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: On Air

Humphrey Carpenter introduces some music for Palm Sunday, including:
6.00 Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David Choir of King's College,
Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
7.00 Gliere Russian Sailors' Dance
(Red Poppy Suite) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.30 Bach Cantata No 182:
Himmelskonig, Sei Willkommen Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Kai Wessel (alto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
8.00 Weber Overture: Euryanthe
Russian NO, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
8.30 Beethoven Variations on "Rule,
Britannia", WoO 79
Olli Mustonen (piano)


Unknown: Weelkes Hosanna
Unknown: David Choir
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Sei Willkommen
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Kai Wessel
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Director: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Olli Mustonen

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Zadok the Priest Winchester
Cathedral Choir, Brandenburg Consort , conductor David Hill
9.14 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 4 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.26 Bach, arr Stokowski Mein
Jesu! Was fur Seelenweh. BWV487
Leopold Stokowski SO. conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.32 Stainer God So Loved the World (Crucifixion)
BBC Singers, Margaret Phillips (organ), conductor Brian Kay
9.36 Elgar Three Characteristic Pieces Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.49 Poulenc Mouvements
Perpétuels Leonard Pennario (piano)
9.55 Johann Strauss (son) Perpetuum Mobile
LSO, conductor John Georgiadis
10.00 Vintage Voices:
Trad 0 Lord. What a Mornin'
Hugues Cuenod (tenor)
10.03 Rossini Una Voce Poco Fa
(The Barber of Seville)
Amelita Galli-Curci (soprano)
10.08 Mascagni Brindisi (Cavalleria Rusticana) Beniamino Gigli (tenor)
10.15 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
10.26 Composer of the Week:
Scarlatti Sonatas: in D, Kk430; in D minor, Kk9 (Pastorale): in G, Kkl3 Glenn Gould (piano)
10.37 Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Royal Philharmonic/Eric Rogers Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Handel Zadok
Conductor: Brandenburg Consort
Unknown: Stokowski Mein
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Singers: Margaret Phillips
Conductor: Brian Kay
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Leonard Pennario
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: John Georgiadis
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Tenor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Glenn Gould
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Artist of the Week Encore

Joan Bakewell talks to Dutch soprano Elly Ameling , one of the world's greatest exponents of lieder. She reveals how her career began while she was dusting shelves in a bookshop and how she decided against an operatic career. Famous early on for her interpretation of Bach, Ameling later became a Schubert specialist. There are also recordings of music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms.
Revised repeat


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Soprano: Elly Ameling

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme exploring current developments in the world of music and musicians.
This week Ivan Hewett visits
Stockholm, this year's European City of Culture, and asks what the role of music is in the global city of the future.
Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: A Meditation on the Passion of Christ

From the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.
Hymn: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty Reading: The Sacrifice (part 1) (George Herbert )
Gospel: Mark 14, w32-50 (plainsong)
Hear My Prayer, 0 Lord (Batten) Pange Lingua (Kodaly)
Hymn: Lord Jesus, Think on Me Reading: The Sacrifice (part 2) Gospel: Matthew 27, wll-26 (plainsong)
Versa Est in Luctum (Victoria)
The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Wise) Hymn: My Song Is Love Unknown Readings: Lamentations 3, wl-8; The Sacrifice (part 3)
Gospel: John 19. wl6-42 (plainsong) Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude "0 Mensch, Bewein' Dein' Sunde Gross , BWV622 (Bach)
Director of music Christopher Robinson. Organ student lain Farrington.


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Sunde Gross
Music: Christopher Robinson.

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Hindemith Pittsburgh Symphony

: Spirit of the Age

Michelene Wandor discusses the rise, fall and rise of the viol with John Bryan and Susanna Pell. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: John Bryan
Unknown: Susanna Pell.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Vladimir Ashkenazy celebrates soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom , with music by Rachmaninov and Sibelius.


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
14: Eisenstein and "Alexander Nevsky"
A drama-documentary about director Sergei Eisenstein , the father of Soviet cinema and a master of large-scale narrative montage.
Christopher Wright is the narrator, and Hugh Ross plays Eisenstein. Written by Stanley Richardson Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Hugh Ross
Written By: Stanley Richardson
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: The Year

Natalie Wheen finds both pastoral and avant-garde currents flowing through works premiered in 1931. Delius A Song of Summer
Crawford Seeger Etude in Mixed Accents
Webern Quartet for Clarinet,
Saxophone, Violin and Piano, Op 22 Messiaen Offrandes Oubliées
Ives Three Places in New England Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Crawford Seeger Etude
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The fourth of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. This programme looks at words about music: what do you write, how do you say it and how has the 20th century changed all that? Written by Michael Oliver and narrated by Samuel West. Producer Edward Blakeman


Written By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Gristle

By Lee Hall , inspired by Hinkeman by Ernst Toller. Peter returns home from service in Northern Ireland to poverty in Newcastle. A wounded man - his testicles have been blown off - his status as an outsider allows him to see the corruption of everyday life. with Shaun Prendergast and Dave Whitaker Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Ernst Toller.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Dave Whitaker
Director: Kate Rowland
Peter: Derek Walmsley
Mary: Tracy Whitwell
Ian: Trevor Fox
Lisa: Sharon Percy

: Choir Works

In the final programme in the Handel season, Brian Wright and Simon Heighes introduce a performance of the Brockes-Passion given at the 1996 London Handel Festival. Barthold
Heinrich Brockes 's poem concentrates on Christ's physical suffering during the Passion, to which Handel responds with contemplative and emotive music. Lorna Anderson and Jeni Bern
(sopranos), Tobias Cole (countertenor), Charles Daniels and Ian Partridge
(tenors), Michael George and David Thomas (basses), London Handel Choir and Orchestra, conductor Denys Darlow


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Heinrich Brockes
Music: Lorna Anderson
Sopranos: Jeni Bern
Sopranos: Tobias Cole
Unknown: Charles Daniels
Tenors: Ian Partridge
Tenors: Michael George
Tenors: David Thomas
Conductor: Denys Darlow

: World Music

Music of the Sami. The Sami reindeer-herders live in the northern areas of Sweden, Norway and Finland, across the Arctic Circle.
From Gothenburg, headquarters of the Sami Project which is preserving their traditions, Karl-Olof Edstrom presents the Sami jojk - call signs used for hunting, entertainment or shamanistic spells. Repeat


Unknown: Karl-Olof Edstrom

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Radio France Chorus, conducted by Chernushenko Sviridov Nine Sacred Pieces
Shvedov Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
2.30 Mozart Fantasy in C minor, K475 Jan Jaap Nuiver (piano)
3.20 Glazunov The Seasons
Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
4.00 Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Robert Silverman (piano)
5.00 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5 No 8 Jaap ter Linden, Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (cello continuo)
5.25 Kozeluch Organ Sonata (La Chasse) Gert Oost
5.45 Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conducted By: Chernushenko Sviridov
Unknown: John Chrysostom
Piano: Jaap Nuiver

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