With Richard Osborne.
Debussy, arr Parkes La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
7.07 Langford An Offenbach Fantasy Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Peter Parkes
7.18 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No
7.38 Pugnanl Overture in Eight Parts No 2 in F
Academia Montis Regalis, director Luigi Mangiacavallo
7.56 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Richard Woodhams , Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
8.22 Kabalevsky Suite: Romeo and Juliet
Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vassili Jelvakov
Jonathan Swain compares available recordings of Debussy's La Mer. Edward Greenfield reviews new releases of Scandinavian music, including string quartets by Berwald and Vagn Holmboe, Alfven's Second Symphony, concertos by Stenhammar and Aulin, and Grieg's Lyric Pieces played by Juhani Lagerspetz. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
Berwald String Quartet No 3 in E flat Yggdrasil Quartet
10.38 Stenhammar Piano Concerto
No 2 in D minor
Greta Erikson ,
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Bryce Morrison has been listening to some legendary pianists, including Walter Gieseking in Brahms, Benno Moiseiwitsch in Tchalkovsky, Louis Kentner in Liszt, Gyorgy Cziffra in Chopin and Uszt, and Michelangeli in Chopin, Schumann and Debussy. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Michael Berkeley is joined this week by Sir John Drummond , former controller of Radio 3 and artistic director of the Proms from 1986-95.
His selection of music includes a Haydn symphony, a Chopin piano sonata, sacred choral music from
Russia, Verdi's Macbeth, Stravinsky's Les Noces, Fred Astaire singing Jerome Kem , and John Gielgud reading Shelley.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson
Richard Wigmore presents the second of three programmes exploring the pioneering work of the countertenor who made his first record in 1949 at the age of 37 and, by the time of his death in 1979, had changed the musical landscape for ever. With contributions from
Deller's son Mark, members of the Deller Consort , record producer
Seymour Solomon and countertenors
James Bowman and Paul Esswood.
The music includes madrigals by Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Jannequin, Morley, Weelkes, Wllbye, Gibbons and Ward, Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah, Schutz's In Te, Domine,
Speravi from the Cantiones Sacrae, Purcell's song Saul and the Witch of Endor, arias by Caccini and Alessandro Scarlatti , the Agnus Dei from Bach's B Minor Mass and the Cantata No 170: Vergnugte Ruh ', Beliebte Seelenlust.
The first of two programmes featuring Ravel's two sharply contrasted piano concertos, the sunny, jazzy G major and, today, the sombre, brooding lefthand concerto, with a concluding cadenza that provides a remarkable bravura display for the one-handed soloist. Also today, one of Ravel's virtuoso Spanish inspirations, here in the composer's orchestration and, this evening, in an unusual authentic performance of the original piano version.
Alborada del Gracioso; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Pascal Roge ,
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
See also 8.45pm and Thursday 9.35pm
The last of six programmes showcasing young musical talents includes some rarely played Russian piano music, songs by Ravel and Liszt, and an exuberant cello sonata. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Medtner Fairy Tales: in F minor, Op
14 No 1; in C, Op 9 No 2; in C minor, Op 8 No 1; in C minor, Op 8 No 2; Elegy in D minor, Op 11 No 2 Viv McLean (piano)
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée Uszt Die Vatergruft; Uber Allen
Gipfeln 1st Ruh; Die Drei Zigeuner Leigh Melrose (baritone), Dominic Harlan (piano)
Mendelssohn Cello Sonata in D,
Yoo-Hong Lee (cello),
Connie Ying Zhang (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Drei Zigeuner Leigh
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Ivan Hewett finds out how violin playing has changed over the years. Plus the history of the Crystal Palace Concerts, on the 60th anniversary of the palace's destruction by fire. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Colin Davis conducts Tim Albery 's new Bavarian State Opera production of Richard Strauss 's opera about putting on an opera. Time restrictions compel a commedia dell' arte troupe and a serious opera company to perform simultaneously. In fact, in Strauss's opera their artistic compromises result in high art.
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Producer Peter Tanner
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Beck (spoken Role)
Ravei owned a piano.made by the Parisian firm of Erard and wrote his keyboard music with its transparent sound in mind. Gwendolyn Mok introduces music by Ravel and plays it on a reconstructed Erard of 1875. Ravel Sonatine; Jeux d'eau
La Vallee des Cloches: Une Barque sur I'Ocean; Alborada del Gracioso
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Takuo Yuasa
Mozart Symphony No 27 in G, K199 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)
Kevin Jackson presents the magazine about books. This week, one of the most innovative and entertaining novels ever written and its continuing influence: Laurence Sterne 's Tristram Shandy has influenced writers and artists from cartoonist Martin Rowson to composer Michael Nyman. And the programme invites two contemporary philosophers to discuss their choice of this year's most notable new publications.
Producer Abigail Appleton
Brian Morton introduces a session by the American trombonist Roswell .
Rudd recorded during one of his rare visits to this country. Playing alongside Rudd are Elton Dean
(soprano saxophone), Alex Maguire (piano), Marcio Mattos (bass) and Mark Sanders (drums). Music on disc features maverick guitarist
GP Hall and vocalist Sheila Jordan.
In the fifth of eight programmes exploring the life of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, Ian Carr concentrates on 1957, a year in which Monk, with saxophonists like
John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins , produced some of the greatest performances of his music. In that year he also met Gerry Mulligan , who talks about their work together. Repeat
Impressions producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat Saar Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
2.15 Jazz from Nuremberg featuring Amina Claudine Myers (vocals/organ) and the Barbara Dennerlein Trio
4.10 Chamber Music Vienna Virtuosi perform music by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.
5.25 Madrigals by De Wert performed by Cantus Cologne.