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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery presents music of foreboding from Hollywood and 16th-century Castile.
Song of the Sibyl Sibila Castellana Montserrat Figueras (voice),
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, director Jordi Savall
7.38 Scriabln Fantasy in B minor, Op 28
Noriko Kawai (piano)
7.49 Korngold, reconstr
John Morgan Another Dawn (excerpts) Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor William T Stromberg
8.09 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 104: Du
Hirte Israel ,
Hore Richard Lewis (tenor), Heinz Rehfuss (bass), Bach Chorus and Orchestra of the Amsterdam Philharmonic
Society, conductor Andre Vandernoot
8.32 Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 2
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Director: Jordi Savall
Piano: Noriko Kawai
Unknown: John Morgan
Conductor: William T Stromberg
Unknown: Hirte Israel
Tenor: Hore Richard Lewis
Tenor: Heinz Rehfuss
Bass: Bach Chorus
Conductor: Andre Vandernoot
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

With actor Norman Painting.


Unknown: Norman Painting.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eliahu Inbal
9.10 Handel Where'er You Walk
John Aler (tenor),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
9.16 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.37 Rubinstein Berceuse , Op 50
No 5; March, Op 50 No 6. Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano)
9.55 Vaughan Williams Three Choral Hymns. John Bowen (tenor), Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Best
10.09 Composers of the Week: Forgotten Giants of 18th-century Opera: Hasse Ballo Secondo (Piramo e Tisbe). La Stagione, conductor Michael Schneider
10.22 Rubinstein Barcarolle , Op 50 No 3; Capriccio, Op 50 No 4. Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano)
10.30 Delius Florida Suite (excerpts) English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
11.02 Percy Retcher Bal Masque New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
11.09 Arriaga Symphony in D minor Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.32 Rubinstein Nocturne , Op 50 No 1; Scherzo, Op 50 No 2.
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano)
11.40 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Voices of Spring. Halle Orchestra , conductor Bryden Thomson
11.57 Beethoven, orch
Mitropoulos/Bemstein String
Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 (excerpts). Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL:bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Tenor: John Aler
Conductor: John Nelson
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Rubinstein Berceuse
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: John Bowen
Unknown: Hasse Ballo Secondo
Conductor: Michael Schneider
Conductor: Rubinstein Barcarolle
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Piano: Delius Florida
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Conductor: Percy Retcher
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Rubinstein Nocturne
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 4.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Gordon Stewart presents settings of Friedrich Schiller , a poet who was an inspiration to Schubert throughout most of his composing career. The singers are Hans Hotter , Rosette Anday and Christoph Pregardien. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Friedrich Schiller
Unknown: Hans Hotter
Unknown: Christoph Pregardien.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Sunday Concert

Rostropovich at 70
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zubin Mehta
Wagner Overture: Rienzi
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
See also 5.45pm
♦ See Music: page 41


Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Bright Nights

Pianist Sviatoslav Richter plays a selection from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, Op 37b.


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Nicholas Rogers visit the library of Sidney
Sussex College, Cambridge, and leaf through some unusual manuscripts, books of hours, and texts on law and the natural world, many of which contain amusing doodlings and annotations which bring the readers of these pages vividly to life.
Producer Kate Bolton. Repeated Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: Nicholas Rogers
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: Carnival at Cheltenham

John Bird presents the third of five concerts recorded at the Pittville Pump Room, exploring chamber music inspired by the commedia dell'arte.
Lucy Shelton (soprano), Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Simon Wills (trombone), Composers Ensemble, conductor Diego Masson
Sciarrino Let Me Die before I Wake
Francois Couperin La Pantomime; L'Arlequine
John Woolrich Harlequinade
Szymanowski Tantris the Clown (Masques)
Berio Sequenza V
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire


Soprano: Lucy Shelton
Soprano: Mark van De Wiel
Clarinet: Simon Wills
Conductor: Diego Masson
Unknown: Francois Couperin
Unknown: John Woolrich Harlequinade
Unknown: Szymanowski Tantris

: Sunday Feature: Slava, Slava!

Mstislav Rostropovich , nicknamed Slava ("glory" in Russian), is one of the world's greatest musicians, a cellist, conductor and piano accompanist. His relentless energy is combined with an enthusiasm for commissioning and performing new music: the cello repertoire alone has been enlarged by over 60 works from some of the century's greatest composers. To mark Slava's 70th birthday last month,
Sir John Drummond celebrates Rostropovich the cellist and talks to some of his many collaborators and friends, including Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Matthews , Ralph Kirshbaum , Victor and Lillian Hochhauser and Gennadi
Producer Fiona Shelmerdtne


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Sir John Drummond
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Ralph Kirshbaum
Unknown: Lillian Hochhauser
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdtne

: Rites of Spring

BBC Singers, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks); Canticum
Sacrum; Danses Concertantes
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Conductor: Alexander Titov

: Sunday Play: Riddley Walker

By Russell Hoban. Three thousand years in the future, the Pry Mincer wants to rebuild the shattered technology of the past. Riddley, the Connexion Man, is caught up in a desperate struggle to unlock the secrets of "the yellerboy stoan".
With Sue Johnston and Kathryn Hunt Dramatised by Dominic Power
Music composed by Ilona Secasz Director Michael Fox
First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Russell Hoban.
Unknown: Sue Johnston
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Dramatised By: Dominic Power
Composed By: Ilona Secasz
Director: Michael Fox
Riddley Walker: Matthew Dunster
Abel Goodparley: Russell Dixon
Loma Elswint: Dona Croll
Granser: Joe Melia
Lissner: Richard Pearce
Belnot Phist: Teresa Gallagher
Emy Orfing: Bob Whelan
Reckman Bessup: John Bramwell
Straiter EmDV: Malcolm Raeburn
Durster Potter: Keith Ladd
Nimble Potter: Stephan Hall
Children: Vicky Connett
Children: Hannah Daley
Children: David Shaw
Children: David Donaldson

: Choir Works

Last year the city of Jerusalem celebrated 3,000 years of history by commissioning a work from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. He took as his inspiration the famous gates of the City of David - including the Golden Gate, expected to open only at the coming of the Messiah. Penderecki's radiant setting of texts from the Psalms of David was given its first performance in January. Presented by Jeremy Summerly.
Penderecki Seven Gates of Jerusalem (first UK broadcast) Mariana Nicolesco (soprano),
Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo),
Yevgeni Shapovalov (tenor), Reinhard Hagen (bass), Boris Carmeli (narrator),
Leipzig Radio Chorus, Stuttgart Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Krzysztof Penderecki.
Presented By: Jeremy Summerly.
Soprano: Jadwiga Rappe
Tenor: Yevgeni Shapovalov
Tenor: Reinhard Hagen
Bass: Boris Carmeli
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Songs from a Country Called Spain

Jan Fairley presents the last of six programmes. Costa Brava
Port Bo sing the traditional havaneras of the small port of Calella de
Palafrugell on the Costa Brava, a music which links Spain inextricably to Cuba through the journeys of sailors engaged in trade and war, and whose central home has always been the taverna, now called La Bella Lola. Producer Alison Bell


Unknown: Jan Fairley
Unknown: La Bella Lola.
Producer: Alison Bell

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Das Rheingold
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala ,
Milan/Riccardo Muti
3.30 Guitar Recital
Joaquin Clerch performs music by Domenico Scarlatti , Giuliani,
Brouwer and Gonzales Rubiera
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: La Scala
Guitar: Riccardo Muti
Music By: Domenico Scarlatti
Wotan: Monte Pederson (bahtone)
Donner: Claudio Otelli (bass)
Loge: Kim Begley (tenor)
Alberich: Franz Josef Kapellmann (baritone)
Mime: Heinz Zednik (tenor)

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