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Haydn Symphony No 82, In c (The Bear)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
7.31* Bach Violin Concerto in A minor (bwv 1041) ZINO FRANCESCATTI
LUCERNE FESTIVAL STRINGS conducted by RUDOLF BAUMGARTNER
7.48* Handel Concerto Grosso No 3. in G, Op 3 No 3
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Rudolf Baumgartner
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

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: Morning Concert

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
8.15* Dvorak Rondo in G minor, Op 94: MAURICE GENDRON ( CellO) LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by BERNARD HAITINK
8.23* Schumann Symphony No 1, in B flat (Spring)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Cello: Maurice Gendron
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: News

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: This Week's Composers: Taverner, Tye and Tallis

Tallis Forty-part motet: Spem in alium numquam habui
9.21* Taverner Mass: The Western Wynde
CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY CHORUS
JOHN LANGDON (organ) conducted by DAVID WILLCOCKS gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: John Langdon
Conducted By: David Willcocks

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins

: From the Proms 1974

WILLIAM GLOCK (piano) PETER CROPPER (violin) ROGER BIGLEY (viola)
BERNARD GREGOR-SMITH (Cello) FELICITY PALMER (soprano) TATIANA TROYANOS (mezzo-soprano)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR chorus-master JOHN ALLDIS BBC CHORAL SOCIETY director JOHN POOLE
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader BELA DEKANY conductor PIERRE BOULEZ
Part 1 Mozart Piano Quartet In E flat major (K 493)
(Given in the Royal Albert Hall on 27 August 1974)

Contributors

Viola: Roger Bigley
Soprano: Felicity Palmer
Mezzo-Soprano: Tatiana Troyanos
Chorus-Master: John Alldis
Director: John Poole
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * Emerson on the English

The Ability of the English
CARRicK UTLEY reads an extract from English Traits by RALPH WALDO EMERSON ,

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Waldo Emerson

: Proms 74

Part 2 Mahler Symphony No 2

: Words ...

A talk by Vernon Scannell

Contributors

Talk By: Vernon Scannell

: Music for Piano

played by VALERIE TRYON
Haydn Sonata in E flat (H xvi 52) Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op 49
Rachmaninov Sonata No 2, In B flat minor, Op 36 (original version 1913)

Contributors

Played By: Valerie Tryon
Played By: Haydn Sonata
Unknown: Chopin Fantaisie

: Intermezzo

A domestic comedy with symphonic interludes in two acts by Richard Strauss English version by ANDREW PORTER
Intermezzo is based on Incidents in Strauss's own life, when his happy marriage was threatened by his having received, by mistake, a passionate love-letter from an unknown female admirer.
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by JOHN PRITCHARD Producer JOHN cox
3.0* William Mann , author of a critical study of the operas of Richard Strauss , sketches the background to Intermezzo.
3.15* Intermezzo, Act 2

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Strauss
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Producer: John Cox
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: Piano Man

Earl ' Fatha ' Hlnes - one of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz - talks to CHARLES Fox about his long career. He first attracted attention in Chicago playing alongside Louis Armstrong. Then for many years he led a big band, until in 1948 he became one of Armstrong's ALL STARS. Since 1951 he has worked either as a solo pianist or as a leader of his own small group. Gramophone records.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Fox

: Pied Piper

with David Munrow
Mozart's comic opera The Marriage of Figaro: Susanna and Figaro are to be married, but there are others who, for various reasons, want to foil the plans,
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON

Contributors

Unknown: David Munrow
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Portrait of an Orchestra

New Philharmonia Orchestra leader DESMOND BRADLEY conductor RICCARDO MUTI
In conversation with John Amis, past and present members of the orchestra and of the management talk about the life and personality of the NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. The portrait includes music specially recorded for the programme.
Rossini Overture: Semiramide Mozart Symphony No 34, in c major (K 338)
Mussorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
(21 April: Portrait of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Contributors

Leader: Desmond Bradley
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Music Quiz

NORMAN DKL MAR
CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON BARRIE ILlFFE and FRITZ SPIEGL pose musical questions to each other.
Producer ROBERT LAYTON

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Dkl Mar
Unknown: Christopher Headington
Unknown: Barrie Illffe
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Robert Layton

: Caractacus

Dramatic cantata In six scene* Words by HARRY ARBUTHNOT ACWORTH
Music by Elgar
(first broadcast performance)
A concert drama based on the final struggle, in about AD 50, between the indomitable leader of the Britons and the invading Roman army of the Emperor Claudius.
LONDON CHORAL SOCIETY conductor LEON LOVETT
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader ERICH GRUENBERG conducted by BRYAN FAIRFAX
9.10* Caractacus: the First British Hero
Anne Ross , who lectures In Celtic Studies at Southampton University, looks at the character of Caractacus against the background of his dramatic struggles with the Romans. He resisted the Emperor Claudius' invasion of Britain in AD 43. but nine years later, betrayed by Cartimandua. Queen of the Brigantes of Yorkshire, he was taken to Rome in captivity.
9.30* Caractacas Part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Arbuthnot Acworth
Conductor: Leon Lovett
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Bryan Fairfax
Unknown: Anne Ross

: Fiction and the Medical Mode

by FREDERIC RAPHAEL , novelist and critic
'The writer/physician seeks to cheat the mortality he so ruthlessly diagnoses in others. All human philosophy is nothing but sugar water, he tells us, but he goes on taking the pills.'

Contributors

Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: Schnabel's Beethoven

Last of four programmes
Piano Concerto No 5, in a flat (Emperor)
ARTUR SCHNABEL CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by FREDERICK STOCK

Contributors

Conducted By: Frederick Stock

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