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: Martin Handley

Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
Schubert Moment Musical in C, D780 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
8.00-9.00: Monteverdi Beatus Vir Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom CPE Bach Symphony No 4 in A, Wq182
The English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.00-10.00: Mahler
Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grunen
Wald Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Karl Engel (piano) Haydn Symphony No 78 in C minor Stockholm
Chamber Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Baritone: Wald Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: Karl Engel
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: lain Burnside

To celebrate one of the great ceremonial events in the calendar - the Queen attending the State Opening of Parliament - Major General Patrick Cordingly guides lain Burnside through music in public life. Including Parry's I Was Glad, Mozart's Coronation Concerto and music by Gibbons and Handel. EMAIL: burnside@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: General Patrick Cordingly

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by the historian and political journalist Peter Hennessy , who since 1992 has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary College, University of London. His musical choices reflect nostalgia for 50s Britain, with pieces such as Vivian Ellis 's Coronation Scot and the Chris Barber Jazz Band; spiritual works by Bach and Pergolesi, a Beethoven string quartet and the opening of Sibelius's Second Symphony, which reminds him of the Scottish Highlands.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Vivian Ellis

: The Early Music Show

Viols and Voices
Catherine Bott welcomes David Skinner and Bill Hunt to discuss the issue of combining voices with viols in an ecclesiastical setting. Music includes works by Tomkins, Byrd, Weelkes and Gibbons, and also some of the Services reconstructed for viols and voices by David Skinner. Producer Rebecca Bean


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: David Skinner
Unknown: Bill Hunt
Voices By: David Skinner.

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-Chi Nwanoku returns with a selection of listeners' requests for music by French composers, from Debussy to jazz violinist Didier Lockwood. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO Phone:
[number removed] (calls from a land line cost no more than 8p per min) EMAIL: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chi-Chi Nwanoku
Violinist: Didier Lockwood.

: Choral Evensong

Live from St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Introit: In Paradisum (Faure). Responses: Byrd. Office Hymn: 0 Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate
Dominum). Psalms: 148, 149, 150 (Willcocks,
Stanford). First Reading: Isaiah 65, WT7-25. Canticles: Sumsion in G. Second Reading: Hebrews 11, v32-end; 12 vv1-2. Anthem: Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). Final Hymn: Sing Alleluia Forth (Martins). Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in A minor. BWV543 (Bach). Director of music James Thomas. Assistant director of music David Humphreys.


Music: James Thomas.
Music: David Humphreys.

: Discovering Music

Charles Haziewood is joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky for an in-depth examination of Tchaikovsky's great Violin Concerto, a work originally rejected by its dedicatee, violinist Leopold Auer , as unplayable.


Unknown: Charles Haziewood
Violinist: Alexander Sitkovetsky
Violinist: Leopold Auer

: The Choir

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Edward Elgar 's birth, Aled Jones explores the composer's choral legacy. Plus the final instalment of performances from Let the Peoples Sing, a competition for amateur choirs from all over Europe.


Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Aled Jones

: Drama on 3: Seeing It Through

By Neil Brand. Imagine if Alastair Campbell had recruited Tom Stoppard , JK Rowling, Ian McEwan and Jeanette Winterson to write patriotic literature supporting the war in Iraq. In 1914 Charles Masterman used the literary and artistic elite to unite the nation.
Producer Neil Brand: Director David Hunter


Unknown: Neil Brand.
Unknown: Alastair Campbell
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Charles Masterman
Director: David Hunter
Masterman: Michael Maloney
Jean: Clare Corbett
Lloyd George: Robert Pugh
HG Wells: Sam Dale
Frances Stevenson: Honeysuckle Weeks
Frank: Sam Pamphilon
Dwyer: Ben Crowe
Robert Donald: John Dougall
Arnold Bennett: Simon Treves
Thomas Hardy: Peter Marinker

: Sunday Feature: Elgar and Empire

Historian Tristram Hunt explores how Elgar's music articulated the notion of British Empire, its triumph and its decline, a somewhat controversial aspect of the composer's work as many feel his music is somehow tainted by its association with imperialist aims and ideals. This documentary presents contrasting views about Elgar and Empire from historians Jeffrey Richards , John Mackenzie and Bernard Porter , and from pianist David Owen Norris and conductor Mark Elder. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: John MacKenzie
Unknown: Bernard Porter
Pianist: David Owen Norris
Conductor: Mark Elder.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Words and Music

A sequence of music and poetry evoking states of rapture. Religious ecstasy is explored through poems by John Donne and George Herbert , and in music by Messiaen and Carver. The Romantic obsession with the mind-altering power of the outdoor world is reflected in works by Wordsworth and Schubert. Musical evocations of ecstatic feelings include works by Scriabin and Thomas Ades , while Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson provide a poetic depiction of the elation felt by lovers. Readers Michael Elwyn and Eleanor Bron. EMAIL: wordsandmusic@bbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Readers: Michael Elwyn
Readers: Eleanor Bron.

: The Early Music Show

Written in Their Spare Time
Lucie Skeaping looks back on music composed by the musicians of St Mark 's, Venice, in the 16th and 17th centuries, for performances outside the Church. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: St Mark

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Dvorak Stabat Mater
Melanie Diener (soprano), Dagmar Peckova (mezzo), Jaroslav Brezina (tenor), Peter Mikulas (bass), Oslo Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
2.26 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 11
2.48 Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19
3.26 Sibelius Symphony No 5
4.00 Bach Suite in A minor, BWV818a 4.14 Zielenski Viderunt Omnes Fines Terrae (Offertoria et Communiones Totius Anni); Communio in Festo St Stephani (Video Caelos Aperto); Communio in Festo St Mariae Magdalenae (Offertoria et Communiones Totius Anni)
4.23 Handel Sonata in G minor for two violins, HWV390a
4.34 Franck Choral No I in E for organ
4.48 Palmqren Violoncello a Cassado, Op 114 No I
4.51 Boulogne Overture: L'Amant Anonyme
5.00 Stenhammar/fhaka, Op 21
5.10 Mendelssohn, arr anon On Wings of Song. Op 34 No 2
5.13Roussel Aria No 2 for clarinet and piano (Vocalise No 2)
5.15 Debussy, orch Brewaeys La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin; La Serenade Interrompue (Preludes Book 1)
5.21 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
5.34 Scriabin Fantasy in A minor for two pianos
5.40 Durante Concerto No 8 in A (La Pazzia)
5.53 Mozart Regina Coeli , K276
6.01 Dussek Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3
6.25 Dukas La Péri 6.47 Power Salve Regina
6.54 Isaac Communae Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Dvorak Stabat Mater
Soprano: Melanie Diener
Soprano: Dagmar Peckova
Tenor: Jaroslav Brezina
Tenor: Peter Mikulas
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Handel Sonata
Unknown: Vaughan Williams Serenade
Unknown: Mozart Regina Coeli

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