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: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery begins the new year by looking back at some of the programme's most memorable moments.
A Liturgy of St Columba
A visit to Pluscarden Abbey.
7.13 Anon Sibilla Provengale
Montserrat Figueras (singer), Robert Crawfort Young (oud),
La Capella Reial de Catalunya , director Jordi Savall
7.27 Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K396 Glenn Gould (piano)
7.36 Shalom Aleichem !
At the Orthodox Ashkenazy synagogue in the East End,
Alex Knapp is the guide on a ceremonial journey through Jewish life.
8.00 Bach Cantata No 58: Ach Gott,
Wie Manches Herzeleid
Peter Jelosits and Seppi Kronwitter (trebles), Ruud van der Meer (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus
Musicus, director Nikolaus Hamoncourt
8.13 Nielsen Little Suite, Op 1 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
8.32 Beethoven Grosse Fuge BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dausgaard Revised repeat


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Singer: Robert Crawfort Young
Unknown: La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Director: Jordi Savall
Director: Mozart Fantasia
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Shalom Aleichem
Unknown: Alex Knapp
Unknown: Manches Herzeleid
Unknown: Peter Jelosits
Unknown: Seppi Kronwitter
Bass: Ruud van Der Meer
Bass: Tolz Boys
Director: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Conductor: Beethoven Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard

: Choice of 3

Joan Bakewell , presenter of Artist of the Week, joins Fiona Talkington to preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bach Ehre Sei Dir, Gott, Gesungen (Christmas Oratorio)
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.09 Grainger Blithe Bells
Penelope Thwaites and John Lavender (piano duet)
9.22 Pleyel Sextet in E flat (Rondo) Mozzafiato, director Charles Neidich
9.27 Faure Cantique de Jean Racine Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Brian Kay
9.34 Don Gillis Symphony for Fun BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.51 Gottschalk, arr Napoleao Symphony No 1 (Andante) Philip Martin (piano)
10.05 Composer of the Week: Schutz Danket dem Herrn
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge,
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, director Richard Marlow
10.11 Handel Water Music: Suite in F
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
10.39 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Alfred Brendel
10.56 Warlock Serenade for Strings Nash Ensemble, conductor Martyn Brabbins
11.04 Tallis Te Deum a 5 La Chapelle du Roi, conductor Alistair Dixon
11.14 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, director Leonard Bernstein (piano)
11.53 Brahms A German Requiem (5th and 6th mvts)
Margaret Price (soprano), Samuel Ramey (baritone), Ambrosian
Singers, RPO, conductor Andre Previn Producer Brian Jackson
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Penelope Thwaites
Piano: John Lavender
Director: Charles Neidich
Conductor: Brian Kay
Conductor: Don Gillis Symphony
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Philip Martin
Director: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Warlock Serenade
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Tallis Te Deum
Conductor: Alistair Dixon
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Soprano: Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett reviews the musical highlights of 1997 and looks forward to the year ahead. Plus a report from Mostar, where the Pavarotti Music Centre has just opened. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Sunday Concert

Celebrity Recital
Murray Perahia (piano)
Handel Suite in D minor, HWV428 Schumann Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 11
1.45 Interview
Murray Perahia talks to Misha Donat.
1.50 Mendelssohn Songs without Words: in E, Op 38 No 3: in A, Op
102 No 5; in A, Op 19 No 3; in F, Op 53 No 4; in C, Op 67 No 4; in A flat, Op 38 No 6; in F sharp minor, Op 19 No 5; in B flat, Op 62 No 2; Fantasia in F sharp minor, Op 28
Chopin Berceuse in D flat, Op 57; Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20


Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Handel Suite
Talks: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Chopin Berceuse

: Spirit of the Age

Setting aside thoughts of the Medieval Baebes, Christopher Page asks Early Music editor Tess Knighton and journalist Dick Witts why certain recordings of medieval music achieved great success in recent years. With music from Anonymous 4, the Monks of Silos and Sister Marie Keyrouz. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Christopher Page
Editor: Tess Knighton
Unknown: Dick Witts
Unknown: Marie Keyrouz.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: 100 Great Singers

Beginning a weekly series examining the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Today Lord Harewood introduces Maria Callas.


Introduces: Lord Harewood
Unknown: Maria Callas.

: Centurions

The first in a weekly series of portraits of the 100 great art works of the 20th century and their makers. Painters, poets, architects, novelists, playwrights, film-makers and sculptors will all feature. The series begins with Franz Kafka 's The Metamorphosis. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Franz Kafka
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Year

Beginning a long-term series exploring the works first performed in each year of this century. Natalie Wheen introduces music from 1900, a time of transition. The prevailing mood of fin-de-siècle romanticism was beginning to give way to new currents of thought - the impressionism of Debussy and the shocking social realism of verismo opera.
Scriabin Symphony No 1 (6th mvt) Debussy Nuages (Nocturnes) Faure Two Songs, Op 83
Charpentier Louise (Prelude to Act 3) Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka) Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Tsar Saltan Puccini Tosca (Act 2, excerpt) Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Charpentier Louise
Unknown: Dvorak Song
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The first of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music in the words of the people who made it happen. Narrated by Samuel West.
1: 1900 - a Different Country
A century ago, the piano held sway at home and sheet music ruled the streets, radio twinkled in Marconi's ear, and the gramophone was a toy. Britain had no musicians' union and no Copyright Act. How did the musical, social and economic landscape of 1900 look to its inhabitants? Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Misanthrope

By Moliere, translated and adapted by Tony Harrison. Alceste is the original misanthrope: he rants against human hypocrisy and saves his most pointed attacks for those around him. But Alceste is in love with Celimene, who is not as pure and virtuous as she seems. Poor
Alceste is led into paroxysms of self-disgust, rage and passion.
Music consultant Anthony Rooley Director Nandita Ghose


Adapted By: Tony Harrison.
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Director: Nandita Ghose
Alceste: David Schofield
Philinte: Alan Cox
Celimene: Maria Miles
Oronte/Basque: Randel Herley
Arsinoe: Brigit Forsyth
Acaste: Michael Begley
Clitandre: Richard Pearce
Eliante: Sally Sheridan
Dubois/Official: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Choir Works

Jeremy Summerly introduces a work by Peter Maxwell Davies for soloists, chorus and orchestra which sets
Christmas poems by the Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown , related Latin fragments and 15th-century carols. The programme also includes Haydn's Mass in B flat.
Eileen Hulse (soprano), Margaret McDonald (mezzo), Neill Archer (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), Leeds Festival Chorus,
BBC Philharmonic, conductors
Peter Maxwell Davies and Simon Wright Haydn Harmoniemesse
Maxwell Davies The Three Kings Producer Andrew Mussett


Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Soprano: Margaret McDonald
Tenor: Neill Archer
Tenor: Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Conductors: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductors: Simon Wright
Unknown: Haydn Harmoniemesse
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: World Music

Music from Canada
A four-part series in which
Robert Sandall explores Canadian music and finds it infused with the language and rhythms of Canada's peoples. 1: The Celts
Producer Nadine Welter


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Nadine Welter

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.15 Mendelssohn St Paul Alexandra. Coku (soprano), Melinda Paulsen
(mezzo), Endrik Wottrich (tenor), Olaf Bar (baritone), Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchesta, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
3.05 Jon Laukvik (organ)
Kerll Capriccio sopra il Cucu Mendelssohn Fugues in F minor and E minor
3.20 Danish National Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Graf , Mihaela Ursuleasa
(piano) Gade Overture: In the Highlands Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Mendelssohn
Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mendelssohn St Paul Alexandra.
Soprano: Melinda Paulsen
Tenor: Endrik Wottrich
Tenor: Olaf Bar
Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Conductor: Jon Laukvik
Unknown: Kerll Capriccio
Conductor: Hans Graf
Piano: Mihaela Ursuleasa

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