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24/12/2012

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, a rare chance to hear Tchaikovsky's only comic opera, The Tsarina's Slippers. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 AM
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich [1840-1893]
The Tsarina's Slippers (Part 1)
Larissa Diadkova (mezzo-soprano, Solokha), Maxim Mikhailov (bass, The Devil), Vladimir Matorin (bass, Chub), Olga Guryakova (soprano, Oxana), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor, Vakula), Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (tenor, The Schoolmaster) , Changhan Lim (baritone, Wood Goblin), Sergei Leiferkus (baritone, His Highness), Jeremy White (bass, Master Of Ceremonies), John Upperton (tenor, Panas), Alexander Vassiliev (bass, Pan Golova), Andrew Macnair (tenor, Echo), Royal Opera House Orchestra , Royal Opera House Chorus, Alexander Polianichko (conductor)

1:54 AM
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich [1840-1893]
The Tsarina's Slippers (Part 2)
Cast as Part 1, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus, Alexander Polianichko (conductor)

2:51 AM
Schubert, Franz [1797-1828]
Sonata in D major D.850 for piano
Nicolai Demidenko (piano)

3:30 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750);
Nur ein wink von seinen Händchen, from Christmas Oratorio, part 6 (BWV.248)
Marita Kvarving Sølberg (soprano), The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kjetil Haugsand (conductor)

3:34 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus [1756-1791]
Sonata for violin and keyboard (K.303) in C major
Tai Murray (violin), Shai Wosner (piano)

3:45 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Symphony for string orchestra in B minor
Risör Festival Strings

3:55 AM
Delius, Frederick (1862-1934) arr. Thomas Beecham
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from 'A Village Romeo and Juliet')
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

4:06 AM
Ibert, Jacques (1890-1962)
Trois Pièces Brèves
The Ariart Woodwind Quintet

4:13 AM
Telemann, Georg Philipp [1681-1767]
Concerto Polonaise, TWV 43:G4
Arte dei Suonatori

4:23 AM
Tormé, Mel (1925-1999); Berlin, Irving (1888-1989); Martin, Hugh (b.19??)
Christmas Medley (The Christmas Song (Tormé); White Christmas (Berlin); Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Martin)
Louis Quilico & Gino Quilico (baritones), Toronto Children's Chorus, Judy Loman (harp), Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jean Ashworth Bartle (conductor)

4:31 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian [1685-1750]
Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kjetil Haugsand (conductor)

4:37 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Rhapsody for piano (Op.79 No.1) in B minor
Steven Osborne (piano)

4:46 AM
Englund, Einar (1916-1999)
The White Reindeer - Suite for orchestra (1952)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

5:00 AM
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)
Partite cento sopra il Passachagli
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

5:11 AM
Samuel-Rousseau, Marcel (1882-1955)
Variations Pastorales sur un vieux Noël
Erica Goodman (harp), Members of the Amadeus Ensemble

5:21 AM
Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826) (arr.unknown)
Concertino for oboe and wind ensemble in C major (arr. for trumpet)
Geoffrey Payne (trumpet), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halasz (conductor)

5:29 AM
Suk, Josef (1874-1935)
Serenade for string orchestra (Op.6) in E flat major
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, James Clark (conductor)

5:58 AM
Ruppe, Christian Friedrich (1753-1826)
Christmas Cantata
Francine van der Heyden (soprano), Karin van der Poel (mezzo-soprano), Otto Bouwknegt (tenor), Mitchell Sandler (bass), Ensemble Bouzignac, Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (conductor).

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