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Time: Big Ben 8.0 am

: New Records

Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny
AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW
ORCHESTRA conducted by BERNARD HAITINK
8.13' Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
JOSEF SUK NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRAconducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT

Contributors

Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Josef Suk
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: News; Weather

: Music for York Minster

BBC NORTHERN SINGERS conductor STEPHEN WILKINSON FRANCIS JACKSON (organ) from York Minster
Nares Introduction and Fugue in f major
Nares Anthem: The souls of the righteous
Bairstow Organ Sonata in E flat major
Bairstow Anthems: Let my prayer come up; Our Father in the heavens
Jackson Evening Hymn (first performance)
Jackson Organ: Scherzetto pastorale; Impromptu

Contributors

Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Conductor: Francis Jackson

: Your Concert Choice

A record request programme
Duparc Symphonic Poem: Lenore
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA
10.14 Jean Francaix Concer tino for piano and orchestra
CLAUDE FRANCAIX LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTAL DORATI
10.23* SaintSaens Symphony No 3, in c minor LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ANITA PRIEST (organ) conducted by ZUBIN MEHTA

Contributors

Conducted By: Antonio de Almeida
Conducted By: Jean Francaix Concer
Unknown: Claude Francaix
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Anita Priest
Conducted By: Zubin Mehta

: Music Magazine

Record Review
Contributed by DOMINIC GILL
TREVOR HARVEY , ANDREW PORTER Edited by ANNA INSTONE and JULIAN HERBAGE
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE

Contributors

Unknown: Dominic Gill
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage

: From the 1970 Edinburgh Festival

RUGGIERO RICCI (violin)
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA leader EMANUEL HURWITZ conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM from the Usher Hall Part 1
Mozart Symphony No 35, in D (Haffner) (K 385)
12.20* Goehr Violin Concerto

Contributors

Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim

: * during the interval

Critic at Work
ANDREW PORTER considers some aspects of the music critic's job.

: * Festival Concert

Part 2 Schumann
Symphony No 4, in D minor

: Haydn, Dvorak and Kodaly

TATRAI STRING QUARTET
PETER WALLFISCH (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in B flat major. Op 50 No 1
Dvorak Suite in A major, Op 98, for piano
Kodaly String Quartet No 2

Contributors

Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: Fidelio

An opera in two acts Music by BEETHOVEN
Libretto by JOSEPH SONNLEITHNER and FRIEDRICH TREITSCHKE after Ldonore, ou I'amour conjugal by JEAN NICOLAS BOUILLY (sung in German)
Cast in order of singing:
Guards, prisoners, townsfolk
CHORUS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF WEST GERMAN RADIO conducted by ERICH KLEIBER
The action takes place in a State prison near Seville.
Act 1: Sc 1: A room in Rocco's house; Sc 2: The courtyard of the prison

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Sonnleithner
Unknown: Friedrich Treitschke
Unknown: Jean Nicolas Bouilly
Conducted By: Erich Kleiber

: * during the interval

' Fidelio ' as a Sign of the Times
A talk by ALAN JEFFERSON

Contributors

Talk By: Alan Jefferson

: * Fidelio

Act 2: Sc 1: A deep dungeon; Sc 2: An open space outside the prison
(Historic recording (1956) made available by courtesy of West German Radio)

: Talking about Music

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest. Produced by DENNIS SIMMONS
(Repeated: Monday, 9.30 am)

Contributors

Produced By: Dennis Simmons

: The Morte Darthur

by SIR THOMAS MALORY completed
1469-1470 I with Norman Shelley
Robert Eddison , Robert Hardy Henry Stamper
The eleventh of 13 programmes edited and selected by DEREK BREWER , Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge with music by STEPHEN DODGSON Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES (11th reading: next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Derek Brewer
Music By: Stephen Dodgson
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Sir Thomas Malory: Norman Shelley
Sir Launcelot du Lake: Robert Hardy
Sir Bors de Ganis, his nephew: Peter Tuddenham
King Arthur: Robert Eddison
Sir Mordred, half-brother to Gawain and bastard-son of Arthur: Basil Langton
Sir Gawain, nephew of King Arthur: Henry Stamper
Brothers to Sir Gawain:Sir Gareth: Sean Arnold
Sir Gaheris: Richard Griffiths
Messenger to Sir Gawain: Peter Tuddenham

: Orchestral Concert

BBC NORTHERN
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD STEAD conducted by GARY BERTINI
Menahem Avidom Symphony No 7 (first performance in this country)
6.27* Handel Concerto Grosso No 5, in D minor (Op 3 No 5)
6.44* Shostakovich Symphony No 6

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Gary Bertini

: The Bull of La Plata

or The Wreck of the Intellectual A comedy for radio by MICHAEL SADLER with Prunella Scales Fenella Fielding Peter Jones and Anthony Jackson as George
Of a summer dawn, the Bull of La Plata quits the lush pampas to wade the mud to the near-dry river in the middle of the plain. Slow, because he is either clogged, over-ruminative, or seeking to delay the delicious and unfamiliar contact of lip and water, he finds himself, about five to ten, somewhat stuck ... Poor Bull.'
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Sadler
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Produced By: John Tydeman
George Bear, a would-be writer: Anthony Jackson
Maude Bear, his wife: Prunella Scales
Eric, his friend: Hugh Walters
P J Crome, a Private Eye: Peter Jones
Yolanda Woods, his assistant: Fenella Fielding
Anita Rose, a student: Elizabeth Proud
Boyd Bannerman, a Geographer: David Blagden

: Strauss and Mozart

Strauss Serenade In E flat major. Op 7
Mozart Sereniade No 12, In c minor (K 388)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WIND ENSEMBLE directed by GERVASE DE PEYER

Contributors

Directed By: Gervase de Peyer

: Some Notes towards a Re-Definition of Culture

by GEORGE STEINER
3: In a Post-Culture
In the third of his 1970 T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures delivered earlier this month at the University of Kent, Dr Steiner proceeds from his examination of 19th-century high civilisation and the cultural crises of the traumatic period from 1914 to 1945 to make an inventory of our losses, of the assumptions from which we can no longer work in psychological and social terms. And he looks at the main elements that constitute our current ' Post-Culture,' in particular the generation-conflict.
(This lecture will be published in The Listener dated 1 April) (Concluding lecture: next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: T. S. Eliot

: Josquin des Pres

died 1521
Third of a series marking the 450th anniversary of his death MARTINDALE SIDWELL CHOIR conductor MARTINDALE SIDWELL Benedicite; Absalon, fili mi; Alma redemptoris mater; Virgo salutiferi; lllibata Dei virgo

Contributors

Unknown: Martindale Sidwell

: Indian Classical Music

IMRAT KHAN
(sitar and surbahar)
LATIF AHMED KHAN (tabia) Raga Miamarhar (sitar and tabla)
Raga Jhinjoti (surbahar)
Raga Bhobali (sitar and tabla)

Contributors

Unknown: Latif Ahmed Khan
Unknown: Raga Miamarhar

: News Summary

: Closedown









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