Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, which opens tomorrow. Music includes
Beethoven's Andante Favori played by Alfred Brendel (piano) at 6.30 and music by Smetana, Britten and Schubert.
With Peter Hobday , featuring
Prokofiev symphonies and recordings by conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Rossini Overture: II Turco in Italia
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.10 Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 John Ogdon (piano)
9.22 Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
9.42 Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto in F (2nd mvt)
The Composer (double bass), Pierre Luboshutz (piano)
9.51 Prokofiev Symphony No 4 Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Joan Bakewell talks to Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff about the composers whose music he chooses to perform and those whose music he chooses not to.
Donald Macleod looks at some of the great diarists of the musical world. 4: The Promenade Ticket. AJ Sidgwick was given a Prom ticket by his uncle George in the years before the First World War. Including excerpts from: Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Martha Argerich ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
By the late 1730s, Handel was devoting less attention to opera and more to oratorios. Chris de Souza looks at this shift of emphasis and at Handel's triumph in Dublin with the premiere of Messiah.
Music includes excerpts from
Messiah and Israel in Egypt and the Concerto Grosn* in D, Op 6 No 5. Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last March in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Bernard Roberts (piano)
Haydn Sonata in E, H XVI 31 Schubert Sonata in D, D850
Another chance to hear Tuesday's Prom.
Tigran Martirossian (bass), Philharmonia Chorus,
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Gerard McBumey Letter to Paradise Ravel Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe
With Piers Lane.
Soviet Pianists. "Piano playing with tremendous electrical rhythmic energy and outbursts of colour and temperament." Piers Lane considers some of the great Soviet pianists from Alexander Goldenweiser to
Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 6 Yevgeni Kissin
Tchaikovsky Dialogue (Morgeaux, Op 72)
Debussy Minstrels (Preludes, Bk 1) Heinrich Neuhaus
Scriabin Vers la Ramme
Stravinsky Hymne (Serenade in A) Maria Yudina
Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 79 Emil Gilels
Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7 Sviatoslav Richter
Shostakovichde and Fugue, Op 87 No 2
Continuing the 12-part serial by Steve May about four musicians and their unlikely quartet. Episode 7 For details see Monday
Humphrey Carpenter talks to pianist and conductor Wayne Marshall as he prepares for Saturday's Proms performance of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Music includes Mozart's Flute
Concerto in G before the 6.00 news and Strauss's suite from Die Frau ohne Schatten later in the programme.
A programme of musical contrasts and strong political statements tonight at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Martinu's impassioned memorial to courage in the face of oppression is paired with Dvorak's stirring and reflective concerto. A solo piano work depicting a violent uprising in Brno in 1905 is tempered by the sunny optimism of Brahms's most genial symphony. Andras Schiff (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Martinu Memorial to Lidice Dvorak Piano Concerto in G
8.25 The Flesh Made Word Leading writers consider the relationship between religion and language. Joanna Trollope , chronicler and favourite of Middle England, discusses the writer's obligation to face up to the darker side of human existence and to tell the truth.
8.45 Janacek Piano Sonata (1 X 1905) Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Repeated Monday 2pm
Designs for Living
The fourth of five programmes. Le Corbusier was convinced that architecture could bring about social reform. His experiment in vertical community living - the Marseille Unite d'Habitation - may be a concrete tower block, but it bears little resemblance to the public housing it inspired all over the world and which has been almost universally condemned in Britain. Susan Marling visits this revolutionary block, which is still loved by its residents. Repeat
Music for two pianos played by Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard.
What is the role of the literary critic? Critics Tom Paulin and Ian Hamilton discuss William Hazlitt and Matthew Arnold, two giants from the past.
With contributions from Christopher Ricks and Geoffrey Hill. Repeat
Alyn Shipton talks to pianist and jazz educator Billy Taylor.
With Adrian Thomas.
4: Tatra Melodies. From 1922,
Szymanowski was a regular visitor to Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. There he encountered the music of the Goral highlanders, whose melodies inspired his instrumental music and saturated his vivid ballet score,
Mazurka, Op 50 No 13 The Composer (piano) String Quartet No 2 Silesian Quartet
Suite: Hamasie (Highland Robbers) Andrzej Bachieda (tenor), Warsaw
Grand Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bohdan Wodiczko
Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbriicken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern Mozart Serenade in D, K239 Mahler Symphony No 5
2.30 Telemann String Quartet No 4 in B minor Arion Ensemble
2.50 Frederik van Rossum Violin
Concerto No 1 Peter Zazofsky ,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege et de la Communaute Française, conductor Pierre Bartholomew
3.10 Healey Willan Te Deum
Laudamus Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruce Pullan
3.20 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden) Tartini Quartet
4.05 Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 26 Katalin Komlos (fortepiano)
4.30 Rontgen Serenade Viotta Ensemble
5.20 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
K137 Franz Liszt Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Frigyes Sandor
5.35 Martinu Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Andrej Kursakov (violin), Michail Tolpygo (viola)