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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

OTTO KLEMPERER conducts the PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Overture: Euryanthe (Weber)
7.14* Symphony No. 4, in B flat major (Beethoven)
7.41* Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
( Wagner) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Otto Klemperer

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: YOUR MIDWEEK CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Serenade in E minor, for string orchestra (Elgar)
SINFONIA OF LONDON
Conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
8.18* Horn Concerto No. 4, in E
Oat major (K. 495) (Mozart)
DENNIS BRAIN
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
8.35* Serenade for tenor. horn, and string orchestra (Britten)
PETER PEARS
BARRY TUCKWELL LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by the COMPOSER

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Peter Pears

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Bach
Partita in D major, for harpsichord
9.30* Trio-Sonata In G major, for two flutes and continuo .(S 1039)
Richard ADENEY (flute) WILLIAM BENNETT (flute)
GEORGE MALCOLM (harpsichord)
† Third broadcast o( the Trio-Sonata and second broadcast of the Partita

Contributors

Flute: Richard Adeney
Flute: William Bennett

: PAUL ARMA

Concerto for mezzo-soprano, tenor, and chorus first performance In this country
LEONIE HENSHILWOOD (mezzo-soprano)
DAVID BARRET (tenor)
BBC CHORUS
† Conducted by Douglas ROBINSON
Douglas Robinson broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden tereopitonic broadcast: see p. 10

Contributors

Tenor: David Barret
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson

: CONCERTO

† YFRAHNEAMAN (violin)
BBC Northern ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: MUSIC MAKING

Concerto No. 2, in G major, for harpsichord, flute, and continuo (Rameau)
11.14* Five chansons (Jannequm)
Le rappel des oiseaux, for harp (Dandrieu)
L'hymen pastoral. for recorder and harp (Hotteterre)
11.40* Suite in A minor, for harpsichord (Louis Couperin)
11.49* String Quartet In G minor
(Debussy)
ROBERT VEYRON-LACROIX (harpsichord)
JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL. (flute) Jacques NEILZ (cello)
PARIS RADIO POLYPHONIC ENSEMBLZ Directed by CHARLES RAVIER
ROGER CotTe (recorder) ELENA POLONSKA (harp)
EDWARD MILLER (harpsichord)
STUYVESANT STRING Quartet on gramophone records itereophonic broadcast: see p. 10

Contributors

Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Cello: Jacques Neilz
Directed By: Charles Ravier
Directed By: Roger Cotte
Harp: Elena Polonska
Harpsichord: Edward Miller

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 1
Divertimento in B flat major
(K.137) (Mozart)
LUCERNE FESTIVAL STRINGS Directed by RUDOLF BAUMGARTNER (violin)
12.25* Violin Concerto in D minor
(Sibelius)
CHRISTIAN FERRAS
BERLIN PHILIHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN on gramophone records stereophonic broadcast: see P. 10

Contributors

Violin: Rudolf Baumgartner
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: CONCERT CALENDAR

† CHRISTOPHER CRIER looks at some rmisical events in the Midlands and East Anglia in the next week

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 2
Ornan Concerto No. 1. in C major
(Haydn)
E POWER BIGGS
COLUMBIA Symphony ORCHESTRA Conducted by ZOLTAN ROZSNYAI
1.35* Symphony in three movements (Stravinsky)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by OTTO KI .EMPERER on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Zoltan Rozsnyai
Conducted By: Otto Ki

: MATINEE

BBC Concert ORCHESTRA
Leader. Arthur Leavins
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY

Contributors

Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: COMPOSER'S PORTRAIT

This week:
David Bedford talks about his music
A dream of the seven lost stars
(Kenneth Patchen )
SOLOISTS OF THE
AMERICAN ARTISTS' Centre, PARIS Conductors. MARCELLO PANNI JEAN-CHARLES FHANCOIS
Recording made available by courtesy ut the American Artists' Centre
But there is that white and radiant legend in the snow (Kenneth Patch en
JANE MANNING(soprano)
MEMBERS OF TttE Vesuvius ENSEMBLE
Second broadcast
Interlude 3: Poem 4: Fall of the evening star (Music for Albion Moonlight)
JOSEPHINE NENOICK (mezzo-soprano) MEMBERS OF THE
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by JOHN CAREWE
† Secoad broadcast

Contributors

Talks: David Bedford
Soloists: Kenneth Patchen
Conductors: Marcello Panni
Conductors: Jean-Charles Fhancois
Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Nenoick
Conducted By: John Carewe

: LAST YEARS

Schubert
The first of three weekly programmes devoted to the works which Schubert wrote during the last year of his life
Sonata in C minor (D.958) ALFRED BRENDEL
Second broadcast
4.1* Mirjams Siegesgesang
MARGARET KINGSLEY (soprano) BBC CHORUS
† Conductor, PETER GELLHORN with WILFRID PARRY (piano)
4.22* Schwanengesang (D.957)
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (baritone)
GERALD MOORE (piano)
5.14* Piano Sonata in A major
(D.959)
ARTUR SCHNABEL (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Mirjams Siegesgesang
Soprano: Margaret Kingsley
Conductor: Peter Gellhorn
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Artur Schnabel

: JAZZ TODAY

The best of present-day jazz on records
Introduced by CHARLES Fox

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox

: FACTS IN FOCUS

Britain's Last Colonies
5: Gibraltar
Speaker, WILLIAM KIRKMAN
† Produced by Christopher Cuthbertson

Contributors

Produced By: Christopher Cuthbertson

: LET'S GO !

B nYTbl
5 B
A course of twenty lessons in spoken Russian for near-beginners Lesson 5
Written by Vaughan James , University of Sussex given by VAUGHAN JAMES
MARINA RYAN. VICTOR GREGORIY and LYUBOV VOLOSSEVICH
Produced by Richard Hooper
A booklet is available
First broadcast on March 29

Contributors

Written By: Vaughan James
Unknown: Vaughan James
Unknown: Marina Ryan.
Unknown: Victor Gregoriy
Produced By: Richard Hooper

: THE ORCHESTRA

Fourteen illustrated talks by ROGER FISKE
5: Cumulative Orchestration
The second of three talks about the three types of Baroque orchestration—Continuo, Cumulative and Contrapuntal. The basis of cumulative orchestration was the string band. to which' wind instruments were added as required or as available
Produced by Peter Dodd

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Fiske
Produced By: Peter Dodd

: AMERICA SINCE THE BOMB

10: The New
Jazz
A survey with illustrations by NAT HENTOFF
The nature of jazz has changed profoundly over the last twenty-one years. Nat Hentoff considers the work of such innovators as Cecil Taylor , Ornette Coleman , Archie Shepp , Albert Ayler and Anthony Williams in relation to their world.
Produced by D. G. BRIDSON Korea to Vietnam, by D. G. Bridson — 2: Brinkmanship: November 10

Contributors

Unknown: Nat Hentoff
Unknown: Cecil Taylor
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Unknown: Archie Shepp
Unknown: Albert Ayler
Unknown: Anthony Williams
Produced By: D. G. Bridson Korea

: A BAYEUX TAPESTRY

A historical imagination in concelebration of the ninth centenary of the Norman Conquest
Written and compiled by MICHAEL MASON
The documentation drawn from William of Poitiers, William of Jumieges, the Anglo-Saxon Chron
« icle, the ' Roman de Rou,' William of Malmesbury. and other contemporary and later sources
Readers,
HUGH DICKSON , GARY WATSON
Narrator, ROBIN HOLMES
Commentators (in order of first appearance):
Professor GWYN JONES
COMMANDER D. L. GORDON , R.N. DR. D. P. WALEY
DR. Michael HOSKIN
PROFESSOR R. W. SOUTHERN MAJOR-GENERAL H. ESSAME
PROFESSOR REGINALD DOUWELL GEOFFREY BARRACLOUGH MRS. DITA MALLET
COLONEL G. 1. A. D. DRAPER
The excerpt from ' The Song of Roland ' chanted by BRIAN LEVY.
Translations of Anglo-Saxon poetry by Michael Alexander (the excerpts from the Finnesburh Fragment and the Oyster Riddle translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland ). The translation of 'The Song of Roland ' by Charles Scott-Moncrieff
Special sound by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Research advisers:
Hilary Jones , Jeremy Nicklin Produced by MICHAEL MASON and GEORGE MAcBETH
+ Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Mason
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Narrator: Gary Watson
Unknown: D. L. Gordon
Unknown: D. P. Waley
Unknown: General H. Essame
Unknown: Professor Reginald Douwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Barraclough
Unknown: A. D. Draper
Unknown: Brian Levy.
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Hilary Jones
Unknown: Jeremy Nicklin
Produced By: Michael Mason
Produced By: George MacBeth

: Music in Medieval England

The earliest English music
Grayston Burgess (counter-tenor) Wilfred Brown (tenor) Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Ian Partridge (tenor) Duncan Robertson (tenor) Mary Remnant (medieval viol) Marylin Wailes (bellchimes)
Directed and introduced by Gilbert Reaney
The first of six programmes devised by Gilbert Reaney
St. Andrew's Priory and St. Paul's Cathedral: November

Alleluia dies sanctificatus - anon.
Epiphanium Domino - anon.
Alleluia, Ave Dei genitrix Maria - anon.
Crist and Sainte Marie - anon.
Cantu miro - anon.
Parti de mal - anon.
In natali novi regis - anon.
Amor patris et filii - anon.

Contributors

Counter-tenor: Grayston Burgess
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Medieval viol: Mery Remnant
Bellchimes: Marylin Wailes
Musical Director/Presenter/Devised by: Gilbert Reaney

: THE SCAVENGERS

A talk about the cult of the object in the modern novel by LAURENCE KITCHIN
Mr. Kitchin argues that since Virginia Woolf material objects have been ' asserting themselves with a new independence ' in the French and English novel. He discusses work by Alain Robbe-Grillet and Elizabeth Bowen to pinpoint the nature of this development, which he sees as producing a new role for the artist as scavenger.
Second broadcast

Contributors

Novel By: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen

: LISZT

JOHN OGDON (piano)
Reminiscences of Verdi's
Boceanegra
En reve on gramophone records
Q Stereophonic broadcast: see p. 1*

Contributors

Piano: John Ogdon

: THE NEWS

: MARKET TRENDS

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

: Closedown









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