Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music includes Ravel's
Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 performed by the Berlin Philharmonic with the Berlin Radio Chorus conducted by Pierre Boulez at 6.10; Vivaldi's Concerto in C, RV114, played by Ensemble 415 after the
7.00 news; and Wolf's Italian
Serenade performed by the Hagen Quartet after the 8.00 news. Producer Joanne Whitworth
Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music includes Ravel's
With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat, K184 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.09 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90
9.21 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor, Op 44
London Philharmonic, conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.46 Haydn Symphony No 55 in E flat (Schoolmaster)
Aideburgh Festival Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
10.03 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri
Producer Nick Morgan
Joan Bakewell talks to violinist
Joshua Bell. Born in Indiana, he made his concerto debut at the age of 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Riccardo Muti. In this first programme, he talks about his early years as a child prodigy and his rapid rise to fame, with music by Kreisler, Prokofiev, Massenet and Mozart. Producer Kerry Chapman
Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony summed up his own attitude to life - a life which was always overshadowed by death. The loss of his mother, sister and a close friend affected him deeply, and he tried to commit suicide on at least one occasion. There are several theories about how Tchaikovsky eventually died - the official version from his brother Modest was that the composer died after drinking unboiled water during a cholera epidemic. The programme includes excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Oslo PO, conductor Mariss Jansons The Queen of Spades
Vladimir Atlantov and Ernesto Gavazzi
(tenors), Dmitri Hvorostovsky
(baritone), Tanglewood Festival
Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Violin Concerto in 0 Joshua Bell, Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy The Voyevoda Frankfurt RSO, conductor Eliahu Inbal
Producer Tony Sellors
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Daniel Snowman.
Heir to Verdi. The Puccini family of Lucca, like the Bachs, were a musical dynasty, and Giacomo was expected to follow earlier generations of his family by becoming a church musician. But as a teenager, he was bowled over by a performance of Verdi's recent masterpiece Aida and knew that he had to write operas. Even the instrumental and choral pieces of his youth show clear signs of the stage dramatist Puccini was soon to become.
Producer Michael Emery
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)
Suk Ballade and Serenade, Op 3 Kodaly Cello Sonata, Op 4 Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6 Repeated Saturday 1pm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra This week's programmes feature American music.
Conductors Andrea Quinn and Osmo Vanska , Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Pizzetti Rondo Veneziano
Barber Symphony No 1
Joseph Marx Romantic Piano Concerto Howard Hanson Symphony No 2 * See Brian Kay : page 42
Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights. Each programme takes as its launching pad an idea from Saturday's Opera on 3. Let's Talk about the Weather.
Chabrier, Janacek, Rameau and Rossini are among the composers in some of whose operas the weather plays an important part.
This week, Verity Sharp goes in search of music that can be found in the street. Today, she is in Manchester for the performance of two works featuring car horns.
Stephen Montague 's new Horn Concerto is scored for an orchestra of automobiles, and Urban Strawberry Lunch's piece A Good Hoot involves Manchester's rush hour drivers.
Producer Christina Pritchard
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Sean Rafferty previews the 14th
Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, which begins with tonight's live concert relay. Trevor Pinnock recalls the highlights of the last 14 years and looks forward to conducting
Rameau's Pygmalion tonight as part of this year's festival theme - the splendour of Versailles. Music includes Sibelius's Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari leading up to 6.00, with Poulenc's Piano Concertojust before 7.00. Producer Nicki Paxman
I From St John's, Smith
Square, London, the opening concert of this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Nancy Argenta , Ruth Gomme and Helen Groves (sopranos),
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor),
English Concert Choir and Orchestra, director Trevor Pinnock
Purcell Suite: The Fairy Queen
Handel Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6
8.00 The Descendants of Pygmalion In the Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, scientist
Susan Greenfield and art historian
Yash Eisner return to the ancient version of Pygmalion to explore the human search for perfectibility.
8.20 Rameau Pygmalion
Sam Shepard : Live at BAC
The first of five programmes recorded at the Battersea Arts Centre in which : actor and dramatist Sam Shepard reads from his work. Tonight's readings chronicle epic truck drives across America and sad encounters in motel rooms and bars.
Producer Julian May
Music for violins and viola, performed by members of the Chilingirian Quartet
Haydn and Mozart Songs lain Burnside introduces a recital by Rebecca Evans (soprano),
Toby Spence (tenor) and Eugene Asti (piano). Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.
Producer Ekene Akalawu
With Digby Fairweather. Dave Gelly presents jazz news and book reviews. Producer Terry Carter
Suite o' Bairnsangs; Rorate Coeli ; Excursions; Mary, Queen of Scots Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Claire-Marie Leguay (piano) AJbeniz Iberia (Book 1) Schumann Carnaval
2.05 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Canadian Chamber Ensemble
2.40 Bartok Suite: The Miraculous
Mandarin Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Aldo Ceccato
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Doppler Andante and Rondo Karolina Santi-Zupan and Matej Zupan (flutes), Dijana Tanovic (piano)
4.40 Tartinl Cello Concerto in A
Milos Mlejnik , Slovenian Soloists, conductor Marko Munih
5.10 Haydn Symphony No 87 in A La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
5.55 Grainger Londonderry Air
Edmonton Wind Ensemble/Harry Pinchin