With Jonathan Swain.
Rossini Overture: The
Barber of Seville
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
7.10 Rachmanlnov Sonata
No 2 in B flat minor
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
7.36 Wagner Overture; Bacchanal (Tannhauser) Royal Concertgebouw
8.02 Kuhlau Rute Quintet in A, Op 51 No 3 Eyvind Rafn (flute) Kim Sjogren (violin)
Bjarne Boye Rasmussen and Georg Svendsen Andersen (violas)
Lars Holm Johanson (cello)
8.28 Walton Symphony No 2
Bournemouth SO, conductor Andrew Litton
To celebrate soprano
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 's 80th birthday today, John Steane surveys her available recordings. Gerard McBurney reviews new releases of chamber music, including a complete
Bartok string quartet cycle from the Keller Quartet.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.15pm See also Friday 3.00pm
Szymanowski Sonata, Op 9 Chee-Yun (violin)
Akira Eguchi (piano)
10.40 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Alban Berg Quartet
11.01 Prokofiev Five
Vadim Repin (violin)
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Humphrey Carpenter has been listening to the latest offerings in Sony's Bruno Walter Edition: recordings with the New York
Philharmonic and the Columbia SO of symphonies by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Michael Berkeley 's guest is Marjorie Wallace , director of the mental health charity Sane and a tireless fundraiser for good causes. Her selection ranges from sacred music by Gounod and Faure, through 19th-century grand opera, to instrumental works by Massenet and Chopin. A Classic Arts production
Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful young screenwriters.
3: Caroline Thompson wrote Edward Scissorhands and adapted The Secret
Garden, before going on to adapt and direct her own version of Anna Sewell 's classic children's novel
Black Beauty last year. Producer Fiona McLean
See also tomorrow 5.45pm
Richard Wigmore concludes his exploration of the recorded legacy of the German tenor who died in 1966, aged 36. New Paths
Schubert Die Schone
Hubert Giesen (piano) Plus excerpts from
Mozart's Die Zauberflote and Strauss Daphne and lieder by Beethoven and Strauss.
Anna Markland introduces a final selection of music.
The programme includes the first performance of a BBC commission by Julian Philips , played by the Chinook Clarinet Quartet, Debussy and Chopin performed by Jamie Walton (cello) and Daniel Grimwood (piano), and music by Bach arr Busonl, Chopin and Albenlz performed by pianist Christian McKay.
During the interval, Andrew Sparling examines the commissioning process from the composer's viewpoint.
Recorded in the National Portrait Gallery on 19 November
Geoffrey Smith introduces vibrant and varied tracks chosen by listeners across the country.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
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With Ivan Hewett. This week, a survey of books about the life of Henry Purcell released in this tercentenary year,
Offenbach at the ENO with a twist from playwright Michael Frayn , and the unknown chants and spirituals of the American Shaker community. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow at 12.15pm See also Tuesday 10.45pm
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Kurt Weill 's opera in three acts to a text by Berthold Brecht forms the first of this season's broadcasts from the New York Metropolitan Opera. Sung in the English translation by David Drew and Michael Geliot , the opera is a biting satire on materialism. "Do it!" is the motto of the city of Mahagonny, where there's only one capital offence - poverty.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York/James Levine
Performance in association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU
7.30 Christopher Wintle talks to Kim Kowalke of the Kurt Weill Institute.
7.50 Act 2
8.35 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes puts the questions to opera buffs Cori Ellison ,
Terrence McNally and William Weaver.
8.55 Act 3
Alaska Wolf Joe:
Suite No 4 in E flat
Introduced and played by Yo-Yo Ma.
Next programme Tuesday 9.40pm
Professor Steve Jones investigates the properties of magnetism, in the programme that bridges the gap between art and science.
Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to discuss recent additions to the jazz bookshelf. Chris Parker talks to Mark Dresser and introduces a session by this American bass player. There is also a CD reissue of The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus. Followed by:
In the first of six programmes, Alyn Shipton traces the progress of Cab Calloway's career. For 20 years, from 1930, he was the most successful black bandleader in America. Rpt