With Richard Osborne.
Duparc, arr Stokowski Extase London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7.07 Boyce Trio Sonata No 8 in E flat Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.17 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Vlach Quartet
7.42 Haydn Salve Regina in G minor, H XXIIIb 2
Ann Monoyios (soprano), Monica Groop (mezzo), Jorg Hering (tenor),
Harry van der Kamp (bass), Geoffrey Lancaster (organ),
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
8.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Alfred Brendel
8.22 Rubbra Symphony No 6
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
With Richard Osborne.
Gordon Stewart surveys available recordings of Duparc's songs. John Deathridge and Edward Seckerson review new releases of Beethoven and Bruckner, including Beethoven overtures from Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Choral Fantasy from the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by John Eliot Gardiner , and Bruckner's Third Symphony from Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players and the Eighth
Symphony from Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Dresden Staatskapeile.
Revised repeat tomorrow 12 midnight
Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 1
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.27 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.00 Bruckner Te Deum
Jane Eaglen (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Deon van der Walt (tenor), Alfred Muff (bass), Linz Mozart Chorus, London Philharmonic, conductor Franz Welser-Mbst
11.23 Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Robert Levin (fortepiano), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Producer Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
Michael Berkeley 's guest is Genista Mclntosh , currently executive director of the Royal National Theatre, and chief executive designate of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her musical choices range from Puccini's Turandot and Stravinsky's Rake's
Progress, sacred works by Rossini and Mozart, through songs by Wooifenden and Rodgers and Hart to a Prokofiev piano concerto and a 17th-century musical description of a drunken orgy. Executive producer Wendy Thompson
Michael Birkett presents an eight-part series exploring the career of conductor Simon Rattle.
"I love the theatre - my first ambition was to play Richard III. "
Simon Rattle 's forays into the opera house have provided some of the most dramatic performances of the last 20 years. Including excerpts from
Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with Cynthia Haymon and Willard White , Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen with Lillian Watson and Thomas Allen , Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel, and the new recording of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte from a live performance given last year in Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. With contributions from Thomas Allen ,
Peter Hall , Anthony Whitworth-Jones , Martin Campbell-White and Simon Rattle himself.
The inter-university music quiz reaches a climax in today's programme from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Tommy Pearson tests the finalists' ability to recognise lost chords, music played backwards, triple concertos and tone rows. And they will need their encyclopaedic musical knowledge for individual and specialist rounds and the quick-fire final round.
Music from Wagner's opera Lohengrin transcribed for piano by Liszt and played by Leslie Howard. Disc
Gotterdammerung Wagner 's epic Ring cycle, the greatest venture in operatic history, reaches its climax in Richard Jones 's extraordinarily imaginative staging for the Royal Opera. Music director
Bernard Haitink concludes his first complete Ring, with Anne Evans as Brunnhilde and Wolfgang Fassler as Siegfried.
The lovers struggle to keep alive their dream of a world ruled by love. Their adversary is the evil Hagen, sung by Kurt Rydl , the half-human son of the Nibelung dwarf Alberich. Hagen has inherited his father's lust for world domination based on force - and he knows how to exploit the inherent corruption of humanity. Hagen plots Siegfried's murder but he cannot escape the final conflagration, as Briinnhilde realises that the only way out is self-immolation and the twilight of the Gods - Gotterdammerung. Presented by Piers Burton-Page . The human Gibichungs: The Rhinemaidens:
Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director Terry Edwards
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Leader John Brown
Conducted by Bernard Haitink Act
6.00 Music Matters
Weekly magazine exploring recent developments in the world of music.
Ivan Hewett explores new ideas about Bruch's Violin Concerto and delves into the hidden world of private patronage in new music. Producer Anthony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
6.40 Act 2
7.45 Surviving Wagner Gutrune
The last of three fantasies in which characters reflect on The Ring and their roles in it.
8.15 Act 3
Six programmes in which
Sir John Drummond meets leading architects in the field of the arts and celebrates their visions and achievements.
5: Dramatis Personae
Theatres are machines that generate emotion, but many new buildings went wrong: the actors somehow felt alone. Consultants are redesigning stages that link the performers to the punters and vice versa - by ripping out interiors and wallpapering the sides with people. But should we destroy our recent past? Do we, the actors, or the architects own buildings?
With Sir Phillip Powell on Chichester, Richard Pilbrow on his redesigns, and Sir Denys Lasdun on the National Theatre.
Peter Erskine , one of the most sought after drummers in contemporary music, and John Abercrombie , described as the most highly individual guitarist of the post-Coltrane era, have often played together. But for their recent Contemporary Music Network tour they each had their own trios. Peter Erskine was joined by British pianist John Taylor and Norwegian bass player Palle Danelisson.
John Abercrombie favoured a very different line-up of Dan Wall (Hammond organ) and Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Chris Parker introduces the concert recording and talks to both Erskine and Abercrombie.
Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jiri Starek Smetana
Ma Wast (My Country) - cycle of symphonic poems.
2.15 Jazz from Nuremberg Johnny Griffin and the Junior Mance Trio,
Maceo Parker Group, and the Joshua Redman Quartet
4.05 Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conductor Grant Llewellyn Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods Terje Lerstad Concerto for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and orchestra Vidar Austvik, Erik Waldejer , Hakon Vestly , Robert Ronnes John Adams The Chairman
Dances John Corigliano Gazebo Dances
5.15 Colgone Chamber Chorus, conductor Eric Schneider (piano) Brahms Liebeslieder , Op 52