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: Morning Concert

Faure Sicilienne
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Pascal Devoyon (piano)
7.04 Smetana Overture, Polka, Furiant and Dance of the Comedians
(The Bartered Bride)
Vienna PO/James Levine
7.30am News
7.35 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 1
Alfred Brendel (piano) LPO/Bernard Haitink
8.14 Elgar Chanson de Matin: LPO/Boult
8.17 Walton 'Spitfire' Prelude and Fugue
RLPO/Charles Groves
Records. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Faure Sicilienne
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Producer: John Thornley

: News

: Composers of the Week

String Quartet No 2 in D flat
Gabrieli String Quartet Suite in F sharp minor
Seattle SO/Milton Katims Records. Producer Ray Abbott


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Europe without Frontiers

from 10.55 A bank holiday outing across musical borders in the spirit of freedom. Haydn's Symphony No 27 in G, Mozart's 'Kegelstatt' Trio, two Rachmaninov songs, excerpts from Stravinsky's Petrushka, and folk music from the Black Forest. With the Original Albtaler Volksmusikanten ; the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra; Joy Farrall, Garfield Jackson and Graham Johnson ; Evelyn Glennie , Fritz Kreisler , John McCormack and Edwin Schneider. Producer Jillian White


Unknown: Albtaler Volksmusikanten
Unknown: Garfield Jackson
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: John McCormacK
Unknown: Edwin Schneider.
Producer: Jillian White

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from the Oval on the fourth day of the Third Cornhill Test.
1.05pm News
1.10 Talking Point
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary
3.45 At the Bookstall:
Recent cricket publications.

: BBC Philharmonic

leader Dennis Simons conductor Edward Downes Rachmaninov, orch Resphigi Five Etudes-tableaux Prokofiev Symphony No 6 in E flat minor


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Edward Downes

: News

: Martin Roscoe

(piano) Brahms Six pieces, Op 118 Dohnanyi Four Rhapsodies, Op 1 1 (R)

: Prom Talk

: Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet Suite No Philadelphia Orchestra/ Riccardo Muti. Records


Unknown: Riccardo Muti.

: Proms 1990

Beaux Arts Trio Isidore Cohen (violin) Peter Wiley (cello) Menahem Pressler (piano) live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Haydn Trio in A (Hob XV 18) Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
3.45 Richard Baker talks to members of the Beaux Arts Trio about their long and distinguished career. (R)
4.05 Schubert Trio in E flat (D 929)


Cello: Peter Wiley
Piano: Menahem Pressler
Unknown: Royal Albert
Talks: Richard Baker

: British Part-Songs

Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs Britten Five Flower Songs Cambridge Singers/ John Rutter. Records


Singers: John Rutter.

: Mainly for Pleasure

until 6.30 Presented by Brian Wright Producer Nick Morgan


Presented By: Brian Wright
Producer: Nick Morgan

: News

: In the Shadows of Versailles

The last of three extracts from the memoirs of the Due de Saint-Simon, read by Garard Green : Death of a Prince
The death of Louis XIV's brother, the Due d'Orieans. Translated by Michel Petheram


Read By: Garard Green
Translated By: Michel Petheram

: Proms 1990

BBC Symphony Orchestra leader Bela Dekany conductor
Gennady Rozhdestvensky live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Schubert Symphony No 9 (Great C major)
8.25 A Stroll in South
Three programmes.
1: A Victorian Coliseum
Architect Ian Grant takes a walk around the Albert Hall with Judith Bumpus.
8.45 Offenbach
Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld; Wedding Scene and Polonaise
(Barbe-bleue); Gafte parisienne (excerpts)
Johann Strauss (son) Emperor
Waltz Johann Strauss (father) Homage to Queen Victoria Johann Strauss (son) Homage to the Russian people


Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Ian Grant
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Judith Bumpus.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Waltz Johann Strauss
Unknown: Queen Victoria Johann Strauss

: Thomas Tomkins

Voluntary; Ground; A Sad Pavan for these
Distracted Times
Kenneth Gilbert plays the 1649 Dallam Organ at Lanvallec in Brittany. Record


Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert

: Two BBC Commissions

Roger Marsh The Song of Abigail - a Melodrama John Woolrich
Spalanzani's Daughter Lontano conductor
Odaline de la
Martinez Frances Lynch (sop) (R) (Roger Marsh 's 'Stepping Out' is in Friday's Prom, 7.30pm)


Unknown: Roger Marsh
Unknown: John Woolrich
Unknown: Martinez Frances Lynch
Unknown: Roger Marsh

: Such Rotten Luck: 3: In an Unreal City

Another chance to hear Ronald Hayman's six-part series about a second-class writer.


Writer: Ronald Hayman
Woodhouse: Tim Pigott-Smith
Gila: Zoe Wanamaker
Seamus: Stephen Rea
Jutta/Girl in nightclub: Susie Bran
Hildegarde/Hedwig: Miriam Karlin
Graubart: Bill Wallis
Pachmann: John Moffatt

: Composers of the Week

Weber 1786-1826
Aufforderung zum Tanz, Op 65; Andante and rondo ungarese, Op 35;
Abu Hassan : Overture and excerpts; Concertino in E minor for horn and orchestra


Unknown: Abu Hassan

: News

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