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: The Romantic String Quartet

Howells Fantasy-Quartet (1917) RICHARDS ENSEMBLE
8.18* Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3, in E flat minor, Op 30 VLACH QUARTET: records

: Rural Rhymes

Robin Holmes reads from poets who have loved the English countryside.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Holmes

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: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Gottschalk Grande Tarantelle , for piano and orchestra REID NIDLEY UTAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by MAURICE ABRAVANEL
9.12* Bartok Hungarian Pictures ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by ZUBIN MEHTA
9.23* Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, in F minor, Op 80 ITZHAK PERLMAN (violin)
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY (piano)
9.52* Weill Symphony No 2
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA conducted by EDO DE WAART

Contributors

Unknown: Gottschalk Grande Tarantelle
Conducted By: Maurice Abravanel
Conducted By: Zubin Mehta
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conducted By: Edo de Waart

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver
Bruckner before Vienna: by BRYAN FAIRFAX.
It Sounds Quite Different from Here (6): The celesta.
Josquin des Prés: ROBERT DON ingtonreviewsareportofthe latest research into his music. Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Robert Don
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: The Operas of Britten

Continuing in comic vein the operas on the theme of society's treatment of a misfit: Albert Herring
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto freely adapted by ERIC CROZIER from a short story of GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Albert is elected King of the May by the worthies of Lox-ford, East Suffolk, in the absence of any suitably chaste young lady in the village.
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, COnducted by THE COMPOSER: records The action takes place in Lox-ford, a small market town in East Suffolk, in the year 1900. Art 1 Sc 1: The breakfast room in Lady Billows' house, Lox-ford; Sc 2: Mrs Herring 's greengrocery shop
12.10* Interval Reading
12.15* Albert Herring
Act 2 Sc 1: The interior of a marquee set up in the Vicarage garden; Sc 2: Mrs Her ring's shop later that evening; Act 3: Mrs Herring 's shop (Gloriana: 29 May)

Contributors

Adapted By: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Mrs Herring
Unknown: Mrs Her
Unknown: Mrs Herring

: Words ...

A. S. Halford-MacLeod , former diplomat, reflects on some of the things we say and write. (Rptd: Wednesday 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: A. S. Halford-MacLeod

: Let the Peoples Sing

First of ten programmes to select five choirs to represent the United Kingdom in this annual International Choral Competition.
Youth Choirs
BULMERSHE GIRLS' CHOIR conductor GWYN ARCH
GROSVENOR HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR conductor
RONALD LEE EXETER UNIVERSITY SINGERS conductor DONALD JAMES ARRAN GIRLS' CHOIR conductor RAYMOND BRAMWELL
Adjudicators: CHARLES BEARDSALL GILES BRYANT , RICHARD BUTT
Bernard Keeffe introduces the programme, summarises the adjudicators' . remarks, and announces the results.
Producer MONICA COCKBURN

Contributors

Conductor: Ronald Lee Exeter
Conductor: Donald James
Conductor: Raymond Bramwell
Unknown: Charles Beardsall
Unknown: Giles Bryant
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe

: Alistair Cooke's Jazzmen

8: The Chamber Music of Jazz followed by an interlude

: Concentus Musicus of Vienna

director Nikolaus Harnoncourt An English Bach Festival concert by this celebrated orchestra of baroque instruments direct from the Queen Elizabeth Hall. London
Rameau Suite: Les Indes galantes
Bach Concerto in A (bwv 1055) HERBERT TACHEZI (harpsichord)

Contributors

Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Harpsichord: Herbert Tachezi

: * Spinoza

What moral conversion and change of consciousness are involved in a scientific conception of one's own actions and emotions? What are the consequences of being interested in people as natural objects, capable of partially understanding themselves and their behaviour? Stuart Hampshire, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, examines the implications of Spinoza's scientific conception of personality.

: * Concert

Part 2 Bach Cantata No 202: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten JENNIFER SMITH (soprano)
Bach Suite No 2, in B minor LEOPOLD STASTNY (flute)
(Presented by the English Bach Festival in assoc with the BBC)

Contributors

Soprano: Schatten Jennifer Smith

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins
(Repeated: Monday 9.45 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: Mozart

Divertimento in D (K 136)
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS, directed by NEVILLE MARRINER : record

Contributors

Directed By: Neville Marriner

: The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan
A new production in quadraphonic sound with John Gielgud as Christian.
The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to come: Delivered under the similitude of a Dream, wherein is discovered the Manner of his Setting Out, his Dangerous Journey, and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country.
Adapted by Edward Sackville-West from the stage version by W. Nugent Monck.
Music specially composed by Vaughan Williams for the 1943 radio production.
Technical supervision by Adrian Revill of the BBC Transcription Services Recording Unit
Preview: p 19

Contributors

Author: John Bunyan
Adapted by: Edward Sackville-West
From the stage version by: W. Nugent Monck
Music by: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Delyth Jones
Contralto: Elsa Kendal
Tenor: Robin Leggate
Baritone: Christopher Underwood
Singers: BBC Northern Singers
Chorus Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Musicians: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves
Technical Supervision: Adrian Revill
Music recorded by: Don Hartridge
Mixed by: Bill Aitken.
Musical Adviser: Ernest Warburton
Produced and directed by: Bennett Maxwell
Christian: John Gielgud
John Bunyan: Timothy West
Hopeful: Martin Jarvis
the Evangelist: John Justin
Mr Worldly Wiseman: Norman Shelley
Apollyon: Trevor Martin
Giant Despair: Trevor Martin
Obstinate: Steve Hodson
Pliable: Leslie Heritage
Help: David Sinclair
Goodwill: Roger Snowdon
Timorous: Leslie Heritage
Mistrust: Michael Burlington
Watchful: David Graham
Discretion: Norma Ronald
Piety: Jan Edwards
Charity: Rosalind Adams
Prudence: Alison Gollings
Judge: Roger Snowdon
Envy: Peter Williams
Superstition: Leslie Heritage
Pickthank: Michael Shannon
Demas: Roger Snowdon
Shepherds: Steve Hodson
Shepherds: Leslie Heritage
Angel: Norma Ronald

: Live from the Royal Festival Hall

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN GEORGIADIS conducted by Colin Davis
TippettFantasiaconcertanteon a theme of Corelli Stravinsky Symphony in three movements

Contributors

Leader: John Georgiadis
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Unknown: Corelli Stravinsky Symphony

: * The Referenda Game

If the referendum has become part of the ongoing process of Britishpoliticallife,isitalso an important step towards a Written Constitution? Monica Chariot , Professor of Political Institutions at the Sorbonne, whilst giving her own views on this question, draws on examples of referenda from many different countries.

Contributors

Unknown: Monica Chariot

: * Concert

Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 4, in z minor

: Leonardo da Vinci

on the Science of the Body and the Mind
Dr Kenneth Keele , who with Carlo Pedretti is working on an edition of Leonardo's anatomical drawings and writings in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, talks about Leonardo's approach to the structure of the body in relation to the seat of the mind.
A two-volume commentary by Carlo Pedretti on Jean Paul Richter's classical work on Leonardo's writings has just appeared.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Kenneth Keele
Unknown: Carlo Pedretti
Commentary By: Carlo Pedretti
Unknown: Jean Paul

: Othmar Schoeck

Unter Sternen
Song-cycle to poems by GOTTFRIED KELLER
(first complete broadcast performance in this country)
Trost der Kreatur; Sonnenuntergang; Siehst du den Stern; Stille der Nacht; Unter Sternen Abendlied an die Natur; Unruhe der Nacht; Aus den Waldliedern I, 11; Stilleben; Das Tal ; Abendlied
10.20* Gottfried Keller
Although he is a ' classic ' In Germany and German-speaking Switzerland, Keller is little read in Britain. J. P. Stern, Professor of German at University College. London, discusses the Swiss writer as novelist and poet, with particular reference to the poems set in Schoeck's Unter Sternen.
10.40* Unter Sternen Part 2
Wir wahnten lange recht zu leben; Flackre, ew'ges Licht, im Tal; Die Zeit geht nicht; Triibes Wetter; Friihgesicht; Friihlingsglaube
In der Trauer; Den Zwei fellosen I, 11; Tod und Dichter; An das Herz; Aus: Ein Tage werk I, II
STEPHEN ROBERTS (baritone) STEPHEN RALLS (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Unter Sternen
Unknown: Gottfried Keller
Unknown: Unter Sternen
Unknown: Das Tal
Unknown: Gottfried Keller
Unknown: Unter Sternen.
Unknown: Den Zwei
Unknown: Ein Tage
Baritone: Stephen Roberts

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