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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Vaughan Williams Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
7.33 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Frans Bruggen
8.03 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Murray Perahia (piano)
8.45 Korngold Overture to a Play BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Director: Frans Bruggen
Director: Chopin Ballade
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bach Sinfonia (Cantata No 174) Taverner Players. conductor Andrew Parrott
9.09 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 2 in D
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.22 Trad English Greensleeves Julianne Baird (soprano), Ronn McFarlane (lute)
9.26 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on "Greensleeves
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.31 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes London Musici, conductor Mark Stephenson
9.47 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Rachel Masters (harp), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.00 Ten o'Clock Feature - Bach
Arias and Choruses: Bach Brich dem Hungrigen Dein Brot
(Cantata No 39)
Ghent Collegium Vocale, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
10.08 Bach Jauchzet Gott in Allen
Landen (Cantata No 51)
Kathleen Battle (soprano), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Nelson
10.13 Bach Nun 1st das Heil
(Cantata No 50)
Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
10.18 Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 6 Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.29 Composer of the Week: Schnittke Moz-art
Oleg Krysa and Alexander Fischer (violins)
10.41 Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Soprano: Julianne Baird
Soprano: Ronn McFarlane
Unknown: Vaughan Williams Fantasia
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Mark Stephenson
Conductor: Allegro Rachel Masters
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Bach Jauchzet Gott
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Soprano: Wynton Marsalis
Conductor: John Nelson
Conductor: Bach Nun
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Oleg Krysa
Violins: Alexander Fischer
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Sylvia McNair
Joan Bakewell talks to American soprano Sylvia McNair , described by Andre Previn as the world's greatest Singer. Revised repeat


Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Andre Previn

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, pianist Mitsuko Uchida on the art of touch in performance, plus the influence of the first minimalist piece - Terry Riley 's In C - on composers and musicians from Steve Reich to
Jarvis Cocker.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Terry Riley
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Jarvis Cocker.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given in June at St
George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, introduced by Chris de Souza. Fou Ts'ong (piano)
Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397
Schubert Piano Sonata in D, D850
Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 Chopin Etudes, Op 10


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Mozart Fantasia
Unknown: Schumann Arabeske

: Mozart

Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219
(Turkish) Zino Francescatti , Zurich CO, conductor Edmond de Stoutz


Unknown: Zino Francescatti
Conductor: Edmond de Stoutz

: Spirit of the Age

With Christopher Page. This week, musical discovery and invention during the time of Leonardo da Vinci ; a culinary tour around the Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court Palace; and a meeting of gospel and early music. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Sir Edward Downes introduces recordings of Borodin and Meyerbeer by mezzo Olga Borodina.


Introduces: Sir Edward Downes
Unknown: Olga Borodina.

: Centurions

41: Eugene O'Neill : Long Day's Journey into Night. When O'Neill finished his autobiographical play, he placed it in a vault with a stipulation that it should remain there for 25 years after his death. But shortly after he died, the play was premiered in Sweden and earned O'Neill a Pulitzer Prize.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces works first performed in 1904. Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio) Franco Alfano Giunge il Treno.... Dio Pietoso (Risurrezione) -
Puccini Madam Butterfly (excerpt) Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No 1 (Midsummer Vigil)
Dvorak Armida (excerpt)
Janacek Jenufa (end of Act 1) Producer David Stevens


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Franco Alfano Giunge
Unknown: Dvorak Armida
Unknown: Janacek Jenufa
Producer: David Stevens

: Sunday Feature:Viewing the Century -Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer , winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and the Booker Prize, has lived through one of this century's dark ages - the age of South Africa's apartheid. Anthony Sampson , who himself reported on events in that country during those years, talks to the writer about her journey as a white South African, her developing awareness of political injustice and social inequality, and the way her imagination as a writer reflected events around her. With readings from some of her novels - including Burger's Daughter and July's People - Nadine Gordimer traces the twisting path which led to the release of Nelson Mandela and "the most extraordinary end" to this chapter of colonialism. Producer Richard Bannerman
See also Tuesday 9.30pm


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Hedda Gabler

Ibsen's classic in a vibrant new translation and radio adaptation by Helen Cooper. Hedda is so exasperated with her suffocating marriage that she decides to make her mark upon the world in the gravest way imaginable.
Music by Julie Cooper , performed by the composer and Justin Pearson (cello) Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Helen Cooper.
Music By: Julie Cooper
Music By: Justin Pearson
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Hedda: Harriet Walter
Judge Brack: Corin Redgrave
Jorgen Tesman: Nicholas Farrell
Lovberg: Michael Feast
Mrs Elvstead: Julie Legrand
Julia Tesman: Jill Balcon
Bertha: Merelina Kendall

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces the second of two programmes of favourite pieces of French choral music.
Ravel Trois Chansons
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Durufle Four Motets on Gregorian
Themes Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor Martin Neary
Berlioz Meditation Religieuse; La Mort d'Ophelie (Tristia)
John Alldis Choir , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d 'Orleans
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conductor Timothy Brown
Messiaen 0 Sacrum Convivium!
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
Villette Hymne a la Vierge Rodolfus Choir, conductor Ralph Allwood
Durufle Requiem Kate McCarney
(mezzo), Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Introduces: Brian Kay
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Villette Hymne
Conductor: Ralph Allwood
Unknown: Kate McCarney
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: World Music

Sacred Music of India
Eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores the wide range of traditional music of faith and festival on the Indian subcontinent.
1: The Offering of Sound Repeat


Unknown: Richard Widdess

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Emilio Pomarico ,
Natalia Zagorinskaya (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor)
Luigi Nono Suite: Intolleranza: Canti di Vita e d'Amore - sul Ponte di
Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra


Conductor: Emilio Pomarico
Soprano: Natalia Zagorinskaya
Tenor: Charles Daniels

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach Cantatas Nos 26, 95, 27 and 8 Ann Monoyios (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Ghent Collegium
Vocale, director Philippe Herreweghe
2.10 Schubert Incidental music:
Rosamunde Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.40 Kuhlau Piano Sonata in E flat.
Op 26 No 3 Folmer Jensen
3.25 Istvan Lang Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Kovacs
4.10 Aarre Mertkanto Fantasy
Finnish RSO, conductor Paavo Berglund
5.40 Hellendaal Grand Concerto in F, Op 3 No 3 Amsterdam Combattimento Consort


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Ann Monoyios
Soprano: Mark Padmore
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Folmer Jensen
Unknown: Istvan Lang
Conductor: Laszlo Kovacs
Conductor: Paavo Berglund

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