With Jonathan Swain.
Hook Clarinet Concerto in E flat
Colin Lawson , Parley of Instruments, conductor Peter Holman
7.24 Schubert Impromptu in C minor, D899 No 1
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
7.37 Miaskovsky Cello Concerto Mischa Maisky , Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
8.10 Trad Jewish from Spain Avrix Mi Galanica; Nani, Nani; A la Nana; Rahelica Baila
Ensemble Accentus, director Thomas Wimmer
8.22 Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
9.00 Building a Library
Gordon Stewart compares the available recordings of Poulenc's songs. Stephen Johnson reviews new releases of 20th-century Danish music, including Rued Langgaard's Music of the Spheres, brass concertos by Vagn Holmboe, Herman Koppel 's oratorio Moses, Per Norgard 's Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, and Poul Ruders 's Solar Trilogy. Revised repeat tomorrow 11.45pm
10.15 Record Release
Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
10.38 Langgaard Music of the Spheres
Gitta-Maria Sjoberg (soprano), Danish National Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Edward Seckerson reviews recent reissues from Testament, Dutton
Laboratories and BBC Radio Classics of Rudolf Kempe conducting Mozart and Tchaikovsky and John Barbirolli conducting Schumann, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky. discs
Producers Clive Portbury and Susan Kenyon E-MAIL: [address removed]
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With Jonathan Swain.
Michael Berkeley 's guest is Sir Roy Strong , a former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and now a respected writer on various aspects of cultural history, including The Story of Britain. Purcell's homage to this country, Fairest Isle, is just one of Strong's passions, which also include music by Eigar, Tchaikovsky and Johann (son) and Richard Strauss , and two great romantic movements from
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Puccini's La Boheme.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated Friday 2pm
In May 1995 the great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau celebrated his 70th birthday. In this special edition he discusses the art of Lieder singing with pianist
Graham Johnson , from the singers he heard as a child in prewar Berlin, through his own contribution, which many consider unequalled, to the singers of the future, to whom he is a teacher and example. Among singers of the past, Elisabeth Schumann , Lotte Lehmann and Tiana Lemnitz sing Schubert, while Marta Fuchs and Maria Müller are heard in Wagner. Karl Erb, Peter Pears , Gerhard Hiisch , Karl Schmitt-Walter , Gerard Souzay and Hans Hotter perform Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. Finally, from Fischer-Dieskau's own discography, songs by Schubert, Schumann, Britten and Ravel. Discs Repeat
The fourth of six concerts given in Manchester in February and introduced by Paul Hindmarsh. Britannia Building Society Band, director Phillip McCann Cyril Jenkins Coriolanus Robert Simpson Volcano
Eric Ball A Kensington Concerto Wilfred Heaton Contest Music See also BBC Radio 3 Friday 3pm and BBC Radio 2 Friday 9.30pm
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Of Heaven's Door and Migrating Swans. A radio fantasy which tells the story of Jean Sibellus 's struggle with the composition of his Symphony No 5. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Osmo Vanska perform parts of both the original and final versions of the symphony, providing fascinating insights into the composer's mind at work. With Tom Fleming as Sibelius and narration by Geoffrey Baskerville.
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Final programme tomorrow 1.15pm
Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of vibrant and varied jazz tracks chosen by listeners. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
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FunfStucke im Volkston, Op 102 Lilia Schulz-Bayrova (cello), Christoph Berner (piano) See also tomorrow 3.50pm
Wagner's epic opera from the Grand Theatre, Leeds, directed by David Fielding and sung in English. This new Opera North production is music director Paul Daniel 's farewell to the company before he moves to English National Opera. Presented by Piers BurtorvPage. The medieval knight Tannhauser is torn between two women and the diametrically opposing views of life and love which they represent. The goddess Venus seduces Tannhauser with the delights of sensual love, but the penalty is eternal damnation.
Can the love of the pure and virtuous Elisabeth - one of Wagner's most complex and fascinating heroines - win Tannhauser's salvation?
Chorus of Opera North,
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
7.10 Interpretations of Tannhauser Richard Coles explores interpretations of Tannhauser in 19th-century
Europe. Whilst the young aristocrats of the Jockey Club wrecked the Paris performances of 1861, Baudelaire admired the opera as an attack on the hypocrisy of bourgeois respectability. And Oscar Wilde was to make Dorian
Gray trace his own spiritual biography in Tannhauser's moral dereliction.
7.30 Act 2
8.35 Peter Redgrove
A poetry reading given at last year's Poetry International festival in London. Peter Redgrove won the Queen's
Gold Medal for poetry in 1996 and published a new collection - his 24th - called Assembling a Ghost.
8.55 Act 3
The last of six experimental radiophonic features.
The Night Stairs. So many feet have passed up and down the flight of stairs that runs from the monks' dormitory to the transept of Bristol Cathedral that the stone looks like the waves of the sea. Joining the monks on parallel night journeys on all kinds of staircases are an astronomer, a stairmaker, a political prisoner, a nightwatchman, an old soldier, a police night-squad, a tower-block chorus, a historian and the Cistercian monks of Caldey Abbey.
Research, interviews and radio screenplay by Graeme Fife. Original music (performed by the BBC Singers conducted by Ronald Corp ) and sound composition by Steven Faux Producers Alan Hall and Piers Plowright
Brian Morton and Alyn Shipton introduce a specially recorded session by Zyklus, a band whose semi-improvised sounds combine acoustic instruments with the electronics of the Zyklus MIDI-performance system. Its members are Neil Ardley ,
Ian Carr , Warren Greveson and John L Walters , and they play their own compositions, including part of Ardley's From the Four Winds. Plus jazz guitarist Marty Grosz was recorded in concert at the Royal
Academy of Art, where he talked to
Alyn Shipton about his father, painter George Grosz. Music on CD includes albums by Italian saxophonist Gianluigi Trovesi and by French guitarist Nguyen Lee. Producer Derek Drescher
With Donald Macleod.
1.15 Jazz with the Groove Gang
2.45 Vertavo Quartet Bartok String Quartet No 4 Wolf Italian Serenade
3.15 Guitarist Wang Yameng performs works by Sor, Barrios Mangore , Bach and Paganini
4.40 Cologne RSO/Neeme Jarvi, Irina Tchistyakova (mezzo), llya Levinsky (tenor), Cologne Radio
Chorus Scriabin Symphony No 1 in E Brahms Symphony No 3 in F