Penny Gore with arts news and music, including a look at music for Good Friday. Music includes at 6.00 Pergolesi's Stabat Mater sung by Emma Kirkby (soprano) and James Bowman (alto) with the Academy of Ancient Music, director
Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.10 Haydn's Piano Trio in C, H XV 27, played by the Beaux Arts Trio; and at 8.00 Sibelius's
Fmlandia performed by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
With Peter Hobday.
Schuman American Festival Overture
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.10 Ravel Valses Nobles et
Sentimentales Marcelle Meyer (piano)
9.26 Mozart String Quartet in F, K590 Italian Quartet
9.55 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (Series 4) Netania Davrath (soprano), orchestra, conductor Pierre de la Roche
10.15 Ravel La Valse
New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
de la Roche
With Joan Bakewell. In 1998,
Simon Rattle stepped down as musical director of the CBSO. His diary is full up to the year 2004, but the critics continue to speculate as to where his next appointment might be. With music by Beethoven and Mahler.
Rve Music Critics
With Donald Macleod.
5: Neville Cardus cut his journalistic teeth at The Manchester Guardian covering a wide range of subjects. But by the end of his long life - including a spell in Australia in the 1940s - he was a much-loved figure, respected and admired for his writings on music and cricket. Including excerpts from: Rossini The Barber of Seville CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 Yehudi Menuhin ,
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
Mahler Symphony No 4 Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer Weber Oberon
Joan Sutherland (soprano), LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge
Lehar Waltz (The Merry Widow) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky
Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra Berlin PO, conductor James Levine
With Misha Donat.
"I have a delightful rococo theme by Hiller which cries out for variations."
String Trio in A minor, Op 77b (Larghetto) Vienna Trio
Schlichte Weisen (excerpts) Hermann Prey (baritone),
Gunther Weissenborn (piano)
Variations and Fugue on a Meny Theme of Hiller Bavarian RSO , conductor Colin Davis
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 130 (Grosse Fuge)
Chris de Souza introduces a concert given yesterday as part of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's residency at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Rachel Elliott (soprano),
Michael Chance (countertenor), Mark Padmore (tenor), Michael George and Stephen Varcoe
(basses), Chorus and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
Bach St John Passion
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
To mark the end of Music Machine, Verity Sharp and Tommy Pearson take a trip through the archives to sample some of the enormous variety of music, musicians and experts featured on the programme over the last five years.
With Sean Rafferty , including Stamrtz's Oboe Quartet in D, Op 8, performed by Terzetto and Paul Goodwin (oboe).
Wagner's final music drama, in the moving new English National Opera production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff , conducted by ENO's former music director Mark Elder and featuring a stunning all-British cast.
The brotherhood of knights who guard the Holy Grail - the chalice used at the Last Supper and which caught Jesus's blood when he was wounded on the Cross - are, it seems, in terminal decline. Their king Amfortas, seduced by a temptress, has lost their other sacred relic - the spear that pierced Christ's side - to the sorceror
Klingsor. Amfortas himself was left with an agonising wound that will not heal. Only a "pure fool, made wise through pity" can bring salvation - but no one knows where he is, where he can be found or what he must do.
Kim Begley stars in the title role of Parsifal - a pure fool, sure enough, but can he resist temptation and learn wisdom and pity? Gwynne Howell is Gurnemanz, the senior knight of the Grail, and Kathryn Harries sings the most complex character Wagner ever created -
Kundry, cursed eternally for mocking the crucified Christ, longing for redemption but in thrall to Klingsor. In conversation with them, and with Nikolaus Lehnhoff , Donald Macleod presents their realisation of Wagner's last masterpiece.
Knights played by Craig Downes (tenor) and Mark Richardson (bass-baritone). Squires: Janis Kelly (soprano), Nerys Jones (mezzo),
Richard Roberts (tenor) and Russell Hibberd (tenor). Rower maidens: Janis Kelly , Sally Harrison , Suzannah Clarke and Elizabeth Woollett (sopranos), Nerys Jones and Rebecca Sharp (mezzos)
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
9.05 Rereading Auden
A personal reassessment of WH Auden's poetry.
Repeat For details see Monday
9.25 Part 2
Voice from above:
The great Canadian pianist plays music written for the virginals by Byrd and Gibbons.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Russell Davies.
13: Handful of Keys. The shift from a largely written ragtime piano idiom to the exploratory and risky approach that jazz required seemed to demand a player as talented and courageous as Earl Hines. There followed the blind genius Art Tatum , who has inspired and intimidated pianists ever since. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
of the Week:
With lain Bumside. Today, a birthday serenade, a piano impromptu based on a tune from Schubert's incidental music for the play Rosamunde, the poignant Fantasy for Piano Duet, and his final song.
Standchen, D920 Birgit Remmert
(mezzo), RIAS Chamber Choir, Philip Mayers (fortepiano)/Marcus Creed
Entr'acte after Act 3 of "Rosamunde"
CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado Impromptu in B flat, D935 No 3 Artur Schnabel (piano)
Fantasy in F minor, D940
Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu (piano duet) Die Taubenpost, D965a (Schwanengesang) Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano) Repeated from last Fnday
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Music from Latvia
Patrick Burgan Stabat Mater Vilnius Jauna Muzika/Vaclovas Augustinas
1.30 Ceslovas Sasnauskas Requiem Inesa Linaburgyte (mezzo), Algirdas Janutas (tenor), Vladimiras
Prudnikovas (bass), Kansas State
Choir, Lithuanian NSO/Petras Bingelis
2.05 JC Bach Quintet in D Musica Petropolitana
2.20 Bach Fifteen ThreePart Inventions, BWV787-801 Glenn Gould (piano)
3.00 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.35 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in A, Op 65 No 3 Martti Miettinen
4.00 Blaz Amic Suite about the Well
Slovenian RSO/Lovrenc Armic
4.40 Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3 Dorota Anderszewska, Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
5.00 Hendrik Andriessen Miroir de
Peine Roberta Alexander (soprano), Netherlands RCO/David Porcelijn
5.25 Calcara Stabat Mater Capella Nova Graz/Otto Kargl
5.35 15th-century anon The
Bordesholm Lament of the Virgin Mary (Part 3) Sequentia/Barbara Thomton and Benjamin Bagby