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Episode 1

Through the Night, Joyeux Noel Episode 1 of 3

6 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 December 2013

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
cast as above

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
Bernat Vivancos [b.1973]
A Child is born
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava (conductor)

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
Debussy, Claude [1862-1918]
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).

Music Played

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