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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.15 Taverner 0 Wilhelme, Pastor Bone The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.10 Spohr, transcr Uszt Die Rose Leslie Howard (piano)
7.30 Bach Violin Sonata No I in G minor, BWV1001 Sigiswald Kuijken
8.35 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (The Bird) Coull Quartet


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Holst Mars (The Planets)
New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman
9.10 Tallis Salvator Mundi , Salva Nos (Nos I and 2) Tallis Scholars , conductor Peter Phillips
9.15 Mozart Divertimento in D, K136 Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conductor Karl Miinchinger
9.27 Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
9.39 Abraham Eins , Zwei, Drei, Vier Comedian Harmonists
9.42 Ellington Creole Love Call Comedian Harmonists
9.46 Hayes Piano Concerto No 4
Paul Nicholson , Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
10.00 College and Cathedral Choirs: Hoist / Love My Love
Gentlemen of St John 's
10.04 Hoist Ave Maria
Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor James O'Donnell
10.09 Handel Coronation Anthem:
The King Shall Rejoice
Winchester Cathedral Choir,
Brandenburg Consort/David Hill
10.21 Tchaikovsky Danses des
Cygnes; Pas d'Action (Swan Lake) Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
10.31 Composer of the Week:
Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat (3rd mvt) Wynton Marsalis, NPO, conductor Raymond Leppard
10.35 Prokofiev Toccata, Op 11 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.40 Walton Partita
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Tallis Salvator Mundi
Conductor: Salva Nos
Conductor: Tallis Scholars
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Karl Miinchinger
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Abraham Eins
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: St John
Conductor: James O'Donnell

: Artist of the Week Encore

Samuel Ramey
Samuel Ramey is the most recorded bass in history, with an extensive repertoire and more than 40 operatic roles to his name. He has established a reputation for portraying the Devil in various operas and has devised a concert programme called A Date with the Devil. His
Metropolitan Opera debut in New York was in Handel's Rinaldo, and his
European debut was at Glyndebourne in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his life and work, with musical excerpts from Mozart's The Marriage of Rgaro and Don Giovanni, Handel's Messiah and Rinaldo, and Bizet's Carmen, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Gounod's Faust and songs by Copland and Gershwin. Revised repeat


Unknown: Samuel Ramey
Unknown: Samuel Ramey
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett interviews
Daniel Barenboim about his current
Beethoven cycle at the Royal Festival Hall and celebrates 25 years of the Kronos Quartet.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first of three programmes including Schumann string quartets. Vogler Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 Lutoslawski String Quartet (1964)
Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Lutoslawskl Symphony No 3


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Spirit of the Age

Pianist Angela Hewitt has received enthusiastic reviews for her performance of Bach's keyboard works. In conversation with George Pratt , she discusses and demonstrates some of the issues involved in interpreting Bach's suites and the 48 preludes and fugues. Producer Kate Bolton


Pianist: Angela Hewitt
Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Martin Isepp celebrates mezzo Janet Baker , with music by Elgar, Schumann and Purcell.


Unknown: Martin Isepp
Unknown: Janet Baker

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
19: DH Lawrence: The Rainbow Producer Claire Grove


Producer: Claire Grove

: The Year

A long-term series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Anthony Burton introduces music first performed in Europe and America during 1981.
Per Norgaard Symphony No 4 (Indian Rose Garden and Chinese Witch's
Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam Part De Profundis
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Dan Kennedy (percussion), Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
Steve Reich Tehillim , Parts 3 and 3 Schonberg Ensemble, Percussion Group of the Hague/de Leeuw Roger Sessions Concerto for Orchestra Boston Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Producer Philip Tagney
See also Wednesday 7.30pm


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: Dan Kennedy
Conductor: Paul Hillier
Conductor: Steve Reich Tehillim
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Redeeming History

David Dabydeen , professor of Caribbean studies at the University of Warwick, traces a line of black diaspora writing which starts with slavery in the 18th century and ends with the highly sophisticated metaphysical work of Derek Walcott , Patrick Chamoiseau and Wilson Harris.
Readers Eni Abiola and Neil Reidman. Producer David Perry


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Derek Walcott
Unknown: Patrick Chamoiseau
Readers: Wilson Harris.
Readers: Neil Reidman.
Producer: David Perry

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Heartbreak House

A fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes, by Bernard Shaw. In his 1919 preface, Shaw described Heartbreak House as "cultured, leisured Europe before the war". Begun in 1916, the play is a witty satire on the Bohemian classes, the horse-riding classes and the pragmatic politicians and capitalists who hover between the two. Amidst the farce, they are not indifferent to the impending danger but seem unable to help themselves, "like moths round a candle".
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Bernard Shaw.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Captain Shotover: John Wood
Hesione: Eleanor Bron
Lady Utterword: Cheryl Campbell
Boss Mangan: David Troughton
Hector: Duncan Bell
Mazzini Dunn: Christopher Good
Ellie Dunn: Abigail Docherty
Randall: Richard McCabe
Nurse: Liz Smith
Burglar: Norman Rossington

: Choir Works

All Roads Lead to Rome
The first of four programmes in which Jeremy Summerly traces the influence of the popes on the music of the Church. This evening he talks to Mary Berry about the development of the so-called Gregorian chant, from long before Gregory the Great to the end of the first millennium.
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Mary Berry
Producer: Antony Pitts

: World Music

Playing In a Volcano
Five programmes in which Israeli music journalist Yossi Schiffman and Palestinian broadcaster Aref Hijjawi explore the musical heritage of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples. This second programme features music from the whole spectrum of the Palestinian communities - Christian and Moslem.


Unknown: Yossi Schiffman
Unknown: Aref Hijjawi

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Warsaw National Philharmonic
Choir and SO/Henryk Wojnarowski Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Stravinsky The Firebird (1919); Symphony of Psalms
2.35 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 72 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (piano duet)
3.10 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 James Campbell (clarinet), Orford Quartet
3.40 Frumerie Pastoral Suite Kathleen Rudolph (flute), CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
3.55 Uszt Venezia e Napoli Janina Fialkowska (piano)
4.25 Strauss Burleske
Arthur Ozolins (piano), Toronto SO , conductor Mario Bernardi
4.45 Bach Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV1001 François Fernandez
5.00 Schumann Overture: Die Braut von Messina Bratislava RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard
5.25 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 Pinchas Zukerman , Marc Neikrug (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Henryk Wojnarowski
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Piano: Leslie Kinton
Clarinet: James Campbell
Clarinet: Orford Quartet
Flute: Kathleen Rudolph
Unknown: Mario Bernardi
Piano: Janina Fialkowska
Piano: Arthur Ozolins
Piano: Toronto So
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: François Fernandez
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Piano: Marc Neikrug

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