Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.00 Sunrise from Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite played by the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra, and after 7.00 a movement from the recording of Eigar's Violin Concerto recommended in CD Review's Building a Library.
Richard Strauss 's Piano Trio No 1 in A leads up to the news at 8.00, and Stravinsky's Ragtime is conducted by Neeme Jarvi after 8.00.
With Peter Hobday.
Rosettl Symphony in F London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
9.18 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 Augustin Dumay , Maria Joao Pires (piano)
9.47 Janacek Glagolitic Mass
Libuse Domaninska (soprano), Vera Soukupova (mezzo), Beno Blachut (tenor), Eduard Haken (bass),
Jaroslav Vodrazka (organ), Czech
Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
This year marks Andrew Davis 's tenth appearance as music director of the BBC Proms. In advance of tonight's opening concert of the 1999 season he talks to Joan
Bakewell about this unique musical institution, recalling some of his most memorable Prom performances, revealing his feelings about the last night, and discussing the role of the Proms in the promotion of new music. Music includes Parry, Hoist, Tippett and Hugh Wood.
In the final visit to this year's Cheltenham Festival Chris de Souza introduces a concert given in the Pittville Pump Room by the oboist Nicholas Daniel and the pianist Julius Drake.
Schumann, arr Ferguson Three Duos Elgar Soliloquy
David Bedford The Fragrance of Your Hair (first performance)
Poulenc, Milhaud, Messiaen Vocalises Poulenc Sonata
11.45 Two Degrees West Samuel West reads five excerpts from
Nicholas Crane 's new book charting his eventful walk along a line that runs through the heart of England.
5: Cirencester Park to Salisbury Plain
12.05 Rubbra Sonata in C, Op 100 Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Britten Temporal Variations
With William Mival.
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Levon Chilingirian (violin),
Simon Rowland-Jones (viola), Philip de Groote (cello), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird Conductor Osmo Vanska
Walton Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) Conductor David Shallon
Since it started in 1987 the biennial
Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition has become one of the world's major prizes for early music. Past winners include Paul Goodwin , I Fagiolini and the Palladian Ensemble. Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of this year's competition, which took place last Saturday in the Guildhall in York as part of the 1999 Early Music Festival. Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Sean Rafferty is joined by the Hilliard Ensemble who perform specially for the programme and discuss their celebrated collaborations with saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Music on disc includes Hoist's ballet music from The Perfect Fool with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Mehuhin , and Misha Maisky playing Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
The First Night of the Proms
From the Royal Albert Hall. The first night of the 105th season is also the climax of Radio 3's groundbreaking project Sounding the Century. Tippett's original and visionary oratorio The Mask of Time was partly inspired by the famous television series The Ascent of Man, which provides a major theme for this last Proms series of the century. Claron McFadden (soprano), Felicity Palmer (mezzo), Robert Tear (tenor), Steven Page (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Tippett The Mask of Time
8.15 The Singing Will Never Be Done Michael Berkeley investigates the rich souces of inspiration for The
Mask of Time, in which Tippett distils his views on man and his place in the universe, and reaffirms his belief in the power of music to transcend suffering and inspire hope for the future.
8.35 Part Two
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2
* Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: p34
Branding the World 4: The Future
Kevin Jackson asks whether the brand will continue to be the mutually supportive contract which binds us to those who manufacture anything from trainers to television programmes. In order to make sense of a world where moral and aesthetic constraints have loosened their grip, how will the individual make his or her choices?
The writer Paul Fussell , for one, hopes that the consumer will dip a toe into the waters of independence.
Verity Sharp talks to John Casken and introduces a concert for his 50th birthday. John Casken was born in Yorkshire and the North East remains a strong factor in his music. His To Fields We Do Not Know is a setting of words by the Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting.
BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok , Andrew Ball and Julian Jacobson
Harrison Blrtwistle On the Sheer
Threshold of the Night
Kurtag Jatekok (Book 4) (excerpts) Casken Sunrising
Casken To Fields We Do Not Know
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Russell Davies presents his ongoing history of jazz.
28: Parker's Mood
Despite his self-destructive habits and early death, the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was to have a more profound influence on the history of jazz than anyone since Louis Armstrong 20 years earlier. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Sibelius Romance Reka
Szilvay (violin), Naoko Pihihashi (piano)
12.15 Ernst Mielck Quintet in F, Op 3 Erkki Palola and Anne Paavilainen
(violins), Matti Hirvikangas and Teema Kupiainen (violas), Risto Poutanen (cello)
12.40 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Calgary
Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bemardi
1.00 The 1998 Royal Concert at the Royal Festival Hall.BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Mark
Wigglesworth, Janice Watson (soprano) Tippett The Rose Lake
Strauss Four Last Songs
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.30 Hildegarde of Bingen 0 Quam Mirabilis; 0 Pulchre Facies Sequentia
2.40 Avison Concerto Grosso No 4 in A minor Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon
2.55 Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20 Alcan Quartet. Quebec Quartet
3.30 Field Piano Concerto No 2 in A flat Ronald Brautigam, Netherlands CO, conductor Lev Markiz
4.05 Faure Nocturne in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1 Stephane Lemelin (piano)
4.15 Rudolf Escher Trio Harmen de
Boer (clarinet), Zoltan Benyacs
(viola), Frank van de Laar (piano)
4.40 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5 No 5 Jaap ter Linden (cello), Ton Koopman (harpsichord),
Ageet Zweistra (cello continuo)
4.50 Reutter Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus Capella Nova, Graz, conductor Otto Kargl
5.00 Mendelssohn Overture: Die
Schone Melusine Danish Radio
Concert Orchestra/Takuo Yuasa
5.15 Telemann Recorder Sonata in F
(Der Getreue Music-Meister) Camerata Koln
5.25 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Heinz Holliger, Austrian RSO, conductor Leif Segerstam
5.45 Rachmaninov Polka de WR in A flat Ivetta Irkha (piano)
5.50 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer