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: Aubade

A Christmas edition featuring excerpts from Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel
SOLOISTS
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI gramophone record VHF only

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: News

VHF only

: Record Review

Introduced by Paul Vaughan
Building a Library:
Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites, by NOËL GOODWIN.
Critics' Choice 1981: some of this year's outstanding releases discussed by ALAN BIYTH , EDWARD GREENFIELD and LIONEL SALTER.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON VHF only

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Alan Biyth
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Lionel Salter.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Kespighi Symphonic
Poem: The Fountains of Rome NEW PHILHARMONTA ORCHESTRA. conducted by RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS Handel Prelude and Chaeonne in c EDGAR KRAPP (harpsichord)
Liszt Symphonic Poem:
Tasso - Lamento e Trionfo LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS
ORCHESTRA conducted by KURT MASUR gramophone records VHF only

Contributors

Conducted By: Kurt Masur

: Bandstand

CARLTON MAIN FRICKLET
COLLIERY BAND conducted by GEOFFREY BRAND Percy Fletcher Epic Symphony
Denis Wright Scherzo (Music for Brass)
Granville Bantock
Overture: The Frogs of Aristophanes
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Conducted By: Geoffrey Brand
Conducted By: Percy Fletcher
Unknown: Denis Wright
Unknown: Granville Bantock

: I Know What I Like

Charles Osborne is the Literature Director of the Arts Council. Australian by birth, he has also been an actor and writes regularly on opera. His personal choice of records reflects his diverse enthusiasms. Producer
PIERS BURTON-PAGE

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Osborne

: News

: Early Music Forum

presents music for
Advent.
Christmas and the Epiphanv. Praetorius Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
PHILIP PICKETT directs the NEW LONDON CONSORT AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE
The Genealogies of Christ The solemn chanting of the two genealogies, according to Matthew and Luke has long been part of the Christmas and Epiphany liturgies. JEREMY NOBLE traces the origin of the practice, illustrates the surprising variety of chant in use in different parts of Europe, and directs the JOSQUIN SINGERS in the first broadcast performance of the polyphonic settings by Josquin des Prés.
Presented by Lionel Salter

Contributors

Presented By: Lionel Salter

: A Year of Music

The first of two programmes in which Roger Nichols presents his choice of music broadcast during 1981. Producer
ERNEST WARBURTON :

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Ernest Warburton

: Jazz Record Requests

with Peter Clayton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Clayton

: Bath Festival 1981

BEAUX ARTS TRIO OF NEW YORK Menahem Pressler (piano) Isidore Cohen (violin) Bernard Greenhouse (cello)
Mozart Trio in B flat (K 502)
Beethoven Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)

Contributors

Violin: Isidore Cohen
Cello: Bernard Greenhouse
Cello: Mozart Trio
Unknown: Beethoven Trio

: * The Flat Bath Movement

Kenneth Hudson uncovers a dark conspiracy in English letters up to the time of Dickens to ' keep Bath flat ' - that is, not to mention publicly her murderous hills ' which must have killed more horses annually than did any other town of the same size in the kingdom
Read by John Hartoch and Sarah Benfield
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Read By: John Hartoch
Read By: Sarah Benfield
Producer: Brian Miller

: Bath Festival 1981

Part 2 Dvorak Trio in e minor, Op 90 iDumky) (Arranged by the Bath Festival Society Ltd) BBC Bristol

: The Christmas Rose

Opera in three scenes
Libretto based on a Christmas play Of
MARGARET KEMP-WELCH and CONSTANCE COTTERELL
Music by Frank Bridge Bridge's only opera was sketched in 1919 and revised and orchestrated in 1929. It tells how Miriam and Reuben, children of the Biblical Shepherds, reach the Christ-child's manger.
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
CHORALE, chorus-master JULIAN SMITH. BBC WELSH
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, leader CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN conducted by GUY WOOLFENDEN
Producer CHRIS DE SOUZA

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Kemp-Welch
Unknown: Constance Cotterell
Music By: Frank Bridge
Chorus-Master: Julian Smith.
Leader: Christopher Warren-Green
Conducted By: Guy Woolfenden
Producer: Chris de Souza

: Janacek

March of the Blue-throats KOENIG ENSEMBLE
Andante (In the Mists)
JAN LATHAM-KOENIG (piano) Wind Sextet: Youth KOENIG ENSEMBLE conducted by JAN LATHAM-KOENIG gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Jan Latham-Koenig

: Ivor Cutler and a Storeman

in which Ivor Cutler sorts through various tins of screws and makes a pass at Molly
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Cutler

: Tchaikovsky

Symphony No 6. in B minor (Pathetique) BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
(Austrian Radio recording of a concert given as part of this year's Salzburg Festival)
Tchaikovsky Symphonies and Concertos, a BBC Music Guide by John Warrack , is available from booksellers and music shops, price 11.50.

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: John Warrack

: La Nativité du Seigneur

by Olivier Messiaen played by GILLIAN WEIR on the organ of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception. Washington, DC

Contributors

Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Played By: Gillian Weir

: News

: Handel

Sonata in E flat, for two oboes and continuo
HEINZ HOLLIGER, MAURICE BOURGUE (oboes)
MANFRED SAX (bassoon) CHRISTINE JACCOTTET
(harpsichord): record

Contributors

Oboes: Maurice Bourgue
Harpsichord: Christine Jaccottet








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