Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world, including a review of English National Opera's new production of Massenet's Manon, which opened last night. Music includes Beethoven's Horn Sonata in Fplayed by David Pyatt and Martin Jones (piano) at
6.45; Wagner's Overture: Die
Meistersinger played by the London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington , at 7.05; and Schubert's Standchen, D920, performed by the vocal group Die Singphoniker at 8.05.
With Penny Gore . Sibelius Finlandia
Laulun Ystavat Male Choir,
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.09 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
9.19 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral Suite
Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stig Westerberg
9.32 Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15
Members of the Ysaye Quartet, Pascal Roge (piano)
10.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C, RV558 Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
10.16 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
The King's Singers
With Joan Bakewell. The King's Singers are a unique vocal phenomenon. No other a cappella group has proved itself to be equally at home with Val Doonican and Gyorgy Ligeti , or has had such an extraordinary record of success around the world. Joan Bakewell talks to singers Brian Kay , Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix about
30 years of success in a notoriously tough business.
With Richard Baker. In 1928,
Eric Fenby wrote to Delius telling him how deeply his music moved him.
Encouraged by Delius's friendly reply and distressed by news of the composer's blindness and paralysis, Fenby travelled to France and lived with the Deliuses for five years, becoming the composer's amanuensis. Today's programme includes Thomas Beecham 's recording of On Hearing the First
Cuckoo in Spring and excerpts from the Songs of Farewell and the Cello Sonata, with Julian Lloyd Webber
(cello) accompanied by Fenby himself.
With David Byers.
Bassoon Concerto in F
Klaus Thunemann , ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Piano Concerto in A flat
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
Penny Gore concludes the series of French music given by the City of London Sinfonia last year in the Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, London. Conductor Richard Hickox ,
Thelma Owen (harp)
Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane
Dutilleux Mystere de l'instant
Honegger Symphony No 2 Repeat
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Jerzy Maksymiuk , John Lill (piano)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Sargent An Impression on a Windy Day Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
With the help of the National Youth Brass Band and conductor
Roy Newsome , Tommy Pearson looks at the special skills required to compose a piece for brass band. He talks to Philip Wilby about his new piece, The New Jerusalem, which was written specially for the band.
French violinist Philippe Graffin talks to Sean Rafferty about his native music and his recent recording of Chausson's Poème in a rare version discovered by chance in 1996. Before
7.00 and the new CD releases,
Mozart's Haffner Symphony.
From Glasgow Cathedral, a concert mixing 16th-century vocal music by John Taverner with two 20th-century orchestral fantasias inspired by him. The Dunedin
Consort, director Ben Parry , perform motets by Tavemer and the Sanctus from his mass Corona Spinea to preface Peter Maxwell Davies 's Two Fantasias on In Nomines of John
Taverner, played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins.
Introduced by Brian Morton.
8.05 A Sound Read
With Ivan Hewett continuing the interval series reviewing the latest books on music. In this programme, The Scotsman music critic Mary Miller and East European musical specialist Simon Broughton discuss a book on Bela Bartok and turn-of-the-century Budapest, and a memoir of life among the musical elite in Moscow in the mid-20th century.
8.25 Concert Part 2
Noah Richler talks to new Israeli and Palestinian authors about their work, 50 years after the foundation of the Israeli state.
4: The One Facing Us. Israeli novelist Ronit Matalon is of French-speaking Egyptian-Jewish heritage, and her exquisite, delicately written novel The
One Facing Us is a loving enquiry into a Levantine family as mysterious and dispersed as her own, from Israel to Africa and America. A celebration of the primacy of family over politics, it is also a contemplation of what we cannot ever know about ourselves or our families, even when confronted with the scrapbook photos Matalon uses as clues in her beguiling text. With readings by Alison Pettitt.
Early Music Young Artists' Showcase 98
Chris de Souza introduces the second concert from this year's event, given last month at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in which Clara Sanabras sings and accompanies herself in lute songs from 17th-century England, Ireland, Scotland and France.
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
From early Christian theology through Jacobean tragedy to Freud and Foucault, the relationship between desire and death has been a central strand in Western culture.
Jonathan Dollimore traces this fascinating and disturbing theme in his new book, Death, Desire and Loss in Western
Culture. Paul Allen talks to him about the book and the way we conceptualise death in an age pervaded by media images of violence and sex. And the death of children is addressed in Friedrich Riickert 's harrowing poems written at the turn of the century and set to music by Mahler. Night Waves reviews the opening of a new staging by Robert Lepage.
Producer Rebecca Stratford
Digby Fairweather looks at the essentials of Chicago jazz.
Chris de Souza introduces highlights of Strauss's opera The Gypsy Baron. Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern , Vadim Repim (violin)
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical) Tchalkovsky Violin
Concerto in D Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
2.35 CPE Bach Violin Sonata in B minor, Wq76 Les Adieux
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.50 First
Steps in Drama 4.05 Listen and Write
4.30 Lerf Segerstam Impressions of Nordic Nature No 4
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
4.45 Holmboe Benedictus Domino
Danish National Radio Choir, director Stefan Parkman
5.00 Britten Five Flower Songs Camerata Chamber Choir, director Michael Bojesen
5.20 Arriaga Symphony in D
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
Tarantella Tomaz Rajteric (guitar)