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Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by FRITZ REINER
7.11* Rachmaninov Symphony No 3, in A minor
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANDRE PREVIN
7.51* Borodin Polovtsian March (Prince Igor)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by FRITZ REINER gramophone records

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Conducted By: Fritz Reiner
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Conducted By: Fritz Reiner

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: Morning Concert

Reynaldo Hahn Suite: Le bal de Beatrice d'Este: THE PARIS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JEAN-PIERRE JACQUILLAT
8.21* Poulenc Intermezzos: A flat; D flat
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (piano)
8.30* Janacek Sinfonietta
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SEIJI OZAWA gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Conducted By: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa

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Sibelius
Historic Performances
Andante festivo, for strings FINNISH RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER Symphony No 3, in c
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ROBERT KAJANUS gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Robert Kajanus

: Carl Pini Quartet

Lutoslawski Quartet Bartok Quartet No 4

: Geza Anda

(piano)
Brahms Intermezzo In i flat major, Op 117 No 1 played as an encore during the concert to be heard at 1.5 pm

: Mendelssohn

Symphony No 12, in c minor, for string orchestra: ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-1N-THE-FIELDS conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Neville Marriner

: Edinburgh International Festival

A concert broadcast direct from the Freemasons' Hall Edinburgh
English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble Part 1
Donizetti Sinfonla
11.10* Gounod Petite symphonte
11.30* Festival Comment Presenter ELAINE PADMORE
11.45* EIF Concert Part 2
Mozart Serenade in c minor (K 388)

Contributors

Presenter: Elaine Padmore
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: Victoria de los Angeles

Chausson Poeme de I'amour et de la mer: LAMOUREUX ORCHESTRA conducted by JEAN-PIERRE JACQUILLAT : record

Contributors

Conducted By: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat

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: Geza Anda

(piano) with the SOUTH GERMAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FERDINAND LEITNER Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1, in B fiat minor
Karl Amadeus Hartmann Symphony No 6
(South German Radio recording)

Contributors

Conducted By: Ferdinand Leitner
Unknown: Karl Amadeus Hartmann

: The French Opera

Le Portrait de Manon
JAMES HARDING talks about and introduces a performance of the one-act opera by Massenet Libretto by GEORGES BOYER (sung in French)
This sequel to the story of the tragic passion of Des Grieux for Manon Lescaut is set in France 15 years after Manon's death in America.
Tiberge, an old friend of Des
Grieux.ADRiAN DE PEYER (tenor)
BBC NORTHERN SINGERS chorus-master
STEPHEN WILKINSON
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, leader REGINALD STEAD conducted by DAVID LLOYD-JONES Repetiteur GERALD GOVER
Producer ERNEST WARIBURTON

Contributors

Talks: James Harding
Unknown: Georges Boyer
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Conducted By: David Lloyd-Jones
Repetiteur: Gerald Gover
Producer: Ernest Wariburton

: Music in Our Time

Compositions and improvisation by Tony Oxley and the Tony Oxley Sextet Sextet: Hydra
Percussion solo: Equatorial Percussion duet: The mint Percussion solo: Equator
Quintet: Frame the embrace

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Oxley

: Artur Schnabel

A weekly series featuring records made in the 1930s, 40s and 50s of great pianists
Beethoven Rondo a capriccio in G (Rage over a lost penny)
4.15* Schubert Four Impromptus (D 899)
4.41* Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2, in 8 flat, with the PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by ISSAY DOBROWEN

Contributors

Pianists: Beethoven Rondo
Conducted By: Issay Dobrowen

: Music for Chorus and Organ

BBC SINGERS conductor JOHN POOLE with CHARLES SPINKS (organ) Liszt Missa choralis

Contributors

Conductor: John Poole
Unknown: Charles Spinks

: Homeward Bound

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: Study on 3

6.30 Community Care:
Centres for Special Care
Five documentary programmes for nurses in training
3: At Home in Hospital Book, 45p: see page 61
6.50 Music in Java and Ball
2: Rebab, Gender, Pipe and Voice ALLAN THOMAS describes the decorative and colourful contribution that countermelody instruments add to the basic sound of drums and gongs, Look, Listen, Learn: pp 31-34

Contributors

Unknown: Voice Allan Thomas

: Proms 73

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Boris Christoff (bass)
'I never actually met Boris Christoff, but he heard me sing from "above" when I was the Heavenly Voice in Don Carlos at Covent Garden and he was Philip II.' Ava June.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Bass: Boris Christoff

: * 'Scoutes to Rebellion'

The Jesuits In History
This year the English Jesuits celebrate two anniversaries - the 350th of the foundation of the English Province and the 200th of the suppression of the Society by Pope Clement xiv. LOUIS ALLEN speculates on some of the Order's ideals and personalities.

Contributors

Unknown: Pope Clement

: * Proms 73

Part 2 Beethoven
Symphony No 3, in E flat major (Eroica)

: The Lost Ones

by SAMUEL BECKETT
Read by Patrick Magee
This is Samuel Beckett 's own translation of his prose work Le Depcupleur. The enigmatic title refers to a line of Lamartine:
Un seul etre vous manque, et tout est depeuple. (One human being is missing and everything is emptied of people.) Producer MARTIN ESSLIN

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Read By: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Producer: Martin Esslin

: Webern

Five Pieces, Op 10 (1911-13)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO
(Part of a concert from the 1972 Budapest Music Weeks)
Cantata No 1, Op 29 (text by Hildegard Jone ) (1939)
SLAVKA TASKOVA (soprano) AUSTRIAN RADIO CHORUS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL GIELEN
(Hungarian and Austrian Radio recordings) followed by an interlude

Contributors

Conducted By: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Hildegard Jone
Soprano: Slavka Taskova
Conducted By: Michael Gielen

: Canzoni e Madrigali

Madrigals by Monteverdi with instrumental music by other Italian composers.
Monteverdi Amor , che deggio far: Eccomi pronta ai baci PURCELL CONSORT OF VOICES
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE directed by GRAYSTON BURGESS (counter-tenor)
Prescobaldi Toccata No 7 (Book 2); Fantasia sesta sopra doi soggetti
GUSTAV LEONHARDT (harpsichord) Monteverdi Mentre vaga angioletta; Ardo e scoprir; 0 sia tranquillo il mare
LUIGI ALVA, RYLAND DAVIES
ROBERT TEAR , ALEXANDER OLIVER (tenors), JOY HALL (cello) directed by RAYMOND LEPPARD (harpsichord): records

Contributors

Unknown: Monteverdi Amor
Directed By: Grayston Burgess
Harpsichord: Monteverdi Mentre
Unknown: Ryland Davies
Unknown: Robert Tear
Tenors: Alexander Oliver
Directed By: Raymond Leppard

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