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: The Young Idea

Both Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Hoist's St Paul 's Suite were written for performance in girls' schools; J. C. Bach dedicated his Opus 16 set of Bute sonatas to the ' Miss Greenlands.' From the Elizabethan madrigal to Britten's Gemini Variations there has been a constant supply of music for the amateur from British composers. In today's programme CHRISTOPHER HOG-wood introduces a cross-section of this repertoire: records

Contributors

Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: J. C. Bach

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: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Bartok's Violin Concerto No 2, by JOHN WARRACK
Recent opera records: reviewed by RODNEY MILNES.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: John Warrack
Reviewed By: Rodney Milnes.

: Release

To include some of the records reviewed earlier in Record Review.

: Faure

FELICITY PALMER (soprano) JOHN constable (piano)
Les berceaux; Notre amour, Op 23; Mandoline; En sour-dine; Green; A Clymene; C'est l'extase, Op 58: La bonne chanson, Op 61
(John Constable broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Contributors

Soprano: Felicity Palmer

: Robin Ray

presents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics, chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings.

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: Foreign Press Review

Donald Milner introduces a programme of press reaction to the week's events,

Contributors

Introduces: Donald Milner

: Peter Pears and Julian Bream

(tenor and lute)
350th anniversary of Dowland's death (January 1626)
Dowland Awake, sweet love; Sorrow, stay!; His golden locks Lute Fantasia
Sweet, stay awhile; Die not before thy day; What if I never speed? Lute Fantasia
Clear or cloudy; If my complaints could passions move; Unquiet thoughts Lute Fantasia
Come away, come sweet love; If that a sinner's sighs; Time's eldest son, old age

: Man of Action

Harold Hobson , drama critic of the Sunday TVmes, declares 'the music that most profoundly stirs me is more than a frontal attack on the senses. I mean the music that expresses, illuminates and enriches the things in my life that are important.' Even so, he still finds that Wagner can delude and abolish judgment, and he includes the love duet from Tristan und Isolde in his choice of records, which ranges from chansons by LEO FERRÉ to music by Mozart and Tippett.

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Hobson

: Music of the Masters

Gluck Che puro ciel! (Orreo) TERESA BERGANZA (meZZO-SOp)
ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA
HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN conducted by ALEXANDER GIBSON Beethoven Florestan 's aria (Fidelio Act 2) (mono) JULIUS PATZAK (tenor)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL BÖHM
Brahms Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op 118 No 6
KVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano) Brahms Alto Rhapsody
JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano)
MEN'S VOICES OF THE JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR, LONDON PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT : records

Contributors

Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Conducted By: Beethoven Florestan
Tenor: Julius Patzak
Piano: Kviatoslav Richter
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: The Far Off and the Near

by VIRGINIA BROWNE
An English family saga based on unpublished letters and memoirs written between 1683 and 1883. Narrated by Robert Hardy
Final episode: England and after, 1867-1974
Music composed and conducted by JEREMY LUBBOCK sung by LINDA HURST and played by PATRICK GOWERS (keyboard) DUNCAN LAMONT (flute) ROY CARTER (Oboe)
MARCIA VAN KAMPEN (violin) JANET SCHLAPP (viola) NICK HILL (horn)
CHRISTOPHER VAN KAMPEN (cello) JOHNNY DEAN (percussion) SKAILA KANGA (harp)
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Virginia Browne
Conducted By: Jeremy Lubbock
Sung By: Linda Hurst
Played By: Patrick Gowers
Flute: Duncan Lamont
Oboe: Roy Carter
Violin: Marcia van Kampen
Viola: Janet Schlapp
Horn: Nick Hill
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Cello: Johnny Dean
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Producer: Christopher Venning
Caroline: Betty Hardy
Sacey: Prunella Scales
Coleridge Patteson: Richard Kay
Charles Abraham: Geoffrey Bayldon
Charlie (as a boy): Simon Cipps-Kent
Charlie (grown up): David Timson
Mary: Ciaran Madden
Harry: Siôn Probert
George Selwyn: Michael Shannon
Wellington Furse: James Tho.Mason
Lady Martin: Marjorie Westbury
Billy Johnson: Tenniel Evans
New Zealand v: Paddy Frost
New Zealand v: Nicolette McKenzie
Jeanie Furse: Jill Balcon
Bessie: Nicolette McKenzie
Harriet Crowe: Sheelah Wilcocks

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
Anthony Thwaite (in the Chair), talks with MICHAEL BILLINGTON , ERIC RHODE and HILARY SPURLING. Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Hilary Spurling.

: Juha

Opera in three acts
Music by Aarre Merikanto
Libretto by AINO ACKTÉ from a novel by JUHANI AHO
(sung in Finnish: records) first broadcast in this country
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA conducted by ULF SÖDERBLOM
The action takes place in a hilly sub-arctic district in the north-eastern part of Finland. Act
8.15* Erkkl Arni sketches in the background to this evening's opera and talks in general about opera in Finland.
8.35* Juha Act 2
9.20* Interval Reading
9.30* Juha Act 3

First tar-maker - JORMA FALCK (bass)
Juha, a Finnish farmer - MATTI LEHTINEN (bass-baritone)
Second tar-maker - TAPANI VALTASAARI (baritone)
Marja, Juha's young wife - RAILI KOSTIA (soprano)
Shemeikka. a prosperous Karel ian pedlar - HENDRIK KRUMM (tenor)
Juha's mother - MAIJU KUUSOJA (contralto)
Kaisa, a hired girl on Juha's farm - ULLA MAIJALA (soprano)
Kalamatti, a fisherman - HARRI NIKKONEN (bass)
Anja, Shemeikka s summer - TARU VALJAKKA (soprano)
First girl - KAARINE SYKARI (SOP)
Second girl - MARGOT EHNSTRÖM (contralto)
Shemeikka's mother - RAIJA MAATTANEN-FALCK

Contributors

Music By: Aarre Merikanto
Unknown: Aino Ackté
Novel By: Juhani Aho
Unknown: Erkkl Arni

: A New Look at Doom

Crisis or climacteric? - is the question Lord Ashby answered in a shortened version of last year's Fawley Lecture in which he reflected on the present and future material problems of mankind. (Kepeat)

: Couperin

Second livre de clavecin, 1717: Ordre No 11
KENNETH GILBERT (harpsichord) gramophone record

Contributors

Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert

: Night hath no Wings

Thoughts on insomnia and some suggestions for its cure, in prose, verse, and at the piano. Devised bv H. COLIN DAVIS with Rosalind Shanks and David Davis
' And how am I going to drift lightly back to slumber? I really can't be expected to start counting sheep at my age. I hate sheep. It amounts to a phobia the way I hate them. I can tell the minute there's one in the room.'
(DOROTHY PARKER )
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS (Repeat'

Contributors

Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Producer: John Theocharis

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