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Christmas Special

Sean Rafferty presents a Christmas special live the stage of the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, joined by a host of musicians to get listeners in the Christmas spirit.

In recent years, the In Tune Christmas Special has become a glittering feature of Radio 3's Christmas scheduling, drawing on some of the best performers in the classical music world. And this Christmas promises no let up in the quality as Sean Rafferty presents the show from the stage of the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House full of plenty of yuletide cheer and, of course, plenty of great music.

2 hours

Music Played

  • LIVE

    • Stevie Wishart

      Viriditas

      Performer: Sinfonye

    • Joseph Horovitz

      Sonatina

      Performer: Sarah Williamson (clarinet) Performer: John Reid (piano)

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 (2nd movement: Larghetto)

      Performer: Sarah Williamson (clarinet) Performer: Tippett String Quartet

    • Wishart

      On Christmas Day

      Performer: Sinfonye

    • Wishart

      Azeruz

      Performer: Sinfonye

    • Antonín Dvořák

      String Quartet in F, Op 96 "American" (4th movement: Finale)

      Performer: Tippett String Quartet

    • Anon.

      There is No Rose

      Performer: The Clerks

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Songs Without Words (selection) Op 19 No 1 in E [4.15]; Book 4 No 4 [2.38];Duetto in A fla

      Performer: David Owen Norris (piano)

    • Regis

      O admirabile commercium

      Performer: The Clerks Performer: Edward Wickham (director)

    • Richard Pygott

      Quid petis, o fili

      Performer: The Clerks Performer: Edward Wickham (director)

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

      String Quartet No 3 in D, Op 34 (3rd movement: Sostenuto, like a folk tune)

      Performer: Tippett String Quartet

    • Rachmaninov

      White Christmas

      Performer: David Owen Norris (piano)

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