With Richard Osborne.
Bulla A Christmas Suite
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Major Peter Parkes
7.13 Panufnik Song to the Virgin Mary Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
7.26 Leopold Mozart Sinfonia di Caccia in G
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donald Armstrong
7.39 Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82 Midori, Robert McDonald (piano)
8.06 Stravinsky Ave Maria
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
8.09 Beethoven Seven Bagatelles, Op 33 Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.30 Stravinsky Scherzo a la Russe London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas .
8.35 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor
Stephen Hough , CBSO, conductor Lawrence Foster
lain Burnside reviews some releases that might make good stocking-fillers, including Christmas music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from Pomerium and Virelai.
Richard Osborne is joined by Michael Oliver , Stephen Johnson ,
Edward Seckerson and Roderick Swanston to discuss their favourite discs of the year.
Richard Osborne highlights some of the records that have been recommended by Record Review listeners and pulls some winning letters out of the sack.
A selection of music from the panel's discs of the year, including works by Grainger and Bernstein, discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: email@example.com
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This week Michael Berkeley talks to Frederic Raphael , biographer of Somerset Maugham and Byron and author of a succession of acclaimed novels and screenplays, including the TV drama series The Glittering Prizes and After the War, and the novels Oxbridge Blues, Heaven and Earth, and, most recently, Old
Scores. His musical choices range from the Viennese classical masters to Edith Piaf.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132
Repeated from Monday
Six programmes in which Richard Osborne explores the story of the Salzburg Festival. 2: 1938-48
Richard Osborne traces the festival's changing face in the shadow of war: new positions of influence for
Furtwangler, Bohm and Knappertsbusch; the festival's strange and precarious wartime existence under Clemens Krauss 's stewardship; and its postwar rebirth in an occupied, war-damaged city with a dazzling roster of young Viennese-trained artists. Music includes highlights from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Strauss's Die
Liebe der Danae, with baritone Hans Hotter and the Vienna PC under
Krauss - who also play movements from Strauss's Bourgeois
Gentilhomme - and, with Karajan conducting the orchestra, Brahms's German Requiem and Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice. Plus:
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Vienna PO, conductor John Barbirolli Einem The Revolutionary Tribunal (Dantons Tod)
Danton THEO ADAM (baritone)
Herrmann KURT RYDL (baritone)
Austrian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek See also Christmas Day 7pm
Next week's programme is at lpm
The third of eight bumper editions of Music Machine presented by Verity Sharp and Tommy Pearson. This week, sixties political trends, brass bands and Res Rocket Surfer.
Next week's programme is at 3pm
Geoffrey Smith presents a seasonal selection of listeners' jazz choices. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Next week's programme is at 4pm
Max Harrison presents the third of four programmes about American pianist and composer Stan Kenton and his Innovations in Modern Music
Orchestra. The most original composer to write for Kenton's orchestra was undoubtedly
Robert Graettinger. Max Harrison introduces recordings of the six pieces that form Graettinger's suite The Modern
World. The soloists are John Graas
(French horn), Gregory Bemko (cello) and Maynard Ferguson (trumpet). Repeated Boxing Day 12.30am
Live from the Met:
The Barber of Seville
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Taking as its starting point
Beaumarchais's famous play of 1775 and originally entitled Almaviva or The Useless Precaution to distinguish it from rival settings, Rossini's comic masterpiece was sketched in a fortnight, first performed in 1816 and shows no signs of losing its popularity. Sung in Italian and introduced by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Edoardo Muller
8.05 Cecilia Bartoli
Acclaimed as one of the finest
Rossini singers of today,
Cecilia Bartoli talks to Joanne Watson about singing, acting and doing both at once.
8.35 Act 2
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Sir John Drummond 's six-part series exploring the incredible and diverse explosion of dance in Great Britain in the last 50 years.
5: In Their Own Image
Three outstanding choreographers talk about the springs of creativity, the constant danger of self-parody, and the limits of narrative in dance.
With Matthew Bourne of Adventures in Motion Pictures, Lloyd Newsom of DV8 and Siobhan Davies.
The fourth programme in a 14-part series coupling Haydn sonatas with some of Bartok's major piano works. Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bartok Three Rondos on Slovak Folk
Haydn Sonatas: in E flat, H XVI 38; in B flat, H XVI 41
Next programme Boxing Day 8.45pm
This American drummer, who died in 1990, was one of jazz music's greatest teachers, and many musicians took their first major musical steps in the ranks of the Jazz Messengers, including Keith Jarrett , Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis. Helen Mayhew introduces a concert the band gave at Ronnie
Scott's in London in 1985, when the line-up was Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Donald Harrison (alto saxophone), Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass). During the interval, a chance to hear part of a lively conversation Art Blakey had with Charles Fox in 1979. Repeat
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Copenhagen with the Doug Raney Quartet
2.20 Penderecki Symphony No 3 Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
3.05 Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Michel Swierczewski , Mirijam Contzen (violin) Ravel Alborada del Gracioso; Tzigane Debussy La Mer
4.10 Brahms Three Motets for
Double Choir, Op 110; Fest- und Gedenkspruche
Danish National Radio Choir, director Stefan Parkman
4.40 Polish National Philharmonic, conductor Kazimierz Kord , Krzysztof Jakowicz (violin) Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Berg Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor