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With Humphrey Carpenter , including Giuliani Guitar Concerto No 1 in A
John Williams , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Charles Groves
7.00 Handel Concerto Grosso in C
(Alexander's Feast)
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
7.45 Charpentler Depuis le Jour
(Louise) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Richard Armstrong
8.50 Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Philharmonia/Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Williams
Conductor: Charles Groves
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Conductor: Richard Armstrong

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Chabrier Fete Polonaise (Le Roi malgre Lui) Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
9.12 Elgar La Capricieuse, Op 17 Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Istvan Hajdu (piano)
9.16 Telemann Concerto in D for
Three Horns and Violin
Soloists, Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
9.27 Quitter, an Swingle Singers Three Shakespeare Songs Swingle Singers
9.34 Dvorak, arr Burghauser Prague Waltzes Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
9.44 Schubert Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3 Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.51 Musorgsky Boris Godunov
(Coronation Scene) Soloists, Opera North Chorus, English Northern
Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
10.00 Francaix Concertino in G Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano),
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
10.09 Beethoven Three Equali Berlin Trombone Quintet
10.24 Bach, arr Mowat Suite for
Brass Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
10.36 Composer of the Week:
Lambert Aubade; Nocturne (Pieces Nègres pour les Touches Blanches) Peter Lawson and Alan McLean
(piano duet)
10.43 Adams The Chairman Dances
(Nixon in China) San Francisco SO, conductor Edo de Waart
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@.bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Istvan Hajdu
Soloists: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Musorgsky Boris Godunov
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Peter Lawson
Piano: Alan McLean
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Steven Isserlls
Joan Bakewell talks to British cellist
Steven Isserlis about growing up in a musical family and about his career as a soloist and a chamber musician. Revised repeat


Unknown: Steven Isserlls
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Steven Isserlis

: Music Matters

Music magazine, with Ivan Hewett. This week: defining the classical in music, and new attitudes to the role of music in society. Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given by Canadian pianist Louis Lortie last March in St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C, Op 2 No 3; in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17; Blumenstuck, Op 19


Pianist: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Brandon Hill

: A Donkey and a Swan

A brief tour of the cello menagerie. Hubert Leonard Donkey and Driver Villa-Lobos Song of the Black Swan Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)


Unknown: Hubert Leonard Donkey
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Thomas Ades

: Spirit of the Age

Philip II of Spain - ruler of an empire so vast that "the sun never set upon it" - died 400 years ago this week. To mark this major anniversary, Christopher Page looks at Philip's significance as a political figure and artistic patron, introducing music that might have been heard at his marriage to
Mary Tudor , at his funeral and in memorial services throughout Spain.
Producer Kate Bolton. See also Friday 7.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: Mary Tudor
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: 100 Great Singers

Robert Lloyd introduces recordings made by baritone Geraint Evans.


Introduces: Robert Lloyd
Baritone: Geraint Evans.

: Centurions

One hundred 20th-century works of art. 37: Alexander Solzhenitsyn : One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
Solzhenitsyn became famous almost overnight with the publication of his novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962. It seemed at first to indicate a relaxation of Soviet censorship but eventually contributed to the downfall of Khrushchev.
Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Unknown: Ivan Denisovich.
Unknown: Ivan Denisovich
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Year

Continuing the series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Ivan Hewett explores the musical landscape of 1963, the year of JFK's assassination and Martin
Luther King 's march on Washington. Morton Feldman Vertical Thoughts 4 Doris Hays (piano) Ugeti Aventures
Jane Manning and Mary Thomas
(sopranos), William Pearson (bass), Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Tippett Concerto for Orchestra (excerpt) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Lutoslawskl Three Poems of Henri
Michaux Cracow Radio Choir, Polish
NRSO, conducted by the Composer
Poutenc Répons de Tenebres Alexandre Carpentier (soprano), Sainte Chapelle Maîtrise, Petits Chanteurs de Chaillot,
French Radio New Philharmonic, conductor Georges Pretre Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Luther King
Piano: Doris Hays
Piano: Ugeti Aventures
Piano: Jane Manning
Sopranos: Mary Thomas
Sopranos: William Pearson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Tenebres Alexandre
Soprano: Sainte Chapelle
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sunday Feature: Viewing the Century - Les Murray

Les Murray has been described as "the most accomplished and inventive poet in Australia today".
Many of his poems are rooted in the rural landscape of his native New South Wales, but his work also encompasses contemporary culture, religion, republicanism and the problems facing the Aborigine population in modern Australia. He discusses the role of the poet in the late 20th century with Kevin Jackson. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Les Murray
Unknown: Kevin Jackson.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Divine Words

One of the greatest plays by Spain's most innovative 20th-century dramatist, Divine Words is set in Valle-Inclan's native Gallecia, the Celtic corner of north-west Spain. It presents a grotesque picture of rural life, a primitive society where amorality, avarice, adultery and cowardice flourish. Valle-Inclan believed that the Spanish language was suited to strong talk and earthly images, and David Johnston has translated this descriptive language into the speech rhythms of his native Ireland. with Frances Tometty , Patrick O'Kane , James Ellis , Paula Hamilton , Marcella Riordan , Iwan Thomas. Valerie Lilley and Gerard McDermott Percussionist Michael Gregory Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: David Johnston
Unknown: Frances Tometty
Unknown: Patrick O'Kane
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Paula Hamilton
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Unknown: Valerie Lilley
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Michael Gregory
Director: Kate Rowland
Bastian: Tp McKenna
Mari Gaila: Dervla Kirwan
Pedro Gailo: Denys Hawthorne
Seventh Miau: Garard McSorley
Rosa la Tatula: Sorcha Cusack

: Choir Works

New regular presenter Brian Kay introduces a selection from the very best sacred and secular choral music to be included in the programme over the coming months. Featured composers range from Byrd to Stravinsky, with excerpts from
Monteverdi's Vespers, Handel's Israel in Egypt and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast.
Producer Tim Thome


Introduces: Brian Kay

: World Music

The Whispering of the Stars
The second of four programmes in which Michael Ormiston explores the music of Siberia.


Unknown: Michael Ormiston

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Michael Schonwandt
Anders Eliasson Symphony No 1

: A Little Night Music

Brahms's two songs for alto, vioia and piano frame a sequence of music for the dark hours by Dvorak, Schubert and Suk.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Verdi Requiem Amaryllis Gregoire (soprano),
Natascha Petrinsky (mezzo), Keith Ikaya-Purdy (tenor), Peter Mikulas (bass), Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Prague RSO, conductor Vladimir Valek
2.35 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 Australian Quartet
3.05 Nielsen Symphony No 3
(Sinfonia Espansiva) Quebec Music Conservatory Orchestra/Gilles Auger
3.45 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G,
Op 14 No 2
Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)
4.00 Otto Dutch Overture: The Croatian
Girl Danish RCO/Hannu Koivula
4.15 Roman Drottningholm Music (excerpts) Concerto Koln
5.00 Hellendaal Cello Sonata in G,
Op 5 No 1 Jaap ter Linden, Ton Koopman (harpsichord),
Ageet Zweistra (cello continuo)
5.15 Frescobaldi Missa delta
Domenica Peter van Kijk (organ)
5.30 Dohnanyl Piano Quintet No 2 in E flat minor, Op 26 Tatrai Quartet, Erno Szegedi (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Verdi Requiem Amaryllis
Soprano: Natascha Petrinsky
Tenor: Keith Ikaya-Purdy
Tenor: Peter Mikulas
Conductor: Vladimir Valek
Cello: Ageet Zweistra
Unknown: Frescobaldi Missa
Piano: Erno Szegedi

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