Running the Country: The Loss of British Power
with Andrew McGregor
7.05 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
7.16 Vivaldi Concerto in D
(RV95) (La pastorella)
Suite: The Age of Gold
8.05 Stravinsky Fireworks, Op 4
Suite: Our Town
8.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor) Discs
Presented by Peter-Paul Nash. 2: Le vierge, le vivace, et le bel aujourd'hui ... Sonatine
Sophie Cherrier (flute)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Improvisation sur Mallarme I (Pli selon pli)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) BBC SO/The Composer Structures (Bk II)
Psi-Hsien Chen and Bernhard Wambach (pianos) Le soleil des eaux
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) BBC Singers
BBC SO/The Composer Memoriale
Sophie Cherrier (flute) Ensemble
InterContemporain/ The Composer
with Chris Wines , including Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
/ love my love (Six Choral Folksongs, Op 36b)
Flute Quartet in C (K285b)
10.26 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
11.07 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2
11.39 Artist of the Week:
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Ravel Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)
Nightingales, Op 17 No 5; My spirit sang all day, Op 17 No 3
11.56 Falla Ritual Fire
Dance (El Amor Brujo)
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm
The last of the series tracing the story of Myra Hess 's famous chamber concerts, presented by Robert Philip. As the Second World War drew to a close, Hess's concerts played host to visitors from Free France, including
Poulenc and Bernac and violinists Thibaud and Neveu. But the end of hostilities also meant the demise of the series after six-and-a-half years of daily concerts.
Series producer Nigel Wilkinson
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
Carl Davis introduces music composed between the 1930s and 50s for films made in Britain.
Including works by Alwyn, Ron Goodwin ,
Bernard Stevens , Brian Easdale , John Addison , Arnold,
Ireland and Lambert, with several recordings made specially for the programme of scores that have not been performed since they were commissioned.
Carl Davis also talks to some of the composers or those closely associated with them about the films and the technique of writing film music.
Producer Andrew Mussett
The pupils of Toothill
School consider interesting ways of writing music for a Balinese gamelan orchestra.
from Glasgow with Linda Ormiston.
Suppe Overture: The Beautiful Galatea
6.03 Weber Invitation to the Dance
Producer Simon Lord
A comic opera in three acts by Nicholas Maw , with a libretto by Beverley Cross, in a new BBC studio recording made specially for Fairest Isle. First performed in 1970, this colourful, inventive score with a cast of wittily drawn characters is set in the Irish village of Ballinvourney in 1875 and charts the efforts of a group of local stalwarts to get rid of the 31st Royal Lancers regiment, who have been billetted on them.
Presented by Gordon Stewart , with contributions from the composer.
Men's voices of the Scottish Opera Chorus BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
Simon Bainbridge continues his diary about the composing of Ad Ora Incerta - Four
Orchestral Songs from
Primo Levi with insights into the problems of proportion and structure.
Ad Ora Incerta tomorrow 7.30pm Next programme tomorrow
The legendary Hungarian pianist plays arrangements from Mendelssohn's incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Mendelssohn, transcr Rachmaninov Scherzo
Mendelssohn, transcr Liszt Wedding March
This week's programmes investigate whether New York is still the centre of the modern world.
Tonight, as Newt Gingrich attempts to neuter funding for the arts, how is the artistic community fighting back? Christopher Cook reports.
Producer Paul Quinn
conductor Grant Llewellyn Suk Scherzo fantastique Janacek Suite for strings Dvorak The Wood Dove Repeated tomorrow 12 noon
Scene on Radio - Exploring Nature of the Beast Author and Ideas