With Anthony Burton.
Tartinl Violin Concerto in G
Gordan Nikolitch , Orchestre d'Auvergne, conductor Arie van Beek
7.18 Milhaud Printemps Marcelo Bratke (piano)
7.32 Schein Die mit Tranen Saen ; Ich Lasse Dich Nicht (Israelis Brunnlein) European Vocal Ensemble, director Philippe Herreweghe
7.40 lbert Concertino da Camera
John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone), Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
7.55 Sammartini Recorder Concerto in F. Michala Petri , Moscow Virtuosi, conductor Vladimir Spivakov
8.08 Debussy Suite: Children's Comer Helen Huang (piano)
8.25 Rosenmiiller Ach Herr ,
Strafe Mich Nicht in Deinem Zorn
Ellen Hargis (soprano), the King's Noyse, director David Douglass
8.35 Poulenc Le Bal Masque
François Le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano), Soloists of the French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Edward Greenfield selects his all-time top ten recordings.
David Fallows reviews new releases of medieval and Renaissance choral music, including two recordings of Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, masses by Ockeghem from the Tallis Scholars and the Clerks' Group, and works by Scottish composer Robert Carver from the Sixteen.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
Machaut Puis Qu'en Oubli; Dis et Sept Cinq (Le Voir Dit) Oxford Camerata, director Jeremy Summerly
10.23 Carver 0 Bone Jesu a 19 The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
10.38 Ockeghem Missa De Plus en Plus
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
Finlandia's new budget-price series Meet the Composer packages recordings made over the last 30 years of works by 20th-century
Finnish composers including Aarre Merikanto , Uuno Klami , Joonas Kokkonen and Einojuhanl Rautavaara. Michael Oliver has been listening to them. Discs
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Michael Berkeley meets Lord Healey, an opera lover whose choices include Puccini, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Rossini, and the last-act trio from Strauss's Der
The last of four programmes on church patronage of the fine arts. The Shaping Spirit of Imaging
George Pattison asks why artists are drawn to create works for the sacred space of a church building, especially when many of them have doubts about the claims of religion. Contributors include
Anthony Gormley and Professor Glyn Williams , whose powerful Pieta is in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral. Producer Chris Gwilliam
Better Than It Can Be Played The last of four programmes exploring the musical legacy of pianist Artur Schnabel returns to the music of Beethoven, the composer he was most associated with. Stephen Plaistow talks to some of today's distinguished pianists about Schnabel's recordings of the Waldstein sonata and the Emperor piano concerto, and reports on his occasional excursions into the music of Weber, Schumann and Brahms. He also asks why it was that Schnabel's imagination often seemed to work on a different level from other instrumentalists.
Producers Christine Hardwick and David Papp
In the fifth of eight programmes showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras, Kirsteen McCue introduces a concert given by the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Elgar Howarth , from last summer's
Festival of British Youth Orchestras in Edinburgh.
Philippa Dames-Longworth (soprano) Debussy Suite: Ibéria
Robin Holloway Inquietus
Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine Journey; Funeral Music; Immolation Scene (Gotterdammerung)
Producer David McGuinness
Two works by Stravinsky: the Suite Italienne played by Ernst Kovacic
(violin) and David Owen Norris (piano), and his Ragtime for 11 Instruments played by the London Sinfonietta.
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey Discs
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A weekly magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. Ivan Hewett
investigates the teaching methods pioneered by Zoltan Kodaly ; reports on a double bass weekend at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music; and reveals news of the first conference about the health of professional musicians. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Britten's two-act opera to a libretto by EM Forster and Eric Crozier adapted from a story by Herman Melville . The opera was commissioned for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and first performed with Theodor Uppman in the title role, Peter Pears as Vere, and Frederick Dalberg as Claggart. This production is a revival of the first Met performance in 1978. Billy Budd is a newly press-ganged sailor aboard the Indomitable, a man-of-war during the French Revolutionary Wars of 1797. He quickly annoys master-at-arms
John Claggart , who resolves to deal with the troublemaker and arranges to have Budd accused of mutiny.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Steuart Bedford
8.00 The Met Opera Quiz
Thor Eckert Jr invites opera experts Carolyn Abbate , Martin Bernheimer and Frank Rizzo to tackle questions sent in by listeners.
8.20 Act 2
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU
Michael Rosen returns with his weekl) insights into the world of poetry.
Tonight a reassessment of George Eliot 's verse and the launch of a competition to find the best poem written for radio.
Producer Fiona McLean
Chris Parker introduces recordings made at the festival at London's
Purcell Room last year and talks to the three leaders. Composer Shirley Thompson conducted her ensemble in Tapestry, Blue for You and Transition. Singer and guitarist
Martha Lewis wrote three pieces for her ten-piece band - Movement, File Man and Take Your Time with You.
The final set comes from the quintet led by the prolific keyboardist Janette Mason.
Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert A recital given in 1978 by pianist Sviatoslav Richter at the Moscow Conservatoire. Sonatas: in E minor, D566 (Unfinished); in G, D894; Andante in A, D604;
Allegretto in C minor, D915
2.15 BBC Concert Orchestra: Polish
Fantasy. The first of four programmes. Conductor Barry Wordsworth Elgar Polonia
Kabalevsky Suite: The Comedians Panufnlk Sinfonia Mystica
3.15 Consort of Musicke, directed b) Anthony Rooley , perform music by Dowland, Monteverdi, Cacclni and Coprario
4.15 Andras Agoston (violin), Portuguese SO/Max
Bragado Darman Ippolitov-lvanov Caucasian Sketches Tchaikovsky Violin
Concerto Prokofiev Symphony No 7