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: Overture

PHILIPP HIRSUHORN (violin) BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA. leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by VERNON HANDLEY
Part I Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 2
7.21* Bax Symphonic Poem: November Woods
7.44* Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No I

Contributors

Violin: Philipp Hirsuhorn
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Vernon Handley

: News

: Morning Concert

Part 2
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
8.35* Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier. BBC Manchester

: News

: This Week's Composers

The Bologna School
All the great cities of Northern Italy prided themselves on the vitality of their cultural life, and in the 17th and 18th centuries, rivalry between them was intense. In Bologna, the Cathedral of San Petronio was the centre of musical activity that led eventually to the emergence of the concerto.
Today: its origins in the rise of the Sonata da chiesa.
Cazzati Sonata (La Bianchina) DON SMITHERS (trumpet) and ENSEMBLE
Corelli Trio-Sonata in B flat, Op 1 No 5 (mono)
MUSICORUM ARCADIA. ENSEMBLE
G. B. Vilali Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 2 No 3 (mono) BASIL LAM ENSEMBLE
Manfirdini Sinfonia da chiesa, Op 2 No 2 (mono)
BOLOGNA INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE conducted by TITO GOTTI Torelli Sonata a 5 No 1
DON SMITHERS (trumpet), I MUSICI Corelli Trio-Sonata in c, Op 1 No 7 (mono): MUSICORUM ARCADIA ENSEMBLE: records

Contributors

Conducted By: Tito Gotti

: American Piano Music

played by VIRGINIA ESKIN
MacDowell Woodland Sketches: To a Wild Rose; Will o' the Wisp; At an old Trystingplace; In Autumn; From an Indian Lodge; To a Water-lily; From Uncle Remus; A Deserted Farm: By a Meadow Brook; Told at Sunset
Mrs H. H. A. Beach By the Still Waters; A Humming-Bird; Variations on Balkan Themes

Contributors

Played By: Virginia Eskin

: Mendelssohn Duets

A piano duet, and the two Concert Pieces for clarinet and basset-horn with piano, written for the virtuoso Heinrich Barmann and his son
VESUVIUS ENSEMBLE
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (piano) Konzertstück No 2, in D minor, Op 114; Andante and Variations in B flat, Op 83a; Konzertstiick No 1. in F minor. Op 113

Contributors

Unknown: Heinrich Barmann
Piano: Rodney Bennett

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conducted by GÜNTHER HERBIG JUTTA CZAPSKI (piano) Bach Suite No 1, in c
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2. in F
Schubert Symphony No 6, in c BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown: Nther Herbig
Piano: Jutta Czapski

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

direct from St John 's. Smith Square. London Heinrich Schift (cello) Michael Isador piano)
Debussy Sonata in D minor
Toshiro Mayuzumi Bunraku, for cello (first broadcast performance in this country)
Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1
(Tickets: 90p at the door)

Contributors

Unknown: St John
Piano: Michael Isador

: St Albans 77

Second of three extracts from the finals of the Interpretation Competition in the Ninth International Organ Festival.
Marcus Huxley (Great Britain) (joint second prize and audience prize)
Bach Chorale Prelude on 0 Mensch. bewein' dein' Siinde gross (BWV 622)
Paul Patterson Games: Points: Mobile; Construction; Melody: Construction: Density; Points Reger Chorale Fantasia on Straf' mich nicht in deinem Zorn

Contributors

Unknown: Marcus Huxley
Unknown: Paul Patterson

: Matinee Musicale

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conductor ASHLEY I.AWRENCE
Music by Johann Strauss , Ernest Tomlinson, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Alan Langford

Contributors

Conductor: Ashley I.Awrence
Music By: Johann Strauss
Music By: Alan Langford

: Finzi's Hardy

Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the death of Thomas Hardy , and each afternoon this week there is a chance to hear his poetry in the five sets of Hardy songs by Gerald Finzi.
Today, the cycle A Young Mans Exhortation (1933): ten songs for tenor and piano
NEIL JENKINS. HOWARD FERGUSON gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Songs By: Gerald Finzi.
Piano: Neil Jenkins.
Piano: Howard Ferguson

: Schubert

Symphonv No 3. in d: BAVARIAN£ RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK (Bavarian Radio recording)

Contributors

Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

: New Records

Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien: PETER FRANKL (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Peter Frankl

: Bandstand

WILLIAM DAVIS CONSTRUCTION
GROCP BAND conductor JOHN BERRYMAN
Edward Gregson Prelude for an Occasion
Gilbert Vinter Entertainments G. Bailey Diadem of Gold BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: William Davis
Conductor: John Berryman
Conductor: Edward Gregson

: Homeward Bound

LONDON STUDIO STRINGS conducted by GRAHAM BOND and ASHLEY LAWRENCE
BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conductor ERIC WETHERELL with artists on records

Contributors

Conducted By: Graham Bond
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Conductor: Eric Wetherell

: News

: Homeward Bound

(continued)

: Lifelines

Home and Family
6.30 New scries
Good Neighbours
In the first of four programmes DAVID HOBMAN looks at some of the needs and opportunities for neighbourly activities in the communitv.
Series producer DENIS SIMMONS
7.0 Helping with Spelling
Four programmes mainly for tutors and others working with adults.
1: Attitudes
Does spelling matter?
CATHERINE MOORHOUSE. Director of the ILEALanguage and Literacy Unit, talks to students and tutors about the social uses of spelling and its importance in writing.
Series producer JUDITH bumpus Look Listen Learn: pp 39-42

Contributors

Producer: Denis Simmons
Unknown: Catherine Moorhouse.

: Prokofiev and Shostakovich

BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by EDWARD DOWNES
Pt I Prokofiev Symphony No 6

Contributors

Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Edward Downes

: * A Piece of the World Discovered

Some perennial characters introduced by Michael Schmidt 10: A Shark
Readers: ANN ARIS. PAUL WEBSTER Producer FRASER STEEL
BBC Manchester
I Next programme : 16 January)

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Paul Webster
Producer: Fraser Steel

: * Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Part 2 Shostakovich Symphony No 6 BBC Manchester

: Robert Tear and Philip Ledger

(tenor and piano) at the Malvern Festival 1977
Schubert Four Songs from Schwanengesang: Liebesbotschaft: Ständchen, Am Meer; Das Fischermadchen
Bellini Vanne. o rosa fortunata; Per pieta. bell' idol mio
Donizetti Le crepuscule; Me voglio fa 'na casa
Tchaikovsky My genius, my angel. my friend: They kept saying You fool ': In the clamour of the ballroom; Don Juan 's serenade (all sung in Russian
9.40* Interval Reading
9.50* Malvern Festival Part 2
Elgar Is she not passing fair: In the dawn: Come, gentle night: Pleading; The torch: Like to the damask rose; Queen Marys song: The Song of Autumn: The poet's life; Through the long days: Rondel; The shepherd's song
Britten Folk song arrangements: The plough boy: 0 waly, waly; The foggy, foggy dew: Oliver Cromwell
(Given in Malvern Festival Theatre in association with Michael Ross) BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Das Fischermadchen
Unknown: Bellini Vanne.
Unknown: Don Juan

: Jazz in Britain

The Stan Sulzmann Quartet Introduced by CHARLES FOX

Contributors

Unknown: Stan Sulzmann
Introduced By: Charles Fox

: News

: And Tonight's Schubert Song

Der Sanger
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) MARTIN ISEPP (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk








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