Stephanie Hughes presents music and arts news, including a review of a rare double bill of Samuel Beckett 's
Play and The Ritual. Music includes
Poulenc's Flute Sonata performed by William Bennett and Clifford Benson at 6.30; Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Op 3 No 6 played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, director lona Brown , at 7.08; Elgar's Cockaigne Overture with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Davis , after the arts news at
7.30; and Mozart's Nehmt Meinen Dank, Ihr Holden Gonner ! performed by soprano Barbara Hendricks and the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ion Marin , at 8.00.
With Peter Hobday.
Kuhlau Overture: The Magic Harp Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
9.11 Liszt Three Liebestraume
Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.28 Wagner Good Friday Music (Parsifal) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
9.41 Sibelius Violin Concerto
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Andre Previn
10.14 Musorgsky, orch
Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Claudio Abbado
Mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender retired from the concert platform in 1995 in order to devote herself full time to stage directing, and has recently been appointed director of the Innsbruck Landestheater. She talks to Joan Bakewell about her experiences as a director and reveals which of her own recordings is her favourite.
5: One of music's great originals,
Percy Grainger seems to have been made eccentric by a mother who never allowed him to grow up. He was unfettered by convention of any kind - religious, moral, behavioural or social - and, even at the height of his fame, he dressed so shabbily that he was picked up several times by the police as a suspected vagrant. Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor Tzimon Barto (piano) Grainger Brigg Fair
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton Delius Brigg Fair Halle Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Grainger Lincolnshire Posy
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, conductor Clark Rundell
With Piers Burton-Page . 5: Wartime and After
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
Trois Pieces Nègres pour les
Touches Blanches Peter Lawson and Alan Maclean (piano duet) Suite: Merchant Seamen
BBC Concert Orchestra/Wordsworth Suite: Anna Karenina
National Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Herrmann
Tirisias (excerpt) BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
Rodney Slatford introduces a recital of chamber music.
York Piano Trio Ireland Phantasie in A minor
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Repeat
Two Strings to a Bow
Schumann and Faure. In the second of eight programmes,
Gordon Stewart looks at a pair of composers who, for all their distinctive national qualities, were alike in many ways. The programme includes two great pieces of chamber music with piano: Faure's Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor performed by the Pro Arte Quartet, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat with Tamas Vasary and the Guarneri Quartet. Ann Murray sings songs by Schumann, Margaret Field performs songs by Faure, and Vlado Perlemuter plays Faure's Theme and Variations.
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, BWV1024
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
Funk featured loudly at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival.
Bootsy Collins and Billy Cobham explain the style, the attitude and the beat.
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Gershwin , Sean Rafferty assesses the composer's influence on 20th-century music. Music includes
Gershwin's An American in Paris at
5.40 and Dvorak's Symphonic Variations leading up to 7.00.
A Wedding Mass. In 1554, Philip II of Spain married Mary Tudor in Winchester Cathedral - a historic occasion marking the union of the kingdoms of Spain and England. The Orchestra of the Renaissance, directed by Richard Cheetham , recreates the music that might have been heard during the wedding mass, with John Taverner 's monumental Missa Gloria
Tibi Trinitas interwoven with chant sung by Josep Cabre and instrumental music by Cabezon, Morales and Tallls.
With Tibor Fischer.
5: Nicholas Papandreou : Parthena
Earns Her Name. Nicholas Papandreou is emerging as one of Greece's leading short-story writers. His work draws on the harsh and humorous realities of Greek village life - realities which are decorated with superstition, gossip and intrigue.
The pianist plays a virtuoso work by a pupil of Liszt.
Tausig Three Waltz Caprices Repeat
Verity Sharp introduces a concert given earlier this evening in St Paul 's Church, Knightsbridge, London. Mieko Kanno (violin),
BBC Singers, Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Femeyhough Flurries (first European performance)
Femeyhough Terrain; Missa Brevis Producer David Stevens
Russell Davies presents a four-part history of jazz under Communism. 4: Finding a Voice. In the 1970s, Russian jazz found its own voice. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Scherzo; Nocturne) Bavarian RSO , conductor Rafael Kubelik
Songs without Words: in C, Op 102 No 3; in A, Op 102 No 5; in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 2; in C, Op 67 No 4 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Wenn Sich Zwei Herzen Scheiden, Op 99 No 5; Auf der Wanderschaft, Op 71 No 5; Nachtlied, Op 71 No 6 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
String Quartet in F minor, Op 80 Melos Quartet
Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Soile Isokoski (soprano),
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (bass), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Shostakovich Symphony No 14
2.10 Haydn Arietta and 12 Variations Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
2.30 Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Charmian Gadd (violin), Michael Goldschlager (cello), Kathryn Selby (piano)
3.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271 Ferenc Rados ,
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
3.40 Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op 122 Olli Porthan (organ)
4.10 Groneman Flute Sonata in D
Jed Wentz (flute), Balazs Mate
(cello), Marcelo Bussi (harpsichord)
4.25 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
5.05 Hellendaal Sonata Prima, Op 5 Jaap ter Linden (cello),
Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (continuo)
5.25 Buxtehude Te Deum Laudamus
Mireille Lagace (organ)
5.40 Ravel Suite No 2 (Daphnis and Chloe) Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Willem van Otterloo