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: The Chopin Tradition

The fifth of eight Chopin recitals drawn from the recordings of pianists renowned for their interpretation of his music, This week: Dinu Lipatti Three Waltzes, Op 70
8.13* Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2
8.19* Sonata in B minor, Op 58
8.45* Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60: gramophone records

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests Carmina Burana
Today, a chance to hear in full the riotous scenic cantata of Carl Orff conducted by ANTAL DORATI with NORMA BURROWES (soprano) Louis DEVOS (tenor)
JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone) BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS SOUTHEND BOYS' CHOIR
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA preceded by a short Wind Quintet by Franz Danzi

Contributors

Unknown: Carl Orff
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Norma Burrowes
Tenor: Louis Devos
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Franz Danzi

: Music Now

ANTHONY PHILLIPS talks about Gennadi Rozhdestvensky , the new chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, Victoria Postnikova ; and MEIRION BOWEN discusses Sir Michael Tippett 's Fourth Symphony.
Introduced by John Amis Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Talks: Anthony Phillips
Unknown: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Victoria Postnikova
Unknown: Meirion Bowen
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Boston Symphony Orchestra

conductor Seiji Ozawa
The opening concert of the orchestra's 97th season, recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, on 30 September 1977 Part 1 Frank Martin
Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion and string orchestra
DORIOT ANTHONY DWYER (flute) RALPH GOMBERG (oboe)
HAROLD WRIGHT (clarinet) SHERMAN WALT (bassoon)
ARMANDO GHITALLA (trumpet) CHARLES KAVALOVSKI (horn) RONALD BARRON (trombone) EVERETT FIRTH (timpani)

Contributors

Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Frank Martin
Flute: Doriot Anthony Dwyer
Oboe: Ralph Gomberg
Clarinet: Harold Wright
Bassoon: Armando Ghitalla

: * Words....

Francis King , novelist and critic, reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 4.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Francis King

: Boston SO

Part 2 Mahler
Symphony No 1, in D (including the Blumine movement)
(Boston Symphony Transcriptien Trust recording)

: Let The Peoples Sing

International Amateur Choral Competition: 9
Youth Class, part 1
Norway: NRK STUDIO CHOIR; West Germany: LIMBURGER DOMSING-KNABEN; UK: BULMERSHE GIRLS' CHOIR; Holland: DEO SACRUM; Hungary: FERENC LISZT CHAMBER choir; Canada: FACULTY OF MUSIC SINGERS; Finland: YOUTH CHOIR OF OULAINEN
Introduced by Bernard Keeffe (Let The Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)

Contributors

Unknown: Ferenc Liszt
Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe

: The Haydn Trio

Heinz Medjimorec (piano) Walter Schulz (cello)
Michael Schnitzler (violin)
Ivan Erod Piano Trio (1976) (first broadcast performance)
Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, Op 49

Contributors

Piano: Heinz Medjimorec
Cello: Walter Schulz
Violin: Michael Schnitzler
Piano: Ivan Erod

: Edgar

Opera in three acts
Music bv Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by FERDINANDO FONTANA (sung in Italian: records)
SCHOLA CANTORUM OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK CITY OPERA CHILDREN'S
CHORUS
OPERA ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK conducted by EVE QUELER Acts I and 2 3.15* Edward Greenfield discusses Edgar in relation to Puccini's musical development and to his life.
3.30* Edgar Act 3

Contributors

Unknown: Ferdinando Fontana
Conducted By: Eve Queler
Conducted By: Edward Greenfield

: Prom Preview

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

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Dodd

: Beethoven

String Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky) played by the AI.BAN BERG QUARTET
(Recording from this year's Schwetzingen Festival made available by SDR Stuttgart)

: A Most Peculiar Island

In his recent Reith Lectures, Professor A. H. Halsey reflected on the social changes that have taken place in the United Kingdom since the turn of the century. His interpretation of these changes and the social and political implications of his analysis are the subject of tonight's discussion.
Those taking part are: The Rt Hun Tony Benn , up; Professor Ralf Dahrendorf. Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science; Dr A. H. Halsey , Professor of Social and Administrative Studies. University of Oxford; The Rt lion Enoch Powell , mp. In the Chair Michael Charlton A riveting display oj irreconcilable convictions in action.
(PAUL FERRIS, OBSERVER)
A discordant string quartet of professors and politicians.
(ANTHONY CURTIS , FINANCIALTIMES) (First broadcast on Radio 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor A. H. Halsey
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Ralf Dahrendorf.
Unknown: Dr A. H. Halsey
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Anthony Curtis

: Music in Our Time

DAVID ARDEN (piano)
MICHAEL JÜLLICH (percussion)
Kazimierz Serocki Fantasma goria. for piano and percussion Karlhelnz Stockhausen , arr Jiillich Tierkreis (for percussion*
Nicolaus A. Huber Darabukka (for piano)
John Cage 14'14.70" for a pianist and a percussionist (after 27'10.554" for a percussionist)
(AH first broadcast performances)

Contributors

Piano: David Arden
Piano: Michael Jüllich
Unknown: Kazimierz Serocki Fantasma
Unknown: Karlhelnz Stockhausen
Unknown: Jiillich Tierkreis
Unknown: Nicolaus A. Huber Darabukka
Piano: John Cage

: Drama Now

Rockiife by PETER TEGEL with Stephen Murray as Leo and Pauline Letts as Sybil
An elderly English couple have retired to a tough, simple life on a Greek island. Unexpected visitors bring an expected gift, The meaning of life is discussed in the elemental setting of sun and rock and a ' mysterious ' well,
Incidental music composed by DAVID CAIN
Musicians: CHRIS WILSON
CHRIS BALL , MICHAEL WRIGHT
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Tegel
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Composed By: David Cain
Musicians: Chris Wilson
Unknown: Chris Ball
Unknown: Michael Wright
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Alex: Steve Hodson
Helen: Lesley Dunlop
Voice: Peter Wickham

: Edinburgh International Festival 1978

A recording of tonight's concert from the Usher Hall, which began at 8.0
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conducted by Pierre Boulez Part 1 Boulez
Rituel: In memoriam Maderna
9.30* Festival Comment in which performers, critics and personalities in Edinburgh this week have their say about the festival.
Presented by ELAINE PADMORE
9.50* Edinburgh International Festival 1978 Part 2
BBC Singers director JOHN POOLE

Contributors

Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Presented By: Elaine Padmore
Director: John Poole

: 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 bv Richard Cobb, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
12: Marseille (Part 2)
This series could be subtitled 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 habitues, Jacques Tati country; everything threatened by the New France of technocracy.
(The Parisian Village: 17 Sept)

Contributors

Unknown: Jacques Tati

: Scriabin

Sonata No 3, In F sharp, Op 23 GERHARD OPPITZ (piano)
(Recording from this year's Schwetzingen Festival made available by SDR Stuttgart)

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Trauer der Liebe
ILSE WOLF (soprano)
MARTIN ISEPP (piano)








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