Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world. Music includes Tippett's
Concerto for Double String Orchestra performed by the Academy of St
Martin in the Fields, director
Neville Marriner , at 6.15. After the 7.00 news, Kiri Te Kanawa sings Richard Strauss 's Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs. And after the 8.00 news, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave is performed by the Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev.
With Penny Gore .
Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
9.13 Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op 73 Sharon Kam (clarinet), Itamar Golan (piano)
9.24 Sibelius Symphony No 7 City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
9.47 Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate,
Christine Schafer (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.02 Handel Chaconne in G,
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
10.10 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A, RV552
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
The King's Singers
Joan Bakewell talks to Brian Kay ,
Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix about the King's Singers, for 30 years one of the world's most successful vocal groups.
With Richard Baker. The Amadeus
Quartet gave their first concert as an ensemble at the Dartington Summer School in Devon in 1947. Three of them - Norbert Brainin ,
Peter Schidlof and Sigmund Nissel - were Jewish refugees from Austria who met at an internment camp during the Second World War. They were all violinists, so Peter Schidlof gallantly agreed to switch to the viola so they could form a quartet with cellist
Martin Lovett. The Amadeus Quartet made their London debut in 1948 and went on to perform together for nearly 40 years. Today's programme features just a few of their many recordings, including movements from Haydn's Emperor Quartet, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante,
Britten's String Quartet No 3 and Schubert's Death and the Maiden
With David Byers.
String Quartet in C, Op 30 No 1 Delme Quartet
Piano Concerto in A minor
Stephen Hough ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
La Bande a Franck
Franck String Quartet in D Repeat
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors William Conway and Martyn Brabbins , Artur Pizarro (piano) Barber Essay No 1
Roy Harris Symphony No 3
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Tommy Pearson looks at the huge variety of music that makes up the repertoire of the brass band. He talks to composer Eigar Howarth , conductor Roy Newsome and members of the National Youth
Brass Band of Great Britain.
The mellow and the piquant sounds of jazz and cabaret are featured today. Sean Rafferty talks to
John Dankworth about his autobiography Jazz and Revolution and enters the world of Edith Piaf through director Annie Castledine 's new show Hymn to Love, which contains 13 songs newly translated into English by Steve Trafford and sung by Elizabeth Mansfield. Music includes works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, with excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet leading up to 6.00 and Brahms's Piano Trio in C minor before 7.00.
A concert given last January at the Wigmore Hall , London, by the celebrated Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel. Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Schubert Trinklied; Standchen,
D889; An Silvia
Schumann Belsatzar; Mein Schoner Stem, Op 101 No 4; Der Schatzgraber, Op 45 No 1
Brahms Vier Ernste Gesange Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring Meirion Williams Adelwych + See Brian Kay : page 42
Noah Richler talks to new Israeli and Palestinian authors.
2: The Persian Brides. Dorit Rabinyan
was only 21 when, after years of listening to the kitchen stories of her Sephardic immigrant family, she wrote her sensationally successful first novel, The Persian Brides. It is a rich, exotic, deeply feminist and painfully bittersweet tale of three teenage brides and their betrothals and fates in the Jewish quarter of an oppressively patriarchal Iranian town. Reader Alison Pettitt.
Conductor Tan Dun ,
Anssi Karttunen (cello)
David Lang International Business Machine
Tan Dun Intercourse of Fire and Water
Michael Gordon Romeo (first UK performance)
Swirl Lois Vierk Devil's Punchbowl
Aaron Jay Kemis New Era Dance
Playwright Arthur Miller has always been more honoured in Britain than at home, but his new play, Mr Peter's Connections, is being given its world premiere in New York. Bill Buford reports on Miller for Night Waves, and Richard Coles sees
Broadway success come to London as the hit musical Rent, loosely based on La Bohème, opens tonight. Producer Miriam Newman
With Digby Fairweather.
Lady Sings the Blues. A musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Val Wiseman (vocals), Digby Fairweather (trumpet), Roy Williams (trombone), Alan Barnes (tenor sax/clarinet), Jim Douglas (guitar), Brian Dee (piano), Len Skeat (double bass) and Bobby Worth (drums). Part 2 tomorrow
Chris de Souza explains how Strauss came to earn Wagner's opinion of him as "the most musical mind in Europe" but ended up writing operettas under the influence of Offenbach.
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky Orpheus-Quadrille
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Johannes Wildner
'S Gibt Nur a Kaiserstadt, 'S Gibt Nw ein Wien Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alfred Eschwe
Die Fledermaus (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Placido Domingo Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Danish NRSO/ Libor Pesek Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 72; Symphony No 6 in D
2.05 Schumann Camaval, Op 9 Eunsoo Son (piano)
2.35 Wagner Schlafts Du Gast (Die Walkure) Marja Tyrkko (soprano),
Jorma Huttvnen (tenor), Finnish RSO , conductor Jussi Jalas
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup
4.30 Jorgen Bentzon Sinfonia Buffo Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
4.35 Endre Szervanszky Clarinet Serenade Bela Kovacs , Hungarian Radio Orchestra/Adam Medveczky
5.00 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor Michael Gieler ,
Lauretta Bloomer (fortepiano)
5.30 Telemann Flute Quartet in E minor Arion Ensemble
5.50 Schumann Variations on a Theme of Clara Wieck
Angela Cheng (piano)