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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Mozart
Symphony No 12 in G
7.22 Anon
Cypriot Advent antiphon: Lucis eteme splendor
7.33 John Adams
Tromba Lontana
8.05 Telemann Concerto in A for four violins
8.36 Saint-Saens The
Carnival of the Animals


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Tromba Lontana

: Composers of the Week: Moeran and Warlock

with Paul Hindmarsh.
"Undoubtedly one of the most original things achieved by any British composer in recent years ... a perfect expression of the poems round which it is constructed" - Moeran on The Curlew.
Warlock Along the Stream Peter Pears (tenor)
Viola Tunnard (piano) Moeran, orch Newton
Overture for a Festival (first broadcast)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Leaper Warlock
All the flowers of Spring Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer Warlock The Curlew
Ian Partridge (tenor)
Music Group of London Moeran Lonely. Waters Ann Murray (mezzo)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate Warlock
Serenade for strings
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley Warlock
Captain Stratton's Fancy Benjamin Luxon (baritone) David Willison (piano)


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Viola Tunnard
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison

: Midweek Choice

Susan Sharpe plays requests made when she was in Edinburgh last week. Producers Chris de Souza and Jessica Isaacs Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Jessica Isaacs

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Katharina Wolpe

General Lavine - eccentric;
La Puerto del Vino; La
Terrasse des audiences de clair de lune; Ondine; Les
Tierces alternées (Preludes, Book 2)
Stefan Wolpe
Seven Little Studies (Pieces for any instrument) (1944-51); Zemach Suite (1939) Scriabin
Preludes, Op 11: No I in C; No 2 in A minor; No 3 in G; No 6 in B minor; No 11 in B; No 16 in B flat minor; No 21 in B flat; No 18 in F minor


Unknown: Stefan Wolpe

: Music of the Americas

Inviting Is the Night
In his final exploration of the sacred music of Latin
America, Ivan Moody looks at the indigenous influence on vernacular songs, and introduces masses composed in Peru and Brazil in the baroque and rococo styles. Including music by Fernandes,
Padilla, Torrejon y Velasco and Lobo de Mesquita.
Series producer Graham Dixon


Unknown: Ivan Moody
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library
Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D by Robert Layton.
Revised repeat from Saturday


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Robert Layton.

: Choral Evensong

from Worcester
Introit: Hymne a la Vierge (Pierre Villette)
Responses (Sumsion)
Psalm 106 (W Jackson, Vine Hall, C H Lloyd , R Clark)
First Lesson: Micah 5 w 1-9 (RSV)
Office hymn: The God whom earth and sea and sky (Puer nobis nascitur) Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: Hebrews
10 w 1-10 (RSV)
Anthem: Totus tuus
Organ Voluntary: La Monde dans I'attente du Sauveur
Director of music
Donald Hunt
Organist Raymond Johnston


Unknown: H Lloyd
Unknown: La Monde
Organist: Raymond Johnston

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Mike Edwards joins three very different composers as they use computer technology to aid them in creative composition, from jazz to dance music.


Music: Mike Edwards

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen presents a special festive programme of seasonal music from around the world.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Philharmonia Beethoven Cycle

Nikolaus Harnoncourt 's revelatory symphony cycle. Presented by Anthony Sargent , with contributions from the players and conductor.
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D; Symphony No 7 in A Next programme Friday 7.30pm


Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Presented By: Anthony Sargent
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Utopia and Other Places

Richard Eyre , Director of the Royal National Theatre, reads a second extract from his autobiography.
Next programme tomorrow 9.15pm


Unknown: Richard Eyre

: Monument

(London: 1935-93) by Ian Gardiner
First broadcast last autumn, this "radio movie in music and sound", produced by Alan Hall , was awarded the" Special Jury Prize at this year's Prix Italia. "A monumental yet personal tribute to the city of London" was the jury's description. Monument is played by the ensemble George W Welch with a cast of voices taken from the BBC Sound
Archive, including radio announcers, bus conductors, newsreaders, commuters, weather forecasters, dance instructors, stockbroker, estate agent, high-rise residents, pub singers, tourists, children playing in the street and shoppers.


Unknown: Ian Gardiner
Produced By: Alan Hall
Unknown: George W Welch

: Chopin

Vanessa Latarche (piano)
Chopin Impromptu in A flat, Op 29; Prelude in D flat,
Op 28 No 15; Introduction and Variations on a theme
.of Herold; Waltz in B minor, Op 69 No 2; Waltz in G flat, Op 70 No 1; Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60


Piano: Vanessa Latarche
Piano: Chopin Impromptu

: Ringlets

Siegfried Wagner 's Ring hots up a bit with incest, magic potions, dragons, PhDs and a ring of fire - but, at the heart, a beautiful love story.
Composers: Rex Brough and Richard Wagner.
The cast: Richard Holt.
Written and produced by Matt Thompson.
Siegfried is tomorrow's Opera Matinee at 1.00pm


Unknown: Siegfried Wagner
Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Unknown: Richard Holt.
Produced By: Matt Thompson.

: Night Waves

Harriett Gilbert talks to writer Berlie Doherty about her new adaptation for radio of The Snow Queen, starring Diana Rigg. Producer Paul Quinn
The Snow Queen is on Radio 4 on Christmas Eve at 2.00pm


Talks: Harriett Gilbert
Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson presents an all-Mozart programme.
Flute Quartet in D (K285) Michelle Lee (flute)
Members of the Alberni
Sonata in D (K576) Allan Schiller (piano)
String Quartet in E flat (K428) Maggini Quartet
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Jill Anderson
Flute: Michelle Lee
Piano: Allan Schiller

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