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: The Chopin Tradition

The third of eight Chopin recitals drawn from the recordings of pianists renowned for their interpretation of his music.
This week: Arthur Rubinstein Polonaise in A flat, Op 53
8.13* Four Mazurkas, Op 68
8.23* Polonaise-Fantaisie in A fiat, Op 61
X.36* Berceuse in D flat, Op 57
8.41* Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
8.46* Scherzo in B flat minor, Op 31 gramophone records


Unknown: Arthur Rubinstein

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests
Strauss Symphonic Poem: Also sprach Zarathustra. Op 30 DRESDEN STATE ORCHESTRA conducted by RUDOLF KEMPE
9.39* Elgar Violin Concerto In B minor, Op 61


Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: Music Now

FELIX APRAHAMIAN surveys the recent festival of Armenian music.
JANE GLOVER investigates Mozart's Davidde penitente. Introduced by John Amis Producer NATALIE WHEEN


Unknown: Felix Aprahamian
Unknown: Jane Glover
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Mozart

Mass in c minor
HELEN DONATH (soprano)


Soprano: Helen Donath
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Words....

Francis King. novelist and critic, reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Francis King.

: Let the Peoples Sing

International Amateur Choral Competition: 7
School Class, Part 1
Finland: KONTULA COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S CHOIR; UK: ST BERNARD 'S CONVENT CHOIR: Bulgaria: CHILDREN'S choir or NO 17 SECONDARY SCHOOL, SOFIA: Canada: HOLY HEART OF MARY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' choir; Korea: WORLD VISION CHILDREN'S choir: Yugoslavia: FEMALE CHOIR OF THE JOSIP SLAVENSKI SCHOOL OF MUSIC; France: MAITRISE GABRIEL-FAURÉ 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)


Unknown: St Bernard
Unknown: Josip Slavenski
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe

: Eder Quartet

Paul Eder (violin) Erika Toth (violin) Zoltan Toth (viola) Gyorgy Eder (cello)
Bartok String Quartet No 4
Brahms String Quartet in c minor, Op 51 No 1


Violin: Paul Eder
Violin: Erika Toth
Viola: Zoltan Toth
Cello: Gyorgy Eder

: Gwendoline

Opera in two acts
Libretto by CATULLE MENDÈS Music by Chabrier (sung in French)
Introduced by JAMES HARDING
FRENCH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA FRENCH RADIO CHORUS conducted by HENRI gallois (French Radio recording)


Introduced By: James Harding
Conducted By: Henri Gallois

: Beethoven, Bartok, Liszt

Beethoven Sonata in G major, Op 31 No 1
Bartok Suite. Op 14: Six Dances in Bulgarian rhythm
Liszt Apres une lecture <te Dante (Dante Sonata)

: Prom Preview

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


Unknown: Peter Dodd

: Music in Our Time

This week. a programme of music by Stockhausen (born 22 August 1928) played by the LONDON SINFONIETTA, conducted by THE COMPOSER. The programme is introduced by Arnold Whittall. and during the interval at 5.55* he talks about Stockhausen's contribution to the music of our time. Kreuzspiel: Zeitmasse: Stop Kontrapunkte; Adieu; Ylem
(A public concert given at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London in March 1973)
(Music by Stockhausen features in tomorrow's Prom at
9.30; Stockhausen at 50: Tuesday 2.30 pm)


Introduced By: Arnold Whittall.
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: Fiction, Fact and France

A panorama of people, places and things, factual and fictional, in the traditionalist French-speaking culture of 1850 to 1950.
A series of 13 talks by Richard Cobb , Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College. Oxford.
11: Marseille (Part 1)
This series could be sub-titled L'histoire des petites gens. ' L'histoire ' - the witness of both fact and fiction... petites gens ' - a loving celebration of the quartier, the café des habitue's. Jacques Tati country: everything threatened by the New France of technocracy. followed by an interlude


Unknown: Richard Cobb
Unknown: Jacques Tati

: Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London

Lynn Harrell (cello) Ye Yo Ma (cello)
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) English Chamber Orchestra leader JOSÉ-LUIS GARCIA conductor Plnchas Zukerman
Part 1 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D (p 147)
C. P. E. Bach Cello Concerto in A (Wq 172)
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, for two cellos (p 411)


Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein
Conductor: Luis Garcia
Conductor: Plnchas Zukerman

: * Truth and Dr Steiner

The recent Bronowski Memorial Lecture given bv George Steiner under the title Has Truth a Future? has attracted much comment. The Bishop of Durham. The Right Rev Dr John Habgood. himself a scientist and theologian, argues that, in fact. the search for truth is larger than science and requires a relationship between knower and known in which human values count.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Dr John Habgood.

: * pm Stereo Live from the RFH

Part 2 Schubert
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, for piano and string trio (D 487); Symphony No 2, in B flat

: Prague 1968

Ten years ago tonight the armed forces of the Soviet Union and its allies invaded Czechoslovakia and have occupied the country ever since. Eduard Goldstuecker , diplomat, writer and university teacher, now Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Sussex, gives a personal assessment of what he calls ' an open wound in the centre of Europe
(The Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Mon 11.5 am Radio 4)


Unknown: Eduard Goldstuecker

: From the 1977 Berlin Festival

The first of three programmes from the festival, one of whose themes was music of the 1920s. The concerts provided the opportunity for hearing a number of unduly neglected works, including these three pieces by the young Hindemith, two of which are virtually unknown.
Eight Songs, Op 18
Sonata for solo viola, Op 11 ATAR ARAD
Die Serenaden, Op 35 GILAH YARON (soprano) GUNTHER PASSIN (oboe) JOSEPH GUTMANN (viola) GEORG DONDERER (Cello) (rias Berlin recording)


Oboe: Gunther Passin
Viola: Joseph Gutmann
Cello: Georg Donderer

: Drama Now

Jimmy by DESMOND HOGAN with P. G. Stephens and Pauline Delany
'I was 26 then. He was 17. I was schoolmaster. He was pupil. He wore white starched collars. I wore grey ... I was his English teacher in a school run by Brothers. It was general knowledge in Galway that I had a bent to literature and as such I was respected and feared, the Irish loving language, hating truth. We were friends, Tommy and I, nothing more ... But the men and women of Galway had a clear glint in their eye for scandal.... '
Musical director JOHN ANDERSON Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Desmond Hogan
Unknown: P. G. Stephens
Unknown: Pauline Delany
Director: John Anderson
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Jimmy: P C Stephens
Mary/Woman at party: Eithne Dunne
Woman on boat: Catherine Gibson
Tommy/Boy: Bosco Hogan
Elaine: Pauline Delany
Rita: Carmel McSharry
George: Kevin Flood
Joe/Barman: Sean Barrett

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Verklarung BRUCE BOYCE (bar)
DOREL HANDMAN (piano): record


Unknown: Verklarung Bruce Boyce
Piano: Dorel Handman

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