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: Britten in Lighter Mood

Simple Symphony
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER arr Bream Courtly Dances (Gloriana): JULIAN BREAM CONSORT The Prince of the Pagodas, Act 2, Sc 2: ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, conducted by THE COMPOSER: records

: News Weather

: Your Concert Choice

Presented by Antony Hopkins
This week's guest caller at
10.0* is Joan Cross , who has chosen a record of MARGARET RITCHIE singing Purcell's Evening Hymn, arranged by Britten Telephone [number removed]with your request between 8.0 am and 1030 tndnu

Contributors

Presented By: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Joan Cross
Unknown: Margaret Ritchie

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Alan Blyth
Peter Pears discusses the opera roles that Britten has written for him.
Krzysztof Penderecki and Lord Harewood introduce Penderecki's opera "The Devils of Loudun".

Contributors

Presenter: Alan Blyth
Speaker: Peter Pears
Speaker: Krzysztof Penderecki
Speaker: Lord Harewood

: The Six Ages of Britten

John Amis presents some notes for a biography with help from the composer's friends and relations, including his sister, BETH WELFORD
ERIC CROZIER , IMOGEN HOLST
PETER PEARS , SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT BASIL WRIGHT and BENJAMIN BRITTEN himself

Contributors

Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Beth Welford
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Imogen Holst
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Basil Wright
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Words ...

(Rptd: Wednesday, 11.25 am)

: Britten's Choice

Records chosen by Benjamin Britten
Included are songs by Quilter and Scott, chamber music by Ravel, Berg and Bridge, and orchestral works by Brahms, Stravinsky and Mahler.

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Talking about Music

(Rptd: Monday, 9.45 am)

: Evaluations and Comparisons

(from BENJAMIN BRITTEN 'S greetings to Sir Michael Tippett on his 60th birthday)
Some assessments of Benjamin Britten by his friends and colleagues, including
JULIAN BREAM , AARON COPLAND CLIFFORD CURZON
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU FREDERICK GOLDBECK
EMANUEL HURWITZ
GEORGE MALCOLM , ARTHUR OLDHAM and JOHN PIPER
Introduced by JOHN AMIS

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Frederick Goldbeck
Unknown: Emanuel Hurwitz
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Arthur Oldham

: Death in Venice

An opera in two acts
Libretto MYFANWY PIPER after the story by THOMAS MANN Music by Benjamin Britten
Gustav von Aschenbach , a novelist
Peter Pears (tenor)
The Traveller (Elderly Fop;
Old Gondolier; Hotel Manager; Hotel Barber; Leader of the Players; Voice of Dionysus) JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (bar)
ENGLISH OPERA GROUP CHORUS ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader KENNETH SILLITO conducted by STEUART BEDFORD Producer COLIN GRAHAM Act 1
4.25* Interval at
Aldeburgh E. M. FORSTER talks about Crabbe (from the BBC Sound Archives) LESLIE STOKES reads from The Borough (from Aidcburph Anthology, ed RONALD BLYTHE )
4.50* Death in Venice, Act 2
(A performance given in The Maltings, Snape, in association with the English Opera Group, during the Aldeburgh Festival)

Contributors

Story By: Thomas Mann
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Music By: Gustav von Aschenbach
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Conducted By: Steuart Bedford
Producer: Colin Graham
Talks: Aldeburgh E. M. Forster
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Unknown: Ronald Blythe

: Words, Music and the Jacobean Tradition

Peter Porter argues that the composer's sensitivity to verse makes him the musical heir of Byrd and Dowland.
The verse read by HARVEY HALL

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Porter
Read By: Harvey Hall

: The Poetic Garden

RONALD PAULSON talks about 18th-century' literary gardens. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Talks: Ronald Paulson

: Britten 60th Birthday Concert

direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 2 will be broadcast simultaneously on BBC2
SHEILA ARMSTRONG (SOpranO) ANNA REYNOLDS (mezzo-soprano) PETER PEARS (tenor) DOUGLAS CUMMJNGS (cello) LSO CHORUS chorus-master ARTHUR OLDHAM WANDSWORTH SCHOOL BOYS' CHOIR director of music RUSSELL BURGESS LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conductor Andre Previn who says: _
Part 1
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1, in E flat major
8.30* Peter Pears talks about and reads the poetry used In the Spring Symphony.
S 50* Concert, Pt 2 (also BBC2) Britten Spring Symphony

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Soprano: Anna Reynolds
Mezzo-Soprano: Peter Pears
Tenor: Douglas Cummjngs
Conductor: Andre Previn
Talks: Peter Pears

: The Dark Tower

The radio classic by LOUIS MACNEICE with music specially composed by BENJAMIN BRITTEN adapted for stereo by R. D. SMITH , with Denys Hawthorne as Roland
The story is of a Quest, a dedicated adventure: Hold that note at the end.'
JOHN WILBRAHAM (trumpet). BBC H IRELAND ORCHESTRA, conducted by FREDERICK MARSHALL Producer R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Composed By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: John Wilbraham
Conducted By: Frederick Marshall
Producer: R. D. Smith
Presenter: Margaret Gordon
Sergeant Trumpeter: John Laurie
Gavin: Robin Browns
Mather: Mary Wimbush
Tutor: Mark Dignam
Sylvie: Kate Binchy
Blind Peter: John Hollis
Soak-Solipsist: David March
Barmaid: Lynn Carson
Stentor: Wolfe Morris
Steward: Haydn Jones
Officer: William Fox
Neaera: Cécile Chevreau
Passenger: Alan Lawrance
Tout: Nigel Anthony
Priest: Gerald Cross
Father: Anthony Jacobs
Parrot: Julia Lang
Raven: Duncan McIntyre
Clock voice: Brian Haines
Child's voice: Diana Robson

: Britten's Chamber Music

Cello Suite No 2, in D,
Op 80: MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH Quartet No 2, in c, Op 36 tMAOEUS STRING QUARTET: records

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