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With Martin Handley , including Victoria 0 Magnum Mysterium Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
7.00 Dvorak Overture: My Home BBC Philharmonic, conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser
7.45 Telemann Duet in G
Karl Kaiser (flute), Mary Utiger (violin)
8.00 Haydn Piano Trio in B flat, H XV Beaux Arts Trio


Unknown: Martin Handley
Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
Flute: Karl Kaiser
Flute: Mary Utiger

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Weber Overture: Oberon
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.13 Nicolal, arr Andreas Tarkmann The Merry Wives of Windsor (excerpt) Albert Schweitzer Octet
9.20 Thomas Armstrong Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra
London Philharmonic, conductor Paul Daniel
9.28 Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 Kathryn Stott (piano)
9.36 Vaughan Williams Three
Shakespeare Songs. Holst Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
9.43 Korngold
Suite: Much Ado about Nothing London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.55 Fasch Missa Brevis in D (Gloria) Soloists, Dresden Virtuosi Saxoniae , conductor Ludwig Guttler
10.06 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
10.31 Composer of the Week: Gershwin, reconstr Borne Walking the Dog
Jack Gibbons (piano)
10.36 Mark-Anthony Tumage Needles (Blood on the Floor) Ensemble Modern, conductor Peter Rundel
10.41 Beethoven Wellington's Victory London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andreas Tarkmann
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Unknown: Thomas Armstrong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soloists: Dresden Virtuosi Saxoniae
Conductor: Ludwig Guttler
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Jack Gibbons
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Brlgitte Fassbaender
Joan Bakewell talks to the mezzo widely regarded as an unrivalled singer of German song. In 1995, she retired from performing to concentrate on stage direction, and she has recently become the first woman to direct an opera company in Austria. Revised repeat


Unknown: Brlgitte Fassbaender
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a rare interview with legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham , and a look at a new scheme which aims to transform the way music is taught in schools.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Merce Cunningham
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A song recital given in London's
Wigmore Hall in March by Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) and Melvyn Tan (fortepiano).
Mendelssohn Fruhlingslied, Op 8
No 6; Frage, Op 9 No 1; Neue Liebe,
Op 19a No 4; An die Entfemte, Op 71 No 3; Venetianisches Gondollied , Op 57 No 5; Hexenlied, Op 8 No 8 Beethoven Adelaide; Liebes-Klage,
Op 82 No 2; In Questa Tomba Oscura; Sehnsucht; Aus Goethes Faust.
Op 75 No 3; Two Songs, WoO 118 Trad Four Bergerettes
Berlioz La Mort d'Ophelie
Bizet Le Chanson de la Rose; Le
Matin (L 'Arlesienne); Le Chanson du Fou; Berceuse: Guitare


Unknown: Anne Sofie
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Venetianisches Gondollied

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Vassily Sinaisky Balakirev Symphony No 2

: Spirit of the Age

With Christopher Page. This week, music and the curing of the sick at a medieval leper hospital, saucy Parisian chansons, and a selection of some new early-music recordings. Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

David Pountney explores the recorded legacy of soprano Josephine Barstow.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: David Pountney
Soprano: Josephine Barstow.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

38: WH Auden: In Memory of WB Yeats. Does Auden deserve to be a Centurion?
Producer Clare Hughes


Producer: Clare Hughes

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces a cross-section of American music first performed in 1973. Stephen Sondheim A Little Night Music (Overture; Night Waltz) Original cast
George Crumb Makrokosmos (Volume 1, Part 3)
Robert Nasveld (piano)
Carter String Quartet No 3 Arditti Quartet
Morton Feldman For Frank O'Hara
Ensemble Recherche
Charles Wuorinen Speculum Speculi Members of Speculum Musicae, conductor Fred Sherry


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: George Crumb Makrokosmos
Piano: Robert Nasveld
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: Frank O'Hara
Conductor: Fred Sherry

: Sunday Feature: Jacques-Louis David and the Reinvention of Virtue

Jacques-Louis David was the virtual dictator of arts during the French
Revolution and later became official artist to Napoleon. He transformed French art with images from Greece and Rome and created an enduring iconography of what it means to be French. To commemorate the 250th anniversary of David's birth, Paul Allen traces the origins of his imagery and explores his legacy. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Jacques-Louis David
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Misanthrope

By Moliere, translated and adapted by Tony Harrison. Alceste is the original misanthrope: he rants against hypocrisy and is brutally honest. But Alceste is in love with Celimene, who may not be as virtuous as she seems. Honesty is not much use when you are in love!
Poor Alceste is led into paroxysms of self-disgust, rage and passion.
Music consultant Anthony Rooley Director Nandita Ghose Repeat


Adapted By: Tony Harrison.
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Director: Nandita Ghose
Alceste: David Schofield
Philinte: Alan Cox
C§limSne: Maria Miles
Oronte/Basque: Randel Herley
Arsinoe: Brigit Forsyth
Acaste: Michael Begley
Clitandre: Richard Pearce
Eliante: Sally Sheridan
Dubois and Official: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Choir Works

The Great British Choral Tradition
Brian Kay presents stirring music from three English composers who were key figures in the revival of choral singing in Britain during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Winchester Cathedral Choir,
Waynflete Singers. Bournemouth SO, conductor David Hill
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Soloists, ECO, conductor Matthew Best
Parry Songs of Farewell Nos 1-4 Rodolfus Choir, conductor Ralph Allwood Elgar The Music Makers
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Oxford Bach Choir,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Cleobury


Unknown: Brian Kay
Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Ralph Allwood
Unknown: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: World Music

The Whispering of the Stars
Michael Ormiston explores the music of Siberia. The third of four programmes features music from parts of Siberia where Russian settlers live alongside native peoples and includes women's songs, epic poems and a rare example of cultural fusion.


Unknown: Michael Ormiston

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Mark Eager (trombone)
Mathias Dance Variations
Pickard The Spindle of Necessity (first performance)


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: A Little Night Music

Evening serenades and songs from the Mediterranean by Falla, Villa-
Lobos, Cesti, Turina, Granados and Caccini.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Bordesholm Lament of Mary Sequentia, directors Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby , perform a complete lament discovered in a manuscript from the mid-1470s.
3.05 Tchaikovsky Dumka Duncan Gifford (piano)
3.35 Bizet Symphony in C Utrecht SO/David Shallon
4.15 Johann Strauss (son) A Night in Venice Joanne Kolomyjec (soprano), Mark Dubois (tenor), Kitchener-Waterloo SO/Raffi Armenian
5.00 Wassenaer Concerto No 6 in E flat Amsterdam Combattimento
Consort/Jan Willem de Vriend
5.25 Faure Elegie Shauna Rolston (cello), Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
5.40 Berlioz Overture: King Lear Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Directors: Barbara Thornton
Directors: Benjamin Bagby
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Dumka Duncan
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Tenor: Mark Dubois

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