VIPs: Karl Marx.
Presented by Anthony Burton . Augusta Holmes Andromede
7.20 Mozart Clarinet
Quintet in A (K581)
Harold Wright (clarinet)
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
A Legend of the Skerries, Op 20
Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari
Tallis Scholars , conductor
8.25 Saint-Saens Violin
Concerto No 3 in B minor
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons
Bach's Four Orchestral
Suites by Graham Sadler. Jeremy Beadle on a couple of intriguing releases of contemporary music, and Roger Nichols on a new recording of Messiaen's complete organ works by Gillian Weir.
Morales Parce mihi domine
(soprano/tenor saxophone) Hilliard Ensemble
10.28 Andriessen M Is for
Man, Music, Mozart; The Alphabet Song; Instrumental 1
Astrid Seriese (voice) Orkest de Volharding, conductor Jurjen Hempel
L'Ascension; Offrande and Alleluia (Livre du Saint Sacrement)
Gillian Weir (organ)
Following BMG's licensing agreement with the Russian label Melodiya, many classic Russian performances are back in the catalogue.
Gerard McBurney explores Kirill
Kondrashin's Shostakovich cycle with the Moscow Philharmonic.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert
"The lavishness of their music and singing gives them pride of place in the Catholic Church" - so the Spaniard Hieronimo Roman described the music of 16th-century Portugal.
George Pratt and Ivan Moody introduce music by some of the finest Renaissance composers working in Coimbra, Evora and Lisbon. Producer Kate Bolton
Michael Billington talks to actresses about key roles. 4: Nina
Harriet Walter and Helen
McCrory, who have both played the role of Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull, discuss productions past and present.
Producer Fiona McLean
Juan Martin (guitar)
Rumba; Minera; Guajira;
Solea por medio; Fandango (Luna Negra Suite)
Rumba (Andalusian Suite) Rpt
with David Mellor.
The Cleveland Orchestra is the youngest of America's top orchestras, but from the start in 1918 the citizens wanted nothing less than the best. Christoph von Dohnanyi and Lorin Maazel (music directors present and past), players and critics explain how a post-industrial city created and sustains a great orchestra. With excerpts from Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor (1928) conductor Nikolai Sokoloff
Berg Violin Concerto (1940) Louis Krasner (violin) conductor Artur Rodzinski
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) (1963)
Sibelius Symphony No 2 in D (1970) conductor George Szell Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques (1970)
Philippe Entremont (piano) conductor Pierre Boulez
Prokofiev Gavotte ; Balcony scene (Romeo and Juliet) (1973) conductor Lorin Maazel
Webem Passacaglia , Op 1 (1992) conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
Producer Nick Morgan Discs
Die Walkure by Richard Wagner. Piers Burton-Page presents the continuation of the Royal Opera House's "Ring" cycle in Richard Jones 's new production, starring John Tomlinson as Wotan, the Leader of the Gods, and Deborah Polaski as his daughter Brunnhilde. Disaster looms for the Gods as Siegmund and Sieglinde meet and fall in love ... and discover they are brother and sister. Schwertleite
CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS (contralto)
Ivan Hewett investigates the phenomenon of the composer who is too shy to show anyone his work, and looks at the role of the military band in today's new world order.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm
Die Walkure, Act 2
7.15 The Forging of the Ring, Part 2
As the first humans step blinking into the limelight, Piers Burton-Page investigates how that changes things for the production team. With contributions from John Tomlinson,
Deborah Polaski ,
Poul Elming , Richard Jones and Bernard Haitink.
7.55 Die Walkure, Act 3
Sponsored by Cable and Wireless
A short story from Salman Rushdie 's new collection, published this month.
Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshull
Three Intermezzi, Op 117 Pieces for piano, Op 119 Jacques Klein (piano)
A preview of a new CD set by the Arditti Quartet. Schoenberg Quartet in D minor, Op 7
An Auvidis/BBC production.
Next programme Monday 9.30pm
Brian Morton is joined by pianist Julian Joseph to talk about his Wigmore Hall series and to introduce a recording of the concert he gave with fellow pianist
Jason Rebello. Plus music on disc - the London Jazz
Composers' Orchestra playing Portraits by Barry Guy , and the Lee Konitz -Warne Marsh Quintet recorded in 1959 and never before released.
Producer Derek Drescher