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: Morning Concert

Karlowicz Lithuanian
Rhapsody: Silesian PO/ Jerzy Salwarowski
7.20 Scriabin Deux
Morceaux, Op 57:
Jean Louis Steuerman (piano)
7.23 Brahms, arr Albert Parlow Hungarian Dance No 6 in D: Saito Kinen
Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa


Unknown: Jerzy Salwarowski
Unknown: Scriabin Deux
Piano: Jean Louis Steuerman
Unknown: Albert Parlow
Unknown: Saito Kinen

: News

7.35 Handel Concerto
Grosso in F, Op 3 No 4
English Concert/Pinnock
7.45 Sor Introduction and variations on 'Marlborough s'en va-t'en guerre'
Goran Sollscher (guitar)
7.56 G. Gabrieli Sonata a eight (piane forte) Gabrieli Players/ Paul McCreesh
8.01 Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue, Op 35 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano)
8.09 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins (BWV 1043)
Catherine Mackintosh
Elizabeth Wallfisch
King's Consort/
Robert King. Records


Guitar: G. Gabrieli Sonata
Unknown: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Robert King.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Elgar Pentecost
(The Kingdom, part 3)
Yvonne Kenny (soprano) Alfreda Hodgson (alto) Christopher Gillett (tenor)
Benjamin Luxon (bass) London Philharmonic
Choir and LPO/Slatkin
In Smyrna
John McCabe (piano) Suite No 1: Wand of Youth, Op 1a: RLPO/
Vernon Handley. Records


Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Soprano: Alfreda Hodgson
Tenor: Christopher Gillett
Bass: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: John McCabe
Unknown: Vernon Handley.

: Sterndale Bennett

Three programmes of his piano music played by Malcolm Binns.
Fantasia in A, Op 16;
Pas triste, pas gai, Op 34 Series producer David Byers


Played By: Malcolm Binns.
Producer: David Byers

: Haydn

Symphony No 98 in B flat Philharmonia Hungarica/ Antal Dorati. Records


Unknown: Antal Dorati.

: Strauss Songs

from 10.45 Nichts; Geduld; Ruhe, meine Seele; Hat gesagt; Freundliche Vision; Cäcilie; Heimliche Aufforderung; Morgen; Einerlei; Winterweihe; An die Nacht Sheila Armstrong (sop) Martin Isepp (piano) (R)


Unknown: Sheila Armstrong
Piano: Martin Isepp

: Test Match Special

England v India
First day of the Second Cornhill Test at Old Trafford. Commentary
Brian Johnston , Don Mosey , Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With
Fred Trueman ,
David Lloyd , Farokh Engineer. Scorer Bill Frindall.
1.05 pm News
1.10 A Passage to India: England's tour of 1981/2 under Keith Fletcher.
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40 6.30 Commentary with County Talk at 3.45. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Don Mosey
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Farokh Engineer.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Keith Fletcher.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: BBC Philharmonic

leader Andrew Orton conductor Avi Ostrowsky Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Tchaikovsky Fantasy-overture: Romeo and Juliet
12.05 Interval Reading
12.10 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D (Presented in association with Derby County Council)


Leader: Andrew Orton
Conductor: Avi Ostrowsky

: News

: Innovator and Visionary

Julian Jacobson (piano) Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34; Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)


Piano: Julian Jacobson

: Music for Cello

Timothy Hugh (cello) Britten Suite for cello No 1, Op 72 Tcherepnin Four Short Movements for cello solo (R)


Cello: Timothy Hugh

: Le nozze di Figaro

Brian Wright introduces Erich Kleiber 's performance of Mozart's opera, recorded in 1955. (baritone) (bass) (soprano) (soprano) (bass) (soprano) (bass) (ten) (sop) (tenor) Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna PO Acts 1 and 2
3.55 Interval Talk
4.00 Acts 3 and 4


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Erich Kleiber
Count Almaviva: Alfred Poell
Figaro, his valet: Cesare Siepi
Countess Almaviva: Lisa Della Casa
Susanna, her maid: Hilde Gueden
Bartolo: Fernando Corena
Marcellina: Hildi Rossi-Majdan
Cherubino, a page: Suzanne Danco
Antonio, a gardener: Harald Proglhof
Curzio, counsellor at law: Hugo Meyer-Welfing
Barbarina, Antonio's niece: Anny Felbermayer
Basilio, a music-master: Murray Dickie

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fritz Spiegl Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: News

: More Barnes's People

Five monologues by Peter Barnes. 4: Losing Myself
With Jeremy Irons. Who will listen to the confessions of a grave-digger? (R)


Unknown: Peter Barnes.
Unknown: Jeremy Irons.

: Proms 1990

Yuri Bashmet (viola) BBC SO leader Michael Davis conductor Andrew Davis live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (Linz)
Elgar, arr Tertis Viola Concerto in E minor
8.30 The Promenade
Ticket: First of three reminiscences of the Edwardian era, chosen by Malcolm Hayes.
8.50 Robert Simpson Symphony No 5
Beethoven Overture:
Leonora No 2


Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Leader: Michael Davis
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.
Unknown: Robert Simpson

: Voices in the Wilderness

Sean MacReamoinn and Neasa NfAnnrachain read a selection of Irish verse from the 7th to the 11th centuries. (R)


Unknown: Sean MacReamoinn
Unknown: Neasa Nfannrachain

: The King's Singers

Modern American music.
Menotti Moans, groans, cries and sighs
(first UK broadcast)
Rorem Pilgrim Strangers (first UK broadcast)

: Composers of the Week

Schwanengesang (Rellstab songs);
Symphony No 10 in D
(realised Brian Newbould ) Trio in E flat (Notturno,
D 897); Schwanengesang (Heine songs)


Unknown: Brian Newbould

: News

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