With Anthony Burton.
Dvorak Slavonic Rhapsody No 3 in A flat
Montreal Symphony Orchestra conductor Charles Dutoit
7.18 Plainchant Ave Maris Stella
Canticum, director Christoph Erkens Rosenmuller Magnificat in C minor Cantus Colin, Concerto Palatino, director Konrad Junghanel
7.43 Schulhoff Serenade
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Israel Yinon
8.12 Barbara Strozzi Ardo in Tacito
Catherine Bott (soprano),
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone), Timothy Roberts (harpsichord), Frances Kelly (double harp)
8.23 Stravinsky Orpheus
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
John Warrack compares the available recordings of Tchaikovsky's Piano
Trio in A minor, Op 50. William Mival reviews new releases of choral music, including Haydn's Creation from John Eliot Gardiner , early
Beethoven cantatas from Matthew
Best and the Corydon Singers, and Schubert masses from Bruno Weil and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
Schubert Mass in G, D167
Thomas Puchegger (treble),
Jorg Hering (tenor), Harry van der Kamp
(bass), Arno Hartmann (organ), Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Bruno Weil
10.37 Beethoven Opferlied , Op 121b Jean Rigby (mezzo), Roger Smith (cello), Corydon Singers, Corydon
Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best
10.46 Haydn Creation (Part 3)
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
van Der Kamp
Sir Thomas Beecham made his classic recording of Mozart's The Magic Flute in 1937-38 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and an enviable cast that included Tiana
Lemnitz as Pamina, Erna Berger as the Queen of the Night, and Gerhard Husch as Papageno. There are now four widely differing transfers available from EMI, Pearl, Nimbus and Dutton Laboratories. Robert
Cowan compares them and ends with an extended excerpt from his preferred remastering.
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon Discs
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651
Another chance to hear Michael
Berkeley talking to distinguished broadcaster and anthropologist David Attenborough. His musical choices range from choral music by Monteverdi, Tomkins and Handel to Britten's rendering of Balinese gamelan music in The Prince of the Pagodas, a ravishing orchestral song by Mahler, and a jazz number by Duke Ellington. Repeat
Richard Fawkes returns with five more interviews that bring to life great musical events and celebrities of the past. In the first programme, cellist
Alexander Kok recalls his time as the youngest member of the Philharmonia and playing in the orchestra's first concert in the Kingsway Hall in 1945 under Sir Thomas Beecham. Kok tells how he was enrolled in the orchestra after a chance meeting with Walter Legge , and he remembers eminent colleagues such as the clarinettist Reginald Kell and the trumpeter Harold Jackson. Producer Louise Armitage
William Kapell Remembered
The first of three programmes in which Annette Morreau investigates the short life of William Kapell , the first virtuoso pianist to be born and trained in America. The programme includes interviews and comments from his widow and from Alistair
Cooke, Tim Page , Jerome Lowenthal and Jack Pfeiffer. With music including Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1
Khachaturian Piano Concerto
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Golschmann
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in A minor
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
The sixth of eight programmes showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras. The Royal Academy of Music presents a programme of 16th- and 17th-century antiphonal music associated with St Mark 's, Venice. Vocal and instrumental music with cornetts, sackbutts, natural trumpets, recorders, strings and organ by visitors such as Monteverdi,
Frescobaldi, Schiitz and Lassus is interwoven with music by native
Venetians led by the Gabrieli family, including Giovanni Gabrieli 's great antiphonal Sonata in 22 Parts.
Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of listeners' favourite jazz tracks.
Producer Felix Carey
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Ivan Hewett presents a weekly magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. Today Schumann revealed by John Eliot Gardiner and a history of the lied.
Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Mozart's black comedy with an untranslatable title is an intimate six-hander of partner-swapping and deception in love. Two sisters love two men. Two visiting Albanians make a move for the girls. Except that each Albanian is the other sister's fiance in disguise. Add the sisters' streetwise servant and the men's cynical mentor, and you have a classic 18th-century amoral tale. Dangerous Liaisons, perhaps?
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
8.10 The James Naughtie Interview James Naughtie talks to this evening's Dorabella, mezzo Susan Graham , about singing at the Met, the roles she enjoys and the novelty (for her) of appearing on stage as a woman.
8.35 Act 2
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, which is broadcast on Radio 3 through the EBU
Michael Rosen presents a weekly insight into the world of poetry, with the latest reviews, performances and interviews. Tonight an interview with poet and translator Elaine Feinstein and a reassessment by Helen Dunmore of DH Lawrence's love poetry. Producer Fiona McLean
With Brian Morton. Alyn Shipton talks to New Yorker David Shea about his compositions. For a specially recorded session, Shea is joined by Scanner (Robin Rimbaud ) and by tuba player Oren Marshall. Music comes from Bob Ostertag (synthesizers) and the improvising duo of John Zorn and Eugene Chadbourne.
12.30 First Bass
Bass player Ray Brown left
Oscar Peterson in 1966 and settled on the West Coast to pursue a career as a freelance and studio musician. in the fifth of six programmes, he tells Alyn Shipton about his studio sessions with Quincy Jones , his work in the LA Four (with Bud Shank , Laurindo Almeida and Shelley Manne ), and about the band he led jointly with Milt Jackson. Repeat. impressions producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert A recital given in 1990 by pianist Hans Leygraf.
Allegretto in C minor, D915; 17
Ländler, D366; Sonata in A, D664; Sonata in C minor, D958; 12 German Dances, D420
2.40 BBC Concert Orchestra: Polish
Fantasy The second of four programmes. Conductor Christopher Gayford Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra Gorecki Three Pieces in Old Style Lutoslawski Symphony No 1
3.40 Fine Arts Quartet Franck String Quartet in D
4.30 BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier Respighi Roman Festival; Pines of Rome Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor