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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor,
BWV1067 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
6.44 Handel Organ Concerto in F, BWV295 (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) Bob van Asperen ,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
7.00 Schubert Klavierstucke , D915
Andras Schiff (piano)
8.34 Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Joshua Bell , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Litton


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Bob van Asperen
Unknown: Schubert Klavierstucke
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Rondo Capriccioso
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Andrew Litton

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Wagner Overture: The Rying Dutchman New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.13 Marcello Concerto No 6 in G
(La Cetra)
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.19 Mozart Rondo alia Turca (Piano Sonata in A, K331) Moura Lympany
9.23 Franz Waxman Romanian
Rhapsody No 1 Mark Kaplan (violin), Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
9.26 Locke Ayre (Broken Consort Suite No 1 in G minor)
Anon The Saint Turned Sinner
City Waites
9.32 Elgar Romance in D, Op 62 Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
9.39 Walton Suite: The Wise Virgins LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature - Ancient Airs and Dances:
Anon La Douceurs; Je Chevauchoie
I'Autrier Dufay Collective
10.06 Buonamente Gagliarda Seconda Palladian Ensemble
10.16 Rossini Una Voce Poco Fa
(The Barber of Seville)
Maria Callas (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Tullio Serafin
10.23 JC Bach Grand Overture in D,
Op 18 No 3 Netherlands CO, conductor David Zinman
10.40 Frei Jacinto Piano Sonata in D minor Felicija Blumental
10.45 Alwyn Symphony No 4 (2nd mvt) LSO, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
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Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Franz Waxman
Violin: Mark Kaplan
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Locke Ayre
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: John Lenehan
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Soprano: Maria Callas
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

John Tomlinson
Joan Bakewell meets bass John Tomlinson
. Revised repeat


Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Bass: John Tomlinson

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at the influence of painter Vassily Kandinsky as a major exhibition of his work opens at the Royal Academy of Art. Plus a report from Venice on the latest news in the troubled history of the Fenice Theatre. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Vassily Kandinsky
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Catalan viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall and Dutch harpsichordist Ton Koopman come together for a rare recital given last December at the Wigmore Hall. Their programme mixes Baroque music from Germany and France: a gamba sonata and a harpsichord toccata by Bach, and atmospheric and humorous pieces by the French composers
Louis Couperin , Ste Colombe and Marin
Marais, including the latter's famous variations on Les Folies d'Espagne.


Unknown: Jordi Savall
Harpsichordist: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Wigmore Hall.
Unknown: Louis Couperin
Unknown: Ste Colombe

: Glorious John

A portrait in words and music of conductor John Barbirolli in his centenary year, with Andrew Green. 2: Building a Sound: Manchester, London and Rome. In 1943,
Barbirolli received a telegram inviting him to become permanent conductor and artistic director of the ailing
Halle Orchestra in Manchester. On his return from New York, he found just a handful of players and very little money. But after just three months of non-stop auditions, he had built a brand new orchestra whose remarkable musical fortunes he cherished until his death in 1970. Andrew Green introduces newly restored Halle performances from the fifties and excerpts from opera recordings - Verdi's Otello and Puccini's Madam Butterfly.


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Introduces: Andrew Green

: 100 Great Singers

Dr Martin Stephen , high master of Manchester Grammar School, introduces recordings made by tenor Nicolai Gedda of music by Musorgsky, Bach and Puccini.


Unknown: Dr Martin Stephen
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda

: Centurions

65: Ezra Pound: the Cantos. Ezra
Pound's epic work, on which he worked for most of his adult life, is one of modernism's great monuments. Pound is considered among the most influential poets of the century, and one of the most notorious - his Fascist sympathies and notorious war broadcasts for the enemy led to his imprisonment in Pisa. Professor Marjorie Perloff, poet Charles Bernstein and critic and poet Clive Wilmer reassess the work and shifting reputation of Ezra Pound. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Charles Bernstein
Unknown: Clive Wilmer
Producer: Paul Quinn

: The Year

Music from 1946, with Ivan Hewett. Martin Petite Symphonie Concertante Meredith McCracken (harp), David McGuinness (harpsichord),
Linda Cochrane (piano), BBC Scottish SO, conductor Rumon Gamba
Webem Cantata No 1, Op 29 Christiane Oelze (soprano), BBC Singers, Berlin PO, conductor Pierre Boulez Ives Central Park in the Dark
(Contemplations) New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Cage Ophelia Margaret Leng Tan (piano) Stravinsky Symphony in Three
Movements BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Asbury Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Harp: David McGuinness
Harpsichord: Linda Cochrane
Soprano: Christiane Oelze
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Margaret Leng Tan
Piano: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sunday Feature: The Rise and Fall of English

John Carey , Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford, assesses the state of his subject in today's universities. He begins with a history of the subject, tracing its birth back to 18th-century Scotland via modern greats at Oxford, with its heyday between the wars in Cambridge.
Since those heady days, many regard the subject as being in a state of decline, attacked on all sides by theorists, creative-writing courses and cultural studies. Professors George Steiner and Frank Kermode regret the fragmentation of the discipline, while Hermione Lee and her contemporaries are more optimistic. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams's semiautobiographical "memory play" revolves around a mother's struggle to find a gentleman caller for her crippled and emotionally vulnerable daughter.
Music by Matthew Scott. Executive producer Susan Loewenberg. Director Gordon House


Music By: Matthew Scott.
Producer: Susan Loewenberg.
Amanda: Julie Harris
Laura: Calista Flockhart
Tom: Zeuko Ivanek
Jim: Kevin Kilner
Narrator: John Goodman

: Prokofiev

Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83 Maurizio Pollini


Unknown: Maurizio Pollini

: Choir Works

Brian Kay introduces a selection of choral works to celebrate spring. Haydn Spring (The Seasons)
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Moeran Songs of Springtime (excerpts) Finzi Singers, director Paul Spicer Britten Spring Symphony Elizabeth Gale (soprano),
Alfreda Hodgson (contralto), Martyn Hill (tenor), Southend Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox


Introduces: Brian Kay
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Paul Spicer
Soprano: Elizabeth Gale
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Contralto: Martyn Hill
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Elliott Carter

Two major chamber works by veteran American composer Elliott Carter recorded last year at his 90th-birthday concert at the Barbican Centre, London.
Arditti Quartet, Ursula Oppens (piano) String Quartet No 5; Piano Quintet


Unknown: Elliott Carter
Piano: Ursula Oppens

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Charles Mackerras
Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg Janacek Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen; Sinfonietta


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Nurnberg Janacek

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral works by Brahms
2.10 Haydn Violin Concerto in G
2.35 Julius Rontgen Theme and Variations, Op 17
2.45 Mahler Symphony No 5
4.00 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat, Op 31
4.20 Buxtehude Toccata in F, BuxWV156
4.25 Patrick Cardy Virelai
4.45 Brahms Hungarian Dances for Piano Duet
5.05 Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir)
5.30 Gaspard Fritz Violin Sonata, Op 2 No 4
5.40 Charles-Louis Mion Suite: Nitetis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Julius Rontgen
Unknown: Patrick Cardy Virelai
Violin: Gaspard Fritz

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