With Jonathan Swain.
Dowland Behold a Wonder Here
Campion I Care Not for These Ladies Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Andreas Martin (lute)
7.10 Mozart Serenade in C minor,
English Concert Winds
King Henry Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Andreas Martin (lute)
7.42 Dvorak Terzetto in C, Op 74 Jana Vlachova and Karel Stadtherr
(violins), Petr Verner (viola)
8.06 Vasks Music for a Deceased
Riga Wind Quartet
8.18 Dowland Me, Me and None but Me; Say, Love, if Ever Thou Didst Find; All Ye Whom Love or Fortune Hath
Betrayed; Can She Excuse My Wrongs? Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Andreas Martin (lute)
8.32 Weber Clarinet Concerto
No 2 in E flat
Sharon Kam , Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
King Henry Andreas
Michael Oliver compares available recordings of Shostakovich's
Symphony No 5. Stephen Walsh reviews new releases of Ligeti and Kurtag, including the first four volumes of Sony Classical's Ligeti Edition. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
The library recommendation is broadcast Friday 8.10am
Ligeti, arr Howarth Mysteries of the Macabre
Sibylle Ehlert (soprano),
Members of the Philharmonia, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
10.25 Ugeti Three Fantasies after Holderlin
London Sinfonietta Voices, conductor Terry Edwards
10.39 Ligeti String Quartet No 1 (Metamorphoses Nocturnes) Arditti Quartet
11.01 Kurtag Samuel Beckett - What Is the Word lldiko Monyok (speaker),
Annet Zaire (soprano), Arnold
Schoenberg Choir, Anton Webern
Ensemble, conductor Claudio Abbado
Rosa Ponselle was born 100 years ago this week. In his book The Grand Tradition, John Steane says her voice was "probably the richest soprano this century has known". He suggests a basic Ponselle library and considers reissues of her records on Romophone, Pearl and Nimbus.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
DISC DETAILS on BBC1 Ceefax page 651
Another chance to hear Michael
Berkeley's conversation with Sir Colin Davis and a selection of the celebrated conductor's favourite music, including Mozart's String Trio in E flat, K563, Tippett's The
Midsummer Marriage, Britten's Peter Grimes , and works by Bruckner,
Beethoven, Brahms and Berlioz. Repeat
A six-part exploration of the material world presented by Hannah Andrassy. 3: Silk
Six programmes tracing the history of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
3: An Orchestra with Style
Humphrey Burton remembers some of the great conductors who worked with the orchestra in the early fifties. With contributions from Yehudi Menuhin , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Walter Legge and some of the original members of the orchestra.
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) (1st mvt)
Rossini Overture: La Gazza Ladra
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) (4th mvt) Conductor Guido Cantelli
Brahms Tragic Overture
Conductor Arturo Toscanini
Lehar Vilja (The Merry Widow)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Conductor Otto Ackermann
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D (1st mvt) Yehudi Menuhin , conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
Wagner Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde) Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
In the fourth of six masterclasses,
Andrew Watkinson , leader of the Endellion Quartet, offers advice to the Miro Quartet from the Royal Academy of Music on Beethoven's String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5. Repeat
From St Giles, Cripplegate.
Some of Lutoslawski's most important works were written for string ensemble. They include his only string quartet (1964) and the longest large-scale form he wrote, Preludes and Fugue for 13 solo strings (1970-72). Guidhall String Ensemble, Brindisi Quartet Lutoslawski Overture for Strings;
Five Folk Melodies; String Quartet; Preludes and Fugue
Next Lutoslawski concert tonight 10.00pm
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Felix Carey Discs
Ivan Hewett and guests explore current issues in the world of music.
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Massenet's three-act comic opera follows the fortunes of Cherubin after his exploits in Beaumarchais's play Le Nozze di Figaro and Mozart's opera. The amorous page, though now a commissioned officer, is as susceptible as ever to the charms of women. James Naughtie introduces this performance, given last Tuesday at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.45 The James Naughtie Interview James Naughtie meets conductor John Eliot Gardiner.
8.05 Acts 2 and 3
Professor Steve Jones goes from a point and a line to a parallel universe via the false depth of a theatre stage, as he explores the many dimensions of worlds, real and imagined.
From St Giles, Cripplegate. The folk music of his native
Poland was both a powerful influence on and a source of inspiration to
Lutoslawski. In 1985 and 1990, he orchestrated his own set of Polish
Christmas carols, originally written for voice and piano in 1946. Claron McFadden (soprano),
BBC Symphony Chorus (womens' voices), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stephen Jackson
Lutoslawski 20 Polish Christmas Carols
Next Lutoslawski concert tomorrow 1.15pm
Bryn Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce a specially recorded session which brings together two free improvisers - British guitarist
Derek Bailey and vocalist Keiji Haino. Music on disc comes from the group Green Room, percussionist
Gerry Hemingway and pianist Keith Jarrett.
The first of six programmes in which Ray Brown talks to Alyn Shipton about a career that has included collaborations with almost all the giants, from Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson.
Repeat. Impressions producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Belgium Sets from the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, director Frank Vaganee
2.10 Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Russian State Academic SO/Igor Golovshin
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Scriabin, arr Nerrrtin Universe
Tchaikovsky, arr Rachmaninov Lullaby
3.45 Medieval Dance Music performed by the Dreisbach Saltarello, director Norbert Hanewinkel
4.45 Chantal Juillet (violin),
Penderecki Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave) Penderecki Violin
Concerto No 2 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in 6.00 Sequence