With Fiona Talkington.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 1 I Musici
6.45 Bainton And I Saw a New Heaven
Mixed Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Timothy Horton (organ), conductor Daniel Phillips
7.00 Faure Requiem
Richard Eteson (treble), Olaf Bar (baritone), Peter Barley (organ), Choir of King's
College, Cambridge, English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.45 Svendsen Two Icelandic Melodies
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
8.05 Handel Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 4 The English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
8.30 Prokofiev Russian Overture
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
This week, Stephanie Hughes presents a choral concert live from the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam. Plus some recent performances from around Europe.
Youmans, arr Shostakovich Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two) Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Hans Leenders
9.05Martinu String Sextet Brahms Sextet
9.55 Concert from the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw. Netherlands Radio Choir, conductor Tonu Kaljuste
10.00 Monteverdi Lagrime damante al Sepolcro dell 'Amanta
10.20 Rachmaninov Oh Mother of God, Ever Vigilant in Prayer
10.30 Britten Choral Dances (Gloriana)
10.40 Martin Songs of Ariel
10.50 Poulenc Sept Chansons
11.25 Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff Producer David Gallagher
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Ivan Hewett talks to Alberto Vilar , one of the most generous patrons of the arts,
Christopher Maltman discusses tackling the role of Figaro for English National Opera and, as Philip Glass's Cello
Concerto is premiered in Beijing, a look at the value of classical music in the Far East.
Another chance to hear last Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)
Schubert Schwanengesang , D957(R)
In the week of the 80th birthday of the great Yugoslavian-born soprano
Sena Jurinac , Hilary Rnch reflects on Jurinac's BBC archive recordings of Richard Strauss. These include her historic 1966
Covent Garden interpretation of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and a Proms performance of the Four Last
Songs, conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
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Brian Kay 's guest is composer and conductor Carl Davis , who celebrates his 65th birthdaytoday. The programme includes some of Davis's own music alongside works which have particularly influenced him. And Sidney Torch offers some timely suggestions in his London Transport Suite.
Stephen Johnson investigates Bruckner's fourth symphony, using specially recorded examples from the BBC
Philharmonic to explore the composer's unique musical language. See Friday 7.30pm
Herman Melville's vast novel about
Captain Ahab and his crew's pursuit of the great white whale was published 150 years ago. The book invites a range of interpretations: is it an epic tragedy of good against evil, an eco-thriller, a parable for fallen humanity or a handbook for whale enthusiasts? Jeremy Hardingtravels to New Bedford, Nantucket, and to Cape Cod to explore how Moby Dick remains both afast fish and a loose fish, owned by all who pursue it but forever free. With contributions from critics and scholars, musicians and cooks, poets and writers, Melville impersonators and whaling historians, including Laurie Anderson ,
Lawrence Buell , Gail Coffler , Lee Heald , Nathaniel Philbrick , Clare Spark and the crew ofthe Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch.
By John Ford. The Young Vic Theatre production of Ford's gripping drama of incest and revenge.
Music by Jonathan Dove. Director David Lan (R)
The Finnish composer
Einojuhani Rautavaara has in the past had his greatest successes with orchestral and instrumental music. However, his unaccompanied choral works are now being performed all overthe world. Composed in 1971, Vigilia is his complete setting of the Orthodox Liturgy of Matins and Vespers. The meditative style owes much to the example of Rachmaninov and the Russian tradition, but also to his admiration for Debussy and Messiaen.
Paul Guinery is joined by Stephen Layton to introduce a performance specially recorded by the BBC Singers.
Margaret Feaviour (soprano),
Lynette Alcantara (mezzo), Kim Porter (alto), Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), Simon Birchall (bass) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Layton Rautavaara Vigilia (R)
Brahms Piano Quintet in Fminor, Op 34 (R)
Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present highlights from the Rephlex Records night at the Barbican's Elektronic Festival, featuring Bogdan Raczynski and Pierre Bastien. Plus eclectic new music on CD. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Jill Anderson. Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86 12.25 Fodor Piano Sonata in Fsharp, Op 2 No 2 12.40 Hlndemrth Viola Sonata, Op 11 No 4 1.00 Schumann
Requiem furMignon, Op 98b; Overture: Manfred; Requiem, Op 148 2.00
Weiss Lute Suite in D minor 2.15 Reger Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin , Op 128 2.45 Janacek Capriccio for piano (left hand) and wind 3.05 Handel Water Music: Suite No 1 in F 3.40 Weir String Quartet 3.50 Hanne Orvad Kornell 4.00 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in C minor. Op 13 (Pathetique) 4.20 Verdi Alzira (excerpts) 4.35 Monteverdi
Prologue: // Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria 4.50 Dvorak Silent Woods 5.10 Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No 1, Op 19 (Midsummer Vigil)
5.25 Telemann Bassoon Sonata in Fminor
5.35 R Escher Ciel , Airet Vents
5.50 Beethoven Seven Variations in C on "God Save the King", WoO 78