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: Sacred and Profane

Presented by Paul Guinery. Anon Visitatio sepulchri Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis, conductor
Thomas Binkley
7.34 KOhnel Herr Jesu
Christ, du hochtes Gut Capriccio Stravagante
7.45 Bach Church
Bach Cantata No 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden
American Bach Soloists, conductor Jeffrey Thomas
8.10 Great 40 Days
On each of the next seven
Sundays covering the period after the Resurrection known as the "Great 40 Days", Sacred and Profane presents a chance to hear one of Messiaen's seven visions of the risen life - Les Corps glorieux.
Messiaen Combat de la mort et de la vie (Les Corps glorieux)
Gillian Weir (organ)
8.27 Sheppard Missa cantate for six voices
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
Producer Antony Pitts


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Presented By: Anon Visitatio
Conductor: Thomas Binkley
Unknown: Herr Jesu
Unknown: Capriccio Stravagante
Conductor: Jeffrey Thomas
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Sheppard Missa
Conductor: Bo Holten
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Politician and broadcaster
David Mellor looks ahead to the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: David Mellor

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

A special edition for Easter Day.
Herold Overture: Zampa
9.13 Vaughan Williams
Easter (Five Mystical Songs)
9.19 Schubert Polonaise in B flat, 0824 No 3
9.26 Berners Trois morceaux for orchestra
9.35 Verdi Te deum (Four Sacred Pieces)
9.51 Artist of the Week:
Boris Berezovsky (piano) Schumann Toccata in C
10.04 Composer of the Week:
Georg Muffat Splendidae nuptiae
10.23 Mozart Concerto in Ffor two pianos, K242
10.47 Byrd Ave verum corpus; Sing joyfully
11.08 Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
11.15 Richard Stoker
Sonatina for clarinet and piano
11.25 Bach Easter
Oratorio, BWV 249
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Songs: Schubert Polonaise
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Georg Muffat Splendidae
Unknown: Richard Stoker
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Trading Places

The second of five programmes exploring the current relationship between American and British poetry. Today,
Simon Armitage talks to
Anne Stevenson , who grew up and was educated in the American Midwest and crossed the water several times before settling in Britain. How have these moves affected her writing?


Talks: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Anne Stevenson

: The Sunday Concert

Solti Conducts Strauss
Georg Solti reminisces about his connections with Richard Strauss and conducts two of the composer's best-known symphonic poems with the BBC Philharmonic.
Introduced by Mairi Nicholson. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra; Tod und Verklarung


Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Introduced By: Mairi Nicholson.

: Spirit of the Age

The traditional image of Mary Magdalen in Western society is of a repentant sinner who symbolises both spiritual and erotic love. In this programme for Easter Day, Christopher Page and his guests Susan Haskins and Evelyn Welsh discuss how our cultural perception of her has been formed, drawing on a range of artistic and musical references.
Producer Kate Bofton


Unknown: Mary Magdalen
Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Susan Haskins
Unknown: Evelyn Welsh
Producer: Kate Bofton

: Harewood House Concerts

Another series of three concerts from one of Britain's finest stately homes. The Earl of Harewood introduces a programme of music, including songs by Prokofiev, Dvorak and Poulenc, sung by Susan Chilcott (soprano) accompanied by lain
Burnside (piano). During the short interval, architectural historian Patrick Nuttgens talks about John Carr , architect of Harewood.
A Philip Titcombe production


Sung By: Susan Chilcott
Talks: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: John Carr
Unknown: Philip Titcombe

: Cappella Pratensis

Rebecca Stewart directs the ensemble in the music of Josquin, concluding their Easter tribute to Christ crucified and risen.


Unknown: Rebecca Stewart

: The Sunday Feature: Donizetti's Final Mad Scene

Roger Parker presents a portrait of Donizetti's final years, with Norman Rodway as the composer and with music played and sung by Susan Bullock.
Gaetano Donizetti - composer of Lucia di Lammermoor and some 65 other operas - lapsed into insanity in 1845 and died three years later. The creator of some of the most magnificent mad scenes in all opera experienced insanity as a series of humiliating episodes, including imprisonment at an asylum near Paris. Here, and later back in Italy, the pathetic invalid lost touch with reality, while wellintentioned visitors tried to comfort and stimulate him with his own music.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4


Unknown: Roger Parker
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Sung By: Susan Bullock.
Sung By: Gaetano Donizetti

: Mozart and Bartok

The Guildhall String Ensemble
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K137
Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies Mendelssohn String Symphony No 9 in C
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: Measure for Measure

Saskia Reeves plays Isabella in William Shakespeare 's study of power and morality. When the Duke leaves Angelo in charge of his dukedom, he has no idea how his trust will be abused. Angelo, charged with the task of cleaning up vice in Vienna, promptly becomes its main instigator - with the beautiful Isabella in his sights.
Music by Stephen Warbeck Adaptor and director Peter Kavanagh Rpt


Unknown: Saskia Reeves
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Music By: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Isabella: Saskia Reeves
Duke: Ronald Pickup
Angelo: John Shrapnel
Escalus: Norman Rodway
Claudio: James Frain
Lucio: Simon Russell Beale
Provost: Bill Nighy
Mariana: Linda Marlowe
Elbow: John Baddeley
Pompey: Adrian Edmondson
Friar Peter: Gavin Muir
Barnadine: Don McCorkindale
Juliet: Alison Reid
Mistress Overdone: Tina Grey
Francisca: Frances Jeater
Froth: Ian Kelly
Gentleman: Peter Kenny

: Choir Works

Brian Wright and Jeremy Summerly introduce music recalling the joy three women shared on discovering that Christ's tomb was empty.
Tavemer Dum transisset
MacMillan Visitatio sepulchri Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Producer Antony Pitts Discs


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Tavemer Dum
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Music from South Korea

A concert of p'ansori given by Ahn Suk-Son (singer),
Jung Hwa-Young (drummer) and Ahn Ok-Son (kayagum). Rpt


Singer: Ahn Suk-Son
Singer: Jung Hwa-Young
Singer: Ahn Ok-Son

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday

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