Petroc Trelawny reviews the first concert of Towards the Millennium - the 1980s, conducted this weekend by Simon Rattle and broadcast tonight on Radio 3. Music in today's programme includes Bach's Italian Concerto in F, BWV971, and Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto, written for Woody Herman.
With Peter Hobday , featuring Stravinsky ballets and vintage performances conducted by Pierre Monteux.
Stravinsky Fireworks Columbia SO, conducted by the Composer
9.04 Schickhardt, after Cored) Sonata in FLe Concert Français
9.14 Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Monteux
9.35 Brahms Missa Canonica
(Sanctus) Cologne Chamber Choir, Christoph Anselm Noll (organ), conductor Peter Neumann
9.41 Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird (1910) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Producer Nick Morgan
Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung began her musical education with piano lessons at the age of four.
Bored with the piano, she switched to the violin at six, and three years later made her debut as a soloist, playing the Mendelssohn violin concerto. She talks to Joan Bakewell about her remarkable childhood, the Juilliard School and her great teacher, Ivan Gaiamian. Producer Kerry Chapman
With Donald Macleod. Heinrich
Schutz died in 1672 at the age of 87. He spent much of his long life in the service of the Emperor of Saxony in Dresden, and some of his greatest music was written in his last years. Schutz is the first composer in this week's exploration of composers who have enjoyed an Indian summer of composition.
Herr, Nun Lassest Du Deinen Diener,
SWV352 Richard Wistreich (bass), Purcell Quartet
Soloists, Hanover Boys' Choir,
Hilliard Ensemble, London Baroque, conductor Heinz Hennig
German Magnificat Heinrich Schutz Choir, conductor Roger Norrington Producer Piers Burton-Page
Paul Guinery presents a wide-ranging survey of works by a composer who preferred to follow his instincts rather than the rules. In this first programme, two early works frame a mature masterpiece.
Idylle de Printemps BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
In a Summer Garden
LSO, conductor Anthony Collins Violin Sonata, Op posth
Tasmin Little, Piers Lane (piano) Producer Ekene Akalawu
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
I From the Wigmore Hall,
London, introduced by Donald Macleod.
Cecile Ousset (piano)
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat, Op 61; Waltzes: in A flat, Op 42; in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2; in E flat, Op posth
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Saint-Saens Toccata after the Finale of the Fifth Concerto, Op 111 No 6 Repeated Saturday 1pm
Continuing the Sibelius symphony cycle. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Kirsi Tiihonen (soprano),
Elisabeth Batiashvili (violin)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Sibelius Luonnotar ; Symphony No 6 Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Sibelius Karelia Suite
Robert Lloyd has performed frequently in the United States. Today, he reflects on the ways in which opera in America differs from elsewhere, with performances by Leontyne Price, James Morris and Dawn Upshaw.
Verity Sharp looks at the huge number of different types of mechanical instruments. Today, she investigates the player piano. Repeat
With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Szymanowski's Symphony No 4
(Symphonie Concertante) performed by Howard Shelley (piano) with the BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky , and Weber's Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48, played by Michael Collins (clarinet) and Kathryn Stott (piano).
Humphrey Carpenter introduces a concert given last Saturday in the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Towards the Millennium festival.
John Williams (guitar), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Lutoslawski Symphony No 3
Takemltsu To the Edge of Dream; Vers I'Arc-en-Ciel, Palma
John Adams Harmonium
For the third year running, Radio 3 has commissioned five of the finest poets writing in English today to write a new poem for radio.
1: George Szirtes : Lullaby of Broadway. A poem inspired by the remarkable extended dance sequence by Busby Berkeley in the film Gold Diggers of 1935. Producers Tim Dee and Clare Hughes
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV904 Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
The songs of Schubert are a great challenge to any lieder singer. In the first of two programmes, lain
Burnside travels through 75 years of recordings by singers as varied as Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Pears and Schreier in search of the ultimate
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce a session by Jocelyn Pook and her eight-piece ensemble. Pook has been commissioned to write the music for Stanley Kubrick's new film, Eyes Wide Shut, and for a history of the papacy, Saints and Sinners. As well as touring for three years with the Communards, she founded
Electra Strings, performing with artists like Peter Gabriel , PJ Harvey , Paul Weller , the Cranberries, Lyle Lovett and the Manic Street Preachers.
Producer Ekene Akalawu
Alyn Shipton talks to drummer Allan Ganley and presents the first part of a concert by the Allan Ganley Big Band recorded at the Stables, Wavendon. Producer Terry Carter
Tchaikovsky was a great man of the theatre. This week, Gerard McBurney explores music either inspired by or written for the theatre. He also features some of the composer's songs and chamber and instrumental miniatures.
Voyevoda; March; April (The Seasons); Again, as Before, I Am Alone,
Op 73 No 6; lolanta (Act 1, excerpts) Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Schwanengesang , D957; Auf dem Strom Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Marie Luise Neunecker (horn), Michael Gees (piano)
2.10 Goldmark Night Piece (Die Konigin von Saba) Calgary PO/Mario Bernardi
2.15 Copland Quiet City Roger Cole (cor anglais), Jerold Gerbrecht (trumpet), Vancouver RSO/Mario Bernardi
2.30 Brade New Pavans and Galliards Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall
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
5.00 Scriabln Poeme Satanique Pedja Muzijevic (piano)
5.05 Corelli Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 1 No 8 London Baroque
5.10 Zipoli AIITIevazione Angela Tomanic (organ)
5.15 Mozart Four Nottumos
Vancouver Chamber Choir, conductor Jon Washburn
5.20 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor Kriikku Kari, Finnish RSO, conductor Oramo Sakari
5.45 Johann Ernst Bach Meine
Seele Erhebt den Herrn Rheinische
Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, conductor Hermann Max