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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Networks, Matrices and Functions 6.15 BSE: Science or Politics? 6.35 Changing Identities

: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery. Debussy La Mer
BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.29 Trad American Spiritual:
Something New (The Revivalist, New York, 1868)
Boston Camerata, director Joel Cohen
7.34 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 21: Ich hatte viel
Bekummernis (Part 1)
Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
7.58 Roderick Swanston on private vision and public duty.
8.00 Bach Cantata No 21: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (Part 2)
8.20 Messiaen Un sourire
BBC NO of Wales/David Atherton
8.32 Grace Williams Sea Sketches
BBC NO of Wales/David Atherton Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Director: Joel Cohen
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Klaus Mertens

: Choice of Three

Conductor Stephen Cleobury previews the week ahead on Radio 3.


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Dyson Overture: At the Tabard Inn RPO, conductor David Willcocks
9.16 Anon Fa fa mi fa; Dum pater familias (The Pilgrimage to Santiago) New London Consort/Philip Pickett
9.22 Mozart Divertimento in D, K136 Stuttgart CO/Karl MOnchinger
9.36 Ives Crossing the Bar
BBC Singers, Christopher Hughes
(organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury
9.41 Bazzini La Ronde des lutins
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Marcel Gazelle (piano)
9.46 Holst Ballet music: The Perfect
English CO, conductor Yehudi Menuhin
9.57 Tallis Spem in alium
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
10.07 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
10.19 Prokofiev Death of Tybalt;
Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)
Oslo Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons
10.29 Bellini Eccomi in lieta vesta; Oh! quante volte (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Turin Theatre Orchestra/John Mauceri
10.39 Bernstein West Side Story (excerpts)
David Nettle and Richard Markham
10.54 Brahms, arr Berio Op 120 No 1 for clarinet and orchestra
James Campbell (clarinet), LSO, conductor Geoffrey Simon
11.31 Weill The Threepenny Opera
London Festival Recording Ensemble, conductor Bernard Herrmann
11.47 Artist of the Week:
William Bennett (flute)
Schubert 15 Originaltanze, D365 Simon Wynberg (guitar)
12.04 Composer of the Week:
Benjamin Frankel Overture: May Day Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert Producer Piers Burton-Page


Conductor: David Willcocks
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Singers: Christopher Hughes
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Bazzini La Ronde
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Marcel Gazelle
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor: Tallis Spem
Director: Peter Phillips

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett investigates what may be the most perplexing subject of all - the meaning of music.
Repeated from yesterday 5.10pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Into the Garden

The last Lord Sherborne was garden designer Ralph Dutton , and the landscape he created at Hinton Ampner , Hampshire, during the thirties, forties and again in the sixties - after his house was destroyed by fire and rebuilt - now belongs to the National Trust. Head gardener Nick Brooks shows Hugh Walters the restoration work which has been carried out over the last few years. See also Monday 9.35pm


Designer: Ralph Dutton
Unknown: Hinton Ampner
Unknown: Nick Brooks
Unknown: Hugh Walters

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Malcolm Sargent Centenary concert given last year at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Conductor Andrew Davis , Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Nina Rautio (soprano), Markella Hatziano (alto), Bonaventura Bottone (tenor), Willard White (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus, Malcolm
Sargent Festival Choir, Royal Choral Society
Walton Coronation Te Deum
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Verdi Requiem


Unknown: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Violin: Nina Rautio
Soprano: Markella Hatziano
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Tenor: Willard White

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt investigates the long history of Baroque music as tackled by a host of arrangers from Mozart to Bobby McFerrin.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Bobby McFerrin.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Exotica

The French fascination with exotic climes, sounds and cultures is reflected in a programme of songs and chamber music dating from the first years of the 20th century. Presented by Linda Ormiston.
Sandra Porter (soprano).
Graeme McNaught (piano), Chamber Group of Scotland
Chausson Chanson perpétuelle for voice and piano quintet
Debussy La Cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Bk 1)
Messiaen Rondeau pour piano
Falla Psyche for voice, flute, harp and string trio
Ravel Chansons madecasses for voice, flute, cello and piano
Messiaen La Merle noir for flute and piano
Delage Quatre poemes hindous for voice and instrumental ensemble
Ravel Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet


Presented By: Linda Ormiston.
Soprano: Sandra Porter
Soprano: Graeme McNaught
Unknown: Messiaen Rondeau
Piano: Messiaen La Merle

: The Sunday Feature: Last Stand

120 years ago on 25 June 1876: in the valley of the Little Bighorn river, several thousand Cheyenne and Sioux warriors start an extraordinary and enduring industry by killing
Lt Col George Armstrong Custer. Devised by Fraser Harrison and featuring Custer impersonator Steve Alexander. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Lt Col George Armstrong Custer.
Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Unknown: Steve Alexander.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Bach Cello Suites

Colin Carr (cello)
Bach Cello Suites: No 4 in E flat, BWV 1010; No 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Cello: Colin Carr

: The Sunday Play: Pentecost

David Edgar 's play - winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Award for
Best Play - comes to radio in a new adaptation by the playwright. The work is an urgent and powerful response to the turbulent past and uneasy present of Eastern Europe: an intellectual thriller and complex political parable.
Director Hilary Norrish


Unknown: David Edgar
Director: Hilary Norrish
Oliver Davenport: Oliver Ford Davies
Gabriella Pecs: Sian Thomas
Leo Katz: Michael Feast
Yasmin: Suzan Sylvester
Amira: Kate Fenwick
Mikhail Czaba: Glenn Hugill
Fr Karolyi: Stephen Critchlow
Fr Bojovic: Kevork Malikyan
Toni: Matilda Ziegler
Anna Jedlikova: Janice McKenzie
Abdul: Raad Rawi
Nico: Stephen Elliott
Grigori: Jason Watkins
Antonio: Burt Caesar
Cleopatra: Kate Steavenson-Payne

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces a selection of psalm settings from over 200 years - from Handel's extraordinary Dixit dominus through to Stravinsky's visionary Symphony of Psalms.
Handel Dixit dominus (Psalm 110) Lynne Dawson and Lynda Russell
(sopranos), Charles Brett (alto), Ian Partridge (tenor), Michael George (baritone), The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/Harry Christophers
Parry Lord, let me know mine end (Psalm 39)
Choir of St George's Chapel,
Windsor/Christopher Robinson
Elgar Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29) Choir of Winchester Cathedral,
Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms (Psalms 39, 40 and 150) Festival Singers of Toronto, CBC SO, conducted by the composer Rpt


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Handel Dixit
Unknown: Lynne Dawson
Sopranos: Lynda Russell
Sopranos: Charles Brett
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Michael George

: Traditional Music

Music from the Edge of the Known World - Scotland and Iceland
John Purser examines the ancient cultural and musical connections between Scotland and Iceland. 2: Kirk and Kirkja


Unknown: John Purser

: Record Review

Building a Library
Anthony Burton compares recordings of Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor, K427 (Great). Robert Philip reviews new recordings of orchestral music, including Mitsuko Uchida 's reading of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 3 and 4, Brahms'
Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 by Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players, and Schumann's four symphonies performed by the CO of Europe with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Revised rpt from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano) Brahms 15 Romanzen aus "Die schone Magelone", Op 33
2.15 Consortium Classicum play arrangements by Triebensee: Mozart Don Giovanni (excerpts) Schubert Die Zauberharfe, D644; Incidental music:
Rosamunde, D797
3.30 Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat Berlin Philharmonic/Gunter Wand
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Mozart Don Giovanni

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