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: Record Review

Some recent records reviewed by Joan Chissell
Building a Library: Schumann's Dichterliebe, by Charles Osborne


Introduced By: John Lade
Reviewer: Joan Chissell
Reviewer: Charles Osborne


and Weather Forecast

: La Clemenza di Tito

The Clemency of Titus
Opera seria in two acts
Music by Mozart
Libretto by Caterino Mazzola after Metastasio sung in Italian
Cast in order of singing:
Senators, ambassadors, guards:BBC Chorus
James Lockhart (harpsichord continuo)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Trevor Williams
Conducted by Gary Bertini
Produced by Lionel Salter
The action takes place in Rome In the year A.D. 79.
Scene 1 A room in Vitellla's house
Scene 2 The Forum
Scene 3 The Emperor's garden
Scene 4 The Forum


Conducted By: Gary Bertini
Producer: Lionel Salter
Vitellia, daughter of Vitellius, a former Roman Emperor: Heather Harper (soprano)
Sextus, a young patrician in love with her: Janet Baker (mezzo-Soprano)
Annius, his friend, in love with Servilia: Patricia Kern (mezzo-Soprano)
Publius, Commander of the Praetorian Guard: John Cameron (baritone)
Titus, Emperor of Rome: John Mitchinson (tenor)
Servilia, sister of Sextus: Audrey Attwood (soprano)

: Ravel's Piano Music

Jeux d'eau; Le tombeau de Couperin: Prelude; Fugue; Forlane; Rigaudon; Menuet; Toccata
Last of five programmes


Pianist: Colin Horsley

: La Clemenza di Tito

Scene 1 The Emperor's garden
Scene 2 A hall In the Imperial Palace
Scene 3 A room tn Vitellla's house
Scene 4 The Coliseum
Broadcast on February 1
Last in a series of weekly programmes devoted to Mozart's last eight full-length operas
Patricia Kern broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company: James Lockhart by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Soprano: Patricia Kern
Tenor: James Lockhart

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Steve Race


Presenter: Steve Race

: Sport Service

Introduced by Michael de Morgan
Directed by John Fenton
Timings may be altered by events

12.30 Your Afternoon Forecast from the London Weather Centre

Sports Parade
1.0 Plain Sailing
A 'constructive' approach to kit building; Club of the Week: Whitstable Sailing Club; an exercise with the Whitby Life Boat; an interesting conversion
Introduced by Peter Wheeler
Produced by Tony Preston from the North
First broadcast July 24

1.25 Golf
Tom Scott looks forward to the Alcan Championship which begins next Thursday at St. Andrews. and which carries prize-money of £45,000.

1.30; 2.10; 2.40; 3.10; 3.35
Great Britain v. U.S.A.
Commentary by Alun Williams and reports by Pat Besford
From Crystal Palace

1.55 The Princess Royal Stakes
For three-year-old fillies, run over one mile and a half
2.25 The Blue Seal Stakes
For two-year-old fillies, run over six furlongs
2.55 The Golden Gates Nursery Stakes
A handicap for two-year-olds only, run over six furlongs
3.30 The Queen Elizabeth Stakes
For three-year-olds and upwards, run over the Old Mile
Commentary by Peter Bromley with summaries by Roger Mortimer
From Ascot Heath
4.54 Racing Results

3.55 Association Football
Commentary by Alan Clarke and Brian Moore on the second half of an English League match
4.42 Soccer Results

5.0 Sports Report
Produced by Angus Mackay
Classified Football Results at 5.0 and 5.50


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Tony Preston
Commentary By: Tom Scott
Commentary By: Alun Williams
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Summaries By: Roger Mortimer
Commentary By: Alan Clarke
Commentary By: Brian Moore
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Bach

played by Charles Rosen (piano)
Ricercare a 6 (The Musical Offering)
Fugues Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (The Art of Fugue)
Ricercare a 3 (The Musical Offering)
Fugues Nos. 10, 9, and 19 (unfinished) (The Art of Fugue)


Piano: Charles Rosen

: An Idea and Its Icons

Two talks on theology and iconography in the Middle Ages by Geoffrey Webb
1: Christ in Majesty
The way in which Christ is represented in earlier medieval art is, naturally, profoundly affected by the society of the time. Particularly strong are the influences of the monastic 'anti-world' and the absolute power of the feudal lord. Yet all the time the figure of Christ works through its icons and their social setting to change both.
Second broadcast
Christ of the Trades: Oct. 12


Speaker: Geoffrey Webb

: Folk Music of Czechoslovakia

Illustrated by field recordings
Few European countries offer such varied folk music as Czechoslovakia. In Bohemia for centuries peasant music has been influenced by urban conventions. Slovak melodies are full of the primitive 'novelties' so prized by Bartok (he recorded more than three thousand Slovak tunes, and was deeply influenced by them). Moravia presents engaging music In which Western shapeliness combines with Eastern colour.
Broadcast on September 10
Followed by an interlude at 7.55


Compiled and Introduced By: A. L. Lloyd
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

At the Berlin Festival
Catherine Gayer (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader: Trevor Williams
Part 1

Poeme dansé: Jeux - Debussy
8.22* Variations, Op. 30 - Webern
8.31' Six Pieces, Op. 6 - Webern
8.46* The Laments of Shchazi - Volkonskif


Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Soprano: Catherine Gayer
Orchestra Leader: Trevor Williams

: Personal View

John Maddox, formerly a theoretical physicist, then Science Correspondent of The Guardian, Co-ordinator of the Nuffield Science Teaching Project, and now Editor of Nature broadcasts the third of his four commentaries in this fortnightly current affairs series.
Last talk: October 14


Speaker: John Maddox

: Concert

Part 2
The Rite of Spring: Stravinsky

: Abraham Cowley 1618-1667

The first of two tercentenary selections of his work
Arranged and introduced by Anthony Thwaite
Poems read by Hugh Dickson and Harvey Hall
October 9


Introduced By: Anthony Thwaite
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Read By: Harvey Hall

: Mozart

String Quartet in F major (K590)
The Weller Quartet
Walter Weller (violin)
Alfred Staat (violin)
Helmut Weis (viola)
Ludwig Beinl (cello)
Gramophone record


Violin: Walter Weller
Violin: Alfred Staat
Viola: Helmut Weis
Cello: Ludwig Beinl

: News

: Closedown

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