With Penny Gore.
Hummel Septet in C, Op 114 (Septet Militaire) Nash Ensemble
7.05 Marais Pieces en Trio in E minor
William Hunt (viola da gamba)
7.32 Caplet Septet
Sharon Coste and Sandrine Piau
(sopranos), Sylvie Deguy (mezzo), Ensemble Musique Oblique
8.05 Cavalli Salve Regina
Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
8.17 Sibelius The Flowers, Op 85 Annette Servadei (piano)
8.46 Hoist St Paul 's Suite
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
With Peter Hobday.
Bach, orch Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.10 Mozart Fantasia and Sonata in C minor, K475 Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.45 Rachmaninov The Rock Berlin
Philharmonic, conductor Lorin Maazel Discs
With Kirsteen McCue.
Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Einar Henning Smebye (piano)
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Parrott (conductor)
Purcell Trumpet Overture (The Indian Queen); Rondeau (Abdelazer);
Chaconne (The Gordian Knot Unty'd); Symphony; Dance (The Indian Queen) Taverner Players
10.14 James Wilson For Cliodhna
David James (cello)
10.25 Bliss Film music: Things to Come BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
10.42 Bemart de Ventadom Can Vei la Lauzeta Mover
Catherine Bott (soprano)
10.50 Beethoven Piano Concerto No
5 in E flat (Emperor)
Robert Levin (fortepiano), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.28 anon, 13th-century Orkney Wedding Song
Raul Rendall (tenor), Rowallan Consort
11.40 Purcell Te Deum and Jubilate, Z232 Rachel Wheatley and Rachel Platt (sopranos), Angus Davidson
(countertenor), Simon Berridge , Rogers Covey-Crump and Paul Agnew (tenors), Simon Grant (bass), Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Chris de Souza.
4: Heavenly Words. Ravel's songs feature throughout the week and today's programme includes the Chanson
Hébraïque, the fourth of the Chants Populaires. There is a strong link between Ravel the songwriter and the lyrical quality of his instrumental music. Manuel Rosenthal tells of Ravel's passionate admiration of Puccini, especially Tosca, and the tribute he paid in L'Enfant et les
Sortileges. Also, the Ysaye Quartet performs the String Quartet, and Cecile Ousset is the soloist in the Piano
Concerto for the Left Hand with the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle. Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm See also 7.30pm
Grand Guignol or High Drama?
Gordon Stewart presents the last programme on Italian verismo opera. Murders and Vendettas. This programme focuses on operatic characters with homicidal tendencies, with excerpts from operas including Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, Andrea Chenier , Francesca da Rimini and Adriana Lecouvreur. Among the voices are Cosotto, Raimondi, Scotto, Gobbi,
Muzio, Price, Olivero and Corelli. Producer Adam Gatehouse
The third of eight programmes featuring music by Brahms and works dedicated to him by his friends and admirers. Margaret Fingerhut (piano) Novak Eclogues , Op 11
Busoni Etudes en Forme de Variations
Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Robert Cohen (cello)
Wagner Parsifal (Prelude, Act 1)
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Sibelius Symphony No 2
Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Endellion Quartet.
Britten Three Divertimenti
Bartok String Quartet No 4 Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music at the Globe
With Verity Sharp. Philip Pickett , music director at the Globe Theatre, talks about references to music in Shakespeare's plays and about what is known of the music used in performances during the 17th century.
Humphrey Carpenter visits Garsington Opera, and introduces excerpts from two operas in their current season, including
5.30 Bach Cantata No 196: Der Herr
Denket an Uns
Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
6.45 CPE Bach Symphony Wq 182 No 4 in A English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.10 Strauss Die Agyptische Helena (excerpts) Soloists, Detroit SO, conductor Antal Dorati
7.20 Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte (excerpts) Soloists, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Simon Rattle Producer Jeremy Hayes
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
From the Barbican Centre,
London, the last of three concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Andre Previn
Le Tombeau de Couperin; Rapsodie Espagnole
8.05 Ravel the Man
Roger Nichols paints a portrait of Ravel the man, with reminiscences from the composer's friends and colleagues.
8.25 L'Heure Espagnole
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von Stade (soprano)
Don Inigo Gomez:
Five readings of contemporary fiction. 4: Santa Evita. By Tomas Eloy Martinez, translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane , abridged by Paul Kent , and read by John Rowe. Already an international literary sensation, Santa Evita is part historical narrative, part detective story and part philosophical treatise. When Eva Peron died of cancer at the age of 33, her demise triggered off a bizarre chain of events which has never been fully understood. Producer Paul Kent
Andrew Manze introduces a recital of music by Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach played by American fortepianist Richard Fuller.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm
Michele Roberts reports from this evening's premiere of a new piano concerto by Judith Weir and asks how unique is a national sense of humour? Night Waves explores traditions of German comedy as Stunde Null is brought to Britain by Deutsches
Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Set in a training school for politicians the play satirises would-be political leaders. Producer Lore Windemuth
See BBC Radio 4 Friday 4.05pm
Presented by Susan Sharpe , with readings by David Holt. Dvorak and his family visit America's Midwest and celebrate Czech Day in Chicago. String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 Raphael Ensemble
Slavonic Dances: No 9 in B, Op 72 No 1; No 11 in F, Op 72 No 3
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell Stephen Foster , arr Dvorak
Old Folks at Home Arthur Woodley
(bass/baritone), Collegiate Chorale, New York Harmonie Ensemble, conductor Steven Richman
Discs Repeated from last Thursday
Dave Gelly ends his celebration of classic vocal jazz recordings with songs by Manhattan Transfer and Frank Sinatra.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from lona Abbey, St Columba.
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation
SO/Muhai Tang Adams The Chairman Dances Copland Suite: Billy the Kid
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