Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music includes Beethoven's
Leonora Overture No 1 at 6.05, Allegri's Miserere after the arts news at 7.30, and Walton's Crown Imperial played by the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic at 8.05.
With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 27 in G, K199 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
9.15 Debussy Cello Sonata Mstislav Rostropovich , Benjamin Britten (piano)
9.28 Parry Lady Radnor's Suite LSO, conductor Adrian Boult
9.42 Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto), Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Czech Philharmonic, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
9.57 Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Mater
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Joan Bakewell talks to violinist
Joshua Bell about his development from child prodigy to serious musician. Including excerpts from: Debussy Violin Sonata
Prokofiev Violin Sonata, Op 80 Mozart Adagio in E, K261
Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. Of all composers, Gustav Mahler is perhaps the one who was the most obsessed with death. Even at the age of five, he said that he wanted to be a martyr when he grew up. He came from a family of 14 children only seven of whom survived infancy, and later his brother died at the age of 13. Tragedy also struck later in the composer's life, when his first child died not long after he set Ruckert's poems on the death of children. Music includes excerpts from:
Mahler Symphony No 1
Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa Symphony No 4
Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti Kindertotenlieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Rudolf Kempe
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Daniel Snowman.
Love and Art. "Women, wildfowl, and a good libretto" is how Puccini is said - only half in jest - to have characterised his lifelong preoccupations. He certainly created a vivid gallery of memorable women, among them Manon Lescaut , Mimi (in La Boheme) and Tosca. Perhaps it was Tosca herself who best expressed the composer's real obsessions when she sang Vissi d'Arte, Vissa d'Amore.
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Corelli Trio Sonatas: in G, Op 2 No 12; in G, Op 1 No 9
Couperin Le Parnasse
Duphly La Forqueray (Pieces de Clavecin)
Aubert Sonata in F for Two Violins,
Op 24 No 1
Leclair Sonata in B minor for Two
Violins, Op 13 No 4 Repeat
Conductors Andras Ligeti ,
Adrian Leaper , Jun'ichi Hirokami and En Shao, Leon McCawley (piano) Ives Three Places in New England Barber Suite: Souvenirs; Piano Concerto
Ives Symphony No 2
Haydn and Mozart Songs. lain
Burnside introduces a recital by Rebecca Evans (soprano),
Toby Spence (tenor) and Eugene Asti (piano). Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Verity Sharp investigates the world of children's singing games and their history. She finds out the stories behind the old favourites such as Ring a Ringo' Roses and Oranges and Lemons.
Pianist Pascal Roge joins
Sean Rafferty in the studio in the week of his Queen Elizabeth Hall recital in the Harrods International piano series. Musical highlights include Bloch's Concerto Grosso No 1 before 6.00, and The Rock by Rachmaninov leading up to 7.00 and tonight's new releases.
American Song. Chris Wines introduces the first in a series of four recitals. Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins with Berio's Folk Songs, conducted by Diego Masson , and continues with a selection of American folk songs accompanied by Bill Crofut (banjo), Chris Brubeck (trombone/piano/bass) and Joel Brown (guitar).
Sam Shepard : Live at BAC
In the second of five readings from his work, the celebrated actor and dramatist explores America's gun culture, spiritual dereliction and the immensity of the country.
conductor Peter Maxwell Davies ,
Yuri Torchinsky (violin), Megan Garrity (soprano) Marc Yeats / See Blue
Maxwell Davies A Spell for Green Corn Stuart Macrae Witch's Kiss (first performance)
Joby Talbot Luminescence (first performance)
Maxwell Davies Sails in St Magnus No 2 (first performance)
One contemporary called him a "mere quack", and though
William Hazlitt was the first English writer to earn most of his living from literary criticism, the merits of his work have not always been agreed on. Now, in The Day-Star Liberty: William Hazlitt 's Radical Style, Tom Paulin champions Hazlitt as one of the great prose writers. He talks to Richard Coles about his belief that Hazlitt transformed journalism into art. In his weekly report from New York, Bill Buford explores the American obsession with self-help and visits the Learning Annex, which promises to teach him to flirt without getting hurt. Plus a review of new work from one of Britain's most distinguished living artists, Lucian Freud. Producer Lore Windemuth
With Digby Fairweather. The first of two excerpts from a concert featuring Canadian pianist and former Oscar Peterson pupil Oliver Jones and his trio of Andy Cleyndert (double bass) and Martin Drew (drums).
Thea Musgrave has been largely concerned with the theatricality inherent in music, and her early ventures in concerto form introduced the notion of "space music", with soloists moving around the orchestra. Brian Morton talks to the composer about her concern to convey the dramatic aspects of music within an abstract framework.
Victoria Soames , BBC Scottish SO, conducted by the Composer Horn Concerto
Barry Tuckwell ,
Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tema Quartet,
Augustin Serrano (piano)
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110
2.10 Arensky Suite No 1 for Two
Pianos James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
2.25 Jane Vignery Violin Sonata Paul Klinck , Luk Vaes (piano)
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 Johann Strauss (son) Emperor Waltz Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.45 Tartinl Trumpet Concerto in D Stanko Arnold, Slovenian Soloists, conductor Marko Munih
5.05 Brahms Academic Festival
Overture Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
5.25 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.45 Debussy, arr Felix Grielssle Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune Thomas Kay (flute),
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian