With Stephanie Hughes , including Mendelssohn String Symphony No 12 in G minor Concerto Koln
6.51 Sibelius Six Songs, Op 88 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
7.03 Massenet Meditation (Thais)
Joshua Bell (violin), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Litton
7.54 Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Choir of New College, Oxford,
King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Coates Overture: The
Merrymakers LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.43 Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
With Penny Gore .
JC Bach Overture: La Clemenza di
Scipione Hanover Band , conductor Anthony Halstead
9.08 Mozart Symphony in F, K19a Vienna PO , conductor James Levine
9.23 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
9.32 Mozart Symphony No 5 in B flat, K22 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm
9.42 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade LSO, conductor Leopold Stokowski
Joan Bakewell talks to Richard Hickox
during the week of his 50th birthday. Today he talks about his work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and his relationship with the late Michael Tippett.
With Donald Macleod. Felix
Mendelssohn packed more into his
38 years than some people do into a lifetime twice as long. He came from a rich banking family that provided him with every opportunity, particularly when it came to travelling. Mendelssohn made no fewer than ten trips to Britain, including the visit to the Hebrides which inspired his overture Fingal's Cave. He also developed a close relationship with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Felix was very close to his sister Fanny, and when she died suddenly, he suffered a great shock from which he never really recovered. He died a few months later.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
William Mival explores the music of Michael Tippett , who died in January at the age of 93. Fantasia on a Theme of Handel
Howard Shelley (piano),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Piano Sonata No 1 Murray Perahia
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
Another chance to hear eight chamber music concerts from last summer's
BBC Proms. In the fourth, the Orlando
Consort and Fretwork combine in a pageant of music spanning the centuries. Introduced by Susan Sharpe . Orlando Consort, Fretwork Anon ludicabunt Sancti Nationes
Anon Apparuerunt Apostolis
Ockeghem Ut Heremita Solus Josquin Nymphes des Bois
Christopher Tye In Nomine a 5 (Trust) Ivan Moody In Nomine Gibbons In Nomine a 5 Fox A Glimpse of Sion's Glory Repeat
Conductors Kenneth Montgomery and Sachio Fujioka, Rita Cullis (soprano), Hugh Tinney (piano) Martinu Toccata e Due Canzoni
Britten Les Illuminations
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Tomasek Symphony No 3 in D Dvorak Nocturne in B
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
For centuries, composers have borrowed other people's tunes to form the theme for a set of variations.
Possibly the most used theme is from Paganini's Caprice No 24 for solo violin. With the help of Stephen Johnson , Verity Sharp sets out to explain the popularity of this theme.
With Humphrey Carpenter. In Britain to give the UK premiere of music by Philip Glass , the acclaimed American pianist Bruce Brubaker gives a sneak preview on tonight's programme.
Music includes works by Handel and Elgar, plus Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn.
James Naughtie introduces the first of the six finalists in Masterprize, the international composers' competition. Zhou Long Two Poems from Tang London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding Producer John Evans
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
LIVE The last of three concerts of LuU American music, from the University Great Hall, Exeter. Introduced by Sandy Burnett.
Soprano Kim Criswell and pianist Wayne Marshall perform songs by Leonard Bernstein , George Gershwin , Kurt Weill and Cole Porter , plus piano pieces by Gershwin.
Sandy Burnett talks to Kim Criswell , whose Broadway career has led her to London's West End.
8.40 Concert, part 2
A daily five-part series starring Maureen Lipman , re-creating monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Two songs with music composed by Richard Addinsell - All My Tomorrows and Picture Postcard - and tally Tullet, a steamy tale of close relationships from a Virginian veranda
Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Marc Yates I See Blue
Selena Kay Queen of the Night (BBC commission; first broadcast)
Maxwell Davies Sails in St Magnus 2
With Richard Coles. Though the Tropicana nightclub show epitomised the prostitution and racketeer-imbued atmosphere of fifties Havana, it survived the revolution and is now a mainstay of the Cuban entertainment industry. As the show arrives in London, Philip Sweeney examines its colourful history and its role in modern Cuba. And Bill Buford delivers his weekly comment on life across the Atlantic.
Producer Fiona Bailey
Further excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara Schumann.
Blumenstuck, Op 19 Andras Schiff (piano)
Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op 26 Murray Perahia (piano) Repeated from last Tuesday
Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big
Band. Today, the first of two excerpts from a concert in Leipzig.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Bach Family A cantata by Heinrich Bach in a prize-winning performance by the Rheinische Kantorei and Musica Antiqua Koln, followed by chamber music by CPE and JC Bach played by Les Adieux , and JS Bach 's Orchestral Suite No 1 in C played by La Petite Bande /Sigiswald Kuijken
2.30 Strauss Metamorphosen Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra/Franco Mannino
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Knudage Riisager Little
Overture CBC Vancouver Orchestra/ Mario Bernardi
5.05 Neidhart von Reuental Do Man den Gumpel Gampel Sank Augsburg Early Music Ensemble Gilbert and Sullivan Never Mind the Why and Wherefore (HMS Pinafore); I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-
General (Pirates of Penzance) Tracy Dahl (soprano), Torin Chiles (tenor), Richard Stuart (baritone), Winnipeg Singers and SO/Bramwell Tovey
5.30 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Elisso Bolkvadze (piano)