J K Galbraith
with Anthony Burton. Alessandro Marcello
Concerto No 3 in B minor
Collegium Musicum 90/ Simon Standage (violin)
7.13 Brahms Two
Rhapsodies, Op 79
Alexei Lubimov (piano)
7.30 Kodaly Symphony in C Philharmonia Orchestra. conductor Yondani Butt
Marzveilchen; Muttertraum; Der Soldat; Der Spielmann, Op 40 Nos 14
Andreas Schmidt (baritone) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
8.15 Peteris Vasks Lauda
Riga PO/Kriss Rusmanis
8.37 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
(Symphony of a Thousand) by Edward Seckerson. Karel Janovicky on some new releases of Czech music.
Trad, arr Janacek Moravian Folk Poetry in Song (selection) Zdena Kloubova (soprano) Leo Marian Vodicka (tenor) Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
10.26 Dvorak String Quartet in E, Op 80 Panocha Quartet
10.56 Schulhoff Suite for chamber orchestra (1921) Ebony Band. Amsterdam, conductor Werner Herbers
Robert Layton reviews the first releases in IMP's new series BBC Radio Classics, selected from the BBC
Sound Archive. They feature live recordings by conductors and soloists including Adrian Boult ,
Malcolm Sargent and John Pritchard , Janet Baker , Jack Brymer and John Ogdon.
11.40 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
NPO/Leopold Stokowski Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm
Personalities from all walks of life talk to composer Michael Berkeley about their musical tastes, revealing some fascinating enthusiasms and beliefs.
Today's guest is Dr Germaine Greer , the celebrated feminist, polemicist,
Shakespeare scholar and academic, whose musical choices reveal some original and strongly held views on performers and musical styles.
Minimalists beware! A Classic Arts production
Six anthologies of poetry, music and actuality, compiled by Leo Aylen.
4: Glissando and Tibetan
Paul Durcan 's Hopping Round Knock Shrine to
Ted Hughes 's A Motorbike. Producer Fiona McLean
6: In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky
Towards the end of his life,
Stravinsky published a series of conversation books with his young assistant Robert Craft, which offer a unique insight into the composer's life.
But how accurate are they? Did Stravinsky really write them. or were they all
Craft's work? In his final conversation with Stephen Walsh , Robert Craft reveals the truth about his literary collaboration with Stravinsky. The programme also features the composer's In memoriam pieces dedicated to the memory of friends and acquaintances. Craft recalls these friendships and remembers his own last days with Stravinsky, and Stravinsky's funeral and burial on the Venetian isle of San Michele. Including excerpts from Persephone, The Rite of Spring, In
Memoriam Dylan Thomas , Ode, Epitaphium,
Variations: Aldous Huxley in memoriam, Introitus in memoriam T S Eliot, A
Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer, Elegy for JFK and the Requiem Canticles. A SoundScape production See Choir Works tomorrow
with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, Jean-Jacques Nattiez talks about the disappearing music of the Eskimos. Also, how far are cadenzas improvised? Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Parsifal by Richard Wagner. A star-studded cast lines up for the final opera of this season's live relays from New York. Wagner's
"farewell to the world" was described by the composer as a "festival play for the consecration of the stage". It tells of the Knights of the Holy Grail, temptations of the flesh and - ultimately - compassion and redemption. Sung in German. Presented by Peter Allen. Kundry...GWYNETH JONES (soprano)
Parsifal...PLACIDO DOMINGO (tenor)
Amfortas...WOLFGANG BRENDEL (bar)
Klingsor .DONALD MCINTYRE (bass)
Gumemanz....ROBERT LLOYD (bass)
Titurel......PAUL PUSHKA (bass) Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
6.50 Mythology without Wagner
David Huckvale looks at the work of writers and musicians contemporary with Wagner who chose the same subject matter as he did.
7.25 Act 2
8.30 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes's guests this week are Thor Eckert
Jr. Henry Fogel and Charles Osborne.
9.00 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU
Lenin promised that communism would "liberate women from domestic slavery". It didn't.
An impressionistic collage of text, sound and music reflecting women's lives in the USSR. devised and performed by Jan Pearson and Ri Richards , with Manon Edwards and Dorien Thomas.
Director Alison Hindell
Brian Morton introduces a specially recorded set by the 21-year-old pianist Nikki Yeoh and Infinitum
(drummer Keith LeBlanc and bass player Michael Mondesir ), with guest flautist Rowland
Sutherland. Music on disc is provided by vocalist Alison Bentley and her
Quartet, trumpeter Chris Botti , and Bloodcount led by saxophonist Tim Berne. Producer Derek Drescher
from All Saints Russian
London. Conducted by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, with commentary by Father Sergei Hackel.