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Presented by Richard Osborne.
Wolf Schlafendes Jesukind
Elisabeth Schumann (sop) Ernest Lush (piano)
7.08 Spohr String Quintet in E flat, Op 33 No 1 Danubius Quartet
Sandor Papp (viola)
7.40 Sullivan
Mistletoe Dance (Victoria and Merrie England )
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Owain Arwel Hughes
7.45 Sibelius En etsi voltaa, loistoa
Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
7.50 Foerster Symphony No 4 in C minor
Prague SO, conductor Vaclav Smetacek
8.34 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Murray Perahia (piano)
8.43 Anon A star was his candle
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone) Stewart Wille (piano)
Moore The night before Christmas
Basil Rathbone (narrator)
Gruber Stille Nacht , heilige Nacht
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
(mezzo)

Contributors

Presented By:
Richard Osborne.
Presented By:
Wolf Schlafendes Jesukind
Presented By:
Elisabeth Schumann
Piano:
Ernest Lush
Viola:
Sandor Papp
Viola:
Merrie England
Unknown:
Owain Arwel Hughes
Conductor:
Paul Hillier
Conductor:
Vaclav Smetacek
Piano:
Murray Perahia
Piano:
Stewart Wille
Narrator:
Basil Rathbone
Narrator:
Gruber Stille Nacht

Handel's Messiah by Nicholas Anderson. David
Nice on new orchestral releases, including Bartok from Simon Rattle and Leonard Slatkin.
Messiah conducted by Jane Glover tomorrow 1.00pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Anderson.
Unknown:
Simon Rattle
Unknown:
Leonard Slatkin.
Conducted By:
Jane Glover

Dvorak The Noonday Witch
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.30 Zemlinsky Symphonische Gesange, Op 20
Willard White (bass-baritone)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.50 Tchaikovsky Incidental music: The Snow Maiden (excerpt)
Irina Mishura-Lekhtman (mezzo)
Vladimir Grishko (tenor)
University Musical Society Choral Union
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi

Jan Smaczny has been dipping into recent operatic reissues from Supraphon and comes up with some rarities by Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek and Martlnu.
11.40 Janacek The
Excursion of Mr Broucek
(Act 1, excerpt)
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Jilek
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs Revised 3.00pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan SmacZny
Unknown:
Mr Broucek
Conductor:
Frantisek Jilek
Producers:
Patrick Lambert
Producers:
Clive Portbury
Mr Broucek:
Vilem Pribyl
Azurean:
Miroslav Svejda
Lunigrove:
Bohuslav Marsik
Etherea:
Jana Jonasova

Christopher Page and his guests Hugh Keyte and Blaise Compton explore the repertory of the English gallery carols which thrived in rural churches across the country during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
With readings from Hardy, George Eliot and Coleridge and carols specially recorded by the Lowman
Singers and Consort and by the East Devon Choral
Society directed by John Byrt. Producer Kate Bolton

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Keyte
Unknown:
Blaise Compton
Unknown:
George Eliot
Directed By:
John Byrt.
Producer:
Kate Bolton

The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India. 8: A Feast in the Temple Before festivals, temple elephants like nothing more than chicken biryani - and the beat of the drums.
Hindus and Muslims spray coloured water at each other - not war, but love.
The elephant-headed god Ganesh likes cardamon. Is life a circle or a spiral?
Series producer Matt Thompson BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail £16.99

Contributors

Unknown:
God Ganesh
Producer:
Matt Thompson
Unknown:
Leslie Forbes

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today.
As a boy, Luciano Pavarotti was inspired by the historic tenors he heard on his father's 78s and the family radio. Today he analyses the spell they still cast over him and his fellow singers and opera lovers. Including excerpts from Pavarotti's own early recordings of Donizetti's La Fille du regiment and Verdi's
Requiem, plus arias and songs sung by Caruso, Gigli, Lanza, Schipa, di Stefano, del Monaco, Kraus, Bjorling and Bergonzi - and the whole of Act 4 of Verdi's Rigoletto recorded live in 1944 by Toscanini with Jan Peerce as the Duke. Discs

Contributors

Unknown:
David Mellor
Unknown:
Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown:
Jan Peerce

Mozart's Don Giovanni relayed direct from the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Leopold Hager Act
8.00 Interval
Holiday music sung by the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Chorus.
Presented by Edward Downes.
8.30 Act 2
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU

Contributors

Unknown:
Don Giovanni
Conductor:
Leopold Hager
Presented By:
Edward Downes.
Donna Anna.:
Sharon Sweet (sop)
Donna Elvira:
Patricia Schuman (soprano)
Zerlina:
Hei-Kyung Hong (sop)
Don Ottavio:
Jerry Hadley (tenor)
Don Giovanni:
James Morris (bar)
Leporello:
Bryn Terfel (bass)
Masetto:
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass)
Commendatore:
Sergei Koptchak (bass)

Alyn Shipton introduces a solo recital by the remarkable French pianist, recorded earlier this year in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. Petrucciani was born with a crippling bone disease, as a result of which he only grew to be three feet tall. But as one commentator observed,
"once he starts to play, all curiosity about his physical appearance vanishes and you are only aware of the power and lyricism of his music". He plays a selection of standards, including These Foolish Things, Caravan, Autumn Leaves and Round
Midnight, interspersed with his own compositions. During the interval,
Petrucciani talks to Alyn Shipton about his remarkable career.
Producer Derek Drescher

Contributors

Introduces:
Alyn Shipton
Unknown:
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown:
Alyn Shipton
Producer:
Derek Drescher

BBC Radio 3

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