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Nuremberg, Sofia, Copenhagen and Frankfurt

Ian Skelly continues Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of specially recorded concerts, visiting, Nuremberg, Bulgaria, Copenhagen and Frankfurt.

Ian Skelly continues Radio 3's annual journey around Europe for a sequence of live and specially recorded concerts. Part 2 includes a Bach and Vivaldi programme from Ensemble 1700, recorded at the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Then at 5pm we go to Bulgaria for a performance of Dimitar Nenov's Christmas Oratorio. The Danish contribution to the day is part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio followed by Scandinavian Christmas songs, and then to Frankfurt for Bach and Handel performed by Le Concert d'Astrée Chorus and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.

4.00pm from the German National Museum, Nuremberg
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049
Vivaldi: Sol da te mio dolce amore, from 'Orlando furioso', RV 728
Corelli: Concerto gross in G minor, Op.6'8 'Fatto per la Notte di Natale'
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63 'La Follia'
Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from cantata 'Herz und Mut und Tat und Leben', BWV 147
Vivaldi: Allegro molto from Flute Concerto in D, RV 443 (encore)
Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin/countertenor)
Emiliano Rodolfi (recorder/baroque oboe)
Ensemble 1700
Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder/director)

5.00pm from Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia
Dimitar Nenov: Christmas Oratorio
BNR Symphony Orchestra
Mark Kadin (conductor)

6.00pm from Concert Hall, DR Concert House, Copenhagen
Bach: Cantatas I-III from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
followed by a selection of Scandinavian Christmas songs performed by the Danish National Girls' Chorus
Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Wiebke Lemkuhl (alto)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Andre Morsch (bass)
DR Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Marcus Creed (conductor)

8.00pm from the Hessischer Rundfunk Broadcasting Hall, Frankfurt
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Bach: Magnificat in E flat, BWV 243a
Emoke Barath, Lea Desandre (sopranos)
Damien Guillon (alto)
Patrick Grahl (tenor)
Victor Sicard (bass)
Le Concert d'Astrée Chorus
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor)

Photo of Frankfurt RSO (c) Ben Knabe.

5 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major BWV.1049

    Performer: Dorothee Oberlinger. Performer: Emiliano Rodolfi. Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sol da te mio dolce amore - Ruggiero's aria from Orlando Furioso

    Performer: Dorothee Oberlinger. Singer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in G Minor Op.6 No.8 (Christmas Night)

    Performer: Dorothee Oberlinger. Performer: Emiliano Rodolfi. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in D Minor Rv.63, Op.1 No.12 (La Follia)

    Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Performer: Evgeny Sviridov. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No.147 BWV.147 (Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben)

    Singer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700. Conductor: Dorothee Oberlinger.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in C Major RV.443

    Performer: Dorothee Oberlinger. Orchestra: Ensemble 1700.
  • Dimitar Nenov

    Christmas Oratorio

    Singer: Gabriela Georgieva. Singer: Ivo Yordanov. Choir: Bulgarian National Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Bulgarian National R S O. Conductor: Mark Kadin.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Danses caractéristiques from The Nutcracker ballet

    Orchestra: Bulgarian National R S O. Conductor: Mark Kadin.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantatas I-III from Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV.248

    Choir: Danish National Radio Choir. Orchestra: Danish National R S O. Conductor: Marcus Creed.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Mit Hjerte Altid Vanker

    Music Arranger: Philip Faber. Choir: Danish National Girls Choir.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Mit Hjerte Altid Vanker (My Heart Roams Forever)

    Music Arranger: Philip Faber. Choir: Danish National Girls Choir.
  • Niels Gade

    Baby Jesus In A Cradle Lay

    Music Arranger: Philip Faber. Choir: Danish National Girls Choir.
  • Egil Harder

    Juletraeet Med Sin Pynt (The Christmas Tree With Its Decorations)

    Music Arranger: Philip Faber. Choir: Danish National Girls Choir.
  • Arnold Bax

    Christmas Eve - tone poem

    Performer: Malcolm Hicks. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS CHAN.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 HWV.232

    Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Orchestra: Frankfurt R S O. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm. Singer: Emőke Baráth. Singer: Lea Desandre. Singer: Damien Guillon. Singer: Patrick Grahl. Singer: Victor Sicard.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in D Major BWV.243

    Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Orchestra: Frankfurt R S O. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm. Singer: Emőke Baráth. Singer: Lea Desandre. Singer: Damien Guillon. Singer: Patrick Grahl. Singer: Victor Sicard.

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