Talking about the Enlightenment
Presented by Anthony Burton.
Plchel Symphony in D (Mars)
Oradea PO/Romeo Rimbu
7.22 Bach Trio Sonata No
6 in G (BWV 530)
Simon Preston (organ)
7.36 Weber Andante e rondo ungarese
Gerard Causse (viola) Les Solistes de Montpellier-
8.02 Mendelssohn Piano
Concerto No 2 in D minor
Howard Shelley (piano) London Mozart Players
8.27 Locke and Smith
Curtain Tune; Act
Tunes; Conclusion (The Tempest)
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.39 Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes )
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Bartok's The Miraculous
Mandarin by Jonathan Swain. George Pratt reviews new releases of late baroque and early classical choral music, including Handel's Deborah and Gluck's Orfeo.
Hasse Piramo e Tisbe
Barbara Schlick and Suzanne Gari (sopranos) Michel Lecocq (tenor) Capella Clementina , conductor
Patrizia Kwella (soprano) Catherine Denley (alto) Mark Tucker (tenor)
Stephen Roberts and Michael George (basses) Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Richard Hickox
Sony Classical have brought out a Pablo Casals Edition - mid-price reissues of recordings made in the early 1950s which show the great cellist conducting and playing. Michael Hall has been listening to the set.
11.38 Schumann Five
Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102
Pablo Casals (cello)
Leopold Mannes (piano) Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
"A house in a place of horror, an infinite solitude":
Christopher Page and Henrietta Leyser reflect on the plainsong of the 13th-century Cistercians in their lonely monasteries. Producer Kate Bolton
Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, a rare interview with Philip Larkin , first heard in 1961. Producer Fiona McLean
In the fifth programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear looks at the 19th and early 20th centuries, with performances by Felicity Lott , Joan Sutherland , Ian Partridge , Benjamin Luxon and others. Dfscs
A Rewind production
Recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill.
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 71 No
Elgar String Quartet in E minor
A Classic Arts production
David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today. 6: For 25 years Bernard Haitink presided over the world's most sheerly beautiful orchestra in one of the world's greatest halls, Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw. Today, he traces a century of the orchestra's excellence under Willem Mengelberg , Eduard van Beinum ,
Erich Kleiber and Otto Klemperer. Producer Nick Morgan
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
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Ivan Hewett looks at the role of the orchestral leader. Also, was Strauss a modernist? And how much of a gypsy was Brahms? Producer Anthony Sellors
Le nozze di Figaro Mozart and da
Ponte's multi-layered opera, based on the play by Beaumarchais.
Sung in Italian.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
7.20 Da Ponte in New York
In 1805, at the age of 56, Lorenzo da Ponte fled imprisonment by emigrating to New York. Nobody there knew him as Mozart's great librettist: he ran a deli.
David Owen Norris talks to his biographer April FitzLyon about da Ponte the American.
7.45 Act 2
8.35 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to this week's team of opera buffs: Alison Ames ,
Will Crutchfield and Cori Ellison.
9.00 Acts 3 and 4 (In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)
Six Myths of Our Time Marina Warner gives the third of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
Little Angels, Little Devils:
Keeping Childhood Innocent. From Peter Pan to
Poltergeist, the burden of dreams that children bear.
Brian Morton talks to guitarist Tony Remy and reviews new albums by Bob Ostertag (electronics),
Johan Norberg (guitar) and others. He is joined by Paul Oliver to discuss recent blues books, including Mance Lipscomb 's autobiography, Lawrence Cohn 's Nothing but the Blues, Alan Lomax 's The Land Where the Blues
Began and a biography of Leadbelly.
Producer Derek Drescher