A series of eight programmes devoted to the Latin church music of the great Tudor composers, each one including a setting of the Mass, as well as organ music of the period, played by THURSTON DART and others, and some shorter liturgical pieces: Antiphons, Responds and Motets.
Today's programme includes:
Fayrfax Mass: Tecum Principium: AMBROSIAN SINGERS directed by DENIS STEVENS gramophone records
Finzi Concerto for clarinet and strings, Op 31: JOHN DENMAN NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by VERNON HANDLEY
9.35* Moeran Symphony in G minor
ENGLISH SINFONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by NEVILLE DILKES gramophone records
Introduced by Michael Oliver
The Thieving Magpie: Rossini's opera, introduced by RICHARD OSBORNE.
The Instrument Makers - 1: JULIAN CLARK , craftsman in medieval, renaissance and baroque bows.
A Musician for all Seasons: CALLUM MCDONALD assesses the astonishingly diverse output of the English composer John Foulds , who died in Calcutta in 1939. Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
RUTH FALCON i soprano)
HELEN WATTS (contralto) DAVID RENDALL (tenor) DON GARRARD (bass)
MEMBERS OF THE LIVERPOOL WELSH CHORAL UNION
LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR chorus-master EDMUND WALTERS ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader ALAN TRAVERSE conductor WALTER WELLER
Mozart Symphony No 36, in c (Linz) (K 425)
Michael Schmidt , poet and publisher, reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester
Part 2 Bruckner Mass No 3, in F minor
(A public concert given in the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool) BBC Manchester
Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest.
SYLVIA ROSENBERG (violin) LAMAR CROWSON (piano)
Schumann Sonata in D minor, Op 121
Beethoven Sonata in 8 flat major, Op 12 No 3
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
(Jaques in As You Like It)
A selection of poems on Jaques's theme, presented by ANTHONY THWAITE and read by GARY WATSON. 2: Childhood Producer FRASER STEEL
Part 2 Janacek Sonata
Mozart Sonata in B flat major (K 454)
Serenata a tré
Mio cor povero cor (rv 690) ELIZABETH GALE (soprano)
ANNE PASHLEY (mezzo-soprano) MICHAEL GOLDTHORPE (tenor) DAVID ROBLOU
(harpsichord continuo) BAROQUE ORCHESTRA leader CHRISTOPHER HIRONS conducted by JANE GLOVER
'David Munrow did not just emerge into the field of medieval and renaissance music - he exploded into it .. He established a standard that can now never be ignored, and the stimulating shockwaves from his explosion will carry far into the future.'
(SIR ANTHONY LEWIS )
When he died in 1976. David Munrow was only 33 years old, yet within the span of a decade he had widened the musical horizons of millions by his concerts, records, writings and broadcasts. Whether directing the Early Music Consort of London or introducing Radio 3's Pied Piper he radiated an intense enthusiasm which could leave his colleagues just as often exhausted as exhilarated.
Michael Oliver presents this award-winning portrait of a dynamic and sometimes controversial personality, with impressions and assessments from PROFESSOR WILLIS GRANT, BILL ODDIE , A. G. ELLIOTT-SMITH (former Principal of Markham College, Lima, Peru), MEREDITH DEWEY (former Dean of Pembroke College, Cambridge), CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD , GUY WOOL-FENDEN, JAMES BOWMAN , JASPER PARROTT , JOHN WILLAN and PROFESSOR ROBERT DONINGTON.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON
Christianity and the World Order
The Rev Dr Edward Norman , Dean of Peterhouse. Cambridge. begins his series of six talks. 1: The Political Christ Dr Norman takes issue with those who are reinterpreting Christianity as a scheme of social and political action. He argues that in their death agonies the western Churches are distributing the causes of their sickness - the politicisation of religion - to their healthy offspring in the developing world. The politicisation of Christianity in the western world takes the form of identifying Christian teachings with the moral outlook and political ideas of liberalism. Are there distinctly Christian reasons for regarding its principles as more compatible with the teachings of Christ than other and rival political outlooks?
David Lumsdaine Aria for Edward John Eyre
JANE MANNING (soprano) JOHN BADDELEY (narrator) JOHN RYE (narrator)
BARRY GUY (double-bass) LONDON SINFONIETTA conducted by ELGAR HOWARTH
(Part of a BBC concert at the University of Liverpool in January 1973 for which this work was commissioned)
The Grunstein Variation by WOLFGANG KOHLHAASE translated by ROBERT BRYCE
This sensitive study of three men in prison is by one of the GDR'S most distinguished writers The original East German production of the play won the 1977 Italia Prize for radio drama.
Directed bv BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
direct from the Theatre Royal Comic opera in two acts Music by Smetana
Libretto by EMANUEL ZÛNGEL adapted from Les Deux Veuves by FEI .ICIEN MALLEFILLE i sung in the English translation by DAVID POUNTNEY )
WEXFORD FESTIVAL CHORUS chorus-master ALAN CUTTS RTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader COLIN STAVELEY conducted by ALBERT ROSEN
The art historian and controversial curator of 20th-century Art at New York's Metropolitan Museum. Henry Geldzahler was appointed Cultural Affairs Commissioner for New York by the incoming Mayor, and in conversation with PHILIP FRENCH he discusses the nature of this newly created post, the problems of financing cultural activities in America, and the special role of the arts in New York life.
Hummel Mandolin Concerto in G: ANDRE SAINT-CLIVIER
JEAN-FRANCOIS PAILLARD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, conducted by JEAN-FRANCOIS PAILLARD
Rodrigo Fantasia para un gentilhombre: ANGEL ROMERO (guitar) LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANDRE PREVIN gramophone records
Rumanze des Richard Lowen herz ifrom Scott's Ivanhoe)
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (bar) GERALD MOORE (piano): record