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With Martin Handley.
6.11 Moeran String Quartet No 1 Vanbrugh Quartet
6.38 Mendelssohn Mitten Wir im
Leben Sind, Op 23 No 3
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson
7.20 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.38 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Briiggen
8.16 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Murray Perahia (piano)
8.47 Walton Suite: As You Like It
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Mitten Wir
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.12 Anon Playford 's English
Dancing Master (Group Dances IV) New York Renaissance Band, conductor Sally Logemann
9.19 Telemann Ein Feste Burg 1st Unser Gott Magdeburg Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conductor Lothar Henning
9.23 Gershwin Second Rhapsody
Oscar Levant (piano), Morton Gould and His Orchestra
9.37 Poulenc Mouvements Perpétuels William Bennett (flute), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), James Campbell
(clarinet), Rachel Gough (bassoon)
9.49 Mahler Symphony No 2
(Resurrection) (2nd mvt) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
10.00 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 18-21 Yaara Tal and Andreas
Groethuysen (pianos)
10.07 Sousa Under the Cuban Flag The Wallace Collection, conductor John Wallace
10.13 Mllhaud The Carnival of London (excerpt) New London
Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.21 Mozart Nine Variations on a Minuet by Jean-Pierre Duport , K573 Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.36 Composer of the Week: Elgar Two Partsongs, Op 71: The Shower: The Fountain
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
10.43 Handel, arr Beecham Love in Bath (excerpts)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Anon Playford
Conductor: Sally Logemann
Conductor: Lothar Henning
Piano: Morton Gould
Flute: William Bennett
Flute: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: James Campbell
Clarinet: Rachel Gough
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Conductor: John Wallace
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Duport
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Unknown: Beecham Love
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Joan Bakewell talks to American soprano Jessye Norman. Revised repeat


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Soprano: Jessye Norman.

: Festival Music Matters

Graeme Kay takes a tour around the operatic world taking in a new production of Lohengrin at Bayreuth, Poulenc's Dialogue des Carmelites - featured in this week's Proms - in Svonlinna, plus premieres of new works in Drottningholm and New York. Rodney Miles discovers why a giant skeleton is haunting the lake at Bregenz. Plus Andrew Davis on Elgar's biblical epic The Kingdom, tonight's Prom at 7.30pm. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Unknown: Rodney Miles
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
Schubert Die Schone Mullerin , D795 Repeat


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Schone Mullerin

: Six Pieces of Britain

Michael Berkeley with a second chance to hear Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in a performance broadcast last night in BBC2's series Masterworks.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Timothy Brown (horn), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Timothy Brown
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Vintage Years

In the first programme of a new series of Vintage Years, David Mellor talks to John Willan , former record producer and one-time manager of the London Philharmonic, about his close friendship with the German conductor Klaus Tennstedt. After emigrating from his native East
Germany, Tennstedt made a name for himself particularly as a conductor of Mahler, a composer with whom he identified. Recordings conducted by Tennstedt feature:
Beethoven Overture: Die Geschopfe des Prometheus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) (excerpt) Berlin Philharmonic
Mahler Symphony No 6 (Scherzo) London Philharmonic Orchestra
Strauss Beim Schlafengehen (Four Last Songs) Lucia Popp (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler Symphony No 5 (Adagietto) London Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer Nick Morgan


Talks: David Mellor
Unknown: John Willan
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt.
Unknown: Strauss Beim Schlafengehen
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Producer: Nick Morgan

: 100 Great Singers

Sir Claus Moser talks about soprano Sena Jurinac.


Talks: Sir Claus Moser
Soprano: Sena Jurinac.

: Centurions

80: Toni Morrison : Beloved
Helen Taylor and David Dabydeen discuss Morrison's extraordinary novel. Producer Clare Hughes


Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Helen Taylor
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Producer: Clare Hughes

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces music first performed in 1997. Undberg Feria Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Henze Symphony No 9 (3rd-5th mvts) Berlin Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Ingo Metzmacher
Tan Dun Symphony 1997 (Heaven)
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Yip's Children's Choir, Imperial Bells Ensemble of China,
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Dutllleux The Shadows of Time
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Ligetl Etude No 16 (Pour Irina) Irina Kataeva (piano) Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Conductor: Tan Dun
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Feature: The Foot of the Cross or the Muzzle of a Gun

By Ian Burton. A portrait of Francis Poulenc , born 100 years ago, drawing on interviews with the composer, the reminiscences of friends, his music, and imagined scenes with important figures from his life.
With Oliver Ford Davies , Rebecca Front,
Ben Crowe , Carolyn Jones , Giles Fagan and Ann Beach. Director Julian May See also Wednesday 7pm


Unknown: Ian Burton.
Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Oliver Ford Davies
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Francis Poulenc: Michael Pennington
Lucien Roubert his lover: Nathaniel Parker

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: BBC Proms 99

The trilogy of Elgar oratorios continues tonight with a work the profound nobility of which has led to its being described as Eigar's choral symphony. Eigar The Kingdom
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.30 The Imagination of the Kingdom Richard Coles explores how 19th-century theologians and writers conceived the Kingdom of God.
8.50 The Kingdom (Part 2) * Brian Kay : page 41


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Brian Kay
The Virgin: Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)
Mary Magdalene: Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo)
StJohn: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
St Peter: Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone)

: The Sunday Play: In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

By Bernard-Marie Koltes , translated by Jeffrey Wainwright. Two men meet in an empty industrial space to do business. It is a duel cast as a deal, conducted in intense dialogue with a sense of incipient violence.
Music by Gary Yershon
Director Melanie Harris Repeat


Unknown: Bernard-Marie Koltes
Translated By: Jeffrey Wainwright.
Music By: Gary Yershon
Director: Melanie Harris
The Client: Russell Dixon
The Dealer: Gerard McSorley

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexei Lubimov (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins Schnittke In Memoriam
Ustvol'skaya Piano Concerto
Alexander Vustln Homage to Beethoven Vladislav Shoot High Cross Symphony


Piano: Alexei Lubimov
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Alexander Vustln Homage
Unknown: Beethoven Vladislav

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe
Britten Sacred and Profane
Lewkowltch Improperia Schoenberg Folk Songs Sven-David Sandstrom Agnus Dei
1.50 Mozart Piano Quintet in E flat, K452
2.15 Bartok Rhapsody No 1
2.25 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek
2.40 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
3.25 Wolf Morike Lieder
3.40 Brahms Schicksalslied , Op 54
3.55 Liszt Legend No 2
4.05 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 7 No 2
4.20 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F,
Op 24 (Spring)
4.45 Doppler Andante and Rondo
5.00 Mozart Overture: La Finta Semplice
5.05 Beethoven Variations on Mozart's
"Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen"
5.20 Bizet L'Arlésienne: Suite No 1
5.45 Chopin Scherzo No 2, Op 31


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Britten Sacred
Unknown: Sandstrom Agnus Dei
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Unknown: Brahms Schicksalslied

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