Andrew McGregor with news, information and music including
Bach Concerto for Three Violins in C, BWV1064
Simon Standage , Micaela Comberti and Miles Golding ,
Collegium Musicum 90
6.37 Strauss Death and Transfiguration New York City Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7.05 Building a Library: Best of the Bunch
Roderick Swanston 's choice of music by Orlando Gibbons. See Saturday 9.00am
7.32 John McCabe Red Leaves
Bruno Ensemble, conductor Christopher Austin
7.32 Bax, orch Partlett On the Sea Shore
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.32 Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Juilliard Quartet
With Catriona Young.
Tcherepnin Le Royaume Enchante Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.14 Scriabin Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 23
Jean Louis Steuerman
9.33 Mozart Piano Trio in E flat, K502
Beaux Arts Trio
With Geraint Lewis.
Artist of the Week:
David Atherton (conductor) Bliss Welcome the Queen
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
10.05 Britten A Birthday Hansel Peter Pears (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp)
10.25 Purcell 0 Lord God of Hosts, Z37
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor George Guest
10.30 Haydn Symphony No 90 in C BBC Philharmonic, conductor Luciano Berio
10.55 Takemitsu Orion and Pleiades
Paul Watkins (cello),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.20 Mathias Harp Concerto Osian Ellis ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
11.50 Britten Fish in the Unruffled
Lakes; To Lie Flat on the Back; When You're Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection
Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
With William Mival.
Amadinda Percussion Group The Cave (1993) (excerpts) Steve Reich Ensemble, conductor Paul Hillier
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight See also tonight 10.30pm
From Studio 7, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Peter Hill (piano)
Messiaen La Chouette Hulotte ;
L'Alouette-Lulu (Catalogue d'Oiseaux) Dutilleux Three Preludes Messiaen Le Merle Bleu (Catalogue d'Oiseaux)
Messiaen La Chouette
The second of five programmes taking an affectionate look at Choral Evensong, which has been broadcast weekly by the BBC since 7 October 1926.
Next programme Sunday 3.10pm
Sonata in B flat for Recorder, Oboe,
Violin and Continuo
Members of the Ricercar Consort
George Pratt introduces the fourth of seven programmes from this year's York Early Music Festival. A performance recorded last July at Harewood House.
Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Peter Seymour (fortepiano)
Haydn Piercing Eyes, H XXVIa 35
Zumsteeg Was 1st Liebe?; Ossian auf Slimora Mozart Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling,
Beethoven Maigesang , Op 52 No 4
Zelter Trost in Tranen; Todes Wiegenlied Haydn The Spirit's Song, H XXVIa 41 Zumsteeg Schwermuth
Zelter Meine Bluten Find Zernagt; Auf den Tod eines Kindes Reichardt Prometheus
Haydn The Wanderer, H XXVIa 32
Beethoven Zartliche Liebe , WoO 123 Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
In the first of four programmes, Susan Sharpe introduces and investigates some ground-breaking recordings of early music. Featured are
Henry Washington 's reconstructions of the Liturgy of St John of Compostela; excerpts from a series on the organs of Spain and Portugal; music from
Renaissance Venice; and some of the first recordings made by today's leading early music specialists.
Four members of the BBC Singers and chief conductor Stephen Cleobury answer questions from London students. Tommy Pearson chairs the proceedings. Repeat
With Andrew Green , including
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
6.03 Beethoven Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op 129 (Rage over a Lost Penny) Ronald Brautigam (piano)
6.25 Finzi Dies
Natalis Wilfred Brown (tenor),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Finzi
6.55 Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV855 ("48", Bk 1) Glenn Gould (piano) Producer Ray Abbott
From the Victoria Hall, Hanley. Conductor Edward Downes ,
Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Strauss Four Last Songs
8.35 The End of the Story? Philosopher Richard Kearney considers whether contemporary thought is still capable of telling us stories that explain our situation. The grand narratives of the past - the "Big Ideas" - seem to have collapsed into fragments during our century. Is the dream of the Enlightenment truly over, or can thinkers still shed light on an inexplicable world?
8.55 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat
Concluding the series of nightly reassessments. A prolific poet and novelist with a highly colourful and individual personal and professional life. As a producer for the Third Programme, George MacBeth encouraged a new generation of poets on to the air and provided innovatory platforms for discussions about literature. Valentine Cunningham looks back at his life and work and reassesses his career and legacy. Producer Emma Kingsley
Steve Reich at 60
To end a week of broadcasts marking Reich's 60th birthday, Robert Ziegler introduces a special Radio 3 Invitation Concert recorded yesterday. Taking part are James Woodrow (electric guitar), Alison Wells , Suzanne Flowers and Sarah Leonard (sopranos), Sue Flannery (contralto), Lontano, and conductor Odaline de la Martinez.
Reich Drumming (1971) (Part 1);
Electric Counterpoint; Tehillim (1981); Drumming (Part 3)
Producer Andrew Kurowski
de la Martinez.
A last glance at the courtly culture of James VI. Today, the work of some of the younger poets of the Castalian Band, including Montgomerie's acknowledged artistic heir.
John Murray was one of the poets who went south with James VI when he became James I of Britain. With
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Jacob Herringman. Readings by Tom Fleming. Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Jephtha Heike Meppelink and Elizabeth Hermano (sopranos), Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo), Jean Nirouet (countertenor),
Ian Honeyman (tenor), Jerome Correas (bass), II Fondamento Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Paul Dombrecht
3.30 Trio 1790 perform piano trios by CPE Bach, Haydn and Beethoven, and Harald Hoeren performs a fortepiano sonata by Neefe
4.40 Cecile Ousset (piano), Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Claus Peter Flor Liszt Les Préludes
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (from the New World)