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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Gregorian chant Exsultet (Praeconium Paschale)
Aurora Surgit , director Alessio Randon
7.22 Edward Bairstow Blessed City, Heavenly Salem
Choir of Guildford Cathedral, Peter Wright (organ), director Philip Moore
7.33 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 103: Ihr Werdet
Weinen und Heulen
Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Hanover Boys' Choir, Ghent Collegium Vocale,
Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt
7.51 Delius Over the Hills and Far
Away. English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
8.08 Gregorian chant Surrexit Dominus Vere
Aurora Surgit , director Alessio Randon
8.18 Marcel Landowski Symphonie Concertante
Jacques Taddei (organ),
Paris Orchestral Ensemble, conducted by the Composer
8.44 Stanford Pray That Jerusalem, Op 113 No 4
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), James Vivian (organ),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury (organ) Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Aurora Surgit
Director: Alessio Randon
Unknown: Peter Wright
Director: Philip Moore
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Unknown: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Aurora Surgit
Director: Alessio Randon
Director: Marcel Landowski
Unknown: Jacques Taddei
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: James Vivian
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

With Rabbi Julia Neuberger.


Unknown: Julia Neuberger.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Sinfonia: Oh, the Pleasures of the Plains (Acis and Galatea)
The King's Consort, director Robert King
9.13 Elgar Contrasts (Three Characteristic Pieces, Op 10) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.17 Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov
Bizet, arr Rachmaninov Minuet (L 'Arlesienne)
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano roll)
9.20 Glazunov Spring: Summer (The Seasons). Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.36 Ireland April; In a May Morning Eric Parkin (piano)
9.48 Mozart, arr anon Sextet in E flat, K Anh 183
Mozzafiato, conductor Charles Neidich
10.08 Howells In Youth Is Pleasure:
Before Me Careless Lying
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
10.17 Dvorak Slavonic Dances: in C, Op 46 No 1; in G minor, Op 46 No 8 Royal Philharmonic, conductor Antal Dorati
10.25 Bach English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV808. Glenn Gould (piano)
10.40 Artists of the Week:
Consort of Musicke
John Ward Fantasia No 2 in F; Down in a Dale
Director Anthony Rooley
10.53 Boellmann Suite Gothique, Op 25 Peter Hurford (organ)
11.06 Martin Ellerby Paris Sketches Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, conductor Clark Rundell
11.29 Britten Agnus Dei (War Requiem). Peter Pears (tenor), Bach Choir , Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
11.33 Scharwenka Piano Concerto
No 4 in F minor
Stephen Hough , City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Director: Robert King
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano: Eric Parkin
Conductor: Charles Neidich
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Piano: Glenn Gould
Director: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Conductor: Clark Rundell
Conductor: Britten Agnus Dei
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Bach Choir
Unknown: Stephen Hough

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Gordon Stewart presents a second selection of Schubert songs to greet the spring. The singers are Jo Vincent , Matthias Gome and Elly Ameling. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Jo Vincent
Unknown: Matthias Gome
Unknown: Elly Ameling.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Sunday Concert

Tortelier 50th Birthday Concert
Mairi Nicolson introduces a concert given last night in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall to celebrate the 50th birthday of Yan Pascal Tortelier. BBC Singers, Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
1.50 Yan Pascal Tortelier talks to critic Gerald Lamer.
2.05 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe

PLUS ... Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier celebrates his 50th birthday in style (Sunday Concert, R3, 1.15pm)


Introduces: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Gerald Lamer.

: Spirit of the Age

Wotan, Valkyries, Valhalla and the Twilight of the Gods - these words are the very stuff of Wagnerian opera, but their origin in ancient Germanic and Norse mythology is less familiar. Christopher Page looks at the old Icelandic Edda - a collection of stories of giants and dwarves, prophecies and visions - with music by the ensemble Sequentia.
Repeated Tuesday 4.00pm See also tomorrow 4.15pm


Presenter: Christopher Page
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Carnival at Cheltenham

John Bird presents the fourth of five concerts which feature chamber music based on a carnival theme.
Eric Le Sage (piano)
Schumann Six Intermezzi, Op 4 Poulenc Napoli
Debussy Masques; L 'Isle Joyeuse; Suite Bergamasque
Schumann Carnaval, Op 9

: Sunday Feature: Schubert's Sommerreise

In the spring and summer of 1825, Franz Schubert travelled through Upper Austria, performing recitals and beginning to compose his Great C major Symphony. For the bicentenary of the composer's birth, the poet and German scholar David Constantine retraces this journey to explore the sources - physical and Romantic - of Schubert's passionate depiction of nature and to reflect on how this sunny summer break was to prepare him for the autumn and winter of his short life. With Simon Russell Beale as Schubert and singer Ian Bostridge , conductor Roger Norrington , Schubert scholars Elizabeth Norman McKay , Nicholas Rast and Marie-Agnes Dietrich and Romantic experts Phillip Brady and Peter Branscombe. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: David Constantine
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Singer: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Elizabeth Norman McKay
Unknown: Nicholas Rast
Unknown: Marie-Agnes Dietrich
Unknown: Phillip Brady
Unknown: Peter Branscombe.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen

(baritone and piano)
Schubert Abendrote ; Die Berge; Der Fluss; Der Wanderer, D649; Die Sterne, D684; Die Gebusche Mendelssohn Auf Flugeln des
Gesanges; Schilflied: Nachtlied Brahms Four Serious Songs
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Piano: Schubert Abendrote

: Sunday Play: Playing the Wife

By Ronald Hayman.
Derek Jacobi makes a rare radio appearance when he reprises his performance as the Swedish playwright August Strindberg , seen at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1995. In a burnt-out theatre, Strindberg directs a play about his disastrous first marriage to a baroness. As the actress Harriet Bosse (destined to become his third wife) rehearses the part of the baroness, she discovers that Strindberg is trying to write her life for her as well as her role.
Music by Jonathan Goldstein Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Ronald Hayman.
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: August Strindberg
Unknown: Harriet Bosse
Music By: Jonathan Goldstein
Director: Andy Jordan
Harriet: Jennifer Ehle
Bengt: Jamie Glover
Gertrude: Carollne Holdaway

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces masses by two of the 19th century's most gifted melodists.
Schubert Mass No 5 in A flat, D678
Julie Kennard (soprano), Penelope Walker (contralto), Lynton Atkinson
(tenor), Jeremy Huw Williams (bass), Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Christopher Robinson Dvorak Mass in D
Latvian Radio Chorus, Aivars Kalejs (organ), conductor Sigvards Klava
Producers James Whitbourn and Antony Pitts


Introduces: Brian Wright
Soprano: Julie Kennard
Soprano: Penelope Walker
Contralto: Lynton Atkinson
Tenor: Jeremy Huw Williams
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Dvorak Mass
Unknown: Aivars Kalejs
Conductor: Sigvards Klava
Producers: James Whitbourn
Producers: Antony Pitts

: Music from the Red Sea Shores

The first of two programmes. Yemen is a country of extremes. From the green highlands in the medieval walled city at Bab al Yemen comes the sound of the almost extinct u'd of Sana'a (a lute). The shimmering oases of the Tihamah coast offer the contrasting lyres - simsimiyah and tumbarah.
Producers Peter Windows and Judy Caine


Producers: Peter Windows
Producers: Judy Caine

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A double bill of Pergolesi operas. Livietta e Tracollo
La Serva Padrona
La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
2.25 Organ Recital by Jean Boyer Mendelssohn Sonata in D, Op 65
No 5 Franck Chorale No 2 in B minor
Widor Organ Symphony No 10, Op 73 (Roman)
3.35 Bavarian RSO/Lorin Maazel , James Galway (flute) Mozart Flute Concerto in G, K313 Maazel Music for Flute and Orchestra, Op 11 Ravel Suite: Mother Goose Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Jean Boyer
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Flute: James Galway
Livietta: Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Tracollo: Werner van Mechelen (bass)
Uberto: Donato Di Stefano (bass)
Serpina: Patrizia Biccire (contralto)

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