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: The Philharmonia in the 50s

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2, in F conducted by EDWIN FISCHER
Mozart Horn Concerto No 3, in E flat (K 447): conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN With DENNIS BRAIN
Wagner Briinnhilde 's Immolation (Gotterdammerung) conducted by WILHELM FURTWANGLER
KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD (SOp): records

Contributors

Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Conducted By: Edwin Fischer
Conducted By: Mozart Horn
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: With Dennis
Unknown: Wagner Briinnhilde
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conducted By: Kirsten Flagstad

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: Your Concert Choice

Milhaud Ballet: Le boeuf sur le toit: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ANTAL DORATI
9.25* Weber Wolf 's Glen Scene (Der Freischiitz): PETER SCHREIER (tenor), THEO ADAM (bass), LEIPZIG RADIO CHOIR, DRESDEN STAATSKAPEL-LE, conducted by CARLOS KLEIBER
9.43* Hindemith Suite for piano: 1922: JAN MARCOL
10.0* Schubert Symphony No 1, in D (mono): ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Conducted By: Weber Wolf
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Theo Adam
Conducted By: Carlos Kleiber
Piano: Jan Marcol
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver The Frankfurt Gang
Memories from friends and colleagues of Balfour Gardiner , Percy Grainger , Norman O'Neill , Roger Quilter and Cyril Scott , the five pupils of Iwan Knorr.

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Norman O'Neill
Unknown: Roger Quilter
Unknown: Cyril Scott
Unknown: Iwan Knorr.

: Vienna Festival 1977

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by claudio ABBADO Part 1 Stravinsky
Ballet: Jeu de cartes

Contributors

Conducted By: Claudio Abbado

: * Words....

Fritz Spiegl , musician and broadcaster
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: * Festival

Part 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
(Austrian Radio recording)

: Music in London in the Reign of William and Mary

Peter Holman traces the impact of German music and musicians on London concert life during the 1690s. The music is played on appropriate instruments by ARS NOVA director PETER HOLMAN (harpsichord) anon Sonata in c (Curiosa), for two recorders, two oboes and continuo
Finger Sonata in c, for trumpet, oboe and continuo; Ground, for recorder and continuo; Sonata in B flat, for two oboes and continuo
Croft Sonata in c, for recorder and continuo
Keller Sonata in b flat, for two recorders, two oboes and continuo
Weldon Canon for two recorders,twooboesandcontinuo (from The Judgment of Paris) Pepusch Concerto in B flat, Op 8 No 1, for two recorders, two oboes and continuo
Baltazar Divisions on John. come kiss me now, for violin and continuo
Finger Sonata in c, for trumpet, oboe, violin and continuo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Holman
Harpsichord: Peter Holman
Unknown: Croft Sonata
Unknown: Weldon Canon

: Nielsen and Variations

all played by JEAN HARVEY
Chaconne for piano (DF 79); Prelude and Theme with Variations, for violin (DF 104); Theme with Variations, for piano (DF 81)

Contributors

Played By: Jean Harvey

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins
(Repeated: Monday 9.50 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: La Perichole

Operetta in three acts by Offenbach. Libretto by HENRI MEILHAC and LUDOVIC HALEVY
In this, another of Offenbach's biting satires on the Second Empire, two poor street singers, La Perichole and Piquillo, find themselves elevated to positions above their station. (sung in French: records)
SOLOISTS AND CHORUS OF THE OPERA DU RHIN, STRASBURG PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ALAIN LOMBARD

Contributors

Unknown: Ludovic Halevy
Conducted By: Alain Lombard

: Lionel Trilling

1905-1975
A commentary on the life and work of the eminent American critic, teacher and novelist, author of The Liberal Imagination, The Middle of the Journey and Sincerity and Authenticity, by DANIEL AARON , QUENTIN ANDER SON, JACQUES BARZUN , STEPHEN DONADIO , MORRIS DICKSTEIN , JOHN HOLLANDER , IRVING HOWE , ALFRED KAZIN , STEVEN MARCUS and NORMAN PODHORETZ
Presented by Philip French

Contributors

Unknown: Daniel Aaron
Unknown: Quentin Ander
Unknown: Jacques Barzun
Unknown: Stephen Donadio
Unknown: Morris Dickstein
Unknown: John Hollander
Unknown: Irving Howe
Unknown: Alfred Kazin
Unknown: Steven Marcus
Presented By: Philip French

: Journal de mes Mélodies

The Songs of Francis Poulenc
Poulenc kept a song-writing diary, recording his feelings about all his songs. The title of his diary has been borrowed for this biographical series, which creates in 13 instalments the most complete picture of Poulenc yet assembled for broadcasting, largely in terms of his progress as a songwriter. Performances are a mixture of the newly-taped and historic recordings. Much of his other music is included too, as well as works of his contemporaries and other music that mattered to him.
Written by the young accompanist. Graham Johnson , produced by Elaine Padmore and presented jointly by both, with Philip Monnet as Poulenc. 1: Enfant de troupe
Musical influences in Poulenc's earlv life. The birth of Les Six, and the Cocteau regime.
Poulenc L'embarquement pour Cythere, for two pianos
Poulenc Rapsodie negre; Le Bestiaire; Cocardes with songs of Schubert, Schumann, Gounod, Chabrier, Duparc, Debussy and Milhaud. ANNE MARIE RODDE (soprano) and RICHARD JACKSON (bar), accompanied by GRAHAM JOHNSON
NIGEL WICKENS (bass-baritone)
NASH ENSEMBLE conducted by ELGAR HOWARTH and on records, FÉVRIER and TACCHINO, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BENOiT SOLOISTS OF THE
PARISCONSERVATOIREORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGES PRÊTRE GERARD SOUZAY , JEAN COCTEAU and FRANCIS POULENC

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Duced By: Elaine Padmore
Unknown: Philip Monnet
Unknown: Richard Jackson
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Bass-Baritone: Nigel Wickens
Conducted By: Elgar Howarth
Soloists: Jean-Christophe Benoit
Conducted By: Georges Prêtre
Conducted By: Gerard Souzay
Conducted By: Jean Cocteau
Conducted By: Francis Poulenc

: World Drama

Black Snow by MIKHAIL BULGAKOV , translated by MICHAEL GLENNY , dramatised for radio by LIANE AUKIN with David Wood as Maxudov Simon Lack as Ivan Vassilyevich
Neil Stacy as Bombardov
Black Snow chronicles, In thinly-disguised satirical form, Bulgakov's initial meeting with the legendary Stanislavsky of the Moscow Arts Theatre. It pokes brilliant fun at the inventor of ' the method ' and theatrical life in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, reaching toward a variation on the Faust theme. Setting: Moscow
With ELIZABETH HAVELOCK and CYRIL ROYALL (tenor) JEREMY WATKINS (baSS)
CHRISTOPHER NORTHAM (piano) JOHN TURNER (guitar)
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated By: Michael Glenny
Radio By: Liane Aukin
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Maxudov Simon Lack
Unknown: Ivan Vassilyevich
Unknown: Neil Stacy
Unknown: Elizabeth Havelock
Tenor: Cyril Royall
Bass: Jeremy Watkins
Piano: Christopher Northam
Directed By: Brian Miller
Likospastov/Demyan Kuzmich: Timothy Kightley
Agapenov: Adrian Cairns
Ilya Petrovich/Romanus: Ronald Forfar
Ilchin/Stage manager: Laurence Payne
Misha Panin/Patrikeyev: Norman Mitchell
Stepanovich: Nat Brenner
Thomas Strizh: Peter Whitman
Polixena Vassilievna: Susan Bovell
Ludmilla Silvestrovna: Kathleen Michael
Veshnyakova: Mary Griffiths

: Vienna Festival 1977

LYNN HARREL (cello)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL
Mozart Symphony No 35, in D (Haffner) (K 385)
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme. Op 33
(Austrian Radio recording)

Contributors

Cello: Lynn Harrel
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel
Conducted By: Mozart Symphony

: Many Reasons Why

The American Involvement in Vietnam
Presented by Michael Charlton There's no question that there was a breakdown (of discipline) at the time of the incident there at My Lai; but of course this is very small compared with the massacre of civilians in Hue" by the North Vietnamese ... The My Lai incident was a most regrettable one. The orders were clear. Every soldier had a card on how to treat an enemy in his hands. This was a case where the leadership fell down ... This is a sad chapter, but it was an aberration. There was not an incident comparable to that during the course of the whole war. (GENERAL WESTMORELAND) 6: Gulliver in Lilliput
Michael Charlton interviews the Commander of American Land Forces in Vietnam. General William Westmoreland , about fighting the war.
Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Charlton
Unknown: William Westmoreland
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann

KATHARINA WOLPE (piano)
Beethoven Bagatelles , Op 119 Brahms Piano Pieces, Op 119
Schumann Scenes from childhood, Op 15

Contributors

Piano: Katharina Wolpe
Piano: Beethoven Bagatelles

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