With Fiona Talkington.
With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library Rob Cowan makes a personal recommendation from the available recordings of Shostakovich's Symphony No 15.
10.30 Conductor Stephen Layton talks about the musical challenges of recording Handel's Messiah.
11.40 Disc of the Week: Schubert Winterreise Mark Padmore (tenor), Paul Lewis (piano) bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: firstname.lastname@example.org Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651
Petroc Trelawny leads a discussion about three new books: Susie Gilbert 's Opera for Everybody: the Story of English National Opera; Sjeng Scheijen 's new biography of the impresario Sergei Diaghilev , and the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten , edited by John Evans. Assessing these works are tenor Robert Tear , director of opera at the Royal Opera House Elaine Padmore, and musicologist David Nice. Producer Emma Bloxham
Robert Hollingworth celebrates Venetian composer Giovanni Croce (1557-1609), a priest and choirmaster at St Mark's. Featuring sacred music recorded by the BBC Singers conducted by Robert Hollingworth , and some of Croce's more satirical compositions for the carnival masquerades. Producer Rebecca Bean
Last Monday's recital from London's Wigmore Hall, introduced by Sarah Walker.
Silke Avenaus (piano), Arcanto Quartet Gyorgy Kurtag Six moments musicaux Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Lucy Duran joins a crowd of a 100,000 Moroccans at the annual Timitar Festival in Agadir, recorded in July. With Berber songs from Raissa Aicha Tachinouit , Saharawi music by Rachida Talal , and an appearance by Morocco's Samira Said. Producer Roger Short
This year marks the 45th anniversary of English band leader and composer Graham Collier 's first group. Collier joins Alyn Shipton to pick the key recordings from his career, from early triumphs to an album of his recent 70th birthday concert at London's Southbank Centre. Producer Alyn Shipton
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Martin Handley presents Tchaikovsky's only comic opera, his 1885 fairy-tale Christmas story The Tsarina's Slippers (Cherevichki) which is being performed for the first time at London's Royal Opera House.
In this comic fantasy the beautiful Oxana will marry her besotted blacksmith Vakula only if he finds the Tsarina's little leather slippers for her.
Tchaikovsky The Tsarina's Slippers
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Alexander Polianichko
Master of Ceremonies:
Featuring composer and writer Ergo Phizmiz's Paul Klee , a Balloon, the Moon, Music and Me - a fantastical encounter with the Swiss painter (played by Felix Kubin ). In an imaginary world of twittering machines and dream landscapes, Klee takes him on a hot-air balloon ride to the land where he "became a painter".
Laurence Crane Birthday piece for Michael Finnissy Michael Finnissy (piano)
Michael Finnissy In mense autem sexto Voces Sacrae, Judy Martin
Laurence Crane Chorale for Howard Skempton Michael Finnissy (piano)
Howard Skempton Ben Somewhen Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/James Weeks
Ivan Hewett interviews composer Simon Holt and introduces a concert of his music.
Chloe Hanslip (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Thierry Fischer
Simon Holt Witness to a Snow Miracle; Syrensong (rev version); Sharp End of Night; Minotaur Games
Alyn Shipton is joined by Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos to survey the music of bossa nova giant Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-94).
Haydn Andante with variations in F minor, H XVII 6 (Un piccolo divertimento) Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10 Usrt Piano Sonata in B minor Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 2.12 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) 2A7 Mozart 12 Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman, K265 3.01 Elqar Violin Concerto in B minor 3.49 Saar Kover Kuuseke 3.52 Bach Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor, BWV1058 4.07 Trad, arr
Sommerro Akk, mon min vei til Kana'an 4.10 Kunzen Symphony in G minor 4.27 Gottschalk Ricordati,
Op 26 No 14.30 Billings David's Lamentation (Samuel)
4.32 Weelkes When David Heard (0 My Son Absalom)
4.37 Mozart Porgi amor (Le nozze di Figaro) 4.42
Haczewskl Symphony in D 4.51 J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus 5.01 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F minor, RV297
5.09 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm See and Prosperous
Voyage 5.22 Schubert Liebesbotschaft (Schwanengesang, D957 No U; Heidenroslein, D257; Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D343 5.32 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 5.42 Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat
6.10 Clurlionis De Profundis 6.19 Cassado Requiebros
6.25 Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114
6.50 Alkan Le festin d'fsope in E minor, Op 39 No 12