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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Anon Sibilla Catalane
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, director Jordi Savall
7.26 Pizzetti La Festa della Panatenee
BBC Scottish SO/Andrea Quinn
7.46 Schumann Fable
(Phantasiestucke, Op 12 No 6) Noriko Kawai (piano)
7.50 Trad The Convention of Angels Zagorsk monks
8.00 Bach Cantata No 19: £s Erhub
Sich ein Streit
Edith Selig (soprano), Georg Jelden (tenor), Jakob Stampfli (bass), Heinrich Schüutz Choir ,
Pforzheim CO, conductor Fritz Werner
8.22 Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C Steven Isserlis , BBC NOW, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
8.48 Riedel Psalm 148 St Jacob's
Chamber Choir, conductor Gary Graden Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Soprano: Montserrat Figueras
Director: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Andrea Quinn
Piano: Noriko Kawai
Soprano: Edith Selig
Soprano: Georg Jelden
Tenor: Jakob Stampfli
Bass: Heinrich Schüutz Choir
Conductor: Fritz Werner
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Gary Graden
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Mezzo soprano Louise Winter previews the week ahead on Radio 3 in conversation with Sandy Burnett.


Soprano: Louise Winter
Unknown: Sandy Burnett.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant
Royal Philharmonic/Thomas Beecham
9.20 Bach, arr Stokowskl Aria (Suite No 3 in D) Leopold Stokowski SO, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.28 Artists of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford
Handel Coronation Anthem No 2: Let
Thy Hand Be Strengthened
The King's Consort/Robert King
9.36 Ketelbey Bells across the Meadow Philharmonia, conductor John Lanchbery
9.41 Schubert Impromptu in A flat, D899 No 4 Clifford Curzon (piano)
9.50 Britten Matinées Musicales
ECO, conductor Alexander Gibson
10.07 Saint-Sains Mon Coeur
S'Ouvre a Ta Voix (Samson et Dalila) Marilyn Home (mezzo),
Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Lawrence Foster
10.14 Danzi Wind Quintet in B flat, Op 56 No 1 Vega Quintet
10.27 Purcell Jehova, Quam Multi Sunt Hostes Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
10.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 Mitsuko Uchida
10.58 Flecha La Guerra
Piffaro, Renaissance Band
11.05 Composers of the Week: Second Viennese School
Webem Langsamer Satz Carmina Quartet
11.15 Bach, arr Munchllnger Flute Concerto in E minor
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ars Rediviva, conductor Milan Munchlinger
11.31 Nystedt Immortal Bach Hoist Singers/Stephen Layton
11.38 Rachmanlnov Symphonic
Dances St Petersburg Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons
Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett discusses the flourishing cultural life in Vienna during the first half of the century: looks at how pop musicians like Paul McCartney have crossed over to classical music; and brings news of Riccardo Muti 's appeal to halt the destruction of musical manuscripts in Naples.
Producer Jessica Isaacs. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Riccardo Muti
Producer: Jessica Isaacs.

: Schubert Songbook

Ludwig Holty. Schubert was very attracted to the verses of the 18th-century poet Ludwig Holty during the years 1815 and 1816. Gordon Stewart introduces four of the resulting songs, performed by Sarah Walker , Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ,
Lucia Popp and Helen Donath. Producer Peter Tanner
Postponed from 31 August


Unknown: Ludwig Holty.
Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Helen Donath.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Sunday Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra in Japan A concert given last May in the Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre Concert
Hall, Nagoya.
John Lill (piano), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Delius A Walk to the Paradise Garden
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Spirit of the Age

Through the Hereford Mappa Mundi, Christopher Page journeys from Jerusalem, the centre of the medieval world, to the pagan lands of the far north, said to be inhabited by "dog-headed" men waiting for the gospel to come. Producer Kate Botton


Producer: Kate Botton

: Tales of Hoffmann

Chris de Souza introduces the last of four concerts given at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham, exploring music written or inspired by the German composer and writer ETA Hoffmann (1776-1822).
4: Don Juan and the Devil. A concert featuring some of Hoffmann's more grotesque and sinister characters. Piers Lane (piano)
Offenbach, arr Moszkowski
Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
Busoni Giga, Bolero e Variazione (An die Jugend); Erscheinung (Elegien); Kleine laches (Racconti Fantastici ) Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Gluck, arr Glinka Amide (Act 4, Scene 2)
Berlioz, arr UszU Idee Fixe
Uszt Reminiscences de Don Juan
Series producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Racconti Fantastici
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Sunday Feature: What Are They Looking At?

"I've been coming to look at this for 30 years," says an American in London's National Gallery, "and I don't know why it moves me so much." Nor do the critics, the green clown in the Grande Place Brussels, Father Dierick with his painstaking camera and the Scouse children ambushed in Bruges. And nor do we. For the last 100 years of its 500-year history, Jan Van Eyck 's secular masterpiece, a double portrait of a richly dressed couple, sometimes called The Arnolfini Marriage, has pleased, puzzled and polarised critical and public opinion. Radio 3 goes through the mirror into the heart of a masterpiece.
With Jack Klaff as Jan Van Eyck. Producer Piers Piowright


Unknown: Jan van Eyck
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Jan van Eyck.
Producer: Piers Piowright

: Private Passions

With Sir Georg Solti.
Repeated from yesterday 12 noon See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Sir Georg Solti.

: Sunday Play: The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare. With and Shakespeare's thrilling courtroom drama in which a pound of living flesh is the penalty to be exacted against the failure to renew a bond.
Original music by Barrington Pheloung Adapted for radio and directed by Peter Kavanagh. First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Music By: Barrington Pheloung
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh.
Shylock: Warren Mitchell
Antonio: Martin Jarvis
Portia: Juliet Aubrey
Bassanio: Samuel West
Lorenzo: David Morrissey
Gratiano: Ron Cook
Prince of Morocco: Colin McFarlane
Prince of Arragon: John Turner
Duke of Venice: Denys Hawthorne
Jessica: Georgia Mitchell
Nerissa: Tracy Wiles
Salerio: Stephen Critchlow
Solanio: Paul Jenkins
Launcelot Gobbo: David Collings
Old Gobbo: John Hartley
Tubal: David Timson
Balthazar: Ross Livingstone
Stephano: Andrew Branch

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces the final programme in a three-week mini-series of French music with an exploration of the 17th and 18th centuries. He includes plangent music for viols by Marais and Saint Colombe. Lully Te Deum
Le Concert Spirituel, conductor Herve Niquet
Lalande Cantique sur le Bonheur des Justes
Charpentier Cantique de Zacharie Rameau In Convertendo
Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Producer Kate Bolton
WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/current/CW/


Introduces: Brian Wright
Introduces: Saint Colombe.
Conductor: Herve Niquet
Conductor: Lalande Cantique
Director: William Christie
Producer: Kate Bolton

: World Music

Singing the Song: Women's Music of Africa. In African traditional music, the musical role of women is to sing rather than to play instruments, but there are exceptions. In the first of two programmes, Janet Topp-Fargion presents examples of both kinds of women's music-making in repertoires, life-cycle rites, and dances associated with women. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Janet Topp-Fargion
Producer: John Thornley

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach Mass in B minor,
BWV232 Roberta Invernizzi and Lynne Dawson (sopranos), Gloria Banditelli (contralto),
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), RTSI Chorus, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca /Diego Fasolis
2.50 Gaultier Tombeau de
Mezangeau; Carillon et Canarie
Robert de Visée Suite in D minor
Toyohikoh Satoh (theorbo) Couperin Suite No 1 Bach Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C ("48", Bk 1)
Blandine Rannou (harpsichord)
3.45 Orchestra della Svizzera
Italiana/Serge Baudo ,
Homero Francesch (piano) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Roberta Invernizzi
Sopranos: Lynne Dawson
Sopranos: Gloria Banditelli
Contralto: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Unknown: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
Unknown: Diego Fasolis
Unknown: Toyohikoh Satoh
Harpsichord: Blandine Rannou
Unknown: Serge Baudo
Piano: Homero Francesch

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