Petroc Trelawny presents music and arts news, including a review of the new production of West Side Story at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.
Music includes at 6.00 Telemann's
Grillen Symphony played by Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage ; at 7.00 Kiri Te Kanawa singing Puccini's 0
Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi with the London Philharmonic, conductor John Pritchard ; and after the arts news at 8.20, Milhaud's piano duet Scaramouche performed by Stephen Coombes and Artur Pizarro.
With Peter Hobday.
Coates The Three Bears
LSO, conducted by the Composer
9.09 Marais Pieces de Viole (Book 4, selection) Jordi Savall (bass viol), Hopkinson Smith (lute)
9.15 Schumann Frauenliebe und
-Leben Elisabeth Schumann
(soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)
9.36 Biber Sonata a 5 Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.41 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Annie Fischer , Bavarian State
Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay
10.16 Ravel L'Enfant et les
Frangoise Ogeas (soprano), Jane Berbie (mezzo), Michel Sénéchal (tenor), French Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Robert Lloyd was the first British bass to sing the title role in Musorgsky's Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He then performed the role at the Kirov Opera in Leningrad. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his approach to Boris and how he portrays the character.
A Musical Visit to Rome
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Palazzo Barberini: Pope Urban VIII Allegrl Miserere Mei
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
Landl // Sant'Alessio (excerpts) Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Kapsberger Three Pieces for Lute Lutz Kirchhof
Frescobaldl Canzon post il Comune; Bergamasca Ton Koopman (organ)
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Michael Oliver. Today's selection includes some Impressions of Nature, Malipiero's finest string quartet, and his unique take on the Orpheus myth. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Fiona Talkington introduces a season of recitals from the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring leading young soloists and ensembles. Today, an outstanding trio from Austria. Vienna Piano Trio
Beethoven Allegretto in B flat, WoO 39 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1, Op 8 Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15
Conductors Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Mark Elder , Tasmin Little (violin), Alfredo Perl (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Homsignal)
Tchalkovsky Violin Concerto in D Strauss Symphonia Domestica
From Southwark Cathedral.
Introit: Sing Joyfully (Byrd)
Psalm 69 (Garrett, Watson, Wright) First Lesson: 2 Kings 9, wl-13 Canticles: Coventry Service (Whettam)
Second Lesson: Acts 20, wl-16
Anthem: For Lo, I Raise Up (Stanford) Hymn: Love Divine (Blaenwern)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV550 (Bach)
Director of music Peter Wright.
Assistant organist Stephen Disley.
Sean Rafferty talks to cellist Liwei Qin , silver medallist in this year's Tchaikovsky International
Competition in Moscow. Music includes Ravel's Rapsodie
Espagnole and Tchaikovsky's
Francesca da Rimini before the arts news and new releases at 7.00.
From St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, a concert given by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of the orchestra's residency there. Introduced by Chris Wines .
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano),
Orchestra Qf the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Briiggen
Mozart Symphony No 34 in C, K338; Piano Concerto No 17 in G. K453
8.25 Book of the Month
An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications. With his sparse, tough prose and his relentless exposure of the darker corners of society, Robert Stone has established himself as one of America's most highly regarded fiction writers and most stringent political voices. After
Vietnam and Central America, he has turned to the Middle East for the setting of his latest novel, Damascus Gate. Stephen Amidon reviews this story of religious and political obsession and reflects on Stone's distinctive vision.
8.45 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
Life after Death
Five dramatised documentaries adapted from the KGB's literary archive by Vitaly Shentalinsky and presented by Professor James Riordan. 3: Under the Heel: the File on Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov, author of The Master and Margarita, vividly depicted the miserable sights and sounds of the new age of Communism in his private diary. One night when he was out, in 1926, they came and took his papers and precious diary. But Bulgakov waged an astonishing and daring war of words against the secret police that yielded surprising results. With John Sessions as Bulgakov.
A selection of Chopin Etudes played by the great French pianist Alfred Cortot.
The 48 preludes and fugues in Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier make up one of the great landmarks in music and one of the most formidable challenges for any pianist. In two programmes, Penny Gore introduces a selection of the Preludes and Fugues played by Bernard Roberts , together with music by composers for whom Bach was a direct source of inspiration - this week, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Laura Cumming reviews the legacy of Elizabeth Frink , one of the most celebrated of modern British artists.
She talks to her biographer, Stephen Gardiner.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson
Alyn Shipton introduces the second of two sets by Spirit of Django from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Rodney Greenberg features Gershwin playing his song hits and pianist Earl Wild playing virtuoso transcriptions. There are excerpts from the Gershwin brothers' 1930 Broadway triumphs Strike Up the Band and Girl Crazy and from their longest-running show, Of Thee I Sing, with its 1931 lampooning of the White House. In 1928, Gershwin's self-styled "tone poem" An American in Paris left many critics baffled about his concert hall ambitions.
Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Italian RSO/Leopold Stokowski lbert Féerique Morton Gould Latin American Symphonette (1940)
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
2.00 Uszt Années de Pèlerinage
(Book 1, Swiss) Matti Raekallio (piano)
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Dance
4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12
4.40 Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Bach, orch Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552 Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Edo de Waart
5.15 Graeme Koehne To His Servant
Bach God Grants a Final Glimpse; The Morning Star Guitar Treck
5.42 Wassanaer Concerto No 4 in G
Amsterdam Combattimento Consort, conductor Jan Willem de Vriend
5.50 Uno Klami Serenade Joyeuse Finnish RSO/Jussi Jalas