Second of 14 programmes
In Mannheim, Mozart fell in love with a young soprano, Aloysia Weber : this delayed his going to Paris to re-make the reputation he had enjoyed as a child prodigy.
Flute Quartet in D (K 285: Mannheim, late 1777)
PETER LUKAS-GRAF (flute) ITALIAN STRING TRIO
Oiseaux, si tous les ans; Dans un bois solitaire (composed in Mannheim for Auguste Wend-ling, daughter of fellow-musicians there): JILL GOMEZ (sop)
JOHN CONSTABLE (piano): record Violin Sonata in c (K 303) (mono) NORBERT BRAININ (Violin)
LAMAR CROWSON (piano)
Aria: Alcandro, lo confesso-Non so d'onde viene (mono) (his first composition for Aloysia): RITA STREICH (soprano) who will be heard in nearly all the Aloysia arias in the series BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS : record
Violin Sonata in E flat (K 302) (mono): NORBERT BRAININ (violin) LILI KRAUS (piano)
Walton Comedy Overture: Scapino: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by THE COMPOSER
9.14* Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No 1, in A: RUGGIERO RICCI CINCINATTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by MAX RUDOLF
9.26* Dreyschock Konzertstiick in c minor, Op 27
FRANK COOPER (piano)
NUREMBERG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ZSOLT DEAKY
9.43* Bruckner Symphony in F minor: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ELYAKUM SHAPIRRA: records
Graft or Craft? Bernard Keeffe investigates the predicament of the composer today, with Alan Bush , Michael Berkeley and Michael Finnissy.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
CLAUDIO ARRAU ZURICH TONHALLE ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL
(Swiss Radio recording of part of this year's Zurich Festival)
anon Hoftanz - Hupfauf: Benzenhauer
Dufay Ce moy de May soyons lies et joyeaux; Bon jour bon mois anen Vostre trey dowse regarde Dufay Mon chier amy, qu'avez vous empense?; Donnes I'assault anon Hoftanz - Hupfauf: Benzenhauer
Dufay Hé,. compaignons, resvelons nous; Ma belle dame souveraine anon Hoftanz - Hupfauf: Der ander tanz: MUSICA RESERVATA artistic director MICHAEL MORROW conducted by ANDREW PARROTT
Roy Fisher , poet, reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester
2: 1922 and 1923 With ALICE DELYSIA, CHEVALIER TURNER LAYTON ,
BEIDERBECKE NORMAN LANG , BLANEY AND FARRAR BILLY MAYERL , RED NICHOLS and others on disc.
(Chevalier is in The Sunday Film: Fanny, BBC1 8.10 pm)
(Repeated; Monday 9.50 am)
A music drama in four scenes by Wagner (sung in German)
The revival of last year's highly controversial centenary production. Patrice Chéreau, an unknown young Frenchman, produced this harshly realistic, anti-romantic interpretation in which Rhinemaidens appear as call-girls and the gods as grasping frock-coated Victorian capitalists. Another Frenchman, Pierre Boulez , conducted, This year the production was modified slightly but still outraged and offended many who saw it. In Rheingold the Rhine is not the seat of unsullied nature, but an industrial hydro-electric dam.
ORCHESTRA OF THE
BAYREUTH FESTIVAL conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ
(Bavarian Radio recording from this year's Bayreuth Festival) (Die Walkiire: next Sunday)
In the second of two conversations in which American authors discuss their books on the changing intellectual scene in the United States, Morris Dickstein talks to PHILIP FRENCH about his widely acclaimed study of ' American Culture in the 60s ', Gates of Eden.
' What happened in the 60s,' Professor Dickstein argues, ' was one of those deep-seated shifts of sensibility that alters the whole moral terrain.' His book, which ranges from rock music to avant-garde fiction, takes a far more charitable view of the decade than Diana Trilling 's We Must March My Darlings, discussed last week,
The Songs of Francis Poulene 6: Le Portrait
In the most wholly biographical programme of this 13-part series Pierre Bernac remembers his song duo of 25 years with Poulenc, and gives a performance with Graham Johnson of L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant.
Written by Graham Johnson , produced by Elaine Padmore and presented by both, with Philip Monnet as Poulenc.
Other music on records includes
Poulenc Le portrait; Tu vois le feu du soir; C'est ainsi que tu es; Chansons villageoises performed by PIERRE BERNAC and FRANCIS POULENC ; and Schubert Auf dem Wasser zu singen: sung by PETER PEARS With BENJAMIN BRITTEN
A Touch of Daniel by PETER TINNISWOOD
A Northern drama about the Brandon family, in which young Carter struggles for love in a world preoccupied with Cheshire cheese, individual trifles, dominoes, outbreaks of wireworm and vests; where strong women fight grimly to maintain their hold on a traditionally matriarchal society and where the only person who really understands Carter is his cousin, the baby Daniel.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
Amici String Quartet direct from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Part 1
Mozart String Quartet in G major (K 387)
Rubbra String Quartet No 4 (first performance)
Patrick Hutchings , Professor of Philosophy in the University of Western Australia, considers Kant's dictum that there are three things we cannot know because we have no intuition to match them: God, Freedom and Immortality. How should we see this view today?
Part 2 Beethoven String Quartet in c major, Op 59 No 3
The American Involvement In Vietnam
Presented by Michael Charlton J had a feeling of just sort of enormous relief that it was over, and that we had gotten all of the Americans out successfully. (GRAHAM MARTIN, last us Ambassador in Saigon)
11: The Fall of Saigon
What was happening in South Vietnam between the. Paris Agreements and cease-fire of January 1973 and the capture of Saigon by the Communist North Vietnamese at the end of April 1975? Was the 30-year American involvement a ' cruel sideshow ' in the new world-wide policies of the United States? Contributions from General Tran Van Don , Senator Fulbright. Senator Mansfield, Graham Martin , General Maxwell Taylor, Dean Rusk and Sir Robert Thompson Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF
No 61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland : SEPPI KRONWITTER
(treble), KURT EQUILUZ (tenor) RUUD VAN DER MEER (baSS) TOLZ BOYS' CHOIR, VIENNA concentus musicus, directed by NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT : record