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20070219Petroc Trelawny features pianist Angela Hewitt, who begins the programme with an excerpt from Rameau's Suite in G minor.
20070220Petroc Trelawny features pianist Angela Hewitt, who begins the programme with an excerpt from Chabrier's Dix pieces pittoresques.
20070221Petroc Trelawny features pianist Angela Hewitt, who begins the programme with an excerpt from Francois Couperin's Livres de clavecin (Ordre 6).
20070222Petroc Trelawny features pianist Angela Hewitt, who begins the programme with an excerpt from Chopin's Nocturne in Fm, Op 55 No 1
20070226Petroc Trelawny features violinist Maxim Vengerov, who begins the programme with Bazzini's sprightly Ronde des Lutins.
20070227Petroc Trelawny features violinist Maxim Vengerov, who begins the programme with Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565.
20070228Petroc Trelawny features violinist Maxim Vengerov, who begins the programme with Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo capriccioso.
20070301Petroc Trelawny features violinist Maxim Vengerov, who is joined by viola player Lawrence Power to begin the programme with part of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364.
20070305Geoffrey Smith features pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who begins the programme with Schubert's Impromptu in E flat, D899.
20070306Geoffrey Smith features pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who begins the programme with Mozart's Rondo in D, K382.
20070307Geoffrey Smith features pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who begins the programme with Debussy's Etude Pour les arpeges composes.
20070308Geoffrey Smith features pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who begins the programme with Beethoven's 32 Variations in C minor, WoO80.
20070312With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Conductor Simon Rattle begins the programme with Bernstein's Prelude, Fugure and Riffs.
20070313With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Conductor Simon Rattle begins the programme with the Urlicht from Mahler's Symphony No 2.
20070314With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way: conductor Simon Rattle begins the programme with Sibelius's Night-Ride and Sunrise.
20070315With Catherine Bott.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

Conductor Simon Rattle begins the programme with La vallee des cloches from Ravel's Miroirs orchestrated by Percy Grainger.

20070319With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. The multi-talented Wayne Marshall begins by conducting the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in music by George Gershwin.
20070320With Tom Service.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

Wayne Marshall begins the programme by playing his own transcription for organ of the overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II.

20070321With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Wayne Marshall begins the programme at the piano in concert with his soprano sister Melanie.
20070322With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Wayne Marshall begins the programme directing Gershwin's I Got Rhythm from the piano.
20070326With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins the programme with an aria from Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
20070327With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins the programme with Ravel's Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarme.
20070328With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins the programme with an aria from Bach's Cantata BWV199.
20070329With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Dawn Upshaw begins the programme with Joseph Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne.
20070402With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Norwegian cellist Truls Mork begins the programme with the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No 6.
20070403With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Truls Mork begins the programme with Schumann's Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70.
20070404With Petroc Trelawny. Music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Truls Mork begins with Bruch's Kol Nidrei, joined by the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
20070405With Petroc Trelawny. Featured artist Truls Mork is the soloist in Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra directed by Iona Brown.
20070409With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Pianist Murray Perahia begins the programme with Schubert's Impromptu No 3 in G flat, D899.
20070410With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Pianist Murray Perahia begins the programme with Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words.
20070411With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Pianist Murray Perahia begins the programme with Mozart's Piano Concerto No 3 in D.
20070412With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Pianist Murray Perahia begins the programme with Handel's Chaconne for Keyboard in G.
20070416With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Clarinetist Michael Collins begins the programme with Poulenc's witty Clarinet Sonata.
20070417With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Clarinetist Michael Collins directs his group London Winds in Ligeti's Bagatelles for wind quintet.
20070418With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Clarinetist Michael Collins begins the programme with Arnold Bax's Clarinet Sonata.
20070419With Petroc Trelawny.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Clarinetist Michael Collins begins tonight's programme playing Copland's Sextet with the Vanbrugh Quartet and pianist Martin Roscoe.

20070423With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Tenor Placido Domingo begins the programme with Rossini's Largo al factotum (The Barber of Seville).
20070424With Martin Handley.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Tenor Placido Domingo begins tonight's programme with Beethoven's Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!... In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen (Fidelio, Act 2).

20070425With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Tenor Placido Domingo begins the programme with Puccini's Nessun dorma (Turandot, Act III).
20070426With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Tenor Placido Domingo begins the programme with Agustin Lara's Granada.
20070430With Martin Handley.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Tonight Mark Elder conducts tenor Marcelo Alvarez and the Orchestra of the Nice Opera in music from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann.

20070501With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Mark Elder conducts the Halle Orchestra in Butterworth's rhapsody A Shropshire Lad.
20070502With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Mark Elder conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in music from Shostakovich's Hamlet.
20070503With Martin Handley.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Mark Elder conducts soprano Jane Eaglen and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Casta Diva from Bellini's Norma.

20070507With Petroc Trelawny.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Trombonist Christian Lindberg begins the programme with Rimsky-Korsakov's Concerto for Trombone and Military Band.

20070508With Petroc Trelawny.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Trombonist Christian Lindberg begins the programme with Frank Martin's Ballade for Trombone and Orchestra.

20070509With Petroc Trelawny.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Trombonist Christian Lindberg begins the programme with Leopold Mozart's Concerto in D for alto trombone.

20070510With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Christian Lindberg begins the programme by conducting Alfven's Fest-Overture.
20070514With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Violinist Vadim Repin begins the programme with Bartok's Romanian Folkdances.
20070515With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Violinist Vadim Repin begins the programme with Chausson's Poeme for violin and orchestra.
20070516With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Violinist Vadim Repin begins the programme with Prokofiev's Five Melodies.
20070517With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Violinist Vadim Repin performs Tikhon Khrennikov's First Violin Concerto.
20070521With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Artur Schnabel begins the programme with Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 22 in F, Op 54.
20070522With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Artur Schnabel begins the programme with Schubert's Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 2.
20070523With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Artur Schnabel begins the programme with Mozart's Rondo in A minor, K511.

With Jonathan Swain.

Pianist Artur Schnabel begins the programme with Mozart's Rondo in A minor, K511.

20070524With Jonathan Swain.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Pianist Artur Schnabel and cellist Pierre Fournier begin the programme with Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C, Op 102.

20070528With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Baritone Simon Keenlyside begins with his role of Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute.
20070529With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Baritone Simon Keenlyside begins the programme in one of his signature roles, Britten's Billy Budd.
20070530With Catherine Bott. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Baritone Simon Keenlyside begins the programme with a selection of Schubert's lieder.
20070531With Catherine Bott.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Baritone Simon Keenlyside begins the programme with excerpts from a new recording of Donizetti's Dom Sebastien, Roi de Portugal.

20070604With Tom Service.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs an arrangement of Erbarme dich from Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman.

20070605With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is joined by his Silk Road Ensemble to perform music from China and Central Asia.
20070606With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax to perform Beethoven's Cello Sonata No 4 in C.
20070607With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs part of Tan Dun's Symphony 1997.
20070611With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

John Eliot Gardiner begins the programme with Laudate Pueri Dominum from his pioneering recording of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

20070612With Geoffrey Smith. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. John Eliot Gardiner begins the programme with music from Weber's opera Oberon.
20070613With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

John Eliot Gardiner begins the programme with Bach's Cantata No 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, from the recordings made on his extraordinary Bach Pilgrimage.

20070614With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

John Eliot Gardiner begins the programme conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Chabrier's rhapsody Espana.

20070618With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Martha Argerich begins the programme with six of Chopin's Preludes.
20070619With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Martha Argerich begins the programme with Ravel's Sonatine.
20070620With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Martha Argerich begins the programme with Bach's Toccata in C minor.
20070621With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Martha Argerich plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 in C.
20070625With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud plays Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 with the Berlin Baroque Soloists.
20070626With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud performs Debussy's First Arabesque.
20070627With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud performs Toru Takemitsu's Towards the Sea III with harpist Mariko Anraku.
20070628With Martin Handley. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Flautist Emmanuel Pahud is joined by the Berlin Philharmonic for Mozart's Flute Concerto No 1.
20070702With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Angela Gheorghiu sings arias by Bellini and Puccini, beginning with Casta Diva from Norma.
20070703With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Tenor Roberto Alagna joins his wife Angela Gheorghiu for an excerpt from Verdi's Otello.
20070704With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Angela Gheorghiu sings a selection of earlier music, including arias by Handel and Mozart.
20070705With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Angela Gheorghiu performs songs from her native Romania.
20070709With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra and soprano Eva Urbanova in Verdi's Ritorna Vincitor from Aida.

With Petroc Trelawny.

20070710With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.
20070711With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Suk's Fantastic Scherzo.
20070712With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Czech Philharmonia Orchestra in Smetana's Vltava (Ma Vlast).

To begin, Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Czech Philharmonia Orchestra in Smetana's Vltava.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20070716With Ian Skelly.

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. After his performance in this evening's Prom, we hear Antonio Pappano conducting his other orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, in Wagner's Siegfried's Funeral March.

20070718With Ian Skelly.

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Antonio Pappano conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices in Puccini's La Rondine.

20070719With Ian Skelly. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini.
20070910With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Countertenor Andreas Scholl begins the programme with an aria from Bach's Cantata Vergnugte Ruh.
20070911With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Countertenor Andreas Scholl begins the programme with 'He was despised' from Handel's Messiah.
20070912With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Countertenor Andreas Scholl performs an aria from Mozart's early opera Mitridate, re di Ponto.
20070913With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Countertenor Andreas Scholl begins the programme with the Agnus Dei from Bach's Mass in B minor.
20070917With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

To celebrate the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 75th anniversary, the orchestra plays under some of its former principal conductors.

Adrian Boult conducts Holst's ballet music from The Perfect Fool.

20070918With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

To celebrate the orchestra's 75th anniversary, Bernard Haitink conducts the LPO in Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

20070919With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

To celebrate the orchestra's 75th anniversary, Georg Solti conducts the LPO, the choirs of Salisbury, Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals, and organist Ralph Downes in Walton's Coronation Te Deum.

20070920With Geoffrey Smith.

A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way.

To celebrate the orchestra's 75th anniversary, Klaus Tennstedt conducts the LPO in Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Wagner's Gotterdammerung.

20070924With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Felicity Lott performs a feast of English music including excerpts from Britten's Peter Grimes.
20070925With Tom Service.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Soprano Felicity Lott is well known for her interpretations of Strauss's music and here performs in the closing scene of his opera Capriccio.

20070926With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Felicity Lott performs French music, including songs by Poulenc and Faure.
20070927With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Soprano Felicity Lott sings arias by Mozart, including from The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutte.
20071001With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Helene Grimaud begins with Brahms's Three Intermezzi.
20071002With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Helene Grimaud begins with Chopin's Barcarolle, Op 60.
20071003With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Helene Grimaud begins the programme as soloist in Arvo Part's Credo.
20071004With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Pianist Helene Grimaud begins with the Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninov.
20071022With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. The Brodsky Quartet are joined by Anne Sofie von Otter for Respighi's Il Tramonto.
20071023With Petroc Trelawny.

A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

The Brodsky Quartet have recorded the complete Shostakovich String Quartets, and this programme includes his Quartet No 7.

20071024With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. This programme includes the Brodsky Quartet's recording of Britten's 3 Divertimenti.
20071025With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. The Brodsky Quartet perform a Quartet by Tunde Jegede inspired by the music of Beethoven.
20071029With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Steven Isserlis begins with an early work by Strauss, his Romance for cello and orchestra.
20071030With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Steven Isserlis collaborates with his friend Stephen Hough in music by Liszt.
20071031With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Steven Isserlis performs Thrinos, a solo work written for him by John Tavener.
20071101With Tom Service. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Cellist Steven Isserlis begins the programme with a rarity by Faure written for cello and organ.
20071105With Tom Service.

This week's featured artist is American soprano Renee Fleming.

We hear her perform works by Mozart and Handel, including the Countess' aria Porgi Amor from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

20071106With Tom Service. This week's featured artist is American soprano Renee Fleming. We hear her perform music from the opera stage, including Song to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka.
20071107With Tom Service. This week's featured artist is American soprano Renee Fleming. She once considered following a jazz career and we hear her perform with jazz pianist Fred Hersch.
20071108With Tom Service. This week's featured artist is American soprano Renee Fleming. We hear her as the Marschallin in an award-winning recording of Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier.
20071112With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Conductor Richard Hickox and the BBC Philharmonic begin with Percy Grainger's English Dance.
20071113With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way.

Conductor Richard Hickox is joined by soprano Susan Gritton and members of Collegium Musicum 90 in Hummel's offertory Alma virgo.

20071114With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Richard Hickox conducts Sinfonia 21 in the first suite of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances.
20071115With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. Richard Hickox conducts soprano Yvonne Kenny and the LSO in Per pieta from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.
20071119With Petroc Trelawny.

Pianist Imogen Cooper is the featured artist and the programme includes Schubert's 3 Kalvierstucke, D946.

With Petroc Trelawny. Pianist Imogen Cooper is the featured artist and the programme includes Schubert's 3 Kalvierstucke, D946.

20071120With Petroc Trelawny. The spotlight is on featured artist pianist Imogen Cooper, and the music includes Ravel's Alborada del gracioso and La Vallee des cloches from Mirroirs.
20071121With Petroc Trelawny. Pianist Imogen Cooper features in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and conductor Neville Marriner.
20071122With Petroc Trelawny. Pianist Imogen Cooper is the featured artist in Schubert's Des Baches Wiegenlied from Die Schöne Müllerin, with baritone Wolfgang Holzmair.
20071126With Martin Handley. Baritone Matthias Goerne is the featured artist. In this programme he performs Beethoven's song-cycle An die ferne Geliebte with pianist Alfred Brendel.
20071127With Martin Handley. Baritone Matthias Goerne is the featured artist. This programme includes an excerpt from Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony.
20071128With Martin Handley. Baritone Matthias Goerne is the featured artist. Including arias from Bach's Mass in B minor and St John Passion.
20071129With Martin Handley. Baritone Matthias Goerne is the featured artist. Including some of Hans Eisler's Hollywood songs.
20071203With Ian Skelly. Baroque violinist Rachel Podger performs the eighth of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza Violin Concertos, Op 4.
20071204With Ian Skelly. Baroque violinist Rachel Podger is joined by fortepianist Gary Cooper to perform Mozart's Sonata in B flat for Violin and Keyboard, K378.
20071205With Ian Skelly. Baroque violinist Rachel Podger performs Bach's Solo Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003.
20071210Petroc Trelawny presents The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, who perform Bach's Jauchzet, frohlocket! from Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
20071211Petroc Trelawny presents The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, who perform Carver's O bone Jesu.
20071212Petroc Trelawny presents The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, who perform Palestrina's Motet, Assumpta est Maria.
20071213Petroc Trelawny presents The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, who perform Tallis' Spem in alium.
20071217With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring American conductor Marin Alsop, who was a pupil of Leonard Bernstein. Including her recording of Bernstein's Divertimento.

With Petroc Trelawny.

Featuring American conductor Marin Alsop, who was a pupil of Leonard Bernstein.

20071218With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring conductor Marin Alsop, who is known for her interpretations of American music. Including Gershwin's Blue Monday.
20071219With Petroc Trelawny. Marin Alsop became principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 2002, and this programme features their recording of Bartok's Dance Suite.
20071220With Petroc Trelawny. Marin Alsop returns to American music, and her recording of the Barber Violin Concerto with soloist James Buswell.
20080107With Petroc Trelawny.

Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie is the featured artist and the programme includes music for solo harpsichord by Rameau.

With Petroc Trelawny. Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie is the featured artist and the programme includes music for solo harpsichord by Rameau.

Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie performs music for harpsichord by Rameau.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080108With Petroc Trelawny.

Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie is the featured artist and the programme includes a pioneering recording by Christie's group Les Arts Florissants of music by Charpentier.

The programme includes a recording by Les Arts Florissants of music by Charpentier.

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20080109With Petroc Trelawny. Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie is the featured artist and the programme includes an excerpt from Handel's oratorio Theodora.

The programme includes an excerpt from Handel's oratorio Theodora.

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20080110With Petroc Trelawny. Harpsichordist and conductor William Christie is the featured artist and the programme includes an excerpt from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote.

The programme includes an excerpt from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080114With Martin Handley.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist.

Including Bach's Violin Concerto No 2 in E, BWV 1042, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

With Martin Handley. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Bach's Violin Concerto No 2 in E, BWV 1042, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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20080115With Martin Handley.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist.

Including Bartok's Tempo di ciaconna, from his Sonata for Solo Violin.

With Martin Handley. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Bartok's Tempo di ciaconna, from his Sonata for Solo Violin.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Bartok's Tempo di ciaconna.

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20080116With Martin Handley. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Chausson's Poeme, Op 25, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Chausson's Poeme, Op 25.

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20080117With Martin Handley. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins, with Daniel Stabrawa and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy is the featured artist. Including Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins

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20080121With Tom Service.

The Nash Ensemble are the featured artists and the programme includes the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

With Tom Service. The Nash Ensemble are the featured artists and the programme includes the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

The Nash Ensemble perform a selection of music including the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

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20080122With Tom Service. The Nash Ensemble are the featured artists and the programme includes Mark-Anthony Turnage's An Invention on 'Solitude'.

Featuring the Nash Ensemble, who play Mark-Anthony Turnage's An Invention on 'Solitude'.

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20080123With Jonathan Swain. Featuring a live recording of the Nash Ensemble playing Beethoven's Clarinet Trio at Wigmore Hall in 2005.

A live recording of the Nash Ensemble playing Beethoven's Clarinet Trio at Wigmore Hall.

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20080124With Jonathan Swain. The final programme on the Nash Ensemble features music by one of their collaborators, Malcolm Arnold, and includes his Trio for flute, viola and bassoon.

Featuring the Nash Ensemble, who play Malcolm Arnold's Trio for flute, viola and bassoon.

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20080128With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring the pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough. Including his recording of Schoenberg's 6 Kleine Klavierstucke, Op 19.

Featuring the pianist Stephen Hough playing Schoenberg's 6 Kleine Klavierstucke.

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20080129With Petroc Trelawny.

Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough's recording of Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder, Op 18.

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)

Stella Doufexis (mezzo-soprano)

Adrian Thompson (tenor)

Stephan Loges (baritone)

Stephen Hough and Graham Johnson (piano duet)

Featuring pianist Stephen Hough's recording of Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder, Op 18.

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20080130With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough's recording of Beethoven's Sonata in A minor, Op 23, with violinist Robert Mann.

Featuring pianist Stephen Hough's recording of Beethoven's Sonata in A minor, Op 23.

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20080131With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough playing Suk's Ballade and Serenade, Op 3, with cellist Steven Isserlis.

Featuring pianist Stephen Hough playing Suk's Ballade and Serenade with Steven Isserlis.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080205Presented by Petroc Trelawny, the programme marks the Halle Orchestra's 150th birthday, and includes a historic recording of Berlioz conducted by Hamilton Harty.

Marking the Halle's 150th birthday, the programme includes a historic recording of Berlioz

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080206With Petroc Trelawny. Marking the Halle Orchestra's 150th birthday, this programme celebrates the orchestra's relationship with John Barbirolli and includes music by Elgar.

A programme marking the Halle Orchestra's 150th birthday, including music by Elgar.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080207Introduced by Petroc Trelawny, the programme marks the Halle Orchestra's 150th birthday with performances conducted by three previous music directors - James Loughran, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Kent Nagano.

Featuring performances marking the Halle Orchestra's 150th birthday.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080211With Catherine Bott. The featured artist is cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff, who performs Bach's Cello Suite No 1 in G, BWV 1007.

Featuring cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff, who performs Bach's Cello Suite No 1.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080212With Catherine Bott. The featured artist is cellist Heinrich Schiff, who performs Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

Featuring cellist Heinrich Schiff, who performs Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080213With Catherine Bott. Featuring cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff, who performs Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Neville Marriner.
20080214With Catherine Bott. The featured artist is cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff, who conducts the Northern Sinfonia playing Schubert's Overture in C (In the Italian Style).

Featuring Heinrich Schiff, who conducts the Northern Sinfonia in Schubert's Overture in C.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080218With Tom Service. A profile of American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, well-known for her interpretations of French music. Plus a performance of Ravel's Sheherazade.

A profile of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, which includes her perfoming Ravel's Scheherezade

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080219Tom Service profiles American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and includes her version of Dido's Lament from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, plus opera arias by Mozart.

A profile of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who performs Dido's Lament and works by Mozart.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080220Tom Service profiles mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and returns to French repertoire with excerpts from Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict and Damnation of Faust.

A profile of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who performs Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080221Tom Service concludes his profile of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham with Berg's Seven Early Songs and opera arias by Handel.

A profile of mezzo-soprano Susan Graham with Berg's Seven Early Songs and Handel arias.

Programme focussing on the work of a specific artist

20080225With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is the pianist Peter Donohoe and the programme includes music by Brahms.
20080226With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is the pianist Peter Donohoe, who performs works including a piano concerto by Kevin Volans.
20080227Petroc Trelawny introduces performances by the pianist Peter Donohoe, who plays music by composers including Chopin.
20080228Petroc Trelawny introduces performances by pianist Peter Donohoe, who plays music by Debussy and Rachmaninov.
20080303With Petroc Trelawny. This week's featured artist is conductor Sakari Oramo, who in this programme leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO Youth Chorus in John Foulds' Three Mantras from Avatara.

With Petroc Trelawny.

20080304With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is conductor Sakari Oramo, who directs the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Uuno Klami's Karelian Rhapsody.
20080305With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is conductor Sakari Oramo, who leads the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra performing Bartok's Romanian Folkdances.
20080306With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is conductor Sakari Oramo, who leads performances of contemporary music - beginning with Magnus Lindberg's Chorale.
20080310Catherine Bott profiles violinist and leader of his own string quartet, Thomas Zehetmair, in a programme that includes Beethoven's Romance in F and music by Elliott Carter.
20080311Catherine Bott profiles Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair in a programme that includes Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041.
20080312Catherine Bott profiles Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair, who features as soloist in a recording of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 2.
20080313Catherine Bott profiles Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair in a programme that includes the Sonata No 4 for solo violin by Ysaye.
20080317Tenor Mark Padmore is the featured artist, ahead of his performance as the Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion on Good Friday. The programme includes Beethoven's song-cycle An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98, with Graham Johnson accompanying on piano.
20080318The featured artist is tenor Mark Padmore, who sings Handel's Thus when the sun from's watery bed, from the oratorio Samson, with The English Concert directed by Andrew Manze.
20080319Featuring Mark Padmore, who sings the title role in an excerpt from Act 3 of Rameau's Zoroastre with soprano Gaelle Mechaly and Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie.
20080320Featuring tenor Mark Padmore singing Bach's Welt, deine Lust ist Last... Mein Verlangen ist from Cantata No 161, with the English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner.
20080325With Catherine Bott.This week's featured artist is pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, who gives a performance of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No 1.
20080326With Catherine Bott. The featured artist is pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the programme includes a performance of Haydn's Sonata in D, H XVI 37.
20080327The featured artist is pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the programme includes a selection of Grieg's Lyric Pieces performed on Grieg's own piano at his house in Troldhaugen in Norway.
20080331With Catherine Bott. The featured artist is soprano Karita Mattila, who sings music from her native Scandinavia, including Sibelius's Luonnotar.
20080401Catherine Bott profiles soprano Karita Mattila. She performs vocal works by Mozart including the role of Fiordiligi in his opera Cosi fan tutte.
20080402Catherine Bott profiles soprano Karita Mattila. She sings excerpts from operatic works, including one from Janacek's Jenufa.
20080403Catherine Bott profiles soprano Karita Mattila, who in this programme sings music by Schubert and Schumann.
20080407With Suzy Klein. Featuring pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, who last year celebrated his 70th birthday, and who performs Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052.
20080408With Suzy Klein. Featuring the work of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, in a programme that includes Beethoven's Sonata No 23 in F minor (Appassionata).
20080409With Suzy Klein.

Featuring the work of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy in a programme that includes Richard Strauss' Don Juan.

With Suzy Klein. Featuring the work of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy in a programme that includes Richard Strauss' Don Juan.

20080410With Suzy Klein. Featuring the work of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy in a programme that includes Chopin's Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52.
20080414With Catherine Bott. Featuring the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, who perform music by composers including Handel.
20080415With Catherine Bott. Featuring the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, who perform music by composers including Purcell.
20080416With Catherine Bott. Featuring the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, who perform music by composers including Vivaldi.
20080417With Catherine Bott. Featuring the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, who perform music by composers including Rachmaninov.
20080421Tom Service introduces this week's featured artist, soprano Natalie Dessay, who performs Handel's duet Ah, nella sorte umane with fellow soprano Veronique Gens.
20080422With Tom Service. The featured artist is soprano Natalie Dessay and the programme includes, among others, her performance in the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
20080423With Tom Service. The featured artist is soprano Natalie Dessay and the programme includes her performance as Konstanze in Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
20080424With Tom Service. The featured artist is soprano Natalie Dessay, who sings the role of a nightingale in works by Stravinsky and Saint-Saens.
20080428Catherine Bott profiles American violinist Joshua Bell in a programme that features his recording of Debussy's Violin Sonata, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
20080429Catherine Bott profiles American violinist Joshua Bell in a programme that features his performance of Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1.
20080430Catherine Bott profiles violinist Joshua Bell, who is heard performing John Corigliano's music for the film The Red Violin.
20080501Catherine Bott profiles violinist Joshua Bell, who is featured performing Barber's Violin Concerto and music by Bernstein.
20080505With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist Mikhail Pletnev, with recordings of Rachmaninov's Etudes-Tableaux in E flat minor, G minor, C sharp minor and E flat minor (Ops 33, Nos 6, 9, 8 and Op 39 No 5).
20080506With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is pianist Mikhail Pletnev, who performs Tchaikovsky's Meditation, Mazurque pour danser and Polacca de concert from 18 Pieces, Op 72.
20080507With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is pianist Mikhail Pletnev, who performs Chopin's Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31.
20080508With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring the work of Mikhail Pletnev, with a performance of Scriabin's Piano Sonata No 10 in C, Op 70.
20080513Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is celebrated organist Gillian Weir, who is heard performing Messiaen's Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte-Trinite, in a recording from Arhus Cathedral in Denmark.
20080514Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The featured artist is organist Gillian Weir, who performs Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544, in a recording from the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
20080515Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Featuring organist Gillian Weir, who performs Liszt's St Francis of Paola walking on the waves, arranged by Lionel Rogg, in a recording from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
20080519Tom Service profiles clarinettist Sabine Meyer, who is heard performing Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes accompanied by pianist Alfons Kontarsky.
20080520With Tom Service. Featuring clarinettist Sabine Meyer, with recordings of Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor with the orchestra of the Staatskapelle Dresden under Herbert Blomstedt.
20080521With Tom Service. Featuring clarinettist Sabine Meyer, with a recording of Brahms's Clarinet Trio in A minor with cellist Heinrich Schiff and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.
20080522With Tom Service. Featuring clarinettist Sabine Meyer, with a recording of Copland's Clarinet Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ingo Metzmacher.
20080526With Suzy Klein. Featuring Jordi Savall, who directs Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in the invitatory antiphon Regem cui, part of his 'Route to the Orient' project.
20080527Presented by Suzy Klein. The featured artist is Jordi Savall, who is joined by harpsichordist Ton Koopman in Bach's Sonata in G for viola da gamba and keyboard, BWV1027.
20080528Presented by Suzy Klein. Featuring Jordi Savall, who directs Les Concerts des Nations in Mozart's serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
20080529Presented by Suzy Klein. The featured artist is Jordi Savall and the programme includes pieces he wrote mourning the death of the artist Caravaggio, with Savall himself directing Hesperion XXI and Le Concert des Nations.
20080602With Petroc Trelawny. The programme features South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and includes tracks from his album African Magic.
20080603With Petroc Trelawny. The programme features South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and includes tracks from his album Cape Town Revisited.
20080604With Petroc Trelawny. The programme features South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and includes tracks from his album Desert Flowers.
20080605With Petroc Trelawny. The programme features South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and includes tracks from his album Mindif.
20080609The featured artist is organist Simon Preston, who is heard in music including Bach's Organ Sonata No 6 in G.
20080610The featured artist is organist Simon Preston, who is heard in music including Marcel Dupre's Entree, Meditation, Sortie for organ.
20080611The featured artist is Simon Preston, who is heard in music including Handel's Concerto in B flat for organ, for which he is joined by the English Concert under Trevor Pinnock.
20080612The featured artist is organist Simon Preston, who is heard in music including William Walton's Crown Imperial, arranged for organ by Herbert Murrill.
20080616Presented by Martin Handley. The featured artist is German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is famous particularly for his interpretations of Bach. The programme includes a performance of Bach's Cantata: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152, in which Quasthoff is joined by soprano Dorothea Roschmann.
20080617With Martin Handley. Featuring German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is heard in Brahms's Four Serious Songs and, displaying his lighter side, in music by Duke Ellington.

With Martin Handley.

Featuring German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is heard in Brahms's Four Serious Songs and, displaying his lighter side, in music by Duke Ellington

20080618Presented by Martin Handley.

The featured artist is German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is heard performing operatic arias by Mozart and Beethoven.

Presented by Martin Handley. The featured artist is German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is heard performing operatic arias by Mozart and Beethoven.

20080619With Martin Handley. The featured performer is German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who is heard performing music very close to his heart. He is well-known for his interpretations of Schubert and Schumann lieder, and the programme features the latter's famous song-cycle, Dichterliebe.
20080623With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artists are the choir Polyphony, heard performing Britten's AMDG with director Stephen Layton.
20080624With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artists are the choir Polyphony, who perform Walton's Coronation Te Deum, with The Wallace Collection and director Stephen Layton.
20080625With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artists are the choir Polyphony, who perform Poulenc's Quatre Motets pour un temps de penitence, with their director Stephen Layton.
20080626With Petroc Trelawny. The featured artists are the choir Polyphony, who perform John Tavener's Butterfly Dreams, under director Stephen Layton.
20080630With Suzy Klein. The featured artsist are the celebrated group Kronos Quartet, who are heard performing music by Golijov.
20080701With Suzy Klein. Featuring Kronos Quartet, a group celebrated for work in expanding the range of the string quartet, and who are heard performing music by Kevin Volans.
20080702With Suzy Klein. Featuring the Kronos Quartet, a group that have commissioned many works for string quartet. They perform music by Piazzolla.
20080703With Suzy Klein.

Featuring Kronos Quartet, a group which has collaborated with many different composers from around the world, and who are heard performing music by Terry Riley

With Suzy Klein. Featuring Kronos Quartet, a group which has collaborated with many different composers from around the world, and who are heard performing music by Terry Riley.

20080707Featuring tenor Ian Partridge, who is heard in Monteverdi's sacred concerto Exulta Filia and a Schubert song from the BBC archives. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
20080708The featured artist is tenor Ian Partridge, who is heard in an excerpt from Berlioz's Les Troyens, as well as a Schubert song from the BBC archives. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
20080709Featuring tenor Ian Partridge, who is heard in songs from Vaughan Williams' setting of poetry by AE Houseman, On Wenlock Edge, and a Schubert song from the BBC archives. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
20080710Featuring tenor Ian Partridge, who is heard in clips from Handel's Alexander's Feast, as well as a selection of Schubert songs from the BBC archives.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Featuring tenor Ian Partridge, who is heard in clips from Handel's Alexander's Feast, as well as a selection of Schubert songs from the BBC archives. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

20080714Featuring French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, in performances of French music. Aimard is well-known for his interpretations of Messiaen's music and he is heard in part of Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus.
20080715Featuring French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who is heard in German music including Berg's Piano Sonata, and in part of his new CD of Bach's The Art of Fugue.
20080716Featuring French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who plays in and directs Mozart's Piano Concerto No 6.
20080717Featuring French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who is heard in music by Ligeti, a composer with whom he has collaborated closely throughout his career.
20080721The featured artist is Olivier Latry, organist of Notre Dame, Paris, who is heard in music by Cesar Franck.
20080724With further recordings of featured artist Olivier Latry, organist of Notre Dame, Paris, renowned for his performances of the works of Olivier Messiaen.