With Penny Gore.
Blacher Variations on a Theme of Nicolo Paganini
Vienna PO, conductor Georg Solti
7.05 Byrd The Barley Break Sophie Yates (virginals)
7.45 Parry Symphonic Variations LPO, conductor Mathias Bamert
8.05 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
K186 Zefiro Ensemble
8.18 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 68 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.29 Wagner Siegfried Idyll London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
Malcolm Bruno introduces more
Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Canzonetta, conductor Jeffrey Wynn Davies
Anon Angels from the Realms of Glory Warlock Bethlehem Down
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am
With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Josef Suk , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
9.32 Rachmaninov Suite No 1
(Fantaisie-Tableaux) Andre Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy (pianos) Discs
With Chris de Souza.
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.10 Brahms Three Pieces, Op 117 Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
10.14 Purcell Jehova , Quam Multi Sunt Hostes Mei , Z135 the Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
10.21 Bridge String Quartet No 3 Endellion Quartet
10.58 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Rossini Mura Felice (La Donna del Lago)
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Patane
11.20 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
With Stephen Johnson.
3: Innocence and Experience
For Robert Simpson , as for William Blake , "exuberance is beauty." The first of his Four Temperaments celebrates it and the Second Quartet shows what happens when a high-spirited tune "runs into trouble and tries to recover itself". Finally,
Stephen Johnson introduces the recent Rute Concerto, which reveals a more mellow humour and ends with a sublime practical joke.
Sanguine Temperament (The Four Temperaments)
Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band, conductor James Watson
String Quartet No 2 Delme Quartet
Susan Milan, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm
Hamish Milne (piano)
Haydn Fantasia in C, H XVII 4
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61
With Susan Sharpe , including Liszt Harmonies du Soir
(Transcendental Study No 11) Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
Trad Indian Daytime Raga Ustad Imrat Khan (sitar), Safaatullah Kahn (tabla)
Purcell From Hardy Climes and Dangerous Toils of War, Z325
Gillian Fisher and Tessa Bonner
(sopranos), James Bowman
(countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (high tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass), The King's Consort, director Robert King Producer Peter Thresh Discs
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Fax: (0171) [number removed]
From Durham Cathedral.
Introit: The Virgin's Child
Office Hymn: 0 Heavenly Word (Verbum Supernum )
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Taylor, Ellis, Goss) First Lesson: Isaiah 45 wl5-end
Canticles: Howells in B minor
Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1
Anthem: Komm, Jesu, Komm (Bach) Hymn: Thou Whose Mighty Word (Moscow)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata in E flat (Maestoso)
Bairstow Master of the choristers and organist James Lancelot. Sub-organist Keith Wright. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am
Tommy Pearson continues his interviews with celebrity guests. Today he talks to violinist Joshua Bell.
With Jeremy Nicholas , including Arne Overture: Artaxerxes
Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman
6.05 Delibes Suite: Sylvia Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
6.30 Rubinstein Cello Sonata No 1 in D, Op 18
Steven Isserlis ,
Stephen Hough (piano) Producer Ray Abbott
Fourteen programmes exploring the symphonic legacy of Anton Bruckner a century after his death.
"Hallelujah! The Eighth is finished," wrote Bruckner to Hermann Levi. "I hope it meets with your approval." In fact, after three symphonies that escaped significant revision (Nos 5, 6 and 7), Bruckner was thrown into despair by Levi's rejection of the first version of the Eighth.
Stephen Johnson introduces a rare opportunity to hear this 1887 version in a studio recording by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gunther Herbig. With comments from Bruckner scholars, and reminiscences of contemporaries.
The Enduring World of the Innu 3: Five days from their tents and there is still no game. Pien's brother sings and plays the drum to ask the animal spirits for food.
Beethoven Rondo in G, Op 51 No 2 Alkan Sonatina in A minor, Op 61
Medtner Improvisation, Op 31 No 1 Repeat
lain Burnside introduces a recital in which the young Canadian tenor
Michael Schade is accompanied by pianist David Syrus.
Beethoven Adelaide, Op 46; An die Feme Geliebte , Op 94
Schubert Adelaide, D95; Drang in die Feme, D770; Schwestergruss, D762: Der iungling an der Quelle, D300; Der Blumenbrief, D622 Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 3.45pm
In his new exhibition Streets in the Sky, artist David Hepher makes a case for the Cinderellas of the city, but can anything be said for the towerblock in terms of urban design and planning? Patrick Wright investigates public art and architecture. Jonathan Miller returns to the theatre with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Plus The View from Abroad: every night this week, an artist commissioned by Night Waves reflects on the cultural year in their corner of the globe. Tonight's artist is Edward Said. Producer Robyn Read
Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage.
3: Laments and Celebrations
The laments from Les Muses,
George Dandin , Phaeton and Armide alternate with celebrations from Les
Amants Magnifiques, Alceste, Phaeton and Atys.
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Digby Fairweather. Part of a Martin Taylor concert, recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol last year. Revised repeat
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), French NO/Charles Dutoit.
Martlnu Symphony No 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques) Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
2.30 Organist Felipe Lopez plays music by Eslava and Garcia
3.35 Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor Bavarian Royal Symphony Orchestra/Lorin Maazel