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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Conductor, SIR MALCOLM SARGENT with RICHARD LEWIS (tenor) and JASCHA HEIFETZ (violin)
Music for the Royal Fireworks
(Handel, arr. llarty)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
7.20' Aria: Where'er you walk
(Semele) (Handel) with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
7.25* Violin Concerto No. in G minor (Bruch) with the NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF LONDON
7.48' Overture: The Mastersingers
(Waaner)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA on gramophone records

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Tenor: Jascha Heifetz

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MOZART

Overture and Three Country
Dances (K.106)
VIENNA MOZART ENSEMBLE
Conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY
8 10* Piano Concerto No. 19, in F major (K.459)
INGRID HAEBLER with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by COLIN DAVIS
8.38* Symphony No. 35, in D major
(Haffner) (K.385)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Ingrid Haebler
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Delius
An Arabesque
EINAR NORBY (baritone) with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
9.18* Sea-Drift BRUCE BOYCE (baritone)
BBC CHORUS
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM on gramophone records

Contributors

Baritone: Einar Norby
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: THE MAGIC FLUTE

Gramophone records of excerpts from Mozart's opera with a cast including
WlLMA
LIPP IRMGARD SEEFRIED ERICH KUNZ and LUDWIG WEBER

Contributors

Unknown: Lipp Irmgard Seefried
Unknown: Erich Kunz
Unknown: Ludwig Weber

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

A programme in which musicians sketch in the backgrouund of their musical life and introduce the music
This week
GRANVILLE JONES introduces
The Delme Quartet
Granville Jones (violin) Jürgen Hess (violin)
John Underwood (viola) Joy Hall (cello) who play

Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18 No 6 - Beethoven

Contributors

Violin: Granville Jones
Violin: Jürgen Hess
Viola: John Underwood
Cello: Joy Hall

: MUSIC MAKING

Haydn String Quartet series continued
The programme includes a work written about the same time by the young Beethoven, and one by the young Schoenberg from a hundred years later.
† MAURICE COLE (piano)
DARTINGTON STRING QUARTET Colin Sauer (violin) Peter Carter (violin) Keith Lovell (viola)
Michael Evans (cello)

Contributors

Piano: Maurice Cole
Violin: Colin Sauer
Violin: Peter Carter
Viola: Keith Lovell
Cello: Michael Evans

: MIDDAY PROM

KEITH SWALLOW (piano)
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: CONCERT CALENDAR

GRAHAM MELVILLE-MASON looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in London and the South-East next week

: MIDDAY PROM

Part 2
Given before an Invited audience in the Royal College of Advanced Technology, Salford

: MESSAGER

Ballet Suite: The Two Pigeons
BBC MmLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader. James Hutcheon
Conductor. GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: RUSSIAN MUSIC

Overture: A Life for the Tsar
(Glinka)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
2.40* Boris's monologue (Act 2:
Boris Godunov ) (Mussorgsky)
BORIS CHRISTOFF (bass) with the PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ANDRE CLUYTENS
2.46* Scherzo a la russe
(Stravinsky)
2.51* Fantasy on Russian folk songs: Kamarinskaya (Glinka)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
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 monophontcally as usual.

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conducted By: Andre Cluytens
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: PIANO MUSIC AND SONGS

A programme of recently released records
Sonata in C major (L.457)
(Scarlatti)
Fou TS'ONG (piano)
3.9* Songs:
A Ballynure Ballad (trad., colt.
Hughes)
Silent Noon (Vaughan Williams) Lane o' the thrushes (Harty)
VERONICA DUNNE (soprano) with HAVELOCK NELSON (piano)
3.17* Sixteen German Dances
(D.783) (Schubert)
WALTER HAUTZIG (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Veronica Dunne
Piano: Havelock Nelson
Piano: Walter Hautzig

: MUSIC IN OUR TIME

French music: piano music by Messiaen and settings of Mallarm6 by Debussy. Ravel, and Boulez
GERALD ENGLISH (tenor) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
MARGARET PRICE (soprano) WIGMORE ENSEMBLE with JAMES LOCKHART (piano)
HEATHER HARPER (soprano) New MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Conducted by JOHN CAREWE
MALCOLM Troup (piano)
Second broadcasts of the Ravel and Boulez
Another performance of the Ravel: Tuesday at 4.0 p.m.
James Lockhart broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Tenor: Gerald English
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Soprano: Margaret Price
Soprano: Wigmore Ensemble
Piano: James Lockhart
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conducted By: John Carewe
Piano: Malcolm Troup
Unknown: James Lockhart

: BRITAIN'S CATHEDRALS AND THEIR MUSIC

Hereford
Introduced by JOHN BETJEMAN
CHOIR OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL
Organist and Master of the Choristers, MELVILLE COOK
ROGER FISHER (assistant organist)
Choir:

Contributors

Introduced By: John Betjeman
Unknown: Melville Cook
Unknown: Roger Fisher

: THE YOUNG IDEA

Records chosen by the under-twenties
Introduced by ROBERT HENDERSON
This week's programme includes
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Mahler
Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 and the first part of Tippett's Oratorio: A Child of Our Time

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Henderson

: SHORTHAND DICTATION

100-140 w.p.m.
Compiled by JOYCE HARBISON
50-80 w.p.m.: Monday at 6.30 p.m. A booklet is available

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Harbison

: PAINTING OF THE MONTH, 1966

3: A Boy Bringing Pomegranates (painted c. 1662) by Pieter de Hoogh
(Wallace Collection, London)
Speaker, EVELYN KING , Lecturer in the History of Art, University of London and the National Gallery
Produced by GEORGE WALTON SCOTT
A book Is available
Repeated on Saturday at 10.30 a.m. in the Home Service

Contributors

Unknown: Pieter de Hoogh
Unknown: Evelyn King
Produced By: George Walton Scott

: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION

Nine programmes about government, society, and ideas in early Stuart England
7: Social Change and the Law
The law was very important in both the social and political life of early seventeenth-century England. The pressures of social and economic change also put the lawyers in the position of arbitrating between the values of an old and of a new form of society.
ERIC Ives
Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool discusses the role of the lawyers as agents of change, their participation in a changing society, and their connections with puritanism, commercial expansion and constitutional opposition.
With readings from contemporary sources by Gary Watson and John Glen
Produced by Adrian Johnson
Peter Laslett on An Alternative View: Tuesday at 7.0 p.m.

Contributors

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

: SCHUMANN

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. 11 played by

: TRADITION AND THE NEW

Nine programmes on continuity and change in modern society
9: Plus ca change ...
One thing established by this very varied group of talks is that in all fields of human activity change is a subtle process in which continuity and discontinuity, tradition and innovation play a complex role.
In this final broadcast In the series, two of the earlier contributors discuss with two newcomers some of the crucial Questions arising.
The speakers are:
JOHN SPARROW
Warden of All Souls College. Oxford
K. W. WEDDERBURN Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics
HEINZ POST of the Chelsea College of Science and Technology Chairman,
RENFORD BAMBROUGH Fellow and Dean of St. John's College, Cambridge

: CARL STAMITZ

Quintet in E flat major
COR COPPENS (oboe)
ARNOLD SWILLENS (bassoon) HEIN MACKENZIE (horn) JAAP SCHRÖDER (violin)
JOHANN VAN HELDER (viola) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Viola: Johann van Helder

: THE LESSON OF THE MASTER

by Henry James
Adapted by MARY HOPE ALLEN with Robert Harris and Daniel Massey
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
The action takes place at Summer-soft. Lord Watermouth's country seat. and later in London, at the turn of the century
Art and Marriage — are they compatible? Had Nature dedicated Paul Overt to intellectual rather than to personal passion?
To be repeated on March 22
Daniel Massey is appearing In 'Barefoot in the Park ' at the Piccadilly Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James
Adapted By: Mary Hope Allen
Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Paul Overt
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Paul Overt, a young writer: Daniel Massey
Guests at Summersoft-Mr. Mulliner.: Nigel Anthony
General Fancourt: Stanley Illsley
Lord MaIIingham: Arthur Lawrence
Mrs St George: Lydia Sherwood
Lady Watermouth: Noël Hood
Marian Fancourt: Susan Maudslay
Henry St George: Robert Harris

: MUSIC IN SPAIN

in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Tomas Luis de Victoria
Missa: Pro defunctis (a 6) sung by the Choir OF
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE Conductor, GEORGE GUEST
From St. John's College, Cambridge
The ninth of a series of programmes

: KAFKA, RILKE AND RUMPELSTILTSKIN

by IDRIS PARRY , Professor of Modern German Literature in the University of Manchester
'Artists are fools. They think they can achieve the impossible. That girl was a fool. too, when she said she could spin straw into gold. She knew it was impossible. But the little man who comes from the dark and offers to help? He is, I believe, an image of the gods, devilish in his darkness but divine in his promises.'
Idris Parry uses the insight of two highly sophisticated artists in order to look below the surface of a familiar nursery tale.
Second broadcast followed by an interlude at 10.55

Contributors

Unknown: Idris Parry
Unknown: Idris Parry

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

: Closedown









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