Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including at 6.30
Boccherlnl's Symphony in D minor, Op 12 No 4 (La Casa del Diavolo); at 7.10 Debussy's Petite Suite played by the Labeque sisters (piano duet); and at 8.00 music by Mozart and Janacek.
With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
9.13 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 (Eroica)
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
9.21 Delius A Song of Summer London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
9.33 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat London Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
Today, Marilyn Home talks to Joan Bakewell about the unique part she played in the revival of the coloratura male roles in Rossini's operas, with music from
Semiramide, The Siege of Corinth and La Donna del Lago.
La Donna Del
Peggy Reynolds continues her exploration of the hidden meanings behind celebrated fairy tales. 4: Ondine. Water spirits make regular appearances in myths and fairy tales. One such spirit is Ondine, or Undine. With sea-green eyes and a pure white skin as luminous as the waves, she can never be caught. Music includes:
Ravel Ondine (Gaspard de la Nuit) Gina Bachauer (piano)
Relnecke flute Sonata, Op 167 (Undine) (2nd mvt) James Galway,
Philip Moll (piano)
Dvorak 0 Silver Moon (Rusalka) Gabriela Benackova (soprano), Prague Philharmonic, conductor Vaclav Neumann
ETA Hoffmann Undine
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roland Bader
With Robert King. 4: 1689-92
Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem, Z46; Welcome, Glorious Mom, Z338; The Gordian Knot Untied, Z597; The Fairy Queen (Act 4)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight
Chamber Music from Manchester
The second of three recitals of Haydn string quartets recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of Haydnfest 99. The Sorrel Quartet play three of the most celebrated ones.
Haydn String Quartets: in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark); in E flat,
Op 33 No 2 (Joke); in D, Op 71 No 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Paul Murphy , Masahiko Enkoji and David Atherton ,
Pascal Roge (piano), Judith Howarth (soprano), Neal Davies (bass),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales
Honegger Symphonic Movement No 3 Blacher Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Barber Symphony No 1
Ravel Concerto for Piano Left Hand
A recital by the young German violinist Isabelle Faust given last December in the Wigmore Hall,
London. Introduced by Penny Gore, who talks to the violinist about her early years.
Isabelle Faust (violin), Ewa Kupiec (piano)
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80 Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Each day this week, Verity Sharp talks to jazz musicians about what is going on in their heads while their fingers or voices are weaving their intricate patterns around the original tune - in this case, Billy Joel 's Just the Way You Are. Today, she talks to Tina May. Repeat
With Sean Rafferty , including arts news at 7.00. Music includes
Bloch's Concerto Grosso No 1 before 6.00, plus Wagner's Overture: Rienzi.
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Litton,
Peter Jablonski (piano)
Dan Welcher Bright Wings (first UK performance)
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)
4: Thoroughly Modem Monet
As one of the original Impressionists, Monet is often thought of primarily as a 19th-century artist, but he painted more than 450 paintings after 1900. Some of his later work was neglected and left in his studio after his death in 1926, but Monet's reputation underwent a dramatic revival in the 1950s, when critics saw a link between his late works and those of the abstract expressionists. Artist John Bellany and historians Briony Fer and Maryanne Stevens are among those exploring the distinctive qualities and enormous scale of Monet's last great works. With excerpts from Monet's letters read by Paul Scofield.
The famous Trio by Poulenc.and a lighthearted Trio by Françalx. Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Kim Walker (bassoon), Julius Drake (piano) Repeat
Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of music from Spain recorded last October at a Radio 3 invitation concert at the Royal
Academy of Music in London. The programme includes Baroque harpsichord music by Cabanilles and Soler played by Sophie Yates , and songs and guitar music from the time of Goya by Femando Sor and Federico Moretti performed by Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor) and Jakob Lindberg (guitar).
Producer Lindsay Kemp
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Repeated tomorrow 4pm
What is in a voice? While one 17th-century thinker believed the voice to be an expression of male sexual potency and a 20th-century theorist once called for revolt against
"phonetic consciousness", there is no doubt that the human voice is a complex, powerful and intensely personal phenomenon. Paul Allen explores a many-layered story of philosophy and feeling with Jonathan Ree , author of / See a Voice:
Language, Deafness and the Senses - a Philosophical History. Producer Miriam Newman
Alyn Shipton talks to veteran swing guitarist and Fats Waller sideman Al Casey.
Rlmsky at the Opera
Piers Burton-Page's survey of Rimsky's operas moves into the 20th century.
Serviliya's Aria (Serviliya) Zoe Khristich (soprano),
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Mark Ermler
Kashchey the Immortal (3rd tableau)
Moscow Yurlov Academy Choir, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Andrei Tchistiakov
Suite: Pan Voyevoda Slovak Philharmonic, conductor Bystrak Rezucha Repeated from last Thursday
Knight of the Storm:
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Marcus Creed
Siissmayr Overture in C
Mozart Incidental music: Thamos;
Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
2.15 Strauss Suite: Der
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stuart Challender
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time
4.40 Check It Out
5.00 Arnold Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo Edmonton Wind Ensemble
5.20 Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 Andrea Pecolo , Elena Braslavsky (piano)