Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a preview of the London Film Festival. Music includes at 6.00 Bach's choral prelude Herr Christ , der Ein 'ge Gottes-Sohn,
BWV698, played by Maurice Andre (trumpet) and Hedwig Bilgram
(organ); at 7.00 Bizet's Petite Suite played by the Bastille Opera
Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung ; and at 8.10 Liszt's
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 played by pianist Gyorgy Cziffra.
With Peter Hobday.
Wagner Die Meistersinger (Prelude to Act 3)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
9.09 Hoist Hammersmith
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
9.25 Martinu Piano Concerto No 2
Rudolf Firkusny , Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
9.46 Verdi String Quartet in E minor Hagen Quartet
10.11 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Violinist Tasmin Little tells Joan
Bakewell about her fondness for the music of Delius and talks about her research on the composer's life and work. She also talks about her many appearances at the BBC Proms.
Music includes part of Delius's Violin Sonata No 3 and Vaughan Williams 's The Lark Ascending.
Donald Macleod presents musical portraits of five absolute rulers famed more for their evil deeds than for their good work.
4: Montezuma. Emperor of Mexico at the time of the Spanish
Conquistadors, Montezuma held his subjects in thrall, but ended as a tragic figure. Music includes: Graun Montezuma (excerpts)
Soloists, Cantica Nova Chamber
Choir, German Chamber Academy, conductor Johannes Goritzki
Vivaldi Montezuma (excerpts)
Soloists, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire
With Simon Heighes.
Music for a Venetian Nobleman. One of Monteverdi's most important Venetian patrons was Senator Giovanni Mocenigo. Today's programme includes some of the experimental works performed at his palace and later published as the Eighth Book of Madrigals. In //
Combattimento di Tancredi the new expressive and highly charged music moved its first audience - claimed
Monteverdi - to tears and then to rapturous applause.
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
The third of five concerts given earlier this year by the Lindsays of string quartets by Shostakovich and Tippett. The Lindsays
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7, Op 108
Tippett String Quartet No 3 Repeat
Conductors Richard Hickox and Yan Pascal Tortelier ,
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) Elgar Cockaigne Overture
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Britten Violin Concerto
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in B flat minor (Book 1); in F (Book 2) Bernard Roberts (piano)
Salnt-Saens Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor (2nd mvt) Louise Hopkins , Alexander Madzar (piano)
Stravinsky Duo Concertant Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in E; in D minor (Book 2)
Bernard Roberts (piano)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
What is loud? Everyone's idea of too loud is different. Tommy Pearson explores the outer limits of sound with James Doheny , Dr Rosemary Leonard and Bill Baddeley. Repeat
Humphrey Carpenter explores the art of timing fireworks to music in open-air concerts. He also talks to members of the Vienna Boys' Choir. Music includes Bach's motet Singet dem Herm sung by the Stockholm Bach Choir, conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt , at 5.45; Gershwin's The Man I Love played by pianist Joanna MacGregor after 6.00; and Hoist's A Somerset Rhapsody played by the LSO, conductor Richard Hickox , at 6.40.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Music as Life
The third of four concerts from Glasgow's City Hall as the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and chief conductor
Osmo Vanska continue their survey of Nielsen's six symphonies. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with David Fanning and Osmo Vanska. Leonidas Kavakos (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen Helios Overture
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
8.25 Fire Power
Against a backdrop of the sounds of Bonfire Night, this programme celebrates the many aspects of fire through real-life stories, readings, poetry and music.
8.45 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable)
Final concert Monday 7.30pm
Five specially commissioned dramatic monologues that combine fiction and a news story. 4: Abide with Me
By John Fletcher.
Caledonian Collection. Lucie
Skeaping introduces a selection of early music with a Scottish theme, including some rarities specially recorded for the programme by Dutch fortepianist Ronald Brautigam. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm
It may have become a cliche, but few would deny that Britain is peculiarly obsessed with class. But what do we actually mean by it, and how does it affect our lives? In his new book, Class in Britain, historian
David Cannadine argues that we need to think about class more historically and reflectively. "It is not," he says "yet another book about toffs and nobs, social climbers or working-class heroes." He talks to Paul Allen about the insight history offers into the way we think about the society we live in today.
Producer Belinda Sample
Alyn Shipton and Campbell Bumap review some new jazz CDs.
Penny Gore introduces music inspired by Clara Wieck , the love of Schumann's life. Schumann composed his Piano Quintet with the pianism of Clara in mind. She described it in her diary as "magnificent - a work filled with energy and freshness".
Andante and Variations in B flat
Natalia Gutman and Mischa Maisky (cellos), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 (Finale) Vogler Quartet
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44 Emerson Quartet,
Menahem Pressler (piano) Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphonies
Edo de Waart conducts a Mahler symphony cycle, beginning with the Symphony No 1 played by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
2.15 Franck Piano Quintet in F minor, Bartok Quartet,
Imre Rohmann (piano)
3.00 5.00 Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive! 4.20 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Higher Still Geography
5.00 Robert Kajanus Funeral March Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Atso Almila
5.35 Segerstam Impression of Nordic Nature No 4
Hannele Segerstam (violin),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer