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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Mozart and the Violin Sonata

Seventh of 14 programmes: his musical counter-attack after the disappointments of 1778 Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major (K 378; probably composed in Salzburg in 1779) (mono): SZYMON GOLDBERG (violin) LILI KRAUS (piano)
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major (K 364), for violin, viola and orchestra (1779)
ORCHESTRA conducted by KAROL TEUTSCH (gramophone record)


Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Lili Kraus
Violin: Konstanty Kulka
Viola: Stefan Kamasa
Conducted By: Karol Teutsch

: News

: Rural Rhymes

In Winter's surly depths how sweet
To meet those comforts we desire.
New Year Rural Rhymes chosen and read by Robin Holmes


Read By: Robin Holmes

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Telemann Concerto for three trumpets, oboe, strings and timpani
9.21* Herschel Harpsichord Sonata in F: IRENE ROBERTSON
9.30* Mozart Motet: Exsultate, jubilate (K 165)
ELLY AMELING (soprano)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conductedbyRaymondleppard
9.47* Schubert Hungarian Melody in B minor (D 817); Allegretto in c minor (D 915) ALFRED BRENDEL (piano)


Unknown: Maurice Andre
Unknown: Bernard Gabel
Conducted By: Philippe Caillard
Unknown: Irene Robertson
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

direct from the Main Hall of the Musikverein
The traditional annual concert of Viennese music
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA led and conducted by Willi Boskovsky
(Part of this concert will be shown on BBC2 at 9.5 pm) at 10.50* Interval Readings


Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

led by HUGH BRADLEY conducted by ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH with ALAN HACKER (clarinet)
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings
Stanford Clarinet Concerto Dunhill Elegiac Variations BBC Scotland


Unknown: Hugh Bradley
Conducted By: Arthur Butterworth
Clarinet: Alan Hacker
Clarinet: Elgar Introduction

: Words....

Roy Fisher , poet, reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roy Fisher

: The Marriage of Figaro

Opera buffa in four acts Music by Mozart Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTS (sung in Italian: records)
The recording of the 1975/6 Edinburgh Festival production `
Conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM Act 1
2.45* The Little Cherub
Brian Trowell discusses Cherubino's role in The Marriage of Figaro.
2.55* The Marriage of Figaro Act 2
3.45* In
Short Mozart 's most perfect finale? After Act 2 of The Marriage of Figaro, Misha Donat talks about its finale.
3.55* The Marriage of Figare Acts 3 and 4


Music By: Mozart Libretto
Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponts
Unknown: John Alldis
Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Brian Trowell
Unknown: Short Mozart
Talks: Misha Donat

: The Unimportance of Being Right

Five talks by David Henderson , Professor of Political Economy at University College, London 1: Two Costly British Errors
What are the problems of judging major public expenditure decisions in Britain today?


Unknown: David Henderson

: Chopin

played by JOHN BINGHAM (piano)
Ballade No 3, in A flat major, Op 47; Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4; Mazurka in c sharp minor, Op 50 No 3; Scherzo No 4, in E major, Op 54; Waltz in A flat major, Op 69 No 1; Waltz in c sharp minor, Op 64 No 2; Grande Valse brillante, in E flat major, Op 18


Piano: John Bingham
Unknown: Grande Valse

: World Drama

As You Like It by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE with music composed and conducted by DAVID CAIN
- the sons of Sir Roland de Boys and Duke Frederick and Music played by the PRAETORIUS "
CONSORT Christopher Ball and Paul Arden Taylor (recorders) Chris Wilson , Mike Lewin (lutes) Frances Kelly (Celtic harp) Anne Collis (percussion)
A Transcription Services Recording by ADRIAN REVILL PRUDENCE MENMUIR and TOM TRANTER
A Shakespearean definition of quadraphony?
' What's that " ducdame "? '
' Tis a Greek invocation, to call fools into a circle.'
(A quadraphonic broadcast using Matrix H, compatible for both stereo and mono receivers) followed by an interlude


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Conducted By: David Cain
Unknown: Sir Roland de Boys
Unknown: Consort Christopher Ball
Unknown: Paul Arden Taylor
Unknown: Chris Wilson
Unknown: Mike Lewin
Unknown: Frances Kelly
Harp: Anne Collis
Unknown: Adrian Revill
Unknown: Tom Tranter
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Orlando, Oliver and Jaques: Martin Jarvis
Rosalind: Sarah Badel
Celia: Anna Carteret
Jaques: Philip Locke
Duke Senior: Peter Howell
Adam: John Ruddock
Charles: Michael Harbour
Touchstone: Ronald Herdman
Le Beau: James Thomason
Amiens: Neville Jason
LOrdS: Gavin Campbell
LOrdS: Marcus Campbell
Corin: Timothy Bateson
SilViUS: Christopher Guard
Audrey: Frances Jeater
Sir Oliver: Richard Goolden
Phebe: Rosalind Ayres
William: Kenneth Shanley

: Beethoven Lieder

sung by Hermann Prey (baritone) with Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Part 1
An die Hoffnung, Op 94; Der Wachtelschlag (WoO 129); Abendlied unter'm gestirnten Himmel (WoO 150); Wonne der Wehmut, Op 83 No 1; Resignation (WoO 149); In questa tomba (WoO 133); An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98
9.45* Interval Reading
9.50* Beethoven Lieder Part 2
Lieder von Gellert, Op 48; Sehnsucht, Op 83 No 2; Mailied, Op 52 No 2; Der Kuss, Op 128; Adelaide, Op 46; Das Bliimchen wunderhold, Op 52 No 8; Neue Liebe. neues Leben, Op 75 No 2; Ich liebe dich
BBC Scotland


Sung By: Hermann Prey
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Das BliimcHen

: Wilson on Crossman

The third and final volume of The Diaries of A Cabinet Minister by the late Richard Crossman was published recently.
The Rt Hon Sir Harold Wilson , MP, Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76, gives his views upon the Diaries and their author.


Unknown: Richard Crossman
Unknown: Sir Harold Wilson

: Sounds Interesting

In tonight's programme Derek Jewell surveys the year just ended, and begins a two-part look at the best popular music it produced. The artists featured are YES, WEATHER REPORT, TALKING HEADS, HOYT AXTON , RANDY NEWMAN , HARRY CHAPIN , GARY BURTON With EBERHARD WEBER , JETHRO TULL , and the brilliant pairing of ELLA FITZGERALD and JOE PASS: records


Unknown: Derek Jewell
Unknown: Hoyt Axton
Unknown: Randy Newman
Unknown: Harry Chapin
Unknown: Gary Burton
Unknown: Eberhard Weber
Unknown: Jethro Tull

: News

: And Tonight's Schubert Song

Schubert, who died 150 years ago, composed over 600 songs. Each night this year, before closedown, we shall broadcast one of them. A wide range of singers, past and present, will be heard on records or in s. One or other song may be heard more than once; sometimes, when time permits, there will be a song before the News as well. Some of them will be sung in English.
An die Musik (D 547)


Piano: Edwin Fischer

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