with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 551)
Peter Hurford (organ)
Humoreske in B flat, Op 20 Ruth Geiger (piano)
Brahms Alto Rhapsody , Op 53
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Producer Piers Burton-Page
A personal look ahead to the coming week's programmes on Radio 3 with Rodney Milnes , presenter of The Essential Guide to Plot Devices on Mondays at 12 noon.
Following the success of previous days devoted to Mozart and Monteverdi, the European Broadcasting Union celebrates Christmas with a day-long sequence in which 14 different countries offer a taste of their own Christmas traditions. The day reflects a wide diversity of styles and periods, from the ancient Christmas music of the Holy Land to Slovak folk carols, and from the traditional Sami music of Lapland to Spanish flamenco.
Andrew Lyle introduces the first part of the day in London, and hands over to Anthony Burton at 1.00pm. There will also be Christmas readings throughout the day by Imogen Stubbs and Robert Hardy.
A selection of music reflecting the diverse and ancient Christmas traditions of the Holy Land, recorded in churches in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth.
Czech Christmas music from the 14th century to the present day, performed in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Husovice.
Members of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kantilena Children's Choir are conducted by Ivan Sedlacek in medieval chants, baroque motets and contemporary sacred works by Zdenek Pololanik and Frantisek Emmert.
La Nascita del Redentore (The Birth of the Redeemer), an oratorio by the 18th-century opera composer Pasquale Anfossl, performed by Ensemble Seicentonovecento, conducted by Flavio Colusso , with soloists Anna Maria Ferrente and Maria Dragoni (sopranos) and Luigi Pastore (tenor).
From the Oude Kapel in Brussels, Flemish baroque sonatas and motets performed by the Flemish Radio Choir, soprano Kathelijne Van Laethem and Musica Antiqua Koln, directed by Reinhard Goebel.
Composers include Benedictus Buns, Philippus Van Wichel and Jan Baptist Verrijt.
A mixed programme, with the Choir of the East Helsinki Music Institute performing Finnish carols and Christmas songs under conductor Iris Sundberg in Helsinki's Kallio Church - while from the shores of the Inari Lake in Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle, two Sami girls perform some of their own traditional Christmas music.
At the organ of the church of Sao Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Joaquim Simoes da Hora plays music in honour of the Virgin by Arauxo, Coelho and other Portuguese composers.
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A concert from St Paul's Church, Copenhagen.
The Danish Radio Choir, Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra under conductors Stefan Parkman and Roman Zeilinger perform traditional Danish Christmas music and songs, along with the overture to August Enna's opera The Little Match Girl and a Christmas Cantata composed in 1818 by Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse.
Christmas music spanning five centuries - including works by Schutz, Bach and Reger - sung by the choir of Bach's own church, St Thomas's in Leipzig, under their conductor Georg Christoph Biller.
French baroque noëls for voices and instruments, performed in the church of Saint-Gervais in Paris by two children's choirs and the organist Georges Guillard.
Polish songs and carols from Renaissance and more recent times, performed by the Ars Nova Instrumental Ensemble, II Canto da Camera Vocal Ensemble and the traditional Jan Karpiel Band.
Slovak Christmas music, including traditional folk music and carols in recent arrangements, performed by the Chamber Chorus of the Slovak Folk Artistic Ensemble and the Slovak Radio Folk Instruments Orchestra, conducted by Miroslav Smid.
Live from Cambridge, the Choir of King's College is conducted by Stephen Cleobury in Tallis's Mass: Puer natus est nobis, verses from Byrd's Gradualia and Robert Parsons's motet Ave Maria.
The Allegri Quartet perform two Christmas-inspired chamber works in the Vredenburg in Utrecht: the String Quartet No 1 of 1919 by Bernard van den Sigtenhorst-Meyer and the Flute Quintet of 1903 by Jan Brants Buys, in which they are joined by the flautist William Bennett. Plus music for carillon.
Theo Brandmuller plays Messiaen's great organ cycle for the Christmas season, La Nativité du Seigneur, in St Ludwig's Church, Saarbrucken.
A festive end to the day with a selection of flamenco music for Christmas from the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
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A special birthday concert given by the Chamber Group of Scotland at Glasgow's Tramway Theatre.
The composer and Mary Miller present the music, including
Triptych (first broadcast) Roger Heaton (clarinet)
Graeme McNaught (piano) Atta (first broadcast) Robert Irvine (cello) Producer Simon Lord