With Humphrey Carpenter.
Bridge There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook English String
Orchestra, conductor Martin Jones
6.45 Chopin Variations on an Irish National Air Vladimir and Vovka
Ashkenazy (piano duet)
7.04 Wilbye Weep , Weep Mine Eyes Weelkes As Vesta Was Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly
8.04 Haydn Symphony No 84 in E flat New York Philharmonic/Bernstein Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
With Jonathan Swain.
9.00 Building a Library
Stephen Dodgson compares the currently available recordings of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Colin Lawson and Sarah Walker discuss new chamber music releases, including works by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc.
Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Dohnanyi Ruralia Hungarica Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)
10.29 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 20 No 4 The Lindsays
10.57 Martinu Nonet Czech Nonet
11.15 Bizet Jeux d'Enfants
Laurence Fromentin and Dominique Plancade (pianos)
11.39 Debussy Sonate en Trio Philippe Bernold (flute),
Gerard Causse (viola), Isabelle Moretti (harp) Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is dancer Deborah Bull , one of the principal stars of the Royal Ballet. A persuasive and articulate advocate for the place of the arts in society, she is a member of the Arts Council's
Dance Panel and has embarked on a parallel career as a writer. Her choices range from Bach, Mozart and Poulenc to Scandinavian folk music. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Schumann Du Bist wie eine Blume; Die Lotosblume; Aus dem
Ostlichen Rosen ; Jasminenstrauch; Widmung Brahms Unbewegte Laue Luft;
Dein Blaues Auge ; Der Gang zum Liebchen; Die Mainacht; Wie Bist Du, Meine Konigin ?; Meine Liebe 1st Grun
Sibelius Svarta Rosor; Jag Ar Ett
Trad; Sav, Sav, Susa; Demanten Pa
Marssnon; Var Det en Drom? Repeated from Monday
Twelve programmes in which
David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world of today.
1: Reginald Goodall was one of this century's great Wagner conductors, but he was neglected for much of his career. Mark Elder , former music director of English National Opera, recalls the genius and humour of this unassuming and enigmatic figure.
Britten Peter Grimes (Act 2, excerpt)
BBC Theatre Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Wagner Gotterdammerung (Act 1, excerpt)
English National Opera Orchestra
Wagner Tristan and Isolde (Isolde's Narrative)
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Wagner Parsifal (Good Friday Music)
Welsh National Opera Orchestra Producer Clive Portbury
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The fourth of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles. British bass
John Tomlinson talks about his role as Wotan in Wagner's The Ring.
With Geoffrey Smith.
Producer Derek Drescher Discs
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In the third of four programmes,
American singer Tony Bennett talks to Mel Hill about his collaborations with jazz instrumentalists including trumpeter Bobby Hackett , pianist Bill Evans , saxophonist Stan Getz and pianist and band leader Count Basie. Repeated Friday 11.30pm
From the Baden-Baden
Festival, the second of the four operas Verdi based on dramas by Schiller. This performance is given by the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, who are continuing their Verdi Festival - running from 1995 to 2001 - abroad while their home theatre is closed for refurbishment.
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Edward Downes
Acts 1 and 2 7.20 The Brains Trust Revisited
Joan Bakewell looks back at the classic series The Brains Trust, which brought together some of the finest minds to answer questions sent in by listeners. A new series begins next Saturday at llpm.
7.40 Acts 3 and 4
The last of six experiments in creative radio.
Procession to the Private Sector
The first production of a surrealist film scenario written in 1936 by the poet
David Gascoyne , the most prominent English writer of that movement, and rewritten by him in the 1980s after the manuscript was found in the British Library. Adapted as a "film for radio" by Sean Street , with new music by John Surman , it features
Simon Callow as the Camera. The story - of the vicissitudes of a pair of lovers, the thuggery of anonymous power, social cataclysm and reconciliation - springs from a dream of Gascoyne's and is dramatised through symbol, myth and startling, sometimes comedic, imagery. With
Carolyn Jones , Christopher Robbie , Colleen Prendergast and Orlando Wells. Musicians are John Surman
(saxophones/electronic sounds) and Chris Laurence (bass). Producer Julian May
Conductor Alun Francis
Humphrey Searle Night Music; Symphony No 1
Judith Weir introduces a concert given by Jane Manning 's group Jane's Minstrels conducted by Roger Montgomery. The concert featured in the 1996 Spitalfields Festival's Composer Portrait series, when Judith Weir was the chosen composer.
Weir Horse d'Oeuvres
Ravel Chansons Madecasses
Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Wagner, arr Weir Waltraute's Narrative (Gotterdammerung)
Weir Musicians Wrestle Everywhere
From the New York Jazz
Festival. Programmed by New
York's Knitting Factory club, the festival boasts performances from the most renowned players in contemporary jazz, such as Henry Threadgill , Cecil Taylor , McCoy Tyner , Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman. Co-hosted in New York by one of the festival's American performers, this programme samples a selection of the music on offer.
Producers Lyn Champion and Steve Shepherd
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Peter Schreier (tenor),
Michael-Christfried Winkler (organ) Works by Wolf, Reger and Bach
2.10 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus and Orchestra/Zubin Mehta Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Orff Carmina Burana
3.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331
4.05 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec, Mojca Pucelj (piano)
4.30 Rossini Andante e Tema con
Variazioni Vojtech Samec (flute), Jozef Luptacik (clarinet), Frantisek Machats (bassoon), Josef Illes (French horn)
4.45 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso
No 6 in FCombattimento Consort
5.00 Bach Violin Concerto in E,
BWV1042 La Petite Bande/Kuijken
5.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482 Brabant Orchestra, director Tamas Vasary (piano)