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: Louise Fryer

Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Corelli Sonata in A, Op 5 No 6 Sonnerie Ravel Introduction and Allegro Prometheus Ensemble
8.00-9.00: Ives Easter Carol
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury , Christopher Hughes (organ)
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 5 Simon Trpceski
9.00-10.00: Bach Cantata No 31: Der Himmel lacht! Die Erdejubilieret Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, conductor Ton Koopman Prokofiev , orch Swensen Five Melodies Joseph Swensen (violin),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Corelli Sonata
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Christopher Hughes
Unknown: Simon Trpceski
Unknown: Koopman Prokofiev
Violin: Joseph Swensen

: lain Burnside

In the week of the 22nd London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, lain is joined by cultural commentator David Benedict to ponder the relationship between music and sexuality.
Szymanowski, Saint-Saens, Britten and Tippett are among the composers whose work they use as examples. EMAIL: [address removed]


Commentator: David Benedict

: Private Passions

For the programme's 600th edition, Michael Berkeley is joined by actress, Unicef ambassador and tireless campaigner for human rights Vanessa Redgrave. Her musical choices range from the quintessential
Englishness of Vaughan Williams to Daniel Barenboim directing his East-West Divan Orchestra of Arab and Israeli musicians.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

: The Early Music Show

Lucy Skeaping presents highlights of a concert recorded last September in the Abbey in Ambronay, in which the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury , and Florilegium directed by Ashley Solomon , perform works by Handel and Purcell. Producer Rebecca Bean


Directed By: Stephen Cleobury
Directed By: Ashley Solomon

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed] (calls from a landline cost no more than 8p a minute) EMAIL: [address removed]

: Choral Evensong

Easter Day service, live from Winchester Cathedral
Introit: Quem Quaeritis (Donald Sweeney)
Hymn: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Easter Hymn)
Responses: Rose
Psalm: 66 vvHl (Cutler)
First Lesson: Song of Solomon 3, vv 2-5; 8 vv 6-7
Canticles: Dyson in D
Second Lesson: John 20, vv 11-18
Anthem: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (Stanford)
Final Hymn: The Strife Is O'er (Victory)
Winchester Te Deum (Rutter)
Organ Voluntary: Incantation pour un Jour Saint (Langlais)
Conductor: Sarah Baldock
Organist: Andrew Lumsden


Conductor: Sarah Baldock
Organist: Andrew Lumsden

: Discovering Music

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the quintet Tango Volcano and members of the BBC Concert
Orchestra to delve into the world of the tango.


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: The Choir

A tribute to Terry Edwards , who turned from playing Olympic basketball to become one of Britain's leading choral directors. Plus an Easter farewell to Alan Thurlow , retiring after 28 years as organist at Chichester Cathedral.


Unknown: Terry Edwards
Unknown: Alan Thurlow

: Drama on 3: Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand in Anthony Burgess's verse translation.
Set in 17th-century France, the drama finds Cyrano acting as dashing Gascon soldier Christian de Neuvillette's ghost-writer, pouring out exquisite love poems to win Roxane's heart. Adapted for radio by John Tydeman.


Author: Edmond Rostand
Translated by: Anthony Burgess
Adapted by: John Tydeman
Producer: Nicolas Soames
Directer: David Timson
Cyrano de Bergerac: Kenneth Branagh
Roxane: Jodhi May
Christian de Neuvillette: Tom Hiddleston
De Guiche: John Shrapnel
Rageuneau: Jimmy Yuill
Montfleury: Stephen Critchlow
Bellerose/Capuc: Hugh Dickson
Le Bret: Gerard Horan
Carbon/Cuigy: John McAndrew
Ligniere: Steve Hodson
Duenna/Marthe: Frances Jeater
Mother Superior: Susan Jameson
Sister Claire: Joannah Tincey
Valvert: Oliver Le Sueur

: Sunday Feature: Rites of Spring

Nature writer Richard Mabey explores the natural phenomena of spring and the season's connection with literature and art. He revisits some of his old haunts in the Chilterns and is joined by bird expert Mark Cocker to chase the "spring tide" in Breydon Water and observe its effect on the surrounding countryside habitat. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Words and Music

Birth and Rebirth
An Easter Day edition as part of Radio 3's Rites of Spring season, featuring poems and texts by Sylvia Plath , Wordsworth, Browning, John Clare , Dorothy Parker , Walter de la Mare and Margaret Drabble , read by Josette Simon and Julian Rhind -Tutt, with music by Delius, Warlock, Bach and Cleo Laine. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme. visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Josette Simon
Read By: Julian Rhind
Read By: Cleo Laine.

: The Early Music Show

Catherine Bott introduces musical excerpts from settings of the Stabat Mater Dolorosa.


Introduces: Catherine Bott

: Through the Night

Presented by John Shea.
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 31.15 Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op 56a (St Anthony) 1.35 Elgar
Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) 2.10 Lindblad String Quartet No 3 in C 2.46 Kuljeric Barocchiana 3.00 Rameau L'Apothéose de la Dance 3.38 Boulogne Violin Concerto in D, Op 3 No 4.00 Verdi Overture: Nabucco
4.08 Mozart Nine Variations on a minuet by Duport, K573
4.18 Haydn The Heavens Are Telling (The Creation) 4.23 Debussy Des Pas sur la Neige (Preludes, Bk 1) 4.28 Chopin Impromptu in G flat, Op 514.33 Borodin Notturno (String Quartet No 2 in D) 4.42 Faure Elegy, Op 24 4.49 Salleri
Sinfonia in 0 (Veneziana) 5.00 Gade Ved Solnedgang, Op 46
5.07 Brahms Waltzes Op 39, Nos Hand 12 5.11 Eisner
Rondo a la Mazurka in C 5.15 Telemann Concerto in B flat for three oboes and orchestra 5.25 Bourdon Elegiac poem for cello and orchestra 5.31 Cavalli Salve Regina 5.40 Kapp Cantata: Paikesele 5.50 Saint-Saens Septet in E flat Op 65
6.08 Haydn Symphony No 82 in C (Bear)
6.35 Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
6.57 Elgar The Wild Bears (Wand of Youth Suite No 2, Op 1b)


Presented By: John Shea.
Unknown: Kuljeric Barocchiana

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