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: Morning Concert

Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
(orchestral version)
LPO/Vernon Handley
7.11 Arnold Oboe
Quartet, Op 61 Nash Ensemble
7.23 Delius Air and Dance for strings
LPO/Vernon Handley
7.30 am News
7.35 Bart6k Romanian
Folk Dances: Orpheus CO
7.42 J M Weber Septet 'From My Life'
Consortium Classicum
8.13Smetana Vltava
(Ma Vlast): RLPO/ Libor Pe§ek. Records
Producer Michael Emery

: News

: Giovanni Legrenzi

Second of two programmes. Vespers, psalms and motets for use in the churches of Venice by Legrenzi, who ended his career as maestro at
St Mark 's.
Beatus Vir; Audite populi; Confitebor tibi Domine; Ave regina caelorum; Beati omnes; Alma redemptoris; Peccavi nimis: Chiaroscuro, director Nigel Rogers.


Unknown: St Mark
Director: Nigel Rogers.

: Saturday Review

Record Review:
Critics' Choice 1990.
Richard Osborne chairs a discussion with Edward Greenfield ,
Nicholas Kenyon , Rodney Milnes and John Warrack about their pick of the year's releases.
11.00 Record Release
Including music from their choices:
Purcell The Fairy
Queen: Act 3: Soloists,
Chorus and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants/ William Christie
11.31 Dvorak Symphony No 5: Oslo PO/Jansons
12.10 Vaughan
Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Thomas Allen (baritone)
Corydon Singers; ECO/Best
12.24 Schnittke
Concerto grosso No 1
Gidon Kremer , Tatiana Grindenko (violins)
Yuri Smirnov (prepared piano and harpsichord) CO of Europe/Schiff
Records. Producer Nick Morgan ('Record Review' ;s repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: William Christie
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Violins: Tatiana Grindenko
Violins: Yuri Smirnov
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Words

Crazy Talk
Historian Roy Porter reflects on medical language. (R)


Unknown: Roy Porter

: News

: Brass at the Colston Hall

Bram Gay presents three programmes from the recent Festival of Brass held in Bristol.
Williams Fairey
Engineering Band/Parkes Desford Colliery
Caterpillar Band/Watson Butterworth Paean (first broadcast performance)
Berlioz, arr F Wright Overture:
Benvenuto Cellini
Eric Ball A Kensington Concerto Bernstein, arr Eric
Crees West Side Story


Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: Eric Ball


conductor Andrew Davis
Artur Pizarro (piano) Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3
3.10 Artur Pizarro , winner of the 1990 Leeds
International Piano
Competition, talks to Malcolm Ruthven.
3.15 Beethoven
Symphony No 5
(Four programmes of performances by Leeds semi-finalists begin on New Year's Eve at 5.20pm)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Malcolm Ruthven.

: Schumann and Goehr

Brodsky String Quartet Schumann String
Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Goehr String Quartet No 3, Op 37 (R)

: Jazz Record Requests

with Charles Fox


Unknown: Charles Fox

: A Small Town in Germany

Andrew Lyle investigates the history and possible future of musical and theatrical activities in Meiningen, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Les Huguenots

Grand opera in five acts by Meyerbeer.
Text by Eugene Scribe and Emile Deschamps. (Sung in French). Record (soprano) (soprano) (tenor) (baritone) (bass) (bass)
Friends of Nevers:
Opera de Montpellier Chorus Montpellier PO/Diederich Act 1
7.30 Sydney Anglo recounts the historical events of 1572 which formed the basis of Les Huguenots.
7.40 Acts 2 and 3 9.20 Basil Deane discusses Les Huguenots and Meyerbeer's career.
9.35 Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Emile Deschamps.
Unknown: Basil Deane
Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navare: Ghylaine Raphanel
Valentine, daughter of Saint-Bris: Francoise Pollet
Urbain, the Queen's page: Danielle Borst
Raoul de Nangis, a young Huguenot knight: Richard Leech
Le Comte de Nevers, a Catholic: Gilles Cachemaille
Le Comte de Saint-Bris: Boris Martinovic
Marcel, Raoul's servant: Nicola Ghiuselev
Bois-Rose, a Huguenot soldier: Christian Jean (tenor)
Maurevert, a Catholic noble: Christian Boulay (bass)
De Tavannes: Jean-Luc Maurette (tenor)
DeCosse: Christian Jean(ten)
De Thore: Marc Barrard (bar)
DeMeru: Herve Martin (bar)
DeRetz: Antoine Garcin (bar)

: Four Runyon Rogues

Four short stories by Damon Runyon , read by Kerry Shale .
1: The Old Doll's House
A gangster on the run finds sanctuary in the house of a rich old lady.
Producer Matthew Walters.


Stories By: Damon Runyon
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Matthew Walters.

: Charles Ives

Piano Sonata No 1
Peter Lawson (piano)


Piano: Peter Lawson

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
The fifth and final day of the Second Test.

: News

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