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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Nielsen The Poem of the Harp of the North
6.30 Nielsen String Quintet in G
7.05 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing
7.35 Berwald Violin Concerto in C sharp minor
8.00 Maurice Jarre Overture to "Lawrence of Arabia"
8.45 Rimksy-Korsakov Scheherazade (excerpt)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Maurice Jarre

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Haydn Die Himmel Erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (The Creation)
Sylvia McNair (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Gerald Finley
(bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner

9.05 Finzi Romance for string orchestra ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner

9.15 York Bowen Romance, Op 35 No 1 Stephen Hough (piano)

9.20 Offenbach Ballet des Flocons de Neige (Le Voyage dans la Lune) Gulbenkian Orchestra, conductor Michel Swievczewski
9.30 Anon Quen Quer Que Na Virgen Fia Vivien Ellis (voice), the Dufay Collective

9.50 Sibelius Finlandia
Boston SO, conductor Colin Davis

9.55 Elgar Romance Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras

10.10 Bach, arr Mahler Suite for organ, harpsichord and orchestra (excerpts from Orchestral Suites Nos 2 and 3) Los
Angeles PO, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

10.30 Schubert Fantasie in C minor
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)

10.45 Josef Strauss Music of the Spheres Vienna PO, conductor Carlos Kleiber

10.55 Jonathan Harvey
Come, Holy Ghost Ex Cathedra, director Jeffrey Skidmore

11.05 Palmgren Pictures from Finland Turku PO, conductor Jacques Mercier

11.20 Bemers
Three English Songs
Ian Partridge (tenor), Len Vorster (piano)

11.25 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Emma Johnson, Gabor Takacs-Nagy and Rebecca Hirsch (violins), Tim Boulton (viola), Andrew Shulman (cello)

12.00 Delius A Dance Rhapsody
Bournemouth SO, conductor Richard Hickox


Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Tenor: Michael Schade
Tenor: Gerald Finley
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Michel Swievczewski
Unknown: Vivien Ellis
Conductor: Colin Davis
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Conductor: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Jeffrey Skidmore
Conductor: Jacques Mercier
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Len Vorster
Violin: Rebecca Hirsch
Violin: Tim Boulton
Viola: Andrew Shulman
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Music Matters

The long-awaited seventh edition of the world-famous New Grove Dictionaryof Music and Musicians will be published tomorrow. With over 29,000 entries the new dictionary has 29 volumes (including an index) - nine more than the edition of 1980. It will also be available in a constantly updated online version via an internet subscription service. Today Ivan Hewett discusses this landmark publishing event with composer
Judith Bingham , musicjoumalist Rob Cowan and academics Dai Griffiths and Roger Parker.


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Musicjoumalist: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Dai Griffiths
Unknown: Roger Parker.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

As part of the celebrations to mark his
70th birthday last Friday, another chance to hear a recital given by pianist
Alfred Brendel in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall during the 1999 Aldeburgh Festival.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34 Schubert Piano Sonata in A, D959
Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K4 75; Rondo in A minor, K511; Piano Sonata in A, K331 (R)


Pianist: Alfred Brendel

: BBC Legends

Geraint Evans. Drawing on the BBC archives, Simon Heighes explores performances given by baritone
Geraint Evans , including excerpts from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Verdi's Falstaff.


Unknown: Geraint Evans.
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Baritone: Geraint Evans

: Discovering Music

Stephen Johnson explores Britten's
Serenade fortenor, horn and strings, Op 31 with the help of musical examples performed by Toby Spence (tenor) and Jonathan Goodall (horn) with the BBC
Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba. Producer Michael Surcombe. See also Tuesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Tenor: Toby Spence
Horn: Jonathan Goodall
Conducted By: Rumon Gamba.
Producer: Michael Surcombe.

: Performing Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi , who died 100 years ago this month, is widely acknowledged not only as one of the greatest masters of opera, but also as a supreme dramatist. In a new series opera critic Rodney Milnes talks to leading British singers, conductors and producers about the special pleasures and challenges of performing Verdi. Today he talks to conductor Mark Elder about the dark horse of Verdi's mature masterpieces, Simon Boccanegra. Brian Kay - Music: page 41


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Talks: Rodney Milnes
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Sunday Feature: John Tusa Interview

Edward Bond's plays deal with some of the most profound questions of human life. In conversation with John Tusa he sets out his views about contemporary society.

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Constant Prince

By Pedro Calderon de la Barca, translated and adapted by John Clifford. In this neglected masterpiece of Spanish Golden Age drama, Prince Fernando of Portugal is captured during a raid on North Africa. The King of Fez offers to free Fernando in exchange forthe town of Ceuta, which has been captured by the Portuguese. Fernando refuses. Is his decision heroic or foolish?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Adapted By: John Clifford.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
King of Fez: Jude Akuwudike
Fernando: Sean Chapman
Brito: Tom Goodman-Hill
Don Juan de Silva/Alfonso King of Portugal: Richard Hope
Muley: Ade Sapara
Enrique: Simon Scardlfleld
Tarudante, King of Morocco: Ben Thomas
Zelin: Rudolph Walker
Fenix: Jax Williams

: Choirworks

Sainsury's Choir ofthe Year
A look back at last year's competition for amateur choirs. Paul Guinery introduces the complete performances of the four class winners - the Best Children's Choir, Best Youth Choir, Best Single Voice Choir and Best Mixed Choir- ending with the overall winner of the Choir of the Year crown. There will also be a chance to hear from some of the other choirs taking part in the finals concert and in the semi-final rounds held last November in the Buxton
Opera House.


Introduces: Paul Guinery

: World Routes

In a look at music around the globe, Lucy Duran and Andy Kershaw are joined by the Four Brothers from Zimbabwe.


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: New London Orchestra

Stephen Coombs (piano), conductor Ronald Corp
Rootham Rhapsody on the Tune 'Lazarus" Vaughan Williams Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
Howard Ferguson Piano Concerto
Dellus Air and Dance; Songs of a Summer Night on the River
Rawsthome Elegiac Rhapsody Flnzl Eclogue, Op 10


Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Conductor: Rootham Rhapsody
Unknown: Vaughan Williams Variants

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Purcell Music fora
While (Oedipus); If Music Be the Food of Love Bertouch Cantata: The Lord the God of Hosts Has Spoken Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV104 7Telemann Concerto a 5 Bach Cantata No 36c:
Schwingt Freudig Euch Empor 2.25 Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C 2.50 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 3.35 Bruckner Te Deum in C 3.55 Puccini, transcr R Epstein La Bohème (excerpts)
4.10 J Strauss (son), arr Berg Waltz : Wine, Woman and Song4.20 Dvorak
Prague Waltzes 4.35 Arensky Suite No 2, Op 23 4.50 Lassus Motet: Dulci sub Umbra
5.00 Telemann Sonata in F minor (Der
Getreue Music-Meister) 5.15 Saint-Sadns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28
5.30 Moszkowski Valse in E, Op 34 No 1
5.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas etMelisande


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Bruckner Te Deum
Unknown: Berg Waltz
Unknown: Moszkowski Valse

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