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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Rutti Songs of Love
Cambridge Singers,
Veronica Henderson (cello), director Ian Moore
7.44 JC Bach Symphony in C, V46 Hanover Band, director Anthony Halstead
7.54 Schirtz Surrexit Pastor Bonus,
SWV469 Dresden Kreuzchor, Capella Fidicinia , director Rudolf Mauersberger
8.00 JC Bach Symphony in C, V46 (alternate version)
8.10 Askell Masson Meditation
Ian Quinn (organ)
8.20 Uth/12th-century chant Officium Peregrinorum Ensemble Organum, director Marcel Peres Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Singers: Veronica Henderson
Director: Ian Moore
Director: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: Capella Fidicinia
Director: Rudolf Mauersberger
Unknown: Ian Quinn
Director: Marcel Peres
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

With Sandy Burnett and Charles Haziewood.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Charles Haziewood.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Composer of the Week:
Haydn Overture to an English Opera London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
9.08 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Greetings to Covent Garden
LSO, conductor John Georgiadis
9.16 Chopin Waltzes , Op 64: No 1 in D flat, (Minute); No 2 in C sharp minor Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.22 Handel Water Music:
Suite No 1 (excerpts)
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
9.32 James Paisible The Queen's Farewell
David Gordon The Queen's Farewell Stomp London Oboe Band, director Paul Goodwin
9.42 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
9.58 Chabrier Menuet Pompeux ;
Scherzo-Valse (Pieces Pittoresques) Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.09 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G BWV1049 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
10.25 Delius On Hearing the Rrst Cuckoo in Spring Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
10.33 Orff Imperatrix Mundi; Primo Vere (Carmina Burana)
Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone), Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
10.51 Tchaikovsky April; May (The Seasons) Angela Brownridge (piano)
10.59 Rautavaara Isle of Bliss
Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam
11.11 Artist of the Week:
Peter Pears (tenor)
Trad, arr Britten Lincolnshire Poacher; Sweet Polly Oliver ; The Ploughboy Benjamin Britten (piano)
11.19 Verdi, arr Herrlinger/Giampieri Concert Fantasy on "Rigoletto" Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Zurich Opera Orchestra, conductor Franz Welser-Most
11.34 Schubert Impromptu in B flat, D935 No 3 Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.46 Bach Komm Jesu , Komm, BWV229 Monteverdi Choir and Friends, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.56 Debussy, orch Biisser Printemps Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL:bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: John Georgiadis
Conductor: Chopin Waltzes
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: James Paisible
Unknown: David Gordon
Director: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Chabrier Menuet Pompeux
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Baritone: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Polly Oliver
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Bach Komm Jesu
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Gone Fishing. Gordon Stewart looks at some Schubert songs with an angling theme.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Grainger Festival

Main Nicolson introduces the first of two concerts given this weekend in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Nikolai Demidenko (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
Grainger March; Rustic Dance (Youthful Suite)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Grainger Country Gardens
Delius, arr Fenby Suite: Hassan Grainger The Warriors See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Hassan Grainger

: Spirit of the Age

The third programme in the monthly series on the history of dance, with Jeremy Barlow and Michelene Wandor. Musicians and Dancers. Until the 19th century, dance instructors were also musicians, playing the fiddle as they taught. Dancing and playing have since diverged, but dance can still tell us a great deal about musical performance. Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated Tuesday 4.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Barlow
Unknown: Michelene Wandor.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Carnival at Cheltenham

John Bird presents the last of five concerts exploring chamber music based on a carnival theme.
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Ian Brown and Susan Tomes (pianos), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Faure Dolly Suite
Michael Berkeley Entertaining Mr Punch Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Richard Rodney Bennett Commedia 1 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals
Producer Wendy Thompson


Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Baritone: Ian Brown
Baritone: Susan Tomes
Pianos: Nash Ensemble
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Sunday Feature: A Constant Singing from the Flames

Tony Harrison at 60
To mark Tony Harrison 's 60th birthday on Wednesday,
Michael Kustow explores the work of one of Britain's most versatile and challenging poets. He came to national attention with his controversial poem v, whose themes of cultural and social division, family, love, death and the fragility of culture echo through all of his work. Director Sir Richard Eyre , composer Richard Blackford , designer Jocelyn Herbert and other artists evoke his poetry. Actors Sian Thomas , Barrie Rutter and Greg Hicks perform excerpts from his plays, and Harrison reads his own poems. Other Harrison poems, read by the poet, will appear between programmes through the week. Producer Michael Kustow


Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Michael Kustow
Director: Sir Richard Eyre
Unknown: Richard Blackford
Designer: Jocelyn Herbert
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Producer: Michael Kustow

: Clarinet and Piano

Paul Meyer (clarinet), Eric Le Sage (piano)
Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Debussy Estampes for Piano
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Clarinet: Paul Meyer

: Sunday Play: Molly Sweeney

By Brian Friel. Molly Sweeney has been blind for almost 40 years, but now the gift of sight may become available. Against her better judgement, she is urged to grasp the opportunity ...
Music played by Sean McGuire Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Brian Friel.
Unknown: Molly Sweeney
Played By: Sean McGuire
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Molly Sweeney: Sorcha Cusack
Frank Sweeney: Ian McElhinney
Mr Rice: Alan Barry

: Choir Works

To mark Russian Orthodox Easter Day, Choir Works begins a series of four programmes tracing Russia's rich and distinctive choral tradition.
1: Passion and Resurrection. The sonorous singing of the Russian Orthodox church continued throughout the country's turbulent history despite periods of censorship and persecution. With
Jeremy Summerly and composer Ivan Moody. Anon Of Thy Mystical Supper
Moscow Patriarchate Choir, conductor Anatoli Grindenko
Paschal Hymns from St Sergius Monastery, Zagorsk
Ivan Moody Passion and Resurrection (first broadcast)
Micaela Hasiam (soprano), Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), Stephen Charlesworth (baritone), Jane Cawardine and Robert Salter
(violins), Claire Finnimore (viola), Helen Binney (cello), Chris West
(double bass), Richard Home (bells), BBC Singers, conductor Ivor Bolton Producers Michael Emery and Kate Bolton


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Ivan Moody.
Conductor: Anatoli Grindenko
Soprano: Micaela Hasiam
Soprano: Andrew Murgatroyd
Tenor: Stephen Charlesworth
Baritone: Jane Cawardine
Baritone: Robert Salter
Violins: Claire Finnimore
Cello: Helen Binney
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Producers: Michael Emery
Producers: Kate Bolton

: Music from the Red Sea Shores

With Paul Balmer.
Sinai. The second of two programmes encounters the Bedouin music of the Sinai Desert, which has changed little since the time of Moses. With
Bedouin poetry read by Bias Shehadeh. Producers Peter Windows and Judy Caine


Unknown: Paul Balmer.
Read By: Bias Shehadeh.
Producers: Peter Windows
Producers: Judy Caine

: Record Review

Building a Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Irina Kirillova.
1.00 Russian Easter Vespers
Recorded in the New Church of Christ the Saviour, Moscow. Tens of thousands of Russians celebrate
Easter Day, led by Patriarch Alexis of Moscow and All Russia, in the year of the 850th anniversary of the founding of Moscow. Choir of the Holy Trinity St Sergius Monastery and Theological Academy/Archimandrite
Matthew Marmyl , Alexandrov Choir of the Russian Ministry of Defence/Colonel Ukhov
2.30 Giovanni Pacini Saffo
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus,
National SO of Ireland/Maurizio Benini
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Irina Kirillova.
Unknown: Patriarch Alexis
Unknown: Matthew Marmyl
Unknown: Alexandrov Choir
Saffo: Francesca Pedaci (soprano)
Faone: Carlo Ventre (tenor)

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