Culture and Belief in Europe: Giorgi
Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases. Bach Keyboard Concerto in D (BWV 1054)
Melante Amsterdam/Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
7.17 J Strauss (son)
Wine, Woman and Song (original choral version) Vienna Men's Choral
Czech Radio SO, Bratislava/ Johannes Wildner
7.29 Brahms, orch Berio Clarinet Sonata No 2
James Campbell (clarinet) LSO/Geoffrey Simon
7.52 Emma Kirkby (soprano) sings songs written for Cecilia Ame, nee Young Academy of Ancient
8.02 Prokofiev Quintet in G minor, Op 39 Berlin Soloists
8.26 Mozart Andante and Variations (K501) Louis Lortie and Helene
Mercier (piano duet)
Concierto de Aranjuez Julian Bream (guitar) CBSO/Simon Rattle
9.05 Record Review continues with Richard Osbome.
Building a Library: Beethoven's String
Quartets, Op 74 (Harp) and Op 95 (Serioso) usually come together on one disc. Richard Wigmore assesses this contrasted pair. Stephen Plaistow also has comparisons in his new releases of piano music: Chopin on fortepianos of the 1830s and modem grands, and Mozart from Shelley, Larrocha and Pletnev.
10.35 Record Release
Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25 John Bingham (piano)
11.11 Britten Diversions
Leon Fleisher (piano left hand)
Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa
11.37 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Alexei Lyubimov (Erard piano)
11.49 DG have remixed
Karajan's best-selling early digital recordings and claim they have come up with Karajan Gold.
Richard Osbome talks to
Klaus Hiemann of DG's
Hamburg recording centre about the technology and asks Stephen Johnson to sample the results, ending with the 1984 recording of
Symphony No 8 in F Berlin PO. Discs
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35am repeated Wednesday 2.00pm)
The first of six recitals by Andras Schiff.
Sonata in E minor (D566) Sonata in C (D840)
1.50 Andras Schiff talks to Misha Donat.
2.10 Sonata in A minor (D845)
Producer Misha Donat
Ten programmes exploring his legacy as composer, conductor and pianist. 1: Bernstein and the Classics
Brahms Tragic Overture Vienna PO
Haydn Symphony No 84 in Eflat
New York PO
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor (K478) with members of the Juilliard Quartet
Haydn Agnus Dei (Harmoniemesse)
Judith Blegen (soprano) Frederica von Stade
Kenneth Riegel (ten)
Simon Estes (bass-bar) Westminster Choir New York PO
Brahms Sapphische Ode, Op 94 No 4 with Christa Ludwig (mezzo)
Symphony No 2 in C
New York Stadium SO Discs
Produced and presented by Christopher Marshall
The final, apocalyptic part of Wagner's Ring cycle and the last of this season's broadcasts from the Met. The hero
Siegfried dies, the gods and their kingdom are engulfed in flames, and the ring of the Nibelungs - with its curse - is returned to its original home on the bed of the Rhine, making possible the birth of a new era. Sung in German. (mezzo) (baritone) (bass) (bass) (contralto)(mezzo)
Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra and Chorus conductor James Levine Act
7.05 Saturday Night in New York
If you are not among the crowd at the Met, what else could you be doing on a Saturday night in New
York? Stephen Greco takes Alan Brown on a tour which begins uptown in black tie and ends downtown in black leather.
7.30 Act 2
8.45 The Metropolitan Opera Quiz
Listeners challenge three opera experts.
9.20 Act 3
A week in the arts with Christopher Cook. In this week's programme, the critics focus on current radio, including a new dramatisation of Edith Wharton 's The Age of Innocence and a series of documentaries on the UN peace-keeping force, The Thin Blue line.
Producer Beaty Rubens
As well as running the small record label Slam, George Haslam also plays baritone saxophone and tarogato. He talks to Brian Morton , who introduces a studio session in which Haslam recorded a series of duos with Howard Riley (piano), Paul Rutherford (trombone) and Liz Hodgson (vocal).
conducted by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.
Commentary by Fr Sergei Hackel. From All Saints
Russian Orthodox Church, Ennismore Gardens, London. Choirmaster
Michael Fortuonatto. Producer Faina lanova