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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: What's New?

A weekly programme of recent records Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: MOZART AND BRAHMS

played by ANDRfc TCHAIKOWSKY Third of eight weekly piano recitals, each including a Mozart Sonata Next Sunday: Fernande Kaeser;
Sonata in A major (K.331)

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records LEON GOOSSENS (oboe)
BATH FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by YEHUDI MENUHIN BBC CHORUS
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT JACQUELINE. DU PRÉ
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Sm JOHN BARBIROLLI

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), by SPIKE HUGHES
Schutz's St. Matthew Passion by ALEC ROBERTSON
Musical Profile: Elizabeth Maconchy by GRACE WILLIAMS
Mozart and Stravinsky: book review by NOËL GOODWIN

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Elizabeth MacOnchy
Unknown: Grace Williams

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

with Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Robin Orr
Symphony in one movement SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA Conductor, ALEXANDER GIBSON
12.19' Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor
JASCHA HEIFETZ CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by WALTER HENDL gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Robin Orr
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Conducted By: Walter Hendl

: HANDEL

Alexander's Feast
or The Power of Music
PAULINE TINSLEY (soprano) JOHN WAKEFIELD (tenor) OWEN BRANNIGAN (baSS)
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Continuo:
Keith Harvey (cello)
Harold Lester (harpsichord) Hubert Dawkes (organ)
ENGLISH CIIAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS
Part 1

Contributors

Soprano: Pauline Tinsley
Tenor: John Wakefield
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Cello: Keith Harvey
Harpsichord: Harold Lester
Harpsichord: Hubert Dawkes
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest
Repeated: Tuesday, 4.41* p.m.
Next Sunday's programme will be at 4.30 p.m.

: HANDEL

Alexander's Feast
Part 2
Second broadcast
Fourth of an extended series of programmes devoted to a wide range of Handel's music and in particular his operas and oratorios
John Wakefield broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company
April 22: Solomon

Contributors

Unknown: John Wakefield

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Radu Aldulescu (cello)
New BBC Orchestra
Conducted by Walter Susskind from St. Andrew's Church. Plymouth
Part 1 3.58* The Concert Interval
PAUL HAMBURGER talks about the ' Eroica ' 4.8* Symphony Concert
Part 2

Contributors

Cello: Radu Aldulescu
Conducted By: Walter Susskind

: VIOLIN SONATAS

by Skalkottas and 5.15* Bartok played by MANOUG PARIKIAN

Contributors

Played By: Manoug Parikian

: NO ALTERNATIVETO POLITICS

by ELIZABETH YOUNG
The United States Government is under severe pressure to authorise deployment of anti-ballistic-missile systems.
Would this deployment initiate a new dimension in the arms race? Will progress towards a non-proliferation treaty and other disarmament measures be hampered by this development? Are not the costs of missile defence systems still prohibitive? Is American deployment against China rather than Russia a viable distinction?
These and other questions are considered by Mrs. Younu, author of Nations and Nuclear Weapons, and London correspondent of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists-who has studied the technical aspects as well as the political problems involved.
Second broadcast
Monday, 8.50 p.m.: Lord Chalfont Minister for Disarmament, broadcasts direct from Geneva about the non-proliferation treaty.

: HAYDN CHORAL WORKS

Heather Harper (soprano)
Pamela Bowden (contralto)
Lloyd Strauss-Smith (tenor)
Stanislav Pieczora (bass)
BBC Chorus
New Philharmonia
Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Nicholas Goldschmidt
Part 1: Schubert and Brahms
Overture in E minor (1819)
Schubert
6.12* Song of Destiny....Brahms

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Contralto: Pamela Bowden
Tenor: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Bass: Stanislav Pieczora
Conducted By: Nicholas Goldschmidt

: Three Aspects of the Augustan Tradition: 2: The Georgian Background

by Ian Watt, Professor of English at Stanford University, California, and author of The Rise of the Novel
In this second of three talks based on his work-in-progress, Professor Watt examines the relationship between Augustan literature and the Georgian society of the eighteenth century, and the continuing influence that both have had upon English life and letters.
Recorded for the BBC in Palo Alto, California
The Ironic Voice: March 26

: HAYDN CHORAL WORKS

Part 2: Haydn
Mass No. 9. in D minor
(Nelson)
Second in a series of eight programmes, each containing a major choral work by Haydn
The Creation: April 23

: The Life and Death of King John

by William Shakespeare
Written before 1595 and based on an older play The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England (1591) arranged for broadcasting by Raymond Raikes with Alec Clunes, Robert Eddison, Maxine Audley, Ernest Milton and John Justin
Music composed by THOMAS EASTWOOD
Characters in the order of speaking:
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, Colin Staveley
Conducted by LIONEL SALTER
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Second broadcast
DURING THE INTERVAL
(8.25*-8.35*)
A record of the Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor from Bach's '48,' Book 1 played by SVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano)

Contributors

Author: William Shakespeare
Arranged for broadcasting by: Raymond Raikes
Music composed by: Thomas Eastwood
Conducted By: Lionel Salter
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
King John: Robert Eddlson
The Earl of Pembroke: Walter Fitzgerald
The Earl of Salisbury: James Dale
Chatillion, the French Ambassador: Allan McClelland
Queen Elinor, mother to King John: Olga Lindo
The Bastard, son of Faulconbridge: Alec Clunes
Robert Faulconbridge, his half-brother: Nigel Graham
Philip, King of France: John Justin
Lymoges Duke of Austria: Michael Kilgarriff
Arthur, Duke of Brittany, John's nephew: Daniel Rose
Constance, mother to Arthur: Maxine Audley
Hubert de Burgh, a citizen of Angiers: Trevor Martln
Lewis, the Dolphin: John Westbrook
Blanch of Castile, John's niece: Denise Bryer
The Cardinal Pandulph: Ernest Milton
An Executioner: Ronald Herdman
Peter of Pomfret: Ronald Herdman
Meloon, a French lord: Noel Howlett
Prince Henry, son to King John: Anthony Hall

: INTERPRETATIONS ON RECORD

A programme in which different interpretations on gramophone records are compared
ALEC ROBERTSON talks about
Bach's St. Matthew Passion with particular reference to the role of the Evangelist

Contributors

Talks: Alec Robertson

: HINDEMITH

Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (1938) played by the GABRIELI ENSEMBLE
Keith Puddy (clarinet) Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Keith Harvey (cello)
John Streets (piano)
Second broadcast

Contributors

Clarinet: Keith Puddy
Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Cello: Keith Harvey

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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