With Jonathan Swain.
Strauss Suite: Der
Bavarian RSO/Lorin Maazel
7.27 Handel Suite No 1 in B flat (HWV 434)
Andras Schiff (piano)
7.38 Novak Serenade in D
Ukranian CO, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
8.05 Rosetti Symphony in E flat, Op 5
8.27 Franck Violin Sonata in A
Pierre Amoyal (violin) Pascal Roge (piano)
Bach's Christmas Oratorio by George Pratt. David Gutman on his own selection of new releases, including
Giuseppe Sinopoli 's recording of Mahler's Symphony No 3 and Simon Rattle 's recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No 4.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm See also tomorrow 11.45am
Schulhoff Concerto for string quartet and winds Kyncl Quartet
Brno PO/lsrael Yinon
10.38 Wuorinen A
Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky
10.57 Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
David Huckvale reviews recent reissues of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter : recordings from Moscow on Melodiya and from Prague on Praga. Discs
Michael Berkeley 's
Christmas guest is Barry Humphries , currently touring Britain under his most famous alias, as Australian housewife and superstar
Dame Edna Everage. Also an award-winning author, his early ambition was to become a painter. Music ranks high among his private passions, and his choices range from songs by Mompou, Chabrier and Villa-Lobos to a little known piece for unaccompanied cello by fellow Australian
Percy Grainger , a piece by Damase written specially for Barry Humphries ' own wedding, and Vareses Octandre.
The last of the series in which Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful young screenwriters. Larry Gross has collaborated with veteran director Walter Hill on several films, including Geronimo, a history of the great Apache leader.
Series producer Fiona McLean
Last May, Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau celebrated his
70th birthday. In this special edition, he discusses the art of lieder performance in conversation with the pianist
Graham Johnson. He recalls singers he heard as a child in prewar Berlin, reflects on his own contribution (which many consider unequalled), and talks about the singers of the future.
Producer Nick Morgan Discs
In the second of two programmes,
Tommy Pearson investigates the wealth of music written by British composers to be played by children. This week's programme features the winner of Radio 3's competition for younger composers writing music for children today and a recording of one of the best examples of the genre, Britten's St Nicholas.
With Geoffrey Smith. Discs
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Ivan Hewett looks back at the highlights of the year with Hilary Finch and Michael John White and investigates the ban on music making in Iran. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm
Mozart's popular opera about a search for Truth and Light, religious sects, attempted suicide and rape, magic musical instruments, a birdcatcher, a coloratura monarch and a slain serpent. Sung in German.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera,
New York, conductor James Levine
7.45 Pamina's Premiere
Joan Rodgers is making her debut at the Met in this production of Die
Zauberflote. She tells
Amanda Holden about her career so far and about this latest development.
8.15 Act 2
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU
Queen of the Night:
van Der Walt (tenor)
de Young (sop)
A profile of English film director
Humphrey Jennings , who died in an accident in Greece in 1950 at the age of 43. Maker of the classic First World War documentaries Listen to
Britain, Rres Were Started and A Diary for Timothy,
Jennings's life is celebrated by Denis Forman , Kevin Jackson ,
Mary-Lou Jennings , Dai Vaughan and Brian Winston , with excerpts from his films and writings.
A Colin Moffat production
Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded set by the Tsar's Components (an offshoot from the Moscow
Plus excerpts from new CD releases: pianist Keith Jarrett at the Blue Note with Gary Peacock (bass) and Jack DeJohnette
Thomas Chapin with Tom Harrell (trumpet), and a posthumous release by saxophonist Arthur .
Rhames, who died at the age of 32. Followed by:
As well as being a singer,
Cab Calloway was the most commercially successful black bandleader in America for the 20 years from 1930. In the second of six programmes,
Alyn Shipton talks to trumpeters Doc Cheatham and Jonah Jones
about Cab's residencies at the Cotton
Club, his tours around
America in luxurious comfort aboard his own
Pullman railroad car, and his European visit of 1934. Rpt