Presented by Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.008.00: Palestrina Alma Redemptoris
Mater Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
Tchaikovsky I Bless You, Forests; Sleep, Poor Friend Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semion Skigin (piano)
8.009.00: Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), Melos Ensemble Vivaldi Magnificat,
RV610a Susan Gritton and Lisa Milne (sopranos), Catherine Denley (alto), Lynton Atkinson
(tenor), the King's Consort, Choristers and Choir, conductor Robert King
With Rob Cowan. Regular features include The Innocent Ear and a Bargain Hunter
CD recommendation. Music also includes: Ysaye Violin Sonata in E, Op 27 No 6 Thomas Zehetmair
Wagner Overture: Columbus
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Alexander Rahbari
Bach Cantata No 150: Nach dir, verlanget mich Ingeborg Reichelt (soprano), Barbara Scherler (contralto), Freidrich Melzer and Brice Abel (basses), Heilbronn Heinrich Schutz Choir, Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, conductor Fritz Werner
Petr Vasks Cantabile Riga Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kriss Rusmanis
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13
(Pathetique) Ronald Brautigam (period piano) Salnt-Saens Caprice Andalous in G, Op 122 Olivier Charlier (violin), Paris Orchestral
Ensemble, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow Email your comments to: email@example.com
Andrew McGregor introduces the annual Christmas celebration from the European Broadcasting Union, with music from eight countries across Europe and North America. USA Vocal ensemble Chanticleer present a programme that includes everything from Renaissance Christmas hymns to music director Joseph Jennings 's own close-harmony arrangements of seasonal classics. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Kamer Youth Choir and Riga Chamber
Ensemble perform Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and Latvian composer Rihards Dubra 's Cantata in Nativitati Domini.
Hilding Rosenberg's Christmas oratorio The
Holy Night is performed by the Swedish Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mats Rondin. Composed in 1936, this work has formed part of the Christmas tradition for Swedish radio listeners ever since. Plus traditional carols.
3.00 Czech Republic
Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine and music by Saint-Saens and Petr Eben performed by the Boni Pueri Ensemble from St Anthony's Church, Hradic Kralove. Interspersed with organ improvisations by Jaroslav Tuma.
A selection of works by the 18th-century composer Christoph Graupner performed by Les Idées Heureuses, director Genevieve Soly , and the Montreal Early Music Studio Choir, director Christopher Jackson , at the Pierre Mercure Hall, Montreal.
5.00 Bulgaria A mix of seasonal music from the rich Bulgarian traditions of the Orthodox Church and secular folk song, performed by the Bulgarian National Radio Men's chorus, conducted by Metody Matakiev.
Zefiro Torna, directed by Jurgen De Bruyn , perform medieval and Renaissance carols and Christmas songs from Flanders, Catalonia, Spain and Provence.
7.00 Germany A concert of traditional favourites, including Poulenc's Quatre Motets pourle Temps de Noel, excerpts from
Rossini's Péchés de Vieillesse, and, of course, Franz Gruber 's Silent Night.
Michael Glaser conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus in St Joseph's Church in Munich. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
An adventure in storytelling in which each writer takes a packet of seeds as their starting point, producing a journey that travels from Beckton to Bangalore, from the bottom of a dry well to the trail of a vixen, exploring the essence of creativity. Contributors include Tim Etchells , lain Sinclair and Jocelyn Pook.
With Anne Stephenson , Mary Pook and Doug Enoch Producers Jeremy Mortimer , Claire Grove and Pam Marshall Revised
Peggy Reynolds goes in search of the grandmother of the New Age:
Madame Blavatsky , one of history's most enigmatic women, responsible for opening Western minds to Eastern thought. Considered by her Victorian peers to be both sage and charlatan, philosopher and fraud, Blavatsky was a whirlwind of inspiration, causing a century of revolutions in the arts, politics and science, entrancing everyone from Edison to Elvis.
With stops in Bombay, London, New York and Nirvana, Travels with Blavatsky removes the beguiling cloak of mystery from Blavatsky's epic writings and incredible life. Producer Melvin Rickarby
With a session by Sam Mangwana , one of the last of the great Zairean soukous vocalists.
1/5. Journeyman. Donald Macleod explores the first half of Haydn's career, beginning with a look at his earliest employers. Repeated from Monday
With John Shea.
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)
Soloists, Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm Baroque Orchestra, conductor Stefan Parkman
2.35 Barber Adagio for Strings, Op 11
2.45 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas) 2.55 Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony
(Symphony No 3) 3.30 Beethoven Piano Trio in G,
Op 1 No 2 4.00 Clpriano de Rore Da le Belle Contrade d 'Oriente 4.05 D Scarlatti Two Harpsichord Sonatas in D, Kk277 and Kk278 4.10 Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 4.25 Soderman Three songs (Idyll and Epigram) 4.30 Svendsen Carnival in Paris, Op 9
4.45 Giordano Nemico delta Patria (Andrea Chenier)
4.50 Debussy Premiere Rapsodie 5.00 Liszt Liebestraum
5.05 Cozzolanl O Quam Bonus Es 5.15 Faure Nocturne in E flat. Op 36 5.25 Mozart Ch'lo Mi Scordi di Te ... ? Non Temer, Amato Bene, K505 5.35 Josquin des Prez Coeurs Desolez par Toute Nation: Qui Belles Amours A
5.40 Suk Elegy, Op 23 5.50 Harder The Christmas Tree with Its Decorations 5.50 Bacewlcz Serenade
5.55 Szymanowski Variations on a Polish folk theme in B minor, Op 10 6.15 Andrew Huggett Suite for accordion and piano 6.30 Nielsen String Quartet No 1, Op 13