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: The Young Idea

Music minus One - or more
A variety of incomplete orchestras deployed by Brahms (Serenade No 2, in A), Bartok (Piano Concerto No 2), Tchaikovsky (Overture to The Nut-cracker), Mozart (Serenata Notturna, K 239) and a diminuendo to Haydn's Farewell Symphony - the omissions vindicated by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD.
Record requests from the under-20s.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood.

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: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Mozart's Symphony No 41, in c (Jupiter) (K 551), by ROBERT PHILIP.
Recent records of piano and harpsichord music, reviewed by JOHN HENRY.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Robert Philip.
Reviewed By: John Henry.

: Release

Music by Scarlatti, Sterndale Bennett , Liszt and Stravinsky from the records reviewed in' Record Review this morning.

Contributors

Unknown: Sterndale Bennett

: Voice, Viola and Piano

Brahms Therese ; Feldeinsamkeit; Nachtwandler
Rubbra Three Psalms (Nos 6. 23. 150)
Hugh Wood Variations for viola and piano
Brahms Two Songs, Op 91. for voice, viola and piano: Gestillte Sehnsucht; Geistliches Wiegenlied
ANNE COLLINS (contralto) PETER SCHIDLOF (Viola)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
(Anne Collins broadcasts by permission of the English National Opera Company)

Contributors

Unknown: Brahms Therese
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Geistliches Wiegenlied
Contralto: Anne Collins
Piano: Anne Collins

: 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

: Mozart, Schoenberg and Schubert

LASALLE QUARTET
Walter Levin (violin) Henry Meyer (violin)
Peter Kamnitzer (viola) Lee Fiser (cello)
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in c minor (K 546)
Schoenberg Quartet No 3. Op 30 Schubert Quartet-Movement in c minor (D 703)

Contributors

Violin: Walter Levin
Violin: Henry Meyer
Viola: Peter Kamnitzer
Cello: Lee Fiser
Cello: Mozart Adagio

: Man of Action

Mike Banks , polar explorer, mountaineer and author, declares. ' I always feel I'm getting the most out of life when I'm successful in harmonising the physical and the intellectual. Life shouldn't be all Beethoven or all sweat, but one does set the other off most effectively.
His personal choice of records includes Walton's battle music for the film Henry V, a chorus from Puccini's La fanciulla del west. a movement from the Sinfonia Antartica by Vaughan Williams , and the chanting of mantras from the Nirvana Symphony by Toshiro Mayuzumi.

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Banks
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Music of the Masters

A programme of works by great composers
Haydn and Schubert
Haydn Symphony No 94, in 6 major (Surprise)
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE SZELL
Schubert Ballet Music: Rosamunde
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL BÖHM (gramophone records)
Schubert Der Wanderer an den Mond; Im Freien (sung in German)
ELIZABETH GALE (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)
Schubert Grand March No 2, in G minor: ANNE SHASBY and RICHARD MCMAHON (piano duet) (Repeats)
Haydn Spring (The Seasons) (sung in English)
HEATHER HARPER (SOpranO) RYLAND DAVIES (tenor)
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) BBC CHORUS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by COLIN DAVIS

Contributors

Conducted By: George Szell
Unknown: Schubert Der Wanderer
Piano: Richard McMahon
Soprano: Heather Harper
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: French Organ Music

played and introduced by GILLIAN WEIR from the Hradetzky organ in the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Roberday Fugue and Caprice No 9, in F; Fugue and Caprice No 12, in D
5.53* ClérambaultSuite No 2
6.12* Alain Trois Danses

Contributors

Introduced By: Gillian Weir

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
Paul Bailey (in the Chair), talks with EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH , GILLIAN REYNOLDS and JOHN WEIGHTMAN.
Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: John Weightman.

: The Duenna

A comic opera in three acts Written by R.B. SHERIDAN
Music by Thomas Linley (Sr and Jr) and others
Edited and arranged by ROGER FISKE
An Opera da Camera production direct from the Collegiate Theatre, London
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JEFFREY TATE
(harpsichord continuo) PARK LANE MUSIC PLAYERS leader RICHARD LAYTON conductor LIONEL FRIEND
Producer WILLIAM ROYSTON
The action takes place in Seville, mainly In and around Don Jerome 's house. Act 1

Contributors

Written By: R.B. Sheridan
Music By: Thomas Linley
Arranged By: Roger Fiske
Harpsichord: Jeffrey Tate
Leader: Richard Layton
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Producer: William Royston
Unknown: Don Jerome

: * FabulousBeasts

Four anthologies of prose and verse compiled by IAN NORRIS and CHRYS SALT.
2: Fabulous Fish
Readers CHRYS SALT, DENIS GOACHER , DENIS MCCARTHY Producer TERENCE TILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Norris
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Producer: Terence Tiller

: The Duenna

Act 2
9.20* Interval Reading
1.30* The Duenna Act 3

: Radical History

Geoffrey Best, Professor of History at the University of Sussex, considers the virtues and vices of ' radical history ' as reflected in recent books by ERIC HOBSBAWM , PAUL THOMPSON and E. P. THOMPSON.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hobsbawm
Unknown: Paul Thompson
Unknown: E. P. Thompson.

: Chopin

Last of six programmes to include all the mazurkas played by NINA MILKINA
Op 30: c minor; a minor; D flat major; c sharp minor
Op 68: c major: A minor; F major; f minor
Op 63: a major; r minor; c sharp minor

Contributors

Played By: Nina Milkina

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