Presented by Richard Osborne.
Boyce Symphony No 1 in B flat
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
7.10 Byrd Fantasia in C Martin Souter (organ)
7.18 William Dawson
Negro Folk Symphony Detroit Symphony
7.51 Schubert Piano
Sonata in D (D850) Emil Gilels (piano)
8.34 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919)
Bastille Opera Orchestra/ Myung-Whun Chung
Palestrina's masses by David Fallows. Robert Cowan
reviews new releases of chamber music including music by Pavel Haas , Hans Krasa and Ravel.
Dohnanyi Serenade for string trio, Op 10
Joseph Silverstein (violin) Paul Neubauer (violin) Gary Hoffman (cello)
10.32 Schumann Three
Romances, Op 94
Michel Portal (clarinet) Mikhail Rudy (piano)
10.47 Debussy String
Quartet in G minor, Op 10 Juilliard Opera Quartet
John Steane has been listening to some of the singers featured in historic reissues from EMI and RCA recorded at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.
11.40 Verdi Ella giammai m'amo! (Don Carlos ) Tancredi Pasero (bass)
Barber Give me my robe (Anthony and Cleopatra) Leontyne Price (soprano) New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
Introduced by George Pratt. Baroque violinist
John Holloway demonstrates how the spoken language can influence violin technique and expression, focusing on the exploratory Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Biber. Producer Kate Bolton
Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, in the last of the series, a Poetry Prom from 1973 introduced by John Betjeman. It features Philip Larkin 's only recorded public reading, a rendition of The Whitsun
Series producer Fiona McLean
In the final programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear looks at the profound changes that have affected the genre since the First World War, with works by some of the most influential composers of the past 70 years, in recordings by Peter Pears ,
Stephen Roberts , Felicity Lott , Janet Baker and Robert Tear himself. Discs
A Rewind production
Presented by Tony Staveacre. Philip Martin (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in A flat (H XVI 46)
Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
Debussy L'isle joyeuse Gottschalk Romance
(Little Book); Union-Paraphrase, Op 48
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. 7: From Beethoven to
Maurizio Pollini 's approach to his eclectic repertoire has been shaped by the teaching of Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli, as well as older pianists such as Alfred Cortot.
Producer Nick Morgan
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
This week, Ivan Hewett talks to
Mark-Anthony Turnage about his latest commission. Plus a report from St Petersburg about the premiere there of a previously banned opera. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
La Fille du Régiment
Donizetti's effervescent comedy, his first French opera, with a text by Vemoy de Saint-Georges and Bayard. MarieMAROLYN BLACKWELL (sop)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Edoardo Muller
7.45 The Opera Quiz
William Livingstone puts listeners' questions to this week's panel of opera buffs: Stephen Brown ,
David Hamilton and Richard Woitach.
8.15 Act 2
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)
La Marquise de Berkenfeld:
La Duchesse de Crackentorp:
Six Myths of Our Time Marina Warner gives the fourth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
4: Beautiful Beasts: The Call of the Wild. From King Kong to the teddy bear - the changing value of the animal.
Readers Robert Stephens , Nigel Carrington and Rachel Atkins.
The Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva , renowned for her interpretations of Bach and Shostakovich, died last November. Her final performance of Bach's
Well- Tempered Klavier was recorded in the Wigmore Hall, London, in January 1993. The four recitals are being broadcast in eight programmes over the next two weeks.
Book 1: Preludes and Fugues Nos 1-6 Producer Misha Donat
Alyn Shipton introduces a concert given by this 18-piece orchestra last June as part of the Highbury Festival. It includes Noel
Langley and Ian Carr
(trumpets), Stan Sulzmann and Tim Garland (saxes), Phil Lee (guitar),
Peter Saberton (piano) and Norma Winstone (vocals). In the interval, Alyn Shipton talks to the group's director, trombonist Scott Stroman. Producer Derek Drescher