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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
6.35 Brahms Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2 Kim Kashkashian (viola), Robert Levin (piano)
7.05 Purcell It Is a Good Thing to Give Thanks James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass), Choir of New College, Oxford, the King's Consort, director Robert King
7.30 Elgar Sonatina
Peter Pettinger (piano)
8.45 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 Dennis Brain , Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Viola: Kim Kashkashian
Piano: Robert Levin
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Director: Elgar Sonatina
Piano: Peter Pettinger
Unknown: K495 Dennis Brain
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Rossini Overture: Semiramide
La Scala PO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.15 Faure, arr Casais Après un Rêve Mischa Maisky (cello), Pavel Gililov (piano)
9.19 Corelli, arr Barbirolli Oboe Concerto in F
Anthony Camden, City of London
Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Ward
9.29 Schubert Divertissement sur des Motifs Originaux Français (3rd mvt) Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
9.40 Massenet The Last Sleep of the Virgin CBSO, conductor Louis Fremaux
9.45 Composer of the Week: Ives Country Band March Eastman Wind. Ensemble, conductor Donald Hunsberger
9.50 Monteverdi Ave Maris Stella
(1610 Vespers) Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Junior Choir,
His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.00 British Film Composers:
Richard Addlnsell Warsaw Concerto
Martin Jones (piano), Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Kenneth Alwyn
10.10 Britten Film music: Night Mail Nigel Hawthorne (narrator), Nash Ensemble , director Lionel Friend
10.15 Vaughan Williams Film music: Forty-Ninth Parallel RTE Concert
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny
10.17 Bach Ich Wunschte Mir den
Tod (Cantata No 57)
Arleen Auger (soprano),
Bach Ensemble , conductor Helmuth Rilling
10.35 Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
10.42 Toistoy Waltz in F Imogen Cooper (piano)
10.45 Prokofiev, arr Palmer The Ball (War and Peace)
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Pavel Gililov
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Conductor: Donald Hunsberger
Unknown: Maris Stella
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: Britten Film
Narrator: Nigel Hawthorne
Narrator: Nash Ensemble
Unknown: Bach Ich Wunschte
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Bach Ensemble
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Imogen Cooper

: Artist of the Week Encore

Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell talks to Joan Bakewell
about his career, which took off when he made his concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 14. Revised repeat


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a preview of Gavin Bryars 's eagerly awaited new opera Dr Ox's Experiment and a visit to the Royal Scottish Academy's new Alexander Gibson Opera School. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Penny Gore introduces a recital given by the young British pianist
Leon McCawley as part of the International Piano Series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank.
Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor,
Schumann Kreisleriana
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole


Introduces: Penny Gore
Pianist: Leon McCawley
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: Mozart and the Sacred Muse

Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Vienna Concentus Musicus and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in sacred works dating from the beginning and end of Mozart's life.


Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt joins Chris Wilson on a trip to the Cite de la Musique in Paris for a tour of the museum's collection of lutes and a visit to an international conference on the lute's colourful history in western music. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: 100 Great Singers

A series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers.
Peter Maxwell Davies introduces recordings of soprano Mary Thomas , for whom he wrote a number of his works.


Singers: Peter Maxwell Davies
Soprano: Mary Thomas

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
23: Martha Graham : Appalachian
Spring. First performed in 1944, this dance work captured the spirit and zeal of the previous century. With contributions from critic Judith Mackrell.
Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Martha Graham
Unknown: Judith MacKrell.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces vocal and choral music first performed in 1922. Nielsen Springtime in Funen Inga Nielsen (soprano),
Peter Gronlund (tenor), Sten Byriel (bass), Danish National Radio Choir and Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam Faure L'Horizon Chimérique Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Milhaud Catalogue de Fleurs Irene Joachim (soprano),
Ensemble conductor Maurice Franck
Delius Requiem Rebecca Evans (soprano), Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone), Waynfiete Singers,
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Soprano: Funen Inga Nielsen
Soprano: Peter Gronlund
Tenor: Sten Byriel
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Soprano: Fleurs Irene Joachim
Conductor: Maurice Franck
Soprano: Peter Coleman-Wright
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The sixth of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. How have composers in the classical tradition responded to a musical soundscape increasingly dominated by pop? With Steve Reich , Judith Weir , Michael Torke , Laurie Anderson , Michael Finnissy , Ned Rorem and Michael Daugherty. Narrated by Samuel West. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Michael Torke
Unknown: Laurie Anderson
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Michael Daugherty.
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Ceremony of Innocence

By Martyn Wade , starring
Simon Russell Beale as Benjamin Britten and Julian Wadham as Peter Pears.
It is 50 years since the first
Aldeburgh Festival, and this new play about the life and work of Benjamin Britten explores his professional and personal passions. The play focuses on the foundation of the festival and, through it, the nature of his interest in the young people who played roles in the first performances of some of his operas. with Iwan Thomas , Brian Parr and Jenny Lee Pianist Stuart Hutchinson
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Julian Wadham
Unknown: Peter Pears.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Brian Parr
Pianist: Jenny Lee
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Imogen Holst: Anna Massey
WH Auden: John Wood
EM Forster: Alan MacNaughtan
Edward: Christopher Good
Young Edward: Peter England
Montagu Slater: John Rowe

: Choir Works

Jeremy Summerly presents a programme including a performance of Elgar's cantata Caractacus to commemorate the centenary of the work's commission for the Leeds Festival.
Leeds Festival Chorus, BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Simon Wright Parry My Soul, There Is a Country;
Lord, Let Me Know Mine End (Songs of Farewell) Rodolfus Choir , conductor Ralph Allwood Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Simon Wright
Conductor: Rodolfus Choir
Conductor: Ralph Allwood
Producer: John Thornley
Eigen: Helen Field (soprano)
Orbin: David Rendall (tenor)
Caractacus: Roderick Earle (bass-Baritone)
Arch Druid: Matthew Best (bass)
Bard: Matthew Best (bass)
Emperor Claudius: Nathan Berg (bass)

: World Music

Songs of the New World
Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the United States, presented by Tony Seeger.
1: All Mixed Up - How American
Music Came to Be American Music
Producer John Thornley


Presented By: Tony Seeger.
Producer: John Thornley

: Record Review

Building a Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Brahms Song of Destiny; Nanie; Symphony No 2 in D
Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra/Yoav Taimi
2.05 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) Mi-Joo Lee
2.25 Milhaud Suite: Globetrotter
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.45 Bartok Violin Concerto No 2 Guy Braunstein, Saarbrucken RSO, conductor Marcello Viotti
3.25 Sari To the Memory of Bartok Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Howard Williams
3.55 Sibelius Symphony No 2
Estonian RSO, conductor Peeter Lilje
5.00 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 1 in F minor Vancouver SO, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
5.40 Bach Double Concerto in D minor, BWV1043 Lucy van Dael (violin), La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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