With Martin Handley.
Gibbons See, See, the Word Is Incarnate Paul Smy (treble), Michael Chance and Ian Jones (altos), Charles Daniels and Paul Rivers (tenors), Gerald Finley (bass), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London
Early Music Group, director Philip Ledger
6.30 Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614 Takacs Quartet, Denes Koromzay (viola)
7.05 Bach Cantata No 122:
Das Neugeborne Kindelein
Markus Huber (treble), Thomas Schilling (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor),
Philippe Huttenlocher (bass), Tolzer Knabenchor , Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.25 Bartok 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs Peter Frankl (piano)
8.05 Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6
Alan Stepansky , Israela Margalit (piano)
8.30 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noël
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Stephanie Hughes introduces music from recent concerts around Europe.
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, RV319
Fabio Biondi (violin), L'Europa Galante
9.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414 Alfred Brendel (piano), Katharine Gowers and Lucy Jeal (violins), Douglas Paterson (viola), Adrian Brendel (cello)
9.45 Dohnanyi Symphonic Minutes, Op 36 Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
10.00 Grandi 0 Quam Pulchra Es, Amica Mea Marco Beasley (tenor), Accordone
11.00 Rossini La Donna del Lago (excerpt) Orchestra del Teatro Comunale, Bologna, conductor Daniele Gatti
11.40 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Richard Hosford (clarinet), members of the Nash Ensemble
Producer Geraldine Marshall
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From the Idylls ofTheocritus and the Eclogues of Virgil , to the Pastoral
Symphony of Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle's Earth Dances and Gawain, the pastoral theme has provided writers, painters and composers with an unexpectedly rich seam. Graham Fawcett investigates its many aspects and asks some of its devotees to explain its continuing spell. (R)
Music and Art: Watteau and the French
Rococo. Christopher Cook introduces the first of five concerts given in the Great Gallery ofthe Wallace Collection in London, and inspired by some of the works of art in the surrounding galleries. Today flautist Jed Wentz and harpsichordist Carole Cerasi perform music by Boismortier, Hotteterre, Rameau, Duphly and Mondonville. The pictures mentioned in today's programme can be seen on the Radio 3 Website atwww.bbc.co.uk/radio 3
Benno Moiseiwitsch. Piers Lane presents the first of two programmes about Benno Moiseiwitsch , whose contemporary,
Rachmaninov, considered the Odessaborn pianist the greatest exponent of his works. Today's programme includes
Moiseiwitsch's 1956 performance of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Malcolm Sargent. (R)
Moiseiwitsch is featured in the series of BBC Legends CDs available in record shops
Repeated from Saturday 29 December 12 noon
A personal selection of light music new and old, presented by Brian Kay.
Stephen Johnson investigates one of Richard Strauss 's most enduring works - his Four Last Songs. Specially recorded examples, sung by Mary Plazas with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, explore Strauss's subtle word-painting and gorgeous orchestration. See Thursday 3 January 2pm (R)
Did the world really enter new age two years ago? Or was this country afflicted by millennial madness, a widespread contagion backed up with lottery cash? Dominic Arkwright looks at some of the symptoms, including the case of a plan to move a massive block of Welsh bluestone from west Wales to the Salisbury Plain. The stone is currently languishing in a security compound at Milford Haven after falling into the sea.
By Ronald Frame. An imagined account of one surprising summer's day at
Giuseppe Verdi 's country retreat. The ageing composer intends a quiet
Sunday: a siesta, perhaps a little work on the French translation of his latest opera Falstaff, supperwith his wife on the terrace, a game of billiards and a walk with the dogs before bed. But three surprise visitors disturb his plans.
Director Patrick Rayner
Another chance to hear one of the choral highlights from this year's Proms. Paul Guinery introduces the performance of Verdi's Missa da Requiemwhich marked the climax to Radio 3's commemoration of the composer's centenary.
Fiorenza Cedolins (soprano),
Luciana D'lntino (mezzo). Vincenzo La Scola (tenor), Carlo Colombara (bass), Bologna Opera Chorus, London Voices, RPO, conductor
Daniele Gatti (R)
Another chance to hear a concert from this year's Proms.
Claron McFadden (sprechstimme), Nash Ensemble , conductor Pierre-Andre Valade Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht ; Pierrot Lunaire (R)
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall play listeners' favourite CD tracks from this year's alternative music releases.
With Jill Anderson. Mozart Overture: The
Marriage of Figaro 12.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)
12.30 Schnittke, arr D Shafran Suite in the olden style 12.40 Joseph Kainz Concerto in C 1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) 2.15 Liszt Légende No 1: St Francis ofAssisi Preaching to the Birds
2.25 Berwald String Quartet in E flat 2.45 Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings, Op 48
3.15 Frederik van Rossum Three short pieces for the white keys 3.25 Stravinsky Ballet: Orpheus 4.00 Bruhns Cantata:
Jauchzet dem Herren Alle Welt 4.15 Johan
H Roman Clavichord Suite No 12 in E minor
4.25 Gaubert Trois Aquarelles No 1: Pour un Clair Matin 4.35 Saint-Saens Septet in E flat for trumpet, piano and strings 5.10
Beethoven 7 Variations on Kind, Willst Du Ruhig Schlafen in F. WoO 75 5.20 Brahms
Theme with variations (String Sextet in B flat, Opl8)5.30 Stanford TheBlueBird, Opll9 No 3 5.40 Armas Jamefelt Lyric Overture
5.50 Jose Marin No Pianse Manguilla Ya