Anthony Burton introduces two hours of new releases.
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Tsar Saltan Chicago SO/
7.23 De Grigny Sanctus (Livre d'Orgue) Andre Isoir (organ)
Ensemble Vocal Sagittarius
7.35 Glazunov Violin
Concerto in A minor
Frank Peter Zimmermann
London Philharmonic/Franz Welser-Most
7.56 Purcell My heart is fixed, 0 God
Rogers Covey-Crump and Charles Daniels (tenors) Michael George (bass)
New College Choir, Oxford
King's Consort/Robert King
8.07 Stravinsky Four Etudes
Chicago SO/Pierre Poulez
8.18 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.32 Haydn Symphony No 91 in E flat
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Bach's Cello Suites by George Pratt.
David Nice on new releases of orchestral music.
Live from the Classic
Korngold Songs of Farewell
Linda Finnie (contralto) BBC Philharmonic/Sir Edward Downes
10.38 Brahms Symphony No2inD
Saito Kinen Orchestra/ Seiji Ozawa
11.15 Are CDs absurdly overpriced or have record buffs never had it so good? Anthony Burton discusses the issues involved with a retailer, a record company representative, journalist Michael White and Alan Howarth
11.35 Bartok Piano
Concerto No 1
Peter Donohoe (piano) CBSO/Simon Rattle
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs
In the second programme exploring Russian Orthodox Church music, Christopher Page and his guests
Michael Fortunatto and Yelyena Kolyada look at polyphony, from its origins in the 16th century to the 19th century, when composers broke loose from the Italian influence.
Producer Kate Bolton
Philip French quarries gems from the BBC Sound
Archives. This week, in the last of the series, Vita
Sackville-West on "Walking through Leaves".
Series producer Louise Basch Greenberg
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka Hu Kun (violin)
David Cowley (oboe) Rosalie Armstrong (harpsichord)
Alun Hoddinott Passagio, Op94
The Heaventree of Stars, Op
Doubles, Op Star Children
Anthony Rooley continues his survey of Monteverdi's madrigals with the third book, published in 1592. Performed by the Consort of Musicke.
Reiner in Chicago Continuing the series featuring recordings Fritz Reiner made as Music
Director of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, with contributions from those who knew and worked with him, including the violinist Isaac Stern. Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss Richard Strauss Burleske
Byron Janis (piano)
Johann Strauss (son) Roses from the South
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral). Discs ADavid Papp production
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome
Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the American conductor David Robertson talks about his first season as music director of the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris; Talking Notes - a new series for blind and partially sighted opera and concert-goers; and a debate about the validity of "musical magpies" -the composers who borrow from the past. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Bellini's penultimate opera, and his last collaboration with librettist Felice
Romani, in a performance given at La Scala, Milan. Sung in Italian. Chorus and Orchestra of La
Scala, Milan, conductor Marcello Viotti
Filippo Maria Visconti:
Beatrice di Tenda:
Agnese del Maino:
La Scola (tenor)
Rizzardo del Maino:
In 1833, the year of Beatrice di Tenda , Bellini was a conscious, highly paid artist, who wrote far less than his colleagues. His favourite librettist, Felice Romani , was a conscious and well-regarded poet, but he was ill paid and wrote some 90 librettos in just 20 years. John Roselli asks what it was about the Italian opera business that caused the two to fall out.
8.15 Act 2
In Tamara Griffiths 's bizarre black comedy, Judy - Bob's long-time mistress - is spared the rigours of the burial journey by being conveyed to his funeral inside the coffin.On arrival, the expectation is that she will join Bob in death.
Music Mark Vibrans
Director Kate Rowland
Louise Hopkins (cello) Caroline Palmer (piano) Janacek Pohadka Uszt La Lugubre Gondola Falla, arr Maréchal Suite populaire espagnole
Fortnightly jazz magazine. Brian Morton talks to bass player Danny Thompson about his new record label, which features guitarists John Etheridge and Dylan Fowler , and composer Colin Towns , and he is joined by Alyn Shipton , who reviews new biographies of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Producer Derek Drescher