With Andrew McGregor , including Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.19 Bach French Suite No 5 in G,
BWV816 Angela Hewitt (piano)
7.03 Stanford For Lo, / Raise Up
Choir of St Paul 's Cathedral, Andrew Lucas (organ), conductor John Scott
7.32 Grieg Lyric Suite Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.05 Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
8.41 Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Francois le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano), Soloists of the French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
With Peter Hobday.
CPE Bach Symphony in F, Wq 183 No 3
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Gustav Leonhardt
9.11 Debussy Estampes Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
9.25 Falla Homages
Wiirttemberg State Orchestra, conductor Garcia Navarro
9.42 WF Bach Harpsichord Concerto in A minor
Richard Egarr , London Baroque Discs
With John Toal.
Grainger Country Gardens (Stokowski version)
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
10.03 Britten Choral Dances
Rnzi Singers , director Paul Spicer
10.13 Bridge, arr Britten There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook
Nobuko Imai (viola),
Roland Pontinen (piano)
10.22 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Neeme Jarvi
Shostakovich Suite: Hamlet
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
10.45 Haydn Piano Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26
Beaux Arts Trio
11.04 Leroy Anderson The Typewriter St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
11.06 Poulenc Sonata for Two
Clarinets James and David Campbell
J Mark Stambaugh 11 Campanile BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.35 Reger Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
London Philharmonic, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Retrenchments? John Deathridge questions the myth that Strauss took a step backwards after composing such groundbreaking works as Salome and Elektra.
Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpt)
Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Kathleen
Battle (sopranos), Hans Sojer and Josef Protschka (tenors), Urban Malmberg (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano) Ophelia Lieder, Op 67
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Glenn Gould (piano)
Arabella, Op 79 (excerpt)
Lisa Della Casa (soprano), George London (bass-baritone), Vienna
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
Grand Guignol or High Drama?
Gordon Stewart concludes the series exploring Italian verismo. 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. Repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Mayumi Fujikawa (violin) Mathias Celtic Dances
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D; Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
The Savonlinna Opera Festival has one of the most romantic settings of any opera festival anywhere in the world - a medieval castle in the middle of a vast English lake.
Verity Sharp visits the festival to find out how important it is to Finnish musical life.
With Sean Rafferty.
On the day Trevor Nunn opens his first production as director of the Royal National Theatre, he reveals which piece of music is most often to be found in his CD player. Today's architect, Will Alsop , is best known for his Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre, and he tells Sean Rafferty how his love of music has shaped his work. The music includes Rachmaninov's
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a virtuosic challenge for the pianist, played here by Mikhail Rudy.
A concert given on Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, devised by the young British composer Thomas Ades. It features works by some neglected 20th-century European masters as well as a new work of Ades's own.
Timothy Lines (clarinet), David Hockings (vibraphone),
Nicole Tibbels (soprano), Teresa Shaw (mezzo), London Sinfonietta, director Thomas Ades (piano) Georges Enescu
Symphonie de Chambre
Niccolo Castigllonl Cantus Planus 11 (first UK performance)
Thomas Ades Concerto Conciso (first London performance)
Jean Barraque Concerto
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Tonight's reflection on libraries focuses on India. When the weather is at its most humid, working in an Indian library may be uncomfortable. Protecting the books is almost impossible.
George Petrou and Christos Pagageorgiou (pianos)
Schumann Andante and Variations in B flat, Op 46
Uszt Réminiscences de Don Juan
Chris de Souza introduces the first of four concerts from Radio 3's special day of invitation concerts at the Royal Academy of Music celebrating the musical life of late-18th-century London. This week fortepianist
Maggie Cole plays examples by JC Bach, James Hook , Mozart and Stephen Storace of one of the most popular forms of the time, the accompanied keyboard sonata. With Katie Bircher (flute), Henrietta Wayne (violin) and Timothy Kraemer (cello). Producer Lindsay Kemp
As a season of writing by young
French playwrights begins in Britain, Michele Roberts investigates the new enfants terribles of French theatre. Can they win back for French drama the international acclaim once enjoyed by the Theatre of the Absurd? And are they shaking up theatre on the other side of the Channel in the same way as a generation of writers is doing here? Plus a review of Frank McGuiness 's
Mutabilitie, the first play to be directed by Trevor Nunn as head of the Royal National Theatre. Producer Matthew Dodd
Etudes Nos 11-14 (Book 2) Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Violin Concerto Sashko Gawriloff , Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez Repeated from last Thursday
Digby Fairweather is joined by Dave Gelly for jazz news and CD reviews.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm.
2.00 German Chamber Philharmonic/ Thomas Hengelbrock , Robert Levin (piano) Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Mozart
Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450
2.35 Haydn Divertimento in D, H IV 6 Damase Sonate en Concert, Op 17 Matej Zupan (flute), Romeo Drucker (violin), Milos Mlejnik (cello), Vlasta Dolezal Rus (piano)
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time 4.40 Facal a Leabhar