Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Adrian Mitchell 's stage adaptation of CS
Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which opened last night in Stratford. Music includes after the 7.00 news Rossini's Overture: The
Silken Ladder played by Consortium Classicum; and after the 8.00 news a performance by Maria Callas on the day she would have celebrated her 75th birthday. Plus Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV971, played by Cyprien Katsaris (piano).
With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Waltz (Eugene Onegin ) Royal Philharmonic , conductor Thomas Beecham
9.08 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 Fritz Kreisler , Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
9.32 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Antony Pay (clarinet)
9.56 Monteverdi Altri Canti d'Amor
Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
10.07 Bizet Incidental music:
L'Arlésienne St Paul CO, director Christopher Hogwood
Peter Katin talks to Joan Bakewell about the pros and cons of authenticity in performance, including the vexed question of period instruments. The programme includes music by Faure, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
With Richard Baker.
3: Offenbach. A tale about two
Parisian beggars who pretend to be blind was the first of Offenbach's 90 or so operas to be a real success.
To follow were triumphs like Orpheus in the Underworld, La Belle Helene and La Vie Parisienne, which have all come to symbolise the Parisian good life in its heyday.
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6 (4th mvt) The Lindsays
Offenbach Overture: Les Deux
Aveugles Philharmonia , conductor Neville Marriner
Wagner Tannhauser (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Offenbach Intermezzo (The Tales of Hoffmann) Boston Promenade
Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler
3: Mozart and the Piano Concerto
Chris Wines introduces music Mozart composed for the piano.
Piano Sonata in C, K309 Mitsuko Uchida Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te , K505
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Andras Schiff (piano), Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Fischer
Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450 Robert Levin (fortepiano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight
Toby Spence (tenor),
Richard Watkins (horn), Julius Drake (piano) Schubert Auf dem Strom;
Erster Verlust ; Liebestbotschaft; Standchen (Schwanengesang); Rastlose Liebe Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Britten Canticle No 3: Still Falls the Rain, Op 55 Repeat
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Martin Roscoe (piano)
Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
From the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Introit: Prevent Us, 0 Lord (Byrd) Responses (Tomkins)
Psalms 12, 13, 14 (Ives, Armstrong, Cooke)
First Lesson: Isaiah 43, vl-13
Office Hymn: 0 Heavenly Word of God (Verbum Supernum , mode 8)
Canticles: The Second Service (Byrd) Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2, wl-12
Anthem: Vigilate (Byrd)
Hymn: 0 Quickly Come (Vater Unser) In Pace (Blitheman)
Organ Voluntary: Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland , BWV659 (Bach) Informator choristarum
Grayston Ives. Organ scholar Nicholas Shaw.
Greek soprano Maria Callas was undoubtedly one of the great musicians of the century, famed the world over for the intellectual and emotional impact of her voice. On the 75th anniversary of her birth,
Sean Rafferty assesses her life and legacy. Music includes at 6.35 Debussy's
Nocturnes played by the Philharmonia, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Falla Composer Portrait Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery , Therese Feighan (mezzo), Hugh Tinney (piano)
Falla El Amor Brujo; Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Suite: Homenajes; The Three-Comered Hat: Suites
Nos 1 and 2
Five monologues about women.
3: Philomena. Played by Val Lilley.
Away from her homeland, Philomena realises that life has passed her by.
Robert Woolley visits Hatchlands in Surrey to play two of the historic harpsichords in Alec Cobbe 's collection.
Froberger Toccata No 3 in G; Suite No 14 in G minor
Bach Partita No 5 in G, BWV829 Repeat
Haydn dedicated most of his published works to titled and influential patrons. Beethoven followed his example, despite his forward-looking ideals, but Mozart was largely uninterested in currying favour. In the first of two programmes, Penny Gore investigates the niceties of musical patronage, including:
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No I Prazak Quartet
Beethoven Variations on a Theme of Count Waldstein Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet) Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rprd tomorrow 4pm
Count Waldstein Anthony
From Stubbs to Damien Hirst , animals have always been portrayed and displayed by artists to provide as much of a comment on human society as upon the natural world.
Laura Cumming explores the relationship between art and animals in contemporary art and discusses a new Channel 4 television series, The
Truth about Art, in which Waldemar
Januszczak challenges the history of art established by Kenneth Clark 's
Civilisation. And Bill Buford of the New Yorker delivers his regular letter on cultural life in America.
Producer Robyn Read
Dave Tough was one of jazz's most celebrated drummers. He worked with all the gratest bandleaders of his day - Dorsey, Goodman, Shaw, Woody Herman and Eddie Condon.
On the 50th anniversary of his death,
Campbell Burnap reviews the career of this influential percussionist.
After the death of Louis XI of France in 1483, Josquin seems to have moved to Milan, where he probably composed his motet cycle
Vultum Tuum. Jeremy Summerly introduces a performance of this monumental work by the Westminster Cathedral
Choir, conductor James O'Donnell. Repeated from last Wednesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 International Radio Archives
The great pianist Glenn Gould in recordings from the CBC archives, including his controversial performance of Beethoven's Eroica Variations, Berg's Piano Sonata and Bach's Italian Concerto.
2.20 Bruckner Vexilla Regis ; Os Justi ; Virga Jesse Floruit
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Jesper Grove Jorgensen
2.35 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL
Dance 4.20 Scottish Resources
10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535 Scott Ross (organ)
5.05 Enescu String Octet in C, Op 7
Alcan and Quebec Quartets
5.50 Corelll Sonata in G minor,
Op I No 10 London Baroque