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: Missa

de Dominica infra Octavam Epiphaniae
Proper: In excelso throno for Epiphany Sunday (plainsong)
Ordinary: Missa l'homme arm6 super voces musicales (Josquin des Prgs)
CANTORES IN ECCLESIA conductor MICHAEL HOWARD

Contributors

Conductor: Michael Howard

: Paris s'eveille

Hors-d'oeuvre for a French Sunday

: News from London

Weather

: Gallic Esprit

A record anthology of music and words reflecting the elegance and wit of the French

: News from Paris

Weather

: Concert Spirituel

Music that might have been heard at one of the celebrated 18th-century concerts given in the Salle des Suisses, Paris Lalande Quare fremuerunt Rameau In convertendo FELICITY PALMER (Soprano)
CHRISTINA CLARKE (soprano) PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) JOHN NOBLE (baritone) MONTEVERDI CHOIR Continuo:
NICHOLAS KRAEMER (harpsichord) MALCOLM HICKS (organ) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA leader SYLVIA CLEAVER conductor JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

Contributors

Soprano: Christina Clarke
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Harpsichord: Nicholas Kraemer
Harpsichord: Malcolm Hicks
Leader: Sylvia Cleaver
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: The French Evolution

DONALD CHARLTON analyses the rapid post-war evolution of the social framework in France, and the effect this is having on politics, With JEAN BLONDEL
JEAN CHARLOT , MICHEL CROZIER
ALAIN LANCELOT , DOROTHY PICKLES Producer ROLAND CHALLIS

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Charlton
Unknown: Jean Blondel
Unknown: Jean Charlot
Unknown: Michel Crozier
Unknown: Alain Lancelot
Producer: Roland Challis

: L'lnvitation au Voyage

A recital of some of the most attractive songs and violin sonatas in the French repertoire recorded before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London
CHRISTIANE EDA-PIERRE (soprano) CHRISTIAN FERRAS (Violin) ERNEST LUSH (piano) Part 1
Debussy Sonata In G minor
Duparc Chanson triste: Extase; Phidylé: Lamento; Soupir; L' invitation au voyage

Contributors

Unknown: Duparc Chanson

: La Musique de la Langue Francaise

An illustrated talk by LOUIS ALLEN. Senior Lecturer in French in the University of Durham, on the present state of the French language as a vehicle for ideas and the creative imagination.
Producer ADRIAN JOHNSON

Contributors

Talk By: Louis Allen.
Producer: Adrian Johnson

: L'lnvitation au Voyage

Part 2
Faur6 Soir: En priere; Le parfum impgrissable; Clair de lune; En sourdine
Franck Sonata in A major

Contributors

Unknown: Franck Sonata

: Bistro!

'English cooking Isn't seasoned - it's anaesthetised.'
A tapestry of conversations as overheard in a restaurant somewhere in France, in which natives and tourists discuss cuisine. Producer LAURIE JOHN

Contributors

Producer: Laurie John

: La Belle Epoque

Opera - operetta - music - hall introduced, with gramophone records, by PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

: Are the French Immoral?

THEODORE ZELDIN , of St Antony's, Oxford, examines the 19th-century popular view that the French were highly cultured but immoral. He looks at the image of French culture created especially by men of letters at home and abroad, with help from the writings of such as Thackeray. Henry James, Malraux and Sartre, and the voices of JAMES JOLL
JOHN GROSS , JEAN-MARIE BENOIT Producer ROBERT FOX

Contributors

Unknown: Theodore Zeldin
Unknown: James Joll
Unknown: John Gross
Unknown: Jean-Marie Benoit
Producer: Robert Fox

: Concert de Paris

LA MAtTRISE DE L'ORTF
L'ORCHESTHE SYMPHONIQUI DE L'ORTF, premier violon HENRI BRONSCHWACK chef d'orchestre Jean Martlnon Given before an invited audience in the Concert Hall of French Radio: broadcast simultaneously on France Musique Part 1
Berlioz Introduction; Rome'o seul; Grande fete chez Capulet; Scene d'amour; La reine Mab; Roméo au tombeau des Capulets (Roméo et Juliette)
3.15* Jean Martinon talks to MILDRED CLARY about the French musical scene.
3.30* Concert: part 2
Jean-Louis Martinet Mouve ment symphonique No 1, pour cordes
Florent Schmitt La tragédie de Salomg

Contributors

Unknown: Henri Bronschwack
Unknown: Jean Martlnon
Talks: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Mildred Clary
Unknown: Jean-Louis Martinet Mouve

: The Arts in France

JOHN ARDAGH looks at what Is or is not happening in the arts - today in France.
Producer ROBERT CRADOCK

Contributors

Unknown: John Ardagh
Producer: Robert Cradock

: Meditations

sur le mystere de la Ste Trinity Gramophone records of Olivier Messiaen playing his most recent composition on the organ of La Trinity, Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Olivier Messiaen

: From Prometheus to the Death of Man

JOHN COCKING , Professor of French at King's College, London, outlines the contemporary intellectual scene in France and introduces a discussion of some of the leading figures, with DAVID CAUTE
MARY WARNOCK and COLIN SMITH Producer MIRIAM RAPP

Contributors

Unknown: John Cocking
Unknown: David Caute
Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Colin Smith
Producer: Miriam Rapp

: De la Musique avantToute Chose

Settings of symbolist poetry by Pierre Loiiys and Stephane Mallarmd
Debussy Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarme
Debussy, arr Boulez Chansons de Bilitis
Boulez Improvisations sur Mallarm6: Le vierge, Ie vivace et le bel aujourd'hui; Une dentelle s'abolit
DOROTHY DOROW (soprano) YVONNE COULETTE (reciter) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) LONDON SINFONIETTA conducted by EDWARD DOWNES

Contributors

Unknown: Pierre Loiiys
Unknown: Boulez Chansons
Soprano: Dorothy Dorow
Soprano: Yvonne Coulette
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Conducted By: Edward Downes

: RecitCombine-Hearing

bv SEVERO SARDUY
Introduced by HALLAM TENNYSON This programme won the production prize in the 1972 Italia competition in Turin with the voices of CLAUDE GIRAUD , JEAN SAUDRAY
JEAN LEUVRAIS , PASCAL MAZZOTTI MICHEL GARLAND. RACHEL SALIK HEINER SHUNCKE
JEAN CLAUDE RONDIN , MED HONDO ' This is a dream, a religious poem, a trip in which there are no categories and all kinds of radiophonic textures are combined.'
Production team
RENE JENTET , JEAN JUSFORGUES
MARIE HELENE LACOSTE , PIERRE AYA Produced by ORTF in their Paris studios

Contributors

Unknown: Severo Sarduy
Introduced By: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Claude Giraud
Unknown: Jean Saudray
Unknown: Jean Leuvrais
Unknown: Pascal Mazzotti
Unknown: Michel Garland.
Unknown: Rachel Salik
Unknown: Heiner Shuncke
Unknown: Jean Claude Rondin
Unknown: Med Hondo
Unknown: Rene Jentet
Unknown: Jean Jusforgues
Unknown: Marie Helene Lacoste
Unknown: Pierre Aya

: The French Opera

The first of an extended series exploring the character of the French lyric drama, from its beginnings in the grand siecle to the present day
Alceste: opera in a prologue and five acts. Music by Lully Edited by Lionel Salter
Libretto by PHILIPPE QUINAULT (sung in French)
Lully, who wrote his Alceste in 1674, was the first of 15 composers to base an opera on the Euripides play. As well as Gluck (1767), they include Handel (1734) and Egon Wellesz (1924). Madame de S6vignd described Lully's opera as ' un prodige de beauté.'
BBC CHORUS Continuo:
MARTIN ISEPP (harpsichord) DEREK SIMPSON (cello)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JÜRGEN HESS conducted by LIONEL SALTER Producer VERONICA SLATER
(Teresa Cahill broadcasts by permission of Covent Garden)
Prologue: The palace and gardens of the Thuileries
Act 1 The quayside of Iolchos, in Thessaly

Contributors

Edited By: Lionel Salter
Unknown: Philippe Quinault
Unknown: Egon Wellesz
Harpsichord: Martin Isepp
Cello: Derek Simpson
Leader: Jürgen Hess
Conducted By: Lionel Salter
Producer: Veronica Slater
La Nymphe de la Seine: Anne Pashley (soprano)
La Gloire: Teresa Cahill (sop)
La Nymphe des Thuileries and La Nymphe de la Marne: Patricia Clark (soprano)
Lychas, Alcide's confidant: Ian Partridge (tenor)
Alcide (Hercules): Leslie Fyson (baritone)
Straton, Licomedes confidant: Stafford Dean (bass)
Céphise Alceste's confidante: Teresa Cahill
Licomede, King of the island of Scyros: John Noble (baritone)
Phexes, Admetes father: Robert Bowman (tenor)
Admete, King of Thessaly: Alexander Young (tenor)
Alceste, his betrothed, princess of Iolchos: Anne Pashley
Two Tritons: Bernard Dickerson (tenor)
Two Tritons: Robert Bowman
Thetis, a Nereid, sister of Licomede: Patricia Clark
Eole (Aeolus) and Cléante, Admete's squire: Nigel Wickens (baritone)
Apollon: Bernard Dickerson
Diane: Patricia Clark
Charon, ferryman of the Styx: John Noble
Pluton: Stafford Dean
Proserpine: Patricia Clark
Alecton, a Fury: Bernard Dickerson

: Gare a l'assassin!

The metaphysics of murder-an interlude with RICHARD MAYNE

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Mayne

: Alceste

Act 2 The city stronghold on the island of Scyros
Act 3 The royal palace at Thessaly

: Clair de lune

Poems for a French midnight

: Alceste

Act 4 Sc 1: The banks of the river Styx; Sc 2: Pluton's palace
Act 5 A triumphal archway In Thessaly
(21 January: Gluck's Alceste)

: News from Paris

Weather

: La Musique Hot

JOHN PEEL looks at French jazz and popular music
Producer JOHN WALTERS

Contributors

Unknown: John Peel
Producer: John Walters

: Closedown









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