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(piano) bern 26 September 1877 Chopin Andante spianato and Polonaise in E flat
8.15* Chopin Three Nocturnes
8.27* Schumann Kreisleriana gramophone records
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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
' We're all tremendous rabid individualists....'
Natalie Wheen investigates music in Ireland.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT
born 25 September 1927 conducts music by Tippett and Sibelius on records
Pt 1 Tippett Symphony No 3 HEATHER HARPER (Soprano)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Anthony Thwaite. poet. editor (Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
Pt 2 Sibelius Symphony No 4 BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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
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
Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op 16 Nos 3, 4 and 6 Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op 54 Nos 1-6 and No 11
Falla Fantasia Baetica
Opera in three acts by Verdi Libretto by FRANCESCO MARlA PIAVE after DUMAS
(sung in Italian: records)
Violetta Valery. a courtesan
MIRELLA FRENI (soprano)
FRANCO BONISOLLI (tenor)
SESTO BRUSCANTINI (baritone)
Flora Bervoix, Violetta's friend
HANIA KOVICZ (mezzo-soprano)
Annina, Violetta's servant
GUDRUN SCHÄFER (soprano)
HEINZ REEH (bass',
Baron Douphol RUDOLF JEDLICKA (baritones
HANS-JOACHlM I.UKAT (bass)
Gastone d,i Letorieres
PETER BINDSZUS (tenor)
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
Baron Douphol Rudolf
Seamus Heaney introduces a sequence of programmes designed to reflect Ireland, North and South.
Editor BRIAN BARFIELD
BBC Northern Ireland Preview: page 19
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
Grainne Yeats introduces, sings and pLays on the Irish harp a programme of music by Carolan and others.
Two Nocturnes for piano: No 5, in B flat; No 18, in E major (Le midi): WILLIAMYOUNG
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
played by the NASH ENSEMBLE Introduced by THE COMPOSER
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
Attracta, as a child:
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
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.
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,
The unique sound of the BOTHY BAND, an outstanding group of Irish musicians, in a programme of traditional music and song.
Producer TONY MCAULEY