VIPs: Charles Darwin
Presented by Richard Osborne.
Boccherini Sinfonia in F,
Op 35 No 4
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor
7.21 Ravel Miroirs
Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
7.51 Adolphe Adam De vos nobles aïeux (Sij'etais roi) Sumi Jo (soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
Piano Quintet in A, Op 81 Jan Panenka (piano) Panocha Quartet 8.43 Respighi
Overture: Belfagor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
9.00 Building a Library Beethoven's Fidelio by Bernard Keeffe.
Stephen Walsh on new contemporary music releases including
Hans Wemer Henze 's Requiem.
10.15 Record Release
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
10.31 Nono Espana en el corazon (Epitaffio per Federico Garcia Lorca)
Roswitha Trexler (soprano) Werner Haseleu (baritone) Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
10.44 Ligeti Violin Concerto
Saschko Gawriloff (violin) Ensemble
Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Stephen Plaistow has been investigating APR's catalogue of historical piano recordings which includes gems from Walter Gieseking , Edwin Fischer , Benno Moiseiwitsch and Egon Petri.
11.40 Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
The programme's regular presenters, Christopher Page and George Pratt , discuss the performances of early music that have had most impact on them. Producer Kate Bolton
The Indian Spice Trail
Leslie Forbes continues her journey tracing the flavours and people along the old spice routes of India.
6: Tracks in the Desert
"Roads get buried under thick sand and lose their identity."
A picnic with Rajasthani travelling singers ends with too much fiery red chilli.
The pig-sticking ex-Maharaja reads from one of 60 volumes of handwritten recipes. And an autumn feast is cooked on dried cow dung. The camel plods on. Producer Matt Thompson
BBC BOOK: Leslie Forbes 's
Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail, £16.99
Dering City Cries
Byrd Pavan (Canon 2 in 1) Gibbons Fantasia a 2; In nomine a 5 Byrd Though Amaryllis dance in green; Browning (The leaves be green) Dering Country Cries Musgrave Wild Winter Dering Fantasia a 5 Lupo Fantasia a 5 (Ardo, si: Ardi et gela)
Gibbons The Cryes of London
with David Mellor.
Sir Georg Solti returns to the Europe of his youth to remember the great musicians he knew and worked with early in his career, and to set the whole musical scene before and during the Second World War in its political context. His choice of historic artists includes two diametrically opposed figures, both of whom he admires, Furtwangler and Toscanini, and the violinist Georg Kulenkampff.
Series producer Nicholas Morgan Discs
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Ivan Hewett looks at Verdi's first opera, Oberto, and previews some of the music books that will be in the shops this Christmas. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
The first of this season's broadcasts from the New
York Metropolitan Opera is Shostakovich's "tragedy-satire" of "love, and how love could have been if the world wasn't full of hideous things".
Graham Vick directs this new production of the opera Stalin suppressed because of its earthy attitude to sex and violence.
Sung in Russian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Conlon
Acts 1 and 2 8.15 The Met Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs John Ardoin , Cori Ellison and Terrence
McNally in the first Met
Opera Quiz of the season.
8.45 Acts 3 and 4 Sponsored by the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU.
As part of the Operama season, tomorrow's Sunday Play at 7.30pm is The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, a dramatisation of the novel on which the opera is based.
The last of six programmes which explore the workings of the mind through science and art.
What is it that keeps us watching, listening or reading?
Professor Steve Jones discusses what grabs and keeps our attention.
Series producer Peter Croasdale
An evening of music at Ronnie Scott 's club in London, inspired by the gypsy guitarist
Django Reinhardt. It is played by Martin Taylor (acoustic guitar) and, avoiding
Dave O'Higgins (saxophones), Jack Emblow (accordion),
John Goldie (rhythm guitar) and Terry Gregory (acoustic bass guitar).
The group play standards like Night and Day, Lady Be Good and Honeysuckle Rose, pieces by Django (Nuages, Swing 42 and Minor Swing), as well as compositions by Martin Taylor (Double Top, Django's Dream and Chez Fernand). This recording is introduced by Geoffrey Smith who, during the interval, reminisces with Ronnie
Scott and his partner Pete King about the 35 years since the club first opened in London.
Producer Derek Drescher