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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Overture: Semiramide (Rossini) ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.16* Venusberg Music (Tannhäuser) (Wagner)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
7.29* Incidental music: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: ITALIAN CAPRICE

Music by Cimarosa, VerdI, Catalani, Maseagni,
Wolf-Ferrari, and Respighi on gramophone records

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSERS

Vaughan Williams and Holst A Choral Fantasia (Holst) JANET BAKER (soprano) RALPH DOWNES (organ)
THE PURCELL SINGERS and the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by IMOGEN HOLST
9.22* Partita for double string orchestra (Vaughan Williams)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Janet Baker
Soprano: Ralph Downes
Conducted By: Imogen Holst
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: MUSIC MAKING

ALFREDO CAMPOLI (violin) VALERIE TRYON (piano)
ALFRED KITCHIN (piano) followed by a record of Bach's motet. Lobet den Herrn. performed by the Stuttgart Boys' Choir and Stuttgart Bach Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Gerhard

Contributors

Violin: Alfredo Campoli
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Piano: Alfred Kitchin
Conducted By: Wilhelm Gerhard

: TITO SCHIPA

(tenor) with MAFALDA FAVERO (soprano) tn excerpts from operas by Verdi. Donizetti, Mascagni, and Massenet on gramophone records

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

A programme in which musicians sketch in the background of their musical life and introduce the music.
This week
VIVIAN JOSEPH introduces
The London String Trio
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Quintin Ballardie (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello) who play

Contributors

Introduces: Vivian Joseph
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Quintin Ballardie
Cello: Vivian Joseph

: BBC VIOLIN COMPETITION

The first of three programmes given by the six finalists and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
DIANA CUMMINGS plays

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Conducted By: Diana Cummings

: CONCERT CALENDAR

tSTEPHEN DODGSON looks at some of the outstanding musical events that are taking place in London and the South-East during the coming mid-week and are not being broadcast

: THE NEWS

: BBC VIOLIN COMPETITION

Part
SYDNEY MANN plays
Mendelssohn
Overture: Ruy Blas Scherzo in G minor
Violin Concerto in E minor
Second and third Programmes: April 18 and 19

Contributors

Unknown: Ruy Blas

: FROM THE CONTINENT

THE PROMENADE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GIJSERT NIEUWLAND with LIEN DOETS-SEVENSTERN (harp) courtesy of the Netherlands Radio Union

Contributors

Conducted By: Gijsert Nieuwland
Harp: Lien Doets-Sevenstern

: RUSSIAN MUSIC

Prelude: Khovanshchina
(Mussorgsky)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
2.36* Autumn (The Seasons)
(Glazunov)
CONCERT ARTS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ROBERT IRVING
2.47* Fantasy on Russian Themes
(Rinsky-Korsakov, arr. Kreisler)
NATHAN MILSTEIN (violin) with orchestra
Conducted by ROBERT IRVING
2.56* Mazurka (A Life for the Czar) (Glinka)
MONTE CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA Conducted by Louis FREMAUX
3.2* March. Op. 99 (Prokofiev) MONTE CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA Conducted by LOUIS FREMAUX
3.5* Waltz and Polonaise (Eugene Onegin) (Tchaikovsky)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGE WELDON on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Robert Irving
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Conducted By: Robert Irving
Conducted By: Louis Fremaux
Conducted By: Louis Fremaux
Conducted By: George Weldon

: BACH

St. John Passion sung in English on gramophone records
ELIZABETH HARWOOD (soprano) HELEN WATTS (contralto) PETER PEARS (tenor)
ALEXANDER YOUNG (tenor) DAVID WARD (bass) HERVEY ALAN (bass)
CHOIR OF
KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
PHILOMUSICA OF LONDON
Directed by DAVID WILLCOCKS

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: David Ward
Bass: Hervey Alan
Directed By: David Willcocks

: THE YOUNG IDEA

A choice of records for the under twenties
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
This week's programme indudes
Shostakovich's Piano Concerto played by the composer and music by Brahms and Britten

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: LANGUAGE LISTENING PRACTICE

Italian
Recordings selected from the Italian language programmes of the BBC's External Services

: PAINTING OF THE MONTH

Supplementary Series
The theme for this year's series is Art in Britain
4: Eighteenth-century furniture:
The Craftsman and Dilettante
Speaker, DELVES
MOLESWORTH Keeper , Department of Woodwork. Victoria and Albert Museum , London
Produced by George Walton Scott
These broadcasts are part of a coloured prints of all the main paintings and black and white illustrations of all the other works discussed. together with background quarterly and a stiff-backed folder is included to house the year's are 35s... and should be sent to BBC Publications (AE 68). P.O. Box 123. London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Molesworth Keeper
Unknown: Albert Museum
Produced By: George Walton Scott

: STARTING FRENCH

Lesson 27
A la piscine
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS with the help of LOUiS BLONCOURT
Written and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Language consultant, Paul Couster
A booklet and records are avaflable

Contributors

Introduced By: Katia Ellis
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson
Unknown: Paul Couster

: JOHN OGDON

plays piano music by Nielsen and Szymanowski

: LITERATURE AND THE MODERN UNIVERSITY

Ϯ by LIONEL TRILLING
Professor of English,
Columbia University, New York Dr. Trilling is the 1964-1965 George
Eastman Visiting Professor at Oxford University. This is a studio version of his Henry Sidgwick Memorial Lecture originally delivered in February at Newnham College, Cambridge.

: MOZART AND RAVEL

played by the TRIO ROSTAL-CASSADO-SCHRÖTER
Max Rostal (violin)
Gaspar Cassado (cello) Heinz Schr öter (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Max Rostal
Cello: Gaspar Cassado
Cello: Heinz Schr

: THE FATIGUE

by DAVID JONES tRead by the author
For some years David Jones has been engaged on inter-related pieces of writing concerned with Roman soldiers garrisoned in Judaea at the time of the Passion. Some excerpts from this work, such as The Wall and The Tribune's Visitation, have already been broadcast. In this fragment. The Fatigue, the term is used in the Army sense of a fatigue-party detailed haphazardly for a chance duty-in this case, the Crucifixion.

Contributors

Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: David Jones

: PALESTRINA

In Parasceve (Lamentations)
Vexilla Regis
Stabat Mater sung by the CHOIR OF THE
CARMELITE PRIORY, KENSINGTON Conductor, JOHN MCCARTHY
From St. Paul's Church,
Knightsbridge, London
The second of a series of. thirteen

Contributors

Unknown: Vexilla Regis
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Conductor: John McCarthy

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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