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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
6.20 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 The Lindsays
7.25 Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Rumon Gamba
8.02 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Rngal's Cave) Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
8.48 Dvorak Psalm 149
Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Dellus A Song before Sunrise London Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.10 Mahler Ging Heut' Morgen ubers Feld (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) Thomas Hampson (baritone), David Lutz (piano)
9.15 Handel See, the Conqu'ring
Hero Comes; March; Sing unto God (Judas Maccabaeus)
Choir of New College, Oxford,
King's Consort, conductor Robert King
9.23 Bizet Suite: Jeux d'enfants
Mexico City Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
9.34 Composer of the Week:
Smetana Czech Dances (excerpts) Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
9.43 Telemann Concerto in G
Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Simon Standage
9.53 Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d 'Orleans
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conductor Timothy Brown
10.00 Mid-Programme Feature: Sullivan Cello Concerto
Julian Lloyd Webber , LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.22 Donizetti Ah! Mes Amis (La Rile du Regiment)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor),
Royal Opera House Orchestra , conducted by Richard Bonynge
10.30 Stravinsky Ebony Concerto Prague Chamber Harmony, conductor Karel Krautgartner
10.39 Villa-lobos Preludes Nos 1 and 2 Julian Bream (guitar)
10.47 Falla En el Generelife (Nights in the Gardens of Spain) Alicia de Larrocha (piano), London Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Producer Fiona Shelmerdine E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: David Lutz
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Simon Standage
Conductor: Timothy Brown
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Mes Amis
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor: Royal Opera House Orchestra
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Karel Krautgartner
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Stephen Hough
Joan Bakewell talks to the English pianist. With music by Mendelssohn, Mompou, Scharwenka, Schubert, Uszt and Franck.
Revised repeat


Unknown: Stephen Hough
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

As the Associated Board launches
Spectrum 2, its second volume of graded contemporary piano pieces, Ivan Hewett discusses the benefits of introducing contemporary music to children.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Celebrity Recital

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital given last month in London's Wigmore Hall. Joshua Bell (violin), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
Schubert Violin Sonata No 1 in D,
Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor,
Op 30 No 2
Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100 Bartok, arr Szigeti Hungarian Folk Tunes
Bartok, arr Szekely Romanian Dances Bartok Rhapsody No 1, Op 86


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis

: The Orchestras of North America

3: Szell's Shell. Natalie Wheen continues her series celebrating five of the major North American orchestras with the first of two programmes on the Cleveland
Orchestra and its historic home, Severance Hall. Music includes
George Szell conducting Schumann, Rodzinski conducting Shostakovich, and Sokoloff conducting Rachmaninov.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: George Szell

: 100 Great Singers

Elisabeth Soderstrom talks about
Finnish bass-baritone Kim Borg. Producer Mark Rowlinson


Talks: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Bass-Baritone: Kim Borg.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson


70: John Updike : the Rabbit Novels Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: John Updike
Producer: Tim Dee


Natalie Wheen introduces music first performed in 1996, beginning with an opera in the form of a talk show. Mikel Rouse Dennis Cleveland
Mikel Rouse (narrator)
Robin Holloway Concerto for Orchestra No 3 (excerpt)
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Daugherty Rhinestone
Kickstep (Le Tombeau de Liberace) Paul Crossley (piano), London
Sinfonietta, conductor Markus Stenz Mark-Anthony Tumage Elegy for Andy (Blood on the Floor)
John Scofield (guitar), Martin Robertson (saxophone/bass clarinet),
Peter Erskine (drums), Ensemble Modern, conductor Peter Rundel
Stephen Montague Snakebite Orchestra of St John 's, Smith
Square, conductor John Lubbock
Carl Vine Monody David Nuttall (oboe), Australian Youth Orchestra, conductor Diego Masson
John Adams Put Your Loving Arms around Me (Gnarly Buttons)
Michael Collins (clarinet), London
Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer Producer Edward Blakeman


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Narrator: Mikel Rouse
Narrator: Robin Holloway
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Michael Daugherty Rhinestone
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Guitar: John Scofield
Guitar: Martin Robertson
Clarinet: Peter Erskine
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Conductor: Stephen Montague
Unknown: St John
Conductor: John Lubbock
Oboe: David Nuttall
Conductor: Diego Masson
Conductor: John Adams
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sunday Feature: Viewing the Century - Liu Binyan SOUNDING THE CENTURY

China's foremost investigative journalist Liu Binyan looks back on a century of extraordinary change. From feudalism to socialist revolution and burgeoning capitalism, China has been rocked by dramatic social and political movements, in which intellectuals were often the first victims. Talking to Isabel Hilton , Liu uses the story of his own life to examine puritanism and self-sacrifice in the Chinese psyche; Mao's manipulation of people and party; and China's place in the world. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Liu Binyan
Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: The Sunday Play: Perfect Days

A romantic comedy by Liz Lochhead , starring Siobhan Redmond as Barbs. Premiered at the Traverse Theatre,
Edinburgh, during the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, Perfect Days is a sharp and poignant comedy about how romantic love, mother love and friendship affect one woman as she goes about trying to get what she really wants.
Director Marilyn Imrie
* See Roland White : page 135


Comedy By: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Unknown: Roland White
Alice: Anne Kidd
Sadie: Ann Scott-Jones
Brendan: John Kazek
Davie: Vincent Friell
Grant: Enzo Cilenti

: Music for Organ

Susan Landale plays the unrestored 1884 Cavaille-Coll organ in the Abbey of St Etienne in Caen.
Toumemire Fantasy-Improvisation on the "Ave Maris Stella"
Messiaen Méditation No 5
(Meditations sur le Mystere de la Sainte Trinite )
Vierne Finale (Symphony No 1) Repeat


Unknown: Susan Landale
Unknown: Sainte Trinite

: Choir Works

With Brian Kay.
Vaughan Williams A Cotswold Romance Rosa Mannion (soprano), Thomas Randle (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), London Philharmonic
Choir, LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
Britten The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard The Sixteen, Stephen Westrop (piano), conductor Harry Christophers Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha 's
Wedding Feast Richard Lewis (tenor), Royal Choral Society,
Philharmonia Orchestra , conductor Malcolm Sargent Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Soprano: Thomas Randle
Tenor: Matthew Brook
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Little Musgrave
Piano: Stephen Westrop
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Conductor: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Torque and Velocity

The Takacs Quartet play this piece written for them by Michael Berkeley. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Osmo Vanska
Plzzetti Preludio a un Altro Giomo ;
Suite: La Pisanelle; Rondo Veneziano ; Three Preludes for "Oedpius Rex"


Unknown: Altro Giomo
Unknown: Rondo Veneziano

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 CPE Bach Die Israeliten in der Wuste, Wq 238
2.20 Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op 122
3.00 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
3.35 Kuhlau Sonata in E flat, Op 26 No 3
4.00 Bach Motet: Singet dem Herm. BWV 225
4.15 Wagner, arr Humperdinck Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
4.25 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
5.05 Brahms Tragic Overture
5.15 CPE Bach Sonata for Two
Flutes, Two Clarinets and Two Horns
5.35 Bach Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056
5.50 Colin Brumby Scena


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Colin Brumby Scena

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