Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of Ashley Page's new ballet which opened at the Barbican last night. Music includes Bach's Partita in E, BWV1006, played by violinist Pekka Kuusisto at 6.30; Saint-Saens's
Bacchanale from his opera Samson and Delilah played by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel , at 7.05; Schubert's An Silvia sung by baritone Bryn Terfel at 7.30; and Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music after the news at 8.00.
With Peter Hobday.
Britten Occasional Overture
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
9.08 Strauss Burleske
Helene Grimaud (piano),
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
9.31 Bizet Carmen (Entr'acte; Act 4) Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Nicolai Gedda (tenor),
Ernest Blanc (baritone),
French Radio Choir and Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.55 Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Hailed as the Rossini mezzo of the nineties, Cecilia Bartoli made her recording debut in The Barber of Seville. Since then, she has captured the imagination of the record-buying public with a stream of award-winning recordings. Rossini remains a favourite, and today she talks to
Joan Bakewell about her love of his operatic and sacred music, with music from Semiramide, La
Cenerentola and the Stabat Mater.
Five Biblical Characters
With Donald Macleod.
3: Solomon. The son of King David and Bathsheba, Solomon became a ruler famous for his wisdom and judgement - and also for the magnificent extravagance of his court. Including excerpts from:
Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest Choir of Westminster
Abbey, conductor Martin Neary Purcell My Beloved Spake, Z28 Monteverdi Choir,
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Monteverdi Nigra Sum (1610 Vespers) Philip Langridge (tenor),
Monteverdi Orchestra , conductor John Eliot Gardiner Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90 Emil Gilels
Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Isaac Stern (violin), Leonard Rose (cello), Eugene Istomin (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
From the New World
The sixth of eight recitals of American music from St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Lyric Quartet, William Hawkes (viola) William Bolcom Three Rags Gershwin Lullaby
Dvorak String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 (American)
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Peter Donohoe (piano)
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G
Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet
From Truro Cathedral.
Introit: Prevent Us, 0 Lord
Psalm 119, w41-56 (Hopkins) First Lesson: Joshua 9, w3-end Office Hymn: 0 Lux Beata Trinitas (mode 8)
Canticles: Stanford in A
Second Lesson: Luke 9, w51-end
Anthem: Steal Away (Negro spiritual, arr Adelmann)
Hymn: Fill Thou My Life (Richmond) Organ Voluntary: Psalm Prelude, Set 1 No 1 (Howells)
Organist and master of the choristers Andrew Nethsingha.
Assistant organist Simon Morley.
Giles Swayne 's new work The Silent Land receives its world premiere at this year's Spitalfields Festival. Humphrey Carpenter talks to the composer about the many influences on his work - including African chant - and his new work, written for 40 voices and solo cello. Music includes
Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium, Faure's Fantaisie for flute, and, before the arts news at 7.00,
Gershwin's An American in Paris.
A concert given in April at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Britten Sinfonia , conductor Stefan Asbury Nancarrow Tango
Zappa Bebop Tango; Get Whitey John Adams Chamber Symphony Stravinsky Tango; Ragtime
Nancarrow Study for Player Piano Steve Reich Music for Large Ensemble
Zappa G-Spot Tornado
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 48
The Screenwriters - Hollywood in the Nineties
Third of five programmes in which Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's screenwriters.
3: Andrew Bergman , a veteran whose credits include Blazing Saddles,
Fletch and the notorious Demi Moore film Striptease. Repeat
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30
The Grieg and Grainger Connection
In 1906, the Australian pianist Percy Grainger met Edvard Grieg. Grieg invited Grainger to Norway to study his piano concerto, and Grainger became one of Grieg's favourite interpreters of his music. Piers Lane explores the Grainger-Grieg connection and includes recordings by Emil Gilels and by Grieg and Grainger themselves. Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Patrick Wright discusses new interpretations of the work of one of the most influential voices in 20th-century poetry - WH Auden, as the novelist and poet John Fuller publishes a full-scale commentary to every Auden poem, play and libretto. Producer Robert Ketteridge
With Digby Fairweather. Part 2 of the concert featuring the music of Gil Evans performed by David Sanborn and the Danish Radio
Presented by Chris Wines. In the Alley
Henry Herford (baritone), Robin Bowman (piano) Country Band March
Orchestra of New England, conductor James Sinclair
String Quartet No 2 Emerson Quartet Hawthorne (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord) John Kirkpatrick Decoration Day (Holidays)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Organist Jean Guillou improvises on Bruckner's Prelude in C (Perg), Agnus Dei (Mass No 2 in E minor), Symphony No 2 in C minor (Scherzo), Symphony No 5 in B flat (4th mvt) and Symphony No 9 in D minor (1st mvt).
1.50 Schubert Overture in the Italian
Style Danish National Radio
Symphony Orchestra/Marcello Viotti
2.15 Ernst Fabritius Violin Concerto
Olavi Palli , Finnish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pertti Pekkanen
2.45 Anton Solnttz Sinfonia in A
Music ad Rhenum
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Counting Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Dukas Villanelle Esa Tukia
(horn), Finnish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Michel Adelson
5.00 Chabrier Espana
Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
5.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 11 in F, K413 Brabant Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary (piano)
5.45 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Valerie Tryon (piano)