Penny Gore presents music and arts news, including a review of last night's Oscars ceremony. Music includes at 6.30 Dvorak's Cypresses played by the Hagen Quartet; at 7.30 Hindemith's Symphonic
Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt ; and at 8.00
Heinichen's Beatus Vir sung by tenors Jorg Durmuller and Scott Weir.
With Peter Hobday , featuring Mozart's mature string quartets and vintage performances by pianist Walter Gieseking.
Debussy Suite Bergamasque Walter Gieseking (piano)
9.17 Mozart String Quartet in G, K387 Italian Quartet
9.47 Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Bell Anthem) King's Consort, director Robert King
9.56 Stravinsky Symphony in C LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Producer Tony Cheevers
The Labeque Sisters
When sisters Katia and Marielle
Labeque simultaneously graduated with distinction from the Paris
Conservatoire, they made two wise decisions. One was to play together, which, surprisingly, they had not done before; and the other was to play the works of avant-garde composers. Within three weeks of leaving, they made their first recording, Messiaen's Visions de I'Amen, directed by the composer. Joan Bakewell talks to them about their musical education.
Producer Paul Evans
1: Java and Bali. Claude Debussy heard the gamelan in 1889, at the reconstructed Balinese village on show at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. He was only one of many composers who were inspired by the sound to translate the oriental atmosphere of Java and Bali into their own music. Britten drew similar inspiration from his visit to Bali.
Debussy Et la Lune Descend sur la Temple qui Fut (Images)
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
Ravel Laideronette (Mother Goose) Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
(1st mvt) Jean-Bernard Pommier and Anne Queffelec , City of London
Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox Britten The Prince of the Pagodas (Act 2, scene 2) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by the Composer Producer Tony Sellors
(1797-1828) lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert: his attempts to capture the Viennese opera audience, piano duets intended for intimate performance in a circle of friends, and chamber works he based on the melodies of his own songs. This first programme features two ways of catching a trout, Charlemagne's battle against the Moors in Spain, a sublime nocturne, and a four-handed passage through the storms of life.
Die Forelle Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hubert Giesen (piano)
Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) (4th mvt) Members of the Vienna Octet, Clifford Curzon (piano) Allegretto in C minor, D915 Artur Schnabel (piano)
Allegro in A minor, D947 (Lebenssturme)
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Nachthelle Werner Gura (tenor), Philip Mayers (fortepiano), RIAS Berlin Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed Producer John Thornley
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by aiepnanie Hughes.
Joseph Kalichstein (piano)
Mendelssohn Fantasia in F sharp minor, Op 28 (Sonate Ecossaise)
Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 (excerpts) Schumann Kreisleriana
Repeated Saturday lpm
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Beginning a cycle of Glazunov symphonies.
Conductors Grant Llewellyn and Tadaaki Otaka , Jon Kimura Parker (piano)
Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2
Glazunov Symphony No 1 in E
Robert Lloyd looks at what being a singer actually means to a singer. With recordings by Carlo Bergonzi , Shirley Verret and Arleen Auger.
Music and the Mass
Tommy Pearson investigates the music composed over the centuries for the celebration of mass. He begins with a whistle-stop tour of masses, from plainchant to today. Repeat
Sean Rafferty is joined by American baritone Nathan Gunn , who performs songs from his country and talks about his career at the Met. Music includes
Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2 performed by Leonard Bernstein.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
I From the BBC Maida Vale studios, London.
Conductor Andrew Davis (piano), Lisa Milne (soprano),
Ashley Holland (baritone)
Delius Dance Rhapsody No 1; Once I Passed through a Populous City
8.05 Delius and Yorkshire
Delius was born in Bradford, though his Yorkshire roots appear very little in his music. But the North Country
Sketches, written in 1913 and 1914, are an exception and evoke the landscape and atmosphere of the moors. Lyndon Jenkins traces the connections between the music of the sketches and the feelings Delius had for his native Yorkshire.
8.25 Four Old English Lyrics; North Country Sketches
The Body Politic
Five programmes in which
Iwan Russell-Jones looks at attitudes to the body in our culture.
1: The Body Zone. At the heart of the Millennium Dome will be a giant sculpture of the human body. What does this say about the role and importance of the body in society? Producer Michael Roberts
Three Pieces, Op 9
Viktoria Postnikova (piano)
My Kind of Song - Sarah Walker
One of Britain's most distinguished singers, mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker , talks to lain Burnside about the songs and singers that have a particular significance or resonance for her. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall go in search of esoteric soundtracks in the company of Mark Walker , editor of Gramophone's Film Music Guide. Producer Ekene Akalawu
Alyn Shipton presents the first of a two-part concert by George Melly with John Chilton 's Feetwarmers at the Concorde Club, Eastleigh. Revised repeal
Anthony Burton presents a survey of a composing career that lasted almost three-quarters of a century. This first programme includes the Wind Serenade and Don Juan.
Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Keller Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D804 Kurtag Officium Breve
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 130 (Grosse Fuge)
2.30 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague) Finnish Radio SO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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 Corelli Trio Sonata in A, Op 1 No 3 London Baroque
5.05 Uszt Paraphrase on Bellini's "I Puritani" Endre Hegedus (piano)
5.25 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A (arr for wind ensemble) Octophoros, conductor Paul Dombrecht