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Although long a resident of the United States. Vladimir Horo witz has always remained in sympathy with the music of his native Russia, not just Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, but also Scriabin, and one of Horowitz's contemporaries, Prokofiev. Today Horowitz plays twosonatas-Scriabin'sThird, and Prokofiev's Seventh: as well as some of the Scriabin Etudes. gramophone records
Today, a special Easter programme chosen from among many requests to your Concert Choice for historic recordings, including the voices of BENIAMINO GIGLI and TIANA LEM-Nirz; the violin of JASCHA HEIFETZ ; extracts from Rosse's Merchant of Venice Suite and Rocca's opera II Dibuk; and the celebrated recording of Sibelius's Sixth Symphony, conducted by SIR Thomas BEECHAM. gramophone records
Introduced by Michael Oliver
Ulivier Messiaen in his 70th Year: by ROGER NICHOLS.
.lanacek's Tragic Operas: DesMOND SHAWE-TAYLOR reviews the new book by Michael Ewans.
Gondoliers and other Boatmen: PATRICIA CARROLL surfaces with some more Victorian piano pieces.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
MURRAY PERAHIA (piano)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader jose-luis GARCIA conducted by MURRAY PERAHIA and CHRISTOPHER NICHOLLS Part 1
Mozart Piano Concerto No 12. in A (K 414) (directed from the keyboard)
Haydn Symphony No 44, in E minor iTrauer)
Public administrator Dipak Nandy reflects on some of the things we say and write. BRC Manchester
Strauss Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments (conducted by CHRISTOPHER NICHOLLS )
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27. in B flat (K 595) (directed from the keyboard) i Repeat of a Promenade Concert broadcast on 5 September 1977 from the Royal Albert Hall , London)
(A quadraphonic broadcast using Matrix H.I, compatible for both stereo and mono receivers)
ELIZABETH GALE (soprano)
SYDNA WITHINGTON (contralto) JOHN ELWES t tenor)
STEPHEN ROBERTS (baritone) MONTEVERDI CHOIR
ALASTAIR ROSS (organ continuo) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA led by JOHN HOLLOWAY conductor JOHN ELIOT GARDINER Cantata 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden
Cantata 31: Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret
(Part of a concert given before an invited audience in BBC Studio 1. Maida Vale, in February 1975)
Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest.
plaved by the BEAUX ARTS TRIO
Isidore Cohen (violin)
Bernard Greenhouse (cello) Menaham Pressler (piano)
Trio in flat, Op 1 No 1; Trio in D, Op 70 No 1
(Part of a concert given at the Montreux-Vevey Festival of 1977. Swiss Radio recording)
direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN GEORGIADIS conducted hy Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphony No 6
BBC Music Guide: Mahler Symphonies and Sonas, by Philip Barford , 75p, from bookshops
The third of an occasional series of programmes featuring the music of Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle. ROSEMARY HARDY (soprano)
ELIZABETH HARRISON (soprano) LINDA HIRST (mezzo-soprano) PETER HALL (tenor)
WILLIAM MASON (bass) LONDON SINFONIETTA
Conducted by ELGAR HOWARTH
The works are introduced by the composers
Peter Maxwell navies A Mirror of Whitening Light 'first broadcast performance)
Jonathan Harvey Inner Light (2), for singers, chamber ensemble and tape (first broadcast performance)
Franco Gulli (violin)
Bruno Giuranna (viola) Giacinto Caramia (cello)
Third of five programmes to include all Beethoven's String Trios Part 1
Beethoven Trio in 0, Op 9 No I Schoenberg Trio Op 45
6.45* Interval Reading
6.50* Italian String Trio Part 2 Mozart
Divertimento in E flat (K 563)
Halt! Who Goes There? by TOM MALLIN with and Stella Tanner as Mrs Rubin MRS RUBIN: Listen.... You been in the Army? Yes! OK. Imagine yourself on sentry duty. Its night. Dusk. You're on guard. OK? You hear a footstep. Friend or foe you wonder. How you going to find out?
The imperious Arnold Butterworth goes to a convalescent home after a cancer operation. He meets the other patients in a sad story laced with ironic humour.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
This was the last play written for radio by Tom Mallin and the eighth'to be broadcast. The author died tragically in December 1977. followed by an interlude
A tragedy in one act
Libretto by HUGO VON HOFMANNS thal, after SOPHOCLES
Music by Richard Strauss
(sung in the English translation by ANTHONY HOSE)
Welsh National Opera production. recorded on the first night. 15 March, at the New Theatre, Cardiff
Cast in order of singing:
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORALE chorus-master JULIAN SMITH WELSH PHILHARMONIA leader JOHN STEIN conducted by RICHARD ARMSTRONG
Jeremy Nicholas sketches a portrait of the composer-pianist who died 40 years ago. who was acclaimed by Rachmaninov. Pachmann, Bauer and others as the greatest pianist of his generation.
Bei dir allein
ERNST HAEPLIGER (tenor) ERNEST LUSH (piano)