With Andrew McGregor , including
Verdi Overture: The Sicilian Vespers La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Muti
6.12 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
7.05 Parry / Was Glad
St Paul 's Cathedral Choir,
Andrew Lucas (organ), conductor John Scott
7.36 Kodaly Suite: HaryJanos Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati
8.05 Paganinl Caprice No 24 in A minor David Garrett (violin)
8.42 StraussDon Juan Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
With Andrew McGregor , including
With Penny Gore.
Purcell Suite: The Prophetess Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
9.15 Schubert Du Bist die Ruh
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Karl Alwin (piano)
9.20 Strauss Sonatina No 2 in E flat
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Discs
With Stephanie Hughes.
Curzon Miniature Overture: Punchinello
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
10.04 Stravinsky Suite Italienne Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Olli Mustonen (piano)
10.22 Bridge Two Poems of Richard Jefferies Ulster Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend
10.35 Artist of the Week:
Vivaldi Concerto in D, RV84
10.44 Havelock Nelson
Philip Martin , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend
10.55 Koechlln Seven Stars'
Symphony (5th mvt:
Marlene Dietrich ; 6th mvt: Emil Jennings ) German Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Judd
11.05 Beethoven An die Feme
Olaf Bar (baritone),
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
11.40 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend
Featuring Clementi's only surviving piano concerto and, from his old age, a symphony which incorporates the national anthem of his adopted country. Presented by David Byers in conversation with Malcolm Binns.
Reader Anthony Finigan. Piano Concerto in C
Pietro Spada , Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
Symphony No 3 in G (Great National) Philharmonia, conductor Claudio Scimone
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
The first of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. German soprano Anja Silja talks about the character Senta in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. The conversation is illustrated with excerpts from the recording Silja made with conductor Otto Klemperer. Producer Peter Tanner
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth Mathias Dance Overture
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts) Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
The new series of Ensemble opens with one of Schubert's most magical quartets, played by the Takacs
Quartet. Introduced by Penny Gore . Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D804
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Tommy Pearson explores some of the many ways in which musical instruments are used across different cultures. 3: Violins Repeat
Sean Rafferty reflects on a log hot summer when he chooses guitarist Pepe Romero to play Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner at
5.35pm and American Gil Shaham gives listeners a view of opera through a violinist's eyes when he talks about his new CD Fiddler at the Opera.
From the Barbican Hall, London. William Christie directs two works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier - an operatic divertissement intended for performance in Louis XIV's salons at Versailles, and a dramatic cantata on the legend of Orpheus and Euridice.
Charpentier Les Plaisirs de Versailles
Sophie Daneman (soprano), Katalin Karolyi (mezzo), Steve Dugardin (countertenor), Francois Piolino (tenor), Matthieu Lecroart (baritone)
8.00 What Heart of Stone Would Not Be Moved?
Graham Sadler looks at Charpentier's La Descente d'Orfee aux Enfers and its idiosyncratic treatment of the familiar myth.
8.20 Charpentier La Descente d'Orfee aux Enfers
Sophie Daneman, Mhairi Lawson and Gaelle Mechaly (sopranos), Katalin Karolyi (mezzo), Steve Dugardin (countertenor), Paul Agnew and Francois Piolino (tenors),
Matthieu Lecroart (baritone), Nathan Berg (bass)
The Landscapes of Man
4: The Spiritual Landscape
Susan Marling explores monument and commemoration together with eastern and western notions of spirituality in the land. Repeat
Celebrating the Glory of the Voice
The first of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt. This concert was given last July in York Minster.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Robert Quinney (organ), director Stephen Cleobury John Browne Stabat Mater
Richard Farrant Felix Namque Walter Lambe Stella Caeli
William Shelbye Felix Namque
Thomas Tallis Wdete Miraculum
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Patrick Wright picks up hints on cheating at cards at the world premiere of Gavin Bryars 's composition A Man in a Room, Gambling. He also discusses contemporary views of Sophocles's Electra in the light of a new version by Frank McGuinness. Producer Julian May
In each programme this week,
Humphrey Burton takes a different opera by Verdi and looks at it from the point of view of a different practitioner in the opera world. Today he talks to conductor Sir Georg Solti about
Simon Boccanegra , a work which underwent extensive revision 25 years after its premiere, and introduces excerpts from Solti's own recording, starring Kiri Te Kanawa and Leo Nucci. Repeated from last Thursday
Digby Fairweather talks to Steve Voce and Ruby Braff about
Mel Powell and Willie "the Lion" Smith.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.
Introit: On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (James MacMillan ) Responses (Byrd)
Psalm 49 (Heather Mott ) First Lesson: Amos 9
Magnificat, tone 8 (Marc Gagliano ) Second Lesson: Mark 12, wl3-27 Nunc Dimittis: Wood in B flat
Anthem: An Admonition to Rulers
Hymn: Christ Who Knows All His Sheep (Cambridge)
Organ Voluntary: Two Preludes on Melodies from "The Genevan
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Bavarian RSO/Lorin Maazel, Maxim Vengerov (violin) Mozart
Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550; Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
3.35 Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
Frescobaldl, transcr Bartok Toccata in G: Fugue in G minor Cala, transcr Bartok Sonata in G
3.45 Saarbrucken RSO, Saar
Chamber Choir/Zoltan Pesko, Idilko Vekony (cimbalom), Gyorgy Sandor (piano) Kurtag Five Messages;
Splitter Bartok Piano Concerto No 3 Kurtag Grabstein fur Stephen Bartok Suite: The Miraculous Mandarin