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: On Air

Humphrey Carpenter sets the mood for Easter with his own choice of music. Including
6.30 John Sheppard Haec Dies
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Philip Ledger
7.10 Taverner Dum Transisset
Sabbatum The Sixteen. conductor Harry Christophers
7.40 Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden Emily Van Evera (soprano), Caroline Trevor (alto), Charles Daniels (tenor).
David Thomas (bass). Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
8.15 Elgar Introduction and Allegro Allegri String Quartet and Sinfionia of London, conductor John Barbirolli


Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Caroline Trevor
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: David Thomas
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Vaughan Williams Easter (Five Mystical Songs)
Thomas Allen (baritone). Corydon
Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best
9.09 Warlock Capriol Suite
Nash Ensemble/Martyn Brabbins
9.20 Richard Rodney Bennett
Samba Triste ; Ragtime Waltz (Four
Piece Suite) David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos)
9.28 Delibes Prelude, Mazurka and Valse Lente (Coppelia)
Royal Opera House Orchestra. conductor Mark Ermler
9.35 Handel Sonata in F
Clive Conway (flute), Gerald Garcia (guitar)
9.43 Coleridge-Taylor Onaway, Awake. Beloved (Haiwatha's Wedding Feast) Richard Lewis (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.50 Composer of the Week:
Weber Clarinet Concertino in E flat
Charles Neidich , Orpheus CO
10.00 Bach Have Mercy. 0 Lord. on Me (St Matthew Passion)
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto),
National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
10.09 Handel I Know that My
Redeemer Liveth; Since by Man Came Death (Messiah)
Heather Harper (soprano),
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
10.18 Delius Dance Rhapsody No 2 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. conductor Richard Hickox
10.27 Haydn Notturno in C. H II 32 Mozzafiato. L'Archibudelli
10.44 Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Samba Triste
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Flute: Clive Conway
Guitar: Gerald Garcia
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Charles Neidich
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Haydn Notturno

: Artist of the Week Encore: Julian Lloyd Webber

Joan Bakewell talks to Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the world's great cellists. He has performed much of the mainstream cello repertoire. been responsible for more than 50 world premiere recordings and has been a tireless champion of neglected British music. He talks about his career, his family and his views on music.
Revised repeat


Subject: Julian Lloyd Webber
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the musical world. Pianist
Joanna MacGregor explains how
Birtwistle's music has links with music of the past, and a group of amateur musicians creates a new piece with the Danish composer Per Norgard. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Per Norgard.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Leopold Trio Mozart, arr Daniel Flute Quartet in C. K285b
Schumann, arr C
Matthews Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op 39) Knussen Cantata , Op 15
Lennox Berkeley Oboe Quartet, Op 70 Beethoven String Trio in G. Op 9 No 1


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: Leopold Trio
Unknown: Matthews Mondnacht
Unknown: Knussen Cantata

: BBC Philharmonic

Peter Maxwell Davies conducts the concert suite from Act 2 of his ballet
Caroline Mathilde.


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Caroline Mathilde.

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page introduces the 14th-century poem Pearl - a profoundly felt medieval elegy of bereavement and consolation.
Excerpts, read by Bob Peck , are interwoven with music of the period. Producer Kate Bolton


Read By: Bob Peck
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Michael Berkeley celebrates baritone Bryn Terfel with music by Brahms, Strauss and Mahler.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
15: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Yukio Mishima 's novel was inspired by a real incident in 1950 when an unhappy student of Buddhism set fire to and destroyed the famous Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto. Anthony Thwaite discusses Mishima's disturbing and tragic story of obsession. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Yukio Mishima
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Year

A long-term series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Ivan Hewett presents works by European emigres in America premiered in 1941. Britten Overture: Paul Bunyan ECO. conductor Philip Brunelle Milhaud Piano Concerto No 2
Grant Johannesen ,
Radio Luxembourg Orchestra, conductor Bernard Kontarsky
Schoenberg Variations on a Recitative, Op 40 Kevin Bowyer (organ)
Weill Lady in the Dark (excerpt) Rise Stevens (mezzo), orchestra. conductor Lehman Engel
Bartok String Quartet No 6 Endellion Quartet Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Paul Bunyan
Unknown: Grant Johannesen
Conductor: Bernard Kontarsky
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer

: Sunday Feature: Critic!

What is the role of the literary critic? Two current critics have new books on two giants from the past. Tom Paulin and Ian Hamilton discuss
William Hazlitt and Matthew Arnold. with contributions from
Christopher Ricks and Geoffrey Hill. "Critic!" is the final insult in a long slanging match at the heart of Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Artists have long been sceptical of critical judgement and hostile to the critical profession, yet the greatest critics have been artists themselves.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: William Hazlitt
Unknown: Matthew Arnold.
Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Unknown: Geoffrey Hill.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play:The Mysteries

Inspired by the medieval mystery plays, with additional text by Edward Kemp. A vivid and contemporary retelling of the Bible story, drawing on a wide range of texts including the Bible, the Koran, Dostoevsky and Bulgakov. This is a radio adaptation of Katie Mitchell 's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. with Kristin Hutchinson. Richard Lynch , Myra McFadyen. Ruth Mitchell and Peter Needham Director Marianne Elliott


Unknown: Edward Kemp.
Unknown: Katie Mitchell
Unknown: Kristin Hutchinson.
Unknown: Richard Lynch
Unknown: Myra McFadyen.
Unknown: Ruth Mitchell
Unknown: Peter Needham
Director: Marianne Elliott
God: David Ryall
Angel Satan: Joseph Mydell
Angel Raphael/Judas: Johnny Lodi
John the Baptist: Paul Hamilton
Jesus/Ephraim: Paul Hilton
Peter/Adam: Tristan Sturrock
Mary/Eve: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Barabbas/Abel: Edward Woodall
Matthew/Cain: Declan Conlon

: Choir Works

And Behold, There Was a Great
Earthquake. Brumel's Earthquake
Mass was revived 50 years after his death by Lassus and performed at the Bavarian court with several singers and instruments on each of the 12 parts. In conversation with Peter Phillips , Jeremy Summerly introduces a performance with similar forces.
Nicolas Gombert Regina Coeli
Brumel Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus
Josquin Qui Habitat in Adjutorio Altissimi BBC Singers, His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts/Bo Holten Repeat


Unknown: Peter Phillips
Introduces: Jeremy Summerly

: World Music

Musical Voyages of the South Pacific David Fanshawe spent ten years recording the endangered music of the Pacific islands. In the first of three programmes, he introduces hymns. shanties and dances from Polynesia. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Producer: Nick St George

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn Mass in Time of War RTV Slovenia Chamber and Symphony Orchestras/Marko Munih
2.00 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor. Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec. Mojca Pucelj (piano)
2.30 Crusell Concertino in B flat
Juhani Tapaninen (bassoon). Finnish RSO. conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.00 Music by Agricola Ensemble Super Librum/Jankees Braaksma
4.00 Hellendaal Organ Concerto
Vladimir Ruso, Camerata Slovacca, conductor Viktor Malek
4.30 Palestrina Magnificat Elmer Iseler Singers/Elmer Iseler
5.00 Berlioz Overture:
King Lear Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
5.30 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat Kamil Lenard. Slovakian RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Viktor Malek
Singers: Elmer Iseler
Unknown: King Lear Vancouver

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