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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Anon Cypriot Advent antiphon: 0 Emanuel rex noster
7.11 Wagner Prelude: Lohengrin
7.32 Corelli Sonata in D
8.05 Handel Amen
8.20 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
8.32 Rachmaninov, orch Respighi Five Etudestableaux Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Corelli Sonata

: Composers of the Week: Moeran and Warlock

Presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
"Over there is Elgar country, and there, Housman country. The inspiration for my Sinfonietta came to me up here" - Moeran in Radnorshire.
Warlock Thou gav'st me leave to kiss
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) David Willison (piano) Moeran Overture for a Masque
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley
Warlock, arr Payne Six
Songs: Aspects of Love and Contentment
Jane Manning (soprano) Jane's Minstrels
Moeran Sinfonietta
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Warlock The Lady's Birthday Baccholian Singers
Jennifer Partridge (piano)


Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Soprano: Jane Manning
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Jennifer Partridge

: Musical Encounters

from Glasgow. Mary Miller is accompanied by brass fanfares and Leopold
Mozart - and manages to find some peace on earth!
10.00 Artist of the Week:
John Wallace (trumpet) Tippett
Fanfare from the Four Comers
The Wallace Collection
10.10 Debussy Cello Sonata Paul Tortelier (cello)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.30 Leopold Mozart Trumpet Concerto
John Wallace (trumpet) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Simon Wright
11.00 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/En Shao
11.30 Petr Eben Golden
Window (Windows, after Marc Chagall )
John Wallace (trumpet) Simon Wright (organ)


Unknown: Glasgow. Mary Miller
Unknown: John Wallace
Cello: Paul Tortelier
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Leopold Mozart
Unknown: John Wallace
Conductor: Simon Wright
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Simon Wright

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Bach and Sons

Timothy Roberts (fortepiano and clavichord)
J S Bach Ricercare a 3 (The Musical Offering, BWV 1079)
W F Bach Polonaises: No 9 in F; No 10 in F minor: No 5 in E flat
C P E Bach Rondo in G
(Wq 59 No 2); Fantasia in C (Wq 59 No 6)
J C F Bach Solfeggio in D
(Musikalische Nebenstunden) J C Bach Sonata in C minor, Op 17 No 2
See also Wed 28 Dec at 1.00pm


Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Bach Ricercare
Unknown: Bach Solfeggio

: Youth Orchestras of the World

South African National
Youth Orchestra conductor Omri Hadari
Kirsteen McCue meets an orchestra that has not been on an international tour for nearly 20 years.
Brahms Tragic Overture Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor
Nina Schumann (piano) Hans Roosenschoon
Clouds Clearing (first broadcast)
Symphony No 9 Producer Simon Lord


Conductor: Omri Hadari
Conductor: Kirsteen McCue
Piano: Nina Schumann
Piano: Hans Roosenschoon
Producer: Simon Lord

: Emperor Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 77 No 2
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7

: Songs of Winter

Traditional music from all around the world, for
Christmas, Carnival, the midwinter solstice and other festivals and customs of the winter months.
Producer John Thornley


Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Today Mike Edwards challenges the criticism that computer music is cold and mechanical. Classical and pop composers argue that computer music can touch our deepest human feelings.


Unknown: Mike Edwards

: In Tune

Richard Baker presents this afternoon's edition of arts news and interviews and plays a selection of music including
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Nutcracker)
6.03 Gregorian Chants: Rorate; Ave Maria: Ecce Virgo
6.30 Charpentier Noëls sur les instruments
7.03 Massenet The Last
Sleep of the Virgin Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Philharmonia Beethoven Cycle

Nikolaus Harnoncourt 's revelatory symphony cycle. Presented by Anthony Sargent , with contributions from the players and conductor. Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat; Symphony No 5 in C minor
Next programme Monday 7.30pm


Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Presented By: Anthony Sargent

: Utopia and Other Places

Richard Eyre , Director of the Royal National Theatre, reads excerpts from his recently published autobiography.
Series producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Richard Eyre
Producer: Michael Earley

: Hummel Quartets

The second of three programmes played by the Salomon Quartet.
Presented by Simon Standage.
Hummel String Quartet No 2in Final programme Sunday 3.30pm


Presented By: Simon Standage.

: Not the Nine Lessons and Carols

The Taverner Choir, Consort and Players, together with Red Byrd and the Rose Consort of Viols, offer another characterful sequence of Christmas music and readings.
For Christmas 1994, music by English composers (Tallls, Holborne, Gibbons and Handel among others) is interspersed with whole-grain country carols and biblical readings - including some surprises - by local readers from parishes in Oban and Oldham (with stopovers in Newcastle and the Cotswolds before SW1).
A Taverner Concerts production

: Friday Feature: How the Angels Fell

Have angels been demoted to fashionable tokens in art and song lyrics instead of mighty messengers of God? Angelologist
David Goodman traces angelic history from their position as the Celestial Civil
Service to their decorative role on the top of Christmas trees.
Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: David Goodman

: Midnight Oil

In session, John Tilbury with piano music by Cornelius Cardew and Michael Nyman - a suite from The Piano - and Mauricio Kagel 's " .. Men 24.xii.1931", ", Garbled News for baritone and instruments.
Introduced by Sarah Walker. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: John Tilbury
Music By: Cornelius Cardew
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music By: Mauricio Kagel
Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Producer: Alan Hall

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