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: Open University

American Conversations:
Arthur Schlesinger Jr


Unknown: Arthur Schlesinger Jr

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

Radio 3's Sunday sequence presented by Paul Guinery. Including at approximately
7.03 Borodin Overture:
Prince Igor
7.15 Bach Concerto in F
(BWV 971) (Italian)
Parry Fantasie-Sonata in B
7.40 Purcell Praise the Lord, 0 my soul (Z48)
8.00 The Great
Two thousand years of music from the Mass explored by Rev Alan Walker.
8.45 Tchaikovsky Elegy No 2 in G
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Parry Fantasie-Sonata
Unknown: Alan Walker.

: Choice of Three

Simon Joly , conductor of the BBC Singers, takes an individual look ahead at the coming week's programmes on Radio 3.


Conductor: Simon Joly

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 3 in C minor
9.10 Anon The King's Delight; All in a Garden
Green; Gathering Peascods
9.15 Schubert, arr Brahms Landler (D366)
9.22 Composer of the Week:
Concerto grosso in D
9.35 Debussy, orch
Mouton Deux arabesques
9.48 Tchaikovsky
Suite: The Nutcracker
10.11 Kenneth Leighton Serenade in C
10.24 Byrd Venite (The Great Service)
10.30 Stenhammar
Overture: Excelsior
10.50 Mozart Clarinet
Concerto in A (K622)
11.22 Anon The Lovely Northerne Lasse
11.30 Part Summa
11.42 Artist of the Week:
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Lovregllo Fantasy on themes from Verdi's "La
11.55 Janacek, arr Vaclav Talich Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Brahms Landler
Unknown: Mouton Deux
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Byrd Venite
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Unknown: Vaclav Talich
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

The composer Mark-Anthony Turnage has written a new song, Home, specially for the programme. He talks about it to lain Burnside and chooses some other songs to go with it.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

The High Aesthetic Band? Verdi's opera La forza del Destino didn't reach a British theatre until 1867, but, within a few months of its premiere at St Petersburg five years earlier, it was heard all over the north of England - in James Smyth 's arrangement for brass band. Roderick
Swanston, Trevor Herbert ,
Dave Russell and Cyril Ehrlich look into the social history of the brass band movement in 19th-century Britain, the first mass involvement of ordinary working-class people in instrumental art music anywhere in the world. Producer David Gallagher
See also Brass Roots, Thursday


Unknown: James Smyth
Unknown: Trevor Herbert
Unknown: Dave Russell
Unknown: Cyril Ehrlich
Producer: David Gallagher

: From the Proms 1994

Thomas Allen (baritone)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Mark Wigglesworth
Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Celebrity Recital

Alexei Lubimov (piano)
A recital by the celebrated Russian pianist, recorded last November at the Wigmore Hall, London, and introduced by Lucy Longhurst.
Beethoven Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel
Ives Sonata No 2 (Concord) A Classic Arts production


Piano: Alexei Lubimov
Introduced By: Lucy Longhurst.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Lazarev
Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin) Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 2


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky

: Making Waves

Little Englands
In the first of a week of programmes casting a sceptical eye over the cliches of national identity, Christopher Cook searches for Arcadia, 400 years after the publication of Philip Sidney 's famed romance. Producer John Goudie
Continued in Night Waves on Tuesday 10.45pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philip Sidney
Producer: John Goudie

: Golub, Caplan, Carr Trio

Beethoven Allegretto in B flat (Wo039); Variations in E flat, Op 44
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: FAIREST ISLE The Sunday Play: Fair Hearing

by Steve May.
During the Second World War, Charlie, a young violinist, finds a place in Michael Tippett 's Voluntary Employment Orchestra.
Like the man he so admires, Charlie wants to be a virtuoso musician and a conscientious objector to the war, but for a kid from Peckham - "C3 and piss poor" according to his father - even to get a fair hearing is just not that easy.
Music played by Will Menter
(soprano saxophone) and Julian Dale (double bass), and composed and arranged by Steve May and Will Menter Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Steve May.
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Played By: Will Menter
Unknown: Julian Dale
Arranged By: Steve May
Arranged By: Will Menter
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Charlie: Julian Rhind Tutt
Max: Samuel West
Bren: Gavin Muir
George: Bill Wallis
Mrs: Tessa Worsley
Vicar: Denys Hawthorne
Caruso: Don McCorkindale
Asylum supervisor: Peter Yapp

: Music in Our Time

Journeys with Old Man Bach
Pianist Nicolas Hodges invited eight British composers to create piano transcriptions of favourite
Bach originals. The result is a piano recital with a difference. Composers
Michael Finnissy , Alwynne Pritchard ,
Jonathan Powell , Andrew Toovey ,
Howard Skempton , Judith Weir , Morison/Opit and Chris Newman reflect on their journey with "Old Man Bach".


Pianist: Nicolas Hodges
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Andrew Toovey
Unknown: Howard Skempton
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Chris Newman

: Choir Works

Brian Wright presents Handel's penultimate oratorio, Theodora, recorded at last year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Handel turns the original moral - if not priggish - Christian fable of the martyr
Theodora into one of his greatest and most intimate works.
St James Baroque Players,
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge/Ivor Bolton Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: St James Baroque
Unknown: Ivor Bolton
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan
Theodora: Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Irene: Julia Gooding (soprano)
Didymus: Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Septimus: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Valens: Michael George (bass)

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