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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Byzantine liturgical, arr Fr Symeon Lauds (mode 4, plagal)
7.08 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de
Florence Zagreb Soloists, conductor Tonko Ninic
7.43 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 36: Schwingt Freudig Euch Empor (Part 1)
Margaret Feaviour (soprano), Judith Harris (mezzo), Andrew Murgatroyd
(tenor), Geoffrey Davidson (baritone), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.55 Stephen Cleobury contemplates the importance of Advent for Bach.
7.57 Bach Cantata No 36 (Part 2)
8.12 Anon 0 Sapientia
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
8.19 Byzantine liturgical, arr Fr Symeon Cherubic Hymn
8.26 Simon Preston Alleluyas Jane Watts (organ)
8.33 Certon 0 Adonai
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Soloists: Florence Zagreb
Conductor: Tonko Ninic
Soprano: Margaret Feaviour
Soprano: Judith Harris
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Tenor: Geoffrey Davidson
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Bo Holten
Unknown: Simon Preston Alleluyas
Unknown: Jane Watts
Conductor: Bo Holten

: An Advent Calendar

Each day during Advent, amateur choirs from all over Britain perform a selection of Christmas carols old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. Today's programme is given by the Vasari
Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse , and is introduced by Malcolm Bruno. Anon, arr Woodward Ding-Dong Ding! Bavarian trad 0 Sleep Thou Anon The Coventry Carol Producer Kate Bolton
The Advent Calendar is opened daily this week at 8.50am


Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
Introduced By: Malcolm Bruno.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Choice of 3

Susan Sharpe and her guest preview the forthcoming week on Radio 3.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Pergolesl Overture: L'Olimpiade New Philharmonia, conductor Raymond Leppard
9.11 Mozart, arr Steve Martland La Ci Darem la Mano; Madamina, II Catalogo (Don Giovanni ) Steve Martland Band
9.16 Soderman Swedish Festival
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Okku Kamu
9.23 Wldor Toccata (Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor) Stephen Cleobury
9.30 Kabalevsky Suite: The Comedians
American Philharmonic, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
9.46 Haydn Te Deum in C, H XXIIIc 2 Namur Chamber Choir, La Petite
Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
9.55 Satle Gnossiennes Nos 1-3
Yitkin Seow (piano)
10.08 Flnzl Romance, Op 11 English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton
10.15 Artist of the Week:
David Zinman (conductor) Torke Green
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
10.28 Composer of the Week: Lully Carrousel de Monseigneur
(Prilude; Menuet; Gigue; Gavotte) Raglan Baroque Players, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
10.33 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 9 in C
Northern Chamber Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Ward
10.59 Strauss Beim Schlafengehen (Four Last Songs)
Jessye Norman (soprano),
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
11.06 Musorgsky, transcr Tchemov A Night on the Bare Mountain Boris Berezovsky (piano)
11.18 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Rachel Masters (harp), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
11.38 Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Jacqueline du Pr6, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Steve Martland
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Steve Martland
Conductor: Okku Kamu
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian
Conductor: Haydn Te Deum
Unknown: Satle Gnossiennes Nos
Piano: Yitkin Seow
Conductor: William Boughton
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Conductor: Strauss Beim Schlafengehen
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Allegro Rachel Masters
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett.
Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: The Liquid Companion

The third of six programmes that lift the lid on the world of drink. Andrew Jefford
travels to South Africa to find out how New World methods differ from the more traditional ones, and learns how the country is dealing with the dramatic social and political changes that have occurred during this decade.


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Christopher Adey , Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Duparc L6nore
Komgold Cello Concerto
Kodaly Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (The Peacock)


Conductor: Christopher Adey
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch

: Spirit of the Age

From the BBC studios at
Maida Vale, London.
Christopher Page and Eamon Duffy explore devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages, with music performed by Gothic Voices. Producer Kate Bolton
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Unknown: Eamon Duffy
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Brendel's Beethoven

The sixth of seven programmes in a cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas played by Alfred Brendel.
Sonatas: in C minor, Op 10 No 1; in F, Op 10 No 2; in D, Op 10 No 3; in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier) Repeat


Played By: Alfred Brendel.

: The Sunday Feature: The Last Lyric Poet - Paul Celan

Philosopher Theodor Adomo said that no lyric poetry could be written after Auschwitz. Paul Celan was a poet who battled with this paradox all his life. He is widely regarded as the finest postwar poet in the German language and the one who perhaps best sums up the terrors of the 20th century. A Romanian-born, German-speaking
Jew, he lived mainly in Paris until his suicide in 1970, always haunted by his need to express himself in a tongue which he associated with his mother's fate in the death camps.
Philip Brady talks to people who knew
Cfelan and who were Influenced by his poetry, including his first champion In English, George Steiner ; his biographer John Felstiner ; and Michael Hamburger , whose translations have done much to excite growing interest in this unique poet. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Theodor Adomo
Talks: Philip Brady
Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: John Felstiner
Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Christophe Rousset

Couperin Suite in D minor Froberger Suite No 12 in C
Forqueray Suite No 4 in G minor Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: Choir Works

Sacred Music from the Low Countries
In the second programme of this four-week season, Brian Wright introduces a mass by Guillaume Dufay , one of the most widely travelled composers of his day.
Jeremy Summerly continues his travels in the Low Countries, talking to musicians in Amsterdam and the Hague.
Dufay Mass of St Anthony of Padua Binchois Consort/Andrew Kirkman Peter Schat Adem
Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Huub Kerstens
The programme also includes music by Busnois, Josquln and Benedlctus a Sancto Josepho. Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Guillaume Dufay
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Huub Kerstens
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Drama Now: Intimations for Saxophone

The world premiere of Sophie Treadwell 's play, written following her success with Machinal but judged to be too radical for American audiences in the 1930s, Lily, a New York socialite, is driven to self-realisation and self-destruction by the vulgar, empty world that surrounds her.
Marriage makes her lonely, and only the unwanted attentions of a sexually demanding knife thrower help her in her search for real love.


Writer: Sophie Treadwell
Adapter: Lavinia Murray
Music By: Keith Jafrate
Violinist: Julian Gregory
Director: Kate Rowland
Lily Laird: Fiona Shaw
Gilbert Lethe: Tim McInnerny
Dr Kartner: Clive Russell
Millie: Matilda Ziegler
Blllle: John Padden
Gilbert's mother: Ellie Haddington
Samuel Laird: David Fleeshman
Maria the maid: Kathryn Hunt
Stanllos: Alastair Galbraith
Cook: Jane Hollowood

: Three Pubs in Mittown Malby

Marrinan's 's
In the last of three programmes, Paul Kildea visits the Willie Clancy
Summer School, talks to musicians about traditional Irish music and hears them in performance.


Unknown: Paul Kildea
Unknown: Willie Clancy

: Building a Library

Revised repeat of yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Tolomeo
Soloists, Handel Festival Orchestra/ Howard Arman
3.30 Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano), French NO/Leonard Slatkin Lutoslawskl Funeral Music
Szymanowskl Symphony No 4 (Symphonie Concertante) Chopin Krakowiak
Lutoslawskl Symphony No 3
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Howard Arman
Unknown: Slatkin Lutoslawskl

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