Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters
including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Stanford's song The Bluebird and The Bluebird Pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty: records
Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Puccini's Tosca, by JOHN STEANE.
Miscellaneous new records: reviewed by ROBERT HENDERSON.
Roy Harris Symphony No 5 LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA conducted by ROBERT WHITNEY
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, in D minor LAZAR BERMAN LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO gramophone records
A choral fantasy by Alison Bauld
BBC SINGERS conductor JOHN POOLE
(A public concert given on 8 November 1976 in St John's, Smith Square, London)
(A quadraphonic broadcast using Matrix H. This does not affect reception for listeners using stereo and mono receivers)
presents a weekly selection of classics in popular style, in performances chosen from 75 years of gramophone recordings.
Dr Kit Pedler believes that our present machine age, which sprang from the Industrial Revolution, is already drawing to a close.
(violin) plays two works by Bach Partita in E (BWV 1006)
Partita in D minor (bwv 1004)
Jonathan Miller , theatre and television director and historian of medicine, introduces his personal choice of records.
(First broadcast in Nov 1973)
Bach Sinfonia (Cantata No 42) VIENNA RADIO ORCHESTRA, COndUCted by HERMANN SCHERCHEN (gramophone record, 1964)
Beethoven String Quartet in t flat major, Op 74 (Harp) GUARNERI STRING QUARTET
Arnold Steinhardt (violin) John Dalley (violin) David Soyer (viola) Michael Tree (cello)
(From a BBC Lunchtime Concert in 1974) Nielsen Symphony No S (Espansiva)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by OLE SCHMIDT with JILL GOMEZ (soprano)
BRIAN RAYNER COOK (baritone) (gramophone record)
(A series of Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas from the Cheltenham Festival starts tomorrow 11.15 am; the first of twoprogrammesofNielsen's Violin Music: tomorrow 6.30 pm)
Introduced by Peter Clayton
A series of programmes devoted to the guitar and guitarists
Today's guest: Seppo Siirala plays music by Weiss, Ponce, Sor and John Duarte , and talks to Peter Sensier
Producer GARETH WALTERS
(The Faraway Sound) Opera in three acts by Franz Schreker
Produced by Austrian Radio on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union
Other parts sung by: MARIA EMANUILOV , LYNN BERG IRENE NOMIKOS , ANTON MAYER
ALFRED WINKLER , FRANZ HANDLOS RUDOLF OLSTER , ERNST SALZER
KARL RICHTER and RUDOLF VOGEL AUSTRIAN RADIO CHORUS, ChOrUS-master GOTTFRIED PREINFALK
AUSTRIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ERNST MARZENDORFEB
Sound supervisor HANS MORALT Chief technician ALFRED ZAVREL Produced for the EBU by LIONEL SALTER
Act 1 Sc 1: Graumann's house in a provincial town; Sc 2: A woodland lake nearby
No country is as experienced as Britain in writing constitutions for other nations. Nor as content that we do not need one for ourselves. But are we in fact writing one now when it comes to devolution for Scotland and Wales? Does the United Kingdom need a Bill of Rights in such circumstances? Brian Garrett has served on the Northern Ireland Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights which has been considering the case for a Bill of Rights for the province. He discusses some of the issues involved in the context of the wider national debate.
Act 2: Ten years later-La casa di maschere, a luxurious pleasure-house on an island off Venice
7.55* Interval Reading
8.5* Der ferne Klang
Act 3 Sc 1: Five years later - a café-garden next to a city theatre; Sc 2: Fritz's studio
David Matthews offers some thoughts about the Ninth Symphony, prompted by the publication of David Holbrook 's recent book, Gustav Mahler andTheCourageToBe.
(Mahler's Ninth Symphony played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: tomorrow
BBC Music Guide: Mahler Symphonies and Songs, by Philip Barford , 75p from bookshops
Quartet in c, Op 74 No 1 played by the AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Margaret Major (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
BBC Music Guide: Haydn String Quartets, by Rosemary Hughes , 75p from bookshops
A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts. This week:
Alexander Walker (in the Chair) talks with Janet Adam Smith William Feaver and Christopher Ricks Producer PHILIP FRENCH
(Two new book programmes start on Radio 4 this week: A Good Read, Sunday 11.15 am, and First Impression, Wednesday 11.50 am)
Where has MIKE OLDFIELD , the maker of Tubular Bells, been hiding away recently? In Gloucestershire mostly, and partly as co-producer and session-man with a Finnish bassist and pianist called PEKKA. In this evening's look at the world of popular music, Derek Jewell plays from their album, The Mathematician's Air Display, and also introduces new work by CAT STEVENS and LITTLE PEAT. gramophone records