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: OVERTURE

Symphony No. 3, in D major
(Schubert)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.28* Concerto for saxophone and string orchestra (Glazunov)
VINCENT ABATO With ORCHESTRA
Conducted by NORMAN PICKERING
7.42* Danzas fantasticas (Turino)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by RAFAEL FR ÜHBECK de BURGOS gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Norman Pickering
Conducted By: Rafael Fr

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: YOUR MIDWEEK CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Organ Concerto No. 3. in C major
(Haydn)
E. POWER BIGGS
COLUMBIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ZOLTAN ROZSNYAI
8.19* Motet: Ave verum corpus
(Byrd)
CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Conducted by DAVID WILLCOCKS
8.24* Symphonie funebre et triomphale (Berlioz)
HARRY PRUTOT (trombone)
Chorale POPULAIRE DE PARIS
BAND OF THE Gardiens DE LA PAIX Conducted by DESIRE DONDEYNE

Contributors

Conducted By: Zoltan Rozsnyai
Conducted By: David Willcocks
Conducted By: Desire Dondeyne

: NEWS SUMMARY

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: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSERS

Britten and Purcell
Britten
Winter Words (poems by Thomas Hardy )
9.24* Sonata in C major. Op. 65, for cello and piano
JANET BAKER (contralto) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
KEITH HARVEY (cello)
MERYLYN KNIGHT (piano)
Second broadcast of the songs

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Contralto: Janet Baker
Cello: Keith Harvey

: VOICES WITH INSTRUMENTS

BBC CHORUS with CARL PINI (violin)
NORMAN KNIGHT (piccolo)
James BLADES, STEPHEN WHITTAKER (percussion)
Conductor, PETER GELLHORN
Martinu
Three Sacred Songs on Czech
Popular Rhymes, for women's voices and violin
The birth of our Lord The Ascension
The way to Paradise
9.56* Rossini
Chant funt'bre. for men's voices and tenor drum
Francis Chagrin
Madrigal: The Counsel
Two Sea Shanties, for tenor men's voices. and instruments
A-roving
Early tn the morning tenor, Anson Austin

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Whittaker
Conductor: Peter Gellhorn

: CONCERTO

Iona BROWN (violin)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Leader. Tom Rowlette
Conductor. JAMES LOUGHRAN

Contributors

Violin: Iona Brown

: MUSIC MAKING

String Quartet No. 1, in E minor
(From my life) (Smetana)
11.28* En rêve; Czardas macabre
(Liszt)
11. 38* The diary of a young man who disappeared, for tenor, contralto, and women's chorus (Janacek)
SMETANA QUARTET
Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello)
JOHN OGDON (piano)
ERNST HAEFLIGER KAY GRIFFEL
WOMEN'S CHORUS Directed by RAFAEL KUBELIK (piano) gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout
Piano: John Ogdon
Piano: Ernst Haefliger
Piano: Kay Griffel
Piano: Rafael Kubelik

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 1
JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano) GERAINT EVANS (baritone)
London 1 PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by WYN Morris
Song cycle: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler) gramophone records

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Conducted By: Wyn Morris

: NEWS SUMMARY

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: CONCERT CALENDAR

NEVILLE GARUDEN looks at some non-broadcast musical events taking place in the Midlands and East AngHa in the next seven days

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Garuden

: MIDDAY CONCERT

Part 2
Iberia (Images) (Debussy)
LONDON Symphony ORCHESTRA Conducted by PIERRTE MONTEUX
1.36* Seven studies on themes of Paul Klee (Gunther Schttller )
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH LEINSDORF gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Pierrte Monteux
Unknown: Paul Klee
Unknown: Gunther Schttller
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf

: BRITAIN'S CATHEDRALS AND THEIR MUSIC

Chichester
Introduced by JOHN BETJEMAN
CHOIR OF CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL
Organist and Master of the Choristers JOHN BIRCH
RICHARD SEAL (assistant organist)
Choir:
Third of eleven programmes
Second broadcast
Thursday: Liverpool Cathedral

Contributors

Introduced By: John Betjeman
Unknown: John Birch

: CHOPIN

Second in a series of nine programmes
Waltzes played by Dinu LiPATTi (piano)
Three Waltzes. Op. 34
A flat major A miror F major
2.52* Three Waltzes. Op. 70
G flat major F minor
D flat major gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Dinu Lipatti

: COMPOSER'S PORTRAIT

This week: Bernard Naylor talks to Louis HALSEY about his work in introduction to a programme of his music
String Trio played by the TUNNELL STRING Trio
Magnificat
Kubta Khan , for women's voices and piano sung by the THAMES CHAMBER CHOIR Conductor, Louis HALSEY with VIOLA TUNNARD (piano)

Contributors

Talks: Bernard Naylor
Unknown: Louis Halsey
Unknown: Kubta Khan
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Piano: Viola Tunnard

: BEETHOVEN'S THEATRE MUSIC

A series of five programmes in which Beethoven's theatre music is coupled with a modern British concerto and a symphony by Haydn
Symphony No. 99. in E flat major
Haydn
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, Colin Staveley
Conductor, JOHN CAREWE
4.2* Sonus (Purcell)
Man is for the woman made
Music for a while
(realised by Tippett and Bergman) Cantata: When night her purple veil
(realised by Britten)
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIKK (baritone) NONA LIDDELL (violin)
IVOR MCMAHON (violin) AMBROSE GAUNTLETT (viola da gamba)
MARTIN Isepp (harpsichord)
4.23* Piano Concerto (Tippett)
JOHN OGDON
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Colin DAVIS gramophone records
ALVAR LIDELL (narrator)
CARDIFF AELWYDCHOIR
Chorus-Master, Alun Guy
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Conductor. JOHN CAREWE

Contributors

Conductor: John Carewe
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Ambrose Gauntlett
Unknown: John Ogdon
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Chorus-Master: Alun Guy
Conductor: John Carewe

: JAZZ TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Charles Fox

: FACTS IN FOCUS

Criminal Procedure
1: Arrest
Speaker, ALEXANDER IRVINE

: LET'S GO!

A course of twenty lessons in spoken Russian for near-beginners
Lesson 11
Written by Vaughan James. University of Sussex
Given by VAUGHAN JAMES MARINA RYAN and VICTOR GREGORIY
Language consultant, Lyubov Volossevich
Produced by Richard Hooper
First broadcast May 10
Repeated: Saturday, 11.10 a.m.
A booklet is available

Contributors

Written By: Vaughan James.
Unknown: Vaughan James
Unknown: Marina Ryan
Unknown: Lyubov Volossevich
Produced By: Richard Hooper

: THE ORCHESTRA

Fourteen illustrated talks by ROGER FISKE
11: The Bigger the Better
It was the Parisian fondness for the stupendous in opera which began the cult of the colossal, both as regards length and loudness; a fondness satisfied first by Rameau in the 1740s, and then by Spontini and Meyerbeer in the early nineteenth century. And it was a Frenchman. Berlioz, who began the same trend in music for the concert hall, and the use of orchestral devices whose effect was predominantly dramatic, not musical.
Produced by Peter Dodd

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Fiske
Produced By: Peter Dodd

: BEETHOVEN

Fonata in A major, Op. 101
7.50* Fifteen Variations and Fugue on a theme from Prometheus, Op. 35 (Eroica)
ALFRED BRENDEL (piano)
Second broadcast

Contributors

Piano: Alfred Brendel

: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE ORIGINS OF CIVILISATION

Six talks by DR. GLYN DANIEL
4: China and the Indus Valley
Dr. Daniel now turns to an examination of the most ancient civilisations of the Far East in his search for clues to how man first became civilised. Did these ancient peoples learn the arts of civilisation from western invaders. traders, or skilled workers who brought news of developments in Mesopotamia? Or did their civilisations arise independently through their own discoveries and their own efforts?
Pre-Columbian America: Dec. 21
These talks are being printed in ' The Listener '

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Glyn Daniel

: THE THIRD POWER

A radio portrait of Madame de Stael by Eric Ewens
Narrated by Fay Compton with Patricia Gallimore
Noël Hood, Hilda Schroder
John Dearth , Frank Henderson Preston Lockwood
LeRoy Lingwood , Clive Merrison Humphrey Morton , Hector Ross Tim Seely , and Ian Thompson
Produced by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
To be repeated on January 1
Jane Austen and Madame de Stael: December 19

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Fay Compton
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: John Dearth
Unknown: Frank Henderson
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Leroy Lingwood
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Humphrey Morton
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Tim Seely
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Produced By: Christopher Holme
Unknown: Jane Austen
Benjamin Constant: Alec McCowen
Mme de Saussure: Fay Compton
Benjamin Constant: Alec McCowen
Napoleon: Trader Faulkner
Chateaubriand: Leo McCabe

: CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

JANET BAKER (contralto)
MELOS ENSEMBLE
Conducted by BERNARD KEEFFE
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (Gerard Manley Hopkins), Op. 61.Egon Wellesz

Contributors

Contralto: Janet Baker
Conducted By: Bernard Keeffe

: HELL AND POLYPHONY

An illustrated talk by Michael Howard
Devised by MICHAEL HOWARD and CHARLOTTE MORE
In his great triptych The Millennium Hieronymus Bosch places the polyphonic musicians of his day-the school of men like Josquin and Ockeghem-firmly in hell, under a huge and sadistically mutilated ear. How could he use his own art to desecrate another so savagely?
Second broadcast followed by an interlude at 10.55

Contributors

Talk By: Michael Howard
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Hieronymus Bosch

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