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Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Anon Cypriot Advent antiphon: 0 clavis David aurea
Huelgas Ensemble and Schola/Paul van Nevel
7.11 Verdi Ballet Music
Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn
String Quartet in G, Op 33 No 5 (How do you do?) Tatrai Quartet
8.05 Tippett Praeludium for brass, bells and percussion London Brass, conductor Eric Crees
8.22 Mozart Andante and Five Variations in G (K501) George Malcolm and Andras Schiff
8.47 Pascha Gloria
(Christmas Mass)
Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Clavis David
Unknown: Paul Van Nevel
Conductor: James Levine

: Composers of the Week: Moeran and Warlock

Presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
"For weeks he would be sunk in gloom, unable to think of a note ... when the black mood passed he would write a song a day for a.week" - Moeran on Warlock's working methods. Warlock Pretty ring-time
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) Ernest Lush (piano) Moeran Wythorne 's Shadow
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley String Trio
Members of the Maggini Quartet
Warlock Take , 0 take those lips away; The bayley berith the bell away; There is a lady sweet and kind John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Roger Vignoles (piano) Moeran Farrago Suite BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Adrian Leaper
Warlock Sleep ; A Sad Song; As Ever I Saw
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Roger Vignoles (piano)


Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Ernest Lush
Piano: Moeran Wythorne
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Warlock Take
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Warlock Sleep
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Musical Encounters

from Glasgow with Mary Miller , including at approximately
10.25 Hummel Piano
Concerto in B minor, Op 89 Piers Lane (piano)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Takuo Yuasa
11.10 Artist of the Week:
John Wallace (trumpet)
Petr Eben
Green Window (Windows, after Marc Chagall )
Simon Wright (organ)
11.25 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami
11.50 Arban Fantasy and Variations on Acteon
John Wallace (trumpet) Simon Wright (piano)


Unknown: Mary Miller
Artist: Takuo Yuasa
Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Petr Eben
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Unknown: Simon Wright
Unknown: John Wallace
Piano: Simon Wright

: Music Restored

Simon Hughes introduces the first of two programmes in which the New London Consort, director
Philip Pickett , performs chamber cantatas for the Christmas season by Telemann. Repeated from yesterday


Introduces: Simon Hughes
Director: Philip Pickett

: Two Opus 73s

Yevgeni Kissin (piano) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Claudio Abbado
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D


Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Debut

Jacqueline Fox (mezzo) John Alley (piano)
Faure La Chanson d'Eve


Unknown: Jacqueline Fox
Piano: John Alley

: A Rare Musical Organism

That's Franz Liszt 's description of the composer, critic, conductor and virtuoso pianist Hans von Bulow (1830-94).
Kenneth Birkin presents a centenary celebration of Billow and his world, with music by Bulow himself, his friends and pupils and the composers he championed. The illustrations include excerpts from piano concertos by Liszt, Brahms and Tchalkovsky, symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler - and, alongside Billow's own Nirwana, a work upon which it had a significant influence, whose premiere was conducted by Bulow, and whose composer ran off with Bulow's wife
Cosima: Tristan und Isolde by Wagner.
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Kenneth Birkin
Producer: David Gallagher

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Presented by Mike Edwards. Computer musicians demonstrate inventive ways of creating music with sampled sound. Featuring the Orb,
Phil Collins 's drums and Ann Dudley from the Art of Noise.


Presented By: Mike Edwards.
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Ann Dudley

: In Tune

Music and arts events from
Cardiff with Nicola Heywood-Thomas,
6.03 Berlioz
Shepherd's Farewell (L'Enfance du Christ)
6.30 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 26 inD(K537)
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood-Thomas,
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezhandofthe Maiden Fevroniya

Rimsky-Korsakov's operatic masterpiece, performed last month in London's Barbican Hall by the full forces of the Kirov
Opera (under the company's artistic director Valery Gergiev ) from the Mariinsky Theatre in St
Petersburg, where the piece was premiered in 1907. The great city of Kitezh on the River Volga faces destruction at the hands of the Tartar invaders but is saved through the gentleness, compassion and love for all living creatures of the peasant girl Fevroniya, the child of Nature.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, chorus-master
Valery Borisov conductor Valery Gergiev
Rimsky-Korsakov is next week's Composer of the Week, and his one-act fairy-tale opera. Kashchei the Deathless, can be heard on Boxing Day at 9.25pm.


Director: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Valery Borisov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Fevroniya: Galina Gorchakova (soprano)
Grishka, a drunkard and a madman: Vladimir Galusin (tenor)
Prince Vsevolod: Gegam Grigorian (tenor)
Prince Yury: Gennadi Bezzubenkov (bass)
Feodor Poyarok: Nikolai Putilin (bar)
Tartar warriors: Biediai: Bulat Minzhilkiev (bass)
Burundai: Grigory Karasov (bass)
Birds of Paradise: Sinn: Marina Shaguch (soprano)
Alcanost: Larissa Diadkova (mezzo)

: Night Waves

Is the rise of China the most important trend of our times? Roy Porter discusses China Wakes:
The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Nicholas D Kristof
Unknown: Sheryl Wudunn.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Martyn Brabbins. A programme of music by three English composers who died 60 years ago. Delius Life's Dance
Hoist Egdon Heath
Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio)
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

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