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A programme of recent records
Sinfonia No. 12. in G minor for string orchestra (Mendelssohn)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Directed by Neville Marriner

8.22 Piano Concerto No. in F minor (Chopin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by David Zinman

8.54 Overture: Candide (Bernstein)
Boston Pops Orchestra
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler

Contributors

Musicians: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Pianist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
Musicians: Boston Pops Orchestra
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler

: NEWS SUMMARY

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: MOZART STRING QUARTETS

played by THE AMADEUS QUARTET
Norbcrt Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Quartet in D major (K.575)
Eighth of ten weekly programmes

Contributors

Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Symphony No. 3, in D major
(Schubert)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC Orchestra
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
9.55* Psalm: Beatus Vir
(Monteverdi)
SOLOISTS
THE ST. EUSTACE Singers
NEW BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA Conducted by Emu MARTIN
10.7* Violin Concerto in D minor
(Sibelius)
ZINO FRANCESCATTI (violin) NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
10.37* Ballet: Jeu de Cartes
(Stravinsky)
CLEVELAND Orchestra
Conducted by THE composer

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Emu Martin
Violin: Zino Francescatti
Violin: New York
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Erik Satie (1866-1925) by Peter DICKINSON
Verdi and the green-ey'd monster by JOHN WARRACK
Musical Profile: John Mitchin son by CHARLES OSBORNE
A Chopin Symposium: book review by JOAN CHISSELL

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Erik Satie
Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: John Mitchin
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Review By: Joan Chissell

: BERLIOZ AND BEETHOVEN

Lcs nuits d'été (Berlioz)
REGINE CRESPIN (soprano)
SUISSE ROMANPE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
12.32* Symphony No. 6. in F major (Pastoral) (Beethoven)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by OTTO KLEMPERER on gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Regine Crespin
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest

: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

A comic opera by Mozart
Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE English translation by Edward J. Dent in a production by Sadler's Wells Opera Company
Cast in order of singing: SADLER'S WELLS CHORUS
Chorus-Master, John Barker
SADLER'S WELLS ORCHESTRA Leader, John Scaley
Conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS

Contributors

Translation By: Edward J. Dent
Chorus-Master: John Barker
Leader: John Scaley
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras

: JOHN OGDON

plays
Ronald Stevenson 's
Passacaglia on D.S.C.H. first broadcast performance
This massive work is based on four notes extracted from the name of its dedicatee. Dmitri Shostakovich.

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Stevenson
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich.

: DECISION-MAKING

6: Setting the Stage for Decision by R. B. BRAITHWAITE
Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy,
University of Cambridge
Professor Braithwaite describes the way in which Game Theory models can provide insights into decision problems of the kind that interest philosophers.
May 29: A. Rapoport talks about decision-making at the international level

Contributors

Unknown: R. B. Braithwaite
Talks: A. Rapoport

: BACH CANTATAS

SHEILA ARMSTRONG (soprano) HELEN WATTS (contralto)
DUNCAN ROBERTSON < tenor) JOHN Noble (baritone)
AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Neil Black (oboe obbligato) Denis Egan
(flugal horn obbligato)
Joseph Castaldini
(bassoon continuo)
Charles Spinks (organ and harpsichord continuo)
OlgaHegedus(cellocontinuo) Francis Baines
(double-bass continuo)
PHILOMUSICA of LONDON Leader, Carl Pini
Conducted by BERNARD KEEFFE
Cantata No. 105: Herr, gene nicht ins Gericht
7.3* Cantata No. 120a: Herr Gott , Beherrscher aller Dinge

Contributors

Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Baritone: John Noble
Oboe: Neil Black
Unknown: Denis Egan
Bassoon: Joseph Castaldini
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Double-Bass: Francis Baines
Leader: Carl Pini
Conducted By: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Herr Gott

: SEARCHING FOR PEACE 1914-1918

A series of six talks
1: The Price of Constantinopleby DAVID WOODWARD
In the first of this series of talks dealing with the various attempts made during the First World War to secure peace short of total victory. David Woodward considers the story of a little-known Anylo-Turkish negotiation aimed at a separate peace which, if successful, would have opened communitions through the Dardanelles between the Western Allies and Russia. He explains why this apparently easy solution of one of the major Allied problems was doomed to failure.
General editor of the series
ROBERT BLAKE of Christ Church, Oxford
President Wilson and Peace

Contributors

Unknown: David Woodward
Unknown: David Woodward
Unknown: Robert Blake

: MACBETH

by William Shakespeare and with Alec McCowen
David Weston , John Westbrook
Music composed by JOHN BUCKLAND conducted by \ERIC WETHERELL Cast in order of speaking:
Continued in next column
Other parts played by members of the cast and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by John TYDEMAN
Second broadcast
Timothy West Is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.20*-9.30*) A gramophone record of early Scottish keyboard music played by ALAN CUCKSTON (harpsichord)

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: David Weston
Unknown: John Westbrook
Composed By: John Buckland
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Produced By: John Tydeman
Played By: Alan Cuckston
Macbeth: Paul Scofield
Lady Macbeth: Peggy Ashcroft
First Weird Sister: Grizelda Hervey
Second Weird Sister: Mary O'Farrell
Third Weird Sister: Sylvia Coleridge
Duncan: Walter Fitzgerald
Malcolm: David Weston
Captain: John Dearth
Lennox: John Humphry
Ross: John Justin
Macbeth: Paul Scofield
Banquo: John Westbrook
Angus: Fraser Kerr
Lady Macbeth: Peggy Ashcroft
Fleance: Glyn Dearman
Porter: Timothy West
Macduff: Alec McCowen
Donalbain: Brian Hewlett
Old Man: Henry Stamper
First Murderer: John Hollis
Second Murderer: Stephen Thorne
A Lord: Allan McClelland
Lady Macduff: Jane Wenham
Son to Macduff: Nicholas Charles
Doctor of Physic: Noel Howlett
Gentlewoman: Cécile Chevreau
Menteith: Stephen Thorne
Caithness: Preston Lockwood
Seyton: Henry Stamper
Old Siward: John Hollis
Young Siward: Glyn Dearman

: DEBUSSY

Sonata for flute, viola, and harp played by JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL (flute) PIERRE PASQUIER (viola) LILY LASKINE (harp) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Viola: Pierre Pasquier

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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