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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery with music about wars and rumours of wars.
Palestrina Motet: Super Rumina Babylonis
Soloists of the Capella Musicale di
San Petronio, director Sergio Vartolo
7.07 Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.33 Palestrina Missa L'Homme
Arme (Kyrie; Gloria)
Soloists of the Capella Musicale di San Petronio, director Sergio Vartolo
7.40 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 107: Was Willst Du
Dich Betruben
Marcus Klein (boy soprano), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Max van Egmond
(bass), Hanover Boys' Choir, Ghent Collegium Vocale,
Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt
8.00 By the Waters of Babylon
In the last of the series, the Rev
Alan Walker finds Ethiopians and Eritreans united by the ancient
Gheez language and their worship in Notting Hill, London. WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/current/BtwoB/
8.10 Strauss Four Last Songs Susan Chilcott (soprano), BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
8.35 Palestrina Missa L 'Homme
Arme (Credo: Sanctus; Agnus Dei) Soloists of the Capella Musicale di San Petronio, director Sergio Vartolo Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Soloists: Rumina Babylonis
Unknown: Capella Musicale
Director: Sergio Vartolo
Unknown: Capella Musicale
Director: Sergio Vartolo
Unknown: Dich Betruben
Unknown: Marcus Klein
Soprano: Kurt Equiluz
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Unknown: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Alan Walker
Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Conductor: Palestrina Missa
Unknown: Capella Musicale
Director: Sergio Vartolo
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the York Early
Music Festival, Brian Kay presents his programme from the Assembly Rooms in York. There is live music from saxophonist John Harle , the Yorkshire Bach Choir (conductor Peter Seymour ) and participants in the Early Music Competition, which has been running all week at the festival. The programme will also include: Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 3 No 1
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Norman Cocker
Tuba Tune Francis Jackson (organ)
Vaughan Williams , orch Jacob English Folk Song Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D Crispian Steele-Perkins ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Halstead Grieg Holberg Suite
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Purcell Yorkshire Feast Song (excerpts) Soloists, The King's Consort, director Robert King
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk
See also 3pm


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: John Harle
Conductor: Peter Seymour
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Norman Cocker
Unknown: Francis Jackson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Grieg Holberg
Director: Robert King
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, the symphony becomes heroic in the wake of Beethoven.
Repeated from yesterday 5.55pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: Schubert Songbook

That's What Friends Are For
Gordon Stewart looks at the importance of friendship in Schubert's songs - childhood companions of Der Flug der Zeit, painful farewells in Am Grabe Anselmos and, of course, the occasional night down the pub with a few mates.
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Grabe Anselmos
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Sunday Concert

A Leonard Bernstein Premiere
The first performance of A White House Cantata, adapted from the musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Alan Jay Lemer. The concert was given last week at the Barbican Centre in London.
Conductor Kent Nagano,
London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Music By: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Alan Jay Lemer.
President: Dietrich Henschel(baritone)
Lud: Thomas Young(tenor)
First Lady: Nancy Gustafson(soprano)
Seena: Jacqueline Miura(mezzo-Soprano)
Rachel: Melanie Marshall(mezzo-Soprano)
Cockburn/Uncle Sam: Neil Jenkins(tenor)
Rhinestone Lilly/Reverend Bushrod: Blair Wilson(baritone)
Henry: Keel Watson(bass)

: Spirit of the Age

This year, the York Early Music
Festival marks its 20th anniversary. George Pratt and his guests look back over two decades of summer music-making in this historic city, with highlights from past festivals and a taste of this year's events. Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated Tuesday 4pm


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Cheltenham Festival

A concert given yesterday in Pittville Pump Room. Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Lennox Berkeley Preludes, Op 23
Bach English Suite No 6 in D minor, BWV811
Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op 120 See also tomorrow 10am
Next concert Wednesday 11am


Piano: Piotr Anderszewski
Piano: Lennox Berkeley

: Sunday Feature: The Building of the House

As the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden, closes down for a two-year refit, it is not alone. Around the world, managements in the throes of redevelopment are negotiating with artists, architects, bankers and politicians - and wondering how best to keep their companies and audiences intact while the house is closed. Daniel Snowman visits a selection of opera houses in San Francisco, Barcelona, Washington DC and Venice (all in the hands of the builders) to find out. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Ann Murray

(mezzo). Graham Johnson (piano) Caldara Selve Amiche
Handel Ombra Mai Fu (Serse)
Mayr, attrib Paisiello Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento
Settings by Schubert and Brahms of Die Liebende Schreibt , An die Nachtigall, Minnelied and Die Mainacht
Faure Clair de Lune; En Sourdine;
Green Hahn Offrande ; L'Heure Exquise Poldowskl En Sourdine
Bordes Dansons la Gigue
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert


Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Liebende Schreibt
Unknown: Green Hahn Offrande

: Sunday Play: Roberto Zucco

By Bernard-Marie Koltes , adapted and translated by David Zane Mairowitz. A young thug imprisoned for murdering his father escapes and returns home to strangle his mother and embark on a trail of killings. In this modern French classic, heroism and bloodletting are intertwined. with Keith Drinkel , Kim Wall , Roger May and David Timson. Director Peter Kavanagh Repeat


Unknown: Bernard-Marie Koltes
Translated By: David Zane Mairowitz.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: David Timson.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Roberto: Alistair McGowan
Lady: Judy Parfitt
Old Gentleman: Robin Bailey
Zucco's Mother: Ann Beach
Young Girl: Colleen Prendergast
Her Sister: Jane Whittenshaw
Her Brother: Shaun Prendergast
The Lady's Son: Robert Harper
Melancholy Inspector: Ronald Herdman
The Madame: Patience Tomlinson
The Whore: Alice Arnold
Police Inspector: Geoffrey Whitehead
Police Commissioner: Stephen Critchlow
Policeman: Jonathan Adams

: Choir Works

Musica Deo Sacra
In the last programme of the series, Jeremy Summerly returns to New
College, Oxford, to talk to his former tutor, Dr Edward Higginbottom. The music comes from a new release of archive recordings by the Choir of New College under Dr Higginbottom's predecessor as organist and from the choir's extensive discography, which includes the extraordinarily successful CD Agnus Dei. Producer Antony Pitts WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/current/CW/


Unknown: Musica Deo Sacra
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Dr Edward Higginbottom.
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Music of the Silk Road

Eight programmes exploring the traditional music of the great trade route that linked China to the West in the Middle Ages. 5: Uzbeks, Tajiks and Afghans. In the leafy suburbs of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan,
Turgun Alimatov 's re-creation of the sato, the traditional Uzbek bowed lute, and the Uigur songs of Abdelaziz Hashimov. Then, across the border to a private music party in the ancient city of Khojend in northern Tajikstan. And, further south, John Baily introduces religious and wedding songs and dances from Afghanistan. Repeat


Unknown: Turgun Alimatov
Unknown: Abdelaziz Hashimov.
Introduces: John Baily

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vienna Concentus Vocalis, conductor Herbert Bock , perform sacred choral music by Mendelssohn and Schubert
2.15 Nicolas Lebegue Works for organ and the Motets pour les Couvents de Religieuse played by Martin Gester (organ), who also directs soprano Caroline Pelon and Le Parlement de Musique
3.30 Polish National Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Alexander Lazarev , Andrezej Bauer (cello) Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor Scrlabin Symphony No 3 in C (The Divine Poem)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Herbert Bock
Unknown: Nicolas Lebegue
Played By: Martin Gester
Soprano: Caroline Pelon
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Cello: Andrezej Bauer

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