Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Ravel's haunting Piano Trio in A minor and Beethoven's Romance in F, Op 50 No 2 for violin and orchestra played by David Oistrakh with the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor jl Eugene Goossens.
With Peter Hobday , featuring
Prokofiev chamber music and vintage performer Solomon.
' Linley Overture: Ode on the Witches I and Fairies of Shakespeare
Musicians of the Globe, conductor Philip Pickett
9.08 Chopin Polonaise in A, Op 40 No 1 Solomon (piano)
9.12 Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.23 Prokofiev String Quartet No 1, Op 50 Emerson Quartet
! 9.47 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Solomon
10.08 Strauss Macbeth
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Rudolf Kempe
Producers Tony Cheevers and Andrew Herbert
Joan Bakewell talks to pianist
Stephen Hough. Music was a magnet to the young Hough in Cheshire.
I When he was five, his mother bought him a two-octave piano, which he smashed to bits because it did not sound right. An upright replacement was found for L5, and a search through Yellow Pages began for a piano teacher. Today,
Stephen Hough talks about his early days and his experiences with various teachers. Music includes the last movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor and the Tarantella from
Liszt's Venezia e Napoli.
Producer Gwawr Owen
With Donald Macleod.
This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great German poet Goethe. His masterpiece, on which he worked at intervals throughout his long life, is the reworking of a legend whose literary antedecents go back to the Middle Ages. This first programme looks at the character of Faust himself.
Schumann Overture (Scenes from Goethe's "Faust")
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Schumann Des Lebens Pulse (Scenes from Goethe's "Faust")
Bryn Terfel (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Alkan Quasi Faust (Grand Sonata "Les Quatre Ages") Marc-Andre Hamelin
Liszt A Faust Symphony (Part 1: Faust) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle
Producer Peter Tanner
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"The sound of Smetana's music makes our Czech hearts quiver. The stars in it sparkle with joy, and the sun shines more brightly." (Jan Neruda ) Smetana is commonly thought of as the founding father of Czech nationalist music, yet he spent the early years of his musical career in Sweden. Fiona Talkington explores the musical life of a composer who was also one of the finest virtuoso pianists of his day.
Overture: The Bartered Bride
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Zdenek Kosier
Three Salon Polkas
Andras Schiff (piano)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15 Antonin Dvorak Trio
Producer Felix Carey
The Wigmore Hall chamber music series continues with the London recital debut of a brilliant young German soprano. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.
Melanie Diener (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und -
Leben Strauss Einerlei ; Blaue Sommer : Am Ufer; Ruckleben; Meinem Kinde;
Hochzeitlich Lied; Wiegenliedchen; Muttertandelei; Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen
Repeated Saturday lpm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Conductor Thierry Fischer ,
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Stella McCracken (oboe), conductor Thierry Fischer
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Eva Randova (mezzo), Stig Anderson
(tenor), conductor Mark Elder ,
Graeme Kay concludes his exploration of the mechanics of opera with a look at singers - what they bring to operatic roles, and how they become identified with particular characters. Producer Gautam Rangarajan
Sean Rafferty canvasses critical assessments of Fred Astaire , to mark the centenary of the actor and dancer's birth. Music includes
Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No 2 and soprano Renee Fleming singing Dove Sono from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Tonight's concert of music by Bax opens with a piece composed in 1916 but not discovered for another
80 years. The concerto was not a Paul Wittgenstein commission but was written for the composer's wife, Harriet Cohen.
BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Vernon Handley , Margaret Fingerhut (piano), Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Bax In Memoriam (In Memoriam
Padraig Pearse ); Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; The Bard of the Dimbovitza
Eamonn McCabe looks at the power of photography to change our view of the world. He begins with Lewis Hine , who in 1908 used his camera to crusade against child labour. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams
Galina Ustvolskaya Grand Duet for Cello and Piano (1959)
Sofia Gubaidulina Piano Quintet (1957)
lain Burnside presents a specially-recorded recital by the American soprano Christine Brewer with Roger Vignoles (piano).
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Joseph Marx Selige Nacht: Der
Bescheidene Schafer; Marienlied; . Hat Dich die Liebe Beruhrt i Menotti Canti della Lontananza Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Isobel Hinton talks to Theo Angelopoulos about his Palme d'Or- winning film Eternity and a Day, as it is released in Britain. A celebrated author preparing for death in his ' home in Thessaloniki becomes involved with an immigrant boy and returns with him to his native
Albania. Plus how Los Angeles continues to grip the imagination of writers and artists. Producer Paul Quinn
Alyn Shipton presents a studio set from the Tony Coe , John Horler , Malcolm Creese Trio.
Producer Terry Carter
With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Bartok Three Folk Songs from the Csik District
12.09 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
12.25 Bach Double Concerto in D minor, BWV1043
12.40 Bruhns Hemmt Eure Tranenflut
12.55 Rimsky-Korsakov, transcr Rachmaninov The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
1.00 Pascal Roge (piano) Faure, Satie, Poulenc, Debussy
1.50 Bartok Rhapsody No 1
2.00 Organ music from the Danzig Tabulature.
2.05 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
2.35 Elgar Sea Pictures
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D
4.35 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
4.50 Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2
5.00 Debussy, arr Grleissle Prélude a I'après-midi d'un faune
5.10 Bach Cantata No 54:
Wiederstehe doch der Sunde
5.20 Carious Hacquart , arr Verhoef Choirs from "De Triomfeerende Min"
5.25 Milhaud Scaramouche
5.35 Satie, arr Milhaud Jack-in -theSox
5.45 Robert Kajanus Rhapsody No 1
5.55 Puccini 0 Mio Babbino Caro
(Gianni Schicchi )