Stephanie Hughes with news, weather, travel and music including Tartini Violin Concerto in C
Piero Toso , I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
6.50 Rachmaninov 0 Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying
: Russian State Symphony Cappella, director Valery Polyansky
7.03 Bonnet Etude de Concert, Op 7 No
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.52 Puccini Crisantemi
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.05 Haydn Awake the Harp (Creation) City of Birmingham Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
8.46 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Snow Maiden
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Editor Andrew Lyle
Penny Gore features Mozart symphonies and recordings by Karl Bohm.
Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm
9.17 Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
9.32 Puccini Che Gelida Manina; Si,
Mi Chiamano Mimi ; 0 Soave
Fanciulla (La Boheme) Mirella Freni (soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.49 Mozart Symphony No 4 in D, K19 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
10.01 Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78
Itzhak Perlman ,
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson
Joan Bakewell talks to conductor
Richard Hickox during the week of his 50th birthday.
Today Hickox talks about his musical beginnings in the English choral tradition and his work with the London
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Producer Kerry Chapman
Donald Macleod spends this week looking at the all-too-brief lives of some famous composers.
Mozart died at five minutes to one on the morning of Monday 5
December 1791, just two months short of his 36th birthday. The last year of his life was marked by huge successes and severe poverty, and by great joy and deep depression, yet he produced some of his greatest work, including piano concertos, symphonies, the opera Die
Zauberflote and, quite prophetically, the D minor Requiem that he left unfinished at his death.
Editor Andrew Lyle
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
William Mival explores the music of Michael Tippett , who died in January at the age of 93. Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Andrew Davis
The Heart's Assurance
Martyn Hill (tenor), Andrew Ball (piano) Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm
From St John's, Smith
Peter Frankl and Tamas Vasary (pianos) Mozart Fugue in C minor, K426
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 34b Repeated Saturday lpm
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Maria Ewing (soprano), Martin Roscoe (piano) Berlioz Overture: Waverley: Nuits d'Ete Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Walton Symphony No 2
Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm
This week, Verity Sharp looks at some of the many ways in which composers have borrowed other people's music over the centuries. Today she talks to Michael Oliver about one of music's best-known borrowers, George Frideric Handel. They try to discover why he was so ready to reuse not just other composers' music, but his own as well. Producer Christina Pritchard
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Humphrey Carpenter reveals the connection between Benjamin Britten and Four Weddings and a Funeral as his guests Steuart Bedford and Delia Jones perform Britten's Cabaret Songs live in the studio. Tonight's music also includes Bach's Double
Violin Concerto in D minor,
BWV1043, and works by Smetana, Mendelssohn and Copland. Producer Erika Wright
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
A concert given yesterday at the Barbican Hall, London, continuing the Shostakovich retrospective in which the composer's long-standing friend Mstislav Rostropovich conducts his major orchestral works. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Mstislav Rostropovich
Shostakovich Jazz Suite (excerpts); Symphony No 6; Symphony No 5 Next concert Thursday 7.30pm
A five-part series running all this week in which Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Featuring Counterwise, in which an enthusiastic store assistant encounters the pitfalls of applying sales psychology; and Opera Interval, during which an opera lover attempts to follow the plot of Mildura as it progresses from the sleepy village of Pola, with its royalist fisherfolk, to the cloisters of St Geminiano.
Music by Denis King and Maureen Upman Pianist Denis King. Director Alan Strachan Producer Jonathan James-Moore
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Louis Spohr 's Potpourri on Themes of Mozart, played by violinist Kenneth Sillito and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
The Cuckoo's Nest
Madness takes over as lain Burnside looks out some certifiable songs. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles, including an interview with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto about his new orchestral work, Discord. Producer Philip Tagney
Robert Schumann 's marriage to Clara Wieck proved to be one of the most powerful of all music partnerships.
Readings by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet .
Arabeske in C, Op 18 Andras Schiff (piano)
Fantasiestucke, Op 12 Benjamin Frith (piano)
Zigeunerleben, Op 29 No 3 Hamburg Monteverdi Choir, conducted by JCirgens Repeated from last Monday
Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big Band. Today, bass guitarist
Lawrence Cottle directs the band in a studio session featuring his own compositions.
Producer Bob McDowall
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vienna and the Italian
Connection Sonatas and solo cantatas by Vivaldi, Marcello,
Porpora, Mancini and Alessandro Scarlatti. Maria-Cristina Kiehr
(soprano), La Schola degli Aghi
2.30 Strauss Suite for 13 Wind
Instruments, Op 4 Ottawa Winds/ Michael Goodwin
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Mozart Overture: Bastien and Bastienne Edmonton SO/Bernardi
5.15 Joseph Jongen Rute Sonata, Op 77 Carlos Bruneel , Levente Kende (piano)
5.50 Martin Codax Mundad ' ei
Comigo Bologna Cantilena Antiqua