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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Debussy, orch Biisser Petite Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.53 Johann Strauss (son) Mein Herr , Was Dachten Sie (Die
Fledermaus) Hilde Gueden (soprano), Eberhard Wachter (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.04 Humperdinck Overture: Hansel and Gretel
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.54 Faure Fantaisie , Op 79
Susan Milan (flute), Ian Brown (piano)
8.05 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Thomas Allen (baritone), Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
8.42 Bizet L 'Arlesienne: Suite No 1
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Mein Herr
Unknown: Dachten Sie
Soprano: Hilde Gueden
Baritone: Eberhard Wachter
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Faure Fantaisie
Flute: Ian Brown
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
9.10 Anon Coventry Carol; Verbum Caro Taverner Consort, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.16 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.41 Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614
Arthur Grumiaux and Arpad Gerecz (violins), Georges Janzer and Max Lesueur (violas), Eva Czerko (cello) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Violins: Georges Janzer
Violins: Max Lesueur
Violas: Eva Czerko

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas and Geraint Lewis.
Bernstein Overture: Candide
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
10.05 Hoddinott Fendigaid Nos BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.10 Wagner Siegfried Idyll London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
10.30 Geraint Lewis Tawel Nos
BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by John Hugh Thomas Aled Jones (Narrator)
10.35 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
K622 Martin Ronchetti ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.05 Gurney Snow Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
11.10 Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten
11.20 Handel Behold , I Shall Tell
You a Mystery: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Messiah)
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.35 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
11.55 Johann Strauss (son) Champagne Polka
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Geraint Lewis.
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Conductor: Hoddinott Fendigaid Nos
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conducted By: John Hugh Thomas
Narrator: Aled Jones
Unknown: Martin Ronchetti
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Handel Behold
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

: Composers of the Week British Light Music

John Toal introduces music for stage and screen.
Eric Coates Dam Busters
BBC Concert Orchestra/Adrian Boult Geoffrey Toye The Haunted Ballroom RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Martin Jones (piano), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Kenneth Alwyn Edward German Merrie England
(excerpts) Joan Bronhill (soprano), Patricia Kern (mezzo), William McAlpine (tenor), Neil Howlett
(baritone), Howell Glynne (bass), orchestra, conductor Michael Collins
Robert Famon Suite: Captain Horatio Hornblower Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
Repeated New Year's Day 11.30pm


Introduces: John Toal
Unknown: Boult Geoffrey Toye
Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson
Piano: Martin Jones
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Soprano: Joan Bronhill
Soprano: Patricia Kern
Tenor: William McAlpine
Tenor: Neil Howlett
Baritone: Howell Glynne
Conductor: Michael Collins
Conductor: Robert Famon

: The Operatic Year

The last of five programmes in which Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements discuss some of the outstanding CD opera issues of the year with Michael Oliver. This week, the recordings under consideration are of operas composed within a few years of each other during the 1840s.
James Levine conducts the forces of the New York Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's I Lombardi alia Prima
Crociata, with Luciano Pavarotti in the cast. Schumann's Genoveva is conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Hugh Canning
Unknown: Andrew Clements
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: James Levine
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Conducted By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Revised repeat of yesterday. Radio 4 at 3pm For service details see page 201
# Brian Kay 's Christmas Choice: p34


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Nursery Notions

4: Hush-a-Bye Baby. Ancient Dutch reveals the true meaning of this rhyme. David Holt explores, with music by the Broadside Band. Final programme tomorrow 3.55pm


Unknown: David Holt

: Borodin

Dances of the victorious Polovtsian soldiers as they entertain the captured Prince Igor.
BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon Discs


Conductor: Geoffrey Simon Discs

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Turns of the Century

In the final episode in the repeated series celebrating great comedy performers, Maureen Lipman looks at Joyce Grenfell. A new series begins tomorrow. Repeat


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.

: In Repertory

The fourth of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Leontyne Price talks about the title role in Verdi's Aida, with excerpts from the recordings she made with the Orchestra of the Rome Opera and the LSO. Repeat


Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Schubert Songbook

Schubert and the English
Gordon Stewart introduces settings that Schubert made in German translation of words by the English poets William Shakespeare , Alexander Pope and Colley Cibber. Repeat


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Colley Cibber.

: In Country Churches

St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham, Norfolk In the fourth of five programmes,
Adrian Jack visits one of the great sights-of East Anglia, with its contrasting towers. Guest organist Robert Woolley plays the three-manual organ whose complex history mirrors that of the building.


Unknown: Adrian Jack
Organist: Robert Woolley

: Performance on 3

Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail
A performance of Mozart's opera from the 1997 Salzburg Festival starring German soprano Christine Schafer as Konstanze, the feisty
European woman held hostage in the Middle East. Francois Abou Salem 's imaginative new production sharpens the conflict at the core of Mozart's singspiel -.the age-old clash of eastern and western values.
Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Marc Minkowski


Soprano: Christine Schafer
Unknown: Francois Abou Salem
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Belmonte: Paul Groves (tenor)'
Bassa Selim: Akram Tillawi (speaker)
Blonde: Malln Hartelius (soprano)
Pedrillo: Andreas Conrad (tenor)
Osmin: Franz Hawlata (bass)

: Postscript

Christmas Day
Lunch over, Paul and Frank continue their conversation. Paul Durcan reads his book-length poem.


Unknown: Paul Durcan

: Music Restored

Christmas Cometh Early. Introduced by Anthony Rooley. The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers. perform a selection of festive music, including chant, early English carols and 16th-century polyphony.
Producer Kate Bolton. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduced By: Anthony Rooley.
Conductor: Harry Christophers.
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: The Shellac Show

In the third of six programmes of 78rpm records, Jeremy Nicholas introduces listeners' requests for
Berlioz's Shepherds' Farewell sung by the Strasburg Cathedral Choir, and Turina's Rapsodia Sinfonica played by Eileen Joyce.
Next programme Tuesday llpm


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Played By: Eileen Joyce.

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

War and Peace (Scene 1); Symphony. No
Repeated from last Thursday

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The Jacques Loussier Trio play Bach.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Carols from King's The service broadcast on BBC2 on Christmas Eve.
2.00 Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection) Barbara Bonney (soprano), Charlotte Hellekant
(mezzo), Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
3.30 German Chamber PO/Heinz
Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger (harp) Milhaud Chamber Symphonies Nos and 5 Ravel Le Tombeau de Coupett Martin Three Dances Debussy
Danses Sacrees et Profanes Haydn Symphony No 70 in D
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Eric Ericson
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Oboe: Ursula Holliger

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