With Martin Handley.
6.10 Haydn Symphony No 34 in D
6.35 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 2
7.00 Bach Cantata No 22: Jesus Nahm zu
7.40 Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in Eflat
8.00 Schubert Magnificat in C, D486
8.35 Salnt-Saens Carnival of the Animals
Stephanie Hughes presents the best music from recent concerts around Europe. Her studio guest at around 10.00 is
Alan Rusbridger , editor of The Guardian and an amateur pianist. This week's music features piano works by Mozart, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays works by Shostakovich and Britten.
Shostakovich Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Tan Dun
9.30 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
North German Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Jonathan Nott
10.55 Berwald Septet in E flat
Gerard Poulet (violin), Veikko Kosonen (viola), Hannu Kiiski (cello),
Jorma Katrama (double bass), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Jaakko Luoma (bassoon), Markus Maskuniitty (horn)
11.25 Berlioz Harold in Italy Tabea Zimmermann (viola),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
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When Should Art Get Political? Art has always been appropriated forthe purpose of propagating political messages.
Norman Lebrecht 's topic for discussion is whether art is an appropriate medium for political activism and whether political art is good art or even good politics. Can art ever be neutral? Repeated from Wednesday
Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from London's Wigmore Hall, presented by Sean Rafferty. Daniel Sepec (violin),
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Haydn Piano Trio in E, HXV28
Schubert Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, D898
Isaac Stern. "Every performance should be an adventure." Isaac Stern 's philosophy was to embrace his music-making as fully as he embraced the good things in life. In the first of two programmes about the legendary violinist, Stephen Johnson explores his performances stored in the BBC archive. Today, with pianist Eugene Istomin , Stern plays
Beethoven's Violin Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1, and Brahms's Violin Sonata in G, Op 78 No 1, recorded in 1973.
Repeat ofyesterday 12 noon
Today's programme showcases the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in two arrangements by Carmen Dragon and original music by Ferde Grofe. And to end, Ernest Tomlinson conducts the Slovak
Radio Symphony Orchestra in his own dance from Aladdin.
Brahms called his Second Piano Concerto "a tiny little piece with a wisp of a scherzo" but it is, in fact, one of the grandest and most complex concertos everwritten. Chris de Souza explores how Brahms combined the symphony and the concerto in this multifaceted work.
See Friday 7.30pm
John Tusa meets composer and director Heiner Goebbels, whose work explores the connections between words, music and theatre.
By Sue Glover. The poignant story of six resilient women working on the great
Scottish Borderfarms in the 19th century. They love fiercely and long for a better life while labouring from dawn to dusk. They take pride in their work and build relationships through humour, story, song and dance. These are ordinary lives depicted with passion, poetry and power.
Traditional music directed and performed by Catriona Macdonald Director Gaynor Macfariane
The Choral Music of Brahms 1: Folksongs and Canons
Paul Guinery is joined by Malcolm Macdonald , author of a recent musical biography of Brahms, for the first in a four-part survey of the composer's choral music. Brahms Sanctus (Missa Canonica) RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed OBoneJesu, Op 37 No 1; Adoramus Te, Christe, Op 37 No 2
Ladies of the North German Radio Chorus, conductor Gunther Jena Geistliches Lied, Op 30
Simon Disley (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Bob Chilcott
Two Motets, Op 29 RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed
Ave Maria , Op 12 North German Radio Chorus, conductor Gunther Jena
Begrabnisgesang, Op 13 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Bernard Haitink
Marienlieder, Op 22; Two Motets, Op 74 Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
Piano Sonata in B flat, D960 Christian Blackshaw
Conductor Osmo Vanska
MacMillan Tuireadh Martin Frost (clarinet) MacMillan The Exorcism of Rio Sumpul
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present an eclectic mix of musical styles.
With Jonathan Swain. Berlioz Overture:
King Lear 12.20 Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO80 12.30 Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F, Op 80 1.00 Biber Sonata
No 1 in C; Sonata No 12 in C (Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes); Missa Sancti Henrici 1.45 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 2.05Spohr Six Lieder for soprano, clarinet and piano, Op 103
2.30 Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op 4
3.05 Debussy La Mer
3.30 Gershwin Piano Concerto
4.05 Kuldar Sink Ave Maria; Pater Noster
4.15 Beethoven Adagio for Musical Clock, Wo033 4.20 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor 4.30 Hummel Trumpet
Concerto in E 4.50 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV874 (The Well Tempered Klavier, Book 2) 5.00 Telemann Erwachet zum Kriegen, Ihr 5.05 Gombert Credo a 8
5.25 Leslie Pearson Dance Suite after
Arbeau 5.35 Boccherini Cello Concerto
No 4 in C 5.50 Brahms Viola Sonata No 1 in F minor, Op 120 No 1 (4th mvt)