With Penny Gore.
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.05 Telemann Overture in G (Des Nations Anciens et Modemes) Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
7.32 Schubert, arr Triebensee Rosamunde (excerpts) Consortium Classicum
8.05 Stravinsky Ebony Concerto Harmen de Boer (clarinet),
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor Richard Dufallo
8.18 Scarlatti Sonatas: in B minor, Kk42; in D, Kk492; in E, Kk531 Anne Queffelec (piano)
8.30 Respighi The Birds
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
With Penny Gore.
Bishop Jack Spong introduces more Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Dona Nobis Pacem Chorale, David
King (organ), conductor David Jones RR Terry Myn Liking
Harold Darke In the Bleak Midwinter
French trad, arr Shaw Angels from the Realms of Glory
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am
With Peter Hobday.
Rossini String Sonata No 6 in D
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.16 Verdi Addio del Passato (La Traviata, Act 3)
Claudia Muzio (soprano), Orchestra conductor Lorenzo Molajoli
9.21 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra. conductor Riccardo Muti
9.34 Bartok Four Pieces, Op 12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
With Chris Wines.
Bach Cantata No 29: Wir Danken
Dir, Wir Danken Dir
Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis,
Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.30 Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 Paul Berkowitz (piano)
10.38 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6
10.55 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Gyorgy Fischer (piano) Giordani Caro Mio Ben
Caldara Sebben , Crudele Carissimi Vittoria ! Vittoria!
11.11 Telemann Fantasia No 1 in B flat
Andrew Manze (baroque violin)
11.19 Webern Variations, Op 30 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
11.27 Vivaldi Sposa Son Disprezzata Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Gyorgy Fischer (piano)
11.46 Bach, arr Onnandy
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
With Stephen Johnson. 4: A Cathedral in Sound
"Few symphonies have better deserved the description of a cathedral in sound since the first movement of Bruckner's Ninth," was how one critic summed up
Robert Simpson 's Ninth Symphony. Stephen Johnson and the composer act as guides through this awe-inspiring piece of musical architecture. String Trio (Prelude)
Galina Solodchin (violin), John Underwood (viola), Jonathan Williams (cello) Symphony No 9
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
CD Pick of 1996 Michael Oliver presents the fourth of five programmes featuring some of the outstanding opera recordings issued this year, with comments from Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements. Glinka Ruslan und Ludmilla
Recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, this performance of Glinka's fairy-tale opera, based on a narrative by Pushkin, is the latest in the ongoing series from the Kirov Opera and their artistic director Valery Gergiev embracing the cornerstones of the Russian operatic repertoire.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conductor Valery Gergiev
Janacek Pohadka (Fairy Tale) Bohuslav Pavlas (cello), Hana Dvorakova (piano)
Tommy Pearson talks to
Sarah Leonard about her singing career.
With Nicola Heywood Thomas, including
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 2
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
5.40 Albinoni Concerto in F for Two Oboes, Op 9 No 3
I Solisti Veneti, director Claudio Scimone
6.05 Hoddinott Three Advent Carols
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, director George Guest
6.30 Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Hakan Rosengren, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Lynda Russell (soprano), David Gould (alto), Andrew Carwood (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Westminster
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, conductor James O'Donnell
Insanae et Vanae Curae; Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
8.05 Haydn's Nelson Mass — Its Rise and Fall
Denis McCaldin investigates Haydn's most popular Mass setting.
8.20 Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)
The Enduring World of the Innu
4: Preparing a feast - animals and people talk to each other.
(tenor), lain Burnside (piano) Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Tippett Boyhood 's End Repeat
Martin Luther Anniversary
Chris de Souza introduces the last of four programmes recorded in October at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Gabrieli Consort and Players - and members of the audience - are conducted in treatments of the Christmas chorale
Gelobet Seist Du, Jesus Christ by Schein and Praetorius, and in the cantata which Bach based on it - No
91. With Linda Perillo (soprano),
Robin Blaze (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor) and George Mosley (bass). Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm
Based on Fellini's film 8:6, the musical Nine journeys through the mind of a film director torn between three women. David Leveaux 's new production for the Donmar
Warehouse is the first British outing for the show that won a Tony award for Best Musical when it opened on Broadway. Michele Roberts reports. Producer Nicki Paxman
Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage. Music from Atys, Armide, Les Amants Magnifiques, La Princesse d'Elide, Le Divertissement de Chambord and Le Triomphe de I'Amour.
Repeated from last Thursday
Digby Fairweather introduces
David Newton 's seamless improvisation on his own music, from Appleby 95. Revised repeat
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Durham Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Giuseppe Sinopoli Strauss
Metamorphosen Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)
3.40 Silesian Quartet,
Pavel Kowalski (piano) Berg Piano Sonata. Op 1 Webern String Quartet Mozart String Quartet in G minor, K478 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34