Stephanie Hughes presents arts news and music, including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit performed by pianist Martha Argerich at 6.15,
Nielsen's An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands at 7.05, and Debussy's Marche Ecossaise at 8.05.
With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.08 Liszt Six Consolations
Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.27 Trad, arr Britten / Wonder as I Wander; The Crocodile
Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.37 Bax Symphony No 3 London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson
During a successful career on the operatic stage, the recital and the concert platform became increasingly important for German mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender. Today, she talks to
Joan Bakewell about her dedication to lieder - for many, she is the singer of German song. She often ventures into unknown territory for female singers, performing songs written for men, and today's music features songs from Schubert's song cycles Winterreise, Schwanengesang and Die Schone Mullerin.
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Hugo Wolf produced some of the most intense and expressive songs ever written. But this was achieved at the cost of mental stability.
Periods of intense creativity were followed by times of desolation and despair, exacerbated by the effects of syphilis acquired in the Viennese brothels.
Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Wolf In der Frithe (Morike Lieder)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Wolf Italian Serenade Hagen Quartet Wolf Alles Endet, Was Enstehet
(Gedichte von Michelangelo) Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Cord Garben (piano)
With Piers Burton-Page . 3: The Ballet Beckons
Pomona BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Concerto for Piano and Nine
Instruments Ian Brown (piano), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Chris Wines introduces a concert to celebrate Howard Ferguson 's 90th birthday.
James Gilchrist (tenor), Clio Gould (violin), John Constable (piano)
Ferguson Irish Folk Songs, Op 17 Nos 2, 3 and 5 Beethoven Bagatelles: in B flat, WoO 60; in C minor, WoO 52
Schubert Waltz in G, D884;
Allegretto in C minor, D915
Ferguson Violin Sonata No 2, Op 10 ADMISSION free - no tickets required Doors open 12.30pm
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Jiri
Belohlavek, Felicity Lott (soprano) Strauss Four Last Songs Mahler Symphony No 6
From the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban.
Introit: 0 that I Once Past Changing Were (Berkeley)
Psalm 35 (Hervey, Stonex, Turle) First Lesson: 1 Kings 20, wl-22 Office Hymn: 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford)
Canticles: SS Wesley in E
Second Lesson: Acts 14, v8-end
Anthem: Hail Gladdening Light (Wood)
Hymn: Lead Kindly Light (Alberta) Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 in A (Mendelssohn) (1st mvt)
Master of music Andrew Lucas.
Assistant master of music Andrew
Composer Jonathan Dove talks to Sean Rafferty about his new opera, Flight - set in an airport during the 1950s and premiered at
Glyndeboume this week. Music includes choral works by Parry and chamber music by Poulenc, and, at about 6.30, Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.
Chris de Souza introduces Simon Rattle
's last concert in his role as musical director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
The concert was given last month in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), City of Birmingham Symphony
Chorus, Youth Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Thomas Ades Asyla
Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Tomorrow's Performance on 3. at 7.30pm. is a live concert conducted by Rattle's successor, Sakari Oramo
Tibor Fischer introduces five of the world's leading writers who are, as yet, little known to British audiences. 3: Ludmilla Ulitskaya : Sonechka Bronnka , Daughter of Bokhara Ludmilla Ulitskaya - twice shortlisted for the Russian equivalent of the Booker Prize - is a leading light in the new generation of Russian feminist writers. Her latest novel is a tender exploration of womanhood and a celebration of the possible in the face of the impossible.
Mozart wrote a quintet to show off the skills of a blind glass-harmonica virtuoso; Ravel composed a septet for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet as harp manufacturers vied for supremacy. Penny Gore introduces a selection of works for unusual ensembles, including those works by Mozart and Ravel, Nielsen's Serenate Invano and excerpts from septets by Saint-Saens, Beethoven and Stravinsky.
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Does size matter when it comes to literary fiction? While American writers still strive to produce the epic novel, British fiction seems to be shrinking. Laura Cumming explores the culture of brevity and discusses new writing from Martin Amis , Jeff Noon and others. And she talks to painter Chris Ofili - recently shortlisted for the Turner Prize - whose eclectic use of popular imagery, abstraction, paint and varnished elephant dung makes him one of the most innovative young artists working in Britain today. Producer Anthony Denselow
Alyn Shipton with a topical look at the jazz world, including
Brian Priestley talking to George Wein.
Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
Die Liebende Schreibt , Op 86 No 3; Erster Verlust, Op 99 No 1 Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Cantata: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht Annelies Burmeister (contralto).
Eberhard Buchner (tenor), Siegfried Lorenz (baritone), Siegfried Vogel (bass), Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Salvatore Accardo ,
Michele Campanella (piano) Violin Sonatas: in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer); in G, Op 96
2.05 Respighi Pines of Rome West Australia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
2.30 Handel Alcina (Ballet music) English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Dance 4.20 Scottish Resources
10-12 4.40 Talking Points: Martin Luther King
5.05 Debussy Premiere Rapsodie Karl Krikku (clarinet),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.30 Frescobaldi Messa delta Madonna
(excerpts) Liuwe Tamminga (organ)
5.50 Rosario Bourdon Elegiac Poem Alain Aubut (cello), Metropolitan
Orchestra, conductor Gilles Auger