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Ravel Alborado del grarioso SUISSE KOUANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET Granados Melancolica ; Arabesca (Danzas espanolas) THOMAS RAdNA (piano)
Lain Symphonie espagnole RUGGIERO RICCI (violin)
SUISSE ROMANCE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET gramophone records


Unknown: Ravel Alborado
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Granados Melancolica
Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Schubert's String Quintet in c, by John WARRACK.
Choosing a record player - some advice from JOHN BORWICK.
Historic re-issues reviewed by JOHN STEANE.


Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: John Warrack.
Unknown: John Borwick.
Reviewed By: John Steane.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Rubbra Festival Overture; Symphony No 2, in »
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by VERNON HANDLEY gramophone records


Conducted By: Vernon Handley

: The English Concert

leader SIMON STANDAGE directed from the harpsichord by TREVOR PINNOCK
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor
Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor (DWV 1052) TREVOR PINNOCK
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D minor: ANTHONY PLEETH
Leclair Violin Concerto in D, Op 7 NO 2: SIMON STANDAGE


Leader: Simon Standage
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Anthony Pleeth
Unknown: Simon Standage

: James Galway

presents a weekly choice of music on records.

: News

: Paintings in Close-up: The Second Alexander

by Richard Cocke
The first in a series of six talks by different speakers on important paintings in British Galleries.
Paolo Veronese's grand painting "The Family of Darius Before Alexander" - together with a complete X-ray of it - is on view at the National Gallery in London as their current 'Painting in Focus'. Richard Cocke , who is at present preparing a book on Veronese, considers one of the unresolved problems this painting has always presented to posterity.
(29 April: Canaletto at Warwick Castle. Speaker David Piper)


Speaker: Richard Cocke

: Mozart and Berg

Mozart Quartet in E flat major (K 428)
Berg Lyric Suite


Unknown: Alban Berg

: Man of Action

' More than once, during my work. I have come across some delightful eccentric, ready to go to war for a misplaced comma or a disconcerting semi-colon. I, too, have often felt that I could have committed murder had I been deprived of a Mozart andante or an operatic aria.'
Miron Grindea , Editor of the Anglo-French literary quarterly Adam, which he founded in London 40 years ago, introduces his choice of records.


Unknown: Miron Grindea

: Music of the Masters

Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder; Willow-Song and Ave Maria (Othello)
Mozart Aria: Parto, parto (La clemenza di Tito): clarinet obbligato played by BAS DEJONG; Masonic funeral music
(Netherlands Radio recording from the 1977 Holland Festival) Mozart String Quartet in A major (K 464)


Played By: Bas Dejong;
Unknown: Frederica von Stade
Conducted By: Edo Dewaart

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton


Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: Critics' Forum

This week:
Richard Cork (in the Chair), talks with Janet Adam Smith , Frederic Raphael and Michael Schmidt. Producer LEONIE COHN


Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Michael Schmidt.
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: Berne String Quartet

Klaus Huber Moteti-Cantionei for string quartet
(Saar Radio recording)


Unknown: Klaus Huber Moteti-Cantionei

: Ralph Richardson

selects, reads and talks about some of William Blake 's poems in the first of two programmes, Producer CHARLES LEFEAUX


Unknown: William Blake
Producer: Charles Lefeaux

: Concert from Leeds

direct from the Town Hall Felicity Lott (soprano)
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kurt Sanderling Wagner Prelude: Lohengrin Strauss Four Last Songs


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conducted By: Kurt Sanderling
Unknown: Lohengrin Strauss

: * The Human Face of History

' This new fascination with the human face of history ... ' Philip Hook offers some thoughts on what he regards as a perceptible new genre of popular academic painting. which emerged in the second half of the 19th century.

: * Concert

Part 2 Mahler Symphony No 4 (A public concert presented by Leeds Leisure Services) BBC Manchester

: Reconsidering John Stuart Mill

The second of two programmes in which Alan Ryan , Fellow of New College, Oxford, seeks to test the validity of some of Mill's ideas in our time. 2: Mili - The Manifold A Symposium
Speakers: DR JOHN BARRELL , Fellow of King's College, Cam-bridge, author of books on Coleridge; SIR ISAIAH BERLIN, historian of Ideas: SIR PETER MEDAWAR , biologist and philosopher of science; PEDRO SCHWARTZ , Spanish economist, author of a work on Mill's economics.


Unknown: Alan Ryan
Unknown: Dr John Barrell
Unknown: Sir Peter Medawar
Unknown: Pedro Schwartz
Producer: Leonie Cohn

: Sounds Interesting

After many years, and several changes in their line-up, GENESIS continue to produce compositions of imagination and skill. Tonight Derek Jewell plays some of their new album And Then There Were Three, a title symbolising the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett. Also a retrospective look at some earlier songs by the new star BILLY JOEL , some of the latest work by BOB MARLEY and the voice of CHI COLTRAINE. gramophone records


Unknown: Derek Jewell
Guitarist: Steve Hackett.
Unknown: Billy Joel
Unknown: Bob Marley

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kenat (D 877 No 1)

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