Talking about the Enlightenment
Presented by Richard Osborne.
Bach, arr Stokowski Fugue in G minor (BWV578)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Piano Concerto No 26 in D (K537) (Coronation) Maria-Joao Pires (piano) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Jennifer Smith and Nancy Argenta (sopranos)
Catherine Wyn Rogers (contralto)
English Concert and Choir, director Trevor Pinnock
Symphony No 8 in G Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Mozart's Die Zauberflote by John Steane. David
Fanning reviews new piano releases, including Debussy and Berg from Pollini and Zimerman, and Scriabin's
Mazurkas from Artur Pizarro.
Preludes: Book 1, Nos 5-12 Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Piano Sonata, Op 1 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Scriabin Mazurkas , Op 25 Nos 3- 7 Artur Pizarro (piano)
Berwald and Stenhammar,
Lutoslawski and Penderecki: Michael Oliver has been listening to EMI's new Matrix series, which consists of unusual repertoire reissued at mid-price.
Polish Radio National SO/ The Composer
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs
"And they sung as it were a new song." (Revelations) Christopher Page and David Fallows reflect on the artistry of performing early song, with interpretations by Jantina Noorman ,
Andrea von Ramm , James Bowman , Margaret Philpot and others.
Producer Kate Bolton
Robert Kee talks to people for whom the 30s was a significant period in their lives.
Today, the historian and poet A L Rowse talks about his experience of the decade.
Producer Fiona McLean
Mozart Fantasia in C minor
(K475); Piano Sonata in C minor (K457) Janacek
Sonata (1 X 1905)
Schubert Sonata in A (D959)
This was a decade in which depression and recovery led to catastrophe. Stephen Banfield shows how complacency and commitment, fear and hope mingled with popular culture to produce potent, sometimes desperate music, including Walton
Symphony No 1 Sibelius
Funeral, Op 111b
Dallapiccola Il coro dei malammogliati Strauss
Die schweigsame Frau Vaughan Williams
Dona nobispacem Schmidt
Symphony No 4 Britten
Our Hunting Fathers
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
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This week, Ivan Hewett asks how important is the title of a piece of music, and do all orchestras sound the same? Also, profiles of Boris Christoff and Alfred Schnittke.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Carmelites Opera in three acts by Poulenc to a text by Georges Bernanos.
Sung in French.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus. and Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Act
8.00 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to this week's team of opera buffs: Martin Bernheimer ,
Phillip Gainsley and George Jellinek.
8.25 Act 2
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)
Marquis de la Force:
Blanche, his daughter:
Chevalier de la Force, lier brother:
Chaplain of the cotent:
Thierry, a servant:
Javelinot, a doctor:
Brecht is generally considered the greatest German dramatist of the 20th century, and possibly the most important German poet of the period. With the rise of the Nazis, Brecht became an exile in stages, moving through Europe to America.
His songs, with music by Hanns Eisler , poems, letters and diaries have been selected by his translator John Willett to chart his journey.
Poems are read by Nadine Gordimer and others.
The singers are
Sara Kestelman. Philip Dogan and Jenny Galloway. Producer Ned Chalet
Brian Morton talks to
American pianist and composer Mal Waldron and introduces his specially recorded solo set.
Plus reviews of albums by pianists Cecil Taylor ,
Bill Evans (with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer ) and Ralph Towner (with bass player Gary Peacock ).
Producer Derek Drescher