Stephanie Hughes reviews the new production of Boris Godunov by English National Opera.
Music includes Monteverdi's
Lamento d'Arianna and Hoist's St
With Peter Hobday.
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.13 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
9.40 Michael Haydn Incidental music: Zaire
Collegium Aureum, conductor Franzjosef Maier
10.00 Tavener Song for Athene Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary
10.08 Tchaikovsky Hamlet Fantasy Overture
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
Along with Shostakovich and Britten, the third influential figure in Mstislav Rostropovich 's musical life has been Sergei Prokofiev. With excerpts from Prokofiev's works for cello, the symphonies and Romeo and Juliet, the cellist reveals his feelings about the composer at a time of oppressive state influence.
Richard Baker looks at the all-too-brief lives of some famous musicians.
4: Guido Cantelli. In 1951, the young conductor Guido Cantelli electrified a Royal Festival Hall audience with his performance of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony. He was
Arturo Toscanini 's chosen heir and had just become musical director of La Scala before he was tragically killed in an air crash at the age of 36. Including: Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) (excerpt)
Rossini The Thieving Magpie (excerpt)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) (excerpt) Philharmonia
Haydn Symphony No 93 in D (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Roger Nichols surveys the music of Debussy's last ten years. Today, he introduces music from 1914 and 1915. Epigraphes Antiques Werner Haas and Noel Lee (piano duet) Berceuse Heroique
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
En Blanc et Noir
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos) Cello Sonata Maurice Gendron ,
Jean Frangaix (piano)
Pour les Notes Repetes (Etudes) Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
The fourth of five concerts given earlier this year by the Lindsays of quartets by Shostakovich and Tippett. The Lindsays
Tippett String Quartet No 4
Shostakovich String Quartet No 9, Op 117 Repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Ingo Metzmacher and Mark Wigglesworth , Peter Donohoe (piano), Valdine Anderson (soprano) Debussy Prélude a I'Après-Midi d'un Faune
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Messiaen Oiseaux Exotiques Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945 version)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Tommy Pearson meets four special guests from the world of music.
Today he talks to singer, songwriter and drummer Phil Collins.
Sean Rafferty 's guest is jazz musician Joe Lovano , who is making an appearance at the Barbican in London. Music includes works by Schumann and Saint-Saens and, at about 6.30, Korngold's Violin
Concerto played by Itzhak Perlman and the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
More from the London Symphony Orchestra's Shostakovich retrospective, conducted by the composer's friend Mstislav Rostropovich.
Maxim Vengerov (violin),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Shostakovich Memory; Winter
Garden (Film music: Michurin); Violin Concerto No 1; Symphony No 10 Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm
Grave New World
David Gale talks to five leading thinkers about their vision of the future.
4: Science-fiction writer Paul McAuley is a former research biologist fascinated by the possibilities of biotechnology. He projects the dreams and nightmares of genetic engineering into the near and distant future.
York Early Music Festival 1998 The Grand Tour. Lucie Skeaping introduces another compilation from this year's York Early Music Festival. John Ward Upon a Bank with Roses: Cor Mio , Deh, Non Languire Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Dowland Kingvf Denmark 's Galliard Landgrave of Hessen Pavane Gregorio Huwet Fantasie Nigel North (lute)
Dufay Mirandas Parit Haec Urbs Florentina Puellas Liber Unsualis 14th-century anon Italian La
Manfredina; Chrominciamento di Gioia Sinfonye
Handel Dica il Falso, Dica il Vero
(Alessandro) Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Byrd Browning Rose Consort of Viols Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
In her new book, The Argument
Culture, American linguist Deborah Tannen challenges the notion that the best way to explore an idea is to set up a debate. She claims the adversarial culture of politics and the media often distorts the real issues.
Paul Allen tries not to be too confrontational in discussing her views. Producer Belinda Sample
Alyn Shipton concludes the week's tenor theme by remembering some great British players.
With Simon Heighes.
Music for a Venetian Nobleman. One of Monteverdi's most important Venetian patrons was Senator Giovanni Mocenigo. Today's programme includes some of the experimental works performed at his palace and later published as the Eighth Book of Madrigals. In 11
Combattimento di Tancredi the new expressive and highly charged music moved its first audience - claimed
Monteverdi - to tears and then to rapturous applause.
Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphony Series Symphony No 3
Larissa Diadkova (soprano), Elburg City Boys' Choir, Netherlands Radio
Choir and Philharmonic, conductor Edo de Waart
2.50 Brahms Meine Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63 No 5:
Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir, Op 105 No 1;
Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2 Urszula Kirygen (mezzo),
Katarzyna Jankowska (piano)
3.00 Alphabet Time
3.10 Music Workshop
3.30 Let's Move
3.50 Words Alive!
4.05 First Steps in Drama
4.20 Listen and Write
4.40 Higher Still Geography
5.00 Offenbach Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.25 Beethoven Ah! Perfido Rosamund Illing (soprano),
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Esser
5.45 Sweelinck Cantate Domino
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Bernard Winsemius (organ), conductor Peter Phillips
5.50 Buxtehude Toccata in F,
Ludger Lohmann (organ) Producer Peter Thresh