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: Pick of Pied Piper

A chance to hear again some highlights from the year's programmes wi'h David Munrow
Musical clocks, the virtuoso pan-pipe player; King Henry IT's extraordinary feast: Rossini's extraordinary fiasco; pieces by Vivaldi, Berlioz Debussy. Tippett. And some Christmas music as well. Part 1

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Part 2

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: Bach,Haydn and Brahms

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader BELA DEKANY conductor PIERRE BOULEZ
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3, in G major
Haydn Symphony No 92, In G major (Oxford)
Brahms Serenade No 2, In A major
(Given before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. on 20 May)

Contributors

Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg

: Schubert and Britten

DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (bar) BENJAMIN BRITTEN (piano)
Schubert Der Strom ; Auf der Donau: Der Wanderer: Gruppe aus dem Tartarus: An die Freunds: Prometheus; Freiwilliges Versenken; Aus Heliopolis In); Der Wanderer an den Mond; Fischerweise
Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake , Op 74
(An Aldeburgh Festival recital given in the Maltings, Snape. on 8 June)

Contributors

Piano: Schubert Der Strom
Unknown: William Blake

: Vienna Festival 1972

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO
Prokofiev Extracts from Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6. in 8 minor (Pathitique)
(Recording made available by courtesy of Austrian Radio)

Contributors

Conducted By: Claudio Abbado

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: * News

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: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Hymn: Once in royal David's city (H. J. Gauntlett ) The Bidding Prayer
Hymn: Of the Father's heart begotten (Piae Cantiones, 1582) First Lesson: Genesis 3, vv 8-13, 22-24: A CHORISTER
This is the truth (trad English); Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)
Second Lesson: Genesis 22. vv 15-18: A CHORAL SCHOLAR
On Christmas night (trad English)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2. 6, 7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CAMBRIDGE CHURCHES
God rest you merry, gentlemen (trad English)
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11. vv 1-3a, 4a, 6-9: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
In dulci jubilo (14th-century German)
Fifth Lesson: St Luke 1, vv 26-35. 38: THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC Joseph was an old man (trad English); Sing we to this merry company (John Rutter ) Sixth Lesson: St Luke 2. vv 1, 3-7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
SISTER COLLEGE AT ETON
The holly and the ivy (trad English); Now the holly bears a berry (trad Cornish)
Seventh Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 8-16: A FELLOW
Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (trad French); Can I not sing but hoy? (Francis Jack son)
Hymn: While shepherds watched (Este's Psalter. 1592)
Eighth Lesson: St Matthew 2. VV 1-11: THE VICE-PROVOST
A Babe is born (William Mathias ): Personcnt hodie (Piae Cantiones. 1582)
Ninth Lesson: St John 1, vv 1-14: THE PROVOST
Hymn: 0 come. all ye faithful (J. F. Wade )
Collect for Christmas Eve The Blessing
Hymn: Hark. the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn) Director of Music
DAVID WILLCOCKS
JAMES LANCELOT (organ)
(Singing Joy to the world: pages 6-7)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Gauntlett
Unknown: John Rutter
Unknown: Francis Jack
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: F. Wade
Unknown: David Willcocks

: Maurizio Pollini

A piano recital recorded in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. last March Part 1
Schubert Sonata in A minor (D 845)
Beethoven Sonata in A Bat major. Op 110

Contributors

Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: * Ralph Richardson Festival

Sir Ralph reads The Jewels by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated by MARJORIE LAURIE

Contributors

Translated By: Marjorie Laurie

: * Recital

Part 2 Chopin
Twelve Studies, Op 25

: Music Quiz

Norman Del Mar Barrie Iliffe
Denis Matthews and Robin Ray question each other while -
Bryan Magee holds the ring

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Barrie Iliffe
Unknown: Denis Matthews
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Bryan Magee

: Send him Canorious, Long to Lung Over Us

In 1929 James Joyce was living in Paris, internationally established as a writer. Suddenly he stopped work and began to devote virtually all his time to promoting the career of an Irish tenor, John O'Sullivan.
The story is told by ARNOLD GOLDMAN , author of The Joyce Paradox, with contributions from MME EUGENE JOLAS , NINO FRANK , ROBERT GWYNNE , ALEXANDER KIPNIS , PHILIPPE SOUPAULT and the late MME PAUL LEON , with Norman Rodway as James Joyce
Producer PATRICIA BRENT

Contributors

Unknown: James Joyce
Tenor: John O'Sullivan.
Told By: Arnold Goldman
Unknown: Mme Eugene Jolas
Unknown: Nino Frank
Unknown: Robert Gwynne
Unknown: Alexander Kipnis
Unknown: Philippe Soupault
Unknown: Mme Paul Leon
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: James Joyce
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Bath Festival 1972

DIMOV STRING QUARTET Part 1
Mozart String Quartet in s flat major (The Hunt) (K 458)
Ravel String Quartet in F major
7.25* Reading
7.30* Concert: part 2
Beethoven String Quartet in F major. Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)

: Un Ballo in Maschera

Opera in three acts by Verdi
Libretto by ANTONIO SOMMA ,, after SCRIBE (sung in Italian) (gramophone records)
Verdi's powerful opera of deception and intrigue contains two famous soprano roles and fine choruses which comment dramatically on the action.
ROBERT SHAW CHORUS
NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ARTURO TOSCANINI Act 1
9.5* Verdi and the Censorship
JULIAN BUDDEN talks about one of the severest problems which Verdi had to contend with in his middle career. Extracts from the composer's letters are read by KERRY FRANCIS
9.25* Un Ballo, Acts 2 and 3

Contributors

Unknown: Antonio Somma
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Talks: Julian Budden
Read By: Kerry Francis

: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

A Medieval Yuletide Poem in a translation by GWYN JONES Arranged for stereo in four programmes by RAYMOND RAIKES with music by STEPHEN DODGSON 3: Christmas at The Wirral - The Exchange of Winnings
Producer RAYMOND RAIKES

Contributors

Translation By: Gwyn Jones
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Music By: Stephen Dodgson
Producer: Raymond Raikes
The Gawain Poet: Deryck Guyler
Sir Gawain: Henry Stamper
The Host: Norman Shelley
His Wife: Elizabeth Morgan

: Christmas Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE BBC CHORUS conductor JOHN POOLE

Contributors

Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Conductor: John Poole

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