphony No 1 in D (Titan) Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Litton (conductor) 2.43am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Trio in B flat for piano and strings, Op 97 (Archduke) Macquarie Trio 3.23am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Missa in tempore belli, H XXII 9 (Paukenmesse) Hilde Haraldsen Sveen (soprano) Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo-soprano) Jonas Degerfeldt (tenor) Gabriel Suovanen (baritone) Oslo Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra Manfred Honeck (conductor) 4.04am Sammartini, Giuseppe (1695-1750): Sinfonia in F Europa Galante Fabio Biondi (violin/director) 4.12am Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897): Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2 Judita Leitaite (mezzo-soprano) Arunas Statkus (viola) Andrius Vasiliauskas (piano) 4.18am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Waltz Suite (after Schubert) Anna Klas, Bruno Lukk (pianos) 4.28am Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): Overture (Rosamunde, D644) Orchestre National de France Emmanuel Krivine (conductor) 4.39am Andriessen, Hendrick (1892-1981): Concertino for cello and orchestra Michael Muller (cello) Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra Thierry Fischer (conductor) 4.51am Albrecht, Alexander (1885-1958): Quintet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon, Op 6 Pavol Kovac (piano) Bratislava Wind Quintet 5.00am Abel, Carl Friedrich (1723-1787): Symphony in C, Op 10 No 4 La Stagione Frankfurt Michael Schneider (conductor) 5.09am Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847): Psalm 22, Op 78 No 3 Radio France Chorus Donald Palumbo (conductor) 5.19am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Il mio tesoro intanto (Don Giovanni) Michael Schade (tenor) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Canadian Opera Company Chorus Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.23am Gershwin, George (1898-1937): Three Preludes Aglika Genova, Luben Dimitrov (pianos) 5.30am Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974): Suite for clarinet, violin and piano, Op 157b (Le voyageur sans bagages) James Campbell (clarinet) Moshe Hammer (violin) Andre Laplante (piano) 5.39am Kodaly, Zoltan (1882-1967): Jezus es a kufarok (Jesus and the Traders) Hungarian Radio Chorus Janos Ferencsic (conductor) 5.47am Klami, Uuno (1900-1961): Serenade joyeuse Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Jussi Jalas (conductor) 5.53am Schumann, Robert (1810-1856): Theme and Variations on the Name Abegg, Op 1 Seung-Hee Hyun (piano) 6.02am Schutz, Heinrich (1585-1672): Dunque addio, care selve, SWV 15 (Il Primo Libro de Madrigali Venice 1611) Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb (sopranos) Mary Nichols (alto) Joseph Cornwell (tenor) Richard Wistreich (bass) Consort of Musicke Anthony Rooley (conductor) 6.06am Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw (1876-1909): Serenade in G for strings, Op 2 Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Amadeus Agnieszka Duczmal (conductor) 6.27am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Adagio and Rondo in C minor for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, viola and cello, K617 Joseph Petric (accordion) Moshe Hammer, Marie Berard (violins) Douglas Perry (viola) David Hetherington (cello) 6.38am Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050 Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) Ensemble 415. 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Beethoven: Overture (Fidelio) Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan (conductor) Martin: Two Variations on Irish Airs Sophie Cashell (piano) Tchaikovsky: Pas de deux - Cygne noir (Swan Lake) Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev (conductor) From 8.30am: Philidor: Suite No 4 in D minor L'Assemblee de Honnestes Curieux Mozart: Wer hungrig bei der Tafel sitzt (Zaide) Walter Berry (baritone) Convivium Musicum Munich Bax: In the Faery Hills BBC Philharmonic Vernon Handley (conductor). 10:00 Classical Collection 10.00 Rosza Main Title; Finale (All the Brothers were Valiant) City of Prague Philharmonic, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor) SILVA SCREEN FILMCD 170 10.06* Rosza Nostalgia; Farewell to Rome (Ben Hur) MGM Studio Orchestra, Miklos Rozsa (conductor) PREMIER SOUNDTRACKS CDODEON 18 10.08* Rosza Finale (Dead Men don’t wear Plaid) Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein (conductor) THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT CDTER 1135 10.13* Bach “Dein Sachsen… Verstummt, verstummt, ihr holden Saiten!” (Cantata BWV 198) Magda Laszlo (soprano) Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen (conductor) WESTMINSTER MVCW-18031 10.20* Holst Double Concerto for two violins & orchestra op 49 Emmanuel Hurwitz & Kenneth Sillito (violins) English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst (conductor) LYRITA SRCD 223 10.35* Poulenc Sonata for two clarinets Richard Hosford & Michael Harris (clarinets) HYPERION 67255 10.43* Kodaly Sonata for cello & piano op 4 Janos Starker (cello), Otto Herz (piano) PHILIPS 422 302 2 11.04* Mozart Piano Concerto no 16 in D major K451 Andras Schiff (piano) Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Sandor Végh (conductor) DECCA 448 140 2 (9-CD set) 11.28* Dove Figures in the Garden Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment EMI CDC 754 424 2 11.46* Ligeti Lontano Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (conductor) TELDEC 8573882612 12:00 Composer of the Week Donald Macleod explores Schumann's tortuous battle for Clara's hand in marriage. Her father Friedrich Wieck was determined to keep his daughter in his clutches at all costs, and legal battles, lengthy separations and slanderous attacks ensued before, undeterred, Robert and Clara were finally married in 1840 with the blessing of the court. Musically, this was a fruitful period for Schumann. Donald is joined by pianist Lucy Parham to discuss his epic Fantasy for piano - described by the composer as 'the most passionate thing I have ever written'. Lebhaft (Davidsbundlertanze) Andras Schiff (piano) Teldec 4509-99176-2 - Tr 2 Die Lowenbraut, Op 31 No 1 Anne Sofie Von Otter (mezzo-soprano) Bengt Forsberg (piano) DG 445 881-2 - Tr 11 Fantasy, Op 17 Martha Argerich (piano) EMI CDM 7635762 - Trs 1-3 Susser Freund, du blickest; An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust; Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmertz getan (Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42) Barbara Bonney (soprano) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Decca 452 898-2 - Trs 15-17. 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Messiaen Centenary Series: 1/4. Louise Fryer introduces a concert given at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, with organist Wayne Marshall performing Messiaen's Les corps glorieux. 14:00 Afternoon on 3 Louise Fryer presents music by composers Messiaen admired as well as pieces by his contemporaries. Plus actor Robert Glenister reading John Milton's L'Allegro. Chausson: Poeme for violin and orchestra, Op 25 Olivier Charlier (violin) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 Rafal Blechacz (piano) Dutilleux: Sur le meme accord for violin and orchestra Olivier Charlier (violin) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) 3.05pm Faure: Requiem, Op 48 Gilles Cachemaille (bass) Alex Eager (treble) BBC National Chorus of Wales BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) Massenet: Suite No 3 (Scenes dramatiques) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) 4.10pm Jolivet: Heptade for trumpet and percussion Alison Balcom (trumpet) Colin Currie (percussion) Stravinsky: Divertimento (Le baiser de la fee) BBC Philharmonic Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). 17:00 In Tune Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Including at 6.00pm Milton's poem At a Solemn Music. 19:00 Performance on 3 As part of Radio 3's celebration of the centenary of Olivier Messiaen in 2008, the BBC Philharmonic perform an-all Messiaen programme conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw, a committed advocate of the French composer's music. Featuring Poemes pour Mi, the composer's love-letter to his first wife Claire Delbos, followed by Un sourire, written only a few months before Messiaen died to mark the bicentenary of Mozart's death. The concert ends with his Chronochromie, which merges the Greek words cronos and croma - time and colour - and plays on the interaction between these two in musical terms. Messiaen: Le tombeau resplendissant; Poemes pour Mi; Un sourire; Chronochromie Rosemary Hardy (soprano) BBC Philharmonic Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor) Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op 6 Yvonne Loriod (piano). 21:15 Night Waves As part of BBC Radio 3's season marking the 400th anniversary of John Milton's birth in 2008, Philip Dodd discussions his classic text Samson Agonistes. There has been much scholarly debate over whether Milton's dramatic poem, condones or criticises Samson's suicidal and genocidal attack on the Philistines. Since 9/11, that debate has taken on a topical urgency. Some scholars have questioned whether the work should be taught in schools, while others have regarded the notion of a terrorist act at the centre of Western Christian and literary history as a positive corrective to prevailing stereotypes. 22:00 Composer of the Week [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today] 23:00 The Essay John Milton, the Essayist: 2/5. Sharon Achinstein, who is editing Milton's tracts on divorce, scrutinises his controversial and surprisingly modern views on the subject. 23:15 Late Junction Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including a new album from Susanna featuring the voice of Bonnie Prince Billy and Philip Glass's minimalist piece Music in 12 Parts. WEDNESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.01am Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750): Partita No 1 in B flat for keyboard, BWV825 1.19am Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757): Sonata in D minor, Kk 9 (Pastorale); Sonata in D, Kk29 1.28am Bach: Partita No 4 in D for keyboard, BWV828 1.51am Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787), arr. Kempff: Orpheus's Lament; Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice) Angela Hewitt (piano) 1.56am Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-1795): Die Amerikanerin Barbara Schlick (soprano) Das Kleine Konzert Hermann Max (conductor) 2.07am Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American) Keller Quartet 2.33am Suk, Josef (1874-1935): Serenade in E flat for string orchestra, Op 6 Virtuosi di Kuhmo Peter Csaba (conductor) 3.00am Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957): Rakastava (The Lover), Op 14 Oi Lempi, sun valtas aareton on (O Love, your realm is limitless), Op 23 No 7 Pirkko Tornqvist (soprano) Finnish Radio Chamber Choir Eric-Olof Soderstrom (conductor) 3.10am Crusell, Bernhard Henrik (1775-1838): Concerto No 1 in E flat for clarinet and orchestra, Op 1 Kullervo Kojo (clarinet) Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Ulf Soderblom (conductor) 3.33am Bruynel, Ton (1934-1998): Serene Harrie Starreveld (flute, electronics and bird-call) 3.39am Papa, Jacobus Clemens non (ca.1510-1555/6): Carole magnus eras Netherlands Chamber Choir Paul van Nevel (conductor) 3.45am Byrd, William (c.1543-1623): Ground in C for keyboard, MB XXVII 42 Aapo Hakkinen (harpsichord) 3.54am Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767): Trio No 4 (Essercizii musici) Camerata Koln 4.05am Strauss, Richard (1864-1949): Dreaming at the Fireside (Intermezzo, Op 72) Toronto Symphony Orchestra Andrew Davis (conductor) 4.12am Thalberg, Sigismond (1812-1871): Variations on Home, Sweet Home for piano, Op 72 Dennis Hennig (piano) 4.18am Schumann, Robert (1810-1856): Five Poems of Queen Mary Stuart, Op 135 Catherine Robbin (mezzo-soprano) Michael McMahon (piano) 4.28am Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings (1848-1918), orch. Gordon Jacob: I was glad (Psalm 122) Vancouver Bach Choir Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bruce Pullan (conductor) 4.33am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Symphony No 22 in E flat (The Philosopher) Amsterdam Bach Soloists 4.49am Califano, Arcangelo (1st half of 18th century): Sonata in C for two oboes, bassoon and keyboard Zefiro 5.00am Auric, Georges (1899-1983), arr. Philip Lane: Passport to Pimlico Suite BBC Philharmonic Rumon Gamba (conductor) 5.06am Poulenc Francis (1899-1963): Capriccio (Bal masque) Wyneke Jordans, Leo van Doeselaar (pianos) 5.11am Francaix, Jean (1912-1997): Le gai Paris Wind Ensemble of the Hungarian Radio Orchestra 5.22am Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937), arr. Fern/Gillet: Piece en forme d'habanera Magdalena Karolak (oboe) Marcela Rodriguez (piano) 5.26am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Te Deum in C, H VIIIc 1 Netherlands Radio Choir and Chamber Orchestra Antoni Ros-Marba (conductor) 5.34am Hellendaal, Pieter (1721-1799): Concerto grosso in F for strings and continuo, Op 3 No 6 Combattimento Consort Amsterdam 5.48am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Deh vieni, non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro) Susanna ...... Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.53am Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von (1644-1704): Sonata in C minor for violin and bass continuo Salzburger Hofmusik Wolfgang Brunner (director) 6.06am Mozetich, Marjan (b.1948): Procession Moshe Hammer (violin) Douglas Perry (viola) Henry van der Sloot (cello) Joel Quarrington (bass) Raymond Luedeke (clarinet) James McKay (bassoon) Joan Watson (horn) 6.21am Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893): Three Songs, Op 6 Mikael Axelsson (bass) Niklas Sivelov (piano) 6.32am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Cinderella (Zolushka) Suite No 1, Op 107 San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Tchaikovsky, arr Breiner: December (The Seasons) Takako Nishizaki (violin) Queensland Symphony Orchestra Peter Breiner (conductor) Vivaldi: Concerto for flute and strings, RV434 Konrad Hunteler (flute) Camerata of the 18th Century Rossini: Overture (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala Riccardo Chailly (conductor) From 8.30am: Satie: Je te veux Kathryn Stott (piano) Vaughan Williams: Kyrie and Gloria (Mass in G minor) Laudibas Mike Brewer (director) Gluck, arr Mottl: Ballet Suite No 1 Vienna Philharmonic Rudolf Kempe (conductor). 10:00 Classical Collection 10.00 Dinicu L’Alouette Roby Lakatos & his Ensemble DG 457 879 2 10.08* Weiner Serenade for small orchestra op 3 Budapest Festival Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (conductor) DECCA 458 929 2 10.28* Seiber Four French Folk Songs Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (guitar) RCA 09026 615832 10.38* Beethoven Piano Sonata no 28 in A op 101 Geza Anda (piano) TESTAMENT SBT 1070 10.58* Bach arr Fred Mills Toccata and Fugue BWV 565 Canadian Brass PHILIPS 432 571 2 11.08* Bach Sarabanda; Giga (Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004) Emil Telmanyi (violin played with ‘Vega’ bow) TESTAMENT SBT2 1257 11.14* Walton Symphony no 2 Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor) SONY CLASSICAL CD 46732 11.42* Eotvos Replica Kim Kashkashian (viola) Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Peter Eotvos (conductor) ECM 465 420 2 12:00 Composer of the Week After Robert and Clara Schumann settled into married life in Leipzig, they immediately started a marriage diary. Donald and pianist Lucy Parham flick through some of the pages, which reveal that their marriage was not the 'poetry and flowers' that Robert had predicted, as both artists strived to maintain their musical careers. Du Ring an meinem Finger (Frauenleiebe und -leben, Op 42) Juliane Banse (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano) Hyperion CDJ33103 - Tr 9 From the album Beloved Clara (Lucy Parham) Piano Concerto in A minor (excerpt) Reading from marriage diary of Robert and Clara Schumann, 13 September 1840 Lucy Parham (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra Barry Wordsworth (conductor) Joanna David, Martin Jarvis (narration) ASV DCA 1185 - Trs 1, 2 Symphony No 1 in B flat, Op 38 (Spring) Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) Archiv 457 591-2, CD 1 - Trs 3-6 Piano Quintet, Op 44 (Finale) Maria Joao Pires (piano) Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capucon (violins) Gerard Causse (viola) Jiang Wang (cello) DG 463 1792 - Tr 7 Schumann: 12 Poems (Liebesfruhling) Clara Schumann: Warum willst du andre fragen? Schumann: So wahr die Sonne scheinet Stella Doufexis (mezzo-soprano) Oliver Widmer (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano) Hyperion CDJ 33104 - Trs 22, 23. 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Louise Fryer introduces a recital given at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall as part of the 2008 Messiaen centenary celebrations. Soprano Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, a noted Messiaen interpreter, is joined by pianist Simon Lepper for a performance of Poemes pour Mi, the composer's love song to his wife violinist and composer Claire Delbos - nicknamed Mi - as well as a work by Debussy. Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano) Simon Lepper (piano) Messiaen: Poemes pour Mi Debussy: Cinq poemes de Baudelaire. 14:00 Afternoon on 3 Louise Fryer presents music by composers Messiaen admired as well as pieces by his contemporaries. Plus Robert Glenister reading John Milton's Il Penseroso. Prokofiev: Sinfonietta BBC National Orchestra of Wales Howard Shelley (conductor) Albeniz, orch. Carlos Surinach: Malaga; Polo; Eritana (Iberia) Ulster Orchestra Adrian Leaper (conductor) 2.50pm Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 BBC National Orchestra of Wales Howard Shelley (piano/conductor) Honegger: Symphony No 1 Ulster Orchestra Thierry Fischer (conductor). 16:00 Choral Evensong From St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Introit: Super flumina Babylonis (Palestrina) Responses: Tomkins Psalms: 53, 54, 55 (Smart, Turle, Stainer) First Lesson: Isaiah 31 Office Hymn: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (Wellington) Canticles: Watson in E Second Lesson: Matthew 15, vv1-20 Anthem: And I saw a new heaven (Bainton) Final Hymn: Hills of the North, rejoice (Little Cornard) Organ Voluntary: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV569 (Bach) Assistant director of music: David Humphreys Director of music: James Thomas. 17:00 In Tune Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Including at 6.00pm a reading from Milton's Comus. 19:00 Performance on 3 Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates the centenary of Olivier Messiaen with a concert under their chief conductor Thierry Fischer. The orchestra is joined by the Ladies of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soloists Sandrine Piau and Madeleine Shaw for a performance of Debussy's La demoiselle elue - a setting of Rosetti's The Blessed Damozel, which depicts the entry of a dead woman's soul to Paradise. A similar journey is taken in Messiaen's L'Ascension - an affirmation of Messiaen's Catholic beliefs conveyed in strong orchestral colour. Sandrine Piau (soprano) Madeleine Shaw (La recitante) Catrin Finch (harp) Ueli Wiget (piano) Jacques Tchmenkerten (ondes martenot) Ladies of the BBC National Chorus of Wales BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) Debussy: La damoiselle elue Messiaen: L'Ascension. 19:50 Twenty Minutes In a programme from the foyer of St David's Hall, Cardiff, Petroc Trelawny is joined by Messiaen scholars Christopher Dingle and Caroline Rae to celebrate the composer's centenary day. They ask whether it is time to reassess our view of the composer, whose interests in nature and religious beliefs have been focused on to the exclusion of almost everything else. Plus Messiaen at the organ, performing the movement which he totally reworked from the orchestral version of L'Ascension. 20:10 Performance on 3, part 2 Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The concert concludes with two religious-themed works: Debussy's Danses sacree et profane, with harpist Catrin Finch joining the strings of the orchestra as soloist, and Messiaen's Trois petites liturgies for female chorus, ondes martenot, percussion and strings. Catrin Finch (harp) Ueli Wiget (piano) Jacques Tchmenkerten (ondes martenot) Ladies of the BBC National Chorus of Wales BBC National Orchestra of Wales Thierry Fischer (conductor) Debussy: Danses sacree et profane Messiaen: Trois petites liturgies de la presence divine. 21:15 Night Waves Anne McElvoy talks to distinguished French scholar Gilles Kepel, whose new book Beyond Terror and Martyrdom argues that the global clash between the neo-conservative world view of the War on Terror and the jihadist myth of martyrdom needs to be rethought and reimagined. He claims both narratives are bankrupt, arguing that building Mediterranean alliances is the key to resolving the tension between Islam and the West. 22:00 Composer of the Week [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today] 23:00 The Essay John Milton, the Essayist: 3/5. Former editor of The Independent Andreas Whittam Smith responds to Milton's Areopagitica, a defence of the right to a free press and free thought. 23:15 Late Junction Fiona Talkington presents a varied mix of music, including the voice of Greek singer Savina Yannatou, a new album from Norway's Farmers Market and Pedro de Cristo. THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.01am Enescu, George (1881-1955): Concert Overture in A, Op 32 (sur des themes dans le caractere populaire roumain) 1.10am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Piano Concerto No 3 in C, Op 26 1.38am Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897): Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73 Annerose Schmidt (piano) Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Herbert Kegel (conductor) 2.15am Geijer, Erik Gustaf (1783-1847): Piano Sonata in F (four hands) Stefan Bojsten, Anders Kilstrom (piano) 2.36am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Wellingtons Sieg/Die Schlacht bei Vittoria, Op 91 (Battle Symphony) Octophoros Paul Dombrecht (conductor) 2.52am Blow, John (1649-1708): Venus and Adonis - a Masque for the Entertainment of the King Venus ...... Evelyn Tubb (soprano) Venus ...... Emma Kirkby (soprano) Adonis ...... Richard Wistriech (bass) London Oratory Junior Choir Choir and Consort of Musicke Anthony Rooley (conductor) 4.00am Visee, Robert de (c.1655-c.1723): Suite in A Yasunori Imamura (theorbo) 4.14am Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741): Concerto in F minor, RV 297 (Winter - The Four Seasons) Concerto Copenhagen Gottfried von der Goltz (violin/conductor) 4.23am Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann (1710-1784): Fugue in C minor; Fugue in F Stef Tuinstra (organ) 4.34am Kelemen, Milko (b.1924): Divertimento for strings Zagreb Radio Symphony Orchestra Igor Gjadrov (conductor) 4.43am Berwald, Franz (1796-1868): Fantasia for piano on two Swedish Folksongs Lucia Negro (piano) 4.53am Rosenmuller, Johann (c.1619-1684): Sinfonia a 4 Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists 5.00am Debussy, Claude (1862-1918) orch. Brewaeys: La cathedrale engloutie (Preludes - Book 1) Royal Flemish Philharmonic Daniele Callegari (conductor) 5.06am Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937): Introduction and allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet Tinka Muradori (flute) Josip Nochta (clarinet) Paula Ursic (harp) Zagreb String Quartet 5.18am Norman, Ludvig (1831-1885): Rosa rorans bonitatem, Op 45 Eva Wedin (mezzo-soprano) Swedish Radio Choir Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Gustaf Sjokvist (conductor) 5.26am Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788): Sonata in E minor, Wq 59 No 1 Andreas Staier (pianoforte) 5.35am Crusell, Bernhard Henrik (1775-1838): Introduction et Air Suedois (Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Drinking Song), Op 12 Anne-Marja Korimaa (clarinet) Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska (conductor) 5.46am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Finch'han dal vino (Don Giovanni) Russell Braun (baritone) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.48am Mozart: La ci darem la mano, la mi dirai di si (Don Giovanni) Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Russell Braun (baritone) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.52am Mozart: Ah, fuggi il traditor (Don Giovanni) Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.53am Merikanto, Oscar (1868-1924): Improvisation, Op 76 No 3 Eero Heinonen (piano) 6.00am Wagner, Richard (1813-1883): Overture and Venusberg music - concert version (Tannhauser) Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec Franz Paul Decker (conductor) 6.22am Gabrieli, Andrea (1532/3-1585): Aria della battaglia a 8 Theatrum Instrumentorum Stefano Innocenti (conductor) 6.33am Mozetich, Marjan (b.1948): The Passion of Angels - Concerto for two harps and orchestra Nora Bumanis, Julia Shaw (harps) Marc Destrube (violin) Diane Berthelsdorf (cello) Roger Cole (oboe) Christopher Millard (bassoon) CBC Vancouver Orchestra Mario Bernardi (conductor) 6.54am Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): Psalm 23 (Gott ist mein Hirt) for high voices and piano, D706 Stephen Betteridge (piano) BBC Singers Stephen Cleobury (conductor). 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Telemann: La majeste (Twelve Heroic Marches) Matthew Sadler (trumpet) Marcus Sterk (organ) Howells: A Spotless Rose Phoenix Chorale Charles Bruffy (director) Berlioz: Overture (Le corsaire), Op 21 SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg Sylvain Cambreling (conductor) From 8.30am: Handel: Concerto grosso in G, Op 6 No 1 Academy of St Martin in the Fields Neville Marriner (conductor) Beethoven: Seven Variations on Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen from Mozart's Die Zauberflote Andras Schiff (piano) Miklos Perenyi (cello) Haydn: Symphony No 79 in F Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. 10:00 Classical Collection 10.00 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song op 25 Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor) EMI CDM 763 183 2 10.23* Faure arr Davies Dolly Suite Albion Ensemble LP: FRS 100 10.39* Bartok Contrasts Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Jeno Jando (piano), Kalman Berkes (clarinet) NAXOS 8.550749 10.57* Strauss Elektra’s Soliloquy (Elektra) Inge Borkh (soprano) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor) RCA GD 60874 11.08* Rameau Le Rappel des oiseaux (Pieces de clavecin 1724) George Malcolm (harpsichord) DECCA 444 390 2 11.12* Rameau La Villageoise (Pieces de clavecin 1724) Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord) PEARL GEMM CD 9245 11.15* Rameau Les Tourbillons (Pieces de clavecin 1724) Christophe Rousset (harpsichord) L’OISEAU-LYRE 425 886 2 (2-CD set) 11.17* Joachim Violin Concerto no 2 Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) VIRGIN CLASSICS 502 109 12:00 Composer of the Week Amidst growing concerns for Robert's mental health, the Schumanns made the move in 1845 to Dresden, where he took to the podium as conductor of an amateur choir and, with Clara's assistance, led several performances of his own works. But his strange leadership did not always go down well with the choristers. If musical life seemed dull, all that was about to change with the Dresden uprisings in 1849, after which Robert fled the city, leaving his pregnant wife Clara to brave the battleground and rescue their children to safety. Six Fugues on the Name of BACH (No 2) Olivier Latry (organ) SK 57490 - Tr 12 Nachtlied, Op 108 Monteverdi Choir Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) Archiv 457 660-2, CD 1 - Tr 2 Piano Trio No 2 in F Florestan Trio Hyperion CDA 67063 - Trs 5-8 Cathedral Scene (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) Mephistopholes ...... Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass) Gretchen ...... Karita Mattila (soprano) Tolz Boys' Choir Swedish Radio Choir Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Berlin Philharmonic Claudio Abbado (conductor) S2K 66308, CD 1 - Tr 4. 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Louise Fryer introduces a recital given by members of the Fibonacci Sequence at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall as part of 2008's Messiaen centenary celebrations. They perform Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, a work created during his internment by the Nazis, which began as a short trio and was then developed into an eight-movement work that was premiered in front of prisoners and guards in 1941. The Fibonacci Sequence: Kathron Sturrock (piano) Jack Liebeck (violin) Benjamin Hughes (cello) Julian Farrell (clarinet) Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. 14:00 Afternoon on 3 Louise Fryer presents music by composers Messiaen admired as well as pieces by his contemporaries. Plus John Milton's poem Lycidas read by Robert Glenister. Gounod: Fantasy on the Russian National Hymn Ian Tracey (organ) BBC Philharmonic Rumon Gamba (conductor) Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto Paavali Jumppanen (piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins (conductor) 2.55pm Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue Ariane ...... Lori Phillips (soprano) La Nourrice ...... Patricia Barcon (mezzo-soprano) Barbe-Bleue ...... Peter Rose (bass) Selysette ...... Laura Vlasak Volen (mezzo-soprano) Ygraine ...... Ana James (soprano) Melisande ...... Daphne Touchais (soprano) Bellangere ...... Sarah-Jane Davies (soprano) BBC Singers Stephen Betteridge (chorus master) BBC Symphony Orchestra Leon Botstein (conductor). 17:00 In Tune Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. Including at 6.00pm Milton's Sonnet XV - On the Late Massacre in Piedmont. 19:00 Performance on 3 Live from Glasgow's City Halls. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Opening the concert is Stravinsky's neo-classical ballet score Jeu de cartes, subtitled A Ballet in Three Deals, which was written while Stravinsky - known to be a keen card player - was visiting America, and the work was premiered there in 1937. Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto was also premiered in America - in the 1920s - and although not as well known as his other concertos, it still contains the composer's trademark melodies and romantic harmony. Yevgeny Sudbin (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ilan Volkov (conductor) Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Op 40 (original version). 19:55 Twenty Minutes Konstantin Melnikov: Iain Glen reads travel writer and novelist Bruce Chatwin's account of his trip to Moscow to see the reclusive architect Konstantin Melnikov at his famous house. 20:15 Performance on 3 From City Halls, Glasgow. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The concert concludes with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's revolutionary The Rite of Spring, which was written for Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, with choreography by Nijinsky. 21:15 Night Waves In a discussion in front of an audience at Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival 2008 in Liverpool, Susan Hitch is joined by former Labour MP and cabinet minister Tony Benn to reflect on one of the key themes of the festival: the value of experience. He talks about being taken by his father to meet Gandhi when he was six years old, and the pleasure he still remembers when the father of Indian independence asked him questions and listened to his thoughts. He muses on the importance of listening to the young as well as advising them, and describes Marx as the last of the Old Testament prophets. Crucially, he explains that his own experience of two world wars, his time as a pilot and the deaths of friends and his brother, are intrinsic to his commitment to peace. He also talks about his new practical invention 'Benn's Safe Seat'. 22:00 Composer of the Week [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today] 23:00 The Essay John Milton, the Essayist: 4/5. Tom Paulin responds to Milton's Second Defence, revealing Milton's republican thinking and how Paradise Lost is a republican and a religious poem. 23:15 Late Junction Fiona Talkington presents the songs of Jacques Brel as heard by viola da gamba player Ralph Rousseau, plus music from the Zambian roadsides and by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 2008 01:00 Through the Night 1.00am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Symphony No 64 in A (Tempora mutantur) 1.21am Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809): Solo e pensoso (Petrarch: Il Canzionere, H XXIVb 20); Nun beut die Flut das frische Grun (Die Schopfung) 1.34am Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Sine Bundgaard (soprano) Danish Radio Sinfonietta DR Rolf Gupta (conductor) 2.23am Mielck, Ernst (1877-1899): String Quintet in F, Op 3 Erkki Palola, Anne Paavilainen (violins) Matti Hirvikangas, Teema Kupiainen (violas) Risto Poutanen (cello) 2.48am Hannikainen, Ilmari (1892-1955): Piano Concerto, Op 7 Arto Satukangas (piano) Helsinki Radio Symphony Orchestra Petri Sakari (conductor) 3.22am Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Pensees, Op 62 Roger Woodward (piano) 3.36am Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976): Serenade for tenor, horn and string orchestra, Op 31 Benjamin Butterfield (tenor) James Sommerville (horn) Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Simon Streatfield (conductor) 4.00am Lauber, Joseph (1864-1952): Sonata Fantasia in una parte for flute and piano, Op 50 Marianne Keller Stucki (flute) Agathe Rytz-Jaggi (piano) 4.14am Kaiser Ferdinand III (1608-1657): Chi volge ne la mente (Musurgia universalis, sive Ars magna consoni et dissoni) Daniel Taylor (countertenor) Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor) Josep Cabre (baritone) Bernard Deletre (bass) Tragicomedia Stephen Stubbs (conductor) Concerto Palatino Bruce Dickey (conductor) 4.16am Sances, Giovanni Felice (c.1600-1679): Lagrimosa belte (Cantade a doi voci, libro secondo, parte seconda) Suzie Le Blanc, Barbara Boden (sopranos) Tragicomedia Stephen Stubbs (conductor) Concerto Palatino Bruce Dickey (conductor) 4.21am Zulawski, Wawrzyniec (1918-1957): Suita w dawnym stylu (Suite in the Old Style) National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Miroslaw Blaszczyk (conductor) 4.33am Czerny, Carl (1791-1857): Brilliant polonaise for six hands, Op 296 Kestutis Grybauskas, Vilma Rindzeviciute, Irina Venkus (pianos) 4.46am Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872): Overture (Verbum Nobile) Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Jerzy Salwarowski (conductor) 4.52am Buus, Jacques (c.1500-1565): Ricercare Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet (recorders) 5.00am Jenkins, John (1592-1678): Newark Siege Concordia Mark Levy (conductor) 5.06am Pylkkanen, Tauno (1918-1980): Suite for oboe and strings, Op 32 Aale Lindgren (oboe) Finnish Radio Orchestra Petri Sakari (conductor) 5.15am Debussy, Claude (1862-1918): Ondine (Preludes, Book 2) Philippe Cassard (piano) 5.19am Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): O wie angstlich, o wie feurig (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) Michael Schade (tenor) Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Richard Bradshaw (conductor) 5.24am Brade, William (1560-1630): Turkische Intrada Hesperion XX 5.28am Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741): Violin Concerto in E, RV269 (Spring) Concerto Copenhagen Gottfried von der Goltz (violin/conductor) 5.39am Bennett, Richard Rodney (b.1936): 4 Poems of Thomas Campion for choir BBC Symphony Chorus Stephen Jackson (conductor) 5.52am Rheinberger, Josef (1839-1901): Tempo moderato sopra il magnificat (Organ Sonata No 4 in A minor, Op 98) Wout van Andel (organ) 6.00am Zemlinsky, Alexander von (1871-1942): Trio, Op 3 Trio Luwigana 6.26am Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 Olivier Charlier (violin) BBC Philharmonic Paul Watkins (conductor) 6.54am Barnes, Milton (1931-2001): Three Folk Dances Moshe Hammer (violin) Valerie Tryon (piano). 07:00 Breakfast Including from 7.00am: Mendelssohn: Overture (The Marriage of Camacho, Op 10) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Claus Peter Flor (conductor) Tartini: Pastorale in A Locatelli Trio Weber: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer (Der Freischutz) Elisabeth Grummer (Agathe) Berlin Philharmonic Joseph Keilberth (conductor) From 8.30am: Gluck: Don Juan (excerpts) English Baroque Soloists John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) Saint-Saens: Theme Varie, Op 97 Piers Lane (piano) Sibelius: Cassazione, Op 6 Lahti Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska (conductor). 10:00 Classical Collection 10.00 Serly Rhapsody Rivka Golani (viola) Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Andras Ligeti (conductor) CONIFER CDCF 189 10.11* Liszt Via Crucis (opening) Elizabeth Atherton (soprano), Harriet Webb (mezzo), Jeanette Ager (contralto), John Bowley (tenor), Leigh Melfrose (baritone), Nicholas Warden (bass), Corydon Singers, Thomas Trotter (organ), Matthew Best (conductor) HYPERION CDA 67199 10.27* Bartok Piano Concerto no 3 Sz119 Gyorgy Sandor (piano) Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor) PEARL GEMM 0173 10.49* Handel Trio Sonata op 2 no 4 in F major Palladian Ensemble LINN CKD 050 11.02* Strauss Rosenkavalier Suite Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor) SONY CLASSICAL SBK 62650 11.26* Wagner Als du I kuhnem Sange uns bestrittest (Tannhauser) Friedrich Schorr (baritone) London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates (conductor) PREISER 89214 CD 1 tk 3 11.30* Debussy Sonata for violin & piano Joseph Szigeti (violin), Bela Bartok (piano) VANGUARD 08800871 11.43* Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture University of Minnesota Brass Band Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor) MERCURY 416 448 2 12:00 Composer of the Week In the company of pianist Lucy Parham, Donald discovers how Clara coped with her husband's decline, and how Brahms became a vital friend during Schumann's years at the asylum in Endenich. Including music reflecting Schumann's mental illness and a vintage recording of his violin concerto, which Clara and Brahms tried to ban from being published. Traumerei Lucy Parham (piano) CD RSB 202 - Tr 7 Hostias; Sanctus (Requiem, Op 148) Helen Donath (soprano) Dusseldorf Musikverein Chorus Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra Bernhard Klee (conductor) EMI CDC 7491642 - Trs 7, 8 5 Gesange der Fruhe for piano, Op 133 Maurizio Pollini (piano) DG 471 370-1 - Trs 10-14 Violin Concerto in D minor Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Philharmonic Symphony of New York John Barbirolli (conductor) Naxos 8.110966 - Trs 1-3 Zum Schluss Ian Partridge (tenor) Julius Drake (piano) Chandos CHAN 9307 - Tr 26. 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Louise Fryer introduces a recital from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall as part of the 2008 Messiaen centenary celebrations, with pianists Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe performing the composer's first great religious piano cycle, from 1942. Messiaen gave the first performance himself, with the gifted student 19-year-old Yvonne Loriod - his future second wife - in front of a strictly invited audience in occupied Paris. Peter Donohoe, Martin Roscoe (pianos) Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen. 14:00 Afternoon on 3 Louise Fryer presents music by composers Messiaen admired as well as pieces by his contemporaries. Plus John Milton's poem On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, read by Robert Glenister. Francaix: Symphony in G Ulster Orchestra Paul Watkins (conductor) Barber: Second Essay BBC National Orchestra of Wales Edwin Outwater (conductor) 2.43pm Debussy: Preludes, Book 2 Alexander Melnikov (piano) William Schuman: New England Triptych BBC National Orchestra of Wales Edwin Outwater (conductor) Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Grant Llewellyn (conductor) 3.48pm Walter Piston: Symphony No 2 BBC National Orchestra of Wales Edwin Outwater (conductor) Debussy: Sonata in G minor for violin and piano Janine Jansen (violin) David Kuyken (piano) Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Michal Dworzynski (conductor). 17:00 In Tune Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world. After 6.00pm, The Genius of the Woods, from Milton's Arcades. 19:00 Performance on 3 Presented by Petroc Trelawny. As part of the 2008 celebration of the centenary of the birth of French composer Olivier Messiaen, George Benjamin - a former Messiaen pupil - conducts one of the composer's seminal works Des canyons aux etoiles - his musical image of Utah's Bryce Canyon. Yvonne Loriod (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra George Benjamin (conductor) Messiaen: Des canyons aux etoiles Albeniz: Almeria (Iberia, Book 2). 21:15 The Verb Ian McMillan's guests include Anthony Horowitz, the best-selling novelist and creator of teenage spy Alex Rider and popular TV drama series Foyle's War. 22:00 Composer of the Week [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today] 23:00 The Essay John Milton, the Essayist: 5/5. Annabel Patterson considers the impact of Milton on figures such as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and the influence he still has in America today. 23:15 World on 3 Mary Ann Kennedy presents the latest releases of world music, blues, folk and gospel, and highlights from the 2008 Kaustinen Festival in Finland.