With Martin Handley.
Massenet Le Demier Sommeil de la
Vierge CBSO, conductor Louis Fremaux
6.05 D'lndy String Quartet No 2 in E, Op 45 Kodaly Quartet
7.00 Debussy Suite Bergamasque Pascal Roge (piano)
7.30 Respighi Lauda Per la Nativita del Signore Jill Gomez (soprano),
Meriel Dickinson (mezzo), Robert Tear (tenor), London Chamber Choir, Argo Chamber Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Heltay
8.10 Jolivet Pastorales de Noël
8.30 Vivaldi Gloria , RV589 The Sixteen, Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Stephanie Hughes introduces music from recent concerts around Europe.
9.10 Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K377
Midori Seiler , Jos van Immerseel (piano)
9.30 Ravel Sheherazade Sophie Koch (soprano), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Baudo
9.50 Schumann Three Canons
Thomas Trotter (organ)
10.00 Zemlinsky Humoresque (Etude for wind quintet) Con Amore
10.40 Bach Cantata No 56: Ich Will den
Kreuzstab Gerne Tragen Klaus Mertens (baritone), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
11.50 Dvorak The Noonday Witch, Op 108 Czech PO, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Producer Geraldine Marshall
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Gian Carlo Menotti is best known as a composer of hugely successful operas written in America in the fifties and sixties, including The Consul and Amahl and the Night Visitors - the first opera written for television. In 1958 he founded the Spoleto Festival which he still helps to run. He was the lover of Samuel Barber and together they were lionised by American society-the Kennedys, Monroe and Callas were all friends. Now living in Scotland, Menotti talks candidly to Michael White about his life and music and gives exclusive access to his correspondence.
Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from the Wigmore Hal London. Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Brahms Madchenlied ; Das Madchen Spricht; Madchenfluch
Ravel Histoires Naturelles
Dvorak Love Songs, Op83(R)
King's College Choir, Cambridge
The choir has had an association with the BBC since it first broadcast on radio in 1928. Hilary Finch explores recordings from the BBC archives and interviews with directors of music David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury. Plus performances of Byrd, Haycomplaynt and a BBC commission by Stephen Dodgson , Tis Almost One.
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Light music for the festive season, including more highlights from a concert given earlierthis month at the Royal Festival Hall, London, by the King's
Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Brian Kay.
Rarely can a composer have made a more inspired choice of text than
Benjamin Britten when he chose Christopher Smart's Rejoice in the Lamb. Chris de Souza explores Britten's cantata, with the help of the BBC Singers under James Morgan , with Richard Pearce (organ).
Politics needs rescuing as pessimism about its role and purpose increases.
Does a saviour lie in Michael Oakeshott: the quintessential English pragmatist?
Notionally influential for his conservative thinking, his doctrines of natural orders and civil society have echoes fortoday's environmentalists and communitarians.
In the centenary month of Oakeshott's birth, David Walker explores the values and beliefs which motivated this profound English thinker about politics, and what they tell us about the continuing paradoxes of politics and national life.
By Linda Smith , Fiona Shaw , Tom Kelly , Katie Hims , Lavinia Murray , Parv Bancil , Kathryn Hunter and John Mortimer. An evening in celebration of Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, recorded at Wilton's Music Hall in London's East End on 30 November. Using the Hogarth paintings as inspiration, this extraordinary collection of writing talents present eight contemporary, funny, poignant and downright strange slices of eccentricity. With music from acclaimed musician/composer Harvey Brough. Director Kate Rowland
Paul Guinery introduces the first of two choral highlights from this year's Proms. This concert marked the 200th anniversary of Haydn's late masterpiece The Seasons, a setting of the pastoral epic of 1726-8 by James Thornton.
Simone Nold (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Neal Davies (bass),
Wiener Singakademie , Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, conductor Helmuth Rilling Haydn The Seasons (R)
Debussy String Quartet in G minor (R)
Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a unique mix of musical styles and influences, including a concert recording of Solaris, a supergroup consisting of Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell , Harold Budd , Jaki Liebezeit and Graham Haynes. E-MAIL: email@example.com
With Jill Anderson.
Vaino Haapalainen Lemminkainen
Overture 12.10 Mendelssohn Venetian
Boat Song, Op 30 No 6 12.15 Dvorak Serenade in E flat for strings, Op 22
12.45 Frano Parac Sarabande for
Orchestra 1.00 A recording of Paul Constantinescu 's Nasterea Domnului
(Byzantine Christmas Oratorio) recorded at the Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, on 22 December 2000.
2.15 Imants Zemzaris The Light Springs
2.20 Marjan Mozetlch Fantasia sul un
Linguaggio 2.40 Wldor Organ Symphony No 6 in G minor, Op 42 No 2
3.10 Ludwig Thuille Sextet in B flat for piano and wind quintet. Op 6
3.40 Schubert 12 Ecossaises, 0299
3.45 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse Symphony No 6 in C minor
4.15 Johann Vierdanck Sonata a 4 4.20 Telemann Flute Concerto in D
4.30 Brahms Prelude and Fugue in G minor
4.40 Bartok Rhapsody No 1 for violin and orchestra 4.50 Biber Sonata XII a 8 (Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Serviente)
Benjamin Godard Berceuse de Jocelyn 5.05 Bach Andante (Solo Violin
Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003) (arrfor piano) 5.15 Armas Jarnefelt Korsholma
5.30 Sibelius, arr Taubmann Malinconia , Op 20 5.45 Janez Gregorc Sans Respirer , sans Soupir 5.55 Lehar Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz (Das Land des Lachelns)
Benjamin Godard Berceuse De