Issues in Information
Presented by Richard Osborne.
Elgar, arr Brewer
Chanson de Matin
Thomas Trotter (organ)
A Musical Joke (K522) I Musici de Montreal, director Yuli Turovsky
Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Stuttgart RSO , conductor Neville Marriner
Paris Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
8.40 Vaughan Williams In the Fen Country New Queen's Hall
Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat by Jerrold Northrop Moore. Lionel Salter reviews new releases of chamber music from Pleyel and Spohr to Korngold and Zemlinsky.
Octet in B flat
Septet in E flat. Op 20
Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble
Bryce Morrison has been listening to recent reissues of Wilhelm Backhaus playing Brahms and Artur Rubinstein playing Mozart and Liszt.
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
George Pratt and Stephen Daw unlock a treasury of dance music hidden in Bach's cantatas.
Producer Kate Bolton
Arnold Wesker , author of The Kitchen, pulls a strudel with Leslie Forbes.
Producer Noah Richler
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No I
Alain Frogley presents six programmes exploring the composer's little-known transatlantic connections.
5: Pilgrim Fathers
As a writer of hymn tunes and admirer of Bunyan, Vaughan Williams had much in common with American composers as they rediscovered their Puritan past.
Ives Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (mono)
Strings of the New York Philharmonic, conductor
Randall Thompson Alleluia Harvard University Choir/ Murray Forbes Somerville Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 2 Manhattan Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
William Schuman New England Triptych
The Phoenix Symphony, conductor James Sedares
Symphony No 5 in D LSO/André Previn
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thorne. Discs
This week, Ivan Hewett talks to guitarist Marcos about the decline of flamenco festivals in Andalusia. Plus a look at the relationship between
Handel and Lord Burlington. Producer Anthony Sellors
The last of this season's operas is Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos; the second version, with a Prologue set back-stage, before the Opera, which tells the story of Ariadne abandoned on her island and her meeting with Bacchus. Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal .
Sung in German.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine
Nurturing nurses, raging
Bacchae, lost and betrayed Ariadne made immortal: who were the women in the lives of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelling? Peggy Reynolds investigates.
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)
A short season for the Orthodox Holy
Week opens with the first in a series of ironic reflections by Graeme Fife , brief encounters with the Greek gods, all of whom are played by Edward de Souza and Anna Massey.
Tonight Fireworks in Heaven is performed by Edward de Souza as Zeus who metes out insults on his grandfather, takes meet vengeance on Prometheus and meets a wild goose. Producer Piers Plowright
Piano Sonata in A minor
(D537); Hungarian Melody in B minor
(D81 i); Piano Sonata in E flat (D568)
Paul Berkowitz (piano)
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Harumi Hanafusa (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Laurent Petitgirard
Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to review a new biography of Billie
Holiday by Donald Clarke , and The Duke Ellington Reader edited by Mark Tucker , and there is music on recent CDs by pianists
Lou Levy and Borah Bergman , and saxophonists
Evan Parker and Anthony Ortega. Producer Derek Drescher