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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
6.22 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Amadeus Quartet
7.22 Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden American Bach Soloists, director Jeffrey Thomas
8.05 Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
8.36 Tchaikovsky Waltz-Scherzo in A, Op 7
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Director: Jeffrey Thomas
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Waltz-Scherzo
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bach Easter Oratorio (Sinfonia; Duet) Werner Krenn (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone), Stuttgart Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Karl Munchinger
9.18 John Tavener Christ Is Risen!
(The Protecting Veil) Yo-Yo Ma (cello),
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
9.25 Britten Soirées Musicales
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
9.35 Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde RIAS Chamber Choir, Scharoun
Ensemble, conductor Marcus Creed
9.45 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4 (Scherzo; Finale)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature - Ancient Airs and Dances:
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 1
I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
10.16 Sullivan The Dicky Bird and the Owl (Cox and Box)
Robert Tear (tenor), Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Andre Previn (piano)
10.21 Albeniz, orch Arbos Navarra
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
10.27 Dario Castello Sonata No 13 a4 His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
10.39 Nielsen Springtime in Funen
Soloists, Danish National Radio Choir and Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Tenor: Werner Krenn
Tenor: Tom Krause
Conductor: Karl Munchinger
Conductor: John Tavener Christ
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Schubert Nachtgesang
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Tenor: Benjamin Luxon
Baritone: Andre Previn
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: Dario Castello
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Simon Rattle
Joan Bakewell talks to conductor
Simon Rattle , who recently relinquished his post as musical director of the CBSO. Revised repeat


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to Jonathan Miller about the drama of the Passion. He also looks at the state of contemporary music publishing. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last October by the Guarneri Quartet at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 20 No 4 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1
Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op 27


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall.

: Glorious John

A four-part portrait in words and music of conductor John Barbirolli in his centenary year. Barbirolli had a unique rapport with audiences and musicians alike. Andrew Green samples his rich legacy of recordings and explores his life and times. With contributions from Evelyn Barbirolli , his friend and biographer Michael Kennedy , and from some of those who experienced Barbirolli's unique blend of musical poetry and passion at first hand.
1: The Early Years: London, New York and Manchester. This programme features recordings from the 1930s and 40s. when Barbirolli became established, first as a concerto accompanist and then, controversially, as the conductor of the New York Philharmonic in succession to Toscanini. Music includes:
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Respighi The Pines of Rome New York Philharmonic
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 (Finale)
Halle Orchestra
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Evelyn Barbirolli
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. Actor Corin Redgrave talks about Beniamino Gigli.


Talks: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Beniamino Gigli.

: Centurions

64: Raymond Chandler : The Big
Sleep. First published 60 years ago, Chandler's first novel introduced the world to Philip Marlowe. Marlowe was the archetypal private investigator, skulking through the streets of Los Angeles in a tale of blackmail and murder, described in prose so distinctive that it has been much parodied ever since. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Philip Marlowe.
Producer: John Goudie

: The Year

Natalie Wheen explores the year 1936 and finds a new energy in America, a coolness in France and perfectly luscious sounds from Romania.
Chavez Symphony No 2 (Sinfonia India) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Enrique Diemecke Varese Density 21.5
Lawrence Beauregard (flute)
Virgil Thomson Suite: The Plow That Broke the Plains
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Weill Cowboy Song (Johnny Johnson ) HK Gruber (singer), Ensemble Modern
Hindemith Trauermusik
The Composer (viola), string orchestra, conductor Bruno Reibold Enescu Oedipe (excerpt)
Orfeon Donostiarra , Monte Carlo Philharmonic/Lawrence Foster Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Enrique Diemecke
Conductor: Varese Density
Flute: Lawrence Beauregard
Flute: Virgil Thomson
Song: Johnny Johnson
Conductor: Bruno Reibold
Conductor: Enescu Oedipe
Unknown: Orfeon Donostiarra
Unknown: Monte Carlo
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Oedipe: Jose van Dam(baritone)
Old watchman: Jean-Philippe Courtis(bass)
Sphinx: Marjana Upovsek(contralto)

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The ongoing series of monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. Many modern composers were nervous of the masses, who had dangerous political ideas and never went near a concert hall. But the middle classes were not friendly to new music either. So where were composers to turn for their audience? Some wrote for a tiny elite, others tried to bring about the Marxist revolution in their music. Samuel
West explores the predicament of the composer in an era of mass politics and mass media. With the voices of Alexander Goehr ,
Hans Werner Henze and Michael Tippett. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Michael Tippett.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Fugitive Pieces

Anne Michaels 's award-winning story of love, exile, concealment and loss and the damage caused by the Holocaust to the lives of two survivors. with Ray Singer , Genevieve Allenbury , Joanna Wyatt , William Dufris , John Tallents , Michael Walker , Elaine Ives Cameron , Hilary Derrett. Anton Nazareth and Sarah-Jane Vitsou.
Incidental music and sounds by Trilok Gurtu and Robin Rimbaud. Adapted and directed by Roger Elsgood


Unknown: Anne Michaels
Unknown: Ray Singer
Unknown: Genevieve Allenbury
Unknown: Joanna Wyatt
Unknown: William Dufris
Unknown: John Tallents
Unknown: Michael Walker
Unknown: Elaine Ives Cameron
Unknown: Hilary Derrett.
Unknown: Anton Nazareth
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Vitsou.
Unknown: Trilok Gurtu
Unknown: Robin Rimbaud.
Directed By: Roger Elsgood
Jakob Beer: Timothy Ackroyd
Ben: John Hug
Michaela: Dee Hart

: Choir Works

For many people, Messiah is one of the sounds of Christmas time, yet
Handel composed it for performance during Holy Week. Brian Kay introduces a recent performance in Ely
Cathedral of this famous oratorio.
Linda Russell (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo), Thomas Randle (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), BBC Singers, Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Brian Kay
Soprano: Linda Russell
Soprano: Jean Rigby
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Singers: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Composer Portrait: Morton Feldman Music by the eccentric American composer Morton Feldman , whose passionate belief in the expressive power of music expanded the boundaries of aural experience. Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Anssi Karttunen (cello)
Out of "Last Pieces"; Cello and Orchestra: Coptic Light


Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Cello: Anssi Karttunen

: Through the Night

1.00 Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
2.30 Julius Rontgen Theme with Variations
2.50 Bartok Dance Suite
3.05 Kodaly Nausikaa
3.20 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
3.50 Jane Vignery Violin Sonata, Op 8
4.20 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
4.50 Bruhns Mein Herz 1st Bereit
5.10 Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2
5.50 Cavalli Sonata a 8


Unknown: Julius Rontgen
Unknown: Kodaly Nausikaa
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Bruhns Mein Herz
Unknown: Cavalli Sonata

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