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(Carnival of the Animals)
Janos Starker (cello)
Shudu Iwasaki (piano)
7.08 Boyce Symphony
No 8 in D minor
Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
7.32 Keyboard Compendium: Bach
Two-part Inventions Nos 1-4 (BWV 772-5)
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
Promenade: Walking the Dog
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
DerMusensohn (D764); An die Nachtigall (D497)
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
Kammermusik No 1, Op 24 No 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly Discs
2: The Square and Basilica of St Mark
Between the music,
Martin Jarvis reads from the journal of Edward Wright 's visit to Venice in the 1720s.
Trio Sonata in C (RV60) Variations on "La
Ingrit Attrot and Nancy Argenta (sopranos) Catherine Denley (contralto)
English Concert Choir
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
with Edward Blakeman , including:
Boccherinl Sonata No 4
Janos Starker (cello)
Alain Planes (piano)
10.10 Artist of the Week: Frederick Fennell
English Folk Song Suite
Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Romeo and Juliet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
from the Pittville
One of the features of this year's festival are the Beethoven Mornings - the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets combined with British quartets that have been premiered at the festival over the last 50 years.
Today the Franz Schubert Quartet of Vienna play Rawsthorne's Second
Quartet, written for the Cheltenham Festival and first performed there in 1954, sandwiched between two Beethoven quartets. Beethoven
String Quartet in G, Opl8No2 Rawsthome
String Quartet No 2
11.50 Heroic Musicology Jan Smaczny takes a quizzical look at Beethoven and his three periods.
12.10pm Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)
(Sponsored by Linneys Colour Print)
conductor Lorin Maazel with Lynn Harrell (cello)
Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche; Waltz sequence (Der Rosenkavalier)
Capricorn with Eleanor Bron and John Amis (speakers) Schoenberg Suite , Op 29 Walton
Lucy Shelton (soprano) Watton Overture:
The Triumph of Time
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements (Given the Free Trade Hall,
Manchester, last February and sponsored by Brother International (Europe) Ltd)
Tommy Pearson tries to find out why fashions in music are as fickle as the fashions on the Clothes
Show. He is helped out by Paul Gambaccini and Graham Sheffield , the director of music at the South Bank Centre.
David Owen Norris presents today's edition direct from the Pittville
Pump Room, Cheltenham, with guests and musicians from the festival.
Producer Jeremy Hayes
(The BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Cheltenham Festival: Friday 7.30pm)
Rossini's ambitious tragic opera is set at the time of the wars between Turkey and Venice.
The heroine, daughter of the ruler of the Venetian city of Negroponte, is torn between her loyalty to her own people and her love for the leader of the Turks.
Sung in Italian.
Calbo ...GLORIA SCALCHI (contrato) Condulmiero ..JUAN LUQUE (tenor)
(tenor) Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conductor Gabriele Ferro
8.45 In a Word
Gluttony, drinking to excess, riot, irreverence, abuse ... tonight Derek Alsop discusses the concept of the camavalesque in the arts.
9.05 Act 2
(Italian Radio recording)
Christopher Cook talks to the composer
Nicola LeFanu as she prepares to take up the post of Professor of Music at York
Producer Erika Wright
BBC Philharmonic conductor Yan Pascal
Hungarian Sketches Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D