With Jonathan Swain.
Sibelius Scenes Historiques: Suite No 2
Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
7.24 Telemann Partita No 2 in G, TWV41
Paul Goodwin (oboe), Nigel North (archlute), Susan Sheppard (cello), John Toll (harpsichord)
7.38 Wallace Sister Helen
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
8.00 Cornysh Blow Thy Horn, Hunter Weelkes Thule , Period of Cosmography Pearsall Lay a Garland Stanford The Blue Bird
Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly
8.18 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Lars Vogt, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
With Jonathan Swain.
Rodney Milnes compares available recordings of Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel. David Fallows reviews new releases of medieval and Renaissance music, including 15th-century French and Italian courtly love songs from the Hilliard Ensemble, choral music by Robert Fayrfax from the Cardinall's Musick, Victoria's Officium Defunctorum of 1605 from Philip Cave and Magnificat, and Music for San Rocco from Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players, built around works by Giovanni Gabrieli. Revised repeat tomorrow 12 midnight
Dufay J'Atendray Tant qu'il Vous Playra; Quel Fronte Signorille in Paradiso; Ce Moys de May Soyons Lies et Joyeux; Je Me Complains Piteusement; Ma Belle Dame
10.32 Fayrfax Eterne Laudis Lilium Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
10.45 Giovanni Gabrieli Music for San Rocco 1608
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
Jan Smaczny samples the latest batch of reissues from Testament, including Otto Klemperer conducting Mozart symphonies with the Philharmonia, Herbert von Karajan conducting Mozart and Beethoven with the Philharmonia, and the Hollywood Quartet playing the late Beethoven string quartets.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs
DISC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 651
Australian novelist, poet and librettist David Malouf talks to Michael Berkeley about the music he reveres. His choices include a Chopin waltz, a Haydn string quartet, and a fugue by Bach played by pianist Sviatoslav Richter. Producer David Rayvern Allen
A six-part exploration of the material world presented by Hannah Andrassy. 1: Velvet. "Without black velvet breeches, what is man?" Producer Julian Wilkinson
Six programmes in which Humphrey Burton traces the history of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
In 1945, Walter Legge set out to form a London orchestra to equal any of the famous European or American orchestras.
With contributions from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Susana Walton and past members, including Hugh Bean and Gareth Morris.
Wolf Italian Serenade (1st mvt) Conductor Walter Susskind
Walton, arr Mathieson Suite: Henry V (excerpts) conducted by the composer
Brahms Violin Concerto in D (1st mvt) Ginette Neveu, conductor Issay Dobrowen
Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Finale) director Leonard Bernstein (piano)
Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 Dennis Brain, conductor Alceo Galliera
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G (1st mvt) conductor Rafael Kubelik
Mozart In Quali Eccessi ... Mi Tradi (Don Giovanni ) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), conductor Josef Krips
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor (1st mvt)
Dinu Lipatti, conductor Herbert von Karajan Producer Adam Gatehouse
In the second of six programmes, David Campbell is joined by pianist Roger Vignoles and the Achord Quintet from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to play and discuss the finer points of Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Wind, K452.
Paul Guinery introduces the second part of a concert given last August in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Bach Concertos: in C minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV1062; in C for
Three Harpsichords, BWV1064; in A minor for Four Harpsichords, BWV1065
Richard Egarr , Gary Cooper and Paul Nicholson (harpsichords), New London Consort, director David Roblou (harpsichord)
With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
Ivan Hewett chairs a public debate from Birmingham's International Conference Centre about the health of orchestras in the UK. With guest panellists Richard Armstrong, music director of Scottish Opera; Norman Lebrecht , writer and music columnist; Libby MacNamara , director of the Association of British Orchestras; Peter Thomas, leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and David Whelton , managing director of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm
Puccini's brutal and ever popular opera of political jealousy, love, deception, murder and suicide is set in Rome. Tosca, an opera singer, helps hide her lover Cavaradossi, an escaped political prisoner. Together, they plan a new life away from the city's pressures and dangers. Having secured a safe-conduct pass from the evil Scarpia, Tosca repels his advances by stabbing him. But the journey to freedom for her and Cavaradossi does not go as they had hoped. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Christian Badea
7.20 The Tosca File
Graham Fawcett investigates the lives of Victorien Sardou and librettists Illica and Giocosa. Repeat
7.55 Act 2
8.35 The Met Opera Quiz
With a panel of three opera experts.
9.05 Act 3
In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU
Geneticist Professor Steve Jones explores the art and science behind metamorphosis. Producer Sue Broom
Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce a Rare Music Club concert given last November in the Arnolfini, Bristol. Unusually, the concert drew its performers from the different worlds of contemporary folk, jazz and classical music. Pianist Andrew Ball plays compositions by Howard Skempton, Tom Armstrong and Vasili Lobanov. Saxophonist Paul Dunmall was commissioned to write Desire and Liberation, to be played by his Octet. From the folk music scene, there is music from the new trio of Martin Carthy (guitar/vocals), Chris Wood (guitar/vocals) and Roger Wilson (violin/vocals). Alyn Shipton talks to club founder Keith Tippett and to other performers about their music.
The last programme exploring the life of Thelonious Monk. Repeat. Impressions producer Derek Drescher
With David Cornet.
1.00 Jazz from Toronto with the George Shearing Duo
2.55 Petar Ugrin (trumpet), Milko Lazar (saxophone), Mario Brunello (cello), Slovenian Radio-TV SO/Lior Shambadal Kos Crosswinds for Jazz
Trumpet. Alto Saxophone and Orchestra Bloch Schelomo Debussy La Mer
3.55 New Music in the Celtic Spirit with the Moyland Kerkan Ensemble
4.35 Schubert, arr Zender
Winterreise Scot Weir (tenor),
Vienna Sound Forum/Peter Rundel