Stephanie Hughes with arts news, and music including Elgar's Cockaigne overture performed by the LSO, conductor Colin Davis , at 6.45; Handel's Venti Turbini from Rinaldo sung by James Bowman after the 7.00 news;
Hoist's St Paul 's Suite played by the Royal Philharmonic, conductor Malcolm Sargent , leading up to the 8.00 news; and Ravel's Introduction and Allegro performed by William Bennett (flute), James Campbell (clarinet) and the Allegri Quartet at 8.25. Producer Joanne Whitworth
With Peter Hobday , featuring Haydn's Op 20 set of string quartets and performances by Marguerite Long. Schubert Overture: Rosamunde
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.11 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 20 No 1 Hagen Quartet
9.30 Schubert, orch Reger Prometheus Klaus Mertens (baritone),
North German Radio Philharmonic, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
9.36 Schumann Konzertstuck in F
Jean-Jacques Justafre ,
Jean-Paul Gantiez , Jean-Claude Barro and Alain Courtois (horns), New Philharmonic, conductor Theodor Guschlbauer
9.54 Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15
Members of the Pasquier Quartet, Marguerite Long (piano) Producer Tony Cheevers
Welsh soprano Margaret Price has triumphed in operatic roles created by Mozart and Verdi and is also well known as a lieder recitalist. She talks to
Joan Bakewell about her early life and career, why she refused to enter competitions and has never had a singing teacher, and how her father wrote to major record companies to introduce his daughter. Including works by Mozart, Verdi and Schubert. Producer Gwawr Owen
With Peggy Reynolds.
1: Walter Scott. With their dramatic plots, colourful characters and wild Highland settings, Scott's novels - from The Lady of the Lake to The Heart of Midlothian - became popular throughout Europe and were easy meat for composers. Including excerpts from:
Rossini La Donna del Lago
Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Maurizio Pollini Bizet La Jolie Fille de Perth Alfredo
Kraus (tenor), New Philharmonic, conductor Georges Pretre
MacCunn Jeanie Deans Soloists, BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Producer Piers Burton-Page
With Humphrey Burton.
1: The Making of Barber. "I was meant to be a composer, and will be, I'm sure ... Don't ask me to try and forget this unpleasant thing and go play football ... Please." (A letter from the nine-year-old Barber to his mother) A Slumber Song of the Madonna Cheryl Studer (soprano), John Browning (piano) Serenade for Strings
Symphony of the Air/Golschmann Dover Beach The Composer (baritone), Curtis Quartet
Overture: The School for Scandal
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Symphony No 1
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Producer Declan McGovern
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From St John's, Smith
Catherine Bott (soprano), Trio Sonnerie
Handel Cantata: Armida Abbandonata ; Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 5; Cantata: Figlio d'Alte Speranze
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 12 (La Follia)
Repeated Saturday lpm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk ,
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano) Sibelius Symphony No 1 Strauss Four Last Songs
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat
Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights, familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous.
Painting and Sculpture. Mozart,
Puccini and Rameau are among the composers in some of whose operas the visual arts play a significant part.
To start a week of programmes looking at technology and music,
Verity Sharp tries her hand at making generative music with the Koan system. Producer Rob Tayierson
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/music^machine/
Laurel and Hardy produced some of this century's greatest comedy, but their films were underpinned by brilliantly witty scores. Sean Rafferty looks at some of this music as it is celebrated as part of the Meltdown 98 festival on London's South Bank.
Before 7.00 and a selection of CD releases, Haydn's String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (The Joke).
Producer Paul Frankl. John Peel broadcasts from Meltdown tomorrow, Radio 1, 8.40pm
Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert of Czech music given last month in the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Eva Urbanova (soprano),
Marta Benackova (mezzo), Ludovit Ludha (tenor), Peter Mikulas (bass), Ian Tracey (organ). Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Petr Altrichter
Suk Scherzo Fantastique; Suite: A Fairy Tale
Janacek Glagolitic Mass
This American Life
Rve programmes this week in which Ian Peacock attempts to understand America through its self-image on radio and television. Is it a country, an ideology, or just a chaos of cultures? 1: Meta-Manhattan. New York as seen on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network - four channels run entirely by local residents. Presenters include elderly opera fanatics, transsexuals, alleged neo-Nazis, Harlem bodybuilders and the mysterious Ozaro, who simply stares at the camera for half an hour. Here, free speech rules, and Woody Allen is nowhere in sight. Producer Ian Peacock
Piano music by the American composer Amy Beach , including her Four Sketches and Hermit Thrush played by Virginia Eskin.
In anticipation of Gay Pride Day next Saturday, lain Burnside presents songs by men and women celebrating who they are and what they are.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
Robert Wyatt has been acclaimed as being "the one performer in England that everyone there respects and loves - the punks, the art rockers, everyone." He possesses what
Ryuichi Sakamoto has described as the saddest voice in the world.
Tonight, Robert Wyatt chooses three tracks that are currently making a big impression on him. Producer Ekene Akalawu
Digby Fairweather talks to trombone legend Milt Bernhart about his days with Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra.
Producer Terry Carter
With Roderick Swanston. flute Sonata in E minor, Wql24; Sonatina in G, Wq98; Priifung am
Abend; Demut; Bitten, Wql94; Trio Sonata in C minor, Wql61 No 1 (Sanguineus and Melancholicus); Symphony in F, Wql81 Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Debussy Quartet Cherubim String Quartet No 3 in D minor
Milhaud String Quartet No 16 Faure String Quartet in E minor, Op 121
2.20 Glazunov The Seasons
Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
3.00 Mozart Requiem in D minor Iva Hraste (soprano), Cecilija Car (mezzo), Hrid Matic (tenor), Neven Belamaric (bass), Zagreb Music Academy
Chorus and Orchestra/Igor Gjadrov
4.00 Brahms Choral Preludes, Op 122 Olli Porthan (organ)
4.30 Crusell Concertino in B flat for bassoon and orchestra Juhani
Tapaninen, Finnish RSO/Saraste
4.45 Durante Concerto No 3 in E flat
5.25 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Netherlands RCO/Ernest Bour