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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: SCHUBERT

Overture In C major (in the Italian style)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
7.12* Impromptus in A flat major.
B flat major, and F minor (D.935 Nos. 2, 3, and 4) ALFRED BRENDEL (piano)
7.34* Symphony No. 3, in D major ROYAL PHILARMIONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: RAVEL AND STRAVINSKY

Valses nobles et sentimentales
(Ravel)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANDRE CLUYTENS
8.21* Danses concertantes
(Stravinsky)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by COLIN DAVIS
8.37* Rapsodie espagnole (Ravel)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by PIERRE MONTEUX on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Andre Cluytens
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Conducted By: Pierre Monteux

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Bizet
Records of Act 3 of Carmen with MARIA CALLAS in the title role and NICOLAI GEDDA as Don José

Contributors

Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Unknown: Don José

: MUSIC MAKING

The Friday series of Haydn String Quartets continued. The last of the Op. 20 and first of the Op. 33 sets, with works by Mozart from about the same time as each.
DENIS MATTHEWS and HOWARD FERGUSON
(piano duet and two pianos)
ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET Eli Goren (violin)
Peter Thomas (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Matthews
Piano: Howard Ferguson
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Peter Thomas
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth

: ROSSINI

Gramophone records of arias from his operas L'ltaliana in Algeri, 11 Barbiere di Siviglia, Semiramide, Guillaume Tell. and La Cenerentola

Contributors

Unknown: Guillaume Tell.

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

A programme in which musicians sketch in the background of their musical life and introduce the music
This week
Alan LOVEDAY (vfolin) accompanied by RUTH STANFIELD plays

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Loveday
Accompanied By: Ruth Stanfield

: MIDDAY PROM

RAYMOND COHEN (violin)
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD Part 1
12.23* Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra.Lalo

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: CONCERT CALENDAR

J. M. THOMSON looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in London and the South-East during the coming mid-week

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Thomson

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast followed by an interlude

: MIDDAY PROM

Part 2
Given before an invited audience in Manchester Grammar School

: LIGHT MUSIC

GiiNTER LUDZUWEIT (flute) KARL-HEINZ SCHÜTT (flute) GUSTAV FISCHER (flute)
HANS WIESBECK (violin)
HAMBURG RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by RICHARD MÜLLER-LAMPERTZ
BAVARIAN RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANZ GROTHE and the PROMENADE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GIJSBERG NIEUWLAND
Recordings made available by courtesy of the North German Broadcasting Service. the Bavarian Broadcasting Service, and the Netherlands Radio Union

Contributors

Conducted By: Franz Grothe
Conducted By: Gijsberg Nieuwland

: INTERMEZZO

Overture: Poet and Peasant
(Suppé)
PHILHARMONIA PROMENADE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HENRY KRIPS
2.41* Scherzo (Concerto Symphonique No. 4) (Litolff)
CLIFFORD CURZON AND THE
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
2.50* Waltz: Gold and Silver
(Lehar)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by RUDOLF KEMPE 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 far use with an existing receiver, is necessary. Listeners with normal VHF receivers will hear the programme monophonieally as usual.

Contributors

Conducted By: Henry Krips
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe

: ISAAC STERN

with ALEXANDER ZAKIN (piano)
Sonata in G minor (S.1020) (Bach)
3.11* Sonata in G minor (Debussy) on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Alexander Zakin

: MUSIC IN OUR TIME

ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
WILFRID PARRY (piano)
RALPH HOLMES (violin)
LEONARDO WIND QUINTET
Next week. Hindemith, Henze, Huber, and Stockhausen

Contributors

Violin: Ralph Holmes

: ARRAU PLAYS BEETHOVEN

The third of a series of programmes of recently released records, including the Piano Concertos by Beethoven
Four Minuets (K.103 Nos. 7-10)
(Mozart)
VIENNA MOZART ENSEMBLE
Conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY
4.39* Piano Concerto No. In
C minor (Beethoven)
CLAUDIO ARRAU WITH THE
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
Conducted by BERNARD HAITINK
5.18* Danse sacree et danse profane (Debussy)
ANNIE CHALLAN (harp) WITH THE PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANDRE CLUYTENS

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Harp: Annie Challan
Conducted By: Andre Cluytens

: THE YOUNG IDEA

A choice of records for the under-twenties
Introduced by DEREK PARKER This week's programme includes Brahms's Double Concerto and music by Leopold Mozart and Walton

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: HORIZONS

A new series of programmes for parents and school-leavers on the choice of careers and the different forms of training available
1: Town Planning
Introduced by MICHAEL SMEE Produced by PEGGY BACON

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Smee
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: TALKING ITALIAN

A series of twenty lessons intended for listeners who have already done some Italian.
3: Incontro sul battello
Script by Pietro Giorgetti and Elsie Ferguson
Introduced by PIETRO GIORGETTI and ARIELIA REGGIO
Produced by ELSIE FERGUSON
Tuesday's broadcast
A booklet is available

Contributors

Script By: Pietro Giorgetti
Script By: Elsie Ferguson
Introduced By: Pietro Giorgetti
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson

: BACH

Trio Sonata No. 6, in G major
Prelude and Fugue in A major
(S.536)
HELMUT WALCHA organ of St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Helmut Walcha

: THE PLAIN DEALER

by William Wycherley adapted for radio by RAYMOND RAIKES with Flora Robson
Patrick Allen , Jill Bennett and Prunella Scales
Penelope Lee , Michael Spice
Music composed and played on the harpsichord by JOHN BECKETT
The play was first produced at Drury Lane in 1676. At the time Dryden described it as: 'One of the most bold, most general, and most useful satires which has ever been presented in the English theatre.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Continued in next column
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
Second broadcast
Aubrey Woods is in ' 'Oliver' at the New Theatre, London
DURING THE INTERVAL (8.50*-9.0*)
A record of Willem de Fesch's Concerto Grosso in B flat major played by the BENEDETTO MARCELLO ENSEMBLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Wycherley
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: John Beckett
Produced By: John Tydeman
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Captain Manly: Patrick Allen
Lord Plausible: Aubrey Woods
First Sailor: Michael Kilgarriff
Second Sailor: Anthony Hall
Lieut Freeman: Michael Spice
Fidelia: Prunella Scales
Widow Blackaere: Flora Robson
Jerry Blackacre: David Spenser
Olivia: Jill Bennett
Eliza: Penelope Lee
Lettice: Elizabeth Proud
Footboy: Peter Bartlett
Mr Novel: Douglas Storm
Major Oldfox: Rolf Lefebvre
Serjeant plodden: Wilfred Babbage
Mr Quaint: Michael McClain
Mr Blunder: Hamlyn Benson
Mr Petulant: Eric Anderson
Bookseller's apprentice: Gordon Gardner
Alderman: Noel Howlett
Mr Vernish: William Eedle

: THE ENGLISH SCHOOL 1415-1450

The eleventh of a series of music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
HANS GEHL (harpsichord)
MUSICA MENSURABILtS ENSEMBLE Director. WOLFGANG NITSCHKE
Introduced by MICHAEL HOWARD Script based on material by Wolfgang Nitschke
Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Bremen
Origins of the Mass as Musical Form: October 27

Contributors

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

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

: Closedown









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