Literature: In a Free State
with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.00 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in F (R V442) Peter Holtslag (recorder) Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.30 Mahler Movement for piano quartet Domus
8.00 Dukas The
Sorcerer's Apprentice Dutch Radio Philharmonic, conductor Jean Fournet
8.30 Brahms Four Duets, Op 61
Felicity Lott (soprano) Ann Murray (mezzo)
Graham Johnson (piano) Discs
2: War in Heaven presented by Alain Frogley. Holst Hymn of Jesus, Op 37 London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas
Ian Partridge (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) Choristers of King's College Cambridge Bach Choir
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks Discs
conductor Yan Pascal
Tortelier Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
George Mcllwham (bagpipes) Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise Dukas Symphony in C Rachmanlnov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
The second of three programmes featuring soprano Karita Mattila.
Hlndemlth Geburt Maria
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ulf Soderblom
Weber Wie nahte mir der Schlummer.... Leise, leise, fromme Weise! (Der Freischiitz)
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Colin Davis. Discs
conductor Takuo Yuasa
Yu Yasuraoka (violin) Reznicek
Overture: Donna Diana
Hlndemlth Kammermusik No 4
Symphony No 4 in D minor
Piano Concertos: No 11 in F (K413); No 12 in A (K414); No 13 in C (K415)
Peter Frankl (piano)
Members of the English
Chamber Orchestra: Jose-
Luis Garcia and Simon Lewis (violins)
Quintin Ballardie (viola) Olga Hegedus (cello)
Adrian Beers (double bass)
Catrin Davies (soprano) Kathryn Turpin (mezzo)
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Nigel Williams (bass) Swansea Bach Choir
Hanover Band, conductor
John Hugh Thomas
Ron Geesin presents the fifth of six programmes on the work of saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
Hoisted and Hooked. Hawkins had a surprise hit in with his record Body and Soul, but, although he enjoyed being put on a pedestal, in the long term he found his artistic freedom was restricted.
This led to records ranging from soupy ballads with strings to lively bossanovas.
Producer Derek Drescher
Music, news and arts events with Anthony Burton. Producer Andrew Mussett
from the Royal Albert Hall ,
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Martin Roscoe (piano) Strauss Don Juan
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
and the radio audience goes with them, finding out how orchestral players fill the 20-minute interval before the Albert Hall gong summons them back, whether from brushing up that tricky bar, propping up the players' bar or refuelling with a chocolate bar.
Symphony No 1
The Old Verities
In the second chapter of his literary journey across America, novelist Timothy O'Grady travels to New
Orleans to meet southern writer Nancy Lemann , once a Walter Percy protegee, now a comedienne of manners and a besieged upholder of "the old verities".
conductor Simon Joly. Anthems by two British composers from the 1920s.
Faire is the Heaven Bring us 0 Lord God
Thou, Lord, hast made me
William Gillies Whittaker
Psalm 139:0 Lord, Thou hast searched me out and known me
Which famous American dramatist wore a mink coat when he went to his swimming-pool? Why should unarmed tourists steer clear of the Desire
Housing Project? Did the owner of a funeral parlour water the plants in his conservatory with human blood? Biographer
Ronald Hayman and producer Piers Plowright visit New Orleans to savour the mysteries and the rich gumbo of the Vieux Carre.
Recorded on location in New Orleans by Roger Dowling
Jonathan Swain presents the final programme tracing the parallel development of symphony and symphonic poem.
7: Scandanavia in the 1920s
Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia semplice)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Sibelius
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Series producer David Gallagher