Whatever Happened to the People's Home?
Presented by Anthony Burton.
Symphony No 79 in F Orpheus CO
7.24 Biber Dixit dominus
(Vesperae a 32) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, conductor Ton Koopman
Spohr Octet in E, Op 32 Gaudier Ensemble
8.08 Zelenka Trio Sonata
No 6 in C minor
Symphony No 8 in F Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
9.00 Building a Ubrary
Puccini's Manon Lescaut by Michael Oliver. Stephen Johnson on new releases of early 20th-century music: Bartok, Shostakovich and Szymanowski's Stabat Mater.
10.15 Record Release
The Rock, Op 7 Russian National
10.30 Szymanowski Stabat Mater
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano) Florence Quivar (mezzo) John Connell (bass) City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Simon Rattle
Symphony No 2 (To October)
Brighton Festival Chorus RPO/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Jonathan Swain uncovers some fine examples of the old Russian style of orchestral playing in Svetlanov's cycle of the Tchaikovsky symphonies with the USSR Symphony
Orchestra, just reissued on Melodiya.
11.35 Tchalkovsky The Tempest
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Evgeny Svetlanov Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs
with George Pratt.
Anthony Rooley , lutenist and director of the Consort of Musicke, explores his role as a "translator" and communicator of early music. Producer Kate Bolton
5: Dry Martinis on the Isles of Greece
Travel in poetry and music from Letter to Lord Byron to Diarrhoea Attack at Party
Headquarters in Leningrad. Compiled by Leo Ayien. Producer Fiona McLean
Michael Collins (clarinet) Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Debussy
Première rapsodie Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1 Poulenc Sonata
2.00 Interval Reading George Bernard Shaw reflects on clarinets and clarinettists.
Schumann Phantasiestucke , Op 73 Lovregllo Fantasy on themes from "La
Traviata", Op 45 Weber Grand Duo
Concertant, Op 48
Richard Osborne presents nine programmes celebrating the conductor's 80th birthday.
8: The Reluctant Modernist with contributions from
Robert Tear , Simon Rattle , Hugh Bean and Carlo Maria Giulini himself.
Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes ) Philharmonia Orchestra
Violin Concerto No 1
Nathan Milstein (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony No 1: Finale Chicago SO
Britten Serenade for
Tenor, Horn and Strings Robert Tear (tenor)
Dale Clevenger (horn) Chicago SO Mahler
Symphony No 9: Adagio Chicago SO
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, takarazuka -
Japanese cabaret with a difference, a new biography of Peter Maxwell Davies , and the history of women troubadours in France.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
"Wagner is 37 to 38 years of age, of medium stature, has brown hair, an open forehead; eyebrows brown; eyes, greyish blue; nose and mouth, proportioned; chin, round, and wears spectacles. Special characteristics: rapid in movement and speech.
Dress: coat of dark green buckskin, trousers of black cloth, velvet vest, silk neckerchief, ordinary felt hat and boots."
Dresden police issue a warrant for Wagner's arrest following the 1849 revolution, as 10th-century Antwerp sees the forces of good and evil battle for supremacy in his just-completed "romantic opera".
Chorus of the Grand
Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
7.30 Who Is the Grail?
Both Wagner in Germany and the pre-Raphaelite artists in England were fascinated by the legend of the Holy Grail.
In tonight's intervals
David Huckvale compares the simultaneous interest of these artists and explores the symbolism of the Grail quest.
7.45 Act 2
David Huckvale continues his exploration of the myth of the Holy Grail.
9.30 Act 3
(Swiss Radio recording)
King Heinrich I of Saxony:
Elsa of Brabant:
Friedrich of Telramund:
Ortrud, his wife:
This week, Brian Morton introduces a solo set by the American drummer and pianist
Jack DeJohnette , recorded at the Sadler's Wells Theatre during this year's London Jazz Festival. There is also a roundup of recent releases and a report from New York by Alyn Shipton , who has been talking to drummer Grady Tate and saxophonist Charles Gayle and hearing about a recent recording session by Oscar Peterson.
Producer Derek Drescher