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: Sacred and Profane

With Fiona Talkington.
Haydn Woman , Behold Thy Son! (The Seven Last Words)
Rafael Taibo (speaker), Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
7.12 Magnard Symphony No 1
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
7.47 Giles Swayne 0 Magnum Mysterium BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.50 Buxtehude Cantata: Membra
Jesu Nostri (Ad Cor)
Barbara Schlick and Monika Frimmer
(sopranos), Peter Kooy (bass), Hanover Boys' Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
8.00 Bach Cantata No 1: Wie Schon
Leuchtet der Morgenstern
Arleen Auger (soprano),
Peter Schreier (tenor), Siegfried Lorenz
(bass), Choir of St Thomas's, Leipzig, New Bach Collegium Musicum, conductor Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
8.22 Haydn My God, My God, Why
Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (The Seven Last Words)
Rafael Taibo (speaker), Talich Quartet
8.37 Dan Welcher Bright Wings BBCSO, conductor Andrew Litton Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Haydn Woman
Unknown: Rafael Taibo
Director: Jordi Savall
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Conductor: Giles Swayne
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Monika Frimmer
Sopranos: Peter Kooy
Director: Ton Koopman
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Siegfried Lorenz
Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
Unknown: Rafael Taibo
Unknown: Dan Welcher
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Dvorak Carnival Overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
9.18 Phalese Pavane and Battle
Galliard (Danserye) The King's Noyse
9.23 Handel Revenge, Revenge,
Timotheus Cries (Alexander's Feast) Bryn Terfel (baritone), Scottish CO, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.32 Fibich Spring Prague RSO, conductor Frantisek Vajnav
9.46 Mayerl Suite: In My Garden (Summertime) Eric Parkin (piano)
9.54 Elgar My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
9.59 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Vienna PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.19 Composer of the Week:
Francois Couperin Le Rossignol-en-
Amour, Le Carillon de Cithere (Pieces de Clavecin, 14th Order)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
10.28 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.43 Bruckner Mass in D minor
(Kyrie) Soloists, Corydon Singers and Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best
10.59 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
11.23 Berlioz La Mort d'Orphelie Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Myung-Whun Chung (piano)
11.51 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Toronto Festival Singers, CBS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Frantisek Vajnav
Piano: Eric Parkin
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Myung-Whun Chung
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a glance backstage at the opera, new ideas on Verdi, and a work by Handel rediscovered after 261 years.
Producer Tony Sellors. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Tony Sellors.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Mozart String Quintets
The second of three programmes in which the Endellion Quartet perform all of Mozart's string quintets.
Endellion Quartet, Roger Chase (viola) Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614 Bartok String Quartet No 1
Mozart String Quintet in C, K515


Viola: Roger Chase

: Back to Bach

Gordon Fergus-Thompson performs Rachmaninov's piano transcriptions of music by Bach.


Unknown: Gordon Fergus-Thompson

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Nicholas Anderson uncover the ways in which Bach's music was brought to life in the early 1880s, and listen to a re-creation of Mendelssohn's performance of the St Matthew Passion.
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: 100 Great Singers

Novelist Paul Bailey celebrates tenor Heddle Nash , including works by Handel, Mozart and Bizet.


Unknown: Paul Bailey
Tenor: Heddle Nash

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art. The romantic myth of the painter Jackson Pollock has often overshadowed the significance of his work, which brought about a renaissance in postwar American painting. Art critics Irving Sandier and Norbert Lynton and Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art
David Ross discuss the importance and impact of Pollock's Autumn Rhythm: No 30, 1950. Producer Lydia Syson


Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Norbert Lynton
Unknown: David Ross
Producer: Lydia Syson

: The Year

Ivan Hewett presents music premiered in Paris and Vienna in 1911. Ravel L'Heure Espagnole Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1
Debussy Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien
Schoenberg Six Little Pieces for Piano Maurizio Pollini
Webern Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op 7
Stravinsky Petrushka (Scene 4) Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Sunday Feature: The Garden of Earthly Delights

Louisa Buck probes the many mysteries surrounding the amazing triptych painted by Hieronymus Bosch 500 years ago. Was his unique vision of heaven and hell the work of an orthodox Christian, or a heretic advocating salvation through sex? Was Bosch the first surrealist, or is this painting the product of a sick mind? The work has inspired modern artists, a ballet, a steamy novel, numerous LP covers and centuries of learned debate. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Hieronymus Bosch
Producer: Mick Webb

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: An Informer's Duty

By Greg Cullen. Leningrad, 1937.
Shostakovich is under official attack as Stalin's terror decimates his world. He cannot compose Soviet anthems, his fourth symphony is too dangerous to perform - and yet, as the Soviet Union's premier composer, he must respond to the times. with Simon Ludders , Ian Rowlands ,
Manon Edwards. Chris Rowbury and Jeremy Thomas
8.55 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 BBCSO, conductor Andrew Davis
Play director Alison Hindell Revised repeat


Unknown: Greg Cullen.
Unknown: Simon Ludders
Unknown: Ian Rowlands
Unknown: Manon Edwards.
Unknown: Chris Rowbury
Unknown: Jeremy Thomas
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Director: Alison Hindell
Shostakovich: Jonathan Cullen
Anna Akhmatova: Fiona Shaw
Stalin: John Shrapnel
Nina: Melange Walters
Sofia: Christine Pritchard
Zoshchenko: Mark Straker
Tukhachevsky: Ric Jerrom

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces a performance of Stainer's oratorio The Crucifixion, a work which has remained enduringly popular since its first performance in 1887. Martyn Hill (tenor), Michael George (bass), BBC Singers, Leith Hill
Festival Singers, Margaret Phillips (organ), conductor Brian Kay Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Brian Wright
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Michael George
Singers: Leith Hill
Singers: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Brian Kay
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: World Music

Arab-African Cross-Currents
Concluding the series in which Janet Topp Fargion explores the ways in which Arab and African music and instruments have influenced one another. Islamic Africa


Unknown: Janet Topp Fargion

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Malmo Chamber Choir perform music by Monteverdi, Brahms's Sechs Lieder und
Romanzen, Op 93a, Slbelius's The Lover, Three Choral Songs by Stenhammar, and a setting of Edward Lear nonsense poems by Petrassi
2.00 Bartok Rhapsody No 1
Zoltan Takacs (violin), Helsinki Radio Symphony Orchestra/Petri Sakari
2.10 llmari Hannikainen Piano
Concerto Arto Satukangas, Helsinki RSO/Petri Sakari
3.00 Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op 43 Australian Ensemble
3.30 Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor, H XVI 20 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) Krzysztof Jablonsky
4.05 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor Melbourne SO/Hans Graf
4.40 Vivaldi Concerto in C, RV779 Mary Utiger (violin), Hans-Peter
Westerman (oboe), Harald Hoeven (organ), Eric Hoeprich (chalumeau), Camerata Kbln
5.00 Lehar Merry Wives of Windsor (March) Danish Radio Concert Orchestra/Berge Wagner
5.10 Handel Cantata: Pensieri
Notturni di Filii Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Danya Segal (recorder), Musica Alta Ripa
5.30 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor Rian de Waal, Per Musica CO/Julian Reynolds


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Edward Lear
Violin: Zoltan Takacs

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