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: On Air

With Humphrey Carpenter.
6.15 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453 ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano)
7.00 Bach Violin Sonata in G minor,
BWV1001 Sigiswald Kuijken
7.30 Carver 0 Bone Jesu The
Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
8.10 Victoria 0 Quam Gloriosum
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: David Willcocks

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Rameau Les Fêtes a" Hebe (Prologue; Scene 4)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
9.11 Schubert Mass in F, D872 (Sanctus) Choir of Trinity College,
Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
9.14 Bach, arr Busoni Chorale
Preludes: Nun Freut Euch; Ich Ruf zu Dir
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
9.21 Richard Rodgers Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Cincinnati Pops
Orchestra, conductor Erich Kunzel
9.31 Mozart Symphony No 20 in D,
K133 ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.52 York Bowen Preludes Nos 2, 6 and 21 Stephen Hough (piano)
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature - English Song:
Butterworth Six Songs from "A Shropshire Lad" Stephen Varcoe
(baritone), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.16 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 3 in E minor Concerto Koln
10.25 David Fanshawe African Sanctus
(Sanctus) Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, conductor Neville Creed
10.31 Beethoven, arr Isserlls Andante con Variazioni
Steven Isserlis (cello),
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
10.40 Bax The Garden of Fand
LPO, conductor Adrian Boult Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL:[address removed]


Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Unknown: Ich Ruf
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Richard Rodgers
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Stephen Hough
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: David Fanshawe
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Gillian Weir
Joan Bakewell talks to organist Gillian Weir about her life. Revised repeat


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Organist: Gillian Weir

: Music Matters

As Britain prepares to join Euroland, Ivan Hewitt asks what is Europe doing for music? Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewitt

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Parisii String Quartet and pianist Pascal Roge recorded in concert.
Faure String Quartet in E minor, Op 121
Ravel String Quartet in F
Franck Piano Quintet in F minor


Pianist: Pascal Roge

: John Williams

The celebrated guitarist plays music by Albeniz and others.

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page revives the spirit of the medieval harp and recaptures the atmosphere of the leading concert venues in 18th-century London. And
George Pratt visits Rycote Chapel in Oxfordshire, where the echoes of the Earl of Abingdon - politican, poet, musician and friend of Haydn - still resound.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

Charles Rosen introduces a recording made by soprano Frida Leider. Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduces: Charles Rosen
Soprano: Frida Leider.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

62: Richard Rogers : The Pompidou Centre. Richard Rogers provides insights into the philosophy and realisation of his controversial
Parisian cultural centre, and Deyan Sudjic assesses the impact of this world-renowned British architect.
Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Deyan Sudjic
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Year

Natalie Wheen explores the paradoxes of war in music first performed in 1916. Korngold Overture: Violanta Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski
Ethel Smyth The Boatswain's Mate (excerpt) Eiddwen Harrhy (mezzo), Plymouth Festival Orchestra, conductor Philip Brunelle
Bridge Summer BBC Scottish SO, conductor David Angus
Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Werner Haas and Noel Lee (pianos) Granados Goyescas (excerpt)
Madrid SO, conductor Antoni Ros Marba Prokofiev Scythian Suite Chicago SO, conductor Claudio Abbado
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Conductor: Ethel Smyth
Conductor: David Angus
Unknown: Werner Haas
Pianos: Noel Lee
Pianos: Granados Goyescas
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Rosario: Maria Bayo (soprano)
Fernando: Ramon Vargas (tenor)

: Sunday Feature: Viewing the Century - the Dalai Lama

The series that talks to leading witnesses of the century features an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama.
Isabel Hilton travelled to
Dharmsala in northern India to talk to him about his view of the world and the events and issues of which he has often been at the centre since his flight from Tibet 40 years ago this month. His own experience of the century has been shaped by the violent collision between tradition and modernity, religion and rationality, which he explores through personal anecdote and political analysis of the Tibetan predicament. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Choir Works

RR Terry was one of the most influential choral conductors of this century and an important champion of early English church music. Brian Kay introduces a special recording by the BBC Singers, conducted by Nicholas Kok , of music by some of the musicians and composers with whom he was associated, ranging from Hoist's Nunc Dimittis and Howells's Salve
Regina to Vaughan Williams's Mass in G minor and Terry's own Alleluia pro Virgine Maria.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Rr Terry
Introduces: Brian Kay
Conducted By: Nicholas Kok
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Sunday Play: Frozen Images

By Kristian Smeds , translated by Hilkka Pekkanen and Diane Tullberg. The 1998 winner of the Prix Europa is a raw and witty insight into poverty, pleasure and the power of spiritual love and sectarian belief. The son of a family is mute and already an old man in childhood. The mother is a single parent who raises her children with the force of her hatred and pride. The daughter leaves home early, becomes unhappily married and eventually returns home to attempt reconciliation. wrth Sharon Percy. Joe Caffrey. Philippa Wilson and Carol McGuigan. Music by James Mackie Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Kristian Smeds
Translated By: Hilkka Pekkanen
Translated By: Diane Tullberg.
Unknown: Sharon Percy.
Unknown: Joe Caffrey.
Unknown: Philippa Wilson
Unknown: Carol McGuigan.
Music By: James MacKie
Director: Kate Rowland
Mute child: Gus Brown
Preacher: Nicholas Le Prevost
Mother: Charlie Hardwick
Father: Derek Walmisley

: Schoenberg and Reger at Princeton

Martin Souter (organ)
Schoenberg Variations on a Recitative Reger Benedictus, Op 59 No 9;
Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op 73 Repeat

: World Music Ritmo: the Music of Latin America

Six programmes exploring the ethnic musical traditions of Latin America.
5: The New Song of Chile. Mike
Gonzalez looks at the song traditions of Chile with Mauricio Venegas.


Unknown: Mauricio Venegas.

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor Steuart Bedford,
Piers Adams (recorders)
David Bedford Recorder Concerto
Delius Over the Hills and Far Away Richard Rodney Bennett Variations on a Nursery Tune
Warlock Serenade for Strings
David Bedford At the Sign of the Crumhom (BBC commision; first performance)


Unknown: Piers Adams
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach Mass in B minor,
BWV232 Soloists,
New Bach Collegium Musicum, Leipzig Chapel Choir, conductor Burkhard Glaetzner
2.55 Prokofiev Symphony No 7 Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor Agnes Grossmann
3.45 Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat,
Op 1 No 1
Macquarie Trio
4.15 Uszt St Francis of Paola
Walking on the Water (Legends) Richard Raymond (piano)
4.25 Crusell Bassoon Concertino in B flat
Juhani Tapaninen , Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.45 Daquin Rondeau : Le Colin;
Maillard: Rondeau; La Melodieuse
Colin Tilney (harpsichord)
4.50 Tchaikovsky Jurisprudence March Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
5.00 Corelli Trio Sonata in G, Op 1 No 9 London Baroque
5.20 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191 Ronald Karten , New
Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Lev Markiz
5.50 Hector Gratton Legende
Metropolitan Orchestra/Gilles Auger


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bach Mass
Conductor: Burkhard Glaetzner
Conductor: Agnes Grossmann
Unknown: St Francis
Piano: Richard Raymond
Unknown: Juhani Tapaninen
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Daquin Rondeau
Unknown: Ronald Karten
Unknown: Hector Gratton Legende

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