Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Peter Hall 's new production of Amadeus with David Suchet playing Salieri. Music includes at 6.30 Scriabin's
Poem of Ecstasy played by the Philharmonia, conductor Riccardo Muti ; at 7.15 Stenhammar's Midwinter performed by the Gothenburg
Symphony Orchestra and Concert Hall Choir, conductor Neeme Jarvi; and after the 8.00 news music by Paganini played by violinist Gil Shaham.
With Peter Hobday.
Purcell Incidental Music: the Gordian Knot Unty'd
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.11 Tippett Plebs Angelica; Bonny at Mom
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington
9.17 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81 Jascha Heifetz and Israel Baker (violins), Joseph de Pasquale (viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Jacob Lateiner (piano)
9.47 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber
Julian Bream has spent the last 50 years reviving and expanding the classical guitar repertoire. He talks to Joan Bakewell about some of the composers who have written works for him and describes his recovery from a career-threatening car accident in 1984. With music by Britten, Walton, Takemitsu and Tippett.
With Richard Baker.
4: Charles Ives grew up in the small Connecticut town of Danbury, where his father ran the town band and where he became organist of his local church. Ives went on to study composition and organ at Yale - where he was also an accomplished athlete - but realised that the kind of music he was writing was not likely to earn him much of a living. So he decided to fund his composition by becoming an insurance salesman, eventually founding his own business and writing a bestselling manual called The Amount to Carry, which is still used today. Including: Country Band March
Orchestra of New England, conductor James Sinclair
The Unanswered Question New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
The Alcotts (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord) Alexei Lubimov Symphony No 2 (5th mvt) New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
With Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton.
4: Words and Music
Sarah Leonard (soprano), Capricorn, director Timothy Mason Minnesang
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
Music for an Imaginary Play
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emin Khachaturian
Faust Cantata (excerpts)
Soloists, Malmo Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James DePreist
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
Shostakovich String Quartet No 3, Op 73
Tippett String Quartet No 1 Repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Martyn Brabbins and David Atherton , Steven Isserlis (cello) Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Water Spirits. Ondine was a malicious water nymph with a penchant for luring men to a watery grave. Arethusa had no such powers and only escaped from unwanted advances by being transformed into a fountain. Penny Gore finds out how these colourful stories have been interpreted by composers as diverse as Szymanowski, Britten, Debussy and Reinecke, as well as Ravel - whose Ondine is one of the peaks of the piano repertoire.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
The Music of Switzerland
One musician stands out from the contemporary music scene in Switzerland - Heinz Holliger. Verity Sharp finds out about the man and his music.
Sean Rafferty talks to actor Michael Maloney about the challenge of playing composer Benjamin Britten on stage. Music includes Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488.
From Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Chris de Souza introduces the second of two concerts featuring music by Janacek and Rachmaninov.
Philip Sheffield (tenor),
Peter Donohoe (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Janacek Cartak on the Solan
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor
8.10 Rachmaninov's Recollections
"Young man, I see a brilliant future written on your face," the great Russian playwright Chekhov told Rachmaninov. Yet despite such assurances, Rachmaninov was prone to a melancholy which, expressed in his music, seems both specifically Russian and specifically attractive. Derek Jacobi reads excerpts from Rachmaninov's recollections.
8.30 Janacek Incidental music:
Schluck und Jau; Sinfonietta
Conversations with Writers
In the fourth of five interviews with international writers, Hermione Lee talks to Indian novelist Anita Desai about the craft of writing and the themes she has developed throughout her many books.
Piano Sonata in D, K576 Lili Kraus
Rats to Riches. Lucie Skeaping introduces music spanning a hundred years from the history of Hamburg, including dances for the town band, Telemann's Water Music and - in a special recording by tenors Paul Agnew and Julian Podger , bass Stephen Varcoe and the Purcell Quartet - two cantatas composed in the plague year of 1663 by Matthias Weckmann. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Paul Allen ventures into the surreal world of Salvador Dali as a major new exhibition opens in Liverpool.
Salvador Dali: a Mythology explores the painter's engagement with classical myth and psychoanalysis. Producer Doug Traill-Stephenson
Alyn Shipton and Campbell Burnap review some new CD releases.
My Boy, Tammy Janet Baker (mezzo), Yehudi Menuhin (violin),
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Symphony No 104 in D (London) Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Cantata: Arianna a Naxos
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Andras Schiff (piano)
Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks Haydn
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, H 1105
Hindemith Nobilissima Visione
2.45 Britten Lachrymae Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music
Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive 4.05 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Higher Still Geography
5.05 Hofmann, attrib Haydn Bute Concerto in D Emmanuel Pahud ,
Bienne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marc Tardue
5.25 Weber Missa Sancta No 2 in G
(Jubelmesse) Vancouver Chamber Choir, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Jon Washburn