Elgar Overture: Cockaigne PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
8.20* Arnold Brass Quintet CITY OF LONDON BRASS conducted by GEOFFREY BRAND
8.34* Vaughan Williams Concerto in p minor, for bass tuba and orchestra:
JOHN FLETCHER LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANDRE PREVIN
8.47* Holst Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT : records
Introduced bv John Lade
Building a library: Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, by CHARLES OSBORNE. Some problems of recording, by BOB AUCER.
Recent miscellaneous records, reviewed by RICHARD OSBORNE.
Rossini Overture: 11 Signoi Bruschino : ACACEMY OF ST MAR
TIN-IN -THE-FIELDS directed by NEVILLE MARRINER
Paganini, Violin Concerto No 3, in E: SALVATORE ACCARDO LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES DUTOIT
Ibert Escales: FRENCH national RADIO orchestra, conducted bv JEAN MARTINON : records
HONOR SHEPPARD (soprano) NELLA WISSEMA (violin)
GEOFFREY MARSHALL (violin) ROBERT GLENTON (CellO) ALAN LOCKWOOD (flute)
ROBERT ELLIOTT (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Cantata: Schaffe in mir, Gott. ein rein-Herz Handel Deutsche Arie: Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle
Trlemann Cantata: Ilemmet den Eifer. verbannet die Rache Buxtehude Cantata: Singet dem Herrn Handel Deutsche Arie: Meine Seele hort im Sehen
preents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics, chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings
Introduced by Donald Milner
' We are not amused ...
In pursuit of the problems of why a scherzo is not a joke, today's programme tackles Monteverdi, Charles Ives. Beethoven, Bruckner and Dvorak to discover the common features of all scherzi musicali.
Introduced by CHRISTOPHER hog -WOOD. Record requests from the under-20s
Alan Ayckbourn , playwright and director, says that music for him is a very personal experience which he would rather indulge at home.
He includes records of ST JOHN 'S COLLEGE choir singing Durufle's Requiem, POULENC playing one of his concertos and OSCAR PETERSON with You look oood to me.
(Alan Ayckbourn 's Relatively Speaking: 2.30 pm R4 Christmas Day)
Schubert Andante con moto (Piano Trio in t flat) beaux ARTS TRIO: record
Schubert Totengraberweise ANNE COLLINS (contralto)
PAUL HAMBURGEH (piano)
Bruckner Symphony No 4 (Romantic): BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
(RIAS Berlin recording)
Introduced by Hugh Wood
Peter Clayton devotes today's programme to the Blues.
John Biggins (in the Chair) talks with SUSAN HILL , PETER PORTER and BRYAN ROBERTSON. Producer PHILIP FRENCH
Chopin Scherzo No 3. in c sharp minor, Op 39; Nocturne in b. Op 32 No 1
Ravel La vallee des cloches (Miroirs)
Chabrier Scherzo valse <Dix pièces pittoresques): records
Lord Trend. Rector of Lincoln College. Oxford, and Secretary of the Cabinet. 1963-73. gives the last of four fortnightly talks. (3 January: Alan Ryan )
Fairy-tale opera in three acts
Libretto by VLADIMIR IVANOVICH BYELSKY, after PUSHKIN English version by JAMES GIBSON and ANTAL DORATI Music by Rimsky-Korsakov
A Scottish Opera production direct from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
chorus director JOHN CURRIE
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONYORCHESTRA conductor ALEXANDER GIBSON ProducerDAVID POUNTNEY Act 1
from The Canterbury Tales by GEOFFREY CHAUCER translated by NEVILL COGHILL Good people.
If you think my story is absurd.
A foolish trifle of a beast and bird,
A fable of a fox, a cock, and hen,
Take hold upon the moral, gentlemen.
Adapted and produced by WALTER ACOSTA
Sir Russel Fox:
Traditional Russian music arranged and played by BIBS and VANYA
Brightly shines the moon; The town of Beltz; Under the apple tree: records
' The times were turbulent ones: pogroms, wars, disease, and famine were widespread. The writings of the Kabbalah inspired the people in their desire for a Redeemer - a Messiah, to save the Jews.'
LIONEL BLUE describes the dramatic career of Sabbatai Sevl. a ' Messiah ' of the 17th century, and talks to
PROFESSOR GERSHOM SCHOLEM. who in recent years has opened up the field of Jewish mysticism to critical study. Producer ANGELA TILBY followed by an interlude
The last of three programmes
String Quartet No 3, in E flat CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET: records