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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Aubade

Grétry Ballet des nymphes de Diane; Tambourin (Céphale et Procris)
Faurg Ballade , for piano and orchestra: JOHN OGDON, CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LOUIS FREMAUX
Tchaikovsky Ballet: Swan Lake, Act 2: MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY : records


Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Conducted By: Faurg Ballade
Conducted By: Louis Fremaux
Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

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: Release

Britten Prelude and Fugue for string orchestra
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER arr Britten Early one morning PETER PEARS (tenor) OSIAN ELLIS (harp)
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Op 1 NO 3: CHRISTOPHER HIRONS (Violin), KENNETH HEATH (cello), GEORGE MALCOLM (piano): records


Harp: Osian Ellis
Violin: Christopher Hirons
Violin: Kenneth Heath
Piano: George Malcolm

: Grace Bumbry

with the DANISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by Ole Schmidt
A public concert recorded at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen Part 1
Berlioz Overture: King Lear
Verdi Sleepwalking Scene (Macbeth)
10.15* Interval Reading
10.20* Concert Part 2 Strauss Closing Scene (Salome)
Symphonic Poem: Also sprach Zarathustra
(Danish Radio recording)
(Strauss's Daphne; tomorrow
8.0 pm)


Conducted By: Ole Schmidt

: Bach

Suite No 6, in D played by AMARYLLIS FLEMING (cello)


Cello: Amaryllis Fleming

: Cricket: Second Test

Test Match Special England v Australia at Old Trafford (Third day)
Comments and summaries by TREVOR BAILEY and FRED TRUEMAN with close-of-play summary by TONY LEWIS. Scorer BILL FRINDALL
11.15-1.35* inc lunch summary
1.35*-1.40* News
Call the Commentators
BRIAN JOHNSTON and ALAN MCGILVRAY answer listeners' queries in a Test Match phone-in. (If you want to take part, write to: Call the Commentators, Test Match Special, BBC, London WIA 4WW, and include your telephone number)
2.0*-2.10* Lunchtime Scoreboard
2.10*-4.20*; 4.35*-6.40 Commentary with teatime and close-of-play summaries


Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Brian Johnston
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Aun McGilvray
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Alan McGilvray

: John Amis

presents a weekly selection of classics in popular style, in performances chosen from 75 years of gramophone recordings,

: News

: Heritage

Dr Kit Pedler continues his discussion of the present machine age and looks ahead to a post-industrial revolution.


Unknown: Dr Kit Pedler

: Haydn and Mendelssohn

DELME STRING QUARTET Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1 Mendelssohn String Quartet in D, Op 44 No 1

: Man of Action

William Rees-Mogg , Editor of The Times, introduces his personal choiiee of records. (Repeat)


Unknown: William Rees-Mogg

: Music of the Masters

Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN Haydn Piano Trio No 27, in c EMIL GILELS (piano) LEONID KOGAN (violin) MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (cello) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2, in G: SYLVIA KERSENBAUM FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by JEAN MARTINON gramophone records BBC Music Guide: Tchaikovsky Symphonies and Concertos, 45p from bookshops


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Emil Gilels
Violin: Leonid Kogan
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Sylvia Kersenbaum
Conducted By: Jean Martinon

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: International Organist

First of four programmes Peter Hurford plays Bach at Ely Cathedral Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in c (bwv 564); Chorale Partita: Sei gegriisset, Jesu giitig (BWV 768) ; Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor (BWV 582) (Part of a public concert recorded in July 1976 during the Ely Organ Festival) BBCBirmingham


Unknown: Peter Hurford

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts. This week:
Philip French (in the Chair) talks v/ith Janet Adam Smith William Feaver and Alexander Walker


Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: William Feaver
Unknown: Alexander Walker

: The Operas of Britten

The second of two operas inspired by the stories of HENRY JAMES
Owen Wingrave
Opera in two acts
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by the COMPOSER (gramophone records)
The action takes place during the late 19th century at Para-more, the Wingrave family seat; at the Coyles' establishment in Bayswater; at Miss Wingrave's lodgings; and in Hyde Park Act 1


Stories Of: Henry James
Stories Of: Owen Wingrave
Unknown: Myfanwy Piper

: * Personal View

Owen Dudley Edwards , Lecturer in History, University of Edinburgh, gives the second of four fortnightly talks in this series of reflections on current affairs,


Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards

: Owen Wingrave

Act 2

: Beethoven and Hummel

Beethoven Fantasy, Op 77
Hummel Sonata in f sharp minor, Op 81
Beethoven Sonata in F sharp major, Op 78 played by MALCOLM BINNS (piano)


Piano: Malcolm Binns

: Sounds Interesting

At 22 AL DIMEOLA has already won a considerable reputation as the guitarist with Chick Corea 's band, Return to Forever. Tonight, Derek Jewell plays from Elegant Gypsy, his first album as leader and composer. For the rest, this is a programme about women who sing popular songs - but in widely contrasting styles. The exponents, all with new albums out, are PEGGY LEE , BETTE MIDLER , BARBARA DICKSON and NICOLE CROISILLE. gramophone records


Unknown: Chick Corea
Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Bette Midler
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Nicole Croisille.

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