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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Schubert Impromptu in B flat,
D935 No 3 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
7.10 Moeran String Quartet No 2 in E flat Vanbrugh Quartet
7.53 Brahms Rhapsody in E flat.
Op 119 No 20 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
8.03 Balakirev Overture: King Lear BBCPO , conductor Vassily Sinaisky
8.14 Bach Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV1044 Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Simon Standage (violin), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: King Lear Bbcpo
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Violin: Simon Standage
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Rameau Overture: Dardanus
Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset
9.08 Handel Das Zitternde Glanzen der Spielenden Weilen (German Aria No 2) Emma Kirkby (soprano), London Baroque
9.13 Uszt Les Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage) Stephen Hough (piano)
9.22 Joseph Horovitz Sinfonietta Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by the Composer
9.34 Rutter Te Deum
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Wallace Collection, conductor Stephen Cleobury
9.42 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271 (3rd mvt) Nina Milkina ,
Orchestra of St John 's, Smith Square, conductor John Lubbock
9.53 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), National Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
10.00 Ten O'Clock Feature -
Light Music Miniatures:
Gordon Jacob Overture: The Barber of Seville Goes to the Devil
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.05 Billy Mayerl Marigold ;
Evening Primrose Eric Parkin (piano)
10.11 Arthur Wood Barwick Green
(My Native Heath) New London
Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.15 Zemlinsky Psalm 23 Ernst Senff Chamber Choir,
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.27 JC Bach Sinfonia in D minor
Cologne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl
10.37 Composer of the Week: Tavener The Lamb
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.41 Wagner Gotterdammerung (excerpts)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, conductor Edo de Waart
Producer Fona Shelmerdine E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Uszt Les Jeux
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Nina Milkina
Unknown: St John
Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Unknown: Billy Mayerl Marigold
Piano: Primrose Eric Parkin
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Wagner Gotterdammerung
Producer: Fona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Marilyn Home
Joan Bakewell talks to American mezzo Marilyn Home, whose wide vocal range and agility played an important part in the revival of Handel operas, bel canto and the low coloratura roles of Rossini.
Revised repeat


Unknown: Marilyn Home
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week,
Julian Lloyd Webber comments from personal experience on the new film about Jacqueline du Pre. He also looks at the problems facing young musicians launching a professional career. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Britten Cello Sonata, Op 65 Faure Elegy, Op 24
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor William Lloyd Webber Nocturne
Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36


Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: William Uoyd

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Ondrej Kukal
Dvorak Symphonic Variations


Conductor: Ondrej Kukal

: Spirit of the Age

With Christopher Page. This week, a sound picture of Holbein's famous painting The Ambassadors, from the reign of Henry VIII , plus reviews of some recent releases of Baroque vocal music, and a new biography of Peter Abelard - medieval intellectual, writer, musician, knight and theologian. Producer Kate Bolton. FACTSHEET WEB
PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/factsheets E-MAIL: spirit.of.the.age@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Peter Abelard
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: 100 Great Singers

Dame Felicity Lott introduces recordings of Berlioz and Offenbach made by the distinguished French soprano Regine Crespin.


Introduces: Dame Felicity Lott
Soprano: Regine Crespin.

: Centurions: 54: Francis Bacon: Innocent Screams

The shape and colour of the mouth fascinated Francis Bacon. He combined this with his admiration for Velasquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X to create his series of screaming popes - works he later appeared to regret.


Producer: Hazel Castell

: The Year

Natalie Wheen introduces music first performed in 1935. Hanns Eisler Kleine Sinfonie
Berlin RSO, conductor Heinz Rbgner Irving Berlin Cheek to Cheek Fred Astaire (vocals), band
Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos Katia and Marielle Labeque Roussel Symphony No 4 in A
Detroit SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi Gershwin Porgy and Bess (excerpt)
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, LPO, conductor Simon Rattle
Producer Edward Blakeman


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Heinz Rbgner
Conductor: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Porgy: Willard White (bass)
Bess: Cynthia Haymon (soprano)
Maria: Mariette Simpson (contralto)
Sporting Life: Damon Evans (tenor)

: Sunday Feature: Corridors of Light and Shadow

A Weekend In Mantova
The city of Mantua, past and present, is full of shadows and whispers. There are secrets everywhere, intrigues and plots, about marriage, about music, about power, because Henry VIII of England is in town.
Against the sounds of the modern city of Mantova, poet, musician and dramatist Michelene Wandor has created a drama-documentary that mixes Renaissance fact with imaginative speculation. With Greg Hicks as Henry VIII and Emily Woof as Isabella d'Este.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Henry Viii
Dramatist: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Emily Woof
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces a performance of Verdi's powerful Requiem recorded in St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Janice Watson (soprano), Markella Hatziano (mezzo), Bonaventura Bottone (tenor), Alastair Miles
(bass), Philharmonia Chorus, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth ♦ Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p42


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: St David
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Markella Hatziano
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Brian Kay

: Sunday Play: Hymn to Love - Homage to Piaf

By Steve Trafford.
Elizabeth Mansfield represents Edith Piaf in a play which centres on one moment in time - a sudden catastrophe from her life. A wide range of her songs freshly translated into English provides a fascinating insight into this great French singer's world.
Narrator Steve Trafford. Music performed by Timothy Sutton (piano/alto saxophone), Lizzy Graham (double bass) and Kevin Street
(accordion/trumpet). Director Annie Castledine


Unknown: Steve Trafford.
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Narrator: Steve Trafford.
Piano: Timothy Sutton
Unknown: Lizzy Graham
Accordion: Kevin Street
Director: Annie Castledine

: Dutilleux and Ravel

Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit
Ravel String Quartet in F The Lindsays Repeat

: World Music

The Maori Melody
In the continuing series of programmes celebrating the music of the Maoris, Jeremy Lambert reveals the effect that the missionaries and subsequent British colonisation had on traditional Maori music.


Unknown: Jeremy Lambert

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Hans Abrahamsen Stratifications
(first UK performance)
Martin Butler Fixed Doubles


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Hans Abrahamsen Stratifications
Unknown: Martin Butler

: Renaissance in the Cities of Central America

This final programme focuses on Puebla de los Angeles and includes music by de Padilla and Capillas, performed by Camerata Hispanica.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Viacheslav Artiomov Requiem Lubov Petrova , Mlada Hudolei and Anna Ustinova (sopranos), Alexei Martinov (tenor), Kaunas State
Chorus, Russian NSO/Virko Ballet
2.45 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor Viktor Tymets , Ukranian NRSO, conductor Volodimir Sirenko 3.10 Hlndemith Symphonic
Metamorphoses Quebec Music Conservatory Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.50 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Bulgarian NRSO, conductor Milen Nachev
4.30 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Milos Mlejnik, Slovenian PO, conductor Uros Lajovic
5.15 Schubert Italian Overture in C
Saarbrücken RSO/Marcello Viotti


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Lubov Petrova
Unknown: Mlada Hudolei
Sopranos: Anna Ustinova
Sopranos: Alexei Martinov
Unknown: Viktor Tymets
Conductor: Milen Nachev
Conductor: Uros Lajovic

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