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With Andrew McGregor.
Charpentier Noëls sur les Instruments English Concert. director Trevor Pinnock
6.11 Schmidt Symphony No 4
Detroit SO. conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.53 Byrd Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
7.05 Daquin Noëls III and IV (Nouveau Livre de Noels)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.32 Eigar String Quartet in E minor Mistry Quartet
8.05 Rimsky-Korsakov Koliadka (Christmas Eve)
Boishoi Theatre Chorus and SO, conductor Alexander Lazarev
8.32 Bax Christmas Eve on the Mountains
Malcolm Hicks (organ),
LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew McGregor.
Director:
Trevor Pinnock
Director:
Peter Phillips
Unknown:
Christopher Herrick
Unknown:
Rimsky-Korsakov Koliadka
Conductor:
Alexander Lazarev
Unknown:
Malcolm Hicks
Conductor:
Bryden Thomson

Introduced by Bishop Jack Spong. Anglia Chamber Choir. conductor Bob Reeve
Mateo Recha the Elder Riu Riu Chiu
Richard Storrs Willis It Came upon the Midnight Clear
American trad, arr Keyte/Parrott Watt's Cradle Hymn
Catalan trad. arr Keyte/Parrott El Desembre Congelat

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Spong.
Conductor:
Bob Reeve
Conductor:
Mateo Recha
Unknown:
Riu Riu Chiu
Unknown:
Richard Storrs Willis

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Flute Quartet in A. K298
William Bennett (flute), Grumiaux Trio 9.11 Mendelssohn Six Songs without Words, Op 67 (Bk 6) Livia Rev (piano)
9.25 Weber Hungarian Fantasy, Op 35 Bernard Garfield (bassoon), Philadelphia Orchesta, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
9.34 Beethoven, arr Mahler String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs

Contributors

Flute:
William Bennett
Bassoon:
Bernard Garfield
Conducted By:
Eugene Ormandy
Conductor:
Christoph von Dohnanyi

With Mary Miller.
Victoria Kyrie (Officium Defunctorum) Magnificat. director Philip Cave
10.08 Artist of the Week:
Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Weber Grand Duo Concertant. Op 48 Richard Burnett (fortepiano)
10.27 Scottish trad The Broom of Cowdenknows (Musical Museum 1) Baltimore Consort
10.33 Strauss Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)
Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.43 Grieg Before a Southern Convent Barbara Bonney (soprano), Randi Stene (mezzo),
Gothenburg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.55 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
Hollywood Quartet
11.20 Thoumire A Christmas Irony Simon Thoumire Three
11.25 Hahn Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Stephen Coombs.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Miller.
Unknown:
Richard Burnett
Conductor:
Fritz Reiner
Soprano:
Barbara Bonney
Soprano:
Randi Stene
Unknown:
Simon Thoumire
Unknown:
Stephen Coombs.
Conductor:
Jean-Yves Ossonce

Further excerpts from the correspondence between the composer and Nadezhda von Meck , read by Alex Jennings and Anna Massey. Within days of the wedding, Tchaikovsky confesses that his marriage is a disaster: two weeks with his wife and he is close to suicide, such is the emotional agony and fear of the scandal. With music from Swan Lake performed by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. conductor Yevgeni Svetianov.
Repeated New Year s Eve 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nadezhda von Meck
Read By:
Alex Jennings
Read By:
Anna Massey.
Conductor:
Yevgeni Svetianov.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska.
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on a Bare Mountain
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 1

Contributors

Piano:
Boris Berezovsky

The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel is joined by American tenor
Rockwell Blake , the London Symphony Chorus and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Including music by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and Wagner.

Contributors

Tenor:
Rockwell Blake
Conducted By:
Grant Llewellyn.

The Music Police
Authenticity may be important in all kinds of music, but how many players run the risk of violent reprisals for straying from the rules? With the help of his band Apitos. Dave Hassell advises
Tommy Pearson on safety when playing Brazilian street music.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dave Hassell
Unknown:
Tommy Pearson

With Stephen Johnson.
2: Beethoven and Schubert
Beethoven only started writing symphonies at the age of 30. Schubert had written his ninth by the time he reached 31. John Eliot
Gardiner and Brian Newbould explore the links between the two and the birth of the great age of the Romantic symphony.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Johnson.
Unknown:
John Eliot
Unknown:
Brian Newbould

With John O'Conor. This programme features pupils of Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), who, like Liszt, studied with Czerny.
Chopin Nocturne in D flat. Op 27 No 2 Theodor Leschetizky
Paderewski Caprice in the Style of Scarlatti. Op 14 No 3
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E Paderewski Chopin Waltz in E flat. Op 18
(Grand Valse Brillante) Alexander Brailowsky
Chopin Waltz in G flat. Op 70 No 1 Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler
Arensky Waltz (Suite No 1 in F)
Ossip Garilowitsch and Harold Bauer
(pianos)
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2 Mark Hambourg
Ignaz Friedman Elle Danse; Viennese Dance No 1 on Themes of Gartner the composer

Contributors

Unknown:
John O'Conor.
Unknown:
Theodor Leschetizky
Unknown:
Chopin Waltz
Unknown:
Alexander Brailowsky
Unknown:
Chopin Waltz
Unknown:
Ossip Garilowitsch
Pianos:
Harold Bauer
Unknown:
Mark Hambourg
Unknown:
Ignaz Friedman

A performance of Handel's oratorio recorded earlier this month in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Jean Rigby
(mezzo), Neil Archer (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Huddersfield Choral Society. BBC Philharmonic, conductor Roy Goodman

Contributors

Soprano:
Yvonne Kenny
Soprano:
Jean Rigby
Tenor:
Neil Archer
Tenor:
Gerald Finley
Conductor:
Roy Goodman

If the Impressionists Had Been Dentists
A series of letters from Vincent van Gogh - the dentist - to his brother Theo, read by William Hootkins. The Whore of Mensa
Starring Jay Benedict as private eye Kaiser Lupowitz.

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent van Gogh
Read By:
William Hootkins.
Unknown:
Jay Benedict
Unknown:
Kaiser Lupowitz.
Babcock:
Michael J Shannon
Flossie:
Eve Karpf
Sherry:
Kim Criswell
Bookstore salesman:
Russell Bentley

Jeremy Nicholas introduces six programmes of music from the age of 78rpm records, including listeners' requests. Today's music includes works by Verdi, Offenbach, Schubert and Ignaz Friedman , and performances by Dennis Noble , Billy Mayerl. the Lener Quartet and Reginald Kell.
Producer Andrew Museett

Contributors

Introduces:
Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown:
Ignaz Friedman
Unknown:
Dennis Noble
Unknown:
Billy Mayerl.
Unknown:
Reginald Kell.
Producer:
Andrew Museett

Henri Duparc embraced the influence of Wagner in songs such as Elegie and Chanson Triste , while Chausson explored a more distant Germanic influence: Beethoven filtered through the teaching of Cesar Franck in his Concert in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.
Chausson Le Charme
Duparc Serenade Florentine; Elegie Chausson Concert in D
Duparc La Fuite: Chanson Triste Repeated from last Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Henri Duparc
Unknown:
Chanson Triste
Unknown:
Cesar Franck

With Digby Fairweather. Do classical and orchestral jazz make an uneasy match? Jazz Notes offers listeners a chance to judge for themselves over the next three nights and also features a classic live recording. Tonight, the Miles Davis and Gil Evans version of Concierto de
Aranjuez and the Lionel Hampton All-Stars' 1947 reworking of Stardust.

Contributors

Unknown:
Digby Fairweather.
Unknown:
Miles Davis
Unknown:
Gil Evans

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach St Matthew Passion
Netherlands Chamber Choir,
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
3.45 Carols from Slovakia performed by the Bratislava
Conservatory Mixed Chorus and the Slovak Radio Folk Music Ensemble
4.30 Christmas matins as they would have been sung in Spain and the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries, performed by the Spanish group La Colombina.

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald MacLeod.
Conductor:
Frans Bruggen
Evangelist:
Nicovan Der Meel(tenor)
Christ:
Kristinn Sigmundsson(bass)

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