With Petroc Trelawny. Including a look at yesterday's celebrity rally in defence of ENO and the Royal Opera House. Following the news at 7.00,
Roy Goodman directs the Brandenburg Consort in Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. At 7.45, a performance of How Lovely Are Thy Dwelling Places from Brahms's
German Requiem. After the 8.00 news, soprano Cecilia Bartoli displays her vocal dexterity in Non Piu Mesta from Rossini's La Cenerentola; at 8.25, pianist Yevgeni Kissin plays Chopin's Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2; and, to end the programme, Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the overture to
Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus.
With Peter Hobday.
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.11 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op 22 Boris Berezovsky (piano)
9.40 Gabrieli Surrexit Christus
Gabrieli Consort and Players
9.45 Strauss Horn Concerto No 1
Dennis Brain , Philharmonia, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
10.01 Mozart D'Eliso in Sen
M'Attendi (Lucio Silla )
Edita Gruberova (soprano), Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.08 Boccherini Symphony in D minor, Op 12 No 4 Philharmonia, conductor Raymond Leppard
For nearly 30 years, Roger Norrington has been organising occasional festivals to examine the context in which composers wrote their great works. He tells Joan Bakewell about these Weekend Experiences and what they have meant to him.
The Cult of Personality
With Donald Macleod. Maria Callas possessed one of the finest singing voices the world has ever known. Of
Greek parentage and with a fiery temper, she conquered the opera houses of the world, yet she was dismissed from the New York Met.
The splendour of her recordings is in sad contrast to her tragic life. The programme includes excerpts from
Bizet's Carmen, Cherubini's Medea, Puccini's Madam Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème, and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
With Paul Guinery.
3: A Union of Styles. Italian music had a powerful influence on the works of Frangois Couperin , from his earliest trio sonatas published under an Italian pseudonym to his mature collection Les Gouts Rounds.
Paul Guinery introduces music exploiting this union of French and Italian styles, including the famous
Apotheosis of Corelli played by Christophe Rousset and William Christie (harpsichords), the sonata and suite La Francoise played by Musica Antiqua Koln , and a concert for two viols from Les Gouts Réunis with Wieland Kuijken and Kaori Uemura. Alongside them is Louis Couperin 's celebrated harpsichord Prelude imitating the style of Froberger, played by Davitt Moroney. Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm See also 10.30pm
From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Paul Watkins (cello), Ian Brown (piano) Janacek Pohadka
Poulenc Cello Sonata
Martinu Variations on a Slovak
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Susan Sharpe invites listeners' suggestions for the grand finale of the programme.
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From the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
Introit: Ne Timeas Maria (Victoria) Responses (Smith)
Psalm 119, w73-104 (Barnby, Day, Bairstow, Wesley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52, wl-12
Office Hymn: For Mary, Mother of the Lord (St Botolph)
Canticles: Stanford in A
Second Lesson: Hebrews 2, w5-18 Anthem: Ave Maria (Parsons) Hymn: Sing We of the Blessed Mother (Abbots Leigh)
Organ Voluntary: Meditation 6
(Meditations sur le Mystere de la Sainte Trinite ) (Messiaen)
Director of music Mark Shepherd. Organist Kevin Bowyer.
Sean Rafferty introduces music by Handel, Debussy and Gluck. At
6.35, Leonard Slatkin takes the reins of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in Copland's Rodeo.
Strauss's bittersweet opera about young love, the passage of time and social jostling in 18th-century Vienna. Young Sophie von Faninal is to marry Ochs, a lecherous and middle-aged baron, but falls for Octavian, Ochs's 17-year-old representative in the traditional ceremony of the Presentation of the Rose. The affair ruins both the baron's marriage plans and Octavian's relationship with the Feldmarschallin. This performance was given last year at the Paris Opera Bastille. Sung in German.
Paris National Opera Chorus,
Orchestra and Children's Chorus , conductor Edo de Waart
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Christophe Rousset plays a selection of harpsichord pieces from the 4th order of Francois Couperin 's Pieces de Clavecin.
American poet Marianne Moore described the creative ideal as "imaginary gardens with real toads in them", and her letters to Ezra Pound , Wallace Stevens , TS Eliot and others chronicle the shifting artistic values of modernism as well as a passion for baseball. Michele Roberts discusses her life and writing as The Selected Letters are published.
And in the light of a new novel from
Christa Wolf , one of Germany's most controversial writers, Night Waves looks at the way the scars of recent history continue to dominate German fiction despite reunification. Producer Rob Ketteridge
David Huckvale continues to follow
Liszt's travels around Europe.
Die Loreley Margaret Price (soprano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
Battle of the Hunnenschlacht
LPO, conductor Bernard Haitink
Prelude and Fugue on BACH Eberhard Kraus (organ)
Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth Maria Szechowska (soprano), Klaus Lapins (baritone), Warsaw Radio SO, conductor Siegfried Heinrich Repeated from last Wednesday
Part 2 of the Dave Higgins Quartet concert.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Danish State Radio SO/
Erik Tuxen , Victor Schioler (piano)
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
2.30 Handel Cantata: Agrippina
Condotta a Morire Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Musica Alta Ripa
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: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) RTV Slovenia SO, conductor Marko Munih
5.05 Arnold Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo Edmonton Wind Ensemble
5.15 Kabalevsky Suite: The
Comedians BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
5.30 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Valerie Tryon (piano)