Last of five programmes Rameau Acte de ballet: Pygmalion
Libretto by BALLOT DE SOVOT
CHOIR OF THE PARIS CHAPELLE ROYALE chorus-master
LA PETITE BANDE leader SIGISWALD KULIKEN conducted by GUSTAV LEONHARDT record
Last of five programmes ARTHUR GRUMIAUX (violin)
Bach Concerto in D minor, for two violins and orchestra
With HERMAN KREBBERS (violin) LES SOLISTES ROMANDS/
Brahms Violin Concerto in D with the NEW PHILHARMONIA/
SIR COLIN DAVIS records
Respighi Overture: Belfagor LSO/LAMBERTO GARDELU Shostakovich Quartet No 2, in A major, Op 68
FTTZWILUAM STRING QUARTET
Hummel Fantasy in G minor ERNST WALLFISCH (viola)
WURTTEMBERG CO/JORG FAERBER Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 4, in B flat major, Op 53 (for the left hand)
MICHEL BEROFF (piano)
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA/
Introduced by Michael Oliver The Britten Opera Theatre: a report on the eve of the opening production.
The French and the Fete galante: atalkby
Richard Langham-Smith .
Sonata nottuma: a conversation with Nicholas Maw and Alexander Baillie
Schoenberg and his Songs: by Michael Musgrave.
Producers GRAHAM SHEFFIELD and ANDREW LYLE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 2.0pm)
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op2Nol
Ravel Une barque sur I'ocean; Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs) Albeniz El polo ; El albaicin (A re-broadcast of last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert)
(Tomorrow at 1.5 pm: Jorge Bolet , piano)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by PETER EOTVOS Harrison Birtwistle Earth Dances (R)
For sheer mastery nothing could beat 'Earth Dances a mighty multilayered score with a tremendous, inexorable natural momentum all its own.
The megalithic grandeur and sheer dynamism of Birtwistle music were marvellously conveyed in the BBC orchestra's committed performance: it already sounds like a classic orchestral work of our time.
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Etienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis after the play by Schiller.
Music by Rossini
Sung in the Italian version by CALISTO BASSI: records
AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
NATIONAL PO/RICC ARDO CHAILLY
The action takes place in Switzerland in the year 1340.
2.20* Interval Reading
2.25* Act 2
Selected and introduced by Alan Brownjohn with poems by STEWART BROWN. LESLIE CROOK PHILIP GROSS. MIKE JENKINS
STEPHEN KNIGHT. LAURENCE LERNER PETER PORTER. KEITH SPENCER and JOHN WHITWORTH Readers Anne Rye and Paul Webster
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)
A sceptical review of new ideas and old orthodoxies in the world of the arts.
Presented by Nigel Andrews Producers SAM COLLYNS and ADRIAN VELICU
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at
5: The Green-eyed Monster
Rodney Milnes continues his exploration of some of the less endearing traits displayed by operatic characters.
Transcriptions, Paraphrases, Reminiscences (6)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 543)
Schubert March in E flat minor (D 819 No 6); Soirees de Vienne Nos4,6and9 played by JOHN BINGHAM
conducted by Wilfried Boettcher
Paul Silverthorne (viola) Parti
Beethoven Symphony No 2, in D Robert Saxton Viola Concerto
(first performance: Cheltenham Festival commission)
Almost all Kraus's victims could be located somewhere between his café table and his study. Peter Pulzer , Gladstone
Professor of Government at
Oxford, reflects on a satirist's agony in Imperial Vienna. (R)
Part 2 Beethoven symphony No 7, in A
(Given on 9 July in Cheltenham Town
Hall m association with the Central Electricity Generating Board, aspart of the 1986 Cheltenham International Festival of Music)
BBC Pebble Mill
A monologue by DAVID GASCOYNE Head by John Franklyn-Robbins
Several months In a mental home suffering from hallucinations can be disturbing, but the even stranger experiences of one's fellow inmates may alleviate one's suffering.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
BBC Bristol (R)
First of three programmes including some of Schoenberg's songs
SHEILA ARMSTRONG (soprano) MARTIN ISEPP(piano)
Schoenberg Hochzeitslied ;
Erwartung (Four songs, Op 2);
Jane Grey (Two Ballads, Op 12) acnumann Five poems of Mary
Queen of Scots
Schubert Im Walde (text by SCHLEGEL, 708); Lied (Des
Lebens Tag, D 788)
GABRIEL! STRING QUARTET
Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Brendan O'Reilly (violin)
Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (cello)
With KENNETH ESSEX (viola) and MORAY WELSH (ceUo)
Ferdinand Ries String Quintet In major, Op 171 gorges Onslow String Quintet in F minor, Op 32