Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of a new production of Carmen by the Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds from an original scenario by Christopher Gable , who died last year. Music includes Purcell's birthday music for Queen Mary, Welcome, Glorious
Morn; and, after 8.00, Stravinsky's Suite No 1 for Small Orchestra.
With Peter Hobday. Uadov Baba Yaga Kirov Orchestra , conductor Valery Gergiev
9.05 Poulenc Suite Française
Members of the French National
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.18 Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D784 Radu Lupu
9.38 Saint-Saens Le Rouet d'Omphale
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.48 Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20
Chamber music has always formed an important part of pianist Pascal Roge's life. Today, he talks to Joan Bakewell about the differences between solo and group performance. Music includes:
Albert Roussel Divertissement, Op 6 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 (excerpts)
With Richard Baker. In his depiction of Mercury, Hoist captured the quicksilver wit and rapid motion of the messenger of the ancient gods - Mercury to the Romans, Hermes to the Greeks. With music including: Szymanowski Calypso (Metopes) Dennis Lee (piano) Stravinsky Persephone (excerpts)
Ithaca College Concert Choir,
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
Eccles Symphony for Mercury (The Judgement of Paris) Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman Hoist Mercury (The Planets) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Sandy Bumett surveys five decades in the output of an American composer whose work reflects the New World.
2: In the twenties. Copland had returned to America from his years in Paris studying with Nadia Boulanger , and was beginning to find his own style. Today's programme includes: Music for the Theater played by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein , Copland's friend and colleague for half a century; a specially recorded performance of the Piano Concerto with Peter Lawson as soloist and Grant Llewellyn conducting the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales; and Copland's homage to his Jewish roots, Vitebsk, a study on a Jewish theme for piano trio.
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight
From Broadcasting House, Belfast.
John Toal introduces a recital of Viennese string quartets given by the Hugo Wolf Quartet of Vienna.
Wolf Italian Serenade
Webem Five Movements, Op 5 Brahms String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 No 1
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Rumon Gamba , Tzimon Barto (piano) Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Shostakovich Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917)
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
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Music and Technology
Tommy Pearson visits ResRocket to see how jamming on the internet has progressed over the last two years.
Sean Rafferty's guest tonight is Nicholas Cleobury , the leading conductor and founding artistic director of Sounds New, a festival that puts music of today next to that of Byrd, Tallis and Purcell. Music in today's programme includes
Beethoven's Violin Concerto in C,
Wo05, (completed by Fischer) played by Gidon Kremer and the LSO, conductor Emil Tchakarov.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Beyond Our Shores
From the Royal Concert Hall, the second concert in a special week-long series from Glasgow. The Kronos Quartet have blown apart all notions of what a string quartet can and cannot do. Their programme tonight takes in music of the Gypsies. Terry Riley , a Philip Glass premiere and Schnittke's second quartet. Introduced by Brian Morton. Carlos Paredes , arr Golijov Romance No 1 (first performance)
Anibal Troilo , arr Golijov Responso (first performance)
Aleksandra Vrebalov Panonia
Boundless (first performance)
Hyo Shin Na Song of the Beggars (first performance)
Rezso Seress , arr Golijov Gloomy Sunday (first performance)
Terry Riley Cortejo Funebre en el Monte Diablo (Requiem for Adam) (first performance)
Franghiz Al-Zadeh Oasis (first performance)
8.30 Orient and Occident
Does the West still believe in an East of its own making? Or is the truth that in contemporary music and arts the border between Orient and Occident is finally fading away?
8.50 Philip Glass New work (first performance)
Schnittke String Quartet No 2
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.
2: From loss of hair to loss of employment, Alain de Botton turns to Seneca for sage advice.
Conductor Charles Hazlewood ,
Simon Haram (saxophone)
Satie, orch Debussy Gymnopedies Heath Moroccan Fantasy
Satie, orch Desormiere Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire
Richard Coles reviews the premiere of Fay Weldon 's new play, The Four Alice Bakers , and talks to Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry about his new biography of Crazy
Horse, one of the most mythologised figures in American history. Producer Julian May
Alyn Shipton presents the second part of the Benny Green Quartet concert.
Susan Sharpe continues her exploration of Dvorak the self-proclaimed
"simple Czech musician". Today, some of his music based on Czech folk dances, songs and poetry, including the famous Moravian Duets. Plus the first of Dvorak's three rarely heard Slavonic
Rhapsodies and another traumatic Czech fairy tale in his symphonic poem The Noonday Witch. Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Jane Eaglen
(soprano), Mette Ejsing (mezzo), Jyrki Niskanen (tenor), Dean Peterson (bass), La Scala Philharmonic
Chorus and Orchestra/Riccardo Muti
2.20 Chopin Four Ballades Dubravka Tomsic (piano)
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai
5.25 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione) Netherlands
Radio CO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
5.40 Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 Valerie Tryon (piano)