Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of Michael Clark 's new dance work at the Roundhouse in London. Music includes at 6.10 Handel's Organ
Concerto in F, HWV295 (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale), played by Simon Preston with the English
Concert, director Trevor Pinnock ; at
7.10 Brahms's Three Intermezzos,
Op 117, played by pianist Leif Ove
Andsnes: and at 8.00 Strauss's Das
Rosenband performed by Christine Schafer (soprano) and the Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado.
With Peter Hobday.
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
9.17 Rachmaninov Russian Rhapsody Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai Demidenko
9.26 Sibelius Luonnotar
Soile Isokoski (soprano), Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.46 Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2 William Primose , Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
10.06 Arriaga Symphony in D minor Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Joan Bakewell talks to Tasmin Little about the lifestyle of a performing musician. With music from the film
Schindler's List and works by Dohnanyi and Delius.
Donald Macleod presents musical portraits of five absolute rulers. 5: Stalin. Josef Stalin succeeded
Lenin and led his nation through the Second World War. Russia is still coming to terms with his legacy. Music includes:
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 (2nd mvt) London Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (excerpt)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), LPO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical) LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Prokoflev Romeo and Juliet (excerpt) New York PO, conductor Kurt Masur Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 Maria Yudina , Moscow RSO, conductor Alexander Gauk
With Simon Heighes.
Opera for All. In the late 1630s, Monteverdi was an enthusiastic supporter of new public opera houses opening in Venice. One of his first pieces for them - L'lncoronazione di
Poppea - created a sensation through its searing portrayal of passion, love and betrayal at the court of Emperor Nero. Simon Heighes introduces excerpts from this work and from the public opera 11 Ritomo d'Ulisse in Patria. Repeated next Friday 12 midnight
Schubert Ensemble of London
Woolrich Piano Quartet No 2 (Sestina) (first performance)
Franck Piano Quintet in F minor Repeat
Two Strings to a Bow
In the last of eight programmes, Stephen Plaistow explores two composers from different centuries. Liszt and Rachmaninov. Two of the greatest executant-composers in the history of the piano. Tamas Vasary and Sviatoslav Richter play their first concertos, Richter plays some
Rachmaninov preludes, Margaret Price sings in Russian, Elisabeth Soderstrom sings in French, and Alfred Brendel makes a case for
Liszt the seeker and pioneer.
Scottish pianist Frederic Lamond , one of Liszt's last pupils, remembers the master and his piano lessons. Producer Christine Hardwick
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Dynamics are crucial to electronic music. With spatial and surround sound, the possibilities are endless. Jonty Harrison opens up the world of electro-acoustic music to Tommy Pearson. Repeat
At the end of a week focusing on the role of children's choirs, Humphrey Carpenter chairs a discussion about the future of school choirs. Music features Brahms's Nanie performed by the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Robert Shaw , at 5.45; Boellman's Suite Gothique played by organist Marie-Claire Alain ; and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite before 7.00.
From the Waterfront Hall,
Belfast. Mahler described his third symphony as "a gigantic musical poem, beginning with inanimate nature and rising to the love of God."
Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo). Boys of St George's Parish Church Choir, Ladies of the Belfast Philharmonic
Choir, Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
Mahler Symphony No 3
5: All at Sea
By Pippa Gladhill.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Anthony Burton introduces the first of two Composer Portrait concerts, featuring music by the great Italian Franco Donatoni. A second concert, featuring the music of Magnus Lindberg , is broadcast next week. Nicole Tibbels (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Ades
Donatoni Duo per Bruno; Arias; In Cauda II
Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47;
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
The second of three programmes in which Helen Mayhew explores the career of jazz legend Nina Simone.
Singing for Civil Rights. Nina Simone played a powerful part in the campaign for civil rights in America during the sixties, writing some of the hardest-hitting protest songs, including Mississippi Goddam;
Young, Gifted and Black; and Four Women. She became the voice of the movement, alongside
Martin Luther King , Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X. She talks candidly about the part she played and her eventual rejection of the country she fought so hard to improve. The period had an enormous impact on her music and her emotions, which all poured into her improvisational performances.
Broadcaster and writer Darcus Howe talks about the impact of her work. Other guests include Maya Angelou , John Fordham and Dianne Reeve. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
With Penny Gore.
To mark the centenary of the birth of Goethe, Schumann composed his finest work for chorus and orchestra.
He described his concert piece featuring the new valve horn as "something completely unusual". Manfred Overture Berlin PO, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Fantasiestucke, Op 73
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano) Requiem for Mignon
Barbara Bonney and Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (sopranos), Dalia Schaechter and Margareta Hintermeier (mezzos), Jorge Pita
(tenor), Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Vienna State Opera Chorus, CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Konzertstuck in F Roger Montgomery , Gavin Edwards , Susan Dent and Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre R6volutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Repeated from last Friday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Purcell Dioclesian Lynne Dawson and Gillian Fisher
(sopranos), Rogers Covey-Crump and Paul Elliott (tenors), Michael George and Stephen Varcoe (basses),
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
2.30 Arensky Suite No 3 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
3.00 Ippolltov-lvanov Caucasian Sketches Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
3.30 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in A Ukranian NRSO. conductor Volodimir Sirenko
4.20 William Brade Consort Music
Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
4.45 Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Canberra Wind Soloists
5.15 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Warsaw Sinfonia, conductor Grzegorz Nowak