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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.05 Telemann Overture in G (Des Nations Anciens et Modemes) Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
7.32 Schubert, arr Triebensee Rosamunde (excerpts) Consortium Classicum
8.05 Stravinsky Ebony Concerto Harmen de Boer (clarinet),
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor Richard Dufallo
8.18 Scarlatti Sonatas: in B minor, Kk42; in D, Kk492; in E, Kk531 Anne Queffelec (piano)
8.30 Respighi The Birds
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Triebensee Rosamunde
Conductor: Richard Dufallo
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Conductor: Hugh Wolff

: An Advent Calendar

Bishop Jack Spong introduces more Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Dona Nobis Pacem Chorale, David
King (organ), conductor David Jones RR Terry Myn Liking
Harold Darke In the Bleak Midwinter
French trad, arr Shaw Angels from the Realms of Glory
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Introduces: Jack Spong
Unknown: Jones Rr Terry
Unknown: Harold Darke

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini String Sonata No 6 in D
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.16 Verdi Addio del Passato (La Traviata, Act 3)
Claudia Muzio (soprano), Orchestra conductor Lorenzo Molajoli
9.21 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra. conductor Riccardo Muti
9.34 Bartok Four Pieces, Op 12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soprano: Claudia Muzio
Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Bach Cantata No 29: Wir Danken
Dir, Wir Danken Dir
Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis,
Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.30 Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 Paul Berkowitz (piano)
10.38 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6
Endellion Quartet
10.55 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Gyorgy Fischer (piano) Giordani Caro Mio Ben
Caldara Sebben , Crudele Carissimi Vittoria ! Vittoria!
11.11 Telemann Fantasia No 1 in B flat
Andrew Manze (baroque violin)
11.19 Webern Variations, Op 30 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
11.27 Vivaldi Sposa Son Disprezzata Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Gyorgy Fischer (piano)
11.46 Bach, arr Onnandy
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Unknown: Wir Danken
Unknown: Wir Danken Dir
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Unknown: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Paul Berkowitz
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Gyorgy Fischer
Unknown: Caldara Sebben
Unknown: Crudele Carissimi Vittoria
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Gyorgy Fischer
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Composer of the Week-Robert Simpson

With Stephen Johnson. 4: A Cathedral in Sound
"Few symphonies have better deserved the description of a cathedral in sound since the first movement of Bruckner's Ninth," was how one critic summed up
Robert Simpson 's Ninth Symphony. Stephen Johnson and the composer act as guides through this awe-inspiring piece of musical architecture. String Trio (Prelude)
Galina Solodchin (violin), John Underwood (viola), Jonathan Williams (cello) Symphony No 9
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Violin: Galina Solodchin
Viola: John Underwood
Cello: Jonathan Williams
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Opera Matinee

CD Pick of 1996 Michael Oliver presents the fourth of five programmes featuring some of the outstanding opera recordings issued this year, with comments from Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements. Glinka Ruslan und Ludmilla
Recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, this performance of Glinka's fairy-tale opera, based on a narrative by Pushkin, is the latest in the ongoing series from the Kirov Opera and their artistic director Valery Gergiev embracing the cornerstones of the Russian operatic repertoire.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conductor Valery Gergiev


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Hugh Canning
Unknown: Andrew Clements.
Unknown: Glinka Ruslan
Director: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Svetozar: Mikhail Kit (baritone)
Ludmila: Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Ruslan: Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)
Ratmir: Larissa Dyadkova (contralto)
Farlaf: Gennadi Bezubenkov (bass)
Gorislava: Galina Gorchakova (soprano)
Finn: Konstantin Pluzhnikov (tenor)
Naina: Irina Bogachova (mezzo)
Bayan: Yuri Marusin (tenor)

: Fairy-tale Endings

Janacek Pohadka (Fairy Tale) Bohuslav Pavlas (cello), Hana Dvorakova (piano)


Cello: Bohuslav Pavlas
Piano: Hana Dvorakova

: The Music Machine

Celebrity Interview
Tommy Pearson talks to
Sarah Leonard about her singing career.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Sarah Leonard

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 2
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
5.40 Albinoni Concerto in F for Two
Oboes, Op 9 No 3 I Solisti Veneti , director Claudio Scimone
6.05 Hoddinott Three Advent Carols
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, director George Guest
6.30 Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Hakan Rosengren ,
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Solisti Veneti
Director: Claudio Scimone
Director: George Guest
Unknown: Hakan Rosengren
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: A Haydn Evening

Lynda Russell (soprano), David Gould (alto), Andrew Carwood (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Westminster
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, conductor James O'Donnell
Insanae et Vanae Curae; Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
8.05 Haydn's Nelson Mass — Its Rise and Fall
Denis McCaldin investigates Haydn's most popular Mass setting.
8.20 Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)


Soprano: Lynda Russell
Soprano: David Gould
Tenor: Andrew Carwood
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Denis McCaldin

: Present Tense

The Enduring World of the Innu
4: Preparing a feast - animals and people talk to each other.


Innu Voices: Tyler Butterworth
1634 Missionary: Keith Drinkel

: Adrian Thompson

(tenor), lain Burnside (piano) Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Tippett Boyhood 's End Repeat


Unknown: Michelangelo Tippett Boyhood

: Music Restored

Martin Luther Anniversary
Chris de Souza introduces the last of four programmes recorded in October at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Gabrieli Consort and Players - and members of the audience - are conducted in treatments of the Christmas chorale
Gelobet Seist Du, Jesus Christ by Schein and Praetorius, and in the cantata which Bach based on it - No
91. With Linda Perillo (soprano),
Robin Blaze (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor) and George Mosley (bass). Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: Martin Luther Anniversary
Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Soprano: Linda Perillo
Soprano: Robin Blaze
Tenor: Joseph Cornwell
Tenor: George Mosley
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Based on Fellini's film 8:6, the musical Nine journeys through the mind of a film director torn between three women. David Leveaux 's new production for the Donmar
Warehouse is the first British outing for the show that won a Tony award for Best Musical when it opened on Broadway. Michele Roberts reports. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: David Leveaux
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composer of the Week: Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage. Music from Atys, Armide, Les Amants Magnifiques, La Princesse d'Elide, Le Divertissement de Chambord and Le Triomphe de I'Amour.
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Roger Savage.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces
David Newton 's seamless improvisation on his own music, from Appleby 95. Revised repeat


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: David Newton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Durham Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Giuseppe Sinopoli Strauss
Metamorphosen Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)
3.40 Silesian Quartet,
Pavel Kowalski (piano) Berg Piano Sonata. Op 1 Webern String Quartet Mozart String Quartet in G minor, K478 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Giuseppe Sinopoli Strauss
Piano: Pavel Kowalski

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