with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Praetorius Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
7.13 Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Thane
7.32 Artist of the Week:
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp ('48' Bk 1)
8.05 Marcello Oboe
Concerto No 2 in C minor
8.32 Bach Preludes and Fugues in C sharp minor andD('48'BkI)
8.46 Dvorak Overture: In
Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs
In the first of this week's programmes, Peter Kemp introduces music by the founder of the Strauss dynasty, Johann Strauss (father) (1804-49), including his waltz Homage to Queen Victoria, and early compositions by his son, the future "waltz king". Producer Andrew Mussett
Chris de Souza presents a programme with a Lisztian theme, beginning and ending with the two
Episodes from Lenau's 's Faust and interspersed with Artist of the Week
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) playing Bach.
Liszt Der Nachtliche Zug
10.15 Schubert Fantasy in C (D760) (Wanderer)
10.40 Liszt Jeanne d'Arc au bucher
10.50 Bach Preludes and Fugues in D minor and Eflat('48'BkI)
11.00 Uszt, orch
Tchaikovsky Es warein König in Thule
Liszt Es war ein König in Thule
11.08 Uszt, orch
Tchaikovsky Concerto in the Hungarian Style
11.20 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D sharp minor C48'BkI)
11.30 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in D minor (K404aNol)
11.40 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G ('48' Bk I)
11.45 Uszt Mephisto Waltz Nol
First of five different views of five different operas.
John Wells talks to James Naughtie
about Manon Lescaut and introduces excerpts from the opera sung by Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo. Discs
(baritone) and David Lutz
(piano) perform the original version of Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Schumann's first thoughts on his cycle
Dichterliebe, including the four songs he later dropped from the cycle and with many musical differences from the published version.
conductor Pierre Boulez
Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Ravel Une barque sur l'océan; Alborada del gracioso; Rapsodie espagnole; Bolero
The first of two programmes in which Richard Coulson plays French organ music for the Christmas season on the organ of Bryanston School in Dorset.
Corrette Magnificat du 3 et 4 ton
Balbastre Noel : Comment tu oze petite
Rose Couperin Gloria (Messe pour les Convents)
Jean-François Dandrieu Noël: A minuit fut fait un reveil
Pierre Dandneu Noël: Quand le sauveur Jesus- Christ
In the final part of his survey of Polish jazz since 1955, Brian Morton looks at some of the up-and-coming players like pianist Kuba Stankiewicz and young band Milosc.
Series producer Derek Drescher
Six programmes in I which distinguished artists of today talk about an eminent predecessor.
1: Kovacevich on Rachmaninov
Stephen Kovacevich talks to Stephen Plaistow about Sergei Rachmaninov the pianist, and introduces some of his greatest recordings, including
Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
Strauss, arr Tausig Man lebt nur einmal
Producer Adam Gatehouse Discs
I Six programmes about the history of singing opera for a living, written and presented by John Rosselli.
1: The Beginnings. When opera first opened its doors to a fee-paying public, the way was opened for those who wanted to be paid to sing in it.
Producer Gwen Hughes
(Next programme tomorrow 7.00pm
Massenet's Cendrillon: an operatic version of the famous Perrault fairy tale to a libretto by Henri Cain in its first professional UK production, given by Welsh National Opera.
Sung in a new English translation by Jeremy Sams.
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Patrick Fournillier
Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Richard McMahon (piano) Hindemrth Piano Sonata
No 2 in G
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat (H XVI 52)
(Final programme Thursday 9.20pm)
Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
introduce a listeners' pick of the year's most weird and wonderful music. Producer Philip Tagney
Catherine Bott (soprano) and Fretwork perform an anniversary programme of secular songs for domestic entertainment together with instrumental consort music to celebrate the achievement of William Byrd , bom years ago and one of England's leading composers during both Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Producer Graham Dixon