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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery presents a rare opportunity to hear a Victorian oratorio appropriate to the season, interspersed with movements from Haydn's
Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
7.02 Maunder Olivet to Calvary (Part 1)
John Mitchinson (tenor)
Frederick Harvey (baritone) Guildford Cathedral Choir, conductor Barry Rose Peter Moorse (organ)
7.40 Strauss
BBC SO/John Pritchard
8.15 Maunder Olivet to Calvary (Part 2)
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Maunder Olivet
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Conductor: Barry Rose
Conductor: Peter Moorse
Unknown: Maunder Olivet
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon
Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor John Williams
9.08 Gounod, transcr Liszt Valse (Faust)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
9.17 CPE Bach Symphony in G (Wq182 No 1)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.29 Artist of the Week:
Alexander Gibson (conductor) Saint-Saens Danse macabre
Scottish National Orchestra
9.36 Richard Rodney
Bennett Samba triste;
Ragtime Waltz (4 Piece Suite)
David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos)
Bach Herr , Unser Herrscher (St John Passion)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/Harry Christophers
9.54 Composer of the Week: Poulenc, arr
Francaix Musique pour faire plaisir Mainz Wind Ensemble
10.03 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Stephen Kovacevich (piano) Australian CO
10.37 Verdi La Traviata
(Act 1, excerpts)
Ileana Cotrubas (soprano) Placido Domingo (tenor) Bavarian State Opera
Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
10.45 Scheibe Sinfonia a 16inD
Concerto Copenhagen/ Andrew Manze
10.56 Guilmant Symphony No 1 (final mvt)
Paul Wisskirchen (organ) Cologne Orchestra, conductor Volker Hempfling
11.04 Bach StJohn
Passion: Final Chorus and Chorale
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/Christophers
11.13 Leighton Suite: Veris Gratia
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) George Caird (oboe) Royal Liverpool PO/ Vernon Handley
11.40 Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano)
11.53 Walton In Honour of the City of London Bach Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks Producer Edward Blakeman


Conductor: John Williams
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Artist: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Saint-Saens Danse
Unknown: Richard Rodney
Unknown: Bennett Samba
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Pianos: Bach Herr
Pianos: Unser Herrscher
Unknown: Francaix Musique
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas

: Music Matters

: News

: From the BBC Proms 1993

Judith Howarth (soprano) Susan Bickley (mezzo)
Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor) Andreas Schmidt (bass) The New Company
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Bruggen
Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London)
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)


Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Hans-Peter Blochwitz
Bass: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: Frans Bruggen

: Going to Extremes

The Hilliard Ensemble in a programme which has Bryars, Part and Cage cheek by jowl with Machaut, Morley and Purcell. David James (alto)
Rogers Covey-Crump and John Potter (tenors)
Gordon Jones (bass)


Unknown: David James
Tenors: John Potter
Bass: Gordon Jones

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Mark Elder
Peter Donohoe (piano) Rossini Overture:
William Tell
Gershwin Piano Concerto inF
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
John Adams A Short Ride in a Fast Machine
(Given last Thursday in the Brangnyn Hall , Swansea, in association with S4C)


Conductor: Mark Elder
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Brangnyn Hall

: Making Waves

Christopher Cook talks to novelist Hilary Mantel about her new book A Change of Climate, which explores the effect of evil events on good people. Plus the pick of the arts week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Beethoven and Shostakovich

Kalichstein/Laredo/ Robinson Trio
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 11 Shostakovich
Piano Trio No 2

: THE 30s Sunday Play: The Ascent of F6

A tragedy in verse and prose by W H Auden and Christopher Isherwood , with music by Benjamin Britten. This famous collaboration, part Boys' Own story, part mystical experience, was written and is set in 1936. Directors Glyn Dearman and John Evans (First broadcast in 1988)


Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Music By: Benjamin Britten.
Directors: Glyn Dearman
Directors: John Evans
Michael Ransom: Mick Ford
Mrs Ransom: Patricia Routledge
Sir James Ransom: Jeremy Child
Mr A: Bernard Hepton
Mrs A: Polly James
Lord Stagmantle: Peter Jeffrey
Abbot: Robert Eddison
Lady Isabel Welwyn: Emily Richard
David Gunn: Stephen Rashbrook
Ian Shawcross: Julian Firth
General Dellaby-Couch: Garard Green
Dr Williams: William Simons
Edward Lamp: David Learner
Announcer: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Music in Our Time

The Viola in My Life
Last month, veteran violist
Walter Trampler visited Britain to record a BBC
Invitation Concert with the Composers Ensemble, conductor Simon Bainbridge , featuring some of the works he has commissioned from key composers this century. Stravinsky Elegy Henze Canzona
Elliott Carter Elegy
Simon Bainbridge Mobile (first performance) Ligeti Fascar ;
Loop Morton Feldman Three
Clarinets, Cello and Piano Berio Chemins II Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Walter Trampler
Conductor: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Ligeti Fascar
Unknown: Loop Morton Feldman
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Choir Works

Stainer The Crucifixion
Maidwyn Davies (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) St Paul 's Cathedral Choir, conductor John Scott
Andrew Lucas (organ) An excess of Victorian religious fervour, or accessible music for the parish congregation?
Brian Wright reassesses
Stainer's last major choral work with John Scott. Producer Tim Thorne. Discs


Tenor: Maidwyn Davies
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: John Scott
Conductor: Andrew Lucas
Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: John Scott.
Producer: Tim Thorne.

: News

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