Presented by Richard Osborne.
Wolf Schlafendes Jesukind
Elisabeth Schumann (sop) Ernest Lush (piano)
7.08 Spohr String Quintet in E flat, Op 33 No 1 Danubius Quartet
Sandor Papp (viola)
Mistletoe Dance (Victoria and Merrie England )
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Owain Arwel Hughes
7.45 Sibelius En etsi voltaa, loistoa
Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
7.50 Foerster Symphony No 4 in C minor
Prague SO, conductor Vaclav Smetacek
8.34 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Murray Perahia (piano)
8.43 Anon A star was his candle
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone) Stewart Wille (piano)
Moore The night before Christmas
Basil Rathbone (narrator)
Gruber Stille Nacht , heilige Nacht
Handel's Messiah by Nicholas Anderson. David
Nice on new orchestral releases, including Bartok from Simon Rattle and Leonard Slatkin.
Messiah conducted by Jane Glover tomorrow 1.00pm
Dvorak The Noonday Witch
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.30 Zemlinsky Symphonische Gesange, Op 20
Willard White (bass-baritone)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.50 Tchaikovsky Incidental music: The Snow Maiden (excerpt)
Irina Mishura-Lekhtman (mezzo)
Vladimir Grishko (tenor)
University Musical Society Choral Union
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi
Jan Smaczny has been dipping into recent operatic reissues from Supraphon and comes up with some rarities by Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek and Martlnu.
11.40 Janacek The
Excursion of Mr Broucek
(Act 1, excerpt)
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Jilek
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs Revised 3.00pm
Christopher Page and his guests Hugh Keyte and Blaise Compton explore the repertory of the English gallery carols which thrived in rural churches across the country during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
With readings from Hardy, George Eliot and Coleridge and carols specially recorded by the Lowman
Singers and Consort and by the East Devon Choral
Society directed by John Byrt. Producer Kate Bolton
The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India. 8: A Feast in the Temple Before festivals, temple elephants like nothing more than chicken biryani - and the beat of the drums.
Hindus and Muslims spray coloured water at each other - not war, but love.
The elephant-headed god Ganesh likes cardamon. Is life a circle or a spiral?
Series producer Matt Thompson BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail £16.99
Zdenek Fiblch 's macabre melodrama is performed by Radoslav Kvapil (piano) and Gabriel Woolf (speaker). Rpt
Haydn Trio in C (H XV 27) Ravel Trio in A minor
Schubert Trio in B flat (D898)
David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today.
As a boy, Luciano Pavarotti was inspired by the historic tenors he heard on his father's 78s and the family radio. Today he analyses the spell they still cast over him and his fellow singers and opera lovers. Including excerpts from Pavarotti's own early recordings of Donizetti's La Fille du regiment and Verdi's
Requiem, plus arias and songs sung by Caruso, Gigli, Lanza, Schipa, di Stefano, del Monaco, Kraus, Bjorling and Bergonzi - and the whole of Act 4 of Verdi's Rigoletto recorded live in 1944 by Toscanini with Jan Peerce as the Duke. Discs
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
Jeremy J Beadle tests the knowledge of a team of musical guests in Radio 3's annual seasonal contest.
Producer Anthony Cheevers
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Mozart's Don Giovanni relayed direct from the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Leopold Hager Act
Holiday music sung by the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Chorus.
Presented by Edward Downes.
8.30 Act 2
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU
Roger Frith investigates the man with whom Peter Warlock wrote three of his most beautiful Christmas carols. With Gavin Muir and Peter Yapp.
Producer Matthew Walters
Alyn Shipton introduces a solo recital by the remarkable French pianist, recorded earlier this year in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. Petrucciani was born with a crippling bone disease, as a result of which he only grew to be three feet tall. But as one commentator observed,
"once he starts to play, all curiosity about his physical appearance vanishes and you are only aware of the power and lyricism of his music". He plays a selection of standards, including These Foolish Things, Caravan, Autumn Leaves and Round
Midnight, interspersed with his own compositions. During the interval,
Petrucciani talks to Alyn Shipton about his remarkable career.
Producer Derek Drescher