With Stephanie Hughes , including Debussy, orch Biisser Petite Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.53 Johann Strauss (son) Mein Herr , Was Dachten Sie (Die
Fledermaus) Hilde Gueden (soprano), Eberhard Wachter (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.04 Humperdinck Overture: Hansel and Gretel
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.54 Faure Fantaisie , Op 79
Susan Milan (flute), Ian Brown (piano)
8.05 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Thomas Allen (baritone), Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
8.42 Bizet L 'Arlesienne: Suite No 1
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
With Peter Hobday.
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
9.10 Anon Coventry Carol; Verbum Caro Taverner Consort, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.16 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.41 Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614
Arthur Grumiaux and Arpad Gerecz (violins), Georges Janzer and Max Lesueur (violas), Eva Czerko (cello) Discs
With Nicola Heywood Thomas and Geraint Lewis.
Bernstein Overture: Candide
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
10.05 Hoddinott Fendigaid Nos BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Simon Halsey
10.10 Wagner Siegfried Idyll London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
10.30 Geraint Lewis Tawel Nos
BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by John Hugh Thomas Aled Jones (Narrator)
10.35 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
K622 Martin Ronchetti ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.05 Gurney Snow Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
11.10 Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten
11.20 Handel Behold , I Shall Tell
You a Mystery: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Messiah)
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.35 Artists of the Week:
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
11.55 Johann Strauss (son) Champagne Polka
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky
John Toal introduces music for stage and screen.
Eric Coates Dam Busters
BBC Concert Orchestra/Adrian Boult Geoffrey Toye The Haunted Ballroom RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Martin Jones (piano), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Kenneth Alwyn Edward German Merrie England
(excerpts) Joan Bronhill (soprano), Patricia Kern (mezzo), William McAlpine (tenor), Neil Howlett
(baritone), Howell Glynne (bass), orchestra, conductor Michael Collins
Robert Famon Suite: Captain Horatio Hornblower Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
Repeated New Year's Day 11.30pm
The last of five programmes in which Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements discuss some of the outstanding CD opera issues of the year with Michael Oliver. This week, the recordings under consideration are of operas composed within a few years of each other during the 1840s.
James Levine conducts the forces of the New York Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's I Lombardi alia Prima
Crociata, with Luciano Pavarotti in the cast. Schumann's Genoveva is conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Producer Peter Tanner
Revised repeat of yesterday. Radio 4 at 3pm For service details see page 201
# Brian Kay 's Christmas Choice: p34
4: Hush-a-Bye Baby. Ancient Dutch reveals the true meaning of this rhyme. David Holt explores, with music by the Broadside Band. Final programme tomorrow 3.55pm
Dances of the victorious Polovtsian soldiers as they entertain the captured Prince Igor.
BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon Discs
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
In the final episode in the repeated series celebrating great comedy performers, Maureen Lipman looks at Joyce Grenfell. A new series begins tomorrow. Repeat
The fourth of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Leontyne Price talks about the title role in Verdi's Aida, with excerpts from the recordings she made with the Orchestra of the Rome Opera and the LSO. Repeat
Schubert and the English
Gordon Stewart introduces settings that Schubert made in German translation of words by the English poets William Shakespeare , Alexander Pope and Colley Cibber. Repeat
St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham, Norfolk In the fourth of five programmes,
Adrian Jack visits one of the great sights-of East Anglia, with its contrasting towers. Guest organist Robert Woolley plays the three-manual organ whose complex history mirrors that of the building.
Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail
A performance of Mozart's opera from the 1997 Salzburg Festival starring German soprano Christine Schafer as Konstanze, the feisty
European woman held hostage in the Middle East. Francois Abou Salem 's imaginative new production sharpens the conflict at the core of Mozart's singspiel -.the age-old clash of eastern and western values.
Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Marc Minkowski
Lunch over, Paul and Frank continue their conversation. Paul Durcan reads his book-length poem.
Christmas Cometh Early. Introduced by Anthony Rooley. The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers. perform a selection of festive music, including chant, early English carols and 16th-century polyphony.
Producer Kate Bolton. Repeated tomorrow 4pm
In the third of six programmes of 78rpm records, Jeremy Nicholas introduces listeners' requests for
Berlioz's Shepherds' Farewell sung by the Strasburg Cathedral Choir, and Turina's Rapsodia Sinfonica played by Eileen Joyce.
Next programme Tuesday llpm
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
War and Peace (Scene 1); Symphony. No
Repeated from last Thursday
With Digby Fairweather. The Jacques Loussier Trio play Bach.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Carols from King's The service broadcast on BBC2 on Christmas Eve.
2.00 Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection) Barbara Bonney (soprano), Charlotte Hellekant
(mezzo), Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
3.30 German Chamber PO/Heinz
Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger (harp) Milhaud Chamber Symphonies Nos and 5 Ravel Le Tombeau de Coupett Martin Three Dances Debussy
Danses Sacrees et Profanes Haydn Symphony No 70 in D