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0 A weekly programme of recent records

: NEWS SUMMARY

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: MOZART STRING QUARTETS

played by the AMADEUS QUARTET
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlot (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Quartet in B flat major (K.589)
The ninth in a series of ten weekly programmes
Third broadcast

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlot
Cello: Martin Lovett

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE The ' Dream ' in music by NÖEL GOODWIN
Georg Philipp Tetemann (1681-1767) by PERCY YOUNG
Covent Garden and The Great Singers: book review by CHARLES OSBORNE
Walking Encyclopedia by SIDNEY HARRISON

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Review By: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by JOHN PRITCHARD with HANSHEINZ SCHNEEBERGER (violin) ROLF LOOSER (cello)
Recording made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio

Contributors

Conducted By: John Pritchard
Violin: Hansheinz Schneeberger

: DEBUSSY

Etudes
Pour les quartes
Pour les degrés chromatiques Pour les agréments
Pour les notes repetees
Pour les sonorités opposées Pour les arpeges composes Pour )es accords
CHARLES ROSEN (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Charles Rosen

: MENDELSSOHN

ⓢ Excerpts from the Incidental music:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
HEATHER HARPER (soprano)
JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano)
PHILHARMONIA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Otto KLEMPERER gramophone record
Purcell's' The Fairy Queen ' from Aldeburgh: 3.0 p.m.

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest

: ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL

Final Concert
PURCELL
The Fairy Queen
A new version for concert performance devised by PETER PEARS edited by BENJAMIN BRITTEN and IMOGEN HOLST
JENNIFER VYVYAN (soprano) MARY WELLS (soprano) ALFREDA HODGSON (mezzo-soprano)
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) MARTIN LANE (counter-tenor) PETER PEARS (tenor) ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
OWEN BRANNIGAN (bass) STAFFORD DEAN (bass)
ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL SINGERS
Philip Ledger
(harpsichord continuo)
Keith Harvey (cello continuo)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Benjamin Britten From the Maltings, Snape
Part 1
Oberon's Birthday
3.30* Night and Silence
3.55* The Concert Interval
DONALD MITCHELL talks to BASIL
LAM about Benjamin Britten and Imogen Hoist 's edition of Purcell's The Fairy Queen

Contributors

Edited By: Benjamin Britten
Edited By: Imogen Holst
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Mezzo-Soprano: Alfreda Hodgson
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Cello: Keith Harvey
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Talks: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Imogen Hoist
Attendants ..: Jennifer Vyvyan
Attendants: James Bowman
Attendants: Martin Lane
Phoebus: Peter Pears
Spring: Mary Wells
Summer: James Bowman
Autumn: Robert Tear
Winter: Stafford Dean
Fairy-spirits .: Martin Lane
Fairy-spirits: Robert Tear
Fairy-spirits: Stafford Dean
Drunken Poet: Owen Brannigan
Fairies..: Jennifer Vyvyan
: Mary Wells
NiKht: Mary Wells
Mystery: Jennifer Vyvyan
Secrecy: James Bowman
Sleep: Stafford Dean

: * The Fairy Queen

Part 2
The sweet passion
4.45* Epithalamium
Stafford Dean broadcasts by per-n-tssion of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.

Contributors

Shepherds: Robert Tear
Shepherds: James Bowman
Nymph: Jennifer Vyvyan
Coridon: Peter Pears
Mopsa: Alfreda Hodgson
Attendants ..: Jennifer Vyvyan
Attendants .: Mary Wells
Attendants .: Alfreda Hodgson
PETER PEARS, ROBERT TEAR: Stafford Dean
Hymen: Owen Brannigan

: COMPOSERS TODAY

An enquiry in three parts into the problems of present-day composers
3: Innovation
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES and HANS WERNER HENZE in discussion with ALEXANDER GOEHR

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: THE READING OF POETRY

The second of two critical talks by PETER ORR oh the importance of sound structure in the performance of verse
The Music of the Voice including the recorded voices of Bob COBBING , T. S. ELIOT ,
DEREK GODFREY , STEPHEN MURRAY ,
SYDNEY GOODSIR SMITH,
DYLAN THOMAS , and many others

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Orr
Unknown: Bob Cobbing
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH MUSIC

Anne Pashley (soprano) Noelle Barker (soprano) Shirley Minty (contralto) Joseph Ward (tenor)
Michael Rippon (bass)
Heinrich Schiitz Choir
CHARLES SPINKS
(organ continuo)
English Chamber Orchestra Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Roger Norrington
Joseph Ward broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator.Royal Opera House CoventGarden

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Pashley
Soprano: Noelle Barker
Contralto: Shirley Minty
Bass: Michael Rippon
Bass: Heinrich Schiitz Choir
Bass: Charles Spinks
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Roger Norrington

: THE SCIENTIST'S TOOLKIT

The last of nine talks in which scientists of various disciplines have talked about concepts crucial to their field of study
9: The Role of the Concept by PROFESSOR GROVER MAXWELL Minnesota Center for Philosophy
What can the scientist do towards solving traditional philosophical problems? Well, for example, science now pretty well establishes the reality of the external physical world which is not, however, the world of common-sense tables, trees, oceans, and so on. This familiar world exists only in our minds. Science also strongly suggests, in a manner to be explained, that matter-or at least some portions of it-is much less material and much more mind-like than is commonly supposed.

: THE CONSTANT COUPLE

A comedy by George Farquhar
Arranged for broadcasting by RAYMOND RAIKES Music composed by THOMAS EASTWOOD with Alec Clunes
Avice Landon , John Wyse
In 1943 Alec Clunes included Farquar's comedy in his Festival of English Comedy at the Arts Theatre, and revived it some years later in his Festival of English Drama. He repeats his performance as Sir Harry Wildair : ' a gentleman of most happy circumstances; his florid constitution. being never ruffled by misfortune nor stinted in its pleasures, has rendered him entertaining to others and easy to himself — turning all passion into gaiety of humour, by which he chooses rather to rejoice his friends than be hated by any.'
Characters in order of speaking:
Scene: London. 1699
St. James's Park-Lady Lurewell's Lodgings-Lady Darling's House-The Piazza in Covent Garden
A Section of the NEW
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF LONDON Conducted by KENNETH ALWYN
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Alec Clunes is in ' Getting Married ' at the Strand Theatre, London
Second broadcast
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.5*-9.15*)
A record of Consort music by Coperario. Gibbons, and Ward, played by the VIENNA CONCENTUS MUSICUS

Contributors

Comedy By: George Farquhar
Composed By: Thomas Eastwood
Unknown: Alec Clunes
Unknown: Avice Landon
Unknown: Alec Clunes
Unknown: Sir Harry Wildair
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Produced By: Alec Clunes
Vizard, outwardly pious, otherwise a great debauchee, and villainous: John Gabriel
Footman to Lady: Darling And
Angelica .: Nigel Layton
Smuggler, an old merchant: Norman Shelley
Standard, a disbanded Colonel brave and generous..: John Wyse
Sir Harry Wildair. an airy gentle man, affecting humorous gaiety and freedom in his behaviour: Alec Clunes
Lurewell, a lady of a jilting tem per proceeding from a resent ment of her wrongs from men: Avice Landon
Parly, maid to the Lady Lurewell: Jo Manning Wilson
James, servant to the Lady Lure well: Ian Thompson
Lady Darling, an old lady, mother to Angelica: Faria Drake
Angelica, a young woman of honour: Carol Marsh

: SCHUBERT AND LISZT

played by ALFRED BRENDEL (piano)
Second broadcast

Contributors

Piano: Alfred Brendel

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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