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: NEWS SUMMARY

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: WHAT'S NEW?

A weekly programme f recent records
Sinfonia: La vera costanza
(Hadyn)
MANNHEIM SOLOISTS
Conducted by WOIGANG HOLMANN
8.15* Aria: Un fuoco insolite (
Don Pasquale ) (Domizetti)
GERAINT EVANS (baritone) SUISSE ROMANCE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by BRYAN BALKWILL
8.18* Piano Concerto No. 8, in C major (K.246I (Mozart)
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
8.41* Overture-fantasia : Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)
BOSTON SYMPHONY Orchestra Conducted by CHARLES MUNCH

Contributors

Conducted By: Woigang Holmann
Unknown: Don Pasquale
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Conducted By: Bryan Balkwill
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Conducted By: Charles Munch

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: BACH CANTATAS

CHRISTINA CLARKE (soprano) RACHEL PAYNE (contralto) John STONE (tenor)
PETER WALKER (baritone)
BBC N0RTHERN SINGERS
Chorus-Master, Stephen Wilkinson
Obbliaato:
Bernard O'Keefe (cor anglais) Continuo:
Bridget Fry (chamber organ) Kenneth Jepson (cello)
Arthur Thornton (bassoon) Jeffrey Box (double-bass)
BBC Northern ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by Kenneth MONTGOMERY
Cantata No. 28: Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende
9.21* Organ music
Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her
Chorale Prelude: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
LIONEL ROGG at the organ of the GROSSNÜNSTER. ZURICH gramophone records
9.37* Cantata No. 190: Singet dem
Herrn ein neues Lied

Contributors

Soprano: Christina Clarke
Contralto: Rachel Payne
Tenor: John Stone
Baritone: Peter Walker
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Unknown: Bernard O'Keefe
Unknown: Bridget Fry
Cello: Kenneth Jepson
Bassoon: Arthur Thornton
Double-Bass: Jeffrey Box
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Kenneth Montgomery

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Suite: Le temple de la paix
(Lully)
Oiseau-Lyre ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE Conducted by Louis de FROMENT
10.18* Piano Concerto in F major
(Boieldieu)
MARTIN CALLING
INNSBRUCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROBERT WAGNER
10.39* Variations and Fugue on a theme of Purcell (BriUen)
- PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CARLO MARIA GULINI

Contributors

Conducted By: Louis de Froment
Conducted By: Robert Wagner
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Gulini

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna lnstone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Charles Ives by ROBERT HENDERSON
Musical Profile: King's College Chapel Choir by CHARLES CUDWORTH
Mozart's Family Letters: book review by PETER BRANSCOMBE
Walking Encyclopedia by SIDNEY HARRISON

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Lnstone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Charles Ives
Unknown: Robert Henderson
Unknown: Charles Cudworth
Review By: Peter Branscombe
Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: THE HAPPY PRINCE

Opera in one act
Music by Malcolm Williamson
Libretto by THE COMPOSER
"fter the story by Oscar Wilde gramophone record
GUILDHALL CHAMBER CHOIR
NEVILLE MARRINER (violin) ANTHONY HOWARD (violin) STEPHEN SHINGLES (viola) Joy Hall (cello)
JOHN GRAY (cello)
MALCOLM WILLIAMSON and RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (piano duet)
JAMES HOLLAND (percussion) TRISTAN FRY (percussion)
Conducted by MARCus DODS
The scene is a public square
First broadcast performance

Contributors

Music By: Malcolm Williamson
Story By: Oscar Wilde
Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Anthony Howard
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Joy Hall
Cello: John Gray
Cello: Malcolm Williamson
Piano: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: James Holland
Unknown: Tristan Fry
Conducted By: Marcus Dods

: MOZART

Six minuets (K.164)
VIENNA MOZART ENSEMBLE
Conducted by WILLY BOSKOWSKY
32.57* Piano Concerto No. 23, in A major (K.488)
SOLOMON
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HERBERT MENGES See also Tuesday at 7.17 a.m.
1.24* Symphony No. 36, in C major (Linz) (K. 425)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by KARL BÖHM gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willy Boskowsky
Conducted By: Herbert Menges
Conducted By: Karl Böhm

: BRAHMS

2.24* Piano Trio in C major. Op. 87
Beaux ARTS Trio
Daniel Guilet (violin)
Bernard Greenhouse (cello) Menahem Pressler (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Daniel Guilet
Cello: Bernard Greenhouse
Piano: Menahem Pressler

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Harry Newstone
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Harry Newstone

: * TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest.
Repeated on Tuesday at 4.45 p.m.*
Next Sunday's programme: 3.30 p.m.

: * CONCERT

Part 2 Symphony No 5 Nielsen

: IVES: HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND SUCCESSORS

The first of thirteen fortnightly programmes
VALERIE TRYON (piano)
Part 1
Sonata No. 2; Concord, Mass.
(1840-60)
Emerson: Hawthorne The Alcotts; Thoreau flute, Douglas WHITTAKER
(in fourth movement)

Contributors

Piano: Valerie Tryon
Flute: Douglas Whittaker

: SHAKESPEARE 1964

Two talks on the achievements of the Quatercentenary Year by J. ISAACS
Emeritus Professor of English. University of London
1: The man, his mind, and his works
In 1964 the whole world In both hemispheres and on both sides of the Iron Curtain celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Some 5,000 books, monographs. and articles appeared in even' civilised language as well as performances of plays, postage stamps, medals, and souvenirs.
Professor Isaacs attempts to assess the advances in scholarship and interpretation and to suggest the extent to which we have a new picture of Shakespeare the man.
Second broadcast
Second talk: January 8

Contributors

Unknown: J. Isaacs

: IVES

Contemporaries and Successors
Part 2 Songs and second string quartet
(David Astor and Ernest Lush, Amici Quartet): January 14

: THE BALLAD OF THE OUTER DARK

by Vernon Watkins
The Living
WILLIAM SQUIRE. T. H. EVANS
ANTHONY HALL , MICHAEL MCCLAIN RICHARD CURNOCK
The Dead
BASIL JONES , RAYMOND LLEWELLYN TALFRYN THOMAS , JOHN GILL CLIVE MERRISON
The song composed and sung by OSIAN ELLIS
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
Vernon Watkins 's Ballad of the Mari Lwud ended with the striking of midnight on New Year's Eve; the bearers of Mari Lwyd - the horse's skull-who symbolise the Dead. have been driven off. But in The Ballad of the Outer Dark they return, break down the door, and expel the Living into the empty night.

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Watkins
Unknown: William Squire.
Unknown: T. H. Evans
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Richard Curnock
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Raymond Llewellyn
Unknown: Talfryn Thomas
Unknown: John Gill
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Sung By: Osian Ellis
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: Vernon Watkins
Unknown: Mari Lwud
Unknown: Mari Lwyd

: HAYDN AND SCHUBERT

JEANNETTE SINCLAIR (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) DELME STRING QUARTET
Granville Jones (violin) Jurgen Hess (violin)
John Underwood (viola) Joy Hall (cello)
Last of three programmes, each including two classical string Quartets and a group of songs.
Second broadcast of the quarteta

Contributors

Soprano: Jeannette Sinclair
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Violin: Granville Jones
Violin: Jurgen Hess
Viola: John Underwood
Cello: Joy Hall

: THE SPANISH DILEMMA

by DR. ALISTAIR HENNESSY
Reader in Spanish and Latin-American History in the University of Warwick
The last few years in Spain have seen tremendous economic expansion. This has transformed the economy and radically changed traditional attitudes to Spain's relationship with the rest of Europe. Dr. Hennessy considers the political consequences this may have in the light of the Spanish past. and in relation to those development problems which Spain shares with Latin America.

Contributors

Reader: Dr. Alistair Hennessy
Unknown: Europe. Dr.

: THE COMPOSER CONDUCTS

Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 4, in F minor BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THE COMPOSER Recorded in 1937

: THE THIRD POWER

There are three great Powers in Europe: England, Russia, and Madame de Slael
A radio portrait of Madame de Stael by Eric Ewens
Narrated by Fay Compton with
Mme. de Stael was born two hundred years ago. A measure of her influence can be inferred from the names of those whose words contribute to Eric Ewens 's portrait. The narration is put into the mouth of a niece of Mme. de Stael, the first in the long line of her biographers. Produced by CHRISTOPHER Holme Second broadcast
De L'Angleterre--an imaginary conversation between Jane Austen and Madame de Stael: January 7

Contributors

Unknown: Madame de Slael
Unknown: Madame de Stael
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Fay Compton
Unknown: Mme. de Stael
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Produced By: Christopher Holme
Unknown: Jane Austen
Benjamin Constant: Alec McCowen
Mme de Saussure: Fay Compton
Benjamin Constant: Alec McCowen
Napoleon: Trader Faulkner
Chateaubriand: Leo McCabe
with: Patricia Gallimore
Noel Hood,: Hilda Schroder
John Dearth,: Frank Henderson
: Preston Lockwood
LeRoy Lingwood,: Clive Merrison
Humphrey Morton,: Hector Ross
Tim Seely, and: Ian Thompson

: LASSUS

Mass: Puisque j'ai perdu
Penitential Psalm No. 7:
Domine, exaudi orationem meam sung by the MARTINDALE SIDWELL CHOIR
Conductor, MARTINDALE SIDWELL From the church of St. Georgette-Martyr, Queen Square, London
Second broadcast

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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