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The Christmas Mystery

Frank Martin's medieval Christmas Oratorio. Presented by Catriona Young.

Frank Martin's medieval Christmas Oratorio. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Le mystere de la Nativite - Part I
Elly Ameling (soprano), Aafje Heynis (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Herbert Handt (tenor), Serge Maurer (tenor), Louis-Jacques Rondeleux (baritone), Leo Ketelaars (bass), Andre Vassieres (bass), Guus Hoekman (bass), Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

01:10 AM
Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Le mystere de la Nativite - Part II
Elly Ameling (soprano), Aafje Heynis (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Herbert Handt (tenor), Serge Maurer (tenor), Louis-Jacques Rondeleux (baritone), Leo Ketelaars (baritone), Andre Vassieres (bass), Guus Hoekman (bass), Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

01:48 AM
Frank Martin (1890-1974)
Le mystere de la Nativite - Part III
Elly Ameling (soprano), Aafje Heynis (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Herbert Handt (tenor), Serge Maurer (tenor), Louis-Jacques Rondeleux (baritone), Leo Ketelaars (baritone), Andre Vassieres (baritone), Guus Hoekman (bass), Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

02:16 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
French suite for keyboard no.2 (BWV.813) in C minor
Cristian Niculescu (piano)

02:31 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28
Polyphonia, Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor), Ivelina Ivancheva (piano)

02:55 AM
Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)
Variations on "Adeste Fideles"
Tong-Soon Kwak (organ)

03:03 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hymne de l'enfant à son reveil, S19
eva Andor (soprano), Hedi Lubik (harp), Gabor Lehotka (organ), Girls' Choir of Gyor, Miklos Szabo (conductor)

03:14 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No 35 in D major, K385. 'Haffner'
Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

03:34 AM
Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)
Concerto a quattro in forma Pastorale per il Santo Natale (Op.8 No.6)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

03:41 AM
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)
2 pieces from 'Codex de Saldívar'
Xavier Diaz-Latorre (guitar)

03:50 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Franz Liszt (transcriber)
Ave Maria, D839
Sylviane Deferne (piano)

03:57 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:08 AM
Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)
Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"
Judy Loman (harp)

04:12 AM
Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Ave Regina for double choir (MH.140)
Ex Tempore, Florian Heyerick (director)

04:24 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ketil Haugsand (conductor)

04:31 AM
Friedrich Kunzen (1761-1817)
Vinhoesten (Der Fest der Winzer) (Overture)
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Peter Marschik (conductor)

04:36 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Prelude in D flat major, Op 28, No 15, 'Raindrop'
Zheeyoung Moon (piano)

04:41 AM
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Concerto No 1 in D major (after Corelli's Op 5)
Andrew Manze (violin), Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze (director)

04:50 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Severn Suite for brass band, Op 87
Royal Academy of Music Brass Soloists

05:06 AM
Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Cantata: Lauft, ihr Hirten allzugleich (Run ye shepherds, to the light)
Wolfgang Brunner, Salzburger Hofmusik

05:16 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

05:45 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Pour le piano
Beatrice Rana (piano)

05:59 AM
Tore Bjorn Larsen (b.1957)
Tre rosetter
Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum (director)

06:13 AM
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
A Winter's tale , Op 9
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Vasata (conductor)

6 hours

Music Played

  • Frank Martin

    Le mystere de la Nativite - Part I

    Singer: Elly Ameling. Singer: Aafje Heynis. Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Singer: Herbert Handt. Singer: Serge Maurer. Singer: Louis-Jacques Rondeleux. Singer: Leo Ketelaars. Singer: Andre Vassieres. Singer: Guus Hoekman. Choir: Groot Omroepkoor. Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Jean Fournet.
    • NLNPB.
  • Frank Martin

    Le mystere de la Nativite - Part II

    Singer: Elly Ameling. Singer: Aafje Heynis. Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Singer: Herbert Handt. Singer: Serge Maurer. Singer: Louis-Jacques Rondeleux. Singer: Leo Ketelaars. Singer: Andre Vassieres. Singer: Guus Hoekman. Choir: Groot Omroepkoor. Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Jean Fournet.
    • NLNPB.
  • Frank Martin

    Le mystere de la Nativite - Part III

    Singer: Elly Ameling. Singer: Aafje Heynis. Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Singer: Herbert Handt. Singer: Serge Maurer. Singer: Louis-Jacques Rondeleux. Singer: Leo Ketelaars. Singer: Andre Vassieres. Singer: Guus Hoekman. Choir: Groot Omroepkoor. Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Jean Fournet.
    • NLNPB.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French suite for keyboard no.2 (BWV.813) in C minor

    Performer: Cristian Niculescu.
    • ROROR.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28

    Performer: Ivelina Ivancheva. Choir: Polyphonia. Conductor: Ivelin Dimitrov.
    • BGBNR.
  • Marcel Dupré

    Variations on "Adeste Fideles"

    Performer: Tong-Soon Kwak.
    • KRKBS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hymne de l'enfant à son reveil, S19

    Performer: Hedi Lubik. Performer: Gábor Lehotka. Singer: Eva Andor. Choir: Girls' Choir of Gyor. Conductor: Miklos Szabo.
    • HUMR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 35 in D major, K385. 'Haffner'

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DKDR.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Concerto a quattro in forma Pastorale per il Santo Natale (Op.8 No.6)

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Jeanne Lamon.
    • CACBC.
  • Santiago de Murcia

    2 pieces from 'Codex de Saldívar' [c.1732]

    Performer: Xavier Díaz-Latorre.
    • ESCAT.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ave Maria, D839

    Performer: Sylviane Deferne.
    • CACBC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056

    Performer: Angela Hewitt. Orchestra: CBC Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CACBC.
  • Carlos Salzedo

    Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"

    Performer: Judy Loman.
    • CACBC.
  • Michael Haydn

    Ave Regina for double choir (MH.140)

    Choir: ExTempore. Director: Florian Heyerick.
    • BEVRT.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ketil Haugsand.
    • NONRK.
  • Friedrich Kunzen

    Vinhoesten (Der Fest der Winzer) (Overture)

    Ensemble: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Marschik.
    • DKDR.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28, No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Zheeyoung Moon.
    • PLPR.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto No 1 in D major (after Corelli's Op 5)

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • GBBBC.
  • Edward Elgar

    Severn Suite for brass band, Op 87

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Brass Soloists.
    • GBBBC.
  • Michael Haydn

    Cantata: Lauft, ihr Hirten allzugleich (Run ye shepherds, to the light)

    Ensemble: Wolfgang Brunner. Ensemble: Salzburger Hofmusik.
    • DEWDR.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • NONRK.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pour le Piano

    Performer: Beatrice Rana.
    • GBBBC.
  • Tore Bjorn Larsen

    Tre rosetter [Three Rosettes]

    Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
    • DKDR.
  • Josef Suk

    A Winter's tale [Pohadka zimniho vecera], Op 9

    Orchestra: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Vašata.
    • CZCR.

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