Stephen Johnson explores a cross-section of music from
Russia's leading cities, from the old guard of Glazunov, still writing Preludes and Fugues, to the revolutionary fervour of Mosolov's Iron
Foundry and workers' choruses, via the advanced harmonies of Roslavetz's Piano Sonata No 5, the cabaret zaniness of Utiosov's Tea-Jazz, the Soviet enthusiasm of ballets like Gliere's Red Poppy and Prokofiev's Steel Step, and the embittered tone of Myaskovsky's Symphony No 6 - for this was also a time of hunger and hardship. The sequence ends with the experimental Symphony No 2 by Shostakovich. Producer Philip Tagney
Trumpet Overture, Op
A suite of theatre music: Trumpet Overture (The Indian Queen); Rondeau (Abdelazar); Chaconne (The Gordian Knot
Untied); Symphony and Dance (The Indian Queen)
9.24 Artist of the Week:
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Handel
Cease, ruler of the day (Hercules)
9.28 Klemperer Merry Waltz
9.37 Composer of the Week preview: Weill
Mendelssohn Mitten wir im Leben sind, Op 23 No 3
10.17 Stravinsky Suite: Puldnella
Calypso;Johnny; Tell me the truth about love
Mandolin Concerto in D
11.05 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Piano Quintet in A (D667) (Trout). Discs
Ivan Hewett evokes 20s
Berlin, a city that breathed the air of modem times and thrived artistically. With extracts from contemporary accounts, cabaret songs and music by composers to whom the city was home. Hindemith
Kammennusik No 6
Weill Das Berliner Requiem Schoenberg Piano Piece, Op 33a; Accompaniment to a film scene, Op 34
Busoni Sarabande and Cortege (Doktor Faustus)
Pfitzner Song Cycles, Opp 28-35 (excerpts). Discs
Philip Brady spins a Berlin hit by German cabaret singer
Claire Waldoff - Was braucht der Berliner um glucklich zu sein.
Thirty years ago, Ewa Demarczyk , a cabaret singer from Cracow, won all the prizes in a Polish song contest and found herself launched on a career which turned her into a national legend. Speaking in her native city, where she still lives, she talks about the poetry that forms the basis of her songs.
Producer Simon Elmes
BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Barry Wordsworth Pascal Devoyon (piano)
John Foulds Overture to a French Comedy (Le Cabaret)
Franck Symphonic Variations
Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No
Bach Sinfonia; Adagio; Aria (Easter Oratorio) Werner Krenn (tenor) Tom Krause (bass)
Stuttgart CO, conductor Karl Munchinger
9.18 Sibelius Andante
9.23 Slndlng Rustle of Spring
John Ogdon (piano)
9.26 Artists of the Week: Bournemouth Orchestras
Elgar Three Bavarian Dances
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Norman Del Mar
9.39 Composer of the Week: Schubert Impromptu in A flat (D899 No 4) Daniel Adni (piano)
9.46 Weber Overture; March (Turandot)
9.53 Hindemith Turandot
Metamorphosis of themes by Weber)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.00 Bach Organ Sonata No 2 in C minor
Simon Preston (organ)
10.12 Gershwin Suite:
Porgy and Bess
Mozart Divertimento in D (K136) Stuttgart Chamber
10.49 Palmgren Piano Concerto No 4 (April)
Juhani Lagerspetz (piano) Turku Philharmonic
11.08 Anon Dum pater familias (Pilgrimage to Santiago)
New London Consort/Pickett
11.14 Dvorak Psalm 149
Prague Philharmonic Choir Czech Philharmonic
11.28 Schoenberg Three Cabaret Songs
Jessye Norman (soprano) Metropolitan Opera
11.36 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) New Philharmonia
Producer Edward Blakeman , Discs
John Thornley presents cabaret songs.
5: The 1930s a Decadent Decade
With Charles Trenet , Lys Gauty , the Comedian Harmonists,
Jessie Matthews and others.
Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, takarazuka - Japanese cabaret with a difference, a new biography of Peter Maxwell Davies , and the history of women troubadours in France. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Tchalkovsky Last night, Op 60 No 1; To forget so soon; Behind the window, Op 60 No 10; Cradle Song, Op 16 No 1; Was I not a blade of grass? Op 47No 7; It was in the early spring, Op38No2
Berg Seven Early Songs Schoenberg
Five Cabaret Songs
The singer Joan Morris and her pianist husband William Bolcom perform a programme of concert cabaret.
Including songs by Britten, Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Kern, Harnick, Winkler, Sondheim and Bolcom.
Presented by Robert Ziegler in conversation with the performers.
with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Mendelssohn Song without Words, Op 53 No 5
John Ogdon (piano)
7.20 Vivaldi Concerto in C
(RV558) (Con molti stromenti)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.32 MacCunn The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Grant Llewellyn
8.05 Saint-Sains Allegro Giocoso in A minor, Op 150 No 7
Christopher Herrick (organ)
Schoenberg Galathea ; Gigerlette (Cabaret Songs)
Jessye Norman (soprano) James Levine (piano)
8.31 Mozart Piano Concerto
No 21 in C (K467) Nina Milkina (piano)
Orchestra of St John 's,
Smith Square, conductor John Lubbock. Discs
John Thornley presents the second of six programmes of cabaret songs.
2: Revolt against the Machine Some 20th-century inventions in songs by Boris Vian , Jeanne Moreau ,
Helmut Qualtinger and others - including Harry Klynn , with a digital folksong from Athens.
Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, takarazuka -
Japanese cabaret with a difference, a new biography of Peter Maxwell Davies , and the history of women troubadours in France.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Poulenc
Four Apollinaire Songs Enescu Chansons de
Brttten Cabaret Songs Williamson Invocation
Berio Sequenza III
Cage The Wonderful Widow of 18 Springs; Aria with concert
Cabaret from Berlin, Paris and London, including sax solos in various shades of purple and blue, piano syncopations, and Shivering Ivories, Matelot and Mad about the Boy. With
Marie Angel (soprano)
John Harle (saxophone) and David Owen Norris (piano), who introduces the concert.
John Thornley presents cabaret songs reflecting the 20th century.
4: War and Peace ... and 78 Revolutions per Minute with Fritzi Massary , Gisela May , Pills and Tabet,
Richard Tauber , Leonid Utesov and others.
John Thornley presents another selection of cabaret songs.
3: This Can't Be Love ... with Edythe Baker , Yvette Guilbert , Marlene Dietrich ,
Juliette Greco , Yves Montand , Charles Trenet , Leonid Utesov , Georg Kreisler and others.
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Tchaikovsky Last night, Op 60 No 1; To forget so soon; Behind the window, Op 60 No 10; Cradle Song, Op 16 No 1; Was I not a blade of grass? Op 4 7 No 7; It was in the early spring, Op 38 No 2
Berg Seven Early Songs Schoenberg Rve Cabaret Songs
In Anthony Powell's twelve part sequence of novels, cabaret songs, dance bands and modern symphonies rub shoulders with each other. Powell was a close friend of composer Constant Lambert and offers a comic and at times chilling portrait of musical circles in the 30s. Jeremy J Beadle investigates.