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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Haydn Quartets

Nine programmes to include the complete sets published around 1770 as Op 9 and Op 17 and some of the piano music he wrote at the same time.
String Quartet in c minor, Op 17 No 4: TATRAI QUARTET
Sonata in b flat (H xvi 18) RUDOLF BUCHBINDER (piano)
String Quartet in E flat, Op 17 No 3: TATRAI QUARTET: records


Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder

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: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests Britten Simple Symphony ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by the COMPOSER
9.23* Balakirev Reminiscences of Glinka's opera A Life for the Tsar: EARL WILD (piano)
9.36* Glinka Piano Trio in minor (Pathétique) IGOR ZHUKOV (piano)
9.52* Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6, in E minor


Piano: Igor Zhukov
Violin: Grigory Feigin
Cello: Valentin Feigin
Andr==>: André Previn

: Music Now

A weekly survey of the world of music with the artists and personalities who create it. Introduced by John Amis including:
Henze's New Arts Workshop
NATALIE WHEEN reports from Italy on the trials and triumphs of Montepulciano


Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt

conducted by JAN KRENZ
With KONSTANTY KULKA (violin) Part 1
Schubert Overture: Rosamunde Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35


Conducted By: Jan Krenz
Violin: Konstanty Kulka

: * Words....

Dannie Abse reflects on some of the things we say and write and on the raw material we use to make them - words.
(Repeated: Tuesday 4.30 pm)


Unknown: Dannie Abse

: * Concert

Part 2 Scriabin
Symphony No 3, in c (The Divine Poem)
(Recording made available by courtesy of Hess Radio)

: Let the Peoples Sing

International Choral Competition. 9: Semi-finals
Contemporary Class: Match 1 Norway: SCHOLA CANTORUM Bulgaria: FEMALE STUDENTS'
Mixed Voice Class
Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
(Let the Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC under the auspices of the EBU)


Producer: Michael Moores

: Mendelssohn's Piano Trios

played by the YUVAL TRIO Part 1
Trio in D minor, Op 49
1.55* Paul Hamburger talks about Mendelssohn and the problem of the piano trio,
2.15* Mendelssohn: part 2 Trio in c minor, Op 66 followed by an interlude


Talks: Paul Hamburger

: Proms 76

Gilbert and Sullivan:
Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride given by the English National Opera Company direct from the Royal Albert Hall
Officers of the Dragoon Guards:
Chorus of Rapturous Maidens and Officers of the Dragoon Guards
Act 1 Exterior of Castle Bunthorne.


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Chorus-Master: Kenneth Cleveland
Leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: * Amanda McKittrick Ros

Bevis Hillier discusses the writings of the infamous Northern Irish novelist. Reader ROISIN DONAGHY


Unknown: Bevis Hillier
Reader: Roisin Donaghy
Producer: John Scotney

: Proms 76

Patience. Act 2 A glade. Production adapted by DAVID RITCH


Adapted By: David Ritch

: The Frontier of Technology is Space

A conversation between
Dr Tom Paine , President, Northrop Corporation and formerly head of NASA, and John Maddox
' Orbital space: this continent transcends all others. It's several hundred miles above them. It has no political boundaries. It has no air, it has no hurricanes, it has no corrosion. It's a very benign sort of place.'


Unknown: Dr Tom Paine
Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Haslemere Festival Ensemble

Introduced by the director Carl Dolmetsch
William Lawes Three pieces from The Royal Consort, for recorders, lute, oboes and viols Purcell I attempt from love's sickness to fly, for tenor, harpsichord and viola da gamba
Thomas Morley Three fantasies: La Sirena, for two treble viols; II Doloroso, for treble and tenor viol; Fantasy for three viols
Antony Holborne Two pieces for five recorders: Paradiso; The Sighes
Henry Lawes Two songs from Milton's Comus, for tenor, lute and viol: Sweet Echo; Sabrina Daquin Allemande ; Musette; Tambourin (Suite in G major, for harpsichord)
Haydn Cassation, for treble recorder, lute and viola da gamba
Senaille Sonata No 6, in G minor, for violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord
Couperin Le Rossignol en Amour, for sopranino recorder and harpsichord
Couperin Plainte, for three viols
Locatelll Duo Sonata, for recorder and violin
Sterndale Bennett Two Impromptus for piano: Op 12 Nos 1 and 3 Pepusch Concerto in F major, for two recorders, two oboes, viola da gamba and harpsichord


Director: Carl Dolmetsch
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: Thomas Morley
Unknown: Sabrina Daquin Allemande
Violin: Sterndale Bennett

: Drama Now

Buffo bv PETER EVERETT with Sylvia Coleridge as Maud Lockwood West as Tim and Geoffrey Beevers as Sam
A young man, Sam, visits the house where his mother has just died. He has not been there before. An elderly pair of recluses, brother and sister, live in the same house, and Sam persuades them to sell up and go to Italy. His motives are not pure.
Produced and directed by RICHARD WORTLEY followed by an interlude


Unknown: Peter Everett
Unknown: Sylvia Coleridge
Unknown: Maud Lockwood West
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Kidd: David Graham
Cilla: Anne Rosenfeld

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by EDWARD DOWNE !
Stravinsky Symphonies of wind instruments
9.16* Debussy Jeux: poème dansf
S.28* Haydn Symphony No 93, in pmajor
BBC Manchester


Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Edward Downe
Conducted By: Stravinsky Symphonies

: Jonathan Harvey

introduces a programme of his own music. Time Points
(Realised at the Electronics Studio of Princeton University) Inner Light I ULYSSES ENSEMBLE

: Sounds Interesting

Music from the fascinating British band, ROXY MUSIC, is the feature in Derek Jewell 's survey of the popular music scene this week. It comes from their latest album. Viva Roxy Music! MARLENA SHAW is also featured together with the modern sounds Of AUTOMATIC MAN, the new band in which drummer MICHAEL SHRIEVE plays.


Unknown: Derek Jewell
Music: Marlena Shaw
Unknown: Michael Shrieve

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