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Bach: St John Passion

Friday 6 April 2007 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Louise Fryer.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Young pianist Eduard Kunz is the focus of the last of this week's New Generation Artist Showcases from The Sage in Gateshead.

Duration:

4 hours

Playlist:

Bach/Ziloti: Prelude in Bm
Bach: Partita No 1 in B flat
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Liszt: Nocturne No 4 in E flat

2.00pm

Music and words for Good Friday

MacMillan: The World's Ransoming for cor anglais and orchestra
James Horan (cor anglais)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Konig (conductor)

Bach: St John Passion (Part 1)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Michael Chance (alto)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)
RIAS Chamber Choir
Daniel Reuss (director)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)

3.00pm

Horae Canonicae - Nones

Tom Durham continues his reading of WH Auden's sequence of poems reflecting on Good Friday through the seven monastic offices of the day. The Archbishop of Canterbury introduces the poem in which Auden reaches the office for 3.00pm and Christ, the incarnate expression of peace and compassion, has been slaughtered. 'What shall we do till nightfall?' the poet inquires.

Bach: St John Passion (Part 2)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Michael Chance (alto)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)
RIAS Chamber Choir
Daniel Reuss (director)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)




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