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: Horowitz

Samuel Barber 's Piano Sonata, Op 26. was commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the American League of Composers. Vladimir Horowitz gave the first performance of this transcendentally difficult work in Carnegie Hall in 1950. He is also heard this morning in more familiar repertoire: Scarlatti and Rachmaninov. and an encore of his own composition: records

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz

: News

: Music for St George's Day

A short sequence of English music performed by the PURCELL CONSORT and ST GEORGE 'S CANZONA: record

Contributors

Unknown: St George

: Live from Peking

Today a symphony concert Is being given in Peking. By arrangement with Peking Radio, it will be beamed direct by satellite to Paris where It will be broadcast by France Musique. Radio 3 is relaying this first-ever live broadcast in stereo from Peking by courtesy of Radio France. It gives a unique opportunity of hearing Chinese musicians as they make music - the music of both their own culture and of Western Europe.
Central Philharmonic
Society Symphony Orchestra conducted by Han Chung-Chieh with Liu Shih-Kun (piano) Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Le carnaval romain Chen Pey-Hsun Symphonic
Poem: Like a tidal wave a wonder rises in my heart (an impression of Chairman Mao's poem The tower of the yellow crane)
Liu Shih-Kun /WangYan-Chiao/ Shih Wan-Chun /Kuo Chih-Ming Piano Concerto: Battling the typhoon (exalting the Socialist initiative and the heroism of the dockers)

Contributors

Conducted By: Han Chung-Chieh
Piano: Liu Shih-Kun
Unknown: Liu Shih-Kun
Unknown: Shih Wan-Chun

: * The New Cultural Revolution

Philip Short , the BBC's Correspondent in Peking, talks about developments in the arts in China since Mao's death and the prospects for greater creative freedom.

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Short

: * Concert

Part 2 Beethoven Symphony No 3, in E flat (Eroica)

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver
Luigi Cherubini , ' the greatest living composer after myself ' (Beethoven): an assessment by BASIL DEANE
Late Shostakovich: an examination of the last period of his career by CALUM MACDONALD

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Introduced By: Luigi Cherubini
Unknown: Basil Deane
Unknown: Calum MacDonald

: Songs for Shakespeare's Birthday

CHRISTOPHER UNDERWOOD (bar) BBC NORTHERN SINGERS conductor STEPHEN WILKINSON
Frank Martin Five Songs of Ariel: ELSA KENDAL (contralto)
B. J. S. Stevens Four Shakespeare Songs
Stephen Wilkinson That time of year; Blow, blow, thou winter wind: That time of year thou mayst in me behold; When icicles hang by the wall (first broadcast performance) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Underwood
Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Conductor: Frank Martin
Contralto: B. J. S. Stevens
Unknown: Stephen Wilkinson

: Words....

Dipak Nandy. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dipak Nandy.

: Haydn

Trio in G (H xv 25)
ALFRED CORTOT (piano) JACQUES THIBAUD (violin)
PABLO CASALS (cello): record

Contributors

Piano: Alfred Cortot
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Cello: Pablo Casals

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins

: Undine

A romantic magic opera In four acts
Music by Albert Lortzing
Libretto by THE COMPOSER, freely adapted from the tale by FOUQUÉ
<sung in German: records)
The first in a series of three operas all with a touch of the supernatural
BERLIN RADIO CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA. conducted by ROBERT HEGER Act 1
2.55* Lortzing and the Undine Legend by John Warrack
' Lortzing, with his quick eye for theatre, saw that there was an effective ending to his Undine with the rising of the tide of waters and the collapse of the castle. out of which there arises by supernatural means a new realm of love for the hero and heroine: but this is not to say that we have here a true anticipation of the Gottcrdammerung. What is fair to say is that this was one of the features that contributed to Wagner's rapacious imagination.'
3.11* Undine. Act 2
3.45* Interval Reading
3.55* Undine. Acts 3 and 4

Contributors

Music By: Albert Lortzing
Conducted By: Robert Heger
Unknown: John Warrack

: Music in Our Time

In the last of five programmes from the 1977 UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, two major works by established European composers
Aribert Reimann Variations for orchestra
BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by RICHARD DUFALLO (SFB, Berlin recording)
Gilbert Amy D'un espace déployé
CHRISTINE EDA-PIERRE (soprano) FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL and THE COMPOSER
(first broadcasts In this country)
(French Radio recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Aribert Reimann
Conducted By: Richard Dufallo
Unknown: Gilbert Amy D'Un
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel

: World Drama

Antony and Cleopatra by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ,with Stan Phillips
Robert Stephens. Derek Godfrey and Ronald Pickup
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
Other parts: PETER CRAZE WALTER HALL , STEVE HODSON
ANDREW SEEAR and PAUL MEIER
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN During the interval at 7.25'-
7.30* music by Dowland played by JULIAN BREAM (lute) and his Consort: record
Sidn Phillips 's preview: page 19

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Stan Phillips
Unknown: Robert Stephens.
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Peter Craze
Unknown: Walter Hall
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Andrew Seear
Unknown: Paul Meier
Directed By: John Tydeman
Unknown: Sidn Phillips
Cleopatra Queen of Egypt: Sian Phillips
Attendants on Cleopatra:Charmian: Sheila Grant
Iras: Mary Healey
Antony: Robert Stephens
Octavius Caesar: Ronald Pickup
Lepidus: Lockwood West
Sextus Pompeius: Feter Woodthorpi
Friends of Antony: Domitius Enobarbus: Derek Godfrey
ErOS: Sam Dastor
Scarus: Neville Jason
Dercetas: William Eedle
Canidius: Fraser Kerr
Friends of Caesar: Maecenas: Michael Goldie
Agrippa: Stephen Thorne
Dolabella: Bruce Lidington
Proculeius: Andrew Seear
Thyreus: Geoffrey Collins
Friends of Pompey:Varrius: Peter Craze
Menas: Geoffrey Collins
Octavia, Caesar's sister: Jane Knowlis
Attendants on Cleopatra: AlexaS: Anthony Daniels
Mardian, eunuch: Wilfrid Carter
Soothsayer: Haydn Jones
Clown: Peter Woodthorpe

: From the Proms 77

Part 1 Purcell
Hail. bright Cecilia: a song for Saint Cecilia's Day
FELICITY LOTT (soprano)
JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) CHARLES BRETT (counter-tenor) IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor)
STEPHEN ROBERTS (baritone)
DAVID THOMAS (bass-baritone)
STEPHEN CLEOBURY (organ continuo)
DAVID ROBLOU (harpsichord continuo)
NIGEL NORTH (theorbo continuo) STEPHEN ORTON (cello continuo) SCHOLA CANTORUM OF OXFORD P&RCELL ORCHESTRA leader ROGER GARLAND conductor NICHOLAS CLEOBURY

Contributors

Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Bass-Baritone: Stephen Cleobury
Harpsichord: David Roblou
Cello: Stephen Orton
Leader: Roger Garland
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: * Judging the Administration

Richard McAllister of the Department of Politics at the University of Edinburgh. examines the growth of the gap between judicial and administrative processes into which neither lawyers nor politicians wish to move, and the need in Britain to evolve a method of dealing with such questions.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard McAllister

: &Quad From the Proms 77

Part 2 Elgar
Symphony No 2, In E flat BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
(Promenade Concert broadcast on 24 July 1977 from the Royal Albert Hall , London)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Trinklied (Bacchus, felster Furst)
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (bar) GERALD MOORE (piano): record

Contributors

Piano: Gerald Moore








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