Presented by Anthony Burton.
Symphonic Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
7.30 Alkan Concerto do camera No 1 in A minor
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor
7.46 Locatelll Violin
Concerto in C, Op 3 No 5 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Raglan Baroque Players/ Nicholas Kraemer
Saint-Saens Printemps qui commence; Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
Denyce Graves (mezzo)
Monte Carlo Philharmonic
8.19 Enesco Symphony No 1 in E flat
Romanian National Radio
9.00 Building a Library
Mozart's Quintet in E flat for piano and wind
(K452) by Colin Lawson.
Roderick Swanston on new opera releases of Boris Godunov and II Trovatore as well as Britten's Turn
'of the Screw and Rape of Lucretia.
10.15 Record Release
Musorgsky Boris Godunov (Act 2)
Boris ANATOLY KOTCHERGA (bass)
Fvodor...LILIANA NICHITEANU (mezzo)
Xenia .VALENTINA VALENTE (soprano)
...EUGENIA GOROCHOVSKAYA (alto)
Shutsky ..PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.52 Verdi n Trovatore
(Act 1 excerpt)
Manrico.PLACIDO DOMINGO (tenor)
Leonora APRILE MILLO (soprano)
Il Conte di Luna
VLADIMIR CHERNOV (baritone) Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, conductor
Capitol's Full Dimensional Sound series has just been reissued by EMI at mid-price. The recordings come mainly from the 50s and, like RCA's Living and Mercury's Living Presence, they prided themselves on being at the cutting-edge of developments in sound technology. David Gutman listens to the first batch.
11.35 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
Berlin PO/Leopoid Stokowski Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
Ivan Hewett debates the pros and cons of surtitles for opera as the Royal Opera
House's production of Britten's Turn of the Screw opens. Plus a report from Milan on the homeless La Scala and a review of Granta's new collection of writing on music.
Aldeburgh Festival The 36th Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears , started last weekend. Highlights this year include a performance of Britten's War Requiem, conducted by Simon Rattle ; a production of Turn of the Screw directed by Basil Coleman ; and a series of discussions and concerts focusing on the Polish composer Lutoslawski. Natalie Wheen talks to Simon Rattle ,
Basil Coleman. Sir Peter Pears , John Piper and Oliver Knussen.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Bryan Marshall , David Savile with Andrew Burt , Caroline Mortimer Special guest Frederick Jaeger First Turn of the Screw by IAN MACKINTOSH
A remote Hebridean island, a lost love ... and mounting suspicion.
Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer JOE WATERS Director PHILIP DUDLEY
Michael Berkeley 's guest is actress Juliet Stevenson , whose choices include Bach's St Matthew Passion, Britten's Turn of the Screw. Strauss's Four Last Songs, Bonnie Raitt singing I Can't Make You Love Me, and Jennifer Warnes in Leonard Cohen 's hit, Famous Blue Raincoat. Repeat
r Exploring the music and life of 20th-century composer
Benjamin Britten through his work and friendships with young people. With many of his operas dealing with the innocence of children and their corruption by adults, this psychological portrait recounts Britten's own idyllic childhood and traces his associations with young boys during his adult life. Interviewees, including the late David Hemmings , tell oftheir time spent with the composer, and a German schoolboy with whom the 24-year-old Britten fell in love shortly before the Second World War talks about their relationship for the first time, some 65 years later.
Producer/Director John Bridcut Britten's Rape ofLucretia is on Thursday, 7.30pm on Radio 3
A special edition of the documentary strand highlighting the pressures of management in crisis situations.
Wandsworth Prison in London was slammed for its poor conditions and treatment of inmates in a report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons in December 1999. Weeks later, new governor Stephen Rimmer was installed, and cameras were allowed to follow the trials of his first year in charge. Contains strong language. A new series begins on Thursday at 9.50pm. See Choice.
Producer Mary-Anne Thompson (S) (W)
[Photo caption] Wandsworth governor Stephen Rimmer (flanked by prison officers Bob Milton and Richie Kellier) faces Trouble at the Top over plans for reform
Trouble at the Top 9.00pm BBC2
There are some people in whose shoes you would not wish to walk. Stephen Rimmer is one of them. Just weeks after the Chief Inspector of Prisons produced a damning report on Wandsworth prison in December 1999, he was appointed as its new governor. What better subject for this special edition from the factual strand that investigates messy goings-on in our institutions than to follow him, with unfettered access, during the course of one year? The report cited a culture of fear and appalling conditions and treatment of the inmates. Rimmer's remit was to turn the prison around in that year and do it with a slashed budget.
Rimmer has taken on this bucket-sized poisoned chalice with a fearless - some say foolhardy - heart. His only previous experience of prison governorship was a small country jail and, at the age of 37, he is Britain's youngest prison governor. He finds himself in charge of the country's biggest prison, housing some of its toughest inmates, staffed by some of its most entrenched officers. So, how does he intend to win over the men on both sides of the bars? With a touchy-feely approach. He intends to tackle increasing numbers of suicides and a spiralling drug problem with a clear strategy: every prisoner should have a job and spend at least ten hours a day out of their cells. The prison officers are, to put it mildly, sceptical.
The film is packed with incident, including the dog-handlers' reaction to Rimmer's suggestion that they should seek counselling when he gets rid of their guard dogs, but a high spot is the visit by Home Secretary Jack Straw that requires the closure of the "drug-free" B-wing - because it's hopelessly drug-riddled.
Does the change of name from Separation and Punishment Block to Care and Separation Unit have the desired effect? Can Rimmer convince Richie Kellier and Bob Milton of the Prison Officers' Association that promising a telly for every prisoner with a drug-free cell will work? And will he and the prison pass the test, especially when the Chief Inspector calls back earlier than expected?
Acid remarks from some officers, astonishingly open access and a clash of personalities make this an open-and-shut case for great TV. The new series of Trouble at the Top starts with an examination of Pringle's knitwear empire on Thursday at 9.50pm. FL
The Turn of the Screwed
' Don'get sick in America' runs the warning. Even if you have health insurance you can be bankrupted by a major illness.
It's all part of America's health crisis-the current preoccupation of a remarkable man, HERBERT s. DENENBERG, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Pennsylvania. f The consumer has been screwed long enough,' says Denenberg, ' now it's the Turn of the Screwed.'
It's a creed that has made Denenberg into a national figure as he has successfully attacked - and antagonised - lawyers, polluters, car makers. Now he's taking on what he calls the biggest of the ' consumer frauds ! - the mighty forces of American medicine.
Director DAVID GERRARD Producer FRANK SMITH
Robert Beatty reads
2: Rose-Agathe: May 14
A broadcast recollection of some of the music especially composed for Radio Drama and A discussion of its use between Val Gielgud; Director of Features and Drama, and Grace Wyndham Goldie (Radio Critic of The Listener)
Among the composers represented will be: Robert Chignell, Gerrard Williams, Victor Hely-Hutchinson, Leslie Woodgate
The plays from which passages will be recalled will include: 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Reconnaissance', 'Opium-Eater', 'The Man who Could Work Miracles', 'Poet, Take Thy Lute', 'The Turn of the Screw', 'Yes and Back Again '
The BBC Variety Orchestra (augmented) conducted by Charles Shadwell
Programme arranged by Maurice Brown and Felix Felton
' Opera is encrusted with barnacles and seaweed and the accumulated mess of virtually 100 years of often very thoughtless productions. I think it's often necessary to scrape that off in order to get back to the clean lines of its original artificiality.' JONATHAN MILLER discusses With GRAHAM SHEFFIELD his attitude to opera and some of the works in his repertory as a producer; with music, on records, from Monteverdi's Orfeo. The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro and The Turn oi the Screw
' Opera is encrusted with barnacles and seaweed and the accumulated mess of virtually 100 years of often very thoughtless productions. I think it's often necessary to scrape that off in order to get back to the clean lines of its original artificiality.'
Jonathan Miller discusses with Graham Sheffield his attitude to opera and some of the works in his repertory as a producer.
With music on records from Monteverdi's Orfeo, The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Turn of the Screw.
John Eliot Gardiner talks to Sean
Rafferty today as he prepares for a three-concert series called
Schumann Revealed at the Barbican
Centre at the weekend. And what are the mysteries behind the writing of a composer's greatest work? That is what the Natural Theatre Company are exploring in Bath this week with the opening of their musical show
William Tell - How a Humble Bramley Saved the World. Sean Rafferty talks to director John Abulafia , and Rossini's Overture is featured in his choice of music for today, alongside Chopin nocturnes, a Handel concerto grosso and Janacek's wind sextet Mladi. Deborah Warner is the third director this week to encapsulate an opera in one piece as her production of Britten's Turn of the Screw opens. And there is news of the Dimensions
Festival of Russian Music.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
Records of excerpts from ' The Rape of Lucretia,' ' The Turn of the Screw,' ' Peter Grimes ,' and ' The Little Sweep '
Do the Good Deed by RUSSELL S. CLARK
Haphazardly the Headmaster of St. Appian's Academy for Young Gentlemen chooses an old boy to make the end of term speech. Unhappily he chooses a gangster who creates havoc and confusion.
The Mind of Harold Rigby by CHARLES HATTON
Harold Rigby comes to a police station confessing that he has made a murderous attack on his wife. His own reasons are justified, but there is a turn of the screw which even he does not suspect.
Plays produced by CEDRIC MESSINA s
Lord Redcliffe-Maud presents his choice of extracts from The Other House, The Turn of the Screw, and other novels and stories, with the help of BETTY HARDY. Produced by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON
' One of the most satisfactory things about working in opera Is the wide contrast of styles and periods of music which may come my way in any one year,' says opera producer ANTHONY BESCH. He discusses and Illustrates four operas from his recent repertory: Mozart's Cost fan tutte, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Szymanowski's King Roger and Mozart's La clemenza di Tito. gramophone records
Jenni Murray meets
Wendy Cooling, the new Head of the Children's Book Foundation. Serial: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
To the new governess, her small charges are incredibly beautiful. But are they haunted - and corrupted - by ghosts? The first of eight parts read by Juliet Stevenson. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury (Music: Caplet's
Presented from Birmingham by David Owen Norris , who talks to the new principal oboe of the CBSO,
Jonathan Kelly. Including at approximately
5.03 Britten The Piano
(The Turn of the Screw)
6.02 Sibelius Symphony No 3 in City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
7.02 Koechlin Les
Producer Jeremy Hayes
with Piers Burton-Page .
10.03 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 1-5
Yaara Tal and Andreas
Groethuysen (piano duet)
10.15 Mateo Flecha
Ensalada: La Justa
Collegium Vocale of Cologne
10.30 Artist of the Week:
James Blades (percussion) Britten The Turn of the Screw (excerpts)
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) English Opera Group
11.20 Chabrier Trois valses romantiques
Andrew Ball and Julian
11.40 Debussy Printemps BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Christopher Adey Producer Piers Burton-Page