Jonathan . Swain Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Lydia Mordkovitch , BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassili Sinaisky
7.30 Falla Allegro de Concierto;
Fantasia Betica: Pour le Tombeau de
Miguel Baselga (piano)
7.58 Encina Levanta Pascual ; Todos
Los Bienes del Mundo: Fata la Parte:
Pedro, I Bien Te Quiero; Hoy Comamos y Bebamos Ensemble Accentus, director Thomas Wimmer
8.15 Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F Czech Philharmonic. conductor Jiri Belohlavek
David Nice compares the available recordings of Mahler's Symphony No 7. Patrick O'Connor reviews new releases of South American music, including tangos and the Bandoneon Concerto by the Argentinian
Astor Piazzolla , piano music by the Cuban Ernesto Lecuona , and Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras from Michael Tilson Thomas.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira No 4
New World Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
10.35 Lecuona Danzas Afro-Cubanas
Thomas Tirino (piano)
10.52 Piazzolla Bandoneon Concerto
Pablo Mainetti , Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure , conductor Josep Pons
Stephen Plaistow has been listening to some piano recordings which have recently made it on to CD for the first time. including Wilhelm Kempff playing Chopin, Clifford Curzon playing Liszt, Rudolf Firkusny playing Smetana, Debussy and Schumann, and Moura Lympany playing concertos by Mozart. Discs
In a specially extended Christmas edition, international megastar Dame Edna Everage talks to
Michael Berkeley about her musical private passions, which include Bless This House sung by John McCormack . Rutland Boughton's Faery Song, a stunning arrangement of Khachaturian's Sabre Dance, an immortal classic of Dame Edna's native land - John Antill 's Rain Dance, Percy Grainger 's Gum-Sucker's
March, and the great prima donna herself in a rousing number from the Last Night of the Poms.
Annette Morreau concludes the series on Austrian cellist Emanuel
Feuermann with chamber music recordings he made with Heifetz, Primrose and Rubinstein, and comments from George Szell , Rubinstein, Janos Starker and former students.
Paganini Caprice No 13 in B flat William Primrose (viola) Sarasate Zapateado
Teddy Saidenberg (piano)
Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K563
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898 Jascha Heifetz (violin), Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Jascha Heifetz (violin),
Theo van der Pas (piano) Gluck Mélodie (Orphee) Theo van der Pas (piano) Repeat
In the first of a series recorded at the BBC studios in London's Maida
Vale, Juliet Allen , a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, plays Beethoven's Sonata in E minor, Op 90, to the pianist and teacher James Gibb , who gives some hints on interpreting the piece. Producer John Thomley
Paul Guinery introduces the first part of a concert given last autumn in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. London, when David Roblou directed the New London Consort from the keyboard in a rare performance of Bach's concertos for two or more harpsichords and strings.
With Richard Egarr and Paul Nicholson (harpsichords).
Concerto in C minor for Two
Harpsichords. BWV1060: Concerto in D minor for Three Harpsichords, BWV1063; Concerto in C for Two
Harpsichords, BWV 1061 Part 2 next Saturday 4.05pm
Geoffrey Smith presents a pick-of-the-year edition. Discs
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Monteverdi's famous vespers music was probably first performed in the ducal Basilica of Santa Barbara in Mantua. From the foundation of the church some decades earlier, there had been a rich musical tradition, and such was its status that it depended directly on the Pope, rather than on the local bishop. The Cardinall's Musick, directed by Andrew Carwood , base their continuing exploration around the Missa Transeunte Domino by Wert, and include music by Gugliemo Gonzaga and Contino.
Engelbert Humperdinck's enduring fairy-tale opera, starring Dawn Upshaw and Jennifer Larmore , provides a seasonal favourite. Lost in the forest, two children stumble upon the sweetmeat cottage of a wicked witch. They are lured inside, and Hansel seems destined to be served for tea. But Gretel manages to get the witch into the oven instead of Hansel; she is baked to gingerbread and, her evil spell broken. all the children she has captured in the past and turned into gingerbread come back to life. Sung in English.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Andrew Davis
7.35 Two Brothers Named Grimm
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm travelled the length and breadth of Europe collecting tales of wonder from the lips of peasants. Or is that a fairy tale too? Who were the Grimm brothers, and how did they come to create their world-famous tales?
Michael Rosen 's search for the truth takes him to Kassel, where he visits the Grimm Museum , and to the Braider Grimm restaurant, where the waitresses tell you fairy stories while serving your Sleeping Beauty Breakfast.
8.05 Act 2
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John Upike reads his short story New York Girl. This is New York in the sixties, when the city "cried out for you to establish another life". But what might be the consequences? Producer Martin Jenkins
With David Appleton ,
Kirsteen Davidson Kelly , Richard Harris , Kate Heath , Max Richter and Ginny Strawson.
Playing on six full-size grand pianos, the six members of Piano Circus perform music commissioned from six contemporary composers. Works by Julia Wolfe , Juliet Palmer , John Metcalf , Jane Gardner , David Lang and Graham Fitkin are introduced by John Metcalf. During the interval, he talks to fellow composer
Juliet Palmer about writing for the group. Producer John Bickley
Robert Cushman reviews the seventh
Annual Convention, held at Town
Hall, Manhattan, and picks the best from among the hundreds of songs and performers.
Producer Jonathan James Moore
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bruckner Quartet Schubert
Quartet Movement in C minor, 0703 Bruckner String Quartet in C minor Dvorak Piano Quintet in A
2.20 Euro-Jazz from Toronto
Renie Rosnes Quartet
4.00 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Barry Wordsworth Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Prokofiev Cinderella: Suite No 2
4.55 Casagrande Piano Competition Final Concert
Casagrande I Segno dello Zodiaco Anna Shibayeva (piano)
Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer) Danil Kopylov
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Yuka Imamine , Umbria Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Marco Galli