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Schoenberg's Cabaret

Husband and wife team Jody Karin
Applebaum (soprano) and Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) perform Schoenberg's Brettl-Lieder.
BBC Radio 3

Almeida Festival

live from the Almeida Theatre, Islington Ingrid Caven in cabaret with JAY GOTTLIEB (piano) JEAN LOUIS CHAUTEMPS (saxophone)
Songs with music by PEER RABEN to texts by HANS-MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER. RAINER. WERNER FASSBINDER and INGRID CAVEN ; and some cabaret classics.
9.30* During the interval
Nicolas Slonimsky talks to Michael Berkeley about his life and piano-pounding.
9.50* Cabaret: Part 2
(Given in association with Lufthansa German Airlines)
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2
See also page 30
BBC Radio 3

Sekt, Smoke, Satire New series

Robert Ziegler traces the origins of the songs of the smoky, often sexy and slightly sleazy world of cabaret.
1: Tables Waiting
Introducing the form and its history, with a brief look back to the cabaret's predecessors: the songs of the troubadours and trouveres. Plus the era of cabaret songs as satirical protests, and a world made famous by Christopher Isherwood ... or was it
Liza Minnelli ?
A Heavy Entertainment production
BBC Radio 3

Sekt, Smoke, Satire

4: A Revolutionary Performance
Robert Ziegler 's six-part series tracing the history of cabaret reaches Eastern
Europe and then heads for Russia. The political unrest was to have profound cultural consequences, not least in the establishment of the first Moscow cabaret club in 1908. One of its star turns was Alexander Vertinsky
- the Russian
Pierrot whose songs typify the obsessions of the cabaret stage.
A Heavy Entertainment production
BBC Radio 3

Come to the Kabarett

An evocation of the German literary cabaret of the last 50 years. From Wedekind and Brecht to Wolf Biermann , the German literary and political cabaret has had an immense influence within Germany and throughout the world.
Including songs and chansons by Wedekind, Miihsam, Tucholsky, Brecht, Hollander sung by MARLENE DIETRICH
WOLF BIERMANN and many others Compere Marius Goring
Compiled and produced by MARTIN ESSLIN
BBC Radio 3


Opera in two acts
Music by Friedrich Cerha Libretto based on BRECHT Austrian Radio recording of the world première at the 1981 Salzburg Festival In his search for happiness Baal, a poet, rejects conventional society and morals. The opera plots his descent from drawing room to death in a lonely hut, via attic, low cabaret and prison. There are 49 supporting roles - society guests, Baal's women, drivers. police and lumberjacks.
Act 1 Sc 1: Baal scorns a party in his honour at Mech's house.
Sc 2: Johannes tells him about his girlfriend Johanna.
Sc 3: With Mech's wife In a cafe.
Sc 4: He upsets Johanna after she spends the night with him.
Sc 5: With the two sisters; he hears of Johanna's suicide. Sc 6: With Sophie.
Sc 7: Corpus Christi.
Sc 8: A May evening with Sophie.
Sc 9: He breaks his contract at a cabaret. Sc 10: Baal arrested. Sc 11: In prison.
Sc 12: His mother frees him.
9.25* Interval Reading
9.30* Baal
Act 2 Sc 1: With the woodmen, Baal steals a dead man's Schnapps. Sc 2: Baal deserts Sophie.
Sc 3: With Ekart.
Sc 4: In the wild, they are lovers.
Sc 5: They see the future landscape.
Sc 6: With a girl in the bushes.
Sc 7: Baal sings Death in the forest.
Sc 8: At his mother's deathbed.
Sc 9: Baal stabs Ekart out of jealousy.
Sc 10: He approaches a girl in a disco, but is chased away.
Sc 11: Pursued by police. Sc 12: Baal dies.
Sc 13: Epilogue: the woodmen.
(Austrian Radio recording)
BBC Radio 3

Aldeburgh Day

For a fortnight last month, Radio 3 descended on Aldeburgh for the 43rd
Annual Festival of Music and the Arts. Today, in between concerts, Peter Paul Nash meets leading Aldeburgh personalities, including joint artistic directors Oliver Knussen and Steuart Bedford.
London Slnfonietta
The Festival's orchestra-in-residence, conducted by Oliver Knussen.
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Elliott Carter Concerto for Orchestra
Colin Matthews Cortège Debussy Jeux (In association with Celesuon International Ltd)
1.45pm Schumann
Lesser-known music by one of Britten's passions: Six Studies for pedal piano, Op 56 (arr for two pianos by Debussy)
Andante and Variations,
Op 46: Ian Brown , Hamish Milne (pianos);
Michael Thompson (horn); Melissa Phelps , Paul Watkins (cellos)
Composer's Portrait
Mark-Anthony Turnage introduces a personal selection of music, including his own works, songs by Stravinsky, and instrumental music by Henze and Britten. Fiona Kimm (mezzo) Martin Robertson
(soprano saxophone)
Paul Silverthorne (viola) Christopher van Kampen (cello); John Constable
(piano); London Sinfonietta conductor Richard Bernas
Takacs String Quartet Brahms Quartet, Op 67 Stravinsky Three Pieces Webern Six Bagatelles, Op 9 Schubert Quintet in C
(D 956): with Steven Isserlis (In association with Birkett
Westhorp and Long Solicitors)
Alexander Goehr
One of the Festival's composers-in-residence introduces his festival commission. Sing Ariel sets an anthology of poetry from Donne to Larkin, devised by Frank Kermode. Lucy Shelton , Fiona O'Neill ,
Tracey Chadwell (sopranos) Peter Thomas (violin) ChiChi Nwanoku
John Wallace (trumpet) David White (tenor sax) Ian Brown (piano) director Oliver Knussen
7.00pm English
Chamber Orchestra
The ECO, conducted by the Festival's joint artistic director Steuart
Bedford, play an early Britten masterpiece, and the first public performance of his suite of incidental music to a play by J B Priestley.
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor (K 183)
Britten Our Hunting Fathers, Op 8
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (sop)
Suite: Johnson Over Jordan
Christen Gregory (sop) Shostakovich Symphony No 1 in F minor, Op 10 (In assoc with Jaguar Cars Ltd)
Festival Cabaret
Composer, arranger, and pianist Daryl Runswick introduces some of Britten's forays into the cabaret style, songs by Gershwin and his own
New Jubilee Blues, performed by the Daryl Runswick All-Stars , with Mary King (mezzo-sop). Aldeburgh Day producer Christopher Marshall
BBC Radio 3

Modern Times

John Thornley presents the first of six programmes of cabaret songs reflecting events, attitudes and neuroses of the 20th century, as viewed from the centres of the "civilised" world.
1: Nostalgia, fantasy, satire - and a whiff of scandal: songs by Yvette Guilbert ,
Juliette Greco , Noel Coward , Georg Kreisler and the Cabaret Voltaire of Zurich. Producer John Thornley
BBC Radio 3

Sekt, Smoke, Satire

Robert Ziegler 's six-part series tracing the history of cabaret.
3: Weimar Nights
It was in Germany that the wit and originality of the new Kabaratt took seed after the First World War.
The cultural capital naturally became Berlin, home of the legendary Blue Angel club and its unattainable icon,
Marlene Dietrich. From there to
Vienna, where a fresher, more stimulating atmosphere prevails. A city steeped in musical traditions embraces the new cabaret and adapts it to more salubrious surroundings.
A Heavy Entertainment production
BBC Radio 3

Sekt, Smoke, Satire

Veterans of Variety In the last of six programmes tracing the history of cabaret,
Robert Ziegler looks at the genre in Britain and the United States. Turn-of-the-century music hall was the closest the English-speaking countries came to having their own brand of cabaret.
Variety soon progressed to revue, where the art of a sung commentary was perfected through such diverse performers as Noel Coward and Sophie Tucker. A Heavy Entertainment production
BBC Radio 3

Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes with a week exploring the world of cabaret and celebrating the birthdays of Lord Menuhin, Turandot and the guillotine! Foulds Overture: Le Cabaret
10.05 Artists of the Week:
The Sixteen/
Harry Christophers
Davy In honore summae matris
10.45 Dohnanyl, arr
Sitkovetsky Serenade in C
11.05 Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child of Our Time)
11.20 Scarlatti Sonata in F sharp minor, Kk25
11.25 Widor Symphony No 3 in E minor
Producer Paul Kildea
BBC Radio 3

Musical Encounters

Bath Festival r- From the Guildhall,
I Bath,
Nicola Heywood Thomas 's guests are the Leipzig Quartet, Susan Chilcott and lain
Rubbra The Morning Watch
10.15 Mozart String
Quartet in D minor, K421
10.40 Artist of the Week:
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Purcell, real Britten In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190
10.00 Cabaret songs
11.05 Schumann Marchenbilder, Op 113
11.20 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2 (3rd mvt)
11.35 Delius Sleigh Ride
11.45 Cabaret songs
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 97

Two of Kurt Weill 's satirical and bitter masterpieces are staged at the Royal Albert Hall by the Mecklenburgh Opera, a leading young company, and complemented with German cabaret songs of his time. Marie McLaughlin and Elena Ferrari
(sopranos), Marianne Rorholm (mezzo), Donald George (tenor), Jeffrey Lloyd -Roberts (tenor), Jonathan Veira
(baritone), Nicolas Cavallier (bass),
Sinfonia 21, conductor Anne Manson German Cabaret Songs by Eisler, Hollaender, Nelson and Weber Weill Mahagonny-Songspiel ; The Seven Deadly Sins
BBC Radio 3

Music Machine

There does not seem to have been a time when Britain was really humming with the sound of the cabaret.
Tommy Pearson visits London to see if the scene is healthy today.
BBC Radio 3

Music Machine

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht were two big names in cabaret when it was all the rage in Berlin, while in Paris, the hot spot was the Chat
Noir. Tommy Pearson samples the atmospheres of both.
BBC Radio 3

Music Machine

The American style of cabaret is very much alive in New York and has been for decades. Tommy Pearson sets the scene and learns about its history.
BBC Radio 3


French Cabaret Songs
In the second of two programmes of French music baritone Francois Le Roux and pianist Roger Vignoles delve into the provocative and evocative world of French cabaret.
BBC Radio 3

Sound Stories

Five Femmes Fatales
With Peggy Reynolds.
5: Josephine Baker was born in a slum in downtown St Louis, but once she had crossed the Atlantic and taken the Champs-Elysees theatre by storm in October 1925, she was set to become the most celebrated black cabaret artist Europe had ever seen. Her skimpy costumes, long limbs, uninhibited dancing and appalling
French accent mean that Josephine Baker lives on, in legend and on record. She even sang in operetta.
Poulenc Rapsodie Negre Francois le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano), Soloists of the French National
Opera, conductor Charles Dutoit Offenbach La Creole (excerpts) Huguette Boulangeau (soprano),
Lyric Chorus and Orchestra of Radio France, conductor Marcel Cariven Plus cabaret numbers including La Petite Tonkinoise, Vous Faits Partie de Moi, J'ai Deux Amours and Aux lies Hawai.
BBC Radio 3

Performance on 3

A concert by soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Gilbert Kalish , recorded last month at the Wigmore Hall. Introduced by Christopher Cook.
Stephen Foster Four Songs
Faure La Chanson d'Eve, Op 95 (excerpts) Rachmaninov Six Songs, Op 38
Schoenberg Cabaret Songs (excerpts) Bolcom Cabaret Songs (excerpts)
BBC Radio 3

Kit and the Widow Cocktails

Kit and the Widow's cabaret hour features jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth and the sensational young cabaret pianist Harry. Producer Lyndon Jones

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