With Edward Seckerson.
6.10 Boccherini Quintet in C Ensemble 415
6.45 Pizzetti Preludio a un Altro Giorno BBCSSO, conductor Osmo Vanska
7.15 Gould Memorials (American Ballads) Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Theodore Kuchar
7.30 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas
Eve Moscow SO, conductor IgorGolovschin
8.00 Thomson The Squeeze Box (Suite: Louisiana Story) New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.45 Elgar The Starlight Express (excerpts) Alison Hagley (soprano), Bryn Terfel
(bass), Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.00 Delius Sleigh Ride (Winter Night)
9.05 John Foster While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
9.20 Chadwick Noël (Symphonic Sketches)
9.25 Handel Quel FiorChe all' Alba Ride
9.30 Kapustin Three Preludes in jazz style
9.40 Finzi In Terra Pax
9.55 Handel Harp Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No6
10.10 Uapunov Three Tableaux (Fetes de Noel)
10.15 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
10.30 Bach Cantata No 132: Bereitet die
10.50 Weinberger Christmas
11.05 Naji Hakim Fantaisie sur "Adeste Fideles"
11.20 Krommer Oboe Quartet No 1 in C
11.40 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noël
12.00 Bax Christmas Eve on the Mountains
After more than a decade as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and musical director at Glyndebourne, Andrew Davis has started a new life in Chicago. He retraces his musical journey so far, taking in such 20th-century mountains as Birtwistle's Mask of Orpheus, and Elgar's final symphony. (R)
Verity Sharp introduces a recital given earlierthis month at St George's, Bristol. Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Philip Smith (piano)
Michael Daugherty UFO (6th mvt) Nebojsa Zivkovic Ilijas
Roberto Sierra Los Destellos de la
David Heath Darkness to Light
Leigh Howard Stevens Rhythmic Caprice
Stewart Wallace The Cheese and the Worms
Keiko Abe Prism Marimba
Igor Stravinsky. David Huckvale explores recordings of Stravinsky's music made by the BBC during his lifetime, including interviews with the composer himself.
Stephen Johnson explores Bernstein's
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story with examples played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Brad Cohen.
Producer Michael Surcombe
Anthony Burton explores recordings of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.This work was intended for performance over six separate services from Christmas day to Epiphany, yet the Leipzig congregations of 1734-5, and Bach himself, would have treated this as a single work performed over an extended festival.
Simon Callow reads Oscar Wilde 's great protest ballad, written out of his experience of imprisonment and his compassion for a man condemned to death. With an introduction by Sean Street.
Rptd from yesterday 12 noon
The Importance of Being Earnest or "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" by Oscar Wilde.
It was in the summer of 1894, while on holiday with his family in the town of Worthing, that Wilde wrote the play which many consider to be his comic masterpiece. Many of its lines have become part of modern British folklore and it remains one of the best-loved plays in British theatre.
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Lane, a manservant:
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax:
Miss Prism, a governess:
The Rev Canon Chasuble:
Merriman, a butler:
Philip Martin plays Liszt's Weinachtsbaum, his Christmas tree piano pieces. Revised repeat
Paul Guinery introduces a seasonal sequence of motets and choral cantatas by Francis Poulenc. In 1938, two years after his return to the Catholicism of his youth, he began his powerful Penitential Motets. During the Second World War there followed his masterpiece Figure Humaine (1943) and Un Soir de Neige (1944), also to a text by Paul Eluard. The programme ends with two motet cycles from the 1950s: Laudes de Saint
Antoine de Padoue and Quatre Motets pour le
Temps de Noel. Stephen Layton conducts the BBC Singers.
Songs of the Sufi Mystics. In the first of two Sony award-winning programmes, first broadcast on BBC World Service, Jameela Siddiqi attends the all-night festival at the cradle of Sufi music, the Nizamuddin Shrine in Delhi. Producer Roger Short
Part of a concert given as part of this year's Petersfield Festival in which the BBC Singers performed music by composers with a local connection.
Richard Pearce (organ), BBC Singers. conductor Stephen Cleobury Purcell Was Glad
Richard Deering Factum Est Silentium; Quem Vidistis
Jonathan Harvey Come, Holy Ghost Simon Preston Alleluyas
John Rutter I My Best Beloved's Am
Jonathan Willcocks Gloria (Worcester Mass)
Thomas Weeikes Magnificat ; Nunc Dimittis (Trebles' Service)
With Jonathan Swain. Respighi
L 'Adorazione de< Magi (Trittico Botticelliano) Strauss Winterweihe , Op 48 No 4; Die
Heiligen Drei Konigen aus Morgenland, Op 56 No 6 Honegger Une Cantate de Noël
1.45 Messiaen Vingt Regards surl'Enfant Jesus (excerpts) 2.15 Sibelius Symphony No 6 2.45 Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2 3.10 Chausson Poeme de I 'Amour et de la Mer, Op 19 3.35 Tchaikovsky, transcr Eugen d'Albert Suite: The Nutcracker
3.55 Williamson This Christmas Night 4.00 Einar Englund Suite: The White Reindeer
4.15 Pouienc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noël 4.25 Couperin Douzieme Concert a deux violes 4.40 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets, RV537 4.50 Marcel Samuel -Rousseau Variations Pastorales sur un
Vieux Noël 5.00 Delius Sleigh Ride 5.10
Horowitz Moment Exotique Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5 5.15
Devienne Trio No 2 5.35 Saizedo Concert
Variations on "0 Tannenbaum" 5.45 Lars-
Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale, Op 18