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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Byrd Post Septuagesima; Ave Maria; Gaude Maria
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
7.10 Svlridov Prayer; Sacred Love; A Verse of Repentance (Incidental music: Tsar Teodor loannovich) BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.21 John Merbecke Domine Ihesu
Christe The Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
7.35 Komgold Violin Concerto
Stephen Bryant , BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
8.00 Bach Cantata No 144: Nimm, Was Dein 1st, und Gehe Hin
Peter Hinterreiter (treble), Marius van Altena (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, King's
College Choir, Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt
8.15 Bach, after Stolzel Partia di Signore Steltzeln
Wolfgang Riibsam (piano)
8.28 Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.44 Dlstler Singet Frisch und Wohlgemut BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Jackson Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Director: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: Stephen Bryant
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Unknown: Gehe Hin
Unknown: Peter Hinterreiter
Bass: Tolz Boys
Unknown: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Piano: Wolfgang Riibsam
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Dlstler Singet Frisch
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Fiona Talkington and her guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

With Petroc Trelawney.
Bridge Minuet; Saltarello Dussek Trio
9.08 Alblnonl Violin Sonata in A, Op 6 No 11 Locatelli Trio
9.18 Schubert Military March No 1 in D Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
9.24 Haydn Symphony No 19 in D Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.39 Milian 0 Dulce y Triste Memoria Hilliard Ensemble
9.45 Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.52 Field Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Adagio; Rondo)
Miceal O'Rourke , London Mozart
Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
10.03 Stanford The Bluebird
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
10.15 Bach, reconstr Schrek Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV1056 Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage (violin)
10.26 Composer of the Week:
Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
10.38 Handel Harp Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 6
Frances Kelly , Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
10.52 Medtner Fairy Tale in B flat,
Op 20 No 1 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.56 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Philharmonia, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
11.26 Grainger Handel in the Strand Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
11.32 Elgar Dream Children, Op 43 No 1 Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.36 Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
William Stone (baritone), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Robert Shaw Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Petroc Trelawney.
Unknown: Saltarello Dussek
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Radu Lupu
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Purcell Chacony
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Miceal O'Rourke
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: John Rutter
Violin: Simon Standage
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Frances Kelly
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Grainger Handel
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Walton Belshazzar
Baritone: William Stone
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht, a look at the writer's association with composers. Opera North presents a new production of Britten's Billy Budd in Leeds. And the musical diversity of the seventies is celebrated in the Towards the Millennium series.
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 4pm. See also 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Billy Budd
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Peter Frankl (piano), Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
MacMillan Fourteen Little Pictures
(BBC commission; first performance) Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8


Piano: Peter Frankl
Piano: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Ralph Kirshbaum

: Beethoven and Metastasio

Beethoven's settings of Italian verse. Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Andrew Manze examine some of the neglected treasures of the Austrian Baroque. Producer Lindsay Kemp See also Thursday 10pm


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: 100 Great Singers

Lord Armstrong celebrates Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , with music by Schubert, Mahler and Strauss.


Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: Centurions

A weekly series exploring 100 great 20th-century works of art and their creators. This programme looks at Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea. Producer Viv Beeby


Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Year

Ivan Hewett presents four works first performed in 1950. Miles Davts Birth of the Cool (excerpts) John Cage Quartet in Four Parts Copland Clarinet Concerto Elliott Carter Cello Sonata


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Davts Birth
Unknown: John Cage

: Sunday Feature: Brecht and Company

Bertolt Brecht, author of The
Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Galileo, was born 100 years ago this week. He changed the face of 20th-century drama with his revolutionary ideas, but the ending of the Cold War and the economic boom of the eighties have seen his influence decline. Yet there have been many critically acclaimed productions of his plays in recent years. Michael Billington investigates Brecht's legacy and his importance in theatre today, with David Hare , Janet Suzman , Eric Bentley and Simon McBurney. Producer Fiona McLean
See also Monday 9.20pm


Unknown: Mother Courage
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Eric Bentley
Unknown: Simon McBurney.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Trojan Women

With original blues music by Colin Unden , Euripides' great tragedy spans the centuries as a voice of protest against the inhumanity of slavery.
Musicians Richard Bell, Gary Craig , Colin Linden , Chris Whiteley and Terry Wilkins. Translator Brendan Kennelly
Producer Damiano Pietropaolo Director Martin Jenkins


Music By: Colin Unden
Unknown: Gary Craig
Unknown: Colin Linden
Unknown: Chris Whiteley
Unknown: Terry Wilkins.
Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Producer: Damiano Pietropaolo
Director: Martin Jenkins
Poseidon: Conrad Coates
Pallas Athene: Michelyn Emelle
Hecuba: Alison Sealy-Smith
Cassandra: Karen Glave
Andromache: Marium Carvell
Chorus: Djanet Sears
Chorus: Sandra Caldwell
Chorus: Satori Shakoor
Chorus: Amoy Levy
Talthybius: Phil Aiken
Menelaus: Tyrone Benskin
Helen: Yanna McIntosh

: Choir Works

Northern Exposure
In the fourth of five programmes featuring the choral music of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Jeremy Summerly introduces works by Estonian composers Arvo Part and Erkkl-Sven Tuur , including Tuur's setting of the Requiem, written in memory of his late friend, the conductor Peeter Lilje.
Tuur Requiem in Memory of Peeter Lilje Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogerman (tenor), Estonian Philharmonic
Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber
Orchestra, Anne Tuur (piano), conductor Tonu Kaljuste


Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Introduces: Erkkl-Sven Tuur
Conductor: Peeter Lilje.
Unknown: Peeter Lilje
Soprano: Kaia Urb
Soprano: Tiit Kogerman
Piano: Anne Tuur
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste

: World Music

Jewish Cantors
The second of two programmes in which Alex Knapp explores the vibrant and expressive Ashkenazy tradition of music for the synagogue. The Modem Age (1945 to the Present Day). Recordings of some of the most important prayer modes used in the Jewish liturgy, by Naftali Herstik , David Fisher ,
Moshe Koussevitzky , Moshe Stern , Louis Berkman and Benjamin Muller.


Unknown: Alex Knapp
Unknown: Naftali Herstik
Unknown: David Fisher
Unknown: Moshe Koussevitzky
Unknown: Moshe Stern
Unknown: Louis Berkman
Unknown: Benjamin Muller.

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 CPE Bach Sinfonia in E flat,
Op 9 No 2 Concerto Armonico/Peter Szuts and Miklos Spanyi
1.10 CPE Bach Die Israeliten in der Wuste Barbara Schlick and Lena Lootens (sopranos), Hein Meens (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass), Corosa et Cappella Coloniensis/ William Christie
2.30 Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op 122 Olli Porthan (organ)
3.00 Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A Slovenian RTVSO/Samo Hubad
4.00 Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 7 Ilkka Paananen
4.30 Crusell Bassoon Concerto in B flat Juhani Tapaninen , Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.00 Sequence Music by CPE Bach, Tchalkovsky and Massenet, plus
5.10 Paganlnl Violin Sonata in A Tamaz Lorenz, Julie Novak (guitar)
5.40 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek Kornel Zempleni (piano)


Unknown: Miklos Spanyi
Unknown: Wuste Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Lena Lootens
Sopranos: Hein Meens
Tenor: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Olli Porthan
Unknown: Ilkka Paananen
Unknown: Juhani Tapaninen

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