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: Christmas in Paris

Perotin Sederunt principes
Hilliard Ensemble
M-A Charpentier In nativitatem domine nostri
Jesu Christi canticum Les Arts Florissants/
William Christie. Records


Unknown: Perotin Sederunt
Unknown: Jesu Christi
Unknown: William Christie.

: News

: Morning Concert

Rossini String Sonata No 6 in D
Berlin PO/Karajan
7.50 di Capua 0 sole mio Jose Carreras (tenor) ECO/Edoardo Muller
7.54 D Scarlatti Sonata in B minor (K 87)
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
7.58 Mozart Concerto in C (K 299)
Claude Montreux (flute) Osian Ellis (harp)
Academy of St Martin/
Neville Marriner. Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

Five Songs
Bruno Laplante (baritone) Marc Durand (piano) Gaite parisienne
(arr Manuel Rosenthal ) Pittsburgh SO/
Andre Previn. Records


Baritone: Bruno Laplante
Piano: Marc Durand
Unknown: Manuel Rosenthal
Unknown: Andre Previn.

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Mozart Exultate jubilate (K 165): Emma Kirkby (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
9.49 Arrieu Wind Quintet Flanders Wind Quintet
10.01 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Op 67
Lina Prokofiev (narrator) SNO/NeemeJarvi
10.31 Bach, arr
Hess Jesu , Joy of Man's Desiring Myra Hess (piano)
10.35 Haydn Symphony No 104 (London)
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Adam Fischer
11.05 Saint-Saens, arr Glennie Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Evelyn Glennie (percussion) NPO/Wordsworth. Records


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Prokofiev Peter
Unknown: Hess Jesu
Piano: Myra Hess

: Jessye Norman

BBC Scottish SO/Gibson Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger; Siegfried Idyll
Strauss Four Last Songs
12.10 Interval Reading
12.15 Strauss Don Juan ; Salome: Final Scene
(In association with YARD Ltd, Consulting Engineers)


Unknown: Siegfried Idyll
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan

: News

: Smetana String Quartet

with Josef Suk (viola)
Janacek Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Dvorak String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 (R)


Viola: Josef Suk

: Record Review

: Vintage Years

Strauss Don Quixote Paul Tortelier (cello)
RPO/Thomas Beecham Mono record: 1947/8


Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote
Cello: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Beecham Mono

: Choral Evensong

live from
Westminster Abbey.
Introit: Freut euch und Jubiliert (Bach);
Responses (Rose); Office hymn: When Stephen, Full of Power and Grace (St
Matthew); Psalms: 57 and 86 (Turle, Smart, Elvey); Readings: Genesis 4, w 1-10; Acts 6, w 8-15; 7, v 55 to 8, v la
Canticles: Howells in B minor
Anthem: Four Christmas
Motets (Poulenc)
Hymn: Where Is This Stupendous Stranger? (Halton Holgate)
Organ voluntary:
Vom Himmel hoch (Edmunson) Organist and Master of the Choristers Martin Neary
Sub-Organist Andrew Lumsden.


Unknown: Vom Himmel
Unknown: Martin Neary
Unknown: Sub-Organist Andrew Lumsden.

: Le nozze di Figaro

Mozart's opera to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte after the play by Beaumarchais.
(Sung in Italian)
Glyndebourne Chorus chorusmaster David Angus John Toll (harpsichord) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment leader Roy Goodman conductor Simon Rattle
0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2. Details page 93


Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Unknown: David Angus
Leader: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Landscape with Classical Ruins

Carey Harrison 's dramatic feature about
Alexander Pope , the 18th-century poet and satirist who saw himself as the friend of virtue and foe to vice and folly. This feature, set in a house Pope thinks he knows, with a landscape that is disturbingly familiar, presents the poet in his own landscape - a world dominated by physical suffering and prodigious industry, a world of vicious satire given and received, and of fantasy that borders on madness.
With Sam Dastor.
Music David Chilton.
Director Tim Suter


Unknown: Carey Harrison
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Sam Dastor.
Music: David Chilton.
Director: Tim Suter

: Celebrity Recital

Alfred Brendel (piano) Haydn Sonata in G minor (H XVI 44)
Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10
Weber Sonata in A flat, Op 39
10.05 Interval Reading
10.10 Mendelssohn Variations serieuses
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata)


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Haydn Sonata

: Farnaby Brass Ensemble

Giles Farnaby , arr
Hamiess Four Farnaby Fancies
Gordon Jacob Changing
Moods Alan Bullard Essay


Unknown: Giles Farnaby
Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Unknown: Moods Alan Bullard

: Composers of the Week

Handel Concerto in Bflat, Op 3 No 1;
Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline

: Test Match Special

Australia v England Commentary from
Melbourne on the second day of the Second Test.

: News

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