Petroc Trelawny introduces a review of Ostrovsky's The Forest, which opened last night at the National Theatre. Music includes Mozart's
Piano Sonata in A minor, K310,
Saint-Saens's Havanaise and Grieg's Holberg Suite.
With Peter Hobday.
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.11 Schubert Piano Sonata in E minor, D566
9.26 Cannabich Symphony No 68 in B flat
Lukas Consort , conductor Viktor Lukas
9.43 Strauss Don Quixote Giusto Capone (viola), Pierre Fournier (cello),
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Midori talks to Joan Bakewell about her own foundation, Midori and. Friends, which takes music to deprived schools in New York. The programme includes concerto movements by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, and the finale of Franck's violin sonata.
The Tudors and the Stuarts
With Donald Macleod. Poor Queen Anne has had a bad press, tending to be thought of as a style of architecture or of chair legs rather than as one of the most popular monarchs. The daughter of James II, she came to the throne in 1702 and was queen when John Churchill , first Duke of Marlborough, won a sequence of stunning victories over the French. Anne and Sarah Churchill were friends but fell out, and the queen died alone in 1714, ending the long line of Tudors and Stuarts. Handel Birthday Ode for Queen Anne Soloists , Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston Sor Variations on "Marlbroug" Raymond Burley (guitar)
Babell Concerto in G, Op 3 No 4 Thierry Perrenoud (recorder), Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
We Shall See Him as He Is. The church's hope of the return of Christ as Her Heavenly Bridegroom has been all but forgotten, but it provides the inspiration for some of Tavener's finest music. With Fiona Talkington. Coplas London Sinfonietta Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
We Shall See Him as He Is Patricia
Rozario (soprano), John Mark Ainsley and Andrew Murgatroyd (tenors), Britten Singers, Chester Festival
Chorus, BBC Welsh Chorus and SO, conductor Richard Hickox
Ikon of Light Tallis Scholars, members of the Chilingirian Quartet, director Peter Phillips
Akathist of Thanksgiving Westminster Abbey Choir, BBC Singers, BBCSO, conductor Martin Neary
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
Organ and Friends
David Hill , organist of Winchester Cathedral, joins forces with pianist Stephen Coombs for a duo recital with a French flavour, given last
Friday in the Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Bach Piece d'Orgue. BWV572
Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variations Vierne Nocturne, Op 35
Plerne Nocturne (Suite, Op 40) Dupre Ballade
Conductors Paavo Jarvi and Donald Hunt , Leonidas Kavakos (violin),
Judith Howarth (soprano), Paul Whelan (baritone),
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (Symphony No 1)
Lucie Skeaping introduces some early "firsts", including Beethoven's first piano sonata, the Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1, played by Ronald Brautigam ; Corelli's first violin sonata, played by Fabio Biondi ; and Monteverdi's first madrigal, sung by the Consort of Musicke.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music and Wood
Drums come in all shapes and sizes, and many of them are made out of wood. Richard Benjafield takes
Tommy Pearson on a guided tour of some of his instruments, ranging from the simplest African log drum to some of the most recent high-tech drums.
Sean Rafferty is joined by the British a cappella group Black Voices, who sing live in the studio. Music includes at 5.35 Bach's Partita in E,
BWV1006, played by violinist Itzhak Perlman , and at 6.30 Falla's vibrant ballet score 'El Amor Brujo, performed by Delia Jones (mezzo) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton.
From St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Mario Brunello (cello), Christine Brewer (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo),
Ian Caley (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Adrian Partington (organ),
BBC National Chorus of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
8.10 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Rabbi Julia
Neuberger and critic and broadcaster Valentine Cunningham to review another selection of recently released books on music. This month, a new biography of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf (subject of this week's Sunday
Play: Hymn to Love - Homage to Piaf and next Sunday's 100 Great
Singers), a book on banned music, and Modern Times Modern Places,
Peter Conrad 's cultural history of the 20th century.
8.30 Janacek Glagolitic Mass
Five programmes in which the work of a writer from the past who argued with passion for change is introduced by a contemporary outspoken voice. 5: George Monbiot introduces excerpts from the writings of 17th-century activist Gerard Winstanley.
Composer Portrait: Luigi Nono
A concert celebrating the work of Italian composer Luigi Nono, born 75 years ago today. His music reflects his Venetian roots, his strong Marxist convictions and his fascination with architecture and space. At his death in 1990, he left a remarkable legacy of works. Presented by Anthony Burton.
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Nicole Tibbels (soprano), Thomas Randle (tenor), Nicolas Hodges (piano), Andre Richard (sound projection) A Carlo Scarpa Architetto, Ai Suoi Infiniti Possibili ; Como una Ola de
Fuerza y Luz; ... sofferte onde serene ... ; Canti di Vita e d'Amore
- sul Ponte di Hiroshima
Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
4: A New Orleans Gumbo. Just what it was that made jazz happen may always remain a mystery. What is certain is that the city of New Orleans, with its rich and diverse musical heritage, provided the perfect breeding ground for this new musical form. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
With Robert King. 5: 1693-5
Te Deum in D. Z232; The Blessed
Virgin's Expostulation, Z196;
Incidental music: Abdelazer; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z860 Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Jonathan Nott Wagner
Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Svendsen Symphony No 1
2.35 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Arcadia Trio
3.15 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Slovenian Trio,
Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Samo Hubad
3.55 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
5.25 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Adrienne Krausz (piano), Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Zsolt Hamar