Daniel Barenboim Tomorrow
The master musician gives a rare solo piano recital - his first in London for 0 years - playing Beethoven sonatas and Book One of Debussy's Preludes.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 3pm
Charles Dutoit conducts the Phil in three classic French 20th- century works - Debussy's Images, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Poulenc's Gloria.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-360 4242) 7.30pm
London Mozart Players Thur
The orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Royal Gala Concert, conducted by Matthias Bamert. Music by Mozart makes up most of the programme, but there's room for the premiere of John Woolrich's Concerto for Orchestra.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-360 4242) 7pm
Vienna Symphony Orchestra Thur
The VSO are the distinguished visitors to the Barbican today, conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, in a suitably Viennese programme of a Strauss waltz, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 and Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, "Pastoral".
Barbican Hall, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7.45pm
Sibelius's Kullervo Today
Sakari Oramo, the Finnish principal conductor of the CBSO, returns to home territory with his reading of Sibelius's early choral symphony based on Finland's national epic.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham (02-22 3333) 7pm
Ives Violin Sonatas
Hansheinz Schneeberger, Daniel Cholette (ECM)
All four of Charles Ives's idiosyncratic violin sonatas are articulated with flair and style by this duo. The expansive Third Sonata is particularly impressive in their hands, but they have a fine grasp of the homespun Americana, which emerges from the entire corpus while still being classically assimilated in terms of form. A close, immaculately balanced recording. HHHH
Schnittke Psalms of Repentance
Swedish Radio Choir, Kaljuste (ECM)
Schnittke produced his 2 settings for mixed chorus in 988. He adopts a mystic, minimalist tone - though, as so often with Schnittke, with his implied layers of irony, one can never be sure of the truth of what one is hearing. The choir sings angelically for this concentrated account, the haunting ambience helped by a spacious yet sharp account. HHHHReuse content