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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Trad Hymns and prayers for Christmas Eve
7.22 Martinu, arr Ruggeri Merry Christmas
7.30 Mozart Clarinet
Concerto in A (K622)
8.05 Vaughan Williams Prelude, Carol and Christmas Dance (Suite for Viola)
8.26 Gruber Stille Nacht
8.32 Giovanni Gabriell 0 magnum mysterium. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. John Hopkins We Three Kings
Harvard Glee Club, conductor Jameson Marvin
Walker Ye Nations All
Bayley Hazen Singers, conductor Larry Gordon


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.
Conductor: Jameson Marvin
Singers: Bayley Hazen
Conductor: Larry Gordon

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

In March 1792 Sweden's
"Theatre King" was assassinated as he attended a masked ball in his new opera house in Stockholm. In the last of this week's programmes, Curt Carlsson introduces the funeral cantata composed for him by Joseph Martin Kraus.
Soloists, Uppsala University Chamber Choir
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, conductor Stefan Parkman


Introduces: Curt Carlsson
Soloists: Joseph Martin Kraus.
Conductor: Stefan Parkman

: Musical Encounters

From Birmingham with Chris Wines.
Rossini Overture: La
Capella Coloniensis, conductor Gabriele Ferro
10.19 Artist of the Week: Christa Ludwig (mezzo) Bernstein lam easily assimilated (Candide) London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
10.25 Bach Partita in A minor (BWV 1013)
Maxence Larrieu (flute)
10.36 Respighi Laude per la Nativita del Signore Soloists
Richard Hickox Singers
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
11.02 Bernstein We are women (Candide)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo)
11.07 Telemann
Fantasias: in D minor, A minor and F sharp minor Maxence Larrieu (flute)
11.20 Nielsen Dances
(Aladdin, Act 3)
Danish National Radio
Chamber Choir and SO/ Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
11.40 Bernstein What's the use? (Candide)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo)
11.45 C P E Bach Flute
Sonata in A minor (Wq132) Maxence Larrieu (flute)
11.54 Bernstein Make our garden grow (Candide)
Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by The Composer


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Bach Partita
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Christa Ludwig

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm)

: News

: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

conductor Peter Schreier
Irena Grafenauer (flute)
Mozart Symphony No 34 in C (K338); Minuet in C (K409); Flute Concerto in G (K313)
Schubert Symphony No 3 inD


Conductor: Peter Schreier
Flute: Irena Grafenauer

: Mining the Archive

John Amis introduces music by Alan Bush (born 22 December 1900) who, despite a career that has been crippled by his espousal of communism, should some day take his rightful place as one of the most distinguished composers of his time. Cantata: The Winter
BBC Singers
Park Lane Music Players, conductor Simon Joly Relinquishment
William Langford (piano) Voices of the Prophets Peter Pears (tenor)
Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) Dialectic
Dartington String Quartet Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: John Amis
Music By: Alan Bush
Conductor: Simon Joly
Piano: William Langford
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Noel Mewton-Wood
Producer: Patrick Lambert
Mary: Wendy Eathorne (sop)
Joseph: Peter Savidge (bar)

: Pick of the World

John Thornley presents highlights from Radio 3's traditional music programmes and plays listeners' requests.


Unknown: John Thornley

: In Tune

Richard Baker looks ahead to the holiday weekend and plays music including
5.03 Glinka Valse Fantaisie
5.30 Rlmsky-Korsakov Polonaise
7.00 Johann Strauss (son) Aschenbroael (Cinderella) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Rlmsky-Korsakov Polonaise
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The LSO Sibelius Cycle

conductor Colin Davis
Gidon Kremer (violin)
The last of five all-Sibelius concerts given as part of last year's Scandinavian Festival at the Barbican
Centre, London.
Pohjola's Daughter
Violin Concerto in D minor
The Swan of Tuonela
Symphony No 7 in C (In association with Sema Group pic)


Conductor: Colin Davis
Violin: Gidon Kremer

: Saki Short Stories

5: Reginald's Christmas Revels Well, you can't expect an ordinary Christmas with Reginald in charge.
Read by Peter Howell.


Read By: Peter Howell.

: Not the Nine Lessons and Carols

A celebration of Christmas in America, performed by American soloists and amateur choirs from New
England, including the Harvard Glee Club and the Bayley Hazen Singers.
Traditional American tales and music, with songs and stories brought to the New World by the European settlers, and the Christmas music they created in their new homeland.
Producer Kate Bolton
A co-production with American Public Radio and Tavemer productions


Singers: Bayley Hazen
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Haydn and Hindemith

First of three programmes coupling Hindemith's three piano sonatas with late sonatas by Haydn.
Haydn Piano Sonata in D (HXVI51)
Hindemith Piano Sonata No 1 in A (Der Main)
Richard McMahon (piano)


Piano: Richard McMahon

: New World

Dvorak's Ninth Symphony was composed in New York and premiered at Carnegie Hall 100 years ago this month. Since then it has become a universal musical experience.
Michael Beckerman explores its
American qualities, Graham Melville-Mason opens the sketch books and Libor
Pesek and players from the RLPO and the Wakefield
Youth Symphony Orchestra discuss its performance. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Michael Beckerman
Unknown: Graham Melville-Mason
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Oil

Sarah Walker unwraps a special edition featuring highlights from the passing year and a new recording of John White 's Drinking and Hooting Machine. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John White
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

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