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: Sacred and Profane

Ian Skelly introduces music from the Old World and the New.
Tye Peccavimus cum Patribus
BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
7.15 Koechlin Seven Stars Symphony German Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Judd
8.00 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sunde
Marga Hoffgen (alto), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra, conductor Kurt Thomas
8.15 Billings My Beloved! Haste
Away (The Revivalist); While Angels Strike; The Christian Race (The American Vocalist); Prisoners of Hope (Liberty)
Boston Camerata , conductor Joel Cohen
8.25 Tye Sit Fast Hesperion XX
8.33 Pearsall 0 Ye Roses So
Blooming and Fair
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
8.38 Delius The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
Henry R Bishop To Harmony, Seraphic Maid
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
8.47 Tye Kyrie (Orbis Factor)
BBC Singers, conductor David Hill Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Ian Skelly
Unknown: Tye Peccavimus
Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: James Judd
Unknown: Marga Hoffgen
Conductor: Kurt Thomas
Conductor: Boston Camerata
Conductor: Joel Cohen
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: David Hill
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest Timothy West preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Timothy West

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Mozart Overture: Der
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.07 Glazunov Spring BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
9.17 Schubert, transcr Liszt Standchen
Dmitri Bashkirov (piano)
9.23 Masek Serenade in D
Pragense Collegium Musicum
9.39 Komgold Military March BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
9.48 Borodin Polovtsian Dances
(Prince Igor) Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.02 Bach Oboe Concerto in A,
Stephen Hammer , Bach Ensemble , conductor Joshua Rifkin
10.24 Composer of the Week: Webern Langsamer Satz Carmina Quartet
10.34 Poulenc Suite Frangaise French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
10.47 Gibbons Cries of London
Red Byrd, Fretwork
10.55 Tchaikovsky Waltz (Eugene Onegin )
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
11.02 Artist of the Week:
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7
11.09 John Gardner Saxophone
The Fairer Sax
11.43 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Producer Piers Burton-Page


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Liszt Standchen
Piano: Dmitri Bashkirov
Piano: Masek Serenade
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Stephen Hammer
Conductor: Bach Ensemble
Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Waltz
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: John Gardner
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett presents the magazine exploring current issues in the musical world. This week, music in ancient Rome, a new look at neglected composer Vincent d'lndy, and how to write a good national anthem. Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Schubert Songbook

Gather Ye Rosebuds
Gordon Stewart selects some
Schubert songs with a floral theme. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Tippett Symphony No 4 Repeat


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Cello: Heinrich Schiff

: Spirit of the Age

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to one of the world's finest and most varied collections of musical instruments. George Pratt talks to curator Laurence Libin and introduces music played on restored Amati and Stradivarius violins, a Cristofori fortepiano, a 1666 Zenti harpsichord, and an early Italian spinettino.
Producer Kate Bolton


Talks: George Pratt
Unknown: Laurence Libin
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Schubert's Piano Sonatas

Six recitals by Andras Schiff.
4: Sonatas: in E, D157, in A, D664; in C minor, D958 Repeat


Unknown: Andras Schiff.

: The Sunday Feature: The Nature of Discovery

This year marks the centenary of the discovery of the electron, and the text books report that Crick and Watson discovered the structure of DNA in 1953. But is it really possible to attribute a single date and a name or two to findings such as these, which changed science? Peter Evans explores what discovery means for scientists now and in the past and asks if there are any parallels with creativity in the arts. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: BBC Singers

London Brass, conductor Stephen Cleobury Stravinsky Octet
Gabrieli Jubilate Dec; Timor et
Tremor (1615)
Stravinsky Mass
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Stravinsky Octet

: Sunday Play: Pound on Mr Greenhill

By David Pownall.
In the last years of his life, one of the largest literary figures of the 20th century, Ezra Pound , fell silent. The man who had been branded a traitor and judged insane by American authorities abandoned poetry and chose instead to communicate with that other prodigious talent, Claudio Monteverdi.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Ezra Pound
Unknown: Claudio Monteverdi.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Ezra Pound: Richard Johnson
Olga Rudge: Clare Higgins
Mr Greenhill: Ronald Pickup
Allen Ginsburg: John Guerrasio
Caleb: Alan Marriott
Father: Garrick Hagon
Mother: Liza Ross
Jane/Air hostess: Alice Arnold
Geoffrey/Waiter/Priest/Andrea: Chris Pavlo

: Choir Works

The five domes of St Mark 's, Venice, inspired Stravinsky's late Canticum Sacrum, just as its four galleries had inspired the polychoral music of Schutz. Brian Wright introduces recent performances of both works, together with a Stockhausen work for four choruses, four orchestras and four conductors.
Stravinsky Canticum Sacrum Neil Mackenzie (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass),
BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Robertson
Schutz Magnificat Anima Mea; Da Pacem, Domine; Deutsches
Dresdener Kreuzchor (conductor Rudolf Mauersberger ), Oxford Camerata (conductor Jeremy Summerly )
Stockhausen Carre
BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra, conductors
David Robertson , Pascal Rophe , Richard Bernas and Robert Ziegler Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: St Mark
Conductors: Stravinsky Canticum Sacrum
Tenor: Neil MacKenzie
Bass: Brindley Sherratt
Conductor: David Robertson
Conductor: Rudolf Mauersberger
Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Stockhausen Carre
Conductors: David Robertson
Conductors: Pascal Rophe
Conductors: Richard Bernas
Conductors: Robert Ziegler
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Sacred Music of India

The last of eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores the wide range of traditional music of faith and festivity on the Indian subcontinent.
Space, Time and Music
Music for weddings and other festivals, for the beginning of the day, and for the end of the universe. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Richard Widdess
Producer: John Thornley

: Record Review

Building a Library
John Steane compares the available recordings of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte. Hilary Finch reviews new releases of chamber music, including Schubert from the Takacs Quartet, Schumann from the Hagen Quartet, and Mendelssohn on period instruments plus Brahms from the Schubert Ensemble of London.
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: Hilary Finch

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Stefano Landi La Morte d'Orfeo
Tragicomedia, Currende, conductor Stephen Stubbs
3.00 Chamber Music played by Korean musicians, including
Debussy La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin Dvorak Humoresque, Op 101 No 7
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2
3.55 Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Romand Chamber Choir, Pro Arte Chorus,
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Armin Jordan Berg Suite: Lutu Brahms Alto Rhapsody; Song of Destiny
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Stephen Stubbs
Unknown: Jadwiga Rappe
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Orfeo: John Elwes (tenor)
Euridice: Johanna Koslowsky(soprano)
Teti, queen of the sea: David Cordier (countertenor)
Bacchus: Michael Chance (countertenor)

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