A concert of music by Rossini, Puccini, Mascagni and Ponchielli.
Martin Handley presents carols from the BBC Singers and the Advent Calendar.
With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Dvorak: Symphony No 6.
Lucy Parham on how literature inspired Schumann to write some of his great piano cycles. (R)
Francesco Piemontesi (piano) in Schubert: Sonata, D960. Debussy: Preludes: Book 1 (excpts) (R)
Composer Richard Sisson introduces music associated with winter.
From the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
4/5 Music by Dai Fujikura, Laurence Crane, Brian Ferneyhough and Hector Parra.
Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev in excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
Sunday 22 December 2013