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Today's time: Big Ben 8.0 am

: S What's New?

A programme of recent records Boyce Overture: Cambridge Ode NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD
8.14* Mozart Piano Concerto No 5, in D major (K 175)
DANIEL BARENBOIM (piano) who also directs the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
8.37* Hummel Adagio, Theme, and Variations in F major HEINZ HOLLIGER (oboe)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD
8.52* Milhaud Little Symphony No 4, for ten string instruments
RADIO LUXEMBURG ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER

Contributors

Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

: News; Weather

: Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Cantata No 1: Jauchzet, frohlocket!
9.35* Cantata No 2: Und es waren Hirten in der selben Gegend
GUNDULA JANOWITZ (soprano)
CHRISTA LUDWIG (mezzo-soprano) FRITZ WUNDERLICH (tenor) FRANZ CRASS (bass) MUNICH BACH CHOIR and ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL RICHTER gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Gundula Janowitz
Mezzo-Soprano: Christa Ludwig
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Conducted By: Karl Richter

: S Your Concert Choice

A record request programme
Beethoven Sonata in c minor. Op 111
WILHELM KEMPFF (piano)
10.36* Brahms Die Mainacht;
Nachtigall; Von ewiger Liebe
JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano) MARTIN ISEPP (piano)
10.49* Alkan Le festin d'Esope, Op 39 No 12
RAYMOND LEWENTHAL (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker

: Music Magazine

Peter Grimes : an operatic prototype, by PATRICIA HOWARD
Lamoureux (1834-1899) and his Orchestra, by ROBERT ANDERSON Musical Profile: Christa Lud wig, by CHARLES OSBORNE
1 For the Christmas stocking book review by STEPHEN DODGSON Edited by ANNA INSTONE and JULIAN HERBAGE
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Patricia Howard
Unknown: Robert Anderson
Unknown: Christa Lud
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Review By: Stephen Dodgson
Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage

: Mozart and Beethoven

Mozart Quintet in E flat major (K 614)
12.27* Beethoven Quartet in A major, Op 18 No 5
AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Margaret Major (viola) Derek Simpson (cello) with KENNETH ESSEX (viola)
; Beethoven, Quartet,
Op 18 No.6)

Contributors

Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Cello: Derek Simpson
Viola: Kenneth Essex

: Sunday Orchestral Concert

COLIN WHEATLEY (baritone)
LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC CIIOIR chorus-master Edmund Walters ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA leader CLIFFORD KNOWLES conductor CHARLES GROVES
Part 1: Delius
The walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
1.11* Appalachia, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra

Contributors

Baritone: Colin Wheatley
Chorus-Master: Edmund Walters
Leader: Clifford Knowles
Conductor: Charles Groves

: during the interval

See-Through Music
The music, of trance, communal ritual, and white magic Introduced by ANNA LOCKWOOD Produced by MADEAU STEWART
(BBC Sound Archives recordings)

Contributors

Introduced By: Anna Lockwood
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: Concert

Part 2
Bliss Music for Strings
2.32* Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

: Peter Grimes

An opera in three acts with a prologue after the poem by George Crabbe Words by MONTAGU SLATER
Music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN Cast:
The Boy, Grimes's new apprentice.............PETER WEBBER (treble) Townspeople, fisherfolk of the Borough
ROYAL OPERA CHORUS chorus-master Douglas Robinson ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader CHARLES TAYLOR conducted by COLIN DAVIS
Recording of a performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 30 May
The action takes place in the Borough, a small fishing town on the East Coast of England, about 1830
Prologue The Court Room at the Moot Hall
Act 1
Scene 1 The village street and beach
Scene 2 Inside The Boar, the same night

Contributors

Unknown: Montagu Slater
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Peter Grimes, a fisherman: Jon Vickers (tenor)
Ellen Orford, a widow, school-mistress of the Borough: Heather Harper (soprano)
Captain Balstrode, retired Merchant skipper: Geraint Evans
Auntie, landlady of The Boar: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Her nieces, main attractions at The Boar: Elizabeth Robson (soprano)
Her nieces, main attractions at The Boar: Josephine Barstow (soprano)
Bob Boles, fisherman and Methodist: John Dobson (tenor)
Swallow, a lawyer: Forbes Robinson (bass)
Mrs Sedley, a widow: Helen Watts (contralto)
The Rector: Kenneth MacDonald (tenor)
Hobson, the village carrier: Noel Mangin (bass)
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack: Delme Bryn-Jones

: during the interval

Beethoven
Sonata in A minor, Op 23 DAVID OISTRAKH (violin) LEV OBORIN (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: David Oistrakh

: Peter Grimes S

Act 2
Scene 1 The village street and beach
Scene 2 Peter Grimes 's hut, an upturned boat, later the same morning
(Act 3: 5.35 pm, Third)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Sense of Pure Vision

Four talks by MICHAEL PODRO 3: Equivocation
Theories of art since the 18th century have questioned the importance of subject-matter in painting, and made various claims for art as revealing a distinctive use of our mind and perception.
In the third talk of this series, Michael Podro , Reader in Art at the University of Essex, considers theories of visual harmony based on the writing of the German 19thcentury psychologist Johann Friedrich Herbart.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Podro
Reader: Michael Podro
Unknown: Johann Friedrich Herbart.

: Peter Grimes

Act 3
Scene 1 The village street and beach: a few nights later
Scene 2 The same: some hours later

: Berenice

by JEAN RACINE translated by JOHN CAIRNCROSS with Rachel Gurney
Peter Egan and John Rye
Scene: Rome, a chamber between Titus' apartments and those of Berenice.
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
(Michael Kilgarriff is in ' She's Done It Again ' at the Garrick Theatre, London)

Contributors

Translated By: John Cairncross
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Peter Egan
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Antiochus, King of Commagene: John Rye
Arsaces, confidant of Antiochus: Michael Kilgarriff
Berenice, Queen of Palestine: Rachel Gurney
Phoenissa, confidante of Bere nice: Margaret Wolfit
Titus, Emperor of Rome: Peter Egan
Paulinus, confidant of Titus: William Eedle
Rutilus, a Roman: Nigel Lambert

: S French Music

HEATHER HARPER (Soprano)
MARGARET CABLE (mezzo-soprano) DAVID WILDE (piano)
Chorus of women's voices BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader HUGH BEAN conducted by MANUEL ROSENTHAL
Part 1
Me.isiaen Couleurs de la cite celeste
8.15* Debussy La damoiselle elue

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conducted By: Manuel Rosenthal

: Letter from Tokyo

At the end of the month Japan faces important general elections, with the Sato government defending its domestic and foreign policy record.
ALWYN CULLISON, an American journalist long resident in Japan, describes the mood of the Japanese people and- some of the issues in their minds as they go to the polls.
(Talk on Japan by G. R. Storry , 14 January; Where Shall Japan Go? 28 January)

Contributors

Unknown: G. R. Storry

: French Music

Part 2
Debussy Images

: Delius, Gershwin, and the American Negro

In this illustrated talk CHRISTOPHER PALMER discusses the way in which Delius's experiences in Florida fertilised his musical language, and he draws some parallels between Delius and Gershwin in their response to the music of the American Negro.
(Delius and Debussy discussed: next Sunday. A Gershwin concert: Monday, 29 December)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Palmer

: S Mozart

Divertimento No 19, In I flat major (K 563) GRUMIAUX TRIO
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Georges Janzer (viola) Eva Czako (cello) gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cello: Eva Czako

: The News

: Closedown

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