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: Cricket: Sixth Test

Test Match Special
Australia v England at Melbourne
Commentary on the last hour's play of the first day

: Orchestral Prelude

Schubert Overture: Rosamunde DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KURT MASUR
Prokofiev The Love of Three Oranges: AUSTRIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LEIF SEGERSTAM
Glinka Mazurka (A Life for the Tsar)
Bizet L'Arlésienne: Suite No 1 RADIO ORCHESTRA OF STUTTGART conducted by WILLY MATTES
(East German, Austrian and South German Radio recordings)


Unknown: Rosamunde Dresden
Conducted By: Kurt Masur
Conducted By: Leif Segerstam
Conducted By: Willy Mattes

: News


: Saturday Overture

Virgil Thomson Suite: The Plough that Broke the Plains
8.20* Copland Danzdn Cubano NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
8.28* Morton Gould Tango ; Guaracha (Latin American Symphonette): UTAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by MAURICE ABRAVANEL
8.38* Villa-Lobos Little Train of Caipira (Bachianas Brasileiras No 2)
8.44* Ginastera Ballet Suite: Estancia: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS : records


Unknown: Virgil Thomson
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Morton Gould Tango
Conducted By: Maurice Abravanel
Conducted By: Sir Eugene Goossens

: News


: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2, in B flat, by CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON
The reprocessing of 78s: by DONALD ALDOUS
Recent choral records: reviewed by TREVOR HARVEY


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Christopher Headington
Unknown: Donald Aldous
Unknown: Trevor Harvey

: Robert Mayer Concert

Recorded in the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 1 February KATHLEEN JONES (piano)
Introduced and conducted by Bernard Keeffe
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan Michael Colgrass As Quiet As (excerpts): An Uninhabited Creek: An Ant Walking; Children Sleeping; Time Passing Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor (first movement)
Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)
Strauss Symphonic Poem: Till Eulenspiegel


Piano: Kathleen Jones
Unknown: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Bernard Keeffe

: The Positive World

Compiled and introduced by Donald Milner


Introduced By: Donald Milner

: Release

Johann Strauss Russian March; Hofball Quadrille
12.13* Paganini Violin Concerto No 6, in E minor SALVATORE ACCARDO LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES DUTOIT gramophone records


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Robert Stolz
Conducted By: Charles Dutoit

: News


: The Young Idea

A celebration of military success in music
La guerre (Jannequin)
La temple de la gloire (Rameau) and a celebration of General Laudon ... alive (Haydn's Symphony No 69) and dead (Mozart's Fantasia in F minor, K 608)
Record requests by the under-20s. introduced by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD


Introduced By: Christopher Hogwood

: Man of Action

David Steel , mp, the Liberal Chief Whip, with his choice of records, traces a widening interest in music, from organ lessons at school, the ethnic music of Africa during the years spent there, to the Scottish music of his constituency. He also includes records of Handel and Chopin.


Unknown: David Steel

: Matinee Musicale

Boieldieu Overture: The Caliph of Baghdad
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Saint-Saens Danse macabre
Robert Farnon A la claire fontaine
Glazunov Concert Waltz No 1 Gounod Overture:
Mireille Coates Fantasy: The Three Bears
Chabrier Fete polonaise


Conducted By: Geoffrey Brand
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Mireille Coates

: Alfreda Hodgson sings Wolf

with KEITH SWALLOW (piano)
Songs from the Morike collection, the Spanish Songbook and the Italian Songbook, and three songs from Wolf's earliest years.

: A New Voice from Soviet Russia

A recent work by Alfred Schnittke formed part of a concert given last month by HEINZ AND URSULA HOLLIGER
(oboe and harp), DANISH STATE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT BLOMSTEDT Alessandro Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor
Ravel Introduction and Allegro Schnittke Double Concerto for oboe, harp and orchestra (first broadcast in this country) (Danish Radio recording)


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Oboe: Ursula Holliger
Conducted By: Herbert Blomstedt
Conducted By: Alessandro Marcello Oboe
Conducted By: Allegro Schnittke

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: " Stereo French Organ Music

PETER HURFORD presents the final programme of music from the 18th and 19th centuries
Marchand Plein jeu; Fugue; Trio; Quatuor; Tierce en taille; Basse de trompette; Fond d'orgue; Dialogue (Pieces d'Orgue)
Franck Choral No 2, in B minor


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Marchand Plein

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
Oleg Kerensky (in the chair) talks with RICHARD CORK, IAN MCINTYRE and BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE Producer PHILIP FRENCH followed by an interlude


Unknown: Oleg Kerensky
Unknown: Ian McIntyre

: Un ballo in maschera

(A Masked Ball)
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Antonio Somma, after Scribe. Music by Verdi (sung in Italian)
Covent Garden Opera production direct from the Royal Opera House
When Anckarstroem, secretary and friend of King Gustavus III, comes to warn him that there is a plot to assassinate him, he finds his wife Amelia with the king. Angry and jealous, he joins the conspirators.
Deputies, officials, conspirators, Court ladies and gentlemen: Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus-master Robin Stapleton
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, leader Charles Taylor conducted by Claudio Abbado
Act 1 Sc 1: The audience chamber in the royal palace, Stockholm; Sc 2: Mile Arvidson's hut on the sea-shore.
(Claudio Abbado conducts the LSO, Wednesday 8.0; the Vienna Philharmonic, Friday 7.30 pm R3)
The maestro prepares for the ball: see feature pages


Libretto: Antonio Somma
Singer: Ricciarelli
Singer: Grist
Singer: Bainbridge
Singer: Domingo
Singer: Cappuccilli
Chorus-Master: Robin Stapleton
Orchestra Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted by: Claudio Abbado

: * Personal View

Reflections on current affairs
Lord Blake. Provost of The Queen's College. Oxford, and author of Disraeli and The Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill, gives the second of four fortnightly talks.

: Un ballo in maschera

Act 2 Sc 1: An open space outside the city's walls; Sc 2: The library in Anckarstroem's house
9.35* Verdi and the Censorship JULIAN BUDDEN talks about one of the severest problems which Verdi had to contend with in his middle career. Extracts from the composer's letters are read by KERRY FRANCIS.
10.0* Un ballo in maschera
Act 3 Sc 1: The King's antechamber; Sc 2: The masked ball


Talks: Julian Budden
Read By: Kerry Francis.

: The Innocent Ear

Another programme in which the identity of each work is announced only after it has been heard
Apologies by ROBERT SIMPSON Eight short piano pieces RONALD STEVENSON Four songs
JACQUELINE DELMAN (soprano) RICHARD NUNN (piano) A string quartet


Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Ronald Stevenson
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman

: News


: Closedown

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