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Music includes:

Handel Oh Lovely Peace (Judas Maccabaeus) - Emma Kirkby (soprano), The King's Consort, director Robert King

Schubert Variations in B flat, D968a - Rico Gulda and Christopher Hinterhuber (pianos)

Grieg At the Cloister Gate, Op 20 - Solveig Kringelborn (soprano), Ingebjorg Kosmo (mezzo), Voci Nobili, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Ole Kristian Ruud

Rachmaninov Lilacs, Op 21 No 5 - Simon Trpceski (piano)

Poulenc Suite: Les Animaux Modeles - French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit

Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225 - Netherlands Chamber Choir, director Ton Koopman


Martin Handley

In this April Fool's edition of the programme, lain Burnside takes a wry look at some of the jokes and humour in serious music. Music includes. Mozart A Musical Joke, K522
English Concert, conductor Andrew Manze attr Josquin Guillaume Se Va Chauffer Capella Flamenca
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
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Andrew Manze
Erich Kleiber

Michael Berkeley 's guest today is the multi-talented actress, writer, violinist and journalist Clemancy Burton-Hill , currently to be seen as Sophie in the BBC2 series Party Animals. Her private musical passions range from Bach's Double Violin Concerto to a Mozart piano concerto, a motet by Duruf le, a song from
West Side Story and Angelique Kidjo singing at a Live Aid concert in Africa.


Michael Berkeley
Clemancy Burton-Hill
Angelique Kidjo

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert featuring cello sonatas by Shostakovich and Beethoven. Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, last May. Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1
Shostakovich Little Pieces: Die mechanische Puppe; Drehorgel; Moderato; Nocturne; Gigue; Cello Sonata, Op 40


Stephanie Hughes
Alban Gerhardt
Steven Osborne

7/10. The Turn of the Screw. John Evans talks to the veteran director Basil Coleman , who worked closely with Britten during the 1950s, and directed the premiere of his chamber opera The Turn of the Screw, based on Henry James 's ghost story, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1954.


John Evans
Basil Coleman
Henry James

Live from Manchester Cathedral. Bach: Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund, BWV621 (Das Orgelbuchlein). Introit: Jesu, deine Passion ist mir lauter Freude (Cantata No 159: Sehet wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem). Responses:
Plainsong. Psalm 69 (Goss, Martin). First Lesson: Isaiah 5, vv1-7. Office Hymn: Sing My Tongue the Glorious Battle (Mode iii). Canticles: Howells in G. Second Lesson: Luke 20, vv9-19. Anthem:
Salvator Mundi (Tallis). Homily: The Very Rev
Rogers Govender. Anthem: Solus ad Victimam (Leighton). Final Hymn: 0 Sacred Head, Sore
Wounded (Passion Chorale). Organ Voluntary: 0 Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross, BWV622 (Das Orgelbuchlein). Organist and Master of the Choristers Christopher Stokes. Sub-organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Rogers Govender.
Christopher Stokes.
Jeffrey Makinson.

Karel Capek 's plea for decency and tolerance toward others, as relevant now as when it was written in the 1930s. Dramatised by George Poles.
Music composed by Howard Davidson
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Elizabeth Freestone


Karel Capek
Dramatised By:
George Poles.
Composed By:
Howard Davidson
Marilyn Imrie
Elizabeth Freestone
Dermot Crowley
Sally Hawkins
Henry Goodman
Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Povondra:
Tina Gray
GH Bondy:
Adrian Scarborough
Ben Crowe
Martin Hyder
Geoff McGivern

Kwame Kwei Armah makes an emotional journey through Freetown, in Sierra Leone, to discover how the slave trade has influenced a generation of writers and if the memory of slavery is still alive in a country that has passed through colonial independence and bloody civil war. A descendant of the slave trade himself, Kwame explores how art is being used to emancipate the modern Sierra Leonean of a history written by a "white hand", in an effort to reclaim an African identity denied to many by the very creation of Freetown itself. Producer Mark O'Brien


Kwame Kwei Armah
Mark O'Brien

Ode to
Gaia Sian Thomas and Jamie Glover read poetry and prose on a theme of the state of the planet from Ted Hughes , WH Auden, John Clare ,
Alice Oswald , Rachel Carson and Philip Larkin , with music inspired by the landscape composed by Peter Maxwell Davies , John Cage and Mahler. EMAIL:
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme,


Gaia Sian Thomas
Jamie Glover
Ted Hughes
John Clare
Alice Oswald
Rachel Carson
Philip Larkin
Composed By:
Peter Maxwell Davies
Composed By:
John Cage

Presented by John Shea.
Arvo Part I Am the True Vine Poulenc Un Soir de Neige Arvo Part Magnificat; Nunc Dimitus; Ooppo la Vittoria Messiaen Cinq Rechants
Danish National Vocal Ensemble DR. conductor Stephen Layton
1.58 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 2.54 Schubert Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
3.37 Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35
3.57 Avison Concerto Grosso No 2 in G
A Gabrieli Sento un Rumor 4.16 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice 4.28 Haydn Piano Trio in F; H XV4
4.41 Handel Waft Her , Angels; His Mighty Arm (Jephtha)
4.51 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor
5.00 Borodin Overture: Prince Igor 5.11 Strozzi Hor Che Apollo e Theti in Seno' 5.24 Beethoven 10 Variations on la Stessa, la Stessissima, WoO 73 5.35 Mokranjac Let My Prayer Be Set Forth 5.42 Locatelli Violin Sonata in D, Op 8 No 2 5.53 Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije
6.16 Albert Musikalische Kurbishutte 6.28 Liszt Après une Lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)
6.47 Elgar Serenade in E minor, Op 20


Presented By:
John Shea.
Stephen Layton
Gabrieli Sento
Handel Waft Her
Strozzi Hor
Albert Musikalische Kurbishutte

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