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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
Stanford Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op 57 Colin Walsh (organ)
6.30 Howells 0 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem Choir of St Paul's
Cathedral, London, Huw Williams (organ), conductor John Scott
6.45 Rachmaninov The Rock
Russian NO/Mikhail Pletnev
7.00 Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.30 Uszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH (first version)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.00 Monteverdi Con Che Soavita
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Musica Antiqua Kbln
8.45 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Colin Walsh
Unknown: Huw Williams
Conductor: John Scott
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Weber Overture: Oberon
Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
9.13 Mendelssohn, transcr
Rachmaninov A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
Howard Shelley (piano)
9.18 Purcell Timon of Athens
(Overture; Symphony of Pipes)
Gillian Fisher and Lynne Dawson
(sopranos), English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.23 Hoist Suite No 1 for Military Band RNCM Wind Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish
9.34 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in F,
Op 10 No 1 (La Tempesta di Mare) II Giardino Armonico
9.41 Chopin Prelude in D flat, Op 28 No 15 (Raindrop)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature - Ensembles:
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 (2nd mvt) Beaux Arts Trio
10.05 Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas Safri Duo
10.11 Spohr Nonet in F, Op 31 (4th mvt) Gaudier Ensemble
10.19 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 4 in D minor Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.38 Shostakovich Concerto for
Piano, Trumpet and Strings New York Philharmonic, director Leonard Bernstein (piano) Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Purcell Timon
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Lynne Dawson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Timothy Reynish
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Pascal Roge
This week, Joan Bakewell talks to
French pianist Pascal Roge about his musical life and interests. Revised repeat


Unknown: Pascal Roge
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Pascal Roge

: Music Matters

As the Towards the Millennium festival reaches the 1980s, Ivan Hewett surveys what the age of yuppies and fast cars gave us on the musical front. Plus a look at
Bernard Herrmann 's musical contributions to
Hitchcock films - would Psycho's famous shower scene have been as terrifying without those screeching strings?
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Tallis Scholars 25th Anniversary Concert
Founded in 1973 by Peter Phillips , the Tallis Scholars have been at the forefront of the revival of interest in Renaissance choral music. In this concert, given last Wednesday in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, they perform music by the 16th century John Taverner and his 20th-century namesake John Tavener. introduced by Chris de Souza.
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips Tavemer Leroy Kyrie ; Western Wynde Mass
John Tavener Hymn of Unwaning Light; Funeral Ikos
Taverner Audivi Vocem; Gaude Plurimum


Unknown: Peter Phillips
Unknown: John Taverner
Unknown: John Tavener.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Director: Peter Phillips
Director: Tavemer Leroy Kyrie
Unknown: John Tavener Hymn
Unknown: Gaude Plurimum

: Grieg

Andrei Gavrilov plays a selection of the Lyric Pieces for piano.


Unknown: Andrei Gavrilov

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page rediscovers the allure and symbolism of pilgrimage through the ages. And
Daniel Snowman is joined by Roger Savage to take a final look behind the scenes at the staging of 18th-century operas by Gluck, Jommelli, Mozart and others. Producer Kate Bolton , FACTSHEETWEB PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/factsheets E-MAIL: [address removed]


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

: 100 Great Singers

Robert Wilson talks about the soprano Monserrat Caballe.


Talks: Robert Wilson

: Centurions

59: F Scott Fitzgerald : The Great
Gatsby. Fitzgerald's classic novel of 1925 explores the American yearning for an innocent age in the story of Jay Gatsby , a self-invented modern hero in pursuit of a romantic dream that ends in tragedy. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Jay Gatsby
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Year

Natalie Wheen explores the music that was clamouring for attention in 1985. Michael Torke The Yellow Pages London Sinfonietta, conductor David Miller
Giacinto Scelsi String Quartet No 5 Arditti Quartet
Takemitsu Dream/Window Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi
Tan Dun On Taoism BBC Scottish
SO, conducted by the Composer
Louis Andriessen De Stijl Members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir,
Schoenberg Ensemble , Asko Ensemble, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Michael Torke
Conductor: David Miller
Conductor: Giacinto Scelsi
Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Conductor: Tan Dun
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Unknown: Schoenberg Ensemble
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sunday Feature: Peter Stein

Since 1967, European theatre has been dominated by the influence of Peter Stein , whose productions of Brecht, Ibsen, Gorky, Shakespeare and others have won universal acclaim.
His work has been characterised by social and psychological insight, a compelling fusion of symbolism and realism. Michael Billington examines the career of this visionary talent, talks to him on the set of his latest work and discusses his achievements in conversation with Bruno Ganz , Sam Mendes , biographer Michael Patterson , Brian McMaster , and Carlo Rizzi and Anthony Freud of Welsh National Opera. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Peter Stein
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Bruno Ganz
Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Michael Patterson
Unknown: Brian McMaster
Unknown: Carlo Rizzi
Unknown: Anthony Freud
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces a performance of Elgar's great oratorio The Kingdom. Pamela Coburn (soprano), Christine Cairns (mezzo), Laurence Dale (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Introduces: Brian Kay
Soprano: Pamela Coburn
Soprano: Christine Cairns
Tenor: Laurence Dale
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Sunday Play: Troy

Three plays by Andrew Rissik.
2: The Death of Achilles. With
Paul Scofield as Hermes and Toby Stephens as Achilles. The story resumes in the ninth year of the Trojan War. Achilles has removed himself from the action after a quarrel with Agamemnon.
For cast see yesterday. The final play, Helen at Ephesus, is broadcast at 11.15pm Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Rissik.
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Toby Stephens

: World Music

Ritmo: the Music of Latin America
Mike Gonzalez presents six programmes exploring the musical traditions of Latin America.
2: The Spirit of Samba. The story of samba, a musical form that strongly reflects the history and experiences of the Brazilian people.


Unknown: Mike Gonzalez

: Sunday Play: Troy

Three plays by Andrew Rissik.
3: Helen at Ephesus. With
Paul Scofield as Hermes and Geraldine
Somerville as Helen. In the final play, Troy has fallen. Agamemnon returns to face the judgement of his wronged wife, Klytemnestra. Menelaos and Helen, divided from each other by shipwreck and storm, finally begin the spiritual journey towards forgiveness and self-knowledge. Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Rissik.
Unknown: Paul Scofield

: Chopin

Two Nocturnes, Op 48 Artur Rubinstein (piano)


Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Dvorak Ave Maris Stella Iban Kusjner (baritone),
Jan Hora (organ)
1.05 Dvorak Mass in D Soloists,
Czech Radio Choir, Miluska Kvechova (organ), Pilzen RSO/Lubomir Mati
1.50 CPE Bach Concerto in F. Wq46 Alan Curtis and Gustav Leonhardt
(harpsichords), Collegium Aureum
2.10 Bach Seven Preludes from
Clavier-Ubung III Scott Ross (organ)
2.30 Mahler Symphony No 6
Netherlands RSO/Edo de Waart
4.00 Abel Symphony in E flat. Op 10 No 3 La Stagione/Michael Schneider
4.10 Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971 Glenn Gould (piano)
4.30 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Canadian Chamber Ensemble/Raffi Armenian
5.00 Verdi Overture: Luisa Miller Hague Residentie Orchestra/Hans Vonk
5.15 Enescu Octet in C, Op 7 Alcan and Quebec Quartets
5.55 Joplin Maple Leaf Rag Donna Coleman (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Maris Stella Iban Kusjner (baritone),
Baritone: Jan Hora (organ)
Unknown: Miluska Kvechova

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