Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including reviews of two weekend openings: Opera North's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Arthur Miller 's new play Mr Peter 's Connections in New York.
Music includes Beethoven's Piano
Sonata in A flat, Op 110, played by Alfred Brendel leading up to 7.00; Hoe Down from Copland's Rodeo performed by the New York PO conducted by Leonard Bernstein after the 7.00 news; Gorecki's Totus Tuus sung by the Oxford Schola Cantorum leading up to the 8.00 news; and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the composer at the piano, at 8.50.
With Penny Gore .
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G, RV149 Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
9.07 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 2 No 3
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
9.30 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 Italian Quartet
9.51 Sibelius Six Songs, Op 88 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
10.00 Sibelius Symphony No 6 LSO, conductor Colin Davis Producer Tony Cheevers Discs
The King's Singers
With Joan Bakewell. This month, the King's Singers celebrate their 30th anniversary as one of the world's most prolific vocal groups. In that time, they have defied every attempt at easy categorisation and have delighted audiences throughout the world. This week, Joan Bakewell talks to Brian Kay , Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix - King's Singers past and present - about a unique vocal phenomenon. Producer Lyndon Jones
With Richard Baker. The first collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan was not a great success, and the men went their separate ways. But thanks to the manager of a London theatre, the composing team were reunited. With excerpts from HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Patience, lolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard and The Gondoliers.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
With David Byers.
Andante Grazioso ; Piano Concertino in G (2nd movement)
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
Military Septet in C, Op 114 (Finale) Capricorn
Introduction, Theme and Variations in F Lajos Lencses (oboe), Stuttgart RSO , conductor Neville Marriner
Septet in D minor, Op 74 Mélos Ensemble Producer David Byers
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From St John's, Smith Square London,
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
Music from 18th-century Iberia, including sonatas by Sebastian de Albero , Jose Galles and Jose Ferrer and a fandango by Antonio Soler. Repeated next Saturday 1.00pm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Piers Lane (piano)
Sibelius Spring Song for Orchestra Moszkowski Piano Concerto
Schulz-Evler An die Schonen Blauen
Sibelius Night-Ride and Sunrise
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights. Each programme takes as its launching pad an idea from Saturday's Opera on 3. All in the Cards. Jeremy Sams deals out operatic scenes from Verdi's La Traviata, Puccini's Fanciulla del West and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
This week Tommy Pearson takes a look at the brass band and features the work of the National Youth Brass
Band of Great Britain. Today he finds out all about the history and make-up of this versatile ensemble with the help of brass band conductor Richard Evans.
Producer Christina Pritchard
On the eve of the British premiere of the Broadway musical Rent,
Sean Rafferty talks to director Michael Greif about updating the themes of Puccini's La Boheme to the harsh realities of New York. Organist Gillian Weir introduces the Festival of Messiaen, and music includes works by Britten, Bach and Schubert. And at about
6.30 Stravinsky's Violin Concerto. Producers Nicki Paxman and Brian Jackson
From Westminster Abbey. Haydn The Creation
From the outset, Haydn intended his oratorio on God's creation of the earth to be the crowning achievement of his life's work. "Never was I so religious as during the composition of The
Creation," he said. "Daily I fell on my knees and asked God for strength." Two hundred years after the work's first performance, it is still regarded as one of his most inspired works. Lynne Dawson (soprano). Toby Spence (tenor),
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Choir of Westminster Abbey, chorusmaster Martin Baker ,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Harry Christophers
8.00 Francis Gaiton
Novelist AS Byatt and geneticist Steve Jones discuss their shared interest in the Victorian inventor of eugenics, Francis Galton.
8.20 Concert Part 2
Noah Richler talks to new Israeli and Palestinian authors about their work, 50 years after the foundation of the Israeli state.
1: My First Sony. In screenwriter, author and ex-soldier
Benny Barabash 's My Rrst Sony, the child Yotam dutifully uses the gift of a tape machine to record the stories and arguments of his "Peace Now" parents and pioneer grandparents. With readings by David Schneider. Producer Noah Richler
Works for violin and piano performed by Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug.
Bostrldge Sings Britten lain Burnside introduces an al�
Britten programme, including a performance of Abraham and Isaac with a treble instead of the usual alto.
Edward Burrowes (treble),
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano) Canticle No 2: Abraham and Isaac;
Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Geoff Nicholson 's latest novel,
Resh Guitar, has received praise from all quarters. Tonight his creation is brought to life. Listen to the unusual results with Mark Russell
and Robert Sandall. Producer Ekene Akalawu
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652
Digby Fairweather profiles pianist and bandleader Teddy Wilson , with the help of clarinettist Dave Shepherd. Producer Terry Carter
(1825-99) Gunstwerber; Sinngedichte; Revolutionsmarsch; Schwamereien;
Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ars Instrumentalis Pragensis perform works by Heinichen, Purcell and Zelenka
1.45 Brahms Alto Rhapsody Mirjam Kalin (alto), Slovenian Chamber
Choir, Choir Consortium Musicum,
Slovenian Radio Chamber Choir and SO, conductor Marko Munih
2.00 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 (Gran Partita) Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.45 Wolf Intermezzo
Ljubijanski Godalni Quartet
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Zelenski In the Tatra Mountains
Warsaw Sinfonia/Grzegorz Nowak
4.50 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs Camerata
Chamber Choir/Michael Bojesen
5.10 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 Ted Calcara , Kuang-Hao Huang (piano)
5.30 Corelll Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 12 Bratislava Chamber Soloists, director Aladar Mozi