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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Overture

Giovanni Gabriell Sonata pian e forte: Canzon primi tont PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE conducted by JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
7.9* Paisiello Harpsichord Concerto in C: MARIA TERESA GARATTI I MUSICI
7.31* Verdi Ballet Music (II Trovatore)
MONTE CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Giovanni Gabriell
Unknown: Philip Jones
Conducted By: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Maria Teresa
Conducted By: Antonio de Almeida

: News

: Morning Concert

Berlioz Overture: King Lear
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Gibson
8.19* Poulenc Sinfonietta
The Paris Orchestra, conducted by Georges Pretre
8.47* Ibert Bacchanale
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Fremaux

(gramophone records)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Musicians: The Paris Orchestra
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Musicians: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Louis Fremaux

: News

: This Week's Composer

Vaughan Williams
Song-cycle: On Wenlock Edge
9.27* Six Studies in English Folksong
IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor)
MUSIC GROUP OF LONDON
Hugh Bean (violin)
Frances Mason (violin)
Christopher Wellington (viola)
Eileen Croxford (cello)
David Parkhouse (piano)
gramophone records

: BBC Chorus Directors

John Poole
(Present Director) conducts the BBC SINGERS
With TIMOTHY FARRELL (Organ)
Bliss Cantata: Shield of Faith, for soprano, baritone, chorus, and organ (first broadcast performance)
JULIE KENNARD (soprano)
JONATHAN ROBARTS (baritone)
Last of seven programmes featuring each of the BBC's Chorus Directors since the foundation of the Wireless Chorus in 1924, together with two guest conductors.

Contributors

Unknown: John Poole
Unknown: Timothy Farrell
Soprano: Julie Kennard
Baritone: Jonathan Robarts

: Arrau in Brahms's Second Piano Concerto

in B flat major, Op 83 CLAUDIO ARRAU
ORCHESTRA NATIONALE DE FRANCE conducted by iGOR MARKEVITCH (Recording from the 1976 Lausanne Festival made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio)

Contributors

Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch

: Masters of the Lied

In the hrst of 13 programmes of German song, the composers are Mozart, Schubert, and Wolf Mozart Ungluckliche Liebe; Der Zauberer
Schubert Suleika n
Wolf Begegnung ; Wiegenlied im Sommer
Schubert Das Rosenband; Ganymed
Mozart Das Veilchen Abendempfindung
MARGARET MARSHALL (soprano) JOHN FRASER (piano)
(14 October: Beethoven and Schubert with Margaret Price and James LocUiart )

Contributors

Unknown: Schubert Suleika
Unknown: Wolf Begegnung
Soprano: Margaret Marshall
Piano: John Fraser
Piano: James Locuiart

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

leader ALAN TRAVERSE conductor SIR CHARLES GROVES
Daniel Jones Symphony No 9 (first broadcast performance) Frank Bridge Lament for strings Nielsen Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Alan Traverse

: News

: Bradford Midday Concert

David Wilde (piano)
Bach Partita No 1. in B flat
Mozart Sonata in E flat (K 282)
Schubert Four Impromptus (D 899)
(From the Library Theatre, Bradford. The first of 12 concerts promoted by Metropolitan Bradford Libraries in association with the BBC)

: Handel's Semele

An oratorio
The story of Semele, ' alter'd from the Semele of MR WIL LIAM CONGREVE , set to musick by Mr George Frederick Handel '. First performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden in February 1744
Continuo:
BERNARD RICHARDS (cello)
CHARLES SPINKS (harpsichord) ALASTAIR ROSS (organ) LONDON BACH SOCIETY
STEINITZ BACH PLAYERS leader JACK ROTHSTEIN conductor PAUL STEINITZ
(Given before an invited audience in St John's, Smith Square, London, on 26 April) Acts 1 and 2

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Wil
Unknown: Liam Congreve
Unknown: Mr George Frederick Handel
Cello: Bernard Richards
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Harpsichord: Alastair Ross
Leader: Jack Rothstein
Conductor: Paul Steinitz

: * Words....

Frederic Raphael , the novelist and playwright

Contributors

Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: Handel's Semele

Act 3

: A Man of the People

'He trailed clouds of glory through the opera houses of the West, but remained all his life a typical Volga peasant - coarse, cunning, vindictive, miserly.'
LESLIE GARDINER talks about Chaliapin, the private man and public figure -and particularly about his triumphant visit to Edinburgh in 1922. BBC Scotland

Contributors

Talks: Leslie Gardiner

: Flamenco Guitar

Records of the Spanish guitarist MANITAS DE PLATA and the ANTONIO ARENAS FLAMENCO GROUP

: Homeward Bound

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: Homeward Bound

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: Lifelines

The Wider World
6.30 Mid-Career
4: Ways of Coping
ROBERT HUDSON looks at some of the ways in which people cope with stress at work. and how this affects their job performance.
7.0 New series
What Right Have You Got?
MICHAEL MOLYNEUX introduces a new 26-programme course for adults on the rights and responsibilities of the citizen - at home, in the community, at work, and at law.
Series producers ALAN EREIRA and JOHN THOMAS
(Rptd: Sunday.3.30 pm R4VHF: not Scotland, Ulster)
Book 1, £1.35, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hudson
Introduces: Michael Molyneux
Producers: Alan Ereira
Producers: John Thomas

: Halle Orchestra

leader MARTIN MILNER conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD with KYUNG-WHA CHUNG (violin) direct from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester: Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire Brahms Violin Concerto in D

Contributors

Leader: Martin Milner
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: * Autumn to Autumn

by A. Alvarez
The novelist, critic and author of The Savage God, reads a cycle of seven poems, his first for 12 years, and comments on the circumstances in which they were written.

Contributors

Unknown: A. Alvarez

: * Concert

Part 2 Schoenberg Pelleas and Meiisande. BBC Manchester

: The Waves

by VIRGINIA WOOLF, abridged for radio by LOUIS MACNEICE John Rowc as Bernard Faith Brook as Susan Lyndon Brook as Neville Caroline Blakiston as Rhoda Nigel Hawthorne as Louis Penelope Wilton as Jinny Peggy Ashcroft as the Choral Voice
Virginia Woolf's most experimental novel is of the interwoven autobiographies of three men and three women tracing their lives from childhood to middle age. Produced and directed by GUY VAESEN

Contributors

Radio By: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: John Rowc
Unknown: Susan Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Neville Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Rhoda Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Louis Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Jinny Peggy Ashcroft
Directed By: Guy Vaesen

: Janet Baker: The Early Years

Songs by Schubert and Brahms, in performances given by her for the BBC between 1960 and 1967. with ERNEST LUSH (piano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) Brahms Nachtwandler
Schubert Der Schmetterling ; Der Musensohn: An die Laute; Das Lied im Griinen
Brahms Meine Liebe ist griin; Abendregen; Verzagen; Nachtwandler
(Repeats)

Contributors

Piano: Brahms Nachtwandler
Unknown: Schubert Der Schmetterling
Unknown: Brahms Meine Liebe

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