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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Music to start the day
Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (Mendelssohn)
AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ANTAL DONATI
7.38* Ballet Suite: Zemire et Azor
(Grétry, arr. Beecham)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.12* Danse sacree et danse profane (Debussy)
NICANOR ZABALETA (harp) with the BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by FERENC FRICSAY
7.41* Simple Symphony (Britten) ROYAL PHILHARMONIC. ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Antal Donati
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Harp: Nicanor Zabaleta
Conducted By: Ferenc Fricsay
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THAMES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Leader, Robert Masters
Conductor, MICHAEL Dobson with CLAUDE FRANK (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Michael Dobson
Piano: Claude Frank

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Glinka
Scenes from his opera A Life for the Tsar with and NICOLAI GEDDA Sobinin
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Igor Markevitch
Ivan Susanin: Roris Christoff
Antonida: Teresa Stich-Randall

: MUSIC MAKING

PATRICIA CLARK (soprano)
Viola TUNNARD (piano)
AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET with GWYNNE Edwards (viola)

Contributors

Soprano: Patricia Clark
Viola: Gwynne Edwards

: INTERMEZZO

Overture: May Night
(Rimsky-Korsakov)
Suisse Romande ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
11.9* Havanaise for violin and orchestra iSaint-Saens)
RUGGIERO Rjcci (violin) with the LONDON SYMPHONY Orchestra Conducted by PIERINO GAMBA
11.19* The Sorcerer's Apprentice
(Dukas)
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by CHARLES MUNCH on gramophone records
This programme is being broadcast experimentally on the Zenith-G.E. pilot tone stereophonic system from the VHF transmitters at Wrotham and Dover. Kent. To hear the programme in stereophony a special receiver, or an adapter for use with an existing receiver, is necessary. Listeners with normal VHF receivers will hear the programme monopbunlcally as usual.

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Violin: Ruggiero Rjcci
Conducted By: Pierino Gamba
Conducted By: Charles Munch

: ARTIST OF THE MONTH

John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
Each month a well-known artist Is invited to introduce and perform a wide range of music in weekly recitals
In his third programme
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK , accompanied by MARTIN Islpp (piano) sinus

Contributors

Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Accompanied By: Martin Islpp

: MIDDAY CONCERT

POLYPHONIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, William Armon
Conductor, BRYAN FAIRFAX
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Bryan Fairfax

: CONCERT CALENDAR

Ϯ CHRISTOPHER GRIER looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in Scotland, Wales and the West during the next seven days

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Grier

: THE NEWS

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 2
Symphony No. 1 in C minor
(The Bells of Zlonice). Dvorak

: FOR MIDSUMMER DAY

Midsummer watch (Alfven) VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by OIVIN FJELDSTAD
2.13* The Lark Ascending
(Vaughan Williams)
RAFAEL DRUIAN (violin) with the CLEVELAND SINFONIETT
Conducted by Louis LANE
2.28* Overture; Scherzo; Intermezzo; Nocturne (A Midsummer Night's Dream) (Mendelssohn)
PHILITARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Orro KI EMPERER . on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Oivin Fjeldstad
Violin: Rafael Druian
Conducted By: Louis Lane
Conducted By: Orro Ki Emperer

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

(piano)
Polonaise in E flat minor. Op. 26
No. 2 (Chopin)
3.8* Nocturnes (Chopin)
B major, Op. 32 No. 1
A flat major. Op. 32 No. 2 E flat major. Op. 55 No. 2
3,2.1. Waltzes (Chopin)
F major. Op. 34 No. 3
G flat major. Op. 70 No. 1 V minor. Op. 70 No. 2
D flat major. Op. 70 No. 3
3.34* Intermezzi (Poulenc)
A flat major (1944) D flat major (1934)
3.42* Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
(Franck) on gramophone records

: TOSCA

Opera in three acts
Music by Puccini
Words by Giuseppe Giacosa andLUIGI ILLICA
Sung in Italian on gramophone records
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Conducted by VICTOR DE Sabata
Cavaradossi has given refuge to the rebel, Aneelotti; although Scarpia has him tortured, Cavaradossi refuses to betray his friend. Tosca. however, to end her lover's torture. sives away the secret and bargains with Scarpia to prevent Cavaradossi's death. Scarpia's price is Tosca herself; she agrees. and once he has ordered a mock execution, stabs him to death. But Scarpia has tricked her; Cavaradossi's execution is real, and Tosca throws herself from the battlements.

Contributors

Unknown: Giuseppe Giacosa
Unknown: Luigi Illica
Conducted By: Victor De

: ORGAN RECITAL

by CHRISTOPHER DEARNLEY
From Salisbury Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Dearnley

: MUSIC DICTIONARY

Illustrated explanations of some standard musical terms
9: Continuo by ROGER NORTH

: SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 38
Introduced by Jacinta CASTILLEJO with the help of PABLO SOTO
Script by Anthony Watson and George Walton Scott
Produced by George Walton Scott
Broadcast on June 15. 1964
Repeated on Saturday, July 3 at 11.0 a.m. (Home Service)
A booklet and records are available

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacinta Castillejo
Script By: Anthony Watson
Script By: George Walton Scott
Produced By: George Walton Scott

: FOLK SONG AND BALLAD

The fifth of six illustrated programmes on the characteristics of British traditional song
Tonight STEPHEN SEDLEY offers a personal view of the contemporary folk song revival
Produced by Roger Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Sedley
Produced By: Roger Owen

: ART BEHIND BARS

A talk on the Barnes Foundation by T. G. ROSENTHAL
This great collection of modem paintings assembled by Albert C. Barnes in Philadelphia is guarded by Pinkerton's Men and very difficult to get into. T. G. Rosen thal describes his own experiences in making an (eventually successful) attempt.

Contributors

Unknown: T. G. Rosenthal
Unknown: Albert C. Barnes
Unknown: T. G. Rosen

: THE HERO

A play by Alfred Werner based on ANDRÉ Gide 's Thisie
Translated from the Swedish by MICHAEL MEYER with Denis Quilley , June Tobin and Beatrix Lehmann
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
John Hurt is in 'Inadmissible Evidence ' at Wyndham's Theatre, London
To be repeated on July 11 followed by an interlude at 9.25

Contributors

Play By: Alfred Werner
Andr==>: André Gide
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Beatrix Lehmann
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: Jolin Hurt
Chorus: Norman Shelley
Ariadne: June Tobin
Aegeus: William Fox
Theseus: Denis Quilley
Minos: Frank Duncan
Pasiphae: Betty Huntley-Wright
Phaedra: Janette Richer
Daedalus Raf de: La Torre
Dionysus: Anthony Hall
Medea: Beatrix Lehmann
Hippolytus: John Hurt

: CURLEW RIVER

A parable based on the medieval Japanese Noh play Sumidagawa by Juro Motomasa (1395-1431)
Libretto by WILLIAM PLOMER
Music by Benjamin Britten
Presented by the English Opera Group
From the Aideburgh Festival
A company of monks and acolytes who perform the parable
Produced by COLIN GRAHAM
From Orford Church
The scene: a church by a Fenland River in early medieval times
Harold Blackburn broadcasts by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company followed by an interlude at 10.50

Contributors

Unknown: Juro Motomasa
Unknown: William Plomer
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Produced By: Colin Graham
Unknown: Harold Blackburn

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

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

: Closedown









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