With Andrew McGregor , including Tartini, arr Zandonai Devil's Trill
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
6.21 Byrd Puer Natus Est
Pomerium, director Alexander Blachly
7.04 Weber Wie Nahte Mir, Leise, Leise (Der Freischutz)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano),
Philharmonia, conductor Julius Rudel
7.32 Copland El Salon Mexico
Detroit SO, conductor Antal Dorati
8.05 Trad Blow the Wind Southerly; Early One Morning
Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
8.35 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos
LPO, conductor Klaus Tennstedt
With Peter Hobday.
Elgar Enigma Variations
BBCSO, conductor Arturo Toscanini
9.30 Hummel Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 87 Melos Ensemble
9.50 Mozart Voi Che Sapete (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.53 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Discs
Mozart Voi Che
A daily series in which leading artists talk revealingly about their music making and careers to Joan Bakewell. Today Dame Joan Sutherland talks about her stunning overnight success in Zeffirelli's ground-breaking production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and her continued association with the music of Donizetti and Bellini.
Westminster Abbey at the time of the Restoration of the monarchy was a focus for national ceremony and a prestigious place to work as a musician, with a secure income, pension and housing. Together with the Chapel Royal, it provided a basis for the re-energising of English music for the restored monarchy. John Blow and his pupil Henry Purcell were a vital part of this process, writing church music for regular services and ceremonial occasions, such as BloW's Salvator Mundi and Purcell's
My Heart Is Inditing.
Bruce Wood explores the music of Germany's first great composer.
2: Lion Rampant. The 1620s found Schiitz already at the height of his creative powers and serving as musical director of the most important choral foundation in Protestant Germany. Yet the twin shadows of war and bereavement lay across his path. Today's programme includes music from his Cantiones
Sacrae, part of his oratorio
The Resurrection Story, and some brilliantly colourful pieces from his Symphoniae Sacrae, Book 1. Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
The Beethoven Cello Sonatas
The first of five programmes in which pianist Roger Vignoles accompanies five cellists in Beethoven's cello sonatas. The programmes also include sonatas from the 20th century. Paul Watkins (cello),
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in F. Op 5 No I Prokofiev Cello Sonata. Op 119 Repeat
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Reiko Watanabe (violin)
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Sibelius Symphony No 2
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
These You Have Loathed
Verity Sharp discovers more musical pet hates with violinist Tasmin Little.
On the feast of the Epiphany, Sean Rafferty continues his look at traditions associated with the last days of Christmas. The programme includes works by Purcell, Part and Puccini, as well as Bach's Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen at 5.35.
Chamber Music from Manchester
Leon McCawley (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1 Saxton Songs, Dances and Ellipses (first broadcast)
8.20 The Last Picnic
A short story by James Hamilton
Paterson, read by Nigel Anthony. A strange little man joins the family gathering. He sips some beer and, quite without ceremony, introduces himself as Robert Schumann. Repeat
8.45 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
A five-part personal guide to contemporary English fiction.
2: Bad Girls. How the daughters of Virginia Woolf and Angela Carter set out to undo patriarchal narrative.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Stephen Johnson presents a tribute to Robert Simpson , the great composer, writer and polemicist who died in November. With contributions from musicians who knew and worked with him, including Vernon Handley , Bayan Northcott and Stephen Plaistow. Music includes the Severo movement from
Simpson's String Quartet No 15 played by the Vanbrugh Quartet, and a complete performance of Simpson's Symphony No 2 by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley. Producer Jeremy Hayes
The arts after dark: reviews and features straight from the stalls. Though Battleship Potemkin has been numbered among the world's greatest films, some see the work of Eisenstein, its director, as inhuman propaganda. Richard Coles discusses contrasting views of Eisenstein's achievement as a season of his work opens at the National Film Theatre. Musician
Keith Waite kicks off a tour of some of the world's more unusual arts festivals by visiting Africa. And the Ligurian coast during the Second World War provides the setting for
Italo Calvino 's The Path to the Spider's Nest, now published in English. Producer Julian May
With Brian Morton.
Farwell Wild Nights, Wild Nights Cynthia Haymon (soprano), Warren Jones (piano)
Virgil Thomson Two by Marianne Moore
William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Aaron Jay Kemis Stein Times Seven Jan De Gaetani (mezzo), Gilbert Kalish (piano)
Barbara Kolb The Sentences
Rosalind Rees (soprano), David Starobin (guitar)
Ned Rorem Women's Voices
Catherine Ciesinski (mezzo), the Composer (piano)
Paul Bowles April Fool Baby; Letter to Freddie; My Sister's Hand in Mine William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Lora Abom Tis Winter Now
Jennifer Lamore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
Ruth Crawford Seeger Joy Jan DeGaetani (mezzo), Gilbert Kalish (piano) Lee Hoiby A Letter
Richard Duke Heart We Will Forget Him
Jennifer Lamore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday
Aaron Jay Kemis
Ruth Crawford Seeger
Digby Fairweather presents a studio set from the Brian Dee Trio.
With Penny Gore.
1.00 RTVE SO/Sergiu Commissiona, Luis Martinez (violin), Antonio Fans (oboe), Suzana Stefanovic (cello), Dominique Deguines (bassoon)
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn Haydn Symphony No 105 in B flat Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
2.05 Eero Heinonen (piano) Sibelius Pensees Lyriques ; 13 Pieces for Piano
3.20 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.15 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66 Escher Trio
4.45 Frigyes Hidas Harpsichord
Concerto Barbala Dobozy , Concentus Hungericus/lldiko Hegyi
5.00 Sequence including
Shostakovich Festival Overture
RTVE SO/Sergiu Commissiona
5.35 Boccherfni Guitar Quintet in B flat Cuarteto Martin i Soler,
Maria Esther Guzman (guitar)
Plus music by Albeniz and Granados.