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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Music to start the day
Suites: The Married Beau
(Purcell)
LUCERNE FESTIVAL STRINGS Directed by RUDOLF BAUMGARTNER
7.20* Flute Concerto in C major,
Op. 7 No. 3 (Leclair)
HANS-MARTIN LINDE with the CONCERT GROUP OF THE
SCHOULA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS
Directed by AUGUST WENZINGER
7.36* Sinfonia in B flat major,
Op. 18 No. 2 (J. C. Bach)
DANISH STATF. RADIO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by MUGENS WÖLDIKE
7.47* Capriol Suite (Warlock) BOYD NEY. L STRING ORCHESTRA Conducted by BOYD NEEL on gramophone recorda

Contributors

Flute: Rudolf Baumgartner
Unknown: Hans-Martin Linde
Unknown: Boyd Ney.
Conducted By: Boyd Neel

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MORNING CONCERT HALL

Records of music by Mendels sohn , Elgar, Grieg, and Massenet

Contributors

Music By: Mendels Sohn

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSERS

Rawsthorne and Tippett
Records of movements from Rawsthorne's Second Symphony and an excerpt from Tippett's A-Child of our Time

: MUSIC MAKING

Each Friday some piano music by Schubert
JANET BAKER (contralto)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
LIZA FUCHSOVA PAUL HAMBURGER (piano duet) PORTIA ENSEMBLE
†Mary Ryan (flute and piccolo)
Mary Murdoch (oboe) Thea King (clarinet)
Daphne Down (bass-clarinet)
Deirdre Dundas-Grant (bassoon) Valerie Smith (horn)

Contributors

Contralto: Janet Baker
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Piano: Liza Fuchsova
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Unknown: Portia Ensemble
Flute: Mary Ryan
Oboe: Mary Murdoch
Clarinet: Thea King
Bass-Clarinet: Daphne Down
Bassoon: Deirdre Dundas-Grant
Horn: Valerie Smith

: HILDE GUEDEN

(soprano) in scenes from stage works by Mozart, Lortzing Donizetti , Richard Strauss , and Johann Strauss on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Lortzing Donizetti
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

This week
A programme In which musicians sketch in the background of their musical life and introduce the music
† LEONARD BRAIN introduces the Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble
David Sandeman (flute) Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet) Cecil James (bassoon) James Brown (horn) Wilfrid Parry (piano) who play

Contributors

Flute: David Sandeman
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: James Brown
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: MIDDAY PROM

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader. Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST
Part

Contributors

Conductor: George Hurst

: CONCERT CALENDAR

† ALAN JEFFERSON 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

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Jefferson

: THE NEWS

: MIDDAY PROM

Part 2
Given before an Invited audience in the Guildhall, York

: AFTERNOON IN VIENNA

Overture: Poet and Peasant
(Suppé,
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Three Gypsy Dances (Haydn) THE BOSKOVSKY ENSEMBLE
Conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY
Emperor Waltz
(Johann Strauss )
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY
Radetzky March (
Johann Strauss the elder)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: FRENCH MUSIC

played by the PROMENADE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by BENEDICT SILBERMAN with SOPHIA VAN SANTE (mezzo-soprano)
Recording made available by courtesy of the Netherlands Radio Union

Contributors

Conducted By: Benedict Silberman
Mezzo-Soprano: Sophia van Sante

: GREAT CONDUCTORS

Pierre Monteux
Pavane for a dead Infanta (Ravel) LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
3.7* Suite: The Firebird (Stravinsky)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Pierre Monteux

: MUSIC IN OUR TIME

played by MALCOLM TROUP (piano)
NEW LoNDON WIND ENSEMBLE
David Sandeman (flute) Ian Wilson (oboe)
Keith Puddy (clarinet) Cecil James (bassoon) Timothy Brown (horn)

Contributors

Played By: Malcolm Troup
Piano: New London
Flute: David Sandeman
Oboe: Ian Wilson
Clarinet: Keith Puddy
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Timothy Brown

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

† Introduced by NORMAN FULTON
TREVOR WILLIAMS (violin) JOAN DICKSON (cello)
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Led by Granville Casey
Conductor, NORMAN DEL MAR
4.55* Concerto in A minor for violin, cello, and orchestra
Brahms

Contributors

Introduced By: Norman Fulton
Violin: Trevor Williams
Cello: Joan Dickson
Conductor: Granville Casey
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: THE YOUNG IDEA

A choice of records for the under twenties
Introduced by DEREK PARKER This week's programme includes
Bartok's Music for strings, percus. sion, and celesta and works by Brahms and Chopin

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

The theme for this year's series is Art in Britain
5: CORNARD WOOD by Gainsborough
National Galaery, London
Speaker,
FRANCIS HOYLAND of the Chelsea School of Art, London
Produced by George Walton Scott
These broadcasts are part of a scheme for subscribers who receive coloured prints of all the main paintings and black and white illustrations of all the other works dls. cussed. together with background notes. The material is despatched quarterly and a stiff-backed folder is included to house the year's supply. Subscriptions for the year are 33s..., and should be sent to BBC Publications (AE 68). P.O. Box 123. London. W.1
Sunday's broadcast (Home)

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Hoyland
Produced By: George Walton Scott

: STARTING FRENCH

Lesson 30: Au marché
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS with the help of LouIs BLONCOURT
Written and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Language consultant, Paul Couster
Monday's broadcast

Contributors

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

: PALESTRINA

Motet and Mass:
Hodie Christus natus est sung by SCHOLA POLYPRONICA
Director, HENRY WASHINGTON
From the Brompton Oratory, London
The fifth of a series of thirteen programmes of music by Palestrina Motet and Mass. Assumpta est Maria: May 12

Contributors

Sung By: Schola Polypronica
Music By: Palestrina Motet
Music By: Mass. Assumpta

: SECOND THOUGHTS ON AID

Nine broadcasts about the theory. problems. practice, and future of Aid and development
8: Priorities of Education
PETER WILLIAMS
Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute argues that education lies near the heart of the development process, but it must be approached in a discriminatory frame of mind, both by the developing countries themselves and by the donors of foreign aid.
† Introduced by ANDREW SHONFIELD
Final programme-Economists are not Kings: May 10

Contributors

Introduced By: Andrew Shonfield

: PHAEDRA

A tragedy by Jean Racine
Translated by ROBERT LoWELL with Barbara Jefford and Stephen Murray
The action takets place in Troezen, a city about forty miles from Athens, on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aegina
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX tSecond broadcast
John Rye is appearing in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' at the Strand Theatre, London

Contributors

Translated By: Robert Lowell
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: John Rye
Antiope Queen of the Amazons: John Rye
THERAMENES, tutor of Hippolytus: Cyril Shaps
OENONE, nurse of Phaedra: Grizelda Hervey
PHAEDRA, Wife of Theseus and daughter of Minos and Pasiphae: Barbara Jefford
PANOPE, waiting woman of Phaedra: Mary Wimbush
ARICIA princess of the royal blood of Athens: Mary Miller
ISMENE, friend of: Patricia Le Venton
THESEUS, son of Aegeus: And King
of Athens: Stephen Murray

: BUSONI AND REGER

played by the BEROMUNSTER RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERICH SCHMIDT
Last of three programmes including works by Max Reger
Recording made available by courtesy of the Swiss Broadcasting Service followed by an interlude at 10.50

Contributors

Conducted By: Erich Schmidt
Unknown: Max Reger

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

Today's overseas commodity and financial news. London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown









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