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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Spohr Octet in E, Op 32 Nash Ensemble
7.03 Schubert Polonaise D580 in B flat Gidon Kremer (violin), LSO, conductor Emil Tchakarov
7.30 Mozart Concerto in E flat for
Two Pianos, K365 Elena and Emil Gilels , Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Böhm
8.03 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Spohr Octet
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Simon Preston

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Wagner Overture: Tannhauser New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
9.16 Mendelssohn Rondo
Capriccioso in E, Op 14 Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.24 Fux Rondeau in C
Sally Jackson (bassoon),
Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman (violino piccolo)
9.33 Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 (2nd mvt) Philharmonia, director
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.42 Martini Plaisir damour
Caccini Amarilli Mia Bella
Janet Baker (mezzo), ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.49 Grieg Homage March (Sigurd Jorsalfar ) LSO, conductor Per Dreier Mid-Programme Feature: Ensembles Bach, arr Swingle Fugue in D minor Swingle Singers
10.00 Mendelssohn Scherzo (Octet in E flat, Op 20) Hausmusik
10.08 Krommer Adagio and Presto (Octet-Partita in B flat, Op 78) Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
10.17 Telemann Violin Concerto in A
Pavlo Beznosiuk , New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.29 Albeniz Triana (Iberia) Alica de Larrocha (piano)
10.35 Debussy Iberia (Images) Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Mendelssohn Rondo
Bassoon: Sally Jackson
Bassoon: Brandenburg Consort
Violino: Roy Goodman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Martini Plaisir
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Conductor: Per Dreier
Unknown: Sabine Meyer
Unknown: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Director: Philip Pickett
Director: Albeniz Triana
Piano: Alica de Larrocha
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Julia Varady
Joan Bakewell talks to Romanian-born soprano Julia Varady. Revised repeat


Unknown: Julia Varady
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Soprano: Julia Varady.

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett debates the lack of a first-rate concert hall in London and looks at the plans for improving the acoustics of the Royal Festival Hall, the regeneration of the ground-breaking Roundhouse in Camden, and the novel idea of reconstructing the Queen's
Hall as it was in Sir Henry Wood 's day. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Barbara Bonney (soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
Brahms Wir Wandelten ; Standchen; Von Ewiger Liebe
Sibelius Vilse ; Demanten Pa
Marssnon: Sav, Sav Susa; Flickan Kom Ifran sin Alsklings Mote Grieg Six Songs, Op 48


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Brahms Wir Wandelten
Unknown: von Ewiger Liebe
Unknown: Sibelius Vilse

: Beecham Conducts Mozart

Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191 Gwydion Brooke (bassoon), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham See also tomorrow 9.30pm


Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Spirit of the Age

With Christopher Page. A portrait of the early bagpipe - an instrument which, in its many guises, has inspired some of the most popular pieces of Baroque repertoire. Plus the contest between violin and viol in early public concerts in Britain described in the colourful writings of Thomas Mace and Roger North.
Producer Kate Bolton. FACTSHEET WEB PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/factsheets E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Thomas MacE
Unknown: Roger North.
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: 100 Great Singers

Playwright Alan Plater introduces recordings by Paul Robeson.
Trad spiritual Dere's a Man Goin' Roun' Takin' Names
Hayes and Robinson Joe Hill Traditional Going Home


Introduces: Alan Plater
Unknown: Paul Robeson.

: Centurions

56: TS Eliot: The Waste Land
Published in modernism's annus mirabilis of 1922, this extraordinary collage of myth and modernity remains one of the most challenging and influential poems of the century. Among those lending their ears to Eliot's diverse voices are critic
Christopher Ricks and poet and critic Robert Crawford. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Unknown: Robert Crawford.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: The Year

Ivan Hewett explores the different ways in which composers responded to the Cold War climate of 1955. Tippett Sosostris 's Aria
(The Midsummer Marriage) Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo), English Northern Sinfonia, conducted by the Composer
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
(excerpt) Vadim Repin ,
Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano Bouiez Le Marteau sans Maitre
Elisabeth Lawrence (soprano), Ensemble InterContemporain, conducted by the Composer
Dallapiccola Canti di Liberazione BBC Singers, BBCSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Tippett Sosostris
Unknown: Alfreda Hodgson
Unknown: Vadim Repin
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Conductor: Bouiez Le Marteau
Soprano: Elisabeth Lawrence
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

Continuing the series of monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. Ever since Sir Frances Drake heard the "strange, yet delightful" sound of the gamelan on the island of Java in 1580, eastern music has fascinated western musicians. In the past 100 years, composers from Debussy to Xenakis have been captivated and influenced by the rhythms, instruments, culture and religions of the Orient. George Benjamin , Robin Holloway , Donald Mitchell , Edward Said , Steve Reich , Neil Sorrell ,
Gyorgy Ligeti and others trace the eastern influence up to the present day. Narrated by Samuel West. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Sir Frances Drake
Unknown: George Benjamin
Unknown: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Said
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Neil Sorrell
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligeti
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Michael Emery

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces a performance of one of Handel's best-known oratorios - Israel in Egypt. The text, from Exodus and Psalms, tells of the captivity of the Jewish people in Egypt, the ten plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea.
BBC Singers, London Baroque
Soloists, conductor Stephen Cleobury Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Brian Kay
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Sunday Play: The Father

By August Strindberg, translated and adapted by Eivor Martinus. One hundred and fifty years after his birth, August Strindberg 's drama still finds resonances in today's headlines. A mother knows her child, but the seed of doubt about paternity can poison a father's mind beyond repair.
Director Ned Chaillet


Adapted By: Eivor Martinus.
Unknown: August Strindberg
Director: Ned Chaillet
Captain: Ronald Pickup
Laura: Cheryl Campbell
Bertha: Eleanor Moriarty
Or Ostermark: Tom Mannion
Pastor: Christopher Good
Margaret: Eve Pearce
Nojd: Ben Crowe
Captain's Batman: Paul Panting

: World Music

Sweet Lips, Dark Eyes
Barb Jungr begins a two-part introduction to the vocal music of Iran with a look at the classical and folk traditions.


Unknown: Barb Jungr

: Schumann

Fantasiestucke, Op 12
Piers Lane (piano) Repeat

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Martyn Brabbins ,
Mary King (mezzo), Alexander Baillie (cello) Brian Elias Songs to Poems of Irina Ratushinskaya
Gordon Crosse Cello Concerto


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Mary King
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Cello: Brian Elias Songs
Unknown: Irina Ratushinskaya
Cello: Gordon Crosse

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Schiitz and Giovanni Valentini , performed by La Capella Ducale and Musica Fiata
2.30 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic) Slovenian RSO, conductor Samo Hubad
3.35 Marais Suite No 2 Violes Esgales
4.10 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F,
Op 17 Arvids Klisans, Ventis Zilberts (piano)
4.25 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G Christian Zacharias , Beethoven
Academy, conductor Jean Caeyers
5.00 Bach Sonata in D, BWV1028
Bojan Cvetreznik (viola), Benjamin Govze (piano)
5.30 Wagner Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 1) Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Franz Paul Decker
5.40 Spohr Fantasy and Variations on a Theme of Danzi, Op 81 Laszlo Horvath (clarinet), New Budapest Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Giovanni Valentini
Conductor: Samo Hubad
Piano: Ventis Zilberts
Unknown: Christian Zacharias
Conductor: Jean Caeyers
Conductor: Bach Sonata
Viola: Bojan Cvetreznik
Piano: Benjamin Govze
Piano: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Franz Paul Decker
Clarinet: Laszlo Horvath

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