With Humphrey Carpenter.
Coates Overture: The Merrymakers Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Gilbert Vinter
6.30 Salieri Concerto in C for Flute and Oboe Clementine Hoogendoorn (flute), Pietro Boronovo (oboe), I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
7.00 Balfe Excelsior
Robert Tear (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Andre Previn (piano)
7.40 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 Barry Tuckwell , LSO, conductor Paul Maag
8.00 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Zubin Mehta
8.30 Obradors Five Spanish Songs Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) Producer Mark Rowlinson
With Andrew McGregor. William Mival reviews recent releases of piano music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov.
10.00 Conductor Riccardo Chailly discusses his new CD of Shostakovich's film music.
Radio 3 Disc of the Week:
Handel Agrippina Condotta a Morire Veronique Gens (soprano), Francois Fernandez and Mira Glodeanu
(violins), Les Basses Reunies
11.00 Building a Ubrary
David Mellor recommends a version of Mahler's Symphony No 5.
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is writer Philip Hensher , whose novels Other Lulus, Kitchen Venom and Pleasured have recently established him as a major new talent on the British literary scene.
He also wrote the libretto for Thomas
Ades's brilliant first opera, Powder Her Face, and his own musical choices range from works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Busoni and Weill to Fatboy Slim.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat. Op 47 Liszt, after Auber Tarantelle di Bravura Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op 16 (excerpts) Ravel La Valse
Repeated from Monday
With Michael White. Producer Svend Brown
Sandy Burnett presents young artists on the threshold of their careers.
Lionel Rogg Two Etudes
Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor,
BuxWV161; Toccata in F, BuxWV156 Colm Carey (organ)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Newbold Piano Quartet
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Michael Oliver introduces the last of the series of programmes lifting the lid on four of the greatest works of the 20th century, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales providing specially recorded examples. In this programme, composer Colin Matthews deconstructs the sound world of Ravel's La Valse and explores one of Ravel's most inspired and colourful orchestral textures.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
9: Sax-o-Phun. It became apparent that large groups of musicians could play the new music as early as the First World War, but it was
Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson who began to think seriously about the challenge of big band jazz. At the same time, the saxophone was shedding its image as a vaudeville novelty and emerging as a serious section instrument.
Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 11.30pm
Octet-Partita in E flat. Op 79 Nash Ensemble
Uve from the Met: Elektra
Richard Strauss 's gripping, one-act setting of the ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, to a libretto by Hugo von
Hofmannsthal. Elektra, abused and rejected by her mother Clytemnestra, is in a state of shock after the murder of her father Agamemnon.
She finds her brother Orestes, whom she had given up for dead, and together they plot revenge on their mother and her lover Aegisthus. When it was first performed, in 1909, the music of the opera was as controversial as its bloodthirsty plot: Strauss was accused of formlessness and of writing noise for its own sake. Sung in German.
Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
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Three new plays by Andrew Rissik re-telling the story of events leading up to and following the fall of Troy, broadcast over this weekend.
1: King Priam and His Sons. With Paul Scofield as Hermes, Michael Sheen as Paris and Geraldine
Somerville as Helen. A second son,
Paris, is about to be born to the Trojan king Priam and his wife
Hekabe. But the gods foretell only dissension and disaster if the child is permitted to live.
Music by Nick Russell Pavier and David Chilton Director Jeremy Mortimer. The Death of Achilles, Andrew Rissik 's second play, is broadcast tomorrow at 9.15pm Repeat
Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bartok Three Rondos on Slovak Folk
Haydn Sonatas: in E flat, H XVI 38; in B flat, H XVI 41 Repeat
Newly commissioned experiments in creative radio.
At the Window. Glimpses of the Chicago pianist Jimmy Yancey through one of his greatest blues, the voices of his family and friends, the magic of baseball, and the sounds and music of his city.
Producers Alan Hall and Piers Plowright
John McLaughlin - the Heart of Things A concert given last year at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, by guitarist
John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra. And Jez Neison rounds up the new jazz releases.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Harpsichordist Andreas Staier plays music by Bach, Byrd, Frescobaldl and Sweelinck
2.15 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C, Op 48 Danish Radio Concert Orchestra/Hannu Koivula
2.45 Telemann Flute Concerto in D
Wilbert Hazelzet , Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
3.00 Martinii Polkas and Etudes (Books 1, 2 and 3) Antonin Kubalek (piano)
3.50 Buxtehude Prelude in G minor, BuxWV149 Bernard Lagace (organ)
4.00 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
4.45 Uszt St Francis's Sermon to the Birds (Legends)
Richard Raymond (piano)
5.05 Haydn Trio in A, Op 71 No 1 Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.50 Fesch Violin Concerto in C minor, Op 5 No 5 Manfred Kraemer, Musica ad Rhenum