With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor, Op 80 Petersen Quartet
6.30 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Richard Woodhams ,
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.05 Qgar Chanson de Nuit; Chanson de Matin
Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano)
7.32 Wagner Prelude: Parsifal London Classical Players, director Roger Norrington
8.05 Purcell My Beloved Spake, Z28 James Bowman (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor),
Charles Pott and Michael George (basses), Quiristers of Winchester College, Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
8.40 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
New York Philharmonic, director
Leonard Bernstein (piano)
With Penny Gore.
Dvorak The Wood Dove
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
9.19 Myslivecek Violin Concerto Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, director Erno Sebestyen (violin)
9.34 Janacek Taras Bulba
Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Charles Mackerras Discs
With Chris Wines.
Bridge An Irish Melody (Londonderry Air) Maggini Quartet
10.19 Ropartz Cello Sonata No 1 in G minor
Lowri Blake , John Lenehan (piano)
10.50 Artists of the Week:
Consort of Musicke
D'lndia Settings from "II Pastor Fido"
11.00 Ives The Unanswered
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.07 Magnard Cello Sonata in A, Op 20
Lowri Blake , John Lenehan (piano)
11.35 Beethoven Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 22
In the wake of the Third Piano
Concerto, during his last years in Russia, Rachmaninov's style became less lyrical and more astringent, the piano writing more formidable in its technical challenges. Peter Donohoe introduces a selection of the Etudes-
Tableaux, and Stephen Hough reflects on a remarkable performance of the Second Piano Sonata.
Etudes-Tableaux, Op 39: No 4 in B minor; No 7 in C minor
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Etude-Tableau in E flat minor,
Op 39 No 5
Murray Perahia (piano)
Etude-Tableau in D, Op 39 No 9 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Etude-Tableau in C, Op 33 No 2 The Composer (piano)
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor
Joseph Villa (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
Four programmes in which
Roderic Dunnett explores operatic byways of Eastern Europe.
3: The Comic Touch
Light-hearted comic operas were a speciality of Czech composers, not least Smetana and Dvorak. Prague audiences still flock to hear them today, though some of the more popular comedies are only just beginning to filter through over here. Devils and charlatans, misery-gutses and self-deluding buffoons all crop up in this week's programme, spiced with an almost Mozartian charm, wit and panache. Including excerpts from Smetana's The Bartered Bride,
Blodek's In the Well, and Dvorak's The Cunning Peasant.
The second of three programmes in which the Hagen Quartet play
Schumann's three string quartets together with Mozart and Schubert's last three quartets.
Schumann String Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589 Schubert String Quartet in D, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky , Mayumi Fujikawa (violin), Tim Hugh (cello), Howard Shelley (piano)
Beethoven Triple Concerto in C
Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Rorestan Trio.
Faure Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101
The Freelance Musician
The Pro Session Profession. Tommy Pearson investigates the secret army of session players, heard by millions and yet rarely seen. From Bond films to toothpaste commercials, the army marches on, providing wall-to-wall music for all - whether wanted or not.
Humphrey Carpenter talks to Ton Koopman.
Bach Prelude in E flat, BWV552
Ton Koopman (organ)
5.30 Jim Parker Mississippi Five Albion Ensemble
6.35 Bach Cantata No 150: Nacht
Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich
Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Kai Wessel (alto), Guy de Mey (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, director Ton Koopman Producer Jeremey Hayes
From the Weymouth Pavilion. Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu
, Robert Plane (clarinet), Philip Dukes (viola)
Sibelius Suite: Pelleas and Melisande
Bruch Concerto in E minor
Professor John Klier suggests that one way of understanding the former Soviet Union in transition is to reflect on the new Moscow currently under construction. He discovers that one thing Muscovites are up in arms against is a unique threat to the Russian capital called
Tseretelisation. Georgian-born sculptor Zurab Tsereteli has used his close links with the mayor of Moscow to capture virtually every commission for monumental sculpture.
8.35 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Joe Farrell presents five programmes about Sicily.
4: The English in Sicily- from Bronte to Marsala.
With Anthony Rooley. Rachel Podger (violin),
Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat, K302; Violin Sonata in F, K377 Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm
Thomas Pynchon is one of America's most stylistically adventurous and reclusive writers, and the publication of his new novel Mason and Dixon is one of the literary events of the year. It concerns two British surveyors who charted the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania that became a frontier between the free
North and the slave-owning South.
Patrick Wright reviews the novel and Pynchon's literary career. And he talks to Henry Louis Gates , a leading scholar and writer on African-
Producer Fiona Bailey
Prima le Parole
Paul Guinery introduces music from two operas with famous titles, both based on distinguished literary models - Giovanni Paisiello 's 11
Barbiere di Siviglia (conducted by Adam Fischer ) and Antonio Salieri 's Fa/staff (conducted by Tamas Pal ). Plus arias from the operas 11
Matrimonio Segreto and 11 Pittor Parigino by one of the 18th century's greatest comic opera composers, Domenico Clmarosa.
Repeated from last Thursday
Digby Fairweather and Dave Gelly with a selection of new releases.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St
George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Hungarian State Orchestra/Janos Ferencsik
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.50 Radio
Showcase 3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Drama Workshop 4.30
Ghostwriter 4.40 Scottish Resources