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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: What's New?

A weekly programme of recent records
Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119
(Beethoven)
RUDOLF SERKIN (piano)
8.20* Songs (Schubert)
Auf dem Wasser zu singen Der Tod und das Madchen Das Zügenglöcklein Der Schiffer
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (baritone) GERALD MOORE (piano)
8.33* Sonata in B minor (Liszt)
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (piano)
Stereophonic broadcast: see v. 10

Contributors

Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: BACH CANTATAS

HELEN Watts (contralto)
PHILOMUSICA OF LONDON
Directed from the harpsichord by THURSTON DART
URSULA BUCKEL (soprano)
WiiRTTEMBERG CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RUDOLF EWERHART
Cantata No. 53: Schlage doch, gewiinschte Stunde
9.15* Cantata No. 202: Weichet nur, betriibte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)
9.40* Cantata No. 54: Widerstehe doch der Siinde on gramophone records

Contributors

Contralto: Helen Watts
Unknown: Thurston Dart
Soprano: Ursula Buckel
Conducted By: Rudolf Ewerhart

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Fancy No. 3, in C minor
(John Jenkins)
Oxford CHAMBER PLAYERS
Directed by RAYMOND CLAUSON
10.7* Violin Concerto No. 3. in G major (K.216) (Mozart)
ARTHUR GRUMIAUX
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by COLIN DAVIS
10.30* Four Symphonic Impressions:
Church Windows (Respighi)
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ANTAL DORATI

Contributors

Directed By: Raymond Clauson
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS

played by NORMAN SHETLER
G major, Op. 49 No. 2
11.8* D major, Op. 28
11.32* E flat major, Op. 31
No. 3
Third in a series of thirteen weekly programmes in which aU the sonatas will be played
Next week, James Gibb :
D major. Op. 10 No. 3; G major, Op. 14 No. 2; A major, Op. 101

Contributors

Played By: Norman Shetler
Unknown: James Gibb

: SERAPHINA

or The Apothecary's Dumb Wife
An opera buffa in one act by Heinrich Sutermeister
English version by LIONEL SALTER
BBC WELSH Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Marcus DODS
Produced by LIONEL SALTER
The action takes place in the seventecnth century in a small baroque town
Eric Shilling broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Heinrich Sutermeister
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Produced By: Lionel Salter

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Symphony in C major (Bizet)
FRENCH NATIONAL Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Sin THOMAS BEECHAM
1.18* Choreographic Poem: La va)se (Ravel)
HALLE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
1.31* Rhapsody in Blue, for piano and orchestra (Gershwin)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (piano) directing the COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1.48* Three Places in New England (Ives)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
2.6* March: Nobles of the mystic shrine (Sousa)
EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE
Conducted by FREDERICK FENNELL on gramophone records
Stereophomic broadcast: see p. 10

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Frederick Fennell

: MUSSORGSKY

Song-cycle: The Nursery
With Nannie: In the corner: The cockchafer: With the doll: Prayer at bedtime; Sinbad the cat: The hobby-horse
2.28* Pictures from an Exhibition
Promenade: The gnome: The old castle; The Tuileries 'Children quarrelling at play); Bydlo: Ballet of the chickens emerging from their shells: Two Polish Jews. rich and poor; The market at Limoges; Catacombs; In the language of the dead: Baba-Yaga's hut: The Heroes' Gate at Kiev
MARGARET PRICE (soprano) JAMES LOCKHART (piano)
MICHAEL Roll (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Price
Piano: James Lockhart
Piano: Michael Roll

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Idil Biret (piano)
London Philharmonic
Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
Conductor, John Pritchard
Part 1

Contributors

Piano: Idil Biret
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: John Pritchard

: * The Concert Interval

DERYCK COOKE defends the autobiographical programme of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Cooke

: * Sunday Symphony Concert

Part 2
Symphonie fantastique. Berlioz
Recorded from a Royal Philharmonic Society concert on March 9

: KING ROGER

Opera in three acts
Music by Szymanowski
Libretto by THE COMPOSER and JAROSLAV IWASKIEWICZ
Sung in Polish on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing:
CHILDREN'S CHORUS or THE POLISH PATHFINDER'S UNION
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE WARSAW STATE OPERA HOUSE
Conducted by MIECZYSLAW MIERZEJEWSKI
The action takes place in Sicily in the twelfth century
Acr 1 Inside the great church at
Palermo
5.26* ACT 2
The courtyard of King Roger's palace
6.4* Acr 3
The ruins of an ancient Greek-
Theatre
Chopin: Fantasy in F minor. Op. 49; Three Mazurkas, Op. 63; Szymanowski: Mazurkas, Op. 62 and from Op. 50: August 14

The Archbishop - MAREK DABROWSKI (bass)
The Deaconess - ANNA MALEWICZ-MADEY (contralto)
Roger 11, King of Sicily - ANDRZEJ HIOLSKI (baritone)
Edrisi. an Arabian sage - ZDZISLAW NIKODEM (tenor)
Roxana. the Queen Consort - HANNA RUMOWSKA (soprano)
The Shepherd - KAZIMIERZ PUSTELAK (tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Jaroslav Iwaskiewicz
Conducted By: Mieczyslaw Mierzejewski

: IKTIN-THE TIN PORT

tby
SIR GAVIN de BEER, F.R.S
Much confusion persists about the identity of the Cassiterides. the tin islands, from which, in classical times, Mediterranean peoples obtained tin with which to make their bronze. Sir Gavin examines various lines of evidence and reaches a firm conclusion.
Atlantis-fact or fiction: August 14

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Gavin de Beer, F.R.S

: WARD 7

by Valeriy Tarsis his autobiographical novel translated by KATYA BROWN and arranged by H. B. FORTUIN with Stephen Murray as Valentine Almazov
The moving and outspoken story of a distinguished man of letters in Soviet Russia, who finds himself locked up in an asylum after one of his novels has been smuggled out and is about to appear in the West. With his fellow patients ' he scrutinises the hated Soviet system and pledges himself to fight for the liberation of his country.
With an epilogue specially recorded by VALERIY TARSIS Inmates of Ward 7:
Produced by H. B. FORTUIN
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Valeriy Tarsis
Translated By: Katya Brown
Arranged By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Valentine Almazov
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Vasily Colin: Peter Woodtrorpe
Zhenya Diamant: David Spenser
Professor Morenny: Denys Hawthorne
His students:: Tolya Timseely
His students:Volodya: Kevin McHugh
Samdelov: Anthony Hall
Dormidont Violetov: Basil Jones
Karen: Allan McClelland
Medical Staff:Zoya Mahkova: Margaret Robertson
Medical Staff:Lydia Kizyak: Betty Huntley-Wright
Medical Staff:Professor Nezhevsky: Nogl Howlett
Professor Stein: Anthony Hall
Woman Doctor: Valerie Taylor
Dr Yanushkevich: Walter Fitzgerald
Dr Adrianov: Harold Kasket
Strunkin, Ward Orderly: Nigel Graham
Party Secretary: Stephen Jack

: SCHUBERT AND RAVEL

played by the QUARTETTO ITALIANO
Paolo Borciani (violin) Elisa Pegreffi (violin) Piero Farulli (viola) Franco Rossi (cello)
8.56* Quartet in F major. Ravel
Second broadcast of Schubert Quartet;ThirdofRavelQuartet

Contributors

Violin: Paolo Borciani
Violin: Elisa Pegreffi
Viola: Piero Farulli
Cello: Franco Rossi

: POEMS

by Fulke Greville , Lord Brooke
Introduced by R. D. SMITH and read by DAVID MARCH

Contributors

Unknown: Fulke Greville
Introduced By: R. D. Smith
Read By: David March

: RECITAL

LEONID KOGAN (violin)
ANDREY MYTNIK (piano)
Second broadcast

Contributors

Violin: Leonid Kogan
Piano: Andrey Mytnik

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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