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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Lassus Gloria (Missa Bell'Amfitrit' Altera) Westminster Cathedral Choir,
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, director James O'Donnell
6.20 Grieg Incidental music: Sigurd Jorsalfar , Op 22 (excerpts)
Kjell Magnus Sandve (tenor), Ohlin Vocal Ensemble, Pro Musica Chamber Choir, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.00 Ireland On a Birthday Morning Eric Parkin (piano)
7.30 Purcell Birthday Ode: Now Does the Glorious Day Appear Soloists, the King's Consort, director Robert King
8.00 Andre Previn Vocalise
Barbara Bonney (soprano),
LSO, conducted by the Composer
8.30 Szymanowski Litany to the Virgin Mary , Op 59, Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (women's voices), conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Majestys Sagbutts
Director: James O'Donnell
Director: Grieg Incidental
Music: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Tenor: Kjell Magnus Sandve
Piano: Eric Parkin
Director: Robert King
Director: Andre Previn Vocalise
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Soprano: Elzbieta Szmytka
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Live from the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, today's programme features performances by various artists, including oboist Nicholas Daniel with pianist Julius Drake playing works by Madeline Dring , Elgar and Colin Matthews , the Palladian Ensemble playing some traditional
Scottish tunes and pianist Ronan Magill playing Britten's Holiday Diaries and Chopin's Ballade in Fminor, Op52. Plus listeners' requests and othermusic on CD.


Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Pianist: Julius Drake
Unknown: Madeline Dring
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Pianist: Ronan Magill

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to Michael Nyman and Oliver Sacks about their collaboration on a new opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife ForaHat and visits Heiner Goebbels 's
Sound City project, which brings together an eclectic range of musicians from all over London.


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Oliver Sacks
Unknown: Heiner Goebbels

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear last Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Francois-Frederic Guy (piano), Jerusalem Quartet
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, 0703 Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op 5 7; Two Pieces for string quartet (R)


Presenter: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: Francois-Frederic Guy

: BBC Legends

Alexander Gibson
In the first of two programmes about conductor Alexander Gibson ,
Stephen Johnson focuses on Gibson's time at the BBC Scottish Orchestra in the early fifties, including a 1953 recording of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.


Unknown: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Stephen Johnson

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Music Restored

Recent highlights from the regular early music series. This week, Shakespeare's London. Lucie Skeaping explores the music of Elizabethan London, from street and tavern to the theatre and the drawing room. The Dufay Collective portray the musical life of a teeming metropolis in a concert given at Dartington Hall in Devon. (R)

: Discovering Music

Stephen Johnson looks at Faure's Piano
Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op45, with the help of specially recorded musical examples performed by the Schubert Ensemble. See also Wednesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Sunday Feature: The Romantic Road: 3: Poland

A journey through the literatures of Europe.

Julian Evans arrives in Poland, homeland of satirist and absurdist novelist
Witold Gombrowicz. Writing before and after his accidental exile to Argentina on the eve of the Second World War, Gombrowicz's work savages the inconsistencies of human nature and the idea of maturity. His lifetime coincided with some of the most turbulent times in Poland and his work was banned in turn by the Nazis, the Stalinists and the communists. Not until the end of martial law in the eighties did Polish literature emerge from censorship. Julian Evans investigates the influence and character of the Polish novel and meets acclaimed writers, including Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz.


Presenter: Julian Evans
Interviewee: Czeslaw Milosz

: Sunday Play: The Conquest of theSouth Pole

By Manfred Karge. Adapted for radio by Anthony Vivis from the translation by Tinch Minter and Anthony Vivis. Four of society's rejects seek to escape the depressing emptiness of their lives by acting out
Roald Amundsen 's celebrated expedition to the South Pole. Karge's play charts his heroes' quest for dignity as they get into the skins of Antarctic explorers.
Music by Simon Fraser. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Manfred Karge.
Unknown: Anthony Vivis
Translation By: Tinch Minter
Translation By: Anthony Vivis.
Unknown: Roald Amundsen
Music By: Simon Fraser.
Director: Toby Swift
Slupianek: Matthew Dunster
Buscher: James Weaver
Seiffert: Ralf Little
Braukmann: Andrew Lancel
La Braukmann: Katy Kavanagh
Rudi: Nicholas Gleaves
Rosi: Lucy Akhurst
Frankieboy: John Ughtbody

: Choirworks: Elgar's The Kingdom

In the first decade of the 20th century, Elgar planned a trilogy of oratorios - The Apostles, The Kingdom and The Last Judgement. Only the first two were completed. Some of the ideas for the third work eventually found their way into the third symphony. The Kingdom deals with, in Elgar's own words, the growth of "the Church in Jerusalem. The men are alive and working and the atmosphere is meant to be direct and simple.
Paul Guinery presents a performance given last month in Leeds Town Hall.


Presenter: Paul Guinery
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Jane Irwin
Tenor: Robin Leggate
Tenor: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Chorus: Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

: Cheltenham Festival

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Szymanowski Masques, Op 34
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Chopin Four Mazurkas
Bach English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV808(R)


Piano: Piotr Anderszewski

: Mixing It

New music that transcends musical boundaries, including a studio session from Sydney-based Oren Ambarchi , who creates extraordinary textures from an electric guitar. Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.


Unknown: Oren Ambarchi
Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for harpsichord and fortepiano, Wq47 12.25 Poulenc Cantata: Figure
Humaine 12.50 Alfred Griinfeld Soirées de Vienne, Op 56 1.00 Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582; DerGeist Hilft UnsrerSchwachheitAuf Martin Kyrie and Gloria (Mass); Passacaglia for organ Sven Wemer Eastertide 2.05 Vivaldi
Violin Concertos: in E, RV269; in G minor, RV315; in F, RV293; in Fminor, RV297
(The Four Seasons) 2.45 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 3.20 Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 3.40 Sandor
Veress Four Transylvanian Dances 4.04 Ponce Guitar Preludes: Nos 1 and 2, 7-11
4.15 Bersa Sunny Fields 4.30 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op 664.50 Rossi Omasti il Veggio 5.05 Handel Suite in G, HWV350 (Water Music) 5.15 Gorczycki Missa Paschalis 5.30 Wagner Prelude
(Parsifal) 5.40 Wagner, arr Humperdinck Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
5.50 Sibelius Andante Festivo


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Bach Passacaglia
Unknown: Martin Kyrie
Unknown: Sven Wemer
Unknown: Rossi Omasti
Music: Gorczycki Missa Paschalis

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