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01Through The Night20131224

In Massenet's Christmas Opera Jean uses his circus skills to celebrate the Nativity - Juggling for Jesus - much to the dismay of his more learned and pious colleagues. Jean Fournet conducts this 1985 performance from the archives of Netherlands Radio.

12:31 AM

Massenet, Jules (1842-1912); Maurice Lena (librettist) (early c.20th)

Le jongleur de Notre-Dame; Act I

Gerard Garino (tenor: Jean (le jongleur)),

Bruno Laplante (baritone: Boniface),

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone: Le Prieur),

Ad van Baasbank (tenor: Poet-monk),

Math Dirks (baritone: Painter-monk),

Bernard Kuysen (baritone: Musician-Monk),

David Shapero (bass: Sculptor-Monk),

The Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir,

Jean Fournet (conductor)

1:01 AM

Massenet, Jules (1842-1912

Le jongleur de Notre-Dame; Act II

cast as above

1:30 AM

Massenet, Jules (1842-1912)

Le jongleur de Notre-Dame; Act III

1:56 AM

Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)

Litanies à la Vierge Noire version for women's voices and organ (1936)

La Gioia

2:05 AM

Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)

Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor (Op.33)

Anatoli Krastev (cello); Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vassil Kazandjiev (conductor)

2:26 AM

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Vocalise en forme de Habanera

Eir Inderhaug (soprano); Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Antoni Ros-Marbà (conductor)

2:31 AM

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland ? chorale-prelude for organ (BWV.661)

Bine Katrine Bryndorf (Organ of Hjertling Church, Jutland)

2:34 AM

Prokofiev, Sergey (1891-1953)

Symphony No.1 in D major (Op.25), 'Classical'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Karel Ancerl (conductor)

2:48 AM

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Children's Corner

Roger Woodward (piano)

3:06 AM

Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)

Grand duo concertant for clarinet and piano (Op.48)

Joaquín Valdepeñas (clarinet), Patricia Parr (piano)

3:25 AM

Bernat Vivancos (b.1973)

Messe aux sons des cloches

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava (conductor)

3:39 AM

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)

Symphony No.27 in G major

Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Vilmos Tatrai (leader)

3:51 AM

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Overture ? Candide

BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

3:57 AM

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Sonata for keyboard (K.576) in D major

Jonathan Biss (piano)

4:12 AM

Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich (1865-1936)

Concert waltz for orchestra No.2 in F major (Op.51)

CBC Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama (conductor)

4:21 AM

Dupré, Marcel (1886-1971)

Variations on 'Adeste Fideles'

Tong-Soon Kwak

4:31 AM

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)

Hodie Christus natus est

Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, Hannaford Street Silver Band , Edward Moroney (organ), John Rutter (conductor)

4:34 AM

Tartini, Giuseppe (1692-1770)

Trumpet Concerto in D major

Stanko Arnold (trumpet), Slovenian Soloists, Marko Munih (conductor)

4:45 AM

Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)

Nocturne in E flat minor (Op.33 No.1)

Stéphane Lemelin (piano)

4:53 AM

Vierne, Louis (1870-1937)

Clair de lune ? No.5 from Pieces de fantaisie: suite for organ no.2 (Op.53)

Stanislas Deriemaeker (Schijen organ in the Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp)

5:03 AM

Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713)

Concerto grosso (Op.6 No.8) in G minor 'per la notte di Natale' )

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Roy Goodman (conductor)

5:19 AM

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Rosamunde: Overture (D.644)

5:29 AM

A Child is born

5:38 AM

Vanhal, Johann Baptist (1739-1813)

Concerto for 2 bassoons

Kim Walker and Sarah Warner Vik (bassoons), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Arvid Engegaard (conductor)

6:00 AM

Buchbinder, Rudolf (b. 1946)

Paraphrase on J. Strauss

Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

6:05 AM

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (L. 137)

Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute), Jon Sønstebø (viola), Sidsel Walstad (harp)

6:23 AM

Anon (arr. Praetorius, Michael c.1571-1621)

En Rose så jeg skyde (I saw a rose spring forth) (text by Laub and U. Hansen)

Paul Høxbro (recorder), Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum (director) (with unidentified triangle player)

6:26 AM

Praetorius, Michael (c.1571-1621)

In dulci jubilo

Paul Høxbro (recorder) Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum (director) (with unidentified tabor player).

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Including a performance of Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ given in St Denis, Paris.

12:31 AM

Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)

L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25 - Part 1

Stéphanie D'Oustrac (mezzo) Mary;

Stèphane Degout (baritone) Joseph;

François Lis (bass) Herod;

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) Centurion and Narrator;

Nahuel Di Pierro (bass) Polydorus, Ishmaelite father.

Radio France Choir

National Orchestra of France

James Conlon (conductor)

1:13 AM

L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25 - Part 2

1:30 AM

L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25 - Part 3

2:09 AM

Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)

Litanies à la Vierge Noire - arranged for female/children's voices, string orchestra and timpani

Maîtrise de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, George Prêtre (conductor)

2:19 AM

Schütz, Heinrich (1585-1672)

Magnificat anima mea Dominum (SWV.468)

Schütz Akademie, Howard Arman (conductor)

2:31 AM

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

String Quartet in F major

Bartók Quartet

2:59 AM

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Sonata in E flat major K.282 for piano

Nelson Goerner (piano)

3:14 AM

Dohnányi, Ernõ (1877-1960)

Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in D major (Op.12)

Dmitri Ferschtmann (cello), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Bernhard Klee (conductor)

3:36 AM

Rosenmuller, Johann (c.1619-1684)

Sinfonia à 4

Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists

3:43 AM

Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)

Pelleas et Melisande - suite (Op.80);

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

4:00 AM

Duruflé, Maurice (1902-1986)

Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens (Op.10)

Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Evi Eespere (director)

4:09 AM

Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

Polonaise No.2 in C minor (Op.40 No.2)

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

4:15 AM

Popper, David (1843-1913)

Concert Polonaise (Op.14)

Tomasz Daroch (cello), maria Daroch (piano)

4:22 AM

Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764)

Gavotte in A minor

Alexander Romanovsky (piano)

4:31 AM

Goldmark, Karoly (1830-1915)

Ein Wintermarchen (Overture)

Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Ervin Lukács (conductor)

4:40 AM

Dinev, Petar (1889-1980)

Tropar za Rozhdestvo (Troparion of the Nativity)

Holy Trinity Choir, Plovdiv, Vessela Geleva (conductor)

4:42 AM

Ottsa i Sina and Milost mira No.7 (The Father and the Son; A Mercy of Peace No.7)

4:48 AM

Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)

Trio Sonata in A major Op.5'1

Concerto Copenhagen, Alfredo Bernardini (director)

4:57 AM

Borodin, Alexander (1833-1887)

Notturno (Andante) - from String Quartet No.2 in D

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, Oliver Dohnányi (conductor)

5:06 AM

Haydn, Johann Michael (1737-1806)

Responsoria ad Matutinum in Nativitate Domini (MH.639) - for choir, violins, and organ

Ex Tempore, Judith Steenbrink (violin);

Sara Decorso (violin), David Van Bouwel (organ), Florian Heyerick (director)

5:18 AM

Suk, Josef (1874-1935)

Pohadka Zimniho Vecera (Op.9)

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Vasata (conductor)

5:34 AM

Kodály, Zoltán arranger unconfirmed

Dances of Galanta (orig. for orchestra)

Adam Fellegi (piano)

5:50 AM

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Christus - Pastorale and Herald Angels Sing (extract)

Walter Coppola and Frankö Tünde (soloists), Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Peskó Zoltán (conductor)

5:57 AM

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)

Quartet for strings (Op.77'1) in G major

Royal String Quartet

6:17 AM

Divertimento in B flat major K.137

Orchestra Libera Classica, Hidemi Suzuki (conductor).

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Ravel's L'heure espagnole from French radio archives. Recorded in Paris in 1944.

A unique chance to hear an archive recording of Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole. This performance was given in Paris on this date in 1944 just months after the liberation of the city.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

1:02 AM

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

L'Heure Espagnole

Geori Boué (Concepcion) (mezzo)

Louis Arnoult (Gonzalve) (tenor)

Jean Planel (Torquemada) (tenor)

Roger Bourdin (Ramiro) (baritone)

Charles Paul (Don Inigo Gomez) (bass)

French National Radio Orchestra,

Manuel Rosenthal (conductor)

Mono

recorded at the Theatre du Champs Elysées, Paris on 28th December 1944

1:47 AM

Rapsodie espagnole

BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

2:02 AM

Violin Sonata in G major

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

2:20 AM

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Concerto for piano and orchestra No.20 in D minor (K.466)

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Toennesen (conductor)

2:51 AM

Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)

8 Instrumental miniatures for 15 instruments (arr. from 'Les cinq doigts' for piano)

Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

3:01 AM

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) (text Georg Christian Lehms)

Cantata No.170 'Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust' (BWV.170)

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

3:22 AM

Schoeck, Othmar (1886-1957)

Violin concerto in B flat major (Op.21) 'Quasi una fantasia'

Bettina Boller (violin), Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Delfs (conductor)

3:58 AM

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)

2 Marches in E flat major for wind (Hungarian National March (Hob:VIII:4) (1802); Prince of Wales March (Hob:VIII:3))

Bratislava Chamber Harmony, Justus Pavlík (director)

4:05 AM

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Symphony No 8 (Op.93) in F major

BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

4:32 AM

Martland, Steve (b. 1959 -2013) (text: medieval)

Three Carols

BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

4:42 AM

Andriessen, Louis (b. 1939)

Le voile du bonheur (1971)

Vera Beths (vocals and violin), Reinbert de Leeuw (piano)

4:49 AM

Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki (conductor)

4:54 AM

Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759) (ed. Dart)

Sonata (HWV.357) in B flat major

Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ - 1999 Karl Wilhelm at the abbey church Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Québec, Canada)

5:01 AM

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Preludio from Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major, BWV.1006

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

5:05 AM

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907)

Norwegian Dance No 1 (Op.35) (Allegro marcato)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton (conductor)

5:11 AM

Grainger, Percy (1882-1961)

Après un rêve (after Fauré)

Leslie Howard (piano)

5:15 AM

Gombert, Nicolas (c.1495-c.1560)

Credo a 8

BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

5:29 AM

Eybler, Joseph Leopold von (1765-1846)

Symphony in C major

Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

5:53 AM

Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet

Tinka Muradori (flute), Josip Nochta (clarinet), Paula Uršic (harp), Zagreb String Quartet (Josip Klima and Ivan Kuzmic (violins), Ante Zivkovic (viola), Josip Stojanovic (cello)

6:04 AM

Bruch, Max (1838-1920)

Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra with Harp, freely using Scottish Folk Melodies (Op.46)

James Ehnes (violin), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

6:34 AM

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Waldszenen - 9 pieces for piano (Op.82)

Stefan Bojsten (piano).