Penny Gore with music and arts news, including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No I in F played by the Taverner Players, conductor Andrew Parrott ; Allegri's Miserere with Roy Goodman as soloist; and Balakirev's
Islamey played by pianist Piers Lane.
With Peter Hobday.
Scarlatti Sonatas: in D, Kk478; in D,
Kk492 Marcelle Meyer (piano)
9.08 Mozart String Quartet in D, K499
Alban Berg Quartet
9.34 Dutilleux Suite: Le Loup Conservatoire Concert Society
Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
9.51 Chabrier Trois Valses
Romantiques Marcelle Meyer and Francis Poulenc (pianos)
10.06 Sibelius Symphony No 7 Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
"It's the only time I've really pitched for a job, and it turned out to be the best thing in my musical life," says Simon Rattle of his appointment to the conductorship of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1979. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his experiences with the CBSO and of his career, which began at the age of 19 after winning the John
Player conducting competition. With music by Szymanowski and Sibelius.
Five Music Critics
With Donald Macleod.
2: Like his compatriot Hector Berlioz , Claude Debussy turned to writing about music as a way of supplementing his income. For this, he adopted the nom de plume of Monsieur Croche as a front for some of his more extreme opinions. Including excerpts from: Musorgsky The Nursery
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano) Massenet Griseldis
Michele Command (soprano), Lyon National Choir and Opera Chorus, Franz Liszt Symphony Orchestra, conductor Patrick Fournillier
Wagner Tristan and Isolde Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie
Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
With Misha Donat.
"Pigs and artists have one thing in common: they're only appreciated after their death." (Reger)
Blatter und Biiiten, Op 58 (excerpts) Jean Martin (piano)
An die Hoffnung, Op 124 Karita Mattila (soprano),
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Clarinet Sonata in B flat, Op 107 Nicholas Cox ,
Vanessa Latarche (piano)
John Toal introduces a recital given on Sunday in Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Louise Hopkins (cello), Carole Presland (piano)
Faure Cello Sonata No I in D minor,
Rachmanlnov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Mark Wigglesworth ,
Tasmin Little (violin) Liadov The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Glazunov Symphony No 7 in F
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Verity Sharp looks at musical endings and asks: how does a composer know when it is time for a piece to come to a stop?
Sean Rafferty is joined by tenor Mark Padmore to discuss the role of the tenor in Easter oratorios. His other guest is novelist Vikram Seth , whose new book An Equal Music explores the theme of music and deafness.
Music includes Tippett's Piano
Sonata No 2 at 5.45 and, before the arts news at 7.00, music by Machaut.
The Borodins at St George's
Chris de Souza introduces the last of four concerts given by the Borodin Quartet at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Prokofiev String Quartet No 2, Op 92 Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
8.05 Ernst Gombrich at 90
Tim Marlowe talks to Ernst Gombrich on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
8.25 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
A personal reassessment of WH Auden's poetry. Repeat
Scherzo in E, Op 54
Richard Goode (piano)
James MacMillan 's intensely powerful evocation of the great drama of the Passion in a concert performance given at the Queen
Elizabeth Hall , London, as part of the 1997 Raising Sparks festival. BBC Singers, London Chamber
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer See also tomorrow 5pm
Richard Coles talks to Salman Rushdie
about fiction, love and rock 'n' roll, in the light of his new novel
The Ground beneath Her Feet. Set in India, England and America, it tells the story of a legendary popular singer through the years of Vietnam, political protest and the rise of corporate power. Sculptor
Peter Randall-Page discusses his belief in the way certain forms and patterns link music, art and science. Producer Zahid Warley
Alyn Shipton presents the Putte Wickman Quartet featuring
Ulf Wakenins from the recent Swedish
Jazz Festival held in London. This concert was given at the Bull's Head, Barnes, London.
Putte Wickman (clarinet),
Ulf Wakenins (guitar), Claes Crona (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass), Petur Ostlund (drums)
lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert. This second programme features The
Wanderer, an image of the restless outsider who is a "stranger everywhere"; the battle of the sexes during the Crusades; and one of the composer's great invocations of the theme of parting: a man sets out on a river journey, parting from his love, perhaps even from life itself. Wanderers Nachtlied No I
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Der Wanderer, D943 Bryn Terfel
(baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Wanderer Fantasy, D760 Murray Perahia (piano)
Die Verschworenen (excerpts)
Chorus Musicus, Das Neue Orchester , conductor Christoph Sperling Auf dem Strom
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Bach Ensemble
Sonnerie/Monica Huggett, Gary Cooper (harpsichord), Kai Wessel (alto)
Cantata No 49: Ich Gehe und Suche mit Verlangen (Sinfonia); Harpsichord Concerto No 2 in E, BWV1053:
Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der
Sunde; Violin Concerto in D minor,
BWV1052; Cantata No 169: Gott Soil Allein Mein Herze Haben
2.25 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme ofCorelli Duncan Gifford (piano)
3.00 Ugeti Lux Aeterna
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
3.10 Bartok Violin Sonata No 2 lldiko Ban, Katalin Varadi (piano)
3.35 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Philharmonic Quartet, Peter Toperczer (piano)
4.20 Respighi Suite in G Robert
Bougnen (organ), Queensland SO. conductor Vanco Cavdarski
4.50 Abel Symphony in E flat, Op 10 No 3 La Stagione Frankfurt, conductor Michael Schneider
5.05 Sweelinck Psalms 122 and 42 Netherlands Chamber Choir, instrumental ensemble
5.30 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Hungarian State
Orchestra, conductor Zsolt Hamar