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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MOZART

Divertimento in B flat major
(K.270)
LONDON WIND SOLOISTS
Directed by JACK BRYMER
7.15* Serenade in D major (K.320)
(Posthorn)
BAVARIAN STATE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FERDINAND LEITNEN on gramophone records

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Brymer
Conducted By: Ferdinand Leitnen

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Suite: The Golden Cockerel
LAMOUREUX ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH
8.30* Musical Picture: Sadko
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
8.41* Capriccio espagnole
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by GEORGES PRETRE on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Igor Markevitch
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Georges Pretre

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Purcell
Excerpts from The Tempest, and Act 3 of Dido and Aeneas on gramophone records

: MUSIC MAKING

First of a new weekly series of Haydn string quartets
Each of the first two programmes will include one of the late set Op 76
JUNE CLARK and JOAN RYALI. (two pianos) AMADEUS STRING QUARTET Norbert Brainin , Siegmund Nissel
Peter Schidlof , Martin Lovett
Next Friday: ' Emperor ' Quartet (Op. 76 No. 3): Aeolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Ryali.
Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Siegmund Nissel
Unknown: Peter Schidlof
Unknown: Martin Lovett

: REGINE CRESPIN

with ALBERT LANCE (tenor) and JACQUES MARS (bass) singing excerpts from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Massenet on gramophone records
Régine Crespin, one of France's leading sopranos, was born in 1927. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire she made her debut in 1950 in the role of Elsa. Since then she has built up a comprehensive repertoire including Leonora (Il Trovatore), Desdemona, and the Marschaltin in Der Rosenkavalier, which she has sung both at Glyndebourne and Covent Garden.

Contributors

Tenor: Albert Lance

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

Musicians sketch in the background of their musical life and introduce the music
This week:
VIVIAN JOSEPH introduces
† THE DUMKA TRIO
Suzanne Rozsa (violin) Vivian Joseph (cello) Liza Fuchsova (piano) who play
Trio in G minor, Op. 26.Dvorak

Contributors

Introduces: Vivian Joseph
Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Piano: Liza Fuchsova

: MIDDAY PROM

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead

: CONCERT CALENDAR

† CHRISTOPHER GRIER looks at some non-broadcast musical events in London and the South-East during the coming week

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Grier

: THE NEWS

: MIDDAY PROM

Part 2
Given before an Invited audience in the Town Hall. Huddersfield

Contributors

Unknown: Town Hall. Huddersfield

: THE STRINGS OF THE LONDON STUDIO PLAYERS

Leader, Reginald Leopold
Conducted by MICHAEL KREIN
2.13* Adagio; Allegro giocoso (Serenade in E flat major. Op. 6). Suk

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Michael Krein

: GRANADOS AND TURINA

Andaluza; Oriental; Rondalla aragonesa (Spanish Dances) (Granados)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by ENRIQUE JORDA
2.44* Danzas fantasticas (Turina)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Enrique Jorda
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: GEORG KULENKAMPFF

(violin) with GEORG SOLTI (piano)
Sonata in G major, Op. 78
(Brahms) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Georg Solti

: MUSIC IN OUR TIME

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by EDWARD DOWNES
, and works by Alun Hoddinott and Thca Musgrave

Contributors

Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Edward Downes
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Thca Musgrave

: WEBER, MOZART AND SCHUMANN

Introduced by BERNARD KEEFFE
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD
The Music to Remember ' broadcast on April 20 in the Home
Service

Contributors

Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: THE YOUNG IDEA

A choice of records for the under-twenties
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
This week's programme Includes Elgar's Cello Concerto and music by Offenbach and Rimsky-Korsakov

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: READING AND RE-READING

A series in which a speaker talks about a book worth returning to
PROFESSOR RICHARD HOGGART on The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler with readings by JOHN PULLEN
First broadcast March 12

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Samuel Butler
Unknown: John Pullen

: AFTER-SCHOOL ENGLISH

The third of a series of nineteen programmes for adults taking the G.C.E. ' O ' Level examination in English Language and Literature planned in association with a National Extension College correspondence course.
Radio tutor, DAVID GRUGEON
Scriptwriter, EMMELINE GARNETT
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Repeated on Saturday at 11.0 a.m. in the Home Service
The first four programmes will be broadcast weekly at this time. and a further series of fifteen between March and June 1966.
Details of the correspondence course can be obtained from the National Extension College, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge.

Contributors

Scriptwriter: Emmeline Garnett
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: CELLO AND PIANO

MAURICE GENDRON (cello)
HEPHZIBAH MENUHIN (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Maurice Gendron

: Widowers' Houses

A play by Bernard Shaw
Characters in order of speaking:
The action is set in Germany and London
(To be repeated on October 10)

Shaw's First Play
In 1885 Shaw began to write a play, to be called Rhinegold, in collaboration with his friend William Archer who supplied a three-act plot constructed to a well-tried formula. Shaw was to supply the dialogue. Half way through the second act Shaw reported that he had used up all the plot. Archer declined to supply more. Whereupon Shaw completed the second act and read the play as it stood to Archer who failed to recognise any significant trace of his plot in it and the partnership was dissolved. Seven years later Shaw added a third act, called the play Widowers' Houses, and it was produced in December 1892.
Most critics, confronted with 'a propagandist play, a didactic play, a play with a purpose' instead of a conventional 'romantic drama,' gave it almost as hostile a reception as they had recently given Ibsen whose disciple they held Shaw to be. (In fact he wrote the first two acts of Widowers' Houses before he had heard of Ibsen.) Shaw was unabashed. 'Almost without exception,' he wrote, 'the men who find my sociology wrong are also the men who find my dramatic workmanship bad and vice versa. The effect on me, of course, is to reassure me completely as to my own competence as a play-wright. The very success with which I have brought all the Philistines and sentimental idealists down upon me proves the velocity and penetration with which my realism got across the footlights.' Shaw's account of slum-landlordism in late Victorian London and society's ignorance or complacent acceptance of it remains disturbingly cogent.
You may judge who came nearer the truth: those critics who dismissed the play as a pamphlet in dialogue, or Shaw who claimed that in intention his play was 'a work of art, as much as any comedy of Moliere's is a work of art; a good, practical play which, if adequately acted, will hold its proper audience and drive its story home to
the last word.' (Joe Burroughs)

Contributors

Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Joe Burroughs
William de Burgh Cokane: Geoffrey Wincott
Waiter: Wilfrid Carter
Harry Trench: Frank Duncan
Sartorius: John Phillips
Blanche, his daughter: Margaret Wolfit
Parlourmaid: Patricia Leventon
Lickcheese, a rent collector: Patrick Troughton
Narrator: Eric Anderson

: NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ITALY

in the fifteenth century
The seventh of a series of music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
HANS GEHL (harpsichord)
MUSICA MENSURABILIS ENSEMBLE Director. WOLFGANG NITSCHKE
Introduced by MICHAEL HOWARD Script based on material -by Wolfgang Nitschke
Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Bremen
Paris and Northern France, 1400-1430: September 29 followed by an interlude at 10.50

Contributors

Director: Wolfgang Nitschke
Introduced By: Michael Howard
Unknown: Wolfgang Nitschke

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

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

: Closedown









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