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: Sacred and Profane

with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Purcell My beloved spake (128)
Charles Brett (countertenor) Wynford Evans (tenor)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Roderick Earle (bass) Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot
7.13 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Tadaaki Otaka
8.00 The Great
Luther had nothing but praise for Josquln, but his ideas of liturgical reform were to rock the foundations of the musical world in the Renaissance of which Josquin was a pinnacle.
8.35 Purcell 0 God Thou hast cast us out (Z36)
Gillian Fisher and Elizabeth
Priday (sopranos)
Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Maldwyn Davies (tenor) Owen Grundy (bass) Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot
8.40 Hindemrth Horn
Michael Thompson (horn) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Tadaaki Otaka
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Charles Brett
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Bass: Roderick Earle
Conductor: John Eliot
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: God Thou
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Christopher Robson
Tenor: Maldwyn Davies
Bass: Owen Grundy
Conductor: John Eliot
Horn: Michael Thompson
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

An individual look ahead to the Radio 3 week by Jeremy Summerly - writer, musician and presenter of The English Cadence.


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

from St George's, Brandon Hill, in Bristol.
The programme features live music from the Dufay Collective and listeners' requests. Including
Sullivan's Ballet Suite:
Victoria and Merry England, Dukas's The Sorcerer's
Apprentice, Peter Maxwell Davies's Renaissance
Scottish Dances and finishing with On the Dominant Divide from
John Adams 's Grand Pianola
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to guitarist John Williams , to Estonian conductor Paavo Jarvi
, and looks at a new book on the life of George Frideric
Handel. Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Guitarist: John Williams
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Unknown: George Frideric

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Semper Dolens lain Burnside focuses on one of the first great English songwriters, John Dowland. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Songwriters: John Dowland.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

"Music, Nothing but music ...
In the second of his monthly series trawling the depths of British musical history, Roderick Swanston comes up with treasures from the Eton Choirbook and discovers why the Dutch humanist Erasmus was so jealous of what went on in English churches:
" ... they have so much music in England that the monks attend to nothing else ... they fancy they can please God by gurgling in their throats."
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Producer: Antony Pitts

: From the Proms 1994

Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor
Christoph von Dohnanyi
Bach, orch Webem Ricercar a 6 (The Musical Offering) Stravinsky Violin Concerto Mahler
Symphony No 1 in D


Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: Chopin Studies

Piers Lane (piano)
Chopin 12 Studies, Op 25 Rpt

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Delia Jones (mezzo) Artur Pizarro (piano) Berlioz Overture: Le
Carnaval romain
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
Rhian Samuel Clytemnestra (BBC commission, first performance)
Respighl Pini di Roma
Concert given in St David 's Hall, Cardiff, sponsored by Schroder investment Management


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Delia Jones
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Rhian Samuel Clytemnestra
Unknown: Respighl Pini
Unknown: St David

: Making Waves

Richard Coles investigates the life and work of Louis
MacNeice, poet, playwright and radio producer, in the light of a major new biography by Jon Stallworthy. Plus the critical response to Michael Tippett 's opera
King Priam, newly revived at the Coliseum, London. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Jon Stallworthy.
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Lindsay Quartet

with Michael Collins
Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 42 Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in A (K581) Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Clarinet: Michael Collins

: The Sunday Play: Machinal

by Sophie Treadwell , the third play in this season. Sophie Treadwell was a prolific and controversial writer whose feminist themes and innovative dramatisation brought expressionist theatre powerfully back to life.
Machinal is loosely based on the sensational murder trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray , and is a stinging indictment of a world which oppresses women.
Featuring most of the cast from the National Theatre production, including Fiona Shaw as the Young
Woman, John Woodvine as George H Jones and Ciaren Hinds as the Man.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Music by Stephen Warbeck
A Catherine Bailey production


Unknown: Sophie Treadwell
Unknown: Sophie Treadwell
Unknown: Ruth Snyder
Unknown: Judd Gray
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: George H Jones
Unknown: Ciaren Hinds
Music By: Stephen Warbeck
Unknown: Catherine Bailey
Telephone girl: Matilda Ziegler
Stenographer: Lynn Farleigh
Adding clerk: Bill Wauis
Filing clerk: James Duke
Mother: June Watson
Doctor: Christopher Rozycki
Woman at Bar: Rachel Power
Defense lawyer: Roger Sloman
Prosecution lawyer: Colin Stinton

: Music in Our Time

Just over a week ago, the Dutch street band Orkest de Volharding gave a concert in Amsterdam's
Ijsbreker Hall. On the bill was a new BBC commission by Martin Butler as well as several other new works from America and the Netherlands. Christopher Fox was there to sample the atmosphere, hear the performance and talk to some of the composers.
Martin Butler Hootenanny (BBC commission, first performance)
Huub de Vrlend Blues and new works by Evan Zlporyn
Karsten Fundal and Henk van der Meulen.


Unknown: Martin Butler
Unknown: Netherlands. Christopher
Unknown: Martin Butler Hootenanny
Unknown: Evan Zlporyn
Unknown: Karsten Fundal
Unknown: Henk van Der Meulen.

: Choir Works

Presented by Brian Wright. Judith Howarth (soprano) Jean Rigby (mezzo)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) Huddersfield Choral Society BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Jane Glover Dvorak Te Deum
Verdi Te Deum
Walton Coronation Te Deum
Elgar The Music Makers Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Presented By: Brian Wright.
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Jean Rigby
Unknown: David Wilson-Johnson
Conducted By: Jane Glover
Conducted By: Dvorak Te Deum
Conducted By: Verdi Te Deum
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

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