This week Penny Gore celebrates the history, music and music-making of Switzerland.
7.00 8.30 : Beethoven Variations on a Swiss Song, WoO64 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in C, RV87 L'Astree Honegger Rugby Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
8.30 10.00 : Rossini Sonata a Quattro No 3 in C Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Heinichen Alma Mater
Redemptoris Axel Kohler (countertenor), Musica Antiqua , Koln, conductor Reinhard Goebel
Ibert Symphonie Concertante John de Lancie (oboe), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
With Rob Cowan.
Featuring Shostakovich string quartets and recordings by Nan Merriman.
Shostakovich Elegy Borodin Quartet
10.04 Faure Ici-bas! Op 8 No 3; Après un Reve, Op 7No 1 Nan Merriman (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.10 Handel Concerto Grosso in A, Op 6 No 11 Guildhall String Ensemble
10.27 Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice, Act 2
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
11.12 Shostakovich String Quartet No 3, Op 73 Tchaikovsky Quartet
11.45 Debussy Chansons de
Bilitis Nan Merriman (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)
1/5. Bad luck seemed to dog Carl Maria von Weber's professional life: there was always a rival faction, a temperamental diva or a political intrigue to complicate matters. In today's programme, Donald Macleod finds Weber working for the aristocratic and eccentric
Wurttemberg family, with whom Weber's own sense of mischief landed him in hot water. Overture: Ruler of the Spirits
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman Symphony No 1 in Philharmonia, conductor Claus Peter Flor Variations on Vien Qua, Dorina Bella Alexander Paley (piano)
Producer Kerry Clark Repeated on Sunday at 12 midnight
Live from Cadogan Hall, London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
I Fagiolini, director Robert Hollingworth
(harpsichord), perform a programme of early 17th-century Italian music.
Carissimi Annunciate Genres; Ardens Est Cor Meum
Uccellini Sonata Decimasesta for two violins
Monteverdi Ch'lo T'ami; Ahi, Coma un Vago Sol (Fifth Book of Madrigals)
Carissimi Turbabuntur Impii
Uccellini Sonata Decimaottava a 2 Carissimi Jonas
Repeated on Saturday at 12 noon
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Marc-Andre Dalbavie Piano Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905) Repeated from Tuesday 16 August
Another chance to hear Edward Seckerson comparing notes with the dazzling Romanian-born soprano Angela Georghiu. Music includes excerpts from Verdi's La Traviata, Puccini's La Rondine and Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
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Petroc Trelawny presents an update of arts news, with studio guests and a selection of music.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Continuing this year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss's tone poem. And Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical Third Piano Concerto. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Emanuel Ax (piano), Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Waqner Overture: The Flying Dutchman
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
The actor Simon Callow looks back on his own experience as an usher at London's Old Vic and Olivier theatres, and remembers other well-known voices who have performed the same role.
In 1854 Henry David Thoreau published Walden, his classic account of life in a cabin in the woods around Walden Pond, near Concord,
Massachusetts. The book has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and enviromentalists. Professor Geoff Ward returns to Walden Pond , which is now struggling to preserve its status as a sacred place of American culture and ecology. Contributors include the novelists Rick Moody and Alexander Theroux and Thoreau scholars Lawrence Buell and Elizabeth Witherell. Producer Paul Quinn
Fiona Talkington previews Kate Rusby 's new album The Girl Who Couldn't Fly and plays tracks from Dhafer Youssef 's 1999 disc Malak, which features trumpeter Markus Stockhausen.
2/5. Donald Macleod follows these two composers along their different career paths.
Constant Lambert had a meteoric start and was already established by the age of 22, but it took Alan Rawsthorne considerably longer to make his mark. Repeated from Tuesday at noon
With Jonathan Swain. Scriabin Preludes, Op 11 Nos 1-14 Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova , Op 27
Scriabin Piano Sonatas: No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19
(Fantasy): No 4 in F sharp, Op 30 Prokofiev String Quartet No 2, Op 92; Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83 2.32 Schein Diletti Pastorali (excerpts) 2.54 Guilain Organ Suite du Premier Ton 3.04 Haydn Violin Concerto in G, H Vila 4 3.30 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K297b 4.00 D'lndia Lagrimate, Occhi Miei ; Felice Chi Vi Mira 4.07 Byrd Pavan and Galliard in G (Quadran) 4.21 Frescobaldi // Primo Libro delle Canzoni (excerpts) 4.33 Karlowicz In the Snow, Op I No 3; My Soul Is Sad, Op I No 6 4.37 Scriabin Quatre Morceaux, Op 56
4.43 Sehested Three Fantasy Pieces 4.54 Dugan Toccata
5.00 Prokofiev Overture on Jewish Themes, Op 34
5.09 Knipper Radif 5.22 Khachaturian Violin Concerto
6.00 Scriabin Four Mazurkas from Opp 3, 25 and 40
6.09 Malipiero Concerto a Tre 6.24 Herberigs The
Squire of Brunswick (Old Flemish Songs) 6.27 Telemann Oboe Sonata in E minor (Essercizii Musici) 6.31 Schiitz it Primo Libro de Madrigali (excerpts) 6.48 Cesti Orontea
(Sinfonia avanti il Prologo) 6.52 Bertali Sonata Prima a Tre
Felice Chi Vi