Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.15 Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191, played by Danny Bond and the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.05
Johann Strauss 's polka Thunder and Lightning performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor
Willi Boskovsky ; and at 8.04 Ravel's arrangement of Debussy's Fetes performed by the Labeque sisters.
With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Zur Namensfeier
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.07 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV441 Peter Holtslag , Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
9.20 Sllvlus Weiss Tombeau sur la
Mort de Mur le Compte d' Logy Eugen Dombois (lute)
9.29 Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Berlin Radio Choir and Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.38 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Stephen Kovacevich , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
American soprano Sylvia McNair spent a large part of her early career in Europe, where she established a reputation for excelling in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, working with early music specialists like
Nikolaus Hamoncourt , Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner.
She talks to Joan Bakewell about her love for early music, including works by Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell.
Five Fictional Heroes
With Donald Macleod.
2: Don Juan. The figure of the well born, randy young man who tramples over the conventions of society in pursuit of his own pleasures is an ancient one, but it was a 16th-century Spanish monk who embodied these attributes in the central character of his play about Don Juan , the philanderer of Seville. His intriguing version of the libidinous character in a setting where family honour and female virginity were held almost as precious as religious beliefs appealed to composers for more than 300 years. Including excerpts from:
Mozart Don Giovanni
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Colin Davis
Gluck Don Juan
Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil Strauss Don Juan
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
I'm O'er Too Young to Many Yet Janet Baker (mezzo),
Yehudi Menuhin (violin),
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Autumn (The Seasons)
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Andreas Schmidt (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Piano Trio in G, H XV 52
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Another chance to hear the concert series given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, in which Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less-familiar guises, with transcriptions, arrangements and alternative versions of original compositions.
Coull Quartet, Allan Schiller (piano)
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546; Piano Sonata in B flat, K570;
Piano Concerto in A, K414
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Olivier Charlier (violin)
Lalo Overture: Le Roi d'Ys
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor
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; DerJunge Nonne Schumann Frauenliebe und -Leben
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
A Question of Gender
Lots of songs are written from either a male or a female point of view and are usually performed by a singer of the relevant sex - but should this always be the case? Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp investigate.
Violinist Maxim Vengerov is
Sean Rafferty 's guest tonight as he prepares to perform at the Barbican as part of the Shostakovich festival. Music includes Elly Ameling singing lieder by Schubert, and, at about 5.30, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing Dvorak's Serenade in E.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Mysticism and the Future
John Toal introduces a piano recital by Rolf Hind , the fourth of six from Belfast exploring the audacious talent of Scriabin and music by composers he has influenced. Tonight's programme includes two pieces of quintessential late Scriabin - his extraordinary last two piano sonatas. Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9
Ades Darknesse Visible
Debussy Pour les Degres
Chromatiques; Pour les Agréments; Pour les Arpèges Composées (Etudes) Messlaen Regard de I'Esprit de Joie (Vingt Regards de I'Enfant Jésus)
8.10 Russians Abroad Russia through a Telescope. In the continuing series of programmes focusing on exiled Russian artists, writers and performers, Tony Briggs tells the story of novelist Ivan Turgenev 's life in France.
8.30 ScrlaMn Piano Sonata No 10, Tristan Murail Territoires de I'Oubli
Five programmes in which Steve
Connor explores the effect on English literature and thought of Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads. 2: Children and Childhood
Orchestral music by the Northern Irish composer now living in Yugoslavia. Peter Sweeney (organ),
Ulster Orchestra, conductors
Andras Ligeti and Niklas Willen
Rise; Organ Concerto (Rich Harbour)
Novelist Philip Roth is widely regarded as one of America's most important postwar writers, though his work has often excited controversy. He talks to Hermione Lee about his new book, I Married a Communist, a story of revenge and betrayal set in the McCarthy era. And Richard Coles reports on the opening of the new Sadler's Wells.
Producer Anthony Denselow
With Alyn Shipton. Marian McPartland is one of the great pianists of today. Tonight and tomorrow, excerpts from a concert given by her trio at the 1996 Bath Festival.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Michael Oliver continues his exploration of the astonishing music of "the greatest Italian musical personality since Verdi". Today's selection includes what Malipiero himself called the "quintessence of everything I've always hoped to achieve in the theatre" - Tomeo
Nottumo - as well as his devastating orchestral masterpiece, Interruptions of Silence.
Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Vanbrugh Quartet continue their series of recitals including the complete Bartok quartets. Schubert String Quartet in E flat, D87 Bartok String Quartet No 2 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
2.30 Mozart Symphony No 16 in C, K128 CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bemardi
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News
4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV230 Paul Wright , Brandenburg Orchestra, conductor Paul Dyer
5.35 Abel Symphony in E, Op 10 No 1 La Stagione, director Michael Schneider