With Stephanie Hughes , including
Bach Organ Concerto No 1 in D minor Peter Hurford (organ), Northern
Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.51 Purcell Awake, Awake, Put on Thy Strength Rogers Covey-Crump, Charles Daniels (tenors),
Michael George (bass), the King's Consort Choir and Orchestra, director Robert King
7.03 Weber Overture: Der Freischutz
Dresden State Orchestra/Kleiber
7.51 Mendelssohn Concert Piece in F minor, Op 113 Thea King (clarinet), Georgina Dobree (bassett horn), LSO, conductor Alun Francis
8.05 Chopin Grand Valse Brillante in E flat, Op 18 Murray Perahia (piano)
8.43 Copland Clarinet Concerto Benny Goodman , Columbia Symphony
Strings, conducted by the Composer
With Penny Gore.
Mozart Symphony No 15 in G, K124 Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
9.17 Dvorak Romantic Pieces Gil
Shaham (violin), Orli Shaham (piano)
9.32 Ravel Two Hebrew Melodies
Suzanne Danco (soprano),
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
9.39 Rlmsky-Korsakov Symphony No 2 (Antar) Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
10.13 Mozart Symphony No 16 in C, K128 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
With Joan Bakewell. Soprano Ileana Cotrubas describes the story behind her debut at La Scala, Milan, where she was an overnight success as Mimi in La Bohème, and explains why the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, was her favourite place to perform.
After the revolutions of 1848, Charles Halle abandoned his career in Paris and moved to London. He found the capital full of emigre musicians, and moved north to
Manchester where he founded the Halle Orchestra. Halle was a marvellous pianist as well as conductor, and was friend to most of the great composers of his day, including Chopin, Liszt and Wagner.
With Bill Lloyd.
3: Music Curiously Free from the Fevers of Sex
MacDowell To a Wild Rose
(Woodland Sketches, Op 51) Julie Andrews (soprano)
MacDowell Piano Sonata No 4
(Keltic) James Barbagallo (piano)
Hanson Scherzo (Nymphs and Satyr) Rochester Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Tettler
MacDowell The Sea Nancy Tatum
(soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Hanson Symphony No 2 (Romantic) Jena Philharmonic, conductor David Montgomery Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm
From the Wigmore Hall, London.
If Music Be the Food of Love
Catherine Bott (soprano), Mark Levy (bass viol) and Paul Nicholson
(harpsichord and organ) perform songs and solos from the theatres, courts and chapels of the English Restoration, including music by Henry Purcell , John Eccles ,
John Blow , Tobias Hume , Matthew Locke and Pelham Humfrey.
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From Birmingham Cathedral. Introit: Hide Not Thou Thy
Psalm 59, 60, 61 (Barnby,
Carpenter, Howells, Tomkins)
First Lesson: Genesis 32, w3-30
Office Hymn: 0 Christ Who Art the Light and Day (Christe, Qui Lux) Canticles: Walmisley in D minor Second Lesson: Galatians 6
Anthem: De Profundis (Lassus)
Hymn: Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God (Kingsland)
Organ Voluntary: Symphony No 6 (1st mvt) (Widor)
Organist and master of the choristers Marcus Huxley.
Assistant organist Christopher Allsop.
Humphrey Carpenter talks to Lady Walton about the annual festival in her husband's home town of Oldham, and Stephen Johnson discusses his new biography of Bruckner. Music includes works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn, plus
Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks just before 7pm.
The Love for Three Oranges
A performance of Prokofiev's opera produced by Peter Ustinov and given last year at the Bolshoi Theatre,
Moscow. Based on a tale by Carlo Gozzi , the plot concerns a prince who is dying of melancholy until he is cured after laughing at the witch Fata Morgana. She curses him to fall in love with three oranges. Sung in Russian.
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Peter Feranets
King of Clubs:
Master of ceremonies:
Brian Morton looks at five complex artistic partnerships in which the work is more than usually dependent on collaboration. The shared credit
"Ellington/Strayhorn" appears on some of the greatest jazz standards of the century. In this third programme, Strayhorn biographer David Hajdu and saxophonist Tommy Smith discuss their unique partnership.
Penny Gore presents the second of two programmes including some of the larger chamber works by Erich Korngold. The Schubert Ensemble of London perform Komgold's Piano Quintet, Op 15.
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Matthew Arnold , one of the 19th century's great lyric poets, felt himself deeply at odds with his "damned times". At 40, he effectively gave up poetry to pursue social educational reform and "purposeful prose". Tony Palmer talks to poet and biographer
Ian Hamilton , who, in his new study of Arnold, explores the struggle between two lives. He also considers the work of another artist-reformer -
Eric Gill - in the light of the publication of the first full survey of his sculpture.
Producer Julian May
With William Mival.
Suite in D
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
The Vision of St Augustine
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Wednesday
Digby Fairweather presents a studio set from the Bobby Wellins Quartet.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Composer Performs
Sibelius Andante Festivo Finnish
RSO/the Composer Aladar Racz
Music for Cimbalom The Composer (cimbalom) Dohnanyl Capriccio , Op 23 No 3 The Composer (piano)
Lutoslawski Symphony No 3 Polish NRSO/the Composer
2.30 Schein Diletti Pastorali (excerpts) Cantus Koln/Konrad Junghanel
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Let's Make a Story - Special EAL Edition
4.15 Radio Showcase 4.20 Scottish
Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Mozart Overture: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Danish Radio
Concert Orchestra/Borge Wagner
5.05 Bartok Little Suite
The Composer (piano)
5.15 Debussy, arr Platonov Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Kathleen Rudolph (flute), Rena Sharon (piano)
5.30 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Dubravka Tomasic-Srebotnjak , RTV Slovenia SO/Marko Munih