Petroc Trelawny discovers The Real Don Giovanni as a new Channel 4 film starring Thomas Allen uncovers a violent murder and backstage intrigue behind Mozart's famous philanderer. Plus Grieg's Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 and Copland's Old American Songs.
With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto a Due Cori No 3 in F
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
9.19 Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Janet Baker (mezzo), New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.40 Mozart Concerto in E flat for
Two Pianos, K365 Clara Haskil and Geza Anda (pianos), Philharmonia, conductor Alceo Galliera
10.06 Eigar The Wand of Youth: Suite No 1
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
In a career spanning over 60 years, David Willcocks has never been busier. Today, Joan Bakewell talks to him about his current projects and interests. Music includes his own composition Lift Up Your Heads and the last movement of his son
Jonathan's composition Sing Praises.
Castles and Palaces
With Donald Macleod.
5: The Winter Palace, St Petersburg Peter the Great founded the city of St Petersburg in the most unlikely location, yet his stone city has become a focus for the great events of Russian history, including two revolutions in the first decades of this century. The Winter Palace also houses one of the world's great art collections in Catherine the Great's Hermitage. With excerpts from:
Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905) St Petersburg PO Gliere The Bronze Horseman
Ural Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Liss
Bortnyansky Cembalo Concerto Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades Maria Gulegina (mezzo),
Gegam Grigorian (tenor), Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Uadov Polonaise Slovak PO, conductor Stephen Gunzelhauser Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th
Anniversary of the October Revolution Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
The Young Bach
JN Forkel, Bach's first biographer, wrote that by the age of 32, "he stood like a giant, able to trample all around him into dust."
Fugue in G minor, BWV542 No 2 Ton Koopman (organ)
Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der
Sunde Nathalie Stutzmann (alto), Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
English Suite No 3
Andras Schiff (piano)
Christmas Preludes (Orgelbuchlein) Rene Saorgin (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV545 Ton Koopman (organ)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Ileana Ruhemann (flute), Julius Drake (piano)
Faure Fantaisie , Op 79
Saint-Saens Romance, Op 37
Widor Suite for Flute and Piano
Dutilleux Flute Sonatina
Poulenc Flute Sonata
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Grant Llewellyn , llya Itin (piano),
Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor), BBC National Chorus of Wales
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Youmans, orch Shostakovich Tahiti Trot Copland Quiet City
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
English Folk Music
Arranging and Borrowing. Many composers have made use of English folk music in their compositions.
Verity Sharp looks at how folk music fares from this treatment. Is it always a one-way journey?
From the Chelsea and Westminster hospital,
London. Sean Rafferty presents the last In Tune of 1998 with live performances from pianists, fiddlers, poets, singers and storytellers.
From St Giles's Church, London. Of all the many
Christmas hymns, In Dulci Jubilo must have the best pedigree: dictated, so it is said, to a 14th-century German mystic by a troupe of passing angels. This concert includes some of the numerous settings of this popular Christmas tune plus cantatas, motets and organ chorales by other composers of the German Baroque. BBC Singers, London Baroque Soloists, Stephen Farr (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury
Bach Chorales from the Orgelbuchlein Michael Praetorius In Dulci Jubilo;
Resonet in Laudibus
Schein Verbum Caro; Ehr' sei Gott in der Hoh'
Allein Uibeck Willkommen , Susser Brautigam
8.15 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by actor
Samuel West and wine writer
Jancis Robinson to review the latest books on music. On the shelves this month are a biography of controversial soprano Maria Callas , Peter Pettinger 's biography of jazz pianist Bill Evans , and an irreverent look at composers' private lives in Grand Passions and Broken Hearts by Basil Howitt.
8.35 Scheidt Puer Natus in Bethlehem; In Dulci Jubilo
Hieronymous Praetorius Magnificat on "In Dulci Jubilo"
Buxtehude Das Neugeborne Kindelein
Kevin Jackson unravels the stories behind classic works of European literature.
5: Jan Potocki : The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. The extraordinary story of Polish adventurer, ethnographer, aristocrat and activist Jan Potocki (1761-1815). Written in French, his novel The Manuscript Found in Saragossa combines horror, philosophy and Enlightenment rationalism, and anticipates techniques of horror-writing used by novelists today.
Celebrated guitarist John Williams plays music by Albeniz and Bach.
Verity Sharp talks to Irvine Arditti about a recently released CD of chamber music by Elliott Carter. Fragment for String Quartet; Cello
Sonata; Figment for Cello Solo; Duo for Violin and Piano; 90+ for Piano; String Quartet No 5
Ursula Oppens (piano), Arditti Quartet
Producer David Stevens
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
Presented by Misha Donat in conversation with the composer. Woodwind Quintet
A Mirror on Which to Dwell
Christine Schadeberg (soprano), Speculum Musicae , conductor Donald Palma
Concerto for Orchestra
London Sinfonietta , conductor Oliver Knussen Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rossini Tancredi
West German Opera Chorus, Capella, Coloniensis, director Gabrielle Ferro
3.50 Telemann Sonata in A
4.00 Rinaldo Alessandrini plays harpsichord music from the Italian Baroque
4.50 CPE Bach Heilig , Heilig Netherlands Chamber Choir,
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
5.05 Handel Messiah (Part 2)
Sophie Daneman (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), Kobie van Rensburg (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass), RIAS Chamber Choir, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor Markus Creed