With Petroc Trelawny, including a report on the Keats Shelley Prize for young poets and writers. Music includes Fruhlingirom Strauss 's Four Last Songs sung by Kiri Te Kanawa at 6.05; the Liverpool Philharmonic performing Walton's coronation march Crown Imperial at 7.05; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture after the news at 8.00.
With Peter Hobday.
Purcell Suite: Amphitryon Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.20 Rachmaninov Piano Sonata
No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36 Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
9.44 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 131 Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
9.58 Rossini La Calunnia (The Barber of Seville)
Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), with orchestra
10.02 Grieg Old Norwegian Romance Philharmonia, conductor Raymond Leppard
Dutch soprano Elly Ameling talks to Joan Bakewell about her love of the French repertoire, with music by Duparc, Faure and Ravel.
The House of Atreus. A terrifying saga from ancient Greece begins when an unknowing Atreus kills his own son in a battle over his father's throne, beginning a spiral of blood lust and revenge. Including excerpts from: Strauss Elektra Eva Marton (soprano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Gluck Iphigenie en Aulide; Iphigenie en Tauride
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Taneyev The Oresteia
Belorussian State Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Tatyana Kolomizheva
As Easter approaches,
James MacMillan talks to Brian Morton about three very different works intimately tied to the events of Holy Week. The programme includes the first part of MacMillan's epic Triptych.
They Saw That the Stone Had Been Rolled Away
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Brass
14 Little Pictures Nash Ensemble
The World's Ransoming
Christine Pendrill (cor anglais), BBC Scottish SO, conductor Osmo Vanska Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Live from the Wigmore Hall,
London. Directed from the piano by Michael Law and with vocalists Louise Cookman , Janice Day and Michael Law. The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra re-create the popular music of the 1920s and 1930s, with songs by Cole Porter , George Gershwin , Noel Coward and Jack Buchanan.
Band leader, pianist, vocalist:
Louise Cookman & Janice
Conductors Matthias Bamert ,
Richard Hickox and Vassily Sinaisky , Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Musorgsky, arr Stokowski A Night on the Bare Mountain
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 8
From Wakefield Cathedral.
Introit: Salvator Mundi (Blow)
Psalms 6. 7 and 8 (Bielby, Rimbault, Cooke. Corfe, Turie)
First Lesson: Exodus 4, wl-23
Canticles: Walmisley in D minor Second Lesson: Hebrews 11, w32-end
Anthem: The Reproaches (Sanders) Hymn: We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill)
Organ Voluntary: Master Tallis's Testament (Howells)
Organist and master of the choristers Jonathan Bielby. Assistant organist Louise Marsh.
Tonight, Sean Rafferty tunes into toning - the theory that the body is tuned to a specific set of vibrations. American organist Anthony Newman reveals his quest to find his fundamental frequency.
And conductor Leonard Slatkin talks about his appointment as principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Music includes Chopin, Mozart, and, leading up to 7.00, Handel's
Concerto a Due Cori No 2 in F.
Wagner's Meyerbeeresque extravaganza - the story of the last of the Roman tribunes - in David
Pountney's new production for
Vienna State Opera. The opera is notorious for two reasons: it is the longest opera Wagner ever wrote - the premiere lasted six hours, though fortunately it takes about half that in Vienna - and it was Adolf
Hitler's favourite, which may explain why it is not often staged these days. So is it a celebration of fascist values, an over-egged pudding of superannuated kitsch, or a misunderstood tragic epic lamenting man's inhumanity to man?
Acts 1 and 2 8.50 Writing between the Bar Lines The third of four programmes in which Philip Dodd talks to leading novelists to find out why words and music have become so interwoven.
Rhythms and Blues
The sounds of jazz and the blues have transformed not only music, but also the language of fiction and poetry. Ed McBain. Walter Mosley and Charlotte Carter are among many writers whose work uses these rhythms to evoke dramatic cityscapes and raw emotions.
Cecco del Vecchio:
Messenger of Peace:
Stephen Dillane takes the part of Uncle Vanya as director
Katie Mitchell takes on Chekhov for the first time - Night Waves reports on the outcome. Plus a pick of some of the most interesting new poetry publications.
Producer Julian Hale
With Paul Guinery.
Italian music had a powerful influence on the works of Francois Couperin, from his earliest trio sonatas published under an Italian pseudonym to his mature collection Les Gouts Reunis. Paul Guinery introduces music exploiting this union of French and Italian styles, including the famous Apotheosis of Corelli played by Christophe Rousset and William Christie (harpsichords), the sonata and suite La Francoise played by Musica Antiqua Koln, and a concert for two viols from Les Gouts Reunis with Wieland Kuijken and Kaori Uemura. Alongside them is Louis Couperin's celebrated harpsichord Prelude imitating the style of Froberger, played by Davitt Moroney.
(Repeated from last Wednesday)
Digby Fairweather presents the second of a three-part concert celebrating the jazz trumpet.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Royal Danish Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
1.45 Kuhlau Piano Sonatas: in E flat,
Op 4; in D minor, Op 5a Folmer Jensen
2.40 Caldara Astri de Quel Bel Viso James Bowman (countertenor), David Watkins (Baroque cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)
3.00 Purcell Dido and Aeneas
4.05 Roesler Wind Partita Bratislava
4.40 Weiss Suite in D minor
Konrad Junghanel (Baroque lute)
5.00 Mozart Symphony No 5 in B flat, K22
Netherlands Radio Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Ernest Bour
5.10 Kuhlau Piano Sonata in G.
Op 26 No 1 Folmer Jensen
5.30 Handel Cantata: Vedendo Amor
James Bowman (countertenor), David Watkins (Baroque cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)