Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Sean Mathias 's new production of Antony and Cleopatra starring Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren which opened at London's Olivier Theatre last night. Music includes at 6.10 Copland's
Quiet City performed by the New York Philharmonic, conductor
Leonard Bernstein ; at 7.10 Mozart's Horn
Quintet in E flat, K407, played by the Lindsays and Stephen Bell ; and at
8.10 Schubert's Quartettsatz in C minor, D703, played by the Amadeus Quartet.
With Peter Hobday.
Komgold Suite: Much Ado about Nothing London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.11 Debussy En Blanc et Noir Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff (pianos)
9.26 Komgold Violin Concerto Jascha Heifetz ,
Los Angeles Philharmonic , conductor Alfred Wallenstein
9.48 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
When Julian Bream began his career as a classical guitarist, the notion of an Englishman playing the "Spanish guitar" was virtually inconceivable. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his feeling for the music of Spain. Music includes:
Granados Tonadilla ; Danza Espanola No 5
Albenlz Sevilla (Suite Espanola No 1) Turina Fandanguillo
With Richard Baker.
Italian-born Muzio Clementi was a talented young musician who was "collected" by an Englishman on his grand tour of Europe and brought to Dorset, where he lived on an estate near Blandford Forum for seven years. Clementi then established himself in London first as a pianist and composer, then a music publisher and piano maker. At the age of 50, he spent eight years on the continent promoting his pianos and looking for new music to publish - including Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Choral Fantasia. He eventually retired from business in his late seventies and lived in Lichfield and then Evesham, where he died aged 80.
Clementi Piano Sonata in C, Op 36 No 1 Daniel Blumenthal
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
Beethoven Choral Fantasia in C
Yevgeni Kissin (piano), RIAS Chorus, Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado Clementi Symphony No 3 in G (Great National) Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos E-MAIL: [email address removed]
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Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton assess the life and career of Alfred Schnittke , who died in August. 3: Composing for Friends
Monologue Yuri Bashmet (viola), LSO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
Symphony No 2 (St Florian) (Gloria; Credo) BBC Singers. BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Concerto for Three
Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Stille Nacht Gidon Kremer (violin), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Stille Nacht Gidon
Fiona Talkington introduces a season of recitals from the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring leading young soloists and ensembles. Today, the winner of the 1997 Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award.
Sarah Fox (soprano),
Simon Crawford Phillips (piano) Schubert Liebesbotschaft
(Schwanengesang); Nachtstuck: Die Sterne, D939
Poulenc Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Plus folk-inspired songs by Grieg, Stenhammar,
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and Britten.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Andrea Quinn and David Shallon , Christian Lindberg (trombone) MacCunn Overture: The Ship o' the Fiend
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor Christian Lindberg Arabenne (first UK performance)
Rlmsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto Tchalkovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
From the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
Introit: 0 for a Closer Walk with God
Psalm 106 (Soaper, Brooksbank after Byrd, Russell)
First Lesson: Ecclesiastes 6
Canticles: Day in B flat
Second Lesson: Phillipians 2, wl-11 Anthem: Hear My Words, Ye People (Parry)
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 (Howells)
Director of music Stephen Cleobury. Organ scholar Benjamin Bayl.
Sean Rafferty 's guest is tenor
Jon Vickers , who talks about playing the title role in Verdi's Otello on the big screen. Music includes Purcell's ode
Love's Goddess Sure Is Blind and Stanford's Irish Rhapsody No 1.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Two tales from the world of ancient
Greece recreated by Stravinsky. The myth of Persephone explains the cycle of the seasons, and the tragedy Oedipus Rex tells of a man's quest to find the truth about himself.
Conductor Andrew Davis
Persephone Irene Jacob (narrator), Donald Kaasch (tenor), New London Children's Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus Oedipus Rex
Gregoire Baldari (speaker), BBC Symphony Chorus Men's Voices
Conversations with Writers
In the third of five interviews with international writers, Hermione Lee talks to Booker Prize-winning
Australian author Peter Carey about the craft of writing and the themes he has pursued through books including Oscar and Lucinda and the latest, Jack Maggs.
Water Spirits. Ondine was a malicious water nymph with a penchant for luring men to a watery grave. Arethusa had no such powers and only escaped from unwanted advances by being transformed into a fountain. Penny Gore finds out how these colourful stories have been interpreted by composers as diverse as Szymanowski, Britten, Debussy and Reinecke, as well as Ravel - whose Ondine is one of the peaks of the piano repertoire. Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Gore Vidal tells a tale of sex, politics, clones and quantum physics in his new comic novel The Smithsonian
Institution, while his latest collection of essays ranges from Mark Twain to Tony Blair. Laura Cumming talks fiction, politics and American history with one of its greatest commentators. Plus first-night news from
Peter Hall 's new production of Amadeus. Producer Anthony Denselow
More from the Echoes of Ellington concert at the 1998 Birmingham Jazz Festival.
Auld Rob Morris ; Nelson Mass (Kyrie; Gloria); The Battle of the Nile; String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 International Radio Archives
Danish NRSO/Nikolai Malko, Isaac Stern (violin)
Beethoven Leonore Overture No 3
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Vagn Holmboe Symphony No 7
2.05 Eckard Piano Sonata in A, Op 1 No 4 (2nd mvt); Menuet d'Exaudet and Variations
Arthur Schoonder Woerd (fortepiano)
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20
Together 3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Dance 4.20 Scottish Resources
4.40 Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.25 Mozart Grande Sestetto
Concertante in E flat, K364