ELAINE PADMORE introduces a sequence of musical 'sounds
American T, ranging from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Glenn Miller Band to Copland, Cage and Bernstein. gramophone records
Listeners' record requests
Reger Serenade in G, Op 141a AURÈLE NICOLET (flute)
SUSANNE LAUTENBACHER (violin) ULRICH KOCH (Viola)
9.20* Mendelssohn Capriccio brillant, for piano and orchestra:
RUDOLF SERKIN PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
9.32* Smetana Festive Chorus CZECH PHILHARMONIC CHORUS conducted by JOSEF VESELKA
9.37* Dvorak Ballad in D minor JOSEF SUK (violin)
ALFRED HOLECEK (pianO)
9.43* Ives Symphony No 2: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Introduced by Michael Oliver
Earlier Generations: PETER DICKINSON looks at some of the roots of American music.
Porgy and Bess: MICHAEL OLIVER talks to LORIN MAAZEL about Gershwin's opera.
ELLIOTT CARTER discusses his approach to composition: ' It's no adventure if it's been done before.'
MAXIM SHOSTAKOVICH conducts the MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
With YEVGENIY NISTFRENKO fbaSS) in the orchestral version of the Suite on verses of Michelangelo, Op 145. by Dmitri Shostakovich Truth: Morning: Love: Separation: Anger: Dante; In Exile; Creation; Night (Dialogue); Death; Immortality (sung in Russian: first broadcast in this country)
The singer, recalling the first performance in the Philharmonic Hall, Leningrad, in the presence of the composer, said: ' The final words of the suite seemed remarkably just and hadanewring:" I live with a thousand souls in the hearts of all who love. That means I'm not ashes and will never die." '
(Soviet Radio recording of a performance given in Oct 1975)
United Kingdom Rounds (Final programme)
Mixed Voice Choirs: Final THE BROADLAND SINGERS
READING PHOENIX CHOIR
Introduced by Bernard Kceffe who summarises the adjudicators' decisions and announces the names of the choirs to represent the United Kingdom In the International Competition, together with the name of the choir to be awarded the BBC Trophy for the most outstanding UK choir participating this year.
The first of four programmes juxtaposing some of their late piano trios.
Haydn Trio in G minor (HXV19) Beethoven Trio in E flat, Op 70 No 2: PETER FRANKL (piano) GYORGY PAUK (violin)
RALPH KIRSHBAUM (cello)
Martin Cooper , chief music critic of The Daily Telegraph. talks about Shape and Sound in Music.
Libretto by ERNST VON WOLZOGEN Music by Richard Strauss (sung in German)
Diemut's three playmates:
CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF TURIN
UNIVERSITY directed by ROBERTO GOITRE TURIN CHORUS AND SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA OF ITALIAN RADIO chorus-master RUGGIERO MAGHINI conducted by PETER MAAG (Italian Radio recording)
Ortolf SentlInger, Burgomaster:
Dlemut, his daughter:
Jorg PÃ¶schel, the innkeeper:
Kunz Gilgenstock, the baker and brewer:
El Hage (bass)
Hamerlein, the haberdasher:
Rovetta ( Bass)
Ortlieb Tulbeck, the cooper:
Ursula, his wife:
Kofel, the smith:
Ruger Aspeck, the potter:
Di Credico (tenor)
Walpurg his wife:
Schweiker von Gundelfingen the bailiff:
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
James Bowman (counter-tenor) Nicholas McGegan (baroque flute) Oliver Brookes
(viola da gamba)
(harpsichord) who also introduces the programme
Boismortler Suite No 4. in D, for flute and continuo
Handel Seven French Airs
Marals Tombeau pour M de Sainte-Colombe (Pieces de viole. Livre II)
Couperin Concert royal No 4
4.10' Interval Reading
4.15' French Music Part 2 anon Trois Chansons a musette
Marais Le tableau de l'operation de la Taille (' An oneration for the removal of the gall-stone ')
Couperin Seconde lecon de ténèbres
Rameau Troisieme concert
Records made by Leopold Stokowski during his conductor-ship of the Philadelphia
Orchestra from 1912 to 1938.
Bach, orch Stokowski Passacag. lia and Fugue in c minor
Schoenberg Song of the wood. dove (Gurrelieder) with ROSE BAMPTON (contralto) Sibelius Finlandia
Dvorak Symphony No 9, in z minor (From the New World)
(The Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski are featured in tonight's Bicentennial Summer: BBC2 9.10 pm)
PHYLLIS BRYN-JULSON (soprano)
DONALD S. SUTHERLAND (piano)
Three Old American Songs in Aaron Copland 's adaptations, and newer songs by four of his compatriots.
Copland Simple gifts
Alan Hovhaness Fans of Blue; Green Stones
Phillip Rhodes Three Scenes Copland Long time ago
George Mulfinger Five Viennese Miniatures
Ronald Perera Dove sta amore: aria for soprano and electronic tape
Copland I bought me a cat
(first broadcast performances in this country of all except the Copland songs)
Extracts from a public discussion during the American Music
Conference held at Keele University in. April 1975. The topics range from Charles Ives to the Beach Boys, and the speakers are PETER DICKINSON , ROGER SMALLEY , DAVID STOCK, ROBERT P. MORGAN. TIM SOUSTER and JONATHAN HARVEY.
Presented and produced by ANTHONY BURTON followed by an interlude
American Bicentenary Concert direct from the Town Hall, Cheltenham
BELA DEKANY conducted by LAWRENCE FOSTER Part 1
Ives The Fourth of July
Barber Dover Beach, for baritone and string quartet with GRAHAM TITUS (baritone) BELA DEKANY (violin)
JEFFREY WAKEFIELD (violin) HARRY DANKS (viola) JOHN BOYCE (cello)
Sessions Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra (uk premiere) with GYORGY PAUK (violin)
RALPH KIRSHBAUM (cello)
1: How 1
Would Have Prevented The
The first in a series of three programmes.
Roger Thompson , Lecturer in History at the University of East Anglia, explains how, if only he had been made Prime Minister in 1762, he would have maintained the 13 American Colonies for Britain.
(12 July: Colin Bonwick , The English Radicals)
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue,for piano and orchestra with PHILIP FOWKE (piano)
Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
(Presented by the BBC in association with the Cheltenham Festival)
The Great American Fourth of July Parade by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH
A new verse play for radio by the American poet and dramatist Archibald MacLeish. to mark the 1776 bicentennial.
'The greatest nations of the earth have perished not of their enemies but of themselves - their souls. They know that. And they fear.' with and with the voices of ED BISHOP, DON FELLOWS HEATHER GARRISON
BONNIE HURREN , JUDITH HURST PETER MARINKER
PAUL MEIER , DIANA OLSSON MARGARET ROBERTSON PETER WHITMAN
Violinist LIONEL BENTLEY
Produced and directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(1826-1864) A sequence of music by America's first great songwriter, who was born 150 years ago today. The programme also includes instrumental music in its original version as printed in Foster's Social Orchestra Collection of 1854. gramophone records