7.00-8.00: Strauss Overture: Die Fledermaus Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Neumann
Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 79 Alfredo Perl
8.00-9.00: The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue No 5 in D, BWV874 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) Davitt Moroney (harpsichord) Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
Introduced by Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library Chris de Souza compares recordings of Saint-Saens's Organ symphony.
10.30 Buxtehude Round-up Part 1 Choral music.
11.15 Buxtehude Round-up Part 2 Instrumental music.
11.50 Disc of the Week: Bellini La Sonnambula
Natalie Dessay and Jael Azzaretti (sopranos),
Sara Mingardo (mezzo), Francesco Meli (tenor),
Carlo Colombara (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of Lyon Opera, conductor Evelino Pido
I With Geoffrey Smith. On the tenth anniversary of the death of Stephane
Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy pays tribute to the celebrated violinist in conversation with Geoffrey Smith , who also introduces classic recordings and selections from the archive. Festive radio highlights: page 232
Catherine Bott presents a portrait of Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler. A disciple of Domenico Scarlatti , Soler entered the monastery at El Escorial, near Madrid, in 1752, where he remained for the last 31 years of his life, composing keyboard sonatas, chamber music and choral works. Producer Les Pratt
A second chance to hear this concert recorded at the Wigmore Hall, London, earlier this year. Presented by Stephanie Hughes. Trio Jean Paul
Haydn Piano Trio in [ minor, HXV12 Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8
Moshe Morad visits Jordan's capital Amman to record one of the Middle East's foremost performers, Iragi singer/songwriter
Ilham Al-Madfai , who performs with his full band, as well as on his own in a more intimate setting, and chats about his love for the lost city of Baghdad. Producer James Parkin
1 Building on the success of last year's BBC
Radio 3 commission of dZf (a reincarnation of The Magic Flute), composer and trumpeter Guy Barker returns to the studio to record more of his music inspired by Mozart's operas. His current tour, entitled The Amadeus Project, showcases music written for the Mainly Mozart Festival in California and features a band that includes saxophonist Rosario Giuliani and trumpeter Byron Wallen.
Listeners' jazz requests with Geoffrey Smith.
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Hansel and Gretel
LHumperdinck's opera, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm , is introduced live from the Met in New York by Margaret Juntwait. As with many fairy tales, the story is light on the surface, but contains dark undertones. Humperdinck illustrates the story with some of his most sumptuous music. The youngsters lost in the menacing world of the forest are sung by Christine Schafer and Alice Coote , with Philip Langridge as the witch who tries to destroy them. Vladimir Jurowski conducts this new production, sung in English.
Chorus and Orchestra of New York Metropolitan Opera, conductor Vladimir Jurowski
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2/4. Royal Quartet
Sofia Gubaidulina String Quartet No 1
By Mike Bartlett. What happens to a relationship when it becomes impossible to talk? What happens when the system does not allow people to speak? Richard Briers and June Whitfield star in this provocative and touching play, winner of the Imison and Tinniswood awards for outstanding radio writing.
Producer Claire Grove
For the last edition of 2007, Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by critics Annette Morreau and Ivan Hewett to discuss the year's new music highlights.
Lucie Skeaping introduces music specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Singers with organist Iain Farrington. David Hill conducts music from the Lutheran Vesper service as it might have been celebrated in mid-17th-century Germany, including works by Schutz, Weckmann, Schein, Hammerschmidt. Scheidt and Praetorius.
With Susan Sharpe. Elqar Violin Concerto in B minor Nikolaj Znaider, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton 1.50 Saint-Sains Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Karstein Askeland (organ), Bergen PO, conductor Alexander Vedernikov
2.27 Schubert Landler, D366 (excerpts) 2.39 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Roses from the South, Op 388 2.49 Prokoftev Cinderella: Suite No 13.17 Susata Allemande; Nachtanz (Danserye, 1551) 3.20 Forqueray Allemande 3.25 Bach French Suite No 5 in C, BWVB16 3.42 Hummel String Trio in G 3.57 Jonathan Dove Figures in the Garden 4.15
Debussy L'lsle Joyeuse 4.23 Weber Wie nahte mir der
Schlummer: Leise, leise (Der Freischutz) 4.32 Byrd Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury Daquin Rondeau: Le Colin Maillard (Blind Man's Buff) 4.36 Stravinsky Octet 4.52 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice) 5.00 Kverno Corpus Christi Carol: Missa Fidei Mysterii 5.17
Klaml Symphonie Enfantine 5.33 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 Kuula Prelude and Fugue, Op 10 6.03 Bach Overture (Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066) 6.14 Haydn Symphony No 59 in A (Fire) 6.33 Strauss Love scene
(Feuersnot) 6.42 Elqar To Her beneath Whose Steadfast Star 6.47 Stanford The Haven (Partsongs, Op 127)
6.50 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 12 (La Folia)