with Andrew McGregor.
Overture No 3 in B flat
A London Overture
7.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6
8.05 Trad The Old Year now away is fled (Greensleeves)
8.32 Torke Monday
Welcome Ode, Op 95 Editor Andrew Lyle Discs
John Milsom begins his exploration of the elaborate church music which would have been heard at Eton
College in the years immediately before the Reformation.
John Browne 0 Maria salvatoris mater
Taverner Choir , director Andrew Parrott
Stabat iuxta Christi crucem;
Jesu, mercy, how may this be?
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Stabat mater dolorosa
Taverner Choir, director Andrew Parrott
Producer Graham Dixon Discs
Presented by Main Nicholson. J Strauss (son) Waltz: The Blue Danube
Artists of the Week: Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Mendelssohn Herr Gott, du bist uns're Zuflucht conductor Stephen Cleobury
Andante in F (K619)
Fantasy in F (K608)
10.30 Stravinsky Petrushka
11.15 Wagner, arr Liszt 0 du mein holder Abendstern
(Tannhauser); Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Rejoice in the Lamb
11.45 Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Rodney Milnes lets cats out of all those operatic bags tied with plot-strings of secrecy.
(piano) from the 1994 Criccieth Festival
Mozart Sonata in B flat
Schubert Three Pieces (D946) John Metcalf Inner
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux)
On his 90th birthday, a broadcast of Tippett conducting the BBC SO. Tippett Symphony No 2; Symphony No 4 See also 7.30pm
Timothy Roberts explores a little-known corner of the piano repertory on a recently restored Broadwood.
John Burton Sonata V in D
Pinto Sonata in A, Op 3 No 2
The American pianist and composer James P Johnson , acknowledged by musicians like Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk as the "father of jazz piano", was underrated by most.
In the first of a four-part series, Ron Geesin presents an overview of a life which included composing The Charleston, the Harlem
Symphony and a Broadway musical, accompanying Bessie Smith , teaching Fats Waller and dying in obscurity in 1955 aged 61. Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated on Thursday at 10.15pm
The perils and pleasures of practice are investigated by Errollyn Wallen with the help of musicians Chris Mowatt , Tony Remy and conductor Christopher Gayford. Rev
Jeremy Nicholas introduces a selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including some listeners' requests, of works by Brahms, Handel and Dvorak that feature such artists as Leopold Stokowski ,
Ada Alsop and Sir Hamilton Harty. Producer Andrew Mussett
Next programme tomorrow 5.15pm
Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of American producer
Fred Gaisberg , including discs of Caruso, Tetrazzini, Chaliapin, Eigar and Kreisler, and Casals, Szell and the Czech Philharmonic in Dvorak's
Cello Concerto in 8 minor. Producer Ray Abbott
Next programme tomorrow 6.00pm
from Birmingham Town Hall on the occasion of Sir Michael
Tippett's 90th birthday.
Michael Berkeley presents the first of five invitation concerts to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sir Michael Tippett and to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell , one of Tippett's favourite composers. Each concert also includes the first performance of a new piece specially commissioned by the BBC.
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Purcell My Beloved Spake Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra
8.30 Interval Feature
Happy birthday, Sir Michael! Friends and fellow musicians pay tribute to Sir Michael Tippett on his 90th birthday.
8.50 Purcell Hear my prayer, 0 Lord; Remember not, Lord, our offences John Woolrich Another
Staircase Overture (BBC commission, first performance)
Concertante on a theme of Corelli
Four talks by Ronald Hutton about changes of attitude that occurred in Henry Purcell's England. 1: Witches
"It seems that the practice of magic was only safe in a society which, officially at least, scoffed at it."
Producer Daniel Snowman Next programme tomorrow
The Alberni Quartet play a sequence of Russian miniatures from Les
Following last week's
"listeners' choice", tonight Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
introduce their own outstanding tracks of 1994. Producer Philip Tagney
Early Music Network
Helen Garrison introduces the first of eight concerts. This week, Folies Bergères show how traditional French
Christmas music transferred to the 18th-century salon.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon