With Edward Seckerson.
Billings Easter Anthem: The Lord Is Risen Indeed His Majesties Clerkes/Paul Hillier
6.45 Respighi San Gregorio Magno (Suite: Church Windows) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.05 Durufle Four Motets on Gregorian
Themes Corydon Singers/Matthew Best
7.35 Hoist The Hymn of Jesus
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
8.00 Barber Second Essay for orchestra St Louis SO, conductor Leonard Slatkin
8.40 Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise Philharmonia Orchestra/Simon Rattle
Bach Sinfonia (Easter Oratorio, BWV249) Collegium Vocale/Philippe Herreweghe
9.05 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs Hoist Singers/Stephen Layton
9.15Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
9.25 Handel Trio Sonata in F, Op 2 No 4 The Cambridge Musick
9.45 Arnold English Dances, Set
Queensland SO, conductor Andrew Perry
10.15 Tippett/Britten/Berkeley/Warton/ Oldham/Searle Variations on Sellenger's Round Guildhall String Ensemble, conductor Robert Salter
10.30 Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone), Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter
11.00 Hummel Variations on a Theme from Gluck's "Armide ", Op 57 Howard Shelley (piano)
11.25 Bizet Symphony in C
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Radio 3 presents a special day of programmes celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare on his birthday.
12.00 Shakespeare Masterclass 1
Cicely Berry conducts the first of the day's three masterclasses on rehearsing
Shakespeare, working with a small group of actors on excerpts from Hamlet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The classes were given last month in front of an audience at the Central School of Speech and Drama. The actors contributing are Susan Brown , Paul Bhattacharjee ,
Tom George , Clare Cathcart and Antony Ryding.
12.15 Shakespeare's London
Writer lain Sinclair walks the streets of London in the company of historians, scholars and archaeologists, seeking out echoes of Shakespeare's city in the London of today. As he visits the court, the river, the sites of Elizabethan playhouses and the reconstructed Globe theatre, he discovers how the city was reflected in Shakespeare's plays and reveals the life
Shakespeare led in London 400 years ago.
1.00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Shakespeare at Middle Temple. A recital from Middle Temple, London, where
Shakespeare himself performed Twelfth Night. Actors Emma Fielding and Simon Russell-Beale are joined by Lisa Milne (soprano), Christopher Maltman
(baritone), the BBC Singers and lain
Burnside (piano) to perform excerpts from Shakespeare's plays alongside musical settings by Purcell, Vaughan Williams , Tippett, Schubert, Poulenc and others.
2.30 Nutmegs and Ginger
Instrumental pieces from Shakespeare's day, including the popular melody from a street crier's song.
2.45 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Humphrey Carpenter introduces an Opera North production of Britten's operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy, given earlier this year in the Grand Theatre, Leeds.
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Steven Sloane Acts land 2
4.25 Shakespeare Masterclass 2
Fiona Shaw works with a small group of actors on excerpts from Macbeth and Much Ado about Nothing.
4.45 Act 3
5.45 Sunday Feature: All the World His Stage Jonathan Bate examines Shakespeare's international impact with speakers from Moscow, Barbados, Berlin and New York. He explores how Shakespeare's plays have been interpreted across continents and generations and asks whether the advantages of the British Empire and the English language account for Shakespeare's standing in so many countries.
6.30 Private Passions Rptd from yesterday 12 noon
7.30 Sunday Play: As You Like It
Shakespeare's forest of Arden liberates those banished from the repressive formality of the court to discover their true selves in the dark of the woodland.
With Katy Murphy. Janice Asquah and Tim Treloar Music by Harvey Brough. Director Kate Rowland
BBC Radio Shakespeare cassettes and CDs of As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar. Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night. The Merchant of Venice, Richard II and Henry IV, Parts One and Two are available now
9.30 Choirworks Paul Guinery introduces a performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. And guest Roger Savage reveals the extent to which the Bard's play was adapted to suit Restoration tastes.
Soloists, Schiitz Choir of London, London Classical Players/Roger Norrington
11.45 Shakespeare Masterclass 3
Mike Alfred works with actor Antony Ryding on Bottom's awakening speech from A MidsummerNight's Dream. See also Opera on 3tomorrow 4pm
Programme of the Week: page 127
12.00 Blue Skies
Georgina Ferry explores scientific developments in a cultural context. 4: Restoration and Reconstruction. Producer Deborah Cohen
Sir Oliver Martext:
Jaques de Boys:
Music of the English Renaissance as transformed in the 20th century by John Woolrich and Herbert Howells.
With Jonathan Swain. 1.00 Elgar Cantata: Caractacus Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir/EdodeWaart 2.40 Purcell Dioclesian (excerpts) 2.50 Brade Newe Ausserlesne Liebliche Branden 3.40 Sutermeister Piano
Sonatine 3.55 Pingoud Symphony No 24.20 Bloch Trumpet Concerto 4.35 Rachmaninov Barcarolle; Romance; HumoresquefMomeauxde Salon, Op 10) 4.50 Schubert MarcheMilitaire in D, D733 No 15.00 Matteis LAmore
5.20 Tchaikovsky Letter Scene (
Eugene Onegin ) 5.35 Groneman Flute Sonata in G
5.55 Matteis Passagio Rotto ; Fantasia