Stephanie Hughes with arts news and music, including at 6.10 Bach's motet Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied sung by the Stockholm Bach Choir directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; after the 7.00 news,
Sibelius's Andante Festivo played by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Jarvi; and at 8.50
Mendelssohn's Trumpet Overture performed by the LSO conducted by Claudio Abbado.
With Peter Hobday , featuring Bach harpsichord concertos and vintage performances by cellist Jacqueline du Pre.
Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.12 Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra, director Edwin Fischer (piano)
9.35 Beethoven Cello Sonata in D,
Op 102 No 2
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.58 Ives In the Alley; Slow March Samuel Ramey (bass), Warren Jones (piano)
10.03 Copland Suite: The Tender Land Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida is a renowned interpreter of Mozart and Schubert. Born in Japan, she moved to Vienna at the age of 12, and her musical education began in earnest. She talks to Joan Bakewell about the strange combination of cultures which shaped her early years. Including:
Schumann Carnaval (excerpt)
Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511 Producer Kerry Chapman
Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
1: Haydn. Several of the works Haydn wrote during his visits to London in the 1790s were dedicated to women he met in the city. Music filled theatres, coffee houses and the new concert halls that were opening up everywhere: for these, Haydn wrote his great London symphonies. Including:
Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) (1st mvt)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Westminster Abbey Choir,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Martin Neary
Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider) (2nd mvt) Endellion Quartet
Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Yevgeni Kissin (piano) Producer Tony Sellors
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
"Music must reflect the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time. My people are American. My time is today."
In this first programme celebrating the centenary of Gershwin's birth, Rodney Greenberg traces the start of the meteoric career of this born melodist who changed the course of American music through his determination to succeed on Broadway and in the concert hall. Included are Gershwin on piano rolls; Al Jolson 's runaway success Swanee; excerpts from Blue Monday, a mini-opera which anticipated Porgy and Bess; and an ingenious recording of Rhapsody in Blue which grafts Gershwin's piano roll on to a jazz band conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Medici Quartet
Saint-Saens String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 112
Sebastian Forbes String Quartet No 4 Repeat
Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and Tadaaki Otaka , Julian Rachlin (violin) Webern Passacaglia, Op 1 Elgar Enigma Variations
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
Ruth Mackenzie , general director of the Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of operatic highlights. Producer Gautam Rangarajan
Director Baz Luhrmann 's 1997 film
Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona Beach. As well as original music by Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries , the soundtrack features contemporary pop music by groups such as the Cardigans. Verity Sharp investigates the thinking behind the use of music in this production. Producer Christina Pritchard
WEB ADDRESS: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/
With Sean Rafferty.
As the Royal Opera embarks on its double Ring cycle at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, Sean Rafferty talks to the Wagnerian soprano Hildegard Behrens , who sings Brunnhilde.
Music includes Kodaly's Dances of Galanta before the 6.00 news and Bizet's Overture in A before 7.00.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
"Looking at Mont Blanc, I understood the difference between the small splendour of snow and the great splendour of the sun - and that's also where I could imagine how awesome was the scene of Christ's transfiguration."
French composer Olivier Messiaen expressed his vision in La
Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur
Jesus-Christ, performed here by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano, with a 100-strong choir and seven soloists including Messiaen's widow Yvonne Loriod (piano). Introduced by Donald Macleod.
Twenty-five years after his death, WH Auden is regarded by many as the greatest English poet of the century. In the light of new research, five poets and critics make selections from Auden's poetry and offer a personal reinterpretation of his work. Producer Kate Whitehead
Debussy's tribute to the island of Jersey, played by pianist Paul Crossley.
Mr Sandman , lain Burnside delves into the unconscious world of dreams, hallucinations and nightmares with songs covering a wide range of styles. Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Singer and performance artist Diamanda Galas talks to Mark Russell
and Robert Sandall about three songs she never tires of listening to.
Producer Ekene Akalawu
Alyn Shipton presents the first of three programmes featuring
Elaine Delmar with trumpeter Bruce Adams and the Brian Dee Trio. Producer Terry Carter
Piers Burton-Page explores the music of one of the century's most prodigiously gifted composers, focusing particularly on his works for the ballet.
1: The Brilliant Student
Overture for Two Pianos
Piano Concerto (1924)
Mr Bear Squash-You-AII-Flat Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Benjamin Schmid (violin),
Gerard Wyss (piano) Mozart Violin Sonata in C, K6; Violin Sonata in C,
K296 Debussy Violin Sonata Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94a 2.10 Franck Symphony in D minor Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00
Primary Geography 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.05 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary
5.45 Chopin Nocturne in B minor, Op 9 No 1 Katrine Gislinge (piano)