The seventh of eight Chopin recitals drawn from the recordings of pianists renowned for their interpretation of his music.
This week: Maurizio Pollinl
Polonaise in F sharp minor. Op 44
8.15* Two Nocturnes, Op 27
8.25* Twelve Studies. Op 25 gramophone records
Listeners' record requests
Vranicky Ten German Dances
EDUARD MELKUS ENSEMBLE, with exotic instruments including two glass tumblers in c
9.14* Haydn Violin Concerto In
A (H villa 3)
JAAP schroder, who also directs
9.4d* Rossini Nacqui all 'affano (La Cenerentola, Act ?) (mono)
CONCHITA SUPERVIA (mezzo-soprano) WITH ORCHESTRA
9.47* Lekeu Adagio for strings. Op 3 (mono)
LIEGESOLOISTS conducted by GERY LEMAIRE
9.59*BusonlVariationsona prelude by Chopin (mono) JOHN OGDON piano)
10.8* Pntzner Symphony in c. Op 46
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by FERDINAND LEITNER
PAUL GRIFFITHS considers new music introduced at the Proms. PETER DIAMAND looks back over his years at the Edinburgh Festival.
Introduced by John Amis Producer DENYS GUEROULT
leader FELIX KOK conducted by ZDENEK MACAL VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY (piano) Dvorak Carnival Overture Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
The sociologist Professor A. H. Halsey reflects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursday 3.30 pm)
Professor A. H.
Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 1. in c minor
International Amateur Choral Competition: 11
Mixed Voice Class, part 1
Australia: CORINTHIAN SINGERS; Holland: UTRECHT CHAMBER CHOIR , VIVA LA MUSICA ': Belgium: ROYALE UNION CHORALE DE FLERON; Israel: ISRAEL KIBBUTZ CHOIR; Yugoslavia: ACADEMIC STUDENTS' CHOIR ' TONE TOMSIC '; Sweden: CHAMBER CHOIR OF STOCKHOLM
Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
(Lei the Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)
ROLF SCHULTE (violin) URSULA oppens (piano)
Hanns Eisler Sonata (Die Reisesonate) (1936/7)
John Cage Nocturne (1947) Elliott Carter Duo (1974)
Opera in three acts
Music by Thomas Arne (died 177S)
Arne wrote his operatic masterpiece in 1762, using his own English translation of a METASTASIO libretto. It is a unique amalgam of the Italian and English styles; and the most ' national ' of the tunes were reproduced in numerous barrel-organ rolls. Haydn was delighted by it: he 'had no idea we had such an opera in the English language '. Listeners today may be similarly surprised. Mandane
ELIZABETH VAUCHAN (soprano)
Arbaces SANDRA BROWNE (mezzo-soprano) Artaxerxes
MARGARET CABLE (Contralto)
JOHN BRECKNOCK (tenor)
SANDRA DUCDALE (soprano)
BBC SINGERS director JOHN POOLE Continuo:
PETER HALLING (cello)
IAN ANDERSON (double-bass)
JOHN CONSTABLE (harpsichord) NEW CHAMBER SOLOISTS leader JOHN WILLISON conducted by MAURITS SILLEM Technical presentation JOHN RUSHDY-SMITH
Producer ELAINE PADMORE Act 1
2.55* During the interval Robin Langley talks about the opera.
3.10* Artaxerxes. Acts 2 and 3
Amlad Ali Khan (sarod) with MOHAN CHANDRA (tabla) Rag: Shri
(Part of a public concert given in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, in 1973)
Jane Manning (soprano) Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Francis Christou " (clarinet) Edward Pillinger (clarinet) Tristan Fry (percussion)
Suzanne Cheetham (piano and electric organ)
Part 1 Peter Wiegold
And he showed me a pure river of water of life (first broadcast performance) conducted by THE composer
A book about his experience of American secret intelligence work by William Colby , former Director of the CIA, will be published in London tomorrow. In this ta'k Donald Cameron Watt. Professor of International History in the University of London, makes some comparisons with the British intelligence services and considers two questions: What is the role of a secret service in a democracy? And how should it be controlled?
Fronciaco. arr Pehkonen Tropes of a Kyrie (first broadcast performance)
Ellis Pehkonen Kyrie Tropes (first broadcast performance) conducted by THE COMPOSER
(Der Zogling) by HARALD MUELLER translated from the German by STEVE GOOCH
This new play by one of West Germany's leading contemporary playwrights was commissioned by an international group of radio stations.
Usch is a research student, preparing a thesis on patterns of life in ' the late bourgeois family '. At the same time she is experimenting in her own personal life. Her experiment is a 17-yearold delinquent called Tom. But when a distinctly ' bourgeois ' alternative appears in the form of Tony, a young architect and cdu candidate, her need to experiment grows rather less compulsive.
Other parts played by JUDY PARKIN and NEVILLE JASON
Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
Overture in G minor
9.14* Symphony No 1, in c minor (Linz version, 1866) BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA led by ANDREW ORTON conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON BBC Manchester
A panorama of people, places and things, factual and fictional, in the traditionalist French-speaking culture of 1850 to 1950.
The last of 13 talks by Richard Cobb , Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
13: The Parisian Village
(This talk will be printed in THE LISTENER dated 21 Sept)
This month the leading Czech chamber ensemble celebrates the 35th anniversary of its existence. Since 1947 there have been remarkably few changes in personnel and the present-day second violinist and cellist are both founder members. Over the years they have made three records of the two string quartets by Smetana and tonight a chance to hear their most recent interpretation of No 2, in D minor. gramophone record
The first of two illustrated talks by Denis Matthews. Professor of Music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. in which he examines some of the problems posed by the cadenzas of classical concertos. 1: The Cadenza in Mozart's Piano Concertos
Vcrklarung BRUCE BOYCE (baritone)
DOREL HANDMAN (piano): record