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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Exam Revision
6.15 Climate Change Update
6.35 Arts Foundation Course: Revision

: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery introduces a polychoral mass by Roman-born Orazio Benevoli and music by Mozart and Lutoslawski performed by the BBC orchestras. Benevoli Missa Azzolina
Le Concert Spirituel Choir and t Orchestra, director Herve Niquet
7.34 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
Richard Watkins , BBC NO of Wales, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
7.55 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 95: Christus, Der 1st
Mein Leben
Wilhelm Wiedl (soprano), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Philippe Huttenlocher (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.11 Lutoslawski Concerto for
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
8.43 Bach, after Sachsen-Weimar Organ Concerto No 1 in G, BWV592 Johannes-Ernst Kohler
Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Orazio Benevoli
Director: Herve Niquet
Unknown: Richard Watkins
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Unknown: Mein Leben
Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl
Soprano: Kurt Equiluz
Tenor: Philippe Huttenlocher
Bass: Tolz Boys
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Composer Steve Martland previews the week on Radio 3.


Unknown: Steve Martland

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

From the new Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, a special edition celebrating the 200th Sunday Morning programme. Sony Award-winning Music Presenter of the Year Brian Kay will be joined by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Florida State Winds from America. And on CD, pianists Jack Gibbons and George Shearing , Denmark's dazzling Safri Duo of percussionists, the BBC Singers, Dufay Collective, City Waites, tenor Martyn Hill (currently Radio 3's Artist of the Week) and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Kay
Pianist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Pianists: Jack Gibbons
Pianists: George Shearing
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber.
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme presented by Ivan Hewett about topical issues in the world of music. This week, a new biography of Schubert and a focus on English song - is it underrated? Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett

: Great French Dishes

Second of an eight-part series in which Leslie Forbes samples French culture through regional cuisine. 2:La Marmite Dieppoise
Chef Jean-Michel - with a little help from "Monsieur Dieppe" - creates a local classic: a fish stew made with lashings of Norman cream and a hint of the curry that is a memory of Dieppe's spice trade. Tourism is more important today, especially from
Britain. The Normans may enjoy our Cheddar (a little), but what do Britons want when they cross the channel - fresh fish, or unpasteurised
Camembert? Only after the obligatory visit to the hypermarket ...


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: BBC Philharmonic at the Bridgewater Hall

A concert of 20th-century English classics given last Friday in Manchester.
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier , Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Manchester Boys' Choir
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Walton Cello Concerto
Hoist Suite: The Planets


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Spirit of the Age

In the second of two programmes evoking the spirit of early Paris,
George Pratt and Christopher Wilson look around the Louvre to see what
French paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries reveal about music-making of the time. They start their tour in the foundations of the original castle.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Producer: Kate Bolton

: French Songs

A recital of songs given last year as part of the Wigmore Hall's French Season. John Aler (tenor) and Jeff Cohen (piano) perform a selection of songs by Bizet, Saint-Saens, Duparc, Faure and Dupont. Repeat


Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: Jeff Cohen

: The Sunday Feature: Will It Be a Likeness?

John Berger - novelist, playwright and one of the most influential writers about arts in the English language - makes his debut as a performance artist. In a powerful one-man performance that uses many voices, he explores the nature of silence, the significance of radio and the quality of likeness in a work of art. He rails against contemporary commercial cynicism, the international trade in body parts and the plight of Mexican freedom fighters, reflects on a Beethoven piano sonata and offers a commentary on Goya's affection for his dog during the artist's last silent years in Bordeaux. Producer Roger Elsgood


Unknown: John Berger
Producer: Roger Elsgood

: Schubert

Quartettsatz in C minor, 0703; String Quartet in A minor, 0804
Cleveland Quartet: William Preucil and Peter Salaff (violins), James Dunham (viola), Paul Katz (cello) Repeat


Unknown: William Preucil
Violins: Peter Salaff
Violins: James Dunham
Viola: Paul Katz

: Drama Now: David

By Tina Pepler.
Based on a true story, this is a traumatic and touching drama of bravery and faith, as a man struggles to recover from extensive brain damage. David is a carpenter. He is happily married with two small children and has a tendency to go sleepwalking. One night in his sleep he breaks a window and severs an artery in his arm. Doctors tell him it will have to be amputated, but his deeply religious wife, Susannah, refuses to give up hope. She makes a bargain with God and the arm is saved. True to Susannah's promise that her husband will be of service to
God, David discovers a kind of faith and becomes a priest -just at the time that Susannah contracts cancer, putting his faith and family under tremendous strain. When she dies,
David attempts to gas himself in his car, inflicting massage brain damage upon himself. The play documents his slow, but extraordinary, recovery, which was made possible only with the help and support of his two small children. with Eric Allen , William Eedle ,
Cornelius Garrett , Andy Hockley and Sunny Ormonde Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Eric Allen
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Unknown: Andy Hockley
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
David: Jack Klaff
Susannah: Maureen O'Brien
Tom: Tom Jones-Berney
Jessica: Jessica Jones-Berney
Alice: Mary Wimbush
Ruth: Janet Dale
Mary: June Barrie
Elizabeth: Jenny Funnell
The Angel: Simon Carter

: Choir Works

Handel Joshua
Jeremy Summerly introduces a performance of Handel's oratorio given last April at the 1996 London
Handel Festival. The work tells of the fall of Jericho and the Israelites' long-delayed arrival in the Promised Land.
London Handel Choir and Orchestra, conductor Denys Darlow Producer Antony Pitts
Soprano Mhairi Lawson presents and sings in Composers of the Week, Monday to Friday 12 noon


Unknown: Handel Joshua
Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Denys Darlow
Soprano: Antony Pitts
Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Achsah: Mhairi Lawson(sop)
Angel: Jeni Bern(sop)
Othniel: James Bowman(countertenor)
Joshua: Charles Daniels(tenor)
Caleb: Nathan Berg(bass)

: Traditional Music

World Tour
In the last stop on her world tour, Jo Shinner talks to Hanitrarivo Rasaonaivo, leader of a famous young band from Madagascar called Tarika. The music of the island is a strange hybrid of African, Polynesian and Arabic roots, and the band - whose name means just that in Malagasy - have taken their interpretation of Malagasy tradition around the globe to huge acclaim. Hanitrarivo Rasaonaivo talks about their music and instruments, which include the valiha - a kind of bamboo zither strung with bicycle brake cables - and the marovany, which is made from a large, wooden box. Repeat


Talks: Jo Shinner
Talks: Hanitrarivo Rasaonaivo

: Record Review

Building a Library
Richard Osborne compares available recordings of Strauss's Don Quixote. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood reviews new releases of late-Baroque choral music, including French cantatas from Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du
Louvre and the latest volumes in two competing cycles of the complete
Bach cantatas - from Ton Koopman and Masaaki Suzuki.
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Unknown: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Unknown: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Masaaki Suzuki.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Rossini Maometto Secondo
Ambrosian Opera Chorus,
Philharmonia/Claudio Scimone
4.10 Mikhail Arkadiev (piano), Tchaikovsky State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, conductor
Vladimir Fedoseyev Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
Schubert, arr Uszt Wandererfantasie Shostakovich, orch McBumey Suite: Hypothetically Murdered
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Mikhail Arkadiev
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Unknown: Uszt Wandererfantasie
Anna Erisso: June Anderson(sop)
Calbo: Margarita Zimmermann(mezzo)
Paolo Erisso: Ernesto Palacio(tenor)
Maometto: Samuel Ramey(bass)
Condulmiero/Selimo: Laurence Dale(tenor)

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