Presented by Richard Osborne.
Overture: In the South
La Scala PO, conductor
7.26 Anon Saltarello Zorzi;
Florentino Canto di pastori bacchiatori di bassette
Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Andrew King and Paul Agnew (tenors) Simon Grant (bass)
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
7.36 Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58
Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
Symphony No 5 in E minor Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri
Concerto No 1 in G minor by Bryce Morrison. Edward Seckerson on new releases of 20th-century American music.
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
10.47 Ives A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber
Gilbert Kalish (piano) Orpheus CO
10.57 Sondheim There
Won't Be Trumpets; The Girls of Summer
Weill My Ship
Bernstein My New Friends; Glitter and Be Gay
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Orchestra, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon have released the second batch in their mid-price series Masters: mainstream repertoire with big-name artists like Bernstein,
Sinopoli and Giulini.
Jonathan Swain picks some of the plums.
Tapiola, Op 112
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
How would Bach's music have been performed in his own day? George Pratt and Andrew Parrott unearth the evidence for the resources he might have used. Producer Kate Bolton
The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes traces the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
3: The Last Moguls
Hyderabad was once the pinnacle of fine living and eating. Inside walled gardens, good manners and courtly love from the days of the Persians thrived: then came the outsiders.
Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99
Joachim Piano Trio
Michael Thompson (horn)
Horn Sonata in F, Op 17
Ives Piano Trio
Abrahamsen Six Pieces for violin, horn and piano
Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 Rpt
with David Mellor.
In the 18 years since
Rudolf Kempe died, his recordings of Richard Strauss have become
"must-haves". But his wife, the violinist Cordula
Kempe, feels that Kempe's commercial discs show only part of his wide repertoire, and she prefers to demonstrate his conducting with tapes from the Kempe archive, including extracts from:
Bruckner Symphony No 8 Munich Philharmonic
Mahler Symphony No 1 in C BBC Symphony Orchestra . (1965)
Symphony No 9
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Piano Trio in C, Op 87 Rudolf Kempe (piano) Cordula Kempe (violin) Fritz Kiskalt (cello) (1973)
Janacek Glagolitic Mass Soloists
Brighton Festival Chorus RPO (1973)
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Dresden Staatskapelle (1976) Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
Dresden Staatskapelle (1968)
Producer Nick Morgan Discs
with Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW.
In the week marking the tercentenary of Voltaire's birth, Ivan Hewett finds out about the connection between this famous writer and the musical world.
Also the world premiere of Elgar's unfinished opera Spanish Lady.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm
See also Thursday 8.05pm
Igor Stravinsky was so struck by Hogarth's prints at a Chicago exhibition that he quickly sought a libretto from W H Auden and Chester Kallman
. The result was a fable warning of the dangers both of materialism and of trusting a mysterious stranger. This performance is sung in English.
Vienna State Opera Chorus Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum/ Sylvain Cambreling
An Austrian Radio recording
Baba the Turk:
Keeper of the Madhouse:
Six programmes exploring the workings of the mind through science and art.
3: Free Will
Professor Steve Jones explores the forces that drive us to do the things we do. Do we really have choice in our actions, or is everything from violence to creative inspiration preprogrammed in some way?
Producer Peter Croasdale
A recital of pieces all written when the composers in question were just 21.
David Owen Norris (piano)
Mozart Sonata in C (K309)
Weber Variations on "Vien qua Dorina bella", Op 7
Brahms Scherzo in E flat minor, Op 4
Purcell Three Fantasias
Britten Holiday Diary, Op 5 Rpt
Brian Morton 's selection of recent releases includes
The Complete Bud Powell on both Verve and Blue
Note, and albums by singer Betty Carter , pianist Gene Harris and drummer Bobby Previte. Alyn Shipton reviews a new biography of Art Tatum by James Leicester , a collection of interviews by Graham Lock , and Cleo Laine 's autobiography.
Producer Derek Drescher