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Weinberger Variations and Fugue on Underneath the SpreadingChestnutTree (mono) LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by CONSTANT LAMBERT Smetana Two Polkas from Czech Dances Set I JAN NOVOTNY (piano)
Martinu Suite: La revue de cuisine: INSTRUMENTAL SEXTET Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ gramophone records


Piano: Jan Novotny
Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Bach's St Matthew Passion, by STEPHEN WALSH.
Recent records of orchestral music reviewed by RICHARD OSBORNE.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Stephen Walsh.
Reviewed By: Richard Osborne.

: Release

Beethoven Violin Sonata In 1, Op 30 No 1

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Christopher Adey
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony. BBC Scotland


Musicians: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Christopher Adey
Cellist: Julian Lloyd Webber

: James Galway

A weekly selection of records.

: News 10 Heritage

The Tyne
In the last of three programmes Tish Faith takes a trip along the river to discover expctlv how the inhabitants of Tvneside are trving to preserve their local heritage.


Unknown: Tish Faith

: Havdn and Mozart

Haydn Quartet in G. Op 54 No 1 Mozart Quartet in c major (k 465) (Dissonance)

: Man of Action

Harry Golombek, three times British Chess Champion with his personal choice of records.


Presenter: Harry Golombek

: Music of the Masters

Schubert Entr'acte No 3 (Rosamunde): AMSTERDAM concert
(gramophone record: mono)
Jacob van Eyck and Vivaldi Music for recorders with and without continuo
HANNE PETRI (harpsichord) Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 5, in F minor (Bwv 1056)
Mendelssohn Svmnhony No 3. in A minor (Scottish): SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA, conducted bV WOLFGANG SAWALL1SCH (Swiss Radio recording)


Conducted By: Willem Mengelberg

: Critics' Forum

Alexander Walker (in the Chair), talks with John Donat. Frederic Raphael and Michael Schmidt. Producer LEONIE COHN followed by an interlude


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: John Donat.
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Michael Schmidt.
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: Gift from the Sea

' A thousand years ago. half the land lay submerged, as it had been since the days of the Ice Age; and it was the dyke-digging, dam-building. busybeavering Hollanders who dried it out and gave it back to the world.'
Laurie Lee takes a poet's view of their handiwork and presents his personal picture of The Netherlands today.


Unknown: Laurie Lee

: The Dragon of Schokland

Music composed and played HAROLD RICH
with Peter Jeffrey and André van Gyseghem
The Dragon of Schokland. A long tail has he.
He who looks in the water Shall his true image see.
' Who was he, Devil or Dragon; Devil or you?
' Maybe both. Maybe neither. You must decide for yourself.'
Directed by PETER NEVIS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marianne Colijn
Translated By: Derek Jordan
Played By: Harold Rich
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Directed By: Peter Nevis
Girl: Elizabeth Prol'D
Dragon: Peter Jeffrey
Vicar of Schokland: Andre van Gyseghem
Mathilda: Patricia Gallimore
Curate: Martin Thurley
Dr Pruim: Harold Kasket
Joris Pluvier: Jack Holloway

: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

conductor Bernard Haitink with Helen Watts (contralto) direct from the Concertgcbouw, Amsterdam Part 1
Alphons Diepenbrock Symphonic Suite: Elektra Hymne an die Nacht. No 2


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Contralto: Helen Watts

: * pm Caiman with Clogs On

Cartoonist Mel Caiman tiptoes none-too-lightly through the tulips and reveals that the windmill doesn't belong to the Dutch; unearths a bizarre plan for a 432-bed floating brothel; and searches longingly for a hill, down which to freewheel on his bike.

: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

Part 2 Mahler
Symphony No 1. in D
(Stereo & Quad)

: Fragments

A short anthology of modern Dutch poetry read in the vernacular and English and presented by Sabine Lichtenstein


Unknown: Sabine Lichtenstein

: Art and the Guilder

If a Dutchman wants to become ?n artist, he can get a grant from the government: if he cannot sell his work, he can dip into a provident fund; and if he grows old in his art, he can get a state stipend.
Today's artists, dealers and critics compare this life-style with the more traditional starving-in-a-garret existence and assess its effect on the country's contemporary art.

: Proportions of Democracy

The plethora of parties in The Netherlands reflects a passion for democracy unequalled in Europe. Add to that, a system of Proportional Representation and it becomes almost impossible for one party to win an overall majority. Elections are invariably followed by a bewildering game of consensus and coalition with all the moves and counter-moves taking months before a new government can be formed. In examining the realities of PR, Kasper De Graaf talks to Prime Minister, Dries Van Agt , and other politicians and commentators.


Talks: Kasper de Graaf
Unknown: Dries van Agt

: Cabaret

Holland takes its pleasures seriously. It takes the Cabaret particularly seriously. It is included in the syllabus of many schools and Amsterdam has its own Academy of Cabaret Arts.
Wim Ibo traces the development of the Cabaret from its origins in the Parisian literary clubs of the 1890s to its unique position in Dutch showbusiness and introduces a performance by Paul Van Vliet in an ex cerpt from his one-man show, The Truth Behind the Dukes. Music by the ROB VAN KREEVELD QUARTET


Unknown: Wim Ibo
Unknown: Paul van Vliet
Unknown: Rob van Kreeveld

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

(gramophone record: 1929)


Unknown: Jo Vincent

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