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With Martin Handley.

Scriabin Piano Sonata No 4

6.50 Debussy Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un Faune

7.05 Wagner, arr Leslie Howard Spinning Chorus (The Flying Dutchman)

7.40 Bernstein Chichester Psalms

8.05 Mendelssohn Overture for Wind, Op 24

8.45 Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical)


Martin Handley

With Donald Macleod.
Two hundred and fifty years after his death the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is still perceived as the foundation stone of Western classical music. In the first of this week's five programmes Donald Macleod explores Bach the keyboard player and composer.

Italian Concerto in F, BWV971 - Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV808; Goldberg Variations (excerpt) - Glenn Gould (piano)

Preludes and Fugues: in D; in D minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1); in F; in F minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) - Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Donald Macleod
Kerry Chapman

With Peter Hobday, featuring Purcell odes and recordings by conductor Hamilton Harty.

Locke, Draghi, Weldon Music for "The Tempest" - Musicians of the Globe, director Philip Pickett

10.16 Purcell Welcome to All the Pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1683) - Soloists, Taverner Consort, Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott

10.31 Berlioz Romeo Alone (Romeo and Juliet, Op 7) - LPO, conductor Hamilton Harty

10.43 Smetana Macbeth and the Witches - Radoslav Kvapil (piano)

10.55 Berlioz Tristia, Op 18 (Funeral March for the last scene of "Hamlet") - LPO, conductor Hamilton Harty

11.04 Purcell Why, Why Are All the Muses Mute? - Soloists, Tragicomedia, director Stephen Stubbs (archlute/theorbo)


Peter Hobday
Nick Morgan

Graeme Kay presents the first of five programmes devoted to last year's Austrian and German chamber music festivals.

Brahms Deutsche Volkslieder Nos 1, 2 and 4 - Juliane Banse (soprano), Olaf Bar (baritone), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Schubert Five songs arranged for cello - Mischa Maisky (cello), Daria Hovora (piano)

Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49 - Murray Perahia

Dvorak Piano Trio in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky) - Vienna Piano Trio


Graeme Kay
Juliane Banse
Olaf Bar
Helmut Deutsch
Mischa Maisky
Daria Hovora
Murray Perahia
Vienna Piano Trio

Stephanie Hughes introduces a song recital from the Wigmore Hall, London.

Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Schubert An die Leier; Stemme der Liebe, D412; Fischerlied; Fischerweise; Von Mitleiden Maria; Der Wanderer, D649; Herbstlied; Herrn Josef Spaun, Assessor in Linz

Debussy Nuit d'Etoiles; Voiciquele Printemps (Romance); Beau Soir; Mandoline

Poulenc Le Travail du Peintre


Stephanie Hughes
Simon Keenlyside
Malcolm Martineau

Sean Rafferty talks to Indian soprano Patricia Rozario about her role in John Tavener's new work, Fall and Resurrection. Music includes at 5.00 William Boyce's Overture for the New Year played by the Hanover Band, and at 5.35 Beethoven's Octet in E flat, Op 103, played by the Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble, see also tomorrow 7.25pm


Sean Rafferty
Patricia Rozario

Live from the Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester, Blue Peter presenters Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas and Matt Baker join Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC
Philharmonic to pull some classical favourites out of the hat.
Holst Uranus (Suite: The Planets)
Prokofiev Waltz (Cinderella, Suite No 1)
Ravel Beauty and the Beast (Suite: Mother Goose)
Falla Ritual Fire Dance (El Amor Brujo)
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Mirlitons (The Nutcracker)
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
7.20 Twenty Minutes: The White Cat Jenny Agutter reads E Nesbit's magical tale for the new year.
7.40 Daugherty Concertino for Four Bassoons (Hell's Angels)
Kabalevsky Galop (The Comedians)
Britten Midsummer Night 's Dream (excerpt) Saint-Saens Danse Macabre
Stravinsky Infernal Dance and Finale (The Firebird. 1945)


Konnie Huq
Simon Thomas
Matt Baker
Yan Pascal Tortelier
BBC Philharmonic
Jenny Agutter

A selection of operatic arias and duets in a concert given at Glyndebourne Opera House in April.

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Bryn Terfel (baritone), LPO, conductor Myung-Whun Chung

Mozart Overture; Cinque Dieci; Se a Caso Madama; Se Vuol Ballare (The Marriage of Figaro); Parto, Parto (La Clemenza di Tito)

Rossini Dunque io Son (The Barber of Seville)

Mozart Madamina, il Catalogo E Questo (Don Giovanni)

Haydn Al Tuo Seno Fortunato (L 'Anima del Filosofo)

Donizetti Quanto Amore (L'Elisir d'Amore)


Cecilia Bartoli
Bryn Terfel
Myung-Whun Chung

Isabel Hilton talks to writer and director Mike Leigh. Through seminal films like Abigail's Party, Life Is Sweet and Secrets and Lies, Leigh has proved one of the most acute observers of modem life, but in his latest work Topsy Turvy, he's taken a new direction. Set in London of the 1880's, the film is laced with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan and explores the characters of the musical partnership.


Isabel Hilton
Mike Leigh
Jane Graham

With Susan Sharpe.

12.05am Turina Rapsodia Sinfonica, Op 66

12.15 Noskowski The Steppes, Op 66

12.40 Peire d'Alverna Dejosta, Is Breus Jornae la Lonca

12.50 Villa-Lobos Guitar Prelude No 1 in E minor

1.00 Joaquin Piano Trio No 2 in B minor, Op 76

Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)

1.55 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat

3.00 Schumann Konzertstuch in F

3.40 Albicastro Trio Sonata, Op 8 No 9

4.00 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314

4.20 Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, Op 80

4.40 Foerster Viri Israelite

5.00 Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D, BIW1069

5.25 Goldmark Overture: In the Spring

5.40 Villa-Lobos Introduction to "Choros"


Susan Sharpe

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