With Paul Guinery , including a selection from Schumann's Six
Studies, Op 56, performed by Thierry Mechler (organ) at 7.05, 7.20, 7.34,
8.15 and 8.47.
Byrd Ave Maris. Gratia Plena
BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
7.09 Schubert, arr Fortner Valses Nobles , D969
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.27 Christopher Tye From the Depth I Called on Thee
Cambridge University Chamber Choir, director Timothy Brown
7.39 Bach Cantata No 62: Nun
Komm, der Heiden Heiland
Peter Jelosits (treble), Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Ruud van der Meer (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.00 The Four Last Things
Hell. The Rev Alan Walker considers the cost of driving in London.
8.18 Grunenwaid Overture for a Sacred Drama
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Murray Stewart
8.37 Jon Leifs Hekla
Finnish Philharmonic Choir,
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam Producer Antony Pitts
Fiona Talkington and actor
Simon Russell Beale preview the Radio 3 week.
Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.16 Howells A Spotless Rose: Here Is the Little Door; Sing Lullaby
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
9.28 Larsson Pastoral Suite
Stockholm Sinfonietta, conductor Jan-Olav Wedin
9.40 Bach Chorale Prelude:
Wachet Auf, BWV645
Simon Preston (organ)
9.46 Britten The Birth of Nicolas
Soloists, Thames Chamber Choir,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
9.49 Composer of the Week:
Prokofiev March in B flat, Op 99 Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.52 Massenet Ah! Fuyez (Manon) Georges Thill (tenor), ensemble
9.57 Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor
Malcolm Messiter , Guildhall String Ensemble, director Robert Salter
10.09 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
10.23 Kreisler, after Pugnani Praeludium und Allegro Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Marcel Gazelle (piano)
10.29 Edmund Pascha Christmas
Carols (Prosae Pastorales) Musica Bohemica , conductor Jaroslav Krcek
10.41 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
Jack Brymer , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.43 Artist of the Week:
Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Smetana Endlich Allein.... wie Fremd und Tot (The Bartered Bride) Philharmonia, conductor Warwick Braithwaite
The Swan of Tuonela
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.34 Ariel Ramirez Cantata:
Navidad Nuestra (excerpt)
Jose Carreras (tenor), Bilbao Choral Society, conductor Damian Sanchez
11.44 Albeniz Iberia
LSO, conductor Gaston Poulet Producer Brian Jackson
Ivan Hewett looks at how Christmas music has changed through the ages. Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Gordon Stewart presents the last of three programmes for which British composers have been commissioned to set a text that Schubert also set.
Today's composer is David Horne , who has chosen the Goethe poem So Lasst Mich Scheinen.
Anna Ryberg (soprano), Geoffrey Duce (piano)
Introduced by Susan Sharpe. Peter Donohoe (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
Shchedrin, after Bizet Suite: Carmen Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in 8 flat minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 1
Camelot One Christmastide
Christopher Page concludes his evocation of Christmas in the Middle
Ages through the 14th-century alliterative poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Reader Bob Peck.
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Schumann Novelletten , Op 21
Brahms Intermezzi , Op 117: Piano Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2
VS Pritchett, the writer, critic and journalist who died in March at the age of 96, was one of the great literary figures of the century.
Valentine Cunningham celebrates the life of the master of the short story. Producer Fiona McLean
Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is a fellow composer. Judith Weir is probably best known for her three operas - A Night at the Chinese Opera, The Vanishing Bridegroom and Blond Eckbert, all of which have been televised - but she is active in many other musical fields. Her own private passions range from the elegant simplicity of folk music to the intricate textures of Bach and Brahms.
Repeated from yesterday 12 noon
John Purser's play is set in the late 17th century and takes its inspiration from the old Scots ballad Mill 0 Tiftie's Annie, based on the true story of a miller's daughter who fell in love with the trumpeter at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire. The play's title comes from a work of the period by the Rev Robert Kirk about the spirit world of elves and fairies.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat
Brian Wright introduces
Louis Spohr 's settings of texts from the apocalypse, The Last Judgement, plus Mendelssohn's setting of Psalm 115, Nicht Unsern Namen , Herr.
Jennifer Adams-Barbaro (soprano), Judith Harris (mezzo),
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor),
Stephen Charlesworth (baritone), Brindley Sherratt (bass),
BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly Producer Andrew Mussett
The Tradition Is Alive and Well and Living in Peel. In the concluding part of Bob Carswell 's survey of Manx traditional music, the story is brought up to date as the fallout from the folk revival reaches the middle of the Irish Sea. With music from Mactullagh Vannin (The Echo of Man) and Clioagaree Twoiae (The Croakers of the North).
Building a Library
Rodney Milnes compares the available recordings of Johann Strauss (son)'s operetta Die Fledermaus. David Nice reviews new orchestral releases, including Smetana's Ma Vlast from Roger Norrington , Shostakovich's
Symphony No 5 from Mariss Jansons , a disc of Musorgsky from
Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, and a Weber disc from Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra. Revised repeat from yesterday 9am
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Concert Sudfunk Chorus,
Stuttgart State Opera Chorus and Radio Symphony Orchestra/Georges Prêtre, Franpoise Pollet (soprano), Francois Le Roux (baritone)
Poulenc Gloria Faure Requiem
2.15 The Bottom Line perform instrumental works by Couperin,
Marais, Corbetta, Duphly and Fbrqueray
3.30 Tine Kolbjornsen and Ellen Kristine Ugelvik (pianos) Debussy En Blanc et Noir Grieg Old Norwegian Romance with Variations, Op 51
Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos Arutjujan/Badadjanjan Armenian
Rhapsody Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C, K545