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: Sacred and Profane

with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Purcell My song shall be always praising thee (Z31)
7.25 Svendsen Symphony No 1 in D, Op 4
8.00 The Great
Including excerpts from the Messe de Tournai and from the Worcester Fragments. With Rev Alan Walker.
8.35 Capel Bond Concerto No 6 in B flat
8.45 Purcell Blow up the trumpet in Zion (110) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Alan Walker.
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

Soprano Barbara Bonney looks ahead at the week's programmes on Radio 3.


Soprano: Barbara Bonney

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

9.00 Artist of the Week: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Nielsen Overture: Maskarade - Swedish Radio SO

9.08 Grieg Prelude; Sarabande; Rigaudon (Holberg Suite) - Netherlands Guitar Trio

9.19 Handel Suite No 3 in G (Water Music) - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

9.36 Rossini, arr Respighi La Boutique fantasque - SNO/Alexander Gibson

9.56 Brahms Fest- und Gedenkspruche - Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter

10.05 Albinoni Oboe Concerto in C, Op 9 No 5 - Anthony Camden (oboe) London Virtuosi, director John Georgiadis

10.14 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 (Preludio) - Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)

10.25 Bach, orch Henry Wood Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) - BBC SO/Andrew Davis

10.35 Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae - Soloists Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Arensky Suite No 1, Op 15 - Stephen Coombs and Ian Munro (pianos)

11.00 Moniuszko Overture; Mountain Dances (Halka) - Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Semkow

11.15 Cristobal de Morales Parce Mitti Domine - Hilliard Ensemble, Jan Garbarek (saxophone)

11.22 Stravinsky Ragtime - London Sinfonietta/Esa-Pekka Salonen

11.27 Composer of the Week: Hindemith
Ragtime (Suite) (1922) - Siegfried Mauser (piano)

11.35 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D - Nigel Kennedy (violin) LPO/Okko Kamu



Presenter: Brian Kay
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

English Country Garden lain Burnside sets off on his year-long journey through British song from the sheltered sanctuary of the garden.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

Purcell, Our Contemporary? Since the 1940s, more and more of Purcell's music has become accessible in recordings and in print.
What value has his musical legacy, 300 years after his death? Michael Berkeley talks to musicians, both British and foreign, about Purcell's place in the musical pantheon, the ways in which his music remains unique, and his influence on composers today. Producer Michael Emery


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Michael Emery

: From the Proms 1994

A second chance to hear some of the outstanding concerts from last summer's 100th season.
Schoenberg Gurrelieder
BBC Singers
Philharmonia Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus BBC SO/Andrew Davis
Next programme in two weeks


Tove: Karita Mattila (soprano)
Waldemar: Neil Breeden (tenor)
Wood Dove: Ann Murray (mezzo)
Klaus: Philip Langridge (tenor)
DAVID: Wilson- Johnson (baritone)
Speaker: Hans Hotter

: After Corelli

The first of two programmes of chamber music by Corelli and followers.
Collegium Musicum 90 Corelli
Sonata in D, Op 5 No I Duval Sonata in B minor, Op 1 No 7
Telemann Corellisierende
Trio, No 1 in F
Mattheson Sonata alia
Corelli in D minor
Couperin L'Apotheose de Corelli
Rpt Second programme Friday


Unknown: Duval Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Timothy Hugh (cello) Mozart
Overture: Die Zauberflote
Hugh Wood Cello Concerto Dvorak Symphony No 6 in D


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Cello: Timothy Hugh
Cello: Hugh Wood

: Making Waves

In the first programme of 1995, Richard Coles takes a look at arts highlights of the year ahead, and explores the music of Fats Waller as Ain't Misbehavin' opens at the Tricycle Theatre in London.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Fats Waller
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Mozart and Grieg

Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Mozart Sonata in A (K526) Grieg Sonata in G, Op 13 Lunchtime Concert from 21 Nov


Violin: Dong-Suk Kang
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Unknown: Grieg Sonata

: The Sunday Play: Fairest Isle

Stephen Wyatt 's play has been commissioned to commemorate the tercentenary of the death of Henry Purcell. The opera
King Arthur is acclaimed as a masterpiece, but as neither Purcell nor John
Dryden fully understood each other's artistic aims, their collaboration was frequently tempestuous.
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Director: Martin Jenkins
John Dryden: Benjamin Whitrow
Henry Purcell: Ian Hughes
Elizabeth Dryden: Barbara Jefford
Frances Purcell: Deborah Berlin
Halifax: John Rowe
Thomas Betterton: John Shrapnel
Louis Grabu: Trader Faulkner
John Milton: Don McCorkindale
Charles II: Derek Waring
James II: Peter Yapp
Thomas Shadwell: Gavin Muir
Wit/Actor: David Antrobus
Harpsichordist: Malcolm Hicks
Boy Treble: Timothy Dickinson

: Music in Our Time

Last October the World
Music Days festival held its annual jamboree in Stockholm. Works from some 40 member countries were performed to packed audiences in various parts of the city.
Andrew Kurowski was among them and he presents his round-up of highlights from the 75 or so works on offer.


Unknown: Andrew Kurowski

: Choir Works

Brian Wright presents a reconstruction by Jean-Claude Malgoire of the service of Vespers as it might have been sung at the Pieta in Venice in 1715. The music is taken from
Vivaldi's sumptuous and dramatic settings.
Vivaldi Vespers for the Nativity of the Virgin
Lynne Dawson (soprano)
James Bowman (countertenor) John Elwes (tenor)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone) La MaÎtrise Boréale
La Grande Ecurie et la
Chambre du Roy/Jean-Claude Malgoire. Discs
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Claude Malgoire
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: John Elwes
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Claude Malgoire.
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

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