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: Cricket: Third Test

India v England at Calcutta Christopher Martin-Jenkins introduces Test Match Special with commentary on the afternoon session of the fifth day's play from


Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Michael Carey
Unknown: Ashis Ray
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Weather

: News

: Aubade

Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso LSO/ISTVAN KERTESZ Verdi A toi que j'ai chérie (The Sicillian Vespers, Act 4) LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (tenor) ORCHESTRA OF LA SCALA, MILAN conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO Strauss Sonatina No 1 in F (From an Invalid's Workshop) NETHERLANDS WIND ENSEMBLE conducted by EDO DE WAART Beethoven Cello Sonata in F, Op 5 No 1 (mono) PIERRE FOURNIER (Cello) ARTUR SCHNABEL (piano) Beethoven Die Trommel gertlhret: Freudvoll und leidvoll (Egmont) VIENNA PO/GEORGE SZELL Chopin Variations in D VLADIMIR AND VOVKA ASHKENAZY (piano duet) Villa-Lobos Harmonica Concerto TOMMY REILLY (harmonica) LONDON SINFONIETTA/ATHERTON Chavez Sinfonia India MEXICICAN STATE SO/ENRIQUE BATE records


Unknown: Kertesz Verdi
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Conducted By: Claudio Abbado
Conducted By: Edo De
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Unknown: Tommy Reilly

: News

: Record Review

with Paul Vaughan Building a Library: Haydn's The Creation by STEPHEN DODGSON. Recent records of contemporary music reviewed by ARNOLD WHITTALL. Producer ANTHONY CHEEVERS


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson.
Reviewed By: Arnold Whittall.
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: Release

Steve Reich Variations for winds, strings and keyboards SAN FRANCISCO SO/EDO DE WAART The Maxwell Davies The Bairns of Brugh THE FIRES OF LONDON conducted by THE COMPOSER Alfred Schmttke Piano Quintet ELENA BASHKIROVA (piano) GIDON KREMER (viohn) KATHRIN RABUS (violin) GERARD CAUSSE (viola) KO IWASAKI (cello) records MW joins at 11.0


Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Piano: Alfred Schmttke
Piano: Gidon Kremer
Violin: Kathrin Rabus
Viola: Gerard Causse
Cello: Ko Iwasaki

: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy

leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON With RAPHAEL WALLFISCH (Cello) Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
12.5* pm Interval Reading
12.10* Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor (Given in the Teatro Comunale. Ferrara on 20 October 1984)


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch

: News

: Schubert and Beethoven

Schubert Sonata in A minor (D845)
Beethoven Sonata in F, Op 10 No 2
BBC Bristol


Piano: Martin Hughes

: Verdi's Operas

Les vepres siciliennes (The Sicilian Vespers) Opera in five acts
Libretto by EUGENE SCRIBE and CHARLES DUVEYRIER (sung in French)
French occupied Palermo, 1282. The ringing of the vespers bell - for the wedding of the French governor's daughter - is the signal for terrible slaughter by Sicilian patriots.
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA, conducted by Mario ROSSI Repetiteur VIOLA TUNNARD Acts 1. 2 and 3 (Act 3 scene 2: BALLET DES
QUATRE saisons conducted by ASHLEY LAWRENCE
4.25* Julian Budden on Les vGpres siciliennes
4.30* Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Charles Duveyrier
Conducted By: Mario Rossi
Repetiteur: Viola Tunnard
Conducted By: Ashley Lawrence
Conducted By: Julian Budden

: Critics' Forum

A discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
Christopher Bigsby (in the Chair) talks with A. S. Byatt , Christopher Cook and John McEwen.
This week's subjects:
Vieux Carré by Tennessee Williams on Radio 3.
Coriolanus at the National Theatre. London.
Landscape, Memory and Desire, six British painters at the Serpentine Gallery, London. David Lynch's film Dune. An American Procession by Alfred Kazin.


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John McEwen.
Unknown: Alfred Kazin.

: Double Reed Virtuosity

ROBIN CANTER (oboe and cor anglais)
UNN HENDRY (piano)
Carlo Yvon Sonata in F minor Ferdinand Lickl Serenade
Pasculli Grand Concerto on themes from Verdi's The Sicilian Vespers BBC Bristol


Oboe: Robin Canter
Piano: Carlo Yvon Sonata

: Pursued by Furies

An impression of Malcolm Lowry by ED THOMASON with and To Malcolm Lowry, the divisions between his fiction and his life were always unclear. He shared Ortega's belief that man's life is like a story which he makes up as he goes along and that to learn about the mechanics of writing was to learn the mechanics of destiny. But while Lowry's own life notably lacked the exotic brilliance of Under the Volcano, the man himself compelled remarkable loyalty, love and respect.


Unknown: Malcolm Lowry
Unknown: Ed Thomason
Directed By: Margaret Windham
Lowry: Ronald Pickup
others: Margaret Robertson

: Norway After Grieg

The first of 13 programmes designed to explore the Norwegian tradition that has developed in the wake of Grieg. ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by PER DREIER Harald Saeverud
Kjaempeviseslatten (Ballad of Revolt), Op 26
Johan Svendsen Symphony No 2, in B flat, Op 19
9.0* Interval Reading
9.5* Edvard Hagerup Bull Air solonnel (In memoriam Darius Milhaud ); Symphony No 6


Leader: Barry Griffiths
Unknown: Dreier Harald Saeverud
Unknown: Johan Svendsen
Unknown: Darius Milhaud

: Movement Against the Current

'Burnt Norton' is not a poem about what Eliot believed: it is about trying to believe in anything at all.
In the second of five talks about T. S. Eliot 's Four
Quartets, Martin Dodsworth of London University, reflects on the philosophical suspicion of the first.
With a reading of the poem by John Franklyn-Robbins Producer THOMAS SUTCLIFFE


Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Martin Dodsworth
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: King's Singers

in King's College, Cambridge First of two programmes
Victoria Magnificat Primi Toni Geoffrey Poole The
Wymondham Chants BBC Birmingham

: Norway After Grieg

Second of 13 programmes Johan Kvandal Tre slattefantasier, Op 31 Harald Saeverud
Smaveiganger, Op 14 Gunnar Sonstevold Tva prelyder
Christian Sinding In Folkton, Op 32 No 4; Caprice, Op 44 No 12; Serenad, Op 33 No 4 Grieg Humoreskes , Op 6 played by KJELL BAEKKELUND (piano)


Unknown: Johan Kvandal
Unknown: Harald Saeverud
Unknown: Grieg Humoreskes
Piano: Kjell Baekkelund

: Corelli

Concerto Grosso in F,

: News

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