With Richard Osborne.
Willis It Came upon the Midnight Clear Leontyne Price (soprano),
Members of the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.05 Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8
Europa Galante , director Fabio Biondi
7.20 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Alban Berg Quartet
7.44 Grainger Suite: In a Nutshell BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
8.05 German trad 0 Tannenbaum
American trad Sweet L 'iI Jesus
Mozart Alleluia (Exsultate, Jubilate, K165)
Leontyne Price (soprano), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde,
City of Vienna Children's Choir, members of the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.15 Stravinsky Apollon Musagete London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
Malcolm Bruno introduces Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
New Hall School Choir,
Duncan Archard (organ), conductor Andrew Fardell
Anon, arr Hoist Personent Hodie French trad // Est Ne
English trad We've Been a While A-wandering
Next programme tomorrow 8.40am
lain Burnside reviews some festive new releases that might make good stocking fillers, including an early English Christmas collection from
Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, English gallery carols from Peter Holman , 20th-century carols from Polyphony, up-tempo Christmas songs from Kiri Te Kanawa , Roberto Alagna and Thomas Hampson , and Barbara Hendricks 's Disney album.
Richard Osborne is joined by Roderick Swanston , David Fanning , Edward Seckerson and Michael Oliver to discuss the best discs of 1996. Revised 2.15pm
The media are still full of doom and gloom about the current state of the record industry. Anthony Burton discusses some of the issues with record company executives
Peter Alward from EMI and Alison Wenham from BMG Conifer, retailer
Alan Gouldon from the Music Discount
Centre, and journalist and author Norman Lebrecht.
Richard Osborne is joined by David Mellor and Robert Cowan to discuss the best reissues of 1996. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
For disc details, see BBC1 Ceefax page 651
Michael Berkeley talks to Sir Claus Moser , chairman of the British
Museum Development Fund and an active supporter and patron of British cultural life. A keen music lover, his choices include chamber works by Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven, an excerpt from Monteverdi's Vespers, and Wotan's touching farewell to his daughter from the concluding pages of Wagner's Die Walkure.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson
The third of four programmes in which Annette Morreau explores the life and recordings of Austrian cellist Emanuel Feuermann , who died in 1942 at the age of 39. Today's programme includes interviews with conductor Leon Barzin and Feuermann's former students
Claus Adam , George Neikrug and Zara Nelsova.
Dvorak Rondo in G minor, Op 94 D'Albert Cello Concerto in C
Reicha Cello Concerto in A
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
National Orchestral Association, conductor Leon Barzin
Conductor Vassili Sinaisky , Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme ofPaganini; Symphony No 1 in D minor
Lanier was one of the finest and most innovative performer/composers at the court of Charles I, as well as being a talented painter and art collector. During the Commonwealth, he was exiled - "old, unhappy and plundered of his fortune". Paul Agnew (tenor) and Christopher Wilson
(theorbo) perform a selection of his songs, recently published for the first time in a modern edition.
A special Christmas edition with Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Mantua was one of the great musical centres of the Renaissance. The ducal Basilica of Santa Barbara was constructed as the stage for distinctive music and specially devised liturgy, reflecting the status of the family. The Cardinall's Musick, directed by Andrew Carwood , perform the Missa Domenicalis by Wert, punctuated with motets by Contino and Guglielmo Gonzaga , who was himself an accomplished composer. Producer Graham Dixon
One of Britten's most magically evocative and humorous operas, inspired by Shakespeare's fantastic story of fairies, mortals and rustics. The opera moves from the eerie twilight world of the forest, through the various machinations of Oberon and Puck, to a witty pastiche of Italian opera.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor David Atherton
7.20 Britten and Pears in the US
Paul Muldoon reads from Seven,
Middagh Street , the poem he set in the Brooklyn house which Pears and Britten shared with WH Auden,
Carson McCullers , Paul Bowles and Gypsy Rose Lee during the early days of the Second World War. Donald Mitchell , editor of Britten's letters and diaries, considers what their two years in America meant to them.
7.50 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz
With a panel of three opera experts.
9.05 Act 3
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Ernst Junger 's account of his First World War service made him a hero to the Nazis, but he became their outspoken critic, narrowly escaping prosecution after the 1944 plot against Hitler. In the last of the series, Kevin Jackson examines
Junger's life and writing, and talks to John Keegan about current interest in military history.
Producer Abigail Appleton
Recorded in cabaret last June at
Pizza on the Park. She performs theatre love songs by Kem, Rodgers and Hart, Hammerstein, Gershwin, Lerner, Weill and Sondheim, with Glenn Mehrbach at the piano. Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Judith Weir 's Distance and Enchantment for piano quartet and Thea Musgrave 's Elegy for viola and cello, performed by Domus.
And songs by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini sung by soprano Catherine Bott.
The penultimate programme exploring the life of Thelonious Monk. Repeat
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music for a Medieval
Christmas performed by the ensemble Micrologus
1.55 Jazz from Ljubljana with the Slovenian Radio-Television Big Band, director Lojze Krajncan , the Jazz Brass Quintet and the Primoz Grasic Quartet
3.15 BBC SO/Lothar Zagrosek
Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic) Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
4.20 Honegger Une Cantate de Noël Ivan Kusajer (baritone), Kuhn Children 's Chorus, Prague
Philharmonic Chorus and Radio
Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Valek Marcis Kullis (clarinet), Peter Sagar (piano) and Tamas Varga (cello) perform chamber music by Schumann, Brahms and Chopin