With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Handel Concerto Grosso in C
(Alexander's Feast) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Nicholas McGegan Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K379
Augustin Dumay , Maria Joao Pires (piano)
8.00-9.00: Charpentier Ave Maris Stella Le Concert Spirituel, conductor Herve
Niquet Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Rob Cowan presents some of his favourite recordings, together with regular features, including The Innocent Ear, and a Bargain Hunter CD recommendation. Plus music from the vintage artist featured on this week's CD Masters. Music also includes: Mehul Overture: La Chasse de Jeanne Henri Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
Bartok Rhapsody No 2 Eudice Shapiro (violin), Ralph Berkowitz (piano)
Ravel Sheherazade Regine Crespin
(soprano), Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet Lotti Missa Sapientiae
Balthasar-Neumann Choir and Ensemble, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock
Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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r Michael Berkeley 's guest is actress
Joanna Lumley , who is married to a musician and loves music passionately. Her choices today include Rossini and Beethoven, an unusual choral waltz by Josef Strauss and a song by Otis Redding.
Lucie Skeaping focuses on 1723 - Bach's first Christmas as kantor at the Thomasschule, where he was responsible for supplying the liturgical music forthe main churches in the city. Featuring the Magnificat in E flat, BWV243a, composed forhis inaugural Christmas Day Vespers, in a recording by Collegium Vocale directed by Philippe Herreweghe.
Verbier Festival 2003
Stephanie Hughes presents a recital given by pianist Evgeny Kissin at this summer's Alpine festival in Switzerland. Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Schubert, transcr Uszt Standchen ; Wohin?; Aufenthalt
Uszt Sonetto No 104 del Petrarca (AnnSes de Pèlerinage, Deuxieme Annee: Italie); Mephisto Waltz No 1 See also 6.30pm
New series Former principal dancerwith the Royal Ballet Deborah Bull meets four choreographers, each from a different genre of dance, to explore with them the creative process and use of music behind theirwork. 1: Siobhan Davies uses old and new music in her choreography, and recently looked to birdsongto inspire her dance.
Music includes Gerald Barry , Bach, Gavin Bryars and Australian birdsong.
More from the weekly postbag of requests, including countertenor Andreas Scholl dipping his toe into the world of folk song, music from Rachmaninov's Vespers, Op37, and Bach's Concerto in D minorfortwo violins, BWV1043, in the recording made by David and Igor Oistrakh. And from the BBC archives, the BBCSO's performance of Finzi 's elegy The Fall of the Leaf given at the 2001 Last Night of the Proms.
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Another chance to hearthis programme marking the 50th anniversary ofthe death of the great Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Alyn Shipton goes in search of the itinerant Monouche Gypsies among whom Django grew up. Is it still possible to trace the musical roots of Reinhardt's style? Among families in the Gypsy settlements of Holland and Belgium, strong musical traditions are still handed down from father to son, while in Paris the urban descendants of Reinhardt mix new influences with jazz and Gypsy musicto keep the legacy alive. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Warwick Thompson introduces a programme given by Austria's most celebrated orchestra with the young
Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin at this year's Salzburg Festival.
Evgeny Kissin (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Semyon Bychkov
Cristobal Halffter Adagio in the Form of a Rondo
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
By Gotthold Lessing. Translated and adapted by Edward Kemp. Michael Feast and Jeffrey Kissoon star in Steven Pimlott 's Chichester Festival Theatre production of Lessing's passionate plea for religious tolerance, set in Jerusalem at the time of the Third Crusade. Caught between the occupying Muslim forces of Saladin and the invading armies of the west, the wise Jew Nathan must walk a fine line to preserve his integrity and his life, and to protect his own dark secrets.
Megan Pound (violin), Benjamin Hess (cello) Director Edward Kemp
The Knight Templar:
Al-Hafi The Dervish:
The Lay Brother:
Songs of the Hermit Kingdom
Andy concludes his musical travelogue in North Korea with a singing soldier in the de-militarised zone between North and South Korea, and the accordion playing of 35 school children in the capital Pyongyang.
Part 1. Repeated from Monday 22 Dec at 12 noon
With John Shea.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in E, Op 109 Alexei Nabioulin (2002); in A flat, Op 110 Andre Tchaikovsky (1976)
1.40 Mendelssohn St Paul 3.40 Berlioz
Trio for two flutes and harp (L 'Enfance du
Christ) 3.50 Nino Rota Bassoon Concerto
4.10 Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the Style ofPugnani 4.15 JH Roman
Harpsichord Suite No 11 in F minor
4.25 Vivaldi Concerto in C for strings,
RV114 4.30 Delibes Fantaisie aux Divins
Mensonges (Lakme) 4.35 Puccini, transcr Epstein La Boheme (excerpts)
4.45 Weber Overture and March: Turandot
4.50 Obrecht Omnes Spiritus Laudet
5.00 Ulbum Diversions for Strings
5.15 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51
5.20 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera, RV630 5.30 Dohnanyi Ruralia Hungarica , Op 32b 5.50 Musorgsky Gopak
5.55 Kisielewski Ballet Suite: Fun Fair
6.05 Buus Ricercare 6.15Ciprianode Rore 0 Socii Neque Enim 6.20 Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London)
6.45 Handel Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice