Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and regular news and views from the arts world, including a report on the closure of Jesus Christ Superstar. which has recouped only 15 per cent of its costs. Music today includes Eigar's Serenade for Strings at 6.05; pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Rachmaninov's Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5, after the 7.00 news: and at 8.05 the Prelude from
Grieg's Holberg Suite. Producer Helen Garrison
In the week of the 125th anniversary of Rachmaninov's birth, Peter Hobday features some of his piano music. Purcell Suite: Abdelazer
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.17 Saint-Saens Violin Concerto
No 1 in A
Tapiola Sinfonietta, director Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
9.28 Musorgsky Farewell; Prayer; Death of Boris (Boris Godunov )
Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vincenzo Belleza
9.41 Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 32 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.22 Stravinsky Suite No 1
St Paul CO. conductor Hugh Wolff
Producer Tony Cheevers. The BBC Orchestras this week features Rachmaninov's piano concertos, Monday-Thursday 2pm
Dutch soprano Elly Ameling is one of the world's greatest exponents of lieder. Today she talks to
Joan Bakewell about her early upbringing in Holland, her musical education and how she finally decided on a career in music while she was dusting shelves in a bookshop.
Featured music includes Schubert's
Seligkeit. Grieg's Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt, and excerpts from Bach's Cantata No 202 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. Producer Gwawr Owen
With Richard Baker.
King Arthur. As well as being connected with the National Lottery. Arthur. Guinevere and Camelot stand as symbols of a golden age, where peace and prosperity were presided over by a court of chivalrous knights. But nothing lasts for ever. With excerpts from:
Bax Tintagel Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Britten King Arthur BBC Philharmonic. conductor Richard Hickox
Chausson King Arthur New
Philharmonic, conductor Armin Jordan
Eigar King Arthur Bournemouth
Sinfonietta, conductor George Hurst
Noted for his accessibility, his politics and his faith,
James MacMillan is among the most feted composers of his generation. He talks about his life, music and inspirations to Brian Morton during this week of programmes which includes most of the new music he has written in the last 18 months, much of it specially recorded. Sowetan Spring
Royal Scottish National Orchestra. conducted by the Composer
Ninian John Cushing (clarinet), Royal Scottish NO, conductor Paul Daniel
Producer Svend Brown
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From St John's, Smith
Mozart String Quartet in C. K157 Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 127
Repeated Saturday 1pm
This week's programmes feature the Rachmaninov piano concertos.
Conductors Van Pascal Tortelier and Vassily Sinaisky , Howard Shelley and Peter Donohoe (piano soloists)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich Symphony No 10
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
With Ivan Hewett. This week, a staging of Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, the life of singer Paul Robeson , and Crispian Steele-Perkins on the history of the trumpet. Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm
During the week. Verity Sharp talks to a jazz musician about what is going on in their head while their fingers or voices are weaving their intricate patterns around the original tune - in this case, Billy Joel 's Just the Way You Are.
Today's guest is pianist Julian Joseph. Producer Steve Portnoi
Continuing the jazz theme, Sean Rafferty meets pianist and singer
Diana Krall. A rising star of the jazz world, Krall performs with her trio live in the studio. The programme also explores Vietnamese music as part of London's first ever Vietnam
Festival of Culture, and features music by Wagner and Weber, with Faure's Dolly Suite leading up to 7.00. Producer Brian Jackson
BBC Symphony Orchestra
"My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity ..."
These unforgettable words by Wilfred Owen are inscribed at the head of the score to Britten's War Requiem. The BBC Symphony Orchestra received a ten-minute standing ovation from the audience at the Salzburg Festival for this performance of Britten's most moving work.
Eva Urbanova (soprano), Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor). Thomas Hampson (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus. St Florian Choristers. conductor Andrew Davis
Writing between the Bar Lines The 20th century has seen an explosion in the number of writers who have used music in their work. from classical to rock 'n' roll and the blues. Over four programmes. Philip Dodd talks to leading novelists to find out why words and music have become so interwoven.
1: Dancing Words
From Tolstoy to Hanif Kureishi. the purity of music has obsessed writers who have endeavoured to capture its spirit in their writing. How do the different qualities of music inform writers' work?
Producer Emma Kingsley
Interpretations of Sellinger's Round by Estampie. Glenn Gould, the Guildhall String Ensemble and others.
Handel Voices, lain Burnside trawls through nearly 70 years of recordings in search of the Handel voices of generations past and present, looking particularly at changing styles. The voices range from Clara Butt to Anne Sofie von Otter , and from Joan Sutherland to Emma Kirkby. Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present the second part of their report from Sydney, Australia. Producer Philip Tagney
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With Paul Guinery , including selections from the 15th order of Frangois Couperin's Pieces de Clavecin, the trio sonata La Superbe and the Concert Royal No 1 in G. Louis is represented by a Suite in C.
Repeated from last Monday
Digby Fairweather is joined by Brian Priestley to look back at Gil Evans 's first UK tour.
Producer Terry Carter
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ralf Gothoni (piano) Sibelius Ten Pieces, Op 58: Five Pieces, Op 75; Five Pieces, Op 85 Rautavaara Music for Upright Piano
2.15 Stravinsky Pulcinella Ethna Robinson (mezzo), Mark Tucker (tenor). Peter Harvey (bass). Per
Musica CO. conductor Julian Reynolds
3.00 Poulenc Sept Chansons Jauna Musica. conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
3.30 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D. Op 65 No 6 Martti Miettinen
4.00 Ravel String Quartet New Helsinki Quartet
4.30 Gershwin Suite: Catfish Row
Hamilton PO, conductor Boris Brott
5.00 Corelli Trio Sonata in E minor,
Op 1 No 2 London Baroque
5.05 Schubert 16 German Dances and Two Ecossaises, D783
Ralf Gothoni (piano)
5.30 Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, K165
Netherlands Radio Orchestra. conductor Roelof van Driesten