With Penny Gore. Eigar Sospiri, Op 70 Janice Graham
(violin), IsraeiaMargalit (piano)
6.40 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Hagen Quartet
7.00 Vivaldi DomineadAdjuvandum ,
RV593 Susan Gritton (soprano), Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
7.45 Schumann Papillons , Op 2 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
8.00 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending lona Brown (violin), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
8.40 Prokofiev Winter Bonfire, Op 122 Finchley Children's Music Group, New
London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
With Donald Macleod.
5: The Last Masterpiece
Throughout his career Offenbach had striven to be taken seriously by the French establishment and the critics. At the very end of his career he achieved that ambition but did not quite complete his opera, and never saw it performed.
Les Contes d'Hoffmann (excerpts)
ChoeuretOrchestredu Theatre National de I'Opera Comique, conductor Andre Cluytens
Barry Purves describes giving life to a latex aardvark for a new animation film to be shown on BBC1 next year.
With Stephanie Hughes.
Casella Paganiniana La Scala
Philharmonic, conductor RiccardoMuti
10.24 Paganini Caprices: Nos 21-24 Ruggiero Ricci (violin)
10.40 Schubert Drei Klavierstucke , D946 Claudio Arrau (piano)
11.17 Saint-Saens Havanaise Ruggiero
Ricci (violin), LSO, conductor Piero Gamba
In the final programme of this week's series Gerard McBurney contrasts works by some of Schnittke's contemporaries with two of his most characteristic pieces. Schnittke Polyphonic Tango for small orchestra BBCSO, conductor Lev Markiz Shostakovich String Quartet No 7 Davidov Quartet Part Tabula Rasa
BBCSO, conductor Lev Markiz
Gubaidulina Fairy Tale BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mann Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 3
Daniel Hope and Ken Aiso (violins), BBCSO, conductor Lev Markiz See also 6pm
Another chance to hear a concert given last year at the Elmwood Hall, Belfast.
Michael Collins (clarinet), Simon Mulligan (piano)
Reinecke Introduction and Allegro Appassionata in C minor, Op 256 Bax Clarinet Sonata
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Weber Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48 (R)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Conductor Masahiko Enkoji
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Stephen Hough , conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Berg Seven Early Songs Anne Evans
(soprano), conductor Mark Wigglesworth Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Don Cherry. Julian Joseph introduces a concert given by trumpeter Don Cherry 's Nu at the Bracknell Jazz Festival in 1986.The line-up includes Carlos Ward (alto saxophone/flute), Mark Helias
(bass), Ed Blackwell (drums) and Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau/percussion).
This concert will be available soon on a BBC Jazz Legends CD
With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.50 Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28, played by Maxim Vengerov (violin) with the Israel
Philharmonic conducted by ZubinMehta.
John Tusa presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra's January Composer Portrait Weekend, which this yearfocuses on Alfred Schnittke (1934-98). Born in Russia of a German mother and German Jewish father, he did not have a drop of Russian blood in his veins, yet he became one of the most important and influential Soviet composers of the late 20th century.
The Piano Sonatas
The first of this weekend's events is a recital of Schnittke's piano sonatas live from the Barbican Hall, London. Boris Berman (piano) Schnittke Piano Sonatas: Nos 1 and 2
7.00 Interval: Schnittke Today
Gerard McBurney chairs a discussion on the many contradictions that were Schnittke the man and Schnittke the composer. With biographer Alexander Ivashkin and critics Susan Bradshaw and Arnold Whittall.
7.30 Symphonic Beginnings
Live from the Barbican Hall, London. Schnittke's first symphony is full of quotations from all kinds of music, has episodes ofjazz improvisation, and moments of complete discord. The fourth violin concerto is dedicated to tonight's soloist Gidon Kremer , who gave its first performance in 1984. Gidon Kremer (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Schnittke Violin Concerto No 4
8.05 Twenty Minutes: Sources of Schnittke
John Tusa explores the influences on Schnittke with the help of people who knew him and worked with him.
8.25 Schnittke Symphony No 1
Paul Allen talks to novelist Peter Carey about his latest work True History of the Kelly Gang , told through the voice of Australian outlaw and legend Ned Kelly.
From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. In the first of three concerts from Scotland, Verity Sharp introduces music by four young British composers. Allan Neave (guitar). BBCSSO, conductor Garry Walker Andrew Toovey Acrobats
Gordon McPherson Born of Funk and the Fear of Failing
Paul Newland being-as-it-is
Stuart MacRae Portrait II (BBC commission, first performance)
With Jill Anderson. 12.10 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 2 7 in B flat. K595 12.40
Szymanowski String Quartet No 2, Op 56
1.00 Verdi Simon Boccanegra 3.20 Kuhnau Biblical Sonata No 6 3.35 Hellendaal
Concerto Grosso in E flat, Op 3 No 4 3.55 Paganini Moses Fantasie 4.10 Noskowski The Steppes, Op 66 4.50 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, RV577 '(Perl 'Orchestra di Dresda)
5.05 Haydn Symphony No 4 in D
5.15 Casella Sicilienne and Burlesque
5.30 Schubert GesangderGeistern uber den Wassern, D538 5.45 Wassanaer