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: On Air

With Martin Handley , including Tavemer Missa Sancti Wilhelmi
(Small Devotion) The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.00 Part Cantate Domino
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir, conductor Tonu Kaljuste
7.30 Heinichen Dresden Concerto in F, S204 Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
8.15 Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor, K304 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis (piano)


Unknown: Martin Handley
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste
Conductor: Heinichen Dresden
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Lambert Orkis

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor John Williams
9.13 Vivaldi Autumn (The Four Seasons) Simon Standage (violin), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.24 Chaminade Autumn, Op 35 No 2 John Ogdon (piano)
9.40 Britten, arr Bream Courtly
Dances (Gloriana) Julian Bream Consort
9.51 Walton Coronation March: Orb and Sceptre Philharmonia, conductor David Willcocks
10.00 Ten o'Clock Feature -
Bach Arias and Choruses:
Bach Wir Eilen mit Schwachen
(Cantata No 78)
Julianne Baird (soprano), Allan Fast (countertenor), Bach Ensemble , conductor Joshua Rifkin
10.06 Bach Vergnugte Ruh ', Beliebte Seelenlust (Cantata No 170) Janet Baker (mezzo),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.15 Gounod Faust (Ballet music) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.37 Delius, arr Fenby Late Swallows Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.48 Haydn Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese , H XVIIIc 2 Namur Chamber Choir, La Petite
Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: John Williams
Violin: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: John Ogdon
Conductor: David Willcocks
Unknown: Bach Arias
Unknown: Bach Wir Eilen
Soprano: Julianne Baird
Conductor: Bach Ensemble
Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
Conductor: Bach Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Haydn Te Deum
Unknown: Marie Therese
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Mitsuko Uchida
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida , renowned for her performances of Mozart and Schubert, talks to Joan Bakewell about the peculiar mix of cultures that shaped her early years and looks back on her career. Revised repeat


Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the musical world. This week, a tribute to the extraordinary singer/actress Lotte Lenya as the centenary of her birth approaches.
Plus an assessment of the influence of Karlheinz Stockhausen , as the great visionary of 20th-century music celebrates his 70th birthday. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a recital given in May at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Brodsky Quartet, Barry Douglas (piano) Shostakovich String Quartet No 4, Op 83
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Piano: Barry Douglas

: Spirit of the Age

The Tower of London - palace and prison - has been the scene of some of the most chilling events in British history. Christopher Page wanders through its ancient towers in search of spirits of the past. Producer Kate Bolton SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Elisabeth Soderstrom introduces recordings of Bellini,
Gounod, Bishop, Arditi and Yradier by soprano Adelina Patti , in her day one of the highest paid of all singers. Producer Mark Rowlinson SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Introduces: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Soprano: Adelina Patti
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

39: JM Synge: The Playboy of the Western World. The first great dramatic masterpiece in Irish theatre caused a riot on its first night in Dublin in 1907. Producer Fiona McLean SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Year

Natalie Wheen explores music that went against the grain in 1983. Michael Nyman Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds (The Draughtsman's Contract) Michael Nyman Band, conducted by the Composer
Murray Schafer Duet of Isis and Nephthys (RA) Katherine Terrell and Janet Smith (sopranos), Allen Beard and Jerry Ronson (percussion)
Takemitsu To the Edge of Dream John Williams (guitar), London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Peter Sculthorpe Piano Concerto
Anthony Fogg , Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Myer Fredman Schnittke Faust Cantata (Closing
Scenes) Mikael Bellini (countertenor), Louis Devos (tenor), Malmo
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. conductor James DePreist Producer Edward Blakeman SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Katherine Terrell
Sopranos: Janet Smith
Sopranos: Allen Beard
Sopranos: Jerry Ronson
Guitar: John Williams
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Peter Sculthorpe
Unknown: Anthony Fogg
Conductor: Myer Fredman
Unknown: Mikael Bellini
Tenor: Louis Devos
Conductor: James Depreist
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The eighth of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. The End of Time. During the 20th century, the language of music has expanded beyond Stravinsky's wildest dreams: the elements of rhythm. harmony and melody have been repeatedly refined and reinvented. In the first of three programmes introduced by Samuel West. composers Elliott Carter , Pierre Boulez , John Tavener , Steve Reich , Alexander Goehr ,
Stephen Sondheim and Thomas Ades discuss rhythm and notation. Written by John Drinkwater Producer Antony Pitts


Introduced By: Samuel West.
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Written By: John Drinkwater
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Via Dolorosa

In 1997, after many invitations, the 50-year-old playwright David Hare resolved finally to visit the 50-year-old state of Israel. The resulting one-man play offers a meditation on an extraordinary trip to both Israel and Palestine which leaves the author questioning his own values as searchingly as the powerful beliefs of those he met.
One of the most inspiring projects of the Royal Court Theatre's current international theatre initiative, this production is written and performed by David Hare in his acting debut. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: David Hare
Director: Kate Rowland

: Mozart

Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449 Rudolf Serkin , Columbia SO, conductor Alexander Schneider


Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Alexander Schneider

: Choir Works

Music for Vespers. With Brian Kay.
Monteverdi Magnificat (1610 Vespers) London Oratory Junior Choir, Monteverdi Choir, His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Tavener Magnificat (Collegium Regale) Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339 (excerpts)
Winchester College Quiristers, Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor Christopher Hogwood Rachmaninov Vespers (excerpt) Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
Handel Dixit Dominus
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Matthew Best
Conductor: Handel Dixit Dominus
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Producer: Tim Thorne

: World Music

The Whispering of the Stars
Michael Ormiston concludes his exploration of the music of Siberia. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Michael Ormiston
Producer: Nick St George

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Gabriel Chmura ,
Philip Martin (piano)
Gottschalk Grande Tarantelle
Gian Carlo Menotti Pastorale
Barber Suite: Medea


Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Piano: Philip Martin
Piano: Gottschalk Grande Tarantelle
Piano: Gian Carlo Menotti

: A Little Night Music

Nocturnal music by Elgar, Kalinnikov, Bach, Dvorak and Finzi.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral music spanning six centuries sung by Ars Nova/Bo Holten
2.20 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Saarbriicken RSO/Marcello Viotti
3.15 Rossini Wind Quartet Vojtech
Samec (flute), Jozef Luptacik (clarinet), Frantisek Machats (bassoon), Josef Illes (horn)
3.50 Beethoven Leonore Overture
No 3 Royal Danish Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
4.05 Uszt Petrarch Sonnets
Janina Fialkowska (piano)
4.20 CPE Bach Concerto in F, Wq 46 Gustav Leonhardt and Alan Curtis
(harpsichords), Collegium Aureum
4.45 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Jela Spitkova (violin), Slovak RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard
5.00 Bernstein Overture: Candide
Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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