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Delius Marche caprice
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
Grainger Bold William Taylor JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN Delius English Rhapsody: Brigg Fair
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor: SHURA CHERKASSKY
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Grainger Bold William Taylor
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: News

: Record Review

Edited and introduced by John Lade
Building a Library: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, by JOHN STEANE.
Recent records of instrumental music reviewed by LIONEL SALTER.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: John Steane.
Reviewed By: Lionel Salter.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Release

Bach Preludes and Fugues in B flat minor, B major and B minor (Book 1: 48 Preludes and Fugues)
GUSTAV LEONHARDT (harpsichord) gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Bach Preludes

: Berkeley and Ravel

Third in a series of programmes including music by Sir Lennox Berkeley , 75 this year SUSAN BRADSHAW
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (pianos) Berkeley Sonatina for piano duet
Ravel Suite: Ma Mère l'Oye
Berkeley Sonatina for two pianos: Palm Court Waltz for piano duet

Contributors

Unknown: Lennox Berkeley
Unknown: Susan Bradshaw
Pianos: Richard Rodney Bennett

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

leader ELI GOREN conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ
YVONNE MINTON ( mezzo-soprano) STUART BURROWS (tenor)
Berlioz Les Nuits d'été: La Mort de CleopAtre; Three excerpts (Romeo and Juliet)

Contributors

Leader: Eli Goren
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Mezzo-Soprano: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: Stuart Burrows

: News

: What the Papers Said

A series of five programmes on press reaction to famous events. After the Declaration of American Independence. 1776
Written and presented by George Walton Scott
Narrator John Holmstrom
Reaction to the Declaration was intense. The Morning Post accused the colonists of pride, hypocrisy, dishonesty and ingratitude, while the Gentlemen's Magazine wrote that ' the Declaration was of the most extraordinary nature both with regard to sentiment and language.'
Producer RAYMOND ESCOFFEY

Contributors

Narrator: George Walton Scott
Producer: Raymond Escoffey

: Schubert

Quartet in G (D 887)
AMtDEUS STRING QUARTET

: Man of Action

The Rev Paul Oestrelcher , vicar of Blackheath, is Chairman of the British Section of Amnesty International. He has a particular interest in Eastern Europe, as he was born in a town now in East Germany. Meiningen. where his mother was a singer at the Court Theatre. He lived through a childhood under Hitler; went as a refugee to New Zealand; and. perhaps inevitably, has come to feel deeply about human rights and the world's oppressed. This afternoon his choice of music, cheerful as well as profound, reflects some of his experiences: records

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Oestrelcher

: Music of the Masters

Sibelius Symphony No 1. in E minor: BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, leader DENNIS SIMONS conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD Chopin Berceuse
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN (piano) (gramophone record)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20, in D minor (K 466)
WALTER KLIEN (piano)
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD

Contributors

Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Chopin Berceuse
Piano: Arthur Rubinstein
Piano: Walter Klien
Conductor: Raymond Leppard

: Aldeburgh Festival 1978

Death in Venice
An opera in two acts
Libretto by MYFANWY PIPER, after the story by THOMAS MANN Music by Benjamin Britten
Royal Opera House. Covent Garden, production direct from the Maltings. Snape
ENGLISH MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JOSE LUIS GARCIA conducted by STEUART BEDFORD
The action of the opera takes place in Munich, in Venice and on the Lido, 1911. Act 1

Contributors

Story By: Thomas Mann
Leader: Jose Luis Garcia
Conducted By: Steuart Bedford

: * pm Personal View

Reflections on current affairs
Theodore Zeldin , Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and historian of modern France, gives the third of four fortnightly talks.
(Lust tall.: 24 June)

Contributors

Unknown: Theodore Zeldin

: Aldeburgh Festival

Death in Venice Act 2

: Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts. This week:
John Spurling (in the Chair), talks with Marghanita Laski , Peter Porter and Marina Vaizey Producer PATRICIA BRENT

Contributors

Unknown: John Spurling
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Marina Vaizey
Producer: Patricia Brent

: Alkan

Second of four programmes of his piano music introduced and played by RONALD SMITH
Le festin d'Esope; Symphony, Op 39 Nos 4, 5, 6 and 7

Contributors

Played By: Ronald Smith

: Islam in the Modern World

Eight programmes on the role and significance of Islam in contemporary society. 6: India
In the first of two programmes on the sub-continent, Simon Digby of Wolfson College. Oxford, examines the particular characteristics of Islam in India, and reports on the attitudes and aspirations of the large Moslem minority that remained there after partition. Producer JOHN THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Digby
Producer: John Thomas

: Sounds Interesting

Three artists who are each trying, in various ways, for ' fusion ' of ancient and modern styles head the bill tonight as Derek Jewell plays music by YUSEF LATEEF ; the classical guitarist john Williams , travelling towards popular horizons; and the singer SHUSHA, whose new album, produced by Paul Buckmaster , blends the sounds of Persia with those of the West. A fine new singer, DEE DEE BRIDGWATER , Is also featured, together with an encore from the new wave band, TELEVISION. gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Jewell
Music By: Yusef Lateef
Unknown: John Williams
Produced By: Paul Buckmaster
Singer: Dee Dee Bridgwater

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

To mark the 90th anniversary of her birth, all this week's closing Schubert songs will be sung by ELISABETH SCHUMANN , beginning with Die Vogel , in which she is accompanied by KARL ALWIN.
(gramophone record: 1927)
BBC Music Guide: Schubert Songs, by Maurice Brown , 75p, from bookshops

Contributors

Sung By: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Die Vogel
Accompanied By: Karl Alwin.
Songs By: Maurice Brown








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