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A record request programme Part 1
Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline (Mono): FRENCH NATIONAL
RADIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
7.16* Nielsen Clarinet Concerto (1928):STANLEY DRUCKER
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
7.40* Arnold Eight English Dances
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by ROBERT IRVING

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Stanley Drucker
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Robert Irving

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Part 2
Frederick the Great Symphony No 3, in D
EMIL SEILER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by CARI, GORVIN
8.17* Mozart Quartet in A (K 298): GRUMIAUX TRIO
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Georges Janza (viola) Eva Czako (cello)
With WILLIAM BENNETT (flute)
8.29* Spohr Nonet in F
MEMBERS OF THE VIENNA OCTET

Contributors

Unknown: Emil Seiler
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Viola: Georges Janza
Cello: Eva Czako
Flute: William Bennett

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Purcell
The Masque in The Prophetess, or the History of Dioclesian HONOR SHEPHERD (soprano) SALLY LE SAGE (soprano)
ALFRED DELI.ER (counter-tenor) MAX WORTHLEY (tenor) PHILIP TODD (tenor)
MAURICE BEVAN (baritone) VIENNA CHAMBER CHOIR
VIENNA CONCENTUS MUSICUS conducted by ALFRED DELLER gramophone records

Contributors

Baritone: Maurice Bevan
Conducted By: Alfred Deller

: Haydn

Symphony No 102, in B flat major: HUNGARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by janos FERENCSIK Symphony No 101, in D major (The Clock): HUNGARIAN RADIO
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ERVIN LUKACS
(Hungarian Radio recording)

Contributors

Conducted By: Janos Ferencsik
Conducted By: Ervin Lukacs

: Organ Music by Sir William Harris

A recital given by NICHOLAS DANBY on the organ of St George's Chapel. Windsor, in celebration of the composer's 90th birthday.
Introduced by HERBERT HOWELLS Fantasia on a tune by Campion Prelude (written in the Thomaskirche)
Slow movement from Sonata in A minor
Flourish for an occasion

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Danby
Introduced By: Herbert Howells

: Boulez

Sonatine: ISTVAN MATUZ (flute) ZOLTAN BENKO (piano)
(Belgian Radio recording)

Contributors

Flute: Istvan Matuz
Piano: Zoltan Benko

: Orchestral Concert

SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA leader SAM BOR
AND FEMALE VOICES
OF THE SNO CHORUS conductor ALEXANDER GIBSON Part 1 Stravinsky
Suite: The Firebird (Rev version, 1919)

Contributors

Leader: Sam Bor
Conductor: Alexander Gibson

: Mars, Bringer of War

The prophetic first movement of Holst's Planets was written early in 1914. During the war the patriotic fervour of Rupert Brooke's The Soldier gave way to the poetry of pity, and of outrage.
ROBIN HOLMES reads from the poems of
Wilfred Owen
, Robert Graves
and Siegfried Sassoon
12.5* Concert: part 2 Holst The Planets

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

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A weekly series of recitals given by artists of the younger generation
Tong 11 Han (piano)
Schumann Toccata in c major, Op 7
Beethoven Sonata in c major, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Chopin Scherzo in E major

: Schools Concert

from the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Bernard Keeffe conducts the ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA and discusses
The Development of Orchestration with illustrations from the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner, Strauss. Debussy and Lutoslawski
The concert is given before an audience of children from Liverpool schools

: Japanese Music

Second of two programmes of traditional and contemporary works performed by the NIPPONIA ENSEMBLE Rokudan, for koto
Intermezzo for a Kabuki drama, for shamisen
Katsutoshi Nagasawa Suite for children (1964) (first broadcast in this country)
Minoru Miki Tennyo, for 20-stringed koto (1966) (first broadcast in this country)
(Part of a concert recorded at the 1972 Berlin Festival, made available by courtesy of West Berlin Radio)

: Choral Evensong

from Salisbury Cathedral
Introit: Let the lifting up of my hands (William Harris ) Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms 136, 137, 138 (Lloyd, Ley)
Lessons: 2 Samuel 12, vv 1-14; Hebrews 5, v 11 to 6. v 12
Lent Prose: Hearken, 0 Lord (A and m Rev 586)
Canticles (Dyson in F)
Anthem: Bring us, 0 Lord God (William Harris )
Hymn: Lead, kindly light (A and M Rev 298)
The Introit and Anthem by Sir William Harris celebrate the composer's 90th birthday Choirmaster and organist RICHARD SEAL
Assistant choirmaster and organist Michael SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: William Harris
Unknown: William Harris
Unknown: William Harris
Organist: Richard Seal
Organist: Michael Smith

: The Young Idea

Records requested by the under-20s. introduced by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
A Nest of Nightingales
The song of the nightingale in love and victorious (Francois Couperin ), imitated by Handel, arranged for the piano by Liszt and set as a symphonic poem by Stravinsky

Contributors

Introduced By: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Francois Couperin

: Homeward Bound

: Open University

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6.30 Music in Java and Ball
2: Kebab, Gender, Pipe and Voice. The sound of the game-Ian can be infinitely varied. Allan THOMAS describes the decorative and colourful contribution that countermelody instruments add to the basic sound of drums and gongs.
(Longer musical examples: tomorrow, 10.40 am)
7.10 Community Care: Centres for Special Care
Five documentary programmes for nurses in training 4: Teaching and Learning
An example of the work of a special school for mentally handicapped children.
For publications see page 14

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Thomas

: An Evening with Mozart

7.30 Quartet in D minor (K 421) KREUZBERG STRING QUARTET Friedegund Riehm (violin) Rainer Kimstedt (violin) Hans Greiner (viola)
Barbara Brauckmann (cello)
(Recording from the 1972 Berlin Festival made available by West Berlin Radio)
8.0 Stereo
Live from the Royal Festival Hall Mozart
STEPHEN BISHOP (piano)
ILEANA COTRUBAS (soprano) TERESA CAHILL (soprano) ALEXANDER YOUNG (tenor) DELME BRYN- JONES (bass) MONTEVERDI CHOIR
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader ELI GOREN conducted by JOHN ELIOT GARDINER Part 1
Piano Concerto No 22, In E flat major (K 482)
8.40* Mozart's Letters
ALVAR LIDELL reads extracts from the letters, which he has chosen to illustrate the background to the composition of the Mass in c minor.
9.0* Mozart: part 2
Mass in c minor (K 427)

Contributors

Violin: Rainer Kimstedt
Viola: Hans Greiner
Cello: Barbara Brauckmann
Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas
Soprano: Teresa Cahill
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Delme Bryn- Jones
Leader: Eli Goren
Conducted By: John Eliot Gardiner

: Poetry Now

GEORGE MACBETH introduces new poems by A. B. Brown , Cal
Clothier Jeni Couzyn. Douglas Dunn Gavin Ewart , Robin Fulton Lola Haskins , Paul Mills David Posner
Stephanie Smolinsky
Nina Steane , Lucien Stryk John Wareham and George Wightman

Contributors

Introduces: George MacBeth
Unknown: A. B. Brown
Unknown: Clothier Jeni Couzyn.
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Robin Fulton
Unknown: Lola Haskins
Unknown: Paul Mills
Unknown: David Posner
Unknown: Stephanie Smolinsky
Unknown: Nina Steane
Unknown: Lucien Stryk
Unknown: John Wareham
Unknown: George Wightman

: Rudolf Serkin

A 70th birthday tribute to the celebrated pianist
Beethoven Bagatelles , Op 119
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1, in G minor
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
Beethoven Variations in E flat on the duet Bei Mannern from Mozart's Die Zauberflbte, for cello and piano
PABLO CASALS (cello)
Strauss Burleske in D minor PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY gramophone records

Contributors

Pianist: Beethoven Bagatelles
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Bei Mannern
Cello: Pablo Casals
Cello: Strauss Burleske
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy

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