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Listeners' record requests Vanhal Svmphonv in c
7.24* Rossler Horn Concerto in D minor: HERMANN BAUMANN
7.43* Kodaly Dances from Marosszek: PHILHARMONIA HUNGARICA conducted by ANTAL DORATI


Unknown: Vanhal Svmphonv
Conducted By: Edmond de Stoutz
Unknown: Hermann Baumann
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

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Part 2
Hummel Septet in D minor MELOS ENSEMBLE OF LONDON
8.35* Haydn Symphony No 32, in C: PHILHARMONIA HUNGARICA conducted by ANTAL DORATI


Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: John Clare and Birdsong

Robin llolmes's monthly selection, setting the bird poems against their natural background.

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Réminiscences de Don Juan JOHN OGDON (piano)
9.23* Songs: Angiolin dal biondo crin; Wie singt die Lerche schfln; In Liebeslust ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
9.32* Reminiscences de Boccanegra
JOHN OGDON (piano): records


Unknown: Don Juan
Piano: John Ogdon
Piano: John Ogdon

: Ely Organ Festival 1976

Reger Dankpsalm , Op 145 No 2 John Stanley Voluntary in r, Op 7 No 6
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor (Bwv 542)
Thalben-Ball Toccata: Poema IBeorma)
Weitz Stella Marts (Symphony No 1)
(Part of a public recital recorded in Ely Cathedral in July) BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Reger Dankpsalm
Unknown: Weitz Stella

: Sibelius

Symphony No 5, In E flat HALLE ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI gramophone record


Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli

: Edinburgh International Festival

American Brass Quintet direct from the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh
Ray Mase (trumpet)
Louis Ranger (trumpet) David Wakefield (horn)
Herbert Rankin (trombone) Robert E. Biddlecome (bass trombone)
Gabrieli Three Canzonl anon Masque music
Druckman Brass Quintet (first broadcast performance)
11.40* Festival Comment
In which performers, critics and personalities in Edinburgh this week have their say about the Festival.
11.55* Concert: part 2
Anton Simon Quatuor en forme de sonatine
Purcell, transc Carter Fantasia on one note
Lovelock Suite for brass quintet BBC Scotland


Horn: David Wakefield
Horn: Herbert Rankin
Bass: Robert E. Biddlecome
Presented By: Elaine Padmore
Unknown: Anton Simon Quatuor
Unknown: Carter Fantasia
Unknown: Lovelock Suite

: Dvorak's Bagatelles

Movements from the Op 47 collection played by members Of the BERLIN PHILHARMONIC OCTET gramophone records

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led by ANDREW ORTON conducted by JOHN PRITCHARD with ANDRÉ TCHAIKOWSKY (piano) Mozart Serenade ' No 9, in D major (K 320)
1.32* Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
1.57* Nielsen Symphony No 1, in G minor. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Andrew Orton
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Piano: Mozart Serenade

: Brahms

Liebeslieder Walzer , Op 52 BBC SINGERS conducted by GORDON KEMBER DAVID PARKHOUSE and DENNIS LEE (piano duet)


Unknown: Liebeslieder Walzer
Conducted By: Gordon Kember
Conducted By: David Parkhouse
Piano: Dennis Lee

: Concert Club

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Britten Sonata in c, Op 65 Debussy Sonata in D minor

: * In Short

Erich Gruenberg , the distinguished violinist and former orchestral leader, talks about The Musician and the Orchestra.


Unknown: Erich Gruenberg

: Concert Club

Part 2
Strauss Sonata in F, Op 6
(A Lamp of Lothian recital given in St Mary's Church, Haddington. last September) BBC Scotland

: Songs and Dances of Czechoslovakia

First in a series of five weekly programmes featuring the sounds of leading folk singers and instrumentalists from different regions of Czechoslovakia. The first programme is of choral dances of the 14th and 15th centuries.

: Choral Evensong

from Beverley Minster
Introit: Locus iste (Bruckner) Responses (Bernard Rose )
Psalms 6. 7 and 8 (Spedding, Barnby, Norris)
Lessons: Numbers 27, vv 12-23; Luke 4. vv 1-21
Canticles (Peter Aston in F)
Anthem: Justorum animae (Stanford)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ALAN SPEDDING
Assistant organist ANDREW LEACH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: Peter Aston
Unknown: Alan Spedding
Organist: Andrew Leach

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Language and Communication
Starting Chinese
Twenty-five programmes for beginners in spoken Mandarin. Part 2: Speaking Chinese
Programme 11: with LUCIA liu , TERRY CHAN and Y. Y. CHOONG Script by DAVID POLLARD
(Book, Parts 1 and 2, 60p; Record, 97p. from bookshops) (Rptd: Sun 2.30 pm R4 VHF)
7.0 You Said It
Six programmes on how we speak English.
2: The Sounds We Make
DAVID CRYSTAL looks at the sounds we use when we speak English, how we make them, and what happens when we put them together,


Unknown: Lucia Liu
Unknown: Terry Chan
Unknown: Y. Y. Choong
Script By: David Pollard

: Prnms 76

BELA DEKANY conducted by Pierre Boulez direct from the Royal Albert Hall Part I Debussy
Prélude a lapres-midi d'un faune; La mer


Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: ' The Arts Worldwide

A weekly news bulletin.

: * Proms 76

Part 2
Bartok Duke Bluebeard 's Castle An opera in one act
Libretto by BELA BALAZS (sung in Hungarian)


Unknown: Bartok Duke Bluebeard

: The Eastman School

A portrait by Robert Layton of one of America's leading music schools with the voices of its staff, pupils and its first director. the composer Howard Han son. who presided over it from the mid-1920s to the beginning of the 1960s. The programme also includes examples of its orchestras.


Unknown: Robert Layton
Unknown: Howard Han

: Liszt in London

First of two programmes of his music played by MALCOLM BINNS on a Bechstein piano presented to Liszt on the occasion of his last visit to England in 1886. Fiinf Klavierstucke
Soirees de Vienne: Nos 4 and 5 Valse ouhliee No 2
Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)


Played By: Malcolm Binns

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