With Stephanie Hughes , including Grieg Holberg Suite
ECO, conductor Raymond Leppard
6.47 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Gil Shaham (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.04 Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.49 Warlock Capriol Suite Nash Ensemble, conductor Martyn Brabbins
8.05 Rossini Overture: La
BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
8.42 Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka"
Maurizio Pollini (piano) Editor Andrew Lyle
Peter Hobday features Strauss tone poems and Mozart string quintets. CPE Bach Symphony in D, Wql83 No
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
9.11 Strauss Don Juan
Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.27 Mozart String Quintet in D, K593 Arthur Grumiaux and Arpad Gerecz (violins), Georges Janzer and Max Lesueur (violas), Eva Czako (cello) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs
With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Verdi Overture: Nabucco
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Guido Ajmone-Marsan
10.05 Gurney Severn Meadows Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
10.10 Praetorius Singt und Klingt BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.15 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388
10.40 Stephen Gibson Spirit of Youth BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Lionel Friend
10.55 Schubert Shepherd on the Rock Margaret Price (soprano), Jack Brymer (clarinet), James Lockhart (piano)
11.10 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.50 Anon There Is No Rose
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
11.55 Gumey Prelude in A minor Alan Gravill (piano) Producer Gwawr Owen
In recent years, light music has undergone a welcome renaissance. John Toal surveys the repertoire, from salon music by Elgar, through the golden age of Eric Coates and Haydn Wood , up to the present day and the music of Malcolm Arnold and Richard Rodney Bennett. Eric Coates Overture: The
LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
Anthony Collins Vanity Fair RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Haydn Wood Variations on a Once-
Popular Humorous Song Slovak RSO, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Elgar Salut damour
Nigel Kennedy (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Peter Pettinger (piano)
Charles Williams The Devil's Galop
Ronald Hammer Changing Mood No 2 Vivian Ellis Coronation Scot
Radio theme tunes
Billy Mayen The Jazz Master; Hollyhock The Composer (piano)
Ernest Tomlinson First Suite of English Folk Dances Slovak RSO, conducted by the Composer Producer Terry Black
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5
Chopin Nocturnes: in B, Op 9 No 3; in C sharp minor, Op 27 No I Liapunov Lesghinka Revised repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mathias Dance Overture
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Joji Hattori (violin)
Copland Suite: Billy the Kid Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts) Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Five programmes about nursery rhymes.
1: Humpty Dumpty. This riddle and rhyme about an egg has many
European cousins. David Holt reads the conjectures of Victorian scholars, with music from the Broadside Band.
Producer Vicky Whitaker
Next programme tomorrow 1.55pm
The first of three recitals by pianist Malcolm Binns. Stephen Plaistow talks to him about the relationship between the two composers.
Clementi Piano Sonata in F minor,
Op 13 No 6
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3
Next programme Christmas Eve 4pm
With a new five-part series of Turns of the Century starting on Friday, here is another chance to hear four earlier programmes celebrating great comedy performers. Today Roy Hudd looks at Max Miller. Repeat
The first of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Ileana Cotrubas talks about Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, using the recording she made with the Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlos Kleiber. Repeat
Highlights from this year's series.
Gone Fishing. Gordon Stewart presents songs with an angling theme. Repeat
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire
In the first of five programmes this week, Adrian Jack visits one of England's great Norman churches. Guest Stephen Farr plays music appropriate to the organ, built in 1858. Producers Antony Pitts and Michael Bacon. INFORMATION: for more details write to
In Country Churches, BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA
To celebrate the bicentenary of Donizetti's birth, Gordon Stewart introduces a performance given last week at the Royal Festival Hall, London, by the Royal Opera. The work tells of a daughter's journey on foot from Siberia to Moscow to win her father's release from unjust exile. Sung in Italian.
Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi
Accustomed to loneliness, Paul accepts Frank's invitation for Christmas lunch.
Over five programmes this week, Paul Durcan reads his book-length poem that sets out a funny and poignant vision of Christmas. Producer David Hunter
My Kind of Song: Victoria Wood lain Burnside meets singer and comedian Victoria Wood.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall interview techno outfit Coldcut. Producer Philip Tagney
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Humphrey Carpenter and Sir Edward Downes.
Autumn; Toccata, Op 11; The White Swan, Op 7 No 1; Sarcasms, Op 17 Nos 1 and 2; Sinfonietta, Op 5 Repeated from last Monday
With Digby Fairweather. This week's programmes feature the Jacques Loussier Trio with interpretations of Bach and Vivaldi. Tonight, Spring from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Producer Terry Carter
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tenor Peter Schreier and Alexei
Lubimov (piano) perform lieder by Mendelssohn and Brahms
2.10 La Scala Philharmonic/Riccardo Muti Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor Eigar
Overture: Alassio (In the South) Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No 2
3.40 Albeniz Iberia (Books
1-4) Guillermo Gonzalez (piano)