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: Overture

Wagner Overture: Tannhituser
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI
7.19* Ardili Bolero
MARILYN HORNE
(mezzo-soprano) LONDON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE
7.23* Ibert Flute Concerto
JAMES GALWAY
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES DUTOIT
7.43* Dmitri Shostakovich Ballet Suite No 1
BOI.SHOI THEATRE ORCHESTRA conducted by MAXIM SHOSTAKOVICH oramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Conducted By: Ardili Bolero
Mezzo-Soprano: Marilyn Horne
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Conducted By: Charles Dutoit
Conducted By: Dmitri Shostakovich
Conducted By: Maxim Shostakovich

: News

: Morning Concert

Prokofiev Classical Symphony
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO
8.19* Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1, in B flat minor
EMIL GILELS
NEW PHII.HARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel

: Rural Rhymes

A further monthly selection of poetry, chosen and read by Robin Holmes.

Contributors

Read By: Robin Holmes.

: News

: This Week's Composer

Schumann
Years of Fulfilment 1840-1843
The years immediately following his marriage to Clara Wieck were to be the happiest Schumann was to know, and his feelings of joy and optimism are reflected in the contemporary works.
Song-Cycle: Frauenliebe und -leben
ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF (soprano)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano) Symphony No 4, in D minor
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS
ORCHESTRA conducted by KURT MASUR gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Clara Wieck
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Leipzig Gewandhaus
Conducted By: Kurt Masur

: New Year's Day Concert

direct from the Main Hall, Musikverein. Vienna
The traditional annual concert of Viennese music, given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted by Willi Boskovsky Part 1
10.50* Strauss the Elder in Victorian Britain
Johann Strauss the Elder first came to Britain in 1838. hoping to play at balls held to celebrate Queen Victoria's Coronation. Michael Norton recounts some of the composer's adventures in this country.
11.5* New Year's Day Concert Part 2
(Part of th;s concert will be shown on BBC2 at 8.10)

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Michael Norton

: News

: The Fair Maid of the Mill

(Die schone Milllerin)
Schubert's cycle of 20 songs to poems by Wilhelm Muller sung in a new translation by Clare Campbell
'This translation was purpose-built to be sing-able, that is to fit the music in sound as well as the German words in meaning. Listening is enriched by understanding the detail of what is meant: Schubert's genius for mood-painting is missed if one doesn't follow all that.'
(Clare Campbell)
Ian Partridge (tenor)
Jennifer Partridge (piano)

Contributors

Translator: Clare Campbell
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Pianist: Jennifer Partridge

: Music for Organ

David Saint at the organ of St George's Church, Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear
Langlais Incantation pour un jour saint
2.20* Bach Chorale Preludes: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (BWV 658); An Wasserflussen Babylon (BWV 653); Komm. Gott Schiipfer , heiliger Geist (BWV 667)
2.32' Kenneth Leighton Paean
BUC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Von Gott
Unknown: Gott Schiipfer
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton

: Towards the Ninth Symphony

Martin Cooper , the author of Beethoven: The Last Decade, sketches the background against which the Ninth Symphony was conceived, and introduces some of Beethoven's letters and other contemporary documentation.

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Cooper

: A Time and A Place

A series featuring moments in musical history captured for the gramophone.
1: Tne Time: 29 July 1951 The Place: Festspieihaus, Bayreuth
Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Choral)
ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF (soprano'
ELISABETH HÖNGEN (contralto)
HANS HOPF (tenor)
OTTO EDELMANN (bass)
BAYREUTH FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA conducted by WILHELM FURTWANGLER

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: New kecords

Haydn Quartet in c, Op 20 No 2
JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
Jaimes Nares Lesson No 2, in D
TREVOR PINNOCK (harpsichord)
Britten String Quartet No 3. Op 94
AMADEUS STRING QUARTET

Contributors

Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock

: Emil Gilels

(piano)
Part 1 Beethoven
Sonata in G major. Op 79 Sonata in E fiat major, Op Sla (Les Adieux)
Sonata in E minor, Op 90

: Feminism and Love

The two waves of modern feminism have had different directions and produced different literatures. In the third and last of his three talks on the literary treatment of love and marriage, Laurence Lerner contrasts the attitudes of the female emancipation movement and women's liberation. And he discusses the handling of love and marriage by some recent novelists, among them Elizabeth Jane Howard and Doris Lessing. who evidently take a more sanguine view of the value of fiction than did Beatrice Webb.

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Unknown: Beatrice Webb.

: Emil Gilels

Part 2 Schubert
Moments musicaux (D 780) (A concert given on 22 September at Eton School Hall as part of the 1978 Windsor Festival)

: The Thorns of Summer

A portrait of the later life of John Henry New man. written by LEO KNOWLES. With
John Franklyn-Robbins as John Henry Newman
'Because I have not pushed myself forward, because I have not dreamed of saying "see what I am doing and have done ", because I have not retailed gossip, flattered great people, and sided with this or that party. I am nobody. I have no friend in Rome: I have laboured in England, to he misrepresented, back-bitten and scorned.'
Narrator BRIAN TRUEMAN Producer FRASER STEEL
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: John Henry New
Written By: Leo Knowles.
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: John Henry Newman
Narrator: Brian Trueman
Producer: Fraser Steel
Cardinal Manning: George Hagan
Ambrose St John: Tom Harrison
Mgr William Talbot: Ronald Herdman
Charles Kingsley: Graham Tennant
Cardinal Barnabo: Paul Webster
Pius IX: Herbert Smith
Leo XIII: David Mahlowe
Eleana Giustini: Rosalind Knight

: Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

BRIGITA SULCOVA (soprano) MARIE MRAZOVA (contralto) JIR] ZAHRADNICEK ( tenor) JAROSLAV HORACEK (bass) JAN HORA (organ)
CZECHOSLOVAK RADIO CHOIR CZECHOSLOVAK RADIO
SYMPHON\ ORCHESTRA conductor ZDENEK KOSLER (Recording from this year's Prague Spring Festival made available by courtesy of Czechoslovak Radio)

Contributors

Bass: Jaroslav Horacek
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler

: Mozart

Sonata in D (K 381)
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH and JUSTUS FRANTZ (piano duet) Flute Quartet in c (K 285b) WILLIAM BENNETT (flute)
GRUMIAUX TRIO
Sonata in F (K 376)
SZYMON GOLDBERG (violin) RADU LUPU (piano)
Clarinet Quintet in A (K 581) GERVASE DE PEYER (clarinet) AMADEUS QUARTET: records

Contributors

Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Flute: William Bennett
Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Radu Lupu

: We that Live to Please must Please to Live

' The Drama's Laws, the Drama s Patrons give and we that live to please must please to live.'
(SAMUEL JOHNSON )
' Nowadays, to please the public, you must write stuff so simple that a coachman might sing it after you; or so incomprehensible that it pleases simply because no sensible man can understand it.' (MOZART) An imaginary conversation between Samuel Johnson and Mozart on the subject of music, art and patronage, written by STEPHEN OLIVER , who also Dlavs the harpsichord.
Dr Johnson TIMOTHY WEST Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
ANTON LESSER
Producer PATRICIA BRENT

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Written By: Stephen Oliver
Harpsichord: Dr Johnson Timothy West
Harpsichord: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Jazz in Britain

Introduced by Charles Fox
Stinky Winkles
Veryan Weston (piano) Gary Peters (guitar) Simon Piccard i tenor saxophone)
Dan Brown (bass guitar) Cliff Venner (drums)

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox
Introduced By: Stinky Winkles
Piano: Veryan Weston
Guitar: Gary Peters
Guitar: Simon Piccard
Bass: Dan Brown
Guitar: Cliff Venner

: News

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia V England
Test Match
Special, with commentary on the final two nours of the fourth day at Melbourne.








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