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: Sacred and Profane

The final edition, with Paul Guinery.
Haydn I Thirst (The Seven Last Words) Rafael Taibo (speaker), Arnold
Schoenberg Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.16 Messiaen Jardin du Sommeil d'Amour (Turangalila-Symphony) Michel Beroff (piano), Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot), LSO, conductor Andre Previn
7.29 Byrd Lamentations of Jeremiah BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
7.42 Anon King Henry 's Masque Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
7.46 Bulgarian trad Aide Sanze Zaide (Sunset)
Philip Koutev National Folk Ensemble, conductor Stefan Dragostinov
7.49 Ropartz La Cloche des Morts BBC Concert Orchestra/Stewart
8.00 Bach Cantata No 150: Nach
Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich Pamela Priestley-Smith (soprano). Judith Harris (mezzo), Robert Johnston (tenor), Richard Bourne (bass), Orchestra of St James 's, BBC
Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.15 Haydn It Is Finished; Father, into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit (The Seven Last Words)
Rafael Taibo (speaker), Talich Quartet
8.32 Buxtehude Cantata: Membra
Jesu Nostri (Ad Faciem)
Barbara Schlick and Monika Frimmer
(sopranos), Michael Chance (alto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor). Peter Kooy (bass), Hanover Boys' Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
8.39 Haydn Earthquake (The Seven Last Words) Le Concert des Nations. director Jordi Savall
8.41 Machaut Puis qu'en Oubli Oxford Camerata, director Jeremy Summerly
8.43 Bach Mass in B minor (Agnus Dei) Andreas Scholl (countertenor). Choir and Orchestra of Collegium
Vocale, director Philippe Herreweghe Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Rafael Taibo
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Messiaen Jardin
Piano: Michel Beroff
Piano: Jeanne Loriod
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Anon King Henry
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Stefan Dragostinov
Unknown: Verlanget Mich Pamela
Soprano: Judith Harris
Tenor: Robert Johnston
Tenor: Richard Bourne
Unknown: St James
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Rafael Taibo
Unknown: Jesu Nostri
Unknown: Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Monika Frimmer
Sopranos: Michael Chance
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Director: Ton Koopman
Director: Jordi Savall
Director: MacHaut Puis
Director: Jeremy Summerly
Director: Bach Mass
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

In conversation with Fiona Talkington , comedian Armando lannucci looks ahead to the coming week on Radio 3.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Verdi Winter; Spring (Sicilian Vespers) Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida
9.18 Tchaikovsky March; April (The Seasons) Angela Brownridge (piano)
9.28 Mozart Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K41 7 David Pyatt , BBC NOW, conductor Richard Hickox
9.42 Smetana Leaping Dance (Czech Dances) Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
9.46 Smetana Dance of the Comedians (The Bartered Bride) RPO. conductor Rudolf Kempe
9.51 Goodhart Lady on the Silver Throne
Parry Who Can Dwell with Greatness Oxford Pro Musica/Michael Smedley
9.58 Ives, orch Schuman Variations on "America" BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
10.10 Purcell Witches' Scene (Dido and Aeneas) Musicians of the Globe, director Philip Pickett
10.19 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Theme Andras Schiff (piano), Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti
10.45 Composer of the Week:
James MacMillan Gaude, Gaude
(Veni, Veni, Emmanuel)
Evelyn Glennie (marimba), Scottish CO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
10.51 Fasch Concerto in C minor
Paul Goodwin and Lorraine Wood
(oboes), Alberto Grazzi (bassoon),
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
11.01 Janacek Glagolitic Mass (Sanctus) Soloists, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
11.08 Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
11.18 Bax Nympholept
LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.44 Verdi Overture: Stiffelio
BBCPO, conductor Edward Downes
11.56 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Aled Jones (treble), London Symphony Chorus, RPO, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Unknown: David Pyatt
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a staging of Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, the life of singer Paul Robeson , and Crispian Steele-Perkins on the history of the trumpet. Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Singer: Paul Robeson
Singer: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Mozart String Quintets
The last of three programmes in which the Endellion Quartet perform Mozart's string quintets.
Endellion Quartet, Tim Boulton (viola) Mozart String Quintet in C minor, K406 Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
Mozart String Quintet in D, K593


Viola: Tim Boulton

: The Beltane Fire

Maxwell Davies The Beltane Rre
BBCPO, conducted by the Composer

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page is joined by John Potter and Eamon Duffy to explore the secret world of music for the Catholic rite at the time of Elizabeth I. Producer Lindsay Kemp See also Thursday 4pm


Unknown: John Potter
Unknown: Eamon Duffy
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: 100 Great Singers

Elijah Moshinsky celebrates soprano Leontyne Price.


Unknown: Elijah Moshinsky

: Centurions

Helen Vendler , AS Byatt and Frank Kermode discuss Wallace Stevens 's poem The Idea of Order at Key West and introduce a performance of it from the archives by Wallace Stevens.


Unknown: Helen Vendler
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Unknown: Wallace Stevens.

: The Year

Anthony Burton presents music premiered in 1921. Janacek Prelude: Katya Kabanova
Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor
Charles Mackerras Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night) Jon Garrison (tenor). CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
Langgaard Music of the Spheres Gitta-Maria Sjoberg (soprano),
Danish National Radio Choir and SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Charles MacKerras Szymanowski
Tenor: Jon Garrison
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Langgaard Music
Soprano: Gitta-Maria Sjoberg

: Sunday Feature:King Louis

Gravel-voiced entertainer Louis
Armstrong was also the genius whose astonishing trumpet solos transformed jazz for ever.
Geoffrey Smith examines Armstrong's enduring legacy with contributions from trumpet stars including Nat Gonella , Humphrey Lyttelton , Guy Barker. Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Nat Gonella
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Guy Barker.
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

The Handel season continues with his dramatic oratorio Belshazzar.
Both a pageant of decadent living and a tale of fate. the libretto by Charles Jennens tells of the collapse of Babylon as seen through the eyes of the queen Nitocris and her son
Belshazzar. Brian Wright and Robert King introduce a performance given at last year's York Early Music Festival.
Choir of New College, Oxford, the King's Consort, director Robert King See also Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Charles Jennens
Unknown: Robert King
Director: Robert King
Nitocns: Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Cyrus: Catherine Denley (mezzo)
Belshazzar: Barry Banks (tenor)
Daniel: James Bowman (countertenor)
Gobrias: Michael George (bass-Baritone)

: Sunday Play:The Life and Death ofPier Paolo Pasolini

By Michel Azama , translated by Caroline Behr. Alfred Molina plays the notorious Italian film-maker, poet. homosexual and activist whose body was found on a Roman beach in 1975. with Graham Callan , Chnstian Rodska.
John Telfer. Clive Mantle and Robert Portal Director Jeremy Howe Repeat


Unknown: Michel Azama
Translated By: Caroline Behr.
Translated By: Alfred Molina
Unknown: Graham Callan
Unknown: Chnstian Rodska.
Unknown: John Telfer.
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Director: Jeremy Howe
Giuseppe Pelosi: Dexter Fletcher
Ninetto Davoli: Richard Pearce
Judge: Denys Hawthorne

: World Music

Songs of Life: Music from Georgia
Lela Sisauri presents music from her recent trip to her native Tbilisi. Producer John Thornley


Producer: John Thornley

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Baroque choral works by Schein, Rosenmuller and Kuhnau
2.15 Bach Fantasia in C minor,
BWV906; Prelude and Fugue in G,
BWV902 Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
2.30 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 1 in F sharp minor Arthur Ozolins , Toronto SO/Mario Bernardi
3.00 Debussy Violin Sonata Peter Oundjian. William Tritt (piano)
3.25 Weyse Cantata: Jubler 0 Jubler Danish National Radio Choir and Concert Orchestra/Roman Zeilinger
4.05 Donizetti Grand Offertory Aart Bergwerff (organ)
4.20 Pierre de la Rue Missa De
Sancto Job Orlando Consort
5.00 Gluck Don Juan Irish NSO. conductor Alexander Anissimov
5.10 Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor,
Kk365; in A flat, Kkl27
David Kuijken (piano)
5.20 Gorecki Three Pieces in Old
Style BBC Concert Orchestra. conductor Christopher Gayford


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bach Fantasia
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Arthur Ozolins

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