5.55 Democracy in Africa
6.15 Luther and Music 6.35
Gombrich on Art History
With Jonathan Swain.
Trad, arr Bjorling Doyna; Skotshna
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Brave Old World
7.06 Scarlatti, trans Schmidt Sonatas: in F minor, Kk467; in C, Kk513 Stephan Schmidt (guitar)
7.17 Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111 Raphael Ensemble
7.48 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in A, Op 101 Louis Lortie (piano)
8.09 Trad Wedding Medley Klezmatics Dybbuk shers Trad Basarabye
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Various klezmer bands
8.28 Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
Steven Isserlis (cello) Stephen Hough (piano)
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 in B minor
(Pathetique) by David Fanning. Julian Budden on new opera releases including a new Zauberflote from
William Christie and Les
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
Handel Overture; Awertite
Julianne Baird (soprano)
Brewer CO/Rudolph Palmer
10.27 Auber Le Domino noir (Act 2, excerpt)
10.51 Mozart Die
Zauberflote (Act 1, finale)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
Yehudi Menuhin 's 80th birthday is celebrated by reissues from EMI and Biddulph including some of his 1930s recordings: works by Beethoven, Paganini,
Lalo and Chausson. Robert
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Michael Berkeley 's guest is actor Simon Callow , who has played Shakespeare and Amadeus at the National Theatre, Napoleon in BBCtv's Man of Destiny, Charles II in Tony Palmer 's film Purcell and Gareth in Four Weddings and a Funeral. His musical choices include Oscar
Hammerstein II, the finale of Mahler's Symphony No 8, Mozart, Saint-Sains,
Prokofiev and Cole Porter. A Classic Arts production See also Monday 9.20pm
The third of six portraits of great musicians from the past presented by David Mellor. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, Bayreuth was still owned and run by Wagner's grandson's widow, a committed follower of Hitler. Worried
Wagnerites were overjoyed when Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner discarded the Teutonic trappings of the old festivals in favour of the symbolic "New Bayreuth" style. From the pioneering 1951 Parsifal, many productions were recorded.
In the fifth of eight programmes,
Tommy Pearson investigates music and the Internet.
See also Friday 10.00pm
Conductor Grant Llewellyn introduces the first of three concerts aimed at the younger concert-goer.
Today's theme is animals in music, including Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble-Bee and Saint-
Saens' Carnival of the Animals.
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With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Ivan Hewett visits
Manchester's new concert venue, Bridgewater Hall, which opens in September: previews an international celebration of unaccompanied singing styles; and talks to John Eliot Gardiner , who investigates whether
Beethoven's best-known tunes were his own.
Producer Jessica I ssacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ...
Cherubini's opera about
Jason's wife, rejected for a younger woman and about to lose her children.
Phyllida Lloyd 's new production for Opera North uses the original dialogue in a new English version by Kenneth McLeish. Frangois-Benoit Hoffmann 's libretto traces the tragedy which ensues when Medea fails to prevent her husband's remarriage to King Creon's daughter, Dirce. As her jealousy reaches fever pitch, she arranges a terrible revenge. Introduced by Piers Burton-Page .
Opera North Chorus English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
Given last Wednesday at the Grand Theatre, Leeds
By Sarah Woods.
Two men and a woman are stranded on a beach with no idea of why they are there or whether they can ever leave. A powerful fusion of drama and documentary explores the space between the living and the dead.
Music by Dominique Le Gendre Director Claire Grove
Piers Lane (piano)
Scriabin Etude in C sharp minor, Op 2 No 1; Eight
Etudes, Op 42; Etude, Op
49 No 1; Etude, Op 56 No 4 Schnittke Variations on a Chord
Shchedrin Two Polyphonic Preludes
Brian Morton is joined by Alyn Shipton to discuss recent additions to the bookshelf, including biographies of Mose Allison and Duke Ellington and Kim Gabbard 's Jazz among the Discourses. Music on CD includes new releases by saxophonist Dick Heckstall -Smith and singers Shirley Home and Ian Shaw.
12.30 Piano Man
Alun Morgan remembers bandleader Earl Hines.
Impressions producer Derek Drescher