With Andrew McGregor , including Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
Jean Hubeau (piano), Jean Moulliere and Jean-Pierre Sabouret (violins), Claude Naveau (viola), Jean-Marie Gamard (cello)
6.33 Bizet Overture: Patrie
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
7.04 Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.32 Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante , Op 22 Louis Lortie (piano)
8.05 Bizet LAmour Est un Oiseau
Tatiana Troyanos (soprano), John Alldis Choir , LPO, conductor Georg Solti
8.41 Grainger The Warriors BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.12 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310
9.28 Grainger Lincolnshire Posy Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish
9.45 Purcell Fantasia upon One Note, Z745
9.50 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Joan Bakewell discovers more about
Murray Perahia 's decision to record Baroque music. His Handel and Scarlatti disc won a Gramophone
Award last year, and he explains the special qualities of this music.
With Donald Macleod. As court painter to King Philip IV of Spain, Velazquez observed and recorded court life at first hand, but his interests encompassed the whole range of Spanish society, from royalty to beggars. Behind these images, the golden age of Spain was beginning to be tarnished.
"His unique achievement was to penetrate to the heart of the piano and then to draw into its realm the salient characteristics of other musical worlds." Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Jim Samson.
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Impromptu No 2 in F sharp, Op 36 Murray Perahia (piano)
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham, concluding the concert series of the music of Shostakovich and Tippett, introduced by Chris Wines. The Lindsays
Shostakovich String Quartet No 4 Tippett String Quartet No 5
Susan Sharpe presents a selection of listeners' requests.
Producer Brian Jackson Discs
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From Peterborough Cathedral.
Introit: The Call (Lloyd) Responses (Lloyd)
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Armstrong, Stewart, Clarke, Elvey, Lloyd) First Lesson: Genesis 3
Office Hymn: 0 Trinity of Blessed Light (0 Lux Beata)
Canticles: Wood in F
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 2, w5-end
Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Stanford)
Hymn: Lord of Beauty, Thine the Splendour (Regent Square, descant Gower)
Organ Voluntary: Marche Héroïque (Brewer)
Master of the music Christopher Gower. Organist Mark Duthie.
Sean Rafferty is joined by soprano
Solveig Kringelborn who talks of her passion for Scandinavian song.
Music includes pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninov, and, leading up to
7.00, Khachaturian's ballet music from Spartacus.
Cosi Fan Tutte
From the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
Germaine Greer comments on the action as Linda Ormiston presents Scottish Opera's new production of possibly Mozart's most controversial opera. It is a tale of two women whose fidelity is tested and found wanting by their lovers, who have disguised themselves after pretending that they have been called away by their regiment. The opera has always excited extreme reactions: is it a heartless misogynist farce or Mozart's most profound and moving exploration of the human spirit?
Scottish Opera Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan Act
8.35 The Brecht Centenary
Five Postscript programmes being broadcast this week in which
Adrian Mitchell looks at the poems and songs of Bertolt Brecht.
The readers include Maria Friedman and Harold Pinter.
3: Theatre Poems. The theatre poetry of Germany's great playwright.
8.55 Act 2
Aristotle maintained that a human being capable of living outside society is either a wild beast or a god. Mrs Thatcher notoriously claimed society did not exist. For two thousand years, philosophers and politicians have argued over the nature of society and over man as a social animal. As sociologist
WG Runciman tackles the question in his new book The Social Animal, Night Waves joins the debate.
And in the second of this week's
Brecht Bites, Humphrey Carpenter explores the role of literary estates and executors, looking at the role of the Brecht estate which is famous for its protection of the performance and spirit of the dramatist's work. Producer Matthew Dodd
Edward Blakeman explores the life and music of the composer, with contributions from Joel-Marie Fauquet. Cello Concerto
Pierre Fournier , Lamoureux
Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Three Melodies (1872)
Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano) Fantaisie Norv égienne Philippe Graffin (violin),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
Repeated from last Wednesday
Digby Fairweather is joined by Dave Gelly to review some new CDs and The Chronicle of Jazz by Mervyn Cooke. Plus jazz news.
With Penny Gore.
1.00 Historic Dutch Organs Music by Sweelinck, Reger and Karg-Elert, played by Geert Bierling and Charles de Wolff
1.45 Pieter Hellendaal Sonata , Op 5 No 2 Jaap ter Linden and Ageet Zweistra (cellos), Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
1.55 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor David Liveley , BRTN Philharmonic/Alexander Rahbari
2.35 Haydn Symphony No
22 in E flat (Philosopher) National Arts Centre Orchestra/ Gabriel Chmura
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Let's Move - Special EAL Edition
4.20 Scottish Resources: 10-12
4.40 Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Sequence: Brahms Five Choral Songs Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman 5.20
Slgtenhorst-Meyer Piano Sonata No 2, Op 23 David Kuijken 5.40
Vladislav Zelenskl In the Tatra