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: Mozart and the Violin Sonata

Sixth of 14 programmes
Mozart Sonata in D major (K 306; composed in Paris in the summer of 1778) (mono) NORBERT BRAININ (violin)
LILI KRAUS (piano)
Mozart Concerto in E flat major for two pianos and orchestra (K 365; one of the first works he composed after his return to Salzburg early in 1779): EMIL AND ELENA GILELS SOVIET STATE SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, directed from the keyboard by EMIL GILELS (Soviet Radio recording)

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Brainin
Piano: Lili Kraus
Unknown: Elena Gilels
Unknown: Emil Gilels

: News

: Your Christmas Choice

Gerald Finzi Dies natalis WILFRED BROWN (tenor)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by CHRISTOPHER FINZI
9.30* Dietrich/Schumann/ Brahms FAE Sonata (mono) ISAAC STERN (violin)
ALEXANDER ZAKIN (piano)
9.57* Saint-Saens Grand Zoological Fantasy: The carnival of the animals
ELEANOR BRON (narrator)
VESUVIUS ENSEMBLE: records

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Conducted By: Christopher Finzi
Violin: Isaac Stern
Piano: Alexander Zakin
Narrator: Eleanor Bron

: Jean-Rodolphe Kars

(piano)
Liszt Vallée d'Obermann (Premiere année de pèlerinage. No 6); Sonata in B minor

: Bruno Walter Brahms Concert

First of two programmes based on concerts given in Carnegie Hall, New York, in February 1951: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by BRUNO WALTER Brahms Concerto in A minor JOHN CORIGLIANO (Violin) LEONARD ROSE (cello)
11.55* Interval Reading
12.5* Brahms Concert Part 2 Symphony No 2, in D major
(Voice of America recording)

Contributors

Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Violin: John Corigliano

: News

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: Aeolian String Quartet

Part 1
Haydn Quartet in c. Op 9 No 1 Bartok Quartet No 2

: * Words....

Roy Fisher , poet BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fisher

: Aeolian String Quartet

Part 2 Beethoven
Quartet in A minor, Op 132
(Given at the University of East Anglia in May 1976) BBC Birmingham

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

In King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Hymn: Once in royal David's city (H. J. Gauntlett ) The Bidding Prayer
A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten) First Lesson: Genesis 3, w 8-15, 17-19: A CHORISTER
Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord); Sussex Carol (trad English)
Second Lesson: Genesis 22, w 15-18: A CHORAL SCHOLAR
King Herod and the cock (Walton); Ding, dong! merrily on high (16th-century French) Third Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2, 6, 7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CAMBRIDGE CHURCHES
In dulci jubilo (14th-century German)
Hymn: 0 little town of Bethlehem (trad English)
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11, w 1-3a, 4a, 6-9: A REPRESENTATVE OF
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Stille Nacht (Gruber); Sans day Carol (trad Cornish)
Fifth Lesson: St Luke 1, vv 26-35, 38: THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
The Linden Tree Carol (Gwllym Beechey); Personent hodie (Mosburg Gradual)
Sixth Lesson: St Luke 2, w 1, 3-7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
SISTER COLLEGE AT ETON
I saw three ships (trad English) Seventh Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 8-16: A FELLOW
Hymn: While shepherds watched (Este's Psalter, 1592)
Quelle est cette odeur agrgable? (trad French)
Eighth Lesson: St Matthew 2. W 1-11: THE VICE-PROVOST
The three kings (P. Cornelius ); A babe is born (William Mathias )
Ninth Lesson: St John 1, w 1-14: THE PROVOST
Hymn: 0 come, all ye faithful (J. F. Wade )
Collect and Blessing
Hymn: Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Director of Music PHILIP LEDGER THOMAS TROTTER (organ scholar)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Gauntlett
Unknown: P. Cornelius
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: F. Wade
Music: Philip Ledger
Music: Thomas Trotter

: Rattigan's Theatre

Portrait of a playwright by ANTHONY CURTIS
Sir Terence Rattigan , who died last month, was famous for a wide range of plays from French without Tears to Cause Célèbre. In this programme, which is repeated as a tribute to him, you will hear Sir Terence talking about his 40 years in the theatre.
With contributions from
PEGGY ASHCROFT , ALAN AYCKBOURN ROLAND CULVER, JOHN GIELGUD
HAROLD HOBSON , ROGER MACHELL
KENNETH MORE, SHERIDAN MORLEY LAURENCE OLIVIER , T. C. WORSLEY and EMLYN WILLIAMS
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Sir Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Roger MacHell
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Producer: Christopher Venning

: Bach: Christmas Oratorio

JILL GOMEZ (soprano)
CHARLES BRETT (counter-tenor)
PHILIP LANGRIDGE , IAN PARTRIDGE (tenors), STEPHEN ROBERTS (bar) ALASTAIR Ross (chamber organ)
RICHARD HICKOX SINGERS AND ORCHESTRA, leader SIMON STANDAGE conductor RICHARD HICKOX
Part 1
Cantatas 1-3: Jauchzet, frohlocket!; Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend; Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen

Contributors

Soprano: Jill Gomez
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Tenors: Stephen Roberts
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Singers: Richard Hickox
Leader: Simon Standage
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: World Drama

The Importance of Being Earnest
A trivial comedy for serious people by OSCAR WILDE
The first broadcast of the original four-act version, edited by OWEN DUDLEY Worthing and With
Music composed and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
Directed by IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Edited By: Owen Dudley Worthing
Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
John Worthing: Richard Pasco
Algernon Moncrieff: Jeremy Clyde
The Hon Gwendolen Fairfax: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Cecily Cardew: Prunella Scales
The Rev Canon Chasuble: Maurice Denham
Miss Prism: Sylvia Coleridge
Lady Bracknell: Fabia Drake
Mr Gribsby: Gerald Cross
Lane: Richard Burnett
Merriman: Jonathan Scott

: Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Part 2
Cantatas 4-6: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben; Ehre sei dir, Gott!; Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben

: The Schumann Novelettes

Eight Novelletten, Op 21 played by PETER FRANKL (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Peter Frankl

: Locatelli and Respighi

Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F minor. Op 1 No 8 (Christmas Concerto)
MAINZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA directed by GUNTER KEHR
Respighi Trittico botticelliano
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS, conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER : records

Contributors

Directed By: Gunter Kehr
Conducted By: Neville Marriner

: News

: Christmas Song

Tonight the Boston Camerata perform two versions of the hymn, In dulci jubilo. from the 15th century, preceded by a 12th-century conductus: Congaudct hodie: record








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