With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.25 Mozart Rondo in D, K382
ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano)
7.15 Barber Adagio for Strings Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.40 Shostakovich Prelude, Op 34 No 17 Brodsky Quartet
8.17 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez John Williams (guitar), Philharmonia, conductor Louis Fremaux
From the Paganini Ballroom at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, as the programme makes a welcome return to the Brighton Festival. Live music is provided by the Brighton Festival Chorus and a mixed chamber ensemble called the Fibonacci Sequence. Music includes a suite from Handel's Water Music and marches by Vaughan Williams , Souza and Mozart. The programme ends with a performance of Carnival of the Animals by Salnt-Saens, in which Brian Kay recites new poems by Frances Button.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
The King's Singers
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 sung music from Tallis and Byrd to Lennon and McCartney, defied every attempt at easy categorisation and delighted audiences across the world. Joan
Bakewell talks to Brian Kay , Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix - King's Singers past and present - about a group that is a unique vocal phenomenon. Revised repeat
Ivan Hewett explores magical ideas in music as John Harle and David Pountney 's new opera Angel Magick opens in Salisbury. Plus a look at image in classical music: from
Kennedy to the Medieval Baebes - is it a good thing?
Producer Jessica Isaacs
The second of three concerts featuring the Schumann quartets. Vogler Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589 Schumann String Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2
Zemlinsky String Quartet No 2, Op 15
Chopin and Szymanowski's interpretations of the southern Italian folk dance played by Lydia Mordkovitch (violin) and Kathryn Stott (piano).
For over 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey has staged some of the most momentous scenes in British history - coronations and burials of monarchs from the time of William the Conqueror, lavish ceremonies, and religious and political power struggles. Yet it has remained a place of worship and contemplation, with music playing an essential role in its devotional life. In the first of two programmes, Christopher Page and John Field trace its history, from its Roman origins on Bramble Island in the marshlands of the Thames.
Producer Kate Bolton
A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. George Melly celebrates blues singer Bessie Smith.
One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
20: George Bernard Shaw : St Joan
A long-term series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Natalie Wheen looks beyond the Mozart bicentenary celebrations for what was new in 1991. Louis Andriessen M Is for Man,
Music, Mozart; Instrumental 111; The Eisenstein Song
Astrid Seriese (voice), Volharding Orchestra, conductor Jurjen Hempel
Ustvolskaya Symphony No 5 (Amen) Sergei Leiferkus (speaker), London Musici, conductor Mark Stephenson John Adams The Death of Klinghoffer (excerpts)
Lyon Opera Orchestra, London Opera Chorus, conductor Kent Nagano Birtwistle Gawain (excerpts) Marie Angel (soprano),
John Marsden (tenor), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Eigar Howarth Tippett Byzantium
Faye Robinson (soprano),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Producer Edward Blakeman
Isabel Allende , author of The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna , and Of Love and Shadows, talks to Peter Conrad about the events that have shaped her life and her writing and about the huge improvement in the position of women, which she considers the century's greatest advance. Her early life in Chile was affected by the military coup by General Pinochet, which was responsible for the murder of her uncle, the democratically elected Chilean premier Salvador Allende. After the death of her daughter, she released her moving autobiographical book Paula. But her latest book -
Aphrodite - returns to an optimistic celebration of food and sensuality, mirrored by some of the writing of her compatriot, the poet Pablo Neruda. Producers Richard Bannerman and Neil Trevithick
Repeated from yesterday 12 noon
On the night when all the world is turned on its head and all authority usurped by civil misrule, girls become boys and women lust after women, in this most optimistic of Shakespeare's comedies.
Music by Neil Brand , performed by the Composer (piano). Max de Wardener (double bass), Stuart Hall (violin) and George Hinchcliffe (ukelele). Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Sir Toby Belch:
Sir Andrew Aguecheek:
Three Screaming Popes
Second of four programmes in which Jeremy Summerly presents music from a number of defining moments in papal history. This evening, in the company of Christopher Page and Eamon Duffy , he focuses on the extraordinary output of Abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the decadent polyphony that sprang up around the courts of various rival popes at the end of the Middle Ages. Producer Antony Pitts
Playing In a Volcano
The third of five programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948. In this programme,
Yossi Schiffmann visits a bat mitzvah in Tel Aviv and explores the music of the Jewish Sephardi community.
Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rameau Pygmalion Mieke van der Sluis, Frangoise Vanhecke,
Rachel Yakar (sopranos), John Elwes (tenor), La Petite Bande , Chorus of the Chapelle Royale , director Gustav Leonhardt
JCF Bach Cantata: Pygmalion Harry van der Kemp (bass), Das Kleine Konzert, director Hermann Max
2.20 Schumann Kreisleriana
Anton Kuerti (piano)
2.50 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
3.50 Lutoslawski Concerto for
Orchestra Polish RSO/Antoni Wit
4.20 Paganini Concert in A Tamaz Lorenz (violin), Julie Novak (guitar)
4.45 Bloch Suite Hebraique
Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
5.00 Lassus Musica Dei Donum; Dulci sub Umbra; Certa Fortiter; In Religione Currende/Erik van Nevel
5.10 Kraus Symphonie Funebre in C minor Concerto Koln
5.30 Clara Schumann Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann
Angela Cheng (piano)
5.40 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Ludmil Angelov (piano), Bulgarian NRSO, conductor Milen Nachev
van Der Kemp