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: Morning Concert

Telemann Overture in D
(Tafelmusik 2): Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Koopman
7.17 Michel Corrette
Concerto No 2 in A, Op 26 Rene Saorgin (organ) Baroque Ensemble of Nice/Gilbert Bezzina
7.30 am News
7.35 J C Bach Symphonie Concertante in Eflat
London Festival Orch/Pople
7.49 J B Gansbacher
Serenade in C, Op 12 Juan Pastor (guitar)
Erno Sebestyen (violin) Heidrun Ganz (viola)
Karl-Bernhard Sebon (flute) 8.06 Dvorak 'Za stihlou gazelou' (Armida, Act 1) Lucia Popp (soprano)
Munich RO/Stefan Soltesz
8.10 Mercadante Flute
Concerto in D
Andrea Griminelli (flute) ECO/Rampal. Records


Unknown: Michel Corrette
Unknown: Rene Saorgin
Violin: Erno Sebestyen
Viola: Heidrun Ganz
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Flute: Andrea Griminelli

: News

: Cantatas In Contrast

Bach Cantata No 40: Dazu ist erschienen der
Sohn Gottes : Ortrun Wenkel (alto) Peter Schreier (tenor) Siegfried Lorenz (bass)
Choir of St Thomas ' Church, Leipzig; New Bach Collegium, Leipzig/Rotzsch
Cantata No 133: Ichfreue mich in dir- Arleen Auger (sop), Doris Soffel (alto), Aldo Baldin (tenor)
Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) Bach Collegium/Rilling Records


Unknown: Sohn Gottes
Unknown: Ortrun Wenkel
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Arleen Auger
Unknown: Doris Soffel
Tenor: Aldo Baldin
Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

: A Serious Matter

Third programme on Dinu Lipatti 's recording legacy. Bach Partita in Bflat (BWV825)
Lipatti Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra: Berlin CO/ Hans von Benda
Chopin Nocturne in Dflat, Op 27 No 2 Mozart Sonata in A minor (K 310). Records


Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Chopin Nocturne

: Music Weekly

(Details New Year's Day 2.00pm)

: Bach's B Minor Mass

Recorded at this year's Brighton Festival.
Judith Howarth (soprano) Catherine Wyn Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Stephen Roberts (bass) John Birch (organ)
Leipzig Gewandhaus CO
Brighton Festival Chorus/ Laszlo Heltay


Soprano: Judith Howarth
Mezzo-Soprano: Catherine Wyn Rogers
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: Stephen Roberts
Bass: John Birch
Unknown: Laszlo Heltay

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Honegger Une Cantate de Noei. Donald Sweeney (baritone),
Timothy Bryam-Wigfield (organ)
Winchester Cathedral Choir
Waynflete Singers ECO/Martin Neary
Messiaen Dieu parmi nous (La Nativite du Seigneur)
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Wagner/Russell The Ring of the Nibelungs - an analysis: Anna Russell (speaker and piano)
Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony: Pro Arte
Orch/Barry Rose. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Baritone: Donald Sweeney
Baritone: Timothy Bryam-Wigfield
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Anna Russell

: Chamber Music from Birmingham

Stephen Coombs and Christopher Scott (two pianos)
Saint-Saens Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op 35 Martinu Three
Czech Dances
Ravel La Valse
3.20 Interval Reading
3.25 Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 34b


Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Unknown: Christopher Scott

: Charles Ives

Central Park in the Dark; The Unanswered
Question; Symphony No 2 BBC SO/Andrew Davis

: Christmas Quiz

Contestants Rosalind Adams , Judith Clark
Christopher Hyde-Smith , William Mathias , Lucy Skeaping and Rodney Slatford. Quizmaster David Owen Norris.
Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Judith Clark
Unknown: Christopher Hyde-Smith
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: Lucy Skeaping
Unknown: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: David Owen Norris.
Producer: Chris Marshall

: Between Her Bosom and His Hayre

A meditation on the mystical events of Christmas, combining
15th-century polyphonic carols, liturgical chant and Renaissance music, with writings from patristic, medieval and Jacobean sources, from the Bishop's Palace Chapel, Wells.
Sung by Opus Anglicanum. Reader John Touhey Director of Music
John Rowlands-Pritchard

: La Raphaele

Pieces from Couperin's Eighth Ordre (Pieces de clavecin: book 2): Skip
Sempe (h'chord). Records

: Sunday Play: The Birds

A fantastic comedy by Aristophanes, first performed in 414 BC. Two Athenians, fed up with the rat race, opt out and go in search of somewhere better....
Translated and adapted by Martyn Wade.


Author: Aristophanes
Translated and adapted by: Martyn Wade
Music: Christos Pittas
Director: John Theocharis
Plausible: Norman Rodway
Hopeful: Sam Kelly
Hoopoe: Aubrey Woods
Chorus leader: Martyn Hill
Chorus leader: Elizabeth Mansfield
Chorus: Danielle Allen
Chorus: Alice Arnold
Chorus: David Bannerman
Chorus: Nigel Carrington
Chorus: Stephen Garlick
Nightingale: Nicole Tibbels
Iris: Maxine Audley
Prometheus: Timothy Bateson
Heracles: Stephen Garlick
Poet/Poseidon: James Greene
Soothsayer/Messenger: Ronald Herdman
Solicitor: Fraser Kerr
Priest/Informer: Michael Kilgarriff
Yob/Triballian: Ben Onwukwe
Commissioner/Cinesias: John Rye

: Uchida Plays Beethoven

Five programmes.
Mitsuko Uchida (piano) ECO/Jeffrey
Tate Henze In memoriam:
Die Weisse Rose
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 1 in C, Op 15
10.25 Mitsuko Uchida talks to Michael Oliver about the first Piano Concerto.
10.35 Beethoven
Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) (Series in association with Van Watsum
Management and Kajimoto
Concert Management)


Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Tate Henze
Talks: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Magnificat

Part's setting of the seven Advent 'O' antiphons, with a hymn to the Virgin by Gorecki; heard in a framework of Marian plainchant.
Western Wind/Hillier (R)

: News

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