Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news to start the day, including a review of Scottish Opera's new production of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades which opened at
Glasgow's Theatre Royal last night. Before the 7.00 news,
Andrew Marriner and the ASMF perform
Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor. Following the 8.00 news, the same orchestra performs
Handel's Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 9. And, at 8.45, Michael Collins and Peter Donohoe are joined by members of the London Sinfonietta for Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.
With Peter Hobday.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on "Greensleeves
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.06 Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke ,
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
9.18 Eigar Falstaff
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anthony Collins
9.53 Victoria 0 Magnum Mysterium Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hill
9.59 Sibelius Symphony No 3 in C Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
The role of Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust has become Samuel
Ramey's most performed role, with over 200 performances in more than 20 productions. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about playing the role of the Devil in various operas and why he has devised a concert programme called A Date with the Devil. Including arias by Gounod, Boito, Berlioz, Offenbach and Stravinsky.
Donald Macleod presents a week celebrating the contrasting careers of five 20th-century conductors.
Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski is always associated with the Walt Disney animated film Fantasia. A former organist, he turned the Philadelphia Orchestra into a supreme instrument and also had a long association with Hollywood, appearing in The Big Broadcast of 1937 and One Hundred Men and a Girl. Including:
Bach, orch Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Czech Philharmonic
Musorgsky, orch Stokowski A Night on the Bare Mountain
Chris de Souza investigates
Strauss's trips to England and America and introduces excerpts from A Night in Venice.
Waltz: Memories of Covent Garden
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Georgiadis
Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Johannes Wildner
A Night in Venice (excerpts)
Hungarian Radio and Television
Chorus, Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Ernst Marzendorfer
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Rodney Slatford introduces a recital given last year at the Cartwright Hall in Bradford. The Emperor Quartet perform a rarely heard work by the American composer Henry Cowell and one of Beethoven's most concise middle-period quartets. Emperor Quartet
Cowell String Quartet No 4 (United) Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Emma Johnson (clarinet)
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 Mahler Symphony No 5
nFrom Chester Cathedral.
Introit: Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Rutter)
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Bairstow, Atkins, Day, Fisher)
First Lesson: Exodus 33
Office Hymn: The Lamb's High Banquet (plainsong)
Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: Luke 2, w41-end
Anthem: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Hymn: Sing Alleluya (Martins) Organ Voluntary: Joie et Clarte (Messiaen)
Director of music David Poulter.
Organist Graham Eccles.
Sean Rafferty previews the National Gallery exhibition of Dutch painting from Utrecht in the Golden Age.
Music featured in the programme includes works by Sweelinck,
Musorgsky, and - at about 6.40 - Ravel's Piano Concerto in G played by Jean-Philippe Collard. Plus a selection of new releases after the 7.00 arts news.
A performance given last night in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Mahler Symphony No 7
Five programmes in which Ian Christie talks to contemporary film-makers about the influences on their careers.
3: Martin Scorsese , American director of Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Casino. Repeat
Although the 17th-century English composer William Lawes wrote no madrigals, his viol consorts are full of the passionate and changeable expressiveness of the vocal music of the time. Anthony Rooley introduces the fruits of an experiment in which the Consort of Musicke create vocal works from Lawes's extraordinary and beautiful instrumental compositions.
A weekly series in which pianist Piers Lane gives an introduction to the world of the piano and its players, presenting classic recordings by eminent artists and recordings specially made for the programme. Andsnes. The young Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is at an interesting point in his career. He has just won a major piano prize, and soon he will take a short break from the concert platform to consider the direction he wants his career to take. Piers Lane joins Andsnes at one of his recitals.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49 Liszt Apres une Lecture du Dante (Annies de Pèlerinage)
Producer Chns Wines. Repeated tomorrow 4pm
In his epic new novel. Cloudsplitter, the acclaimed American writer
Russell Banks evokes the life of failed land speculator turned slavery abolitionist John Brown. Patrick
Wright discusses the book and its interpretation of one of the most iconic figures in history. Plus first-night news of Sarah Kane 's new play Cleansed. Producer Rebecca Stratford
With Digby Fairweather. Andy Panayi and Mark Nightingale play their own works written in the style of Mulligan and Brookmeyer.
Andy Panayi (saxes/flute),
Mark Nightingale (trombone), Simon Woolf (double bass). Mark Taylor (drums)
In the Steppes of Central Asia Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
String Quartet No 1 in A Borodin Quartet Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Turin RAI Orchestra/David Oistrakh
2.05 Beethoven String Quartet in G. Op 18 No 2 Bartok Quartet
2.30 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 33 Istvan Lentos
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Alphabet Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Vivaldi Gloria in D. RV589
Olga Gracelj (soprano), Eva Novsak Homska (mezzo), Consortium
Musicum, Slovenian PO, Andrej Jare (organ), conductor Marko Munih
5.00 Bartok Dance Suite Hungarian State Orchestra/Janos Ferencsic
5.15 Soler Fandango
Scott Ross (harpsichord)
5.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467 Marjes Benoist.
Netherlands Radio Orchestra, conductor Roelof van Driesten