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: Record Review

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
(Christmas Concerto)
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

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Europa Galante
Director: Fabio Biondi
Unknown: Alban Berg
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Mozart Alleluia
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Robert Craft

: An Advent Calendar

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

Contributors

Introduces: Malcolm Bruno
Unknown: Duncan Archard
Conductor: Andrew Fardell

: Christmas Discs

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Roberto Alagna
Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Barbara Hendricks

: Critics' Choice

Richard Osborne is joined by Roderick Swanston , David Fanning , Edward Seckerson and Michael Oliver to discuss the best discs of 1996. Revised 2.15pm

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: David Fanning
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: The Record Industry Today

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Peter Alward
Unknown: Alison Wenham
Unknown: Alan Gouldon
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht.

: Reissues of the Year

Richard Osborne is joined by David Mellor and Robert Cowan to discuss the best reissues of 1996. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
E-MAIL: record.review@bbc.co.uk
For disc details, see BBC1 Ceefax page 651

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Private Passions

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

Contributors

Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Claus Moser
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Vintage Years

Feuermann Remembered
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
Repeat

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Morreau
Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann
Conductor: Leon Barzin
Unknown: Claus Adam
Unknown: George Neikrug
Unknown: Zara Nelsova.
Unknown: Dvorak Rondo
Conductor: Leon Barzin

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vassili Sinaisky , Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme ofPaganini; Symphony No 1 in D minor

Contributors

Conductor: Vassili Sinaisky
Piano: Nikolai Lugansky

: A Portrait of Nicholas Lanier

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.

Contributors

Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Christopher Wilson

: Jazz Record Requests

A special Christmas edition with Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Fax: (0171) [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Gonzaga Court

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

Contributors

Directed By: Andrew Carwood
Directed By: Guglielmo Gonzaga
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Live from the Met: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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
Act
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
In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU BROADCAST GUIDE: For a free copy of the Met Broadcast Guide, send an sae 14 x 23cm to [address removed]

Contributors

Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Middagh Street
Unknown: Carson McCullers
Unknown: Paul Bowles
Unknown: Gypsy Rose Lee
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Tytania: Sylvia McNair(soprano)
Helena: Nancy Gustafson(soprano)
Hermia: Jane Bunnell(mezzo)
Oberon: Jochen Kowalski(countertenor)
Lysander: Kurt Streit(tenor)
Demetrius: Rodney Gilfry(baritone)
Bottom: Peter Rose(bass/baritone)

: Speaking Volumes

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

Contributors

Unknown: Ernst Junger
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: John Keegan
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Andrea Marcovicci

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

Contributors

Unknown: Glenn Mehrbach
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Now and Then

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Songs By: Barbara Strozzi
Songs By: Francesca Caccini
Soprano: Catherine Bott.

: Misterioso

The penultimate programme exploring the life of Thelonious Monk. Repeat

: Through the Night

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
6.00 Sequence

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: Lojze Krajncan
Baritone: Ivan Kusajer
Baritone: Kuhn Children
Clarinet: Valek Marcis Kullis
Clarinet: Peter Sagar
Clarinet: Tamas Varga








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