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: Handel and Mozart

A series of Handel organ concertos played by DANIEL CHORZEMPA with the CONCERTO AMSTERDAM conducted by JAAP SCHRÖDER and Mozart wind music played by the LONDON WIND SOLOISTS
Handel Organ Concerto No 5, in F (Op 4 No 5)
8.14* Mozart Serenade in B flat, for 13 wind instruments (K 361) gramophone records
BBC Music Guide: Handel Concertos, by Stanley Sadie , 45p from bookshops


Played By: Daniel Chorzempa
Conducted By: Jaap Schröder
Unknown: Stanley Sadie

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: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Bruckner Intermezzo in D minor
9.13* Schubert Three Harper's Songs
HERMANN PREY (baritone) KARL ENGEL (piano)
(Hermann Prey sings Schumann's Liederkreis, Op 39, and Dichterliebe, Op 48; Wednesday
10.5 pm)
9.24* Brahms Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 5
9.59* Weill Suite: The Threepenny Opera
Requests, on postcards please, to: Your Concert Choice, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Piano: Karl Engel
Piano: Hermann Prey
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Conducted By: David Atherton

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver
The Music of Reynaldo Hahn : by JAMES HARDING.
It Sounds Different from Here (2): The Clarinet.
Bach's Secular Cantatas: by NICHOLAS ANDERSON.


Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Unknown: James Harding.
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Operas of Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Niirnberg Opera in three acts with libretto by THE COMPOSER
(sung in German: records)
The recent recording conducted by Sir Georg Solti with Norman Bailey in the role of Hans Sachs.
The Mastersingers:
The action takes place in Nuremberg, about the middle of the 16th century, Act 1
Preview: page 15


Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Hans Sachs.
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: Words....

Andrew Sinclair , the novelist and historian, reflects on some of the things we say and write and on the raw material we use to make them - words.
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.20pm) Words, in which 14 well-known broadcasters examine some of the things we say and write,
13.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Andrew Sinclair

: Stetvo Radio Choirs of Europe

Buxtehude Missa Brevis
Lange-Miiller Three Songs of the Madonna, Op 65: Ave Maris Stella ; Madonna over the Waves; Salve Regina
Fourth in a series of programmes made available through an exchange scheme arranged by the European Broadcasting Union
(Recording made available by courtesy of Danish Radio)


Conducted By: Mogens Woldike
Unknown: Maris Stella
Unknown: Salve Regina

: Emil Gilels

(piano) at the 1976 Salzburg Festival
Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 26
Schumann Toccata, Op 7
Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10 Schumann Arabeske, Op 18
(Recording made available by courtesy of Austrian Radio)
BBC Music Guides: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, 60p, and Schumann Piano Music, 45p from bookshops

: The Operas of Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Niirnberg Act 2
3.25* Nuremberg - A Personal Memoir
Ida Herz , a bookseller first in Germany and then in London - and a lifelong friend of Thomas Mann - recalls some episodes from her childhood and youth in Nuremberg in the early part of this century...
Die Meistersinger von Niirnberg Act 3


Unknown: Ida Herz
Unknown: Thomas Mann

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest.
(Repeated: Monday 10.0 am)

: The Rape of the Lock

A satirical romance by ALEXANDER POPE
Read by C. Day Lewis and Jill Baleon
(A shortened version of the recording broadcast in 1968)


Read By: C. Day Lewis
Read By: Jill Baleon

: Historic Performances on Record

Fourth of five programmes BUSCH QUARTET
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132

: Behaviourism and Human Values

Kathleen Nott argues that the Behaviourism of B. F. Skinner and others is philosophically untenable. followed by an interlude


Unknown: Kathleen Nott
Unknown: B. F. Skinner

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2 direct from the Falrfleld Hall ,
Croydon Tamas Vasary (piano)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader ELI GOREN conducted by Walter Susskind
Dvorak Scherzo caprlccloso
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Stravinsky Symphonic Poem: Le chant du rossignol
BBC Music Guide: Rachmaninor Orchestral Music, by Patrick Piggott, 45p from bookshops


Unknown: Falrfleld Hall
Piano: Croydon Tamas Vasary
Leader: Eli Goren
Conducted By: Walter Susskind
Conducted By: Dvorak Scherzo
Unknown: Paganini Stravinsky

: Regret

A short story by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated by ROGER COLET
' He had never been loved . . his life had been a failure, an absolute failure. All the same he had been in love . Reader Denholm Elliott
Abridged and produced by GORDON HOUSE


Story By: Guy de Maupassant
Translated By: Roger Colet
Reader: Denholm Elliott
Produced By: Gordon House

: Saint-Saens

Oboe Sonata, Op 166 played by MAURICE BOURGUE (oboe) and ANNIE D'ARCO (piano) gramophone record


Oboe: Maurice Bourgue
Piano: Annie D'Arco

: Drama Now

A Turn for the Worst by PETER TEGEL With
Elizabeth Spriggs as Annie and Lynn Farlelgh as Barbara
' A nice little shower won't hurt. Miss World and me, we are going to make ourselves comfortable over there where it's nice and dry, and watch the silly old ducks.'
Annie, recovering from a nervous breakdówn, focuses her survival on a neighbour's child.
Produced and directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
(Identity Parade by Marian Campbell : Drama Now, Thursday 10.10 pm)


Unknown: Peter Tegel
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Lynn Farlelgh
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Unknown: Marian Campbell
Dan: John Baddeley
Richard: Michael Cochrane
Yvonne: Frances Jeater
Cyril: Charles Hodgson
Will: Hugh Dickson
Doctor Spicer: Paul Gaymon
Probation Officer: Carole Boyd

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