With Penny Gore.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor GidonKremer (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.45 MacCunn Overture: Land of the Mountain and the Rood
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
7.00 Gershwin, arr Ma Three Preludes Yo-Yo Ma (cello),
Jeffrey Kahane (piano)
7.45 Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971 Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.10 Dvorak Miniatures, Op 75a Members of the Panocha Quartet
8.25 Vaughan Williams English Folk Song
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, conductor Timothy Reynish
1: The Boy Genius
; Introduced by Donald Macleod.
Mendelssohn is still considered to be one ofthe greatest of all musical child prodigies. The music he composed in his youth is astonishingly competent; but more miraculous than his grasp of musical technique was his formidable understanding of form and emotion. He sprang fullyformed, it seems, and displayed depth and maturity even as a teenager.
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1 Benjamin Frith (piano)
Overture: A Midsummer Night 's Dream London Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Litton
Octet in E flat for strings, Op 20
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Producer Chris Marshall
A daily series in which artists discuss their
; current work. Ruth Padel talks about her i new collection of poetry, a series of love poems. Producer Fiona McLean
With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring Brahms symphonies and recordings by Pierre Bernac.
Gade Overture: In the Highlands Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
10.17 Duparc Soupir ; L 'Invitation au Voyage Pierre Bernac (baritone), Francis Poulenc (piano)
10.25 Poulenc Tel Jour , Telle Nuit Pierre Bernac (baritone), Francis Poulenc (piano)
10.39 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Berlin Philharmonic,
' conductor Wilhelm Furt wangler
Artists in Focus: Endellion Quartet
The first of five programmes this week in which Lynne Walker plays some ofthe
! outstanding performances which this distinguished string quartet has given for the BBC, and talks to members of the group. Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor, Op44No2
Imogen Hoist Quintet
With Steven Isserlis (cello)
Tchaikovsky String Quartet in F, Op 22
Stephanie Hughes introduces a chamber music recital from London'sWigmore Hall. Michael Collins (clarinet),
Isabelle van Keulen (violin/viola), Kathryn Stott (piano)
Mozart Trio in E flat for piano, clarinet and viola, K498(Kegelstatt)
Stravinsky Five dances from "The
Soldier's Tale" (arr for clarinet, violin and piano)
Bartok Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano Repeated Saturday 1pm
Anne Queffelec (piano), conductor VassilySinaisky Dvorak Carnival Overture
Martinu Symphony No 5
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor
In lyric theatres around the world there is not only an opera taking place on stage but often a soap opera backstage, where the characters arejust as important. In today's programme, bass Robert Lloyd takes a look at some of these people.
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, arts news and new CD releases. Hisguests today include British-born soprano Jane ! Eaglen, one ofthe hottest properties on the operatic circuit and much in demand for the high dramatic roles such as Brunhilde and Turandot, which she is currently performing at Covent Garden. She tells Sean about her early days at ENO and about life in America, where she lives now.
A concert live from Studio 1, Maida Vale , featuring three 20th-century works for piano and orchestra. Robert Simpson 's piano concerto, written in 1967, is performed tonight in the year of the 80th anniversary of the composer's birth. From a younger generation, Robert Keeley studied with Oliver Knussen and with Robert Saxton. His Entourages for piano and orchestra, commissioned by the BBC, here receives its first broadcast performance. The concert opens with two versions of Debussy's waltz, and American-born composer George Antheil 's concerto from 1926 completes the programme. BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Grant Llewellyn
Debussy La Plus Que Lente (piano version; orchestral version)
Simpson Piano Concerto Raymond Clarke (piano)
Keeley Entourages (BBC commission, first broadcast performance) Colin Stone (piano)
Antheil Piano Concerto (first UK performance)
Michael Rische (piano)
As a film adaptation of All the Pretty Horses is released in the UK, Philip Dodd profiles the novel's reclusive author Cormac McCarthy , who notoriously shuns the curiosity of readers and interviewers. Does his legendary status in American letters stem from his silence as much as from his writing?
Fiona Talkington introduces ballads from
12th-century Provence, plus Norwegian < duo Kirsten Braten Berg and Hallvard T Bjorgum. And throughout the week, a selection from the eclectic catalogue that is ECM New Series.
With Jonathan Swain.
Fodor Symphony No 4 in C minor
12.25 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
1.00 Bartok 44 violin duos (excerpts) Haydn Piano Concerto in F. H XVIII 3
Bartok String Quartet No 4 1.55 Bartok Sonata for two pianos and percussion
2.25 Kodaly In the Cornfields; It Pains My Heart 2.35 Strauss Tod und Verklarung
3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Playtime 3.30 Music Box
3.45 Let's Move 4.05 Expressive Arts
4.25 Dance Workshop 4.45 Word Games 3