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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Overture: Ruy Bias (Mendelssohn)
7.13* Symphonic Poem: Le rouet d'Omphale (Saint-Sains)
ROYAL PIHLHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR Thomas BEECHAM
7.23* Fantasia in G major, for piano and orchestra (Tchaikovsky)
PETER KATIN
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
7.53* Symphonic Poem: Kikimora
(Lvadov)
SUISSE ROMANDE Orchestra
Conducted by ERNEST ANSEltMET on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Ernest Anseltmet

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: SCHUBERT

Overture: Fierrabras
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
8.14* Two Impromptus (D. 899):
No. in E flat major No 4, in A flat major
SVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano)
8.26* Nocturne in E flat major
(D.897)
RUDOLF KOECKERT (violin)
JOSEF HERZ (cello)
CHRISTOPHESCHENBACH (piano)
8.36* Symphony No. 8, in B minor
BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FERENC FRICSAY on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Violin: Rudolf Koeckert
Cello: Josef Herz
Conducted By: Ferenc Fricsay

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Purcell
Incidental music including excerpts from
Don Quixote , The Indian Queen, and The Married Beau on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Don Quixote

: RECENT RECORDS

A programme of recently released records including some of Bach's organ music played by Lionel Rogg
Concerto in C major, for two oboes, two clarinets, and string orchestra (R. Op. 47 No. 4) (Vivaldi)
ALBERTO CAROLDI and ALBERTO ALVAROSI (oboes)
EZIO SCHIANI and Alfio GERBI (clarinets)
MILAN ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by PIERO SANTI
9.57* Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (S.582) (Bach)
LIONEL ROGG (organ)
10.11* Symphony No. 3, in D major
(Tchaikovsky)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH

Contributors

Played By: Lionel Rogg
Unknown: Alberto Caroldi
Oboes: Alberto Alvarosi
Oboes: Ezio Schiani
Clarinets: Alfio Gerbi
Conducted By: Piero Santi
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch

: MUSIC MAKING

CYNTHIA GLOVER (soprano) COLIN SAUER (violin)
KATHLEEN FRAZIER (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Cynthia Glover
Violin: Colin Sauer
Piano: Kathleen Frazier

: FROM THE PROMS

NELL GOTKOVSKY (violin)
MAURICE GENDRON (cello)
ALAN HARVERSON (organ)
BBC SYMPHONY Orchestra Led by Norman Nelson
Conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT and NORMAN DEL MAR
Part 1 conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Cello: Maurice Gendron
Cello: Alan Harverson
Unknown: Norman Nelson
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: CONCERT CALENDAR

JOHN GARDNER looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in London and the SouthEast during the coming weekend

Contributors

Unknown: John Gardner

: FROM THE PROMS

Part 2 conducted by Norman Del Mar
Recording of the Promenade Concert broadcast on August 31. 1965. from the Royal Albert Hall. London

Contributors

Conducted By: Norman Del Mar

: LIGHT MUSIC

played by the PROMENADE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GIJSBERT NIEUWLAND and BENEDICT SILBERMAN and the ROYAL MILITARY BAND OF HOLLAND Directed by Lieut. A. POSTHUMUS
Recordings made available by courtesy of Netherlands Radio Union and Radio Nederland

Contributors

Conducted By: Gijsbert Nieuwland
Unknown: Benedict Silberman
Directed By: Lieut. A. Posthumus

: NICOLAI GHIAUROV

(bass) sings operatic arias by Rossini, Verdi, and Mozart on gramophone records
A stereophonic broadcast: See p. 2

: ORGAN RECITAL

by BRIAN RUNNETT
From the Whitworth Hall.
Manchester University

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Runnett
Unknown: Whitworth Hall.

: GREAT CHORAL WORKS

Bach
Mass in B minor
MARIA STADER (soprano)
HERTHA TÖPPER (contralto) ERNST HAEFLIGER (tenor) DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (baritone)
KIETH ENGEN (bass)
MUNICH BACH CHOIR
MUNICH BACH ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KARL RICHTER on gramophone records . followed by an interlude

Contributors

Soprano: Maria Stader
Contralto: Hertha Töpper
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Bass: Kieth Engen
Conducted By: Karl Richter

: JULIUS KATCHEN

(piano) plays Brahms
Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79
No.
5.55* Waltzes, Op. 39
6.13* Three Intermezzos (Op. 119)
B minor; E minor: C major
Rhapsody in E flat major (Op. 119)

: SHORTHAND DICTATION

50-80 w.p.m.
Compiled by JOYCE HARBISON
For those who want to keep up or improve their speeds in any shorthand system
80-100 w.p.m.: Wed., 6.30 p.m.
A booklet is available

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Harbison

: 'TOUTES DIRECTIONS'

A series of twenty programmes, intended for listeners who already have some knowledge of French
13: Grasse
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS with the help of Emile Harven
Written and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Language consultant. Paul Couster
A booklet is available

Contributors

Introduced By: Katia Ellis
Unknown: Emile Harven
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson
Unknown: Paul Couster

: LABORATORIES IN THE FIELD

A new series of six programmes about scientific exploration and field work
1: Antarctica
The study of the ice Itself and of the living things that can adapt to life in a cold desert, or in the surounding seas, are two important elements in Antarctic research
Speakers:
CHARLES SWITHINBANK of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge and MARTIN HOLDGATE now Director of Research of the Nature Conservancy both of whom have worked in Antarctica
Produced by Rosemary Jellis

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Swithinbank
Unknown: Martin Holdgate
Produced By: Rosemary Jellis

: LORD DEVLIN

on The Examining Justices
In the Magistrates' Courts of England and Wales, the examining justices' most publicised function is to establish whether an accused person should stand trial. Criticism of publicity at these preliminary hearings does not, in Lord Devlin's view, go far enough. There is a strong case for a reform of the system itself.

: BBC CHAMBER CONCERT

Last of six public concerts presented by the Third Programme in the Royal Festival Hall
Fine Arts Quartet
Leonard Serkin (violin) Abram Loft (violin)
Gerald Stanick (viola) George Sopkin (cello) Artists-in-Residence, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Serkin
Violin: Abram Loft
Viola: Gerald Stanick
Cello: George Sopkin

: * THE MUSICAL ELEMENT IN VENETIAN PAINTING

First of two talks by MICHAEL LEVEY , Deputy Keeper, The National Gallery
Music plays a definite part in the 'ubject-matter of Venetian painting. Michael Levey considers the treatment of music as a theme by some of the leading Venetian Renaissance painters, among them Bellini and Veronese.
A talk occasioned by the present series of programmes ' Music in Venice'
Next talk in the series, by Peter Burke , May 28; second talk by Michael Levey , June 4

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Levey
Unknown: Michael Levey
Unknown: Peter Burke
Talk By: Michael Levey

: * CONCERT

Part 2

: ANTI-POETRY

Second of two programmes by J. M. Cohen
The Pure Experience
Mr. Cohen examines the claim of the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra that every important poetic movement has been followed by an anti-poetic reaction. In disputing this claim he advances his own definition of anti-poetry and illustrates his arguments by poems chosen from a wide field. This programme considers the positive qualities he finds in anti-poetry.
Readers,
BETH Boyd , FRANK DUNCAN DENYS HAWTHORNE and PETER MARINKER
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Cohen
Unknown: Nicanor Parra
Readers: Beth Boyd
Readers: Frank Duncan
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: Joe Burroughs

: SATIE

Descriptions automatiques
VeTitables preludes flasques
(pour un chien)
Vieux sequins et vieilles cuirasses
Chapitres tourn6s en tous sens
ALDO CICCOLINI (piano) on a gramophone record

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

: Closedown









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