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BBC Proms 1996

A Proms debut, from the Royal Albert Hall , London, for the winner of last year's Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition. The ensemble is renowned for gospel singing of great fervour, and today they present spirituals and sacred songs, plus the first performance of a work commissioned for this event as part of the competition prize.
London Adventist Chorale/Ken Burton A selection of spirituals of struggle: Hold on; Deep river: Nobody knows; King Jesus is a-listening
Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom (excerpts)
More spirituals of struggle:
Soon all will be done: All my trials; Joshua
4.35 Scott Stroman talks to
Ken Burton about the work of the choir and about the gospel music scene in this country and the United States.
4.55 Shelton E Kilby III Who Has Set Thy Glory (first performance)
A selection of spirituals of freedom:
Every time I feel the spirit; Oh, what a beautiful city; Song of Moses and the Lamb; Ride on, King Jesus; Way over in Beulah Ian '; Poor mo'ner's got a home at last; Swing down. sweet chariot
BBC Radio 3

Sunday Play: An Experiment with anAir Pump

By Shelagh Stephenson. A psychological thriller set on the eve of a new century in 1799, in the house of scientist and political radical, Joseph Fenwick. The play probes the moral political certainties central to our history overthe last two centuries and wryly questions our continually evolving imperatives as we enterthe new millennium.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
BBC Radio 3

Composer of the Week: Chabrier

3/5. In Chabrier's time Wagnerism was all the rage in France and the music he heard on a trip to Munich in 1879 with Henri Duparc moved him to tears. Chabrier asserted that he only adopted elements of Wagner's ideals and was able to keep a firm hold on his own compositional approach. Donald Macleod considers this claim. Repeated from Wednesday at 12 noon
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 2009

n Presented by Donald Macleod , from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Andris Nelsons, the CBSO's new musical director, makes his Proms debut in a concert featuring Stravinsky's first commission for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, The
Firebird. Stephen Hough returns for the second of four Proms appearances to continue his exploration of Tchaikovsky's piano concertos with the unfairly neglected No 2. Plus a work by composer John Casken , celebrating his 60th birthday.
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons John Casken Orion Over Fame
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G
8.10 Twenty Minutes: Proms Plus
Christopher Cook is joined by Stephanie Jordan , research professor of dance at Roehampton
University, for the first of three talks on Stravinsky ballets. Today, The Firebird and Petrushka.
8.30 Stravinsky The Firebird Repeated on Monday 3 August at 2pm
BBC Radio 3

From the 1969 Edinburgh International Festival: Recital

WARREN WILSON (piano) Part 1
Handel Mi lusinga il dolce affetto: E gelosia (Alcina)
Schumann Song-cycle: Frauenliebe und -leben
Mozart Allelujah (Exsultate, jubilate)
2.50* during the interval Bach Suite in e minor (s 996) JUI.IAN BREAM (guitar) gramophone record
3.10* Recital
Part 2
Donizetti Per questa flamma indomita (Anna Bolena) arr Hall Johnston Three Negro Spirituals: Give me Jesus; Hold on, Oh Glory
Dvorak Gypsy Songs, Op 55 Joaquin Nin Pano murciano arr Britten 0 waly, waly
Saint-Safins Softly awakes my heart (Samson and Delilah)
BBC Radio 3

Roger Quilter

The first of four programmes commemorating the centenary of his birth on 1 November 1877 Quilter and his Singers
Mark Raphael talks about Quilter and introduces some of the songs he recorded with the composer as well as recordings made by GERVASH ELWES and ROLAND HAYES BBC Birmingham
BBC Radio 3

Drama Now

A Touch of Daniel by PETER TINNISWOOD
A Northern drama about the Brandon family, in which young Carter struggles for love in a world preoccupied with Cheshire cheese, individual trifles, dominoes, outbreaks of wireworm and vests; where strong women fight grimly to maintain their hold on a traditionally matriarchal society and where the only person who really understands Carter is his cousin, the baby Daniel.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
BBC Radio 3

The House of Spirits

Charles Fox introduces a recording of this 12-piece band made at last year's Brighton Festival. The all-women group the Guest Stars forms the core of the band:
ALISON RAYNER (bass guitar)
Rayner Tin Can Alley Daisical Hold On
Smith Gynaecology
Daisical Trombone Tune; Ballad; Seven Sisters
9.40 Charles Fox talks to Ruthie Smith and Laka Daisical.
9.50 Daisical Stand Up Together
Smith Freeway; Copper-Coloured Mountain
Daisical Hard to
Take Cartwright I'm So Glad; I Know, I Know
BBC Radio 3

Silenced by the Soviets

The last in a short season of plays about Russia, introduced by Stephen Mulrine.
A Glass of Water
The knock at the door heralds a visitor, unwelcome memories, and a struggle to hold on to what little the old woman has.
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya 's work has been widely performed but only recently, with the effects of glasnost, has it been published in the Soviet Union.
Translated and adapted by Stephen Mulrine
Director Hamish Wilson
BBC Radio 3

Hear and Now

Huddersfield 98
More from the annual festival of new music in Huddersfield. Tonight, one of Arvo Part's most sustained and fervent choral works: the Canon of Repentance, performed by the voices for whom it was written - the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir, conductor Tonu Kaljuste. "Its hold on me did not abate until I had finished the score," writes Part. "It took over two years to compose, and the time we spent together was so enriching. This music means so much to me." Presented by Verity Sharp.
Producer Andrew Kurowski
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 98

Magical powers are contrasted tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in Dukas's mischievous The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Strauss's stern evocation of Zarathustra. Magic of another kind features in the exotic, rarefied sounds of Szymanowski's infatuated muezzin and Gubaidulina's vision of the Last Judgement, in which a solo cello leads the way through the orchestral maelstrom towards the moment of release.
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor), David Geringas (cello),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sofia Gubaidulina And: the Feasting at Its Height ... (first UK performance)
7.40 Music and the Other
In conversation with Christopher Cook , Homi K Bhabha surveys the magical landscape of the Orient and its hold on European composers, artists and writers.
BBC Radio 3

Opera in Action

Spieloper, the popular form of opera in the early 19th century, maintains its hold on German audiences but is all but ignored in Britain. Conductor Martin Handley explores what we are missing, with musical examples by Lortzing, Flotow and Nicolai.
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 2008

Presented by Andrew McGregor , live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tonight is the first of this year's two concerts given by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and features a work by Mark-Anthony Turnage dedicated to former Proms director John Drummond. Chicago SO, conductor Bernard Haitink
Mark-Anthony Turnage Chicago Remains
7.50 Twenty Minutes: Next Door
Kurt Vonnegut's sardonic outlook on life is evident in this tale about the perils of eavesdropping.
8.10 Mahler Symphony No 6
BBC Radio 3

Holiday Postcards

Verdi Overture: The
Sicilian Vespers
Bournemouth SO/ Marissjansons
10.10 Hold
Folksongs from
Sark Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Busoni Kultaselk (Variations on a Finnish Folksong)
Alexander Baillie (cello) Piers Lane (piano)
10.30 Poulenc
Sonata for piano duet
10.37 Busoni
Indian Fantasy
Philip Martin (piano) Bournemouth SO/ Howard Williams
11.04 Vanhal
Six Variations on a theme from Paisello's 'L'Amor Contrastato'
John Anderson (oboe)
Simon Wynberg (guitar)
11.12 Chopin
Variations on an Irish Air for piano duet Records
11.21 Molnar Phantasy David Heath (flute)
Gillian Tingay (harp)
Schubert Rondo brillant for piano duet (D823)
BBC Radio 3

The Wire: The Palimpsest

Andrew Farrell Readman 's dark police thriller, set in Manchester sometime in the future. During the long summer drought, the insect-infested city is reaching boiling point: bombs are going off, drugs are out of control and Detective Sergeant Belinda Marley is being framed for murder. But just who is setting her up, and what do they want from her?
BBC Radio 3


and Irene Kassorla
A programme in two parts on the treatment of a schizophrenic
First A chronological sequence of Mr. Blake's treatment prepared from tape recordings made at the time and Second A discussion with other workers, some of whom hold views that differ from Miss Kassoria's, on the efficiency and future of this type of treatment in psychiatric medicine They are
H. GWYNNE JONES Psychologist A PHYSICIAN in Psychiatric Medicine at St. Thomas's Hospital and A GENERAL PSYCHIATRIST
Produced by Mick Rhodes
BBC Radio 3

Science and The Mass Media

by STAFFORD BEER, Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology, and also scientific adviser to ipc. Professor Beer holds the view that the mass media are failing to provide a realistic picture of science and its impact on society. He places the responsibility for this chiefly on editorial policy,
8.40 Mlada
Act 3: A mountain gorge
Act 4: Outside the temple of Radegast
BBC Radio 3


Work and Training
6.30 Nation at Work
A weekly programme focusing on a topic of current concern in the workplace and beyond This week MARGARET KORVING looks at the range of opportunities for trained technicians in the workplace, and the aims of the Technician Education Council, which holds a special conference on Thursday.
7.0 Teaching Young Readers A series for infant and junior school teachers. 4: Reading Skills
Children's reading will vary greatly according to their skill and purpose, and their purpose isn't always to learn to read' Presented by BRIDIE RABAN Book £2.00. from bookshops
BBC Radio 3

The Craft and Calling of the Historian

Joel Hurstfield , who holds the Astor Chair in English History at University College, London, once held by the Tudor historian Sir John Neale , reflects on his work and on that of his contemporary, the medievalist V. H. Galbraith.
BBC Radio 3

The Craft and Calling of the Historian

Joel Hurstfield , who holds the Astor Chair in English History at University College, London, once held by the Tudor historian Sir John Neale , reflects on his work and on that of his contemporary, the medievalist V. H. Galbraith ,

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