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: Breakfast

Presented by Mary King. A wide-ranging selection of music to begin the day.


Presented By: Mary King.

: Sunday Morning

With lain Burnside, who this week explores Manchester's rich musical scene, past and present. His guest is pianist and composer
Stephen Hough. EMAIL: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stephen Hough.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is actor
Michael Pennington , whose musical choices include
Stravinsky's Sacrificial Dance from The Rite of Spring, Hang on to a Dream by Tim Hardin , Bach's Chaconne, played by Itzhak Perlman , Britten's Elegy from the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, and a track by Joan Armatrading.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Tim Hardin
Played By: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Joan Armatrading.

: The Early Music Show

Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova tells
Lucie Skeaping about her reinvigorated passion for
JS Bach and the partitas and sonatas for solo violin. She says that her approach to the composer is now very different from the one she took 15 or 20 years ago; that her style is now much more free, allowing the pieces to breathe and rest, instead of being constrained by what has previously been thought of as the Baroque fashion. Producer Les Pratt


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: Radio 3 Requests

Tasmin Little presents listeners' favourites, including Mozart's Wind Quintet in E flat, K542, a grand chorus by Mascagni, songs by Warlock and Chausson, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2Y0
Phone: [number removed]. email: radio3requests@>bbc.co.uk

: Choral Evensong

Last Wednesday's service from Durham Cathedral. Introit: Rise, Heart; Thy Lord Is Risen (Vaughan
Williams). Responses: Lloyd. Office Hymn: Jesus
Christ Is Risen (Trier). Psalms: 142, 143 (Howells). First Lesson: Exodus 24. Canticles: Darke in F. Second
Lesson: Luke 1, vv39-56. Anthem: Sunrising (John Casken ). Final Hymn: Alleluya! Ye Sons and Daughters (0 filii et filiae). Organ Voluntary: Variations on an Easter theme (John Rutter ). Organist and master of the choristers James Lancelot. Sub-organist Keith Wright. Organ scholar Joseph Causby.


Unknown: John Casken
Organist: John Rutter
Unknown: James Lancelot.
Unknown: Keith Wright.
Unknown: Joseph Causby.

: Discovering Music

Berg Chamber Concerto. Stephen Johnson joins the members of the Manchester Camerata and their conductor Douglas Boyd for an exploration of Alban Berg 's Chamber Concerto, with soloists Martin Roscoe (piano) and Jack Liebeck (violin). The programme includes a complete performance of the piece.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Conductor: Douglas Boyd
Unknown: Alban Berg
Soloists: Martin Roscoe
Soloists: Jack Liebeck

: The Choir

Aled Jones explores choral singing north of the border with Susan Hamilton , artistic director of the Dunedin Consort, and musician and broadcaster
Mary Ann Kennedy. Plus news of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, now in its 13th year, and music by William Sweeney and Peter Maxwell Davies.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Artistic: Susan Hamilton
Unknown: Mary Ann Kennedy.
Music By: William Sweeney
Music By: Peter Maxwell Davies.

: Drama on 3: My Brother God and the Banyan Tree

By Dusty Hughes. Annie Besant joined the Indian National Congress to fight for independence from British rule. But her appointment of a local schoolboy as near-Messiah figure in the Hindu-style cult she also presided over brought criticism.
Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Annie Besant
Producer: Peter Kavanagh
Annie Besant: Suzanne Bertish
Krishna: James Gandhi
Leadbeater: Tim Pigott-Smith
Arundale: Stephen Hogan
Mrs Van Hook: Christine Kavanagh
Jiddu: Nadim Sawalha
Gokhale: Kaleem Janjua
Harrington: Sam Dale
Pentland: Philip Fox
Rosalind: Emerald Fennell
Francis: Matt Addis
Hubert: Benjamin Askew
McKenzie: Malcolm Tierney

: Sunday Feature: The Life and Times of Michael X

Daily Telegraph film reviewer and Granta magazine editor Sukhdev Sandhu profiles Michael X, a devout Muslim who played an important part in racial politics in Britain in the 1960s. With anxieties about home-grown terrorists still very much alive, Michael X seems even more significant now than he did then. Drawing on a variety of sources, Sandhu reconstructs his chameleon life, shedding light on an era and its obsessions as well as asking questions about today's multiracial society. Producer Tim Dee


Editor: Sukhdev Sandhu
Producer: Tim Dee

: Words and Music

The Double. Janie Dee and Nicholas Farrell explore the disturbing world of ghostly doubles, and the darkness that lurks inside everyone. From mysterious shadows to exact physical likenesses, alarming reflections to divided personalities, the idea of the double carries dark connotations. With readings from Edgar Allan Poe , Robert Louis Stevenson , Dostoyevsky, Heine, Oscar Wilde , Robert Lowell and Khalil Gibran , and music by Bach, Boulez, Schubert and Steve Reich. EMAIL: wordsandmusic@bbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Janie Dee
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Robert Lowell
Unknown: Khalil Gibran
Unknown: Steve Reich.

: Jazz Line-Up

Julian Joseph talks to guitarist Julian Lage , who has just released his first album as a solo artist, Sounding Point. Producer Keith Loxam


Talks: Julian Joseph
Guitarist: Julian Lage
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Trad The Aronitic Blessing Bach rurchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV228 Mendelssohn Mitten wir im Leben sind, Op 23 No 3 1.21 Bublitsky Traditional instrumental work for oboe and accordion 1.25 Mendelssohn Warum toben die Heiden; Richte mich Cott, Op 78 Nos 1 and 2
1.38 Trad Klezmer work for oboe and accordion
1.42 Mendelssohn Mein Gott , warum hast du mich verlassen, Op 78 No 31.50 Traditional Prayer
1.58 Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225
2.11 Mendelssohn Lied ohne Worte, arr for choir, oboe and accordion 2.16 Schubert String Quartet in G, D887
3.00 Lalo Symphonie espagnole 3.34 Ravel Miroirs
4.07 Piazzolla Le grand tango 4.18 Jersild Three Danish Romances 4.30 Albicastro Trio Sonata, Op 8
No 11 Anon Three Sephardic Romances 4.51 Field Rondo in A flat for piano and strings 5.00 Gotovac Symphonic dance: Kolo 5.10 Veljo Tormis Sugismaastikud 5.20
Mozart Flute Quartet in G, K285a 531 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 5AZ Beethoven Overture and ballet music: The Creatures of Prometheus 5.59 Monteverdi Vespro della beata virgine 6.18 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1
6.38 Kraus Symphony in C minor (Symphonie funebre)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Mitten
Accordion: Mendelssohn Mein Gott
Unknown: Veljo Tormis Sugismaastikud
Unknown: Monteverdi Vespro

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