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: Sacred and Profane

Presented by Paul Guinery.
7.03 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor (K546)
7.12 Purcell 0 Lord our governor (Z39)
7.17 Trad Sabosiho
(Georgian healing song)
7.20 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 1 in C minor
8.00 The Great Thanksgiving Paul Guinery and the Rev Alan Walker make the second of seven visits to churches in London. This week the music of the Welsh Chapel tradition is heard alongside William Mathias , Dieter Schnebel and Arvo Part.
8.30 Bach Suite in E minor
(BWV 996)
8.45 Purcell 0 praise God in His holiness (Z42) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: Dieter Schnebel

: Choice of Three

Composer Piers Hellawell takes a personal look at the week ahead on Radio 3.


Unknown: Piers Hellawell

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Watton March: The History of the English-Speaking Peoples
9.08 Dowland Sorrow stay; Can she excuse my wrongs?
9.15 Gabrilovich
9.20 Respighi La Primavera (Three Botticelli Pictures)
9.28 Anon Dances
(Chominciamento di Gioia)
9.40 Coates Suite: London
9.55 Telemann
Concerto in E minor
10.14 Villa Lobos
Bachianas Brasilieras No 5
10.26 Wagner Siegfried 's Rhine Journey; Funeral
Music (Gotterdammerung)
10.40 Haydn Mass in B flat (Kleine Orgelmesse)
10.57 Composer of the Week:
Stravinsky Concerto in D for string orchestra
11.10 Trad, arr Britten Folk Song Arrangements
11.17 Artist of the Week:
Ton Koopman (organ)
Handel Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 7 No 6
11.26 Rachmaninov
Magnificat (Vespers)
11.45 Parry Symphony No 5 in B minor (Symphonic Fantasia)
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Unknown: Villa Lobos
Unknown: Bachianas Brasilieras
Unknown: Wagner Siegfried
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 4.15pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

In a special programme for St George's Day, lain
Burnside takes a look at patriotism in song.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Fairest Isle

The Devil Can Quote Scripture As a Gentleman and Organist of the Chapel Royal, Purcell provided anthems and odes for all sorts of ceremonial occasions.
Bruce Wood looks at the political background to Purcell's career and the way in which his music was used to sustain and bolster royal power.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Bruce Wood
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor David Atherton
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian) Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor


Conductor: David Atherton
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum

: Spirit of the Age

Haydn's two visits to
London in the early 1790s were landmarks in his career, but what did the composer learn from his experiences in England? George Pratt and Denis McCaldin investigate, with excerpts from The Creation, The Seasons and the Scottish and Irish folk song arrangements.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Denis McCaldin
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Yevgeni Kissin Plays Chopin

A recital given by the young Russian pianist at the 1994 Salzburg Festival. Chopin
Fantasy in F minor, Op 49 Sonata in B minor, Op 58 Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44
Mazurkas: in G, Op 50 No 1; in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3; in D, Op 33 No 2; in F minor, Op 68 No 4; in F sharp minor, Op 59 No 3; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in B, Op 63 No 1
Scherzo in E, Op 54

: Sunday Feature: Legacy of Liszt

Franz Liszt is best known as a great 19th-century piano virtuoso, and many of his compositions are familiar concert pieces. But what was the legacy of Liszt the teacher? Jonathan
Dobson talks to Liszt biographer Alan Walker , reads the memoirs of Liszt's pupils and listens to the recordings left by some of the most talented of them.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Alan Walker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Liszt and the Viola

Presented by Leslie Howard.
Paul Coletti (viola)
Leslie Howard (piano)
Berlioz, arr Liszt Harold in Italy
Pilgrim's March (Harold in Italy) for piano
Uszt Romance oubliée


Presented By: Leslie Howard.
Viola: Paul Coletti
Piano: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Liszt Harold

: The Sunday Play: Henry IV Part 2

by William Shakespeare.
Despite defeat, the rebels are still plotting against
King Henry, who has fallen sick. Hal is weary of life at court and continues his adventures in the tavern.
The dying king despairs once more of his wayward son. Falstaff continues to profit from his relationship with Hal, believing that high office awaits him when Hal is crowned.
Musicians: Sue Baxendale,
Elizabeth Brierley , Steven Magee , Alan Morrison , Valerie Stark Music by Paddy Cuneen Director Michael Fox


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Unknown: Elizabeth Brierley
Unknown: Steven Magee
Unknown: Alan Morrison
Unknown: Valerie Stark
Music By: Paddy Cuneen
Director: Michael Fox
Falstaff: Robert Hardy
Hal: Robert Glenister
Henry IV: Barrie Rutter
Northumberland: James Tomlinson
Lord Chief Justice: Russell Dixon
Prince John: Antony Byrne
Lady Percy: Geraldine Alexander
Mistress Quickly: Jane Cox
Bardolph: Robert Whelan
Scroop: Rob Pickavance
Mowbray: Stefan Escreet
Poins: John Lloyd-Fillingham
Justice Shallow: Peter Copley
Page: Nina Wadia
Peto/Snare/Moldy: Andy Wear
Pistol: Cliff Howells
Silence/Rumour/Beadle: Keith Clifford
Lord Bardolph/Harcourt: Malcolm Raeburn
Doll Tearsheet: Frances Jeater
Warwick/Morton: Wyuje Longmore
Gloucester/Hastings: Lyndam Gregory
Westmoreland/Davy: Peter Whitman
Clarence/Will: Adam Sunderland

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces
Stravinsky's Persephone in a performance from the 1993 BBC Proms. Twenty years after The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky returned to the theme of the seasons with the classical myth of Persephone. John Aler (tenor)
Laurence Bouvard (narrator) New London Children's
BBC Singers
BBC SO/David Atherton Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Brian Wright
Narrator: Laurence Bouvard
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Record Review

with Anthony Burton. Building a Library
Mahler's Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) by Edward Seckerson. Karel Janovicky on new releases of Czech music.
Revised repeat from yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Karel Janovicky

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