Andrew McGregor with news, weather and travel, plus music including
Tchaikovsky The Nutracker (Act 1, scenes 6-9)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
6.26 Gesualdo Ave,
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
7.03 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Berlin Soloists
7.32 Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Waltz)
Armenian Philharmonic , conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Artist's Life
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
8.45 Liszt Hungarian Fantasy Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
With Peter Hobday.
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
9.13 Mozart, arr Grieg Fantasia in C minor, K475
Elisabeth Leonskaya and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
9.28 Gluck Che Puro Ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.35 Bach Partita No 1 in B minor,
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
10.00 Haydn Symphony No 52 in G minor
La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
"Singers are a very vain race ..." James Bowman talks to Joan Bakewell about the history of the countertenor and discusses his ideas about performing Handel.
With Richard Baker.
Maria Curcio was one of the few teenage pianists to become a pupil of Artur Schnabel , forging a link in a chain of teachers stretching back through Liszt to Beethoven. She paid a high price for her devotion to protecting Jewish friends in Amsterdam during the Second World War - her health broke down and her playing career was curtailed. But she continues to pass on her musical wisdom to performers of the current generation.
The Early Years
In this week's programmes, Gerard McBurney travels to St Petersburg where Dmitri Shostakovich spent his early years.
2: Thumbing His Nose
The Bedbug (excerpts)
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi
Songs to Japanese Texts (excerpts) llya Levinsky (tenor),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Film music: Alone (excerpts)
German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Jurovsky The Nose (excerpts)
Soloists, Moscow Musical Theatre
Chamber Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Tahiti Trot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
Another chance to hear eight lunchtime chamber music concerts given at the Victoria and Albert Museum during last summer's BBC Proms. In the second, Arvo Part meets
Percy Grainger as the vocal ensemble Polyphony and conductor
Stephen Layton explore the sacred and secular worlds of love and devotion in a sequence of antiphons interspersed with folk song arrangements. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Anon Magnificat (Tonus Peregrinus) Part Seven Advent Antiphons Grainger Folk Song Settings Repeat
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Vassily Sinaisky ,
Christian Blackshaw (piano) Stravinsky Symphony in C
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
Linda Ormiston introduces a second selection of Scottish romantic songs, performed by Lisa Milne (soprano) and Jamie MacDougall (tenor), accompanied by Roger Vignoles (piano).
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Invitation to the Dance
Tommy Pearson 's exploration of history's favourite dances continues with the jig.
Brazilian guitarist Egberto Gismonti is Sean Rafferty 's guest today.
Plus music by Belgian organist and composer Flor Peeters , Argentinian Astor Plazzolla and Mozart.
America at the Piano
I Sandy Burnet introduces the I first of three concerts of American music from the University Great Hall, Exeter. Rolf Hind (piano)
Ives Some Southpaw Pitching Torke Laetus
Joplin Waltz: Bethena; Solace Copland Variations
Sandy Burnett talks to Rolf Hind about his musical career and international reputation as a leading force in contemporary music.
8.35 Copland Four Blues Carter 90+
Adams Phrygian Gates
Next concert Saturday 7.30pm
Taking the Waters
Five programmes this week in which Kathleen Griffin visits
2: Karlovy Vary - the Aristocratic Spa
Last year, the much-awaited first performance of Elgar's third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne with the blessing of the Elgar Foundation, was given before a small audience at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. This is the first broadcast of that memorable occasion.
Conductor Andrew Davis
Elgar, compl Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor
Scientists, body-snatchers and eccentrics meet in Shelagh Stevenson 's new comedy of science and morality. Richard Coles reports on tonight's premiere in Manchester and explores the life and work of Joseph Wright of Derby, whose iconic painting An Experiment with an Air-Pump inspired Stevenson's play.
Bill Buford of the New Yorker provides his weekly cultural comment from
America, and Welsh National Opera's first new production of Britten's Billy Budd for 18 years is reviewed. Producer Julian May
Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op 26
No 1; Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4; Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op 13 Artur Rubinstein (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Krystian Zimerman (piano) Repeated from last Tuesday
Digby Fairweather presents the second part of the concert given by the Alan Elsdon All-Star Jazz Band.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Musica Alta Ripa JG Goldberg Sonata in C minor JG Muethel
Polonaise in G; Concert in D minor
1.40 La Capella Ducale and Musica Fiata Kaspar Foerster Vanitas
Vanitatem Johann Valentin Meder
Wie Murren Denn die Leut Kaspar Foerster Viri Israelite
2.20 Ludger Lohmann (organ) Buxtehude, Franz Tunder ,
Paul Seifert and JG Muethel
3.00 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat,
D898 Wozzeck Trio
4.00 Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A Slovenian RTVSO/Samo Hubad
5.25 Tchaikovsky Serenade in D minor for Strings Danish Radio
Concert Orchestra/Hannu Koivula