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SIR ADRIAN BOULT conducts the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Bach. arr Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in c minor
Parry Blest pair of sirens LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR Hoist Egdon Heath
Bach. arr Walton Ballet: The Wise Virgins gramophone records


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Parry Blest

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Elgar's Second Symphony, by EDWARD GREENFIELD.
Recent records of piano music reviewed by CHRISTOPHER HEAD-INGTON.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Edward Greenfield.
Reviewed By: Christopher Head-Ington.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Schumann Fantasie in C ALICIA DE LARROCHA (piano)
Papillons MURRAY PERAHIA (piano) gramophone records


Piano: Papillons Murray Perahia

: Holmboe and Tchaikovsky

Holmboe Epilogue (Symphonic Metamorphosis). Op 80
11.40* Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme
(Danish Radio recording)


Cello: Hans Jorgen Jensen
Conducted By: Yuri Ahronovich

: James Galway

presents a weekly selection of music on records.

: News

: Heritage

The Tyne
In the second of three programmes Tish Faith takes a trip along the river to discover exactly how the inhabitants of Tyneside are trying to preserve their local heritage.


Unknown: Tish Faith

: Bach and Schubert

Bach Concerto in the Italian Style
Schubert Sonata in B flat major (D 960)


Piano: Andre Tchaikowsky

: Man of Action

For wine we left our heath, And yellow brooms,
And cold mushrooms....
Christopher Driver , as Editor of the Good Food Guide, has always had a soft spot for these lines of Keats: this afternoon, though, his nectar is musical, as he introduces a personal choice of records that includes a setting of those words, and at least one first broadcast performance.


Unknown: Christopher Driver

: Music of the Masters

Weber Overture: Oberon
Bruckner Symphony No 9. in D minor: BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by GÜNTHER HERBIG
Schubert Grenzen der Menschheit: MICHAEL LANGDON bass)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano) Schubert Die
Allmacht HEATHER HARPER (soprano) ERNEST LUSH (piano)


Leader: Dennis Simons
Unknown: Nther Herbig
Bass: Michael Langdon
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Soprano: AllmacHt Heather Harper

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema. theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts. This week:
Alexander Walker (in the Chair), talks with Frederic Raphael. Gillian Reynolds and Christopher Ricks.


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Frederic Raphael.
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Christopher Ricks.
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: The Classical Guitar

A series devoted to the guitar and guitarists
In this month's programme the luthier David Rubio talks about his work and introduces recordings of music by Scarlatti. Bach. Cesare Negri,
Pujol and Falla.
Presented by Michael Jessett Producer GARETH WALTERS


Talks: David Rubio
Presented By: Michael Jessett
Producer: Gareth Walters

: The Garden in April

Peter Coats , garden historian and designer, and Garden Editor of House and Garden, gives the first in a series of monthly talks by six distinguished gardening writers. BBC Bristol
(6 May: Christopher Lloyd)


Unknown: Peter Coats

: British Choral Music

direct from
St George's Hall. Bradford Janet Price (soprano)
Kenneth Bowen (tenor)
Michael Rippon (bass-baritone) St Joseph 's College Girls' Choir Director of Music A. J. O'RORKE Boys of Bradford Cathedral Choir. Master of Choristers KEITH RHODES
Bradford Festival Choral Society chorus-master ROY RIMMER
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra leader ALAN TRAVERSE conducted by Sir David Willcocks Part 1
Parry Blest pair of sirens John Rutter The Falcon


Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Bass-Baritone: Michael Rippon
Bass-Baritone: St Joseph
Leader: Alan Traverse
Conducted By: Sir David Willcocks
Unknown: John Rutter

: * pm Turn of the Screw

1 Key words are: Jew. Palestinian. Arab, Pakistani, Mohammedan and Negro - and there are others.
R. W. Burchfield. Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionaries, describes the problems of the lexicographer in dealing with socially and politically sensitive words, and argues that controversy should not prevent dictionaries from setting down an objective record of the language of their time. BBC Manchester


Unknown: R. W. Burchfield.

: British Choral Music

Part 2 William Mathias This Worlde 's Joie BBC Manchester


Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: This Worlde

: Italian String Trio

Franco Gulli (violin)
Bruno Giuranna (viola) Giacinto Caramia (cello)
The fourth in a series of five programmes to Include all Beethoven's string trios
Beethoven Trio in D major, Op 9 No 2


Violin: Franco Gulli
Viola: Bruno Giuranna
Cello: Giacinto Caramia

: Among the Witnesses

'There are four of us ', wrote ANNA AKHMATOVA in 1961, Of the poets who had borne full witness to the sufferings of modern Russia. Two of these were women.
In the first of three programmes on women and poetry in the Soviet Union, the poet and novelist. Elaine Feinstein explores the work of Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsveta yeva. and argues that their example has given a unique assurance to Russian women writing today.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Marina Tsveta
Unknown: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Xenakis

Nomos Alpha played by ROHAN DE SARAM (cello)


Played By: Rohan de Saram

: Sounds Interesting

Few artists have so cleverly, wittingly, and discerningly distilled the essence of popular sounds from the past 40 years as the American quartet MAN-HATTAN TRANSFER. Their latest album. Pastiche, illustrates the point with evocative reminders of styles from Glenn Miller to Motown. Tonight Derek Jewell plays excerpts from the album. together with music from the jazz-rock innovators NATIONAL HEALTH and songs from ANDREW GOLD and STRAWBS.


Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Derek Jewell

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

The Post (Die Post)
(Winterreise) (English translation by THE REV J. TROUTBECK) RICHARD TAUBER (tenor) PERCY KAHN (piano)
(gramophone record: 1942)


Tenor: Richard Tauber
Piano: Percy Kahn

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