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.
Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Mahler's Symphony No 4, in G, by RICHARD OSBORNE.
Recent orchestral records, reviewed by STEPHEN DODGSON.
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
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
presents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics, chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings.
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
(violin) and students of the Yehudi Menuhin School
Bach Partita No 3, in (bwv 1006)
Dvorak Quintet in E flat, Op 97
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
Sir Harry Page , former Treasurer of the City of Manchester. presents his personal choice of records.
An appreciation by Joe Riley. Arts Correspondent of the Liverpool Echo.
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
Introduced by Peter Clayton
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.
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
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
Choral Society trainer:
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
Part 2 Berlioz Te Deum
(A Simultaneous broadcast with BBC2)
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.
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
Who is he, why is he?
An investigative entertainment conducted by Jim Casey in conversation with Ken Dodd.