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What Is Place?

: Morning Concert

C P E Bach Concerto in B flat Anner Bylsma (cello) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Gustav Leonhardt
7.30am News
7.35 Monteverdi Sonata sopra Sancta
Maria Tessa Bonner (soprano) Taverner Players/Parrott
7.42 Mendelssohn String Quintet No 1: Hausmusik
8.14 Strauss Romance
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) SNO/Neeme Jarvi. Records


Cello: Anner Bylsma
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Monteverdi Sonata
Soprano: Maria Tessa Bonner
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch

: News

: Composers of the Week

Schubert: The Final Year
Mass in E flat (D 950)
Helen Donath (soprano) Brigitte Fassbaender (alto) Francisco Araiza (tenor) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(bass); Bavarian Radio Chorus; Bavarian RSO/
Wolfgang Sawallisch. Records


Soprano: Helen Donath
Soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender
Tenor: Francisco Araiza
Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch.

: Scarlatti

Alan Cuckston plays eight sonatas on the Weber harpsichord (c 1775) in the Instrument Museum of the Royal College of Music.


Unknown: Alan Cuckston

: Janacek's Danube Symphony

Jana Jonasova (soprano) Janatek PO ; Ostrava/ Otakar Trhfk. Record


Soprano: Jana Jonasova
Soprano: Janatek Po
Unknown: Otakar Trhfk.

: BBC Northern Singers

from 10.55 conductor Stephen Wilkinson Christopher Herrick (organ); Janet Fulton , Alison Carver and Ian Hood (percussion) Walton Cant/co del sol David Gow The Star Gazers (BBC commission: first broadcast) Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 (In association with Camp Hopson and Co)


Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Conductor: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Janet Fulton
Unknown: Alison Carver
Unknown: David Gow

: Test Match Special

England v India: final day of the First Cornhill Test at Lord's.
1.05pm News
1.10 Your Letters
Answered: a dip in the commentators' postbag.
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary

: Royal Amsterdam Concertgebouw

conductor Riccardo Chailly Cherubini Symphony in D Schnittke Concerto grosso No 4: Symphony No


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: News

: Innovator and Visionary

Allan Gravill and Caroline Palmer (piano duet) Beethoven Three Marches, Op 45; Six Variations on 'Ich denke dein' (WoO 74); Sonata in D, Op 6; Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein


Unknown: Allan Gravill
Piano: Caroline Palmer

: A Beat in Time

Third in a six-part series on the development of the art of conducting. Presenter Brian Wright. Liszt Les Préludes conductor Willem Mengelberg Brahms Variations on St Anthony's Chorale conductor Arturo Toscanini Wagner Tristan and Isolde: Act 3, scenes 2 and 3 conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler Records


Presenter: Brian Wright.
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Conductor: Wagner Tristan
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: Summer Music

from the University of Wales, Bangor. Gothic Voices, directed by Christopher Page , perform music from the time of the Welsh cleric Giraldus Cambrensis (1146-1223).
4.50 Interval Reading
4.55 Hilliard Ensemble sing a selection of English music from the late 14th century to the early 16th century.


Directed By: Christopher Page
Unknown: Hilliard Ensemble

: Mainly for Pleasure

until 6.30 with Anthony Burton Producer Judith Roles


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Judith Roles

: News

: Three Japanese Miniatures

2: Moon
Thoughts on Japanese moon-viewing compiled by Stephen Henry Gill , with his own translation of haiku and waka poetry read by Togo Igawa ,
John Moffatt , Jim Norton and Megumi Shimanuki. Producer Piers Plowright (R)


Unknown: Stephen Henry Gill
Read By: Togo Igawa
Read By: John Moffatt
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Megumi Shimanuki.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Proms 1990

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin); CBSO leader Peter Thomas conductor Simon Rattle live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Mark-Anthony Turnage Three Screaming Popes Bartok Violin
Concerto No 2
8.25 No Rights Reserved Stephen Walsh examines Stravinsky's copyright problems. (R)
8.45 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
(The appearance of the CBSO has been made possible by support from Texaco Lid)


Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Leader: Peter Thomas
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Stephen Walsh

: Drama Now

A Butler Did It
With Bernard Hepton Anna Massey.
Beneath his immaculate exterior Honeyman, the butler, is plotting the downfall of his master's house ...
Written by David Cregan.
Director John Tydeman


Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Written By: David Cregan.
Director: John Tydeman
Honeyman, the Butler: Bernard Hepton
Sir Desmond, a magnate: Hugh Manning
Alfred, his son: Ian Collier
Samantha, his daughter: Anna Massey
Alistair, her husband: Neville Jason
Paula, their daughter: Melanie Nicholson
Daniel, her lover: Simon Treves
Sean, her mother's lover: Geoffrey Beevers
Harry, the butler's brother: Roger Hammond
Cleric: David King
BBC announcer: Simon Milner

: The Voices of Sirens

Rossi Al bel lume
D Mazzocchi Folle cor Rossi Occhi belli
Trabaci Gagliarda terza Rossi Fan battaglie Jill Feldman , Judith Nelson and Isabelle Poulenard (sopranos) Konrad Junghanel
(theorbo); Erin Headley (viola da gamba/lirone) Andrew Lawrence-King (triple harp) (R)


Unknown: Mazzocchi Folle
Unknown: Rossi Occhi
Unknown: Jill Feldman
Unknown: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Isabelle Poulenard
Sopranos: Konrad Junghanel
Viola: Erin Headley

: Composers of the Week

Strauss Aus Italien ,
Op 16; Don Juan , Op 20


Unknown: Strauss Aus Italien
Unknown: Don Juan

: News

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