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: Open University

It's Never Too Late to Learn

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: News

: Morning Concert

Janacek Overture: Jealousy BRNO STATE PO/FRANTISEK JILEK
7.10* Hummel Introduction, theme and variations JOHN WILLIAMS (oboe)
BOURNEMOUTH SINFONIETTA /
VOLKER W AGENHEIM
7.25* Chausson Poeme AUGUSTIN DUMAY (violin)
MONTE CARLO PO/MANUEL ROSENTHAL
7.40* Liszt, orch Tchaikovsky
Concerto in the Hungarian Style CYPRIEN KATSARIS (piano) PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA/
EUGENE ORMANDY
8.0 World Service News
8.10 Poulenc Le Bal masque THOMAS ALLEN (baritone) NASH ENSEMBLE
8.29* Mozart Sonata in F (K 46e) JEAN-JACQUES KANTOROW (violin) MARI FUJIWARA (cello)
8.34* Chaminade Flute Concertino
JAMES GALWAY
RPO/CHARLES DUTOIT
8.40* Nielsen Little Suite, Op 1 NEW STOCKHOLM CO/ ESA PEKKA SALONEN Records

Contributors

Oboe: John Williams
Oboe: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Violin: Monte Carlo

: News

: Release

Nino Rota Concerto for strings IMUSICI
Copland Clarinet Concerto GEORGE MACDONALD
NORTHERN SINFONlA OF ENGLAND/ STEUART BEDFORD
Ginastera Sonata
EDUARDO FERNANDEZ (guitar)
Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasy in G, Op 56
DIMITRIS SGOUROS (piano) LPO/WALTER WELLER
Prokofiev Ballet: Le Pas d'acier USSR MINISTRY OF CULTURE SO/ GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY Records

Contributors

Unknown: George MacDonald
Unknown: Steuart Bedford
Unknown: Ginastera Sonata
Guitar: Eduardo Fernandez

: Cricket Special

Benson and Hedges Cup Final
Northamptonshire v Yorkshire at Lord's
The resurgent Yorkshire team appeared in the first final of this competition in 1972, losing to Leicestershire.
Northamptonshire won the cup in 1980. Ball-by-ball commentary by Brian Johnston ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Don Mosey and Henry Blofeld with partisan comments by FRED TRUEMAN and Colin MILBURN and an impartial view from
ROBIN JACKMAN
1.20 News
1.25 Cricket Forum
Christopher Martin-Jenkins chairs a discussion on some topics raised by an eventful first half of the season.
Producer PETER BAXTER

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Don Mosey
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Colin Milburn
Unknown: Robin Jackman
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: BBC Symphony Orchestra in Milan

ledbyBELADEKANY conducted by YURI TEMIRKANOV NATALIA GUTMAN (cello) Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio) Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
12.5*pm Interval Reading
12.10* Mussorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition (Given on 17 May at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi )

Contributors

Conducted By: Yuri Temirkanov
Cello: Natalia Gutman
Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi

: News

: Martin Roscoe

(piano) Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 Dohnanyi Four Rhapsodies, Op 11 BBC Wales

: Salomon String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in c minor, Op 17 No 4 Beethoven Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6 BBC Manchester (R)

: A Gershwin Celebration

A selection of works by the American composer George Gershwin , who died 50 years ago today. Overture: Strike Up the Band BUFFALO PO/MICHAEL TTLSON THOMAS An American in Paris CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA/ RICCARDOCHAILLY Rhapsody in Blue LOS ANGELES PO/LEONARD BERNSTEIN (piano) interspersed with songs performed by FRED AND ADELE AFAIRE and BILLIE HOLIDAY, piano pieces and song transcriptions played by the composer himself, and excerpts from Porgy and Bess performed by members of the original cast. Records

Contributors

Unknown: George Gershwin

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

In the last discussion of the season Michael Billington (in the Chair) talks with Christopher Cook Richard Cork and Gillian Reynolds. This week's subjects: Jonathan Demme 's film Something Wild; The Old Goat Gone, a radio play by Ted Whitehead (Radio 3, yesterday); the Jacob Epstein retrospective at the Tate Gallery; The Perpetual Orgy by Mario Vargas Llosa ; Serious Money by Caryl Churchill at Wyndham's Theatre. Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds.
Unknown: Jonathan Demme
Play By: Ted Whitehead
Unknown: Jacob Epstein
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Caryl Churchill

: Grieg Piano Music

Fifth of six programmes Four Album Leaves, Op 28 Lyric Pieces, Op 38 played by DANIEL ADNI BBC Wales

Contributors

Played By: Daniel Adni

: The Woman Within

The autobiography of the American novelist EUen Glasgow (1874-1945), arranged in three parts by JUDITH CHERNAlK 3: Last Things Read by Margaret Robertson 'With the sardonic twist of circumstance, so prevalent in human affairs, I had no sooner learned how to live than the threat of death struck me.' Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Chernalk
Read By: Margaret Robertson
Producer: John Theocharis

: Cheltenham Festival 1987

A Night at the Chinese Opera Opera in three acts Words and music by Judith Weir
(BBC commission: first broadcast performance)
Kent Opera's production direct from the Everyman Theatre,
Cheltenham Chao Lin goes to a performance of a Yuan dynasty play and assumes that, since the first part closely mirrors his life so far, the rest must describe his destiny. But his careful precautions against what he imagines to be his fate lead him to do the one thing he never intended to do.
KENT OPERA ORCHESTRA led by SUSIE MESZAROS conducted by ANDREW PARROTT Act
8.0* During the Interval: Judith Weir talks with Michael Oliver.
8.15*Act2

Contributors

Music By: Judith Weir
Unknown: Cheltenham Chao Lin
Conducted By: Andrew Parrott
Talks: Judith Weir
Unknown: Michael Oliver.

: * Actions and Reactions

A sequence of poetry inspired by the title of one of Rudyard Kipling 's collections of short stories, compiled by PATRIC DICKINSON.
Read by Elaine Claxton , Denys Hawthorne and Martin Jarvis Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Patric Dickinson.
Read By: Elaine Claxton
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Piers Plowright

: * Cheltenham Festival

A Night at the Chinese Opera Act 3
BBC Pebble Mill

: Tombeaux

Commemorative works and laments from the French Baroque.
SARAH CUNNINGHAM (viol) RICHARD CAMPBELL (viol) mitzi MEYERSON (harpsichord) Marais Tombeau pour M de Lully
Sainte-Colombe Tombeau les regrets
Sainte-Colombe Ie Fils Tombeau pour Sainte-Colombe Ie Pere
Louis Couperin Tombeau pour M de
Blancrocher Marais Tombeau pour
M Meliton; Chaconne in G

Contributors

Unknown: Sarah Cunningham
Harpsichord: Marais Tombeau
Unknown: Sainte-Colombe Tombeau
Unknown: Blancrocher Marais Tombeau

: A Voice from the Desert

A selection of EMILE ZOLA 'S letters translated by JOANNA RICHARDSON Read by Michael Deacon
Zola's literary ferocity was for once tamed by the balm of L'Estaque in the South of France, where, in the summer of 1877, he was writing Le Bien public. 'This will be a gentler work,' he claimed; 'I am deliberately writing for schoolgirls.'
Producer PETER KAVANAGH (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Emile Zola
Translated By: Joanna Richardson
Read By: Michael Deacon
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Music of the Royal Courts

Music from Thailand for piphat and mahori ensembles, played by members of FONG NAAM
(Given earlier this evening in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, in association with the South Bank
Board. Next concert tomorrow & 40pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: News









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