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: Morning Concert

Praetorius A sequence of dances (Terpsichore)
7.17* Vaughan Williams Five
Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' ACADEMY OF ST MARTININ-THE-FIELDS/
7.30* Bach Orgelbuchlein Nos 25-35 (Bwv 623-33) WERNER JACOB (organ)
7.45* Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude, Act 1
8.0 News
8.5 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Pastorale sur la naissance de notre seigneur Jesus Christ LES ARTS FLORISSANTS directed by WILLIAM CHRISTIE
8.47* Debussy Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune LSO/ANDRE PREVIN records


Directed By: Philip Pickett
Directed By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Sir Neville Marriner
Unknown: Bach Orgelbuchlein
Unknown: Werner Jacob
Unknown: Klaus Tennstedt
Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Directed By: William Christie
Unknown: Andre Previn

: News

: This Week's Composer

The Hamburg Years (1768-88) March for three trumpets and timpani (Wq 188)
LONDON FESTIVAL BRASS ENSEMBLE Five pieces for musical clock (Wq 193): FRANZ HASELBOCK (organ of the Kajetaner Church, Salzburg)
Harpsichord Concerto in c (Wq 43 No 6): MELANTE 81 ORCHESTRA, directed by BOB VAN ASPEREN (harpsichord) Rondo in B flat (Wq 58 No 3)
Four Weihnachtslieder (Wq 194 No 43,197 No 11, 198 No5, 194 No 5)
EMMA KIRKBY (soprano)
LINDA NICHOLSON (fortepiano) Sinfonia in G (Wq 183 No 4) ECO/RAYMOND LEPPARD records


Unknown: Franz Haselbock
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Linda Nicholson
Unknown: Raymond Leppard

: Montreal SymphonyOrchestra

conducted by CHARLES DUTOIT Ravel Piano Concerto in G PASCAL ROGE (piano)
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3, in c minor
PETER HURFORD (organ) records


Conducted By: Charles Dutoit
Piano: G Pascal Roge
Unknown: Peter Hurford

: A Service of Matins

for Christmas Day from the 1559 Prayer Book of Queen Elizabeth I
Music by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Psalm 19; Venite (short service) Te Deum Jubilate
See, see the word is incarnate CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD directed by EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM


Music By: Orlando Gibbons
Directed By: Edward Higginbottom

: Shura Cherkassky

Schumann Three Fantasy Pieces, Op 111
Liszt Sonata in B minor
(Given on 30 May at the Theatre Royal, Bath, as part of the Bath

: News

: Prague Collegium Wind Ensemble

conducted by Frantisek Vajnar Georg Druschetzky Partita in E flat (Berdlersgam) Haydn Divertimento
(Feldpartita) No 3, in c (H n 7) Beethoven Rondino in E flat (WOO 25)
Mozart Serenade in c minor (K388)
(Austrian Radio recording)


Conducted By: Frantisek Vajnar
Conducted By: Georg Druschetzky Partita
Unknown: Beethoven Rondino
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: The Christmas Day Concert

direct from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Mahler Symphony No 5, in c sharp mmor
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2. For details seepage 73

: Renaissance Dances

by Giorgio Mainerio


Unknown: Giorgio Mainerio
Directed By: David Munrow

: Celebrity Recital

from the BBC Archives, given in 1974 at the Royal Festival Hall, London AMADEUS STRING QUARTET Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) with CLIFFORD CURZON (piano)
Brahms Quartet in A minor,
Op 51 No 2; Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117 No 1; Capriccio in b minor, Op 76 No 2; Intermezzo in E flat, Op 118 No 6; Capriccio in D minor, Op 116 No 1
4.40* Interval Reading
4.45* Brahms
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Wq43No6


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Piano: Clifford Curzon

: A Festival of NineLessons and Carols

from King's College Chapel, Cambridge

: A Universal Talent

The Art of Nicolai Gedda
Few singers have performed so extensive and wide-ranging a repertoire in opera, operetta and in concert as this Swedish tenor, who made his operatic debut in Stockholm in 1952. Nigel Douglas pays a fellow tenor's tribute, with contributions from Gedda himself and extracts from his gramophone recordings. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Portuguese Keyboard Music

CHRISTOPHER STEMBRIDGE (organ) Pedro de San Lorenzo Obra de tono I de registro de mano yzquierda; anon Sonata in A minor Coelho Tento de torn vn natural Camera Cancao a quatro glosada; anon Phantasia de torn I Pedro Araujo Consonancias de torn I; Carreira Fantasia a quarto de torn IV
Scarlatti Sonata in c (Kk 420)
(Fourth programme on New Year Dayat6.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Stembridge
Unknown: Coelho Tento
Unknown: Pedro Araujo Consonancias

: The Blue Jug

Read by Peggy Ashcroft Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Ronald Frame
Read By: Peggy Ashcroft
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Leave We AllThis Worldly Mirth

A celebration of Christmas in music and words presented by Eric Wilkes KEITH SWALLOW (piano) BBC NORTHERN SINGERS conductor STEPHEN WILKINSON Producers MARK ROWUNSON and NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester


Presented By: Eric Wilkes
Presented By: Keith Swallow
Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Producers: Mark Rowunson
Producers: Noel Vincent

: Music In Our Time

Arnold Whittall introduces the first recordings of two works by Lutoslawski Les espaces du sommeil, for baritone and orchestra (1975) Symphony No 3 (1983)


Introduces: Arnold Whittall
Unknown: Lutoslawski Les
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Esapekka Salonen

: The Beethoven Piano Sonatas

No 2, in a, Op 2 No 2; No 8, in c minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) played by JOHN LILL
(Given on 4 November in the Barbican, London)


Played By: John Lill

: News

: Test Match Special

Fourth Test
Australia v England
Commentary on the first day's play from the Melbourne Cricket Ground by Christopher Martin-Jenkins Graham Dawson and Jim Maxwell with Norman O'Neill Producer PETER BAXTER
(By arrangement with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
(Further commentary at 4.55 am)


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Graham Dawson
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Norman O'Neill
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Test Match Special

Fourth Test
Australia v England
The final session of the first day in Melbourne

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