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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: What's New?

A weekly programme of recent records
Overture: The Fair Melusina (Mendelssohn)
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet

8.16 Symphony No. 2, in D major (Sibelius)
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conducted by George Szell

Contributors

Musicians: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Musicians: Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THE HAYDN SYMPHONY

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader. Philip Whiteway
Conducted by David LLOYD-JONES
Symphony No. 12, in E major
9.15' Symphony No. 99, in E flat major

Contributors

Conducted By: David Lloyd-Jones

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Quintet in G minor (K.510)
(Mozart)
JASCHA HEIFETZ and ISMAEL BAKER (violins) WILLIAM PRlMROSE and VlRGlNIA MAJEWSKI (Violas) GREGOR PIATIGORSKY (cello)
10.16' Archibald Douglas ; Henry the Fowler (Loewe)
HERMANN PREY (baritone) with GUNTHER WEISSENBORN (piano)
10.30 String Quartet No. t, in E minor (From my life) (Smctana)
SMETANA Quartet
Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Jaroslav Rybensky (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello)

Contributors

Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Violins: Ismael Baker
Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky
Cello: Archibald Douglas
Piano: Gunther Weissenborn
Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Jaroslav Rybensky
Cello: Antonin Kohout

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna lnstone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Record Review
Contributed by STEPHEN DODGSON
PHILIP HOPÉ-WALLACE ANDREW PORTER

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Lnstone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson
Unknown: Philip Hopé-Wallace
Unknown: Andrew Porter

: THE TWO WIDOWS

Opera by Smetana
A radio adaptation based on the original libretto by EMANUEL ZÜNGEL adapted from Les Deux Veuves by Felicien Mallefille
English translation by GEOFFREY DUNN (soprano)(soprano) (tenor) (bass)
Narrator, ROBERT IRWIN
BBC NORTHERN SINGERS
Chorus-Master, Stephen Wilkinson
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Produced by PETER RORKE

Contributors

Translation By: Geoffrey Dunn
Narrator: Robert Irwin
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Peter Rorke
Karolina: Patricia Reakes
Anezka: Rae Woodland
Ladislav: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Bumble: Norman Lumsden

: SHURA CHERKASSKY

(piano)
Rondo

: MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by David Oistrakh who is also the soloist in the violin concerto
Part 1

Contributors

Conducted By: David Oistrakh

: * The Concert Interval

DAVID BROWN talks about
Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony

Contributors

Talks: David Brown

: * CONCERT

Part 2

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest

: STRING QUARTETS

played by the PARRENIN STRING QUARTET
Jacques Parrenin (violin)
Marcel Charpentier (violin) Denes Marton (viola)
Pierre Penassou (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Jacques Parrenin
Violin: Marcel Charpentier
Viola: Denes Marton
Cello: Pierre Penassou

: POETRY NOW

A miscellany, including
TED HUGHES reading two extracts from a verse play he is currently working on A review of Bernard Spencer 's Collected Poems by FREDERICK GRUBB , and of George MacKay Brown's The Year of the Whale by EDWIN MORGAN
New poems by PETER REDGROVE and DEREK STANFORD read by the authors themselves
Introduced by GEORGE MACBETH

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Bernard Spencer
Unknown: Frederick Grubb
Unknown: George MacKay
Unknown: Peter Redgrove
Unknown: Derek Stanford
Introduced By: George MacBeth

: MOZART AND SCHUMANN

Sonata in D major (K.448)
(Mozart)
Study in the form of a canon,
Op. 56 No. 4 (Schumann, arr. Debussy)
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY and MALCOLM FRAGER (pianos) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Pianos: Malcolm Frager

: RETURN VISIT

by James Broom Lynne with Eric Porter and Eileen Atkins
A man meets a girl in a country road. He seems under great strain-and the girl's singing does not soothe him ...
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by ARTHUR LAWRENCE and COLIN CAMPBELL
Tune composed by A. L. LLOYD sung by A. L. Lloyd and MAUREEN KENNEDY MARTIN
Mouth organ accompaniment by Harry Pitch
Produced by R. D. SMITH
followed by an interlude at 7.25

Contributors

Unknown: James Broom Lynne
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Played By: Arthur Lawrence
Played By: Colin Campbell
Composed By: A. L. Lloyd
Sung By: A. L. Lloyd
Sung By: Maureen Kennedy Martin
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Girl: Eileen Atkins
Man: Eric Porter
Norris: Henry Webb
Doctor: Patrick Barr
Johnson: Bruce Beeby
Chaplain: Kenneth McClellan
Governor: Robert Sansom
Condemned Man: Norman Wynne

: BEETHOVEN

Mass in D major Missa Solemnis
Elisabeth Sederstrem (soprano)
Marga Hoeffgen (contralto)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)
Martti Talvela (bass)
New Philharmonia Chorus Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
New Philharmonia Orchestra Leader, Hugh Bean Conducted by Otto Klemperer
From the Royal Festival Hall London
Part 1
Kyrie; Gloria; Credo

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Sederstrem
Contralto: Marga Hoeffgen
Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt
Bass: Martti Talvela
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: * THE TRAP

A short story by FRANK TUOHY
Read by GARY WATSON
Frank Tuohy 's latest novel The Ice Saints, for which he received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, describes an Englishwoman in Poland
In this short story The Trap a Polish woman comes to London and the theme is again that of isolation in an alien culture

Contributors

Story By: Frank Tuohy
Read By: Gary Watson
Read By: Frank Tuohy
Unknown: Geoffrey Faber

: * MISSA SOLEMNIS

Part 2
Sanctus and Benedictus
Agnus Dei

: THE END OF FREE FALL

Two talks about the future by SIR GEOFFREY VICKERS , v.C.
Author of The Art of Judgment
1: The Political Challenge
The present rate of world-wide technological advance is increasing the mutual demands and expectations of people and societies who are growing more numerous, more crowded, more mutually dependent—but also more diverse and more mutually Intolerant. We shall have to learn how to live in a much denser political medium.
The Cultural Challenge: Oct. 24

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Vickers

: BARTOK AS A FOLKLORIST

Compiled and introduced by A. L. LLOYD
2: 1918-1945
The Years of Discovery
Bartok devoted as much time and energy to folk music as to composition. Indeed, shortly tjefore his death, he described his work in the field of folk song as ' the finest part of my life.' This second and last programme, based partly on recent researches in the Bartok Archive in Budapest, considers how Bartok established himself as a leading folklore scientist, and why he considered it so important to himself as a composer and a man. produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
Second broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: A. L. Lloyd
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon

: ORGAN RECITAL

given by WILHELM KRUMBACH Ronde turque; Serenade; Caprice
From the Royal Festival Hall. London
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Wilhelm Krumbach

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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