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: News

: Morning Concert

Rossini Overture:
Semiramide Berlin PO/ Herbert Von Karajan

7.19 Holst Two Eastern Pictures
Osian Ellis (harp)
Royal Colleg of Music Chamber Choir/ David Willcocks

7.26 Schubert Moment musical No line
Daniel Barenboim (piano)

7.34 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Cleveland Quartet

8.0 News

8.5 Barber Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (Medea) LSO/Andrew Schank

8.23 Gershwin Lullaby
Cleveland Orchestra/ Riccardo Chailly

8.33 Bernstein Symphonic dances: West Side Story
Los Angeles PO/The Composer



Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: David Willcocks
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: This Week's Composer

Beethoven Music from the years surrounding his 30th birthday String Trio in D, Op 9 No 2GRUMIAUXTRIO
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Georges Janzer (viola)
Eva Czako (cello). Record
String Quintet in c, Op 29 AMADEUS STRING QUARTET
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) with CECIL ARONOwrrz (viola) (R)


Unknown: Beethoven Music
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cello: Eva Czako
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Viola: Cecil Aronowrrz

: Irish Legends

Bax Roscatha
Harty The Children of Lir


Unknown: Bax Roscatha

: Cricket Special

MCC v The Rest of the World Ball-by-ball commentary on the final day of MCC's
Bicentenary match at Lord's
1.5pm News
1.10 Your Letters Answered
County Scoreboard

: The Six Senses

5: Whiffs of Gramarye An anthology of poetry and music on the theme of 'Smell' compiled and performed by The Barrow Poets Susan Baker William Bealby-Wright Gerard Benson Heather Black Cicely Herbert Jim Parker (R)


Unknown: Susan Baker
Unknown: William Bealby-Wright
Unknown: Gerard Benson
Unknown: Heather Black
Unknown: Cicely Herbert
Unknown: Jim Parker

: British Violin Music

played by LEVON CHILINGIRIAN with CLIFFORD BENSON (piano) Alan Rawsthorne Concertante No 2 George Malcolm Impromptu (first broadcast performance) Howard Ferguson Sonata No 1, Op 2 BBC Pebble Mill (British Violin Sonatas tomorrow at 11.0am)


Played By: Levon Chilingirian
Piano: Clifford Benson
Unknown: George Malcolm Impromptu

: Schmitt and Strauss

BBC SINGERS conducted by SIMON JOLY Florent Schmitt Hymne a l'été Strauss Deutsche Motette (R)


Conducted By: Simon Joly
Conducted By: Florent Schmitt Hymne
Unknown: Strauss Deutsche Motette

: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

led by DENNIS SIMONS conducted by STEPHEN BISHOP KOVACEVICH (piano) Part 1 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in c major


Unknown: Dennis Simons
Piano: Stephen Bishop Kovacevich

: News


Part 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) (Given on 12 June in Victoria Hall, Hanky) BBC Manchester

: Guitar Encores

played by MARCELO KAYATH Buxtehude, transc Bream Suite in E minor JoUvet Comme un prelude Sor Sonata in c, Op 15 Marlos Nobre Prologo e toccata


Played By: Marcelo Kayath
Unknown: Sor Sonata
Unknown: Marlos Nobre Prologo

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

conducted by HOWARD Williams PHILIP MARTIN (piano) Dvorak Overture: My Homeland Busoni Indian Fantasy Martinu The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca BBC Bristol (R)


Conducted By: Howard Williams
Piano: Philip Martin

: Youth Orchestras of the World

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BAROQUE ORCHESTRA directed by STANLEY RITCHIE (violin) EVA LEGENE (recorder) LUCA PELLEGRINI (recorder) Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G Telemann Suite in A minor C. P. E. Bach Sinfonia inc(Wql74) (WFRUrecording) I


Violin: Stanley Ritchie
Unknown: Luca Pellegrini
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: C. P. E. Bach Sinfonia

: Debut

A series of programmes featuring artists giving their first recital on Radio 3. RONAN O'HORA (piano) Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op 10 No 2 Brahms Ballade in G minor, Op 118 No 3; Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op 118 No 6 Debussy L'Islejoyeuse BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brahms Ballade

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Lyndon Jenkins Producer ANDREW KUROWSKI MW joins at 6.30*


Presented By: Lyndon Jenkins
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: News

: Music for the Latin Rite

CLERKES OF OXENFORD directed by DAVID WULSTAN Byrd lnfelix ego
Sheppard Gaude virgo christifera
BBC Manchester (R)


Directed By: David Wulstan
Unknown: Sheppard Gaude

: Proms 87

direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER (mezzo-soprano)
Barber Adagio for strings Mahler Kindertotenlieder


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: David Nolan
Conducted By: Klaus Tennstedt

: * The Art of Losing

A compilation of poetry by SYLVIA COLLEY
Read by Joy Hunter. Stephen Thome and James Goode Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Unknown: Sylvia Colley
Read By: Joy Hunter.
Read By: Stephen Thome
Read By: James Goode
Producer: Piers Plowright

: * Proms 87

Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 4 in E minor

: The Master-Thief

by Peter Redgrove
The fifth of six plays drawn from Grimm's Fairy Tales
With James Kerry as the Master-Thief

A stranger returns to the land of his origins, the richer for having spent a lifetime existing on his nimble wits. Now, to crown his self-made achievements, he seeks to awaken his long-sleeping sister princess....
BBC Bristol


Writer: Peter Redgrove
Music composed and realised by: Stephen Rollings
Director: Brian Miller
The Master-Thief: James Kerry
Old man/Archbishop: Alan Dudley
Old woman: Jennifer Piercey
Innkeeper/Colonel: Eric Lander
Mere Cointreau: Chrlstine Pollon
Eclair/Chaplain: Andrew Branch
Saute: Jonathan Tafler
Fromage: Mark Buffery
Omelette/Lord Bast: Paul Gregory
Lady Bast: Sheila Grant
Sister: Maryon Ellor

: Roussel

The second of two programmes played by eric PARKIN (piano)
Sonatine, Op 16: Segovia. Op 29; Prelude and Fugue, Op 46; Three Pieces. Op 49
BBC Pebble Mill


Piano: Eric Parkin

: Strauss and Schoenberg

With ROGER CHASE (viola) and CHRISTOPHER VAN KAMPEN (cello) Strauss Capriccio , Op 85
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht BBC Wales (R)


Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Cello: Strauss Capriccio

: First Night

Thomas Sutcliffe , Arts Editor of the Independent newspaper, talks about The Kunju Macbeth performed by the Shanghai Kunju Theatre at the Leith Theatre, Edinburgh


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Kunju MacBeth

: * Night Music 1

by George Crumb
GREGORY KNOWLES (percussion) JAMES WOOD (percussion) (R)


Unknown: George Crumb
Soprano: Lynn Griebling
Soprano: Michael Moores

: News

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