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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Praetorius In Dich Hab Ich Gehoffet, Herr
6.30 Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
7.00 Herrmann Suite: Psycho
7.40 Quilter Suite: Where the Rainbow Ends
8.00 Wagner, arr Crees Prelude, Act 1: Tristan und Isolde
8.45 Wagner Love Duet (Tristan und Isolde)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Chabrier Dance Slave Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
9.05 Grainger Bold William Taylor; Brigg Fair Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
9.20 Heinichen Concerto in G
Musica AntiquaKoln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.35 Tavener Funeral Ikos
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
9.45 Shostakovich The Gadfly (excerpts) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.05 Faure Suite: Masques et
Bergamasques Pierre-Alain Volondat and Patrick de Hooge (pianos)
10.20 Bartok Hungarian Sketches Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.30 Bach Cantata No 107: Was Willst
Du Dich Betruben Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
10.50 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils
(Salome) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
11.05 Verdi, arr Turovsky String Quartet in E minor I Musici de Montreal, conductor Yuli Turovsky
11.35 Ondrej Kukal Present
Jane Viachova (violin), Mikael Ericsson (cello)
11.55 Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes ) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Julius Drake
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Unknown: Musica Antiquakoln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Bergamasques Pierre-Alain Volondat
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Strauss Dance
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
Conductor: Ondrej Kukal
Violin: Jane Viachova
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Festival Music Matters

Graeme Kay explores the 100-year history of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, finds out how composer Judith Weir approached her commission to write a song cycle for Jessye Norman and looks behind the scenes of the Welsh Eisteddfod circuit. Producer Mark Lowther


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Producer: Mark Lowther

: BBC Legends

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under
Rudolf Schwarz. Drawing exclusively on s, Anthony Burton focuses on the BBC Symphony Orchestra under chief conductor Rudolf Schwarz in the 1960s.
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1965) Rawsthome Violin Concerto No 2
With Manoug Parikian (1968)
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso (1959) Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (1963) Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Rudolf Schwarz.
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Bach Year

Bach on Record. With over 40 recordings of Bach's cello suites currently available, selecting a version can be bewildering. Anthony Burton introduces some of the most outstanding, ground-breaking and controversial interpretations. Producer Kate Boiton


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Producer: Kate Boiton

: BBC Proms 2000

From the Royal Albert Hall , London, In a welcome return to the Proms,
Jessye Norman gives the UK premiere of Judith Weir 's new song cycle, commissioned by New York's Carnegie Hall. This major new addition to the repertoire sets specially written texts by Maya Angelou ,
Toni Morrison and Clarissa Pinkola Estes depicting a woman's life in youth, middle-age and maturity. Jessye Norman
(soprano), Mark Markham (piano), London Sinfonietta, conductor David Robertson
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Judith Weir woman. life. song (first UK performance)
4.35 Jessye Norman : a Profile
Michael White talks to the great American soprano Jessye Norman about her career.
4.55 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Schoenberg Brettl Lieder


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Soprano: Mark Markham
Conductor: David Robertson
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Talks: Michael White
Soprano: Jessye Norman

: Discovering Music

Gerard McBurney explores Shostakovich's Symphony No 8 with recorded examples from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Philip Ellis. Producer Michael Surcombe See also BBC Proms Wednesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Philip Ellis.
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: Sunday Feature: The Hound of Heaven

In this Proms season featuring music inspired by man's relationship with God, Roderick Swanston examines western music and asks if it is still linked to religion, even in today's secular society.


Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: Kaleidoscope

Peter Sheppard (violin), Aaron Shorr (piano) Cui Violin Sonata in D. Op 86;
Kaleidoscope, Op 50 (excerpts) (R)


Violin: Peter Sheppard
Violin: Aaron Shorr

: BBC Proms 2000

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. As the climax of his three-year project to perform all three of Elgar's oratorios with the BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Davis brings Elgar's magnificent setting of Cardinal Newman 's visionary poem to the Proms in the centenary year of its premiere. Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Glenn Winsdale (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (Part 1)
8.40 Interval: Dreams of Elysium ...
Cardinal Newman 's poem The Dream of Gerontius is just one in a canon of religious literary dreams. John Walsh ponders the tradition, drawing on a diverse range of examples - from the 10th-century Vercelli Book to Julian Barnes 's Dream of Heaven.
9.00 The Dream of Gerontius (Part 2) Repeated Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Unknown: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Glenn Winsdale
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Vercelli Book
Unknown: Julian Barnes

: Sunday Play: Art

Another chance to hear
Christopher Morahan 's production ofYasmina Reza's acclaimed play about friendship.
Director Christopher Morahan. Producer Tony Cheevers (R)


Unknown: Christopher Morahan
Director: Christopher Morahan.
Producer: Tony Cheevers
Marc: Michael Gambon
Serge: Alan Bates
Yvan: Simon Russell Beale

: Books Abroad

Isabel Hilton explores books that people are reading elsewhere in the world. Today she examines politics and fiction from the Blue Fly bookshop in Lima, and Les Murray introduces poetry from the Australian outback. Plus a look at the storytelling legacy of Iceland, where even the Prime Minister is a published writer. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Introduces: Les Murray
Producer: Kate McAll

: BBC Proms 2000

Another chance to hear a recent late-night Prom. Ian Bostridge (tenor), Europa Galante , director Fabio Biondi (violin) Locatelli Sinfonia Funebre in F minor
Bach Cantata No 55: Ich ArmerMensch, Ich Sundenknecht Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for two violins and cello, Op 3 No 8; Violin Concerto in G minor, RV319
Bach Cantata No 82: Ich Habe Genug (R)


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Europa Galante
Violin: Fabio Biondi

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. A concert of choral music, including works by John Sheppard , Robert Parsons , Tallis, Tye and Mundy.
2.05 Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) 2.40 Handel Incidental Music
(The Alchemist) 3.00 Beethoven Quintet in Eflat for piano and wind, Op 16 3.25 Scriabin Piano Concerto 3.55 Corelli
Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 64.05 Spohr Fantaisie and Variations in B minor on a Theme of Danzi, Op 814.15 Arensky Suite No 2. Op 23 4.30 Larsson Pastoral Suite
4.50 Heinrich Bach Cantata: Ich Danke
Dir, Gott 5.00 Byrd Galliard and Pavan
5.10 Sibelius The Fiddler; The Oarsman; In Mournful Mood (Characteristic Impressions)
5.20 Schreker Prelude to a Drama
5.40 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: John Sheppard
Unknown: Robert Parsons
Unknown: Spohr Fantaisie
Unknown: Heinrich Bach
Unknown: Ich Danke
Unknown: Byrd Galliard

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