Presented by Anthony Burton.
Symphonic Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
7.30 Alkan Concerto do camera No 1 in A minor
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor
7.46 Locatelll Violin
Concerto in C, Op 3 No 5 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Raglan Baroque Players/ Nicholas Kraemer
Saint-Saens Printemps qui commence; Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
Denyce Graves (mezzo)
Monte Carlo Philharmonic
8.19 Enesco Symphony No 1 in E flat
Romanian National Radio
9.00 Building a Library
Mozart's Quintet in E flat for piano and wind
(K452) by Colin Lawson.
Roderick Swanston on new opera releases of Boris Godunov and II Trovatore as well as Britten's Turn
'of the Screw and Rape of Lucretia.
10.15 Record Release
Musorgsky Boris Godunov (Act 2)
Boris ANATOLY KOTCHERGA (bass)
Fvodor...LILIANA NICHITEANU (mezzo)
Xenia .VALENTINA VALENTE (soprano)
...EUGENIA GOROCHOVSKAYA (alto)
Shutsky ..PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.52 Verdi n Trovatore
(Act 1 excerpt)
Manrico.PLACIDO DOMINGO (tenor)
Leonora APRILE MILLO (soprano)
Il Conte di Luna
VLADIMIR CHERNOV (baritone) Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, conductor
Capitol's Full Dimensional Sound series has just been reissued by EMI at mid-price. The recordings come mainly from the 50s and, like RCA's Living and Mercury's Living Presence, they prided themselves on being at the cutting-edge of developments in sound technology. David Gutman listens to the first batch.
11.35 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
Berlin PO/Leopoid Stokowski Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
Christopher Page considers some recent recordings of medieval and Renaissance music from Britain and the continent.
Producer Kate Bolton
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4: Obsessed with Beauty
The world of fashion and beauty from The Rape of the Lock to The Clothes Pit.
Compiled by Leo Aylen. Producer Fiona McLean
Beethoven Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp); Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 Producer John Thomley
Richard Osborne presents nine programmes celebrating the conductor's 80th birthday.
7: The California Connection From 1978 to 1986 Giulini was chief conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. With the help of reminiscences from
Giulini's principal guest conductor in Los Angeles, Simon Rattle , this week's programme examines the achievements of a time that included celebrated recordings of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, Brahms's Second
"Mother Goose" Suite and Verdi's Falstaff.
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
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Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week the first ever encyclopaedia on music theatre, a new comic opera, Craig's Progress, and a preview of Channel 4's season on women composers.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
A performance of Dvorak's opera at the National
Theatre in Prague. Set in an 18th-century Czech village, it is a story of political intrigue and enduring friendship. Sung in Czech.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre conducted by Zdenek Kosler Act
7.15 Cafe Culture
Mary Hockaday explores the thriving cafe culture of Prague.
7.30 Acts 2 and 3 Producer Clive Bennett
Bernardo Scares is a clerk in a Lisbon office whose life is dominated by obsessive routine and day-dreaming. He keeps a diary in which he records his thoughts and his impressions of the city that he loves.
Steve Hodson concludes his reading from Fernando Pessoa 's masterpiece, written in the early part of this century.
A Perryscope production
Kathron Sturrock (piano) James Patten Nocturne
Nol Chopin Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No
Ballade in A flat. Op 47
Rawsthome Ballade (1967) Barber Ballade , Op 46 Nocturne, Op 33
Patten Nocturne No 2 Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Miles Kington presents the first of three concerts recorded at this year's festival.
The Acoustic Quartet from
France, led by Louis Sclavis (clarinet and bass clarinet) and Dominique Pifarely
(violin), with Marc Ducret
(guitar) and Bruno Chevillon (double bass), play at the Guildhall, Bath.
During the interval, Louis Sclavis and Dominique Pifarely talk to Nod Knowles about the quartet and the way their music has developed.
Producer Derek Drescher