With Richard Osborne.
Handel Alessandro (Act 1 Sinfonia) Brandenburg Consort , conductor Roy Goodman
7.06 Schumann Konzertstuck in Ffor
Philharmonia, conductor Christian Thielemann
7.26 Mozart Serenade in B flat for
13 Wind Instruments, K361
Wind Soloists of the Orchestre des
Champs-Elysees, director Philippe Herreweghe
8.16 Handel Placa I 'Alma
Catherine Bott and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
8.20 Bantock Sapphic Poem Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
8.36 Prokofiev Concertino in G minor, Op 132
Alexander Rudin (cello), Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Theodore Kuchar
9.00 Building a Library
Jonathan Keates compares the available recordings of Handel's oratorios. Bryce Morrison reviews new piano releases including
Schubert sonatas from Mitsuko
Uchida and Martino Tirimo.
Haydn sonatas from Patrick Cohen , Mozart concertos from Robert Levin , and Hummel concertos from
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Hummel Gesellschafts-Rondo in D
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
10.30 Haydn Sonata in F, H XVI 29 Patrick Cohen (piano)
10.47 Mozart Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450
Robert Levin (fortepiano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
Edward Seckerson looks at the latest releases in Sony Classical's Masterworks Heritage series, including Berg's Wozzeck conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos , Puccini's La Bohème with Bidu Sayao and Richard Tucker , and Strauss and Brahms conducted by George Szell. Producers Clive Portbury , Susan Kenyon Discs E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Robert Ponsonby , a former director of the Edinburgh Festival, controller of the BBC's music division and director of the BBC Proms. During the course of a long and distinguished career in music administration, Robert Ponsonby has worked closely with many famous artists, some of whom he has chosen to feature in today's programme.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Pierre Amoyal (violin), Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Schoenberg Phantasy , Op 47 Janacek Violin Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A,
Repeated from last Monday
In 1931 Janos Starker entered the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest as a prodigiously gifted six-year-old cellist, and by the time he was nine, he already had several students. The die was cast. For most of his extraordinary, seven-decade-long career, Starker has not only been one of the century's great cellists but also one of its foremost teachers.
In the first of three programmes, LSO principal cellist Moray Welsh talks to Starker and his contemporaries about those formative years at the academy.
Starker's choice of music includes works by his teacher's teacher,
Popper, and academy professors Weiner, Kodaly and Bartok. Producer David Papp
Sandy Burnett presents the third of six programmes showcasing outstanding young musicians. This week's programme features some heartfelt Russian songs, virtuosic recorder music spanning four centuries, and one of the great violin sonatas.
Tchaikovsky Both Painful and Sweet; Not a Word, Beloved; None but the Lonely Heart; Why? (Six Songs, Op 6) Rachmaninov In the Silent Night; 0 Sing No More; Spring Waters Louise Mott (mezzo),
Alexander Taylor (piano)
Boismortier Sonata in G minor
Wander van Nieuwkerk Kadanza
Madrigal arrangements by Weelkes, East and Baldwine
Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
Matthew Trusler (violin), Zoe Mather (piano)
During the interval. Alison Prain talks to the administrator of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, founded in 1953 to encourage young British singers.
From the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Geoffrey Smith is joined by Claire Martin in a special edition broadcast as part of the London Jazz Festival. Producer Alan Hall Discs
In the fifth of eight programmes Paul Oliver discusses a neglected form of the blues called hokum. Many African-American singers in the twenties and thirties expressed their feelings of melancholy or repression through the music and lyrics of the blues, but hokum depended on parody and humour to meet the needs of migrants to the cities. Repeated Friday 12.30am
Beatrice et Benedict
A performance given last May in the Hummingbird Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, of Hector Berlioz 's sparkling operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado about Nothing. Hero and heroine return after 50 years of marriage to comment on and clarify how they got married in the first place. This production is directed by Robin Phillips.
Canadian Opera Company Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Richard Bradshaw
Beatrice and Benedict in old age:
Beatrice and Benedict in old age:
Suk About Mother, Op 28
Janacek On an Overgrown Path (Book 1)
The third of four programmes bridging the gulf between the arts and sciences. Steve Jones explores the 18th century, during which Linnaeus introduced the classification system for all living organisms, Richard Brinsley Sheridar wrote The Rivals, and John Harrison 's chronometer led to accurate measurement of longitude. E-MAIL: scirad@. bbc.co.uk
Alyn Shipton introduces the last of three programmes of highlights from the Clerical Medical Jazz Weekend in May. Tonight's programme begins with a set by Azimuth -
Norma Winstone (vocals), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet) and John Taylor (piano). French guitarist Nguyen Le blends jazz with traditional music from his
Vietnamese heritage, with the group entitled Tales from Vietnam. The weekend ended with a rousing set from the French trio of Louis Sclavis
(reeds), Henri Texier (double bass) and Aldo Romano (drums). Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Vienna With the Be
Ta-Foli Ensemble , directed by Lukas Ligeti. who blend jazz, mamdingo
(African folk music) and composition
2.35 Madrid SO/Cristobal
Halffter Wagner Prelude; Good Friday music (Parsifal) Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E (Adagio) Halffter Turbas
3.50 Ockeghem A concert of music by the Flemish composer given by the vocal group Huelgas, director
Paul Van Nevel , reed quintet Calefax, and the Orchestra of the Renaissance, director
5.20 Charles Koechlin 24
Esquisses, Op 41; Sonatina. Op 59 No 2; Suite: L'Ancienne Maison de
Campagne Peter Schmalfuss (piano)