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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Overture: The Magic Flute
(Mozart)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by OTTO KLEMPERER
7.12* Dance of the Blessed Spirits
(Orfeo) (Gluck)
CLAUDE MONTEUX (flute)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by PIERRE MONTEUX
122' Feast of the Capulets;
Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet) (Berlioz)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by LORIN MAAZEL
7.43* Ballet Suite: Les deux pigeons (Messager)
PARIS OPERA ORCHESTRA Conducted by Louis FOURESTIER on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Otto Klemperer
Flute: Claude Monteux
Conducted By: Pierre Monteux
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel
Conducted By: Louis Fourestier

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: WELBECK STRING ORCHESTRA

Leader, Vera Kantrovitch
Ϯ Conductor, MAURICE Miles with KELLY ISAACS (violin)

Contributors

Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Violin: Kelly Isaacs

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by PIERRE MONTEUX
9.14* Danse sacrée et danse profane
NICANOR ZABALETA (harp)
STRINGS OF THE
BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by FERENC FRICSAY
9.24' Khamma (Legende dansee)
(completed Koechlin)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Pierre Monteux
Conducted By: Ferenc Fricsay
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

conductor, pianist, composer
Ballet: Appalachian Spring
(Copland)
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
10.10* Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
10.27* Three Dance Episodes: On the Town (Bernstein)
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 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 monophonically as usual.

: ARTIST OF THE MONTH

William Pleeth (cello)
Each month a well-known artist is invited to introduce and perform a wide range of music
In his third programme
Ϯ WILLIAM PLEETH accompanied by WILFRID PARRY (piano) plays

Contributors

Cello: William Pleeth
Unknown: William Pleeth
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: MUSIC MAKING

HERBERT DOWNES (viola)
LEONARD CASSINI (piano)
The seventh of fifteen programmes including the whole of dementi's Gradus ad Parnassum

Contributors

Viola: Herbert Downes
Piano: Leonard Cassini

: MIDDAY CONCERT

SYDNEY HUMPHREYS (violin)
BBC Scottish ORCHESTRA Leader, Trevor Williams
Ϯ Conducted by BeRTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT
Part 1 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Leader: Trevor Williams
Conducted By: Berthold Goldschmidt

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: CONCERT CALENDAR

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

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 2

: MATINEE

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins
Conductor. VILEM TAUSKY

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Vilem Tausky

: JULIUS KATCHEN

(piano)
Ballades, Op. 10 (Bralims)
3.21* Waltzes. Op. 39 (Brahms) on gramophone records

: FAUST

Opera in five acts
Music by Gounod
Words by JULES BARBIER and MICHEL CARRÉ
Sung in French on gramophone records
FRENCH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Conducted by ANDRÉ CLUYTEN S
The action takes place in Germany in the sixteenth century
Act 2: 4.6*; ACT 3: 4.33*
ACT 4: 5.23*; ACT 5: 5.55'

Contributors

Unknown: Jules Barbier
Conducted By: André Cluyten

: ORGAN RECITAL

by DONALD HUNT
Ϯ From Leeds Parish Church

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Hunt

: POEM OF THE WEEK

7: The Fall of Rome by W. H. Auden
Script and narration by PETER PORTER
Ϯ Poem read by BASIL JONES

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Peter Porter
Read By: Basil Jones

: i OIGAN SENORES !

A series of twenty lessons for listeners with a basic knowledge of Spanish
Lesson 19
Introduced by JACINTA CASTILLEJO with the help of Pablo Soto
Script by Maria Victoria Alvarez and Anthony Watson
Ϯ Produced by George Walton Scott
Repeated on Saturday at 11.35 a.m. m the Home Service
A booklet Is available

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacinta Castillejo
Unknown: Pablo Soto
Script By: Maria Victoria Alvarez
Script By: Anthony Watson
Produced By: George Walton Scott

: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION

Nine programmes about government, society, and ideas in early Stuart England
5: Puritanism, Politics and Society
Before the Civil War, Puritanism was essentially a movement within the Church of England, and Puritans generally accepted both the existing social hierarchy and the traditional framework of monarchical authority.
AUSTIN WOOLRYCH
Professor of Modern History in the University of Lancaster discusses how the events of the sixteen-forties forced Puritans to re-think their social and political attitudes, and led to the development of more radical and popular forms of religious expression.
With readings from contemporary sources by John Glen and Denis Goacher
Ϯ Produced by Adrian Johnson
Peter Laslett on The Justification of Resistance: Tuesday at
7.0 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: John Glen
Produced By: Adrian Johnson
Produced By: Peter Laslett

: THE CARDE OF FANCIE

by Robert Greene (1560-92)
Wherein the folly of carpet-knights is deciphered
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by TERENCE TILLER
Valentine Dyall Is In ' Son of Oblomov ' at the Comedy Theatre. London
Ϯ Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Greene
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Philyra, a Court Lady: Patricia Gallimore
Philodemus, a Courtier, her Suitor: Peter Marinker
Clerophontes, the tyrannous Duke of Mitylene: Valentine Dyall
Gwydonis, his Son: Gabriel Woolf
Melitta, a Dame of Alexandria: Mary Wimbush
Orlanio, the Duke of Alexandria.: Ralph Truman
Castania, his Daughter: Prunella Scales
Valericus, a Carpet-Knight,her Suitor......: Alan Wheatley
Thersandro, Son to Orlanio: Basil Jones
Leucippe, Daughter to Clerophontes: Caroline Leigh

: RAWSTHORNE

A recording of the Sixtieth Birthday Concert given at last year's
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL in association with the Macnaghten Concerts
The cantata ' Tankas of the Four Seasons,' to be heard at 9.30. was commissioned for the occasion and Is dedicated to Anne Macnaghten as a mark of gratitude for her work over many years on behalf of contemporary British composers.
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Melos Ensemble
Peter Graeme (oboe)
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
William Waterhouse (bassoon) Neill Sanders (horn)
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Terence Weil (cello)
Lamar Crowson (piano)
Alberni String Quartet Dennis Simons (violin) Howard Davis (violin) John White (viola)
Gregory Baron (cello)
Part 1
Sonata for violin and piano played by EMANUEL HURWITZ and LAMAR CROWSON
8.48' String Quartet No. 2

Contributors

Unknown: Anne MacNaghten
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Bassoon: William Waterhouse
Horn: Neill Sanders
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Cello: Terence Weil
Piano: Lamar Crowson
Violin: Dennis Simons
Violin: Howard Davis
Viola: John White
Cello: Gregory Baron
Played By: Emanuel Hurwitz
Played By: Lamar Crowson

: TRADITION AND THE NEW

7: The Bold Step Forward
Ϯ Benjamin FRANKEL examines the composer's constant need for the urgent view ahead. This does not, he argues, call for the destruction of all the bridges that lie behind; for the link backwards is the proof of music's continuing language.
Nowness and Permanence by W. H. Auden : February 24

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Frankel
Unknown: W. H. Auden

: RAWSTHORNE

Part 2
CANTATA:
Tankas of the Four Seasons for tenor, oboe, clarinet bassoon, violin, and cello first performance
9.40* Quintet for piano and wind
The text of the cantata Is a translation from the Catalan of Carles Riba. Tankas is an ancient classical Japanese verse-form, still used as a model today, but no attempt has been made to make the music sound either Japanese or Catalan.

: INSTRUMENTS AND ORNAMENTATION

in Spanish Renaissance Polyphony In this illustrated talk
JOHN HOBAN discusses performing practice in Spanish cathedrals during the Renaissance and demonstrates the use of instruments and the convention of ornamentation in vocal polyphony
See also Friday at 9.30 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: John Hoban

: LEKEU

Adagio for String Orchestra THE SOLOISTS OF LIÉGE conducted by Gery LEMAIRE on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Gery Lemaire

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

: Closedown









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