With Andrew McGregor , including
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
Clifford Curzon , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
6.33 Mendelssohn Four Pieces for
String Quartet, Op 81 (selection) Sorrel Quartet
7.05 Vivaldi Concerto in D for Two
Violins and Two Cellos, RV564 Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
7.39 Uszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Sviatoslav Richter , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kyrill Kondrashin
8.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in FGabriele Cassone (trumpet), Paolo Grazzi (oboe), Enrico Onofrio
(violin), II Giardino Armonico , director Giovanni Antonini (recorder)
8.34 Respighi Roman Festivals Oslo Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons
With Penny Gore.
Boismortier Concerto in D, Op 15 No 3 Soloists of the Concert Spirituel
9.10 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 65 Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
9.37 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Budapest Quartet Djscs
With Mark Rowlinson , including Stanford Te Deum in B flat
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
10.06 Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Kirov Orchestra , conductor Valery Gergiev
10.32 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
Steven Osborne , BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
11.08 Artists of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford Wesley Ascribe unto the Lord Director Edward Higginbottom
11.23 McCabe Concerto for Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
11.50 Gorecki Totus Tuus
Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Prince Igor Kirov
With Christopher Cook.
3: Revolutions. The dissolution of old orders during the first ten years of the 20th century produced highly personal solutions to musical idiom and style. Anthony Payne and Alexander Goehr talk about the new methods of composition formulated by Schoenberg and his pupils.
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (excerpts) Jane Manning (soprano), Nash Ensemble, conductor Simon Rattle
Webem Im Sommerwind
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Webem Six Bagatelles, Op 9 Kronos Quartet
Webern Five Sacred Songs, Op 15 Dorothy Dorow (soprano), Schoenberg Ensemble, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw
Webem Symphony Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
Berg Wozzeck (Act 2, scene 4)
Berlin Staatskapelle , conductor Daniel Barenboim
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm See also 7.30pm
From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Andrew Ball (piano)
Faure Violin Sonata No 1 in A, Op 13 Ravel Violin Sonata in G
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This week sees the 450th anniversary of the birth of Miguel Cervantes , author of Don Quixote. In celebration, Susan Sharpe invites requests on knightly themes. Producer Brian Jackson Discs
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA
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From York Minster.
Introit: Domine Jesu Christe
Psalms 1-5 (Robinson, Gauntlet, Rogers, Anon, Bairstow)
First Lesson: Proverbs 20, wl-15
Canticles: Hereford Service (Jackson) Second Lesson: John 21, wl5-25
Anthem: Audi Filia (Jackson)
Organist and master of the music
Philip Moore. Assistant organist John Scott Whiteley.
Repeated tomorrow lam
Sean Rafferty 's music selection today includes songs from the great Schubert cycles in both classic and new recordings, and, shortly after
6.00, Maurice Ravel's Boléro. Opera director Nicolette Molnar chooses one piece from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte to represent the work's central theme. Her production opens tonight at the English
National Opera. And conductor Richard Hickox illustrates his passion for the music of Vaughan Williams and introduces his own version of the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis as he embarks on a series of concerts to mark the composer's 125th birthday.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Three of a Kind
From the Royal Festival Hall, London, the second concert in the BBC Symphony Orchestra's series devoted to the music of the Second Viennese School.
Michelle De Young (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Webem Passacaglia, Op 1
Schoenberg Four Songs, Op 22; Five Orchestral Pieces, Op 16
8.15 Picture Postcards, Hanging Gardens and God
Graham Fawcett explores the new ideas which brought writers and composers together early this century in Vienna to change the face of music.
8.35 Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra, Op 31
Berg Altenberg Lieder; Three Pieces, Op 6
3: Alex Garland , still in his twenties and whose first novel The Beach won a Betty Trask Award this year, introduces and reads from his forthcoming suspense story concerning the villains, British and native, of Manila.
Penny Gore introduces a recital by John Bingham (piano).
Beethoven Fantasy in G minor, Op 77; Piano Sonata in F sharp, Op 78 Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2; Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
AE Housman's A Shropshire Lad was first published at his own expense and greeted with indifference. Only during the First World War did the poems become hugely popular, and they remain his best-known work.
Though Housman only gained a pass degree at university, he became an estimable classical scholar.
Humphrey Carpenter discusses
Housman's life and writing in the light of a new play by Tom Stoppard. In The Invention of Love, John Wood and Paul Rhys play the older
Housman and his younger self.
Night Waves reports from tonight's opening at the Royal National Theatre in London.
Producer Fiona Bailey
With Susan Sharpe. 3: A Lament
Castle of the Merciless Queen (La
Pisanella); Due Liriche Drammatiche Napoletane; Movimento di Danza (first performance); A Lament (first performance); Levommi il Mio
Pensiero in Porte Ov'era; Rondo Veneziano (first UK performance)
Repeated from last Wednesday
Digby Fairweather with more from the Jobim/Morelenbaum Quartet concert. For details see Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saar RSO/Osmo Vanska, Olli
Mustonen (piano) Vauxhall Suite for Orchestra Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 1 in C Berwald Symphony No 1 in G minor (Sinfonie Serieuse)
2.25 Luc Devos (piano) Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 1 (Moonlight)
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Radio Showcase 4.05 Primary Geography
4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12
4.40 Talking Points