7.00-8.00: Brahms Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, Op 29No La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale , director Philippe Herreweghe
Glinka Souvenir d'une Nuit d'Eté a Madrid
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
8.00-9.00: The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV854 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) Colin Tilney (clavichord) Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Nicholas Daniel , Julius Drake (piano)
9.00-10.00: Beethoven Overture: Coriolan COE , conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Handel Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 7 No 3 Bob van Asperen , Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
As the longest night approaches, lain Burnside wrestles with trolls and hobgoblins, sprinkling enchantment with fairy-tale music, including Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau and Schumann's
Marchenbilder, as well as works by Sondheim and Medtner. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Berkeley is joined by actress Claire Bloom , whose stage roles have included Blanche in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and Alison in John Osborne 's Look Back in Anger. On TV she memorably appeared as Lady
Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited. Music is central to her life, and her choices reveal a passion for opera, alongside Alfred Brendel performing Schubert, cellist Henrich Schiff playing Bach, and the end of Schoenberg's Transfigured Night.
With harpsichordist, organist and conductor
Masaaki Suzuki , musical director of Bach Collegium Japan. His interpretations of Bach, in particular the cantatas, have received great acclaim.
Catherine Bott talks to him about his musical education, his approach to composers such as Bach, and the importance and impact of his
Christian faith on his work. Music includes works by Bach, Monteverdi and Zelenka. Producer Rebecca Bean
To mark the beginning of the Saturday-night Opera on 3 season from New York,
Chi-Chi Nwanoku introduces opera highlights requested by listeners. Her selection features Met performers past and present, and guest requester
Paolo Gavanelli pays tribute to a fellow Italian baritone who trod the boards there.
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Live from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Introit: A Spotless Rose (Howells). Responses: Philip Moore. Office Hymn: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry Winchester New). Psalms: 48,49 (How, Bertalot). First Reading: 1 Samuel 2, vvl-10. Canticles: Hereford Service (Richard Lloyd ).
Second Reading: John 1, vv19-28. Anthem: The Clouded Heaven (Judith Bingham ). Final Hymn: Lord, Save Thy World (West Loatmead). Advent antiphons: 0 Rex Gentium; 0 Emmanuel (Bob Chilcott ). Organ Voluntary: Toccata on Veni
Emmanuel (Andrew Carter ). Director of music Judy Martin. Assistant director of music Tristan Russcher.
To introduce the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's season - The Romantic, the Revolutionary and the Rebel - the orchestra is joined by presenter Stephen Johnson and violinist Ernst Kovacic to explore Ligeti's Violin Concerto. And Jennifer Martin investigates a BBCSSO learning programme based on another challenging work by the composer: his Chamber Concerto. See also Performance on 3 on Tuesday at 7pm
Renaissance specialist Peter Phillips explains why polyphony upset the Church authorities and how, after the Council of Trent, composers got round its demands for simplicity in music. With recorded examples by the BBC Singers. Plus news from
Philip Ledger, fresh from the British premiere of his Requiem. Introduced by Aled Jones.
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter electrified audiences when it was first performed in 1965, and has quickly established itself as a modern classic. In this production for BBC Radio, Harold Pinter himself takes on the role of Max, the head of the Hackney family to which a professor and his wife return one night from America. There, among the memories and the shadows of the past. and the realities of the present, a compelling drama unfolds.
Producer Martin Smith ; Director Thea Sharrock
The urge to make music is rooted deep in human nature, but why it arose in the first place is a hotly debated question, one that divides the scientific community. Is music a useless by-product of evolution, as cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says? Or is it a vitally important faculty that helped humanity to flourish, as archaeologist Steven Mithen and many others believe? Ivan Hewett goes in search of the answer, drawing on evidence ranging from palaeolithic cave settlements to laboratory studies of infants' musical abilities. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Nicholas Farrell and Miriam Margolyes conjure up words on magic from Shakespeare, Pushkin, Martin Feinstein , Chaucer, Derek Walcott and Keats. With music by Wagner. Mendelssohn, Tippett and others. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
1685 is sometimes considered to be an annus mirabilis, because it was the birth year of Handel, Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. Catherine Bott explores the musical world into which the trio were born. Music includes works by Purcell, Corelli, Bononcini and Lully. Producer Rebecca Bean
With Susan Sharpe. Bach Mass in B minor, BWV232 Soloists, Arsys Bourgogne Chorus, Concerto Koln, conductor Pierre Cao 2.45 Chopin Preludes, Op 28: No 1 in C; No 2 in A minor: No 3 in G; No 4 in E minor: No 5 in D
2.52 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen,
Op 20 3.02 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor 3.41 CPE Bach Quartet No 3 in G, Wq95 4.00 Brahms Prelude and Fugue in G minor 4.08 Martinu String Sextet
4.25 Mozart Abendempfindung, K523 4.30 Svendsen Romance in G, Op 26 4.39 Richard Rodney Bennett
Aubade 4.52 Stravinsky Three Pieces for string quartet
5.00 Juon Fairy Tale in A minor, Op 8 5.05 Mozart
Mentre Ti Lascio, 0 Figlia, K513 5.14 Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir) 5.38 Wikander Forvarskvall 5.43 Saizedo Variations sur un Theme dans te Style Ancien, Op 30
5.53 Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3
6.20 Corelli Sonata in D for trumpet, two violins and continuo 6.26 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2, Op 102
6.47 Anon Istampita Parlamento 6.51 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 46: No 8 in G minor: No 3 in A flat