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: Overture

Wagner Overture: Tannhauser NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
7.20* Beethoven Piano Concerto .No 1, in c: VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI gramophone records

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Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

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: Morning Concert

Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain (original version)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by DAVID LLOYD-JONES
8.20* Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D:
NATHAN MILSTEIN VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO
8.51* Stravinsky Cantata: The King of the Stars
NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY CHORUS, conducted by MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS : records

Contributors

Conducted By: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Nathan Milstein
Conducted By: Claudio Abbado
Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas

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: This Week's Composer Nielsen

Helios Overture
ROYAL DANISH ORCHESTRA conducted by JERZY SEMKOW
Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia espanrsiva) (1911)
FELICITY PALMER (soprano) THOMAS ALLEN (baritone)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by FRANCOIS BUYBRECHTS gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Jerzy Semkow
Soprano: Felicity Palmer
Conducted By: Francois Buybrechts

: Lindsay String Quartet

Peter Cropper (violin) Ronald Birks (violin) Roger Bigley (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) with DAVID COWSILL (oboe)
Part 1 Moeran Fantasy Quartet, for oboe and strings
Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat, Op 44 No 3
10.55* Interval Reading
11.0* Recital Part 2
Britten Fantasy Quartet, for oboe and strings
Mozart Quartet in B flat (The Hunt) (K 458)

Contributors

Violin: Peter Cropper
Violin: Ronald Birks
Viola: Roger Bigley
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

led by HUGH BRADLEY conducted by YUVAL ZALIOUK
Malcolm Williamson Concerto : Grosso
12.3* Alexander Tansmann Horn - age to Erasmus of Rotterdam
12.24* Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2, in c minor e

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Bradley
Conducted By: Yuval Zaliouk
Conducted By: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Alexander Tansmann Horn

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: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Vesuvius Ensemble
John Tunnell (violin) Brian Hawkins (viola) Charles Tunnell (cello)
John Gray (double-bass) Thea King (clarinet)
Anthony Halstcad (horn) Susan Bradshaw (piano)
David Corkhill (percussion) with Richard Deakin (violin) Olga Hegedus (cello)
Richard Adeney (flute)
Thomas Reilly (harmonica)
Richard Rodney Bennett (piano) Schumann Andante and Variations, Op 46, for horn. two cellos and 1wo pianos
Salnt-Saens The carnival of the animals
Verses written and narrated by Eleanor Bron
(A series of public concerts from St John 's. Smith Square, London, SW1)
(Repeated: Friday 10.25 pm)

Contributors

Violin: John Tunnell
Viola: Brian Hawkins
Cello: Charles Tunnell
Double-Bass: John Gray
Horn: Anthony Halstcad
Piano: Susan Bradshaw
Piano: David Corkhill
Violin: Richard Deakin
Cello: Olga Hegedus
Flute: Richard Adeney
Flute: Thomas Reilly
Piano: Richard Rodney Bennett
Piano: Schumann Andante
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: St John

: The World of Operetta

4: Its Origins in America
MICHAEL HARDWICK talks about the work of de K-oven, Sousa, Kerker and Victor Herbert. gramophone records

Contributors

Talks: Michael Hardwick
Unknown: Victor Herbert.

: Organ Music

played by NICOLAS KYNASTON from St Bartholomew's, Armley, Leeds
The programme is introduced by RALPH DOWNES , consultant organist at St Bartholomew's, who talks about this historic instrument which is one of the few virtually untouched Schulzes in this country.
3.25* Mendelssohn Sonata in r minor, Op 65 No 1
3.42* Brahms Chorale Preludes on Schmiicke dich, o liebe Seele; Herzlich thut mich verlangen; Hcrzliebster Jesu (Op 122)
3.50* Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm

Contributors

Played By: Nicolas Kynaston
Introduced By: Ralph Downes
Unknown: Hcrzliebster Jesu
Unknown: Reubke Sonata

: In Short

A series of short talks with long thoughts behind them.
Robin Holloway (whose Seven Poems of Wallace Stevens will be broadcast at 4.25 pm) on what makes him write music.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Wallace Stevens

: Song Recital

April CANTELO (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)-
Robin Holloway Seven Poems of Wallace Stevens
Ives Canon ; Two little flowers; From Paracelsus; The innate; A farewell to land
Hugh Wood The Horses: three songs to words by Ted Hughes

Contributors

Piano: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Unknown: Ives Canon
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Bandstand

THE HEDBRIDGE BRASS conductor JOHN RIDGEON Edward Gregson Essay
Joseph Horovitz Euphonium Concerto: first movement
Gilbert Vinter John o'Gaunt

Contributors

Conductor: John Ridgeon
Conductor: Edward Gregson
Unknown: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: Gilbert Vinter John

: Homeward Bound

A two-part sequence of music for the early evening, played by LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by SIMON STREATFEILD BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by ERIC WETHERELL with artists on record

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Simon Streatfeild
Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell

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: Homeward Bound

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: Study on 3

6.30 East, West, Rome's Best
Individuals from different groups within the immigrant community talk about the cultures from which they have come and their experiences and reactions since arriving in Britain.
Comprted and presented by SANDRA NAIDOO.
6: The Guyanese Experience
7.0 Mosaico Espailol
Selecciones de escritores espaiioles a travds de Ios siglos 6: Pedro Antonio de Alarcdn : El sombrero de tres picos (1874)
COn JACINTA CASTILLEJO, PABLO SOTO , ISABEL DE CASTRO, PILAR DE RUBIO Y FERNANDO AGOS.
Gui6n de ANGEL CARCIA DE PAR-
EDES Y ANTHONY WATSON
Realizacion de ALAN WILDING Ltbro 50p

Contributors

Presented By: Sandra Naidoo.
Unknown: Pedro Antonio de Alarcdn
Unknown: Pablo Soto
Unknown: Anthony Watson
Unknown: Alan Wilding

: Koussevitzky Conducts

Records made ten years apart with his own orchestra, THE BOSTON SYMPHONY
Tchaikovsky Overture-fantasia: Romeo and Juliet
Brahms Symphony No 3, in F followed by an interlude

: The Innocent Ear

Another programme in which the identity of each work is announced only after it has been heard. Apologies by Robert Simpson , who says:
An organ work played by ROGER FISHER (gramophone record) Two songs
NEILSON TAYLOR (baritone) JEFFREY TATE (piano) A string quartet
GABRIELI STRING QUARTET

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Simpson
Played By: Roger Fisher
Baritone: Neilson Taylor
Piano: Jeffrey Tate

: Drama Now: The Conformer

By Friedrich Durrenmatt, translated by James Kirkup from a radio version by Hans Hausmann
with Patrick Magee, Alan Dobie and Christopher Benjamin.
'An old Japanese proverb says "If a nail sticks up, it will be hammered down." That is the remorseless moral of this funny and frightening play - a drama about the death of the individual in a remorselessly scientific and anti-individualist society. Ours is increasingly a mindless civilisation in which few, if any, can resist the terrible pressures to conform imposed by the State, by the mass media, by wholesale advertising's brainwashing, by sexual stereotyping and by the computer's general debasement of the human intelligence.'- JAMES KIRKUP'S notes on the play.
Producer JANE GRAHAM

Contributors

Translated By: James Kirkup
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Alan Doble
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: James Kirkup
Producer: Jane Graham
Doc: Alan Dobie
Boss: Christopher Benjamin
Cop: Patrick Magee
Jim: John Hug
Ann: Rosalind Ayres
Bill: Christopher Muncke
Jack: Gerald Cross
Sam: Peter Holt

: Bach Cantata

Cantata No 7: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam
PAUL ESSWOOD (counter-tenor) KURT EQUlLUZ (tenor)
MAX VAN EGMOND (bass) CHOIR (F KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
LEONHARDT CONSORT, directed by GUSTAV LEONHARDT gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equlluz
Bass: Max Van Egmond
Directed By: Gustav Leonhardt

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