Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of a Barbican performance of Lully's Thesee. Music includes at 6.30 soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf singing Weber's Wie Nahte Mir der Schlummer from Der Freischutz with the Philharmonia, conductor
Karl Bohm ; after the 7.00 news Bach's
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor from Book 1 of the 48 performed by pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva ; and at
8.00 Rossini's Overture: The Thieving Magpie performed by the CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado.
With Peter Hobday.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.20 Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79 Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
9.35 Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 64 No 2 Kodaly Quartet
9.55 Lili Boulanger Three Pieces Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Clifford Curzon (piano)
10.07 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms French Radio Chorus,
French National Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
Devising recital programmes is an important and well developed area of Graham Johnson 's musical life. From the first appearances of the Songmaker's Almanac the recital programme was irrevocably changed, and audiences were both challenged and entertained as never before.
Including music by Ravel, Hahn, Faure, Bizet and Saint-Saens.
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Petrarch. Like Dante,
Francesco Petrarch lived most of his life in exile. Also like Dante, his life was transformed by a chance meeting with a girl - in Petrarch's case Laura de Noves, who would inspire much of his poetry. Alfred Einstein called Petrarch "the most frequently composed poet of world literature", and, over the centuries, his verse has inspired a variety of musicians from Schubert to Liszt. Including: Haydn Solo e Pensoso Arleen Auger (soprano),
Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Schubert Sonett II, D629
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Jakob Hassler Real Natura
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
Uszt /' Vidi in Terra (Petrarch Sonnets) Jose Carreras (tenor),
Vincenzo Scalera (piano)
With Penny Gore.
2: 1840 - the Year of Marriage and Song. Schumann produced almost 140 songs in the year of his marriage to Clara Wieck and stated
"0 Clara, what bliss it is to write for singing. I cannot tell you how easily it came to me and how happy I was." Liederkreis, Op 39
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (piano) Arabeske, Op 18
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op 42 Janet Baker (mezzo), Martin Isepp (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
Rodney Slatford introduces a recital given last July in the Lady Chapel of Lichfield Cathedral as part of the Lichfield International Arts Festival.
Gould Trio: Lucy Gould (violin), Martin Storey (cello), Gretel Dowdeswell (piano) Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15
Conductor John Lubbock ,
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Bartok Divertimento ; Piano Concerto
Balassa The Day Dreamer's Diary Kodaly Dances of Galanta
Spotlight on James Bowman. English countertenor James Bowman talks to lain Bumside about his career. Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music and the Mass
In some settings of the mass, composers chose to replace some parts of the text with pieces for organ alone: these types of mass are, not surprisingly, called organ masses. Tommy Pearson investigates.
With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes Stravinsky's Suite:
Pulcinella and pianist Glenn Gould playing Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV974.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Preludes and Pyrotechnics John Toal introduces a recital by the pianist Piers Lane , the last of six from Belfast exploring the audacious talent of Scriabin and his contemporaries.
Piers Lane (piano)
Scriabin Four Preludes, Op 33; Three Preludes, Op 35; Three Studies, Op 65 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Chopin
8.20 Russians Abroad
In the last of six programmes focusing on exiled Russian artists, writers and performers, conductor
Robert Ziegler examines Stravinsky's exile and his time in Hollywood, where he became an American citizen in 1940. 8.40 Shchedrin Two Polyphonic Pieces Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 10 in G flat; No 2 in B flat; No 4 in D; No 5 in G minor
Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka"
Christopher Hitchens talks to three people who have spentlong lives in opposition and are distinguished veterans of military, political and intellectual struggles.
2: Bernard Knox recounts his combat in World War II and his postwar defence of the classics in the USA.
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Susan Bullock (soprano),
Delia Jones and Ameral Gunson
(mezzos). Leeds Festival Chorus Hindemith Nusch-Nuschi Dances ; Sancta Susanna
This month, Bosnia's writers have been gathering at the Sarajevo
Poetry Festival, from where Chris Agee reports on their unique contribution to the literature of 20th-century catastrophe. And Richard Coles discusses another meeting between art and the politics of terror - Elijah Moshinsky 's new production of Richard III with Robert Lindsay. Producer Robert Ketteridge
Inspired by the arrangements of Sy Oliver and Eddie Durham and featuring perfectly drilled ensembles and vocals, Jimmie Lunceford 's band became a hit in New York and the rest of the USA. In the second of two programmes, Alyn Shipton talks to Benny Waters and Jim Beatty about the Lunceford legacy.
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
Yuri Bashmet (viola),
Karine Georgian (cello), Yuri Smirnov (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vanbrugh Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in E flat, K428 Bartok String Quartet No 4
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
2.20 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
3.00 Leopolita Missa Paschalis II Canto
3.30 Vivaldi Gloria in D
Slovenian Philharmonic, conductor Marko Munih
4.05 Henri Sauguet Ballet music: Les Forains
CBC Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Swift
5.20 Arrlaga Symphony in D
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula