With Richard Osborne.
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Roses from the South
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Clemens Krauss
7.13 Novak In the Tatra Mountains
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
7.30 Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414
Berlin Philharmonic, director Daniel Barenboim (piano)
7.55 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
8.20 Bruch Scottish Fantasy Tasmin Little (violin),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra. conductor Vernon Handley
9.00 Building a Library
Robert Layton selects his all-time top ten recordings. David Fallows reviews new releases of Renaissance music by Gombert, Victoria and Eustache du Caurroy, and a disc of music built around one of the most famous books in Italian literature.
Castiglione's The Courtier.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Gombert Magnificat Octavi Toni Henry's Eight, director Jonathan Brown
10.28 Cara Per Dolor
Tromboncino Quanta Mai Leggiadra Anon 0 Mischini
Marie-Claude Vallin (soprano), Doulce Memoire , director Denis Raisin Dadre
10.48 Eustache du Caurroy Ave Virgo Gloriosa
Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
10.56 Victoria Missa Salve a 8 The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Robert Philip reviews recordings made for German radio in the forties and fifties by Hermann Abendroth , Wilhelm Furtwangler and Hans Rosbaud that have recently appeared on VoxBox, Tahra and Wergo.
Producers Susan Kenyon and Clive Portbury Discs
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Sheila Colvin , outgoing general director of the Aideburgh Foundation. Her colourful career has taken her to
New York, Brazil and Edinburgh, and her musical choices reflect the places with which she has been most closely associated.
They include Antonio Carlos Jobim 's Felicidade from the soundtrack to
Black Orpheus, Lotte Lenya singing Weill's Seerauber-Jenny from The Threepenny Opera, a scene from Verdi's Falstaff, and pieces connected with Aldeburgh by Schubert, Britten and Oliver Knussen.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm
The fourth of six programmes in which Chris de Souza introduces some of the great pianist and conductor's many recordings, together with the voices of Ashkenazy and people who work with him.
Today, some of Ashkenazy's rare forays into the music of Debussy, his second recording of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata), Brahms's Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor with Bernard Haitink conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Ashkenazy himself conducting the Philharmonia in the Symphony No 3 by Sibelius, a composer of whom he is particularly fond.
The first of three programmes featuring masterclasses from the recent Cardiff Singer of the World competition. In each of the programmes a juror is assigned two unsuccessful competitors who perform their competition pieces again, and are then taken through them by the expert and advised on how to improve the performance. Here, presenter Elaine Padmore talks to the distinguished American mezzo Marilyn Home and eavesdrops on her masterclass.
Producer Martin Cotton
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Justin Brown ,
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
Liza Urn Cathedral
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Repeat
Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of jazz tracks requested by Radio 3 listeners.
Producer Alan Hall Discs
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Ivan Hewett with the latest news and events in the musical world.
This week, Hewett looks at composers' fascination with the poetry of Byron, finds out about a new scheme to provide music in prisons, and discovers how Hong
Kong's music scene will be affected by the handover of the colony to China later this week.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Oberto, Conte dl San Bonifacio
Piers Burton-Page and Michael Oliver introduce a concert performance given earlier this month at the Royal Festival Hall in London, of Verdi's very first opera, which was first performed at La Scala, Milan, in November 1839.
The action is set in Bassano, northern Italy, in the year 1228.
It is the wedding day of Riccardo and Cuniza. But Riccardo's dark past is about to catch up with him - in the form of Leonora and her father.
Oberto. Sung in Italian.
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Simone Young Actl
7.45 Verdi — the First Stage
Sarah Lenton considers the state of Italian theatre - and particularly La Scala, Milan - when Verdi encountered it in 1839. 8.00 Act 2
See also Friday 7.25pm
The last of four programmes in which Tom Wilkie invites leading thinkers to debate big ideas in science. Is Science Truth? Science is increasingly important. But does it have anything to do with truth? Is it the most honest and rigorous attempt to understand the universe, or could it just be a way of seeing things, with a set of rules imposed by scientists themselves?
Sociologist Harry Collins debates the question with astronomer Sir Martin Rees.
Producer Richard Aedy
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat,
Op 1 No
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 Repeat
With Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton. This week, a specially recorded session featuring Tomorrow's
Warriors, a group of young musicians led by saxophonist Jason Yarde , with Julie Dexter (vocals).
Robert Mitchell (piano), Darren Taylor (bass) and Daniel Crosby (drums).
Alyn Shipton talks to Cecil McBee about his career, which has until recently mostly been spent in other people's bands. McBee has now formed his own band, which has just released its debut album, entitled
Unspoken. Music on CD comes tonight from bassist Bill Laswell , trumpeter Roy Hargrove 's new ensemble Crisol, and a new project featuring guitarist Buckethead. Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from the Vatican with Romano Mussolini , Ricardo Fassi , the Mediana Quartet and the Isoritmo Ensemble
2.30 Cologne Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas ,
Cornelia Wulkopf (mezzo), Olaf Bar (baritone)
Reger Symphonic Prologue to a Tragedy
Hlndemlth When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd 'd
4.10 New Israel Wind Quintet, Ohad Ben-Ari (piano)
Thuille Sextet in B flat. Op 6
Relcha Wind Quintet in E flat, Op 88 No 2 Francaix L 'Heure du Berger
5.05 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Warsaw Sinfonia, conductor Jan Krenz