Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a report on the launch of the Penguin Music Classics series, in which authors introduce famous pieces of music to a wider audience. Music in this programme includes at 6.30 Poulenc's Sextet for
Piano and Wind Instruments; at 7.10 music by Federico Mompou played by Artur Pizarro (piano); and at 8.10 Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio
Espagnol played by the LPO, conductor Mariss Jansons.
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Yevgeni Mravinsky and continuing the series of Schubert piano sonatas.
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D, RV428 Janet See ,
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan
9.11 Smetana String Quartet No 2 in D minor Talich Quartet
9.30 Schubert Piano Sonata in E flat, D568 Wilhelm Kempff
10.00 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet:
Suite No 2 Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
With Joan Bakewell. Soprano
Julia Varady was born in Romania and had ! to pursue her musical training amid the turmoil and oppression of Nicolae Ceaucescu 's Communist rule. With music by Tchaikovsky and Spohr.
With Richard Baker. The son of an innkeeper and butcher, Thomas Wolsey rose from his humble origins to become, for more than 15 years, the chief powerbroker in Henry VIII 's England - prime minister, foreign secretary and home secretary rolled into one portly figure. But after the King lost faith in him, his downfall was rapid. Including: Hugh Aston Hornepype Sophie Yates (virginals)
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I The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers i John Bull In Nomine No % Sophie Yates (virginals)
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, The flamboyant figure of Franz Liszt ' embodied the restless spirit of exploration which defined his times.
Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of his music. 1: The Orchestra
Overture: Don Sanche ; Mephisto Waltz No 2; William Tell Songs
Stuart Kale (tenor), BBCSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Tasso BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pinchas Steinberg : Producer Edward Blakeman
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From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Stephanie Hughes introduces a continuing series of recitals by leading pianists. This week, Artur Pizarro.
Rachmanlnov Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Chopin Twelve Studies, Op 25 Repeated Saturday lpm
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors George Hurst and Nicholas Cleobury ,
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Elgar Enigma Variations
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
In 30 years on the opera stages of the world, Robert Lloyd has performed with many of the greatest singers. This week, he considers what the term bel canto means to him, with performances by Cecilia Bartoli and Joan Sutherland , among others. Producer Alan Hall
The decade has seen big changes in pop, classical, jazz and world music. Tommy Pearson talks to leading musicians and commentators, starting today with jazz and guests Geoffrey Smith and John Fordham.
The nineties belong to young jazzers like Claire Martin and Django Bates , who have taken jazz on to the dance floors, with acid jazz and jazz funk. But it has also been a time for reflection, with some classic recreations. Producer Verity Sharp
Sean Rafferty talks to the Greek film composer Eleni Karaindrou about her latest release on ECM. Music includes Barber's Dover Beach sung by baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau at 5.50, and Haydn's Gypsy Trio played by the Fontenay Trio at 6.40.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Composer Portrait: Pierre Boulez
From the Royal Festival Hall. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Andrew Davis present four of Boulez's finest works in a special concert paying homage to France's most distinguished living composer - and a former chief conductor of the orchestra.
Christine Schafer (soprano), Susan Parry (mezzo), BBC Singers, BBC
Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis Eclat/Multiples; cummings ist der dichter
8.15 Pierre Boulez
Boulez is one of the few musical thinkers who have actually had the pleasure of seeing their dreams translated into reality. Here, he talks about the Cite de la Musique,
IRCAM, and his vision of the future of musical performance.
8.35 Le Visage Nuptial; Notations I-IV
See also Wednesday, 7.45pm
Discussion of ideas in our culture is often depressingly formulaic. Cod populism, reflex celebration of youth, and sensationalism have marginalised more reflective and original voices. Patrick Wright talks to five unsung, witty and engaging outriders distinguished by their originality and imagination. 1: Douglas Oliver
Paris-based poet Douglas Oliver , author of Arrondissements, of Penniless Politics and The Infant and the Pearl, talks about how poetry functions in contemporary political and literary discourse. Producer Simon Coates
Ian Bostridge Sings Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
A recital of German romantic songs by the distinguished English tenor. Beethoven An die Feme Geliebte
Cornelius Trauer und Trost, Op 3 Weber Die Temperamente beim Verluste der Geliebten, Op 46 Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm
With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.
Producer Ekene Akalawu
In the first of a week of programmes celebrating the music of the late
Stan Getz , the great saxophonist's former pianist John Williams talks to Alyn Shipton. He remembers his career with Getz and leads his trio in a set recorded at the Bull's Head, Barnes. Producer Terry Carter
Akathist of Thanksgiving
Westminster Abbey Choir, BBC Singers, BBCSO, conductor Martin Neary Funeral Ikos Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
Celtic Requiem Little Missenden village schoolchildren, London
Sinfonietta Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
Song for Athene Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1 Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi , Susan Tomes (piano)
1.15 Bartok String Quartet No 2 Bartok Quartet
2.15 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Wen-Sinn Yang , Bienne Orchestral Society, conductor Grzegorz Nowak
2.45 Smetana Die Moldau
(Ma Vlast) Quebec Music Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 EAL: Let's Make a Story 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Find Out 4.15 Maths Challenge 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.15 Bach, orch Webem Ricercata (The Musical Offering, BWV1079)
Saarbrucken RSO/Wolfgang Fortner
5.30 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih