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: News; Weather

Today's time: GTS 8.0 am

: Vaughan Williams, Bax, and Walton

on gramophone records
Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso
8.21* Box Symphonic Poem: The Garden of Fand Halle ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARRIROLLI
8.37* Walton Variations on a theme by Hindemith CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE SZELL
These Variations spring from the respect which Walton and Hindemith had for each other's works. Their careers moved along roughly parallel paths: considered as 'progressives' in their twenties and early thirties, they both rejected serial technique and became labelled as stylistically conservative but still very competent craftsmen


Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Fand Halle
Conducted By: Sir John Barrirolli
Conducted By: George Szell

: News; Weather

: International Festival Youth Orchestra 1969

conducted by Leopold Stokowski with MARIA ISABELLA DE CARLI (piano)
Tchaikovsky Overture-fantasia: Romeo and Juliet
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20, in D minor (K 466)
Beethoven Symphony No 7, in A major
PETER DODD introduces the programme and talks to the performers
Produced by ANTHONY FRIESE -GREENE, who writes: The brilliant idea of having an International Festival of Youth Orchestras originated in this country, with St Moritz as the chosen, neutral location. Orchestras from many European countries and North America came for a fortnight (largely financed by themselves) to give nightly concerts in the make-shift ' Festival Hall' over
6.000 feet up in the Swiss Alps. From these a thousand youngsters, some as young as 11, were later auditioned. The best of them constituted the International Festival Youth Orchestra that gave the final concert under Leopold Stokowski


Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski
Piano: Maria Isabella de Carli
Introduces: Peter Dodd
Produced By: Anthony Friese
Unknown: St Moritz

: Record Review

Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library; Bach's Orchestral Suites, by CHARLES CUDWORTH
A new bargain series: reviewed by NOËL GOODWIN


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Charles Cudworth
Reviewed By: Noël Goodwin

: Jazz Record Requests

introduced by STEVE RACE


Introduced By: Steve Race

: Sports Service

Introduced by VINCENT DUGGLEBY Timings may be altered by events
Sports Parade
Including your afternoon's Weather and previews of the day's Racing and Football
1.0 1.55 2.50 Golf:
World Amateur Senior
Team Championship
TOM SCOTT reports from St. Andrews
The Prix de I'Arc de
A preview by PETER BROMLEY and ST JOHN DONN-BYRNE of Europe's richest horse race, to be run at Longchamp tomorrow (Commentary on the race: Sunday, Radio 2, 5.0 pm)
Talking Sport Tackling Rugby
As the Rugby Union season gets under way, CLEM THOMAS in Cardiff, SAMMY WALKER in Belfast, BILL MCCLAREN in Edinburgh and PETER YARRANTON in London, with CLIFF MORGAN in the chair, discuss the domestic season and the South African tour of the British Isles. Produced by KENNETH PRAGNELL
1.40 2.15 2.55 4.5
Racing fom Newmarket Commentary by PETER BROMLEY and MICHAEL SETH-SMITH , with summaries by ROGER Mortimer , on the 1.45 Westley Maiden Stakes (over seven furlongs);
2.20 Racegoers Club Apprentice Championship Stakes (Handicap) (over one mile and a quarter); 3.0 Cambridgeshire Handicap (over one mile and a furlong); and 4.5 Sun Chariot Stakes (over one mile and a quarter)
Golf Preview
Piccadilly World Match Play Tournament
Tom scott looks ahead to the tournament which begins next Thursday, in which eight of the world's leading players meet in 36-hole matches over the West Course at the Wentworth Club, Surrey
Cricket Around the World
2: Cabba. Brisbane
Compiled and narrated by MARTIN YOUNG ,with the voices of GODFREY EVANS , SIR LEN HUTTON , GARY SOBERS , and RICHIE BENAUD
Talking Sport Cricket in the 70s
Yesterday the National Cricket Association held a Conference at Lord's on Cricket in the 70s. Among the speakers were AIDAN CRAWLEY. Chairman of NCA, COLIN COWDREY, Kent and England Captain, and JIM DUNBAR, Secretary of NCA, who recorded a discussion with NEIL DURDEN-SMITH
3.10 4.50
Rugby Union: Bristol v London Irish
Commentary by ALAN GIBSON and PETER WEST from the Memorial Ground, Bristol
3.50 4.15 4.45 5.55
Association Football
Commentary by MAURICE EDELSTON and PETER JONES during the second half of one of today's English League matches
4.45 results as they come in 5.55 Classified Football results
Sports Report
Including classified Football and Racing results, reports on selected Soccer matches and further news of the rest of the afternoon's sport


Introduced By: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Tom Scott
Unknown: Peter Bromley
Unknown: St John Donn-Byrne
Unknown: Clem Thomas
Unknown: Sammy Walker
Unknown: Bill McClaren
Unknown: Peter Yarranton
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Produced By: Kenneth Pragnell
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Commentary By: Michael Seth-Smith
Unknown: Roger Mortimer
Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Godfrey Evans
Unknown: Sir Len Hutton
Unknown: Gary Sobers
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Aidan Crawley.
Unknown: Colin Cowdrey
Unknown: Neil Durden-Smith
Commentary By: Alan Gibson
Commentary By: Peter West
Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Commentary By: Peter Jones
Produced By: Geoff Dobson
Produced By: Angus Mackay

: Charles Ives

(Ives Songs: 14 October)


Unknown: Marjorie Mitchell

: Disraeli

A personal portrait compiled from the anecdotes and reminiscences of the men and women who knew him: among them Sir William Fraser , T. P. O'Connor , Dr Kidd. Lady Dorothy Nevill , Gladstone, and Lord Rosebery
Produced by NESTA PAIN


Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Unknown: Sir William Fraser
Unknown: T. P. O'Connor
Unknown: Dorothy Nevill
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: Interlude

: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

leader WLADYSLAW WCHNIAK conducted by ANDRZEJ MARKOWSKI with PETER JANOWSKI (violin) From the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
7.42* Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )
8.3* Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1


Leader: Wladyslaw Wchniak
Conducted By: Andrzej Markowski
Violin: Peter Janowski
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: * Personal View

Victor Montagu gives the first of three weekly talks
As Viscount Hinchingbrooke he was Tory MP for Dorset South for many years until succeeding his father as Earl of Sandwich in 1962. Since relinquishing the title, Mr Montagu has made several attempts to re-enter the House. An independent Right-winger, he strongly opposes Britain's entry into the Common Market and is President of the Anti-Common Market League


Unknown: Victor Montagu
Unknown: Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Unknown: Mr Montagu

: * Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Part 2: Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4, in F minor

: Bach and the Keyboard

A conversation between
CHARLES ROSEN and BASIL LAM on the appropriate keyboard medium for Bach, Couperin, and other 18th-century masters They discuss the relationship between the composer's inspiration and the instrument for which it was conceived


Unknown: Charles Rosen

: Schumann

Piano Quartet in E flat major EUDICE SHAPIRO (violin)
LEONARD PENNARIO (piano) gramophone record


Cello: Victor Gottlieb
Piano: Leonard Pennario

: The News

: Closedown

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