Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a look at the new home of the British Library, officially opened today. Music includes Vaughan Williams 's
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis played by the St Louis
Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Leonard Slatkin , at 6.10; Mozart's Vorrei Spiegarvi , Oh Dio sung by Sumi Jo with the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Kenneth Montgomery , at 7.05; and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 7.40.
With Peter Hobday. Respighi The Birds I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
9.18 Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No 3 Mosaiques Quartet
9.46 Gabriell Jubilate Dec; Sonata No 18 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
9.57 Stravinsky Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
10.07 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Marguerite Long , orchestra, conductor Pedro de Freitas Branco
Soprano Margaret Price describes singing Verdi as "a piece of cake" after Mozart. Today she talks to Joan Bakewell about how she tackles
Verdi's operas, how she has never really tuned in to Puccini, and why she could never perform Wagner's
Tristan und Isolde on stage. Featured recordings include Verdi's Otello, Puccini's Turandot and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Jane Austen. The author of Pride and Prejudice practised the piano every morning before breakfast. Her house in Chawton contains a library of music typical of her day, much of it transcribed in her own hand. Jane
Fairfax in Emma is also something of a virtuoso, Including excerpts from: Koczwara The Battle of Prague Windsor Box and Fir Company Piccinini Overture: La Buona
Rgliuola Martin Souter (fortepiano) JC Bach Trio in C, T31 7 No 2 Windsor Box and Fur Company
Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise) Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer
* Face behind the Voice: page 139
With Humphrey Burton.
3: Wartime Encounters. 'We banked, we twisted and twisted and turned ... it was fun in a raucous kind of way, and I did not get sick." (Barber recalling his first flight in a Second World War Liberator) Commando March
Cleveland Symphonic Winds, conductor Frederick Fennell
Adagio for Strings
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Excursions, Op 20 (excerpt) Leon McCawley (piano) Night Flight
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Measham
Steven Isserlis , St Louis Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Mozart In the City
The second of eight programmes featuring Mozart quartets recorded in a variety of historic London venues as part of this year's City of London
Festival. Introduced by Lucie Skeaping. Martinu Quartet, Douglas Patterson (viola), Endellion Quartet
String Quartets: in C, Kl 70; in E flat, Kl 71; String Quintet in C minor, K406
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Nikolai Demidenko
(piano), Valdine Anderson (soprano) Nielsen Overture: Maskarade
Sibelius Symphony No 3
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
Gorecki Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
From Carlisle Cathedral.
Introit: Lead Us, 0 Heavenly
Office Hymn: All Praise to Thee (Engelberg)
Psalms 4, 5 and 6 (Goss, Crotch, Keeton)
First Lesson: Numbers 22, v21 -
Canticles: Rose in C minor
Second Lesson: Matthew 21, w33-46 Anthem: I Will Love Thee, 0 Lord, My Strength (Clarke)
Hymn: Praise to the Holiest (Chorus Angelorum)
Be Strong in the Lord (Nicholson)
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia on BACH (Reger)
Master of the music Jeremy Suter.
Assistant organist Charles Harrison.
An exhibition opens this week focusing on the eight years spent in Russia by artist Marc Chagall. Today Sean Rafferty looks at some of the musical features of Chagall's paintings and explores Russian music of the 1920s. Music includes
Schumann's Overture, Scherzo and Finale before 7.00.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
A special concert featuring the world premiere of a work by Arnold Bax written in 1916, at the height of his powers, just prior to his most famous work, Tintagel. Petroc Trelawny talks to Bax expert Lewis Foreman. Conductor Vernon Handley , Jean Rigby (mezzo),
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Bax In Memoriam (first performance); Concertante for Piano Left Hand; The Bard of the Dimbovitza
With Ian Peacock.
From a rain-swept pier on Lake Michigan, award-winning broadcaster Ira Glass attempts to decode America on his weekly national programme. Recently, he has covered every possible American concept, from Canadians to wackiness and the cult of Frank Sinatra. He, of all people, must have an overview of what an American really is.
When Weber wrote this quintet in 1815, it was really another concerto - in miniature.
Lesley Schatzberger (clarinet)
Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34
With Piers Lane. The Twentysomethings The young Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov plays two seemingly disparate pieces written by composers who were then in their early twenties. Schubert Sonata in A, D664
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives
Producer Chris Wines. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
A report from tonight's London opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber 's latest musical, Whistle down the Wind. And Patrick Wright talks to James Wilson about his history of Native America, The Earth Shall Weep. Producer Rebecca Stratford
Digby Fairweather introduces more from Ian Shaw and his trio.
Zur Einfuhrung des HP Gasie; Anbetung dem Erbarmer ;
Morgensang am Schopfungsfeste Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Organ Recital Including works by Josef Seger , Brahms and Dvorak, plus: Georg Muffat Toccata Octava in G Marcel Verheggen Pachelbel Aria Quinta in A Kees van Houten Schumann BACH Fugue in G Pavel Cerny Karg-Elert Pastel in E minor, Op 92 No 2 Christine Kamp
2.10 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Quebec Music Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.00 Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17 Eva Zurbrugg (violin), Angela Schwart (cello),
Erika Radermacher (piano)
3.25 Brahms Five Choral Songs Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman
3.40 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Heinrich Schiff , Slovenian RSO, conductor Samo Hubad
4.05 Jan van Gllse Nonet Viotta
Ensemble, Ebony Quartet
4.35 Bizet Suite: Carmen Prague SO, conductor Elli Jaffe
5.00 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
5.35 Stamitz Flute Concerto in G
Renate Kehr ,
German Chamber Virtuosos, conductor Margaret Adorf