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: Sacred and Profane

Boyce Wherewithal Shall a Young Man Cleanse His Way?
Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
7.10 Gibbons What Is Our Life?
Amaryllis Consort , director Charles Brett
7.15 Enescu Symphony No 1 BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
7.50 Gibbons The Silver Swan
Amaryllis Consort , director Charles Brett
7.52 Gibbons A Ground
Robert Aldwinckle (harpsichord)
7.55 Gibbons 0 Thou, Who at Thy Eucharist Didst Pray
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Andrew Lamb (organ)
8.00 Bach Cantata No 99: Was Gott
Tut, Das 1st
Wohlgetan Julianne Baird (soprano), Allan Fast (countertenor), Frank Kelley (tenor), Jan Opalach (bass), Bach Ensemble , director Joshua Rifkin
8.20 Haydn Organ Concerto in D, H XVIII 2
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (organ)
8.46 Plainsong Aeterne Rerum Conditor Munich Capella Antiqua
Choralschola, director Konrad Ruhland Producer Antony Pitts


Director: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Amaryllis Consort
Director: Charles Brett
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Amaryllis Consort
Director: Charles Brett
Harpsichord: Robert Aldwinckle
Unknown: Andrew Lamb
Soprano: Wohlgetan Julianne Baird
Tenor: Frank Kelley
Bass: Jan Opalach
Bass: Bach Ensemble
Director: Joshua Rifkin
Director: Ton Koopman
Director: Konrad Ruhland
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

A preview of the Radio 3 week.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Proms Composer of the Week: Verdi Overture: Giovanna d'Arco
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Edward Downes
9.11 Anon, arr Pickett Hollis Berrie ; Daphne; My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone; Tickle My Toe Musicians of the Globe, director Philip Pickett
9.19 Grainger My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
9.26 Brahms Wie Lieblich Sind
Deine Wohnungen (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.32 Proms Artist of the Week:
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Waxman Carmen Fantasy
Israel PO, conductor Zubin Mehta
9.43 Granados Allegro de Concierto Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
9.51 Dellus, arr Fenby Late Swallows Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
10.02 Stanford Eight Partsongs, Op 119 (selection) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.11 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
No 2 New York Philharmonic, director Leonard Bernstein (piano)
10.36 Beck Sinfonia in G
Northern CO, conductor Nicholas Ward
10.52 Stanford Eight Partsongs, Op 119 (selection) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
11.02 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
11.26 Daniel Steibelt Sonata for
Four Hands Alexander Bakhchiyev and Yelena Sorokina (pianos)
11.34 Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Tatiana's Letter scene)
Lucia Popp (soprano), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Stefan Soltesz
11.47 Hoist, arr Curnow Songs of the West, Op 21 No 1 City of London Wind Ensemble/Geoffrey Brand
12.05 Vivaldi Dixit Dominus , RV595 Susan Gritton and Catrin Wyn-Davies (sopranos), Catherine Denley
(contralto), Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, director Robert King Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Pickett Hollis Berrie
Director: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Deine Wohnungen
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Beck Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Prokofiev Peter
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Daniel Steibelt Sonata
Unknown: Alexander Bakhchiyev
Pianos: Yelena Sorokina
Pianos: Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Unknown: Vivaldi Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Catrin Wyn-Davies
Sopranos: Catherine Denley
Producer: Brian Jackson

: The Culture Club

The last in the series of the cultural quiz, presented by Joan Bakewell , visits the Harrogate Festival. With guests Jonathan Meades , Tony Palmer , Brian Sewell and Robert Ziegler. Producer David Roper


Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robert Ziegler.
Producer: David Roper

: Schubert Songbook

The Stars Look Down. Gordon
Stewart introduces four Schubert songs containing images of the stars.

: Sunday Concert

A concert given last year at the Barbican Centre, London.
Yevgeni Kissin (piano), Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)


Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov

: Opera to Order

The last of the series in which Patrick O'Connor introduces listeners' requests from the world of opera.
Producers Fiona Shelmerdine , Peter Tanner


Introduces: Patrick O'Connor
Producers: Fiona Shelmerdine
Producers: Peter Tanner

: Tales of Hoffmann

Chris de Souza introduces four concerts exploring music written or inspired by the German composer and writer ETA Hoffmann.
1: Clocks, Dolls and Talking Turks
Eileen Hulse (soprano), Composers' Ensemble, conductor Brad Cohen
Mozart, arr Woolrlch Adagio in C, K356 John Woolrlch Four Songs after Hoffmann
Hoffmann Harp Quintet in C minor Reinecke Music for Nutcracker and Mouseking (Overture;
Drosselmeyer's Automata)
Haydn Pieces for a Musical Clock Franco Donatoni Still
Liadov, arr Woolrlch A Musical Snuff-Box
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) Grainger Paraphrase of Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Rowers" Offenbach, arr Woolrlch Olimpia 's Aria (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K617
Producer Wendy Thompson


Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Unknown: John Woolrlch
Unknown: Grainger Paraphrase
Unknown: Woolrlch Olimpia
Unknown: Mozart Adagio
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Sunday Feature: Knoxville - Summer of 1995

A second chance to hear the programme which won a Prix Italia this year in the Radio Music category. The bittersweet impressions of time past and the actions of a century are reflected in this portrait of Knoxville, Tennessee, during the summers of 1915, 1947 and 1995. Samuel Barber 's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 lies at the programme's heart.
Introduced by Piers Plowright. Repeat


Unknown: Samuel Barber
Introduced By: Piers Plowright.

: Britten and Bridge

The last of four recitals given by the Maggini Quartet.
Bridge Phantasie Quartet in F minor Britten Three Divertimenti: Alia Marcia Bridge Two Old English Songs

: Proms News

Repeated from yesterday 9am

: BBC Proms 97

Neeme Jarvi treats the Proms audience at the Royal
Albert Hall to a rare performance of Brahms's cantata based on Goethe's tale.
Stig Andersen (tenor),
Kurt Nikkanen (violin),
Orphei Drangar , Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Brahms Rinaldo
8.15 Applause! Applause!
Brian Morton presents a humorous A to Z of the history of applause.
8.35 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Sibelius Symphony No 5 Repeated Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Tenor: Stig Andersen
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen
Violin: Orphei Drangar
Unknown: Brahms Rinaldo
Unknown: Brian Morton

: Sunday Play: Intimations for Saxophone

By Sophie Treadwell , starring Fiona Shaw. Lily, a New York socialite, is driven to destruction by the vulgar, empty world that surrounds her.
Music by Keith Jafrate
Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Sophie Treadwell
Unknown: Fiona Shaw.
Music By: Keith Jafrate
Director: Kate Rowland
Lily: Fiona Shaw
Gilbert Lethe: Tim McInnerny
Dr Kartner: Clive Russell
Millie: Matilda Ziegler
Billie: John Padden
Gilbert's mother: Ellie Haddington
Samuel Laird: David Fleeshman
Maria: Kathryn Hunt
Stanilos: Alastair Galbraith
Cook: Jane Hollowood
Gypsy violinist: Julian Gregory

: Some Kinda Klezmer

Simon Broughton presents two programmes exploring Jewish dance music of Eastern Europe. With music from Abe Schwarz , Pawlo Humeniuk ,
Nafule Brandwine , the Flying Bulgar Klezme Band and Klezmokum.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Abe Schwarz
Unknown: Pawlo Humeniuk
Unknown: Nafule Brandwine
Producer: Alan Hall

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Oliver Knussen
Julian Anderson Parades ; Pavilions en I' Air (Diptych) (first performance) Robin Holloway Domination of Black


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Julian Anderson Parades
Unknown: Robin Holloway

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Handel Deborah Vasiljka
Jezovsek and Dorothea Roschmann
(sopranos), Ingeborg Danz (mezzo),
James Bowman (countertenor), Thomas Kober (tenor), Wilfried Staufenbiel (baritone). Stephen Varcoe and Michael Timm (basses), Berlin Radio Chorus and SO/Robin Gritton
2.55 Bach Italian Concerto in F,
BWV971 Miklos Spanyi (harpsichord)
3.10 Beethoven Cello Sonatas: in F, Op 5 No 1; in A, Op 69 Anner Bylsma , Stevan Lubin (piano)
Bach, arr Vllla-Lobos Prelude in B flat minor: Fugue in E flat minor ("48") Vllla-Lobos Bachiana
Brasiliera No 1 Pascal Dusapln Loop Vllla-Lobos Bachiana Brasiliera No 5
Casals, arr Von Tobel Sardana
Frangoise Kubler (soprano),
Karline Borgogno , Louise Chirinian , Robin de Bives , Maria Gauthur , Jerbine Trbille and Aurele Verrier (cellos), director Jacques Bemaert (cello)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Handel Deborah Vasiljka
Sopranos: Dorothea Roschmann
Sopranos: Ingeborg Danz
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Thomas Kober
Tenor: Wilfried Staufenbiel
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Basses: Michael Timm
Harpsichord: Miklos Spanyi
Unknown: Anner Bylsma
Piano: Stevan Lubin
Unknown: von Tobel Sardana
Soprano: Frangoise Kubler
Soprano: Karline Borgogno
Soprano: Louise Chirinian
Soprano: Robin de Bives
Soprano: Maria Gauthur
Soprano: Jerbine Trbille
Cellos: Aurele Verrier
Cello: Jacques Bemaert

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