Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news. Including 6.40 Janacek's setting of the Lord's Prayer, Octenas, performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury ; 7.20 Hoist's Brook Green Suite played by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Imogen Hoist ; and 8.00 Dvorak's Mazurek with violin soloist Vaclav Hudecek.
With Peter Hobday.
Bach Concerto in G minor, BWV1058
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.13 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K196e
Wind Soloists of the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe
9.35 Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Jacqueline du Pre,
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
10.07 Walton Gloria
Barbara Robotham (mezzo),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
In the last of this week's programmes, the pianist talks to
Joan Bakewell about her attitude to performing and looks back on her 25-year career. Including excerpts from:
Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C,
Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
5: Bartok. The great Hungarian composer came to Britain no less than 20 times, starting with an appearance with the Halle in 1904. He was admired as a pianist, but his compositions took longer to become established. Bartok had his supporters at the BBC, who continued to programme his music despite listeners' protests, and Henry Wood introduced Bartok's work to the Proms in 1925. Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (4th mvt) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Bach Sonata in E, BWV1016
(3rd and 4th mvts)
Ruth Waterman (violin), Morey Ritt (piano)
Bartok Suite , Op 14
Murray Perahia (piano)
Bartok Cantata Profana (1st mvt) Soloists, Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
"Do you think that now I am capable of grand opera? Because, you know, all I've got is a lot of talent and plenty of chutzpah."
Gershwin made this remark to Jerome Kern, the songwriter who had been his boyhood idol.
Rodney Greenberg features music from the true successor to Kern's Show Boat
- the folk opera Porgy and Bess.
Gershwin called it his labour of love, but he did not live to see it gain acceptance in opera houses worldwide. The programme also includes his last concert piece - the Variations on "I Got Rhythm".
Gershwin died in Hollywood at the age of only 38. Excerpts from his film scores show that his mastery of the popular song remained undimmed. As his brother Ira remarked, "He went back to his first love and did that better than ever before."
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight See also 11.30pm
Kirsteen McCue presents a recital by the young pianist
Steven Osborne given in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Debussy Preludes (Book 1)
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
Two Strings to a Bow Purcell and Schubert
In the third of eight programmes, Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries and finds remarkable similarities between them. Music for social occasions, chamber music and songs were part of their everyday life as composers and all feature in this programme, which includes Schubert sung by Alfreda Hodgson and Jill Gomez , and Purcell sung by Owen Brannigan ; Norbert Brainin and Lili Kraus give a vintage performance of Schubert's Sonatina in D, D384; the Philomusica of London, director
Thurston Dart , feature in a BBC recording made for Purcell's tercentenary in 1959, playing music written for King Charles Il's 24 violins; and the Gabrieli Quartet perform the B-flat quartet which Schubert wrote when he was 16.
Producer Christine Harwick
York Early Music Festival 1998 Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music and Shakespeare Verity Sharp visits the Royal
Shakespeare Company to find out how a composer goes about writing incidental music for a stage production of a Shakespeare play.
Sean Rafferty listens to music from the film Elizabeth, which opens today with Cate Blanchett in the role of the remarkable Tudor monarch, and from ENO's production of Donizetti's Mary Stuart. He also finds out what kind of music the real Elizabeth and Mary would have known. Other music includes works by Britten and Bach and at about 6.45
Vaughan Williams 's Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" played by the English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
From the Royal Festival Hall, London. The opening concert of the Spirit Garden festival which celebrates Takemitsu's music alongside Ravel's.
Katarina Dalayman (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Andrew Davis
Takemitsu Star Isle
Takemitsu A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
8.10 An exploration of the musical world of Toru Takemitsu and the ways in which his work fuses the influence of East and West.
8.30 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
A personal reinterpretation of WH Auden's poetry. For details see Monday
Verity Sharp talks to Adrian Thomas about the changing face of the Warsaw Autumn Festival and introduces some of the works played there, including Liquid Marble by Anders Hillborg , Theton by Christopher Rouse , and Helmut Lachenmann 's Tableau for
Orchestra. Plus highlights from the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music held earlier this summer in Vienna. Producer David Stevens
In this four-part series, Geoffrey Smith examines the special character of Gershwin's compositions and investigates their appeal to jazz players and singers, surveying some first-rate performances in the process. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
5: Wartime and After
Trois Pieces Nègres pour les Touches Blanches
Suite: Merchant Seamen
Suite: Anna Karenina
Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
Monteverdi II Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs
4.00 Debussy Estampes Roger Woodward (piano)
4.15 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F RTV Slovenia SO, conductor Samo Hubad
5.05 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18 Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.30 Dohnanyi Passacaglia Lorant Kovacs (flute)
5.45 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 London Baroque