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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.45 Handel Tra le Fiamme
Catherine Bott (soprano), Purcell Quartet
7.45 Quitter Suite: Where the Rainbow Ends
Bratislava Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
8.03 Bizet Jeux d'Enfants Katia and Marielle Labeque (piano duet)
8.45 Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto Patrick Harrild ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Handel Tra Le Fiamme
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Purcell Quartet
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Patrick Harrild
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Weber, orch Berlioz Invitation to the Dance City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
9.14 Bach Was des Hochsten Glanz
Erfullt (Cantata No 194)
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.19 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G minor, Op 49 No 1 Alfred Brendel
9.28 Wolf-Ferrari Suite: The Jewels of the Madonna
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.44 Tchaikovsky, arr Levinson Meditation, Op 72 No 5
Eugene Levinson (double bass), Gina Levinson (piano)
9.49 Vivaldi Credo in E minor, RV591
Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
10.00 British Film Composers: Ron Goodwin 633 Squadron
Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra
10.03 Walton, arr Matthews The Battle of Britain (excerpts) ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
10.10 Arnold The Sound Barrier
RPO, conducted by the Composer
10.18 Composer of the Week: Barber Summer Music
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
10.30 Beethoven Rondo in C, Op 51 No 1 Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.37 Dukas La Péri Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Eugene Levinson
Piano: Gina Levinson
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Colin Davis
Joan Bakewell meets celebrated conductor Colin Davis , only the third Briton ever to be appointed principal Conductor Of the LSO. Revised repeat


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Music Matters Special

From Johannesburg. Now that apartheid is over, how is the South African musical scene changing? What are the new songs of the townships, and can those bastions of white music - the orchestras and opera houses - survive? Ivan Hewett debates these issues with leading figures on the South African music scene, including a government minister for the arts. With contributions from Hugh Masekela , Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soweto Quartet, and live music from the SDASA Chorale.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Unknown: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Philip Langridge (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), Steuart Bedford (piano)
A gala concert including Britten's realisations of Purcell, songs by Schubert, Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel , songs and duets by Duparc, Poulenc and Faure,
Tippett's Boyhood's End, and a group of songs by Liza Lehmann.


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Spanisches Liederspiel
Songs By: Liza Lehmann.

: Spirit of the Age

The Couperin family was one of the most talented and influential musical dynasties during the Golden Age of French music. Harpsichordist Davitt Moroney talks to George Pratt about the rise of Louis and Francois Couperin from their provincial origins to the favoured circle of Louis XIV, and he gives the first broadcast of works by their more obscure relation Marc Roger Normand. Producer Kate Bolton


Harpsichordist: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Francois Couperin
Unknown: Marc Roger Normand.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

Sir Claus Moser introduces recordings made by baritone Hans Hotter , featuring music by Bach, Brahms and Wagner.


Introduces: Sir Claus Moser
Baritone: Hans Hotter

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
26: James Baldwin : Go Tell It on the Mountain. Caryl Phillips and James Campbell explore Baldwin's first novel, an autobiographical story of a young man growing up in the Harlem of the 1930s and battling against a bigoted and fanatical father. Reader Adrian Lester.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: James Baldwin
Unknown: James Campbell
Reader: Adrian Lester.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces music first performed in 1952. Petrassi Second Concerto for
Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zoltan Pesko
Stockhausen Kreuzspiel London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
Stravinsky Ricercar I: The Maidens Came Yvonne Kenny (soprano), London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Frank Martin Violin Concerto
Wolfgang Schneiderhan ,
Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Zoltan Pesko
Unknown: Stravinsky Ricercar
Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Violin: Frank Martin
Unknown: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Emigrant

A profile of the Caribbean novelist. George Lamming and his landmark novel The Emigrants. Published in 1954, it was the first fictional account of the journey to Britain of thousands of West Indian migrants. Lamming, who now lives in Barbados, reflects on his writing of the novel and his own experiences as an emigrant.
Producer Tony Philips


Unknown: George Lamming

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By James Agee and Walker Evans , dramatised for radio by Stanley Richardson. In 1936, Fortune magazine in NYC commissioned journalists James Agee and Walker Evans to do a lifestyle article on tenant farmers in Alabama. However, what the two delivered was an emotional and quite shocking portrait of an impoverished and near feudal existence - a portrait that Fortune found itself quite unable to print. with Stacey Zuckerman , Bill Bailey ,
Ed Bishop , Debora Weston , John Guerrasio. Mary Ellen Ray , Barbara Barnes and Amanda Gordon. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Walker Evans
Unknown: Stanley Richardson.
Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Walker Evans
Unknown: Stacey Zuckerman
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Debora Weston
Unknown: John Guerrasio.
Unknown: Mary Ellen Ray
Unknown: Barbara Barnes
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
James Agee: Nathan Osgood
Walker Evans: Garrick Hagon
Boy in Oklahoma: Matt Givens
Carl: Dean Hill

: Choir Works

The last of three programmes of choral music from Vienna, with Jeremy Summerly.
3: From Mozart to Webem - Two
Viennese Schools
Mozart Mass in C minor, K477
Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestra of the Champs-Elysees, director Philippe Herreweghe
Schubert Gesang der Geister uber den Wassem
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, conductor Erwin Ortner
Bruckner Te Deum
Corydon Singers and Orchestra, director Matthew Best
Schoenberg Friede auf Erden
BBCSO, conductor Stephen Jackson Webem Entflieht auf Leichten
Kahnen Op 2
BBC Singers, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly.
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Director: Matthew Best
Director: Schoenberg Friede
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Webem Entflieht
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: World Music

Songs of the New World
Six programmes in which Tony Seeger explores the folk music traditions of the United States. 4: Stories in Song


Unknown: Tony Seeger

: Record Review

Building a Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Medieval chant and music from a convent on the Rhine.
Discantus Ensemble/Brigitte Lesne
2.05 Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.30 Suk Suite: A Fairy Tale Czech PO/Vaclav Smetacek
3.10 Faure Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115 Athenaeum Enesco Quartet, Fernando Rossano (piano)
3.40 Abel Symphony in E, Op 10 No 1 La Stagione/Michael Schneider
4.00 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver SO/Bruce Pullan
4.10 Debussy, arr Bon Jeux
Yoko Abe , Gerard van Blerk , Maarten Bon and Sepp Grotenhuis (pianos)
4.30 Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Krenz
5.15 Milton Bames Divertimento
Erica Goodman (harp), members of the Amadeus Ensemble
5.40 Trabaci Partite sopra Rugiero Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Abel Symphony
Unknown: Bon Jeux
Unknown: Yoko Abe
Unknown: Gerard van Blerk
Unknown: Maarten Bon
Pianos: Sepp Grotenhuis
Conductor: Jan Krenz
Conductor: Milton Bames Divertimento
Harp: Erica Goodman
Harpsichord: Rugiero Rinaldo Alessandrini

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