Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of the new film Elizabeth. Music includes
6.00 Puccini's Crisantemi performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly ; 7.15 Bach's Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006, played by Paul Galbraith ; and at 8.00 the waltz from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur.
With Peter Hobday.
Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV1056
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra, director Edwin Fischer (piano)
9.11 Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.40 Ives Romanzo di Central Park; The Circus Band
Samuel Ramey (bass), Warren Jones (piano)
9.46 Bach Concerto in F, BWV1057
Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
10.03 Gorecki Totus Tuus
Prague Philharmonic Choir, conductor John Nelson
10.15 Hoist Indra
London Philharmonic, conductor David Atherton
"Liszt is a real problem to me ..." For more than 25 years, pianist
Mitsuko Uchida has concentrated on the music of just a few composers - Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and the Second Viennese School - and has avoided music of the standard 19th-century repertoire. She reveals to
Joan Bakewell why she just will not play some of the most popular works ever written for piano - works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
4: Chopin. Many musicians who visited Britain from abroad have done very well, but Chopin was one who hated this country. Already terminally ill when he arrived, he found little understanding of his art among his patrons. Prince Albert, however, was a great supporter, who would stand by the piano and watch as Chopin played. Music includes:
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2 Richard Goode (piano)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
(3rd mvt) Maria Joao Pires , Royal
Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Etudes, Op 10 Nos 3 and 4 Frederic Chiu (piano)
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Gershwin pursued his serious symphonic goals in two richly scored pieces first performed in 1932: the Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, and the Cuban Overture, inspired by a vacation in Havana and making use of Latin American percussion. The following year brought two further musicals -
Pardon My English and Let 'Em Eat Cake - but these failed to match his earlier successes. Rodney Greenberg also includes Gershwin playing his Three Preludes, and modern interpretations of his music by arranger Dave Grusin and by Ella Fitzgerald , who made landmark recordings of over 50 Gershwin songs. Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight See also 7.30pm
Voices at the Wigmore Hall Susan Chilcott (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Britten On This Island
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna
Strauss Standchen ; Mit Deinen
Blauen Augen; Ruhe Meine Seele ; Cacilie
Coward Mad about the Boy; That's the End of the News; Talent to Amuse Repeat
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis , Sungsic Yang (violin)
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Sibelius Violin Concerto
Elgar, reconstr Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor
Revised repeat from yesterday 10pm
Music and Shakespeare
Composers from Bellini and Verdi to Britten and Bernstein have been inspired by Shakespearean drama.
Verity Sharp talks to Alan Blyth about how the Bard's work has been adapted to form the libretti of music dramas and operas.
Sean Rafferty 's guest is prima ballerina Darcey Bussell , subject of a BBC TV Omnibus documentary. Music includes Mahler and Musorgsky and at about 5.30 Handel's Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 6 No 10, performed by Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
A concert celebrating George Gershwin 's music, given last Saturday in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on the 100th anniversary of his birth by singer Kim Criswell and pianist Wayne Marshall , who also conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. The music includes some of Gershwin's greatest hits - Summertime,
Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm and Strike Up the Band - as well as the first performances of arrangements of Gershwin numbers commissioned by the BBC from three leading British composers: Michael Finnissy ,
Jonathan Lloyd and John Woolrich.
* Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p55
A personal reinterpretation of WH Auden's poetry. For details see Monday
York Early Music Festival 1998
Lucie Skeaping introduces a recital given in July in Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, by London Baroque. Purcell Pavan in G minor, Z752; Chacony in G minor, Z730
Schmeizer Sonata a 3 (Lamento)
Froberger Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Vivaldi Sonata in B minor, RV169 (Al Santo Sepolchro);
Sonata in E flat, RV130 (Al Santo Sepolchro)
Producer Mark Rowlinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Paul Allen discusses Handwriting, a new collection of poems from
Michael Ondaatje , internationally-acclaimed author of The English Patient. He also reports on a theatrical exploration of magic and storytelling as Tim Supple 's stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie 's
Haroun and the Sea of Stories opens at the National.
Producer Matthew Dodd
Alyn Shipton presents a visit to this year's Bude Jazz Festival with Dave Gelly.
4: The Thirties
Elegiac Blues; Adieu! Farewell Earth's Bliss (Summer's Last Will and Testament); Suite: Horoscope; Elegy Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
National SO of Ireland/Pedro Ignacio Joaquin Achucarro (piano)
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
2.10 Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G, BWV1007 Harro Ruysenaars
2.25 Barber Adagio for Strings
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
2.40 Milton Barnes Divertimento
Erica Goodman (harp),
Members of the Amadeus Ensemble
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 Szymanowski Polish Dances Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)
5.05 Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yuri Ahronovitch
5.20 Uszt Hymne de I'Enfant a Son Réveil
Eva Andor (soprano),Hedi Lubik (harp), Gabor Lehotka (organ), Gyor Girls' Choir/Milos Szabo
5.40 Mozart Three Marches
Symphony Nova Scotia, conductor Georg Tintner