With Andrew McGregor , including
Suppe Overture: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
6.13 Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake Saito Kinen Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
7.05 Rosenthal Fantasy on Themes by Johann Strauss Piers Lane (piano)
7.32 Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Jane Eagien (soprano),
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
8.05 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Fair Melusine Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.37 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Steven Isserlis (cello),
German Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Christoph Eschenbach
With Andrew McGregor , including
With Penny Gore.
Beethoven Overture: Zur Namensfeier
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.07 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Dame Edna Everage (narrator),
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Lanchbery
9.34 Grlffes The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan
Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra , conductor Andre Kostelanetz
9.44 Granados Escenas Romanticas
Thomas Rajna (piano) Discs
From the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna.
Brian Kay introduces the Vienna
Philharmonic's traditional concert of music by the Strauss family and friends. This year's guest conductor is Zubin Mehta , an old friend of the orchestra who likes to put them through their paces on the byways as well as the highways of the Viennese repertoire. So old favourites like Johann Strauss 's Roses from the South, Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka and Blue
Danube mingle with his marches and quadrilles, plus polkas from practically the whole of the Strauss dynasty. And taking his cue from an innovation in last year's concert,
Zubin Mehta also features music by Josef Hellmesberger , Mahler's rival as conductor of the Vienna
Philharmonic 100 years ago who, at age 11, completely upstaged the premiere of The Blue Danube with his amazing virtuosity on the violin. Including 10.50-11.15
Introduction to the Waltz
Michael Oliver looks at the origins of the raunchiest, most lascivious and scandalous of dances and finds out why it took Vienna by storm. Repeat
The Duo-Art piano roll system allowed great musicians to record their interpretations in the pre-78 era. In this short selection, Prokofiev plays Prokofiev and Paderewski plays Liszt.
Brian Morton looks at animals, monsters, nursery rhymes and lullabies in his continuing exploration of 20th-century American art song. Soprano Dawn Upshaw introduces the most famous of all American evocations of childhood - Samuel
Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw Thomas Hampson (baritone), St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
Theodore Chanler The Children;
Once upon a Time; Moo Is a Cow (The Children) Donald Gramm
(baritone), Donald Hassard (piano) Lee Hoiby Jabberwocky William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Meredith Monk Eva 's Song Toby Newman (treble)
Cage Five Songs Adria Firestone (mezzo), Joshua Pierce (piano)
Irving Fine The Duck and the Yak William Parker (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Ives, arr Adams Down East
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Adams Copland The Little Horses; The Golden Willow Tree; I Bought Me a Cat Roberta Alexander (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Eleanor Steber (soprano),
Dumbarton Oaks Orchestra, conductor William Strickland Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
Music by Tchaikovsky. Capriccio Italien
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky Marche Slave; Serenade
Mélancolique; Overture: Romeo and Juliet; Symphony No 5 in E minor Conductor Edward Downes , Yuri Torchinsky (violin)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
The fourth of five programmes celebrating great performers.
Russell Davies looks at Paul Merton.
Five programmes this week in which Michael Hall explores the changing sound of the recorded orchestra. In the fourth programme, he looks at the Czech Philharmonic and introduces recordings of the orchestra playing Dvorak, Smetana, Beethoven, Janecek and Suk conducted by Vaclav Talich , Rafael Kubelik ,
Paul Kletzki , Karel Ancerl ,
Vaclav Neumann and Libor Pesek.
Pelleas et Melisande
A performance of Debussy's opera given at last year's Salzburg Festival. American soprano Dawn Upshaw leads the cast as the enigmatic Princess Melisande, who marries Prince Golaud but is drawn to his younger brother, Pelleas. Robert Wilson's subtle and allusive production makes strikingly creative use of the notoriously wide stage of Salzburg's Grosses Festspielhaus, while in the pit, the playing of Britain's Philharmonia, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling , was, according to critic Michael Kennedy , "as poetic as it was precise".
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Philharmonia, conductor Sylvain Cambreling
Gardens. Beth Chatto ,
Rosemary Verey and Alan Bloom discuss how their tastes in gardens and gardening have changed during the course of their lives.
Anthony Rooley introduces rarely heard sacred music for voices and instruments by the 17th-century Italian composer Giovanni Felice
Sances, including his Missa Solicita. The performers are Musica Fabula , director Jan Walters.
Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm
To conclude the series of music from the age of 78rpm records, Jeremy Nicholas introduces listeners' requests for Lili Kraus playing Bartok and Alfred Deller singing Dowland.
John Toal introduces music for stage and screen.
Coates Dam Busters BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Geoffrey Toye The Haunted Ballroom RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Ernest Tomlinson
Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Martin Jones (piano), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Kenneth Alwyn
Edward German Merrie England
(excerpts) Joan Bronhill (soprano), Patricia Kern (mezzo), William McAlpine (tenor), Neil Howlett
(baritone), Howell Glynne (bass), orchestra, conductor Michael Collins
Robert Famon Suite: Captain Horatio Hornblower Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
Repeated from Christmas Day 12 noon
Digby Fairweather presents a saiute to Milt Jackson , one of the world's great jazzmen, on his 75th birthday.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong From Westminster Abbey
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Berlin Philhamonic, conductor
Claudio Abbado , Rainer Kussmaul
(violin) Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Rihm Gesungene Zeit Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
3.55 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44 Assai Quartet, Sebastian Marine (piano)
4.30 Beethoven Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roger Norrington