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With Petroc Trelawny. Music includes a Faure barcarolle performed by pianist Jean-Philippe Collard ,
Handel's cantata Tra le Fiamme sung by Catherine Bott , and Janacek's Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Wind Instruments.


Pianist: Jean-Philippe Collard
Sung By: Catherine Bott

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Beethoven variations and vintage performances by Nathan Milstein. Wolf Italian Serenade
Takacs Quartet
9.08 Purcell Te Deum in D, Z232
Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.22 Tchaikovsky, arr Glazunov
Meditation; Scherzo- (Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher)
Nathan Milstein (violin), orchestra, conductor Robert Irving
9.35 Beethoven Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op 120 Alfred Brendel (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Nathan Milstein.
Unknown: Purcell Te Deum
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: Robert Irving
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Artist of the Week

John Tomlinson
John Tomlinson has earned a reputation as a performer whose stage presence is at once bracingly real and larger than life. He talks to Joan Bakewell about the great operatic roles he has performed, with arias from Musorgsky's
Boris Godunov , Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.


Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
5: York Minster. Fire has threatened
York Minster on at least two occasions in its long history - in recent times when the building was struck by lightning, devastating the world-famous Rose Window, and in 1829 when someone set fire to the organ because they did not like the sound it made. That organ had played a central part in York
Minster's musical history since it was inaugurated six years earlier during a mammoth festival of Handel's music, during the craze for his oratorios, at which it was played alongside an orchestra of nearly 500 players, Including excerpts from:
Byrd Christ Rising Again (The Easter Anthem)
Hilliard Ensemble , director Paul Hillier
Purcell The Yorkshire Feast Song, Z333
King's Consort, director Robert King Haydn The Creation
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Mendelssohn Elijah
Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Hilliard Ensemble
Director: Paul Hillier
Director: Robert King
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: Mendelssohn Elijah
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week Britten

Michael Oliver focuses on Britten's instrumental and orchestral music and suggests that, although Britten wrote far more vocal than non-vocal works, he turned to instrumental music when he felt the need to experiment in matters of form and technique. He argues that Britten seems increasingly to have used instruments without voices to express emotions that are too deep for words. 5: The Last Years
Overture: The Building of the House
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Suite for Solo Harp, Op 83 Osian Ellis String Quartet No 3, Op 94 Amadeus Quartet Repeat


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a recital given at last year's Bath Festival. Christopher Maltman (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Mendelssohn Schlafloser Augen Leuchte; Keine von der Erde
Schonen (Romances after Byron); Venetianisches Gondollied , Op 57 No 5; Nachtlied, Op 71 No 6; Hexenlied, Op 8 No 8
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée Repeat


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Mendelssohn Schlafloser Augen
Unknown: Keine von Der Erde
Unknown: Venetianisches Gondollied

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) Bridge Suite: The Sea
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of 18th-century French chamber music from the hedonistic times of Louis XV, including Leclair's large-scale suite Première Recréation de Musique, specially recorded by Musica Alta Ripa.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Musica Alta Ripa.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces music including Bach's Cello Suite No 1 in G played by Yo-Yo Ma ; and Mozart's
Oboe Concerto in C, K314, played by Hansjorg Schellenberger with the Berlin PO, conductor James Levine.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Played By: Yo-Yo Ma
Played By: Hansjorg Schellenberger
Conductor: James Levine.

: Performance on 3

From the Ulster Hall, Belfast, another concert in the month-long celebration of British postwar music, Endless Parade. Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Carewe
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Holloway Scenes from Schumann
8.30 Anglophiles
Foreign-born artists and thinkers choose their favourite examples of British achievements in the postwar arts. With Philip Dodd. 1: Mario Vargas Llosa.
8.50 Vaughan Williams Symphony No
Producer David Byers


Conductor: John Carewe
Unknown: Philip Dodd.
Producer: David Byers

: Postscript

Cinema Apocalyptica
Five explorations by Ian Christie , professor of film studies at the University of Kent, of how cinema has continued the literary and visual tradition of apocalypse, reflecting the 20th-century's own history of catastrophe and its search for meaning in an increasingly secular world through a variety of forms, both traditional and innovative.
5: The Last of England. Apocalypticism flourished within English
Nonconformism and inspired many of the Romantics before re-emerging as a powerful secular theme for English modernists. It has taken equally diverse forms in British cinema, ranging from Wells's Things to Come to the exploitation genres of the fifties and sixties and such distinctive contemporary figures as Gilliam, Jarman and Keiller.


Unknown: Ian Christie

: Hear and Now Passion and Resurrection

Jonathan Harvey 's church opera - a searingly intense dramatisation of the events of Holy Week and Easter, in which the words of medieval monastic plays are forged into a music drama in which both performers and audience play their part.
BBC Singers, Sinfonia 21, conductor Martin Neary Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Conductor: Martin Neary
Producer: Michael Emery
Jesus: Stuart MacIntyre(baritone)
Pilate: Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks(tenor)
Judas: Andrew Murgatroyd(tenor)
Peter: Brindley Sherratt(bass)
Mary Magdalene: Alison Smart(soprano)

: Jazz Century

A history of jazz.
14: Jungle Music. When Duke
Ellington took up a residency at New York's Cotton Club in 1927, it swiftly brought him international fame. Ellington made a virtue of the contractual necessity to accompany the club's exotic floor shows by developing a primitivist, growling style of jazz that he was comfortable calling jungle music.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.20am Saint-Saens My Heart
12.30 Pavel Haas Suite for Oboe and Piano
12.40 Gigout Toccata in B minor
12.45 Henri Sauguet Nuit Coloniale sur les Bords de la Seine
1.00 Pietro Antonio Cestl Orontea
Enormously popular in the mid-17th century, Cesti's opera was thought to have been lost until it resurfaced in the 1950s. This romantic comedy is set in ancient Egypt and tells of the love of a queen for a young commoner and foreigner.
Concerto Vocale, William Christie (organ/harpsichord)/Rene Jacobs
4.10 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A,
Op 30 No 1
4.35 Strauss Burleske
5.00 Rossini Overture: La Cenerentola
5.15 de la Rue Pour Ung Jamais
5.25 Bach Suite in D minor, BWV997
5.40 Lassus Musica Dei Donum
5.45 Messiaen 0 Sacrum Convivium
5.55 Sibelius Sigh, Sedges, Sigh, Op 36 No 4


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Pavel Haas
Unknown: William Christie
Harpsichord: Rene Jacobs
Unknown: Strauss Burleske
Orontea: Helga Muller Molinari(mezzo)
Creonte: Gregory Reinhardt(bass)
Tibrino: Cettiona Cadelo(soprano)
Aristea: Guy de Mey(tenor)
Alidoro: Rene Jacobs(hautecontre)
Gelone: Gastone Sarti(baritone)
Corindo: David James(hautecontre)
Silandra: Isabelle Poulenard(soprano)
Giacinta: Jill Feldman(soprano)

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