With Martin Handley.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D,
BWV1067 Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
6.45 Haydn Piano Trio in C, HXV21 Beaux Arts Trio
7.00 Weber Overture: Euryanthe Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
7.44 Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
(Lemminkainen Suite) Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons
8.00 Britten Soirees Musicales
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
8.15 Rameau Quam Dilecta Sophie
Daneman and Noemi Rime (sopranos), Paul Agnew (tenor), Nicolas Rivenq
(baritone), Nicolas Cavallier (bass), Les
Arts Florissants, director William Christie Full details of Mom/ngon3'smusic are posted atwww.bbc. co.uk/radio3/playlists a few days before transmission EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew McGregor is joined in the studio by Harriet Smith , Stephen Johnson and Ivan Hewett to celebrate the Christmas season with a roundup of this year's best recordings.
10.15 lain Burnside looks at some of the Christmas offerings from the record companies and considers whetherthey are treats orturkeys.
11.20 Listeners' Disc of the Year: Three readers' nominations for Discofthe Year are pulled out of a hat for a record-token prize.
11.30 Listeners' Disc of the Year:
An extended excerpt from the winning recording. www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview EMAIL: email@example.com
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Michael Berkeley 's guest today is actor and director Simon McBurney , co-founder and artistic director of Le Theatre de
Complicité, with whom he is currently touring Europe with their latest production, Mnemonic. His musical passions range from Beethoven, Chopin, Cage and Schnittke to traditional music from Africa, Spain, Japan, the Outer Hebrides and Russia.
Repeated tomorrow 3pm
Lucy Duran and Njane Mugambi introduce highlights of Oliver Mtukudzi 's recent appearance at the London Jazz Festival.
The bestselling artist in his home country of Zimbabwe, Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku", began recording in the mid-1970s and is now one of the giants of African pop.
Humphrey Carpenter introduces listeners' requests, including:
Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Martinu Nonet Czech Nonet
Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo in C, Op 34 Leila Josefowicz (violin),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
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Claire Martin presents an interview with jazz photographer David Redfern and a chance to win a copy of his latest book, The Unclosed Eye.
With Geoffrey Smith.
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Robert Crumb 's Sweet Shellac. American cartoonist Robert Crumb with a new series of 78s from his personal collection ofjazz and popular music from the 1920s and 30s. 1: The most celebrated examples of New Orleansjazzwere recorded by musicians who had already left the Crescent City.
This programme focuses on some striking pieces of New Orleans jazz recorded in the city of its origin.
IITrovatore Verdi 's drama of mistaken identity, chivalry and revenge overflows with some of his best tunes and stirring choruses.
Manrico is ayoungtroubadourwho rescues Leonora just as she is about to take the veil. Meanwhile, the brooding Count di Luna and the gyspy woman Azucena are each involved in intrigues of their own.
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Frederic Chaslin Acts land 2
7.45 Interval: Met Quiz
ThorEckert puts listeners' questions to
Stephen A Brown , Sarah Bryan Miller and Christopher Purdy. Send questions to:
Met Opera Quiz, FDR Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150, USA.
8.05 Opera Snaps
Rodney Milnes takes a sideways glance at this evening's opera.
8.10 Acts 3 and 4
Count di Luna:
Recorded at the Pittville Pump Room as part of last year's Cheltenham Festival. Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6
Ian McMillan hears a new version, commissioned by The Verb, of the Nativity in The Innkeeper's Tale. And there is a competition to keep listeners busy until The Verb returns in January-to write a description of winter. Plus an investigation of Christmas songs, sacred and profane.
In the third programme recorded at the 2002 Huddersfield Festival, two concerts are brought together for a programme full of UK premieres, presented by Alwynne Pritchard. Ensemble Recherche perform Walter Zimmermann 's Shadows of Cold
Mountain, Gerard Pesson 's Mes
Beatitudes and Concerto pour clavecin et sept instruments by Brice Pauset. And, making their UKdebut, the Kairos Quartet play Wolfgang Rihm 's String Quartet No 8, Giorgio Netti 's )place( and a new work for string quartet by Richard Barrett , a BBC co-commission with Wien Modern.
With Jonathan Swain. Tchaikovsky Violin
Concerto in D Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor 2.05 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 2.30 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor 2.55
Juoxas Naujalas Motet: Caligaverunt
3.05 Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 7
3.25 Papandopulo Trio Sonata 3.45 Bach Motet: Jesu, Meine Freude , BWV227
4.05Cesti Intorno all'Idol Mio (Orontea)
4.15 Ravel, arr Mclntyre Ma Mère ('Oye
4.35 Wolf Intermezzo in E flat
4.45 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D
5.00 Prokofiev Nocturne, Op 43 No 2
5.10 Stenhammar The People of Nifelhem
5.25 Stravinsky Concerto for strings
(Basle) 5.40 Haydn Mass in B flat, HXXII 7 (Little Organ Mass)