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: Morning on

With Edward Seckerson.
Byrd Salve Regina a 5 Sarum Consort, conductor Andrew Mackay
6.30 Clementi Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 25 No 5 Nikolai Demidenko
7.00 Boyce Symphony No 5 in D minor
English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
7.30 Schumann Fantasiestucke , Op 88 Beaux Arts Trio
8.15 Suk Fantastic Scherzo
Prague SO, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
8.40 Dvorak Te Deum Prague
Philharmonic Chorus, Czech Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Neumann


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Byrd Salve Regina
Conductor: Andrew MacKay
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Schumann Fantasiestucke
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Celebrating the Mary Wakefield
Westmorland Festival, the programme comes live this week from Kendal Town Hall, Cumbria. With live music from pianist
Kathryn Stott , soprano Linda Richardson and baritone Paul Whelan with pianist
Susie Allan , and the Langdale Ensemble.


Soprano: Kathryn Stott
Soprano: Linda Richardson
Baritone: Paul Whelan
Pianist: Susie Allan

: Music Matters

Andrew Davis retired from the BBC
Symphony Orchestra afterthe Last Night of the Proms last year. He tells Ivan Hewett about his first six months as head of Chicago Lyric Opera. And who needs musical analysis? Irene Schreier Scott makes the case forthe pioneering methods of Heinrich Schenker.


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Irene Schreier Scott
Unknown: Heinrich Schenker.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital of Romantic chamber music given last year at the Wigmore Hall, London. Introduced by Anthony Burton.
Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Michael Tree (viola),
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Peter Frankl (piano) Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3 Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F, Op 80 Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op25(R)


Introduced By: Anthony Burton.
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cello: Peter Frankl

: BBC Legends

Kathleen Ferrier. The extraordinary voice of contralto Kathleen Ferrier is captured in performances originally recorded by the BBC, including arias from Bach's Mass in B minor, BWV232, with the BBC Chorus and the Boyd Neel Orchestra conducted by George Enescu. Presented by Hilary Finch. Kathleen Ferrier is featured in the award-winning BBC Legends CDs, available in shops now


Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier.
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conducted By: George Enescu.
Presented By: Hilary Finch.
Presented By: Kathleen Ferrier

: Discovering Music

Chris de Souza examines Britten's
Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge,
Op 10, with the help of musical examples played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Andrea Quinn. The composition classes which Britten undertook with Frank Bridge arguably influenced the early growth of his style more than anything else and the Variations stand not just as a unique tribute, but also as a fascinating insight into the musical personality of the developing composer. Producer Michael Surcombe. See also Tuesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conducted By: Andrea Quinn.
Producer: Michael Surcombe.

: Performing Verdi

Michael Oliver and director David Pountney discuss Verdi's first Shakespearean opera Macbeth, with illustrations from Claudio Abbado 's recording featuring
Piero Cappuccilli and Shirley Verrett as the fatally ambitious couple. David Pountney ascribes Macbeth's downfall to an over-vivid imagination and his precipitous reaction to the witches' prophecy of future glory. The character of Lady Macbeth also comes under scrutiny, as her passion for action spurs her husband first to regicide and then to further bloodshed,


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Director: David Pountney
Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Piero Cappuccilli
Unknown: Shirley Verrett
Unknown: David Pountney

: Sunday Feature: The John Tusa Interview

"I don't direct plays. Idon'tjust....decide what it's about and then push actors into it. I direct actors' ideas." Deborah Warner is a directorwhose work encompasses classical drama and opera as well as poetry, oratorio and song. John Tusa talks to her about her approach to these genres and about her first foray into film, The Last September.


Unknown: Deborah Warner
Talks: John Tusa

: Private Passions

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: Sunday Play: The Magic Mountain

By Thomas Mann , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. In 1907, Hans Castorp , a young engineer, travels to a sanatorium in the Alps to visit his tubercular cousin Joachim. Before Hans can leave he is himself diagnosed with TB and ends up staying for seven years. He loses all sense of time and gives himself up to a community with its own rules and morality. During his stay
Hans falls in love with a beautiful Russian patient, Clavdia, who does not return his love. She leaves the sanatorium and Hans clings to his illness in orderto wait for her return. It is only the imminent threat of the First World War that at last provokes him to return to the life he left so long ago.
Music composed by Colin Sell. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Hans Castorp
Composed By: Colin Sell.
Director: Alison Hindell
Voice of Thomas Mann: Paul Scofield
Hans Castorp: Robert Whitelock
Settembrini: Clive Merrison
Clavdia: Sian Thomas
Joachim: Simon Ludders
Dr Behrens: John Hartley
Peeperkorn: Norman Rodway
Naphta: Rhodrl Hugh
Dr Krokowski: Richard Elfyn
Frau Stohr: Christine Pritchard
Fraulein Englhardt: Manon Edwards
Wehsal: Tim Klrkus
Hermine: Jennifer Vaughan
Veronique: Claire Cage

: Choirworks

Schubert's Unfinished Oratorio
A performance of Schubert's incomplete oratorio Lazarus. Subtitled The Feast of the Resurrection, this work is a setting of a text by German theologian August Hermann Niemeyerwhich explores the theology of resurrection through the miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Schubert set about half of the text, breaking off at a point in the second of the three acts where Lazarus is carried away for burial. The music unfolds more symphonically than in a traditional oratorio and includes some of Schubert's most personal, dramatic and adventurous inspirations. Introduced by Paul Guinery and Denis McCaldin. Schubert Lazarus (Acts 1 and 2) Netherlands Radio Chorus and Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Tom Koopman


Unknown: Hermann Niemeyerwhich
Introduced By: Paul Guinery
Introduced By: Denis McCaldin.
Conductor: Tom Koopman
Lazarus: Max Clolek (tenor)
Martha: Wllkete Brummelstroete (mezzo)
Mary: Xenia Meijer (mezzo)
Nathanial: Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)
Jemima: Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Simon: Klaus Mertens (bass)

: World Routes

Lucy Duran meets Iranian star singer
Googoosh, now performing again after 21 years of enforced silence in Iran. And Peter Culshaw visits Azerbaijan, famous for its oil wells and a musician who has been hailed as "the world's best singer", Alim Qasimov.


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Unknown: Peter Culshaw
Singer: Alim Qasimov.

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Two works reflecting composer Vic Hoyland 's early interest in painting, calligraphy and architecture.
BBCSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Hoyland In Transit; a - vixen - a


Unknown: Vic Hoyland
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Veljo Tormls StJohn's
Midsummer Day Songs PeterlsVasks Missa Rautavaara Vigilia Vespers
2.15 Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice) 2. 50 Beethoven Seven variations on "Bei Mannern Welche Liebe FOhlen", ", Wo046 3.05 Mozart Die
Zauberflote (excerpts) 3.30 Hummel Trio
3.45 Alablev Overture in F minor
3.55 Peterls Vasks Flute Sonata
4.10 Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C, Op 48
4.35 Britten Canadian Carnival, Op 19
4.50 Giles Famaby , arr Elgar Howarth Suite:. Fancies, Toyes andDreames
5.05 Messemaeckers Grande Marche
Funèbre 5.15 Kajanus Funeral March
5.35 Rudolf Matz Quartetto
5.50 Urmas Slsask Benedictio


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Giles Famaby
Unknown: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: Rudolf Matz Quartetto
Unknown: Urmas Slsask Benedictio

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