8.14* Glinka Variations on a theme of Mozart OSIAN ELLIS (harp)
8.20* Glazunov Finnish Fantasy
8.33* Balakirev Scherzo in B flat minor; Islamey - Oriental Fantasy: RONALD SMITH (piano)
8.51* Glazunov Wedding Procession, Op 21: records
Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade by RICHARD OSBORNE
Miscellaneous new records: reviewed by MICHAEL OLIVER
Some of the records reviewed in this morning's Record Review.
The BBC won first prize in this international contest for radio programmes, in competition with many communist countries. The theme was ' national musical cultures ' particularly of the 19th and 20th centuries. The BBC entry was
The English Renascence
The 1880s saw the beginning of the revival in musical creativity in this land which has continued unabated to the present day. This programme remembers the pioneers of the renascence as well as celebrating its high peaks.
Music by Parry. Stanford, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten is introduced by Norman Shelley and Gary Watson
IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor) with the NASH ENSEMBLE
ST MARGARET'S WESTMINSTER
SINGERS, organist ALASTAIR ROSS conductor RICHARD HICKOX Technical presentation JOHN RUSHBY-SMITH
Tape editor TONY KIME
Written and produced by ELAINE PADMOHE
GABRIEL WOOLF (narrator)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conductor CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN lain Hamilton Scottish Dances Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Introduced by Donald Milner
Sullivan Overture dt ballo
Tchaikovsky Ballet Suite: Swan Lake
Chabrier Rhapsody: Espafla
Osbert Lancaster , the cartoonist, discovered music through going to the Diaghilev Ballet.
His next enthusiasm was opera, for which he did numerous designs. He includes, among his choice of records, TOSCANINI conducting Verdi. STRAVINSKY conducting himself, as well as SOLOMON playing Mozart.
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF OXFORD
Conductor NICHOLAS CLEOBURY from Merton College, Oxford Four Medieval Carols.
Peter Maxwell Davies Carols on the texts of the four medieval carols
Taverner Audivl vocem de coelo
Byrd Rorate caeli desuper
Philips 0 beatum et sacrosanetum
Britten The Sycamore Tree Warlock Bethlehem Down Finzi All this night
Peter Maxwell Davies
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE
Music by Quilter, Strauss, David Gow , Wagner, Glinka. Humperdinck and Bryan Kelly.
Introduced by Peter Clayton
Richard Mayne (in the chair) talks with JOHN GILLETT
J. W. LAMBERT and ERIC RHODE
1890-1974. Music by the distinguished Swiss composer who died recently.
Passacaille for string orchestra STUTTGART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KARL MÜNCHINGER Ballade for piano and orchestra
SEBASTIAN BENDA LAUSANNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER Symphonie Concertante
HANS ANDREAE (harpsichord) RUDOLPH AM BACH (piano)
EMMY HURLIMANN (harp), ZURICH COI.LEGIUM MUSICUM, conducted by PAUL SACHER : records
An enquiry into the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation by Anthony Phillips
The early church believed that Jesus Christ was a divine being who had entered space and time as a man to redeem mankind This programme looks at the origin and development of that belief, and asks whether the language of ' Incarnation ' is appropriate, or even possible, for Christians to use today. With JOHN FENTON , MARK SANTER OR DAVID PEAT, ROSEMARY HAUGHTON and DAVID MARTIN
Producer ANGELA TILBY
(The Leap of Reason: Sunday 29 December 10.40 pm) followed by an interlude
Opera in three acts
Words by GIOVANNI DE GAMERRA Music by Mozart
English version based on the translation by ANDREW PORTER
Lucio Silla was Mozart's eighth work for the stage. He was still only 16 when he wrote it.
BBC NORTHERN SINGERS. chorus-master STEPHEN WILKINSON
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS Repetiteur and harpsichord continuo NOEL DAVIES
Producer ERNEST WARBURTON Act 1
Cecilius, a proscribed Senator:
Cinna, a patrician, friend of Cecilius and secret enemy of Silla:
Silla, Dictator of Rome:
Celia, his sister:
Aufidius, a tribune and friend of Silla:
Julia, daughter of Marius and betrothed to Cecilius:
Rt lion Sir Alec Douglas-Home , a successor as Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, gives a personal assessment.
(First broadcast last month on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Winston Churchill )
Act 3 (J. C. Bach 's version: next Saturday 6.50 pm)