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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Berthier Sing Praises (Laudate Omnes Gentes)
Community at Taize
7.07 Johnson Laudes Deo
Cappella Nova , director Alan Tavener
7.24 Reger Chorale Fantasy on "Wie Schon Leucht 't Uns der Morgenstern" Graham Barber (organ)
7.44 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 70: Wachet, Betet, Seid Bereit Allezeit
Hedy Graf (soprano),
Barbara Scherler (alto), Kurt Huber (tenor), Jakob Stampfli (bass), Heilbronn SchCitz Choir and Instrumental
Ensemble, Pforzheim Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Fritz Werner
8.00 Nicholas Anderson talks about
Bach today.
8.02 Bach Cantata No 70 (Part 2)
8.12 Hotinet 0 Radix Jesse
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
8.17 Ireland Epic March
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
8.27 Ireland Greater Love Hath No
Paula Bott (soprano), Bryn Terfel
(baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Richard Hickox
8.34 Mornable 0 Clavis David
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Johnson Laudes Deo
Unknown: Cappella Nova
Director: Alan Tavener
Unknown: Schon Leucht
Unknown: Graham Barber
Unknown: Seid Bereit Allezeit
Soprano: Hedy Graf
Soprano: Barbara Scherler
Tenor: Kurt Huber
Bass: Jakob Stampfli
Conductor: Fritz Werner
Talks: Nicholas Anderson
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Paula Bott
Conductor: Bo Holten
Producer: Antony Pitts

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Bishop Jack Spong. New Oxford Singers, conductor Jeremy Summerly
Plainchant Verbum Patris Umanatur;
Verbum Caro Factum Est; A Solis
Ortus Cardine


Unknown: Jack Spong.
Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Verbum Caro

: Choice of 3

A preview of the Radio 3 week, with Loyd Grossman and Sandy Burnett.


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Sandy Burnett.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Humperdlnck Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.13 Faure Fantasy, Op 79
Christopher Hyde-Smith (flute), Jane Dodd (piano)
9.18 Vivaldi Kyrie Eleison , RV587 The King's Consort, director Robert King
9.30 Arnold English Dances: Set 2 LPO, conducted by the composer
9.41 Maxwell Davies Farewell to
Seta Tanyel (piano)
9.46 Mozart Serenade in D, K239
(Serenata Notturna) Soloists of Australia, conductor Ronald Thomas
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) Rossini Non Piu Mesta
(La Cenerentola)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Patane
10.09 John James , arr Steele-Perkins Concerto in D (Four Seasons)
Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
10.23 Franck Les Eolides
New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
10.35 Messiaen Dieu parmi Nous (La Nativité du Seigneur) Gillian Weir (organ)
10.41 Bach Cantata No 140:
Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns die Stimme
Soloists, Monteverdi Choir ,
English Baroque Soloists. conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.10 Johann Strauss (son) Tales from the Vienna Woods
Halle Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.29 Hoist Mars: Mercury (The Planets)
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (pianos)
11.40 Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson Canzona Locke Brass Consort. director James Stobart
11.54 Poutenc Concerto for Two Pianos
Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale ,
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Flute: Christopher Hyde-Smith
Piano: Jane Dodd
Piano: Vivaldi Kyrie Eleison
Director: Robert King
Piano: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Ronald Thomas
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Giuseppe Patane
Conductor: John James
Conductor: Richard Studt
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Messiaen Dieu
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Soloists: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Pianos: Caroline Clemmow
Director: James Stobart
Director: Robert Fizdale
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the weekly magazine programme exploring current issues in the musical world.
Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: The Liquid Companion

The fourth of six programmes that lift the lid on the world of drink. Andrew Jefford travels to Rotterdam to meet the 3.000 chickens that produce the raw ingredients for advocaat and talks to Bob de Kuyper , who heads the family-run firm.


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: Bob de Kuyper

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis , Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin) Bax Tintagel
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky

: Spirit of the Age

Michelene Wandor introduces music from Spain's golden age, concentrating on composer/performer Alonso Mudarra , whose influential collection of music for vihuela was published 450 years ago. Producer Kate Bolton


Introduces: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Alonso Mudarra
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Brendel's Beethoven

The final instalment in Alfred
Brendel's cycle is devoted to the last three piano sonatas. Introduced by the pianist in conversation with Misha Donat.
Sonatas: in E, Op 109: in A flat, Op 110; in C minor. Op 111 Repeat


Unknown: Misha Donat.

: The Sunday Feature: The Power of Dreams

A snapshot from the American Southwest, where native Indian peoples are still struggling to maintain an identity despite the loss of tribal lands, traditional languages and religion. Conroy Chino, from the extraordinary mesa-top pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico, reports on the fears, aspirations and identity of Indian peoples today and suggests some of the basic differences in attitude between the Indian and white worlds.
Producer Anthony Denselow See also Monday 9.20pm


Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Kyoko Takezawa and Philip Moll

(violin and piano)
Tartinl Sonata in G minor (Devil's Trill)
Strauss Violin Sonata, Op 18
Ravel Pièce en Forme d'Habanera Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: Taking Sides

By Ronald Harwood , starring Dennis Quilley as Wilhelm Furtwangler and Daniel J Travanti as Major Steve Arnold.
In a small office in the American sector in Berlin, Major Arnold is busy collecting evidence for the Tribunal of Artists of the De-Nazification
Commission. Top of the list of the accused is conductor Wilhelm
Furtwangler. Will he manage to convince the philistine major that he stayed in Germany to fight the Nazis with music, and not because he supported them?
Adapted for radio and directed by Alby James


Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Dennis Quilley
Unknown: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Daniel J Travanti
Unknown: Major Steve Arnold.
Directed By: Alby James
Helmuth Rode: Gawn Grainger
Tamara Sachs: Haydn Gwynne
Lieutenant David Wills: Willlam Marsh
Emmi Straube: Jacqueline Defferary

: Choir Works

Sacred Music from the Low Countries
In the third of four special programmes, Jeremy Summerly talks to Rob Wegman about Renaissance choral life in the cities of the Low
Countries and introduces a unique setting of the mass by Jacob Obrecht , master builder of monumental musical structures.
Obrecht Missa Maria Zart
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips


Talks: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Rob Wegman
Unknown: Jacob Obrecht
Director: Peter Phillips

: The World of Yiddish Music

In the Middle Ages, German Jews migrated eastwards to tsarist Russia to escape persecution, and settled in the ghettos - the segregated areas of Christian cities - or in shtetls - towns and villages in the countryside. In the first of two programmes, Alex Knapp introduces traditional songs and dances reflecting life in that now-lost world of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, including the medieval lament of impoverished Jewish troubador
Sueskint von Trimberg and songs of childhood, love and marriage. Repeat


Introduces: Alex Knapp

: Building a Library

Stephen Walsh compares available recordings of Berg's Wozzeck. Nicholas Anderson reviews new releases of Baroque music, including Bach's concertos for three and four harpsichords, Monn concertos. Vivaldi's Dresden Sonatas, and Telemann's Essercizii Musici and Christmas Oratorio.
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Essercizii Musici

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Das Rheingold
The first instalment of the Ring cycle from this year's Bayreuth Festival.
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra/James Levine
3.25 Highlights from the Polish
Second International Competition for Young Pianists Prizewinners' Concert
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wagner Das Rheingold
Wotan: John Tomlinson (bass)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (bass)

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