Tom Service talks to British pianist Stephen Hough ahead of concerts in London and New York, and Nicholas Kenyon and Paul Griffiths review Richard Taruskin 's collection of essays The Danger of Music. As a new production of Britten's reworking of The Beggar's Opera opens at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Tom Service is joined by Jeremy Barlow to trace the fascinating history of this work, first heard in Britain in 1728. Producer Emma Bloxham
With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Purcell, ed Britten Chacony in G minor Adam Walacinski Little Autumn Music John Woolrich Quiddities
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op 4
2.00 St John Passion Bach St John Passion
Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Jeremy Budd , Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
4.00 Liszt Ce qu'on en tend sur la montagne
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda Kenneth Leighton Crucifixus pro nobis, Op 38 Richard Pearce (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Jeremy Siepmann introduces the programme of music for the early evening. Producer
Three aspects of Debussy and seven of Don Quichotte
Debussy Pour le piano Ibert Chansons de Don Quichotte
Debussy Premiere Rapsodle
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulclnle
Debussy L'Isle joyeuse yitkin SEOW (piano)
BRIAN BANNATYNE SCOTT (baritone)
JEREMY SAMS (planO) MARK VAN DER WIEL (clarinet)
ROBERT LOCKIIART (piano) GEOFFREY dolton (baritone) NICHOLAS BOSWORTH (piano) (Performances from the Concert Hall series)
Pachelbel Aria with variations
MUSICA ANTIQUA COLOGNE directed by REINHARD GOEBEL
7.16* Beethoven Quintet in E flat, for piano and wind
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY (piano) LONDON WIND SOLOISTS
7.45* Lennox Berkeley
Serenade for Strings, Op 12 LPO/THE COMPOSER
8.5 Hurlstone Fantasy-
Variations on a Swedish air
8.27* Sibelius Six Finnish folk song transcriptions
ERIK T. TAWASTSTJERNA (piano)
8.35* Grieg Holberg Suite
NORWEGIAN CO/TERJE TONNESEN records
Producer JEREMY BARLOW
Presented by Anthony Burton.
Rejoice in the Lord Alway Winchester Cathedral Choir
Brandenburg Consort, conductor David Hill
Septet in E flat
Russian National Symphony Orchestra Soloists Ensemble
Concerto in G minor
Jed Wentz (flute)
Musica ad Rhenum
Suite No 2, Op 17
Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai
Motet: Jauchzet dem
Cantus Colin, director Konrad Junghanel
Symphony No 1 in F minor
Orchestra, Washington, conductor Mstislav
9.00 Building a Library
Mendelssohn's Symphony No 5 (Reformation) by Jan Smaczny.
Edward Greenfield reviews new releases of music by Elgar, Howells, Hoist and a complete version of Walton's Façade.
10.15 Record Release
Howells Peacock Pie , Op 33
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
How Calmly the Evening; Weary Wind of the West; Evening Scene;
The Prince of Sleep; Go, Song of Mine Finzi Singers conductor Paul Spicer
The Salley Gardens; Her Song;
My True Love Hath My Heart
Sarah Leonard (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Double Concerto, Op 49 Andrew Watkinson and Nicholas Ward (violins) City of London Sinfonia conductor Richard Hickox
Jeremy J Beadle has been listening to the first batch of Double Decca, the latest of the popular two-for-the-price-of-one formats.
Concerto for Orchestra
Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
The last of Jeremy Barlow's musical portraits of figures who put British traditional and popular music at the heart of their work.
Lucy Broadwood (1858-1929) founded the Folk Song Society and was one of the first folklorists in Britain to venture into the countryside in search of the oral tradition.
Ariadne auf Naxos
A hit in August at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, Martin Duncan 's award-winning production of the first version of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal 's opera. The work is rarely heard, as it calls not only for an opera company but also for a full troupe of actors. Nottingham
Playhouse and Scottish Opera join forces in this production, in which
Strauss's music is prefaced by the razor-sharp comedy of Jeremy Sam 's new version of Moliere's play Le
Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Given at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and introduced by Linda Ormiston.
Scottish Opera Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
By William Shakespeare. When Rome's greatest hero, the warrior Coriolanus, divides the people and the patricians through his arrogance, he is driven into exile. In this powerful new production, Samuel West as Coriolanus,
Adrian Dunbar as Aufidius and Susannah York as Voluminia unveil the passions of the poetry.
Music composed by Orlando Gough and performed by Jeremy Avis and Orlando Gough
Adapted and directed by Ned Chaillet
A play by Phyllis Nagy based on Euripides's Andromache. Delores has taken sanctuary in St Patrick's Cathedral, New York. Big Nicky has left her and is now living with Angie, the daughter of a gangland boss. But Angie reckons that Delores has put a spell on her.
Director Jeremy Mortimer
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. An eyewitness to the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassily Grossman was loved by front-line soldiers for his vivid portrayal of their struggle. But his great war novel Life and Fate would never see printin his lifetime.
With Scott Brooksbank , Simon Donaldson and Richard Firth Director Mark Burman Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Albert Camus , actor, writer,
Resistance member and philosopher, remains one of the most influential and iconic French writers of the century. In his new biography, Olivier Todd attempts to unravel more of the personal story behind the national myth. Michele Roberts talks to Todd about this portrait and discusses Camus's literary legacy with contemporary French writers and critics.
Plus first-night news from the Dublin Theatre Festival - Night
Waves reports as Joseph O'Connor , one of the stars of the widely acclaimed younger generation of Irish writers, makes his debut at the Gate Theatre with a new play, The Weeping of Angels. Producer JuliartMay
SOUNDING THE CENTURY
With Jeremy Nicholas, including Balakirev Islamey Philharmonia, conductor Eugene Goossens
5.35 Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), French National Radio Orchestra, conducted by the composer Producer Andrew Mussett
From the Royal Festival Hall, continuing the Endless
Parade season. Tippett's second opera is based on Homer's account of the fall of the ancient city of Troy. The powerful story weaves together threads of human love, choice, responsibility and the nature of war. King Priam was first heard in 1962 to mark the consecration of Coventry Cathedral, alongside Britten's War
Requiem. Tonight's concert performance is introduced by Chris de Souza .
King Priam ...DAVID WILSON JOHNSON (baritone)
BBC Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton
7.50 Homer Today
Oliver Taplin investigates the response of contemporary artists to Homer's work.
8.10 Part 2
8.40 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Nicholas
Spice, editor of the London Review of Books, and by Miles Kington to review recently released books on music including Keeping Time - Readings in Jazz, a collection of essays on Haydn, and Vikram Seth 's new novel, An Equal Music.
9.00 Part 3
+ Brian Kay 's Opera of the Week: p42
Bath International Music Festival
Today Petroc Trelawny introduces the first instalment of the cabaret evening Tell Me the Truth about Love that took place as part of this year's festival.
Purcell If Music Be the Food of Love
Julia Gooding (soprano), David Roblou (harpsichord)
Lightingthe Candles: songs by Britten and Poulenc Sally Matthews (soprano), William Dazeley (baritone), lain Burnside (piano) Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Berlin Philharmonic Quartet
Boys Will Be Boys: songs by Ravel, Wolf and Jeremy Nicholas William Dazeley (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)
Michelene Wandor 's play, inspired by various paintings and etchings, imagines a world in which the 17th-century philosopher
Spinoza appears in Rembrandt's Night Watch and is courted by one of Cromwell's spies.
Producer Jo Wheeler ; Director Jane Morgan
A concert to celebrate the bicentenary of C.P.E. Bach, who died 200 years ago today. MALCOLM PROUD (harpsichord) PAUL GOODWIN (oboe)
ENLIGHTENMENT directed by GUSTAV LEONHARDT Symphony in D (Wq 183 No 1); Harpsichord Concerto in c minor (Wq 31);
Symphony in G (Wq 183 No 4)
8.15* Gustav Leonhardt talks to Nicholas Anderson. Producer JEREMY HAVES
8.35* Oboe Concerto in E flat (Wq 165); Symphony in F (Wq 183 No 3)
(Given in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham) BBC Pebble Mill
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
An eyewitness to the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassily Grossman was loved by the frontline soldiers for his vivid portrayal of their struggle. But 20 years later his war novel Life and Fate was suppressed by the KGB. It would never see print in his lifetime.
L'Heure Espagnole/Gianni Schicchi
Stephanie Hughes introduces a double bill of comedy recorded last month at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole tells the story of a clock-maker's wife who discovers the best way to sneak her lovers into the bedroom inside the grandfather clocks her husband has made. Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, his only comedy, is the story of a village wide-boy who comes to the rescue of the greedy Donati family; while making sure he looks after himself as well.
Ravel L'Heure Espagnole
Puccini Gianni Schicchi
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Antonio Pappano
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Nichola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last year.
Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone), lain Burnside (piano)
Hoddinott Five Poems of Gustavo
Debussy Trois Ballades de Francois Villon