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: Morning Concert

Rossini Overture:
Signor Bruschino
LSO/Claudio Abbado
7.05 Saint-Saens
Caprice-valse: Wedding Cake
Maria de la Pau (piano) CBSO/Louis Fremaux
7.12 Dvorak Romance, Op 11: Saint Paul CO/
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)


Unknown: Signor Bruschino

: News

: Giovanni Legrenzi

(d. 1691).
First of two programmes. The tenor Nigel Rogers , accompanied by the harpsichordist Danilo Costantini , performs a recital in which secular
Venetian cantatas are framed by solo motets.


Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Harpsichordist: Danilo Costantini

: Saturday Review

with Edward Greenfield.
Record Review
Building a Library: Christmas carols by Brian Kay ;
Nicholas Anderson reviews a new recording of the complete Corelli; Lyndon Jenkins reviews new issues of Delius including A Village Romeo and Juliet.
10.40 Record Release
Corelli Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 9: Accademia
Bizantina/Carlo Chiarappa
10.50 Delius North
Country Sketches
Welsh National Opera Orchestra/Mackerras
11.18 Elgar Concert Allegro
Alan Gravill (piano)
11.29 Chabrier
Ode a la musique
Barbara Hendricks (sop) Toulouse-Midi-Pyrenees Chorus; Toulouse
Capitole/Michel Plasson
11.39 Corelli Violin
Sonata in D
Carlo Chiarappa
Accademia Bizantina
11.48 Sibelius
Six Humoresques
Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Gothenburg SO/Jarvi
12.09 Mark Steyn talks to conductor
John McGlinn about his new recording of Kiss Me,
Kate and introduces some numbers from it. Records
Producer Nicholas Morgan
('Record Review is repeated on Boxing Day at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Edward Greenfield.
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Piano: Alan Gravill
Unknown: Barbara Hendricks
Talks: Mark Steyn
Conductor: John McGlinn
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Words

The last of four reflections on language by the composer Hugh Wood. Music and Sweet Poetry


Unknown: Hugh Wood.

: News

: En blanc et nolr

Katia and Marielle
Labeque (pianos)
Debussy En blanc et noir Poulenc Sonata (1918); Capriccio; Elegie;
L 'Embarquement pour
Cythere Milhaud Scaramouche


Unknown: Cythere Milhaud Scaramouche

: BBC Welsh SO in Berlin

leader Felix Kok conductor Tadaaki Otaka
David Pyatt (horn) Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes ) Strauss Horn Concerto
No 2 in Eflat
2.45 Interval Reading
2.50 Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat, Op 55


Leader: Felix Kok
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Horn: David Pyatt
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Australian String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D. Op 71 No
Beethoven Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky) (R)

: Jazz Record Requests

with Charles Fox


Unknown: Charles Fox

: Third Opinion

As the end of the century approaches, Christopher Cook , with Roy Porter and Robert Hewison , investigates the relationship between new trends in the arts and their moment in history. Do revolutionary new forms tend to occur at the beginning of a century, and is there a tendency to return to more familiar practices as the century closes?
Producers Tim Dee. John Boundy


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producers: Tim Dee.
Producers: John Boundy

: Jorge Bolet

Grieg Ballade in G minor, Op 24
Rachmaninov Four
Preludes: G sharp minor, Op 32 No 12; G minor, Op 23 No 5; G flat, Op 23 No 10; C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2; Liebesleid; Liebesfreud (R)


Piano: Grieg Ballade

: Samson et Dallla

Saint-Saens three-act opera, given earlier this evening at the Vienna State Opera.
Samson... PLACIDO DOMINGO (tenor) (mezzo) (baritone) (bass)(bass) (tenor) (baritone) (baritone)
Vienna State Opera and Orchestra conductor Georges Pretre Act
8.15 A Stroll in Vienna
Architect and designer Carl Aubock visits the Opera House and talks to Judith Bumpus about the theatre as a glittering social mecca.
8.35 Act 2
9.20 Roderick Swanston on the story of Samson and Delila.
9.40 Act 3
(In association with ORF)


Conductor: Georges Pretre
Designer: Carl Aubock
Unknown: Judith Bumpus
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Dalila: Agnes Baltsa
High Priest: Alain Fondary
Abimelech: Claudio Otelli
Old Hebrew: Kurt Rydl
Philistines' messenger: Franz Kasemann
First Philistine: Anton Wendler
Second Philistine: John Antoniou

: Issues

A discussion chaired by Robert Hewison.


Unknown: Robert Hewison.

: Czech for Two and Three

Martinu Three
Madrigals for violin and viola
Dvorak Terzetto in C for two violins and viola, Op 74
Christian Altenburger and Ernst Kovacic (violins) Gerard Causse (viola)


Viola: Dvorak Terzetto
Unknown: Christian Altenburger
Violins: Ernst Kovacic
Viola: Gerard Causse

: Magnificat

Lassus Magnificat: Aria de un sonetto
The second of three programmes in which
Cormac Rigby reads from a commentary on the Magnificat form, The
Myroure ofOure Ladye. Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips (R) (Final programme tomorrow at 11.50pm)


Unknown: Cormac Rigby
Director: Peter Phillips

: News

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