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With Martin Handley.
6.20 Rodrigo Fantasia para un
Gentilhombre Craig Ogden (guitar), BBC Philharmonic/Sachio Fujioka
7.03 Bridge Suite: The Two Hunchbacks Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
7.23 Barber Summer Music
Reykjavik Wind Quintet
8.03 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.10 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing Soloists, Choir of New College,
Oxford, King's Consort/Robert King
8.33 Walton, arr Palmer Major Barbara (film score)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Rodrigo Fantasia
Guitar: Craig Ogden

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Reznicek Overture: Donna Diana
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.09 Handel Dove Sei (Rodelinda) Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Berlin Academy of Ancient Music
9.15 Liszt, arr Horowitz Rakoczy March Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
9.21 Godard Suite de Trois Morceaux
Susan Milan (flute), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.33 Schubert Der Fischer , D225; Das Fischermadchen
(Schwanengesang) Ian Partridge (tenor), Jennifer Partridge (piano)
9.38 Ives The Unanswered Question Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.44 Pearsall Summer Is Y-coming In; Lay a Garland National Youth Choir, conductor Michael Brewer
9.54 Monteverdi Exulta Filia Sion
Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano),
Concerto Soave/Jean-Marc Aymes
10.00 Music for Strings:
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence (2nd mvt) City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.10 Paganini Moto Perpetuo NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
10.16 Prokofiev Toccata
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.21 Handel How Silently, How Slyly (Julius Caesar ) Janet Baker (mezzo), English National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.28 Arnold Divertimento
10.38 Hoist Suite de Ballet Northern
Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Handel Dove Sei
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Horowitz Rakoczy
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Schubert Der Fischer
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: Michael Brewer
Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Prokofiev Toccata
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Arnold Divertimento
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Conductor Andrew Davis.
Revised repeat


Conductor: Andrew Davis.

: Festival Music Matters

Graeme Kay looks at summer music festivals around the world including today's Proms celebration of 1,000 Years of Music in a Day. Plus a preview of the Proms chamber music series with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard , who gives tomorrow's opening recital. And a look behind the scenes at the World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival (Womad) in Reading. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Pianist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Cardiff Singer of the World - Masterclass

The second of three programmes recorded at this year's Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Humphrey Burton listens to a masterclass given by the great Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi and talks to his pupils
Gillian Mcllwraith and Arnold Bezoyen about their work on Rosina's aria
Una Voce Poco Fa from Rossini's
The Barber of Seville and Dei Miei
Bollenti Spiriti from Verdi's La Traviata. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Tenor: Carlo Bergonzi
Unknown: Gillian McLlwraith
Unknown: Arnold Bezoyen
Unknown: Dei Miei
Unknown: Bollenti Spiriti
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Six Pieces of Britain

Michael Berkeley with a second chance to hear Elgar's Cello
Concerto in a performance broadcast last night in BBC2's new Saturday evening series Masterworks.
Paul Watkins (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Cello: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: BBC Proms 99

One Thousand Years of Music in a Day
From the Royal Albert Hall in London, a day of music spanning across the millennium and celebrating man's relationship with the cosmos. From before the dawn of the world, as imagined by Schoenberg and Haydn, to the dancing stars of medieval music and Hoist's planets, the Proms encompass the greatest aspirations of the human race expressed in music. Vasari Singers, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Schoenberg Prelude to Genesis
Haydn Representation of Chaos (The Creation)
Hoist Suite: The Planets
3.40 In three intervals between today's Proms, performers talk to
Chris de Souza about the music they are playing and place it in a historical context. Plus a personal viewpoint on key dates in western history as witnessed by fictional characters in Postcards from the Millennium.
4.00 Susan Hamilton and Faye Newton (sopranos), Michael George (bass), Hilliard Ensemble , New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett Plainsong Veni Creator
Anon Organum: Alleluia Justus ut Palma Perotin Viderunt Omnes
Machaut Tu Qui Gregem/Plange Regni; Qui Es Prosmesses/Ha
Fortune; Inviolata Genitrix/Felix Virgo Dufay Agnus Dei (Missa a 'Homme Arme)
Various The Round Dance of the Stars
5.10 Performers talk to Chris de
Souza about today's Proms, plus more viewpoints on history as seen by fictional characters in Postcards from the Millennium.
5.30 Joanne Lunn and Hedvig
Eriksson (sopranos), Andrew King
(tenor), Roderick Williams and Simon Grant (bass), Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly, New London Consort, Musicians of the Globe, conductor Philip Pickett Susato Dansereye Tallis 0 Nata Lux
Whyte Christe, Qui Es et Dies Byrd 0 Lux Beata Trinitas Weelkes Lord, Arise
Purcell Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences; God, Thou Art My God Various Lord Hayes' Masque


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Susan Hamilton
Sopranos: Faye Newton
Sopranos: Michael George
Bass: Hilliard Ensemble
Conductor: Philip Pickett

: Proms Feature: the Rameau Revolutions

In a curtain-raiser to tomorrow's
Prom Roger Savage joins conductors, scholars and entrepreneurs to reassess Jean-Philippe Rameau as a composer of operas, especially in connection with his swansong Les Boreades. Rameau died and left this piece unperformed and it was not staged until 1982.
Producer Kate Bolton. Rptd Monday 7pm


Unknown: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Producer: Kate Bolton.

: BBC Proms 99 One Thousand Years of Music in a Day

From the Royal Albert Hall , London, the day celebrating music from each century of the millennium continues with settings of Blake's words by Tavener, and works by Prokofiev, Beethoven and Wagner. Patricia Rozario and Emma Kirkby
(sopranos), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Michael George (bass), Academy of Ancient Music Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Paul Goodwin
Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth (excerpts)
Haydn Symphony No 64 in A (Tempora Mutantur)
Tavener Eternity's Sunrise
8.35 Chris de Souza talks to the performers, plus Postcards from the Millennium.
8.55 London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor Wagner Overture: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Prokofiev Scythian Suite


Unknown: Albert Hall
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Robin Blaze
Bass: Michael George
Conductor: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: The Sunday Play: Hymn to Love - Homage to Piaf

Elizabeth Mansfield is Edith Piaf in a play by Steve Trafford which centres on a sudden catastrophe in Piaf's life. A wide range of her songs provides a fascinating insight into the world of this great French legend.
Lizzy Graham (double bass). Kevin Street (accordion/trumpet), musical director Timothy Sutton (piano/alto saxophone) Director Annie Castiedine Repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Play By: Steve Trafford
Unknown: Lizzy Graham
Bass: Kevin Street
Piano: Timothy Sutton
Director: Annie Castiedine
Narrator: Steve Trafford
Edith Piaf: Elizabeth Mansfield

: BBC Philharmonic

Ian Tracey (organ), conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Widor Organ Symphony No 3 in E minor
Guilmant Organ Symphony No 2

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Bach Motets: Geist Hilft Unsrer
Schwachheit, BWV226; Jesu, Meine Freude , BWV227; Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae, K195
2.00 Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D940
2.15 Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K314
2.35 Szymanowski Variations on a Polish Folk Tune, Op 10
3.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 10
3.55 Takemitsu From Me Flows
What You Call Time
4.25 Cable The Banks of Newfoundland
4.35 Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
5.00 Gombert Motet
5.05 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
5.25 CPE Bach Variations on "La
Folie d'Espagne"
5.35 Krek Sonatina for Strings
5.50 Nin-Culmell Three Choruses


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Geist Hilft Unsrer
Unknown: Meine Freude
Unknown: Mozart Litaniae
Unknown: Handel Music

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