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: Morning Concert

Ireland A London
London Symphony
Orchestra/John Barbirolli
7.14 Rossini, arr Britten Matinees musicales, Op 24 National Philharmonic
Orchestra/ Bonynge

: News

7.35 Schumann
Overture: Genoveva
New Philharmonic
7.46 Grainger
Always Merry and Bright Penelope Thwaites and John Lavender (pianos)
7.51 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F (K3 70): Members of the Nash Ensemble
8.07 Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 2 in F
Dmitri Alexeev (piano) English CO/
Jerzy Maksymiuk Records


Unknown: Penelope Thwaites
Pianos: John Lavender
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: News

: Composers of the Week

Musorgsky Sunless
Boris Christoff (bass)
Alexandre Labinsky (piano) Pictures at an Exhibition
Alfred Brendel (piano) Records


Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexandre Labinsky
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Beethoven and Schubert

Krzysztof Smietana (violin)
John Blakely (piano) Schubert Sonatina in D (D 384)
Sonata in A minor, Op 23


Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely

: BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier
Hindemith Symphony in Eflat


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Hindemith Symphony

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan.
The Third Comhill Test at Old Trafford.
Ball-by-ball commentary on the first day's play by Brian Johnston and Jonathan Agnew.
With expert comment from Mike Hendrick and David Lloyd.
Scorer: Bill Frindall
1.05 pm News
Into the Tiger's Lair
Peter Baxter looks back at the 1984 England tour of Pakistan.
County Scoreboard
County Talk
Graeme Fowler , Simon Hughes and Nick Cook discuss the County scene with Peter Baxter.
Commentary and close of play summary.


Play By: Brian Johnston
Play By: Jonathan Agnew.
Unknown: Mike Hendrick
Unknown: David Lloyd.
Unknown: Bill Frindall
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Nick Cook
Unknown: Peter Baxter.

: *pm Evening Sequence

A selection of music on records.

: News

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Andrew Davis
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Edward Shipley Hasta Longina (world premiere) Brahms Violin Concerto inD
Nielsen Symphony No 5


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Violin: Edward Shipley Hasta

: Portuguese Keyboard Music

The first of two programmes.
Melvyn Tan (harpsichord) Fr Manuel de Santo
Elias Sonata in Eflat Seixas Sonata in C
FX Baptista Sonata in C minor
Jose de Sant 'Ana
Sonata in D minor
Seixas Sonata in G minor


Harpsichord: Melvyn Tan
Harpsichord: Fr Manuel de Santo
Harpsichord: Elias Sonata
Unknown: Jose de Sant

: Music in Our Time

BBC Singers/Simon Joly Alison Wells (soprano)
John Alley and Catherine Edwards (pianos) Christoph Delz (harmonium).
Stephen Plaistow introduces highlights from a concert given last
November at the Almeida Theatre.
Stockhausen Chore fur Doris VonBose
Four Madrigals (UK premiere) Delz Joyce Fantasy
(UK premiere)


Soprano: Joly Alison Wells
Soprano: John Alley
Soprano: Catherine Edwards
Pianos: Christoph Delz
Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Stockhausen Chore
Unknown: Doris Vonbose

: Before the Blues

In this award-winning eight-part series,
Paul Oliver looks at the origins of blues music and at the kinds of music which preceded it.
4: Old Country Stomp
The music for rural dances in the Southern states of America was rugged and coarse-grained. As the guitar became more popular, banjos and fiddles were used less, but string bands thrived in country districts.


Unknown: Paul Oliver

: News

: Composers of the Week

Bruch Eight Pieces, Op 83: Nos 3, 5 and 6; In Memoriam, Op 65;
Partsongs (Seven Lieder, Op 71): Eight Pieces, Op 83 No 6 (final version)

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5 9.00-10.00am

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