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: Pablo Casals

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


Piano: Rudolf Serkin

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: Your Concert Choice

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)
9.44* Dvorak Nocturne in B, Op 40
9.53* Schumann Symphony No 1, in B flat (Spring)


Soprano: Marilyn Borne
Conducted By: Henry Lewis
Conducted By: Vaclav Neumann
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: Music Weekly

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.


Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Christine Hardwicx

: The Operas of Wagner: The Ring from Bayreuth 1976: Die Walküre

A music-drama in three acts (sung in German)
The second part of the controversial Bayreuth centenary Ring. Reactions to Patrice Chéreau'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 Walküre 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.
Act 1


Introduces: Robert Henderson
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez

: Words....

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)


Unknown: John Ziman

: Steno Dvorak's Chamber Music

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)


Conducted By: Patrick Thomas
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Cello: Derek Simpson

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest.
(Repeated: Monday 9.55 am)


Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: The Operas of Wagner

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)


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Soprano: Lllli Lehmann.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush

: TheReith Lectures 1976

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.


Unknown: Dr Colin Blake

: Rubbra

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
GABRIELI STRING QUARTET Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Brendan O'Reilly (violin) Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (cello)


Unknown: Cyril Scott
Singers: Stephen Cleobury
Conducted By: Kerry Woodward
Piano: Ronald Stevenson
Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Harp: Ann Griffiths
Harp: Gabrieli String
Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Brendan O'Reilly
Viola: Ian Jewel
Cello: Keith Harvey

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by CHRISTOPHER ADEY with JENNIFER BATE (organ) Part 1
Weber Overture: Euryanthe
6.34* Pricker Symphony No 5


Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Christopher Adey
Unknown: Jennifer Bate

: * Pompeii AD 79

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.


Unknown: Martin Frederiksen.

: Concert

Dvorak Symphony No 8, In major
BBC Manchester

: Drama Now

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


Unknown: Franz Xaver Kroetz
Adapted By: Jane Brenton
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Philip Sayer
Unknown: Harry Ann
Directed By: Bernard Krichefski

: Advent Music by Bach

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


Soprano: Jennifer Smith
Contralto: Joyce Jarvis
Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Baritone: Richard Jackson
Unknown: Alasdair Ross
Cello: Marilyn Sansom
Leader: Nona Liddell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Heiden Heiland

: A Goal for Ecologists

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


Unknown: Professor Henryk Skolimowski

: Sounds Interesting

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.


Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Unknown: Eva Peron
Unknown: Julie Covington
Unknown: Paul Jones

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