Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music including 6.10 Handel's Organ Concerto in F, Op 4 No 4, played by Simon Preston and the English
Concert directed by Trevor Pinnock ; Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No 2, with Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before the 7.00 news; at 7.10 Strauss's
Serenade in E flat, Op 7, performed by London Winds, directed by Michael Collins ; and, leading up to the 8.00 news, a Beethoven sonata for piano duet played by Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier.
With Peter Hobday.
Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray
9.09 WF Bach Duet in G, F59
Barthold Kuijken and Marc HantaT (flutes)
9.18 Warlock Capriol Suite English Sinfonia, conductor Neville Dilkes
9.28 Schumann Three Romances,
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.44 Dowland Lachrimae Antiquae; The King of Denmark's Galliard Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley (lute)
9.51 Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
American baritone Thomas Hampson talks to Joan Bakewell about
Broadway musicals and his forthcoming appearance at the Last Night of the Proms. With music by Cole Porter , Bernstein and Irving Berlin.
With Richard Baker.
Crossover was hardly fashionable a century ago, but one of the musicians who made the crossing of musical boundaries respectable was the Chicago-born clarinettist Benny Goodman. Classically trained, he became an outstanding jazz specialist and then a brilliantly effective bandleader. Yet Goodman never lost his love for the classics and pioneered a number of concertos written specially for him. Including clarinet pieces by Mozart, Bartok, Irving Berlin and Morton Gould , and a complete performance of Copland's Clarinet Concerto. FACTSHEET: for a factsheet containing details of the music played this week, send an sae to [address removed]
An operatic guide to the planet, with Roger Savage.
A goddess flies west from Olympus; the Chinese follow suit; colonists bicker in Louisiana; and the Pyrenees are abolished. Including scenes from:
Les Fetes d'Hebe Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie Les Paladins
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
Les Indes Galantes Chorus and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
La Princesse de Navarre Soloists, English Bach Festival Singers and Baroque Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
From the Octagon, Buxton, the last of this week's summer festival recitals. The ensemble Psappha and conductor
John Carewe are joined by narrators Linda Ormiston and Thomas Allen - the artist-in-residence at this year's festival - for a performance of one of the settings of Edith Sitwell 's verse which launched William
Walton's career in controversial fashion in 1920s London. And as a prelude, two members of Psappha play the equally entertaining Jet
Whistles by Villa-Lobos. Introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Villa-Lobos Assobio a Jato
Rodney Slatford introduces recordings of one of this country's oldest string quartets and talks to cellist Bruno Schrecker , who leaves the quartet this month after 30 years. Including music by Elgar and Haydn, plus Dvorak's String Quintet in G, with Rodney Slatford on double bass.
Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music in Finland
Verity Sharp looks back at some of the great musicians who have emerged from Finland in recent years and tries to find out why it has produced so many top-class conductors.
Today, Wayne Sleep celebrates his 50th birthday. Sean Rafferty talks to the popular dancer and choreographer about his career with the Royal Ballet and his own company, DASH. Music includes Mozart, Stravinsky and, at about
6.40, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F. Plus a selection of new releases after 7.00.
The First Night of the Proms
From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Berlioz's blazingly dramatic and colourful score launches the 104th Proms season, whose themes include magic and power. Faust sells his soul to the Devil and is eventually swept to hell, while the innocent Marguerite is raised to heaven by angels. The magisterial Bryn Terfel leads an international cast.
Berlioz The Damnation of Faust
BBC Singers, New London Children's Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Parts 1 and 2 8.35 Hell, Fire and Damnation
James Naughtie surveys the landscape of hell and its dreadful grip on the imaginations of musicians.
8.55 Parts 3 and 4 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2
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Cheltenham Festival 1998
A concert given last Friday at the Cheltenham Festival, introduced by Verity Sharp in conversation with George Benjamin.
John Constable (piano),
Paul Silverthorne and Garth Knox (violas), London Sinfonietta/George Benjamin Carter Luimen (first UK performance) Benjamin Viola , Viola (first UK performance)
Benjamin At First Light Producer Philip Tagney
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
Byrd, arr Stokowski Earl of Salisbury Pavan LSO/Leopold Stokowski Byrd Fantasia in A minor
Ton Koopman (harpsichord) Tallis Salve Intemerata Virgo
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Philips Byrd Come Woeful Orpheus Hilliard Ensemble, London Baroque/Hillier
Byrd Praeludium and Ground Capriccio Stravagante, director Skip Sempe
Tallis Te Lucis ante Terminum Theatre of Voices, director Paul Hillier
Byrd Ye Sacred Muses David James (countertenor), London Baroque Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Nelson Goerner (piano)
Liszt Feux Follets (Transcendental Studies) Brahms Seven Fantasies, Op 116
Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2
2.00 Jacques Hetu Trumpet Concerto Guy Few, Kitchener-Waterloo SO, conductor Raffi Armenian
2.15 Leevi Madetoja Symphonic Suite Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.00 Handel Trio Sonata in B flat, Op 2 No 3 Musica Alta Ripa
3.10 Britten The Golden Vanity Maitrise de Radio France, Nicole
Simon-Laroche (piano)/Denis Dupays
3.55 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Milos Mlejnik, Slovenian PO, conductor Uros Lajovic
4.20 Telemann Partita No 4 in G minor (Kleine Kammermusik) Branko Mihanovic (oboe), Visnja Mazurin (harpsichord), Tin Trsic (cello)
4.45 Gabriel Cusson Serenade
Metropolitan Orchestra/Gilles Auger
5.05 Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in B flat Slavko Goricar, Slovenian PO, conductor Simon Robinson
5.30 Brade New Selected Pavans and Galliards Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall