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: The Young Idea

Some curiosities of string sound assembled in today's programme of record requests. CHRISTOPHER hogwood explains and illustrates the baryton, the scordatura violin (Biber's Mystery Sonata No 11), the arpeggione (Schubert), plus a Bach Fugue for solo violin played by HEIFETZ, two Paganini Caprices played by PERLman, a gypsy Czardas and some early Viennese dance music.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

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: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit , by CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON
Recent choral records: reviewed by GILES BRYANT

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Gaspard de la Nuit
Unknown: Christopher Headington
Unknown: Giles Bryant

: Release

Longer ex tracts from some of the records reviewed this morning by GILES BRYANT , including music by Monteverdi.

Contributors

Unknown: Giles Bryant

: The Equation

Opera in one act by Geoffrey Bush Libretto based on JOHN DRINKWATER'S play X = 0
Narrator MALCOLM RUTHVEN BBC SINGERS director JOHN POOLE
MEMBERS OF THE PRILOMUSICA
OF LONDON
CHARLES SPINKS (organ) conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES
Introduced by the COMPOSER (Postponed from 6 Dec 1975)

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Director: John Poole
Conducted By: Meredith Davies

: Robin Ray

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

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: Foreign Press Review

Mark Tully introduces a programme of press reaction to the week's events, drawn from newspapers round the world.

Contributors

Introduces: Mark Tully

: Haydn and Brahms

Guarneri String Quartet
Arnold Steinhardt (violin) John Dalley (violin) Michael Tree (viola) David Soyer (cello) with Antony Pay (clarinet)
Haydn String Quartet in A major, Op 20 No 6
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in a minor, Op 115

Contributors

Violin: Arnold Steinhardt
Violin: John Dalley
Cello: David Soyer

: Man of Action

Sir Monty Finniston , Chairman of the British Steel Corporation, takes a scientific approach to his choice of records: ' It's a bad scientist who's not prepared to listen and who is not prepared to modify his attitudes after he has listened.' In Mozart he sees the ' technical excellence of the young,' in chamber music by Saint-Saens ' a small group of people working together in close harmony,' and in Beethoven's Emperor Concerto ' professionalism under the most difficult circumstances.'

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston

: Music of the Masters

A programme of works by great composers
Beethoven Overture: Egmont BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
Beethoven Scene by the brook: Symphony No 6. in F major (Pastoral)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL BǑHM
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op 14: Reveries and passions; At the ball; Scene in the fields: March to the scaffold; Dream of a witches' sabbath
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA OF
AMSTERDAM conducted by COLIN DAVIS gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Beethoven Scene
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: The Classical Guitar

A series of programmes devoted to the guitar and guitarists. Today's guest John Mills plays music by Manuel Ponce. Alexandre Tansman and Antonio Lauro , and talks to Peter Sensier.
Producer GARETH WALTERS

Contributors

Unknown: John Mills
Music By: Manuel Ponce.
Music By: Alexandre Tansman
Music By: Antonio Lauro
Unknown: Peter Sensier.
Producer: Gareth Walters

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books broadcasting and the visual arts.
Julian Mitchell (in the Chair). talks with WILLIAM PEAVER , MARGHANITA LASKI and ERIC RHODE.
Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: William Peaver

: Dallapiccola

His two works for a cappella chorus. The first of them may be regarded as his earliest wholly characteristic piece; the second, written nearly 40 years later, was his penultimate composition.
Six Choruses on texts by Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger (first series)
Tempus destruendi/Tempus aedificandi
BBC SINGERS conductor JOHN POOLE

Contributors

Unknown: Michelangelo Buonarroti
Conductor: John Poole

: Andrei Sakharov

The Soviet physicist, author of My Country and the World, recently published in the West. was awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Peter Reddaway , Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the London School of Economics, talks about the man and his views. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Reddaway

: Tortelier, Leinsdorf and the LSO

direct from the Fairfield Hall. Croydon PAUL TORTELIER (Cello)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BROWN conducted by ERICH LEINSDORF Part 1
Haydn Symphony No 93. in D
Britten Cello Symphony, Op 68

Contributors

Leader: John Brown
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf

: * Visiting Reputations

In this series of monthly portraits, Radio S takes a closer look at major figures visiting this country for some creative purpose, and assesses their reputations on the world stage. This month: the dancer, choreographer and stage director,
Sir Robert Heipmann. Director of the Australian Ballet, and one of the Ugly Sisters in the Royal Ballet's recent production of Cinderella.
Producer TONY SCOTLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Robert Heipmann.

: * Concert

Part 2
Brahms Symphony No 2, in D

: New Light on Donizetti and Verdi

Winton Dean points to some interesting echoes of Donizetti in Verdi's operas. There are numerous stylistic parallels of a superficial nature but significant correspondences, where Verdi echoes Donizetti on a deeper level, begin in Macbeth and continue as late as La lorza del destino.

Contributors

Unknown: Winton Dean
Unknown: La Lorza Del Destino.

: Couperin

Troisieme livre de clavecin, 1722: Ordre No 13
KENNETH GILBERT (harpsichord) gramophone record

Contributors

Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert

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