Penny Gore presents arts news and music, including a review of a new installation based on Alfred
Hitchcock's film Vertigo. Music includes at 6.00 Bantock's Celtic
Symphony played by the RPO, conductor Vernon Handley ; after the news at 7.00 Mozart's A Musical
Joke played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and at 8.00 Rossini's
Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville sung by baritone Tito Gobbi.
With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Valses Sentimentales , D779
Marcelle Meyer (piano)
9.09 attrib Mahler Overture: Rubezahl
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
9.16 Strauss Burleske
Marcelle Meyer (piano),
Conservatoire Concert Society
Orchestra, conductor Andre Clutyens
9.34 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589
9.56 Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Since his very first season with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle has established himself as a champion of 20th-century music. He has also become a passionate champion of music education within the National
Curriculum, with very encouraging results. Joan Bakewell talks to him about both commitments.
Five Music Critics
With Donald Macleod.
4: For Berlioz, music criticism was a necessary evil: a means of supporting himself financially in a city that had turned against his music. Yet his weekly column in the Journal des Debats became essential reading for cultured
Parisians, and an outlet for his wit and vitriol. Including excerpts from: Berlioz The Damnation of Faust Philharmonia, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Vladimir Ashkenazy
Gluck Alceste Jessye Norman
(soprano), Bavarian Radio Choir and Orchestra, conductor Serge Baudo Weber Der Freischutz
Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Dresden State Orchestra, conductor Carlos Kleiber
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor Peter Schneider
Misha Donat introduces some of Reger's final works.
Eight Sacred Songs, Op 138 (excerpts) Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Uwe Gronostay
Clarinet Quintet, Op 146 Schoenberg Quartet,
Pierre Woudenberg (clarinet) Hymnus der Liebe
Philip O'Reilly (baritone), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Chamber Music from Manchester
Paul Allen introduces a recital given last week in the Bridgewater Hall. Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)
Delius Violin Sonata No 1
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo
Capriccioso, Op 28
Conductors Rumon Gamba and Christopher Robinson , Howard Shelley (piano), Judith Howarth
(soprano), Choir of St John 's, Clare, Gonville and Caius Colleges, Cambridge Bernstein Overture: Candide
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Watton Symphony No 1 Poulenc Stabat Mater
Penny Gore introduces a selection of performances by artists featured in recent programmes.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
Endings of one kind or another have been a source of inspiration to many composers. Tommy Pearson looks at how endings have been portrayed in music, from a trip to the scaffold to the demise of Valhalla and maybe even the end of one small dog.
With Sean Rafferty. Music includes
Ravel's Concerto for Piano Left Hand performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the Montreal Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit.
In this three-act oratorio, composed for the University of Oxford, Handel portrays the struggle of the Israelites against their cruel and sacrilegious Queen Athalia, who has abandoned Jehovah and worships the pagan god Baal. Given at last year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, St James 's Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
Gruffydd Jones (soprano)
A personal reassessment of WH Auden's poetry. Repeat For details see Monday
In 1935, violinist Fritz Kreisler revealed to the musical world that the pieces he had long been performing as the work of obscure 18th-century composers were in fact his own compositions. Lucie Skeaping introduces some of Kreisler's performances of these pieces alongside specially recorded performances of the genuine articles by the trio Convivium. Producer Lindsay Kemp. Rptd tomorrow 4pm
Since first visiting India in the 1960s, photographer Don McCullin has built up a unique portrait of the vast subcontinent. Jatinder Vermer talks to him about his fascination with India and also talks to writer
Vikram Seth whose novel A Suitable Boy evoked the complex panorama of Indian life. Seth also talks about his new work, An Equal Music, which explores the power of music in a story of love and loss. Producer Anthony Denselow
Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell Burnap to review the latest CDs.
With lain Burnside. This programme features the fantasy based on Schubert's love song Sei Mir Gegrusst , a choral setting of Goethe's contemplation of water as the medium linking heaven and earth in the eternal cycle of nature, and a village comedy of errors about identical twin brothers who return from 18 years' service with the French Foreign Legion. Liebhaber in Allen Gestalten
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), George Reeves (piano) Sei Mir Gegrusst
Olaf Bar (baritone),
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Die Zwillingsbruder (excerpts)
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Repeated from last Thursday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tchaikovsky Suite: The Nutcracker Nielsen Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
1.55 Chan-Ka Nin Suite: The Four
Seasons Ottawa Winds, conductor Michael Goodwin
2.15 Spohr Duo in F, Op 148 Vilmos Szabadi and Miklos Szenthelyi (violins)
2.30 Mozart Hom Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 Arvids Klisans, Latvian NSO, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
2.50 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in C, G453 (La Ritirata di Madrid) Moscow Quartet, Miguel Trapiyaga (guitar)
3.30 Eustache de Caurroy Eleven Fantasias on 16th-century Songs Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall (viol)
4.05 Glazunov The Seasons
Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
4.40 Arensky Suite No 1 in FJames Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
5.05 Brahms Academic Festival
Overture Bratislava RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard
5.15 Mozart Fantasia in D minor,
K397 Valdis Jancis (piano)
5.25 15th-century anon The
Bordesholm Lament of the Virgin Mary (Part 2) Sequentia/Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby