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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Alfred Cortot

(piano)
Debussy Suite: Children's Corner
8.18* Chopin Waltzes: E flat, Op 18; A flat, Op 34 No 1; A minor, Op 34 No 2; F, Op 34 No 3: G flat, Op 70 No 1
8.35* Schumann Kinderscenen , Op 15: records

Contributors

Unknown: Schumann Kinderscenen

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Bruckner Overture in G minor
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ELYAKUM SHAPIRRA
9.16* Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1, in D, Op 11 SMETANA QUARTET
9.41* Albert, Prince Consort Klage der Liebe; Abendruhe
IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor)
JENNIFER PARTRIDGE (piano)
9.44* Brahms Piano Concerto No 2. in B flat (mono) SOLOMON
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by ISSAY DOBROWEN

Contributors

Conducted By: Elyakum Shapirra
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conducted By: Issay Dobrowen

: Music Now

A weekly survey of the world of music with the artists and personalities who create it.
Living with Berio, by CATHY BERBERIAN ; LUCIANO BERIO talks to JEREMY NOBLE; and City Music Trail, by HANNAH HOROVITZ. Introduced by John Amis Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown: Cathy Berberian
Talks: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Hannah Horovitz.
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Mozart: Munch and the Boston Orchestra

A programme based on concerts given in 1957 and 1962. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES MUNCH Part 1
Bassoon Concerto In B flat major (K 191) with SHERMAN WALT
Symphony No 38, in D major (Prague) (K 504)

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Munch

: * pm Words....

Mary Goldring , economist, reflects on some of the things we say and write.
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Goldring

: * Mozart

Part 2
Piano Concerto No 25, in c major (k 503)
With CLAUDE FRANK
(Boston Symphony Transcription Trust recordings)

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Frank

: Let the Peoples Sing

International Amateur Choral Competition (8)
Equal Voice Class: Match 1 Sweden:
ADOLF FREDRIK 'S GIRLS' CHOIR West Germany: ERNST SENFF WOMEN'S CHAMBER CHOIR
Equal Voice Class: Match 2
Ireland: PAST PUPILS' CHOIR OF ST MARY 'S COLLEGE, ARKLOW Bulgaria: LUBOMIR PIPKOV WOMEN'S CHAMBER CHOIR
Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
(Let the Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)

Contributors

Unknown: Adolf Fredrik
Unknown: St Mary
Unknown: Lubomir Pipkov
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe

: String Quartets

from the Berlin Festival 1976 Fourth of seven programmes WILANOW STRING QUARTET Tadeusz Gadzina (violin)
Pawel Losakiewicz (violin) Artur Paciorkiewicz (viola) Wojciech Walasek (cello)
Schubert Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden) Crumb Black Angels
2.20* Interval Reading
2.30* Quartets Part 2 Ravel Quartet in F
(Recording made available by courtesy of SFB, Berlin)

Contributors

Violin: Tadeusz Gadzina
Violin: Pawel Losakiewicz
Viola: Artur Paciorkiewicz
Cello: Wojciech Walasek

: Machaut and His Followers

Machaut De fortune me doy plaindre; En cuer ma dame une vipere maint; Honte, paour, doubtance (two versions); 11 m'est avis; Hoquetus David
Solage Le basile
Senleches Fuions de ci
De Perusio Le greygnoir bien MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE OF LONDON John Elwes (tenor)
Robert Cooper (fiddle, rebec) Peter Davies
(flutes, cornemuse)
Timothy Davies (mandora, lute)

Contributors

Unknown: Hoquetus David
Unknown: Solage Le Basile
Unknown: Senleches Fuions
Unknown: de Perusio Le Greygnoir
Tenor: Robert Cooper
Flutes: Peter Davies
Unknown: Timothy Davies

: Patrick Geddes in Edinburgh

Lewis Mumford in the last of seven conversations with Malcolm MacEwen
Patrick Geddes , that ' most unsettling person ', as his recent biographer called him, was a biologist, a founder of town planning and one of the first ' ecologists' - a man in several ways before his time. Lewis Mumford had a close but stormy professional relationship with him.

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Mumford
Unknown: Malcolm MacEwen
Unknown: Patrick Geddes
Unknown: Lewis Mumford

: Messiaen's Piano Music

Fifth of seven programmes in which all of Olivier Messiaen 's music for piano is played. Catalogue d'oiseaux (Books 1-3): YVONNE LORIOD
PIERS BURTON-PAGE reads his translation of Messiaen's own introduction to this work. The series is presented by ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON
(Messiaen and His Pupils: Proms 77 tomorrow 9.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Yvonne Loriod
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Presented By: Robert Sherlaw Johnson

: Drama Now

Li'le Jimmy Williamson by David Pownall
The life and times of the Lancaster lino millionaire Li'le Jimmy Williamson You won't let me down. You're the only reason I can live in this town.
If it wasn't for your factory I'd be out on the road, Dying with the flowers
When the summer grass is mowed...
Music composed and arranged by STEPHEN BOXER
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Williamson
Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Jimmy Williamson
Arranged By: Stephen Boxer
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Jimmy Williamson: Robert McIntosh
Doctor Loco: Will Tacey
Jesse: Harriet Walter
Maud: Fiona Victory
Singer/Mrs Storey: Noreen Kershaw
The Rev Melville/Wall: Stephen Boxer
Shed/Jimmy Williamson Sr: Charles Haggith
Storey/Lloyd George: Graham Roberts
Marton / Gladstone / Colonel Whalley: Leader Hawkins
Hodkinson: John Jardine

: Carmen from the Edinburgh Festival

The Festival's own production, direct from the King's Theatre
Opera in four acts
(sung in French)
Libretto by HENRI MEILHAC and LUDOVIC HALEVY after MERIMEE Music by Bizet (based on the FRITZ OESER edition)
GEORGE WATSON 'S BOYS' CHOIR chorus director
PATRICK CRISSWELL
SCOTTISH OPERA CHORUS chorus-master
JOHN CURRIE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN GEORGIADIS conducted by Claudio Abbado Producer PIERO FAGGIONI
The action takes place in and around Seville in the 1820s, Act 1: A square in Seville
8.30* Festival Comment ... in which performers, critics and personalities in Edinburgh this week have their say about the Festival. Tonight: Carmen Presented by ELAINE PADMORE
8.50* Carmen Act 2: The tavern of Lillas Pastia

Contributors

Unknown: Henri Meilhac
Unknown: Ludovic Halevy
Unknown: George Watson
Unknown: Patrick Crisswell
Chorus-Master: John Currie
Leader: John Georgiadis
Conducted By: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Piero Faggioni
Presented By: Elaine Padmore

: * Mary Garden

Reminiscences by the Scottish singer who created the role of M61isande in Debussy's opera. (BBC Sound Archive recording, 1961)

: * Carmen

Act 3: A desolate part of the mountains
Act 4: Outside the bullring in Seville

: Jean Vilar

reads selections of French poetry: records. Introduced by HALLAM TENNYSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Hallam Tennyson

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