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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Matrices and Transformations
6.15 Plays of Soyinka
6.35 The Search for Secular Answers

: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Michael Torke Saxophone Concerto John Harle (saxophone), BBC NO of Wales, conductor Martyn Brabbins
7.22 Rheinberger Mass for double choir BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
7.47 Vil lieber zeit uff diser Erde
(Buxheim Organ Book) Joseph Payne (organ)
7.50 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 185: Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Kai Wessel (alto), Guy de Mey (tenor),
Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
8.08 Nielsen Commotio, Op 58 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
8.32 Mozarabic Chant Antiphon:
Beatus vir; Gospel: Matthew 24 w 27-35; Alleluia exultabitjustus Ensemble Organum, director Marcel Peres
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Michael Torke
Unknown: John Harle
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: David Hill
Unknown: Joseph Payne
Unknown: Barmherziges Herze
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Kai Wessel
Tenor: Guy de Mey
Tenor: Klaus Mertens

: Choice of Three

Horn-player David Pyatt previews the week ahead on Radio 3.
See also Wednesday 1.00pm


Horn-Player: David Pyatt

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Composer of the Week:
Berwald Overture: Estrella de Soria
Swedish RSO/Roy Goodman
9.19 Kreisler, transcr Rachmaninov Liebesfreud : Liebesleid
Howard Shelley (piano)
9.30 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
9.43 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No 5
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), cello ensemble, director Lynn Harrell (cello)
10.00 Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.23 Telemann Sonata in G minor
Marcel Ponseele (oboe), Richte van der Meer (cello), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord)
10.36 Dvorak Cantata: The American
Joseph Evans (tenor), Barry McDaniel (baritone), St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin RSO/Michael Tilson Thomas
10.58 Artists of the Week:
Endellion Quartet
Dvorak String Quartet in F. Op 96 (American) (finale)
11.15 Debussy L'lsle joyeuse (orch Molinari); Tarantelle styrienne (orch Ravel)
Philharmonia/Geoffrey Simon
11.26 Wieniawski, arr Wilhems Legende, Op 17
Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)
11.35 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5
Philharmonia/John Barbirolli Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Rachmaninov Liebesfreud
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Oboe: Marcel Ponseele
Cello: Pierre Hantai
Tenor: Barry McDaniel

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme in which Ivan Hewett and guests examine current issues in the world of music.
Today, music for the theatre - from Mystery Plays to post-restoration drama - and a look at how classical concerts are filmed for television.
Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Into the Garden

For the last 45 years, the gardens of Bramdean House have been opened to the public for eight days each year under the National Gardens Scheme.
The current owner - Mrs Victoria
Wakefield, whose mother created the garden - shows Hugh Walters the three huge "rooms" which soar away from the back door of her Georgian house, with the free-standing herbaceous borders and specimens including espaliered rosemary and plum-coloured giant poppies. Rpt


Unknown: Mrs Victoria
Unknown: Hugh Walters

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Howard Shelley (piano)
Messiaen Les Offrandes oubliées
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Chausson Symphony in B flat
A concert given last March at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester


Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Messiaen Les Offrandes

: Spirit of the Age

Beyond the North Wind
In the Middle Ages, York was one of England's most prosperous cities and an important religious centre. In the first of two programmes, Christopher Page and Janet Burton trace the city's medieval riches, visiting the church of All Saints, North Street, and take a glance at the life of nuns in Yorkshire.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Janet Burton
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Celebrity Recital: Tokyo Quartet

A recital by this world-famous string quartet recorded last November during the International Chamber
Music Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Introduced by Penny Gore.
Haydn String Quartet in C. Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: The Sunday Feature: A Shadow into the Future

Tomorrow marks the 80th anniversary of the catastrophic opening day of the Battle of the Somme. 19,000 men died and 40,000 were injured: the largest ever one-day loss by the British army. Today, the battle sits at the edge of living memory but refuses to slip quietly into the past. Writers Geoff Dyer and John Berger go in search of what is left of the Great War and try to penetrate the spell that it continues to cast.
Producer Roger Elsgood


Unknown: Geoff Dyer
Unknown: John Berger
Producer: Roger Elsgood

: Six Preludes and Two Sonatas

Mark Lubotsky (violin),
Julia Bochkovskaya (piano) Roslavets Six Preludes
Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat, K380 Schnittke Violin Sonata No 3
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Violin: Mark Lubotsky
Piano: Julia Bochkovskaya

: The Sunday Play: After Easter

A radio production of Anne Devlin 's critically acclaimed stage play, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995. Greta has mystic visions - are they premonitions or a lament for her soul which she left behind in Ireland?
Original music composed and played by Anthea Gomez. Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Anne Devlin
Played By: Anthea Gomez.
Director: Sue Wilson
Greta: Stella Gonet
Aoife: Sorcha Cusack
Helen: Michelle Newell
Rose: Doreen Flynn
Michael: James Ellis
Manus: William Houston
Elish: Janice McKenzie
Emer: Sunny Ormonde
Dr Campbell: Denys Hawthorne
Paul: Roger May
Melda: Diane O'Kelly
Commanding Officer: Mark Finn
Soldiers: Alex Jones
Soldiers: Richard Da Costa
Violinist: Linda Rhodes

: Choir Works

All but one of Bach's motets were written for funeral or memorial services.
In the first of two programmes, Jeremy Summerly presents two of them in a recording by the RIAS Chamber Choir and Berlin Academy of Ancient Music, plus another funeral lament - William Boyce 's setting of David's
Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan.
Bach Komm , Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Sibylla Rubens and Maria Cristina Kiehr (sopranos), Bernarda Fink
(contralto), Gerd Turk (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Rene Jacobs
Boyce David 's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan
Sarah Connolly (contralto), Paul Agnew (tenor), St James 's Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
Bach Jesu , meine Freude, BWV 227
For performer see Bach work above Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: William Boyce
Unknown: Bach Komm
Unknown: Sibylla Rubens
Unknown: Maria Cristina
Sopranos: Bernarda Fink
Contralto: Gerd Turk
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Conductor: Boyce David
Contralto: Sarah Connolly
Contralto: Paul Agnew
Tenor: St James
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Conductor: Bach Jesu
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Traditional Music

Echoes from Blue Heaven
Two programmes charting Michael Ormiston 's journey through the musical traditions of Mongolia.
1: Witnessing the birth of Khoomii, singing in praise of the Altai
Mountains and an encounter with some remarkable animal husbandry. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Michael Ormiston
Producer: Nick St George

: Building a Library

David Murray compares available recordings of Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op 28. John Deathridge reviews new choral releases including Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and two versions of Mendelssohn's oratorio Paulus. Revised rpt from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: John Deathridge

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Barbara Hendricks (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) perform songs by Schubert, Wolf and Strauss
2.30 Vienna Chamber Soloists
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Schubert Octet in F, D803
4.00 Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
Beethoven Variations on Gretry's "Un fièvre brulante"; Sonata in G, Op 49 No 2; Variations and Fugue on a Theme from Prometheus; Sonata in C,
Op 53 (Waldstein)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam

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