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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.20 Rodrigo Fantasia para un
Gentilhombre Craig Ogden (guitar), BBCPO, conductor Sachio Fujioka
7.03 Bridge The Two Hunchbacks Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
7.40 Hoist A Moorside Suite Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor James Watson
8.03 Wagner Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 1) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
8.13 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing
Choir of New College, Oxford, King's Consort, director Robert King


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Rodrigo Fantasia
Guitar: Craig Ogden
Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Director: Robert King

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Beethoven Egmont Overture London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
9.10 Gershwin, arr Helfetz Three Preludes Joshua Bell (violin), John Williams (piano)
9.18 Composer of the Week: Monteverdi Exulta , Filia Sion
Ian Partridge (tenor), instrumental ensemble, conductor Jurgen Jurgens
9.24 Rimsky-Korsakov Dubinushka LSO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.29 Elgar The Snow; By, Singing Bird, Fly Jeremy Ballard and Robin Thurlby (violins), Keith Swallow
(piano), Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
9.37 Bizet Suite: Carmen
Cologne Philharmonic Cellists
9.45 Robert Famon Piano Concerto
(Cascades to the Sea) Peter Breiner , Bratislava RSO, conductor David Famon
10.00 Ten o'Clock Feature -
Shakespeare in Music:
Dankworth The Compleat Works Cleo Laine (singer),
John Dankworth (saxophone)
10.02 Humphrey Clucas Shakespeare Songs
Laudibus, conductor Michael Brewer
10.08 Josef Foerster Katherine ,
Petruchio and Eros (From Shakespeare) Prague SO, conductor Vaclav Smetacek
10.15 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K545
Mitsuko Uchida
10.43 Verdi Hymn to the Nations Luciano Pavarotti (tenor),
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Violin: Joshua Bell
Piano: John Williams
Unknown: Monteverdi Exulta
Unknown: Filia Sion
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Conductor: Jurgen Jurgens
Conductor: Rimsky-Korsakov Dubinushka
Unknown: Jeremy Ballard
Violins: Robin Thurlby
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Piano: Robert Famon
Unknown: Peter Breiner
Conductor: David Famon
Singer: Cleo Laine
Singer: John Dankworth
Unknown: Humphrey Clucas Shakespeare
Conductor: Michael Brewer
Conductor: Josef Foerster Katherine
Conductor: Vaclav Smetacek
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Verdi Hymn
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor: James Levine
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Graham Johnson
Joan Bakewell talks to accompanist Graham Johnson. Revised repeat


Unknown: Graham Johnson
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Accompanist: Graham Johnson.

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the musical world. This week, 25 years of the pioneering early-music vocal ensemble the Tallis Scholars. Plus a look at the roots of klezmer as a month-long festival of Jewish music begins in London. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given in June at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Murray Perahia (piano)
Bach English Suite No 2 in A minor, BWV807
Beethoven Sonatas: in F, Op 10 No 2; in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
Schubert Sonata in C minor, D958


Piano: Murray Perahia

: Ravel

Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Philadelphia Orchestra,
Conductor Charles Munch


Conductor: Charles Munch

: Spirit of the Age

With Christopher Page. This week, the exotic sounds of the Chinese lute, one of the most ancient musical instruments; an unusual look at the Italian madrigal; and some recent books on early music. Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

Conductor Paul Daniel celebrates bass
John Tomlinson , including music by Wagner, Birtwistle and Musorgsky.


Conductor: Paul Daniel
Bass: John Tomlinson

: Centurions

43: Vassily Kandinsky : Composition IV As a pioneer of the abstract style, Vassily Kandinsky was one of the most influential artists of the century. Kandinsky's Composition IV is reflected upon and placed into a wider context by art historians Frank Whitford and Sarah O'Brian Twohig. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Vassily Kandinsky
Unknown: Vassily Kandinsky
Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: Sarah O'Brian Twohig.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Year

Natalie Wheen explores forces for change in 1924. Poulenc Rondeau (Les Biches) Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
Ruggles Men and Mountains Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue The Composer (piano roll),
Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra
Webem Six Bagatelles, Op 9 Emerson Quartet Varese Octandre
Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Ravel Tzigane Augustin Dumay (violin), Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen (excerpt) Lucia Popp (soprano),
Eva Randova (mezzo), Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Gershwin Rhapsody
Unknown: Paul Whiteman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Soprano: Eva Randova
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The ninth of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. Tabula Rasa. During the 20th century, the language of music has expanded beyond Debussy's wildest dreams: the elements of rhythm, harmony and melody have been refined and reinvented. In the second of three programmes introduced by Samuel West , composers Elliott Carter ,
Pierre Boulez , John Tavener , Steve Reich , Alexander Goehr ,
Stephen Sondheim and Thomas Ades discuss harmony and style.
Written by Jeremy Summerty Producer Antony Pitts


Music: Tabula Rasa.
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: Jeremy Summerty
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Naked

Nicholas Wright 's new version of the play by Luigi Pirandello , starring
Juliette Binoche. The Almeida Theatre's production is produced for radio in a collaboration with BBC Radio Drama
North. Ersilia Drei , a young woman, is hounded by the press after the death of a child entrusted to her care. She is offered refuge by a novelist, and gradually her story emerges. Ersilia is exploited by four men in turn: she is seen in a different light by each one as he comes into contact with her. with Romy Baskerville and Kevin McNally Music by Jonathan Dove. Sound design by John A Leonard. Producers Susan Roberts and Pauline Harris. Director Jonathan Kent


Unknown: Nicholas Wright
Play By: Luigi Pirandello
Unknown: Juliette Binoche.
Unknown: Ersilia Drei
Unknown: Romy Baskerville
Unknown: Kevin McNally
Music By: Jonathan Dove.
Unknown: John A Leonard.
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Pauline Harris.
Director: Jonathan Kent
Ersilia Drei: Juliette Binoche
Ludovico Nota: Oliver Ford Davies
Onoria: Anita Reeves
Alfredo Cantavalle: David Sibley
Franco Laspiga: Ben Daniels

: Music for Organ

Dupre Passion Symphony, Op 23 Yves Castagnet


Unknown: Yves Castagnet

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces music by Mozart. Kyrie in D minor, K341
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Ave Verum Corpus, K618
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson Regina Coeli , K127 Emma Kirkby
(soprano), AAM Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Misericordias Domini , K222
Philippe Caillard Choir , Vienna Baroque Ensemble, conductor Theodor Guschlbauer
Requiem in D minor, K626 (compl Sussmayr) Joan Rodgers (soprano),
Linda Finnie (mezzo), Philip Langridge (tenor), Robert Hayward (baritone), Britten Singers, BBCPO/Georg Solti Producer Tim Thorne


Introduces: Brian Kay
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Regina Coeli
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Misericordias Domini
Unknown: Philippe Caillard Choir
Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Linda Finnie
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Robert Hayward

: World Music

Sacred Music of India
Eight programmes with Richard Widdess. 3: The Sacred Word Repeat


Unknown: Richard Widdess.

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Kurt Nikkanen (violin),
David Campbell (clarinet)
Charlie Barber Shut Up and Dance! Graham Fitkin Agnostic (first performance)
John Adams Violin Concerto


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen
Clarinet: David Campbell
Violin: John Adams

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Soloists, Sydney Philharmonic Choir, Sydney SO/Charles Mackerras
2.20 Weber Andante and Rondo
Ungarese in C minor
Juhani Tapaninen (bassoon), Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.45 Mozart String Quartet in G, K387 Orford Quartet
3.15 Abel Symphony in A, Op 10 No 6 La Stagione/Michael Schneider
4.00 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Calgary PO/Bernardi
4.30 Bruch Eight Pieces, Op 83 Paul Dean (clarinet), Brett Dean (viola), Stephen Emmerson (piano)
5.10 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Bassoon: Juhani Tapaninen

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