Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.05 Debussy's Petite Suite performed by pianists Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff ; at 7.15 Monteverdi's Zefiro
Torna performed by the Monteverdi Choir, director John Eliot Gardiner ; and at 8.00 a Scartatti sonata played by pianist Murray Perahia.
With Peter Hobday.
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.09 Mozart Sonata in D for Two
Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia
9.33 Handel Utrecht Jubilate in D
Charles Brett (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford,
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
9.53 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
American soprano Sylvia McNair talks to Joan Bakewell about her operatic repertoire - a repertoire that she chooses carefully, avoiding the bel canto roles. With music by Mozart, Britten and Berlioz.
Five Fictional Heroes
With Donald Macleod.
3: Peer Gynt. A half-legendary character of Norwegian folklore, Peer Gynt was known for his propensity to exaggerate, lie and generally spin yarns like the devil. He was a fantasist whose imagination refused to be bounded by the miserable circumstances of his real existence.
As a result, anything could happen when he was around.
Grieg Incidental music: Peer Gynt London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Per Dreier
Auld Rob Morris
Christine Cairns (mezzo), Alan Watt (baritone), Christopher Field (violin), Marjorie Rycroft (cello),
John Kitchen (fortepiano)
Nelson Mass (Kyrie; Gloria)
Sylvia Stahlman (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Wilfred Brown
(tenor), Tom Krause (bass), Choir of King's College, Cambridge,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
The Battle of the Nile
Christopher Wells (countertenor), Pierre Bouyer (fortepiano)
String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Amadeus Quartet
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Fiona Talkington introduces a season of recitals from the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring leading young soloists and ensembles. Today, a prize-winning quartet of British and eastern European players. Belcea Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5 Britten String Quartet No 3
Conductors Van Pascal Tortelier and Matthias Bamert ,
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Shostakovich Festival Overture
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet Musorgsky, orch Stokowski Pictures from an Exhibition
From Hereford Cathedral.
Introit: Alt Creatures of Our
God and King (Harris) Responses (Sanders)
Psalms 73 and 74 (Bennett, Soaper, Goss, Noble)
First Lesson: 2 Kings 18, wl-12 Office Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Conditor Alme) Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: Acts 23, wl2-end Anthem: 0 What Their Joy and Glory Must Be (Harris)
Organ Voluntary: Paean (Howells) Organist and master of the choristers Roy Massey.
Assistant organist Peter Dyke.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is Sean Rafferty 's guest tonight. Music includes works by Fasch and Faure, and, at about 6.30, Michael Chance sings Vivaldi's Stabat Mater with the English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Italia: Busoni Composer Portrait
Stephen Johnson introduces works by the great Italian composer
Feruccio Busoni. Italian musicians have sometimes hesitated in their acceptance of Busoni as their countryman - most of his works, including his four completed operas, are all written in German. Yet his humour was that of an Italian and he always considered himself a Tuscan. The concert begins with works for solo piano and continues with music for orchestra.
Indian Diary (Book 1) Graham Scott (piano)
Berceuse Elegiaque: Nocturne
Symphonique; Gesang vom Reigen der Geister; Rondo Arlecchinesco ;
Two Studies from "Doktor Faust"
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen , Adrian Thompson (tenor)
Five programmes in which Steve Connor explores the effect on English literature and thought of Wordsworth and Coleridge's, Lyrical Ballads.
3: The Language of Man
The BBC Singers perform partsongs by Charles Villiers Stanford - including his timeless setting of The
Bluebird - and E J Moeran 's delightful settings of Elizabethan verse. Repeat
Although Haydn could count
Beethoven as a former pupil, he found it difficult to conceal a certain professional jealousy once
Beethoven's fame began to eclipse his own. Penny Gore investigates their clash of personalities and introduces a performance of the Beethoven trio Haydn considered unfit for publication.
Beethoven Octet in E flat, Op 103 (Finale) Vienna Wind Soloists Haydn Sonata in D, H XVI 37 Alexander Taylor (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Vanya Milanova (violin), Paul Watkins (cello), Caroline Palmer (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
What does it mean to be English in modern Britain? Patrick Wright talks to Jeremy Paxman about his new book, The English, an exploration of national identity.
Producer Miriam Newman
Alyn Shipton continues his week-long survey of women pianists with the conclusion of Marian McPartland 's set at the 1996 Bath Festival, when she was joined by Alec Dankworth (double bass) and Ralph Salmins (drums).
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Michael Oliver continues his exploration of the astonishing music of "the greatest Italian musical personality since Verdi". Today's selection includes some Impressions of Nature, Malipiero's finest string quartet, and his unique take on the Orpheus myth.
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music performed on historical Italian organs by Peter van Dijk ,
Steven Taylor , Liewe Tamminga and Leo van Doeselaar is interspersed with vocal music by Marenzio and Baccusi directed by Konrad Junghanel
1.45 Respighl Church Windows
London Canada Orchestra/Uri Mayer
2.10 Douglas Weiland Piano Quintet. Op
Marie-Noelle Kendall (piano)
2.35 Laszlo Dubrovay Concerto No 4 for Piano and Synthesiser Zoltan Kocsis (piano), the Composer (synthesizer), Hungarian Radio
Orchestra, conductor Adam Medvecky
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: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Abel Symphony in D, Op 10 No 5 La Stagione/Michael Schneider
5.25 Einar Englund Piano Concerto No 2 Eero Heinonen , Finnish RSO, conductor Ulf Soderblom