With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including Taverner Ex eius tumba
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
7.05 Delius In a Summer Garden
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
7.32 Brahms Ballades , Op 10: No 3 in B minor, No 4 in B
Emil Gilels (piano)
8.05 Canteloube Bailero
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
8.29 Korngold Violin Concerto Itzhak Perlman (violin),
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Handel Cantata: Carco sempre di gloria
Gerard Lesne (alto),
II Seminario Musicale
9.14 Franck Symphonic Variations Jorge Bolet (piano),
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.31 Respighi Feste romane Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit Discs
With Patrick Lambert.
Artists of the Week:
Dvorak The Wood Dove conductor Libor Pesek
10.21 Janacek On an Overgrown Path (excerpts)
Ivan Klansky (piano)
10.25 Klement Slavicky Madrigals on Words of Folk Poetry (excerpts) Prague Madrigalists
10.31 Milan Slavicky Two Chapters from Revelations
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Serge Baudo
10.50 Martinu Butterflies and Birds of Paradise (excerpts) Boris Krajny (piano)
10.54 Suk String Quartet No 1 in B flat
11.29 Janacek Cantata: Amarus
Kvetoslava Nemeckova (soprano). Leo Marian Vodicka (tenor), Vaclav Zitek (baritone),
Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Czech Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
"Carried off before his time: who knows what and how much he might have achieved otherwise!" (Gustav Mahler )
Gustav Mahler presented highlights from his completion of Weber's unfinished opera Die Drei Pintos by saying: "My imagination was so taken by the wonderful fragments that I devoted myself to becoming steeped in the spirit of Weber. It's been great fun: my pieces are highly praised by critics and public as pure Weber!"
Plus Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs by Weber, who was the first composer to use the anthology: Mahler worked from Weber's copy when writing some of his own famous Wunderhorn settings.
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Parfums de l'Orient
Richard Langham Smith presents three programmes tracing orientalism in French opera.
2: Colonialism, Slaves and War
Highlights from the well-known operas Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saens and Lakme by Delibes, as well as from rarer works such as Roussel's
Padmavati and Felicien David 's Le
2.00 Radio Showcase
2.05 In the News
2.25 Something to Think About
2.40 Music Workshop
3.00 BBC Singers at the Spitalfields Festival
Christ Church, in the City of London. plays host to the BBC Singers in a programme of music performed at
London's annual Spitalfields Festival last Thursday. The concert includes a first performance of Back to Ground by Martin Butler. The recital marks the 25th anniversary of the death of English early music exponent David Munrow , who is also the subject of the following programme. The Pied Piper.
Conductor Bo Holten
Martyn Hill (tenor)
John Turner and Keith Elcombe
Jonathan Price (cello)
Dufay Nuper rosarum flores Anon Anglia planctus itera
Martin Butler Back to Ground (first performance)
Nicolas Gombert Credo
Gordon Crosse Verses in Memoriam
Ian Kemp Carolling
Pierre de la Rue Missa pro defunctis Producer Michael Emery
See also tomorrow 7.30pm
4.35 The Pied Piper
A portrait of David Munrow and his Early Music Consort, including their recording of dances from Susato's Danserye of 1551. Discs
Tommy in at the Deep End
Tommy Pearson exercises his fingers and flexes his vocal chords in his role as lieder coach for the day.
r~~~" David Owen Norris is in the Jubilee Hall for this edition live from the Aldeburgh Festival.
5.45 Rossini La Regata Veneziana
6.20 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201
7.03 Wilbye Adieu , sweet Amaryllis Producer Jeremy Hayes
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Robert Cohen (cello)
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor
Five 15-minute plays set in bed starring real-life couples.
4: Judi Dench and Michael Williams travel on the sleeper from Edinburgh. Written by Russell Davies Rpt
String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5 Vanbrugh Quartet
Andrew Manze introduces a session in which the American harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Baroque suites from France. Germany and Austria.
Francois Couperin Suite in G (Premier Ordre)
J C F Fischer Suite in D (Polymnia) Fux Partita in A minor
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Does a cross-cultural world literature exist, comparable to world music?
Hermione Lee considers national and international literatures in the light of John Sturrock 's ambitious Oxford
Guide to Contemporary Writing. Plus passion, bloodshed and drama in Covent Garden on the opening night of Verdi's Don Carlos , the story of the Infante of Spain's love for the beautiful Elisabeth de Valois , who is being forced to marry his father. Producer Jackie Christie
Bruhns De profundis clamavi Michael Schopper (bass) Musica Antiqua Koin director Reinhard Goebel
Buxtehude Toccata in G, BuxWV 164
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord) Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor, BuxWV 140
Harald Vogel (organ)
Buxtehude Herr ich lasse dich nicht, BuxWV 36
Guy de Mey (tenor)
Max van Egmond (bass) Ricercar Consort
Bohm Overture in D
Parley of Instruments directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
Repeated from last Thursday
Campbell Burnap reunites
Humphrey Lyttleton and his one-time collaborator Graeme Bell.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. conductor Victor-Pablo Perez Pierne
Ramuntcho: Suite No 2 Poulenc
Concerto for two pianos Ravel
Concerto for piano left-hand; Suite: Mother Goose
2.30 Mezzo Birgit Finnila and pianist Dag Achatz perform songs by Schubert, Schumann. Wolf, Sibelius and Rangstrom
3.30 Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Poland, conductor Agnieszka Duczmal Corelli Concerto grosso (Christmas
Concerto) Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C Sikorski Strings in the Earth
4.15 Music from Senegal