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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Weber
Overture: Euryanthe
7.18 Howells
Violin Sonata No 2
7.38 Copland
Clarinet Concerto
8.00 The Great
Thanksgiving with the Rev Alan Walker
8.25 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Alan Walker

: Choice of Three

Conductor Robert Ziegler previews the Radio 3 week.


Conductor: Robert Ziegler

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Waldteufel Waltz: Les grenadiers
9.11 Composer of the Week:
Carver and his
Anon A Scotts Tune; The
Scottish Huntsupe (Jane Pickering 's Lutebook)
9.15 Locatelli Concerto grosso in D, Op 1 No 5
9.23 Brahms Waltzes , Op 39 Nos 1-7
9.32 Kabalevsky Suite: The Comedians, Op 26
9.48 Stanford Three
Motets, Op 38
9.58 Soler Concerto No 1 in C for two organs
10.07 Lehar The Merry Widow (excerpt)
10.18 Henry Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 5
10.24 Purcell A Suite of Theatre Music
10.33 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
11.03 Anne Dudley Veni Sancte Spiritus
11.08 Artist of the Week:
Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Messlaen Dieu parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur)
11.17 Liszt, arr Franz Doppler Hungarian
Rhapsody No 6 (Camival in Pest)
11.29 Rossini String Sonata No 2 in A
11.52 Haydn Fantasia in C (H XVII 4)
12.00 Ravel La valse
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Unknown: Jane Pickering
Unknown: Brahms Waltzes
Unknown: Henry Cowell Hymn
Unknown: Anne Dudley Veni
Artist: Sancte Spiritus
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Messlaen Dieu
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

lain Burnside presents some penitential songs for Lent. Producer Gwawr Owen


Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Fairest Isle

Elgar's Final Enigma
When Elgar died in 1934, he left over 120 pages of sketches and fragments of his Third Symphony, a BBC commission. In the words of George Bernard Shaw ,
"no completion is possible: the symphony, like
Beethoven's tenth, died with him."
Composer Anthony Payne , who has admired these fragments for over 20 years, offers an assessment of their quality and potential, with the help of the BBC
Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier , and pianist Keith Swallow. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Conducted By: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Pianist: Keith Swallow.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: From the Proms 1994

Kathryn Stott (piano) BBC Scottish SO/ Jerzy Maksymiuk Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D
James MacMillan The
Confession of Isobel Gowdie
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: James MacMillan

: La Follia, Salzburg

The Baroque string group play music from 17th-century Austria and Germany. Biber Balletti a 4 Rosenmüller
Sonata No 7 in D minor
Schmelzer Die Festschule
Biber Balletti lamentabili in E minor
Mayr Partita a 4 in D
Biber Sonata da camera No
6 in G minor (Mensa Sonora)

: Towards the Millennium

Lucy Shelton and Barbara Bonney (sopranos)
Philip Langridge , Nigel Robson and Peter Hall (tenors) Simon Keenlyside and Christopher Purves (baritones)
London Sinfonietta Chorus
London Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Rattle
Boulez Le soleil des eaux
Poulenc Les mamelles de


Unknown: Lucy Shelton
Sopranos: Barbara Bonney
Sopranos: Philip Langridge
Sopranos: Nigel Robson
Tenors: Peter Hall
Tenors: Simon Keenlyside
Baritones: Christopher Purves
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Making Waves

Crusoes, Whittingtons, Flying Dutchmen and Prodigal Sons all find company in the new Oxford Book of Exile.
Richard Coles talks to its author, journalist and writer John Simpson , about the rich literature inspired by exile - imposed and chosen, at home and abroad.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Chilingirian Quartet

Hugh Wood
String Quartet No 4
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Last Monday's Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: The Dark Tower

Louis MacNeice's classic radio parable, first produced in 1946, receives its first new production in more than 20 years. When Roland, the youngest of seven sons, sets off in the well-worn footsteps of family tradition, his journey inevitably leads to the Dark Tower that has loomed perilously over his family for generations. Now Roland faces a choice between blind obedience or free will
- if he is to confront "the evil that never dies".
Music by Philip Hammond
Performed by the Renaissance Singers
Director Michael Quinn


Music By: Philip Hammond
Director: Michael Quinn
Sergeant-Trumpeter: John Hewitt
Gavin: Sean Kearns
Roland: Sean Campion
Mother: Eileen Pollock
Tutor: J J Murphy
Sylvie: Lynn Cahill
Blind Peter: Mark Mulholland
Soak: Niall Cusack
Barmaid: Amanda Maquire
Stentor: Wesley Murphy
Steward: Paddy Scully
Neaera: Roma Tomelty
Child's Voice: Joe Keenan

: Music in Our Time

Scandinavian Sounds
Martin Cotton introduces pieces by two of the younger generation of Scandinavian composers. Anders Hillborg Celestial Mechanics
Stockholm Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Cecilie Ore Nunc et Nunc
(BBC commission, first performance)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Choir Works

"I imagined Elijah as a real prophet through and through: strong, zealous and, yes, even bad-tempered, angry and brooding."
Brian Wright introduces Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio in conversation with Richard Hickox.
Mendelssohn Elijah
Janice Watson (soprano) Connor Burrowes (treble) Sarah Walker (mezzo)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Bryn Terfel (baritone)
London Symphony Chorus BBC Welsh Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Richard Hickox
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Richard Hickox.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Elijah
Soprano: Janice Watson
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

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