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: The Young Idea

Variations on a Heroic Theme In today's programme of record requests from the under-20s CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD traces one of Beethoven's favourite themes from a Contretanz, through the Prometheus ballet music and the Variations and Fugue. Op 35 (played by JORG DEMUS on Beethoven's own Broadwood piano) to the finale of the Eroica Symphony.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Played By: Jorg Demus

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: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Mahler's Symphony No 4, in G, by RICHARD OSBORNE.
Recent orchestral records, reviewed by STEPHEN DODGSON.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson.

: Release

Lalo Overture: Le roi d'Ys;
Rapsodie MONTE CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA Saint-Saens Symphony No 3, in c minor: GASTON LITAIZE (organ) CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Rapsodie Monte Carlo
Conducted By: Antonio de Almeida
Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim

: Baroque Vocal Music

JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor) BASIL LAM (organ and harpsichord continuo)
PETER HAILING, (cello continuo) Carissiml Bel tempo per me se n'ando
Bernhard Herzlich lieb hab' ich dich.
Herr Hammerschmidt 0 frommer
Gott Handel Vedendo amor
Lotti La funerale della speranza

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hai.
Unknown: Bernhard Herzlich
Unknown: Herr Hammerschmidt
Unknown: Gott Handel Vedendo

: Robin Ray

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

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: A Piece of the World Discovered

It was in 1628 that John Earle published his book of character studies Microcosmographie, or A Piece of the World Discovered; and Earle's shrewdly observed types occur in English poetry before and since.
Michael Schmidt offers some poetical illustrations of Earle's perennial English aborigines. 2: An Antiquary
Readers ANN ARIS, PAUL WEBSTER Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: John Earle
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Paul Webster
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Yehudi Menuhin

(violin) and students of the Yehudi Menuhin School
Bach Partita No 3, in (bwv 1006)
Dvorak Quintet in E flat, Op 97

Contributors

Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin

: All Together Now

Louis Allen. francophile, teacher, writer and critic. launches the Weekend with some reflections on what we mean by ' The North ' from his vantage point hard by Durham Cathedral. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Allen.

: Man of Action

Sir Harry Page , former Treasurer of the City of Manchester. presents his personal choice of records.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Harry Page

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

An appreciation by Joe Riley. Arts Correspondent of the Liverpool Echo.

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Riley.

: Music of the Masters

A programme of works by great composers.
Humperdinck Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major
Dvorak Symphony No 5, in r major
RALPH HOLMES (Violin)
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA led by IRENE PEARCE conductor SIR CHARLES GROVES BBC Manchester

Contributors

Violin: Ralph Holmes
Conductor: Irene Pearce

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Organ Gallery

Parr Hall. Warrington
Nicolas Kynaston talks to John Lade at the console of this Cavaillé-Coll organ and discusses the works in his recital of French music.

Contributors

Unknown: Parr Hall.
Unknown: John Lade

: Critics' Forum

This week in a special Northern edition from Manchester: Julian Mitchell an the chair), talks with MICHAEL BILLINGTON EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH and GILLIAN REYNOLDS
Producer PHILIP FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Philip French

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

Direct from the Whitworth Hall , Manchester ALEXANDER YOUNG (tenor)
HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY trained by KEITH RHODES
COLNE VALLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR, YORKSHIRE
conductor JOHN GULLEY
CHETHAMS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIR
chorus-master HOWARD BRIGGS
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
leader BARRY GRIFFITHS
conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD
Part 1 Walton Symphony No 1

Contributors

Choral Society trainer: Keith Rhodes
Conductor: John Gulley
Chorus-Master: Howard Briggs
Leader: Barry Griffiths

: * Alan Bennett

the Leeds-born playwright, reflects on the irrelevance of a Northern upbringing, and of a number of other things, to the business of being a writer. Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON BBC Manchester

: Concert

Part 2 Berlioz Te Deum
(A Simultaneous broadcast with BBC2)

: The Sound of the City

Few changes in our time have been more marked than the change in the face of the city. But the sound of the city, too, is changing; and the sound speaks of a change in the very nature of life in the urban community.
The painter Harold Riley reflects on the sounds of his own city, past and present. Special recordings made in Manchester and Salford by David Fleming-Williams and Chris Webb.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presenter: Harold Riley
Special recordings: David Fleming-Williams
Special recordings: Chris Webb
Associate Producer: Fraser Steel
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Bowes Museum

A programme of early keyboard music played and introduced by Alan Cuckston , recorded on the early pianos which form part of the collection of the Bowes Museum. County Durham. They include a 1794 Broadwood grand, a 1794 square piano by Haxby of York, a Stodart Upright grand of 1806 and a cabinet piano of about 1825 by Waite of London. The music includes pieces by C. P. E. Bach, Haydn. Beethoven, Field and Mendelssohn. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Duced By: Alan Cuckston

: The Northern Comic

Who is he, why is he?
An investigative entertainment conducted by Jim Casey in conversation with Ken Dodd.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presenter: Jim Casey
Guest: Ken Dodd

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