Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of a new exhibition of etchings by Piranesi, Canaletto and Tiepolo at the Courtauld Gallery, London. Music includes at 6.45 the prelude to Act 1 of Wagner's Lohengrin played by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine ; at 7.00
Schubert's An Silvia performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) and Gerald Moore (piano); and at
8.05 Shostakovich's Ballet Suite No 1 played by the Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi.
With Penny Gore. Uszt Totentanz
Krystian Zimerman (piano),
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.16 Barber Adagio for Strings Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
9.24 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Leonard Slatkin , one of America's leading conductors, is an enthusiastic advocate of Russian music. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his interest in this area of the orchestral repertoire. With music by Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
Five Femmes Fatales
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Isadora Duncan was born in 1878 and grew up in San Francisco. As a child, she was always dancing and never stopped until her tragic death when her trademark scarf caught in the wheel of a moving car. Isadora's talent and the passionate conviction of her new-fangled ideas made her the high priestess of dance for an entire generation and brought her fame and fortune in the process. Wagner Bacchanale (Tannhauser) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
Franck Redemption (Introduction; Choeur Terrestre)
Toulouse Capitole Choir and Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Chopin Study in A flat, Op 25 No 1 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
With Simon Heighes.
3: Freelance in Hamburg. Telemann was one of the first musician-entrepreneurs, refusing to be fettered by the chains of his official duties and determined to be free to give concerts under his own supervision and for his own benefit. This programme includes some of his most popular concert fare, excerpts from rarely heard choral works in praise of the city's great and good, and the Water Music suite originally written for the centenary celebration of the Hamburg admiralty in 1723. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
From the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham Conservatoire.
Introduced by Chris Wines . Hamish Milne (piano) Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 7
Medtner Sonata Minacciosa in F minor, Op 53 No 2
ADMISSION: free. no ticket required Doors open at 12.30pm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Scottish Festival Singers Glinka Kamarinskaya
Shostakovich Symphony No 3 (The First of May)
Paderewski Symphony in B minor (Polonia)
I From Exeter Cathedral.
Psalms 53, 54 and 55 (Stainer, Monk, Barnby, CL Naylor)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 6, w9-21 Canticles: Dyson in D
Second Lesson: John 4, wl-26 Anthem: Insanae et Vanae Curae
Hymn: Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens (Austria)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 (1st mvt) (Mendelssohn)
Organist and master of the choristers Lucian Nethsingha.
Assistant organist Paul Morgan.
Sean Rafferty 's guest is Larry Adler , the harmonica player who knew Gershwin, Al Capone and Charlie Chaplin and who celebrates his 85th birthday today. Music includes works by Purcell and Sibelius, with Strauss's Four Last Songs after 6.30.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth ,
Maurice Hasson (violin), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Steven Burnard (viola) Respighi Fountains of Rome
Paganini Violin Concerto No 1 in D Berio Alternatim
Respighi Pines of Rome
Magnum at the Millennium
3: My Face Is Your Fortune. Magnum photographers consider their achievements in creating portraits of the century's celebrities. Repeat
Vintage love songs from the celebrated Argentinian tango singer, accompanied in these 1930 recordings by guitarists Barbieri, Aguilar and Riverol.
In the second of two programmes of transcriptions and reworkings, Penny Gore introduces a set of sprightly variations by Beethoven, a completion of a movement by Mozart, and a mighty warhorse by Busoni.
Beethoven Variations on a Theme from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus"
Lowri Blake (cello),
John Lenehan (piano)
Mozart, compl Druce Allegro in B flat, K510c Gaudier Ensemble
Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne in D minor Katia Apekisheva (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Is there a distinctive Scottish architecture? How far does national identity find its expression in buildings? Laura Cumming explores the argument that, from individual geniuses like Adam and Mackintosh to the designers and planners of urban communities, Scottish architecture has developed in ways quite distinct from English. She also discusses the world premiere of lain Crichton Smith 's last work, The Visitor, commissioned by the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Producer Lawrence Pollard
Alyn Shipton looks at the lineage of New Orleans trumpeters from Louis Armstrong onwards, including lesser-known figures such as Lee Collins , Sharkey Bonano and George Girard.
Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of Liszt's music. 3: The Voice
Go Not, Happy Day
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Le Forgeron
Gyorgy Korondy (tenor), Joszef Gregor (bass), Male Chorus of the Hungarian People's Army,
Adam Fellegi (piano), conductor Istvan Kis Petrarch Sonnet No 123
Bruce Brewer (tenor),
Francois-Joel Thiollier (piano)
The Entry into Jerusalem (Christus) Henriette Bonde-Hanson (soprano), Iris Vermilion (alto), Michael Schade (tenor), Andreas Schmidt (bass), Gachinger Children's Chorus, Krakow Chamber Choir,
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Helmuth Rilling Es War ein Konig in Thule
Hildegard Behrens (soprano), Cord Garben (piano) Via Crucis (excerpt)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, director Reinbert de Leeuw (piano) Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Sofia Philharmonic, conductor Konstantin Iliev ,
Dmitri Shostakovich Jr (piano)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2; Symphony No 8
2.20 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec, Mojca Pucelj (piano)
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 The
Song Tree 4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Debussy Images (Set 2) Roger Woodward (piano)
5.25 Andrea Gabrieli Qui la Dira;
Cantate Domino Swiss-Italian Radio
Chorus, Theatrum Instrumentorum , conductor Stefano Innocenti
5.30 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford)
Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje