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with Piers Burton-Page .
7.00 Haydn
Cassation in Bflat
7.30 Prokofiev Sonata
No 1, Op 1
8.30 Smetana Overture:
The Bartered Bride. Records


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week

1: The Most Serene
Venetian Republic
With extracts from the journal of Edward Wright 's visit to Venice in the 1720s read by Martin Jarvis.
Concertos from L 'Estro arnionico, Op 3: No 3 in C; No 8 in A minor, No 9 in D; No 10 in B minor. No
11 In D minor. No 12 in E The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Edward Wright
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock

: A French Selection

Saint-Saens Prelude
(Christmas Oratorio)
Michael-Christfried Winkler (organ)
Dresden Philharmonic;
Martin Flaming
10.05 Dukas Villanelle
Dennis Brain (horn)
Wilfred Parry (piano)
10.12 Jean Langlais La Nativité, Op 2 No2 The Composer (organ)
10.18 Daniel-Lesur
Le Cantique de Cantiques BBC Singers/John Poole
10.41 Marcel Dupre Variations sur un Noel
The Composer (organ)
10.55 Charpentier Noels sur les Instruments
English Concert/Pinnock
11.04 Ibert
Trois Pièces Brèves
Dennis Brain Wind
11.12 Poulenc Quatre
Motets pour le temps de Noel BBC Singers/John Poole
11.24 Poulenc Ekgie (in memory of Dennis Brain) Alan Civil (horn)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
11.35 Honegger Une Cantate de Noel
Pierret Mollet (bar)
Lausanne Youth Choir
Lausanne Radio Chorus
Villamont College Children's Choir
Suisse Romande
Orchestra/Ernest Ansermet


Unknown: Michael-Christfried Winkler
Unknown: Dukas Villanelle
Horn: Dennis Brain
Piano: Wilfred Parry
Piano: Jean Langlais
Unknown: Marcel Dupre
Unknown: Charpentier Noels
Piano: Jacques Fevrier

: Vintage Years

Robert Philip introduces a programme of recordings by Serge Rachmaninov , acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists of the century. He includes works by Chopin, Schumann, and Rachmaninov himself, and part of a violin sonata by Schubert, in which Rachmaninov accompanies Fritz Kreisler. Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: Robert Philip
Unknown: Serge Rachmaninov
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square. London.
Joaquin Achucarro (piano) Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34; Sonata in E, Op 109
Four Pieces, Op 119


Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor David Atherton
Moray Welsh (cello) Britten American Overture
Bridge Oration


Conductor: David Atherton
Cello: Moray Welsh

: Berg and Brahms

Janet Hilton (clarinet) Ronan O'Hora (piano) Berg Four Pieces, Op 5
Brahms Sonata in Eflat, Op 120 No 2


Clarinet: Janet Hilton
Piano: Ronan O'Hora

: Buxtehude and Bach

James Dalton plays the organ of Queen's College, Oxford, and talks to Ian Carson.
Buxtehude Te Deum laudamus (BuxWV 218) Bach Sei gegrusset, Jesu git tig (BWV 768)


Unknown: James Dalton
Unknown: Ian Carson.
Unknown: Bach Sei

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Rodney Slatford , whose guest is the harpist Marisa Robles. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Harpist: Marisa Robles.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: EBU Concert from Helsinki

live from Finlandia Hall. Soile Isokoski (soprano)
Jorma Valjakka (oboe)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Salonen Mimo II for oboe and orchestra (first performance)
Aulis Sallinen Four
Dream Songs
8.00 David Elliott ,
Director of the Museum of Modem Art, Oxford, chairs a discussion on Munch's Frieze of Life, currently the subject of an exhibition at the National
Gallery, London. With him to consider this autobiographical "poem of love, life and death" are Alf Boe , Director of the Munch Museum in Oslo, art critic William Varley and artist Paul Eachus.
Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite


Oboe: Jorma Valjakka
Unknown: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Salonen Mimo
Unknown: David Elliott
Unknown: Alf Boe
Unknown: William Varley
Artist: Paul Eachus.
Artist: Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite

: The Gospel According to Piero

The Nativity The first of five nightly talks in which
Professor John White of University College,
London, celebrates the art of the enigmatic
Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca. who died four centuries ago this year. Producer Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Professor John White
Unknown: Piero Della Francesca.
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: The Spirit of the Dance

The first of two programmes. Dances and character pieces by the father of French clavecinistes, Chambonnieres, and two of his successors,
D'Anglebert and Louis Couperin , performed by Skip Sempe (harpsichord).


Unknown: Louis Couperin
Harpsichord: Skip Sempe

: Debut

Clive Greensmith (cello) Carole Presland (piano)
Brahms Sonata in F, Op 99 Goehr Sonata (1984)


Cello: Clive Greensmith
Piano: Carole Presland

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present music mixing styles and influences and talk to Philip Sweeney about the current musical scene in Cuba.
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: An Ancient Song

Sister Marie Keyrouz performs the traditional chants of the Lebanese
Christian communities, and David Melling explores the medieval secular music of Byzantium.


Unknown: Marie Keyrouz
Unknown: David Melling

: News

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