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: Morning Concert

Corelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 6
La Petite Bande/
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
7.13 Haydn Berenice , che fai?
Arleen Auger (soprano) Handel and Haydn Society of Boston/
Christopher Hogwood
7.30 am News
7.35 Bizet
L'Artesienne: Suite No 2
Ulster Orchestra/
Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.51 Faure Nocturne
No 4 in E flat, Op 36 Pascal Roge (piano)
7.59 Enescu Suite No 2 in C: Monte Carlo PO/
Lawrence Foster. Records Producer Peter Tanner


Violin: Haydn Berenice
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Lawrence Foster.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: News

: Composers of the Week

Fireworks: Berlin RSO/
Riccardo Chailly Les Noces
English Bach Festival
Orchestra and Chorus/
Leonard Bernstein
Symphony in C: CBC SO/ the composer. Records Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: A Slav Miscellany

from 10.55 Dvorak Overture: My Homeland
9.46 Martinu Frescoes of Piero della Francesca Bournemouth SO/ Howard Williams
10.06 Arensky Trio in D minor, Op 32
10.33 Martinu Trio No 3 in C Joachim Piano Trio
10.53 Tchaikovksy Variations on a Rococo Theme
11.15 Martinu Sinfonietta: La Jolla Robert Cohen (cello) Bournemouth Sinfonietta/del Mar
11.36 Tchaikovsky ! Serenade for Strings ECO/Raymond Leppard Producer Ian Carson


Unknown: Arensky Trio
Producer: Ian Carson

: Test Match Special

England v India
The fourth day's play of the Second Cornhill Test at Old Trafford.
1.05 News
1.10 Talking Point
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary, including at 3.45 At the Bookstall.

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor Charles Groves Gordon Hunt (oboe) Janacek The Fiddler's Child Steptoe Oboe Concerto (first broadcast) Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1


Conductor: Charles Groves
Oboe: Gordon Hunt
Unknown: Steptoe Oboe
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: News

: Mozart, Mathias and Bartok

Gyorgy Pauk (violin) Roger Vignoles (piano) Mozart Violin Sonata in G (K301) William Mathias Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94 Bartok Rhapsody No 2 (Sz 89) (R)


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Violin: William Mathias

: Prom Talk

: Saito Kinen Orchestra

Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat, conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama Takemitsu November Steps Katsuya Yokoyama (shakuhachi) Kinshi Tsuruta (biwa) conductor Seiji Ozawa Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductor: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Unknown: Katsuya Yokoyama
Unknown: Kinshi Tsuruta
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Early 20th-century Cello Music

Rohan de Saram (cello) Yitkin Seow (piano) Sibelius Malinconia , Op 20 Granados, arr Cassado Intermezzo from Goyescas Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (R)


Piano: Yitkin Seow
Piano: Sibelius Malinconia

: The Bairstow Sonata

Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)
Bairstow Toccata-Prelude on Pange Lingua; Sonata in E flat Francis Jackson Impromptu


Unknown: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Unknown: Bairstow Toccata-Prelude
Unknown: Francis Jackson

: Mainly for Pleasure

until 6.30 Presenter Roger Nichols Producer Anthony Sellors


Presenter: Roger Nichols
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: News

: In the Shadows of Versailles

Three readings from the Memoirs of the Due de Saint-Simon.
1: The Tyrant of Versailles St-Simon recalls how
Louis XIV established his court at Versailles in 1683 and comments on his excesses of power and love.
Reader Garard Green. Translator Michel Petheram
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Mono


Reader: Garard Green.
Unknown: Michel Petheram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.

: Proms 1990

Arleen Auger (soprano) Ulster Orchestra leader Paul Willey conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Britten Les Illuminations
Debussy La Mer
8.15 Yan Pascal Tortelier in conversation with Anthony Burton. Producer Andrew Mussett
8.35 Dukas La Peri
Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne: Obal, din Lou Umouzi ; Jou I'pount d'o Mirabel; Lou Boussu ;
La Delaissado; Malurous qu'o uno fenno Ravel Botero
(The appearence of the Ulster Orchestra is made possible by the support of the Industrial Development Board)


Soprano: Arleen Auger
Leader: Paul Willey
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Andrew Mussett
Unknown: Lou Umouzi
Unknown: Lou Boussu
Unknown: Ravel Botero

: Szymanowski and Schubert

Roth Quartet
Szymanowski Quartet in C, Op 37
Schubert Quartet in E, Op 125 No 2 (R)

: Such Rotten Luck

Six episodes about the ups and downs of a second-class writer.
Written by Ronald Hayman. 1: The Little Grey Man.
Music Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Piers Plowright (R)


Written By: Ronald Hayman.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Piers Plowright
Woodhouse: Tim Pigott-Smith
Gila: Zoe Wanamaker
Seamus: Stephen Rea
Wilhelmina: Susie Brann
Henrietta Masterson: Miriam Karlin
Hamish McVomitoryl Prof Trinklekopf/Blind man: Bill Wallis
Gila's parents: Benjamin Whitrow
Gila's parents: Joan Matheson

: Composers of the Week

Elgar Overture:
Cockaigne; May Song
Coronation Ode, Op 44

: News

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