With Stephanie Hughes , including Debussy Suite Bergamasque Pascal Roge (piano)
6.51 Wagner Forest Murmurs (Siegfried) Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.03 Handel To God Who Made the Radiant Sun The King's Consort, director Robert King
7.51 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Accelerations Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.05 Shostakovich Romance (The
Gadfly) Emmanuelle Boisvert (violin), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.46 Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations Charles Neidich
(clarinet), Orpheus CO
With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev New Year's Eve Ball;
Happiness (Waltz Suite) Royal
Scottish NO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.10 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F,
Op 24 (Spring)
Adolf Busch , Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.31 Handel Clori , Mia Bella Clori
Ann Murray (mezzo), Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
9.46 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
BWV1068 Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
10.07 Strauss Horn Concerto No 2
Ronald Janezic , Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
Cecile Ousset talks to Joan Bakewell about how to be a great concert pianist.
With Peggy Reynolds. Rudolf Nureyev was born on the Trans-Siberian
Express as it rattled along close to the Mongolian border. He grew up in the severe regime of Stalin's Russia and moved swiftly through the ranks to become a leading soloist at the Kirov Ballet. Nureyev's sensational defection to the West in 1961 brought him into contact with dancers such as Margot Fonteyn and the choreographers
Frederick Ashton , Kenneth MacMillan and Martha Graham. He became probably the greatest dancer of his generation. Nureyev led a turbulent, exotic and ultimately tragic life, dying from an Aids-related illness in 1993.
Further excerpts from the Schumann marriage diaries, read by Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet.
Fuelled by his success, Robert embarks on another orchestral work.
Clara gives her first public performance as Mrs Schumann , and they attend some more of Mendelssohn's Bach-revival concerts.
Overture, Scherzo and Finale Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Novelletten, Op 21: Nos 1, 2 and 5 Claudio Arrau (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
Rodney Milnes presents the first of three programmes exploring same-sex relationships in opera. The Age of Innocence
In the wake of the Wilde scandal,
Mrs Patrick Campbell said that it did not matter what people did in bed as long as they did not do it in the street and frighten the horses.
Indeed, no one was frightened before the Wilde case, which redefined homoeroticism as homosexuality, or before Freud got his teeth into the subject - people simply had feelings about each other regardless of gender. Opera nevertheless explored the subject, and Rodney Milnes begins with some innocent and not-so-innocent relationships in 17th- and 18th-century operas, including music by Charpentier, Gluck and Mozart. Producer David Gallagher
Conductors Jun'ichi Hirokami and Kenneth Montgomery ,
Justin Lavender (tenor), Belfast Philharmonic Society Choir (male voices) Wolf Italian Serenade
Haydn Symphony No 88 in G Respighi Suite: The Birds Liszt A Faust Symphony
Penny Gore introduces a recital by Martin Roscoe (piano).
Schubert Two Scherzos, D593;
Sonata in G, D894
Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Tommy Pearson continues his week with the London Symphony Orchestra. 3: The Management
It takes more than a band of musicians playing music to create an orchestral concert. Tommy Pearson looks at the jobs of orchestral manager and orchestral librarian.
Humphrey Carpenter continues the week's dance theme by talking to Sir Anthony Dowell , director of the Royal Ballet, about the touring festival
Dance Bites. Plus music by Vivaldi and Wolf, and Haydn's Clock Symphony just before 7.00.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
- From the Barbican Centre,
London, continuing the Shostakovich retrospective in which the composer's long-standing friend Mstislav Rostropovich conducts his major orchestral works. Mikhail Rudy (piano),
Roderick Franks (trumpet),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
Shostakovich Five Fragments, Op 42: Piano Concerto No 1
8.05 A Work Withdrawn
Gerard McBurney relates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the cancellation of Shostakovich's
Fourth Symphony, and the painful consequences.
8.25 Symphony No 4
Next programme Monday 7.30pm
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 36
Twist in the Tale
The world's favourite fairy tales unravelled.
Marina Warner, Jack Zipes ,
Maureen Duffy and Diane Purkiss investigate Cinderella, whose virginal glass slipper emerges from the foot-binding practices of ninth-century China and a mistranslation of the French word vair. With music from
Continuing tonight's Russian theme, Andrew Manze introduces highlights of a concert given last year in Bath by the St Petersburg-based Baroque ensemble, Musica Petropolitana. The concert includes works by Vivaldi, Paisiello and the Russian composer Ivan Khandoshkin. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Tony Palmer reports from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, once dismissed as the third-largest Soviet city and now exploring independence in a time of rapid change. But where does the new Kiev look for its inspiration, and how easily can the country re-establish an identity and culture? Night Waves asks what it means to be Ukrainian and a citizen of Kiev, tests the country's new relationship with Russia, and describes what remains of the character of this once vibrant spiritual and artistic powerhouse. Producer Anthony Denselow
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
The Early Years
With Gerard McBurney.
The Counterplan (arr Stokowski); The Tale of the Priest and His Servant
Balda (excerpt); The Bolt (excerpt) Hamlet (excerpt); The Big Lightning (excerpt); Preludes, Op 34
(excerpts); Jazz Suite No 1 (Waltz) Repeated from last Thursday
With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight Alan Barnes is joined by David Newton (piano), Tim Wells (double bass) and Bryan Spring (drums).
For details see yesterday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Radio France PO/Marek Janowski Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)
Henze Erlkonig Fantasy
Schubert Incidental music:
Rosamunde 2.35 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 Alcan Quartet
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write
4.30 Counting Time 4.40 Standard Grade History
5.00 Uthander Rondo , Op 8 Mikael Helasvuo (flute), Tuija Hakkila (fortepiano)
5.15 Brahms String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 No 1 Alcan Quartet