Music and arts news with Petroc Trelawny, including a review of the British stage premiere of Delius's opera The Magic Fountain given by Scottish Opera in Glasgow. Music includes Rimsky-Korsakov's
Capriccio Espagnol and, after 8.00, Debussy's Cello Sonata played by Mstislav Rostropovich.
With Peter Hobday , featuring
Schubert piano sonatas and vintage recordings by the Melos Ensemble. Fasch Concerto in C minor for
Bassoon and Two Oboes
Alberto Grizzi (bassoon),
Paul Goodwin and Lorraine Wood (oboes) English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
9.11 Schubert Piano Sonata in D, D664 Andras Schiff
9.36 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat,
Op 20 Melos Ensemble
10.10 Strauss Don Juan
Vienna Philharmonic/von Karajan Producer Tony Cheevers Discs
This week, Joan Bakewell talks to
French pianist Pascal Roge , starting today with his early life and interests. Born into a musical family, he began playing the piano at three and, by the time he was 15, this precocious talent had graduated from the Paris Conservatoire, winning first prize. With music by Ravel and Bach. Producer Johannah Smith
With Richard Baker. Hoist represented Jupiter as the bringer of jollity, but to the ancients the king of the gods was a fearsome figure who flung thunderbolts at anyone who crossed his path. He was also an insatiable philanderer who had affairs with innumerable females, human and divine. Music includes:
Holst Jupiter (The Planets)
Royal Philharmonic/Andre Previn Rameau Nais (Jupiter's Aria)
Ian Caddy (baritone), English
Bach Festival Orchestra/Nicholas McGegan Strauss, arr Krauss Liebe der Danae Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
Lully Phaeton (excerpts) Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski Producer Tony Sellors
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SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Sandy Bumett surveys five decades in the output of an American composer whose work reflects the New World.
1: Copland's search for an American style began with his formative years in Paris as a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. The programme includes: Copland's first published work, The Cat and Mouse, played by pianist Eric Parkin ; movements from his vampire ballet Grohg (later reworked as the Dance Symphony) played by the Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen ; and the Organ Symphony in a new recording by Wayne Marshall and the Dallas SO, conductor Andrew Litton. Producer Andrew Lyle
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight
From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Stephanie Hughes introduces a continuing series of recitals by leading pianists. Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Uszt, after Auber Tarantelle di Bravura Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux,
Op 16 (excerpts) Ravel La Valse
Repeated Saturday lpm
This week concludes the series of Shostakovich symphonies. BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky , Tasmin Little (violin)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905)
In his approach to the operas of the German tradition - Beethoven's
Fidelio, Wagner's Ring cycle and the operas of Kurt Weill - Robert Lloyd seeks performances that reveal something of the bel canto style of singing. With recordings by Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau, Christa Ludwig and Ute Lemper. Producer Alan Hall
Music and Technology
Tommy Pearson visits SuperScape in Reading to see how designers are building virtual worlds where musicians can present their music. Producer Rob Taylerson. WEB SITE: http://www.bbc. co.uk/music_machine/
With Sean Rafferty , including Hoist's Fugal Concerto performed by the ECO, conductor Imogen Hoist. And Mariss Jansons conducts Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien with the Oslo PO.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Beyond Our Shores
The first cqneert in a special week-long series from Glasgow which focuses on the influence of non-western sounds on the European and American classical tradition. Many of this century's composers, from Ravel to Boulez, have been fascinated by the sound of distant cultures - music in which the exotic East meets West.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor En Shao
Tan Dun Orchestral Theatre No 1
Takemitsu The Dorian Horizon
Bartok Suite: The Miraculous Mandarin
Doctors of Philosophy
Alain de Botton looks to some of the great thinkers of the past in the hope of finding philosophical cures for some everyday ills.
1: We live in an age that equates money with happiness. So what has Epicurus to say to those with a cash-flow problem?
Producer Abigail Appleton
Esteves was for a long time lost in the shadows of the history of Portguese music, yet his legacy includes around a hundred religious works now in the archives of the Ajuda Palace and of Lisbon Cathedral, where he was mestre de capela during the first half of the 18th century. The vocal dexterity required for certain passages in his music makes us wonder how he would have fared as an opera composer. The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, director Stephen Darlington , perform a selection of Esteves's finest works, including the monumental Mass for Eight Voices. Repeat
Simon Keenlyside in Concert lain Burnside presents the first of two programmes featuring baritone Simon Keenlyside with Malcolm Martineau (piano), recorded last month at London's Wigmore Hall. Schumann Ballade des Harfners; Wer Nie Sein Brot mit Tranen Ass; Wer Sich der Einsamkeit Ergibt
(Lieder und Gesange aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a); 12 Gedichte, Op 35
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
"If I'd known anything about the business of producing records, I would never have started the label." Now in its 20th year, Leo Feigin 's label Leo
Records is still going strong. He talks to Mark Russell and Robert Sandall about his passion for new music. Producer Ekene Akalawu
Pianist Benny Green left the Ray Brown Trio two years ago and has since become one of the celebrated players of his generation. Tonight, he talks to Alyn Shipton and leads his own quartet at the Bull's Head in Bames, London.
Benny Green (piano). Jim Mullen (guitar), Malcolm Creese (double bass), Duffy Jackson (drums) Producer Terry Carter
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With Susan Sharpe , including Hymnus and The Water Goblin. Repeated from last Monday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven String Quartets: in B flat, Op 18 No 6; in E flat, Op 74 (Harp); in B flat, Op 130
Andras Keller and Janos Pilz (violins), Zoltan Gal (viola), Otto Kertesz (cello)
2.35 Poulenc Organ Concerto
Patrick Webb , Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 EAL: Let's Make a Story 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Find Out 4.15 Maths Challenge 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Beethoven, arr anon Wellingtons Sieg Octophorus/Paul Dombrecht
5.20 Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und
Seele Wird Verwirret Jadwiga Rapp6 (contralto), Concerto Avenna, conductor Andrzej Mysinski
5.45 Ravel La Valse
Saarbrucken RSO/Bruno Madema