Jeremy Issaacs , General Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden, talks to Nicholas Renyon about policy and future plans.
Producer Graham Sheffield
Scriabin Etudes, Op 2 Nol; Op 8 Nos 2, 8, 10 and 11 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
The Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman
7.45 Rossini String Sonata No 3 in C
Barry Wilde and Clive Lander (violins) Roger Smith (cello) Michael Brittain
7.57 Handel Agitato da fiere tempeste (Riccardo Primo )
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/
8.02 Poulenc Sonata for four hands
Seta Tanyel and Jeremy Brown (pianos)
8.08 Ravel Bolero
LSO/Andre Previn Records
Verdi's opera live from the London Coliseum in Nicholas Hytner 's new production. Sung in a new translation by Jeremy Sams (tenor) (sop) (bar) (bass) (bar) (mezzo) (bass) (tenor) (mezzo) (bar) (tenor) (bass)
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra conductor Mark Elder
8.20 St Petersburg: The Italian Connection
Verdi was not the only
Italian artist to be drawn to St Petersburg. In the first of tonight's two interval talks, Svetlana Lloyd reflects on the architectural, theatrical and balletic traditions of the old Russian capital.
8.40 Part 2
9.40 St Petersburg: The Italian Connection
John Rosselli considers he opera business in pre-unification Italy and the risks and rewards on offer from the Tsars.
10.00 Part 3
with Anthony Burton. Record Review
Building a Library: Haydn's Op 77 String Quartets, by Richard Wigmore.
Jeremy Beadle reviews new releases of Mozart, Strauss and Tippett operas.
10.40 Record Release
Haydn L'Anima del Filosofo (Act 2)
Marilyn Schmiege (sop)
Christoph Pregardien (ten) Gotthold Schwarz (bar) Netherlands Chamber
Choir; La Stagione Frankfurt/
Spring, Op 22a Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Concerto No 1 in Bflat, Op 27
Thea King and Nicholas Bucknall (clarinets) ECO/Leopold Hager
11.51 Lieder by Richard Strauss
Ralf Gothoni (piano)
12.01 Balance engineer Mike Hatch talks to
Anthony Burton about his part in the record-making process.
12.30 Honegger Symphony No 2
Producer Clive Portbury. Records (Record Review is repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)
Dutilleux's final selection of his own music, presented by Roger Nichols.
Sarabande et cortège
Jean-Claude Montac (b'soon) Anne Queffelec (piano) Ainsi la nuit
New World Quartet Les Citacions
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Stephen Williams (double bass), John Constable (harpsichord),
David Hockings (percussion) Mystère de I 'instant
SCO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste Series producer Jeremy Hayes
Robert Ziegler presents a British music edition, featuring the Composers' Guild 50th Anniversary
Concert given last week in London.
Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Pauline Lowbury (violin) Martin Outram (viola)
Britten Sinfonia, conductor
Peter Maxwell Davies
Bliss Fanfare for Brass
Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
Elizabeth Maconchy Variationi concertanti
Michael Oliver chairs a discussion on the particular qualities of British music from the perspectives of a home-grown composer and observers from abroad.
Hugh Collins Rice Robin 's Lament
Maxwell Davies Concerto for Violin and Viola
(Strathclyde Concerto No 5) The Lost Jockey Rediscovered
Music on CD by composers who started out in this
British "systems music" band, including
Andrew Poppy and Jeremy Peyton -Jones.
Producer Alan Hall
With Jan Smaczny , who is the new Professor of Music at Queen's
University in Belfast. Pieces include Rameau Overture: Nais
English Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan
6.03 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
Glenn Gould (piano)
6.40 Martinu La Revue de cuisine
St Paul's Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.00 Biber Rosary Sonata No 14 in D (The Assumption of the Virgin) John Holloway (violin), David Moroney (harp) Producer Jeremy Hayes
Presented from Birmingham by Humphrey Carpenter , whose guest after 7.00 is the conductor
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 131 Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Philharmonia, conductor Christoph Eschenbach
6.05 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D sharp minor ("Well-tempered Clavier", Bk 2)
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
6.30 Chabrier Espana
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor
John Eliot Gardiner.
Producer Jeremy Hayes
With Humphrey Carpenter , including 5.30 Poulenc Sinfonietta City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.05 Stravinsky Circus Polka CBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
6.09 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in F, RV410 Raphael Wallfisch , City of London
Sinfonia, director Nicholas Kraemer Producer Jeremy Hayes
With Humphrey Carpenter , whose guest is cellist Natalie Clein. Music includes motets by Charpentier and Marais, plus
Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 1
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
6.05 Bach Christmas Oratorio,
BWV248 (final part)
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe -Johnson and Hans-Peter Blochwitz
(tenors), Olaf Bar (baritone),
Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
6.45 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in F, RV412
Raphael Wallfisch ,
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Producer Jeremy Hayes
From the Town Hall,
Cheltenham, with Chris Wines.
Elgar Introduction and Allegro Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.15 Hugh Wood Quintet for
Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello and Piano
London Music Group
10.23 Hoist Ye Little Birds, Op 12 No
City of Birmingham Symphony
Chorus, conductor Simon Halsey
10.25 Brahms Trio in A minor, Op 114 Janet Hilton (clarinet),
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Peter Frankl (piano)
10.52 Proms Artist of the Week:
Nicholas McGegan (conductor) Handel Scherza Infida (Ariodante)
Lorraine Hunt (soprano),
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
11.04 Stevens Fantasia on Giles Famaby's "His Dream"
Jeremy Filsell (piano)
11.29 Alwyn Symphony No 1 London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last month in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Towards the Millennium festival. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Simon Rattle introduce and perform
Nicholas Maw 's Odyssey. Their introduction includes excerpts from this massive work, which is probably the largest unbroken span of orchestral music ever composed.
Producer Jeremy Hayes
Richard Eyre introduces a new production of Shakespeare's play.
Music by Conrad Nelson. Fight direction by William Hobbs. Adapted and directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Producer Jenny Bardwell
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By Phyllis Nagy. A new play based on Euripides's Andromache, set in the gangland underworld of New York.
Old Paulie Nicholas le Prevost
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
A concert live from Christ Church in London's
Spitalfields, opening this year's Spitalfield's Festival, with a programme that exploits the spaces and grandeur of Nicholas Hawksmoor 's remarkable baroque church. BBC Singers, conductor
Stephen Cleobury , His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, director Jeremy West (cornett) Schutz Herr , UnserHerrscher, SWV27(Psalm8)
Schein Pavane: In "Amoenitatum
Purcell Hear My Prayer, OLord Taverner In Nomine a 4 Holten In Nomine for chorus
G Gabrieli Canzon a 4 (La Spiritata)
8.10Twenty Minutes: Cabinet of Curiosities Built in 1964 to tempt fishermen out of the town's s pubs on a Sunday afternoon, the Sailors' Reading Room in Southwold,
Suffolk, has closed only for Christmas Day ever since. Sarah Lefanu is joined in Southwold by the writer Craig Brown and the reading room's custodian, John Winter.
8.30 Monteverdi Beatus Vir ;Adoramus Te Duddell The Realside
Schutz Wie Lieblich Sind Deine
Wohnungen, SWV29 (Psalm 84); Danket Dem Herrn , SWV45 (Psalm 136)
In 1968 Peter Brook wrote: "I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged. " The theatre critic
Rachel Halliburton and leading theatre makers, including Nicholas Hytner , Alan Ayckbourn and Robert Lepage , explore what this statement means more than 30 years on. Producer Jeremy Mortimer
With Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library This week Jeremy Sams explores the songs of Francis Poulenc.
10.15 Andrew McGregor explores a newly released set celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Schoenberg Ensemble with music ranging from Stravinsky and Schoenberg himself to the present day, and many rarities: Henze's opera Elegy for Young Lovers, conducted by Oliver Knussen , and Stockhausen's early masterpiece Gruppen on a surround sound SACD.
10.45 Nicholas Anderson reviews new recordings of Bach's Mass in B minor, including CDs from Frieder Bernius , SACDs from Helmut Rilling and a DVD from John Nelson.
11.45 Disc of the Week: Chaconnes by Bach, Bartok and Hartmann. Viviane Hagner (violin)
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40th Anniversary Special
As Radio 3 celebrates 40 years of broadcasting, Music Matters listens back over the decades and investigates how the station has reacted to the outside world and vice versa. Tom Service traces the transformation from the mix of music programme, sport service and Third Programme to modern radio station and cultural institution that has had a huge impact in the UK, on the internet and abroad. With contributions from Nicholas Kenyon , Harrison Birtwistle , Lord Asa Briggs ,
Robert Ponsonby and Georgina Born. Producer Jeremy Evans
John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach's dramatic Passiontide oratorio based on the Gospel according to St John. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Christopher Cook. Mark Padmore (Evangelist: tenor), Peter Harvey (Christus: baritone), Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Bach St John Passion (sung in German)
For much of the 1980s, Rutter struggled with illness, yet it was during this period that he composed one of his best-loved works. With Donald Macleod.
A Choral Fanfare
Cambridge Singers, conducted by the composer
What Sweeter Music
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Robert Quinney (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury
Requiem (ensemble version)
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Members of the City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Rimmer (organ), conductor Timothy Brown
Variations on an Easter Theme for organ duet (O Filii et Filiae)
Christopher Herrick and Jeremy Spurgeon (organ)