With Andrew McGregor , including Delius Violin Sonata in B
Tasmin Little, Piers Lane (piano)
6.29 Mozart Symphony No 18 in F, K130
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.04 Purcell My Beloved Spake, Z28 James Bowman (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Charles Pott and Michael George (basses),
Quiristers of Winchester College, the King's Consort and Choir, director Robert King
7.32 Nielsen Pan and Syrinx Danish National Radio SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
8.05 Grainger Molly on the Shore
Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra, conductor Frederick Fennell
8.44 Saint-Saens The Muse and the Poet
Ulf Hoelscher (violin),
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello),
Philharmonia, conductor Pierre Dervaux
With Peter Hobday. Bartok Dance Suite
New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.20 Bartok Three Pieces for Two
Ditta Bartok-Pasztory and Maria Comensoli
9.27 Vivaldi Magnificat , RV610a Susan Gritton and Lisa Milne
(sopranos), Catherine Denley
(contralto), Lynton Atkinson (tenor), the King's Consort and Choir, conductor Robert King
9.41 Schubert String Quintet in C, 0956
Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider
(violins), Milton Katims (viola), Pablo Casals and Paul Tortelier (cellos)
Joan Bakewell discovers more about
Robert Tear 's life and his recent activities in the recording studio. Tear reveals which is his personal favourite from his extensive discography.
Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Leos Janacek was in his mid-sixties when he first encountered Kamilla Stosslova
in a spa town in Moravia. Both were married, and she was 40 years younger than him. Yet this unlikely liaison was the catalyst for an outpouring of compositions, including the string quartet Intimate Letters.
With Roderick Swanston.
5: And Now Let's Go Hand in Hand, Not One before the Other
As Nancy Storace bids farewell to
Mozart, Roderick Swanston takes his leave from the English composers whose Mozartean promise was all too often denied by death and hostile times.
Mozart Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te , K505 Unley To Heal the Wound a Bee Had Made
Storace The Curfew
Bishop Home Sweet Home
Attwood Ellen 's Harp; Ave Maria Mozart Ave Verum Corpus; God Is Our Refuge
Attwood Teach Me, 0 Lord, the Way of Thy Statutes
Wesley Omnia Vanitas
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm
Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Medici Quartet
Saint-Saens String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 112
Sebastian Forbes String Quartet No 4 (first broadcast)
In 1957, a tragic accident cut short the life of one of the greatest horn players of all time, Dennis Brain. Fiona Talkington explores Dennis Brain 's short but glittering career with fellow horn player Barry Tuckwell and Brain's lifelong friend, flautist
Gareth Morris. She also introduces a selection of recordings Dennis Brain made for the BBC. Including Schubert Auf dem Strom
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K407 Plus excerpts from a recital which Dennis Brain gave just a few days before his death.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
In the last of his visits to Norway, Tommy Pearson goes in search of the legendary figure Peer Gynt and tries to find out if the story is based on fact or whether the character and his exploits were all just inventions of the playwright Ibsen. He visits Gudbrandsdal, where there is an annual Peer Gynt festival in the town of Vinstra, and talks to Ibsen scholar Robert Ferguson.
Sean Rafferty looks at the American experience as he attends the world's largest celebration of American culture at London's Barbican Centre.
Music includes Bernstein, Copland and Oscar Peterson and, at 5.35, a performance of Dvorak's American string quartet by the Keller Quartet.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
BBC Symphony Orchestra
From BBC Maida Vale
Studios, presented by Paul Guinery with Gerard McBurney. A
Composer Portrait concert featuring the Russian composer Sofia
Gubaidulina (born 1931). Her music has received wide acclaim in the west since the early 1980s, and she is now recognised as one of the most imaginative voices in contemporary composition. A composer who believes passionately in the deeply expressive power of music, Gubaidulina combines ancient Caucasian and Russian folk traditions with modern-day western musical techniques. Conductor Reinbert Leeuw , Alexei Lyubimov (piano)
Gubaidulina Introitus; Stimmen ... Verstummen ...
Five writers each choose a picture in the National Gallery and use it as a basis for a short imaginative narrative. 5: AS Byatt on Velasquez's Kitchen Scene with Christ in the House of Martha and Mary.
The ninth programme in a 14-part series coupling Haydn sonatas with some of Bartok's major piano works. Todd Crow (piano)
Haydn Sonata in F, H XVI 23 Bartok Four Dirges
Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49 Next programme Wednesday 9.10pm
Andrew Sparling introduces the third of four special concerts given this month at the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House.
This concert is a tribute to one of the forgotten figures of post-war modernism, Jean Barraque , a composer in the grand manner, for ever in conflict with a sense of the futility of artistic endeavour. Barraque Piano Sonata Rolf Hind At about 10.40, some of tonight's performers join those who knew and worked with Barraque, including
Roger Woodward and Adrian Jack , in compiling a portrait of the composer who was born 70 years ago and died in 1973. Alison Wells (soprano), Ensemble Corrente, conductor James Wood Stockhausen Kreuzspiel Barraque Sequence
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Martinu's last few years brought works of contrasting grandness and simplicity. Susan Sharpe concludes the week with three unassuming works that distil the understated purity of the composer's style. Ariette; The Primrose; Ariane Repeated from last Friday
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
With Penny Gore.
1.00 Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, conductor Jeanne Lamon
2.10 Cavalll Magnificat Concerto Palatino
2.30 Prokoflev Suite: Romeo and Juliet
Finnish RSO/JukkaPekka Saraste
Latin American dance music by Astor Piazzolla , Astor Rodriguez , Jacob Gades , Juan de Dios Filiberto and Angel Villoldo
4.05 Mozart Violin Sonata in G,
K301 Rekka, Naoko Ichihashi (piano)
4.20 Telemann Bute Quartet in B minor Arion Ensemble
4.40 Mozart Horn Concerto in E flat, K495 James Somerville, CBC Vancouver SO/Mario Bernardi
5.00 Szymanowski Masques Polish National PO/Jan Krenz
5.25 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Young Danish CO/Gunnar Tagmize
Juan de Dios