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: Overture

Sullivan Overture: The Pirates of Penzance
PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT
7.14' Gounod Ballet Music: Faust
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS
7.32' Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULINI gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini

: News

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: Morning Concert

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
8.26* Walton Variations on a theme of Hindemith
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE SZELL gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: George Szell

: News

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: This Week's Composer

Charles Ives
Holidays Symphony: Washington's Birthday; Decoration Day; 4th July; Thanksgiving Day
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Ives
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: Sing We at Pleasure

A series of programmes featuring British amateur choirs
ARDWYN SINGERS, conductor HELENA BRAITHWAITE
PENDYRUS MALE CHOIR, conductor GLYNNE JONES
HUW TREGELLES WILLIAMS (organ) GAVIN PARRY ipianoi
This week's programme includes music by Morley, Tomkins, Weelkes, Hoddinott and Britten

Contributors

Conductor: Helena Braithwaite
Conductor: Glynne Jones
Conductor: Huw Tregelles Williams
Unknown: Gavin Parry

: Song of the Sepik

Music from Papua. New Guinea Initiation and cultivation rites of the mountain Sepik people. Recorded and presented by PERCIVAL COCHRANE
The second of two programmes

Contributors

Presented By: Percival Cochrane

: Messiaen and Schoenberg

Recorded in the University Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in January 1973
Messiaen Poemes pour Ml, for soprano and piano
11.18* Messiaen Le merle noir (Catalogue d'oiseaux), for flute and piano
11.28' Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire, for reciter and ensemble
Jane Manning (soprano) Vesuvius Ensemble: William Bennett (flute, piccolo and alto flute) Thea King (clarinet and bass clarinet) John Tunnell (violin and viola) Charles Tunneli (cello) Susan Bradshaw (piano)

Contributors

Flute: William Bennett
Clarinet: Thea King
Violin: John Tunnel
Viola: Charles Tunnel
Piano: Susan Bradshaw

: Midday Prom

JAMES GIBB (piano)
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by DIEGO MASSON Part 1
Rossini Overture: II Signor Bruschino
12.22' Debussy Images No 3: Rondes de Printemps
12.32* Haydn Symphony No 60, in c major (II Dtstratto)

Contributors

Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Diego Masson
Unknown: Signor Bruschino

: News

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: Playbill

A personal preview by MALCOLM RUTHVEN of some of the plays and features on Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the week ahead.

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Ruthven

: Midday Prom

Part 2
Weber Konzertstiick In r minor, for piano and orchestra
1.48* Stravinsky Symphony in three movements
(Given before an invited audience in the Royal Northern College of Music)

Contributors

Unknown: Weber Konzertstiick
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Homage to Henry Purcell

A programme of words and music by Purcell and his contemporaries devised by ChrisTOPHER HOGWOOD and RICHARD LUCKETT ian richardson (reader)
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) SIMON STANDAGE ( baroque violin) ELEANOR SLOAN (baroque violin) OLIVER BROOKES
(viola da gamba)
CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
(harpsichord and organ) Part 1
2.45* Interval Reading
2.55* Homage to Henry Purcell Part 2
(Given before an invited audience at the Broadcasting Centre. Birmingham, last November)
(Ian Richardson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Richard Luckett
Violin: Eleanor Sloan
Viola: Oliver Brookes
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Ian Richardson

: Composer's Portrait

An occasional series in which composers introduce a programme of their music
Today Narcsh Sohal , born in India in 1939 Surya: AMBROSIAN SINGERS With SEBASTIAN BELL (flute) RAY NORTHCOTT (percussion) Paul HILEY (percussion)
KEVIN NUTTY (percussion) conducted by ANDREW DAVIS Aalaykhyam I
LONDON SINFONIETTA conducted by ANDREW DAVIS Night's Poet: THE MATRIX Asht Prahar
JANE MANNING (soprano)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader SYDNEY HUMPHREYS conducted by ANDREW DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: Narcsh Sohal
Unknown: Paul Hiley
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Leader: Sydney Humphreys
Conducted By: Andrew Davis

: Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No 4, in G major
MUNICH BACH ORCHESTRA directed by KARL RICHTER
(Recording made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio)

Contributors

Directed By: Karl Richter

: Pied Piper

with David Muorow
beverlev NICHOLS concludes his fascinating account of Dame Nellie Melba. We hear the voice of Melba in excerpts from Hamlet, La Bcheme , Luise and her farewell speech from Covent Garden in 1926. Producer DEREK DRESCHER

Contributors

Unknown: David Muorow
Unknown: Beverlev Nichols
Unknown: Nellie Melba.
Unknown: La Bcheme
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Homeward Bound

A two-part sequence of music for the early evening

: News

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: Homeward Bound

(continued)

: Study on 3

6.30 Tal como es
7.0 It's Catching
In this week's edition NICK HUCHES takes a look at parties of all sorts and helps to prepare you for Hallowe'en and Guy Fawkes night.

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Huches
Unknown: Guy Fawkes

: Berglund and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conductor PAAVO BERGLUND with JORG BOLET (piano) direct from the Great Hall. University of Exeter Part 1
Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter: Symphonic Fantasy, Op 49
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1, in B flat minor

Contributors

Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conductor: Paavo Berglund

: * The Incredible Casimir

MICHAEL NORTON recalls an extraordinary character whom he once met on a transatlantic voyage - and reflects on the light thrown by his fellow passenger on the Sidney Street affair of 1911.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Norton
Unknown: Sidney Street

: * Concert

Part 2 Franck
Symphony in D minor

: The Common Market: a Legal Revolution

Lord Justice Scarman examines some of the fundamental changes in the legal system that follow from Britain's membership of the European Economic Community, and asks: Is this the beginning of a new legal era?

: Mstislav Rostropovich

(cello)

: Music Now

A weekly survey of the world of music with the artists and personalities who create it. Introduced by John Amis including BERNARD HERRMANN on Charles Ives
Producers DENYS GUEROULT and NATALIE WHEEN

Contributors

Introduced By: John Amis
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Charles Ives
Producers: Denys Gueroult
Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Albinoni

Oboe Concerto in c, Op 9 No 5 Adagio (Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9 No 2)
HEINZ HOLLIGER (oboe)
I MUSIC1 gramophone records

: News

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