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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery presents
Radio 3's Sunday morning sequence, including a setting of the Mass for
Easter newly recorded by the BBC Singers.
Vaughan Williams 0 Clap Your Hands
Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor
Edward Higginbottom
7.05 Brahms Serenade
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
7.40 Bortklewicz Seven
Preludes, Op 40
Pierre Huybregts (piano)
7.55 Koechlln Song of the Resurrection, Op 179 No 2 London Gabrieli Brass
Ensemble, conductor
Christopher Larkin
8.00 Gombert Easter Mass
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holton
8.40 Bach Toccata ,
Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV564)
Peter Hurford (organ) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Piano: Pierre Huybregts
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Conductor: Bo Holton
Conductor: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bach Sinfonia; Adagio; Aria (Easter Oratorio) Werner Krenn (tenor) Tom Krause (bass)
Stuttgart CO, conductor Karl Munchinger
9.18 Sibelius Andante
Oslo Philharmonic
Orchestra/Mariss Jansons
9.23 Slndlng Rustle of Spring
John Ogdon (piano)
9.26 Artists of the Week: Bournemouth Orchestras
Elgar Three Bavarian Dances
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Norman Del Mar
9.39 Composer of the Week: Schubert Impromptu in A flat (D899 No 4) Daniel Adni (piano)
9.46 Weber Overture; March (Turandot)
9.53 Hindemith Turandot
Scherzo (Symphonic
Metamorphosis of themes by Weber)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.00 Bach Organ Sonata No 2 in C minor
Simon Preston (organ)
10.12 Gershwin Suite:
Porgy and Bess
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra/James Levine
Mozart Divertimento in D (K136) Stuttgart Chamber
Orchestra/Karl Munchinger
10.49 Palmgren Piano Concerto No 4 (April)
Juhani Lagerspetz (piano) Turku Philharmonic
Orchestra/Jacques Mercier
11.08 Anon Dum pater familias (Pilgrimage to Santiago)
New London Consort/Pickett
11.14 Dvorak Psalm 149
Prague Philharmonic Choir Czech Philharmonic
Orchestra/Jiri Belohlavek
11.28 Schoenberg Three Cabaret Songs
Jessye Norman (soprano) Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra/James Levine
11.36 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) New Philharmonia
Orchestra/Eliahu Inbal
Producer Edward Blakeman , Discs


Tenor: Werner Krenn
Bass: Tom Krause
Conductor: Karl Munchinger
Piano: John Ogdon
Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Piano: Daniel Adni
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Piano: Juhani Lagerspetz
Unknown: Anon Dum
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

: A Holloway Premiere

A concert from the Bournemouth orchestras' centenary season, including the first performance of a Robin Holloway piece commissioned for the occasion, and introduced by the composer.
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Tamas Vasary (piano)
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 12 in A (K414)
Holloway Third Idyll: Frost at Midnight
1.55 During the interval,
Seona Pritchard , Education and Community Musician with the Bournemouth orchestras, talks to Edward Biakeman about their most recent outreach project.
2.00 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral Suite, Op 19
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
(Given last month in the Wessex
Hall, Poole)


Unknown: Robin Holloway
Piano: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Seona Pritchard
Unknown: Edward Biakeman

: Bagatelles

Richard McMahon (piano) Beethoven Eleven Bagatelles, Op 119
Daniel Jones Bagatelles: Set 3
Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126


Piano: Richard McMahon
Unknown: Daniel Jones

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Lazarev
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Kanchell Wingless (first UK performance)
Medtner Piano Concerto
No 1 in C minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 1 in F minor
(Given last month in the Barbican Hall, London)


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: Making Waves

Humphrey Carpenter rounds up the week past and looks to the week ahead in the arts.
Producer Razia Iqbal


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: Talich Quartet

Schulhoff String Quartet Nol
Schubert String Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden) (D810)

: Sunday Play: Arcadia

Tom Stoppard 's comedy of ideas was first performed at the Royal National Theatre in April last year. This radio production, first broadcast last Christmas, was described by the Financial Times as "the radio drama event of the decade".
In a room of a country house in Derbyshire in April 1809, sits Lady Thomasina Coverly and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. In the same room 180 years later an academic investigation is under way.
Original music by Jeremy Sams Director David Benedictus (Rptj


Author: Tom Stoppard
Music By: Jeremy Sams
Director: David Benedictus
Thomasina Coverly: Emma Fielding
Septimus Hodge: Rufus Sewell
Jellaby: Allan Mitchell
Ezra Chater: Derek Hutchinson
Richard Noakes: Sidney Livingstone
Lady Croom: Harriet Walter
Captain Edward Brice: Graham Sinclair
Hannah Jarvis: Felicity Kendal
Chloe Coverly: Harriet Harrison
Bernard Nightingale: Bill Nighy
AugustuslGus Coverly: Timothy Matthews
Valentine Coverly: Samuel West

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces Sir Thomas Beecham 's 1959 recording of Handel's great oratorio Messiah in the orchestration by Sir Eugene Goossens.
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Monica Sinclair (mezzo) Jon Vickers (tenor) Giorgio Tozzi (bass)
Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham. (Discs) Can this orchestration be considered the "compromise between excessive grossness and exaggerated leanness of effect" Beecham sought? Brian Wright talks with Dennis Vaughan.
Beecham's assistant and chorus-master in the 50s.
Producer Tim Thome


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Sir Eugene Goossens.
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Soprano: Monica Sinclair
Tenor: Jon Vickers
Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
Talks: Brian Wright
Unknown: Dennis Vaughan.

: That Was...

Ambient relaxing sound: a night by the fire.
(Binaural stereo. Listening will be enhanced by the use of headphones)

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