Stephanie Hughes presents music and arts news, including a review of last night's Royal Opera performance of Wagner's Das Rheingold in the Royal Albert Hall , which marks conductor Bernard Haitink 's return to
London, Including 6.30 Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp performed by the Melos Ensemble. After the 7.00 news Saint-Saens's
Allegro Appassionato is played by Mischa Maisky (cello) and Daria Hovora (piano); and, leading up to the 8.00 news, Yevgeni Kissin is the soloist in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto
No 1 with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado.
With Peter Hobday.
Bach Concerto in E, BWV1053
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord), Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.20 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Jacqueline du Pre,
New Philharmonia/Daniel Barenboim
9.47 Falla Ballet music: The Three-
Teresa Berganza (mezzo), LSO/Garcia Navarro
"I just can't play this guy ..."
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida talks to Joan
Bakewell about Mozart, the composer with whom she is most closely associated. Including excerpts from: Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467; Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K452; Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271
Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
2: JC Bach. Known as the English
Bach because he spent over half his life in London, JC Bach was more famous during his lifetime than his father. For some 20 years, he dominated musical life in the city, writing works for the popular pleasure gardens and hobnobbing with the royal family. He was one of the creators of the classical style and a major influence on Mozart. Including:
JC Bach Sonata in C minor, Op 5 No 6 (3rd mvt)
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
Overture: Allessandro nell' Indie; Symphony in B flat, Op 3 No 4
Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K12
Marc Grauwels , Guy Penson (piano), Jan Sciffer (cello)
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
"From any sound critical standpoint, labels mean nothing at all. Good music is good music, even if you call it 'oysters'."
With these words, Gershwin famously rebuked a critic who had ticked him off for putting elements of jazz into his Piano Concerto in 1925. Rodney Greenberg introduces a performance by Andre Previn. Plus
Lady, Be Good!, the first in a string of successful shows written by Gershwin in collaboration with his lyricist brother Ira. Excerpts from the musical include The Man I Love, which was thrown out of this show and two later ones, and there are memorable tunes from other
Gershwin revues of the twenties.
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises. Haffner Wind Ensemble
Mozart, arr Hasel Adagio and Allegro, K594; Andante fur eine Walze in eine Kleine Orgel , K616 Michael Berkeley Re-inventions (after JS Bach)
Bizet, arr Gordon Davies Jeux d'enfants Repeat
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Mats Lidstrom (cello) Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F Khachaturian Cello Concerto
Eigar Symphony No 1 in A flat
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music and Shakespeare
Although, like Who Is Sylvia?, many of the songs from Shakespeare's plays have become famous in their own right, these musical diversions often play an important role in the drama. Verity Sharp investigates the function of the songs within the plays.
Sean Rafferty talks to Paul Crossley about Spirit Garden, the South Bank Centre's retrospective of the music of Toru Takemitsu. Bax's tone poem Tintagel precedes the 6.00 news, and Vllla-Lobos's Bachiana Brasileira
No 5 is performed at about 6.45.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
John Toal introduces a recital by the distinguished
Russian pianist Viktoria Postnikova , the second of six from Belfast exploring the audacious talent of Scriabin in the context of other
Russian piano music.
Scriabin Sonata No 2 (Sonata-Fantasy) Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza
Prokofiev Sonata No 4 (From Old Notebooks)
8.15 Russians Abroad
Kandinsky in Weimar
Many Russian artists, writers and performers have fulfilled their creative potential abroad. In the second of six programmes,
Frank Whitford charts Wassily Kandinsky's exile in Weimar, where the painter took up a teaching post in 1921 at the Bauhaus and remained until its closure in 1933. Rejected by Soviet cultural.authorities, he found himself in turn attacked in Germany for his Russian roots.
8.35 Shostakovich Sonata No 2
Schnittke Sonata No 1
A personal reinterpretation of WH Auden's poetry. For details see yesterday
Music by Edward Gregson performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins , Andrew Berryman (trombone)
Gregson Contrasts; Trombone Concerto; Stepping Out
Two exceptional periods of cultural upheaval and iconic imagery come under review tonight, as Richard Coles discusses Shekhar Kapur 's new film Elizabeth, set in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and talks to historian Arthur Marwick about his monumental account of The Sixties.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson
Alyn Shipton talks to Elaine Delmar and presents more music from her set at Wavendon with trumpeter
Bruce Adams and the Brian Dee Trio.
2: Diaghilev and International Success Romeo and Juliet (2nd tableau) Eight Poems of Li-Po Elegiac Blues
The Rio Grande
Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Leclair Sonata in E minor for two violins Nikolaj Znaider and Lars Bjoenkaer (violins) Schubert
Impromptu in E flat, D899 No 2 Katrine Gislinge (piano) Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Nikolaj Znaider (violin), Lars Bjoenkaer (viola), Martin Stanzeleit (cello), Henrik Schou Kristensen (double bass), Katrine Gislinge (piano)
1.55 Grieg Symphonic Dances, Op 64 Nos 1-4 Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava, conductor Ondrej Lenard
2.20 Franck Prelude , Chorale and Fugue Robert Silverman (piano)
2.45 Groneman Concerto in G
Musica ad Rhenum
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Berlioz Minuet of the Will o' the Wisps (Damnation of Faust)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
5.10 Willy Hess Suite in B flat, Op 45 Desmond Wright piano
5.20 Kodaly Nausikaa Ilona Tokody (soprano), Imre Rohmann (piano) Jesus and the Traders Hungarian
Radio Chorus/Ferenc Sapszon In the Cornfields Ilona Tokody , Imre Rohmann
5.30 Ferdinando Carulli Guitar
Concerto in A Heikki Matlik ,
Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Magi
5.50 Beethoven Egmont Overture KBS Symphony Orchestra, conductor Chi-Young Chung