With Jonathan Swain.
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
7.12 Turina Circulo
Beaux Arts Trio
7.25 Schmelzer "Cucu" Sonata
7.33 Mendelssohn Concerto in E for
Benjamin Frith and Hugh Tinney , RTE Sinfonietta, conductor Proinnsias o Duinn
8.07 Hlndemlth Septet for Wind Instruments
Berlin Phiharmonic Wind Quintet,
8.23 Bizet Symphony in C
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.00 Building a Library
Julian Budden compares available recordings of Gluck's Orfeo ed
Euridice. John Thornley reviews new releases of the Beethoven piano sonatas - the recently completed cycle from Alfred Brendel , a new set from Chilean pianist Alfredo Perl , and a reissue of a nearly complete cycle by Emil Gilels.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm See also Friday 8.05am
10.15 Record Release
Beethoven Piano Sonata in G,
Op 14 No 2 Emil Gilels
10.37 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Alfredo Perl
10.55 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109
Millennium Classics is a new collection consisting of the best of the old Westminster catalogue.
Martin Cotton talks about some of the most interesting discs, which feature artists including Hermann Scherchen , Artur Rodzinski ,
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna
Konzerthaus Quartet. Discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert E-MAIL: email@example.com
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Another chance to hear Michael
Berkeley's interview with Canadian writer, historian and journalist
Michael Ignatieff. A former presenter of BBC2's The Late Show, he was a finalist for the Booker Prize in 1993 for his novel Scar Tissue. His musical choices include Bach's
Italian Concerto in F(BWV971),
Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht and Hoagy Carmichael 's Stardust. Repeat
A six-part exploration of the material world presented by Hannah Andrassy. 5: Tartan
"My brand new presentation kilt And ornaments I wore,
As with my skian-dhu I rapped Upon the palace door"
(Macallister Dances before the King)
5: The New Philharmonia
In 1964, Walter Legge summarily disbanded the Philharmonia, claiming that the constraints of London's orchestral life made it impossible for him to maintain the highest standards. Overnight, the orchestra was reformed as the New
Philharmonia with the venerable Otto
Klemperer at its head. In the fifth of six programmes, Humphrey Burton traces the often problematic years, both before and after the disbanding, talking to Carlo Maria Giulini ,
Lorin Maazel , Daniel Barenboim , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and several then members of the orchestra. Including Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Philharmonia, conductor Lorin Maazel
Ravel Alborado del Gracioso
Verdi Requiem (excerpt)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano),
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Mahler Symphony No 5 New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
New Philharmonia, conductor Pierre Boulez
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor (Finale)
Daniel Barenboim ,
New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
Mahler Symphony No 9 (excerpt) New Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
In the last of the series of masterclasses in which leading professional musicians offer advice to up-and-coming performers on staple pieces in the repertoire, the distinguished tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson holds a masterclass on Mozart's operatic roles with students at the Britten-Pears School, assisted by vocal coach Diane Forlano. Producer Adam Gatehouse
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Prince Rostislav Stravinsky Symphony in E flat Repeat
Prince Rostislav Stravinsky
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey Discs
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Ivan Hewett investigates issues in the world of music. This week, a new piece for the virginals; music of the occult; and new ideas about Ockeghem. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Ockeghem is the Composer of the Week. weekdays 12 noon. See also a special concert on Wednesday 8.25pm
A tale of the English Civil
War, composed by a Sicilian living in Paris, Bellini's last opera is set in Plymouth Castle and deals with passionate jealousy and intrigue between the Royalists and the Puritans. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Edoardo Muller
7.50 William Weaver talks about
Bellini's I Puritani.
8.15 Act 2
8.55 The Met Opera Quiz
A panel of three opera experts tackles questions sent in by listeners.
9.20 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU
Lord Arthur Talbot:
Sir Richard Forth:
Sir George Walton:
Sir Bruno Robertson:
The first of five programmes in which Iwan Russell-Jones examines the theology behind the belief that we are living at the end of time. Millions of fundamentalist Christians, many of them in America, believe that the biblical Book of Revelation refers to events in our own time.
1: The Late. Great Planet Earth
American premillennialist Hal Lindsey is interviewed on Trinity Broadcasting Network, a radio station based in Irving, Texas. In his book The Late, Great Planet Earth, which has sold some 32 million copies, he compares the signs of the times with biblical prophecy and concludes that the end is nigh.
Producer Michael Roberts
Brian Morton reviews recent releases by pianist Myra Melford and drummer Bobby Previte , and a six-CD retrospective of pianist and composer Chick Corea. Alyn Shipton talks to keyboard player Roger Dean , who now works mainly in Australia, and he introduces a specially recorded session by Dean's group Australysis, with Sandy Evans (saxophone) and Greg White (sound generator).
12.30am First Bass
The second of six programmes in which bassist Ray Brown talks to
Alyn Shipton about his distinguished career. In the late forties, he was a regular in Dizzy Gillespie's groups and composed One-Bass Hit and Ray's Idea. He went on to work with Milt Jackson , Kenny Clarke and John Lewis in a group that was the forerunner of the Modern Jazz
Impressions producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Nuremberg with Enzer Izmail and the Geoff Warren Trio
2.00 Espen Lilleslatten (violin),
Havard Gimse and Helge Kjekshus (pianos), Tom Vissgren and Terje Viken (percussion), Bergen Philharmonic/Andras
Ligeti Bartok Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion; Two Portraits:
Concerto for Orchestra
3.10 Cantus Colin perform music by Monteverdi, including // Ballo delle Ingrate and II Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.
4.35 Rnnish RSO/Jukk&Pekka Saraste Debussy Printemps; La Mer Sibelius Symphony No 4; Valse Triste; Finlandia