Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and a selection of poems for Easter Monday. Music includes
Stanford's The Blue Bird at 6.05,
, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1 after the arts news at 7.30, and Pavarotti's famous performance of Puccini's Nessun Dorma from
Turandot at 8.05.
Producer Helen Garrison
♦ See Petroc Trelawny: page 141
Peter Hobday features Brahms's late piano music, Britten canticles and recordings by Julius Katchen. Walton Crown Imperial
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
9.11 Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79 Radu Lupu (piano)
9.28 Handel Coronation Anthem: The
King Shall Rejoice
Choir of Westminster Abbey, English Concert, conductor Simon Preston
9.40 Bax Tintagel
! London Philharmonic/Adrian Boult ! 9.55 Britten Canticle No 1: My
Beloved Is Mine
Peter Pears (tenor), the Composer (piano)
10.03 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song
Julius Katchen (piano), London
Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult Producer Arthur Johnson
Joan Bakewell talks to one of the world's great performers. Though he now devotes a great deal of time to conducting. Ashkenazy first established his reputation as a pianist of piercing intelligence, capable of performing a vast repertoire. He talks about his upbringing in Gorky, being the son of a popular musician, his time at the Moscow Conservatoire, and his success at competitions, including the Chopin, Queen Elisabeth and Tchaikovsky. The programme includes early recordings of Chopin Etudes and part of Tchaikovsky's
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor.
Producer Gwawr Owen
With Donald Macleod. While Haydn was happy to spend decades working for the same family. Mozart was a more volatile character who resented the restrictions of patronage. Nowhere was his distaste more spectacularly revealed than in his awkward relationship with the Archbishop of Salzburg. Including excerpts from: Mozart Serenade in D, K203
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville M'arriner
Mozart Missa Brevis in F. K192
Leipzig Radio Choir and Orchestra. conductor Herbert Kegel Mozart // Re Pastore
Vienna Concentus Musicus. conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Michael Haydn Divertimento in D Consortium Classicum
Producer Tony Sellors
With Misha Donat. On 12 April 1826, Weber wrote to his wife. "Through God's grace and help I have this evening had such a complete success as perhaps never before. The thrill and emotion of such a complete and ungratified triumph can hardly be described." Oberon (excerpts)
Berlin Radio Chorus,
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski
Producer Misha Donat
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
van Der Walt (tenor)
Hiion von Bordeaux:
Linda Ormiston introduces programme of contrasts given last year in the Queen's Hall. Edinburgh. by the celebrated Russian pianist
Dmitri Alexeev and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Ruth Crouch (violin),
Catherine Marwood (viola), Ursula Smith (cello), Nicholas Bayley (double bass), Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Brahms Four Piano Pieces. Op 119 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Beginning a week of Brahms symphonies. Conductors George Hurst and Vassily Sinaisky , John Lill (piano) Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat: Symphony No 1 in C minor
The second in a 15-part series in which Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights. Each programme takes as its starting point an idea from the previous Saturday's Opera on 3. 2: Just between Ourselves. Hans Sachs in Wagner's Die Meistersinger - who could never quite tell Eva he loved her - sparks off a whole set of secrets: from Nessun Dorma to The
Merry Widow via Handel, Janacek, Sondheim and Gilbert and Sullivan.
Another guest joins John Sessions to dissect operatic triumphs and disasters.
Yorkshire-born composer John Barry is known the world over for his
James Bond music and for his scores to films such as Born Free and Out of Africa, but he has just written his first purely orchestral piece in 25 years. Today he talks about The Beyondness of Things and his continuing work in the cinema.
Tchaikovsky's ballet suite Sleeping Beauty leads up to the news at 7.00. Producer Paul Frankl
Beethoven the Revolutionary The BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and Osmo Vanska embark on a Beethoven symphony cycle which in the course of the series juxtaposes Beethoven's 19th-century masterpieces with 20th-century classics. This opening concert was given in January at Glasgow's City Hall. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with Osmo Vanska.
Jonathan Del Mar and Anthony Payne. Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C;
Symphony No 2 in D; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Next programme Thursday 7.30pm
Five conversations about the state of British television. As broadcasting in Britain faces a period of unprecedented change, Christopher Cook talks to ITV Director of Programmes David Liddiment about how his network intends to rebuild its mass audience and adapt to a multichannel digital future. Producer Fiona McLean
lain Burnside introduces the first of two programmes of folk-song settings by Brahms and Mahler, recorded last month in the Wigmore Hall, London. Joan Rodgers (soprano),
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano) Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall talk to Craig Armstrong about his new album of orchestral songs The Space Between Us.
Producer Philip Tagney
Digby Fairweather introduces a studio set from the Marian Montgomery / Laurie Holloway partnership. Producer Terry Carter
With Geoffrey Baskerville.
D Scarlatti Sonata in A flat, Kkl27
A Scarlatti Gia il Sole dal Gange (II Pompeo): Infirmata, Vulnerata
D Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor,
Kk466: in D, Kk96; Sinfonia No 1 in A (Giustino); Sonata in B minor. Kk87 Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Christophe Henkel (cello),
Huseyin Sermet (piano) Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65: Grand Duo in E Alkan Cello Sonata in E, Op 47
2.30 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.20 Pal Esterhazy Harmonia
Caelestis Zadori (soprano), Karohyi (contralto), Savaria Vocal Ensemble. Capella Savaria/Pal Nemeth
4.00 Boccherini Guitar Quintet No 2 in E. G446 Quarteto Martin I Soler, Asumeni (cello), Guzman (guitar)
4.40 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Fabrice Pierre (harp), Carol Wincenc (flute), Charles Neidich (clarinet), Mi-Kyung Lee and Jukka Pohjola
(violins), Gilad Kami (viola). Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)
5.00 Schumann Manfred Overture
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.20 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 67 Kevin Kenner (piano)
5.30 Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Ladislav Stresnak , Slovakian RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard