With Andrew McGregor.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
6.17 Tchaikovsky Suite No 1 in D minor
New Philharmonia, conductor Antal Dorati
7.05 Verdi Ballet music: Macbeth
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.29 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
Karl-Heinz Steffens ,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
8.05 Liszt Waltz on Two Motives from Donizetti's "Lucia et Parisina"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.30 Palestrina Missa Assumpta Est Maria
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
With Penny Gore.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
9.11 Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 21 Beaux Arts Trio
9.24 Loewe Archibald Douglas
Kurt Moll (bass), Cord Garben (piano)
9.36 Copland Suite: The Tender Land Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares
With Piers Burton-Page .
Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
Northern Chamber Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Ward
10.21 Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Uszt Feux Follets (Transcendental Studies)
10.25 Janacek In the Mist
Bohumila Jedlickova (piano)
10.40 Poulenc Figure Humaine Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.00 Betsy Jolas E4 Eric Aubier (trumpet),
Didier Verite (vibraphone)
11.08 Beethoven Diabelli Variations,
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
The seedy side of American life produced some of Hollywood's most striking achievements of the late forties. As Roderic Dunnett discovers, Rozsa was at the forefront of this postwar resurgence, writing imaginative and enduring scores for the likes of Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock. Rozsa's more personal style is reflected today in a rare choral work and the concerto spin-off from his Oscar-winning music to the 1945 thriller Spellbound.
The Killers; The Naked City (excerpts) Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
The Lost Weekend (excerpts)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares
The Vanities of Life
Choir of the West, conductor Maurice H Skones
Leonard Pennario (piano), Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
The Romantic Piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Piers Lane (piano)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1
Eugen d'Albert Piano Concerto No 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E Minor
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
The first of two programmes in which the distinguished Welsh tenor Dennis O'Neill introduces and sings all the surviving songs by Vincenzo Bellini.
Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
La Ricordanza; La Farfalleta; Sogno d'lnfanzia; II Fervido Desiderio;
Dolente Imagine di Fille Mia; Vaga Luna , Che Inargenti ; Toma Vezzosa Fillide
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
More than any previous composer, Brahms involved himself in researching and reviving early music. To mark the centenary of his death this month, Bayan Northcott and Michelene Wandor look at the influence of Renaissance and Baroque music on Brahms's own work, with examples from Bach's Cantatas No 4 and 150; the Psalmen Davids by Schutz; and Brahms's choral and chamber music.
Repeated from Sunday 3.25pm
Luke Cresswell meets more musicians who make their own instruments out of what they find around them. Today international touring group Echo City. Repeat
With Mairi Nicolson , including Shostakovich A Spin through
Moscow (Moscow-Cheryomushki) Philadelphia Orchestra , conductor Riccardo Chailly
6.05 Beethoven Variations on an Original Theme, Op 76
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
6.30 Debussy Suite: Children's Comer Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces the first of three concerts given last year at The Point in Cardiff Bay. Firebird, conductor Barrie Webb
Kurt Schwertsik Serenade for Octet,
Op 30 (Twilight Music) Isang Yun Octet
Schubert Octet in F, D803
American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker.
2: The Right Hand of the Father Thomas Lynch takes a humorous look at his relationship with his protective father. After years in the undertaking business, his father had "learned to fear".
Ton Koopman directs the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra in four of Bach's church cantatas in a concert given in Rotterdam's De Doelen Hall. Barbara Schlick (soprano), Kai Wessel (countertenor), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass) Cantatas: No 152, Tritt auf die
Glaubensbahn; No 12, Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen; No 61, Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland ; No 172, Erschallet, Ihr Lieder
Primo Levi is widely acknowledged as one of the finest writers and most humane commentators on the century. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death this week, Richard Coles chairs a discussion on Levi's life and writing, and talks to fellow writers and scientists about his fascination with the intersection of science and art.
Producer Abigail Appleton See also Friday 8.10pm
Chris Wines explores the life and music of Amy Beach in conversation with her American biographer Adrienne Fried Block.
2: Ancestral Voices
Scottish Legend, Op 54 No 1 Alan Feinberg (piano)
Dark Is the Night, Op 11 No 11 D'Anna Fortunato (mezzo), Virginia Eskin (piano)
Symphony in E minor (Gaelic) Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Repeated from last Tuesday
Digby Fairweather talks to tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 New series Haydn String Quartets The first in a series in which some of the leading quartets perform many of Haydn's greatest works in the genre. In the first four weeks, the Lindsay Quartet pair one of Haydn's Opus 50 quartets with one by Bartok. Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 50 No 2 Bartok String Quartet No 2
1.50 Thomas Murray (organ) plays arrangements of works by Rameau, Bach, Handel and Mozart.
3.00 Irina Plotnikova (piano),
Polish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Takao Ukigaya Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
Debussy La Mer
4.30 Reger Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Bach, Op 81 Thomas Hell (piano)