Learning for Life: The Widden Family Centre
Presented by Richard Osborne.
7.15 Kreisler Violin
Concerto in the Style of Vivaldi
7.28 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpt)
8.13 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2
8.40 Elgar Overture:
Cockaigne (In London Town)
Walton's Violin Concerto by Stephen Johnson. Michael Oliver on his own selection of new releases, including John Eliot Gardiner 's new recording of Lehar's The Merry Widow.
Goldschmidt Retrospectrum Gaede Trio 10.31 Cornelius Trauer und
Trost, Op 3
Margaret Price (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)
10.46 Geoffrey Bush English Suite
Jonathan Keates on a batch of mid-price opera reissues from Decca. These performances are available on CD for the first time and include Joan Sutherland in Verdi's Rigoletto ana Janine Micheau in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
The poet-composer Thomas Campion said, "Heaven is music", encapsulating an association of music with the divine that was typical of his generation.
Christopher Page and his guests Gillian Beer and John Stevens continue their exploration of his work and compare it with that of George Herbert - poet, clergyman and musician. Producer Kate Bolton
Six anthologies of poetry, music and actuality, compiled by Leo Aylen.
1: Disjointed Palaces A look at theatre and entertainment from
Shakespeare to P
G Wodehouse 's The Audience at the Court Theatre. Producer Fiona McLean
A concert given last year in the Wigmore Hall by the distinguished young
Andreas Schmidt , with Rudolf Jansen (piano).
Schubert Der Strom
(D565); Am Strome (D539); Am See (D746); Nachtstuck (D672); Nachtviolen
(D752); Im Walde (D834); Das Sehnen (D231); An die Leier (0727); Die Gotter Griechenlands (D677); Im
Walde (Waldesnacht) (D708) Wolf Der Genesene an die
Verborgenheit; Auf einer
Wanderung; Der Feuerreiter; Im Fruhling; Begegnung; Um Mittemacht; Zur Warnung ; Storchenbotschaft (Morike Lieder)
Stephen Walsh talks to Robert Craft in six conversations about the American writer and conductor's relationship with the composer Igor Stravinsky.
3: A Creative Crisis? -
Schutz, Schoenberg and Stravinsky
After the premiere of The Rake's Progress in Europe in 1951 and his visit to
Paris the following year,
Stravinsky faced a creative dilemma: he was no longer at the "cutting edge of the avant-garde". During the next few years, he gradually altered his method of composition to introduce some of Schoenberg's serial procedures. Was this Craft's doing? Was this development natural for a composer in his 70s? Including excerpts from Stravinsky's Cantata,
Septet, In memoriam Dylan Thomas and Agon and Schoenberg's Orel Satiren , Op 28.
A Soundscape production
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
Ivan Hewett talks to the renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar. Also, American
Originals - a new book which looks at current trends in American new music.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Beethoven Andante favori in F(WoO57); Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les adieux)
Scriabin Two Pieces, Op 57; Eight Etudes, Op 42
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E (Preludio)
"A shabby little shocker" was one critic's view of Tosca, but over the years audiences have proved this wrong and applauded it as one of Puccini's greatest operas. Sung in Italian. Presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Daniel Oren
8.15 The Care and Feeding of Critics with Martin Bemheimer.
And Albert Innaurato talks about Tosca.
8.50 Act 2
9.35 The Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer ,
Albert Innaurato and Speight Jenkins are grilled by Edward Downes.
10.05 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU
by James Stock. For the first in a new series of Studio 3, a live drive-in radio road movie, created with Industrial and Domestic Theatre
Contractors, who specialise in large-scale site-specific works. Ron, hero of Britain's underground car-owning movement, will be appearing for a once-in-a-lifetime gathering.
Music by James Mackie , sung by Sense of Sounds
Director Kate Rowland
Event supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain and Manchester Airport
This British saxophonist celebrated his 50th birthday with a concert at Dingwalls in London last April. Brian Morton introduces highlights of the occasion, including a sextet led by vocalist
Francine Luce with Evan Parker and Alex Maguire (piano), and a trio consisting of Evan Parker , Barry Guy (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums). During the interval, Evan Parker talks to Brian Morton about his career.
Producer Derek Drescher