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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 5 in B flat London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
7.25 Charpentler Salve Puerule
Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Simon Preston
7.47 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas
Carols
John Barrow (baritone)
Guildford Cathedral Choir
Gavin Williams (organ)
String Ensemble, conductor Barry Rose
8.05 Giovanni Gabrieli
Salvator noster
Monteverdi Choir
Philip Jones Brass
Ensemble, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.19 Brahms Two Songs, Op 91
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Nils-Erik Sparf (viola)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.41 Schumann Five
Pieces in Folk Style
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Benjamin Britten (piano) Discs

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Ross Pople
Conductor: Simon Preston
Baritone: John Barrow
Unknown: Gavin Williams
Conductor: Barry Rose
Conductor: Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. Highcliffe Junior Choir, conductor Mary Deniss Trad I wonder as I wander; Go tell it on the mountain; Rise up, shepherd, and follow!

Contributors

Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.
Conductor: Mary Deniss

: Composers of the Week: Musicians at the Court of Gustav III of Sweden

Curt Carlsson introduces highlights from the opera
Electra by Johann Crlstoph Friedrich Haeffner.
Soloists
Swedish Radio Choir
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, conductor Thomas Schuback

Contributors

Introduces: Curt Carlsson
Unknown: Johann Crlstoph
Soloists: Friedrich Haeffner.
Conductor: Thomas Schuback

: Musical Encounters

From Birmingham with Chris Wines.
Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.30 Debussy Suite bergamasque
Caroline Palmer (piano)
10.48 Locatelll Violin
Sonata
Locatelli Trio
11.00 Josquin Preter rerum seriem
New London Chamber
Choir/James Wood
11.10 Debussy La puerta del vino; La sérénade interrompue; La soiree dans Grenade
Caroline Palmer (piano)
11.26 Weber Trio
David Butt (flute) Ross Pople (cello)
Rosemarie Wright (piano)
11.47 Artist of the Week: Christa Ludwig (mezzo) Strauss Trio and Duet
(Der Rosenkavalier)
Gwynneth Jones and Lucia Popp (sopranos) Vienna PO/
Leonard Bernstein

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Wines.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Josquin Preter
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Cello: Ross Pople
Piano: Rosemarie Wright
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Strauss Trio
Unknown: Gwynneth Jones
Sopranos: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Ensemble

: News

: Opera Matinee: Hansel and Gretel

On the centenary of its first performance,
Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera to a libretto by Adelheid Wette , in a new recording. Sung in German. Presented by Clive Bennett.
Dresden State Opera
Children's and Women's
Choruses
Dresden State Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Discs

Contributors

Unknown: Adelheid Wette
Presented By: Clive Bennett.
Conductor: Colin Davis
Hansel: Ann Murray (mezzo)
Gretel: Edita Gruberova (sop)
Mother: Gwvneth Jones (sop)
Father: Franz Grundheber (bar)
Sandman: Barbara Bonney (sop)
Dew Fairy: Christiane Oelze (sop)
Witch: Christa Ludwig (mezzo)

: Rosemarie Wright

(piano)
Mendelssohn Six
Children's Pieces, Op 72 Tchaikovsky December (The Seasons), Op 37b Suk On Christmas Eve
Rebikov Christmas Tree Waltz (The Fairy Tale) Lyapunov Chant de Noel, Op 41 No 4; Nuit de Noel, Op 41 No 1

: Dvorak in Spillville

A special edition of Minnesota Public Radio's popular weekly programme St Paul Sunday Morning, from St Wenceslaus
Church, Spillville, Iowa.
Here in 1893 Dvorak spent the summer among the small Czech community and wrote his "American" String Quartet, Op 96.
Bill McGlaughlin introduces a concert of Dvorak's music, including this quartet, played by the Takacs Quartet.
Producer Mary Lee An MPR production

Contributors

Introduces: Bill McGlaughlin
Producer: Mary Lee

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories with David Owen Norris from
Birmingham. Including at approximately
5.00 Elgar The Snow, 0p26Nol
6.00 Weber Clarinet
Concerto No 1 in F minor
7.00 Messiaen Premiere communion de la Vierge Producer Jeremy Hayes

Contributors

Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: The LSO Sibelius Cycle

conductor Colin Davis
The fourth of five all-
Sibelius concerts given as part of last year's
Scandinavian Festival at the Barbican Centre, London. Tapiola
Symphony No 6 in D minor
Symphony No 5 in E flat

Contributors

Conductor: Colin Davis

: Saki Short Stories

4: The Mouse
A most embarrassing incident on a train, particularly for a well-brought-up young man. Read by Peter Howell. (Final story tomorrow 9.05pm)

Contributors

Read By: Peter Howell.

: Schubert's Octet

played by the Gaudier Ensemble

: Arthur's Knight

Continuing the six-part series by Kevin Crossley-Holland . 3: Sir Erec
1439. In bed just after their wedding, Malory's wife shares with him the strange and magical romance of Erec and Enide - the story of a woman who proves her love by her disobedience.
(Part 4: Holiday Tuesday 10.45pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Malory: Richard Griffiths
Young Malory: Peter Meakin
Grisel: Sandra Berkin
Jakke: David Holt
Annie: Susan Jeffrey
Pilch: Andy Hockley

: Voices

Christmas Pudding
Just when you thought you couldn't take any more, lain Burnside serves up a rich and heady mixture of songs celebrating you-know-what, ranging from Gregorian chant to Gracie Fields.
Producer Adam Gatehouse

Contributors

Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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