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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Sinfonia in D major (Tartini)
LUCERNE FESTIVAL STRINGS Directed by RUDOLF BAUMGARTNER (violin)
7.17* Cello Concerto in C major
(Haydn)
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
7.44* Ballet Suite: The Good-humoured Ladies (Scarlatti, arr. Tommasini)
PARIS Conservatoire ORCHESTRA Conducted by ROGER DESORMIERE on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Rudolf Baumgartner
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Conducted By: Roger Desormiere

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MORNING CONCERT

Overture: Preciosa (Weber)
BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK
8. IT Concerto in G major, for two flutes and orchestra (Cimarosa)
Jean-Pierre RAMPAL ROBERT HERICHE
LAMOUREUX CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by PIERRE COLOMBO
8.30* Liebeslieder Walzer , Op. 52
(Brahms)
IRMGARD SEEFRtED (soprano) RAILI KOSTIA (contralto)
WALDEMAR KMENTT (tenor)
EBERHARD WAECHTER (baritone) ERIK WERRA and GÜNTHER WEISSENBORN (piano duet)
8.54* Suite No. 2, for small orchestra (Stravinsky)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Unknown: Robert Heriche
Conducted By: Pierre Colombo
Conducted By: Liebeslieder Walzer
Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt
Baritone: Eberhard Waechter
Baritone: Erik Werra
Piano: Günther Weissenborn
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSERS

Falla and Fauré
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
(Falla)
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (Piano)
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ENRIQUE JORDA
9.27* Nocturne No. 8, in D Bat major (Faure)
KATHLEEN LONG (piano)
9.11* Ballade for piano and orchestra (Fauré)
KATHLEEN LONG (piano)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by JEAN MARTINON on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: San Francisco Symphony
Conducted By: Enrique Jorda
Piano: Kathleen Long
Piano: Kathleen Long
Conducted By: Jean Martinon

: RIGOLETTO

Records of excerpts from Verdi's opera. with JOAN SUTHERLAND , RENATO Cioni and CORNELL MACNEIL
Stereophonic broadcast: seep. 10

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Renato Cioni

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

Musicians sketch in the background of their musical life and introduce the music
This week
Wilfrid Parry (piano) who, together with Robert Tear (tenor) and Ifor James (horn) performs
THE ELIZABETHAN SINGERS
Conducted by Louis HALSEY on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Horn: Ifor James
Conducted By: Louis Halsey

: EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Delme String Quartet Granville Jones (violin) Jürgen Hess (violin)
John Underwood (viola) Joy Hall (cello)
From the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh
There will be a short break at
12.5* following the Lyric Suite by Berg during which a gramophone record of piano music by Beet hoven will be played

Contributors

Violin: Granville Jones
Violin: Jürgen Hess
Viola: John Underwood
Music By: Beet Hoven

: MIDDAY PROM

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader. Reginald Stead
Conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON
Part 1: Mendelssohn
Overture: The Fair Melusine

Contributors

Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MIDDAY PROM

Part 2
Given before an invited audience in the Parr Hall. Warrington

Contributors

Unknown: Parr Hall. Warrington

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor. GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: SHOWCASE

A weekly programme of recently released gramophone records
Russian Easter Festival Overture
(Rimsky-Korsakov)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
2.45* Che Kelida manina (Act 1:
La Boheme) (Puccini)
MIRELLA FRENI< soprano) Nicolai GEDDA (tenor)
ROME OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THOMAS SCHIPPERS
3.0* Concerto No 7. in F major. for three pianos and orchestra (K.242) (Mozart)
HEPHZIBAH, YALTAH, and JEREMY MENUHIN
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by YEHUDI MENURIN
3.23* Pacific 231 (Honegger)
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Stereophonic broadcast: seep. 10

Contributors

Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Conducted By: Thomas Schippers
Conducted By: Jeremy Menuhin
Conducted By: Yehudi Menurin
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: MUSIC IN OUR TIME

Recording made available by courtesy of West German Radio
ALOYS KONTARSKY and FRED ALINGS (tam-tams)
JOHANNES FRITSCH and BERNHARD KONTARSKY (microphones) KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
HUGH DAVIES , JAAP SPEK (filter and controls)
First broadcast in this country
Recording made available by courtesy of West German Radio

Contributors

Unknown: Aloys Kontarsky
Unknown: Johannes Fritsch
Unknown: Bernhard Kontarsky
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Unknown: Hugh Davies

: MOZART AND MENDELSSOHN

CELIA ARIELI (piano)
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Leader, Tom Rowlette
Conducted by GRAHAM TREACHER

Contributors

Piano: Celia Arieli
Leader: Tom Rowlette
Conducted By: Graham Treacher

: THE YOUNG IDEA

Records chosen by the under-twenties
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
This week's programme includes Tippetts Second String Quartet and Beethoven's Archduke Trio

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: music QUESTIONS

A series in which practising musicians discuss listeners' queries
JAMES GIBB
TREVOR HARVEY
David WILLCOCKS
Chairman, ALEC Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: James Gibb
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Alec Robertson

: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION

Nine programmes about government, society, and ideas in early Stuart England
5: Puritanism, Politics and Society
Before the Civil War. Puritanism was essentially a movement within the Church of England, and Puritans generally accepted both the existing social hierarchy and the traditional framework of monarchical authority
AUSTIN WOOLRYCH
Professor of Modern History in the University of Lancaster discusses how the events of the 1640s forced Puritans to re-think their social and political attitudes, and led to the development of more radical and popular forms of religious expression
With readings from contemporary sources by DENIS GOACHER and JOHN GLEN
Produced by Adrian Johnson tSecond broadcast
Peter Laslett on Social Conflicts In early Stuart England: Wed... 6.30 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: John Glen
Produced By: Adrian Johnson
Unknown: Peter Laslett

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Thomas Hemsley (baritone)
Hugh Maguire (violin) Trevor Connah (violin)
BBC Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Colin Davis
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1
Stereophonic broadcast: lee p. 10

Contributors

Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Violin: Hugh Maguire
Violin: Trevor Connah
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: * THE COLD WAR AND HENRY WALLACE

by BRIAN THOMAS
It is twenty years since Henry Wallace wrote a notorious ' open letter ' to President Truman setting out what he saw as the errors of American foreign policy which had caused the Cold War. Nobody paid much attention to this defeated presidential candidate at the time. Brian Thomas. Lecturer in Modern History at North-Western Polytechnic, believes the course of events since 1946 might have been different if they had.

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Thomas
Unknown: Henry Wallace
Unknown: Brian Thomas.

: * PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2
Stereophonic broadcast: see p. 10

: THREE SISTERS

by Anton Chekhov
Act 4 of the Moscow Art Theatre production played in Russian on a gramophone record
The Act is played uncut, and listeners who are not familiar with the language can follow the text in any translation. In the original recording, stage directions are read in Russian. For the assistance of English listeners these have been translated by Nicholas Bethell and are read by him.
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Nicholas Bethell

: ENGLISH MUSIC

ALAN JONES (baritone)ROBERT SPENCER (theorbo-lute)

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

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

: Closedown









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