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: Overture

Mozart, arr Jan Vert Overture and Arias from The Marriage of Figaro (Act 1)
LONDON WIND SOLOISTS directed by JACK BRYMER
7.18* Strauss Horn Concerto No 2, in E flat
BARRY TUCKWELL LONDON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
7.38* Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale: PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULINI : records

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini

: News

: Morning Concert

Fauré Suite: Masques et Bergamasques
THE PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by SERGE BAUDO
8.21* Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 5. in A minor ITZHAK PERLMAN , THE PARIS ORCHESTRA, conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM
8.41* Chopin Souvenir de Paganini
DANIEL BARENBOIM (piano)
8.45* Liszt Mephisto Waltz NO 1: THE PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Serge Baudo
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: News

: This Week's Composers

Offenbach and Messager Offenbach Ballet: Le Papillon (Act 2)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE
9.29* Offenbach Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann) BEVERLY SILLS (soprano)
SUSANE MARSEE mezZO-SOp) JOHN ALLDtS CHOIR
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JULIUS RUDEL
9.34* Messager Ballet: Les deux pigeons: THE PARIS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JEAN-PIERRE JACQUILLAT gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Conducted By: Julius Rudel
Conducted By: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat

: Holiday Special

for young people Fanfare
Introduced by Robert Prizeman

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Prizeman

: Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Part 2
10.50* Interval Reading
10.55* Christmas Oratorio Part 3
(Recording made available by RIAS Berlin)
(For details: see yesterday 3.30 pm)

: Piano Duo

ISABEL BEYER , HARVEY DAGUL Ernst Toch Sonata
Moscheles Sonata Symphonique. Op 112

Contributors

Unknown: Isabel Beyer

: Midday Concert

PHILIP MARTIN (piano)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by SIMON RATTLE Part 1 Bernstein Overture: Candide
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F major

Contributors

Conducted By: Simon Rattle

: News

: Midday Concert

Part 2
Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story) Gershwin An American in Paris
(A concert recorded in the City Hall, Glasgow, on 6 Dee) BBC Scotland

: Prague Spring Festival 1978

SUK QUARTET with LUBOMIR MALY (viola) Suk String Quartet in B flat major, Op 11
Burian String Quartet No 4. Op 95

: In Short

Lionel Salter : The Objective Ear?
A musicologist muses on musical double standards.

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Salter

: Prague Festival

Part 2 Alois Haba String Quartet No 13, Op 92
Dvorak String Quintet in E flat major, Op 97
(Czechoslovak Radio recording)

: Les pecheurs de perles

Opera in three acts
(Original version of 1863) Libretto by EUGENE CORMON and MICHEL CARRE
Music by Georges Bizet
(sung in French: records)
PARIS OPERA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, conducted by GEORGES PRETRE. Act 1
4.25* ' Listening-In ' to Opera
An account by the music critic of The Spectator of his reactions on listening in February 1923 to one of the earliest wireless broadcasts of opera. Read by Piers Burton-Page

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Cormon
Unknown: Michel Carre
Music By: Georges Bizet
Conducted By: Georges Pretre.
Read By: Piers Burton-Page
Leila, a priestess of Brahma: Ileana Cotrubas'Soprano'
Nadir, a fisherman: Alain Vanzo(tenor)
Zurga, elected king of the fishermen: Guillermo Sarabia(bar)
Nourabad, High Priest of Brahma: Roger Soyer(ba Ss)

: Homeward Bound

: News

: At Home

The Music of Nature
A special edition of At Home, presented by Jack Brymer.
The BBC's Natural History library in Bristol contains many stereo recordings of the sounds of nature. A rare opportunity to hear some of these, interlaced with musical representations (from gramophone records) of the natural world.
Devised bv BRIAN GEAR BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Brymer.

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

leader FELIX KOK CBSO Women's Semi-Chorus
Donald Hunt (organ) conducted by Vernon Handley direct from The Town Hall, Birmingham Part 1
John Joubert Defloration , for Orchestra. Op 92 (first performance: BBC Commission)
Handel Organ Concerto in G minor, Op 7 No 5

Contributors

Leader: Felix Kok
Unknown: Donald Hunt
Conducted By: Vernon Handley
Unknown: John Joubert Defloration

: Petrarch and his Successors

Laurence Kitchin presents a second programme on the development of the sonnet. Poems by Petrarch, Du Bellay, Ronsard and the Spanish poet, Garcilaso, who died in battle at the age of 36. are read in Laurence Kitchin 's English translation followed by the original.
English and Italian reader ROBERT RIETTY
With ANDRE MARANNE and EDWIN WILLIAMSON
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Laurence Kitchin
Unknown: Andre Maranne
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: CBSO

Part 2 Hoist
Suite: The Planets BBC Birmingham

: Scientifically Speaking

Introduced by John Maddox
Where was the cradle of mankind - and when did the first hominoid walk the earth? Professor David Pilbeam of the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, believes some of the answers are becoming clearer. Producer DAVID PATERSON
followed by an interlude

Contributors

Introduced By: John Maddox
Unknown: David Pilbeam
Producer: David Paterson

: The Trio-Sonata

In the 11th of these 15 programmes, Christopher Hogwood introduces parts of Bach's Sonata in c, major in its versions for two flutes and continuo and for bass viol and harpsichord, the Organ Sonata in D minor (BWV 527) and the reworking of its slow movement in the Triple Concerto (BWV 1044), and the Sonata in c minor from The Musical Offering.
Richard COULSON (organ of Stoke d'Abernon Parish Church)
L'ECOLE D'ORPHEE

Contributors

Introduces: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Richard Coulson

: Tonight's Schubert Songs

Slandchen (Zogernd leise) DORIS SOFFEL (mezzo-sop)
WOMEN'S VOICES OF SOUTH
GERMAN RADIO CHORUS
ROLAND KELLER (piano)
(South German Radio recording from the 1978 Schwetzingen Festival) Das Weinen
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (baritone)
GERALD MOORE (piano) gramophone record with at 11.45 News

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Soffel
Piano: Roland Keller
Unknown: Das Weinen
Piano: Gerald Moore

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England
Test Match Special, with commentary on the final two hours of the first day at Melbourne by CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS, ALAN MCGILVRAY and GRAHAM DAWSON with the expert comments of the former Australian Test Captain, LINDSAY HASSETT
(Commentary by arrangement with the Australian Broadcasting Commission)

Contributors

Unknown: Alan McGilvray
Unknown: Graham Dawson
Unknown: Lindsay Hassett








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