With Andrew McGregor.
Charpentier Noëls sur les Instruments English Concert. director Trevor Pinnock
6.11 Schmidt Symphony No 4
Detroit SO. conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.53 Byrd Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
7.05 Daquin Noëls III and IV (Nouveau Livre de Noels)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.32 Eigar String Quartet in E minor Mistry Quartet
8.05 Rimsky-Korsakov Koliadka (Christmas Eve)
Boishoi Theatre Chorus and SO, conductor Alexander Lazarev
8.32 Bax Christmas Eve on the Mountains
Malcolm Hicks (organ),
LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson
With Andrew McGregor.
Introduced by Bishop Jack Spong. Anglia Chamber Choir. conductor Bob Reeve
Mateo Recha the Elder Riu Riu Chiu
Richard Storrs Willis It Came upon the Midnight Clear
American trad, arr Keyte/Parrott Watt's Cradle Hymn
Catalan trad. arr Keyte/Parrott El Desembre Congelat
With Penny Gore.
Mozart Flute Quartet in A. K298
William Bennett (flute), Grumiaux Trio 9.11 Mendelssohn Six Songs without Words, Op 67 (Bk 6) Livia Rev (piano)
9.25 Weber Hungarian Fantasy, Op 35 Bernard Garfield (bassoon), Philadelphia Orchesta, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
9.34 Beethoven, arr Mahler String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs
With Mary Miller.
Victoria Kyrie (Officium Defunctorum) Magnificat. director Philip Cave
10.08 Artist of the Week:
Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Weber Grand Duo Concertant. Op 48 Richard Burnett (fortepiano)
10.27 Scottish trad The Broom of Cowdenknows (Musical Museum 1) Baltimore Consort
10.33 Strauss Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)
Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.43 Grieg Before a Southern Convent Barbara Bonney (soprano), Randi Stene (mezzo),
Gothenburg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.55 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
11.20 Thoumire A Christmas Irony Simon Thoumire Three
11.25 Hahn Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
Further excerpts from the correspondence between the composer and Nadezhda von Meck , read by Alex Jennings and Anna Massey. Within days of the wedding, Tchaikovsky confesses that his marriage is a disaster: two weeks with his wife and he is close to suicide, such is the emotional agony and fear of the scandal. With music from Swan Lake performed by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. conductor Yevgeni Svetianov.
Repeated New Year s Eve 10.45pm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska.
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on a Bare Mountain
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 1
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel is joined by American tenor
Rockwell Blake , the London Symphony Chorus and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Including music by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and Wagner.
The Music Police
Authenticity may be important in all kinds of music, but how many players run the risk of violent reprisals for straying from the rules? With the help of his band Apitos. Dave Hassell advises
Tommy Pearson on safety when playing Brazilian street music.
With Stephen Johnson.
2: Beethoven and Schubert
Beethoven only started writing symphonies at the age of 30. Schubert had written his ninth by the time he reached 31. John Eliot
Gardiner and Brian Newbould explore the links between the two and the birth of the great age of the Romantic symphony.
With John O'Conor. This programme features pupils of Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), who, like Liszt, studied with Czerny.
Chopin Nocturne in D flat. Op 27 No 2 Theodor Leschetizky
Paderewski Caprice in the Style of Scarlatti. Op 14 No 3
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E Paderewski Chopin Waltz in E flat. Op 18
(Grand Valse Brillante) Alexander Brailowsky
Chopin Waltz in G flat. Op 70 No 1 Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler
Arensky Waltz (Suite No 1 in F)
Ossip Garilowitsch and Harold Bauer
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2 Mark Hambourg
Ignaz Friedman Elle Danse; Viennese Dance No 1 on Themes of Gartner the composer
A performance of Handel's oratorio recorded earlier this month in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Jean Rigby
(mezzo), Neil Archer (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Huddersfield Choral Society. BBC Philharmonic, conductor Roy Goodman
If the Impressionists Had Been Dentists
A series of letters from Vincent van Gogh - the dentist - to his brother Theo, read by William Hootkins. The Whore of Mensa
Starring Jay Benedict as private eye Kaiser Lupowitz.
Settings for organ and lute of the Christmas chorale tune Vom Himmel
Hoch, Da Komm Ich Her by composers including Pachelbel, Bohm and Bach.
Jeremy Nicholas introduces six programmes of music from the age of 78rpm records, including listeners' requests. Today's music includes works by Verdi, Offenbach, Schubert and Ignaz Friedman , and performances by Dennis Noble , Billy Mayerl. the Lener Quartet and Reginald Kell.
Producer Andrew Museett
Henri Duparc embraced the influence of Wagner in songs such as Elegie and Chanson Triste , while Chausson explored a more distant Germanic influence: Beethoven filtered through the teaching of Cesar Franck in his Concert in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.
Chausson Le Charme
Duparc Serenade Florentine; Elegie Chausson Concert in D
Duparc La Fuite: Chanson Triste Repeated from last Tuesday
With Digby Fairweather. Do classical and orchestral jazz make an uneasy match? Jazz Notes offers listeners a chance to judge for themselves over the next three nights and also features a classic live recording. Tonight, the Miles Davis and Gil Evans version of Concierto de
Aranjuez and the Lionel Hampton All-Stars' 1947 reworking of Stardust.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach St Matthew Passion
Netherlands Chamber Choir,
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
3.45 Carols from Slovakia performed by the Bratislava
Conservatory Mixed Chorus and the Slovak Radio Folk Music Ensemble
4.30 Christmas matins as they would have been sung in Spain and the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries, performed by the Spanish group La Colombina.