With Andrew McGregor , including
Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
6.12 Veracini Overture No 5 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
7.03 Kreisler, orch McAlister Three Old Viennese Dances Gil Shaham
(violin), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 7.32 Tallis Ave Rosa Sine Spinis
Chapelle du Roi, director Alistair Dixon
8.05 Rachmaninov Vocalise
Inessa Galante (soprano),
Latvian National Opera Orchestra, conductor Alexander Vilumanis
8.30 Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 Mayumi Fujikawa , RPO, conductor Walter Weller
With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto Grosso in C
(Alexander's Feast) English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
9.13 Schumann Nachtstucke , Op 23 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.32 Janacek Violin Concerto
(Pilgrimage of the Soul)
Thomas Zehetmair , Philharmonia, conductor Heinz Holliger
9.44 Johann Strauss (son), transcr Berg Waltz: Wine, Women and Song Berlin Soloists, Philip Moll (harmonium),
Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano) Discs
Stephanie Hughes talks to
Masterprize semi-finalist Carl Vine. Today's programme also includes music by CPE Bach, Kirnberger, Schultz, Weyse and Brahms. Artists of the Week:
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
10.19 Dussek Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat, Op 22
Andreas Staier , Concerto Koln
11.05 Gade Overture: Hamlet
Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, conductor Ole Schmidt
11.18 Carl Vine Descent
(Metropolis: the Workers' View)
BBC NOW, conductor Lionel Friend
11.36 Schoenberg Friede auf Erden Danish National Radio Chamber
Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.46 Berg Schleisse Mir die Augen Beide Jessye Norman (soprano), Ann Schein (piano)
11.49 Britten Canticle IV:
The Journey of the Magi
James Bowman (countertenor), Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), the Composer (piano)
Dussek's solo piano style was ahead of its time and left its mark on many around him. Geoffrey Baskerville traces his influence on Cramer, Clementi and, most tellingly, Beethoven.
Fantasia and Fugue, Op 55 Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Sonata in G minor, Op 10 No 2 Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano)
Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3 Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
Grand Guignol or High Drama? Gordon Stewart presents four programmes which take the lid off the hotpot of Italian verismo - its seething passions, heart-throbbing emotions and lurid violence, as expressed through some of the hottest sets of vocal cords in the business.
1: Singers, Poets, Clowns and Revolutionaries. Featuring excerpts from Tosca, La Gioconda, La
Boheme, I Pagliacci and Andrea Chenier , with singers including Caruso, Del Monaco, Pavarotti,
Bergonzi, Gobbi, Callas and Tebaldi. Repeat
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky , Barry Douglas (piano)
Brahms Overture: Academic Festival
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
The Rogeri Trio performs music by Mozart and Rachmaninov.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
3: My Triplets Are a Bit of a Handful Verity Sharp finds that getting Baroque and jazz rhythms right is as hard as cutting a cake into three equal slices.
Humphrey Carpenter celebrates the birthday of Shostakovich's majestic Symphony No 11, premiered 40 years ago today. Music this evening includes Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B flat. And Carpenter talks to saxophonist John Surman about his piece for the Salisbury Festival
Chorus, Proverbs and Songs, as the world premiere recording is released on disc.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert from Studio 7 at
New Broadcasting House in Manchester featuring two of Walton's works from the thirties.
During the interval, he takes a short walk from Walton's birthplace in Oldham to the nearby Werneth Park Music Rooms and hears of an exciting future for this fading symbol of the town's former industrial wealth.
Rebecca Hirsch (violin), BBC Philharmonic. conductor George Hurst
Watton Violin Concerto: Symphony No 1 * Brian Kay 's concert of the week: p46
Five specially commissioned poems. 4: The Man Made of Rain
By Brendan Kennelly.
In the third of four programmes, international recitalist Peter Hurford plays German Baroque music on the three-manual organ built by William Johnson for St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Of all the famous university instruments at his disposal, this is the one with which he chooses to teach.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
Buxtehude Komm, Heiliger Geist , Buxl99: Gott der Vater, Buxl90
Bach Sonata No 6 in G, BWV530 Final programme Wednesday 9.20pm
Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The seventh of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt.
To the Unknown Goddess. A concert celebrating composer
Barbara Strozzi given in July at the Guildhall. Catherine Bott (soprano),
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone), Frances Kelly (harp),
Timothy Roberts (harpsichord) Ardo in Tacito Foco; L Amante
Segreto; Gite o Giorni Dolenti; Appresso ai Molli Argenti Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Whatever explanations we bring to understanding the causes of war - be it territorial defence, religious zeal or liberation of the oppressed - no rational argument seems to explain fully its persistence. War still seems endowed with mystical legitimacy. In a provocative new book, Blood Rites, the acclaimed American writer
Barbara Ehrenreich tries to interpret this irrational appeal. Presenter Tony Palmer discusses her views and considers other attempts to produce a theory of conflict. Producer Rob Ketteridge
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Behind the Facade With Sandy Burnett. Façade: Suite No 2
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor Louis Fremaux
String Quartet No 2 Britten Quartet
Speech: Battle of Agincourt (Henry V) Laurence Olivier (speaker). Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Thursday
Continuing the week of jazz guitar music. Over two programmes,
Campbell Burnap presents a selection of great jazz guitarists on record. 2: The Electric Age. Featuring formidable men from the postbop years - Wes Montgomery , Joe Pass , Tal Farlon and Pat Martino.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Chelmsford Cathedral, repeated from yesterday 4 pm
2.00 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons , Frank-Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (excerpts); Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Liturgique); Weill: Violin Concerto
3.35 Schubert: Octet in F, D803
Chilingirian Quartet. Roman Guyot (clarinet), Stephen Stirling and Julia Price (bassoons), Duncan McTier (double bass)
4.40 Liszt: En Reve; Mephisto Waltz No 3
Erno Szegedi (piano)