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: Alfred Cortot

(piano) bern 26 September 1877 Chopin Andante spianato and Polonaise in E flat
8.15* Chopin Three Nocturnes
8.27* Schumann Kreisleriana gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Schumann Kreisleriana

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Suppé Overture: Poetand Peasant VIENNA PHILBARMON'IC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI
9.14* Sammartini Symphony in G: MILAN ANGELICUM ORCHESTRA conducted by NEWELL JENKINS
9.24* Brahms Piano Quintet in p minor, Op 34 (mono) ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN
GUARNERT STRING QUARTET
10.2* Haydn Cello Concerto in c MSTISLAV ROSTR. OPOVICH
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Conducted By: Newell Jenkins
Unknown: Arthur Rubinstein
Unknown: Mstislav Rostr.
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten

: Music Now

' We're all tremendous rabid individualists....'
Natalie Wheen investigates music in Ireland.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Colin Davis

born 25 September 1927 conducts music by Tippett and Sibelius on records
Pt 1 Tippett Symphony No 3 HEATHER HARPER (Soprano)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper

: * pm Words ...

Anthony Thwaite. poet. editor (Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Thwaite.

: * Concert

Pt 2 Sibelius Symphony No 4 BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

: Let the Peoples Sing Bernard Keeffe introduces the

11 finalists, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the winners. School Class
Hungary: CHOIR OF THE NO I PRIMARY SCHOOL, MISKOLC
Bulgaria: TOLBUHIN CHILDREN's CHOIR
Mixed Voice Class
UK: NEW LONDON SINGERS
France: JEAN DE OCKEGHEM
VOCAL ENSEMBLE Youth Class
Netherlands: HELMOND CITY CON
CERT CHOIR
Hungary: MIXED CHOIR OF the TEACHER'COLLEGE, PECS Contemporary Class
Finland: POLYTECH CHOIR
Hungary: MIXED choir OF THE TOWN OF VESZPREM
UK: LONiDON CHORALE Equal Voice Class
West Germany: ERNST SENFF WOMEN'S CHAMBER CHOIR
Bulgaria: LUBOMIR Pipnev WOMEN'S CHAMBER CHOIR

Contributors

Unknown: Lubomir Pipnev

: Valda Aveling

(piano)
Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op 16 Nos 3, 4 and 6 Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op 54 Nos 1-6 and No 11
Falla Fantasia Baetica

: La Traviata

Opera in three acts by Verdi Libretto by FRANCESCO MARlA PIAVE after DUMAS
(sung in Italian: records)
Violetta Valery. a courtesan
MIRELLA FRENI (soprano)
Alfredo Germont
FRANCO BONISOLLI (tenor)
Giorgio Germonit
SESTO BRUSCANTINI (baritone)
Flora Bervoix, Violetta's friend
HANIA KOVICZ (mezzo-soprano)
Annina, Violetta's servant
GUDRUN SCHÄFER (soprano)
Marquis d'Obigny
HEINZ REEH (bass',
Baron Douphol RUDOLF JEDLICKA (baritones
Doctor Grenv.i.l
HANS-JOACHlM I.UKAT (bass)
Gastone d,i Letorieres
PETER BINDSZUS (tenor)
IBBUKSTATEOPERACHORUS
BERLINSTATEORCHESTRA conducted by LAMBERTO GARDELLI
3.15* The Role of the Courtesan by Louis Allen
Verdi's La Traviata is based on the play La Dame aux Camélias by the younger Dumas. But Dumas's play is in turn based on the real figure of the celebrated courtesan of Paris society, Marie Duplessis. The type she embodies is not coniined to France: women like her have played a crucial role in other societies.
3.35* La Traviata Act 2
4.40* Interval Reading
4.45 La Traviata Act 3

Contributors

Unknown: Verdi Libretto
Unknown: Francesco Marla
Unknown: Violetta Valery.
Soprano: Alfredo Germont
Tenor: Franco Bonisolli
Tenor: Giorgio Germonit
Baritone: Sesto Bruscantini
Bass: Heinz Reeh
Baritones: Baron Douphol Rudolf Jedlicka
Conducted By: Lamberto Gardelli

: Irish' Evening

Seamus Heaney introduces a sequence of programmes designed to reflect Ireland, North and South.
Editor BRIAN BARFIELD
BBC Northern Ireland Preview: page 19

Contributors

Introduces: Seamus Heaney
Editor: Brian Barfield

: John Bull's Other Island

An enquiry by Seamus Heaney into the history of the English language in Ireland. Is the image of the silver-tongued Irishman more apparent than real? Producer PAUL MULDOON

Contributors

Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: Music of the Irish Harpers

Grainne Yeats introduces, sings and pLays on the Irish harp a programme of music by Carolan and others.

Contributors

Introduces: Grainne Yeats

: John Field

1782-1837
Two Nocturnes for piano: No 5, in B flat; No 18, in E major (Le midi): WILLIAMYOUNG

: Ireland: Images and Signatures

This programme will be discussing certain themes which live in Ireland somewhere between history and mythology: nationalism in its several forms and tones; a politics fatally construed as religion; and the question of national identity.'
Denis Donoghue , Professor of Modern English ,and American Literature at University College, Dublin, explores these topics with F. S. L. Lyons. Provost of Trinity College, Dublin: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien: Professor Richard Ellmann; Sean MacReamoinn;
Jack White; and Douglas Gageby, Editor of the Irish
Times. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Donoghue
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Howard Ferguson: Octet

played by the NASH ENSEMBLE Introduced by THE COMPOSER

: Attracta

by WILLIAM TREVOR
with Mary Wimbush, Kate Binchy, Kevin Flood, Allan McClelland
'She didn't know he was dead, not even missing. She opened the biscuit-box, maybe thinking it contained a present. Can you see her doing that? Can you imagine her, a girl in a flowered dress, pausing as she hurried out to her office, her fingers tearing off brown paper?'
An old Irish schoolteacher re-assesses her life. 'There are the three places: Belfast, Haslemere and that town.'
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN

Contributors

Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Marv Wimbush.
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Kevin Flood
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Sarah Crookham: Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs Bamford: Anne Jameson
MrS Marsh-Hall: Betty Baskoomb
Lady Faste: Grizeilda Hervey
Dr Friendman: Douglas Blackwell
Attracta: Mary Wimbush
Aunt Emmeline: Eithne Dunne
Archdeacon Flower: Haydn Jones
Geraldine: Heather Bell
Attracta, as a child: Kate Binchy
Mr Devereux: Kevin Flood
Mr Ayrie: P G Stephens
Maisie: Roisin Donaghy
Mr: Puree AllanmcClelland
Barbara: Judy Bennett
Penelope Vade: Elizabeth Bell
Gangster: Stan McGowan
Mr Jameson: Denys Hanvthorne

: New Irish Chamber Orchestra

conductor ANDRÉ
PRIEUR BRIAN O'ROURKE (clarinet)
Introduced by brian boydeli.
Francesco Geminiani Concerto Grosso, Op 2 No 2, in c minor
Seoirse Bodley Music for strings Brian Boydell Elegy and Capriccio, for clarinet and strings Arthur Duff Irish Suite

Contributors

Clarinet: Prieur Brian O'Rourke
Introduced By: Brian Boydeli.

: A State of Disunion

The intensity of the quarrel between Unionist and Nationalist within Northern Ireland has defied several attempts at political settlement, despite a spirit of unprecedented agreement between Britain and the Irish Republic. Nevertheless, reappraisals and new attitudes are emerging which could contribute towards a settlement.
Brian Walker examines the influence of the current thinking on the Irish problem, with the help of leading politicians, historians, and others.
Producer DOUGLASCARSON

: Such Was My Country

Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907, but spent much of his life outside Ireland. Denvs Hawthorne reads some of MacNeice's bitter-sweet verses about his country,

: Late Night Folk

The unique sound of the BOTHY BAND, an outstanding group of Irish musicians, in a programme of traditional music and song.
Producer TONY MCAULEY

Contributors

Producer: Tony McAuley

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