Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music this morning includes
Bernstein's Chichester Psalms sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor
Stephen Cleobury , at 6.40; Biber's Laetatus Sum at 7.10; and to end the programme Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor played by the Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergievat at 8.45.
With Peter Hobday.
Bizet Suite: Jeux d'Enfants
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.14 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Alfred Cortot (piano)
9.25 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Carlos Bonell (guitar),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.58 Verdi Te Deum
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.15 Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Ithzak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).
Hailed as one of the finest Strauss singers of her generation, Gundula Janowitz talks to Joan Bakewell about the composer and his love affair with the soprano voice. She also explains why she thinks
Strauss's Four Last Songs were written for men.
The French writer Romain Rolland was an enthusiastic advocate of and perceptive commentator on the music of Richard Strauss. From his letters it is clear he thought of Strauss as the successor to Wagner, the embodiment of a thrusting new spirit in German music. But his admiration was tinged with a streak of distaste and anxiety - for the man, his manners and certain aspects of the music he loved so much. The programme includes excerpts from:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Sinfonia Domestica
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Elektra
Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Vienna
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Salome
Karen Huffstodt (soprano), Lyon Opera, conductor Kent Nagano
Thea Musgrave has been largely concerned with the theatricality inherent in music, and her early ventures in concerto form introduced the notion of "space music", with soloists moving around the orchestra. Brian Morton talks to the composer about her concern to convey the dramatic aspects of music within an abstract framework.
Victoria Soames ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Horn Concerto
Barry Tuckwell ,
Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Bath International Music Festival
The second of five concerts, introduced by Chris de Souza.
Concordia perform works interspersed with poetry by Glyn Maxwell.
Christopher Tye Rachells Weepinge Thomas Weelkes Lachrimae Pavan
Robert Johnson A Knell of Johnson
Lachrimae Christopher Tye Crye
Tobias Hume Captain Hume's Lamentations
William Lawes Consort Set in C minor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Janos
Furst, Nadja Salemo-Sonnenberg (violin) Stravinsky Pulcinella
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Sibelius Symphony No 2
Jallhouse Blues lain Burnside goes behind bars with a mix of songs about prison, of all styles and ages.
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Did dynamics define the keyboard? Tommy Pearson investigates the different sounds produced by Broadwood and Steinway pianos.
Sean Rafferty continues his. beginner's guide to 21st-century technology with a look at the confusing world of digital television. What will be on offer to channel-hopping classical music lovers in the next millennium, and how much will they have to pay for it? Music includes Faure's Pavane and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, plus arts news is broadcast at 7.00.
A concert recorded earlier this month at the Barbican, London.
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, director Christian Zacharias (piano) Haydn Symphony No 86 in D
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C,
K503; Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
Sleeping on a Volcano
Personal European views on the legacy of 1848. After the dramatic events of the Paris uprisings in the spring of 1848, only a handful of countries resisted the call to revolt.
Gearoid 0 Tuathaigh explains how, despite famine, desperate poverty and political frustrations, revolution was averted in Ireland.
This programme features works which were written within years of each other, yet they belong to different worlds.
Ruth Crouch (violin), Ursula Smith (cello), Peter Donohoe (piano), James Clark (violin),
Catherine Marwood (viola)
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
George Eliot portrayed the Dominican monk and politician Savonarola as a man led astray by the power of his own rhetoric, but 500 years after his death how do modern historians assess the role of one of the most intriguing characters of Renaissance Florence? Richard Coles investigates. Plus new poetry from one of Poland's finest living writers, Adam Zagajewski.
Producer Rebecca Stratford
Digby Fairweather continues the conversation with John Dankworth.
Despite his international reputation as a composer, Vivaldi spent much of his life teaching the orphaned girls of the Ospedale della Pieta, turning their orchestra into one of Vienna's greatest crowd-pleasers.
Andrew Manze introduces some of the music he wrote for them.
Sonata al Santo Sepolcro , RV130 Purcell Quartet
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV621 Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Ensemble 415, director Chiara Banchini
Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro , RV169 L'Europa Galante, director Fabio Biondi
Gloria in D, RV589
Soloists, Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra Lutoslawski Symphony No 1
1.40 Kozeluch Trio in G minor Haydn Trio in E minor, H XV 12 Trio 1790
2.15 Handel Music for the Royal
Fireworks Collegium Aureum Kraus Symphony in C minor Concerto Koln
3.00 Brahms Four Piano Pieces, Op 119
3.25 Bruckner Symphony No 2 in C minor Saarbrucken RSO, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi
4.30 Dautrecourt Concert a Deux
Violes (Le Tombeau des Regrets) Susie Nappe and Margaret Little
4.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Melisande CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.05 Purcell King Arthur (excerpts) Nancy Argenta (soprano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Monica Huggett
5.25 Moreno-Torroba La Marchenera
5.45 Brahms Intermezzo in A, Op 118 No 2 Jane Coop (piano)