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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

with EMIL GILELS (piano)
Sinfonia: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) (Handel, arr. Beecham)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.8* Overture: Ruy Bias
(Mendelssohn)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.16' Piano Concerto No. in C major (Beethoven)
Emil GILEI. S with the PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANDRE VANDERNOOT
7.52* Overture: The Corsair
(Berlioz)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Emil Gilels
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Emil Gilei.
Conducted By: Andre Vandernoot
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: TILFORD FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Kelly Isaacs with MARY RYAN (flute)
Conductor. DENYS DARLOW

Contributors

Leader: Kelly Isaacs
Flute: Mary Ryan
Conductor: Denys Darlow

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Haydn
Organ Concerto No. In C major
E. POWER BIGGS with the COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ZOLTAN ROZSNYAI
9.18* Symphony No. 89, in F major VIENNA SYMPHONY Orchestra Conducted by LASZLO SOMOGYI on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: E. Power Biggs
Conducted By: Zoltan Rozsnyai
Conducted By: Laszlo Somogyi

: BRAHMS

DAVID OISTRAKH (violin)
Conducted by OTTO KLEMPERER
Tragic Overture
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
9.58* Violin Concerto in D major with the FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO 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.

Contributors

Violin: David Oistrakh
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: 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 last programme
WILLIAM PLEETH accompanied by WILFRID PARRY (piano) plays

Contributors

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

: MUSIC MAKING

VALERIE TRYON (piano)
LONDON STRING QUARTET
The eighth of fifteen programmes
Including the whole of 'dementi's Gradus ad Parnassum

Contributors

Piano: Valerie Tryon

: MIDDAY CONCERT

PATRICIA CLARKE (soprano)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by BRIAN PRIESTMAN

Contributors

Soprano: Patricia Clarke
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Brian Priestman

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: CONCERT CALENDAR

STEPHEN DODGSON looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in Northern Ireland, Wales and the West during the next seven days

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Dodgson

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 2: Roussel
Symphony No. 1, in D minor
Recorded before an invited audience at the Assembly Rooms. City Hall. Cardiff followed by an interlude

: MATINEE

BBC CONCERT Orchestra Leader. Arthur Leavins
Conductor. VILEM TAUSKY

: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Opera in four acts
Music by Verdi
Words by FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE
Sung in Italian on gramophone records
RCA ITALIAN OPERA
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THOMAS SCHIPPERS
The action takes place about 1750. in Spain and Italy
ACT 2: 3 28'
ACT 3: 4.23*
ACT 4: 5.26*

Contributors

Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Conducted By: Thomas Schippers

: ORGAN RECITAL

by CHRISTOPHER DEARNLEY from Salisbury Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Dearnley

: POEM OF THE WEEK

8: And Bees of Paradise by Hart Crane
Script and narration by PETER PORTER
Poem read by BASIL JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Porter
Read By: Basil Jones

: iOIGAN SENORES!

Lesson 20
Introduced by JACINTA CASTILLEJO with the help of Pablo Soto
Script by Maria Victoria Alvarez and Anthony Watson
Produced by George Walton Scott
Repeated on Saturday at 11.35 a.m. in 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
6: Scientists and Society
The seventeenth century now seems to us the crucial period in which the modern scientific view of the world began to develop.
HUGH KEARNEY
Reader in History at the University of Sussex asks what people meant by the word ' science ' at this time; what it was that led men to become interested in the study of nature; and whether such men came from a particular section of society or held particular religious beliefs.
With readings from contemporary sources by GARY WATSON and JOHN GLEN
Produced by Adrian Johnson
Peter Laslett on Crisis and Social Change: Tuesday at 7.0 p.m.

Contributors

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

: THE JAZZ AVANT-GARDE

The second in a series of three programmes illustrated with gramophone records by CHARLES Fox
Charles Fox examines the work of some of the younger avantgardists.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Charles Fox

: THE WELSH POETIC TRADITION

Three illustrated talks by ANTHONY CONRAN based on his translations of poems from Welsh
Narrator, DYFNALLT MORGAN
1: Exodus
In this programme Anthony Conran traces the early growth of the tradition from its sixth-century beginnings among the Celtic tribes of Southern Scotland poems read by JOHN DARRAN PHILIP MADOC , W. H. ROBERTS
Produced by Meirion Edwards Early Medieval Poetry: March 2

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Conran
Unknown: Anthony Conran
Read By: John Darran
Read By: Philip Madoc
Read By: W. H. Roberts
Produced By: Meirion Edwards

: TRIBUTE TO KODALY

A concert of his music given last June at the Aldeburgh Festival in the presence of the composer
Kodaly Choir of Budapest Conductor, Ilona Andor
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Keith Harvey (cello)
From the Jubilee Hall, 1
Aldeburgh
Part 1
A birthday greeting
I am an orphan
Dancing Song
Mountain Nights, No. 1
King Ladislaus's men
9.0* Serenade, Op. 12, for string trio

Contributors

Conductor: Ilona Andor
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Keith Harvey

: TRADITION AND THE NEW

Nine programmes in continuity and change in modern society
8: Nowness and permanence by W. H. Auden
In the final talk in this series W. H. Auden discusses some fundamental differences between the role of tradition and of change in politics on the one hand and in the arts on the other. He believes that in the arts there will be a return to the main European tradition. interrupted by certain movements of fashion and experiment in the present century.
Final discussion, chairman, Renford Bambrough: March 4

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: W. H. Auden

: TRIBUTE TO KODALY

Part 2
Duo for violin and cello
10.0* Christmas Carol
Shepherds' Christmas Dance
Zoltan Jeney , piccolo
Ave Maria Whitsuntide

Contributors

Unknown: Zoltan Jeney

: NO WHY

by John Whiting
This short play is stark, horrifying, and perhaps somewhat enigmatic if taken too literally. But if we look at it as an image, a metaphor, it can also be seen as a very moving personal statement about the position of the artist. who must be what he is regardless of how his critics want him to be. That is the meaning of the title of the play, which derives from an epigram by the seventeenth-century German mystic. Angelus Silesius:
Die Ros' ist ohn' Warum, sie bliihet weil sie bliihet,
Sie acht'nicht ihrer selbst, fragt nicht, ob man sie sienet
The Rose it knows no why-it grows because it grows.
Heedless of Self, without concern who sees it or who knows
Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN
Third broadcast followed by an interlude at 10.50

Contributors

Unknown: John Whiting
Produced By: Martin Esslin
Narrator: John Westbrook
Henry, the father: Hugh Burden
Eleanor, the mother: Margaret Wolfit
Max, a cousin: Michael Deacon
Sarah, an aunt: Grizelda Hervey
Amy an aunt: Kathleen Helme
Gregory, the grandfather: Hector Ross

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

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

: Closedown









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