Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a celebration of the centenary of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, whose supporters over the century have included Vaughan Williams , Grainger,
Butterworth and Cecil Sharp. Music includes at 6.10 Vaughan Williams 's Norfolk Rhapsody performed by the New Philharmonia, conductor
Adrian Boult ; at 6.45 Mozart's Symphony No 17 in G, K129, played by the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood ; and at 7.35
Holst's St Paul's Suite played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Kenneth Sillito.
With Peter Hobday.
Barber Overture: The School for Scandal
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
9.09 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Emil Gilels , Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Eugen Jochum
10.02 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2
Jascha Heifetz , Emanuel Bay (piano)
10.19 Ibert Bacchanale Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
Classical guitarist Julian Bream talks to Joan Bakewell about Bach and Villa-Lobos, two composers whose work has been important to him throughout his career. Music includes: Bach Preludes: in D, BWV998 (arr Bream); in E minor, BWV996; Gavotte in E, BWV1006
Villa-Lobos Etudes; Prelude No 4
With Richard Baker.
2: Francois-Andre Danican Philidor came from not so much a musical family as a musical dynasty: his father, brothers, cousin and uncle were all performers and composers at the royal court of Versailles. The young Philidor won a position at the royal chapel, where he learnt to play chess while waiting to sing mass every morning. He was to become a distinguished composer in his own right, but his skill at chess also earned him a lot of money - especially the matches he played blindfold. He juggled these two careers to suit his needs throughout his life. Including: Lully Plaude Laetare Gallia Le Concert Spirituel, director Herve Niquet
Philidor Melide , ou le Navigateur (excerpt) Christiane Eda-Pierre
(soprano), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Bliss Suite: Checkmate (excerpt) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice (excerpt) James Bowman (countertenor), La
Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, conductor Jean-Claude Maigoire
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton assess the life and career of Alfred Schnittke.
2: Towards a New Style Violin Sonata No 2
Ulf Wallin , Roland Pontinen (piano) Symphony No 1 (1st mvt)
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Piano Quintet (4th and 5th mvts)
Gidon Kremer and Tatiana Grindenko
(violins), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Karine Georgian (cello), Yuri Smirnov (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Another chance to hear the concert series given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, in which Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises.
Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
Mozart, reconstr Wilby Adagio , K580a; Amen Fugue
Tallis, arr Maxwell Davies Veni
Redemptor /; Ex More Docti Mistico Carter Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia Gesualdo , arr Maxwell Davies Peccantem Me Quotidiae
Barber Mutations from Bach
Tallis, arr Maxwell Davies Ecce
Tempus Idoneum: Veni Redemptor 11 Michael Finnissy Obrecht Motet IV
Gesualdo, arr Maxwell Davies 0 Vos Omnes
Mozart, arr Roberts Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte Repeat
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Litton,
Peter Jablonski (piano)
Verdi Overture: Sicilian Vespers Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Copland Suite: Billy the Kid
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
The Music of Switzerland
Paul Hindemith spent the last ten years of his life in Switzerland. He was a composer committed to doing anything he could to enrich the musical education of children and amateurs, and in the small village of Blonay in the Swiss Alps many still benefit. Verity Sharp visits the Hindemith Foundation and samples the variety of courses on offer.
Sean Rafferty celebrates the centenary of the English Folk, Dance and Song Society founded by Cecil Sharp.
Music includes Respighi's Botticelli Pictures and Brahms's Clarinet
Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1.
Towards the Revolution. John
Toal introduces a recital by the pianist Nicolai Demidenko , the fifth of six from Belfast exploring the audacious talent of Scriabin. This concert also features music by fellow pianist/composers active in the build-up to the Russian Revolution. Nicolai Demidenko (piano) Prokofiev Visions Fugitives
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli
The fifth of six programmes focusing on exiled Russian artists, writers and performers. Author Zinovy Zinik tells the story of Prince Kropotkin, one of the fathers of international anarchism, who escaped from prison in Russia where he was being held for his anarchist beliefs. He eventually found refuge in London and continued his political writing until the 1917 revolution took him back to his homeland.
Piano Sonata, Op 1
Medtner Forgotten Melodies, Op 39 Nos 4 and 5 Scriabin Etudes, Op 42 Nos 4 and 5; Vers la Flamme, Op 72
* See Brian Kay : page 56
Conversations with Writers
In the second of five interviews with international writers, Hermione Lee talks to the internationally acclaimed South African writer Nadine Gordimer about the craft of writing and the themes she has pursued in her novels.
Conductor Jurjen Hempel
Copland Suite: The Tender Land Mennin Symphony No 5
Novelist Robert Stone , once dubbed
"the apostle of strung-out", is one of America's most challenging writers, with a talent for exploring the dark and disturbing. Richard Coles talks to him about his new novel,
Damascus Gate. Plus first-night news from the Royal National Theatre's new production of Antony and Cleopatra with Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren.
Producer Belinda Sample
Alyn Shipton presents the Echoes of Ellington from the 1998 Birmingham Jazz Festival and talks to leader
I'm O'er Too Young to Marry Yet;
Autumn (The Seasons); Piano Trio in G, H XV 52
Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vanbrugh Quartet Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American) Bartok String Quartet No 3
1.40 Josef Sari To the Memory of Bartok Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Howard Williams
2.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)
Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)
2.25 Vorisek Symphony in D Netherlands Radio Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Miklos Erdelyi
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.05 Mendelssohn Clarinet Sonata in E flat
Aladar Janoska ,
Daniela Rusoova (piano)
5.30 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in FAmsterdam Baroque
Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman