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Elaine Padmore introduces the day with a non-stop sequence of musical ' sounds American,' ranging from the MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR and the GLENN MILLER BAND to Copland, Cage and Bernstein. Records

Contributors

Introduces: Elaine Padmore
Unknown: Glenn Miller

: News

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: Your Concert Choice

Presented by Earl Wild
Barber Overture: The School for Scandal
Gould Spirituals for orchestra Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue EARL WILD (piano)
BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA conducted by ARTHUR FIEDLER
Griffes The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan (mono)
Piston Ballet Suite: The Incredible Flutist: records

Contributors

Presented By: Earl Wild
Conducted By: Arthur Fiedler
Unknown: Kubla Khan

: Music Weekly

American Edition
Introduced by Christopher Grier Music at the universities and specialist schools and festivals: discussion with ARTHUR JACOBS and ROSAMUND MCGUINNESS.
ANDREW PORTER reports from New York.
John Philip Sousa : by HENRY PLEASANTS.

Contributors

Introduced By: Christopher Grier
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: Rosamund McGuinness.
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Unknown: John Philip Sousa
Unknown: Henry Pleasants.

: Gregg Smith Singers

with STEPHEN CROUT (organ and piano) A concert by this world-famous American choir recorded in St John 's. Smith Square, London, last February.
Part 1 Sacred Music
Old American hymns from the Bay Psalter (1698), and by Oliver Brownson , Justin Mor gan, William Billings and anon Ives Double Chorus from The Celestial Country; Psalms 67, 90

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Crout
Unknown: St John
Unknown: Oliver Brownson
Unknown: Justin Mor
Unknown: William Billings

: * pm Words....

Ian McIntyre reflects on some of the things we say and write. (Repeated: Thursday, 12.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Ian McIntyre

: * Singers

Part 2
Earle Brown Small pieces for large chorus
Lukas Foss Three airs on O'Hara's Angels
Ives Unison songs: They are there; Serenity; Majority; General William Booth enters into Heaven
(Brown and Foss first broadcast performances in this country)

Contributors

Unknown: Lukas Foss
Unknown: General William Booth

: Gershwin plays Gershwin; Ives plays Ives

Historic recordings of these two composer-pianists, including numbers from Gershwin's 1926 show Oh, Kay! recorded that year; and some totally unknown private recordings made by Ives in the 1930s and 40s, newly released in America.

: Discovering Charles Ives

"There is a great man living in this country - a composer. His name is Charles Ives." (Arnold Schoenberg)
Peter Dickinson, Walter Susskind, Michael Hall and Yonty Solomon dissect, discuss, and evaluate the music and the man behind it; with the voice of Virgil Thomson, who knew Ives personally.
(Stereo)
(Who Was Charles Ives? tonight, 9.0 BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Yonty Solomon
Unknown: Virgil Thomson
Unknown: Charles Ives

: Ives, Cage and Stephen Foster

Ives Ann Street: The Housatonic at Stockbridge: At the river;
Like a sick eagle;
Memories;
From Paracelsus
John Cage Eight pieces from Sonatas and Interludes
Stephen Foster with the light brown hair;
Some folks like to sigh;
Was my brother in the battle?: Slumber my darling;
If you've only got a moustache;
Ah, may the red rose

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Jan Degaetani
Piano and prepared piano: Gilbert Kalish

: The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear

A short story by o. HENRY
Read by RAMSAY WILLIAMS

Contributors

Read By: Ramsay Williams

: On Parade

A live relay from
Grosvenor Square, London BAND OF THE LIFE GUARDS conductor CAPTAIN A. J. RICHARDS Director of Music
ALEXANDRA CHOIR conductor CHARLES PROCTOR
The Park Lane Group in association with the American Embassy presents a programme of marches. hymns and Civil War tunes - the popular music of Ives's boyhood in Danbury, Connecticut, in the 1880s. immortalised in his Symphonies and Sonatas. Introduced by John Dunn

Contributors

Conductor: Captain A. J. Richards
Conductor: Charles Proctor
Introduced By: John Dunn

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins discusses Ives's Holidays Symphony. (Rptd: Monday, 10.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: Elliott Carter Premiere

Brass Quintet (1974)
Its first performance, introduced by the composer, who completed it a little over two months ago.
The AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET, for whom it was written, begin the programme with a short work by Ives

: * Duke Ellington

Charles Fox introduces reminiscences about the Duke by ALISTAIR COOKE and a complete performance on a record of the suite Such Sweet Thunder by DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA in 1957,

Contributors

Introduces: Charles Fox
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Drama Now

Spared by ISRAEL HOROVITZ with Carleton Hobbs
Israel Horovitz , one of the most successful of the younger avant-garde of American playwrights, is the author of this dramatic monologue which takes us into the mind of an old man who tried to commit suicide more than 60 times but was always - somehow - miraculously - spared. Producer MARTIN ESSLIN followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Israel Horovitz
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Israel Horovitz
Producer: Martin Esslin

: Ives Centenary Concert

direct from the Bute Hall. University of Glasgow CLIVE LYTHGOE (piano)
BBC SCOTTISH CHORAL SOCIETY chorus-master colin RATCLIFFE BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led by HUGH BRADLEY conducted by WALTER SUSSKIND Part 1
Ives, orch William Schuman Variations on America
MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2. in D minor

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Bradley
Conducted By: Walter Susskind

: * A Backward Glance

KATE NELLIGAN reads from Edith Wharton 's autobiography, A Backward Glance, recalling life in old New York.

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Nelligan
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: * Ives

Part 2
Ives Holidays Symphony
(Clive Lythgoe plays MacDowell's Eroica Sonata: Tues. 11.20 am: Bernstein conducts the Holidays Symphony: Fri, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Lythgoe

: Running, not Standing Still

Donald Hall reflects on the variety of American poetry now and reads from the works of GALWAY KINNELL, ROBERT BLY RUSSELL EDSON , LARRY FAGIN TED BERRIGAN , C. K. WILLIAMS GREGORY ORR , ROBERT CREELEY

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Hall
Unknown: Robert Bly
Unknown: Russell Edson
Unknown: Larry Fagin
Unknown: Ted Berrigan
Unknown: C. K. Williams
Unknown: Gregory Orr
Unknown: Robert Creeley

: American Chamber Music

Rov Harris Sonata for violin and piano (1942)
EUDICE SHAPIRO , JOHANA HARRIS
Copland Sextet for clarinet, piano and string quartet (1937) JUILLIARD QUARTET With
HAROLD WRIGHT and THE COMPOSER gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Eudice Shapiro
Piano: Johana Harris
Unknown: Harold Wright

: Ives Lives!

Eric Salzman , the American composer and critic, believes the continuing influence of Charles Ives to be one of the most important features of the current American musical scene. His talk is illustrated by extracts from a conversation with fellow composers and by recordings of recent works.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Salzman
Unknown: Charles Ives

: News

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: Sounds Interesting

In this special edition Derek Jewell looks at current trends in North American popular music.
Including JOHN FAHEY , SANTANA, ISAAC HAYES , MICHAEL MANTLER , DAVID ACKLES , JONI MITCHELL and SHA NA NA gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: John Fahey
Unknown: Isaac Hayes
Unknown: Michael Mantler
Unknown: David Ackles
Unknown: Joni Mitchell

: Closedown









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