Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the new Salvador Dali exhibition at the Tate
Gallery, Liverpool. Music includes at
6.35 Gounod's Petite Symphonie played by the St Paul Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.05 Janacek's The Saws from the Lachian Dances played by the Czech PO, conductor Vaclav Neumann ; and at 8.20
Bach's Oboe Concerto in D minor,
BWV1059, played by Heinz Holliger and the ASMF, conductor lona Brown.
With Peter Hobday. lbert Hommage a Mozart
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.05 Brahms Concerto in A minor for
Violin and Cello Jascha Heifetz
(violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
9.35 Blow Ode on the Death of Mr
James Bowman and Rene Jacobs
(countertenors), Ricardo Kanji and Marion Verbruggen (recorders), Anner Byisma (cello),
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
10.01 Handel Water Music: Suite in F
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan
Throughout his 50-year career, guitarist Julian Bream has collaborated with composers and fellow performers.
He talks to Joan Bakewell about some of these musicians, including
John Williams , Peter Pears and harpsichordist George Malcolm. Music includes: Boccherini Introduction; Fandango (Guitar Quintet No 4 in D); Guitar Quintet No 7 in E minor
Seiber French Folk Songs Falla Spanish Dance No 1
With Richard Baker.
5: Cyril Scott was an amazing polymath: on the one hand a pianist and composer, on the other a prolific writer who turned out books on theosophy, the occult, astrology and the therapeutic importance of diet. He was a precocious youngster who passed an audition at the age of 12 to study at the Frankfurt Conservatoire, where years later he became one of the Frankfurt Group. But to his great annoyance, Scott's larger-scale works attracted more interest on the continent than they did in Britain, where he was best known for light piano pieces such as the very popular Lotus Land. Including:
Scott Lotus Land, Op 47 No 1 Dennis Hennig (piano) Grainger Bell Piece
James Gilchrist (tenor), Royal
Northern College of Music Wind
Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish Debussy Jeux de Vagues (La Mer) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Scott Piano Concerto (Finale)
John Ogdon , London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Herrmann
Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton assess the life and career of Alfred Schnittke.
Cello Concerto No 1 Natalia Gutman ,
LPO, conductor Kurt Masur
Symphony No 8 (4th and 5th mvts) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Requiem (Requiem Aetemam)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Valeri Polyansky Repeated next Fnday 12.15am
From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, introduced by Kirsteen McCue. Yggdrasil Quartet
Bartok String Quartet No 1
Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80
Two Strings to a Bow
Continuing the series in which Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries. Haydn and Brahms. Haydn, the first great classical master, never ceased to be an inspiration to Brahms. The
Amadeus Quartet shows why, William Glock makes a case for the piano trios, and in the Scena di Berenice
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf suggests the great opera composer Haydn might have become. Dennis Brain plays the Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40;
Andre Tchaikovsky the Variations in D, Op 21 No 1; and Dr Brahms talks briefly into the microphone.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
The Music of Switzerland
To play the alphorn you have to use your ears and your soul - and take lots of outdoor exercise. Verity Sharp visits the Alphorn Academy above Lake Geneva for a closer look at
Switzerland's best-loved folk instrument. She meets
Jozsef Molnar , the country's most virtuosic player.
Sean Rafferty talks to composer John Adams as his new piano concerto is premiered in London.
Music includes Beethoven's Spring Sonata and Slbellus's Valse Triste.
Bartok and Beyond
From the Royal Festival Hall, London. Expanding far beyond its roots in dynamic dance rhythms, an unrivalled wealth of folk tunes and the pungent sonorities of the cimbalom, Hungarian music has played a unique role in the 20th century. The first of tonight's two live concerts is a recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard , who explores the path
Hungarian piano music has taken since Liszt and the 19th-century legacy. His programme includes music by Bartok, Kurtag and Ugeti.
The Danube is the defining landmark of Hungary, both its cultural artery and economic heartland. Poet George Szirtes explores Danubian man.
Two colourful examples of Hungarian orchestral music and one of the major concertos in the viola repertoire feature in the BBC Symphony Orchestra's contribution to tonight's concert double bill. Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs a new piano etude by Ligeti, commissioned by Sounding the Century. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek , Nobuko Imai (viola),
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos Bartok Viola Concerto
Geoffrey Smith surveys Bartok's sad but sporadically productive final years in the USA between 1940 and 1945. Frustrated by exile from his native Hungary, Bartok was helped and inspired by commissions from
Benny Goodman , Serge Koussevitzky and Yehudi Menuhin.
Piano Etudes No 15, 16 and 17 (No 17 - BBC commission, first performance)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Conversations with Writers
Hermione Lee talks to Belfast-born novelist Brian Moore about the craft of writing and the themes he has pursued in his books including the latest, The Magician's Wife.
Verity Sharp introduces an invitation concert given earlier this evening at the BBC Maida Vale studios by the Arditti Quartet.
Klaus Huber Des Dichters Pflug
Richard Barrett String Quartet No 2 (Stress)
Brian Ferneyhough String Trio
James Dillon String Quartet No 3 (first UK performance) Producer David Stevens
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
Robert Bruce ' March to Bannockbum; Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise);
Pastoral Song; She Never Told Her Love; The Mermaid's Song (Original Canzonettas); The Creation (excerpts) Repeated from last Fnday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Smetana Ma Vlast Czech PO/ Vladimir Valek
2.40 Bach Concerto in E. BWV1053
Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
3.00 Schnittke Penitential Psalms
Danish National Radio Choir/ Stefan Parkman
3.50 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 3 in D minor David Lively,
Bratislava RSO/Alexander Rahbari
5.05 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in E flat Duncan McTier , Netherlands
5.40 Salnt-Saens Oboe Sonata in D
Roger Cole, Linda Lee Thomas (piano)