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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Scarlatti Te Deum The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
6.30 Schubert Allegretto in E flat, D946 No 2 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
7.00 Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Berlin PO, conductor James Levine
7.50 Palestrina Ad Te Levavi
Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom
8.00 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
8.55 Watford Davies , arr West Solemn Melody Christopher Herrick (organ)


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Director: Harry Christophers
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Schumann Arabeske
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: Watford Davies
Unknown: Christopher Herrick

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Schubert Overture: Rosamunde
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
9.13 Haydn Fantasia in C, H XVII 4 Andras Schiff (piano)
9.20 Johann Strauss (son) In
Feuerstrom der Reben (Die Fledermaus) Soloists,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.29 Mozart Divertimento in F, K138
Vienna Mozart Ensemble, conductor Willi Boskovsky
9.45 Alfven Elegy (King Gustav Adolf II) Iceland SO, conductor Petri Sakari
9.51 Anon The Lovely Northerne Lasse Ellen Hargis (soprano), King's Noyse
10.00 Ten O'Clock Feature - Light Music Miniatures: Eric Fenby Rossini on Ilkley Moor
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.08 Rubinstein Melody in F Stephen Hough (piano)
10.12 Grainger The Immovable "Do" English Sinfonia, conductor Neville Dilkes
10.17 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
10.33 Composer of the Week:
Liszt Am Stillen Herd (from Wagner's Vie Meistersinger") Leslie Howard (piano)
10.43 Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (conclusion) Ben Heppner (tenor), Jose Van Dam (baritone), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-mail: [address removed]


Conductor: Kurt Masur
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Soprano: Ellen Hargis
Unknown: Eric Fenby Rossini
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Neville Dilkes
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Leslie Howard
Tenor: Ben Heppner
Tenor: Jose van Dam
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Joan Bakewell talks to the Japanese Violinist. Revised repeat


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at the role of sponsorship in music. And Tony Woodcock , former head of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra but now in charge of the Oregon Symphony, sends a postcard comparing Britain's sunny south coast with America's wild west. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Tony Woodcock
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given in 1997 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, by Bryn Terfel. He includes favourite lieder by Schumann and Schubert, settings of Shakespeare by Gerald Finzi , and songs from his native Wales. Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Schumann Six Songs from "Liederkreis", Op 39
Schubert Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583; Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen; Die Forelle; Standchen,
D957 No 4; Das Fischermadchen ,
D957 No 10; Rastlose Liebe ; Du Bist die Ruh; Erlkonig
Idris Lewis Can Yr Arad Goch;
Bugail Aberdyfi
Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Das Fischermadchen
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Unknown: Bugail Aberdyfi

: Mozart

Serenade in C minor, K388
Vienna Wind Soloists

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page introduces the rich repertoire written for the lyra viol - an instrument thought capable of "all the sublimities of the violin" in the 17th century. And Daniel Snowman and Roger Savage discuss divas, castrati and all the paraphernalia of Italian opera seria.
Producer Kate Bolton. FACTSHEET WEB PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/factsheets E-MAIL: spirit.of.the.age@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Roger Savage
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: 100 Great Singers

Novelist Bernice Rubens introduces recordings by Edith Piaf. Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduces: Bernice Rubens
Unknown: Edith Piaf.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

55: Albert Camus : The Outsider. In the outwardly simple story of an office clerk who commits an apparently senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus created a narrative and a protagonist that have left a profound mark on postwar European thought and literature. Camus's biographer Olivier Todd and lecturer and critic Ray Davison discuss the book and its impact. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Albert Camus
Unknown: Olivier Todd
Unknown: Ray Davison
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces music first performed in 1945. Vaughan Williams A Song of Thanksgiving Lynne Dawson
(soprano), John Gielgud (speaker),
London Oratory Junior Choir, Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Best
Martinu Thunderbolt P-4
Brno State PO, conductor Petr Vronsky Poulenc Figure Humaine Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Britten Storm (Four Sea Interludes) Bournemouth SO/Richard
Hickox Rodgers and Hammerstein Soliloquy (Carousel) Bryn Terfel (baritone), English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
Prokofiev Cinderella 's Arrival at the Ball; Grand Waltz (Cinderella) Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: John Gielgud
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Hickox Rodgers
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Conductor: Prokofiev Cinderella
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Nightingales of the Nile

Between the 1920s and 1970s, with dramatic social, political and commercial changes in Egypt, Umm Kulthum and Ab'del Wahhab leapt to prominence as musical icons in the Arab world. More than 25 years after her death, the Kulthum radio station still begins and ends its daily broadcasts with "the lady", often singing songs composed by Ab'del Wahhab. Musicologist Ruth Davis - with the help of Naguib Mafouz , Nawal El Saadawi , biographer Virginia Danielson and others - considers the significance and appeal of stars still highly revered across the Middle East.
Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Umm Kulthum
Musicologist: Ruth Davis
Unknown: Naguib Mafouz
Unknown: Nawal El Saadawi
Unknown: Virginia Danielson
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces a performance of Mendelssohn's biblical oratorio
Elijah recorded at the 1986 Proms. Janice Watson , Susan Gritton and Ingrid Attrot (sopranos), Jean Rigby and Christine Cairns (mezzos),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Mark Tucker (tenors), Roderick Williams and Bryn Terfel (baritones),
Stephen Richardson (bass), London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: Janice Watson
Unknown: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Ingrid Attrot
Sopranos: Jean Rigby
Sopranos: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenors: Mark Tucker
Tenors: Roderick Williams
Bass: Stephen Richardson
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: 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.
Written and performed by David Hare in his acting debut.
Director Kate Rowland Repeat


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

: World Music

The Maori Melody
In the last of three programmes,
Jeremy Lambert explores the impact that contemporary Maori musicians have made on New Zealand and on popular culture worldwide. Plus the ways in which issues of racism and tribal rights are expressed in new musical styles.


Unknown: Jeremy Lambert

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies , Kathryn Stott (piano)
Maxwell Davies Overture: Mavis in Las Vegas; Suite: The Devils; Piano Concerto


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Maxwell Davies

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Polish composers, performed by the Camerata Silesia Singers, director Anna Szostak
2.40 Mouton Pièces de Lute in C minor
Konrad Junghanel (lute)
3.10 Khachaturian Piano Concerto
Patrik Jablonski , Polish Radio
Orchestra, conductor Wojciech Rajski
4.10 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor Michael Gieler ,
Lauretta Bloomer (fortepiano)
4.35 Blaz Amic The Tempest Slovenian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Lovrenc Arnic
5.05 Rudolf Tobias Twelve Chorale
Preludes Innes Maidre (organ)
5.40 Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris) Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Ole Kristian Rund


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: Anna Szostak
Unknown: Konrad Junghanel
Unknown: Patrik Jablonski
Conductor: Wojciech Rajski
Unknown: Michael Gieler
Conductor: Lovrenc Arnic
Conductor: Rudolf Tobias
Conductor: Ole Kristian Rund

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