The last of seven programmes. Nobody can 'really play the Mozart Concerto yet, in spite of the fact everyone can 'almost' play it after four years of study. It remains ...an act of creation on each occasion.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS/ NEVILLE MARRINER. Records
J. S. Bach 's cycle of six cantatas, each preceded by a reading from Martin Luther 's Christmas sermons.
1: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preisetdie Tage. Record
(For performers see second cantata tomorrow at 7. 00am)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW/HATTINK
Delius Sleigh Ride RPO/BEECHAM. Records
Pascha Christmas Mass in F
Schoenberg Christmas Music LONDON SINFONIETTA /THERTON Saboly, arr Tomasi Li plus sage
LA MAITRISE GABRIEL FAURE Bach, arr Stokowski Shepherds' Song
(Christmas Oratorio) LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI SO
Vaughan Williams Hodie SOLOISTS, CHOIRS.
with Michael Oliver.
A Poor Look-Out for Wenceslas: John Tyrrell explores musical manifestations of the Czechs' Patron saint.
A conversation with the harpist Nicanor Zabaleta.
The Tailor of Gloucester at Sadler's Wells: Douglas Young and Jeremy-James Taylor talk about the National Youth Music Theatre's production.
The Rise and Fall of the Programme Note: some reflections from Yan Northcott.
led by DENNIS SIMONS conducted by EDWARD DOWNES DMITRY SITKOVETSKY (violin)
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 In G minor
11.55* Edward Downes talks about orchestral touring.
12.00* Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G
(Given on 27 October in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, as part of the orchestra 's tour of Belgium and West Germany) BBC Manchester
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE-FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Mozart Serenade in G (K 525) (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) Mendelssohn
Octet in E flat. Op 20
from King's College Chapel, Cambridge
(Broadcast yesterday 3. 00pm Radio
Schumann Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op 92 Mozart Rondo in D (K 382) DEZSO RANKI (piano)
SAAR RSO/FERDIN AND LEITNER (Saar Radio recording)
Adagio in E (K 261) .
FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN (Violin) WURTTEMBERG CO FAERBER Rondo in A (K 386)
ECO/MURRAY PERAHIA (piano)
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
STUTTGART RSO/NEVILLE MARRINER Records
Danzi Wind Quintet in G minor, Op 56 No 2
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Plus virtuoso arrangements for wind quintet of music by Mendelssohn,
Rimsky-Korsakov and members of the Strauss family. (South German Radio recording)
The second of three recitals given by the great German baritone, with HARTMUT HOLL
(piano), at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in October.
A programme of Goethe settings by Schubert.
(Fischer-Dieskau sings Strauss on New Year's Day)
by JOHN BUNYAN , adapted by EDWARD SACKVILLE WEST from the stage version byw NUGENT MONCK.
Other parts played by STEVE HODSON , LESLIE HERITAGE DAVID SINCLAIR , ROGER SNOWDON MICHAEL BURLINGTON
DAVID GRAHAM , NORMA RONALD JAN EDWARDS , ROSALIND ADAMS
ALISON GOLLINGS , PETER WILLIAMS MICHAEL SHANNON , ANTHONY SMEE With music specially composed by Vaughan Williams for the 1943 radio production. DELYTH JONES (soprano) ELSA KENDAL (contralto) ROBIN LEGGATE (tenor)
CHRISTOPHER UNDERWOOD (bar) BBC NORTHERN SINGERS chorusmaster STEPHEN WILKINSON BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, led by BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by CHARLES GROVES Directed by BENNETT MAXWELL (First broadcast May 1977)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA DANIEL BARENBOIM
Seranade in D (K 239) (Serenata notturna) Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor (K 466)
Symphony No 41 in c (K 551)
(Jupiter) (RIAS Berlin recording)
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies selects some favourite poems. Producer DAVID SPENSER
The fourth of 12 programmes. The 'English art' of consort dances, including different settings of the tune 'Roland' made popular by William Byrd. PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS directed by PETER HOLMAN and MARK CAUDLE With PAUL O'DETTE (lute)
Four excursions in poetry and prose. 1: North
(Part 2 tomorrow 10.55pm)
recorded in St Paul's Cathedral Introit: Hodie Christus natus est (Poulenc); Responses (Smith) Psalms: 19 (Walmisley), 85(Parratt)
Lesson (rsv): Isaiah 65, vv 17-25 Office hymn (OBC 190): See amid the winter's snow
Canticles: Dyson in D Lesson: John 1, vv 1-9
Carols: A babe is born; I sing of a maiden; Quelle est cette odeur?; In dulcijubilo
Organ voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in c (J. S. Bach, BWV 547) Sub-Organist and Conductor JOHN scott
Organist CHRISTOPHER DEARNLEY
String Quintet No 1 in F, Op 88 MEMBERS OF THE BERLIN
PHILHARMONIC OCTET. Record