Radio 3's regular Sunday sequence, presented by Penny Gore .
Including the first of two contributions from the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
7.25 Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
At 7.50 Peter Hurford continues his Bach organ survey, with the Trio
Sonata No 2 in C minor
8.00 Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio)
8.30 S S Wesley, 0 Lord, Thou Art My God
BBC Singers/John Poole
LIVE from the Classic
Music Show in London, where Brian Kay 's guests include the composer and conductor John Rutter. The programme is made up mainly of listeners' requests, and there is also live music from the Albion
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; there's a report on Talking Notes - a new series for blind and partially sighted opera and concertgoers; and a debate about the validity of "musical magpies" - the composers who borrow from the past.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Piers Lane (piano)
Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine Journey; Wotan's
Farewell; Overture: Tannshäuser
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1 Greig Lyric Pieces (Book 5)
Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Given during this year's Bath International Festival)
director Pinchas Zukerman
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor (BWV 1041) Schoenberg Verkldrte Nacht
HlndemKh Trauermusik Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Christopher Cook 's studio guest is writer and director Anthony Minghella , whose new film, Mr Wonderful - set in New York and starring Matt Dillon ,
Annabella Sciorra and William Hurt -opens this week. Also, as the National Theatre turns 30, Making
Waves reflects its past and ponders its future. Producer Paul Quinn
The legendary Russian pianist returns to St John's, Smith Square, just over two years after the recital he gave here on his 80th birthday.
Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903)
Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Chopin
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op60
Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in A minor
by Odon Von Horvath.
John Sessions stars in the third and final play in the season of European plays recently revived at London's Gate Theatre
Taking as its starting point the Figaro household a few years after the happy finale of Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro, the German playwright Odon Von Horvath (best known for his Tales from the Vienna Woods) provides a 20th-century setting for Figaro and Susanne's marital disappointment.
The play was written in 1937, and set at that time,
Von Horvath wrote,
"because the problems of revolution and exile are first timeless, and second, especially relevant to our time".
A world order collapses. Figaro and his wife
Susanne help the Count and Countess flee the country after the revolution.
Othe parts played by members of the cast.
Music: Stephen Warbeck Director Stephen Daldry
Mark Russell presents a recording made at the 1993 London Jazz Festival of this contemporary song cycle by Lindsay Cooper and Sally Potter , and talks to Lindsay Cooper about the work's inspirations and directions.
Maggie Nicols (vocals) Phil Minton (vocals, trumpet)
Alfred 23 Harth
Lindsay Cooper (bassoon, saxophones)
Veryan Western (keyboards) Hugh Hopper (bass guitar) Chris Cutler (drums)
Presented by George Guest. Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
"This is the best of me."
One of the most popular
English oratorios, a setting of Cardinal Newman's poem which tells of the journey of Gerontius' soul through death, to the very presence of the "Holiest in the Height".
George Guest talks to
Richard Hickox about his approach to a work whose composer could find "no word invented yet to describe it".
Ann Murray (mezzo)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
David Wilson Johnson
Bath Festival Chorus
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Series producer Tim Thome
(Concert recorded last April in St David's Hall, Cardiff)