Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a look at this weekend's WOMAO festival. Music includes Mozart's Porgi, Amor from The Marriage of Figaro performed by Barbara Hendricks and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ion Marin at 6.05; Janacek's Pohadka performed by Boris Pergamenschikow (cello) and Andras Schiff (piano) at 7.10; and Sibelius's Karelia Suite played by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel , after the arts news at 8.20.
With Penny Gore.
Handel Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale)
Simon Preston , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.14 Clementi Symphony No 3 in G (Great National) Philharmonia, conductor Claudio Scimone
9.42 Debussy Sonate en Trio Michel Debost (flute),
Yehudi Menuhin (viola), Lily Laskine (harp)
10.02 Copland Symphony for Organ and Orchestra E Power Biggs, New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Yan Pascal Tortelier
In the last of this week's programmes, French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier talks to Joan Bakewell about his work with British orchestras and picks his favourite recordings.
Profiles of five world-historical figures from different epochs.
5: John F Kennedy. The death of the young American president in November 1963 sent shock waves around the world and was one of the defining moments of our century. His liberal leanings included a generous interest in the arts, and the White
House became briefly a meeting place for artists and even a concert venue. Music includes:
Howells Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury Stravinsky Ebony Concerto Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Jazz Combo, conducted by the Composer Couperln, arr Casals Suite Pablo Casais (cello),
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost) Isaac Stern (violin), Leonard Rose (cello), Eugene Istomin (piano)
With Adrian Thomas.
5: "The best melody I have ever managed to write." In the 1920s and 30s, Szymanowski moved towards the neoclassicism of Stravinsky, although his natural lyricism and warmth infuse the lean and sinewy textures of both the Stabat Mater and the second violin concerto.
Stefania Woytowicz (soprano), Krystyna Szczepanska (alto), Andrzej Hiolski (baritone), Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Witold Rowicki
Violin Concerto No 2
Thomas Bowes (violin), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa Mazurka, Op 62 No 1 The Composer (piano)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
Cheltenham Festival 1998
Introduced by Chris Wines. Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Chopin Mazurkas: in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in F sharp minor, Op 59 No 3 Birtwistle Harrison 's Clocks
(first performance) Gershwin Songbook
Another chance to hear Wednesday evening's Prom.
Alison Hagley (soprano), Edward Burrowes (treble), Chester Festival Chorus,
London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Henri Dutilleux The Shadows of Time
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
Chris de Souza introduces some of the best of early music on CD, including works by Hildegard, Victoria, Pandolfo Mealll , Kraus and Scarlatti. Producer Lindsay Kemp
By Steve May. Episode 4 For details see Monday
There is a Welsh flavour to today's programme, as Humphrey Carpenter hears about a Dylan Thomas festival in Swansea, while in Cardiff the Princes as Patrons exhibition shows off art works accumulated by Princes of Wales from the 16th century to the present day. Music includes works by William Mathias , Meirion Williams and Stan Tracey.
From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tragedy and poetry are gloriously fused in one of Mozart's finest mature piano concertos. The mood is continued in the majesty and spirituality of Bruckner's third symphony - a rare chance to hear it in the original 1877 version.
Alexei Lubimov (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
8.05 The Flesh Made Word
Beginning a new interval series in which leading writers consider the relationship between religion and language. Barrister and Rumpole of the Bailey creator John Mortimer unsuccessfully defended Gay News against a charge of blasphemy in 1977. An atheist himself, he asks whether writers are not more in need of legal protection from religion than the other way round.
8.25 Bruckner Symphony No 3 Repeated Tuesday 2pm
Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by Joyce Grenfell. Featuring Telephone Call from Down Under, a scene of divided loyalties; Mrs Mendlicote, an account of life and times in Pont Street; and, to end, When You Go. Repeat
Verity Sharp presents a selection of recent orchestral works from Finland.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Avanti Orchestra in his own Omaggio a Magnus Lindberg , Kaija Saariaho 's Amers and Magnus Undberg 's
Omaggio a Esa-Pekka Salonen. And the BBC Singers are conducted by James Morgan in unaccompanied works - Jaakko Mantyjarvi 's More Shakespeare Songs and Howard Skempton 's Poems of Edward Thomas and Roundels of the Year.
Producer David Stevens
The fourth of five programmes in which jazz guitarist and composer
Pat Metheny talks to Ian Carr about his career. This programme concentrates on how Metheny recruited Brazilian percussionist Pedro Aznar for his group and went on to record The First Circle album in 1984. He also talks about writing the score for
John Schlesinger 's film The Falcon and the Snowman and about his relationship with Ornette Coleman. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
5: Globe-Hopping. Roger Savage introduces excerpts from:
Les Fetes d'Hebe Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Les Paladins. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt Les Indes Galantes Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie
La Princesse de Navarre
Soloists, English Bach Festival Singers and Baroque Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan
Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rameau Platée Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
3.20 Pylkkanen Ultima Thule Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
3.30 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A,
Op 16 Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.10 Canales String Quartet in D, Op 3 No 1 Moscow Quartet
4.40 Zimmermann Oboe Concerto
Jorma Valjakka , Finnish RSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
5.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto
No 5 in D, BWV1050 CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.30 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) National Arts Centre
Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura
5.45 Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih