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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

: News

: Overture

Marc-Antoine Charpentler Suite: Medfie
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA directed from the harpsichord by RAYMOND LEPPARD
7.25* Bach Violin Concerto In E (BWV 1042)
7.44' Poulenc Suite française THE PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGES PRETRE gramophone records


Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentler
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Conducted By: Georges Pretre

: News

: Morning Concert

Schumann Overture: Julius Caesar VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI
8.13* Busoni Concertstiick for piano and orchestra FRANK GLAZER BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by c. A. BÜNTE
8.31' Bartok Divertimento for string orchestra: ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS directed by NEVILLE MARRINER gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti
Conducted By: Busoni Concertstiick
Directed By: Neville Marriner

: News

: This Week's Composers

Obrecht and de la Rue
Today's final programme Includes mass-settings by each composer, preceded by a solemn hymn that uses a plainsong passion setting as a cantus firmus. de la Rue Hymn: Vcxilla Regis CLEMENCIC CONSORT directed by RENÉ CLEMENCIC de la Rue Sanctus, from the Mass Ave sanctissima Maria
Obrecht Missa super Sub tuum presidium confugimus CAPELLA LIPSIENSIS directed by DIETRICH KNOTHE gramophone records


Directed By: David Munrow
Directed By: Dietrich Knothe

: Haydn

ARLEEN AUGER (soprano)
ORCHESTRA conducted by GONTER KEHR Overture in D
Aria: Palpita ad ogni Istante; Recit and Aria: Im placabili numi (Orlando Paladino)
Symphony No 36, in 9 flat (Saar Radio recording)


Soprano: Arleen Auger
Conducted By: Gonter Kehr

: Young Artists' Recital

(soprano saxophone)
David White (alto saxophone) Stan Sulzman
(tenor saxophone) Anton Weinberg
(baritone saxophone)
Pierre Max Dubois Saxophone Quartet
Mercadante Les soirées Italiennes
Rupert Scott Suite for four saxes


Tenor: David Rendall
Soprano: Richard Addison
Unknown: David White
Tenor: Stan Sulzman
Baritone: Anton Weinberg
Unknown: Pierre Max Dubois
Unknown: Rupert Scott Suite

: In Short

Music is Ever so Nice:

: Shura Cherkassky

Beethoven Sonata in c, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Chopin Ballade No 4, in r minor; Op 52


Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Chopin Ballade

: Cardiff Midday Prom

direct from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Cardiff Helen Field (soprano)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karolos Trikolidis Strauss Symphonic Poem: Death and Transfiguration
12.23* Strauss Four Last Songs


Soprano: Helen Field
Conducted By: Karolos Trikolidis

: News

: Playbill

A personal preview by DONALD PRICE of some of the plays and features on Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the week ahead.

: Cardiff Midday Prom

Part 2 Bruckner
Symphony No 1, in c minor (Linz)
(Before an invited audience)

: Royal Repertoire

Ballet in two acts
Choreography: PETIPA, after CORALLI and PERROT Music: Adam
HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN conducted by YURI FAYER (records)
Introduced by Cormac Rigby


Conducted By: Yuri Fayer
Introduced By: Cormac Rigby

: Elliott Carter's Brass Quintet

composed in 1974 AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET Ray Mase (trumpet)
Louis Ranger (trumpet) Edward Birdwell (horn)
Herbert Rankin (trombone)
Robert Biddlecome (trombone)


Horn: Edward Birdwell
Horn: Herbert Rankin
Unknown: Robert Biddlecome

: The Young Idea

A Progress of Pilgrims
Prompted by the 350th anniversary of John Bunyan and the 300th of his Pilgrim's Progress Christopher Hogwood presents music by Vaughan Williams , Mendelssohn, Wagner' and Schubert in a procession of pilgrim works: records


Unknown: John Bunyan
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Music By: Vaughan Williams

: Homeward Bound

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: Homeward Bound

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: Lifelines

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Leisure and Recreation
6.30 Looking at Claudius
Three programmes of special interest to viewers of the BBC television series I, Claudius
3: Claudius on Television
DEREK JACOBI , SIAN PHILLIPS , HERBERT WISE and ROBERT ERSKINE talk to SHERIDAN MORLEY. Series producer EDITH BAER (I, Claudius will be repeated on BBC1 later in the year)

7.0 Getting it Together
3: A one-two, a one-twothreefour
GARY TAYLOR talks with the seven-piece group IRONSCYDE about how to put a number together, and comments on the way they go about things during one of their rehearsals.


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Herbert Wise
Unknown: Robert Erskine
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producer: Edith Baer
Talks: Gary Taylor

: Chopin

Piano Sonata No 3, in a minor played by the young Singapore-born pianist MELVYN TAN


Pianist: Melvyn Tan

: Concert from Newcastle

direct from the City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne Heinrich Schiff (cello) Sinfonia Chorus chorus-master ALAN FEARON
Northern Sinfonia Orchestra leader BARRY WILDE conducted by Rudolf Schwarz Part 1
Haydn Te Deum No 2. In c
Berkeley Serenade for strings
Haydn Cello Concerto in D (h Vllb 2)


Cello: Tyne Heinrich Schiff
Chorus-Master: Alan Fearon
Leader: Barry Wilde
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz

: * Shakespeare and the Histories

Five talks reflecting some of the new insights in Shakespeare scholarship concerning the history plays.
2: The Henry VI Trilogy: History into Drama
Emrys Jones , Fellow of Magdalen College and Reader in English Literature in the University of Oxford, suggests why the three Henry VI plays were, in their time, such an exceptionally ambitious theatrical venture, creating a new kind of drama: the secular history play.


Unknown: Emrys Jones

: * Concert

Part 2
Brahms Two motets. Op 29: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her; Schaffe in mir ein rein
Herz Mozart Symphony No 36, in c (Linz). BBC Manchester


Unknown: Herz Mozart

: Among the Witnesses

Of all the poets writing in Russia today, it is Bella Akhmadulina who most explicitly acknowledges a debt to her great predecessors. Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsveta yeva. In her final programme on women and poetry in the Soviet Union, the poet and novelist Elaine Feinstein looks at the work of Bella Akhmadu lina, with readings recorded during Akhmadulina's visit to Paris in 1977. Reader FRANCES HOROVITZ Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester followed by an interlude


Unknown: Bella Akhmadulina
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Marina Tsveta
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Bella Akhmadu
Reader: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Music Now

A composite portrait of the musician-administrator Sir William Glock by PIERRE BOULEZ , HENRY BOYS, ELLIOTT CARTER , PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, PETER HEYWORTH , IMOGEN HOLST , ROBERT Simpson - and the sitter himself.
Introduced by John Amis Producer NATALIE WHEEN
(William Glock 's 70th Birthday Concert: 3 May)


Musician-Administrator: Sir William Glock
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Peter Heyworth
Unknown: Imogen Holst
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: William Glock

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Ferne von der grossen Stadt ANNE COLLINS (contralto)


Contralto: Anne Collins

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