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: Sunday Morning Concert

Bizet Jeux d'enfants BBC Scottish SO/ Ashley Lawrence
7.11 Respighi Gli Uccelli BBC Philharmonic/ Patrick Thomas
7.31 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales: BBC
7.48 Saint-Saens Le rouet d'Oinphale
7.57 Delibes Suite: Sylvia BBC Scottish SO/Lawrence
8.13 Ravel Piano Concerto for the left hand
Jean-Philippe Collard BBC Philharmonic/ Jerzy Maksymiuk
8.30 Tchaikovsky
Suite: The Nutcracker
BBC Philharmonic/Downes


Unknown: Patrick Thomas
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: News

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Boyce Symphony No 5
9.14 Faure Pavane
Holbome Almaine and Galliarde
9.24 Tchaikovsky Waltz (Eugene Onegin )
9.31 Artist of the Week:
Benjamin Britten
Trad, arr Britten 0 Waly Walv; Sweet PoUx Oliver
9.38 Handel Organ
Concerto No 1 in G minor
9.55 Leoncavallo No!
PagUaccio non son (Pagtiacci)
9.59 Elgar
Wand of Youth Suite No 2
10.17 Poulenc
Mouvements perpetuels
10.23 Dvorak
String Serenade in E
10.53 Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia
11.04 Ibert
Louisville Concerto
11.17 Rachmaninov Two
Pieces for piano six hands
11.24 Composer of the Week preview: Purcell
Dido and Aeneas (final scene)
11.34 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song


Unknown: Holbome Almaine
Artist: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Poux Oliver

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Charles Brett discuss the role of countertenors in the music of Purcell and his contemporaries. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Charles Brett
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Table Talk's History of the World

Rabbi Lionel Blue invites
Leslie Forbes to The Last
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier
Artur Pizarro (piano)
Beethoven Overture: The
Creatures of Prometheus Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat (Emperor) Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Artur Pizarro

: Dowland and Monteverdi Songs

Lynne Dawson (soprano)
Jakob Lindberg Oute/theorbo) Dowland A shepherd in a sliade; Can she excuse my wrongs; In darknesse let me dwell; Disdaine me still; Sweet, stay awhile; Stay time awhile thy flying; Tell me, true love
Monteverdi Quel sguardo sdegnosetto; Erigia tutta mia; Lasciatemi morire
(Lamento d'Arianna)


Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Jakob Lindberg
Unknown: Monteverdi Quel

: Honegger

Trio in F minor (1914); Violin Sonata No 2;
Cello Sonata; Duo for violin and cello; Pavane
Dong Suk Kang (violin) Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Pascal Devoyon (piano)


Cello: Dong Suk Kang
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: Pascal Devoyon

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Andrew Mogrelia Busoni Nocturne symphonique, Op 43 Busoni, arr John Adams Berceuse elegiaque (UK premiere)
Liszt, orch John Adams La lugubre gondola Liszt Les Preludes


Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: Busoni Nocturne
Unknown: John Adams Berceuse
Unknown: John Adams

: St Cecilia's Day Service

An Evening Service in praise of music, live from
Birmingham, this year's UK City of Music. The
Anglican and Roman
Catholic cathedrals join forces for a celebration in St
Philip's Anglican Cathedral. 0 Praise ye the Lord!
(Parry); 0 quam gloriosum (Victoria); Psalm 80/81:
Ring out your joy (Gelineau); Magnificat: Collegium
Regale (Howells); Angel-voices ever singing (Monk); Hymn to St Cecilia
(Howells); 0 what their joy (Harris); When in our music God is glorified (Stanford); Voluntary: Ricercar Sul settimo tono (A Gabrieli). Choristers of St Chad's
Cathedral director David Saint
Choir of St Philip's Cathedral director Marcus Huxley Organist Rosemary Field


Organist: Marcus Huxley
Organist: Rosemary Field

: Marc-Andre Hamelin

(piano) Haydn Sonata in C (H XVI 50)
Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude (Harmonies poetiques et religieuses)
Reminiscences de Norma

: South Bank Purcell Project

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment director Gustav Leonhardt
Julia Gooding (soprano) John Elwes (tenor)
Michael Chance and Christopher Robson (countertenors)
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Lawrence Wallington (bass) Purcell Welcome to all the pleasures Blow
Mark how the lark and linnet sing (Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell )
8.10 Anthony Burton is joined by Richard Luckett , Curtis Price and Bruce Wood to discuss the challenge Purcell's music offers the performer.
8.30 Purcell
Hail, bright Cecilia'


Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Soprano: Julia Gooding
Tenor: John Elwes
Tenor: Michael Chance
Tenor: Christopher Robson
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Bass: Lawrence Wallington
Unknown: Mr Henry Purcell
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Richard Luckett
Unknown: Bruce Wood

: Sunday Play

The Pool at Bethesda by Allan Cubitt.
When Dr Daniel Pearce falls ill, he finds himself transported to a riotous eighteenth-century world, where Hogarth persuades him to model for Christ.
Music composed and performed by Bill Crow
Director Susan Hogg


Unknown: Allan Cubitt.
Unknown: Dr Daniel Pearce
Unknown: Bill Crow
Director: Susan Hogg
Daniel Pearce: Mick Ford
Hogarth: Danny Webb
Simon: Danny Webb
Ruth: Julia Ford
Kate: Kath Rogers
Jane: Maggie O'Neill
Figg: Ian Mercer
Sally: Melanie Hudson
Fancy: Ian Bartholomew
Man with gout: Patrick John Anthony
The Melancholic: Jill Graham
Blind man: Bob Barrett

: Music in Our Time

Four winners from this year's International
Electroacoustic Music
Competition in Bourges, where British composers took a quarter of the Grands Prix. Presented by Steve Montague , in conversation with the composers.
Javier Alvarez Papalotl Denis Smalley
Darkness after Time's Colours
Jonty Harrison Klang Alejandro Viflao Go


Presented By: Steve Montague
Unknown: Javier Alvarez Papalotl
Unknown: Denis Smalley
Unknown: Jonty Harrison Klang
Unknown: Alejandro Viflao

: News

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