Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of last night's concert by Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos at London's South
Bank Centre, which can be heard in tonight's Performance on 3. Music includes a fandango by Boccherinl in an arrangement by harpsichordist Andreas Staier , and Debussy's Nocturnes performed by the Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.
With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.13 Chopin Waltz in E minor, Op posth Solomon (piano)
9.31 Prokofiev String Quartet No 2, Op 92 Paris Quartet
9.54 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G Solomon , Philharmonia, conductor Andre Cluytens
Throughout his career,
Stephen Hough has carefully balanced his repertoire. Known as a musical explorer, he has championed the work of lesser-known composers as well as playing standard repertoire. The pianist talks to Joan Bakewell about his particular interest in the music of the late romantic period, with excerpts from piano concertos by Brahms and Scharwenka.
With Donald Macleod. There is a case for seeing even Faust himself as just the unfortunate object of a crazy bet: between the Almighty and the satanic figure of Mephistopheles. The Devil's subsequent pact with Faust - that he will be Faust's servant in return for a claim over his eternal soul - turns out to be the source of high adventure.
Mephistopheles is often attractive and has some of the best tunes, too. Music includes:
Bolto Son to Spirito Che Nega
(Mefistofele) Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), National Philharmonic, conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis
Benjamin Frankel Mephistopheles ' Serenade and Dance
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Gounod MaÎtre Scarabee, Ayant Fait Fortune (Faust)
Jose van Dam (baritone),
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Uszt A Faust Symphony (Part 3: Faust) Peter Seiffert (tenor), Ernst Senff Choir , Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle
On one level, Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride is a brilliant entertainment, full of good tunes and merry dances. On another, it is a celebration of the Czech spirit of hope, a characteristic which
Smetana was to bring out even more in his next opera, Libuse. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Beer's No Doubt a Gift from Heaven; Furiant; I Know a Maiden Fair; Dance of the Comedians (The Bartered Bride)
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Zdenek Kosier Vysehrad (Ma Vlast) Czech Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Libuse's Prophecy (Libuse)
Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Zdenek Kosier
A concert given on Sunday in the BT Studio at the Waterfront Hall,
Belfast, by Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan (piano). Flnzi Bagatelles , Op 23
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1 Debussy Premiere Rapsodie Cifolelli Carnival of Venice
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Conductor Michael Stern
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), conductor Andrew Davis
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Conductor Michael Stern
From the Queen's Free Chapel of St George, Windsor Castle.
Introit: Ascendit Deus (Philips)
Psalms 15 and 24 (Stephens, Barnby, arr Campbell)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23, vv l-5
Magnificat: Secondo Tono (Soler)
Second Lesson: Colossians 2, v20 - 3, v4
Nunc Dimittis (Plainsong)
Anthem: Bright Phoenix (Francis Shaw ) (first broadcast)
Hymn: Sing Alleluia Forth (Martins)
Organ Voluntary: Chorale and Fugue (Dupre)
Organist and master of the choristers:
Sean Rafferty talks to guitarist John Williams , who performs in Birmingham and London this week. Music includes Delius's A Walk to the Paradise Garden from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, and Poulenc's Flute Sonata played by Wolfgang Schult and James Levine.
Last night's concert in the Royal Festival Hall on London's South
Bank featured one of the young
Russian Titans of the keyboard in Rachmaninov's largest-scale concerto and another of the composer's great interpreters at the helm for his largest symphony.
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy , Arcadi Volodos (piano)
Rachmanlnov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor; Symphony No 2 in E minor
Eamonn McCabe concentrates on the work of Czech photographer
Josef Koudelka and his photographs of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague.
Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Piers Lane explores English piano music, from 17th-century keyboard pieces from the Fitzwilliam collection to music of the present day. Ronan O'Hora plays Sarnia by John Ireland and music by Cyril Scott. Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm
Over the last decade, East Asia has seen an anarchic expansion of urban development, and a new kind of city has taken shape. Will this affect architecture across the world in the next century? How will economic growth affect environmental improvement? And what of the artist's role within such a megalopolis? Laura Cumming and guests discuss Cities on the Move - Urban Chaos and Global Change, an exhibition that opens this week at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
Plus news from the opening of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Producer Lawrence Pollard
Alyn Shipton presents the first part of a concert given by the Matt Wates Sextet at the UCS Theatre, London.
Matt Wates (alto sax), Andy Panayi (tenor sax/flute), Martin Shaw
(trumpet/flugelhorn), John Pearce
(piano), Martin Creese (bass), Steve Brown (drums).
With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor
12.40 Bach Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225
1.00 Beethoven String Quartets: Op 59 No 3 in C (Rasumovsky); Op 95 in F minor; Op 132 in A minor
2.35 Vivaldi Sonata in C, RV779
2.55 Uszt Transcendental Study No 3 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Playtime 4.20 Counting Time
4.30 J Strauss (son) Annina; Wine, Woman and Song; Sans-Souci; By Telephone
4.50 Madetoja Elegy (part of the Symphonic Suite, Op 4)
5.00 Nicolai Overture: Merry Wives of Windsor
5.05 Gounod Ah, Leve-Toi, Soleil
(Romeo et Juliette)
5.10 Locatelli, arr Verhoef
Introduttione Teatrale, Op 4 No 2
5.20 Dvorak Legend in C, Op 59 No 4
5.30 Beethoven Minuet in G,
WoO 10 No 2; Waltz in F
5.35 Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C