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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Molter Concerto
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.15 Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
7.32 Rossini Overture:
The Thieving Magpie
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
8.05 Praetorius In dulci jubilo
Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
8.19 Marais La sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve du
Mont a Paris
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin) Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba)
Gustav Leonhardt (h'chord)
8.29 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 25 in C (K503) Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano) English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner. uses


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Busoni Chaconne
Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. St Michael's Singers/ Jonathan Rennert
Darke In the bleak mid' winter
Walford Davies 0 little town of Bethlehem


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.
Singers: Jonathan Rennert
Unknown: Walford Davies

: Composer of the Week: Bizet

Presented by Penny Gore . Sarasate Carmen
Fantasy (excerpt)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Vienna PO/James Levine Bizet , arr Hammersteln Dere 's a Café (Carmen Jones)
Marilyn Home (mezzo) Orchestra conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert (mono)
Bizet Jeux d'enfants
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
Les adieux de l'hôtesse arabe
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
Carmen (Act 1 excerpts) Tatiana Troyanos (soprano) Placido Domingo (tenor) John Alldis Choir
LPO/GeorgSolti. Discs


Presented By: Penny Gore
Unknown: Levine Bizet
Unknown: Hammersteln Dere
Conducted By: Herschel Burke Gilbert
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Tatiana Troyanos
Tenor: John Alldis Choir

: Musical Encounters

with Mary Miller in Glasgow.
10.12 Domel Sonata in D minor
La Fontegara Amsterdam
10.20 Artist of the Week:
Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor) Barber Violin Concerto
Ernst Kovacic (violin) BBC Scottish SO
10.55 Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer
Stuttgart Chamber Choir, conductor Friedrich Bernius
11.09 Ireland Comedy Overture
London Collegiate Brass, conductor James Stobart
11.24 Artist of the Week:
Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor) Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor John Ogdon (piano) BBC Scottish SO


Unknown: Mary Miller
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Conductor: Friedrich Bernius
Conductor: James Stobart
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: John Ogdon

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm)

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

from St George 's, Brandon Hill , presented by Tony Staveacre.
Christoph Huntgeburth (flute/recorder)
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord) attrib Bach Flute Sonata in G minor (BWV 1020) Hotteterre Preludes
Boismortier Flute Sonata
No 1 in D, Op 91
Rameau Harpsichord Suite in A minor attrib Bach Flute Sonata in C (BWV 1033) Producer Judith Roles
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Presented By: Tony Staveacre.
Flute: Christoph Huntgeburth
Harpsichord: Mitzi Meyerson
Producer: Judith Roles

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Yan Pascal
Debussy Prélude a I'après-midi d'un faune Bartok Concerto for

: Mining the Archive

John Amis introduces music inspired by the poetry of Edith Sitwell , including the first UK broadcast of The
Heart of the Matter with music by Britten, given during the 1956 Aideburgh Festival. Dame Edith reads her own poems interspersed with settings specially composed for the occasion, including Canticle: Still Falls the Rain
Peter Pears (tenor) Dennis Brain (horn)
The Composer (piano) The programme also includes a further Sitwell setting, The Bee Oracles by Priaulx Rainier , sung by Philip Langridge ; a memoir of the Sitwells by John Gielgud ; and part of the famous Face to Face when
Dame Edith was interviewed by John Freeman. Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: John Amis
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Horn: Dennis Brain
Unknown: Priaulx Rainier
Sung By: Philip Langridge
Unknown: John Gielgud
Interviewed By: John Freeman.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Lullabies

The first of two programmes of cradle- and dandling songs from around the world, presented by Veronica Doubleday. Discs


Presented By: Veronica Doubleday.

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
5.03 Walton Overture:
5.32 Dvorak 0 Silver
Moon (Rusalka)
6.32 Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor
7.03 Franck Psyché and Eros (Psyche) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

from the Royal
Festival Hall, London. conductor Andrew Davis
Thomas Allen (baritone) BBC Symphony Chorus
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
8.10 David Huckvale on The
Music of the Spheres.
8.30 Hoist Suite: The Planets


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: David Huckvale

: The Rebirth of Nationalism

Robert Wistrich concludes his reflections on the origins of the tensions dividing
Europeans, east and west. Russian Roulette
"The half-baked theories of chauvinist intellectuals have percolated to the lowest depths of Russian society, where they have been eagerly adopted by neo-Nazi groups."


Unknown: Robert Wistrich

: Vienna-Berlin Ensemble

Milhaud Sonata for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, Op 47
Francaix Wind Quintet No 1 Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind

: Bloody Well Compose!

"If you're a composer, bloody well sit down and compose," -
Elisabeth Lutyens 's typically down-to-earth view of her own profession. Ten years after her death, Anthony Burton presents a portrait and assessment of this maverick composer. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Michael Emery

: Oil

Drumming at night provided by Ensemble Bash. David Osbon
Robert Keeley Mariposas de Plata
Minoru Miki Marimba
Spiritual and war drumming from
Eastern Ghana. Introduced by Alwynne Pritchard. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Robert Keeley Mariposas
Unknown: Minoru Miki
Introduced By: Alwynne Pritchard.
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

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