With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: L Berkeley/Britten MontJuic, Op 9 London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Lennox Berkeley Ravel Violin Sonata in G Christian Tetzlaff , Leif Ove Andsnes
8.00-9.00: Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119 Radu Lupu (piano) Vaughan Williams Benedicite Heather Harper (soprano),
Bach Choir , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
With Rob Cowan. Regularfeatures include The Innocent Ear and a Bargain Hunter
CD recommendation. Plus the recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring recommended in yesterday's CD Review. Music also includes: Lorenzo Fernandez Batuque
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Dufay Vergine Bella Pro Musica Antiqua, conductor Safford Cape
Beethoven Romance No 2 in F, Op 50
Philharmonia, director Nathan Milstein (violin) Debussy Images, Set 1: Hommage a Rameau; Reflets dans I'Eau
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Handel Overture in D English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard Email your comments to: email@example.com
Michael Berkeley's guest is journalist and writer Francis Wheen, author of biographies of Karl Marx and Tom Driberg and a fascinating study of the recent rise in superstition, relativism and emotional hysteria, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World. His musical passions include Bach, Purcell, Frescobaldi, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Miles Davis.
Medea Lucie Skeaping looks at how the Greek myth of Medea was set to music in the Baroque era. JA Benda Medea (excerpt)
Hertha Schell (spoken role), Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christian Benda Clerambaurt Medee (excerpt)
Julianne Baird (soprano), American Baroque, director Stephen Schultz
Caldara Medea in Corinto Gerard Lesne (countertenor), II Seminario Musicale
Charpentier Medee , Acts 4 and 5 (excerpts) Soloists, Les Arts Florissants Chorus and Orchestra, conductor William Christie
A recital given by the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and friends, recorded earlier this year at the Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Berg Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op 5
Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F, Op 80
Kurtag Hommage a R Sch, Op 15d
Schumann Piano Trio No 3 in G minor, Op 110
See also Performance on 3 tomorrow at 7.30pm
4/4. Peter Hall talks about directing his then wife, soprano Maria Ewing , in the title role of Bizet's Carmen.
Producers Adrian Edwards and Laura Parfitt
In this week's archive feature Jessye Norman performs Strauss's Four Last Songs with Alexander Gibson and the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra. Plus Kodaly's Psalmus Hungaricus , more recordings by great wind virtuosos and the last of Max Reger 's tone poems, Bacchanal.
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City of London Festival
Fiona Talkington introduces a concert recorded last week in St Paul's Cathedral.
Patricia Rozario (soprano), BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God; Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God; The Lamb; Song for Athene; Ultimos Ritos
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Anton Chekhov , Radio 3 presents acclaimed Scottish playwright John Byrne 's new version of Uncle Vanya.
It is the mid-1960s and Uncle Varick and his niece Shona are running an estate in the remote north-east of Scotland for the benefit of Varick's brother-in-law, the literary critic and TV pundit Sandy Sheridan. But when Sandy decides to retire to the estate with his young wife, Elaine, the lives of the inhabitants are thrown into disarray. Varick's own crisis drives the action to a darkly comic, tragic finale.
Guitarist Kevin MacKenzie Director Lu Kemp
See also various programmes throughout the week on Radio 4 marking the Chekhov centenary
Peter Eotvos zeroPoints
Conducted by the composer
Featuring a studio session from Haitian vodou rock band RAM, currently touring the UK with a music theatre production celebrating the bicentenary of the world's first black republic.
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
1/5. Introducing Percy. Donald Macleod looks beyond the sensational aspects of Grainger's life to discover a musician who desperately wanted to be taken seriously. Repeated from Monday
With Susan Sharpe. The Russian Patriarchal Choir, director Anatoly Gridenko , perform anonymous Orthodox church music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. 1.55 Uadov
Eight Russian Folksongs, Op 58 2.10 Arensky Suite No 4, Op 62 2.30 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 3 in D (Polish)
3.15 Malecki The Wood Pigeon , the Forest and the Lass
3.30 Mozart, arr anon Grande Sestetto Concertante in E flat 4.05 Naumann Harpsichord Concerto in B flat
4.15Telemann Concerto in E minor for recorder and flute
4.30 Bach Trio in G minor, BWV929: Praeambulum in Gminor, BWV930 4.35Gassmann Stabat Mater 4.50 Chopin Impromptus: in A flat. Op 29; in G flat. Op 51 5.00 Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No 2 in E flat minor. Op 26 5.20 Anon, 16th century Branles; Suite 5.30 Bortnyansky Te Deum 5.40 Handel Spirit music (Alcina) 5.45 Bach Singetdem Herm ein neues Lied, BWV225 6.00 Grossman Csardas (The Ghost of Voyvode) 6.10 Trad, arr Leontovych/Avdievsky Two songs
6.15 Kilar Choral Prelude 6.30 Kaski Symphony, Op 16