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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley.


Unknown: Martin Handley.

: Sunday Morning

With lain Burnside who, in his role as a pianist, accompanies tenor John Mark Ainsley in Purcell realisations by Britten and Tippett. and introduces live music by the Purcell Quartet, playing sonatas by Purcell and Corelli. Concordia performs a St Cecilia's Day Ode, and the BBC Singers explore two completions of Purcell's anthem Hear My Prayer. Today's guest is film, opera and theatre director Tony Palmer. EMAIL: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk See also lpm


Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Director: Tony Palmer.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by award-winning theatre director Deborah Warner , whose productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre have ranged from Sophocles and Euripides to Brecht and Beckett. Her new stage production of Handel's Messiah opens at London's Coliseum next week, and will be broadcast by Radio 3 on Christmas Day as the culmination of a year-long celebration of Handel.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Director: Deborah Warner

: The Early Music ShowPurcell Symphony Songs.

Catherine Bott presents highlights from a concert that included rarities by Purcell. Recorded in July at London's Wigmore Hall, the concert was given by the ensemble Concordia, with singers Sophie Daneman , James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams , and featured the composer's rarely heard ensemble songs, which are now referred to as "symphony songs". Most of these works were found in a manuscript in the composer's own hand, probably compiled between 1681 and 1690. Producer Les Pratt


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Singers: Sophie Daneman
Singers: James Gilchrist
Singers: Roderick Williams
Producer: Les Pratt

: Radio 3 Requests

Fiona Talkington presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Choral Evensong

Wednesday's service from the Chapel Royal,
St James's Palace. Introit: Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences (Purcell). Responses: Tomkins.
Psalms: 93,94 (Monk, Turle). First Lesson: Daniel 9, vvl-19. Office Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Deus Creator). Canticles: Purcell in G minor. Second Lesson: Revelation 11, vv15-19. Anthem: Hymn to St Cecilia (Britten). Final Hymn: Praise the Lord (Treboeth). Organ Voluntary: Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV149 (Buxtehude). Director of the Choir Huw Williams. Organist Ashok Gupta.


Organist: Huw Williams.
Organist: Ashok Gupta.

: Discovering Music

As part of BBC Radio 3's Henry Purcell anniversary celebrations, Catherine Bott joins
Laurence Dreyfus and his viol group Phantasm at the 2009 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music for a guided tour of the golden age of English viol music, which culminated in the extraordinary Fantasias and In Nomines of Henry Purcell. The programme includes complete performances recorded by Phantasm during the festival.


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Laurence Dreyfus

: Purcell from Westminster Abbey

Catherine Bott introduces a celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell , recorded in Westminster Abbey.
Carolyn Sampson and Claire Debono (sopranos), lestyn Davies and Tim Mead (countertenors), Ed Lyon (tenor), Neal Davies and Giles Underwood (basses), Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James 's Baroque, conductor James O'Donnell
Purcell Te Deum and Jubilate; March and Canzona; Funeral Sentences; Hail! Bright Cecilia


Introduces: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Carolyn Sampson
Sopranos: Claire Debono
Sopranos: Lestyn Davies
Sopranos: Tim Mead
Tenor: Ed Lyon
Tenor: Neal Davies
Tenor: Giles Underwood
Unknown: St James
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Purcell Te Deum

: Drama on 3: Don Quixote byThomas D'Urfey

Don Quixote , Thomas D'Urfey 's play with music by Purcell, Eccles and others, was first performed in 1694. This radio adaptation by Don Taylor was commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary in 1995 of Purcell's death.
Other parts played by Derek Waring , Ian Masters and Jilly Bond with Lucy Skeaping (soprano), the Consort of Musicke. the City Waites and the Purcell Simfony.
Additional music by Blaise Compton ; musical director Anthony Rooley Producer Jeremy Mortimer ; Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Thomas D'Urfey
Unknown: Don Taylor
Played By: Derek Waring
Played By: Ian Masters
Played By: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Purcell Simfony.
Music By: Blaise Compton
Director: Anthony Rooley
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Don Taylor
Don Quixote: Paul Scofield
Sancho Panza: Roy Hudd
Thomas Betterton: Roger Allam
Henry Purcell: Douglas Hodge
Thomas D'Urfey: Bill Wallis
Milkmaid: Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Marcella: Evelyn Tubb (soprano)
Cardenio: David Thomas (bass)
Gines: Douglas Wootton (baritone)
Ambrosio: Peter Woodward
Carrasco: Peter Czajkowski
Duke: Sam Dastor
The Host: Michael Tudor Barnes
The Hostess: Kristin Miiward

: Jazz Line-Up

Claire Martin presents concert music from the Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre, recorded on 21 November as part of this year's London Jazz Festival. Saxophonist Jason Yarde performs in a duo setting with pianist Andrew McCormack ; rising star Kit Downes presents his trio and David Jean-Baptiste introduces his new clarinet quartet. Producer Sushil Dade


Unknown: Claire Martin
Unknown: Jason Yarde
Pianist: Andrew McCormacK
Unknown: Kit Downes
Introduces: David Jean-Baptiste
Producer: Sushil Dade

: Through the Night

Liszt Legende No 1: St Francois d'Assise prechant aux oiseaux, 5175; La Notte (Trois odes funebres No 2);
Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau); Nuages gris; Am Grabe Richard Wagners; A la Chapelle Sixtine (Miserere de Allegri et Ave verum corpus de Mozart); Csardas obstine; Abschied, russisches Volkslied; Unstern! Sinistre, disastro Jos Van Immerseel (piano).
1.55 Wagner Morgendammerung; Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt; Siegfrieds Tod und Trauermarsch; Finale (Götterdämmerung)
2.25 Mozart String Quartet in C. K465 (Dissonance)
2.52 Ole Buck 0 Shed No Tear; Ah! Woe Is Me
3.01 Moyzes Symphony No 6, Op 44 3.31 Schubert
Piano Sonata in C, D840 3.52 Attrib Mozart Partita in E flat 4.13 Handel Where'er You Walk (Semele)
4.18 D Scarlatti Sonata in E, Kk380
4.22 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
4.31 Grieq Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 448 Bach, transcr Kempff Siciliano (Sonata, BWV1031) 4.52 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan 5.01 Dvorak Overture: The King and the Charcoal Burner 5.09 Haydn Te Deum in C, H XXIIIc I
5.17 Prokofiev Prelude (10 Pieces. Op 12)
5.20 Debussy Prélude a I'apres-midi d'un faune
5.31 Roussel Piano Trio in E flat, Op 2
6.00 Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
6.12 Martinu Variations on a Slovak Theme
6.23 Forster Sonata
6.30 JC Bach Meine Freundin, du bist schön
6.52 Alpaerts Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils

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