Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the Cheltenham Literary Festival and a review of Peter Hall 's new production of Filumena. Music includes cellist
Janos Starker in a virtuoso sonata by Locatelli; and, at 8.50, waltzes from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Fritz Reiner.
With Peter Hobday.
Grainger Over the Hills and Far Away Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra, conductor Frederick Fennell
9.05 Schumann Kinderszenen
Annie Fischer (piano)
9.24 Bach Chorales from Anna
Magdalena's Little Book Tragicomedia
9.27 Janacek Suite: Mladi Wind
Soloists of the CO of Europe
9.45 Schumann Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Natalie Stutzmann
(mezzo), Michel Dalberto (piano)
9.56 Lutoslawski Concerto for
Orchestra Polish NRSO, conducted by the Composer
Joan Bakewell talks to British bass Robert Lloyd about his future career. Having sung on all the great operatic and concert hall stages of the world, Lloyd is finding that the prospect of giving more recitals is becoming a great attraction. Music includes arias by Handel and Elgar, and favourite sea songs.
A Musical Visit to Rome
With Peggy Reynolds.
5: The Appian Way: Ottorino Respighi Respighi Fountain of Triton; Fountain of Trevi (Fountains of Rome) New York Philharmonic, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Serenata I Salonisti
Laura Soave ; Danza Rustica (Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2)
Sinfonia 21, conductor Richard Hickox
Pines of the Janiculum; Pines on the Appian Way (Pines of Rome)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Producer Janine Dexter
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Michael Oliver continues his exploration of the astonishing music of Gian Francesco Malipiero. Not many composers have carried on writing and experimenting into their late eighties: today's selection of works from Malipiero's final decade includes one of his most individual symphonies, five piano studies "for tomorrow" and his final orchestral work - a homage to Schoenberg. Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, introduced by Kirsteen McCue.
Romolo Tisano (clarinet), lain Burnside (piano)
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat.
Op 120 No 2
Berg Four Pieces, Op 5
Debussy Premiere Rapsodie Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Two Strings to a Bow
The fourth of eight programmes in which Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries. Debussy and Britten. These two composers' liking for literature was a driving force in their lives.
Recollections of the composers from the archives introduce music which includes Britten conducting the English Chamber Orchestra in Debussy's Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune; the Four Sea Interludes from Britten's Peter Grimes conducted by Jascha Horenstein ;
Anne-Marie Rodde singing Debussy's early songs; and Peter Pears accompanied by the composer in Britten's On This Island.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
In the last of the week's programmes exploring the world of progressive rock, Tommy Pearson and Clive Noland look at the influence of the genre on today's rock music.
As the London Symphony Orchestra prepares for its Shostakovich season, Sean Rafferty and Gerard McBurney discuss the composer's grim years under Stalin's rule. Music includes Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy at about 5.45 and Eigar's Three Bavarian Dances before the arts news and new releases at 7.00.
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Italia nFrom the Concert Hall, New
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Leeds Festival Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky Respighi Roman Festivals
7.55 Nights in Italian Cemeteries
Michael Meredith discusses the rich heritage of some of Italy's most famous cemeteries. In the second of two programmes, he evokes the atmosphere of the Protestant cemetery in Florence, where in the 19th century Elizabeth Barrett
Browning was buried alongside fellow poet Arthur Hugh Clough and a descendent of Shakespeare.
8.15 Busoni Piano Concerto
Life after Death
Five dramatised documentaries adapted from the KGB's literary archive by Vitaly Shentalinsky and presented by Professor James Riordan. 5: The Arrested Word: the File on Nikola Klyuev. One of the most important discoveries in the vaults of the KGB was the lost poetry of Nikola Klyuev. Written during the terrible campaign for total collectivisation, these poems are startling and prophetic works.
Despised and denounced by the ranks of Soviet writers, Klyuev was arrested in February 1934 but refused to recant, remaining defiant until his execution in 1937. With
Simon Russell Beale as Klyuev and Jon Strickland as Shivarov.
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Verity Sharp introduces a programme of recent Italian music given last
Friday in the BBC Maida Vale Studios as part of Italia on Radio 3. Stefano Gervasoni Animato
Endymion Ensemble , conductor Renato Rivolta
Salvatore Sciarrino Piano Sonata No 5
Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Luca Francesconi Islands (first UK performance)
Sciarrino Polveri Laterali (first UK performance) Endymion Ensemble, conductor Renato Rivolta
Sciarrino Notturno No 3 (first performance) Nicolas Hodges (piano) Alessandro Solbiati Mi Lirica Sombra Ivan Fedele Carme (first UK performance) Endymion Ensemble, conductor Renato Rivolta
Producer David Stevens
Repeated from Saturday 6pm
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Rodney Greenberg features music from 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 from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A concert of music by the Austrian composer Ludwig Thuille and his boyhood friend Strauss given by the Ludwig Thuille Men's
Ensemble, Mainz, the Ensemble Villa Musica, Dorothee Tsalos (soprano) and Peter Paul Kainrath (piano)
2.30 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Dene Olding (violin), Max Olding (piano)
2.50 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for
Harpsichord and Fortepiano, Wq47 Michel Eberth , Wolfgang Brunner , Slovenicum CO/Uros Lajovic
3.20 Jean Daetwyler Alphorn
Concerto No 1 Martin Roos, Swiss
Chamber Philharmonic/Patrice Ulrich
4.00 Mozart Flute Quartet No 1 in D, K285 Dae-Won Kim (flute), Yong-Woo Chun (violin), Myung-Hee Cho (viola), Jin-Kyung Chee (cello)
5.00 Mahler Symphony No 2
(Resurrection) (excerpt) Sydney
Symphony Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
5.30 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Netherlands Radio CO/Ernest Bour