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: Overture

Tchaikovsky Fantasy : Francesca da Rimini: NEW YORK STADIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
7.28* Prokofiev Sports Games March: USSR MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SYMPHONIC BAND conducted by NICOLAI NAZAROV
7.33* Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and orchestra ANDRE PREVIN , WILLIAM VACCHIANO NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by LEONARD BERNSTEIN gramophone records


Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski
Conducted By: Nicolai Nazarov
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: William Vacchiano
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: Cricket: Second Test

Pakistan v England at Hyderabad (First day)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS introduces commentary by DON MOSEY and HENRY BLOFELD of The Guardian.


Introduces: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Don Mosey
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld

: News

: Morning Concert

Gluck Overture: Iphiggnie en Aulide: ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by PAUL KLETZKI
8.15* Hummel Clarinet Quartet in E flat: ALAN HACKER (clarinet) DUNCAN DRUCE (Violin) SIMON ROWLAND-JONES (viola) JENNIFER WARD-CLARKE (Cello)
8.45* Liszt Symphonic Poem: Orpheus: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by BERNARD HAITINK : records


Conducted By: Paul Kletzki
Clarinet: Alan Hacker
Violin: Duncan Druce
Viola: Simon Rowland-Jones
Cello: Jennifer Ward-Clarke
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink

: News

: This Week's Composer Haydn

This week's programmes concentrate, so far as our imperfect knowledge of the dates of some of Haydn's compositions allows, on five periods of his career, and this first programme features music he wrote before 1760, the year of his 28th birthday. From 1756 Haydn was in Vienna earning a modest living from teaching and composition until, in 1759, he entered on his brief period as Kapellmeister to Count Morzin at Lukavec in Bohemia. Organ Concerto in c (H XVIII 1) SIMON PRESTON , ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS directed by NEVILLE MARRINER String Quartet in E flat, Op 1 No 2: AEOLIAN QUARTET Symphony No 1, in D PHILHARMONIA HUNGARICA, COnducted by ANTAL DORATI : records


Unknown: Simon Preston
Directed By: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Antal Dorati

: Holiday Special

for young people
Atarah's Music Box
Atarah Ben-Tovim sets off with a programme for the youngest listeners.

: American Piano Music

The first of two programmes played by Virginia Eskin , including the first broadcast performance in this country of the collection recently published as ' The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk '.
MacDowell Virtuoso Studies from Op 46: Novellette; Moto Perpetuo; Wild Chase; Improvisation; Elfin Dance; Traumered;
Polonaise Arthur Foote Two Poems after Omar Khayyam , from Op 41
Gottschalk Romance; Ballade (1853); Polka; Chanson du gitano; Polka (1859); Mazurk; Ynes


Played By: Virginia Eskin
Unknown: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Unknown: Polonaise Arthur Foote
Unknown: Omar Khayyam

: Mighty Diverting

Songs of the 18th century which were written for the Pleasure Gardens of Vauxhall, Marylebone and Ranelagh.
Neil Jenkins (tenor) sets the scene, and is accompanied by CHARLES SPINKS (harpsichord) in songs by Boyc,
John Stanley. Defesch, Michael Arne and Thomas Arne.


Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Unknown: John Stanley.
Unknown: Michael Arne
Unknown: Thomas Arne.

: In Short

Third of four talks by Everett Helm: Webern Misunderstood.

: Lunchtime Prom

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by TIMOTHY REYNISH Beethoven Overture: Egmont Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Mozart Flute Concerto in D (K 314)


Conducted By: Timothy Reynish

: News

: Prom

Part 2 Rimsky-Korsakov, arr Woodhouse Procession of the Nobles (Mlada)
Poulenc, orch Lennox Berkeley Flute Sonata
Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Delibes Ballet Suite: Sylvia
(Presented with the Corporation of London)


Unknown: Woodhouse Procession

: St Albans 77

First of seven programmes from the Ninth International Organ Festival; and the first of three extracts from the Interpretation Competition finals.
Murray Stewart (Great Britain) Bach Chorale Prelude on 0 Mensch. bewein' dein' Siinde gross (Bwv 622)
Paul Patterson Games: Multiple; Melody; Points; Groups; Technique
Jos Van Der Kooy (Netherlands) Reger Chorale Fantasia on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme


Unknown: Murray Stewart
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Unknown: Jos van Der Kooy

: Matinee Musicale

Music by Handel. Sibelius. Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov, Grieg and Mozart
BBC Northern Ireland


Conducted By: Frank Shipway

: New Records

with Bruckner's Symphony No 9,inD(edNovak):Chicago


Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini

: Bandstand

Conductor LT-COL PAUL NEVILLE , Principal Director of Music
Music by Caesar Giovanninl , Howard Cable and Philip Lane


Conductor: Lt-Col Paul Neville
Music By: Caesar Giovanninl

: Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin

with Eric Fenby (piano) at the Malvern Festival 1977
Vaughan Williams Sonata in A minor
Delius Sonata No 3


Piano: Eric Fenby

: * A Cry for Light

Carleton Hobbs reads sonnets by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER Compiled and introduced by PATRIC DICKINSON


Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Charles Tennyson
Introduced By: Patric Dickinson

: * pm Stereo The Menuhins

Part 2 Elgar Three Pieces: Pastourelle; Allegretto; Romance Sonata in e minor, Op 82
(A public recital in the Winter Gardens, Malvern)

: Handel: Acis and Galatea

A masque in two acts, sung in the original 1718 version by NORMA BURROWES (soprano) MARY CLARKSON (soprano)
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor)
With an INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE led by CHRISTOPHER HIRONS directed from the harpsichord by GEORGE MALCOLM : Act 1


Soprano: Norma Burrowes
Tenors: John Elwes
Bass: Michael Rippon
Unknown: Christopher Hirons
Unknown: George Malcolm

: * The Ultimate Ignorance

by Dr Paul Davies , Lecturer in Mathematics at King's College. London.
Dr Davies argues that our present conception of cosmology is that of a rise and fall of the universe: the cosmos started with a violent explosion which cooled to form galaxies, stars and planets. Over the ensuing aeons relentless decay will set in, slowly destroying the cosmic activity familiar to us. Eventually all will be consumed by black holes and even they will decay, leaving a cold, dark, chaotic space. Does our new understanding of the universe create a new principle of ignorance?


Unknown: Dr Paul Davies

: Acis and Galatea

Act 2
(Given in The Maltings, Snape, last June during the Aldeburgh Festival) BBC Birmingham

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES
Rawsthorne Fantasy Overture: Cortèges
Wilfred Josephs Symphony No 1 Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arnold Suite: Homage to the Queen. BBC Manchester


Conducted By: Meredith Davies

: Truly a Municipal Palace

The City of Manchester has been celebrating the centenary of its Town Hall - the Gothic masterpiece of Liverpool-born architect Alfred Waterhouse.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner , Emeritus Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck College. London, assesses the building and its architect. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

: Plainsong and the Rise of European Music

The Beginnings of Polyphony
Third of 28 programmes showing the pervasive influence of Plainsong on the development of European music.
Devised and introduced by Basil Lam
Early 12th-century music for the Liturgy of St James of Compostela


Introduced By: Basil Lam
Director: Denis Stevens

: News

: And Tonight's Schubert Song

An die
Laute JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano) PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)


Mezzo-Soprano: Laute Janet Baker

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