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Listeners' record requests Bizet Danse bohfmienne (The Fair Maid of Perth) FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO
ORCHESTRA, conducted by JEAN MARTINON
7.8* Mercadante Flute Concerto in E minor JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL I SOLISTI VENETI conducted by CLAUDIO SCIMONI
7.27* Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH
7.36* Kreisler Caprice viennois
ITZHAK PERLMAN (violin) SAMUEL SANDERS (piano)
7.40* Svendsen Carnival in Paris
OSLO PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by OIVIN FJELSTAD

Contributors

Unknown: Bizet Danse
Conducted By: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Conducted By: Claudio Scimoni
Unknown: Central Asia Paris
Conducted By: Mstislav Rostropovich
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Conducted By: Oivin Fjelstad

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Part 2
Elgar Civic Fanfare LOCKE BRASS CONSORT conducted by JAMES STOBART
8.7* arr Barbirolll An Elizabethan Suite
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
8.19* Delius Dance for harpsichord IGOR KIPNIS
8.22* Dodgson Guitar Concerto No 2
JOHN WILLIAMS
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR CHARLES GROVES
8.44* Sullivan Incidental music: Henry VIII ROYAL PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by ROYSTON NASH

Contributors

Conducted By: James Stobart
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Harpsichord: Igor Kipnis
Unknown: John Williams
Conducted By: Sir Charles
Music: Henry Viii
Conducted By: Royston Nash

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Falla
Trois Mélodies de Gautier JILL GOMEZ (soprano)
JOHN CONSTABLE (piano)
Ballet: The Three-Cornered Hat
TERESA BERGANZA (mezzo-soprano)
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
conducted by SEIJI OZAWA gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Gautier Jill Gomez
Piano: John Constable
Mezzo-Soprano: Teresa Berganza
Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa

: Early English Organ Music

from Innsbruck
First of two programmes played and introduced by Keith Elcombe from the organ of the Silver Chapel Gibbons A Fancy
10.3* Byrd Fantasia ; Pavan and Galliard (The Earl of Salisbury); Clarifica me Pater; Fantasia in G
10.20* Gibbons Fantasia of four parts
(Austrian Radio recording from the 1977 Innsbruck International Organ Week)

Contributors

Introduced By: Keith Elcombe
Unknown: Byrd Fantasia
Unknown: Gibbons Fantasia

: Gerhard and Skalkottas

PHILIP MARTIN plays piano music by these two pupils of Schoenberg
Skalkottas Fifteen Little Variations; Suite No 4
Gerhard Three Impromptus; Dos Apunts; Dances from Don Quixote (arr by the composer)

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Martin
Music By: These Two
Unknown: Don Quixote

: Midday Concert

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader RAYMOND OVENS conducted by NELLO SANTI Rossini Overture: II Turco in Italia
Haydn Symphony No 101, in D (The Clock)
12.5* Interval Reading
12.10* Midday Concert Part 2
Bizet L'ArlSsienne: Suite No 2
Respighl Symphonic Poem: Feste Romane
(A public lunchtime concert recorded in the City Hall, Glasgow, on 28 March) BBC Scotland

Contributors

Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Nello Santi
Unknown: Feste Romane

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: Concert Hall

A weekly series of recitals given by artists of the younger generation. The Scholars
Shelagh Molyneux (mezzo-soprano)
Nigel Dixon (alto)
Robin Doveton (tenor) Michael Leighton Jones (baritone) David van Asch (bass) directed by Howard Blake ELIZABETH WEXLER (violin), DAVID POWELL (cor anglais), WILLIAM HOUGH TON, GRAHAM WHITING (COrnets), STEVE SAUNDERS (euphonium), JOHN JEN KINS (tuba), LESLIE THATCHER (guitar), DAVID OLNEY (bass guitar), CHRIS KAREN (drums)
Howard Blake The New English Song Book; From the Cradle to the Grave, 1979 (BBC Commission, first performance)
(Given before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Shelagh Molyneux
Mezzo-Soprano: Nigel Dixon
Tenor: Robin Doveton
Baritone: Michael Leighton Jones
Bass: David van Asch
Directed By: Howard Blake
Violin: Elizabeth Wexler
Violin: David Powell
Unknown: William Hough
Unknown: Graham Whiting
Unknown: Steve Saunders
Unknown: John Jen
Guitar: Leslie Thatcher
Guitar: David Olney
Guitar: Chris Karen
Unknown: Howard Blake

: The Shostakovich Quartets

The llth of 13 programmes
Shostakovich Quartet No 12. in D flat, Op 133 FITZWILLIAM QUARTET
Denisov Piano Variations LYDIA MAJLINGOVA
Shostakovich Quartet No 13,, in B flat minor, Op 138
FITZWILLIAM QUARTET gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Lydia Majlingova

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

led by BARRY HASKEY
BBC WELSH CHORAL SOCIETY chorus-master ALUN JOHN conducted by GÜNTHER HERBIG
Henze Symphony No 2
Daniel Jones Hear the Voice of the Ancient Bard BBC Wales

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Alun John
Conducted By: Günther Herbig
Unknown: Daniel Jones

: A Pot-Pourri of Pavanes

from the origins of the ' Paduana ' to Pavanes of the present day gramophone records

: Piano Recital

bv Daniel Epstein , making his first BBC broadcast
Stravinsky Four Etudes, Op 7
Debussy L'Isle Joyeuse
Beethoven Sonata in D major, Op 10 No 3
(Daniel Epstein can be heard in Concert Hall next Wednesday: 1.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Daniel Epstein
Unknown: Daniel Epstein

: Young Music-Makers

Clare McFarlane (violin), and John Henry (piano), who are both 15, play Rhapsody No 2 by Bartok.

Contributors

Violin: Clare McFarlane
Violin: John Henry

: Homeward Bound

A two-part sequence of music for the early evening

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: Homeward Bound

Part 2

: At Home

Presented by Jack Brymer An operetta in brief: Lehar's The Count of Luxembourg
Set in the artists' quarter of Paris, the plot involves Prince Basil Basilovich , and half a million francs ..
With the voices on record Of LUCIA POPP , NICOLAI GEDDA and the GRAUNKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by WILLY MATTES Devised by BRIAN GEAR

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Prince Basil Basilovich
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda

: Dame Myra Hess

(piano)
Schumann Etudes sym-Shoniques eethovenCelloSonata in A. Op 69
EMANUEL FEUERMANN gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann

: Stemo Rozhdestvensky and the BBC SO

direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Oleg Kagan (violin)
John Shirley-Quirk (bar) BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Part 1 Shostakovich
Overture: Columbus (UK premiere)
Violin Concerto No 2

Contributors

Violin: Oleg Kagan
Violin: John Shirley-Quirk
Leader: Bela Dekany

: * The Arts Worldwide

A weekly news bulletin of events in the arts abroad. (B'cast on Tues at 1.5 pm)

: BBC SO

Part 2 Shostakovich
Suite on verses of Michelangelo Buonarrotti

Contributors

Unknown: Michelangelo Buonarrotti

: Scientifically Speaking

' If instead of his opposition Eddington had come out and said, " Well, black holes are going to occur in nature ", a large amount of work which was done in the 60s could have been done in the 30s.'
Professor Subramamian Chandrasekhar , now at the University of Chicago, worked in Cambridge in the 1930s, a period when British astronomy was dominated by Sir Arthur Eddington.
Chandrasekhar talks to John Maddox about his pioneering work on the evolution of stars and the struggle he had to persuade the scientific community of its worth.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Subramamian Chandrasekhar
Unknown: Sir Arthur Eddington.
Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Stuttgart Piano Trio

Haydn Trio in c (hxv 27)
Mendelssohn Trio in c minor. Op 66
(A Manchester Midday Concert from the Royal Exchange Theatre)

: Percy Grainger

The Merry King ENGLISH CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA, conducted by STEUART BEDFORD Sprig of Thyme
PETER PEARS (tenor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (piano) Spoon River ; Country Gardens
PfRCY GRAINGER (piano roll) I'm seventeen come Sunday: AMBROSIAN SINGERS ENGLISH CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA, conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Steuart Bedford
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Spoon River
Piano: Pfrcy Grainger
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten

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