Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.15
Ernest Bloch 's Baal Shem played by violinist
Joshua Bell ; at 7.15 themes from
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin played by pianist Shura Cherkassky ; and after the 8.00 news music by Handel played by recorder player Michala Petri.
Producer Paul Frankl
With Peter Hobday , featuring Brahms serenades, symphonies and concertos, and performances by the London Symphony Orchestra. i Gershwin Variations on "I Got Rhythm"
Earl Wild (piano), Boston Pops
Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler
9.09 Dag Wlren Serenade for Strings Stockholm Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
, 9.24 Chabrier Souvenirs de Munich
Pierre Barbizet and Jean Hubeau
9.32 Schubert An die Sonne, D439 Monteverdi Choir, Malcolm Bilson
(fortepiano)/John Eliot Gardiner
9.40 Brahms Serenade No 1 in D
LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz Producer Tony Cheevers
American soprano Sylvia McNair is a versatile performer renowned for her performances of Mozart and early music but with a repertoire taking in jazz and blues. Today, she talks to Joan Bakewell about her musical beginnings: how, as a student, she only started singing lessons on the advice of a violin teacher who thought a better understanding of breathing would improve the young McNair's chamber music technique. Producer Kerry Chapman
1 Five Fictional Heroes
With Donald Macleod.
1: Ulysses. Ulysses was not the most handsome or noble of the Greek princes who went to war against Troy, but he was certainly the most crafty. As a result of the Trojan Horse and other incidents, he has
; gone down in history as a trickster ! and a liar. But at the time, the Greeks were grateful to him: the war was now over and they could go back home. For many of them, however, the haul back was to be a long business. It would take Ulysses ten years and often leave him exhausted. But he had his fair share of wonderful adventures, too. Including:
Charpentier Circe (excerpts) London Baroque, conductor Charles Medlam Debussy Sirènes (Nocturnes) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
Szymanowskl Calypso (Metopes) Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Monteverdi // Ritomo d'Ulisse in Patria (excerpt) Monteverdi Ensemble, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer Tony Sellors
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With Paul Allen and Catherine Bott.
What Can a Young Lassie Do?
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Christine Cairns (mezzo), Christopher Reid (violin), Marjorie Rycroft (cello), John Kitchen (fortepiano)
The Creation (Representation of Chaos; In the Beginning; Now Vanish before the Holy Beams; And God Said , 'Let the Earth Bring Forth
Grass"; With Vertue Clad ; By Thee with Bliss; Of Stars the Fairest) Arleen Auger (soprano),
Philip Langridge (tenor), David Thomas
(bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Garrick Ohlsson
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From the Wigmore Hall, with Stephanie Hughes.
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor Repeated Saturday lpm
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and David Atherton , Sarah Walker (mezzo), Jard van Nes (contralto)
Stravinsky Petrushka (1911 version); Suite: Faun and Shepherdess Dlepenbrock Muss Immer der Morgen Wiederkommen (Hymnen an die Nacht)
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
Ruth Mackenzie introduces a selection of operatic highlights.
The Aria. With excerpts from Bizet's Carmen, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Britten's Peter Grimes. Producer Gautam Rangarajan
A Question of Gender
This week, Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp look at music which blurs the edges between male and female sexuality. Today they are in the world of opera, investigating the concept of the trouser role and discovering why some composers chose to write certain male roles for performers of the opposite sex.
Producer Christina Pritchard. WEB ADDRESS: www.bDc.co.uk/music_machine/
Sadler's Wells Special. Sean Rafferty looks around the new Sadler's Wells theatre as it reopens its doors to the public. The theatre was completely destroyed and then rebuilt. Will the new building meet all the desires of performers and audiences? He also looks at the history of this famous arts venue and meets some of the performers who are taking part in the new season. Music includes opera and ballet music associated with theatre, and at about 6.30
Kathryn Stott plays Howells's Piano Concerto No 2 with the Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Vernon Handley.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Charles Daniels (tenor), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, conductors Mark Wigglesworth and George Benjamin Alfredo Casella Suite: La Giara Berio Formazione
Franco Donatonl Le Ruisseau sur
I'Escalier Dallaplccola Piccola Musica Nottuma Resplghl Pines of Rome
October 1798 saw the publication of one of the foundations of British romanticism: Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads. To mark the bicentenary, Steve Connor explores why this slim volume made such a profound impression on English literature and thought. 1: The Nature of Inspiration
Producers Abigail Appleton and Julian May
Members of the Juilliard Quartet, Rudolf Firkusny (harmonium)
Presented by lain Burnside. Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade; Dass Sie Hier Gewesen; Lachen und Weinen;
Du Bist die Ruh; Der Junge Nonne Schumann Frauenliebe und -Leben Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall talk to Squarepusher about his latest release - Music Is Rotted One Note.
With Alyn Shipton. A week-long survey of women pianists begins with the work of 1920s pioneers Lil Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams and Una Mae Carlisle.
Producer Terry Carter
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Michael Oliver explores the gamut of Malipiero's early music. Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mendelssohn Trio Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 35 Beethoven Variations on "Ich Bin der Schneider Kakadu",
Op 121a Webem Three Little Pieces, Op 11 Martlnu Piano Trio No 2
2.20 Khachaturian Piano Concerto
Patrik Jablonski , Polish Radio
Orchestra, conductor Wojciech Rajski
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
5.00 Bach Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV1030 Branko Mihanovic , Visnja Mazurin (harpsichord) 5.20 Glinka Jota Aragonesa Slovak RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard
5.45 Smetana Sonata for Eight Hands Else Krijgsman,
Mariken Zandliver , David Kuijken and Carlos Moerdijk (pianos)