With Martin Handley.
Charpentier In Nativitatem Domini Nostri
6.30 Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat
7.05 Hakim Fantasie on Adeste Fideles
7.30 Martin Ballade for piano and orchestra
8.10 Sibelius Five Songs, Op 37
8.40 Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite
Full details of Momingon 3's music are posted atwwwbbc. c0.uk/radi03/playlists a few days before transmission
Andrew McGregor plays complete works from some of this year's finest recordings. Monteverdi Selva Morale e Spirituale Cantus Colin, Concerto Palatino, director Konrad Junghanel
9.20 Mozart String Quartet in D, K499 (Hoffmeister) Quatuor Mosaïques
10.00 Schoenberg Piano Concerto, Op 42 Mitsuko Uchida , the Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
10.55 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Producers Mark Lowther and Andrew Lyle.
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Michael Berkeley talks to Joseph Connolly , biographer of Jerome K Jerome and PG Wodehouse , and bestselling author of seven blackly comedic novels, including
Stuff, Summer Things, Winter Breaks and most recently S.O.S, set on a cruise liner. His choices range from Gershwin and Irving Berlin to Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli and The Mikado. Repeated Sunday 30 December 3pm
In the second of two programmes from
Iran, Simon Broughton travels from
Khorasan in the east to Kurdistan in the west to meet some of the top musicians from the rural areas. These local virtuosi, though celebrated at home, are heard for the first time on radio in the UK.
Humphrey Carpenter presents this week's selection of listeners' requests, including: ' Strauss Don Juan
Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York, conductor Leopold Stokowski
Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 Krystian Zimmerman (piano)
Pergolesi Violin Concerto in B flat Andrea Keller , Concerto Koln
Producer Anthony Sellors. ADDRESS: Listeners' Choice. BBC Birmingham. B5 7QQ. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: email@example.com
In the year that would have seen
Louis Armstrong 's 100th birthday, Jazz Line-Up concludes the celebratory 12 months with a concert recorded at this year's
Edinburgh Jazz Festival. Featured guests include Leroy Jones , BentPersson, Roy Williams , Joep Peters , Bob Banard and Ken Peplowski. Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton and Stacey Kent.
Producer Keith Loxam. ADDRESS: Jazz Line-Up, Room 220. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive , Glasgow. G12 8DG. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Smith presents a "pick of the year" of listeners' requests.
Producer Felix Carey. ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London, WlA 4WW. FAX: [number removed]
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Woody Allen New Orleans Clarinet
The film-maker continues his series on the great names in New Orleans clarinet playing with a selection of recordings by George Lewis , including examples of his work with trumpeter Bunk Johnson.
Live from the Met: Hansel und Gretel
On receiving the score of Humperdinck's first opera, Richard Strauss wrote to the composer: "It has enchanted me. It is truly a masterpiece of the first order.... The opera, based on the stories of the brothers Grimm, proved to be an immediate success. Its fairy-tale story appeals to children as much as to adults, and its music continues to fascinate singers, conductors and directors the world over. During the interval Rodney Milnes continues his series Opera Snaps- a sideways glance at each of this season's Met operas.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New York Metropolitan Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras
7.30 Interval: New York Collections
Dale Petroskey , president of the Baseball Hall of Fame, shows Tim Marlow around the collection which includes Babe Ruth's locker and the Doubleday baseball, the most sacred relic of the all-American game.
7.55 Opera Snaps
8.00 Act 2
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Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K563 (R)
Fireface. By Marius von Mayenburg.
Teenager Kurt is always starting fires. He enters into an autistic conspiracy with his sister on a spree of destruction that no one can contain, least of all his helpless parents. A disturbing and compelling account of juvenile pyromania by an award-winning German playwright.
Director Melanie Harris
In the final programme of music from this year's Huddersfield Festival, Verity Sharp presents From the Grammar of Dreams: described as "a visualised concert of music", it is the product of composer Kaija Saariaho 's collaboration with the artist Raija Maika and juxtaposes six of Saariaho's existing chamber pieces with new music composed especially forthis concert. It is performed by Eva Tigerstedt, Ulrike von Meier, Anna Kreeta Turunen, Anu Komsi and Piia Komsi. Plus a chance to hear Solve et Coagula by Rolf Wallin and Alejandro Vinao's Cuaderno del Ritmo, which fuses a traditional Pakistani melody with rhythms taken from Debussy's Fetes. Christian Eggen conducts Cikada Ensemble.
With Jill Anderson. Schubert 8 Variations on an original theme in A flat, D813
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 12 in D minor Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat
2.00 Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae , K195
2.25 Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio in Dminor, Op 112.50 Mahler Symphony No 4
3.55 Biber Scordatura Sonata
4.05Serglu Natra Harp Sonatine
4.20 Schreker Symphonic Overture: Ekkehard4.35 Joseph Touchemoulin Sinfonia in B flat 4.50 Shostakovich
Festive Overture 5.10 Georg Muffat/Lully Suite for orchestra 5.20 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in A flat. Op 72 No 8 5.30 Kalman Wenn Es Abend Wird (Graf in Mariza) 5.40 Undley Evans, art I Goodman Idyll 5.50 Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride