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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Christmas Morning Concert

Mozart Serenade (
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) (k525) ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS, conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER
8.23* Beethoven Piano Sonata in g, Op 49 No 2 WILHELM KEMPFF
8.31* Haydn Cello Concerto in D
YO yo MA, who also directs the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: records


Unknown: Eine Kleine
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff

: News

: This Week's Composer

Poème dansé: Jeux
Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison
ELLY AMELING (soprano) DALTON BALDWIN (piano) Berceuse héroïque
ORCHESTRA, conducted by JEAN MARTINON Etudes, Book 2
MICHEL BEROFF (pianO) gramophone records


Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conducted By: Jean Martinon

: Bath Festival 1981

Monika Leonhard (piano) Rainer Kussmaul (violin) Martin Ostertag (cello) Part 1
Haydn Piano Trio in c (h xv 27)
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Op 1 No 3
10.45* Interval Reading
10.50* Bath Festival 1981 Part 2 Brahms
Piano Trio in B, Op 8
(A concert arranged by the Bath Festival Society Ltd in association with Kleen-e-ze Holdings) BBC Bristol


Piano: Monika Leonhard
Violin: Rainer Kussmaul
Cello: Martin Ostertag

: Philharmonia Orchestra

leader CARL pini conducted by ANDREW DAVIS
KIRI TE KANAWA (soprano) Part 1
Hindemith Symphonic
Metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber Strauss Four Last Songs
12.15* Interval Reading
12.20* Philharmonia Orchestra
Part 2 Beethoven
Symphony No 5, in c minor
(Given in November 1980 at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in association with the House of du Maurier)


Leader: Carl Pini
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.

: * News

: London Baroque

Buxtehude Trio-Sonata in D minor
Young Sonata for two bass viols; Sonata for two bass viols and continuo
Schmelzer Violin Sonata in G minor
Marais La gamme (first half)

: Live from Amsterdam

A Christmas Concert direct from the Concertgebouw
Tom Krause (baritone) Amsterdam
Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by BERNARD HAITINK Mahler Lied des
Verfolgten im Turme; Des Antomus von Padua
Fischpredigt; Lob des hohen Verstands;
Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra


Baritone: Tom Krause
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Des Antomus

: Haydn

String Quartet in c minor, Op 20 No 3

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel,

: Walter Klien

Part 1 Mozart
Sonata in F (K 280);
Adagio in B minor (K 540); Sonata in A (K 331)
5.55* Interval Reading t.6* Walter Klien Part 2 Schubert
Sonata in R flat (D 960)
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Walter Klien

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

leader JOHN TUNNELL conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD JANET BAKER (mezzo-sop) Part 1
Handel Overture: Alcina; Concerto Grosso No 7, in c (Alexander's Feast) Mendelssohn Concert Aria: Infelice


Leader: John Tunnell
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Janet Baker

: * The Winter Feast

A Christmas Sermon by Dame Maria Boulding , OSB, of Stanbrook Abbey. In the fourth century,
Christianity re-interpreted the Roman midwinter feast of the Unconquered Sun and it became the feast of Christ's
Incarnation, Christmas. Dame Maria Boulding develops this theme, and sees in the midwinter birth of the Sun of Righteousness the victories of light over darkness, fruitfulness over sterility, and the final victory of life over death. Producer DAVID CRAIG. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dame Maria Boulding
Unknown: Dame Maria Boulding
Producer: David Craig.

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Part 2
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1. in c minor, Op 11 Handel Cantata: Lucrezia
( Git-en in 1980 in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh) BBC Scotland

: Granados

Capricho espafiol, Op 39 Twelve Spanish Dances, Books 1 and 2 (Nos 1-6) THOMAS RAJNA (piano) gramophone record

: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Roger Woddis examines the life of George R. Sims , outstandingly popular journalist and poet of Victorian times, whose genuine concern for the poor has been too easily derided in the name of sentimentality, especially over his most famous poem.
Read by Nigel Stock
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roger Woddis
Unknown: George R. Sims
Read By: Nigel Stock

: Schumann

String Quartet in A major. Op 41 No 3
MELOS QUARTET OF STUTTGART (West German Radio recording)

: Various Stages

On the Razzle
' I usually produce a blueprint which is there to be destroyed ... the anarchic process is very important.'
(PETER wood, director, at the start of rehearsals for On the Razzle at the National Theatre)
Ronald Hayman follows the making of this farce through from early plotting to late changes With PETER WOOD , FELICITY KENDAL, DINSDALE LANDEN and other members of the cast. And TOM STOPPARD discusses his adaptation of Nestroy's Einem Jux will er sich machen: ' The point wasn't to transpose intact Nestroy into English; the point was to do in English what he'd done, which is a very different thing.'


Unknown: Peter Wood
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Einem Jux
Producer: Anne Winder

: News

: Stern A Christmas Nocturne

EDITH MATHIS (sop) sings
Mozart Betracht dies Hen (Grabmusik, K 42); Laudate Dominum (Vespers, K 339)


Unknown: Edith Mathis
Unknown: Mozart Betracht
Conducted By: Bernhard Klee

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