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: The Chopin Tradition

The second of eight Chopin recitals drawn from the recordings of pianists renowned for their interpretation of his music.
This week: Serge Rachmaninov Battade in A flat, Op 47
8.13* Three Waltzes, Op 64
8.22* Sonata in B tat minor, Op 35
8.41* Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2
8.46* Scherzo in c sharp minor, Op 39: gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Serge Rachmaninov

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Martinu Field Mass (mono) TEODOR SRUBAR (baritone)
VIT NEJEDLY ARMY ENSEMBLE
MEMBERS OF THE CZECH
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by BONUMIR LISKA
9.33* Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 7
ALICIA DE LARROCHA
9.51* Shostakovich Symphony No 6, in » minor. Op 54
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ANDRE PREVIN gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Bonumir Liska
Conducted By: Andre Previn

: Music Now

A Glvndebourne Notebook with David Hockney , Sir Hugh Casson , John Higgins and Bernard Haitink.
Introduced by John Amis Producer NATALIE WHEEN

Contributors

Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Bernard Haitink.
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Karajan Conducts Bruckner

ANNA TOMOWA-siNTOw (soprano) AGNES BALTSA (contralto) DAVID RENDALL (tenor) JOSE VAN DAM (bass)
DER SINGVEREIN DER GESELL-SCHAFT PER MUSIKFREUNDE
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Part 1
Symphony No 9, in d minor

Contributors

Tenor: David Rendall

: * pm Words....

Francis King , novelist and critic. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Francis King

: * Bruckner

Part 2 Te Deum
(Austrian Radio recording)

: Let The Peoples Sing

International Amateur Choral Competition:
6: Equal Voice Class, Part 2
Sweden: 'TREKLANGEN LlNKOPING; Belgium: CERCLE CECILIA DE RAEREN; UK: READING MALI VOICE CHOIR; Bulgaria: WOMEN'S CHAMBER CHOIR OF THE TRADE WORKERS' HOUSE OF CULTURE, SOFIA; Finland: HELSINKI UNIVERSITY CHORUS
Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the Adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
(Let The Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)

Contributors

Presenter: Bernard Keeffe

: Lancaster University Concert

DELME ENSEMBLE
Part 1 Beethoven
Septet in E flat, Op 20
2.0* Interval Reading
2.5* Concert
Part 2 Schubert Octet in F (D 803)
BBC Manchester

: King Roger

Opera in three acts
Music by Karol Szymanowski
Libretto by THE COMPOSER and JAROSLAV IWASZKIEWICZ
(sung in Polish: records)
King Roger has been described as ' seductive, picturesque, irresistible Despite this and other accolades, there have been only five productions since its premiere in 1926. CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
OF THE WARSAW STATE OPERA HOUSE conducted by MIECZYSLAW MIERZEJEWSKI. Act 1
3.40* Szymanowski and Sicily
Richard Shrad discusses the background to King Roger: Szymanowski's love of Sicily. the circumstances in which the opera came to be written, and its relationship to other music of the Decadence.
3.55* King Roger Acts 2 and 3

Contributors

Unknown: Jaroslav Iwaszkiewicz
Conducted By: Mieczyslaw Mierzejewski.

: Between the Wars

by Hugh MacDiarmid through Henry Stamper
' These are a few recollections from the time I became known not only as Chris Grieve but Hugh MacDiarmid. These thoughts move back and forward from 1923 to the present year of 1939 as they come to mind. They are. in short, the passing thoughts of a hippopotamus. The hippopotamus is a large beast and that explains why I should have difficulty in getting it all on a certain size of canvas and even then. cannot present them in the round but only from one angle at a time and far from life size.' Directed for the stage by BRIAN CRUMLISH
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (First broadcast on Radio Scotland) followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh MacDiarmid
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Chris Grieve
Unknown: Hugh MacDiarmid.
Unknown: Brian Crumlish
Producer: Gordon Emslie

: Bach and Faure

COLIN CARR ICellO)
KATHRYN STOTT ipiano)
Bach Sonata No 3, in c (BWV 1009) Faur6 Romance; Elegie; Papillons

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Carr
Unknown: Kathryn Stott

: Prom Preview

Peter Dodd takes a look at some of the music to be broadcast in the Proms.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Dodd

: Music in Our Time

This week, a programme of British music including a string quartet by Sir Lennox Berkeley. 75 this year, and recent two-piano works by Giles Swayne and Berkeley's pupil Brian Chappie.
HOWARD SHELLEY (piano)
HILARY MACNAMARA (piano) ALBERNI STRING QUARTET
With EILEEN ENCELBRECHT (Viola) LYNDEN CRANHAM (Cello)
Giles Swayne Synthesis for two pianos
Lennox Berkeley String Quartet No 3
Brian Chappie Concert Piece, for double piano quartet (first broadcast performance) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Lennox Berkeley.
Unknown: Giles Swayne
Unknown: Brian Chappie.
Cello: Lynden Cranham

: Drama Now

How an Honourable Shop-keeper Finds the Courage to Break his Adorable Wife's Nose in Front of Everyone by ODDUR BJORNSSON
Translated from the Icelandic by BENEDICT ARNASON and PHILIP BOND with Philip Bond , Lyndon Brook and Barbara Leigh-Hunt Mrs Arnason would have been a complete angel if she'd had wings and it's hard to see why Mr Arnason did such a dreadful thing to her. If their son could only understand what happened between them he could perhaps understand himself.
She PETRA DAVIES Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Benedict Arnason
Unknown: Philip Bond
Unknown: Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Unknown: Mrs Arnason
Unknown: Mr Arnason
Directed By: Jane Morgan
First old lady.: Margot Boyd
Second old lady: Brenda Kaye
Ami Arnason: Philip Bond
Mrs Arnason: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Mr Arnason: Lyndon Brook
Bogga: Vanessa Millard
Tor: Michael Goldie
Halldora: Jennifer Piercey
Doctor: Gavin Campbell
Ardi.: Kevin Lyons

: Schwetzingen Festival 1978

MARGARET MARSHALL (soprano) STUTTGART RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by ARGEO QUADRI
Part 1 Handel Overture: Giulio Cesare : Arias: V'adoro pupille, satte d'Amore; Da tempeste il legno infranto
Vivaldi Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 1
9.40* Interval Reading
9.45* Concert
Part 2 Vivaldi Arias: Alia caecia d'un bell' adorato: Non ti lusinghi la crudeltade; Combatta un gentil cor (Tito Manilo)
Haydn Cavatina: Palpita ad igni istante (Orlando Paladino) Mozart Gavotte and Pantomime (Les petits Riens); Aria: Ach, ich fiihl's. es ist entschwunden (Die Zauberflote)
(SDR Stuttgart recording)

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Marshall
Conducted By: Argeo Quadri
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Mozart Gavotte

: The National Voice

Brian Morris. Professor of English Literature at Sheffield University, looks at the poetry now coming from Ulster, Wales and Scotland, and how far it draws its power from a distinctive sense of national or regional identity. 1: Ulster
With MICHAEL ALLEN. SEAMUS DEANE SEAMUS HEANEY , JOHN HEWITT
PAUL MULDOON and FRANK ORMSBY Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Allen.
Unknown: Seamus Deane
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: John Hewitt
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Frank Ormsby
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Webern and Ravel

Webern Slow movement for string quartet
QUARTETTO ITALIANO
Ravel Introduction and Allegro GISELLE HERBERT (harp)
SALVADOR GRATAC ÓS (flute) JULIO PAÑELI.A (clarinet)
PARRENIN QUARTET: records

Contributors

Harp: Salvador Gratac

: Nuremberg-A Personal Memoir

Ida Herz. a bookseller first in Germany and then in London - and a lifelong friend of Thomas Mann - recalls some episodes from her childhood and youth in Nuremberg in the early part of this century.

Contributors

Unknown: Ida Herz.
Unknown: Thomas Mann

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

An die Entfernte
BARRY MCDANIEL (baritone)
ERNEST LUSH (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Barry McDaniel








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