With Andrew McGregor , including Vivaldi Stabat Mater, RV621
Michael Chance (countertenor), English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
6.24 Faure Violin Sonata in E minor,
Op 108 Krysztof Smietana , John Blakely (piano)
7.05 Verdi Ballet music: Macbeth
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.32 Sibelius Scenes Historiques: Suite No 1
Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
8.05 Cilea La Dolcissima Effigie (Adrian Lecouvreur)
Renata Scotto (soprano), Placido Domingo (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor James Levine
8.42 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2 Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
With Penny Gore.
Smetana Prague Carnival
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
9.06 Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brillante , Op 3
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
9.15 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 62 Peter Katin (piano)
9.33 Berlioz La Montagnard Exile Françoise Pollet (soprano),
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Christine Miihlbach (harp)
9.44 Respigh! The Birds I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone Producer Tony Cheevers Discs
With Mark Rowlinson , including Artist of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis
Director Edward Higginbottom
10.33 Beethoven Variations in C minor, WoO 80 John McCabe (piano)
10.33 Mondonville Motet: De
Profundis Gillian Fisher (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Choir of New
College, Oxford, London Baroque, director Edward Higginbottom
10.57 Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Borodin Quartet
11.34 Britten Suite: King Arthur BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Christopher Cook explores the extraordinary variety of music written by the so-called Second Viennese
School of composers in Vienna and Hollywood during the first half of this century.
2: Teacher and Pupils. Schoenberg's pupil Leon Kirschner and son
Lawrence Schoenberg talk about the composer's legacy as a teacher.
And Robert Craft maintains that
Schoenberg considered Webern to be the most gifted composer of his time. Berg String Quartet, Op 3 Arditti Quartet
Webem Five Pieces, Op 10 Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 2 German SO, conductor John Mauceri Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
The third of eight concerts given last year in St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, based around the chamber works of Haydn. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Haydn String Trios, H XVI: No 41 in B flat; No 40 in G
Beethoven Serenade in G, Op 8 Repeat
Verdi Overture: Stiffelio
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A,
K488 Conductor Edward Downes , Michael Roll (piano)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Conductor Gunther Herbig , Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor Conductor Edward Downes
Spotlight on Ian Partridge. lain
Burnside talks to tenor Ian Partridge about his favourite recordings. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Scottish Traditional Music
Aly Bain is a master of the Shetland fiddle and now enjoys international fame. Verity Sharp meets him at the launch of his latest album to discover what it is about the Shetland style that has captured the global market.
Sibelius, Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Hoist are featured in Sean Rafferty 's choice of music today, with Mozart's Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, played by Andras Schiff , at around
6.35. George Melly explores the relationship between the violin and 20th-century art as a taster to a lecture he is giving on Thursday for the opening of the Red Violin Festival in Cardiff. And with a wealth of operas opening around the country this week, Rafferty asks four directors to describe the essence of the works they are putting on. The series begins today with Kenny Ireland's production of Verdi's Rigoletto for Scottish Opera.
The third of four recitals from
Belfast introduced by Stephanie Hughes.
Catherine Robbin (mezzo), Michael McMahon (piano)
Mozart Als Luise die Briefe, K520; Abendempfindung, K523; Der
Zauberer, K472; An Chloe , K524
Schumann Frauenliebe und -Leben
8.10 A Woman's Hair
By Bryan MacMahon.
On a winter's night, a woman lies frozen to the ground by her long, shining hair. Frances Tomelty reads a haunting tale by a grand master of the Irish story. Repeat
8.30 Enescu Chansons de Clement
Britten A Charm of Lullabies
Gumey I Will Go with My Father A-Ploughing
Elgar To the Children (The Starlight Express)
Dowland Time Stands Still in Gazing on Her Face
Bridge Love Went A-Riding Ireland The Salley Gardens
Warlock My Own Country (Belloc Songs)
Ireland If There Were Dreams to Sell
Vaughan Williams The Bird's Song (Pilgrim's Progress)
Eight years ago, Paul Bailey , whose books include Gabriel's Lament and At the Jerusalem, made his first visit to Romania, knowing very little about the country. He has now learned the language, and introduces and reads from his next novel, which is set there - Kitty and Virgil: a Romance.
Two symphonies from Russia's leading contemporary composer, written for American orchestras.
These works contain a sparse texture and economy of gesture. Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Schnittke Symphony No 6;
Symphony No 7 (first broadcast)
Richard Coles discusses crime and suicide with Martin Amis , whose new novel, Night Train, draws on the American cop genre. Bill Buford of the New Yorker joins in the conversation with his regular report on cultural news and gossip from across the Atlantic. And the Comédie-Française, the French national theatre, visits our own
National for the first time with an acclaimed production of Les Fausses Confidences by Marivaux. Night
Waves reports from the opening and considers cross-Channel differences in the notion of national theatre.
Producer Julian May
With Susan Sharpe. 2: Symphony of Fire
Danse de la Pauvreté et de Parfait
Amour (La Pisanella); Due Canzoni Corali ; Violin Sonata; Sinfonia del Fuoco
Repeated from last Tuesday
Digby Fairweather with more from the Jobim/Morelenbaum Quartet concert. For details see yesterday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbrucken RSO/Stanislaw
Skrowacewski, Robert Cohen (cello) Barber Cello Concerto Bruckner
Symphony No 3 in D minor
2.35 Bruckner Intermezzo in D minor
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd