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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Clara Schumann Three Part Songs BBC Singers, conductor Jane Glover
7.12 Szymanowski Narcissus (Myths) Kaja Danczowska (violin), Krystian Zimerman (piano)
7.20 Schumann Fugue on BACH, Op 60 No 3 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
7.26 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 76: Die Himmel
Erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
Wilhelm Wiedl (boy soprano),
Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Ruud van der Meer (bass), Tolz Boys' Choir. Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(Including 7.45-7.47 Paul Esswood talks about singing Bach)
8.00 By the Waters of Babylon
The fourth of nine programmes in which, the Rev Alan Walker explores the theme of exile. Today, he visits the Polish Roman Catholic community in Islington, London, here since the Second World War but still very aware of their musical and liturgical heritage.
8.11 Szymanowski Litany to the Virgin Mary
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano),
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
8.20 Chopin, orch Douglas Les Sylphides (excerpts)
National Philharmonic, conductor Richard Bonynge
8.34 Penderecki Song of the Cherubim Tapiola Chamber Choir, conductor Juha Kuivanen
8.42 Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Martha Argerich (piano) Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Jane Glover
Violin: Kaja Danczowska
Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer
Unknown: Wilhelm Wiedl
Soprano: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Talks: Paul Esswood
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Soprano: Elzbieta Szmytka
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Douglas Les
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Penderecki Song
Conductor: Juha Kuivanen
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Chabrier Espana
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
9.11 Albeniz Pavana Capricho
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
9.17 Faure Pavane
Renaissance Singers, Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
9.23 Ravel Trois Chansons
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.29 Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No 1 (Midsummer Vigil)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.42 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Parrott (director)
Handel Harp Concerto in B flat,
Op 4 No 6 Andrew Lawrence-King , Taverner Players
9.56 Knut Nystedt Immortal Bach Hoist Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
10.04 Gliere Suite: The Red Poppy BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
10.31 Mozart Deh Vieni , Non Tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Edith Mathis (soprano). Berlin Opera Orchestra, conductor Karl Bohm
10.36 Stanford Piano Concerto No 1 in G (finale) Piers Lane , BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
10.52 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Aled Jones (treble), London Symphony Chorus, RPO. conductor Richard Hickox
11.21 Walton Prologue and Fantasia LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.29 Beethoven An die Feme Geliebte
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
11.50 Resplghl Roman Festivals Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: Albeniz Pavana Capricho
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Andrew Lawrence-King
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Mozart Deh Vieni
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Unknown: Piers Lane
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Aled Jones
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Jorg Demus
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

An die Musik. Several of Schubert's songs are about the nature and effect of music itself. Gordon Stewart introduces a selection sung by Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau , Ernst Haefliger , Bryn Terfel and Fritz Wunderlich. Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Sung By: Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau
Sung By: Ernst Haefliger
Sung By: Fritz Wunderlich.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Sunday Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Nojima Minoru (piano) Lyadov Baba-Yaga
Matsumura Piano Concerto No 2
Rachmanlnov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Nojima Minoru
Piano: Lyadov Baba-Yaga

: Spirit of the Age

English Writers and Their Musical World
In the second of three programmes, Bayan Northcott and Christopher Page look at the work of John Milton. He inherited a love of music from his father, an amateur composer of some repute, and his writing is full of musical allusions.
Repeated Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: Bayan Northcott
Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: John Milton.

: Holzmair at the Wigmore Hall

The distinguished Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair in partnership with pianist Imogen Cooper in a concert given last year at London's Wigmore Hall. Schubert Im Freien; Das Wanderer an den Mond; Irdisches Gluck ; Widerspruch, D865b; Das Zugenglocklein ; Bei Dir Allein; Am Fenster; Sehnsucht, D879; Die Taubenpost
Faure Chanson de Shylock; Madrigal; Prison; Poemes d'un Jour; Clair de Lune; En Sourdine; Mandoline
Ravel Cinq Mélodies Populaires
Greques; Chanson de la Mariée; Labas vers I'Eglise; Quel Galant M'Est Comparable; Chanson des Cueilieuses de Lentisques; Tout Gai!


Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Irdisches Gluck
Unknown: Das Zugenglocklein

: Sunday Feature: A Last Inheritor

The Legacy of WB Yeats
Towards the end of a century in which he has been the dominant influence in Irish poetry, WB Yeats is reassessed. Gerald Dawe presents views on Yeats from poets Brendan Kennelly , Michael Longley , Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. Seamus Heaney makes his first visit to the Sandymount house where Yeats was bom in 1865. Seamus Deane assesses his lasting worth, while Frank McGuinness has, like Yeats, taken his plays to the stage of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Producer Chris Spurr


Unknown: Gerald Dawe
Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Medbh McGuckian
Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Seamus Deane
Unknown: Frank McGuinness
Producer: Chris Spurr

: Guarneri Quartet

Mendelssohn String Quartet in D, Op 44 No 1
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135 Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: Sunday Play: Pentecost

Winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Play, David Edgar 's work is an urgent and powerful response to the turbulent past and uneasy present of eastern Europe - an intellectual thriller and a complex political parable.
Director Hilary Norrish Repeat


Unknown: David Edgar
Director: Hilary Norrish
Oliver Davenport: Oliver Ford Davies
Gabriella Pecs: Sian Thomas
Leo Katz: Michael Feast
Yasmin: Suzan Sylvester
Amira: Kate Fenwick
Mikhail Czaba: Glenn Hugill
Father Karolyi: Stephen Critchlow
Father Bojovic: Kevork Maukyan
Toni: Matilda Ziegler
Anna Jedlikova: Janice McKenzie
Abdul: Raad Rawi
Nico: Stephen Elliott
Gngori: Jason Watkins
Antonio: Burt Caesar
Cleopatra: Kate Steavenson-Payne

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces the most ambitious and demanding of Herbert Howells 's large-scale choral works. Missa Sabrinensis (Mass of the Severn) was written for and first performed at the Three Choirs
Festival. Worcester, in 1954. Two years later, at the London premiere, the performance broke down and the piece was labelled unplayable. Only in 1982. at Howells's 90th birthday celebrations, was the piece reborn. Howells Missa Sabrinensis
Janice Watson (soprano), Delia Jones (mezzo), Martyn Hill (tenor),
Donald Maxwell (baritone). London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Repeat


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Howells Missa Sabrinensis
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Delia Jones
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Donald Maxwell

: Greek Folk Concert

Natasha Lemos presents the second of two excerpts from a concert of Greek traditional music given last year at the recently opened Hellenic Centre in London, with an instrumental ensemble led by veteran folk singer Domna Samiou.


Unknown: Natasha Lemos
Singer: Domna Samiou.

: Record Review

Building a Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Concert
Capella Brugensis. Collegium Instrumentale Brugense/Patrick Peire. Psalm settings by Telemann, Handel and Pergolesi.
2.00 Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960 Ralf Gothoni
2.40 Prague Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Alan
Miller, Yefim Bronfman (piano) Franck Le Chasseur Maudit
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
3.40 Chamber Music Alain Marion
(flute), Philippe Koch (violin), Gerard Causse (viola) Franz Anton Hoffmeister Duo No 3 for Flute and Viola Mozart
Duo in G for Violin and Viola, K423
No 1 JA Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Viola on a Theme of Handel Beethoven Serenade in D. for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op 25
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Capella Brugensis.
Unknown: Ralf Gothoni
Conductor: David Alan
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Flute: Alain Marion
Flute: Philippe Koch
Violin: Gerard Causse
Viola: Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Viola: Viola Mozart
Unknown: Handel Beethoven Serenade

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