Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of the Gershwin musical Of Thee I Sing at the Bridewell Theatre in London.
Music includes at about 6.40 the Quatre Motets pour un Temps de
Pénitence by Poulenc; at about 7.10 Haydn's Symphony No 3 in G; and at about 8.15 the Overture in G by Leclair played by the Palladian Ensemble.
With Stephanie Hughes.
Bach, orch Webem Ricercare (The Musical Offering) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.09 Beethoven Violin Sonata in D,
Op 12 No 1 Arthur Grumiaux , William Kapell (piano)
9.27 Copland Short Symphony
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
9.43 Michael Haydn Duo No 1 in C Mark Lubotsky (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola)
9.58 Copland Piano Sonata William Kapell
10.20 Revueltas La Noche de
Jaranas (La Noche de los Mayas) Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Tenor Philip Langridge talks to Joan Bakewell about his close association with the music of Benjamin Britten and with the character of Peter Grimes in particular. Music also includes excerpts from the Serenade for Tenor, Hom and Strings and the War Requiem.
With Richard Baker.
4: Sir Francis Drake
The threatened invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1598 brought forth a true hero. Not only did Sir Francis Drake gain an improbable victory, he also acquired a skein of legends attached to his name. Music includes:
Johnson Eliza Is the Fairest Queen James Bowman (countertenor),
King's Consort, director Robert King Tomkins Sing unto God Red Byrd ,
Broadside Band, director Jeremy Barlow Byrd Sellenger 's Round
Christopher Hogwood (virginals) Tallis Spem in Alium
Choir of New College, Oxford,
Maitrise Nationale de Versailles, conductor Edward Higginbottom
Cabezon Variations on "La Dama le
Demanda" Hespèrion XX, director Jordi Savall
Plus two contemporary ballads:
The Obtaining of the Great Galleazzo and The 88 of Sir Francis Drake
Elgar and His Muses
Some of Elgar's most personal music is to be found in his partsongs, like Owls, which he wrote for his daughter Carice. His friends Sydney and Frances Colvin suggested that he compose a requiem for the fallen in 1915, and in return he dedicated to them the cello concerto, his final completed masterpiece.
Pleading, Op 48 No 1 Robert Tear (tenor), City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
Deep in My Soul, Op 53 No 2
Rnzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer Two Interludes (Falstaff) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
For the Fallen (The Spirit of England) London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Cello Concerto in E minor
Paul Tortelier , London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
York Early Music Festival
The ensemble Convivium performs music by JS Bach and his two most famous sons showing domestic music-making is at its most sophisticated.
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in A, H570
JS Bach Trio Sonata in C minor (The Musical Offering)
JC Bach Quintet in D, Op 22 No 1
Another chance to hear Monday's Prom in which James MacMillan 's concerto shares the bill with a Sibeiius tone poem and Nielsen's last symphony.
Raphael Wallfisch , (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. conductor Osmo Vanska
Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter
James MacMillan Cello Concerto
Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)
The series of programmes in which prominent pianists discuss the interpretation of a composer's solo piano music with reference to recordings by some of the great interpreters of the past. Today Andrew Green talks to
Stephen Kovacevich about playing Beethoven.
Humphrey Carpenter explores the connection between music and clocks that has fascinated composers from Haydn to Ugeti and from Strauss to Stravinsky, and which is reflected in the second of tonight's Proms. Other music includes The Assault on Beautiful
Gorky by Shostakovich played by pianist Dmitri Alexeev with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk
nThe first of this evening's
Proms from the Royal
Albert Hall features songs of life and death - in the craggy splendour of Mahler's final, unfinished symphony; in the ethereal beauty of the concerto which Berg dedicated "to the soul of an angel", with its haunting echoes of Bach; and in Beethoven's "apotheosis of the dance". Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano
Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10) Berg Violin Concerto
7.55 From within These Walls
The third of five programmes in which important British artists explain how they use their working spaces. Tim Marlow visits the large canal-side warehouse used as a studio by Rachel Whiteread , the artist famous for her casts of the interiors of domestic objects.
8.15 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
Sleeping on a Volcano
Five personal European views on the legacy of 1848. For Poland, the spring of 1848 followed closely on the bloodshed of its own peasant uprising of 1846, in which thousands of Polish aristocrats were murdered.
Hubert Zawadzkj explains how, although resisting full-scale revolution at home, Polish radicals came to lead revolts in other countries across Europe. Repeat
Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Katherine Gowers (violin), Charles Owen (piano) Repeat
Tonight's late-night Prom from the Royal Albert Hall features Harrison Birtwistle 's fascinating solo piano tribute to the clockmaker John Harrison , plus three brilliant classics of the earlier 20th-century avant-garde and the premiere of an enigmatic ensemble score by the 80-year-old Russian Galina Ustvol 'skaya.
Joanna MacGregor (piano), Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Birtwistle Harrison 's Clocks (first London performance) Varese Intégrales
Galina Ustvol 'skaya Octet
de la Martinez
Campbell Burnap joins Alyn Shipton to review some of this month's new jazz CDs.
With Susan Sharpe.
Beethoven, arr Sediak Overture: Fidelio
12.15 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1
12.40 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
12.50 Henry Eccles Sonata for
Double Bass, Continuo and Strings
1.00 Nielsen Symphony No 1
1.35 Ligeti Three Fantasies after Holderlin
1.45 Fasch Sonata in D minor
2.00 Bach Goldberg Variations
3.25 Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Maler
3.50 Franz Tunder Chorale Fantasia:
In Dich Hab' Ich Gehoffet , Herr
4.00 Anon 15th Century
Bordesholm Lament of Virgin Mary
4.30 Fodor Symphony No 4 in C minor
4.55 Stobaeus Audi Filia et Vide
5.00 Miriam Hyde Overture: Happy Occasion
5.10 JM Kraus Symphony in C minor
5.40 Frescobaldi Toccata Quarta (Secondo Libro)
5.45 Durante Concerto per Quartetto No 3 in E flat