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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Haydn Te Deum in C
English Choir and Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
6.30 Bach Pastorale in F, BWV590
Leo van Doeselaar (organ)
7.00 Faure Piano Quintet No 1 in C minor, Op 15 Domus
7.30 Brahms Warum 1st das Licht Gegeben
, Op 74 No 1
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
8.00 Schubert Fantasia in F minor,
D940 Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier (piano duet)
8.30 Janacek Sinfonietta
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Bach Pastorale
Unknown: Leo van Doeselaar
Unknown: Brahms Warum
Unknown: Licht Gegeben
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Louis Lortie
Piano: Helene Mercier
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Verdi Overture: Un Giomo di Regno BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
9.09 Mozart, arr Triebensee Don Giovanni (excerpts)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
9.17 Bach Flute Sonata No 2 in E flat, BWV1031 William Bennett ,
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
9.28 Rachmaninov Vocalise
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.36 Grainger A Song of Vermland; At Twilight
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
9.44 Franck Symphonic Variations Rudolf Firkusny (piano), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Claus Peter Flor
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature - Ancient Airs and Dances:
Vecchi Saltarello detto Trivella
Agostini All Arm , All Arm
Anon Gagliarda detta Tamburin King's Noyse
10.08 Anon Chominciamento di Gioia
Unicorn Ensemble of Vienna
10.16 Alwyn Elizabethan Dances
Nos 1-3 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
10.24 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 Dinu Lipatti
10.38 Composer of the Week:
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing; Satin Doll Ella Fitzgerald
10.48 Rubbra Symphony No 7 (2nd mvt) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Triebensee Don Giovanni
Unknown: William Bennett
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Unknown: Vecchi Saltarello
Unknown: Agostini All Arm
Unknown: Anon Gagliarda
Unknown: Anon Chominciamento
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Gwyneth Jones
Joan Bakewell talks to soprano Gwyneth Jones. Revised repeat


Unknown: Gwyneth Jones
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Soprano: Gwyneth Jones.

: Music Matters

To celebrate Duke Ellington's centenary, Ivan Hewett looks at his influence over both jazz and classical music. And teachers and students discuss the Associated Board's new jazz examinations.
Producer Jessica Isaacs. See also Composer of the Week Monday-Friday 12 noon


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a recital given in February by pianist Leif Ove
Andsnes in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Uszt Ballade No 2 in B minor; Andante Lagrimoso (Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses); Après une Lecture du Dante (Annees de Pelerinage) Nielsen Chaconne
Schumann Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Pianist: Leif Ove

: Glorious John

Andrew Green concludes his centenary portrait of John Barbirolli. 4: Barbirolli and English Music
Including a 1950s performance of Delius's A Song of Summer, the closing moments of The Dream of Gerontius, Barbirolli's final recording of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, and part of Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 8.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: John Barbirolli.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: 100 Great Singers

Robert Lloyd talks about celebrated Russian bass Boris Christoff.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Talks: Robert Lloyd
Bass: Boris Christoff.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

67: Jean-Luc Godard : Au Bout de
Souffle. The film regarded as the greatest work of French New Wave is discussed by Jinette Vincendeau , Colin MacCabe and Mike Leigh. Producer Lucy Willmore. WEB PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/education/centurions


Unknown: Jean-Luc Godard
Unknown: Jinette Vincendeau
Unknown: Colin MacCabe
Unknown: Mike Leigh.
Producer: Lucy Willmore.

: The Year

Ivan Hewett introduces music first performed in 1966. Xenakis Akrata St-X Ensemble, conductor Charles Zachary Bornstein Penderecki The Death of Christ (St Luke Passion) Cracow Boys' Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic
Chorus, Polish National Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles Susan Bickley (soprano),
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Nicholas Maw Sinfonia BBCSO, conductor Jac Van Steen Producer Ekene Akalawu


Introduces: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Xenakis Akrata
Conductor: Charles Zachary Bornstein
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Nicholas Maw
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sunday Feature: Mr Nabokov's Blues

To mark the centenary of the birth of Vladimir Nabokov , one of the century's greatest and most influential writers, Valentine Cunningham explores the life and work of the author of Lolita, Pale Rre and Speak, Memory, among many other formally inventive works in both Russian and English. Contributors include
Nabokov's son Dmitri, biographer Brian Boyd , friend and former student Alfred Appel , and writers
Martin Amis and Joyce Carol Oates. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Brian Boyd
Unknown: Alfred Appel
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Mozart

Rote and Harp Concerto in F, K299 Rene le Roy , UN Laskine, RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Rene Le Roy
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Opera on 3

King Priam
From the Royal Festival Hall, continuing the Endless
Parade season. Tippett's second opera is based on Homer's account of the fall of the ancient city of Troy. The powerful story weaves together threads of human love, choice, responsibility and the nature of war. King Priam was first heard in 1962 to mark the consecration of Coventry Cathedral, alongside Britten's War
Requiem. Tonight's concert performance is introduced by Chris de Souza .
King Priam ...DAVID WILSON JOHNSON (baritone)
BBC Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton
7.50 Homer Today
Oliver Taplin investigates the response of contemporary artists to Homer's work.
8.10 Part 2
8.40 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Nicholas
Spice, editor of the London Review of Books, and by Miles Kington to review recently released books on music including Keeping Time - Readings in Jazz, a collection of essays on Haydn, and Vikram Seth 's new novel, An Equal Music.
9.00 Part 3
+ Brian Kay 's Opera of the Week: p42


Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Baritone: David Wilson Johnson
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Oliver Taplin
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Brian Kay
Hecuba: Susan Bullock (soprano)
Hector: Stephen Roberts (baritone)
Andromache: Susan Bickley (soprano)
Paris (man): John Graham Hall (tenor)
Paris (boy): Thomas Cockett (treble)
Helen: Susan Parry (mezzo)
Achilles: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Patroclus: Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
Nurse: Mary King (mezzo)
Old Man: Michael George (bass)
Young Guard: Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Hermes: Daniel Norman (tenor)

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Tallis Scholars

Guerrero Maria Magdalena ; Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Morales Emendemus ; Andreas Christi
Victoria Dum Complerentur ; Dum Ergo Essent
Lobo Versa Est in Luctum Repeat See also Friday 9.20pm


Unknown: Guerrero Maria Magdalena
Unknown: Virgo Sanctissima
Unknown: Morales Emendemus
Unknown: Andreas Christi
Unknown: Victoria Dum Complerentur

: BBC Philharmonic

Four works by Peter Maxwell Davies. Conducted by the Composer
Swinton Jig (first performance); Chat Moss; Cross Lane Fair; Throstle's Nest Junction


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Dresden Chamber Choir, conductor Roderich Kreile , perform vocal works by Distler, Monteverdi, Schumann, Mendelssohn,
Charles Wood , George Macfarren , Paul Ben -Haim, Giovanni Gastoldi , Brahms,
Ernst Pepping , Friedrich Silcher and Johann Schulz
1.55 Laszlo Lajtha Quatre Hommages
2.20 Kodaly Nyari Este
2.40 Respighi Poeme Autumnale
2.55 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667
3.35 Mendelssohn Incidental music:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
4.05 Sibelius Spring Song
4.15 Grieg Evening in the Mountains, Op 68 No 4
4.25 Martin Mass for Double Choir
4.50 Kodaly Adagio in C
5.00 Lassus Musica Dei Donum
5.10 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
5.30 Hellendaal Sonata No 2 in D
5.40 Schubert German Dances, D783
5.50 Rachmaninov Vocalise


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Roderich Kreile
Unknown: Charles Wood
Unknown: George MacFarren
Unknown: Paul Ben
Unknown: Giovanni Gastoldi
Unknown: Ernst Pepping
Unknown: Friedrich Silcher
Unknown: Johann Schulz
Unknown: Laszlo Lajtha
Unknown: Kodaly Nyari Este

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