Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of the new production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Music includes Stamitz's
Symphonie Concertante in D performed by Richard Friedman (violin), Roger Best (viola) and the London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople , at
6.30; Rlmsky-Korsakov's Song of the Viking Guest (Sadko) performed by Sergei Aleksashkin (bass) and the Philharmonia, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky , at 7.05; Liszt's
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 performed by pianist Shura Cherkassky at 7.30; and Warlock's Capriol Suite performed by the Guildhall String
Ensemble, director Robert Salter , to end the programme.
With Peter Hobday.
Warlock Serenade for String Orchestra Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
9.10 Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821
Emanuel Feuermann (cello), Gerald Moore (piano)
9.29 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 4 I Musici
9.36 Schumann Arabeske , Op 18 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.43 Monteverdi Chiome d'Oro
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.48 Hoist Hammersmith
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
10.02 Shostakovich Symphony No 9 London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink
Colin Davis was once described as the most successful and the most unaccepted of British conductors, but he is now held in respect and affection by orchestras and audiences across the world. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his career as a musician and about his remaining aspirations.
With Richard Baker.
5: Stravinsky in France. It was Stravinsky's collaboration with Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev which first brought him to Paris. The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring soon followed, and Paris became the centre of Stravinsky's musical life for the next 30 years. Including:
Stravinsky Infernal Dance (The Firebird)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Debussy Ariette Oubliée No 1 Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)
Stravinsky Sacrificial Dance (The Rite of Spring)
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Pergolesi Presto (Sinfonia in G) St Paul 's Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
With Roderick Swanston.
"Music must primarily touch the heart." (CPE Bach, autobiography) CPE Bach continued his innovative and experimental approach to composition right into old age. In the final programme of the week,
Roderick Swanston introduces a selection of radical works from the Hamburg years.
Symphony in F, Wql83 No 3
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hartmut Haenchen
Quartet in G, Wq95 Les Adieux
Heilig, Wq21 7
Hilke Helling (contralto), Rheinische Kantorei , Das Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
Symphony in D, Wql83 No 1 CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hartmut Haenchen Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
A concert given last Wednesday in Aldeburgh Parish Church. St Petersburg Quartet
Tchalkovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11
Shostakovich String Quartet No 13, Op 138
The Music of Benjamin Frankel
Frankel is perhaps best known as one of Britain's leading composers of film music, but later in his career he turned to composing for the concert hall, with as many as eight symphonies to his credit. To mark the 25th anniversary of the composer's death, Chris de Souza recalls Frankel's career, with excerpts from some of the film scores, the Serenata Concertante for piano trio and orchestra, chamber works, and Frankel himself conducting one of his own symphonies. The programme also includes recordings of the voice of Benjamin Frankel , an engaging broadcast speaker on musical subjects. Producer Peter Tanner
A second Radio 3 invitation concert from the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, introduced by Chris de Souza. Andrew Manze and Caroline Balding play violin duos by Leclair, Guignon and Telemann. Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Tommy Pearson ends his look at unusual voices with a whistle-stop tour of some of the more extraordinary vocalists who have left recordings for posterity.
Claudio Abbado , Daniel Barenboim and Teresa Berganza are just some of the musical stars performing together at the Barbican on Sunday in a tribute concert for the late Peter
Diamond. Humphrey Carpenter finds out more about this outstanding manager, promoter and director. He also blows the cobwebs off the harmonium with poet and humorist Ivor Cutler. Music includes Vivaldi and Wagner, and, at about 6.30, Walton's Cello Concerto played by Julian Lloyd Webber.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra A concert recorded last Saturday at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Paul Meyer (clarinet)
Britten Four Sea Interludes
James MacMillan Tuireadh
Elgar Enigma Variations
The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway 5: The Killers. Al and Max are on a job. They hold up a diner and await their victim. Reader Kerry Shale. Abridged by John Hartley.
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky) See also tomorrow at 10pm
Verity Sharp presents studio recordings of two contrasting American composers: the arch-serialist Milton Babbitt (Septet but Equal and Four Play) and the systemless "quietist"
Morton Feldman (Instruments 1 and Three Clarinets, Cello and Piano). The
Composers' Ensemble is conducted by Paul Zukovsky , who has worked closely with both composers. Producer Philip Tagney
In the final programme, American singer Tony Bennett and his longtime musical director Ralph Sharon talk to Mel Hill about their modus operandithe selection of material, tempi and keys, the choice of arranger, and the structure of their concerts.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
"The day on which a high mass composed by me will be performed during the ceremonies solemnised for Your Imperial Highness will be the most glorious day of my life." (Beethoven to Rudolph, 1819)
Grosse Fuge , Op 133 Vegh Quartet
Missa Solemnis (Sanctus; Agnus Dei) Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Uwe Heilmann
(tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass), Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Johann Adolf Hasse Cleofide
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Cappella Coloniensis , director William Christie
5.00 Pieter Hellendaal Concerto
Grosso No 2 in D minor
5.10 Dvorak String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 (American) Australia Ensemble