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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery introduces music for Father's Day.
Stravinsky Three sacred choruses Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor James O'Donnell
7.11 Debussy Jimbo's Lullaby (Children's 's Corner) Pascal Roge (piano)
7.16 Schiitz Erhöre Mich, Wenn Ich Rufe
Alfred and Mark Deller (countertenors), Ensemble of Baroque Instruments
7.20 JC Bach Quintet in G,
Op 11 No 2 Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Hans Peter Westermann (oboe),
Mary Utiger (violin), Hajo Bass (viola), Christian Kyprianides (cello), Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
7.29 Stravinsky Three Little Songs (Recollections of My Childhood) Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
7.33 Busoni Fantasia nach BACH
Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
7.44 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 135: Ach Herr, Mich Armen Sunder Helen Watts
(contralto), Adalbert Kraus (tenor), Philippe Huttenlocher (baritone),
Stuttgart Gachinger Choir and Bach Collegium , conductor Helmuth Rilling
8.00 By the Waters of Babylon The fifth of nine programmes in which the Rev Alan Walker explores the theme of exile. Today, he enters a church just off Oxford Street in London named after the Holy Family in Exile and finds the Ukrainian
Greek Catholic Community singing the Lord's song in a strange land.
8.11 Stravinsky Capriccio Boris Berezovsky (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
8.30 Hoist Psalm 86
Ian Partridge (tenor), Purcell Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Imogen Hoist
8.44 Dvorak Violin Sonatina in G,
Op 100 (2nd mvt) Itzhak Perlman , Samuel Sanders (piano)
8.44 Byrd Lulla ,
Lullaby Hilliard Ensemble , London Baroque, director Paul Hillier
Producers Antony Pitts and Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Piano: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Wenn Ich Rufe
Unknown: Mark Deller
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Oboe: Hans Peter Westermann
Violin: Mary Utiger
Cello: Christian Kyprianides
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Contralto: Adalbert Kraus
Baritone: Philippe Huttenlocher
Baritone: Bach Collegium
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Stravinsky Capriccio
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Conductor: Imogen Hoist
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Piano: Byrd Lulla
Piano: Lullaby Hilliard Ensemble
Director: Paul Hillier
Producers: Antony Pitts
Producers: Vicky Whitaker

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Walton Overture: Johannesburg Festival
London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson
9.11 Faure, arr Aubert Fantaisie , Op 79 William Bennett (flute),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.23 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
9.36 Handel See the Conquering Hero; Sing unto God (Judas Maccabaeus) James Bowman (countertenor), Choir of New College, Oxford, The King's Consort, director Robert King
9.44 Harty John Field Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
10.04 Debussy Hommage a Rameau (Images, Bk 1)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
10.11 Rameau Suite: Dardanus
(excerpts) English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.28 Villa-Lobos Bachiana
Brasileira No 5 Renee Fleming (soprano), New World SO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
10.39 Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drumroll) London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
11.08 Artists of the Week:
Cardiff Singers of the World
Trad, arr Ralf Gothonl Five Finnish Folk Songs Karita Mattila (soprano), llmo Ranta (piano)
11.20 Sibelius Festivo (Scenes Historiques) Royal Scottish NO, conductor Alexander Gibson
11.34 Mozart Piano Sonata in G, K283
Mitsuko Uchida
12.01 Composer of the Week:
Paul Patterson The Royal Eurostar London Brass Virtuosi, conductor David Honeyball Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Aubert Fantaisie
Flute: William Bennett
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: James Bowman
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Renee Fleming
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Ralf Gothonl
Piano: Sibelius Festivo
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Conductor: David Honeyball
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Schubert Songbook

Gordon Stewart introduces settings of the songs sung by the Harper in Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. The performers are baritone Matthias Gbrne and pianist Graham Johnson. Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Baritone: Matthias Gbrne
Pianist: Graham Johnson.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Ton Koopman in Lisbon

The first of three visits this week to Lisbon Cathedral. Organist Ton Koopman plays music by Juan Bautista Cabanilles and Pablo Bruna.
Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Organist: Ton Koopman

: Spirit of the Age

English Writers and Their Musical World
In the last of three programmes, Christopher Page and his guests
Gillian Beer and John Stevens look at the work of poet Andrew Marvell. Repeated Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Gillian Beer
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Andrew Marvell.

: Aldeburgh Festival

From the Snape Maltings. Katherine Hunka (violin),
Philip Dukes (viola), Britten-Pears Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano
Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) Britten Two Portraits for String Orchestra
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364
3.35 On the Beach
Giles Foden asks why the shoreline is so fascinating to writers. Whether seen as dangerous or romantic, the beach continues to be a symbol of apocalyptic importance. The reader is Brian Gear.
3.55 Britten, compl Colin Matthews Concerto for Violin and Viola
(first performance)
Shostakovich, arr Barshai
Chamber Symphony, Op 110a * See Music: page 46


Violin: Katherine Hunka
Viola: Philip Dukes
Viola: Britten-Pears Orchestra
Unknown: Brian Gear.
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Bach Cello Suites

Yehuda Hanani plays No 1 in G,
BWV1007 and No 3 in C, BWV1009. Repeat


Unknown: Yehuda Hanani

: Sunday Feature: Fifty Years of the Aldeburgh Festival

This week saw the start of the 1997 Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten , Peter Pears and Eric Crozier 50 years ago. Humphrey Carpenter looks back at the history of the festival, its developments and achievements, and considers how much the spirit of today's festival is true to the ideas of its founders. Producer Chris Wines
See also BBC Radio 4 Monday 4.05pm


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Imogen Cooper

Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 50 Schubert Piano Sonata in D, D850 Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: Sunday Play: Insignificance

Terry Johnson 's playful, philosophical play shrinks the universe to a New York hotel bedroom in 1953, where four icons meet at the height of their fame. Marilyn Monroe explains the specific theory of relativity to a bemused and semi-clad Albert Einstein
, while Joe DiMaggio beats on the bedroom door and Joseph McCarthy wants to ask a question.
Director Hilary Norrish


Unknown: Terry Johnson
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Joe Dimaggio
Unknown: Joseph McCarthy
Director: Hilary Norrish
Actress: Frances Barber
Professor: Alun Armstrong
Ballplayer: Tom Mannion
Senator: Colin Stinton

: Choir Works

Jeremy Summerly introduces Dvorak's Stabat Mater , written during a time of personal tragedy. Graham Fawcett talks about the mystical experiences revealed in Dvorak's music and wonders how his unrealised Dream of Gerontius might have sounded.
Drahomira Tikalova (soprano), Marta Krasova (contralto), Beno Blachut (tenor), Karel Kalas (bass), Czech
Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Talich
Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Talks: Graham Fawcett
Soprano: Marta Krasova
Tenor: Karel Kalas
Conductor: Vaclav Talich
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Music of the Silk Road

Eight programmes in which Sara Nutall explores the traditional music of the trade route that linked China to the west in the Middle Ages.
1: A Journey through Turkey. From Byzantine Constantinople, across central Anatolia, visiting a wedding, caravanserais, and a performance of the Dance of the Dervishes. Repeat


Unknown: Sara Nutall

: Building a Library

Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bavarian RSO/Bohumil Kulinsky, Andrea Dankova (soprano),
Lioba Braun (contralto), Jyrki Niskanen (tenor), Hans Tschammer (bass), Bavarian Radio Chorus Janacek Glagolitic
Mass Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
2.20 Mikhael Wahlin (organ) Franck Chorale No 1 in E Alfred Hollins A
Trumpet Minuet Reger Variations and Fugue in F sharp minor, Op 73
3.20 Shostakovich Viola Sonata Kim
Kashkashian, Boris Berezovsky (piano)
3.50 Lausanne CO/Jerzy Semkow, Brigitte Balleys (mezzo)
Mozart Divertimento in D, K136 Wagner , orch Henze Wesendonk Lieder
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Andrea Dankova
Soprano: Lioba Braun
Contralto: Jyrki Niskanen
Bass: Hans Tschammer
Unknown: Mikhael Wahlin
Unknown: Alfred Hollins
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Brigitte Balleys
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: K136 Wagner

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