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Beethoven Cello Sonata in r. Op 5 No 1 with RUDOLF SERKIN (piano)
8.31* Mozart Symphony No 40, in G minor (K 550) conducting the MARLBORO festival ORCHESTRA: records
Listeners' record requests Capland Quiet City LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER
9.15* Grilles Piano Sonata
9.36* Rossini L'ora fatal s'appressa (The Siege of Corinth) MARILYN BORNE (soprano)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HENRY LEWIS
9.44* Dvorak Nocturne in B, Op 40
CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by VACLAV NEUMANN
9.53* Schumann Symphony No 1, in B flat (Spring)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI
Introduced by Michael Oliver
The Palace of Crystal, or the Great Victorian Musical Emporium: a brief history of music in the Crystal Palace on the 40th anniversary of its destruction by fire.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICX
A music-drama in three acts (sung in German)
The second part of the controversial Bayreuth centenary Ring. Reactions to Patrice ChÃ©reau's revolutionary production were violent. In order to explain his interpretation to radio listeners, each opera is being introduced by one of the several British music critics who were present. Robert Henderson introduces a WalkÃ¼re in which 'Hunding's Hut' of Act 1 is dominated by a pit-wheel and Wotan in morning dress is found in the drawing-room of Valhalla in Act 2.
ORCHESTRA OF THE BAYREUTH FESTIVAL conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ
John Ziman , Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol, reflects on some of the things we say and write. (Repeated: Thurs 12.5 pm)
Ninth of 12 programmes
Songs of Nature, Op 63: Why do sweet songs: Down in the forest; Golden cornfields; On the green hillside; Come let us sing: BBC SINGERS conducted by PATRICK THOMAS String Quartet in c. Op 61 AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Margaret Major (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest.
(Repeated: Monday 9.55 am)
Die Walkiire Act 2
3.25* Singing for Richard Wagner The soprano Lllli Lehmann. who became a great Briinnhilde, was 26 years old when she went to Bayreuth in 1875 to study the parts of Woglinde and Helmwige in preparation for the first Ring cycle the following year. Forty years later she recalled what it was like to sing at that first Bayreuth Festival. Mary Wimbush reads ROBERT HARTFORD'S translation,
3.35* Die WalkUre Act 3
(Bavarian Radio recording)
Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blake more, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University
4: A Child of the Moment
In his first three lectures Dr Blakemore discussed consciousness and the ways that we perceive the external world.
He continues with an account of the feature of the brain that gives our perceptions substance - the phenomenon of memory. He argues that it is the predictive power of memory and learning that gives them such immense biological survival value.
First of six programmes Lauda Sion
Introduction, Aria and Fugue, for piano
The Jade Mountain, for soprano and harp
String Quartet No 1, in r minor Op 35
Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Cyril Scott , for piano Festival Te Deum, Op 71 BBC SINGERS
STEPHEN CLEOBURY (Organ) conducted by KERRY WOODWARD RONALD STEVENSON (piano) YVONNE KENNY (soprano) ANN GRIFFITHS (harp)
GABRIELI STRING QUARTET Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Brendan O'Reilly (violin) Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (cello)
leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by CHRISTOPHER ADEY with JENNIFER BATE (organ) Part 1
Weber Overture: Euryanthe
6.34* Pricker Symphony No 5
Martin Frederiksen. Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Ancient History, reflects on the problems still posed by this fascinating site on the occasion of the current exhibition of Pompeii at the Royal Academy in London.
Dvorak Symphony No 8, In major
Murecambe by FRANZ XAVER KROETZ translated and adapted by JANE BRENTON with Lesley Joseph as Ann and Philip Sayer as Harry Ann and Harry have been happily married for three years and now Ann is pregnant. But her news is received with something less than enthusiasm by her husband.
Kroetz is one of Germany's leading contemporary playwrights and this play was first seen in this country (with the same cast as in this radio production) at the 1975 Edinburgh Festival where it won a 'Festival First' award.
Produced and directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
JENNIFER SMITH (soprano) JOYCE JARVIS (contralto) NIGEL ROGERS (tenor)
Richard JACKSON (baritone)
ALASDAIR ROSS (organ continuo) MARILYN SANSOM (cello continuo) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA leader NONA LIDDELL conductor JOHN ELIOT GARDINER Cantata 61: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland
Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
Cantata 36: Schwingt freudig euch empor
A group of four programmes that examines the philosophical foundations of the ecology movement.
3: Beyond Ecology
Professor Henryk Skolimowski of the University of Michigan argues that our present value system has fallen into disrepute. We need to seek a new moral foundation for post-industrial society and he posits a new moral code that takes heed of the evolutionary uniqueness of man.
followed by an interlude
Derek Jewell takes an extended look at the music and the message of the new recorded opera Evita by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. Based on the life of Eva Peron , it stars JULIE COVINGTON in the title role and PAUL JONES as Che Guevara. Evita develops the considerable talents shown by Rice and Lloyd Webber in Jesus Christ Superstar, but significantly broadens their range, both in the orchestrations and in the Latin American styles often used.