With Stephanie Hughes , including Wesley Ascribe unto the Lord Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
6.47 Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058
Christophe Rousset ,
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
7.03 Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
7.54 Vllla-Lobos Choros No 1
Manuel Barrueco (guitar)
8.05 Handel Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson) Kathleen Battle (soprano), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Nelson
8.48 Bernard Hermann Suite: Vertigo Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
With Penny Gore.
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bbhm
9.11 Mozart Symphony No 9 in C, K73 Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
9.26 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.49 Puccini Mario ! Mario! Mario!
(Tosca) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Giacomo Aragall (tenor), National
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
10.03 Mozart Symphony No 10 in G, K74 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.12 Franck Symphonic Variations Alexis Weissenberg (piano),
Berlin Phiharmonic/von Karajan
Joan Bakewell talks to Richard Hickox
during the week of his 50th birthday. Today he talks about his work with the Northern Sinfonia and with music festivals, his love of Comwall, and an unusual way to relax.
With Donald Macleod. When Henry Purcell died in 1695 at the age of 36, he was hailed as the English
Orpheus. His epitaph in Westminster Abbey declares him "gone to that blessed place where only his harmony can be exceeded". In
Purcell's brief life, he had written music for every occasion, from church and tavern to stage and music room. This thoroughly professional composer and performer died in mysterious circumstances - could it have been death by chocolate? Peter Holman provides some expert evidence.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With William Mival.
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Triple Concerto Levon Chilingirian (violin), Simon Rowland-Jones (viola), Philip de Groote (cello), Bournemouth SO , conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm
Chamber Music from Manchester
Presented by Rodney Slatford from Studio 7 in Manchester.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
Kenneth Leighton Alleluia Pascha Nostrum
John Casken A Spring Cadenza Vainberg Cello Sonata, Op 72
Miaskovsky Cello Sonata No 1, Op 12
Robert Simpson (1921-97)
Stephen Johnson presents a tribute to the multifaceted Robert Simpson - distinguished composer, trenchant and provocative writer and broadcaster on music, and BBC music producer, who died at the end of last year. The programme includes Simpson's String Quartet No 3 played by the Aeolian Quartet, and a recording from 1973 of the first performance of his Symphony No 5 by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis. The Delme
Quartet play some of Simpson's transcriptions for string quartet from Bach's The Art of Fugue, and Simpson talks about music - his own and that of other composers. Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Verity Sharp takes a look at the ways in which today's musicians borrow other people's material. She investigates the widespread practice of sampling and talks to record producer Achim Voelker about one of his latest releases, The Rapsody Overture, which is an innovative blend of famous classical music themes and hip-hop.
Humphrey Carpenter 's guest is
Baroque violinist Andrew Manze , who has just released a series of recordings of music by Vivaldi.
There is music by Massenet and Mahler, with a performance of Britten's Sea Interludes from Peter
Grimes at about 6.30.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Christine Brewer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo), Graham Clark (tenor),
Geoffrey Moses (bass), Thomas Trotter (organ),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, conductor Charles Mackerras.
Janacek, arr Talich Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
Janacek Giagolitic Mass
The last in the series of entertainments in which Maureen Lipman
re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
5: Telephone Call, a touching scene of divided loyalties: Mrs Mendlicote, a musical account of life in Pont Street; and, to end, When You Go. Songs composed by Richard Addinsell.
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Sarah Walker presents the first of four concerts of music from the 1970s, given earlier this week in Birmingham University as part of the Towards the Millennium festival.
Thomas Ades conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in two highly contrasting pieces -
Lutoslawski's Preludes and Fugues and John Adams 's Shaker Loops. Oboist Jonathan Kelly plays Piri by Isang Yun and joins members of the BCMG in Oliver Knussen 's Cantata.
Further excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara
Schumann. Music includes:
Piano Concerto in A minor (1st mvt); Novelletten, Op 21: Nos 3, 4, 6 and 7 Repeated from last Friday
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Des Teufels
Radio France Chorus and Philharmonic/Marek Janowski
3.00 Bach Trio Sonata in D minor,
BWV527Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists
3.15 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) BRTN Philharmonic/ Alexander Rahbari
3.45 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
David MacDonald (organ)
4.00 Schubert Die Biene, Op 13 No 9 Erik Gustafsson (cello), Heini
Karkkainen (piano) Mozart Horn
Concerto No 2 in E flat, K41 7 James Sommerville , CBC Vancouver
4.15 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat Danish National Radio
4.40 Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Gesellen Catherine Robbin (mezzo), Kitchener Waterloo SO/Armenian
5.00 Schubert String Quartet
Movement in C minor, D103 Watteau
Quartet Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret
Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Concerto Avenna
Violin Concerto No 2 Kristof Barati ,
BRTN Philharmonic/Frank Shipway
6.25 Avison Concerto Grosso No 4 in A minor Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon
6.40 Tavener Funeral Ikos
Norwegian Soloists' Choir/Helgerod Yevgeni Irchay I'm Not Going to Die Today, I'm Only Going Away Martin Kovarik (organ) Lassus In Hora Ultima
Currende/Erik van Nevel