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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Dumont Super Flumina Babylonis
Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of La
Chapelle Royale, director Philippe Herreweghe
7.14 Joplin Sunflower Slow Drag Dick Hyman (piano)
7.19 Canteloube Oi Ayai (Songs of the Auvergne)
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
7.23 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 75: Die Elenden
Sollen Essen (for the first Sunday after Trinity)
Boy soprano, Paul Esswood (alto), Adalbert Kraus (tenor),
Max von Egmond (bass),
Hanover Boys' Choir, Ghent Collegium Vocale,
Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt
(Including 7.44-7.46:
Sir David Willcocks , director of the Bach Choir , talks about Leipzig's reaction to their new cantor's first cantata)
8.00 By the Waters of Babylon
The third of nine programmes in which the Rev Alan Walker explores the theme of exile. Today he visits the Russian Orthodox Church, forced by the Revolution to find a home in London.
8.15 Bridge Summer
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ashley Lawrence
8.27 Meyerbeer Psalm 91
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
8.41 Ireland Summer Evening Eric Parkin (piano)
8.47 English anon Summer Is Icumen In
Dufay Collection
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Piano: Dick Hyman
Piano: Canteloube Oi Ayai
Soprano: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Adalbert Kraus
Bass: Max von Egmond
Unknown: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Sir David Willcocks
Talks: Bach Choir
Unknown: Alan Walker
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Conductor: Simon Joly
Piano: Eric Parkin
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Choice of 3

Jonathan Agnew previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

MacFarren Overture: Chevy Chace English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
9.20 Weber Overture; March (Turandot) Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.27 Hindemith Scherzo (Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber) Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.35 Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D, R93 John Williams , Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
9.46 Artist of the Week:
Leon Goossens (oboe) Loeillet Oboe Sonata
Gerald Moore (piano)
9.54 Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny
10.09 Stravinsky Divertimento (Le Baiser de la Fee)
London Sinfonietta/Riccardo Chailly
10.55 Dvorak Overture: Othello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
11.11 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 27 No 1 Alfred Brendel
11.27 Barber Adagio for Strings Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
11.38 Frank Martin Songs of Ariel The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
11.51 Elgar Overture: Alassio (In the South)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: John Williams
Conductor: Janos Rolla
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Stravinsky Divertimento
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Frank Martin Songs
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Schubert and the English.
Gordon Stewart introduces German settings by Schubert of the English poets Shakespeare, Pope and Cibber. Singers include Margaret Price,
Christine Schafer , Peter Schreier and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Christine Schafer
Unknown: Peter Schreier
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Sunday Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra A concert given last year in the MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling. Conductor Osmo Vanska , Mats Lidstrom (cello)
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Khachaturian Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Cello: Mats Lidstrom
Unknown: William Tell

: Spirit of the Age

English Writers and Their Musical World
In the first of three programmes,
Christopher Page and Claire Preston look at the work of dramatist and poet Ben Jonson , who, along with Shakespeare, was one of the most important literary figures during the reign of James I.
Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Claire Preston
Unknown: Ben Jonson

: Bath International Music Festival

Chris de Souza introduces a concert from the Assembly
Rooms given by the artists-in-residence at this year's Bath Festival. Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Raphael Oleg (violin), Roger Chase (viola),
Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello), Imogen Cooper and Anne Queffelec (pianos) Schubert An die Untergehende Sonne; Morgenlied; Im Abendrot; Auflosung
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K493 Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
4.45 Herschel and the Solar System Patrick Moore and guests discuss the life and work of astronomer
William Herschel , the man who, from the garden of his home in Bath, discovered the planet Uranus and began to change our thinking about God's divine planetary engineering.
5.05 Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15


Soprano: Juanita Lascarro
Soprano: Raphael Oleg
Violin: Roger Chase
Cello: Sonia Wieder-Atherton
Cello: Imogen Cooper
Cello: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: William Herschel

: Sunday Feature: Facts and Fables

John Aubrey , who died 300 years ago, is best known for his Brief
Lives, but his importance is much wider than that. He is a father of British archaeology, the first of the folklorists, and a pioneer of oral history. Adam Fox and Jon Kite follow the wanderings of this endlessly inquisitive man around his native county of Wiltshire, whose natural history, ancient monuments and old wives' tales he recorded. With
Nicholas Boulton as Aubrey. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: John Aubrey
Unknown: Adam Fox
Unknown: Jon Kite
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Todd Crow

The second of two piano recitals given at last year's Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival.
Berlioz, transcr Uszt Symphonie Fantastique

: Sunday Play: Brahms on a Slow Train

David Pownall - winner of the 1995 Sony Gold Award for his play Elgar's Third - returns to the theme of composers with a fascinating look at the complex relationship between the "young eagle" Johannes Brahms and his devoted mentors Robert and Clara Schumann.
Pianist Terence Allbright
Director Martin Jenkins Repeat


Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Johannes Brahms
Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Pianist: Terence Allbright
Director: Martin Jenkins
Brahms: Denis Quilley
Brahmsa young man: Roger May
Robert Schumann: Geoffrey Whitehead
Clara Schumann: Maureen O'Brien
Conductor: Robert Glenister
Chnstiane: Jane Whittenshaw
Jakob: Keith Drinkel
Coffee woman: Zule Madene
Agathe: Teresa Gallagher
Asylumdoctor: David Timson

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces Dvorak's oratorio based on the story of a 9th-century Bohemian saint, which proved a smash hit at the 1886 Leeds
Festival. He also talks to Roderic
Dunnett about Dvorak's choral writing and his religious music. Dvorak Saint Ludmila
Prague Radio Chorus, Children's Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Smetacek Repeat


Introduces: Brian Wright
Conductor: Vaclav Smetacek
Ludmila: Daniela Sounova-Broukova(soprano)
Svatava: Drahomira Drobkova (mezzo)
Borivoj: Leo Marian Vodicka (tenor)
Ivan: Antonin Svorc (bass)
Husbandman: Lubomir Vraspir (tenor)

: Greek Folk Concert

Natasha Lemos presents the first part of a concert of Greek traditional music recorded last November at the Hellenic Centre in London, with veteran folk singer Domna Samiou and her musicians. The programme includes traditional ballads from
Thrace, Pontos on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, and Epirus in north-western Greece, as well as laments for the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Natasha Lemos
Singer: Domna Samiou
Producer: John Thornley

: Record Review

Building a Library
Anthony Burton surveys the recordings of Brahms's Symphony No 2 in D. Revised repeat from yesterday 9am


Unknown: Anthony Burton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Elgar Dream of Gerontius Jean Rigby (mezzo), Arthur Davies (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone), South West
German Radio Choir, Cologne Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
2.40 Jean-Paul Dessy (cello), Boyan Vodenicharov (piano) Victor Kissin Cello Sonata Astor Plazzola Grand
Tango Schnittke Cello Sonata
3.40 Polish National Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazimierz Kord , Yoshiko Okada
(piano), Dorota Rodomska (soprano) Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 Gorecki Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Jean Rigby
Tenor: Arthur Davies
Baritone: Alan Opie
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Cello: Boyan Vodenicharov
Piano: Victor Kissin
Cello: Tango Schnittke
Conductor: Kazimierz Kord
Piano: Yoshiko Okada
Piano: Dorota Rodomska

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