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: On Air

with Chris de Souza.
7.00 Shostakovich
Scherzo in F sharp minor, Opl
7.30 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas Eve
8.00 Johann David
Heinichen Pastorale per la Notte di Natale 8.10 Liszt March of the Three Holy Kings (Christus)
8.35 Puccini
La Boheme (Act 2). Records


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Johann David
Unknown: Heinichen Pastorale

: Composer of the Week

3: Schools, Hospitals and Churches with extracts from the journal of Edward Wright 's visit to Venice in the 1720s read by Martin Jarvis. In turbata mare itaro
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra/Jeanne Lamon Concerto in C (RV114)
Concerto per la Solennitd di San Lorenzo (RV556) Taverner Players/ Andrew Parrott
Magnificat (RV610) Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra and Chamber
Choir/Jeanne Lamon Records


Unknown: Edward Wright
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Andrew Parrott

: Midweek Choice

presented by Susan Sharpe Shostakovich
Overture: The Gadfly
10.05 Haydn
Symphony No 16 in Bflat
10.18 Saint-Saens
Romance, Op 37
Mozart Regina coeti (K108)
10.40 Faure
Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115
11.13 Ethel Smyth
Mrs Waters ' Aria (The Boatswain's Mate)
11.23 Boieldieu Overture:
Le Calife de Bagdad
11.32 Beethoven
Minuet in G (WoOlO N02)
11.35 Gordon Jacob
Bassoon Concerto
Shostakovich Contredanse ; National
Holiday, Waltz (The Gadfly) Records


Presented By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Mozart Regina
Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Unknown: Mrs Waters
Bassoon: Gordon Jacob
Unknown: Shostakovich Contredanse

: News

: Concert Hall

live from Broadcasting House, London.
New London Children's
Choir conductor Ronald Corp Caryl Thomas (harp)
Britten King Herod and the Cock; Sweet was the Song;
Fancie; New Year Carol William Mathias
Santa Fe Suite
David Home
The Burning Babe (first broadcast) Britten
A Ceremony of Carols


Conductor: Ronald Corp
Harp: Caryl Thomas
Harp: Britten King Herod

: Record Review

: Elgar and the Gramophone

By the beginning of 1925, every company involved in the rapidly expanding recording industry was negotiating with Western Electric for the right to use their new electrical recording process. It was the single most important development the recording industry had ever seen, so remarkable that the Gramophone Company, which had just released
Elgar's Second Symphony, immediately began to make plans to record it again. In the third of eight programmes,
Malcolm Ruthven compares the two recordings.


Unknown: Malcolm Ruthven

: Choral Evensong

live from Waltham Abbey, sung by the choir of Chelmsford Cathedral.
Introit: Steal Away (arr Tippett)
Responses (Byrd)
Office Hymn: Soul of my Saviour (Anima Christi)
Psalms 82, 83, 84 and 85 (S S Wesley, Armstrong, Vann)
First Lesson: Isaiah 51, vv 1-8
Canticles: Walmisley in D minor
Second Lesson: Luke 20, vv 27-44
Anthem: Lead kindly light (Stainer)
Hymn: O strength and stay (Highwood)
Organ Voluntary: Master Tallis's Testament (Howells)
Master of the Music: Dr Graham Elliott.
Organ scholars: Neil Weston and Simon Harvey.


Master of the Music: Dr Graham Elliott.
Organ scholar: Neil Weston
Organ Scholar: Simon Harvey.

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and a look at what's on in the arts world with Michael Berkeley , whose guest is the baritone Olaf Bar. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Baritone: Olaf Bar.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Mozart's Violin Concertos

The second of two programmes.
Camerata Academica of the Salzburg
Mozarteum/Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
Mozart Concerto No 3 in G (K216)
Karl Amadeus
Hartmann Concerto funèbre
Mozart Concerto No 5 in A (K219)


Unknown: Karl Amadeus

: The Gospel According to Piero

The Flagellation
Professor John White gives the third of five nightly talks on Piero della Francesca.


Unknown: Professor John White

: Songs of Praise

played by Andrew Ball (piano)
Gerald Barry Triorchic Blues
Anthony Payne PaeanNeville Bower Prism
(first broadcast)
Simon Rowland-Jones
Sonata (1981)


Piano: Andrew Ball
Piano: Gerald Barry Triorchic
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Neville Bower

: Helsinki University Choir

conductor Matti Hyokki A recital of Scandinavian choral music, by Sibelius, Heininen, Linjama and Bergman, given earlier this month at St John's, Smith Square, London.


Conductor: Matti Hyokki

: Night Waves

Robert Hewison presents the first verdicts on two major new productions: the world premiere of The Gifts of the Gorgon by Peter Shaffer , which stars Damejudi Dench and Michael Pennington and is directed for the RSC by Sir Peter Hall ; and David Pountney 's production of Janacek's The Adventures of Mr Broucek at English National Opera.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: David Pountney
Unknown: Mr Broucek
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Schumann: The Year 1842

The last of three programmes featuring the chamber music that
Schumann wrote during an extraordinarily intense period of discovery in the second part of 1842, with readings from Robert and Clara Schumann 's diaries and letters.
Fantaskstucke in A minor, Op 88
Borodin Trio
String Quartet in A, Op 41 No
Melos Quartet. Records
Series producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Clara Schumann
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: News

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