Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit played by pianist
Gordon Fergus-Thompson at 6.05, Kodaly's Hungarian Rondo played by violinist Christopher Warren-Green after the arts news at 7.30, and excerpts from Mendelssohn's Elijah sung by Bryn Terfel after the news at 8.00.
With Peter Hobday.
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.08 Georges Onslow String Quintet in E, Op 39 L'Archibudelli,
Smithsonian Chamber Players
9.33 Schubert Gute Nacht (Winterreise) Hans Hotter (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
9.40 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.46 Handel Recorder Sonata in D minor, HWV367a Michala Petri, Keith Jarrett (harpsichord)
10.02 Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat (K319) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
In the 1960s, Pierre Boulez famously argued and fell out with the French government and left France. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his subsequent years in Germany and the importance of the International Summer School for New Music at
Darmstadt, and offers his views on authentic performance styles.
With Peggy Reynolds. Enrico Caruso was the most famous singer of his day, and his name is synonymous with seductive singing nearly 80 years after his death. Son of a poor, hard-drinking father, he first made money and broke hearts serenading wealthy customers in the cafes of his native
Naples. But he went on to become one of the greatest stars of Italian opera and a legend in his own time. Music featuring Caruso includes: Mascagni 0 Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Ponchielli Cielo e Mar! (La Gioconda) Donizetti Una Furtiva Lagrima (L'Elisir d'Amore)
Leoncavallo Vesti la Giubba (I Pagliacci)
Presented by Chris Wines. In the Alley
Henry Herford (baritone), Robin Bowman (piano) Country Band March
Orchestra of New England, conductor James Sinclair
String Quartet No 2 Emerson Quartet Hawthorne (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord, Mass.: 1840-60) John Kirkpatrick
Decoration Day (Holidays) Chicago SO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
From the New World
The second of eight recitals of American music from St George 's, Brandon Hill, Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Bartok String Quartet No 3
Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American)
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Olivier Charlier (violin),
Joaquin Achucarro (piano) Bizet Symphony in C Lalo Concerto Russe
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain; The Three-Cornered Hat: Suites Nos land 2
From Christ Church
Psalms 53, 54, 55 (Armstrong, Goss, Attwood)
First Lesson: Isaiah 42, w5-12 Canticles: Marlborough Service
(Howard Goodall ) (first broadcast) Second Lesson: Acts 9, w26-31 Anthem: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
Organ Voluntary: Aria (Organ Fantasy) (Robin Holloway )
Director of music Stephen Darlington. Sub-organist David Goode.
Organ scholar Clive Driskill-Smith .
Later this month, the British Library celebrates its formal opening. Among the festivities is a concert including a new work from Jonathan Harvey written with the acoustics of the entrance hall in mind. Humphrey Carpenter visits the library to discover more about the concert, the new building and the music service the library has to offer. Music includes Dukas's The Sorcerer's
Apprentice, Grainger's ballet The
Warriors, and, before the arts news at 7.00, Haydn's Symphony No 40.
Side by Side by ... Cole Porter
A celebration of the stage works of Cole Porter , presented by Nickolas Grace with Rebecca Caine ,
Kim Criswell , Frank Hernandez ,
George Dvorsky , the BBC Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor
John McGlinn. Music includes: Let's Do It
(Paris), Night and Day (Gay Divorce), Miss Otis Regrets (Hi Diddle Diddle), Blow, Gabriel, Blow (Anything Goes), Begin the Beguine (Jubilee), Where Is the Life That Late I Led? (Kiss Me Kate) and / Love Paris (Can-Can). During the interval, John McGlynn tells Nickolas Grace about his research into the Porter archive.
Five programmes about Brooklyn.
3: Planet Brooklyn. Wave after wave of immigrants have set up shop - and stoop - in Brooklyn. Tim Marlow examines how different communities have left their mark on the borough, from the Russians who have turned the Brighton Beach area into "Little Odessa" to the Caribbean and African-American communities in areas like Brownsville faced with "white flight" and its attendant social pressures. The programme examines initiatives to establish a wider, more cohesive identity in a culture where the neighbourhood is fiercely demarcated and defended.
Figures of Fantasy. In a fantasy, composers have structural freedom to explore their musical ideas, but for the romantic composer
Robert Schumann the fantasy was a means of expressing much more.
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17 Boris Berezovsky Producer Chris Wines
Laura Cumming explores the double life of William Beckford - English eccentric, follower of Voltaire, author of the nihilistic novel Vathek, and careful faker of letters and memoirs.
She talks to Timothy Mowl , whose new biography of Beckford unravels the life and legends of the romantic novelist. And as a new prize is launched for artists working in digital technology, she searches for art on the internet. Will new technology attract a new audience?
Producer Lore Windemuth
With Digby Fairweather. Crissy Lee leads her all-girl big band through a studio set.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Daniel Snowman.
Exotica, Erotica. As a composer,
Puccini constantly set himself new artistic goals.
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jean Guillou (organ)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548 Mozart Fantasia in F minor,
K608 Guillou Scènes d'Enfant
Uszt Fantasy and Fugue on "Ad Nos, ad Salutarem Undam"
2.40 Bloch Trombone Concerto
Stanley Clark ,
Berne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Counting Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Byrd The Galliard Jig;
Elizabethan Songs and Dances Colin Tilney (harpsichord)
4.35 Moreno Torroba La Chulapona (excerpts) Jorge Otero (piano),
Ensemble de Madrid
5.00 Beethoven Choral Fantasia
Anton Kuerti (piano), Toronto
Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
5.20 Kuula South Ostrobothnian
Suite No 2 Finnish RSO, conductor Jorma Panula