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Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 32 No 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in A minor, RV86
Paolo Faldi (flute), Aligi Voltan (bassoon),
Astree Ensemble , director Giorgio Tabacco
8.00-9.00: Elgar Serenade in E minor, Op 20 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch derSunde Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Orchestre du
Collegium Vocale, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
9.00-10.00: Strauss Wiegenlied
Felicity Lott (soprano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Ravel La Valse Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Aligi Voltan
Astree Ensemble
Giorgio Tabacco
St Martin
Neville Marriner
Andreas Scholl
Philippe Herreweghe
Strauss Wiegenlied
Felicity Lott
Charles Dutoit

Between St George's Day and the tercentenary of the Act of Union, presenter lain Burnside straddles the border to assess the rival claims of St George and St Andrew. Including music by John Foulds , Chopin, FG Scott, John Clerk of Penicuik and Debussy. EMAIL: [address removed]


FG Scott
Music By:
John Foulds

This Thursday sees the 300th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Acts that abolished separate parliaments for England and Scotland. This programme explores the background to the Union and gives a flavour of the musical outpourings in those first few decades of its existence. Producers Chris Wines and Michael Rossi


Michael Rossi

New series Chi-chi Nwanoku, one of Britain's most sought-after double bass players, joins
Radio 3 to present a new weekly pick of listeners' requests. Today's programme features a colourful selection of music and includes the first of our celebrity musical requests, from Roger Vignoles , pianist and newly appointed president of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Producer Johannah Smith
ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF 5 2YO
Phone: [number removed] (calls from a land line cost no more than 8p per min) email via


Roger Vignoles
Johannah Smith

Live from Gloucester Cathedral. Introit:
Chichester Psalms, 1st mvt (Bernstein). Responses: Leighton. Psalms: 113,114
(Atkins, Tonus Peregrinus). First Lesson: Isaiah 63, vv7-14. Canticles: Second Service (Leighton). Second Lesson: Luke 24, vv36-49. Anthem:
Chichester Psalms, 2nd and 3rd mvts (Bernstein). Final Hymn: Love's Redeeming Work Is Done (Savannah). Organ Voluntary: Litanies (Alain). Director of music Andrew Nethsingha.
Assistant director of music Robert Houssart.


Andrew Nethsingha.
Robert Houssart.

Aled Jones considers how the words of Psalm
137, "By the waters of Babylon", have resonated through hundreds of years of music-making. The programme ends with a performance of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast.
Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
Bryn Terfel (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Aled Jones
Walton Belshazzar
Andrew Davis

rJT Rogers's gripping play about a country on the brink of genocide. Seizing the chance to research a book, Jack uproots his family from Illinois to Rwanda in early 1994. Alarmingly out of his depth, he begins a fervent search for his dear and missing friend while his wife and teenage son find trouble of their own. As Jack involves himself in the local politics, he discovers a pattern of brutality and beliefs that jeopardises the lives of everyone around him.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Max Stafford-Clark


Marilyn Imrie
Max Stafford-Clark
Jack Exley:
Matthew Marsh
Andrew Garfield
Tanya Moodie
Joseph Gasana:
Jude Akuwudlke
Woolsey/Zimbabwean doctor:
Miles Anderson
Nick Fletcher
Babou Ceesay
Danny Sapani
Elise/Rwandan doctor:
Chipo Chung
Bangladeshi Major/Man in Embassy:
Lucian Msamatl
Woman in club/Market woman:
Adura Onashlle

Newt was the name on the secret police file in Communist Prague that masked the identity of poet Ivan Blatny. In his twenties Blatny was a central figure in the cultural avant garde, but when the Communists came to power in 1948 he defected to Britain, much to the fury of the Czechoslovak authorities, who attempted to lure him back. In the years that followed, his mental health deteriorated, and he spent most of the rest of his life all but forgotten in psychiatric hospitals. David Vaughan explores Blatny's life and poetry, visiting Brno to meet his family, Prague to the see the police files, and the psychiatric hospitals in Suffolk, where Blatny died in 1990. Producers David Vaughan and Richard Bannerman


Ivan Blatny.
David Vaughan
David Vaughan
Richard Bannerman

A Song of the Seasons
Celebrating the changing year, an uninterrupted sequence of music, poetry and prose on the theme Of the Seasons. EMAIL:
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit music

Presented by Susan Sharpe.

Anon The Seikilos Song

Bateson Sister Awake

Peter Lindroth Sister Awake

Gesualdo Merce Grido Piangendo

Peter Maxwell Davies Ave Maria - Rilke Ensemble, director Gunnar Eriksson

Anon Alleluia

Peter Pontvik Allelu de Ribayaz

Lyz y Norte Musical: Achas i Bacas

Hemberg Life de Ribayaz

Lyz y Norte Musical: Achas i Bacas

Bo Holten Isaac og Ivan og Innsbruck

Per Norgand Jordenersometbarn

Anon Y May Nalla

Juan de Araiijo Aqui, Aqui, Valentones, Hoya es Dia

Anon The Seikilos Song

1.58 Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 127

2.43 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor

3.24 Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a (St Antony Chorale)

3.44 CPE Bach Harpsichord Sonata in G minor, Wq65 No 17

3.59 Kreisler Ghasel; The Praise of Islay: Ein altes Lied; The Old Refrain

4.12 Mozart, arr Grieg Piano Sonata in G, K283

4.26 Rachmaninov, arr anon Vocalise, Op 34 No 14

4.33 Telemann Cantata: Es wird ein unbarmherzig Gericht, TWVI 542

4.44 Kuula The Bride Arrives

4.49 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44

5.00 Corelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 9

5.09 Forster Vanitas Vanitatum

5.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K545

5.31 Karlowicz Chant de l'Eternelle Aspiration, Op 10

5.43 Handel Cara Sposa, Amante Cara (Rinaldo)

5.53 Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante

6.11 Palestrina Missa sine Nomine

6.26 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D, (Le Matin)

6.47 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90


Susan Sharpe

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