With Andrew McGregor.
Lefebure-Wely Scene Pastorale Jane Parker-Smith (organ)
6.13 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
German SO, conductor Heinz Holliger
7.05 Daquin Noels VII and VIII (Nouveau Livre de Noels)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.36 Strauss Josephes-Legende
Detroit SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Schumann Overture: Manfred
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Heinz Holliger
8.22 Haydn Mass in G (Sancti Nicolai) Judith Nelson (soprano), Shirley Minty (contralto), Rogers Covey -
Crump (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
With Penny Gore.
Beethoven Overture: Zur Namensfeier
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.07 Mendelssohn Six Songs without Words, Op 85 (Bk 7) Livia Rev (piano)
9.21 Nielsen Violin Concerto
Maxim Vengerov ,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim Discs
With Mary Miller.
Cathal McConnell Fermanagh Curves Simon Thoumire Three
10.05 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax
Sincera RV 630
Emma Kirk (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, director Simon Preston
10.22 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Ann Mason Stockton (harp).
Arthur Gleghorn (flute), Mitchell Lurie (clarinet), Hollywood Quartet
10.38 Artist of the Week:
Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Johann Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in B flat
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.56 Grieg How Fair Thou Art, Op 74 No 1
Hakan Hagegard (baritone), Oslo
Cathedral Choir, conductor Terje Kvam
11.02 Bach, arr North Suite in G, BWV1009
Nigel North (lute)
11.29 Massenet Piano Concerto in E flat
Stephen Coombs , BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
As the extraordinary correspondence with Nadezhda von Meek continues, Tchaikovsky realises that their relationship is all the better because they have never met. He is emerging from the nightmare of his marriage, but attempts to secure a quick divorce are thwarted by the martyred attitude of his wife. He still believes in his own work as a composer, but why are his friends so reluctant to acclaim his music? He longs to return to Russia but can hardly face meeting anyone. With excerpts from the opening scenes of Sleeping
Beauty played by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Mark Ermier. Repeated Thursday 2 January 11.30pm
Beethoven's heroic drama tells how. with superhuman courage, Leonore rescues her husband Florestan from unjust imprisonment by the tyrannical Don Pizarro. To do this, she disguises herself as a young man called Fidelio and obtains employment at the prison where Florestan is languishing. This performance of the opera was given last year in the Grosses
Festspielhaus, Salzburg, as part of the Salzburg Festival.
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
Antony Pay (clarinet), Ian Brown (piano), Nash Ensemble
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498
(Kegelstatt); Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
Is Latin Jazz, or Jazz Latin?
Traditional Latin American styles have been absorbed into music from early jazz to the charts.
Tommy Pearson explores the impact of this style, with music from Apitos.
Stephen Johnson traces the evolution of the symphony. 4: Mahler and Sibelius
Mahler and Sibelius seem to represent opposite poles of the symphony. For Mahler, the work represented his most personal feelings - in his third, "the whole of nature finds a voice". Sibelius's symphonies defy any easy categorisation - his seventh is the ultimate in symphonic logic, one tightly constructed and concise movement. Paul Banks and Robert
Layton discuss the differences between the two and the significance of their famous meeting in Helsinki.
John O'Conor introduces some of the many recordings made by Sergei Rachmaninov on Ampico piano rolls. Rachmaninov Elegy in E flat minor, Op 3 No 1; Melody in E, Op 3 No 3; Polka of VR; Lilacs, Op 21 No 5
Schubert, arr Rachmaninov Wohin? (Die Schone Mullerin)
Kreisler, arr Rachmaninov Liebesfreud
Anton Rubinstein Barcarolle in G minor, Op 50 No 3
Tchaikovsky November (The Seasons) Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux , Op 39: No 4 in B minor; No 6 in A minor
Rimsky-Korsakov, arr Rachmaninov The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Medieval Music for Christmastide
New London Consort: Catherine Bott ,
Helen Parker , Sally Bruce-Payne ,
Andrew King , Alistair Hamilton and Simon Grant (singers),
Pavio Beznosiuk (fiddle), Tom Finucane (lute),
Stephen Henderson (percussion),
Philip Pickett (recorder and director)
8.15 A Mllltown Christmas
Phil Smith prepares for Christmas, with Eileen Hilda and Her-from-the-Tripe-Stall.
8.35 Music for the Feast of Fools
A Guide to Some of the Lesser Ballets
A review of some of the truly lesser - and lesser-known - ballets.
Read by William Dufris , with original music composed and performed by John Whitehall. The Lunatic's Tale
The dark story of a New York doctor torn between the conflicting and yet necessary delights of two contrasting women. One offers intellect and wit, and the other provides thrills of a less cerebral kind. With Don Fellows as Dr Ossip Parkis.
Born Is the Babe
The Rose Consort of Viols and mezzo
Catherine King give a special Christmas programme with songs and consort music by composers including
William Byrd , John Bull ,
Thomas Tomkins , Antony Holborne , Thomas Ravenscroft , and readings from
Robert Southwell , Sidney Godolphin and the 1568 Bishop's Bible. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm
Jeremy Nicholas includes works by Bach, Boyce, Milhaud and Mehul, and performances by Alsop, Bourne, Campoli and Tauber.
Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3 Beaux Arts Trio
Maggie Teyte (mezzo), Leslie Howard (piano)
Duparc Le Manoir de Rosamonde Charles Panzera (baritone),
Madeleine Panzera-Baillot (piano) Chausson Viviane
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson Repeated from last Thursday
Digby Fairweather introduces Duke Ellington's 1957 Nutcracker Suite recorded by the Echoes of Ellington.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Revised repeat from yesterday 3.20pm. For service details see page 193
2.15 Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor Bamberg RSO/Gunter Wand
3.45 Carola Hohn (soprano),
Siegfried Lorenz (baritone),
Philip Salmon (tenor), Berlin Radio Chorus, Children's Chorus and Symphony Orchestra/Robin Gritton Vaughan Williams Psalm 100 John Tavener
Three Choral Works Finzi In Terra Pax
Britten Cantata: St Nicholas