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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Boyce Softly Rise, 0 Southern Breeze! (Solomon) Howard Crook (tenor), Choir and Orchestra ofthe Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
6.30 Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17 Dartington Piano Trio
7.00 Weber Overture: Euryanthe Berlin
Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.20 Bantock The Witch of Atlas
Royal Philharmonic/Vernon Handley
7.30 Poul Ruders Concert in Pieces
(Purcell Variations) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.00 J Strauss (son) Overture: The Gypsy Baron Vienna Philharmonic/Carlos Kleiber
8.40 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Tenor: Howard Crook
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Cheltenham Festival 2000
As part of this year's Cheltenham
International Festival of Music, Brian Kay 's Sunday Morningcomes live this week from Cheltenham Town Hall. With live performances from Gillian Weir (organ), the Sorrel Quartet, the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and the Oriel Singers.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine. See Lunchtime Concert lpm


Music: Brian Kay
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine.

: Music Matters

In the final programme of the series
Ivan Hewett revisits When the Music Stops-the book in which fouryears ago journalist Norman Lebrecht predicted the end of serious music. How do his apocalyptic prophecies look now? Are things really as bad as all that? Producer Mark Lowther


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Producer: Mark Lowther

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Cheltenham Festival 2000

Chris de Souza introduces a recent recital from this year's festival in which the viol consort Fretwork is joined by countertenor Michael Chance for a programme ranging from songs by William Byrd and Henry Lawes to the transcriptions of keyboard pieces by Bach and the world premiere of Alexander Goehr 's Cheltenham Festival co-commission Three Sonnets and Two
Fantasies. See also tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Michael Chance
Songs By: William Byrd
Songs By: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: BBC Legends

Thomas Beecham. In the second of two programmes about the conductor, David Huckvale focuses on Beecham's interpretations of 20th-century music. Sibelius Tapiola , Op 112 With the RPO (1955)
Delius North Country Sketches With the RPO (1959)
John Addison Carte Blanche
With the RPO (1959)
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Thomas Beecham is featured in the BBC Legends series. CDs are available now from music outlets.


Unknown: Thomas Beecham.
Conductor: David Huckvale
Music: Sibelius Tapiola
Unknown: John Addison
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft
Producer: Thomas Beecham

: Discovering Music

Gerard McBurney unlocks the secrets of Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K516, with the help of musical examples from the Vellinger Quartet and Roger Chase (viola). Producer KerryChapman
See Radio 3 Lunchtime ConcertTuesday lpm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Viola: Roger Chase

: Bach Year

Living Bach
Roger Savage steps back from the endless Bachanalia of this year in an effort to make sense of Bach's place in modern society. He is joined by contributors from a wide range of disciplines, including a psychiatrist, a dancer, a cleric and a scientist. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Roger Savage
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: Sunday Feature: Paul Taylor - a Master of Modern Moves

Paul Taylor is an exceptional and internationally successful choreographer, whose career has spanned the highlights of American modern dance - from dancing with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham to making dances for the next generation of choreographers such as Twyla Tharp. Now, as he reaches his 70th birthday, he talks to Christopher Cook. This is a rare and personal reflection on a lifetime of dancing around the world, recorded at the choreographer's Long Island home and at the Paul Taylor Dance Company's studio in New York.


Subject: Paul Taylor
Interviewer: Christopher Cook
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Skylight

By David Hare. Richard Eyre 's National Theatre production starring Bill Nighy ,
Stella Gonet and Theo Fraser Steele. Kyra is now a teacher in the East End, having rejected her entrepreneurial lover from the 1980s aftertheiraffairwas discovered.
But one night the doorbell rings in her flat.
Director Janet Whitaker (R)


Unknown: David Hare.
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Theo Fraser Steele.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Tom Sergeant: Bill Nighy
KyraHollis: Stella Gonet
Theo Fraser Steele: Edward Sergeant

: Choirworks

Over the past four years the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini has worked regularly with the SDASA Chorale, an amateur male-voice gospel choirfrom Soweto, which draws its members from the Seventh Day Adventists' Student Association. Their continuing collaboration draws on the two musical and cultural traditions. In this concert, given last year in St Mary-in-the-Castle Church, Hastings, each ensemble performs a selection of its own music in its own style, but there are also fresh and original cross currents. Their resident composers, who are also performers, have added new interpretations to each other's music from their own traditions.
Paul Guineryisjoined by the director of I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth. Producer Paul Hindmarsh (R)


Unknown: Paul Guineryisjoined
Unknown: Robert Hollingworth.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Mendelssohn

String Quartet in A minor, Op 13 Melos Quartet

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC archives. The final programme features a Stevie Smith recording first broadcast in 1963 and two American poets recorded in the 1960s - Ogden Nash and e e CUmmingS. Producer Fiona McLean (R)


Introduces: Peter Porter
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Night Music

The City of London Sinfonia and their music director Richard Hickox explore the many aspects of night, from the serenity and luminescence of Mozart and Faure to the flickering light and shade of Colin Matthews and John Woolrich.
Mozart Serenade in D, K239 (Serenata Notturna)
Colin Matthews Night Music, Op 10 Faure Nocturne (Suite: Shylock)
John Woolrich The Theatre Represents a Garden (R)


Director: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: John Woolrich.
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: John Woolrich

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Puccini Intermezzo
(Manon Lescaut); Messa di Gloria Orchestre National de France/Leonard Slatkin 1.55 Bach, arr Carl Tausig Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 2.05 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) 2.35
Prokofiev Trois Pensees, Op 62 2.50
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor 3.20 Dautrecourt Concert a Deux Violes No 44
(Tombeau des Regrets) 3.30
Sweelinck Mein lunges Leben Hat ein End 3.40 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV9033.50 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks 4.15 Rubinstein, transcr
Lhevinne Barcarolle in C minor, Op 104 No
44.30 Philipp Dulichius Sunt Pia Sceptra
4.40 August Enna Two Piano Pieces 4.50 Kuhlau Overture: The Robber's Castle 5.00
Merikanto Summer Day at KangasalaS.10 Jennefelt Claviante Brilioso 5.20
Uszt Fantasyafter "The Ruins of Athens" by Beethoven 5.35 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2)
5.45 Viktor Ewald Symphony forbrass sextet


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Carl Tausig Toccata
Unknown: Sweelinck Mein
Unknown: Handel Music
Unknown: Lhevinne Barcarolle
Unknown: Uszt Fantasyafter
Unknown: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Viktor Ewald Symphony

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