Jonathan Swain introduces a performance of the Scarlatti Christmas cantata Cinque Profeti.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents music by Dvorak, Chopin and Quilter.
Rob Cowan presents music by Liadov, Verdi and Mendelssohn.
4/5 Donald Macleod introduces music by Handel written for various British monarchs.
11/12 Elisabeth Leonskaja performs Beethoven: Piano Sonatas: No 20 in G; No 30 in E; No 32.
Louise Fryer presents a period instrument performance of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
Texts and music on the theme of money. Readings by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Dan Stevens. (R)
Music from Jennifer Johnston (mezzo), Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Clara Mouriz (mezzo).
1/2 The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in Parts 1 and 2 of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Helen Bond analyses the Scriptures and the Apocrypha to discover Christ's missing years.
2/2 The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in Parts 3 and 6 of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Anne McElvoy considers how population growth is shaping the 21st century.
4/5 Writer Alexander McCall Smith salutes Charles Dickens's mastery of the episodic form.
Fiona Talkington presents a session featuring Synnove S Bjorset and Hari Sivanesan.
Jonathan Swain presents Giovanni Ristori's Christmas-themed mass.
Friday 23 December 2011