Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
8.10* Wagner Siegfried Idyll
8.29* Schumann Symphony No 4. in D minor
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA gramophone records
Two rarely heard works by Mozart, which were presented by the Haydn-Mozart Society in association with the BBC at the Royal Festival Hall, 3 July MARGARET PRICE (soprano) ANGELA BEALE (soprano) IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor) BBC CHORUS
LONDON MOZART PLAYERS leader ROBERT MASTERS conductor HARRY BLECH
Mozart Konig Thamos (Choruses and Entr'acte)
9.50* Mendelssohn Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2
EUROPEAN STRING QUARTET Thomas Kakuska (violin)
Siegfried Fiihrlinger (violin) Fritz Handschke (viola) Richard Harand (cello) (gramophone record)
10.20* Mozart Cantata: Davidde penitente
Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library: Beethoven's Piano Sonata in c sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight), by JOSEPH COOPER Recent orchestral records: reviewed by STEPHEN DODGSON
PETER FRANKL (piano)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA leader TOM ROWLETTE conducted by LAWRENCE FOSTER Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
12.26* Mozart Piano Concerto No 20, in D minor (K 466)
Music without Sauerkraut.... DAVID cox , starting with this quotation from Erik Satie , talks about French musical style-with particular reference to Berlioz and Ravel
Ravel Suite: Le tombeau de Couperin
1.37' Stratinsky Suite: The Firebird (rev version 1919)
A personal choice of records presented by Antony Hopkins including at 2.0* Beethoven's Cello Sonata in A, Op 69, with JACQUELINE DU PRE and STEPHEN bishop; at 2.40* RUDOLF SERKIN and the BUDAPEST QUARTET playing Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat; and at 3.28* Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3, in D minor, with VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY and the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ANATOLE FISTOULARI.
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake , Op 74
BENJAMIN luxon (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano)
(A BBC Lunchtime Concert given in St John 's, Smith Square, London)
JOHN AMIS talks to the artists - composers, conductors, or performers - most closely concerned with the highlights of next week's broadcast music
introduced by STEVE RACE
Seven programmes, each outlining the activities and cultural background of a major centre of pre-classical composition.
6: 18th-century Berlin Introduced by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (gramophone records)
Symphony No 9 (first broadcast in this country) played by the DANISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT BLOMSTEDT
(Recording made available by courtesy of the Danish State Radio)
An opera in three acts Words and music by MICHAEL TIPPETT
(first broadcast performance) from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Cast: .......
Offstage voices: STUDENTS FROM THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader CHARLES TAYLOR conducted by COLIN davis Produced by PETER HALL
The action takes place In a symbolic garden in the present day.
Act 1 Confrontation
SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT talks tO BRYAN MAGEE about the music, libretto, and staging of The Knot Garden.
(A continuation of the conversation broadcast in The Arts This Week last Thursday)
by PAUL BARKER
Editor of New Society
' Delectable dancing,' ' feast of entertainment': metaphors about food are suspiciously common among newspaper reviews of the arts. Do arts pages have to offer a kind of gourmet's guide? And is the taste-guide the right one anyway?
Sir Philip Magnus talks about the difficult art of biography
' Biography today is booming,' says Sir Philip, himself one of our most distinguished historical biographers. He talks about its fascination, the relationship between subject and biographer, and changes in fashion in biography. He differentiates between the biography which is ' a natural quarry ' for historians and that which presents itself as a ' carved statue.' 1
Faure Ballade , Op 19; Nine Preludes, Op 103
Debussy Masques; L'lsle joyeuse played by GRANT JOHANNESEN (piano)