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: Overture

Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
7.15* Weber Bassoon Concerto in r: HENRI HELAERTS
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
7.34* Haydn Symphony No 53, in D (L'lmpériale)
PHILHARMONIA HUNGARICA conducted by ANTAL DORATl gramophone records

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Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Henri Helaerts
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Antal Doratl

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: Morning Concert

Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR CHARLES GROVES
8.13* Warlock Capriol Suite
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT
8.24* Stanford Three Motets, Op 38: CHOIR OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD, conducted by BERNARD ROSE
8.34* Elgar Nursery Suite
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR CHARLES GROVES gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Bernard Rose
Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves

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: This Week's Composer: Tchaikovsky

Marche slave: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
Piano Concerto No 1, in B fiat minor: EMIL GILELS
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL
Black Swan Pas de deux (Swan Lake): NETHERLANDS RADIO
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by ANATOLE FISTOULARI

gramophone records

: Four Centuries of Music in Ireland

Music of the Irish Harpers played and sung by GRAlNNE YEATS who also introduces the programme

Contributors

Sung By: Gralnne Yeats

: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli. Op 120 played by WILLEM BRONS (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Willem Brons

: Cricket: Second Test

from 5.45pm
Test Match Special England v Australia at Lord's
(Fourth day) Ball-by-ball commentary by JOHN ARLOTT , BRIAN JOHNSTON
ALAN MCGILVRAY , HENRY BLOFELD Comments and summaries by TREVOR BAILEY and FRED TRUEMAN Scorer BILL FRINDALL
11.25-1.35* inc Lunch summary
1.35-1.40* News; weather
1.40'-2.0» Your Letters Answered: the commentators discuss points from your letters.
2.0'-2.10* Lunchtime Scoreboard
2.10*-4.20*, 4.35*-6.40 Commentary with teatime and close-of-play summaries

Contributors

Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Brian Johnston
Commentary By: Alan McGilvray
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Fred Trueman

: Study on 3

6.40 Early Promise
Six programmes about the first signs of artistic talent in the child, and the questions arising for parents and teachers, 1: Infant Prodigy?
Presented by LEONARD PEARCEY
Series producer DENNIS SIMMONS
7.0 Mosaico Espanol
10: La novela picaresca con JACINTA CASTILLEJO,
PABLO SOTO y CARLOS RIERA
Guion de ANGEL GARCIA DE PAREDES y ANTHONY WATSON (Libro 50p)

Contributors

Presented By: Leonard Pearcey
Producer: Dennis Simmons
Unknown: Pablo Soto
Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Anthony Watson

: Proms 75

direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London
ERICH GRUENBERG (violin) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader ELI GOREN conducted by Sir Adrian Boult and David Alherton
SIR LENNOX BERKELEY says: conducted by DAVID ATHERTON
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Gerhard Violin Concerto
8.30* Vaughan Williams Seen from Abroad
CURT CARLSSON gives a Scandinavian view
8.50* Proms 75 Part 2 conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5. in d major
(David Atherton broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

Contributors

Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Leader: Eli Goren
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: David Alherton
Conducted By: David Atherton
Unknown: Curt Carlsson
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: David Atherton

: A Quest for Andersen

A feature compiled and produced by JOHN THEOCHARIS (from the biography by ELIAS BREDSDORFF , and additional material by ERIK HAUGAARD) on the centenary of the death of Hans Christian Andersen with and 'You must realise that it was only a manner of speaking when I was referred to as "the children's writer, my aim being to be a writer for aU ages, and so children could not represent me. Naïveté was only part of the fairy-tale, humour on the other hand, was its salt, and my written language was based on the folk language, that was my Danishness.'
Music composed by GLYNIS JONES , Radiophonic Workshop
(Richard Pasco is an associate member of the RSC)

Contributors

Duced By: John Theocharis
Unknown: Elias Bredsdorff
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Composed By: Glynis Jones
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Andersen: Richard Pasco
the Writer: Derek Jacobi
the Scholar: Gerald Cross
Dame Fairy-Tale: Betty Hardy
Edvard Collin: Alan Rowe
Mrs Wulff: Kate Coleridge
Jenny Lind: Deborah Paige
Boy Andersen: Peter Whitman
Dickens: Haydn Jones
Specialist: Garard Green
Dr Meisling: Hector Ross

: Bach Cantata

Cantata No 20: 0 Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort preceded by Bach Sinfonia in D (bwv 1045) PAUL ESSWOOD (counter-tenor) KURT EQUILUZ (tenor)
MAX VAN EGMOND <baSS) VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR
CHORUS VIENNENSIS
VIENNA CONCENTUS MUSICUS directed by NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT gramophone records

Contributors

Directed By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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