With Andrew McGregor.
Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D
6.30 Suk Serenade for strings, Op 6
7.05 Musorgsky Overture: Khovanshchina
7.32 Menotti What a curse for a woman is a timid man
(The Old Maid and the Thief)
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.32 Balakirev Tamara
Bach Concerto in D minor
9.16 Barber Adagio
9.31 Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op 16 Discs
With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
10.05 Purcell Laudate
10.20 Wagner Im
Treibhaus (Wesendonck Lieder)
10.25 Artist of the Week:
John Lill (piano)
Prokofiev Piano Sonata
10.45 Elgar Ave Maria, Op 2 No 2
10.55 Purcell Their necessary aid you use (Circe)
11.00 Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor
11.45 Wagner Prelude:
Act III (Tristan and Isolde)
BBC Singers, conductor David Jones
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Masque into Opera In the last of three programmes exploring the beginnings of the British operatic tradition,
Bruce Wood introduces excerpts from the major stage works of Purcell.
Series producer Gwen Hughes
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 An Outside View
Norwegian cellist Truls Mork reflects on British music and plays:
Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C
Norwegian CO/lona Brown Discs
3.30 New series
Britten's Apprenticeship By the age of 14, Britten had filled 100 opus numbers. In four programmes, Philip Reed of the Britten-Pears Library at Aldeburgh and Paul Hindmarsh chart Britten's remarkable composing apprenticeship.
1: 1923-8: At home and at
Britten Poeme No 4
Three Early Songs Five Waltzes
String Quartet in F (1928)
Quatre chansons françaises
Tommy Pearson investigates the music exams system run by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Music Festival, with Lynne Walker.
5.15 Purcell, real Britten Music for a while
6.03 Mozart Serenade
No 6 in D (Serenata nottuma) (K239)
6.45 Alperin Wedding in a Wild Forest
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
From Westminster Abbey.
On the 300th anniversary of Purcell's death, a celebration of English music and his contribution to it from the building where he held the post of organist. The Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by the abbey organist Martin Neary, is joined by the New London Consort, the Nash Ensemble, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis, Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor) and David Wilson-Johnson (baritone). The programme includes a new song commissioned from Sir Michael Tippett, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year.
Jonathan Dove Brass Fanfare
Purcell Incidental music: Abdelazar
Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David
Byrd O Lord, make thy servant
Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord (115); If music be the food of love (Z379); Fairest Isle (King Arthur); Anacreon's Defeat (Z423); Hark the echoing air (The Fairy Queen); My heart is inditing (Z30)
Handel Zadok the Priest (HWV258)
Purcell, arr. Elgar Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei (Z135)
Tippett Trumpet Tune and Caliban's Song (first performance)
Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
Purcell Evening Hymn: Now that the sun hath veiled his light (Z193)
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Geoffrey Baskerville introduces the last programme from Thomas Zehetmair 's survey of Bach's complete solo sonatas and partitas. Partita No 3 in E
Series producer Svend Brown
BBC Philharmonic conductor Georg Solti
Bruckner Symphony No 1 in C minor (Linz version, ed Novak)
With Richard Coles.
Charlton Heston tells his own story in his autobiography, and a new biography promises to unmask "the unknown
Tennessee Williams'. Producer John Goudie
Musick, the master of thy art is dead
Laments for 17th-century English composers performed in Westminster Abbey by the Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley. Those commemorated are Henry and Thomas Purcell ,
Tomkins, William Lawes ,
Humphrey and Locke. Producer Graham Dixon
1.40 Spanish 14-16