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: Aubade

Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
Dowland Fine knacks for ladies
Ireland London Pieces ERIC PARKIN (piano)
Gibbons The Cries of London
ST MARTIN-JN-THE-FIELDS' conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Conducted By: Dowland Fine
Piano: Eric Parkin
Conducted By: Neville Marriner

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Mahler's Symphony No 5, by RICHARD OSBORNE.
Recent records of instrumental music and songs, reviewed by JOHN HENRY.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Reviewed By: John Henry.

: Release

Bach English Suite No f, in D minor
GUSTAV LEONHARDT (harpsichord) Dowland Fine knacks for ladies; Now cease, my wandering eyes; Come ye heavy states of night; White as lilies was her face; Woeful heart CONSORT OF musicke, directed by ANTHONY ROOLEY (lute)
Poulenc Suite francaise 4NDRE PREVIN (piano) gramophone records


Directed By: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Poulenc Suite

: Heinrich Biber

A programme of instrumental music
Sonata No 10, In G minor (Sonatae tarn aris quam auUs servientes)
Suite No 6, in G minor (Mensa sonora)
Partita No 7, in c minor (Harmonia artificiosa)
Sonata No 8, in B flat major (Fidicinium sacro-profanum)
Sonata No 4, in c major (Sonatae tarn aris quam aulis servientes)
MICHAEL laird (baroque trumpet) DUNCAN DRUCE
(violin and viola d'amore) POLLY WATERFIELD (violin and viola) NICOLA CLEMINSON (violin and viola)
(viola d'amore and viola) MARK CAUDLE (cello) directed by PETER HOLMAN (harpsichord)


Violin: Duncan Druce
Violin: Polly Waterfield
Violin: Nicola Cleminson
Directed By: Peter Holman

: John Amis

presents a weekly selection of classics in popular style, in performances chosen from 75 years of gramophone recordings (John Amis is in My Music: BBC2 Wednesday 8.35 pm)


Unknown: John Amis

: News

: Talking about Theatre

9: Directing
Introduced by Robert Cushman ' It always angers me when I feel the director's personality indulging itself outside and against the play ... I think many directors are just basically dishonest people.'


Introduced By: Robert Cushman

: Haydn and Dvorak

Haydn Trio in f sharp minor Dvorak Dumky Trio
(Last, . Wednesday's Bristol Lunch time Concert)

: Man of Action

Ivan Owen , the man behind Basil Brush, introduces his personal choice of records,


Unknown: Ivan Owen

: Music of the Masters

This week some performances from past seasons of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under two of their former Music Directors, and with their leader Joseph Silverstein as soloist
Mozart Overture: The Impresario
Mozart Adagio for violin and orchestra (K 261)
Bach Violin Concerto In * minor (bwv 1041) conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
(Performances given in 1963 and 1967) Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (Scenes in the life of an artist) conducted by Charles Munch (1962)
(Recordings made available by courtesy of the Boston Symphony Transcription Trust)


Leader: Joseph Silverstein
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf
Conducted By: Charles Munch

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts. This week:
Gillian Reynolds (in the Chair) talks with A. Alvarez J. W. Lambert and Marina Vaizey


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: A. Alvarez
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Marina Vaizey
Producer: Philip French

: Hugh Wood

The Horses (settings of thre* poems by TED HUGHES )
APRIL CANTELO (soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) String Quartet No 2 played by the DARTINGTON STRING QUARTET gramophone records


Unknown: Ted Hughes

: The Bab Ballads

A personal selection read by Carleton Hobbs


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: Last Night of the Proms

dlirect from the Royal Albert Hall
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)
Jennifer Smith
- (soprano)
Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Malcolm King (bass) BBC Singers director JOHN POOLE BBC Choral Society conductor BRIAN WRIGHT
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conducted by James Loughran Part 1
Sullivan Overture di ballo
Walton Violin Concerto in B minor
Britten Cantata Academica


Unknown: Albert Hall
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Soprano: Jennifer Smith
Mezzo-Soprano: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Director: John Poole
Conductor: Brian Wright
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: James Loughran

: * The Armchair Muse

Eleanor Bron reads from the words of the most popular of all Victorian versifiers, Eliza Cook
Selected and introduced by Robin Holmes
I love it, I love it and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old armchair.


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Eliza Cook
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: Prom

Part 2. A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1
Elgar March: Pomp and Circumstance No 1, in D major
Sullivan, arr Mackerras Suite from the Ballet: Pineapple Poll Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem


Unknown: MacKerras Suite

: Frank Bridge

Julian Lloyd Webber gives a performer's view and calls for a re-assessment of his work,


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber

: Sounds Interesting v

Guitarist GARY BOYLE has taken 15 years before producing his first solo album, The Dancer. Derek Jewell tonight features compositions from it, and looks at African and Eastern influences on popular music through the sounds of BLACK BLOOD, DAVE FANSHAWE , and MAURICE JARRE 'S score for the film The Message. Finally there is the GRATEFUL DEAD: records


Guitarist: Gary Boyle
Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: Dave Fanshawe
Unknown: Maurice Jarre

: News

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