With Jonathan Swain.
Johann Strauss (son), transcr Schoenberg Waltz: Roses from the South
Soloists of Lyon National Opera
7.14 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218
Regis Pasquier , Liège Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Bartholomee
7.38 Ronald Binge Sailing By Arthur Wood My Native Heath; Barwick Green
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
7.45 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
8.10 17th-century English anon
/ Smell a Rat; Emperor of the Moon; Begone Sweit Night; Nottingham Ale The King's Noyse
8.27 Kodaly Peacock Variations Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yoel Levi
9.00 Building a Library
Stephen Plaistow compares the available recordings of Schubert's piano duets. Michael Oliver and John Deathridge discuss new vocal releases, including songs by Grieg, Szymanowski and Peter Heise ,
Hindemith's Das Marienleben from soprano Ruth Ziesak , lieder by Reger from mezzo Iris Vermillion , and the debut recital recording by mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Grieg To Her II; On the Water; A Swan; Spring Showers; At Rondane; A Bird Song Bodil Arnesen (soprano), Erling Eriksen (piano)
10.31 Szymanowski Love Songs of Hafiz
Ryszard Minkiewicz (tenor),
Polish State Philarmonic, Katowice, conductor Karol Stryja
10.55 Komgold Songs of the Clown Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
11.06 Reger An die Hoffnung Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Peter Stamm (piano)
11.19 Heise The Miner; In Youth,
When I Did Love; My Treasure; Arne's Song; A Summer Night Sten Byriel (bass),
Ulrich Staerk (piano)
11.34 Hlndemlth Das Marienleben
Ruth Ziesak (soprano),
NDR Philharmonic, Hanover, conductor Cord Garben
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This week Michael Berkeley is joined by conductor Paul Daniel , who is shortly to take the helm at English National Opera after a series of triumphs at Opera North, including recent productions of Wozzeck, Don Carlos and Gloriana. His musical passions range from David Bowie 's
Fame and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel to a vintage Artur Schnabel recording of Beethoven's Piano
Sonata in A flat, Op 110, an excerpt from Bach's St Matthew Passion, a Schubert lied sung by Joan Rodgers , and Anthony Rolfe Johnson singing the famous aria Possente Spirto from Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm
In the first of two programmes, Jeremy Nicholas charts the extraordinary career of the pianist György Cziffra, who died in 1994. With contributions from pianist Charles Hopkins , and many rare recordings, including music by Bartok, Bach-
Busoni and Uszt, and Cziffra's own inimitable transcriptions. Producer Andrew Mussett
Paul Hindmarsh introduces the fifth of six concerts given in Manchester in February. Today's programme is devoted to brass band music of two pioneering decades - the twenties and seventies. The Black Dyke Band, conductor James Watson , include music written by Elgar Howarth in 1976 as a tribute to conductor Rudolf
Kempe, and a work commissioned by Howarth from Hans Werner Henze.
Edward Gregson Prelude for an Occasion
Howarth In Memoriam RK
Henze Ragtimes and Habaneras (Symphonies for Brass Bands)
Henry Gheel Overture: Oliver Cromwell
The last of four programmes from the London International String
Quartet competition, held last month at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.
John Tusa introduces more performances from the final rounds, including Ravel's String Quartet played by the runners-up, the Castagneri Quartet from France. Plus a feature on the community and education work of the London String Quartet Foundation. Producer Tony Cheevers
Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners.
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Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the musical world. This week, a celebration of Cornish culture and, hot from San Francisco, the group Beach Blanket Babylon. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
By Othmar Schoeck. An ancient statue of the goddess Venus comes to life, with tragic consequences for the young couple Simone and Horace. This opera by a Swiss composer sets a German libretto by Schoeck's lifelong friend Armin Rueger and is based, like Bizet's Carmen, on a story by Prosper Mérimée . It also shares with Wagner's Tannhauser an exploration of the conflict between the two faces of love: sensual versus spiritual, pagan versus Christian. But Schoeck, composing in the throes of one of many passionate love affairs, came to rather different conclusions.
And his music, while influenced by Richard Strauss , has a beauty and haunting atmosphere all of its own.
According to his biographer, Venus is Schoeck's artistic credo, a work which reveals more of him than any other.
Chorus of the Grand Theatre, Geneva, Maftrise du Conservatoire Populaire, Swiss Romande Orchestra, conductor Mario Venzago
Baron de Zarandelle:
Madame de Launens:
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Schumann Kinderszenen
Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Repeat
Michael Rosen returns with the first of three programmes taking a weekly look into the world of poetry. Today he meets Jamaican poet Jean Binta Breeze and announces the results of the poetry competition. Producer Fiona McLean
Alyn Shipton talks to two very different American pianists and introduces excerpts from concerts they gave at London's South Bank. Jessica Williams
played mainly standards like Cheek to Cheek and Willow
Weep for Me in her solo set, whereas Andrew Hill was joined by bass player Reggie Workman and drummer
Pheeroan AkLaff and concentrated on originals. US critic
David H Rosenthal wrote of Hill: "His rhapsodic, brooding compositions and solos are instantly recognisable, bearing the fingerprint of a unique sensibility." Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Montreal, Canada with organist Denis Lepage
2.15 Berlin SO/Jan Krenz, Gabor Tarkovi (trumpet) Berlioz La
Damnation de Faust (excerpts)
Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
3.20 Chamber Music from the Vancouver Summer Chamber Music
Festival. Bryan Johanson La Folia
Folio Aaron Jay Kernis Ciacona and Echo Augustin Barrios Un Sueno en la Floresta David Tanenbaum (guitar) Murray Adaskin Piano Quartet Martin Beaver (violin), Carla-Maria Rodrigues (viola), Joseph Elworthy (cello), Angela Cheng (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20
No 2 James Ehnes and Timothy Haig (violins), Maria Lambros (viola), Christopher Constanza (cello)
Dohnanyl Piano Quintet in C minor Stephen Prutsman (piano), Borromeo Quartet
5.00 Balthasar Neumann Choir ,
Pythagoras Ensemble , conductor Thomas Hengelbrock Schutz
Musikalische Exequien Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden