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: Sacred and Profane

Radio 3's regular Sunday sequence, presented by Penny Gore .
Including the first of two contributions from the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Vernon Handley
7.25 Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
At 7.50 Peter Hurford continues his Bach organ survey, with the Trio
Sonata No 2 in C minor
(BWV 526);
8.00 Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio)
8.30 S S Wesley, 0 Lord, Thou Art My God
BBC Singers/John Poole


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Peter Hurford

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

LIVE from the Classic
Music Show in London, where Brian Kay 's guests include the composer and conductor John Rutter. The programme is made up mainly of listeners' requests, and there is also live music from the Albion
Wind Ensemble.


Unknown: Brian Kay
Conductor: John Rutter.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the American conductor David Robertson talks about his first season as music director of the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris; there's a report on Talking Notes - a new series for blind and partially sighted opera and concertgoers; and a debate about the validity of "musical magpies" - the composers who borrow from the past.


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Conductor: David Robertson

: News

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Piers Lane (piano)
Mackenzie Overture:
Tchaikovsky Piano
Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine Journey; Wotan's
Farewell; Overture: Tannshäuser


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Piano: Piers Lane
Unknown: Wagner Siegfried

: Leif Ove Andsnes

Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1 Greig Lyric Pieces (Book 5)
Debussy Estampes
Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Given during this year's Bath International Festival)

: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

director Pinchas Zukerman
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor (BWV 1041) Schoenberg Verkldrte Nacht
HlndemKh Trauermusik Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)


Violin: Pinchas Zukerman

: Making Waves

Christopher Cook 's studio guest is writer and director Anthony Minghella , whose new film, Mr Wonderful - set in New York and starring Matt Dillon ,
Annabella Sciorra and William Hurt -opens this week. Also, as the National Theatre turns 30, Making
Waves reflects its past and ponders its future. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Director: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Matt Dillon
Unknown: Annabella Sciorra
Unknown: William Hurt
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Shura Cherkassky

The legendary Russian pianist returns to St John's, Smith Square, just over two years after the recital he gave here on his 80th birthday.
Bach Chromatic
Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903)
Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Chopin
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op60
Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in A minor

: GATE SEASON Sunday Play: Figaro Gets Divorced

by Odon Von Horvath.
John Sessions stars in the third and final play in the season of European plays recently revived at London's Gate Theatre
Taking as its starting point the Figaro household a few years after the happy finale of Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro, the German playwright Odon Von Horvath (best known for his Tales from the Vienna Woods) provides a 20th-century setting for Figaro and Susanne's marital disappointment.
The play was written in 1937, and set at that time,
Von Horvath wrote,
"because the problems of revolution and exile are first timeless, and second, especially relevant to our time".
A world order collapses. Figaro and his wife
Susanne help the Count and Countess flee the country after the revolution.
Othe parts played by members of the cast.
Music: Stephen Warbeck Director Stephen Daldry


Unknown: Odon von Horvath.
Unknown: Odon Von Horvath
Unknown: Von Horvath
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Stephen Daldry
Figaro: John Sessions
Count Almaviva: Richard Mayes
Countess: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Susanne: Diana Kent
PedriUo: Mark Spalding
Adalbert: Simon Linnell
Antonio: Daniel Webb
fosepha: Joanna Wake
Midwife: Christine Drummond
Fanchette: Cathryn Bradshaw
Cherubin: Keith Osborn
Caesar: Harry Peacock
Orphans: Jack Shute
Orphans: Nixi Rigel

: Music in Our Time

Oh Moscow
Mark Russell presents a recording made at the 1993 London Jazz Festival of this contemporary song cycle by Lindsay Cooper and Sally Potter , and talks to Lindsay Cooper about the work's inspirations and directions.
Maggie Nicols (vocals) Phil Minton (vocals, trumpet)
Alfred 23 Harth
(saxophones, clarinet)
Lindsay Cooper (bassoon, saxophones)
Veryan Western (keyboards) Hugh Hopper (bass guitar) Chris Cutler (drums)


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Lindsay Cooper
Unknown: Sally Potter
Unknown: Lindsay Cooper
Unknown: Maggie Nicols
Unknown: Phil Minton
Bassoon: Lindsay Cooper
Bass: Hugh Hopper
Guitar: Chris Cutler

: Choir Works

Presented by George Guest. Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
"This is the best of me."
One of the most popular
English oratorios, a setting of Cardinal Newman's poem which tells of the journey of Gerontius' soul through death, to the very presence of the "Holiest in the Height".
George Guest talks to
Richard Hickox about his approach to a work whose composer could find "no word invented yet to describe it".
Ann Murray (mezzo)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
David Wilson Johnson
Bath Festival Chorus
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Series producer Tim Thome
(Concert recorded last April in St David's Hall, Cardiff)


Presented By: George Guest.
Talks: George Guest
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Ann Murray
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Baritone: David Wilson Johnson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Tim Thome

: News

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