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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Haydn

Symphony No 100 in G
(Military) ASMF/Neville Marriner

: Purcell

My Beloved Spake, Z28
James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Robert Evans and Michael George (basses), Choir of New College, Oxford, the King's Consort, director Robert King


Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Robert Evans
Basses: Michael George
Director: Robert King

: Schubert

Fantasy in F minor, D940
Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier
(piano duet)


Unknown: Louis Lortie
Piano: Helene Mercier

: Bax Tintagel

LPO, conductor Adrian Boult


Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Morley Now Is the Month of Maying Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
9.05 Jerome Kem Overture: Very
Warm for May National Philharmonic
9.10 Schubert Octet in F (Excerpt) Melos Ensemble
9.21 Glazunov Spring; Summer (The Seasons) Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.38 Haydn Piano Sonata in B flat, H XVI 18 Jeno Jando
9.48 Scottish trad, arr Beethoven The Sweetest Lad Was Jamie, Op 108 No 5; Again, My Lyre, Op 108
No 24 Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), Trio Fontenay
9.54 Composer of the Week:
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Voices of Spring Hallé Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
10.00 College and Cathedral Choirs: Allegrl Miserere
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
10.13 Trad, arr Halsey 0 No John Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom
10.17 Parry My Soul, There Is a Country; Never Weather-Beaten Sail (Songs of Farewell) Rodolphus Choir , director Ralph Allwood
10.25 Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV498 Martin Gatt , ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
10.37 Schumann Toccata in C. Op 7 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.44 Hoist, ed Imogen Hoist / Matthews Dances from "The
Morning of the Year"
LSO, conductor David Atherton Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: John Rutter
Unknown: Jeno Jando
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Rodolphus Choir
Director: Ralph Allwood
Unknown: Martin Gatt
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Imogen Hoist
Unknown: Matthews Dances
Conductor: David Atherton
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the WeekEncore

John UN
Joan Bakewell talks to pianist John Lill about his career. Revised repeat

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to Thomas Hampson about Mahler's Ruckert Lieder and reviews Channel 4's new jazz series. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Ruckert Lieder
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Another concert from the Aldeburgh Festival featuring Imogen Cooper.
Schubert Six Moments Musicaux, D780
Thomas Ades Traced Overhead
Uszt Mal de Pays (Annees de Pelerinage) Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor,


Unknown: Imogen Cooper.
Unknown: Thomas Ades

: English CathedralOrgans

Three visits to English cathedrals. 2: Durham. Durham has one of England's most imposing cathedrals and an equally imposing 98-stop organ. James Lancelot includes typically English music by Herbert Howells in his varied recital.
Francis Jackson Archbishop 's Fanfare Mendelssohn Sonata in D minor,
Op 65 No 6
Howells Psalm Prelude, Set 2 No 1
Vlerne Madrigal in E (Pieces in Free Style); Westminster Carillon (Fantasy Pieces)
Final programme Saturday 6.30pm


Unknown: James Lancelot
Music By: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Francis Jackson Archbishop

: Spirit of the Age

A Madrigal in Stone. The church of St Bride - off Fleet Street in London - is one of Christopher Wren 's best-loved churches, and its historical features include a medieval crypt, a Saxon cemetery and a Roman pavement. Christopher Page explores its connections with madrigalist Thomas Weelkes , writers Richard Lovelace , John Milton and Samuel Pepys , and the Fleet Street printing industry. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: Thomas Weelkes
Unknown: Richard Lovelace
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Rosemary Ashe talks about the American singer Eileen Farrell , with music by Arlen,
Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Kem.


Talks: Rosemary Ashe
Singer: Eileen Farrell

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
18: Barbara Hepworth : the Sculpture Garden. Barbara Hepworth 's life and work is celebrated in her beautiful sculpture garden in St Ives. With contributions from painter Wilhemina Barnes-Graham , Brian Smith - the first curator of the garden - and art historian Penelope Curtis. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Barbara Hepworth
Unknown: Barbara Hepworth
Unknown: Wilhemina Barnes-Graham
Unknown: Brian Smith
Unknown: Penelope Curtis.
Producer: Claire Grove

: The Year

A long-term series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. This week, Anthony Burton dons flares and steps into 1971.
With excerpts from Bernstein Mass, Britten Owen Wingrave and Norgaard Symphony No 2.


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Britten Owen Wingrave

: Sunday Feature:Settling the Score

Fifth of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music in the words of the people who made it happen. Music has become increasingly dependent on money for its life-blood. A composer, a performer, a sponsor, a publisher and a record industry executive help to unravel the financial paradoxes of 20th-century musical life. Narrated by Samuel West. Written by Paul Vaughan
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Samuel West.
Written By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Private Passions

With novelist Barbara Trapido. Repeated from yesterday 12 noon


Unknown: Barbara Trapido.

: Sunday Play:Cardiff East

By Peter Gill. Hopes, memories, warmth and tragedy combine to make up 24 hours in the life of a close-knit community in Cardiff. with Windsor Davies, Gwenlltan Davies. Dorien Thomas , Darcey Furlong and Kim Weirsman. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Peter Gill.
Unknown: Gwenlltan Davies.
Unknown: Dorien Thomas
Unknown: Darcey Furlong
Unknown: Kim Weirsman.
Director: Alison Hindell
Michael: Anthony O'Donnell
Marge: Susan Brown
Neil: Robert Harper
Tommy: Giles Thomas
Darkle: Richard Lynch
Stella: Stevie Parry
Billy: Brendan Charleson
Shirley: Nickie Rainsford
Dolly: Elizabeth Estensen
Vera: Teresa Hennessy

: Choir Works

So successful was the premiere of Mondonville's Titon et l'Aurore in 1753 that the work was performed no fewer than 35 times during the next season. Jeremy Summerly and Graham Sadler discuss the work and its part in the famous dispute between advocates of French and Italian music.
Mondonville Titon et l'Aurore
Frangoise Herr Vocal Ensemble, Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski Repeat


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Graham Sadler
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Titon: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt(tenor)
L'Aurore: Catherine Napoli (mezzo)
Promethee: Philippe Huttenlocher(baritone)
Pales: Jennifer Smith (soprano)
L'Amour: Ann Monoyios (soprano)

: World Music

Playing in a Volcano
Five programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel. Israeli Yossi Schiffman and Palestinian Aref Hijjawi explore the musical heritage of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples, starting with a programme in which musicians recall the circumstances that led to the migration of Jews to Palestine. Producer Roger Short


Unknown: Yossi Schiffman
Unknown: Aref Hijjawi
Producer: Roger Short

: Record Review Building a Library

Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Polish National Choir and PO/ Antoni Wit Stravinsky Renard Piotr
Kusiewicz, Jerzy Knetig (tenors), Adam Kruszewski (baritone), Piotr Nowacki (bass) Orff Carmina Burana Elzbieta Towamicka (soprano), Piotr Kusiewicz (tenor), Adam Kruszewski (baritone)
2.20 Telemann Flute Quartet in A Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists
2.40 Purcell Suite: The Virtuous Wife
Bratislava Chamber Soloists
3.00 Dvorak Symphony No 9 (From the New World) Danish National RSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.45 Schobert Violin Sonata in D minor Hiro Kurosaki ,
Linda Nicholson (fortepiano)
4.00 Prokofiev Summer Day Maureen Forrester (narrator),
Metropolitan Orchestra/Grossman
4.30 Mozart Serenade in C minor,
K388 Bratislava Chamber Harmony, conductor Justus Pavlik
5.00 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Slovenian RSO/Anton Nanut
5.20 Weber Clarinet Concertino in E flat Kari Krikku , Finnish RSO. conductor Sakari Oramo
5.30 Tullndberg String Quartet No 3 Ostrobothnian Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenors: Jerzy Knetig
Tenors: Adam Kruszewski
Baritone: Piotr Nowacki
Soprano: Elzbieta Towamicka
Soprano: Piotr Kusiewicz
Tenor: Adam Kruszewski
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Hiro Kurosaki
Unknown: Linda Nicholson
Narrator: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Justus Pavlik
Unknown: Kari Krikku
Conductor: Sakari Oramo

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