Petroc Trelawny presents music and arts news, including a review of Opera North's new production of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.
Music includes Vaughan Williams 's Overture: The Wasps played by the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner , at
6.30; Puccini's Chi il Bel Sogno di Doretta from La Rondine performed by Amanda Roocroft (soprano) and the LPO, conductor Franz Welser-Most , at 7.00; and Beethoven's Overture: Fidelio played by the CO of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt , after the 8.00 news.
With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil
9.06 Liszt Legends
Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.25 Bach Cantata No 12: Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Kai Wessel (alto),
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
9.49 Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
10.10 Liszt Variations on "Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" Alfred Brendel (piano)
German mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender talks to Joan Bakewell about the problems of tackling Schoenberg.
Music includes songs by Uszt, Brahms, Schoenberg, Wolf and Kurt Weill.
4: Alexander Scriabin was one of music's great egomaniacs. He became convinced of his own godlike stature and hoped to write a colossal piece which would combine all the arts into a single great mystical affirmation of the powers of sex and divine love. Unfortunately, he got a carbuncle and died before these plans came to fruition; but what he left behind is some of the most voluptuous music of the 20th century. Scriabin Vers la Flamme
Roger Woodward (piano)
Arensky Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 32 Arensky Trio
Scriabin Poem of Ecstasy Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9 Stephen Hough
With Piers Burton-Page . 4: The Thirties
Elegiac Blues BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Adieu! Farewell Earth's Bliss
(Summer's Last Will and Testament) Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones Suite: Horoscope
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
Elegy Anthony Goldstone (piano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
Voices at the Wigmore Hall
James Bowman (countertenor),
Andrew Ball (piano), Anthony Robson (oboe d'amore)
Howells 0, My Deir Hert ; Full Moon, Op 33 No 5; King David
Stanford Le Belle Dame sans Merci;
The Rain It Raineth Every Day, Op 65 No 3
Warlock My Own Country; The Night (Belloc Songs); Love for Love
Vaughan Williams Ten Blake Songs; The Sky above the Roof; How Can the Tree but Wither?; Blackmore by the Stour Repeat
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky and Charles Mackerras ,
Christian Blackshaw (piano)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482
Mahler Symphony No 7
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
Over the years, the Montreux Jazz
Festival has also played host to the blues. Tommy Pearson looks through the impressive list of names who have played there and talks to this year's star, John Mayall. And with music from Cuba as another of this year's highlights, Tommy takes the party boat round Lake Geneva to salsa the night away.
Sean Rafferty celebrates London Fashion Week as top designer Jasper Conran adds a touch of glamour to English National Opera's new production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Music includes Brahms's
Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op 114, at 5.35; and Prokofiev's Winter Bonfire leading up to 7.00.
From Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, Sakari Oramo 's first concert as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor and artistic adviser. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Olivier Charlier (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
Sibelius The Bard
Dutilleux Violin Concerto (L 'Arbre des Songes)
8.05 Sakarl Oramo
Chris de Souza talks to
Sakari Oramo about his appointment as the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra's principal conductor and artistic adviser.
8.25 Mahler Symphony No 1
With Tibor Fischer.
4: Abdelrahman Munif : East of the Mediterranean. Saudi dissident
Abdelrahman Munif is one of the luminaries of the Arab novel. He traces the modern history of the Arab world, exploring political repression, exile and the place of the individual in society.
With Lucie Skeaping.
Convivium: Elizabeth Wallfisch
(violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)
Marco Uccellini Sonata, Op 3 No 2 (La Luciminia Contanta); Sonata Quinta (La Laura Rilucente)
Leclair Sonata in G, Op 9 No 7 attrib Bach Sonata in C minor,
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
As the universities return for a new academic year, Paul Allen and guests discuss the life expectancy of the traditional faculties and debate the value of university education in the face of a radically changing world. And poet Glyn Maxwell reads from his new collection, The
Breakage, which includes reflections on love and fatherhood as well as a series of verse letters to the First
World War poet Edward Thomas. Producer Rob Ketteridge
Alyn Shipton and Campbell Burnap review some new CD releases.
Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
Op 35 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano) Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3 Busch Quartet
Elijah (excerpts) Elly Ameling and Renate Krahmer (sopranos),
Annelies Burmeister and Gisela Schröter"
(contraltos), Peter Schreier (tenor), Theo Adam (bass), Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Prelude and Fugue in G minor,
Op 37 No 1 Peter Hurford (organ) Variations Sérieuses, Op 54 Alfred Brendel (piano)
Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rotterdam PO/Walter Weller, Yuzuko Horigome (violin)
Strauss Suite: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Mendetssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.40 Telemann Deus Judicium Tuum
Barbara Schlick and Martina Lins
(sopranos), Silke Weisheit (contralto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Stephen Varcoe and Hans-George Wimmer
(basses), Rheinische Kantorei , Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive! 4.05 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Higher Still Modern Studies
5.00 Albertus Groneman Concerto in G
Jed Wentz, Marion Moonen and Cordula Breuer (flutes), Musica ad Rhenum
5.05 Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn Warsaw Sinfonia/Tomasz Bugaj
5.25 Daniel-Lesur Song of Songs Maitrise de Radio France, Isabelle Perrin and Ghislaine Petit (harps), director Denis Dupays
5.45 Weber Concertino for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble Geoffrey Payne, members of the Melbourne SO, conductor Michael Halasz