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: Sacred and Profane

Introduced by Paul Guinery.
7.03 Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, director Richard Studt
7.15 Haydn Symphony No 52 in C minor
Haydn Orchestra, conductor Harry Newstone
7.45 Finzi Intimations of Immortality, Op 20
Howard Milner (tenor) BBC Symphony Chorus BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Jackson
8.30 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 21 in C (K467) Howard Shelley (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Alexander Rahbari Producer Piers Burton-Page


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Director: Richard Studt
Conductor: Harry Newstone
Tenor: Howard Milner
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Piano: Howard Shelley
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

Sian Edwards , Music
Director at English National Opera, makes her own personal choice from the week ahead on Radio 3.


Unknown: Sian Edwards

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No 1
The English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
9.17 Alfven Swedish
Rhapsody No 2
Iceland SO/Petri Sakari
9.28 Palestrina Magnificat primi toni
Tallis Scholars , conductor Peter Phillips
9.34 Warlock Capriol Suite English Sinfonia, conductor Neville Dilkes
9.45 Pierre Max Dubois
Saxophone Quartet The Fairer Sax
9.55 Gounod Faust (excerpt) Mirella Freni (soprano) Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
10.17 Artist of the Week:
Jascha Heifetz (violin) Tchaikovsky Serenade melancolique
Los Angeles PO/.
-Alfred Wallenstein
10.24 Chabrier Bouree fantasque
Detroit SO/Paul Paray
10.31 Mozart Bassoon
Concerto in B flat (K191)
Klaus Thunemann (bassoon) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
10.49 George Malcolm
Variations on a Theme of Mozart
George Malcolm ,
Valda Aveling , Geoffrey Parsons and Simon Preston
10.58 Bantock
Two Heroic Ballads
RPO/Vernon Handley
11.07 Monteverdi Chiome d'oro; 0 come sei gentile Emma Kirkby (soprano) Evelyn Tubb (mezzo) Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
11.14 Schubert Fantasy in F minor (D940)
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (pianos)
11.29 Elgar Three Part Songs, Op 18
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer
11.40 Debussy
La Fille aux cheveux de lin
(Preludes, Book 1)
Ravel Menuet (Sonatine) Jascha Heifetz (violin) Emanuel Bay (piano)
11.45 Composer of the Week:
Sibelius Incidental Music:
Pelleas et Melisande
RPO/Thomas Beecham
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Tallis Scholars
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Neville Dilkes
Conductor: Pierre Max Dubois
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Unknown: Alfred Wallenstein
Unknown: Chabrier Bouree
Bassoon: Klaus Thunemann
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: George Malcolm
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Valda Aveling
Unknown: Geoffrey Parsons
Harpsichords: Simon Preston
Unknown: Monteverdi Chiome
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Evelyn Tubb
Director: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Pianos: Andreas Groethuysen
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Beethoven Plus

Murray Perahia (piano) Kolja Blacher (violin)
Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 2 in B flat
Lutoslawski Chain 2
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 4 in G


Piano: Murray Perahia
Violin: Kolja Blacher

: The Schoenberg Quartets

Last of the series previewing the Arditti
Quartet's new recording.
Schoenberg String Quartet No 4, Op 37
An Auvidis/BBC production

: Young Artists' Forum

Radio 3's recital series for young performers recorded in the National Portrait
Gallery, London. Presented by Anna Markland , and including a report by Andrew Sparling on the relevance of new music for young artists. Beethoven
Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Emma-Jane Murphy (cello) Roger Owens (piano) Gilbert Amy
Jeux for three oboes
Pipers Three
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111
Olga Dudnik (piano)
Sponsored by The Sunday Times


Presented By: Anna Markland
Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Cello: Emma-Jane Murphy
Piano: Roger Owens
Piano: Gilbert Amy
Piano: Olga Dudnik

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Jiri Starek
Rebecca Hirsch (violin)
Bartok Rhapsody No 2 for violin and orchestra
Kodaly Peacock Variations


Conductor: Jiri Starek
Violin: Rebecca Hirsch

: Making Waves

Less is more? Kate Kellaway
investigates the pleasures of brevity in the arts as a selection of classic short books is republished; and the painter John Bellany reflects on his life and art in the wake of a revealing new biography.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Kate Kellaway
Unknown: John Bellany
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Louis Lortie

The Canadian pianist plays an all-Beethoven programme. Beethoven Rondo in C, Op 51; Sonata in E minor, Op 90; Sonata in A, Op 101 Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: Faust: Part Two

The concluding part of Johann von Goethe 's epic play first performed in 1854. Adapted by Anthony Vivis from the translation by Louis MacNeice and E L Stahl . Faust continues his striving and restless activity as new adventures fuel his romantic longings.
Music Christos Pittas Rpt


Unknown: Johann von Goethe
Adapted By: Anthony Vivis
Translation By: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: E L Stahl
Music: Christos Pittas
Faust: Simon Callow
Mephistopheles: Ronald Pickup
Helen: Maureen O'Brien
Homunculus: Jane Knowles
Emperor: David March
Gretchen: Angharad Rees
Wagner: John Livesey
Ariel: Andrew Branch
Euphorion: Andrew Branch
Nereus: Richard Hurndall
Porteus: John Westbrook
Chief: John Westbrook
Chancellor: Lockwood West
Thales: Hugh Dickson
Hoarder: Hugh Dickson
Treasurer: Hugh Dickson
Lynceus: David McAlister
Steward: David McAlister
Anaxagoras: Ronald Herdman
Philemon: Ronald Herdman
Famulus: John Bull
Fool: John Bull
Dread: Frances Jeater
Galatea: Frances Jeater
Manto: Jean Trend
Chorus-leader: Jean Trend
Erichtho: Pauline Letts
Want: Pauline Letts
Thumper: Spencer Banks
Page: Spencer Banks

: Music in Our Time

Capricorn at 20
In this second programme Martin Cotton focuses on music from one of the ensemble's most recent concerts.
Elena Firsova Meditation in the Japanese Garden, Op 54 Sofia Gubaidulina String Trio (1988)
Elisabeth Lutyens Driving Out the Death, Op 81 Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Martin Cotton
Unknown: Elena Firsova
Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choir Works

Constant Lambert
Summer's Last Will and Testament
"One of the undiscovered treasures of the English choral repertoire"
- Malcolm Arnold
Brian Wright and the conductor David Lloyd-Jones introduce this masque of the seasons, setting words by the Elizabethan dramatist Thomas Nashe.
William Shimell (baritone) Chorus of Opera North Leeds Festival Chorus
English Northern
Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Brian Wright
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Dramatist: Thomas Nashe.
Baritone: William Shimell
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Susan Kenyon

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