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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.30 Carver 0 Bone Jesu
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.00 Bach Concerto in G, BWV973
Kevin Bowyer (organ)
7.50 Purcell Thy Word Is a Lantern unto My Feet, Z61
James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor),
Michael George (bass), Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
8.35 Kodaly Theatre Overture New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Composer of the Week:
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 2 in A minor
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Norman Del Mar
9.09 Faure Pavane
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.16 Bach Cantata No 211:
Schweigt Stille, Plaudert Nicht (Coffee Cantata) (excerpts) Julia Varady (soprano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
9.25 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in B,
Op 72 No 1 London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.34 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas)
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
9.41 Schumann Konzertstuck in F for
Four Horns Soloists, Berlin PO, conductor Klaus Tennstedt
10.00 Ten o'Clock Feature: Wind Music:
Lully, arr Philidor Fanfares from the Court of Louis XIV
New York Chamber Musicians, Double Reed Ensemble, conductor llonna Pederson
10.04 Poulenc, after Gervaise Suite Française London Wind Ensemble, conductor Denis Wick
10.17 Arthur Benjamin Cantata : The Storm Clouds
Claire Henry (mezzo), Ambrosian
Singers, conductor Elmer Bernstein
10.34 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.45 Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique New York PO, conductor Pierre Boulez Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Soprano: Julia Varady
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Schumann Konzertstuck
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Conductor: Denis Wick
Conductor: Arthur Benjamin Cantata
Unknown: Claire Henry
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Proms Artist of the Week Encore

Andras Schiff
Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff talks to Joan Bakewell. Revised repeat


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Pianist: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Proms News

West Meets East. Chris de Souza looks ahead to a week of musical delights including world premieres by Michael Berkeley and Rodion Shchedrin. He examines the physiology of musical pleasure with Professor Robert Winston. Plus feedback from the Proms audience, and Geoffrey Smith free-associating on the exotic sound of the gamelan. Producers Ekene Akalawu and Antony Pitts VOICEBOX: Phone (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Rodion Shchedrin.
Unknown: Robert Winston.
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producers: Ekene Akalawu
Producers: Antony Pitts

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

An unashamedly English programme given in January in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, by John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Leo Philips and Ruth Crouch (violins), Catherine Marwood and Simon Rawson (violas), Ursula Smith and Kevin McCrae (cellos), and Julius Drake (piano).
Delius Cello Sonata
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge Britten The Plough Boy; The Salley Gardens; 0 Waly, Waly; Come You Not from Newcastle? (Folk songs) Bridge String Sextet in E flat


Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Leo Philips
Tenor: Ruth Crouch
Violins: Catherine Marwood
Violas: Simon Rawson
Violas: Ursula Smith
Cellos: Kevin McCrae
Cellos: Julius Drake

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Manfred Honeck ,
Truls Mork (cello)
Henze Erlkonig : Fantasy for Orchestra (first UK performance)
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Mahler Symphony No 1


Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Cello: Truls Mork
Cello: Henze Erlkonig

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring recordings made by great singers of our century. Peggy Reynolds dips into the extensive recorded repertoire of one of today's great singers, Felicity Lott.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Singers: Felicity Lott.

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
30: Le Corbusier: Unité d'Habitation
Deyan Sudjic and Jeremy Melvin reflect on Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation and on his influence and achievements.


Unknown: Jeremy Melvin

: The Year

Anthony Burton contrasts music from Europe and America first performed in 1992. Michael Torke Music of the Floor III
London Sinfonietta, conductor Lothar Zagrosek
Elliott Carter Immer Neu
Heinz Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger (harp) Wolfgang Rihm Gesungene Zeit Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin),
Chicago SO, conductor James Levine Oliver Knussen Songs without Voices Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center, conducted by the Composer Andrzej Panufnik Cello Concerto Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), LSO, conductor Hugh Wolff Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Michael Torke
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Conductor: Elliott Carter
Conductor: Immer Neu
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Oboe: Ursula Holliger
Harp: Wolfgang Rihm
Harp: Gesungene Zeit
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Cello: Andrzej Panufnik
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Feature: Bells upon Bells

The bell is the most universal instrument: from the ancient bells of Chinese civilisation to the modern
American carillon, from early monastic bells to English change ringing in churches, bells have defined the social and religious atmosphere of a country. This colourful montage gives the sense and sound of bell traditions around the world and shows how bells have been an important source of inspiration for composers, from Musorgsky's famous Coronation Scene in Boris Godunov to Tan
Dun's Symphony 1997, which was inspired by the discovery of a set of 2,400-year-old Chinese bells and features in tomorrow's Prom. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Boris Godunov
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall , a life-enhancing programme centred on an atmospheric new work to celebrate the 70th birthday of Thea Musgrave , revisiting the past "with our own contemporary imagination". Surrounding it are
Elgar's delightful vision of childhood, a seductive tone poem by Sibelius, and the wild spirit of dance in Beethoven's seventh symphony. Lisa Milne (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vanska. Sibelius The Oceanides
Thea Musgrave Songs for a Winter's Evening (first London performance)
Elgar The Wand of Youth: Suite No 2
8.25 The Flesh Made Word
Playwright Graham Reid discusses how much, or how little, the Protestant culture of his native Northern Ireland has to do with its religious label.
8.45 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Conducted By: Osmo Vanska.
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Graham Reid

: Sunday Play: Death in Venice

By Thomas Mann , dramatised for radio by Peter Wolf. A famous German writer tries to find the inspiration that is evading him by travelling to Venice. with Anthony Ofoegbu , Gerard McDermott , Alison Pettitt and David Bannerman
Music by Jason Wingate
Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Peter Wolf.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: David Bannerman
Gustav von Aschenbach: Clive Francis
Anja: Penny Downie
Writer: John Rowe
Tadzio: Peter England
Nurse: Tessa Worsley
Irina: Eve Karpf
Decadent: Stephen Critchlow

: Power and Glory

The third of four concerts given as part of the BBC Singers' series earlier this year in St John's, Smith Square. The Imperial Court Chapel of Catherine the Great
Conductor Stefan Parkman
Works by Bortniansky, Galuppi,
Khandoshkin, Cardon, Cimarosa, Turchaninov and Berezovsky.


Conductor: Stefan Parkman

: World Music

Songs from a Country Called Spain Six programmes exploring Spanish popular music. 1: Mallorca Repeat

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Paris: Song of a City
French NO/Riccardo Muti, Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Luciana d'lntino (mezzo), Paul Austin Kelly (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass), French
National Chorus Haydn Symphony No 48 in C (Maria Theresia) Rossini Stabat Mater
2.35 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 Tori Trio
3.05 Runolfsson Symphony (Esja) Iceland SO/Andrew Massey
3.50 Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhom
Andreas Schneibner (baritone), Lynda Lee (soprano), Irish NSO/Kasper de Roo
5.05 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
5.20 Quinault Le Nouveau Monde (excerpts) Arion Ensemble
5.50 Hannikalnen Air, Op 16 No 1
Arto Noras (cello), Tapani Vaista (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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