Presented by Anthony Burton. Mozart Divertimento in D
Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado
7.28 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Anne Queffelec (piano)
7.46 Bach Cantata No 49:
Ich geh' und suche mein Verlangen
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Klaus Mertens (bass)
La Petite Bande, director Sigiswaid Kuijken
8.15 Wagner, arr Uszt Spinning Chorus (Der Fliegende Hollander) Tchaikovsky, arr Liszt
Polonaise (Eugene Onegin ) Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.28 Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor
Maxim Vengerov (violin) Leipzig Gewandhaus
9.00 Building a Ubraty Haydn's String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) by John Warrack. Michael
Oliver reviews new releases of contemporary music, including works by Tippett, Maxwell Davies and Henze.
10.10 Record Release
Maxwell Davies Sir
Charles His Pavane
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by The Composer
10.16 Tippett Symphony No
Bournemouth SO, conductor Richard Hickox
10.52 Henze Barcarola per grande orchestra City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
French radio recordings from the 1960s of rarely heard operettas are now available for the first time on disc. Patrick O'Connor uncovers some jewels of French style from the heyday of Boulevard Theatre.
11.35 Gounod Philemon et Baucis (excerpts)
Anne-Marie Rodde (Baucis) Jean-Claude Orliac (Philemon) Pierre Nequecaur (Jupiter) Orchestre Lyrique de Radio France/Henri Gallois Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert
"A spiritual revelation ... that brings us nearer than anything else to a notion of the essential nature of religion." So Wagner described the music of Palestrina, who died 400 years ago.
Christopher Page and Jean Lionnet consider his achievement and the artistic climate of 16th- century Rome. Producer Kate Bolton
(See also Wednesday 10.30am)
Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, Sylvia Plath in an interview recorded shortly before her death in 1963. Producer Fiona McLean
In the third programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear examines the solo vocal music of the 17th century, and introduces recordings by Catherine Bott, Susan Longfield, Judith Nelson, Gerald English and other singers.
A Rewind production
Recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill.
Rebecca Hirsch (violin) John Lenehan (piano)
Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45
Enescu Violin Sonata No
3 in A minor (Dans le caractère populaire roumain)
A Classic Arts production
David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with figures from the musical world today. 4: Evelyn Barbirolli knows as no one else the dedication that made John Barbirolli one of the most universal conductors of his generation. Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino
Concerto No 4: Scherzo
Jascha Heifetz (violin) LPO
Ravel La Valse
Orchestra of New York
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony: Scherzo Halle Orchestra
Butterfly (Act 1 duet) Leonora Lafayette (sop) Richard Lewis (tenor) Halle Orchestra
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great): Scherzo Halle Orchestra
Mahler Symphony No 9: Finale
Producer Nick Morgan. Discs
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
This week, Ivan Hewett considers the musical activities of the British
Council and takes a critical look at some recent biographies of composers. Producer Anthony Sellors
Donizetti's opera, based on the novel by Walter Scott - a story of love and betrayal in the Highlands of Scotland.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Nello Santi Act
Arthur Marx and Peter Buckley search for the young, disreputable poet in the streets and bars of Brooklyn.
Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to this week's team of opera buffs: Martin Bernheimer ,
Alfred Hubay and Terrence McNally.
(/n association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)
Six Myths of Our Time. In her series of lectures Marina Warner takes different flashpoints in today's society and relates them to stories from mythology and fairy tale. 1: Monstrous Mothers:Women over the Top
From Medea to Jurassic Park, wicked women on the loose.
Producer Elizabeth Burke
Nod Knowles introduces the last of three programmes of music recorded at the 1993 festival in Crawley, beginning with a set by the popular singer and guitarist Richard Thompson , accompanied by bass player
Danny Thompson. The festival ended with a programme of music by trumpeter Kenny Wheeler played by the Kenny Wheeler Orchestra. Producer Derek Drescher