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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

Presented by Paul Guinery , who today makes a musical visit to Spain. Including at approximately
7.03 Purcell
The Lord is my light (Z55) Rogers Covey-Crump and Charles Daniels (tenors) Michael George (bass)
King's Choir and Consort, director Robert King
7.15 Delius
Caprice and Elegy
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
7.25 Poulenc Stabat Mater
Janis Watson (soprano) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal
8.00 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Martin Roscoe (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor
George Hurst
8.25 Miguel de Fuenllana Three pieces
Christopher Wilson (vihuela)
8.33 Cabanllles Tiento de falsas de primer tono; Batalla imperial
Josep Bonet (organ)
8.44 Rodrigo
Triptic de Mosen Cinto Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor
Rafael Frilhbeck de
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Presented By: Paul Guinery
Tenors: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Poulenc Stabat Mater
Soprano: Janis Watson
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Conductor: George Hurst
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Josep Bonet
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

Violinist Tasmin Little previews the forthcoming week on Radio 3.


Violinist: Tasmin Little

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

from Ysgol Dinas
Bran as part of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. With live music from some of those taking part in the Eisteddfod, and listeners' requests including Hoist's Suite: Brook Green, excerpts from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet and, to end the programme, Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Festival
Producer Edward Blakeman


Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, a new book about music's 'master of bewilderment and deception' - Erik Satie. Plus a look at this year's Almeida Opera Festival in London.
Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Erik Satie.

: Fairest Isle Songbook

lain Burnside presents some of William Byrd 's most memorable consort songs for voice and viols. Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: William Byrd
Producer: David McGuinness

: Fairest Isle

Elgar's Final Enigma
When Elgar died, he left over 120 pages of sketches and fragments of his third symphony.
Composer Anthony Payne , who has known and admired these fragments for over 20 years, offers an assessment of their quality and potential, with the help of pianist Keith Swallow and the BBC
Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier. See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Anthony Payne
Pianist: Keith Swallow

: The Sunday Concert

Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Bernard Haitink Shostakovich Symphony No 5

: Spirit of the Age

If Love Be the Food of Music
In the first of two programmes, Christopher Page and George Pratt introduce a selection of love songs from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Cheltenham Festival 1995

Shura Cherkassky (piano) Schubert Four Impromptus (D899)
Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
4.35 When Shura Met
Hobey ...
A portrait of Cherkassky's visit in May this year to his birthplace of Odessa in the Ukraine, where he met
Hobart Earle , the dynamic young conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic. A Penumbra production
4.55 Bartok Sonata
Rubinstein Melody in F Lennox Berkeley Two Preludes; Polka
Berio Three Encores
Liszt Polonaise No 2 in E
Concert sponsored by Butler Fuels See also Tuesday 7.30pm


Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Hobart Earle

: Sunday Feature: Cantata for Wind

Wind has shaped our world, disseminated flowers and plants, created trading routes, provided us with power and given us a sense of the divine.
Australian poet Peter Porter mixes free and rhymed verse with music by Nick Russell Pavier and David Chilton
to evoke the sound and mood of the wind.
Readers Teresa Gallagher and Nigel Anthony. A Perryscope production


Unknown: Peter Porter
Music By: Nick Russell Pavier
Music By: David Chilton
Readers: Teresa Gallagher
Readers: Nigel Anthony.

: Schubert

Schwanengesang (D957) Olaf Bar (baritone)
Camillo Radicke (piano)
Last Monday's Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: Elgar's Third

The story of Elgar's unfinished third symphony has always aroused curiosity. This is its story, from its commissioning by the BBC at the instigation of Bernard Shaw to the struggle by the composer to overcome his doubts and fears. Martin Jenkins 's production won two 1995
Sony Awards - Best Play for writer David Pownall and Best Actor for Bernard Hepton
in the title role - and includes some of the surviving musical fragments.


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Elgar: Bernard Hepton
Alice: Anna Massey
Carice: Frances Jeater
Bernard Shaw: Denys Hawthorne
John Reith: Crawford Logan
Mase: Gareth Armstrong
Stanley Baldwin: John Rowe
Mountford: Malcolm Ward
Delius: John Evitts
Jelka: Margaret John
Billy Reed: David Timson
Landon Ronald/Father Gibb: James Taylor
Thompson/Gaisberg: Colin Pinney
Vera/Stenographer: Teresa Gallagher
Nurse: Niki Jenkins
Doctor/Engineer: Nicholas Boulton
Violin/Viola: Michael Schoaeld
Piano: Tony Sellors

: Choir Works

Haydn The Creation
John Eliot Gardiner , known for his fresh approach to Bach, Beethoven and Berlioz, now turns his attention to Haydn's great choral favourite. Presented by Brian Wright.
Sylvia McNair (soprano) Michael Schade (tenor) Gerald Finley (bass) Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner Producer Tim Thorne
Performance sponsored by British Gas and PPP


Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Presented By: Brian Wright.
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Tenor: Michael Schade
Bass: Gerald Finley
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Record Review

Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Building a Library
Schubert's Fantasie in C for violin and piano (D934) by Robert Philip. Stephen Johnson and Edward Greenfield
discuss new orchestral releases.
Rvsd rpt from yesterday 9.00am


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Robert Philip.
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Edward Greenfield

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