Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a report on Birmingham Royal Ballet's celebration of Ninette de Valois's centenary, followed by music from Swan Lake. Poutenc's Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani is performed by Peter Hurford and the Philharmonia, conductor
Charles Dutoit , at 6.30; and, after the 7.00 news, pianist Glenn Gould plays Bach.
With Peter Hobday.
William Lawes Suite in F
Fretwork, Paul Nicholson (organ)
9.12 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200 ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.30 Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.39 Szymanowski Litany to the Virgin Mary
Elizbieta Szmytka (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
9.47 JC Bach Wind Symphony No 2 in B flat Consortium Classicum
10.25 Britten Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Violinist Joshua Bell talks to Joan
Bakewell about his career as a concerto soloist, which began when he was only 14. He describes his interest in composition and introduces the cadenza he wrote for the Brahms violin concerto. Including excerpts from concertos by Wieniawski and Walton.
Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. During the First World War, many young English composers were killed in action and a whole generation of talent was cut down in its prime. One of the most famous was George Butterworth , who died in the trenches at Pozieres in August 1916, barely a month after his 31st birthday. Although he originally pursued a career in law, music took up more and more of his time, and in 1910 he went to study at the Royal College of Music. But it was his meeting with Vaughan Williams that made all the difference to his career. Including excerpts from: Butterworth The Banks of Green
Willow; A Shropshire Lad
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn Holst Mars (The Planets) London Philharmonic, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral) (Excerpt)
LSO, conductor Andre Previn
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Daniel Snowman.
Exotica, Erotica. Puccini enjoyed the challenge of placing each of his operas in a different time or place from his own and was especially stimulated by setting his love stories in what were to him exotic locations - such as fin-de-siècle Japan or California during the gold rush. As a composer, he was constantly setting himself new artistic goals.
Elsewhere, he also liked to master the latest kind of motor boat or automobile, despite a serious crash that left him with a lifelong limp. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Alexandre Rozhdestvensky (violin), Walter Delahunt (piano)
Bartok Violin Sonata No 1
Stravinsky Suite Italienne Repeat
Conductors Nicholas Braithwaite ,
Niklas Willen , Grant Llewellyn and John Lubbock , Philip Martin and Philip Fowke (piano soloists)
Copland Music for the Theater Menotti Piano Concerto in F
Philip Glass Company; Akhnaten Dances Bernstein Fancy Free
From Southwell Minster.
Introit: O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis)
Office Hymn: Rejoice the Year upon Its Way (Gonfalon Royal)
Psalm 18 (Cutler, Turle, Hopkins)
First Lesson: Wisdom 9
Canticles: Gloucester Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord (Elgar)
Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost (Veni Creator, mode 8)
Organ Voluntary: Choral Varie sur le Theme du "Veni Creator" (Durufle)
Organist and rector chori: Paul Hale
Assistant organist: Philip Rushforth
Sean Rafferty talks to leading American choreographer
Trisha Brown as she makes her debut as an opera director with a new production of Monteverdi's Orfeo in collaboration with conductor Rene
Jacobs. Music includes Mozart's
Sonata in D for Piano Duet, K381, performed by Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch before 6.00, and Bartok's Violin Concerto No 1 performed by David Oistrakh before the 7.00 arts news.
Side by Side by.... Leonard Bernstein A celebration of the stage works of Leonard Bernstein , presented from the stage of the Palace Theatre, London, by Denis Quilley.
Sally Burgess , Rebecca Caine , Karl Daymond and Tracey Welborn
(singers), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri
Excerpts from Candide, On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, West Side Story, Wonderful Town and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
During the interval, conductor John Mauceri talks to Denis Quilley.
Sam Shepard : Uve at BAC
In the third of five readings from his work, dramatist and actor
Sam Shepard draws on his career as a film actor for material that is both farcical and tragic. In selections from Cruising Paradise and Motel
Chronicles, he reflects on whether the movies are more meaningful than life - or devoid of meaning altogether.
Mozart's Piano. Piers Lane travels to
Salzburg and reflects on how attitudes to Mozart's piano music have developed. The programme includes a specially recorded performance on Mozart's own original grand piano. Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397
Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C, K545 (1st mvt) Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K540 Murray Perahia
Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 (3rd mvt) Artur Schnabel
Piano Sonata in E flat, K282 Mitsuko Uchida
Piano Sonata in A, K331 (3rd mvt) Alfred Brendel
Producer Chris Wines. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
From the Barbican Centre,
London, presented by Patrick Wright. On the bill, a first-night review of Monteverdi's Orfeo and reaction to The Warhol
Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion in the Barbican Art Gallery. And as Cormac McCarthy publishes the final volume of the Border Trilogy, a discussion on the enduring appeal of the wilderness in American literature and mythology.
Producer Rebecca Stratford
Part 2 of the Oliver Jones Trio concert.
From One to Another; Viola Concerto; Narcissus
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Finnish RSO/Leif Segerstam Segerstam Impressions of Norway Strauss An Alpine Symphony
2.15 Bemhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer Piano Sonata No 2 David Kuyken
2.45 Organ music by Frescobaldl, performed by Peter van Dijk
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Counting Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Paganini Terzetto Concertante in D Amsterdam String Trio, Susanne Mebes (guitar)
5.00 Johann Strauss (son) Annina:
Wine, Women and Song: Sans-Souci: By Telephone Austrian RSO/Peter Guth
5.20 Salnt-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166 Roger Cole,
Linda Lee Thomas (piano)
5.45 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Winnipeg SO/Kazuhiro Koizumi