Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.
Wind Quintet in F, Op 95 Fodor Quintet
7.22 Ravel Alborada del gracioso; La vallèe des cloches (Miroirs)
Anne Queffelec (piano)
7.36 Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 Maggini Quartet
8.03 Lucie Skeaping and John Potter sing popular English national songs from Saydisc's new album with Jeremy Barlow 's Broadside Band.
8.14 Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G
USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra/
continues with Anthony Burton.
Building a Library:
Tippett's A Child of Our Time by Michael Oliver.
Nicholas Anderson reviews chamber music by William Lawes , Rameau and others, rich in the sounds of the viol. Edward Seckerson hails Gerard Schwarz 's recording for Delos of the complete symphonies of Howard Hanson.
10.35 Record Release Rameau
Concert No 4 in B flat
(Pieces de clavecin en concerts) Ryo Terakado (violin) Kaori Uemura
(viola da gamba)
Christophe Rousset (h'chord)
Symphony No 3
Seattle Symphony/ Gerard Schwarz
Sett No 8 in D for 2 violins, bass viol and organ London Baroque
11.33 Rodney Milnes reviews opera reissues, including Philips's Opera Collector series; Debussy and Ravel from Ansermet; and Ferenc Fricsay 's classic early stereo operas for DG, ending with 12.35 Beethoven
Fidelio (excerpt) with Leonie Rysanek ,
Irmgard Seefried ,
Ernst Haefliger , Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau, Keith Engen and Gottlob Frick. Discs
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9. 05-10.35 repeated Wednesday 2.00pm)
Partita No 6 in E minor
1.45 Interval Reading
1.50 Goldberg Variations (BWV988)
Clementi Trio Cologne Discs
Koussevitzky Foundation Commissions: 1942 The eighth of 12 programmes by Humphrey Burton surveying the legacy of the Russian-born conductor and patron
Serge Koussevitzky , with contributions from
Oliver Knussen and Sarah CaldwelL
Symphony No 1
Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek Barber
Prayers of Kierkegaard Sarah Reese (soprano) Chicago SO/
Britten Passacaglia ; Dawn; Sunday Morning (Peter Grimes ) Boston SO/Koussevitzky Peter Grimes (Act 3, sc 2) Joan Cross (soprano) Peter Pears (tenor)
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra/
Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes ) New York PO/
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott
The discipline of Cultural Studies now embraces areas as diverse as comic-books and popular cinema. Christopher Cook and guests review some new studies in this genre. Producer Paul Quinn
Gluck's opera to a libretto by Roullet after Calzabigi, sung in French in the revised version (Paris, 1776).
Virtue is rewarded as Alceste prepares to give her life to save her husband.
Members of the Netherlands Radio Chorus
Chamber Orchestra conductor Arnold Ostman.
7.25 A reading from
Gluck's preface to Alceste, which made history with its manifesto for opera as music drama.
7.35 Acts 2 and 3
High Priest of Apollo:
Herald! Voice of Hades:
Voice of Apollo:
A Profile of Aldous Huxley
Dr Valentine Cunningham , Senior Tutor in English Literature at Corpus
Christi College, Oxford, considers some of the contradictions in the satirist of the brittle 20s turned prophetic critic of 20th-century progress. He spanned the period from the despair of the First
World War to the mystic salvationism of the mid-century - a man whose interests covered literature, science, religion and politics. With Sybille Bedford, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead,
Sir Stephen Spender , Gavin Ewart ,
Julian Symons , Professor
Lewis Wolpert and archive recordings of Huxley, his brother Julian and contemporaries.
Producer Judith Bumpus
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Three Pieces, Op 14 Slow Dance
Kenneth Leighton Four Romantic Pieces.
The American pianist recorded in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, last October during a Contemporary Music Network tour, with Hilliard Green (bass) and Cindy Blackman (drums).
Introduced by Brian Morton, who talks to Don Pullen during the interval.