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Ruby Hughes, Robin Tritschler and Julius Drake, Christmas From Sweden

Sean Rafferty presents live music from soprano Ruby Hughes. Plus Will Gompertz's In Tune Christmas Card, exploring famous seasonal artworks: Andy Warhol's Christmas cards.

Sean Rafferty with live music from Radio 3 New Generation Artists soprano Ruby Hughes and tenor Robin Tritschler. Live music also comes courtesy of cellist Mats Lindström and pianist Henrik Måwe, who'll tell us about the Swedish tradition of 'lillejulafton', or 'Little Christmas Eve', and their concert at Cadogan Hall this week - Christmas From Sweden.

Plus, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz has nearly finished writing his special In Tune Christmas Cards which have been looking throughout the week at 5 iconic pieces of Christmas art. Today it's Andy Warhol's graphic Christmas cards of the late 1950s, images which paved the way for him to become the father of pop art.

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1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Carnaval des animaux

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Performer: Mats Lidström.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDH 55342.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah

    Performer: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Performer: Toronto S O.
    • EMI.
    • 217 6452.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtstuck D.672

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Ruby Hughes.
  • Julius Drake & Robin Tritschler

    THE LITTLE BOY THAT SANTA CLAUS FORGOT

  • Kaye

    CHRISTMAS ALPHABET

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Robin Tritschler.
  • Neil Innes

    Dear Father Christmas

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Robin Tritschler.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6`8 (Christmas night)

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-0754.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ellens Gesang 3 (Ave Maria) D.839

    Performer: Julius Drake. Performer: Ruby Hughes.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Dunedin Players.
    • Linn.
    • CKD 285.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E major RV.270 (Il Riposo - per il natale) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-0754.
  • Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist

    Jul, jul stralande jul for voice and piano

    Performer: Adolf Fredrik Music School Choir.
    • PIECD-02.
    • PIECD-02.
  • Henrik Måwe

    Improvisation on Swedish Carols

    Performer: Henrik Måwe.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Sony.
    • 48239.
  • Mats Lidström

    My Heart is in the East

    Performer: Mats Lidström.
  • Mats Lidström

    Santa's Voice

    Performer: Henrik Måwe. Performer: Mats Lidström.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse - opera in 3 acts

    Performer: Danielle de Niese. Performer: The English Concert.
    • Decca.
    • 478 2260.

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