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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Plainchant Lumen ad Revelationem
Gentium; Adorna Thalamum Tuum Pro Cantione Antiqua
7.08 McCabe Siberia (Mangan Triptych) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.16 Rachmaninov Polka de WR
Shura Cherkassky (Duo-Art piano)
7.21 Nicolas Gombert Magnificat Octavi Toni Henry 's Eight, director Jonathan Brown
7.34 William Schuman New England Triptych BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
7.50 McCabe Visions (Mangan Triptych) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.00 Bach Cantata No 14: War Gott
Nicht mit Uns Diese Zeit
Peter Hinterreiter (treble), Marius van Altena (tenor), Max van Egmond
(bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, King's
College Choir, Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt
8.19 Gombert In Illo Tempore
Henry's Eight, director Jonathan Brown
8.25 Robert Schumann Arabesque in C, Op 18 Emil Gilels (piano)
8.32 McCabe Motet (Mangan Triptych) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.43 Le Fleming Nunc Dimittis
Oxford Pro Musica Singers, St Cecilia Players, director Michael Smedley Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Piano: Nicolas Gombert Magnificat
Piano: Octavi Toni Henry
Director: Jonathan Brown
Director: William Schuman
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Peter Hinterreiter
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Bass: Tolz Boys
Unknown: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Director: Jonathan Brown
Director: Robert Schumann Arabesque
Piano: Emil Gilels
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Director: Michael Smedley
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Fiona Talkington and her guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Doreen Carwithen Overture: ODTAA
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
9.12 Beethoven Variations on Three
Irish Songs Olli Mustonen (piano)
9.20 Trad, arr Canteloube Bailero (Songs of the Auvergne)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo),
RPO, conductor Antonio de Almeida
9.27 Plerne Theme and Variations on a Popular Round Fairer Sax
9.35 Raff Four Pieces, Op 85
Yuko Nishino (violin), Philharmonia, conductor Yondani Butt
9.52 Schubert, arr Uszt Soirées de Vienne Leslie Howard (piano)
10.00 Bach, arr Mowat Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
10.09 Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (Finale, part 1)
Kim Borg (bass), Sheffield
Phiiharmonia Chorus, Ambrosian
Singers, Halle Choir and Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
10.28 Composer of the Week: Lalo Rapsodie
Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida
10.40 Alblnonl Concerto in C for Two
Oboes, Op 9 No 9 Anthony Robson and Catherine Latham ,
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
10.52 Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Group 3)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Manja Smits (harp), conductor John Alldis
11.05 Josef Strauss Waltz : Music of the Spheres
Vienna PO, conductor Willi Boskovsky
11.23 Balfe Excelsior
Robert Tear (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Andre Previn (piano)
11.30 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Columbia Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Doreen Carwithen
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: Canteloube Bailero
Violin: Yuko Nishino
Conductor: Yondani Butt
Bass: Kim Borg
Singers: Halle Choir
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Anthony Robson
Unknown: Catherine Latham
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Harp: Manja Smits
Conductor: John Alldis
Conductor: Josef Strauss Waltz
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Tenor: Benjamin Luxon
Baritone: Andre Previn
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week a book on Verdi, a festival of improvisation and a new piece for the virginals. Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Penny Gore.
Pascal Roge (piano), Ysaye Quartet
Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15
Krawczyk String Quartet No 2
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44

: Spirit of the Age

On the eve of Candlemas, in a specially extended edition,
Christopher Page , Andrew Carwood and David Skinner introduce a reconstruction of the feast as it might have been heard in Hampton Court Palace, London, in 1541. The Cardinall's Musick and the Choir of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, director Carl Jackson , perform Packe's Nunc Dimittis,
Ludford's Missa Videte Miraculum and Taverner's Christe Jesu. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: David Skinner
Director: Carl Jackson
Unknown: Missa Videte Miraculum
Unknown: Christe Jesu.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A personal selection from the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Elisabeth Soderstrom introduces tenor Jussi Bjorling. Anon Sommargladje (excerpt) Bjorling Male Quartet
Mlllocker Ich Hab Kein Geld (Der Bettelstudent)
Orchestra, conductor Nils Grevillius Verdi Ingemisco (Requiem)
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini Puccini Nessun Dorma (Turandot) Orchestra, conductor Nils Grevillius


Introduces: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Tenor: Jussi Bjorling.
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Conductor: Verdi Ingemisco
Conductor: Nils Grevillius

: Centurions

A weekly series exploring 20th-century works of art and their creators. This programme looks at Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney.


Unknown: Seamus Heaney.

: The Year

A long-term series exploring the works first performed in each year of this century. Anthony Burton presents three works from the year 1940. Copland Our Town
LSO, conducted by the Composer Shostakovich Piano Quintet Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano), Borodin Quartet
Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The second of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. With the social and technological developments of the last 50 years, has the role of the composer developed or deteriorated? Samuel West looks at the composer's changing role in society. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Samuel West
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Steward of Christendom

Thomas Dunne is an Irish Catholic superintendent, fiercely devoted to the British crown. Incarcerated in a Wicklow asylum, he is trapped between his need to remember and the urge to forget his past life, which threatens to engulf him. Sebastian Barry 's play was first performed at the Royal Court in 1995. Music by Matthew Scott Director Hilary Norrish


Unknown: Thomas Dunne
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Music By: Matthew Scott
Director: Hilary Norrish
Thomas Dunne: Niall Buggy
Black Jim: Jim Norton
Mrs O'Dea: Dearbhla Molloy
Annie Dunne: Brid Brennan
Dolly Dunne: Aisling O'Sullivan
Maud Dunne: Catherine Cusack
Willie Dunne: Ned Mulready
Matt/Recruit: Lloyd Hutchinson

: Choir Works

Northern Exposure
In the third of this five-part series dealing with the choral music of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Jeremy Summerly follows in the footsteps of MacNeice and Auden in pursuit of the idea of North.


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly

: World Music

Jewish Cantors
Two programmes in which Alex Knapp explores the Ashkenazy tradition of music for the synagogue, reflected in recordings of the last 100 years.
1: The Golden Age (1900-45)
Prayers for the feast-days of the Jewish liturgical year. Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Alex Knapp
Producer: John Thomley

: Record Review

Building a Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Dvorak Stabat Mater Ana Pusic-Jeri (soprano), Eva Novsak-Houska (mezzo), Jurij Reja and Branko Robinsak (tenors), Franjo Petrusanec, Juan Vasle and Josip Lesaja (basses), Slovenian RTCO, Obala Male Choir, Radio Belgrade Male Choir,
Slovenian RTVSO/Marco Munih
2.30 Schumann Phantasiestucke , Op 12 Adrian Oetiker (piano)
3.00 Schubert Rosamunde (Overture; Intermezzo; Ballet music)
Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.30 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) National Arts Centre Orchestra/Franco Mannino
4.00 Biber Scordatura Sonata
Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists
4.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 Dubravka Tomsic, Slovenian RTSO/Anton Nanut
5.00 Sequence: Locatelll Concerto for Four Violins Simon Standage, Agata Sapiecha, Mana Dudzuk and Mania Papuzucka (violins), II Tempo Ensemble 5.15 Mozart String Quartet in D, K575 Tartini Quartet 5.40 Dohnanyl Symphonic Minutes Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary


Soprano: Eva Novsak-Houska
Unknown: Jurij Reja
Tenors: Branko Robinsak
Tenors: Franjo Petrusanec
Tenors: Juan Vasle
Basses: Josip Lesaja
Unknown: Schumann Phantasiestucke
Piano: Schubert Rosamunde
Unknown: Dubravka Tomsic
Violins: Simon Standage
Violins: Agata Sapiecha
Violins: Mana Dudzuk
Conductor: Tamas Vasary

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