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: Morning on

With Edward Seckerson.
Schenck Sonata // in A minor (L 'Echo du Danube)
6.30 Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 77 No 2
7.00Lassus Tui Sunt Coeli
7.30 Strauss Oboe Concerto in D
8.00 Bach Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225
8.30 Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Singet Dem Herrn

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Waldteufel Waltz: The Skaters Philharmonia
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.15 Campra Laudate Dominum Philippa Hyde (soprano), Canzona/Theresa Caudle
9.20 Bellini Oboe Concerto in E flat
Peterborough String Orchestra, director Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
9.40 Don Gillis Symphony No 5112
(A Symphony for Fun) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
10.00 Schlckhardt Concerto in D minor for four recorders andcontinuo Amsterdam
Loeki Stardust Quartet, Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.15 Corelli, arr Kreisler La Folia Itzhak Perlman (violin), Samuel Sanders (piano)
10.30 Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Part 5) Nancy Argenta (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenors), Olaf Bar (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
11.05 Francaix Trio for Strings Marwood Ensemble
11.25 Britten Five Rower Songs
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
11.50 Poulenc Concerto for two pianos Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale (pianos),
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein Producer Sarah Oevonatd


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Richard Strauss: a Musical Ostrich?

David Huckvale investigates Richard Strauss's connections with the Nazi regime of the thirties and asks whether the composer collaborated with them. With contributions from the BBC Sound Archive, Strauss's grandson Dr Christian Strauss, Strauss's biographers Michael Kennedy and Matthew Boyden, the scholars Timothy Jackson and Erik Levi and the Viennese observers Otto Biba and Clemens Hellsberg. Extracts from the composer's letters are read by Denis Quilley.


Presenter: David Huckvale
Interviewee: Dr Christian Strauss
Interviewee: Michael Kennedy
Interviewee: Matthew Boyden
Interviewee: Timothy Jackson
Interviewee: Erik Levi
Interviewee: Otto Biba
Interviewee: Clemens Hellsberg
Reader: Denis Quilley

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in the Barbican Hall, London, in November.
Debussy Estampes
Janacek On an Overgrown Path
Anthell Toccata No 2; Sonatina: Death of Machines
Prokofiev Sonata No 3
Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op 16 (excerpts); Etudes-Tableaux, Op 33 (excerpts)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz


Pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes

: The BBC Archive

Michael Portillo goes in search of Wagner and finds recordings of Reginald Goodall conducting the BBCSO in the Prelude to
Act 1 of Tristan undisoldefrom 1971 and soprano Jessye Norman singing the Wesendonk Liederwith the BBCSO under Colin Davis from the following year. Archive material includes Kirsten Flagstad talking about herapproach to singing Wagner. Producer Declan McGovern


Unknown: Reginald Goodall
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Wesendonk Liederwith
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Producer: Declan McGovern

: Discovering Music

A new long-running series exploring the great works of classical music, using specially recorded examples to illuminate the textures and deconstruct the music. In this first programme Anthony Payne unlocks the secrets of Elgar's Symphony No 2 in E flat with the help of the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Brad Cohen.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan. See Wednesday 2.10pm Brian Kay on the secrets of great music:pg46


Unknown: Anthony Payne
Conducted By: Brad Cohen.
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Bach Year

A major new series to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. Every Sunday throughout the year Bach's music will be set in context with comments and reflections from a host of Bach experts and enthusiasts.
1: A Portrait of Bach. Roger Savage introduces the first programme in the series, which paints a portrait of this most elusive of great composers. Distinguished Bach interpreters - including John Eliot Gardiner , Angela Hewitt , Joshua Rifkin and Rosalyn Tureck -give their personal reflections, drawing from contemporary anecdotes, biographies and, above all, his music. Producers Kate Bolton and Lindsay Kemp
See Composer of the Week, Monday-Friday 9am


Unknown: Johann Sebastian Bach.
Introduces: Roger Savage
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Angela Hewitt
Unknown: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Rosalyn Tureck
Producers: Kate Bolton
Producers: Lindsay Kemp

: Sunday Feature: The President's Pen

To mark the anniversary of the Velvet
Revolution, Hugh Rorrison considers the career and writings of the former dissident playwright Vaclav Havel. Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Hugh Rorrison
Unknown: Vaclav Havel.
Producer: Michael Fox

: Private Passions

Another chance to hear Michael Berkeley 's interview with historian Simon Schama.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Simon Schama.

: COWARD CENTENARY Sunday Play: The Vortex

By Noel Coward. With Harriet Walter as Florence Lancaster and Paul Rhys as Nicky. The critic James Agate wrote of the play on its first production in 1924, "There is the imprint of truth upon this play. The craftmanship is superb, the dialogue is taut and spare.... shimmering with wit."
Director John Tydeman


Unknown: Noel Coward.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: James Agate
Director: John Tydeman
Helen: Frances Jeater
Pawnie: John Rye
Clara Hibbert: Jenny Funnell
Tom Veryan: Robert Portal
David Lancaster: Peter Blythe
BuntyMainwaring: Federay Holmes
Bruce Fairlight: Keith Drlnkel
Preston: Pamela Grace
Pianist: Mike Sykes

: Hamelin and Lane

Marc-Andre Hamelin and Piers Lane (pianos) Brahms Sonata in F minor for two pianos, Op 34b (arr Brahms from Piano Quintet)


Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Pianos: Brahms Sonata

: Choirworks: Simunye

Over the past four years the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini has worked regularly with the SDASA Chorale, an amateur male-voice gospel choir from Soweto which draws its members from the Seventh Day Adventists' Student Association. In this concert given in St Mary-in-the-Castle Church, Hastings, earlier this year each ensemble performs a selection of its own music. And their resident composers, who are also performers, have added new interpretations to each other's music from their own traditions. Paul Guinery is joined by director of I Fagiolini Robert Hollingsworth.


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Robert Hollingsworth

: Music for Brass

A concert given last September in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Eric Ball Journey into Freedom Williams Fairey Band, conductor James Gourlay
Philip Wilby Dove Descending Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor James Watson
Wagner, arr Owen Grand Selection from
"Die Walküre" Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth


Conductor: James Gourlay
Conductor: Philip Wilby
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Elgar Howarth

: Maggini Quartet

Britten String Quartet No 1, Op 25
Bridge Three Idylls for string quartet

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 1.00 A concert of sacred and secular music by Agricola and Pierre de Manchlcourt. 2.05 Brahms Klavierstuck in E flat, Op 119 No 4
2.25 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956
3.15 Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
3.25 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
3.55 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) 4.25 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C
5.00 Brahms Quartets for chorus and piano, Op 112 5.20 Sibelius En Saga 5.40 Schumann Marchenerzahlungen , Op 132


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Pierre de Manchlcourt.
Unknown: Brahms Klavierstuck
Unknown: Schumann Marchenerzahlungen

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