Martin Handley invites listeners to request their favourite moments from Handel's prolific output.
As part of Radio 3's Handel week, conductor Christian Curnyn joins lain to present music by the composer himself, and by others influenced by him. EMAIL: [address removed]
Michael Berkeley recalls nine previous guests Nho are passionate about aspects of Handel's music. They are the Bishop of Durham Tom
Wright, writers David Almond , Kirsty Gunn , Patrick Gale and Janice Galloway , cartoonist Posy Simmonds , journalist Fergal Keane and actor Dominic West , not to mention the National Theatre of Brent, who perform the Hallelujah chorus.
Catherine Bott talks to harpsichordist
Laurence Cummings about Handel's work as both a virtuoso keyboard player and as a composer for the keyboard. Producer Rebecca Bean
Chi-chi Nwanoku presents a selection of listeners' favourite works by Handel. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests. BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
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From St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Introit: This Joyful Eastertide (arr Wood).
Responses: Rose. Office Hymn: Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Ave virgo virginum). Psalm: 118 (Stanford). First Lesson: Isaiah 25, vv6-9.
Canticles: Dyson in D. Second Lesson: Luke 24, vv13-35. Anthems: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth; Since by Man Came Death; Hallelujah (Handel). Final Hymn: Thine Be the Glory
(Maccabaeus). Organ Voluntary: Grand Choeur alia Handel (Guilmant). Director of music Timothy Byram-Wigfield . Assistant organist Ben Giddens.
Charles Hazlewood visits St James's,
Piccadilly, in the heart of Handel's London, to explore the composer's Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne. Joining him are soloists Rebecca Outram , lestyn Davies , Michael George , a small chorus and the period ensemble Harmonieband.
Aled Jones investigates Handel's time as composer-in-residence at Cannons, the Edgware home of James Brydges , Earl of Carnarvon, where he produced his 11 Chandos Anthems.
In celebration of Alan Ayckbourn 's 70th birthday, Martin Jarvis directs the playwright's
1987 comedy. From small, seemingly insignificant acts, the gradual corruption of an entire family echoes the current economic and financial climate.
Director Martin Jarvis
The Five Rivetti Brothers:
Peter Day explores the early 18th century, when London was experiencing unparalleled financial growth. Enter George Frideric Handel , a young composer and impresario, about to set London alight with music of limitless energy and beauty. Handel quickly discovered the newly emerging stock market and went on to play it with a dash and verve that would be the envy of today's speculators. Peter Day talks to Handel experts and economic historians and pores over Handel's accounts. Producer Paul Frankl
I Handel's Divas. In his London operas, I Handel provided vehicles for the most famous singers, many brought over from Italy. The rivalries between singers such as Senesino, Farinelli, Cuzzoni and Faustina were played out in public. Geraldine James and Michael Maloney read excerpts from journals, newspapers, letters and poetry of the time, about the highs and lows of opera and oratorio performances in London. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
Cheltenham Jazz Festival artistic director
Tony Dudley Evans chats to Julian Joseph about this year's highlights, which include Hugh Masekela , guitarist Pat Martino , clarinettist Don Byron and drummer Jack DeJohnette. And in the studio, vocalist Lea DeLaria brings her cool swing approach to jazz. Plus an improvisation on a theme by Handel performed by pianist Gwilym Simcock. Producer Keith Loxam
With Susan Sharpe.
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Sibelius
Symphony No 2 2.16 Orff In Trutina (Carmina Burana)
2.18 Brahms, arr Lee Wiegenlied , Op 49 No 4
2.20 Strauss, arr Mackay Morgen , Op 27 No 4
2.24 Fruhlinq Clarinet Trio, Op 40 2.52 D Scarlatti Sonata in C, Kk159 2.55 Gluck, arr Kempff Orpheus 's Lament; Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
3.00 Jonqen Ouatre pieces, Op 37 3.30 Schirtz
Freuet euch des Herren, SWV367 3.36 Muffat Violin Sonata 3.49 Kalman Komm Zigany; Czardas (Grafin Mariza) 3.55 Moniuszko Gypsy Dance (The Gypsies)
4.00 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies: No 6 in D flat; No 12 in C sharp minor 4.17 Kodaly My Heart Is
Breaking; In the Cornfields 4.26 Glick Oboe Sonata
4.43 Vladiqerov Divertimento 5.00 Purcell Trio Sonata No 9 in F (Golden Sonata) 5.08 Gorczycki Missa Paschalis
5.23 Norman 2 CharaktersWcke, Op 1 5.34 Glinka
Valse-fantaisie in B minor 5.42 Glazunov Albumblatt in D flat 5.47 Pfitzner Symphony No 2 6.05 Byrd Echo Galliard 6.07 Vivaldi Concerto in C, RVII4
6.14 Baranovic Suite: Gingerbread Heart 6.29 WF Bach Flute Duet No 6 in G, F59 6.41 Jonas Tamulionis Domestic Psalms 6.49 Barber Adagio for Strings